The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 90 77 106
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +29
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 49 60 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.93% 2.61% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.46% 8.52% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 38 46 22
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £28,750 £42,750
10% offered a salary of more than £68,250 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
OSPF
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
759 704 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.91% 30.65% 26.55%
Number of salaries quoted 426 506 381
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

OSPF
Salary Trend in Reading

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Reading

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the Reading region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Reading

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

1 129 (94.16%) BGP
2 128 (93.43%) Cisco
3 122 (89.05%) Firewall
4 95 (69.34%) MPLS
5 78 (56.93%) SNMP
6 71 (51.82%) Juniper
7 70 (51.09%) Network Management
8 64 (46.72%) VoIP
9 60 (43.80%) DNS
10 57 (41.61%) Cisco Certification
11 56 (40.88%) Telecoms
12 52 (37.96%) Internet
13 51 (37.23%) Cisco Nexus
14 50 (36.50%) F5
15 43 (31.39%) TCP/IP
16 42 (30.66%) VPN
16 42 (30.66%) CCNP
17 37 (27.01%) EIGRP
18 35 (25.55%) Huawei
18 35 (25.55%) Load Balancing
18 35 (25.55%) IPsec
19 32 (23.36%) CheckPoint
20 30 (21.90%) Broadband
20 30 (21.90%) Smartphone
20 30 (21.90%) Network Security
21 29 (21.17%) Capacity Management
21 29 (21.17%) WAN
21 29 (21.17%) SSL
22 27 (19.71%) IGRP
22 27 (19.71%) Retail

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 12 (8.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.46%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 129 (94.16%) BGP
2 122 (89.05%) Firewall
3 95 (69.34%) MPLS
4 78 (56.93%) SNMP
5 64 (46.72%) VoIP
6 60 (43.80%) DNS
7 52 (37.96%) Internet
8 51 (37.23%) Cisco Nexus
9 43 (31.39%) TCP/IP
10 42 (30.66%) VPN
11 37 (27.01%) EIGRP
12 35 (25.55%) IPsec
13 30 (21.90%) Network Security
13 30 (21.90%) Broadband
14 29 (21.17%) WAN
14 29 (21.17%) SSL
15 27 (19.71%) IGRP
16 22 (16.06%) SMTP
16 22 (16.06%) TACACS
17 21 (15.33%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.38%) MySQL
2 3 (2.19%) SQL Server
General
1 56 (40.88%) Telecoms
2 27 (19.71%) Retail
2 27 (19.71%) Billing
3 13 (9.49%) Finance
4 1 (0.73%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (27.74%) Design Engineer
2 37 (27.01%) Network Engineer
3 36 (26.28%) Senior Design Engineer
4 30 (21.90%) IP Engineer
5 28 (20.44%) Senior IP Engineer
6 25 (18.25%) Security Engineer
7 18 (13.14%) Technical Design Authority
8 17 (12.41%) Senior Security Engineer
9 16 (11.68%) Network Security Engineer
9 16 (11.68%) Senior Network Engineer
10 14 (10.22%) Team Leader
11 13 (9.49%) Network Consultant
11 13 (9.49%) Consultant
12 11 (8.03%) Network Team Leader
13 10 (7.30%) NOC Engineer
14 9 (6.57%) Network Security Consultant
14 9 (6.57%) Security Consultant
15 8 (5.84%) Network Design Engineer
15 8 (5.84%) Senior Network Design Engineer
15 8 (5.84%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.90%) Smartphone
2 21 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.46%) SecurID
3 2 (1.46%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.57%) Linux
2 8 (5.84%) UNIX
3 6 (4.38%) CentOS
4 3 (2.19%) Windows
5 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (51.09%) Network Management
2 35 (25.55%) Load Balancing
3 29 (21.17%) Capacity Management
4 20 (14.60%) Network Design
5 17 (12.41%) Validation
5 17 (12.41%) Mentoring
6 10 (7.30%) Demand Forecasting
6 10 (7.30%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (7.30%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (5.11%) Problem Management
7 7 (5.11%) Change Management
7 7 (5.11%) ITIL
7 7 (5.11%) Project Management
8 6 (4.38%) Change Control
9 5 (3.65%) Line Management
9 5 (3.65%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.19%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.19%) Migration
10 3 (2.19%) SIEM
10 3 (2.19%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.84%) Perl
2 6 (4.38%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.92%) Shell Script
3 4 (2.92%) SQL
4 2 (1.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 57 (41.61%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (30.66%) CCNP
3 15 (10.95%) CCIE
4 10 (7.30%) CCNA
5 8 (5.84%) CCIP
6 4 (2.92%) CCSP
6 4 (2.92%) Degree
7 3 (2.19%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.19%) JNCIA
7 3 (2.19%) RHCE
8 2 (1.46%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.46%) CCDP
8 2 (1.46%) CISSP
9 1 (0.73%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.73%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.92%) ISO 9001
1 4 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.19%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 12 (8.76%) CiscoWorks
1 12 (8.76%) HP NNM
2 9 (6.57%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.19%) Puppet
4 2 (1.46%) Nagios
4 2 (1.46%) SmokePing
4 2 (1.46%) Cacti
5 1 (0.73%) Netcool
Vendors
1 128 (93.43%) Cisco
2 71 (51.82%) Juniper
3 50 (36.50%) F5
4 35 (25.55%) Huawei
5 32 (23.36%) CheckPoint
6 13 (9.49%) HP
7 12 (8.76%) Fortinet
8 6 (4.38%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.92%) Blue Coat
9 4 (2.92%) NetScout
10 3 (2.19%) Riverbed
10 3 (2.19%) BMC
10 3 (2.19%) SevOne
11 2 (1.46%) AlgoSec
11 2 (1.46%) Nokia
11 2 (1.46%) Radware
11 2 (1.46%) Redback
11 2 (1.46%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.46%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.46%) Tufin
Reading
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Names.co.uk
Salary: From £35,000 to £37,000 per annum dependant on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago