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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 169 190 171
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -19
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 56 22 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.03% 0.43% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.11% 2.74% 5.58%
Number of salaries quoted 41 21 49
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £40,250 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £55,900
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
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
916 803 949
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.80% 15.79% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 723 697 823
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +13 32 £48,000 +6.66%
Herefordshire - 9 £47,500 -
Coventry +5 4 £34,000 -28.42% 3
Worcestershire -8 2 £75,000 +33.33%
Dudley - 2 £32,000 -
Staffordshire - 2 £65,000 -
Warwickshire +3 1 £50,000 -23.07% 2
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 97 (95.10%) Cisco
2 86 (84.31%) Firewall
3 73 (71.57%) WAN
4 67 (65.69%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (62.75%) BGP
5 64 (62.75%) LAN
6 46 (45.10%) CCNP
7 45 (44.12%) CCNA
8 43 (42.16%) MPLS
9 42 (41.18%) ITIL
10 38 (37.25%) Network Security
11 36 (35.29%) VPN
11 36 (35.29%) EIGRP
12 35 (34.31%) CheckPoint
13 30 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
14 29 (28.43%) Wireless
15 27 (26.47%) Data Centre
16 25 (24.51%) Fortinet
17 24 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
18 23 (22.55%) Palo Alto
19 19 (18.63%) F5
20 18 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
20 18 (17.65%) HP
21 17 (16.67%) DHCP
21 17 (16.67%) Service Delivery
21 17 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
22 16 (15.69%) SolarWinds
22 16 (15.69%) Linux
23 15 (14.71%) Windows
23 15 (14.71%) DNS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.92%) IaaS
3 4 (3.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (84.31%) Firewall
2 73 (71.57%) WAN
3 64 (62.75%) BGP
3 64 (62.75%) LAN
4 43 (42.16%) MPLS
5 38 (37.25%) Network Security
6 36 (35.29%) EIGRP
6 36 (35.29%) VPN
7 30 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (28.43%) Wireless
9 24 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (16.67%) DHCP
11 15 (14.71%) Cisco IOS
11 15 (14.71%) DNS
11 15 (14.71%) HSRP
12 14 (13.73%) TCP/IP
13 13 (12.75%) Cisco Wireless
13 13 (12.75%) VLAN
14 11 (10.78%) Multicast
14 11 (10.78%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.96%) GIS
General
1 7 (6.86%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.90%) Finance
3 3 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (43.14%) Network Engineer
2 19 (18.63%) Analyst
2 19 (18.63%) Network Analyst
3 18 (17.65%) Senior Network Engineer
4 17 (16.67%) Security Engineer
5 12 (11.76%) Cisco Analyst
5 12 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (11.76%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 12 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (11.76%) Network Support
6 11 (10.78%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (10.78%) Network Support Analyst
6 11 (10.78%) Support Analyst
7 8 (7.84%) Cisco Support
8 7 (6.86%) Presales Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
10 5 (4.90%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.82%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.98%) WAP
2 1 (0.98%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (26.47%) Data Centre
2 15 (14.71%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.84%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.92%) AS400
4 4 (3.92%) Clustering
5 3 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.96%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.98%) Handset
7 1 (0.98%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.69%) Linux
2 15 (14.71%) Windows
3 8 (7.84%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.86%) Unix
5 3 (2.94%) Solaris
6 1 (0.98%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (41.18%) ITIL
2 17 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 17 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 15 (14.71%) Network Management
3 15 (14.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 15 (14.71%) Software Engineering
4 14 (13.73%) Presales
5 13 (12.75%) Mentoring
6 12 (11.76%) Load Balancing
7 9 (8.82%) Change Control
7 9 (8.82%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (6.86%) Incident Management
8 7 (6.86%) Migration
8 7 (6.86%) Supplier Management
9 6 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.88%) High Availability
10 5 (4.90%) PRINCE
11 4 (3.92%) Data Protection
11 4 (3.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 67 (65.69%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (45.10%) CCNP
3 45 (44.12%) CCNA
4 18 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (14.71%) Degree
6 11 (10.78%) SC Cleared
6 11 (10.78%) Security Cleared
7 10 (9.80%) CCIE
8 9 (8.82%) CCDP
9 7 (6.86%) CCDA
9 7 (6.86%) CCIP
10 5 (4.90%) CCSP
10 5 (4.90%) CISSP
11 3 (2.94%) MCSE
11 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (2.94%) MOS
11 3 (2.94%) PMI Certification
11 3 (2.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.92%) Firmware
3 3 (2.94%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (5.88%) FortiGate
2 5 (4.90%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (3.92%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (3.92%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.98%) Cacti
4 1 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 97 (95.10%) Cisco
2 35 (34.31%) CheckPoint
3 25 (24.51%) Fortinet
4 23 (22.55%) Palo Alto
5 19 (18.63%) F5
6 18 (17.65%) HP
7 16 (15.69%) SolarWinds
8 14 (13.73%) Juniper
9 12 (11.76%) VMware
10 9 (8.82%) Cyberoam
11 7 (6.86%) Microsoft
12 6 (5.88%) Riverbed
13 5 (4.90%) Aruba
13 5 (4.90%) SonicWALL
14 4 (3.92%) Aerohive Networks
14 4 (3.92%) Extreme Networks
14 4 (3.92%) Huawei
14 4 (3.92%) Meraki
14 4 (3.92%) Sourcefire
15 3 (2.94%) Citrix
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Pack
Posted: 8 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Posted: 10 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Solihull
360 Resourcing
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago