The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 101 81 92
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +11
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 1 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.093% 1.20% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 5.38% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 3
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
OSPF
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
193 223 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 17.92% 22.37% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 180 179 190
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OSPF across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

OSPF
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSPF across the Kent region.

OSPF Salary Trend in Kent

OSPF
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF.

1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) LAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed