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 19 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 86 92 77
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 10 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.96% 0.45% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.48% 2.06% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 3
Average salary £28,500 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.30% -23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,875 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
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
223 243 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 21.44% 21.91% 21.68%
Number of salaries quoted 189 217 160
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £24,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
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 19 August 2014. 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
Maidstone -5 9 £28,500 -12.30%
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) WAN
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
1 18 (100.00%) BGP
1 18 (100.00%) Firewall
2 17 (94.44%) CheckPoint
2 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 17 (94.44%) F5
3 14 (77.78%) LAN
4 13 (72.22%) MS Excel
4 13 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (72.22%) CCNP
5 12 (66.67%) ITIL
6 10 (55.56%) Juniper
7 9 (50.00%) MPLS
7 9 (50.00%) Blue Coat
7 9 (50.00%) Linux
7 9 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (50.00%) CCSE
7 9 (50.00%) JNCIS
7 9 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (44.44%) SolarWinds
8 8 (44.44%) SolarWinds Orion
8 8 (44.44%) XenApp
8 8 (44.44%) XenDesktop
8 8 (44.44%) vSphere
8 8 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (44.44%) Problem Management
8 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
1 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (72.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (27.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) WAN
1 18 (100.00%) BGP
1 18 (100.00%) Firewall
2 14 (77.78%) LAN
3 9 (50.00%) MPLS
3 9 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 9 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (38.89%) BIG-IP
4 7 (38.89%) Network Security
5 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (27.78%) RIP
6 5 (27.78%) VPN
6 5 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (22.22%) Junos
8 1 (5.56%) SNMP
8 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.56%) Internet
8 1 (5.56%) IPv4
8 1 (5.56%) IPv6
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 9 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Senior Network Support
3 6 (33.33%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Network Support
3 6 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Senior Support Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Designer
4 4 (22.22%) Security Designer
4 4 (22.22%) Systems Designer
5 3 (16.67%) Escalation Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Linux
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
4 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) ITIL
2 8 (44.44%) Problem Management
3 7 (38.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (38.89%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (27.78%) Network Design
5 4 (22.22%) PRINCE
5 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.11%) Change Management
6 2 (11.11%) CRM
7 1 (5.56%) Service Management
7 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.56%) Network Management
7 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (72.22%) CCNP
2 9 (50.00%) CCSE
2 9 (50.00%) JNCIS
3 8 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (44.44%) MCSE
3 8 (44.44%) CCNA
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (38.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) XenApp
1 8 (44.44%) XenDesktop
1 8 (44.44%) vSphere
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) SolarWinds Orion
2 7 (38.89%) Foglight
3 6 (33.33%) SCCM
3 6 (33.33%) SCOM
3 6 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (94.44%) CheckPoint
2 17 (94.44%) F5
3 10 (55.56%) Juniper
4 9 (50.00%) Blue Coat
5 8 (44.44%) SolarWinds
5 8 (44.44%) Citrix
5 8 (44.44%) VMware
6 6 (33.33%) Veeam
7 5 (27.78%) McAfee
7 5 (27.78%) Websense
7 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 5 (27.78%) Lumension
7 5 (27.78%) SonicWALL
7 5 (27.78%) Aruba
8 1 (5.56%) Mercator
8 1 (5.56%) Brocade