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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 174 158 172
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +14
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 35 29 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.69% 0.65% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.45% 3.70% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 34 16 28
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £44,948
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
786 784 796
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.60% 17.49% 17.02%
Number of salaries quoted 698 614 688
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,700 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +3 16 £49,250 +23.12% 4
Solihull - 6 £45,000 -
Warwickshire -6 5 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Staffordshire - 3 £48,000 -
Coventry - 2 £36,750 -
Worcestershire +8 1 £30,000 -20.00%
Shropshire -20 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 90 (90.91%) BGP
2 85 (85.86%) Cisco
3 84 (84.85%) Firewall
4 75 (75.76%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (63.64%) CCNP
6 53 (53.54%) CheckPoint
7 44 (44.44%) Network Security
8 40 (40.40%) VPN
9 36 (36.36%) MPLS
10 34 (34.34%) Load Balancing
11 33 (33.33%) Linux
12 32 (32.32%) UNIX
12 32 (32.32%) WAN
13 31 (31.31%) Solaris
14 30 (30.30%) Perl
15 29 (29.29%) Tcl
16 27 (27.27%) CCNA
16 27 (27.27%) LAN
17 26 (26.26%) EIGRP
18 25 (25.25%) Juniper
19 20 (20.20%) IPsec
19 20 (20.20%) Clustering
20 19 (19.19%) MS Visio
20 19 (19.19%) Security Cleared
21 18 (18.18%) CCSA
21 18 (18.18%) Blue Coat
22 16 (16.16%) Risk Assessment
22 16 (16.16%) TCP/IP
22 16 (16.16%) SC Cleared
22 16 (16.16%) Cisco Nexus

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 19 (19.19%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.01%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 90 (90.91%) BGP
2 84 (84.85%) Firewall
3 44 (44.44%) Network Security
4 40 (40.40%) VPN
5 36 (36.36%) MPLS
6 32 (32.32%) WAN
7 27 (27.27%) LAN
8 26 (26.26%) EIGRP
9 20 (20.20%) IPsec
10 16 (16.16%) TCP/IP
10 16 (16.16%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (15.15%) Internet
12 13 (13.13%) Junos
12 13 (13.13%) VPLS
13 12 (12.12%) DNS
13 12 (12.12%) RIP
13 12 (12.12%) DHCP
14 11 (11.11%) PPP
14 11 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (9.09%) DSL
General
1 12 (12.12%) Finance
2 11 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.04%) Law
3 4 (4.04%) Legal
4 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.01%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 44 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 34 (34.34%) Firewall Engineer
3 9 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (8.08%) Analyst
4 8 (8.08%) Network Consultant
4 8 (8.08%) Consultant
4 8 (8.08%) Network Analyst
5 7 (7.07%) Security Analyst
5 7 (7.07%) NOC Engineer
5 7 (7.07%) Network Security Analyst
6 6 (6.06%) Security Engineer
6 6 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (6.06%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Design Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Service Desk Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Network Support
9 2 (2.02%) IT Support
9 2 (2.02%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (1.01%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.20%) Clustering
2 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.01%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 33 (33.33%) Linux
2 32 (32.32%) UNIX
3 31 (31.31%) Solaris
4 2 (2.02%) Windows
5 1 (1.01%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.34%) Load Balancing
2 16 (16.16%) Risk Assessment
3 13 (13.13%) Network Management
4 10 (10.10%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (10.10%) Network Design
5 9 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 9 (9.09%) Low Latency
5 9 (9.09%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 8 (8.08%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (7.07%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.05%) Line Management
8 5 (5.05%) Network Architecture
9 4 (4.04%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.04%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (2.02%) Time Management
10 2 (2.02%) SIEM
10 2 (2.02%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (2.02%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.02%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.30%) Perl
2 29 (29.29%) Tcl
3 1 (1.01%) PHP
3 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 75 (75.76%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (63.64%) CCNP
3 27 (27.27%) CCNA
4 19 (19.19%) Security Cleared
5 18 (18.18%) CCSA
6 16 (16.16%) SC Cleared
7 13 (13.13%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (5.05%) CCSE
8 5 (5.05%) CCIE
9 2 (2.02%) Degree
9 2 (2.02%) CCDA
9 2 (2.02%) CCDP
10 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.01%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.01%) RHCE
10 1 (1.01%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.01%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) Netcool
2 2 (2.02%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.02%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.01%) Nagios
3 1 (1.01%) Cacti
Vendors
1 85 (85.86%) Cisco
2 53 (53.54%) CheckPoint
3 25 (25.25%) Juniper
4 18 (18.18%) Blue Coat
5 7 (7.07%) Fortinet
6 4 (4.04%) HP
7 3 (3.03%) F5
7 3 (3.03%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.02%) Nokia
8 2 (2.02%) VMware
9 1 (1.01%) Brocade
9 1 (1.01%) Sun
9 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.01%) Citrix
9 1 (1.01%) Splunk
9 1 (1.01%) Riverbed
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Imperative People
Salary: £33000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + On Call & OT
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 13 days ago