The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 75 65 55
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 2 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.26% 0.74% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 3.73% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 2
Average salary £35,000 £41,250 £68,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.15% -39.56%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.52%
OSPF
South Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
99 134 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 12.81% 19.85% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 85 108 66
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,650 £23,200 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

OSPF
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Sheffield

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) MPLS
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) IPsec
3 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (50.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) DMVPN
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (25.00%) XenServer
4 1 (25.00%) Infoblox
4 1 (25.00%) Imperva
4 1 (25.00%) Junos
4 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) NetScreen
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) IPsec
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) DMVPN
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (25.00%) Junos
4 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (25.00%) NetScreen
4 1 (25.00%) NX-OS
4 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (25.00%) CCSE
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) XenServer
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (25.00%) Infoblox
4 1 (25.00%) Imperva
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (25.00%) HP