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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 81 78 79
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 19 19 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.52% 1.66% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.64% 7.20% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 18 19 10
Average salary £47,500 £39,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.79% -8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -
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
220 264 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 17.61% 23.06% 21.10%
Number of salaries quoted 206 242 208
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -2 18 £47,500 -13.63%
Bridgend -14 1 £27,500 -24.65%
OSPF
Wales

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 40 (100.00%) Cisco
1 40 (100.00%) BGP
2 34 (85.00%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (70.00%) VRRP
4 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 23 (57.50%) Firewall
6 20 (50.00%) EIGRP
6 20 (50.00%) CCNA
6 20 (50.00%) Broadband
6 20 (50.00%) Ethernet
7 18 (45.00%) RIP
7 18 (45.00%) CCNP
7 18 (45.00%) Wireless
7 18 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (42.50%) HP
9 16 (40.00%) DHCP
9 16 (40.00%) MS Excel
9 16 (40.00%) Telecoms
10 15 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
10 15 (37.50%) C#
10 15 (37.50%) PHP
10 15 (37.50%) Linux
10 15 (37.50%) SNMP
10 15 (37.50%) Computer Science
10 15 (37.50%) Degree
11 14 (35.00%) 802.1X
12 13 (32.50%) ProCurve
12 13 (32.50%) GPON
12 13 (32.50%) HSRP
12 13 (32.50%) CSS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 4 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 15 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (100.00%) BGP
2 28 (70.00%) VRRP
3 23 (57.50%) Firewall
4 20 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 20 (50.00%) Broadband
4 20 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 18 (45.00%) RIP
5 18 (45.00%) Wireless
5 18 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (40.00%) DHCP
7 15 (37.50%) SNMP
8 13 (32.50%) 802.11
8 13 (32.50%) GPON
8 13 (32.50%) HSRP
8 13 (32.50%) VLAN
9 6 (15.00%) MPLS
9 6 (15.00%) Spanning Tree
10 5 (12.50%) PPP
10 5 (12.50%) IPv6
10 5 (12.50%) Internet
General
1 16 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (32.50%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 15 (37.50%) NOC Engineer
2 15 (37.50%) Senior NOC Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Principal Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Lead Network Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Architect
5 5 (12.50%) Network Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Project Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.00%) 802.1X
2 13 (32.50%) CSS
3 1 (2.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (12.50%) Statistics
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) Load Balancing
1 5 (12.50%) Product Management
1 5 (12.50%) Network Management
2 4 (10.00%) Change Management
2 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) C#
1 15 (37.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (85.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (50.00%) CCNA
3 18 (45.00%) CCNP
4 15 (37.50%) Degree
5 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.00%) SAP Certification
6 2 (5.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) ISO 9001
1 4 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) OpenView
1 5 (12.50%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (12.50%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) Cisco
2 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (42.50%) HP
4 13 (32.50%) ProCurve
5 10 (25.00%) F5
6 5 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 5 (12.50%) Remedy
6 5 (12.50%) 3Com
6 5 (12.50%) VMware
6 5 (12.50%) SonicWALL
6 5 (12.50%) Nortel
6 5 (12.50%) Citrix
6 5 (12.50%) BMC
6 5 (12.50%) Nokia
7 4 (10.00%) Siemens
7 4 (10.00%) Avaya
7 4 (10.00%) SAP
8 1 (2.50%) Dell