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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 72 56 50
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 5 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.67% 0.93% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.68% 4.85% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 3
Average salary £50,000 £32,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -40.90%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
136 103 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 18.21% 19.11% 21.00%
Number of salaries quoted 116 89 95
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,100 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 August 2014, 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 9 (90.00%) Cisco
1 9 (90.00%) MPLS
1 9 (90.00%) BGP
1 9 (90.00%) Network Design
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (60.00%) DNS
5 5 (50.00%) Juniper
5 5 (50.00%) Wireless
5 5 (50.00%) WLAN
5 5 (50.00%) CCIE
5 5 (50.00%) CCNP
5 5 (50.00%) LAN
6 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (40.00%) RIP
6 4 (40.00%) CCIP
6 4 (40.00%) CCDP
6 4 (40.00%) WAN
6 4 (40.00%) EIGRP
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (40.00%) JNCIE
6 4 (40.00%) Redback
6 4 (40.00%) VPLS
6 4 (40.00%) Network Management
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (30.00%) Video Conferencing

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 9 (90.00%) MPLS
1 9 (90.00%) BGP
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) DNS
4 5 (50.00%) LAN
4 5 (50.00%) WLAN
4 5 (50.00%) Wireless
5 4 (40.00%) VPLS
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (40.00%) WAN
5 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
5 4 (40.00%) RIP
5 4 (40.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (30.00%) IP Telephony
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (10.00%) Junos
7 1 (10.00%) Broadband
7 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
1 4 (40.00%) Design Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Network Architect
1 4 (40.00%) IP Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Network Design
2 4 (40.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) CCIE
2 5 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (40.00%) CCIP
3 4 (40.00%) CCDP
3 4 (40.00%) JNCIE
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Juniper
3 4 (40.00%) Redback
4 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (10.00%) AirMagnet