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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 57 64 62
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 7 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 1.19% 1.52% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.47% 6.52% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 9
Average salary £60,000 £42,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.17% -29.16%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
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
128 138 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 21.69% 23.31% 24.60%
Number of salaries quoted 110 118 150
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 23 (100.00%) Cisco
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 23 (100.00%) BGP
2 21 (91.30%) Juniper
3 20 (86.96%) CCNP
4 19 (82.61%) Firewall
5 17 (73.91%) MPLS
5 17 (73.91%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (69.57%) Network Security
7 15 (65.22%) CheckPoint
8 13 (56.52%) CCNA
8 13 (56.52%) VPN
9 11 (47.83%) CCIE
10 10 (43.48%) TCP/IP
10 10 (43.48%) Nokia
10 10 (43.48%) CCSE
10 10 (43.48%) CCSA
10 10 (43.48%) F5
11 8 (34.78%) IPsec
11 8 (34.78%) SSL
11 8 (34.78%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (30.43%) Change Management
13 6 (26.09%) Wireless
13 6 (26.09%) VoIP
13 6 (26.09%) CCSP
13 6 (26.09%) Avaya
13 6 (26.09%) ServiceNow
13 6 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (26.09%) JNCIA
14 5 (21.74%) VLAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (100.00%) BGP
2 19 (82.61%) Firewall
3 17 (73.91%) MPLS
3 17 (73.91%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (69.57%) Network Security
5 13 (56.52%) VPN
6 10 (43.48%) TCP/IP
7 8 (34.78%) SSL
7 8 (34.78%) IPsec
7 8 (34.78%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (26.09%) Wireless
8 6 (26.09%) VoIP
9 5 (21.74%) VLAN
10 4 (17.39%) IPv6
11 3 (13.04%) LAN
12 2 (8.70%) WAN
12 2 (8.70%) DNS
12 2 (8.70%) Multicast
13 1 (4.35%) HSRP
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (91.30%) Network Engineer
2 13 (56.52%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Senior NOC Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) IP Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Debian
1 1 (4.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Change Management
2 5 (21.74%) Data Security
2 5 (21.74%) Network Management
2 5 (21.74%) Change Control
2 5 (21.74%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) Network Design
4 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (86.96%) CCNP
3 13 (56.52%) CCNA
4 11 (47.83%) CCIE
5 10 (43.48%) CCSA
5 10 (43.48%) CCSE
6 6 (26.09%) JNCIA
6 6 (26.09%) CCSP
7 2 (8.70%) Degree
7 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.70%) vSphere
1 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (91.30%) Juniper
3 15 (65.22%) CheckPoint
4 10 (43.48%) F5
4 10 (43.48%) Nokia
5 6 (26.09%) Avaya
5 6 (26.09%) ServiceNow
6 5 (21.74%) SolarWinds
7 2 (8.70%) VMware
7 2 (8.70%) Polycom