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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 83 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 9 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.02% 0.44% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.86% 2.29% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 0
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
185 175 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 20.98% 19.34% 28.39%
Number of salaries quoted 139 148 203
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,600 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Southampton

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (92.86%) VPN
3 12 (85.71%) MPLS
3 12 (85.71%) BGP
4 11 (78.57%) WAN
5 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
5 10 (71.43%) Firewall
6 8 (57.14%) Juniper
6 8 (57.14%) Load Balancing
6 8 (57.14%) VoIP
6 8 (57.14%) F5
7 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 7 (50.00%) Ethernet
7 7 (50.00%) VLAN
8 6 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (42.86%) WLAN
9 5 (35.71%) ITIL
9 5 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (28.57%) Multicast
10 4 (28.57%) ATM
10 4 (28.57%) ISDN
10 4 (28.57%) LAN
10 4 (28.57%) IPX
10 4 (28.57%) PPP
10 4 (28.57%) EIGRP
10 4 (28.57%) CCNP
10 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (28.57%) Frame Relay
10 4 (28.57%) Fast Ethernet
10 4 (28.57%) Gigabit Ethernet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) VPN
2 12 (85.71%) MPLS
2 12 (85.71%) BGP
3 11 (78.57%) WAN
4 10 (71.43%) Firewall
5 8 (57.14%) VoIP
6 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (50.00%) Ethernet
6 7 (50.00%) VLAN
7 6 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (42.86%) WLAN
8 5 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (28.57%) Multicast
9 4 (28.57%) ATM
9 4 (28.57%) ISDN
9 4 (28.57%) LAN
9 4 (28.57%) IPX
9 4 (28.57%) PPP
9 4 (28.57%) EIGRP
9 4 (28.57%) Frame Relay
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Network Designer
1 8 (57.14%) Designer
2 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Designer
3 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Designer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Load Balancing
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Network Planning
3 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Budget Control
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) People Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CCNP
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) CCDP
2 3 (21.43%) CCIE
2 3 (21.43%) CCDE
3 1 (7.14%) JNCIS
3 1 (7.14%) CCSE
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 8 (57.14%) Juniper
3 8 (57.14%) F5