The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 173 187 186
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 28 17 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.56% 0.33% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.72% 2.00% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 23 17 4
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £41,500 £40,450
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £65,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
752 849 687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.17% 16.67% 14.69%
Number of salaries quoted 644 718 557
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,800 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
OSPF
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +9 14 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Warwickshire +19 5 £36,000 -34.54% 1
Shropshire - 5 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £40,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 55 (100.00%) Cisco
2 51 (92.73%) BGP
3 48 (87.27%) Firewall
4 33 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (52.73%) MPLS
6 23 (41.82%) CCNA
7 22 (40.00%) CheckPoint
8 20 (36.36%) CCNP
9 19 (34.55%) WAN
10 18 (32.73%) LAN
11 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
12 14 (25.45%) VPN
12 14 (25.45%) Juniper
13 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
13 13 (23.64%) Network Design
14 12 (21.82%) VLAN
14 12 (21.82%) Load Balancing
15 11 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
15 11 (20.00%) SLA
16 10 (18.18%) IPsec
16 10 (18.18%) DSL
16 10 (18.18%) X.21
16 10 (18.18%) Netcool
16 10 (18.18%) PPP
16 10 (18.18%) ATM
16 10 (18.18%) ISDN
16 10 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
17 9 (16.36%) HSRP
17 9 (16.36%) UNIX
17 9 (16.36%) Advertising

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 51 (92.73%) BGP
2 48 (87.27%) Firewall
3 29 (52.73%) MPLS
4 19 (34.55%) WAN
5 18 (32.73%) LAN
6 14 (25.45%) VPN
7 12 (21.82%) VLAN
8 10 (18.18%) IPsec
8 10 (18.18%) DSL
8 10 (18.18%) X.21
8 10 (18.18%) PPP
8 10 (18.18%) ATM
8 10 (18.18%) ISDN
8 10 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (16.36%) HSRP
10 6 (10.91%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (10.91%) EIGRP
11 5 (9.09%) Ethernet
11 5 (9.09%) GLBP
11 5 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 9 (16.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (52.73%) Network Engineer
2 15 (27.27%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) NOC Engineer
5 8 (14.55%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (12.73%) Support Engineer
6 7 (12.73%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (12.73%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 6 (10.91%) Network Support Engineer
7 6 (10.91%) Network Support
8 5 (9.09%) Network Specialist
8 5 (9.09%) Cisco Specialist
8 5 (9.09%) Network Analyst
8 5 (9.09%) Analyst
8 5 (9.09%) Cisco Network Specialist
8 5 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
8 5 (9.09%) Senior Network Specialist
9 4 (7.27%) Voice Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) Cisco Voice Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) CSS
2 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Statistics
2 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) UNIX
2 4 (7.27%) Windows
2 4 (7.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) Network Design
2 12 (21.82%) Load Balancing
3 11 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
5 6 (10.91%) Network Architecture
5 6 (10.91%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.27%) Network Management
8 3 (5.45%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (3.64%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (3.64%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.64%) Time Management
9 2 (3.64%) Change Management
10 1 (1.82%) ITIL
10 1 (1.82%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 33 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (41.82%) CCNA
3 20 (36.36%) CCNP
4 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
5 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
6 8 (14.55%) CCIE
7 7 (12.73%) CCIP
8 4 (7.27%) JNCIA
8 4 (7.27%) JNCIE
9 2 (3.64%) BC Cleared
9 2 (3.64%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.00%) SLA
2 5 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) Netcool
2 5 (9.09%) FortiGate
3 4 (7.27%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 55 (100.00%) Cisco
2 22 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 14 (25.45%) Juniper
4 5 (9.09%) Nokia
4 5 (9.09%) F5
5 4 (7.27%) VMware
5 4 (7.27%) Redback
6 3 (5.45%) HP
7 2 (3.64%) Motorola
8 1 (1.82%) IBM
8 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.82%) BMC
8 1 (1.82%) OPNET
8 1 (1.82%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.82%) Fortinet
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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