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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 75 85 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 13 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.20% 0.85% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.14% 4.13% -
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 0
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
253 242 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 23.38% 20.68% 27.61%
Number of salaries quoted 231 216 214
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -5 8 £61,250 +6.52%
Bridgend - 4 £36,500 -
Torfaen - 1 £37,500 -
OSPF
Wales

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 21 (100.00%) Cisco
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 21 (100.00%) BGP
2 20 (95.24%) LAN
2 20 (95.24%) WAN
3 18 (85.71%) CCNP
3 18 (85.71%) Firewall
3 18 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (80.95%) CheckPoint
5 15 (71.43%) F5
6 12 (57.14%) Network Design
7 11 (52.38%) MPLS
8 10 (47.62%) VPN
8 10 (47.62%) Linux
8 10 (47.62%) Cisco PIX
9 9 (42.86%) Windows
10 8 (38.10%) Juniper
10 8 (38.10%) Load Balancing
11 7 (33.33%) JNCIS
11 7 (33.33%) Blue Coat
11 7 (33.33%) CCSE
11 7 (33.33%) Aruba
11 7 (33.33%) Lumension
11 7 (33.33%) SonicWALL
11 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
11 7 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 7 (33.33%) CCNA
11 7 (33.33%) McAfee
11 7 (33.33%) CCIE

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (9.52%) Apache
1 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Office
2 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) BGP
2 20 (95.24%) LAN
2 20 (95.24%) WAN
3 18 (85.71%) Firewall
3 18 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (52.38%) MPLS
5 10 (47.62%) Cisco PIX
5 10 (47.62%) VPN
6 7 (33.33%) RIP
6 7 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (23.81%) Internet
9 4 (19.05%) IPv4
9 4 (19.05%) IPv6
9 4 (19.05%) EIGRP
10 3 (14.29%) DNS
10 3 (14.29%) DHCP
10 3 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (14.29%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (19.05%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Welsh Language
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) Escalation Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Team Leader
5 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Operations Team Leader
5 3 (14.29%) Network Operations Team Leader
5 3 (14.29%) Network Team Leader
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Support
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Network Support
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Design Engineer
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
3 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Network Design
2 8 (38.10%) Load Balancing
3 4 (19.05%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.52%) Network Management
5 1 (4.76%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) AWK
1 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (85.71%) CCNP
3 7 (33.33%) CCNA
3 7 (33.33%) CCIE
3 7 (33.33%) CCSE
3 7 (33.33%) JNCIS
4 3 (14.29%) CCIP
5 2 (9.52%) CCDP
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.76%) CCDA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (80.95%) CheckPoint
3 15 (71.43%) F5
4 8 (38.10%) Juniper
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (33.33%) Lumension
5 7 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 7 (33.33%) SonicWALL
5 7 (33.33%) Aruba
5 7 (33.33%) McAfee
5 7 (33.33%) Websense
6 4 (19.05%) VMware
7 3 (14.29%) NetApp
8 2 (9.52%) Nokia
8 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
9 1 (4.76%) Dell
9 1 (4.76%) Citrix