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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 54 60 61
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 12 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 2.01% 1.96% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.28% 8.89% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 5
Average salary £60,000 £45,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
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
145 135 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 24.33% 22.09% 23.22%
Number of salaries quoted 109 115 123
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
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 £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 5 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 30 (100.00%) Cisco
1 30 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 30 (100.00%) BGP
2 26 (86.67%) Juniper
2 26 (86.67%) Firewall
3 24 (80.00%) CCNP
4 22 (73.33%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (70.00%) Network Security
6 20 (66.67%) CCNA
6 20 (66.67%) VPN
7 19 (63.33%) CheckPoint
7 19 (63.33%) MPLS
8 15 (50.00%) IPsec
8 15 (50.00%) SSL
9 13 (43.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (40.00%) Change Management
11 11 (36.67%) VoIP
11 11 (36.67%) Avaya
11 11 (36.67%) CCIE
11 11 (36.67%) ServiceNow
11 11 (36.67%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (33.33%) F5
12 10 (33.33%) SolarWinds
12 10 (33.33%) Network Management
12 10 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (33.33%) CCSA
12 10 (33.33%) CCSE
12 10 (33.33%) PCI DSS
12 10 (33.33%) JNCIA
12 10 (33.33%) CCSP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (100.00%) BGP
2 26 (86.67%) Firewall
3 22 (73.33%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (70.00%) Network Security
5 20 (66.67%) VPN
6 19 (63.33%) MPLS
7 15 (50.00%) IPsec
7 15 (50.00%) SSL
8 13 (43.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (36.67%) VoIP
9 11 (36.67%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (33.33%) Wireless
10 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
11 8 (26.67%) LAN
12 7 (23.33%) WAN
13 5 (16.67%) VLAN
14 4 (13.33%) IPv6
14 4 (13.33%) DNS
14 4 (13.33%) Multicast
15 1 (3.33%) HSRP
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (86.67%) Network Engineer
2 13 (43.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) NOC Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Senior NOC Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) IP Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Team Leader
5 1 (3.33%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.33%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Debian
1 1 (3.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Change Management
2 10 (33.33%) Data Security
2 10 (33.33%) Network Management
3 9 (30.00%) Change Control
4 8 (26.67%) Project Management
5 4 (13.33%) Network Design
6 3 (10.00%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (80.00%) CCNP
3 20 (66.67%) CCNA
4 11 (36.67%) CCIE
5 10 (33.33%) CCSP
5 10 (33.33%) CCSA
5 10 (33.33%) CCSE
5 10 (33.33%) JNCIA
6 4 (13.33%) Degree
6 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 10 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 4 (13.33%) SLA
2 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (13.33%) vSphere
1 4 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Cisco
2 26 (86.67%) Juniper
3 19 (63.33%) CheckPoint
4 11 (36.67%) Avaya
4 11 (36.67%) ServiceNow
5 10 (33.33%) Nokia
5 10 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 10 (33.33%) F5
6 4 (13.33%) VMware
6 4 (13.33%) Polycom