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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 81 93 88
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 16 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.24% 0.62% 0.098%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.11% 2.69% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 14 8 1
Average salary £55,000 £56,250 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +93.96%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
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
313 297 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 24.24% 23.01% 26.03%
Number of salaries quoted 274 265 221
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 2 September 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 2 September 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 14 £55,000 -2.22%
West Wales - 1 - -
North Wales - 1 - -
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 26 (96.30%) BGP
3 24 (88.89%) Firewall
4 23 (85.19%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (74.07%) CCNP
5 20 (74.07%) LAN
5 20 (74.07%) WAN
6 18 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (62.96%) CheckPoint
8 16 (59.26%) MPLS
9 14 (51.85%) F5
10 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
10 13 (48.15%) RIP
11 12 (44.44%) MS Office
12 11 (40.74%) Network Design
13 10 (37.04%) VMware
13 10 (37.04%) Windows
13 10 (37.04%) Linux
13 10 (37.04%) VPN
14 9 (33.33%) CCNA
14 9 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
15 8 (29.63%) VLAN
15 8 (29.63%) Juniper
15 8 (29.63%) CCIE
16 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
16 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
16 7 (25.93%) MS Visio
16 7 (25.93%) McAfee
16 7 (25.93%) Websense
16 7 (25.93%) Blue Coat

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (7.41%) Apache
1 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (44.44%) MS Office
2 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 26 (96.30%) BGP
2 24 (88.89%) Firewall
3 20 (74.07%) LAN
3 20 (74.07%) WAN
4 18 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (59.26%) MPLS
6 13 (48.15%) RIP
7 10 (37.04%) VPN
8 9 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
9 8 (29.63%) VLAN
10 7 (25.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (25.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (22.22%) VPLS
11 6 (22.22%) Internet
12 5 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (14.81%) IPv4
13 4 (14.81%) IPv6
14 3 (11.11%) DNS
14 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (11.11%) Advertising
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Network Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (25.93%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Escalation Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) Security Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) Security Consultant
6 4 (14.81%) Network Consultant
6 4 (14.81%) Consultant
6 4 (14.81%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Operations Team Leader
7 3 (11.11%) Network Operations Team Leader
7 3 (11.11%) Network Team Leader
7 3 (11.11%) Team Leader
8 2 (7.41%) Network Support
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Support Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Firmware
1 1 (3.70%) DTV
1 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.70%) Derivative
1 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
2 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.70%) UNIX
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Network Design
2 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
3 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Network Management
4 2 (7.41%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security
5 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Management
5 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) AWK
1 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (85.19%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (74.07%) CCNP
3 9 (33.33%) CCNA
4 8 (29.63%) CCIE
5 7 (25.93%) CCSE
5 7 (25.93%) JNCIS
6 5 (18.52%) CCIP
7 3 (11.11%) CCDP
8 2 (7.41%) CCDA
8 2 (7.41%) Degree
8 2 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (7.41%) CCSP
9 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (62.96%) CheckPoint
3 14 (51.85%) F5
4 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
5 10 (37.04%) VMware
6 8 (29.63%) Juniper
7 7 (25.93%) Blue Coat
7 7 (25.93%) McAfee
7 7 (25.93%) Websense
7 7 (25.93%) Lumension
7 7 (25.93%) SonicWALL
7 7 (25.93%) Aruba
8 6 (22.22%) Fortinet
9 3 (11.11%) NetApp
10 2 (7.41%) Nokia
10 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
11 1 (3.70%) Dell
11 1 (3.70%) Citrix
11 1 (3.70%) SAP