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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 75 68 63
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 2 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.29% 0.44% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% 3.30% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 3
Average salary £46,250 £37,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.10%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
133 91 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 19.00% 13.30% 22.44%
Number of salaries quoted 102 73 121
Average salary £35,500 £40,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.25% +15.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,500 £53,750
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 January 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) CCNP
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (90.00%) BGP
3 8 (80.00%) CCIE
3 8 (80.00%) MPLS
3 8 (80.00%) Firewall
4 7 (70.00%) Juniper
4 7 (70.00%) DNS
5 6 (60.00%) Ethernet
5 6 (60.00%) CCIP
5 6 (60.00%) CCDP
5 6 (60.00%) Network Design
5 6 (60.00%) Redback
5 6 (60.00%) JNCIE
5 6 (60.00%) VPLS
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (20.00%) IPv6
7 2 (20.00%) CCNA
7 2 (20.00%) CCDA
7 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (20.00%) IPsec
8 1 (10.00%) Finance
8 1 (10.00%) VMware
8 1 (10.00%) Wireless
8 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
8 1 (10.00%) Project Management
8 1 (10.00%) NetScreen

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 9 (90.00%) BGP
2 8 (80.00%) MPLS
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) DNS
4 6 (60.00%) Ethernet
4 6 (60.00%) VPLS
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (20.00%) IPv6
6 2 (20.00%) IPsec
7 1 (10.00%) Wireless
7 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
7 1 (10.00%) NetScreen
7 1 (10.00%) RIP
7 1 (10.00%) VPN
7 1 (10.00%) DHCP
7 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
7 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Architect
1 8 (80.00%) Network Architect
2 6 (60.00%) Design Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) IP Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Network Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Network Design
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) CCNP
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (80.00%) CCIE
3 6 (60.00%) CCIP
3 6 (60.00%) CCDP
3 6 (60.00%) JNCIE
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) CCDA
5 1 (10.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) Juniper
3 6 (60.00%) Redback
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (10.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (10.00%) Imperva
5 1 (10.00%) F5