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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 85 92 103
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 19 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.77% 0.21% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.85% 0.84% 4.56%
Number of salaries quoted 17 2 9
Average salary £40,000 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.89% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £47,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,100 £47,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average 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
242 238 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 22.55% 24.71% 19.51%
Number of salaries quoted 210 214 219
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £56,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Kent

OSPF
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Malling - 7 £73,500 -
Stansted - 5 £40,000 -
Westerham - 5 £29,000 -
Chatham - 2 - -
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 17 (85.00%) Cisco
2 16 (80.00%) CCNA
2 16 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (70.00%) Firewall
5 13 (65.00%) CCNP
6 10 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 10 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (45.00%) CCDA
7 9 (45.00%) CCDP
7 9 (45.00%) WAN
8 8 (40.00%) VPN
8 8 (40.00%) MPLS
9 7 (35.00%) CCIE
9 7 (35.00%) CCSA
9 7 (35.00%) CCSE
9 7 (35.00%) Network Design
9 7 (35.00%) F5
9 7 (35.00%) Palo Alto
10 6 (30.00%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (30.00%) Wireless
10 6 (30.00%) SolarWinds
10 6 (30.00%) iPad
10 6 (30.00%) CCSP
10 6 (30.00%) IPv4
11 5 (25.00%) SSL
11 5 (25.00%) LAN
11 5 (25.00%) VLAN
11 5 (25.00%) Fortinet
11 5 (25.00%) IPsec

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (70.00%) Firewall
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (45.00%) WAN
5 8 (40.00%) MPLS
5 8 (40.00%) VPN
6 6 (30.00%) IPv4
6 6 (30.00%) Wireless
7 5 (25.00%) IPsec
7 5 (25.00%) LAN
7 5 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
7 5 (25.00%) SSL
7 5 (25.00%) VLAN
8 4 (20.00%) WLAN
9 3 (15.00%) BGP
9 3 (15.00%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (15.00%) EIGRP
10 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (10.00%) VXLAN
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Architect
3 5 (25.00%) Network Architect
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco Support
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Firewall Support
4 4 (20.00%) Network Support
4 4 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Network Design Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Network Systems Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) iPad
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Network Design
2 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Line Management
3 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) CCNA
1 16 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (65.00%) CCNP
3 9 (45.00%) CCDA
3 9 (45.00%) CCDP
4 7 (35.00%) CCIE
4 7 (35.00%) CCSA
4 7 (35.00%) CCSE
5 6 (30.00%) CCSP
6 3 (15.00%) JNCIA
7 2 (10.00%) Degree
7 2 (10.00%) HNC
7 2 (10.00%) JNCIE
7 2 (10.00%) JNCIP
7 2 (10.00%) JNCIS
8 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (35.00%) F5
3 7 (35.00%) Palo Alto
4 6 (30.00%) SolarWinds
5 5 (25.00%) Fortinet
6 4 (20.00%) Juniper
6 4 (20.00%) Trapeze
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix
7 1 (5.00%) VMware