The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 75 67 50
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 2 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.37% 1.66% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.31% 4.65% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 1
Average salary £48,750 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.21% +15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
OSPF
Hertfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
153 215 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 28.49% 35.66% 23.75%
Number of salaries quoted 78 142 47
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

OSPF
Salary Trend in Watford

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Watford

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Watford

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

OSPF Salary Histogram in Watford

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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
1 14 (100.00%) BGP
2 13 (92.86%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (78.57%) MPLS
4 10 (71.43%) EIGRP
5 9 (64.29%) CCIE
5 9 (64.29%) Data Centre
6 8 (57.14%) CCNP
6 8 (57.14%) Firewall
7 7 (50.00%) Multicast
8 6 (42.86%) RIP
9 5 (35.71%) Juniper
9 5 (35.71%) VPN
9 5 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (28.57%) F5
10 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
10 4 (28.57%) VRRP
10 4 (28.57%) CCNA
10 4 (28.57%) VLAN
10 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
10 4 (28.57%) Network Security
11 3 (21.43%) Crossbeam
11 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (21.43%) Wireless
11 3 (21.43%) VoIP
11 3 (21.43%) WAN
11 3 (21.43%) DHCP
11 3 (21.43%) DNS
11 3 (21.43%) HSRP
11 3 (21.43%) Cisco PIX

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 14 (100.00%) BGP
2 11 (78.57%) MPLS
3 10 (71.43%) EIGRP
4 8 (57.14%) Firewall
5 7 (50.00%) Multicast
6 6 (42.86%) RIP
7 5 (35.71%) VPN
7 5 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (28.57%) Network Security
8 4 (28.57%) VLAN
8 4 (28.57%) VRRP
9 3 (21.43%) Wireless
9 3 (21.43%) DNS
9 3 (21.43%) VoIP
9 3 (21.43%) WAN
9 3 (21.43%) DHCP
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (21.43%) HSRP
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (14.29%) Time Management
2 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design
3 1 (7.14%) Network Planning
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (64.29%) CCIE
3 8 (57.14%) CCNP
4 4 (28.57%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cacti
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Juniper
3 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 4 (28.57%) F5
4 3 (21.43%) Crossbeam
5 2 (14.29%) NetApp
6 1 (7.14%) VMware
6 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds