The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 88 80 83
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 11 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.93% 0.87% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 4.17% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 1
Average salary £38,500 £50,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.00% +78.57%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
OSPF
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
258 192 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 21.83% 20.98% 20.13%
Number of salaries quoted 219 172 169
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £44,400 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

OSPF
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

OSPF Salary Trend in South Wales

OSPF
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

OSPF Salary Histogram in South Wales

OSPF
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -6 4 £38,500 -24.87%
Torfaen - 3 £35,000 -
Caerphilly - 3 - -
Bridgend +9 1 £39,000 +34.48%
OSPF
Wales

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 17 (100.00%) BGP
2 16 (94.12%) Cisco
3 13 (76.47%) WAN
3 13 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (76.47%) Firewall
4 12 (70.59%) CCNP
5 11 (64.71%) LAN
5 11 (64.71%) F5
6 10 (58.82%) MPLS
7 9 (52.94%) Network Design
7 9 (52.94%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (47.06%) Cisco PIX
8 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
8 8 (47.06%) Juniper
9 7 (41.18%) RIP
9 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
9 7 (41.18%) Windows
10 6 (35.29%) Linux
10 6 (35.29%) IPv6
10 6 (35.29%) VPN
10 6 (35.29%) JNCIS
11 5 (29.41%) Blue Coat
11 5 (29.41%) CCSE
11 5 (29.41%) Load Balancing
11 5 (29.41%) SonicWALL
11 5 (29.41%) Lumension
11 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
11 5 (29.41%) Aruba

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) BGP
2 13 (76.47%) Firewall
2 13 (76.47%) WAN
3 11 (64.71%) LAN
4 10 (58.82%) MPLS
5 9 (52.94%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (47.06%) Cisco PIX
7 7 (41.18%) RIP
8 6 (35.29%) VPN
8 6 (35.29%) IPv6
9 5 (29.41%) EIGRP
9 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
11 3 (17.65%) IPsec
11 3 (17.65%) BIG-IP
11 3 (17.65%) VPLS
11 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (17.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
General
1 3 (17.65%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Network Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Escalation Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
3 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Network Design
2 5 (29.41%) Load Balancing
3 4 (23.53%) Network Management
4 3 (17.65%) Product Management
5 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Mobile Marketing
6 1 (5.88%) Low Latency
6 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (70.59%) CCNP
3 6 (35.29%) JNCIS
4 5 (29.41%) CCSE
5 3 (17.65%) CCNA
5 3 (17.65%) CCIE
6 1 (5.88%) CCDA
6 1 (5.88%) CCDP
6 1 (5.88%) CCIP
6 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) Firmware
3 1 (5.88%) NFS
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 11 (64.71%) F5
3 8 (47.06%) Juniper
3 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) McAfee
5 5 (29.41%) Websense
5 5 (29.41%) Blue Coat
5 5 (29.41%) SonicWALL
5 5 (29.41%) Lumension
5 5 (29.41%) Aruba
6 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
6 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 3 (17.65%) EMC
6 3 (17.65%) Citrix
7 2 (11.76%) Dell
7 2 (11.76%) Brocade
7 2 (11.76%) Nokia
8 1 (5.88%) IBM
8 1 (5.88%) NetApp