The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 90 98 93
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 7 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.55% 0.65% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.70% 3.56% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 1
Average salary £47,000 £50,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% +72.41%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
OSPF
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
259 253 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 20.46% 18.35% 24.56%
Number of salaries quoted 228 232 253
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,150 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

OSPF
Salary Trend in Wales

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Wales

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Wales

OSPF
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
South Wales +6 5 £47,000 -6.00% 1
West Wales - 1 - -
North Wales - 1 - -
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 28 (100.00%) Cisco
2 27 (96.43%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (96.43%) BGP
3 25 (89.29%) Firewall
4 24 (85.71%) LAN
4 24 (85.71%) WAN
5 23 (82.14%) CCNP
6 22 (78.57%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (71.43%) CheckPoint
8 17 (60.71%) F5
9 15 (53.57%) MPLS
10 14 (50.00%) Network Design
11 12 (42.86%) Cisco PIX
11 12 (42.86%) VPN
11 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
11 12 (42.86%) RIP
11 12 (42.86%) Windows
11 12 (42.86%) Linux
12 11 (39.29%) MS Office
13 10 (35.71%) CCIE
13 10 (35.71%) Juniper
14 9 (32.14%) McAfee
14 9 (32.14%) Websense
14 9 (32.14%) CCNA
14 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
14 9 (32.14%) Windows XP
14 9 (32.14%) Blue Coat
14 9 (32.14%) CCSE
14 9 (32.14%) SonicWALL
14 9 (32.14%) Load Balancing

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 (7.14%) Apache
1 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (39.29%) MS Office
2 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 27 (96.43%) BGP
2 25 (89.29%) Firewall
3 24 (85.71%) LAN
3 24 (85.71%) WAN
4 22 (78.57%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (53.57%) MPLS
6 12 (42.86%) Cisco PIX
6 12 (42.86%) RIP
6 12 (42.86%) VPN
7 9 (32.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (32.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (21.43%) Internet
9 5 (17.86%) VLAN
9 5 (17.86%) IPv4
9 5 (17.86%) IPv6
10 4 (14.29%) EIGRP
10 4 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (10.71%) VPLS
11 3 (10.71%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (14.29%) Advertising
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Network Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (32.14%) Escalation Engineer
4 8 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Team Leader
6 3 (10.71%) Architect
6 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Operations Team Leader
6 3 (10.71%) Network Operations Team Leader
6 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Network Architect
6 3 (10.71%) Network Team Leader
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Support
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Network Support
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) DTV
1 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.57%) Derivative
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
1 12 (42.86%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) Windows XP
2 9 (32.14%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) UNIX
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Network Design
2 9 (32.14%) Load Balancing
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (7.14%) Network Management
6 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.57%) People Management
6 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security
6 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.57%) Data Management
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) AWK
1 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (96.43%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (82.14%) CCNP
3 10 (35.71%) CCIE
4 9 (32.14%) CCSE
4 9 (32.14%) JNCIS
4 9 (32.14%) CCNA
5 5 (17.86%) CCIP
6 4 (14.29%) CCDP
7 3 (10.71%) CCDA
8 2 (7.14%) Degree
8 2 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (7.14%) CCSP
9 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) VMware ESX
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 17 (60.71%) F5
4 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 10 (35.71%) Juniper
6 9 (32.14%) McAfee
6 9 (32.14%) Websense
6 9 (32.14%) Blue Coat
6 9 (32.14%) SonicWALL
6 9 (32.14%) Aruba
6 9 (32.14%) Lumension
7 7 (25.00%) VMware
8 3 (10.71%) Fortinet
8 3 (10.71%) NetApp
9 2 (7.14%) Nokia
9 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.57%) Dell
10 1 (3.57%) Citrix
10 1 (3.57%) SAP
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago