The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 158 127 143
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +16
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 18 53 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.49% 1.44% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.64% 8.52% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 18 29 9
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +57.89%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
OSPF
West Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
682 622 469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 18.44% 16.89% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 549 477 353
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

OSPF
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Leeds

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Leeds

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 54 (100.00%) Cisco
1 54 (100.00%) BGP
2 52 (96.30%) MPLS
3 34 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (61.11%) EIGRP
5 31 (57.41%) WAN
6 29 (53.70%) CheckPoint
6 29 (53.70%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (51.85%) CCNP
8 27 (50.00%) LAN
9 26 (48.15%) Load Balancing
10 24 (44.44%) Firewall
11 21 (38.89%) Linux
12 20 (37.04%) Business Continuity
13 18 (33.33%) Network Architecture
13 18 (33.33%) High Availability
13 18 (33.33%) VPN
14 17 (31.48%) TCP/IP
14 17 (31.48%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (29.63%) VMware
16 15 (27.78%) VoIP
17 13 (24.07%) Windows
17 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (22.22%) Network Design
18 12 (22.22%) Brocade
18 12 (22.22%) CCSE
18 12 (22.22%) SSL
18 12 (22.22%) IPv4
18 12 (22.22%) IPv6
18 12 (22.22%) IPsec

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 6 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.26%) IIS
2 5 (9.26%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Visio
2 6 (11.11%) MS Office
2 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 54 (100.00%) BGP
2 52 (96.30%) MPLS
3 33 (61.11%) EIGRP
4 31 (57.41%) WAN
5 29 (53.70%) Cisco ASA
6 27 (50.00%) LAN
7 24 (44.44%) Firewall
8 18 (33.33%) VPN
9 17 (31.48%) TCP/IP
9 17 (31.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (27.78%) VoIP
11 12 (22.22%) SSL
11 12 (22.22%) IPv4
11 12 (22.22%) IPv6
11 12 (22.22%) IPsec
12 10 (18.52%) DNS
13 9 (16.67%) VLAN
14 8 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (14.81%) HSRP
15 7 (12.96%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.56%) Games
3 3 (5.56%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Network Engineer
2 16 (29.63%) Network Consultant
2 16 (29.63%) Consultant
3 7 (12.96%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (12.96%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Network Support
4 6 (11.11%) Network Specialist
4 6 (11.11%) Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Network Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Network Support
7 3 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Network Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Clustering
2 4 (7.41%) Replication
3 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.89%) Linux
2 13 (24.07%) Windows
3 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (11.11%) Mac OS
4 5 (9.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (48.15%) Load Balancing
2 20 (37.04%) Business Continuity
3 18 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 18 (33.33%) High Availability
4 12 (22.22%) Network Design
5 11 (20.37%) ITIL
6 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 6 (11.11%) BCP
6 6 (11.11%) Project Management
6 6 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (11.11%) Validation
6 6 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
6 6 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 5 (9.26%) E-Commerce
7 5 (9.26%) TOGAF
8 4 (7.41%) Coaching
8 4 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) Java
1 5 (9.26%) Perl
1 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
1 5 (9.26%) Bash Shell
2 4 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (51.85%) CCNP
3 12 (22.22%) CCNA
3 12 (22.22%) CCDP
3 12 (22.22%) CCSE
4 9 (16.67%) CCDA
5 8 (14.81%) CCIE
6 6 (11.11%) MCSE
6 6 (11.11%) MCSA
6 6 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (11.11%) CISSP
6 6 (11.11%) CCSA
6 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (11.11%) VCP5
7 3 (5.56%) CCSP
7 3 (5.56%) CCIP
8 2 (3.70%) VCAP
9 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
3 6 (11.11%) Terminal Services
4 5 (9.26%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.85%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.85%) Cacti
Vendors
1 54 (100.00%) Cisco
2 29 (53.70%) CheckPoint
3 16 (29.63%) VMware
4 12 (22.22%) Brocade
4 12 (22.22%) Juniper
5 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
6 6 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 5 (9.26%) SolarWinds
8 4 (7.41%) F5
8 4 (7.41%) Oracle
8 4 (7.41%) HP
8 4 (7.41%) EMC
9 1 (1.85%) CA
9 1 (1.85%) Riverbed