The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 152 162 159
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 10 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.32% 0.38% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.67% 3.12% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 5
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £47,500 £49,600
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
OSPF
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
374 449 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.81% 12.21% 10.66%
Number of salaries quoted 254 292 224
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

OSPF
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Scotland

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Scotland

OSPF
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Lothian - 6 - - 2
Glasgow +12 1 £37,500 - 1
Aberdeen +7 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Edinburgh +2 1 - -
Stirling -5 1 £57,500 +21.05%
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 14 (73.68%) BGP
3 12 (63.16%) WAN
4 11 (57.89%) TCP/IP
5 10 (52.63%) Firewall
6 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (42.11%) Network Management
7 8 (42.11%) F5
7 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
7 8 (42.11%) ITIL
7 8 (42.11%) Juniper
8 7 (36.84%) RIP
8 7 (36.84%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (36.84%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (31.58%) NX-OS
9 6 (31.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (31.58%) Wireshark
9 6 (31.58%) Junos
9 6 (31.58%) Oracle
9 6 (31.58%) LAN
9 6 (31.58%) NetScreen
9 6 (31.58%) BIG-IP
9 6 (31.58%) VLAN
9 6 (31.58%) Degree
10 5 (26.32%) Service Delivery
10 5 (26.32%) Change Management
10 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
11 4 (21.05%) Finance
11 4 (21.05%) Ethernet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) BGP
2 12 (63.16%) WAN
3 11 (57.89%) TCP/IP
4 10 (52.63%) Firewall
5 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (36.84%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (36.84%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (36.84%) RIP
7 6 (31.58%) BIG-IP
7 6 (31.58%) VLAN
7 6 (31.58%) NetScreen
7 6 (31.58%) Wireshark
7 6 (31.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (31.58%) Junos
7 6 (31.58%) LAN
7 6 (31.58%) NX-OS
8 4 (21.05%) Ethernet
9 3 (15.79%) ADSL
9 3 (15.79%) DNS
9 3 (15.79%) EIGRP
General
1 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 3 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Network Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Systems Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Network Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
1 8 (42.11%) Network Management
2 5 (26.32%) Service Delivery
2 5 (26.32%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.79%) SIEM
3 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.53%) ITSM
5 1 (5.26%) Network Design
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCNP
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (5.26%) OPNET
1 1 (5.26%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) Juniper
2 8 (42.11%) F5
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle
4 3 (15.79%) Fortinet
5 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.26%) Nokia
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Avaya
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
Livingston, West Lothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Career Progression
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £36000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago