The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 169 173 188
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 45 26 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.86% 0.53% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.70% 3.47% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 38 22 17
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £30,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
OSPF
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
789 750 860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.01% 15.31% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 667 644 729
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

OSPF
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

OSPF Salary Trend in the West Midlands

OSPF
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

OSPF Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

OSPF
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(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
Birmingham +18 31 £48,500 +21.25% 5
Warwickshire -6 5 £42,500 +28.78%
Coventry - 5 £36,750 -
Dudley - 5 £29,000 -
Solihull - 2 £40,000 -
Shropshire -12 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 71 (89.87%) BGP
2 64 (81.01%) Cisco
3 56 (70.89%) Firewall
4 54 (68.35%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (48.10%) CCNP
6 37 (46.84%) WAN
7 36 (45.57%) VPN
8 32 (40.51%) LAN
8 32 (40.51%) MPLS
9 27 (34.18%) EIGRP
9 27 (34.18%) Network Security
10 25 (31.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 24 (30.38%) CCNA
12 21 (26.58%) CheckPoint
13 20 (25.32%) TCP/IP
14 18 (22.78%) VLAN
14 18 (22.78%) Load Balancing
15 16 (20.25%) HSRP
15 16 (20.25%) Spanning Tree
15 16 (20.25%) VoIP
16 15 (18.99%) DNS
17 13 (16.46%) Wi-Fi
17 13 (16.46%) Wireless
17 13 (16.46%) Network Architecture
18 12 (15.19%) Cisco IOS
18 12 (15.19%) Cisco ASA
18 12 (15.19%) IPsec
18 12 (15.19%) Network Design
19 11 (13.92%) Fortinet
19 11 (13.92%) PPP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 71 (89.87%) BGP
2 56 (70.89%) Firewall
3 37 (46.84%) WAN
4 36 (45.57%) VPN
5 32 (40.51%) LAN
5 32 (40.51%) MPLS
6 27 (34.18%) Network Security
6 27 (34.18%) EIGRP
7 25 (31.65%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (25.32%) TCP/IP
9 18 (22.78%) VLAN
10 16 (20.25%) HSRP
10 16 (20.25%) Spanning Tree
10 16 (20.25%) VoIP
11 15 (18.99%) DNS
12 13 (16.46%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (16.46%) Wireless
13 12 (15.19%) IPsec
13 12 (15.19%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (15.19%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (10.13%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.80%) Law
4 2 (2.53%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (54.43%) Network Engineer
2 13 (16.46%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (12.66%) Network Consultant
3 10 (12.66%) Consultant
4 9 (11.39%) Support Engineer
5 8 (10.13%) Architect
5 8 (10.13%) Network Architect
6 7 (8.86%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Network Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Design Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Network Support
9 4 (5.06%) IT Support
10 3 (3.80%) Senior Network Design Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Senior Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.13%) CSS
2 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.06%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.80%) Clustering
4 2 (2.53%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.39%) Linux
1 9 (11.39%) UNIX
2 8 (10.13%) Solaris
3 4 (5.06%) Windows
4 1 (1.27%) CentOS
4 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.78%) Load Balancing
2 13 (16.46%) Network Architecture
3 12 (15.19%) Network Design
4 9 (11.39%) Network Management
5 8 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (8.86%) ITIL
6 7 (8.86%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (7.59%) High Availability
8 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.33%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (5.06%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.80%) Project Management
10 3 (3.80%) B2B
10 3 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.80%) Risk Assessment
11 2 (2.53%) Time Management
11 2 (2.53%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (2.53%) Mentoring
12 1 (1.27%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.33%) Perl
2 4 (5.06%) Tcl
3 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.27%) C
3 1 (1.27%) PHP
3 1 (1.27%) VBScript
3 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 54 (68.35%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (48.10%) CCNP
3 24 (30.38%) CCNA
4 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
5 8 (10.13%) Degree
5 8 (10.13%) SC Cleared
6 7 (8.86%) CCDP
7 5 (6.33%) CCIE
8 3 (3.80%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.27%) CCDA
9 1 (1.27%) RHCE
9 1 (1.27%) CCSA
9 1 (1.27%) CEH
9 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) SLA
2 2 (2.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) vSphere
1 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.53%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.27%) Netcool
3 1 (1.27%) Nagios
3 1 (1.27%) Nessus
3 1 (1.27%) Cacti
3 1 (1.27%) Ionix
Vendors
1 64 (81.01%) Cisco
2 21 (26.58%) CheckPoint
3 11 (13.92%) Fortinet
4 8 (10.13%) Juniper
5 6 (7.59%) VMware
6 5 (6.33%) F5
7 4 (5.06%) Sun
8 3 (3.80%) Citrix
8 3 (3.80%) Brocade
8 3 (3.80%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.53%) Nokia
9 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.53%) HP
10 1 (1.27%) EMC
10 1 (1.27%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.27%) Oracle
10 1 (1.27%) Splunk
10 1 (1.27%) Rapid7
10 1 (1.27%) Tripwire
10 1 (1.27%) Qualys
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago