The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 215 198 215
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 22 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.36% 0.31% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.20% 1.93% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 6
Average salary £40,250 £48,500 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.01% +19.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £41,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £52,000 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
OSPF
England

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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1002 828 1205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.45% 16.18% 21.06%
Number of salaries quoted 861 646 1001
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

OSPF
Salary Trend in the South West

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

OSPF Salary Trend in the South West

OSPF
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

OSPF Salary Histogram in the South West

OSPF
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Bristol -1 11 £27,000 -44.32%
Wiltshire -4 6 £50,000 -
Dorset +1 4 £32,500 -7.14%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 31 (88.57%) BGP
2 27 (77.14%) Cisco
3 25 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (71.43%) Firewall
4 23 (65.71%) VPN
5 21 (60.00%) Juniper
6 18 (51.43%) CCNP
7 17 (48.57%) CCNA
7 17 (48.57%) CheckPoint
7 17 (48.57%) Network Security
8 14 (40.00%) IPsec
8 14 (40.00%) MPLS
9 11 (31.43%) ITIL
10 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
11 9 (25.71%) CCDP
12 8 (22.86%) LAN
12 8 (22.86%) WAN
12 8 (22.86%) Degree
12 8 (22.86%) F5
13 7 (20.00%) DMVPN
13 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
13 7 (20.00%) Network Design
14 6 (17.14%) CESG
14 6 (17.14%) VoIP
14 6 (17.14%) Ethernet
14 6 (17.14%) DNS
14 6 (17.14%) IPv6
14 6 (17.14%) Windows
14 6 (17.14%) Linux
14 6 (17.14%) EIGRP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 5 (14.29%) Apache
2 4 (11.43%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.71%) IIS
4 1 (2.86%) nginx
4 1 (2.86%) Confluence
4 1 (2.86%) MediaWiki
Communications & Networking
1 31 (88.57%) BGP
2 25 (71.43%) Firewall
3 23 (65.71%) VPN
4 17 (48.57%) Network Security
5 14 (40.00%) IPsec
5 14 (40.00%) MPLS
6 8 (22.86%) LAN
6 8 (22.86%) WAN
7 7 (20.00%) DMVPN
8 6 (17.14%) Ethernet
8 6 (17.14%) VoIP
8 6 (17.14%) DNS
8 6 (17.14%) IPv6
8 6 (17.14%) H.323
8 6 (17.14%) EIGRP
9 5 (14.29%) Internet
9 5 (14.29%) VLAN
9 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 5 (14.29%) IPv4
9 5 (14.29%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) MySQL
1 3 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Subversion
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) Hudson
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Aerospace
2 3 (8.57%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Administrator
3 5 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Network Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Security Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Principal Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Designer
5 3 (8.57%) Junior Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) Network Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Junior
5 3 (8.57%) Lead Designer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Voice Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Data Network Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Graduate
7 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) CESG
2 4 (11.43%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.57%) Cryptography
4 2 (5.71%) IVR
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
1 6 (17.14%) Linux
2 5 (14.29%) Ubuntu
3 4 (11.43%) openSUSE
3 4 (11.43%) SUSE
4 1 (2.86%) Debian
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Network Design
2 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 6 (17.14%) Network Management
3 6 (17.14%) Capacity Management
4 5 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (14.29%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 5 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 4 (11.43%) Time Management
5 4 (11.43%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Supplier Management
6 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.71%) Information Security
6 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.86%) DevOps
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.86%) High Availability
7 1 (2.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.86%) Ruby
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) Perl
3 1 (2.86%) PHP
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (51.43%) CCNP
3 17 (48.57%) CCNA
4 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 9 (25.71%) CCDP
6 8 (22.86%) Degree
7 5 (14.29%) JNCIS
8 4 (11.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (8.57%) CCSA
9 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
10 2 (5.71%) CCIE
10 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (5.71%) CCDA
11 1 (2.86%) CCIP
11 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
11 1 (2.86%) CCDE
11 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (2.86%) JNCIE
11 1 (2.86%) HP ASE
11 1 (2.86%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Samba
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) Postfix
2 1 (2.86%) XenServer
2 1 (2.86%) vSphere
2 1 (2.86%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Nagios
1 4 (11.43%) Cacti
1 4 (11.43%) Icinga
2 1 (2.86%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (77.14%) Cisco
2 21 (60.00%) Juniper
3 17 (48.57%) CheckPoint
4 8 (22.86%) F5
5 5 (14.29%) Nokia
6 4 (11.43%) Infoblox
6 4 (11.43%) Foundry
6 4 (11.43%) Brocade
7 3 (8.57%) Tandberg
8 2 (5.71%) Oracle
8 2 (5.71%) VMware
8 2 (5.71%) Nortel
8 2 (5.71%) Citrix
8 2 (5.71%) Avaya
9 1 (2.86%) HP
9 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.86%) BT
9 1 (2.86%) Fortinet