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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 234 215 199
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -16
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 17 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.28% 0.23% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.52% 1.39% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 11
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -38.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £24,400 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.39% +1.11%
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
1122 1004 842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.76% 16.50% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 967 869 681
Average salary £38,250 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.28% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 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
Bristol -13 10 £70,000 +180.00% 1
Wiltshire +1 6 £43,750 -18.60% 2
Somerset - 1 £33,000 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 29 (93.55%) Firewall
2 27 (87.10%) BGP
3 22 (70.97%) Cisco
4 21 (67.74%) EIGRP
4 21 (67.74%) Data Centre
5 19 (61.29%) VPN
6 18 (58.06%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (51.61%) MPLS
8 14 (45.16%) Juniper
8 14 (45.16%) IPsec
8 14 (45.16%) TCP/IP
8 14 (45.16%) Linux
9 13 (41.94%) WAN
9 13 (41.94%) LAN
9 13 (41.94%) VMware
10 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (38.71%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (38.71%) CCNP
10 12 (38.71%) Windows
11 11 (35.48%) MySQL
11 11 (35.48%) Perl
11 11 (35.48%) Apache
11 11 (35.48%) Red Hat
11 11 (35.48%) Git (software)
11 11 (35.48%) Cisco PIX
11 11 (35.48%) Network Security
11 11 (35.48%) Ruby
11 11 (35.48%) Postfix
11 11 (35.48%) Bash Shell
11 11 (35.48%) Puppet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 11 (35.48%) Apache
2 9 (29.03%) nginx
2 9 (29.03%) Confluence
2 9 (29.03%) MediaWiki
Communications & Networking
1 29 (93.55%) Firewall
2 27 (87.10%) BGP
3 21 (67.74%) EIGRP
4 19 (61.29%) VPN
5 16 (51.61%) MPLS
6 14 (45.16%) TCP/IP
6 14 (45.16%) IPsec
7 13 (41.94%) LAN
7 13 (41.94%) WAN
8 12 (38.71%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (35.48%) Cisco PIX
9 11 (35.48%) Network Security
10 9 (29.03%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (29.03%) LDAP
10 9 (29.03%) IPv6
11 6 (19.35%) DNS
11 6 (19.35%) RIP
11 6 (19.35%) DHCP
12 4 (12.90%) iSCSI
12 4 (12.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) MySQL
2 9 (29.03%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (29.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Git (software)
2 9 (29.03%) Hudson
2 9 (29.03%) Jenkins
2 9 (29.03%) Subversion
2 9 (29.03%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Network Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (22.58%) Consultant
5 5 (16.13%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Network Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Support
6 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Network Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) Network Team Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Voice Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (67.74%) Data Centre
2 9 (29.03%) Wiki
3 2 (6.45%) Machine to Machine
3 2 (6.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Linux
2 12 (38.71%) Windows
3 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (29.03%) Debian
3 9 (29.03%) Ubuntu
3 9 (29.03%) CentOS
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.45%) HPUX
4 2 (6.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (29.03%) Data Modelling
2 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (29.03%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (29.03%) DevOps
2 9 (29.03%) Database Theory
2 9 (29.03%) Relational Database Theory
3 7 (22.58%) Build Automation
4 5 (16.13%) Network Management
5 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.68%) Change Management
5 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL
6 2 (6.45%) Service Management
6 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (6.45%) Memory Management
6 2 (6.45%) Network Design
7 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (3.23%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) Perl
1 11 (35.48%) Ruby
1 11 (35.48%) Bash Shell
2 10 (32.26%) SQL
3 9 (29.03%) Java
3 9 (29.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (38.71%) CCNP
3 9 (29.03%) CCIE
4 7 (22.58%) CCNA
5 2 (6.45%) CCENT
6 1 (3.23%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (35.48%) Postfix
3 9 (29.03%) XenServer
3 9 (29.03%) iptables
3 9 (29.03%) Samba
4 2 (6.45%) NFS
4 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.45%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) Puppet
2 9 (29.03%) ZABBIX
2 9 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (22.58%) Salt
4 6 (19.35%) Ansible
5 2 (6.45%) Nagios
5 2 (6.45%) SmokePing
5 2 (6.45%) Cacti
5 2 (6.45%) Cobbler
5 2 (6.45%) Icinga
5 2 (6.45%) Graphite
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) Cisco
2 14 (45.16%) Juniper
3 13 (41.94%) VMware
4 11 (35.48%) Red Hat
5 9 (29.03%) F5
5 9 (29.03%) Citrix
6 8 (25.81%) Barracuda Networks
7 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint
8 3 (9.68%) Avaya
9 2 (6.45%) HP
9 2 (6.45%) Oracle
10 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
10 1 (3.23%) Mitel
10 1 (3.23%) Dell
10 1 (3.23%) Nortel
10 1 (3.23%) Nokia
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
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