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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 142 181 178
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -3
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 85 34 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.45% 0.63% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.47% 3.80% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 81 28 30
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £29,700 £42,050
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £50,750 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+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
898 894 952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.33% 16.56% 17.09%
Number of salaries quoted 808 732 799
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,350
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +28 70 £51,500 +14.44% 3
Staffordshire - 5 £65,000 -
Solihull - 3 £32,500 -
Coventry - 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £37,000 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 120 (93.75%) BGP
2 115 (89.84%) Cisco
3 106 (82.81%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (63.28%) Firewall
5 72 (56.25%) CCNP
6 57 (44.53%) CheckPoint
7 51 (39.84%) Cisco IOS
8 50 (39.06%) MPLS
9 45 (35.16%) F5
10 44 (34.38%) CCIE
11 43 (33.59%) CCNA
12 42 (32.81%) Juniper
12 42 (32.81%) Cisco Nexus
13 40 (31.25%) VPN
14 37 (28.91%) WAN
15 34 (26.56%) Riverbed
16 32 (25.00%) TCP/IP
17 31 (24.22%) LAN
17 31 (24.22%) Spanning Tree
18 29 (22.66%) EIGRP
19 27 (21.09%) Data Centre
19 27 (21.09%) Load Balancing
20 25 (19.53%) Service Delivery
21 23 (17.97%) VoIP
21 23 (17.97%) Network Security
22 21 (16.41%) Wi-Fi
23 20 (15.63%) Finance
24 18 (14.06%) DNS
24 18 (14.06%) VLAN
25 17 (13.28%) Cisco ASA

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (2.34%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.34%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 120 (93.75%) BGP
2 81 (63.28%) Firewall
3 51 (39.84%) Cisco IOS
4 50 (39.06%) MPLS
5 42 (32.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 40 (31.25%) VPN
7 37 (28.91%) WAN
8 32 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 31 (24.22%) LAN
9 31 (24.22%) Spanning Tree
10 29 (22.66%) EIGRP
11 23 (17.97%) Network Security
11 23 (17.97%) VoIP
12 21 (16.41%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (14.06%) VLAN
13 18 (14.06%) DNS
14 17 (13.28%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (12.50%) Wireless
16 15 (11.72%) FWSM
17 12 (9.38%) HSRP
Development Applications
1 5 (3.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (15.63%) Finance
2 9 (7.03%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.03%) Marketing
3 4 (3.13%) Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.78%) French Language
5 1 (0.78%) German Language
Job Titles
1 62 (48.44%) Network Engineer
2 31 (24.22%) Consultant
3 23 (17.97%) Senior Network Engineer
4 20 (15.63%) Network Consultant
5 17 (13.28%) Senior Consultant
6 12 (9.38%) Analyst
6 12 (9.38%) Network Analyst
6 12 (9.38%) Senior Network Consultant
6 12 (9.38%) Cisco Consultant
7 11 (8.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 11 (8.59%) Network Architect
7 11 (8.59%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (8.59%) Architect
8 10 (7.81%) Project Manager
8 10 (7.81%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 9 (7.03%) Senior Cisco Consultant
10 8 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
11 7 (5.47%) Support Engineer
11 7 (5.47%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 7 (5.47%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.94%) CSS
2 3 (2.34%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.09%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.34%) Clustering
5 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) GIS
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.38%) Solaris
1 12 (9.38%) Linux
1 12 (9.38%) UNIX
2 5 (3.91%) Windows
3 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.09%) Load Balancing
2 25 (19.53%) Service Delivery
3 17 (13.28%) ITIL
4 15 (11.72%) Project Management
5 10 (7.81%) PRINCE2
5 10 (7.81%) GAP Analysis
6 9 (7.03%) Network Architecture
7 8 (6.25%) High Availability
8 7 (5.47%) Change Control
8 7 (5.47%) Workflow
9 5 (3.91%) Network Design
9 5 (3.91%) Change Management
9 5 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.91%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (3.91%) Network Management
10 4 (3.13%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.34%) PRINCE
11 3 (2.34%) CRM
11 3 (2.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.34%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.91%) Perl
1 5 (3.91%) Tcl
2 1 (0.78%) C
2 1 (0.78%) VBScript
2 1 (0.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 106 (82.81%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (56.25%) CCNP
3 44 (34.38%) CCIE
4 43 (33.59%) CCNA
5 13 (10.16%) CCDP
6 10 (7.81%) CCIP
7 9 (7.03%) Degree
8 8 (6.25%) Security Cleared
9 7 (5.47%) SC Cleared
10 4 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.56%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (1.56%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.56%) PMP
11 2 (1.56%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.56%) CCSA
12 1 (0.78%) CCSE
12 1 (0.78%) CEH
12 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.47%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 8 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.34%) Cacti
2 3 (2.34%) Nagios
3 2 (1.56%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.78%) Ionix
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.78%) Nessus
4 1 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 115 (89.84%) Cisco
2 57 (44.53%) CheckPoint
3 45 (35.16%) F5
4 42 (32.81%) Juniper
5 34 (26.56%) Riverbed
6 9 (7.03%) McAfee
7 7 (5.47%) VMware
7 7 (5.47%) Fortinet
8 4 (3.13%) Brocade
8 4 (3.13%) Citrix
8 4 (3.13%) Microsoft
9 3 (2.34%) Sun
9 3 (2.34%) Siemens
9 3 (2.34%) Blue Coat
9 3 (2.34%) BT
9 3 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.34%) Remedy
9 3 (2.34%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.34%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.78%) Qualys
West Midlands
Vodafone
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
People Source
Salary: £43000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago