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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 76 66 73
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 6 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.80% 1.23% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.00% 10.71% 5.52%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 5
Average salary £54,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £42,100 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £50,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
OSPF
Oxfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
100 84 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 13.26% 11.46% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 75 69 130
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £18,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £51,350
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

OSPF
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Oxford

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Oxford

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

OSPF Salary Histogram in Oxford

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 19 (95.00%) BGP
2 15 (75.00%) Linux
2 15 (75.00%) WAN
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 14 (70.00%) Cisco
4 13 (65.00%) C
5 12 (60.00%) VPN
5 12 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (55.00%) IPsec
6 11 (55.00%) Cisco PIX
7 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (50.00%) DNS
7 10 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
7 10 (50.00%) Data Centre
8 9 (45.00%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (45.00%) Perl
8 9 (45.00%) Python
8 9 (45.00%) VMware
8 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (45.00%) Ruby
9 8 (40.00%) iSCSI
9 8 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
9 8 (40.00%) SELinux
9 8 (40.00%) FCoE
10 6 (30.00%) Mentoring
10 6 (30.00%) Bash Shell
10 6 (30.00%) LAN
10 6 (30.00%) SAN
10 6 (30.00%) Tcl
11 4 (20.00%) Red Hat

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) BGP
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
2 15 (75.00%) WAN
3 12 (60.00%) VPN
3 12 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
4 11 (55.00%) Cisco PIX
4 11 (55.00%) IPsec
5 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
5 10 (50.00%) DNS
6 8 (40.00%) FCoE
6 8 (40.00%) iSCSI
7 6 (30.00%) LAN
7 6 (30.00%) SAN
8 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
9 2 (10.00%) TACACS
9 2 (10.00%) MPLS
9 2 (10.00%) VoIP
9 2 (10.00%) SSL
9 2 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Consultant
2 8 (40.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Security Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Network Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Specialist
7 1 (5.00%) Network Administrator
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Network Specialist
7 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (5.00%) Administrator
7 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
3 6 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) Matrix Management
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) High Availability
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) C
2 9 (45.00%) Perl
2 9 (45.00%) Python
2 9 (45.00%) Ruby
3 6 (30.00%) Tcl
3 6 (30.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (15.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CCNP
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (20.00%) RHCE
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) CCDP
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (20.00%) KVM
3 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) SELinux
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (5.00%) ZABBIX
2 1 (5.00%) SCDPM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) SonicWALL