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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 77 62 58
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 1 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.18% 2.22% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 6.13% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 1
Average salary £37,500 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.78% +15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -
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
153 212 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 27.82% 36.24% 24.92%
Number of salaries quoted 78 134 49
Average salary £45,000 £52,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.46% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £36,250 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) BGP
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (72.73%) MPLS
4 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
4 7 (63.64%) EIGRP
4 7 (63.64%) CCIE
5 6 (54.55%) CCNP
5 6 (54.55%) Firewall
5 6 (54.55%) Multicast
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (36.36%) RIP
6 4 (36.36%) VPN
7 3 (27.27%) CCNA
7 3 (27.27%) VoIP
7 3 (27.27%) WAN
7 3 (27.27%) VRRP
7 3 (27.27%) Juniper
7 3 (27.27%) VLAN
7 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
7 3 (27.27%) Network Security
8 2 (18.18%) Time Management
8 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
8 2 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (18.18%) F5
8 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
8 2 (18.18%) HSRP
8 2 (18.18%) Spanning Tree

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 11 (100.00%) BGP
2 8 (72.73%) MPLS
3 7 (63.64%) EIGRP
4 6 (54.55%) Multicast
4 6 (54.55%) Firewall
5 4 (36.36%) RIP
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (36.36%) VPN
6 3 (27.27%) VoIP
6 3 (27.27%) WAN
6 3 (27.27%) Network Security
6 3 (27.27%) VRRP
6 3 (27.27%) VLAN
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (18.18%) Wireless
7 2 (18.18%) SNMP
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (18.18%) HSRP
7 2 (18.18%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (18.18%) DHCP
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
2 2 (18.18%) Time Management
2 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design
3 1 (9.09%) Network Planning
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) CCIE
3 6 (54.55%) CCNP
4 3 (27.27%) CCNA
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Juniper
3 2 (18.18%) NetApp
3 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 2 (18.18%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Crossbeam