The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 79 98 94
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 14 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.43% 0.10% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.51% 0.49% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 13 1 8
Median salary £40,000 £47,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.89% +10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £47,000 £34,800
10% offered a salary of more than £74,700 £47,000 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
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
215 205 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 21.92% 20.73% 20.19%
Number of salaries quoted 181 191 213
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of job ads across the Kent region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Kent

OSPF
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Malling - 5 £73,500 -
Westerham - 5 £29,000 -
Stansted - 2 £40,000 -
Chatham - 1 - -
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 16 (76.19%) CCNA
2 16 (76.19%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (66.67%) Firewall
5 13 (61.90%) CCNP
6 11 (52.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (47.62%) CheckPoint
8 9 (42.86%) CCDA
8 9 (42.86%) CCDP
8 9 (42.86%) WAN
9 8 (38.10%) VPN
9 8 (38.10%) MPLS
10 7 (33.33%) CCIE
10 7 (33.33%) CCSE
10 7 (33.33%) Network Design
10 7 (33.33%) CCSA
10 7 (33.33%) F5
10 7 (33.33%) Palo Alto
11 6 (28.57%) iPad
11 6 (28.57%) VLAN
11 6 (28.57%) SolarWinds
11 6 (28.57%) Wireless
11 6 (28.57%) CCSP
11 6 (28.57%) Cisco Prime
11 6 (28.57%) IPv4
12 5 (23.81%) SSL
12 5 (23.81%) LAN
12 5 (23.81%) IPsec
12 5 (23.81%) Fortinet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (66.67%) Firewall
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (42.86%) WAN
5 8 (38.10%) MPLS
5 8 (38.10%) VPN
6 6 (28.57%) IPv4
6 6 (28.57%) VLAN
6 6 (28.57%) Wireless
7 5 (23.81%) IPsec
7 5 (23.81%) LAN
7 5 (23.81%) Spanning Tree
7 5 (23.81%) SSL
8 4 (19.05%) BGP
8 4 (19.05%) WLAN
9 3 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
10 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (9.52%) VXLAN
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Network Engineer
2 9 (42.86%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (42.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Architect
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco Support
3 5 (23.81%) Network Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Firewall Support
4 4 (19.05%) Network Support
4 4 (19.05%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Network Design Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) iPad
2 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Network Design
2 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Line Management
3 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) CCNA
1 16 (76.19%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (61.90%) CCNP
3 9 (42.86%) CCDA
3 9 (42.86%) CCDP
4 7 (33.33%) CCIE
4 7 (33.33%) CCSA
4 7 (33.33%) CCSE
5 6 (28.57%) CCSP
6 3 (14.29%) JNCIA
7 2 (9.52%) Degree
7 2 (9.52%) HNC
7 2 (9.52%) JNCIE
7 2 (9.52%) JNCIP
7 2 (9.52%) JNCIS
8 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
8 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) DFS Replication
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 10 (47.62%) CheckPoint
3 7 (33.33%) F5
3 7 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 6 (28.57%) SolarWinds
5 5 (23.81%) Fortinet
6 4 (19.05%) Juniper
6 4 (19.05%) Trapeze
7 2 (9.52%) VMware
8 1 (4.76%) Citrix
8 1 (4.76%) HP