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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 155 118 137
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +19
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 15 55 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.44% 1.48% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.39% 8.21% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 15 19 15
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 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.52%
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
628 670 465
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 18.29% 18.03% 17.07%
Number of salaries quoted 498 528 384
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 5 May 2015.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Leeds

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 37 (100.00%) Cisco
1 37 (100.00%) BGP
2 36 (97.30%) MPLS
3 27 (72.97%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (64.86%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (64.86%) CheckPoint
4 24 (64.86%) WAN
5 21 (56.76%) EIGRP
6 19 (51.35%) LAN
6 19 (51.35%) Load Balancing
7 17 (45.95%) VPN
8 16 (43.24%) Linux
8 16 (43.24%) Firewall
8 16 (43.24%) Business Continuity
9 15 (40.54%) CCNP
10 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
10 14 (37.84%) VMware
10 14 (37.84%) Network Architecture
11 13 (35.14%) High Availability
11 13 (35.14%) CCNA
11 13 (35.14%) ITIL
12 12 (32.43%) VoIP
12 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
12 12 (32.43%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (29.73%) Brocade
13 11 (29.73%) Windows
13 11 (29.73%) SSL
13 11 (29.73%) IPv4
13 11 (29.73%) IPv6

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Confluence
3 1 (2.70%) Lync
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) MS Visio
2 9 (24.32%) MS Office
3 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 37 (100.00%) BGP
2 36 (97.30%) MPLS
3 27 (72.97%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (64.86%) WAN
5 21 (56.76%) EIGRP
6 19 (51.35%) LAN
7 17 (45.95%) VPN
8 16 (43.24%) Firewall
9 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
9 12 (32.43%) VoIP
9 12 (32.43%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (29.73%) Spanning Tree
10 11 (29.73%) IPsec
10 11 (29.73%) SSL
10 11 (29.73%) IPv4
10 11 (29.73%) IPv6
11 8 (21.62%) VLAN
11 8 (21.62%) HSRP
12 6 (16.22%) DMVPN
12 6 (16.22%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (5.41%) JIRA
General
1 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
1 3 (8.11%) Games
1 3 (8.11%) Banking
1 3 (8.11%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Network Engineer
2 13 (35.14%) Network Consultant
2 13 (35.14%) Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Architect
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Network Support
4 4 (10.81%) Network Architect
4 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (8.11%) Network Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Network Operations Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Network Specialist
5 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Support
6 2 (5.41%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Replication
1 3 (8.11%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.41%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Linux
2 11 (29.73%) Windows
3 6 (16.22%) Mac OS
4 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Load Balancing
2 16 (43.24%) Business Continuity
3 14 (37.84%) Network Architecture
4 13 (35.14%) High Availability
4 13 (35.14%) ITIL
5 8 (21.62%) Network Design
6 6 (16.22%) BCP
6 6 (16.22%) Project Management
6 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (16.22%) Validation
6 6 (16.22%) Business Continuity Planning
7 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
7 5 (13.51%) TOGAF
8 4 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.11%) Coaching
9 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (8.11%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (64.86%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (40.54%) CCNP
3 13 (35.14%) CCNA
4 8 (21.62%) CCDA
4 8 (21.62%) CCDP
4 8 (21.62%) CCIE
4 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (21.62%) CCSE
5 7 (18.92%) MCSA
6 5 (13.51%) MCSE
6 5 (13.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (13.51%) CISSP
6 5 (13.51%) CCSA
6 5 (13.51%) VCP5
7 3 (8.11%) CCIP
7 3 (8.11%) CCSP
8 2 (5.41%) ISEB
8 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (5.41%) Degree
8 2 (5.41%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
1 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (16.22%) Terminal Services
3 4 (10.81%) vSphere
4 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.70%) XenApp
4 1 (2.70%) XenServer
4 1 (2.70%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.41%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (5.41%) Cacti
3 1 (2.70%) vMotion
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) Cisco
2 24 (64.86%) CheckPoint
3 14 (37.84%) VMware
3 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
4 11 (29.73%) Brocade
4 11 (29.73%) Juniper
5 5 (13.51%) F5
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle
6 3 (8.11%) HP
6 3 (8.11%) EMC
6 3 (8.11%) Citrix
7 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
7 2 (5.41%) CA
7 2 (5.41%) Red Hat