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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 162 185 169
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -16
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 48 24 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.91% 0.45% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.34% 3.00% 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 42 23 25
Average salary £47,250 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £36,000 £38,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £51,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
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
757 800 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.35% 15.16% 17.67%
Number of salaries quoted 650 691 730
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +4 39 £49,250 +23.12% 7
Dudley - 7 £29,000 -
Coventry - 4 £36,750 -
Warwickshire -10 2 £43,750 +21.52%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 78 (91.76%) BGP
2 73 (85.88%) Cisco
3 64 (75.29%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (64.71%) Firewall
5 41 (48.24%) CCNP
6 38 (44.71%) MPLS
7 33 (38.82%) VPN
8 31 (36.47%) WAN
9 26 (30.59%) LAN
9 26 (30.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 26 (30.59%) Data Centre
10 25 (29.41%) CCNA
11 22 (25.88%) CheckPoint
12 21 (24.71%) EIGRP
13 20 (23.53%) TCP/IP
13 20 (23.53%) Cisco IOS
14 19 (22.35%) Network Security
14 19 (22.35%) Load Balancing
15 18 (21.18%) VoIP
16 17 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
17 16 (18.82%) VLAN
17 16 (18.82%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (18.82%) HSRP
17 16 (18.82%) Wi-Fi
18 15 (17.65%) Wireless
19 14 (16.47%) DNS
19 14 (16.47%) Juniper
19 14 (16.47%) CCIE
19 14 (16.47%) Network Architecture
19 14 (16.47%) F5

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 78 (91.76%) BGP
2 55 (64.71%) Firewall
3 38 (44.71%) MPLS
4 33 (38.82%) VPN
5 31 (36.47%) WAN
6 26 (30.59%) LAN
6 26 (30.59%) Cisco Nexus
7 21 (24.71%) EIGRP
8 20 (23.53%) TCP/IP
8 20 (23.53%) Cisco IOS
9 19 (22.35%) Network Security
10 18 (21.18%) VoIP
11 17 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
12 16 (18.82%) VLAN
12 16 (18.82%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (18.82%) HSRP
12 16 (18.82%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (17.65%) Wireless
14 14 (16.47%) DNS
15 12 (14.12%) FWSM
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (11.76%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Marketing
3 2 (2.35%) Legal
4 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.18%) Back Office
4 1 (1.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (43.53%) Network Engineer
2 16 (18.82%) Consultant
3 10 (11.76%) Network Consultant
3 10 (11.76%) Architect
3 10 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (11.76%) Network Architect
4 8 (9.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Network Analyst
4 8 (9.41%) Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Firewall Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) IT Support
7 4 (4.71%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) Telecoms Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Cisco Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 2 (2.35%) Cisco Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.94%) CSS
2 2 (2.35%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (30.59%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.71%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.71%) Clustering
4 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.18%) GIS
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.29%) Linux
2 12 (14.12%) UNIX
2 12 (14.12%) Solaris
3 5 (5.88%) Windows
4 1 (1.18%) CentOS
4 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.35%) Load Balancing
2 14 (16.47%) Network Architecture
3 13 (15.29%) Service Delivery
4 11 (12.94%) ITIL
5 8 (9.41%) High Availability
6 7 (8.24%) Project Management
6 7 (8.24%) Network Design
7 6 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.88%) Network Management
9 4 (4.71%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.53%) B2B
10 3 (3.53%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.53%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.53%) Change Control
11 2 (2.35%) Incident Management
11 2 (2.35%) PRINCE
11 2 (2.35%) CRM
11 2 (2.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.06%) Perl
2 5 (5.88%) Tcl
3 1 (1.18%) Python
3 1 (1.18%) C
3 1 (1.18%) PHP
3 1 (1.18%) VBScript
3 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 64 (75.29%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (48.24%) CCNP
3 25 (29.41%) CCNA
4 14 (16.47%) CCIE
5 11 (12.94%) Security Cleared
6 8 (9.41%) Degree
6 8 (9.41%) SC Cleared
6 8 (9.41%) CCDP
7 4 (4.71%) JNCIP
7 4 (4.71%) CCIP
8 2 (2.35%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (2.35%) PMP
8 2 (2.35%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.35%) CCSA
9 1 (1.18%) CEH
9 1 (1.18%) CCSE
9 1 (1.18%) RHCE
9 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.53%) Nagios
2 3 (3.53%) Cacti
3 1 (1.18%) Nessus
3 1 (1.18%) Ionix
Vendors
1 73 (85.88%) Cisco
2 22 (25.88%) CheckPoint
3 14 (16.47%) Juniper
3 14 (16.47%) F5
4 9 (10.59%) Fortinet
5 8 (9.41%) Riverbed
5 8 (9.41%) VMware
6 4 (4.71%) Sun
7 3 (3.53%) Citrix
7 3 (3.53%) Brocade
7 3 (3.53%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.35%) Remedy
8 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.35%) BT
9 1 (1.18%) Tripwire
9 1 (1.18%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.18%) Oracle
9 1 (1.18%) Microsoft
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Salary: Unspecified
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