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 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 79 82 92
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 23 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.65% 1.39% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.96% 5.49% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 23 17 8
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £36,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.39% +1.11%
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
231 328 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 16.56% 25.37% 23.43%
Number of salaries quoted 213 295 265
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 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
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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 -3 23 £47,500 -13.63% 4
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 48 (100.00%) Cisco
2 47 (97.92%) BGP
3 37 (77.08%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (62.50%) VRRP
5 27 (56.25%) Firewall
5 27 (56.25%) Microsoft
6 23 (47.92%) CCNA
7 22 (45.83%) Ethernet
7 22 (45.83%) Broadband
7 22 (45.83%) EIGRP
7 22 (45.83%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (43.75%) Wireless
8 21 (43.75%) Telecoms
8 21 (43.75%) DHCP
9 19 (39.58%) CCNP
9 19 (39.58%) 802.1X
10 18 (37.50%) HP
10 18 (37.50%) RIP
10 18 (37.50%) MS Excel
11 17 (35.42%) C#
11 17 (35.42%) PHP
11 17 (35.42%) Linux
11 17 (35.42%) SNMP
11 17 (35.42%) Computer Science
11 17 (35.42%) MS PowerPoint
11 17 (35.42%) Degree
12 15 (31.25%) GPON
12 15 (31.25%) F5
12 15 (31.25%) Back Office
12 15 (31.25%) 802.11

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 17 (35.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (10.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (97.92%) BGP
2 30 (62.50%) VRRP
3 27 (56.25%) Firewall
4 22 (45.83%) EIGRP
4 22 (45.83%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (45.83%) Broadband
4 22 (45.83%) Ethernet
5 21 (43.75%) DHCP
5 21 (43.75%) Wireless
6 18 (37.50%) RIP
7 17 (35.42%) SNMP
8 15 (31.25%) 802.11
8 15 (31.25%) GPON
9 13 (27.08%) VLAN
9 13 (27.08%) MPLS
9 13 (27.08%) HSRP
10 9 (18.75%) Spanning Tree
10 9 (18.75%) VPN
11 8 (16.67%) DNS
11 8 (16.67%) IPv6
General
1 21 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 15 (31.25%) Back Office
3 2 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) Network Engineer
2 17 (35.42%) NOC Engineer
2 17 (35.42%) Senior NOC Engineer
3 11 (22.92%) Principal Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Network Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Lead Network Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Architect
6 1 (2.08%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (39.58%) 802.1X
2 13 (27.08%) CSS
3 2 (4.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (35.42%) Computer Science
2 8 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.42%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) Load Balancing
2 7 (14.58%) Network Management
3 5 (10.42%) Product Management
3 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.33%) Change Management
5 3 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.25%) Capacity Management
5 3 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
6 1 (2.08%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.08%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) C#
1 17 (35.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (77.08%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (47.92%) CCNA
3 19 (39.58%) CCNP
4 17 (35.42%) Degree
5 5 (10.42%) SAP Certification
6 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.17%) CCIE
8 1 (2.08%) CCSA
8 1 (2.08%) CCSE
8 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) ISO 9001
1 5 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) OpenView
1 5 (10.42%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (10.42%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) Cisco
2 27 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 18 (37.50%) HP
4 15 (31.25%) F5
5 13 (27.08%) ProCurve
6 9 (18.75%) CheckPoint
7 6 (12.50%) VMware
8 5 (10.42%) SAP
8 5 (10.42%) SonicWALL
8 5 (10.42%) Remedy
8 5 (10.42%) 3Com
8 5 (10.42%) BMC
8 5 (10.42%) Nokia
8 5 (10.42%) Nortel
8 5 (10.42%) Citrix
8 5 (10.42%) SolarWinds
9 4 (8.33%) Avaya
9 4 (8.33%) Juniper
9 4 (8.33%) Siemens
10 1 (2.08%) Blue Coat
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