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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 65 80 82
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 13 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.76% 0.67% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.15% 7.41% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 2
Average salary £54,500 £33,750 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.48% -43.75%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
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
142 81 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 19.27% 9.03% 15.15%
Number of salaries quoted 120 75 148
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 22 May 2015.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Oxford

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (92.86%) BGP
2 10 (71.43%) Linux
3 8 (57.14%) C
3 8 (57.14%) WAN
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco
3 8 (57.14%) Firewall
4 7 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (42.86%) IPsec
5 6 (42.86%) VPN
6 5 (35.71%) DNS
6 5 (35.71%) LAN
6 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
6 5 (35.71%) RHCE
6 5 (35.71%) QA
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco PIX
6 5 (35.71%) KVM
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (28.57%) Finance
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (28.57%) CCNP
7 4 (28.57%) ITIL
8 3 (21.43%) Python
8 3 (21.43%) Perl
8 3 (21.43%) SSL
8 3 (21.43%) HTTP
8 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
8 3 (21.43%) MPLS
8 3 (21.43%) EIGRP
8 3 (21.43%) TACACS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) BGP
2 8 (57.14%) WAN
2 8 (57.14%) Firewall
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (42.86%) IPsec
4 6 (42.86%) VPN
5 5 (35.71%) DNS
5 5 (35.71%) LAN
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (21.43%) SSL
7 3 (21.43%) HTTP
7 3 (21.43%) MPLS
7 3 (21.43%) EIGRP
7 3 (21.43%) TACACS
7 3 (21.43%) Wireless
8 2 (14.29%) iSCSI
8 2 (14.29%) FCoE
9 1 (7.14%) HSRP
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Linux Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Network Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Matrix Management
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C
2 3 (21.43%) Python
2 3 (21.43%) Perl
2 3 (21.43%) Ruby
3 2 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Tcl
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) RHCE
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) CCDP
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) KVM
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SELinux
2 1 (7.14%) SCDPM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
2 1 (7.14%) ZABBIX
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
3 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Dell
5 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL