The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 75 82 93
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 4 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.58% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 1.40% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 2
Average salary £62,500 £38,750 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.29% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.39% +1.11%
OSPF
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
210 215 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 30.43% 25.41% 23.86%
Number of salaries quoted 182 189 206
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

OSPF
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Southampton

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) BGP
2 11 (91.67%) VPN
2 11 (91.67%) MPLS
3 10 (83.33%) WAN
4 8 (66.67%) Firewall
4 8 (66.67%) Juniper
5 7 (58.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (58.33%) F5
6 6 (50.00%) Load Balancing
6 6 (50.00%) VoIP
6 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (41.67%) LAN
7 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
7 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
7 5 (41.67%) EIGRP
7 5 (41.67%) Finance
8 4 (33.33%) ITIL
8 4 (33.33%) WLAN
9 3 (25.00%) Wireless
9 3 (25.00%) IPsec
9 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (25.00%) VLAN
9 3 (25.00%) Multicast
9 3 (25.00%) Network Security
9 3 (25.00%) Network Architecture
10 2 (16.67%) Lync
10 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (16.67%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 (16.67%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) BGP
2 11 (91.67%) VPN
2 11 (91.67%) MPLS
3 10 (83.33%) WAN
4 8 (66.67%) Firewall
5 7 (58.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (50.00%) VoIP
6 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (41.67%) LAN
7 5 (41.67%) EIGRP
7 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
8 4 (33.33%) WLAN
9 3 (25.00%) Multicast
9 3 (25.00%) VLAN
9 3 (25.00%) Network Security
9 3 (25.00%) Wireless
9 3 (25.00%) IPsec
10 2 (16.67%) SSH
10 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Network Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Lead Designer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Designer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Designer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Network Design
4 2 (16.67%) Network Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) ITSM
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) Demand Management
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCIE
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) Juniper
3 7 (58.33%) F5
4 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
5 2 (16.67%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (16.67%) Avaya
6 1 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (8.33%) Intel