The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 55 51 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 7 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 1.15% 1.63% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.09% 5.06% 11.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 14
Average salary £62,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.05% -5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
171 158 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 28.17% 32.11% 21.68%
Number of salaries quoted 121 142 104
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

OSPF
Salary Trend in Slough

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Slough

OSPF
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Slough 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (100.00%) CCNP
1 11 (100.00%) BGP
2 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
3 7 (63.64%) MPLS
3 7 (63.64%) Juniper
3 7 (63.64%) Network Security
3 7 (63.64%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (36.36%) WAAS
4 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) Network Design
4 4 (36.36%) VLAN
4 4 (36.36%) Degree
4 4 (36.36%) VPN
4 4 (36.36%) CCNA
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) CCIE
5 3 (27.27%) Nokia
5 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
5 3 (27.27%) CCSA
5 3 (27.27%) CCSE
5 3 (27.27%) F5

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Slough 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 11 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (63.64%) Network Security
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (63.64%) MPLS
3 4 (36.36%) VLAN
3 4 (36.36%) WAAS
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (36.36%) VPN
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Network Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco Network Architect
2 4 (36.36%) IP Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) IP Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
2 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) CCNP
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (36.36%) CCNA
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) CCIE
3 3 (27.27%) CCSA
3 3 (27.27%) CCSE
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) Juniper
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) F5
4 3 (27.27%) Nokia
4 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint