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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 64 - 61
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 7 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.31% - 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.09% - 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 4
Average salary £57,000 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
171 91 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 31.96% 25.14% 36.81%
Number of salaries quoted 106 54 69
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £24,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £58,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 August 2014.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Watford

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) BGP
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (80.00%) CCNP
3 12 (80.00%) MPLS
4 11 (73.33%) EIGRP
5 10 (66.67%) Network Security
5 10 (66.67%) F5
6 9 (60.00%) Firewall
6 9 (60.00%) VPN
6 9 (60.00%) WAN
7 8 (53.33%) Juniper
7 8 (53.33%) IPsec
7 8 (53.33%) CCIE
7 8 (53.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (46.67%) LAN
9 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
9 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (40.00%) VLAN
9 6 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (40.00%) BIG-IP
10 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
10 5 (33.33%) Crossbeam
10 5 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
10 5 (33.33%) Riverbed
10 5 (33.33%) WAAS
11 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (26.67%) Multicast
11 4 (26.67%) Network Design

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) BGP
2 12 (80.00%) MPLS
3 11 (73.33%) EIGRP
4 10 (66.67%) Network Security
5 9 (60.00%) Firewall
5 9 (60.00%) VPN
5 9 (60.00%) WAN
6 8 (53.33%) IPsec
6 8 (53.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (46.67%) LAN
8 6 (40.00%) BIG-IP
8 6 (40.00%) VLAN
8 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (33.33%) WAAS
9 5 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (26.67%) SMTP
10 4 (26.67%) FTP
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (13.33%) Games
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 4 (26.67%) Network Design
3 3 (20.00%) Network Management
3 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) Network Planning
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (80.00%) CCNP
3 8 (53.33%) CCIE
4 2 (13.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (13.33%) Cacti
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (66.67%) F5
3 8 (53.33%) Juniper
4 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 5 (33.33%) Crossbeam
5 5 (33.33%) Riverbed
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 4 (26.67%) HP
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
7 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
8 1 (6.67%) IBM
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