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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 86 69 84
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +15
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 6 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.69% 1.49% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% 6.90% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2 14 0
Average salary £43,125 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.69% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.52%
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
228 203 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 26.09% 21.62% 22.29%
Number of salaries quoted 154 180 166
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 1 May 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 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) VPN
2 13 (86.67%) BGP
3 12 (80.00%) MPLS
3 12 (80.00%) WAN
4 10 (66.67%) Firewall
5 8 (53.33%) Ethernet
5 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
5 8 (53.33%) Juniper
5 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
6 7 (46.67%) VoIP
6 7 (46.67%) Load Balancing
6 7 (46.67%) VLAN
6 7 (46.67%) F5
7 6 (40.00%) Multicast
7 6 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (40.00%) WLAN
7 6 (40.00%) EIGRP
8 5 (33.33%) LAN
8 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (26.67%) IPX
9 4 (26.67%) LDAP
9 4 (26.67%) TACACS
9 4 (26.67%) SSL
9 4 (26.67%) Network Security
9 4 (26.67%) IPsec
9 4 (26.67%) Network Planning
9 4 (26.67%) PKI
9 4 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (26.67%) SSH

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1 (6.67%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) VPN
2 13 (86.67%) BGP
3 12 (80.00%) MPLS
3 12 (80.00%) WAN
4 10 (66.67%) Firewall
5 8 (53.33%) Ethernet
5 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
6 7 (46.67%) VoIP
6 7 (46.67%) VLAN
7 6 (40.00%) Multicast
7 6 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (40.00%) WLAN
7 6 (40.00%) EIGRP
8 5 (33.33%) LAN
8 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (26.67%) IPX
9 4 (26.67%) LDAP
9 4 (26.67%) TACACS
9 4 (26.67%) SSL
9 4 (26.67%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Designer
1 6 (40.00%) Network Designer
2 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Load Balancing
2 4 (26.67%) Network Planning
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Budget Control
4 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) Network Design
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.67%) Demand Management
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CCIE
1 2 (13.33%) CCNP
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CCDE
2 1 (6.67%) CCDP
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) Juniper
2 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
3 7 (46.67%) F5
4 1 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Avaya
4 1 (6.67%) Aerohive Networks