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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 191 232 222
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -10
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 44 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.83% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.13% 1.29% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 44 12 6
Median salary £38,000 £65,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-41.53% +15.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,597 £37,750 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
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
1065 1085 1018
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 20.15% 18.70% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 896 910 799
Median salary £38,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +11 18 £38,000 +8.57%
Wiltshire - 17 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £52,500 -
Bristol +1 4 £37,500 -42.30%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 73 (70.19%) BGP
2 72 (69.23%) MPLS
3 62 (59.62%) Cisco
4 48 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (46.15%) VLAN
4 48 (46.15%) Data Centre
5 47 (45.19%) EIGRP
6 46 (44.23%) Linux
7 40 (38.46%) Juniper
8 39 (37.50%) VMware
9 37 (35.58%) LAN
10 34 (32.69%) Telecoms
11 33 (31.73%) VPN
12 32 (30.77%) TCP/IP
13 31 (29.81%) WAN
14 30 (28.85%) Firewall
15 28 (26.92%) CCNP
16 27 (25.96%) SNMP
16 27 (25.96%) DNS
16 27 (25.96%) Perl
17 26 (25.00%) MySQL
17 26 (25.00%) IPv4
17 26 (25.00%) IPv6
18 25 (24.04%) PHP
19 24 (23.08%) LAMP
19 24 (23.08%) VoIP
19 24 (23.08%) Apache
19 24 (23.08%) CCNA
20 23 (22.12%) Load Balancing
21 21 (20.19%) Windows

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (23.08%) Apache
2 10 (9.62%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 73 (70.19%) BGP
2 72 (69.23%) MPLS
3 48 (46.15%) VLAN
4 47 (45.19%) EIGRP
5 37 (35.58%) LAN
6 33 (31.73%) VPN
7 32 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 31 (29.81%) WAN
9 30 (28.85%) Firewall
10 27 (25.96%) DNS
10 27 (25.96%) SNMP
11 26 (25.00%) IPv4
11 26 (25.00%) IPv6
12 24 (23.08%) VoIP
13 21 (20.19%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (20.19%) SSL
14 17 (16.35%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (16.35%) DHCP
14 17 (16.35%) L2TP
14 17 (16.35%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.00%) MySQL
General
1 34 (32.69%) Telecoms
2 15 (14.42%) Finance
3 3 (2.88%) Banking
4 1 (0.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (29.81%) Network Engineer
2 25 (24.04%) Administrator
2 25 (24.04%) Systems Administrator
3 24 (23.08%) Linux Administrator
3 24 (23.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 16 (15.38%) Telecoms Administrator
5 11 (10.58%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (10.58%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 11 (10.58%) Voice Engineer
6 10 (9.62%) Cisco Support
6 10 (9.62%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 10 (9.62%) Support Engineer
6 10 (9.62%) Voice Support Engineer
7 8 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (7.69%) NOC Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Network Manager
8 7 (6.73%) Network Services Manager
8 7 (6.73%) Service Manager
8 7 (6.73%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.08%) LAMP
2 13 (12.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 48 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 13 (12.50%) PKI
3 6 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.88%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.92%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.92%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.92%) Replication
6 2 (1.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (44.23%) Linux
2 21 (20.19%) Windows
3 8 (7.69%) Mac OS
3 8 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.12%) Load Balancing
2 16 (15.38%) Presales
3 15 (14.42%) ITIL
4 10 (9.62%) Fault Analysis
5 8 (7.69%) Migration
6 7 (6.73%) Network Architecture
7 6 (5.77%) Information Security
7 6 (5.77%) Project Management
8 3 (2.88%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.88%) Contingency Planning
8 3 (2.88%) DevOps
8 3 (2.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.88%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (2.88%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (1.92%) DDoS Mitigation
9 2 (1.92%) Mentoring
9 2 (1.92%) Network Management
9 2 (1.92%) Service Delivery
10 1 (0.96%) Problem Management
10 1 (0.96%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.96%) Perl
2 25 (24.04%) PHP
3 2 (1.92%) Python
3 2 (1.92%) Tcl
4 1 (0.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (26.92%) CCNP
3 24 (23.08%) CCNA
4 13 (12.50%) JNCIS
5 11 (10.58%) CCNP Voice
6 9 (8.65%) SC Cleared
6 9 (8.65%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.85%) CCIE
7 4 (3.85%) Degree
8 1 (0.96%) CCVP
8 1 (0.96%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.96%) HND
8 1 (0.96%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.96%) MCSA
8 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.42%) SLA
2 5 (4.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (10.58%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.69%) XenApp
4 2 (1.92%) vSphere
5 1 (0.96%) NFS
5 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (10.58%) Cisco CUCM
1 11 (10.58%) Cisco UCCE
1 11 (10.58%) Cisco UCCX
2 10 (9.62%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (2.88%) SCCM
4 1 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 62 (59.62%) Cisco
2 40 (38.46%) Juniper
3 39 (37.50%) VMware
4 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.69%) Citrix
6 6 (5.77%) Brocade
6 6 (5.77%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (1.92%) Apple
7 2 (1.92%) Fujitsu
7 2 (1.92%) HP
7 2 (1.92%) Intel Security
7 2 (1.92%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.92%) SonicWALL
8 1 (0.96%) Dell
8 1 (0.96%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.96%) Infoblox
8 1 (0.96%) Meraki
8 1 (0.96%) Siemens
8 1 (0.96%) Trustwave