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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 36 48 47
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 5 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.49% 0.57% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 2.30% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 5
Average salary £40,000 - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
60 87 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 17.86% 25.00% 52.85%
Number of salaries quoted 50 78 89
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £35,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 July 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) CCNA
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MPLS
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) IPsec
2 5 (83.33%) Games
2 5 (83.33%) IPv4
2 5 (83.33%) IPv6
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
2 5 (83.33%) SMTP
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (83.33%) MS Visio
2 5 (83.33%) Incident Management
2 5 (83.33%) VLAN
2 5 (83.33%) HSRP
2 5 (83.33%) SNMP
3 1 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Aruba
3 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (83.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) MPLS
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) IPsec
2 5 (83.33%) IPv4
2 5 (83.33%) IPv6
2 5 (83.33%) SMTP
2 5 (83.33%) VLAN
2 5 (83.33%) HSRP
2 5 (83.33%) SNMP
3 1 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) RIP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (83.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CCNA
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Aruba
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper