The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 25 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 1 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.54% 0.69% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% 3.28% 7.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 4
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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 Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
38 61 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 20.54% 21.11% 26.52%
Number of salaries quoted 36 50 87
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

OSPF
Salary Trend in Middlesex

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Middlesex

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) IPv4
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) SNMP
3 2 (50.00%) CCSP
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) IPsec
3 2 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) Brocade
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (50.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (50.00%) Junos
3 2 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) HSRP
3 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) SmoothWall
4 1 (25.00%) Ciena
4 1 (25.00%) Cacti

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) BGP
1 3 (75.00%) IPv4
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) HSRP
2 2 (50.00%) IPsec
2 2 (50.00%) Junos
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) SNMP
2 2 (50.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Ethereal
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) IPv6
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) SMTP
3 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) CCSP
4 1 (25.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SmoothWall
2 1 (25.00%) Cacti
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) Brocade
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (25.00%) Ciena