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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 177 175 206
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +31
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 62 48 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.00% 0.91% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.75% 6.31% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 50 42 23
Median salary £50,000 £47,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £29,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,750 £55,500 £51,000
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
919 761 807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.80% 14.38% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 724 652 702
Median salary £42,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £52,500 £55,500
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -30 22 £60,000 +21.82% 1
Worcestershire - 10 £50,000 -
Warwickshire 0 7 - -
Solihull - 7 £34,500 - 1
Walsall - 6 £45,000 -
Coventry +1 4 £45,000 +22.44% 1
Staffordshire - 3 £65,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 87 (78.38%) BGP
1 87 (78.38%) Firewall
2 85 (76.58%) Cisco
3 67 (60.36%) Juniper
4 66 (59.46%) TCP/IP
5 65 (58.56%) MPLS
6 64 (57.66%) Cisco Certification
7 62 (55.86%) VPN
8 59 (53.15%) CCNP
9 46 (41.44%) WAN
10 44 (39.64%) LAN
11 43 (38.74%) CCNA
12 36 (32.43%) EIGRP
13 34 (30.63%) Spanning Tree
14 30 (27.03%) Network Security
15 29 (26.13%) Windows
16 28 (25.23%) VoIP
16 28 (25.23%) Cisco ASA
17 23 (20.72%) Data Centre
17 23 (20.72%) Multicast
17 23 (20.72%) Wireless
18 22 (19.82%) Ethernet
18 22 (19.82%) RIP
18 22 (19.82%) HSRP
18 22 (19.82%) Cisco Wireless
19 21 (18.92%) SSL
19 21 (18.92%) Disaster Recovery
19 21 (18.92%) VPLS
20 20 (18.02%) Linux
20 20 (18.02%) Presales

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:

Applications
1 6 (5.41%) MS Excel
1 6 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.80%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.11%) Office 365
3 3 (2.70%) IaaS
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (78.38%) BGP
1 87 (78.38%) Firewall
2 66 (59.46%) TCP/IP
3 65 (58.56%) MPLS
4 62 (55.86%) VPN
5 46 (41.44%) WAN
6 44 (39.64%) LAN
7 36 (32.43%) EIGRP
8 34 (30.63%) Spanning Tree
9 30 (27.03%) Network Security
10 28 (25.23%) Cisco ASA
10 28 (25.23%) VoIP
11 23 (20.72%) Multicast
11 23 (20.72%) Wireless
12 22 (19.82%) Cisco Wireless
12 22 (19.82%) Ethernet
12 22 (19.82%) HSRP
12 22 (19.82%) RIP
13 21 (18.92%) SSL
13 21 (18.92%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (17.12%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.11%) Finance
3 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (27.93%) Network Engineer
2 21 (18.92%) Consultant
2 21 (18.92%) Network Consultant
3 19 (17.12%) Cisco Consultant
3 19 (17.12%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 18 (16.22%) Design Engineer
5 17 (15.32%) Ericsson Engineer
5 17 (15.32%) Implementation Engineer
6 15 (13.51%) Architect
7 12 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (10.81%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 12 (10.81%) Security Engineer
7 12 (10.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (10.81%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (10.81%) Senior Security Engineer
8 10 (9.01%) Network Support
8 10 (9.01%) Senior Architect
9 9 (8.11%) Technical Architect
10 8 (7.21%) Analyst
10 8 (7.21%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.90%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.72%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.70%) AS400
3 3 (2.70%) Clustering
4 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.13%) Windows
2 20 (18.02%) Linux
3 12 (10.81%) Windows Server
4 9 (8.11%) Windows 10
4 9 (8.11%) Windows 2000 Server
4 9 (8.11%) Windows 8
4 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (8.11%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.92%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (18.02%) Presales
3 18 (16.22%) Network Design
4 17 (15.32%) Network Architecture
5 15 (13.51%) Network Management
6 14 (12.61%) Capacity Planning
7 12 (10.81%) Change Control
8 11 (9.91%) Load Balancing
9 9 (8.11%) GAP Analysis
9 9 (8.11%) Security Operations
10 6 (5.41%) Trend Analysis
11 4 (3.60%) Mentoring
11 4 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (2.70%) Data Protection
12 3 (2.70%) High Availability
12 3 (2.70%) ITIL
13 2 (1.80%) Project Management
13 2 (1.80%) Root Cause Analysis
13 2 (1.80%) System Testing
14 1 (0.90%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 64 (57.66%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (53.15%) CCNP
3 43 (38.74%) CCNA
4 12 (10.81%) CCIE
5 6 (5.41%) Degree
6 3 (2.70%) CCDP
6 3 (2.70%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.80%) CISSP
7 2 (1.80%) JNCIA
7 2 (1.80%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.80%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.90%) CCDA
8 1 (0.90%) CCIP
8 1 (0.90%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (0.90%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (8.11%) Active Directory
1 9 (8.11%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.60%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (3.60%) Nagios
Vendors
1 85 (76.58%) Cisco
2 67 (60.36%) Juniper
3 17 (15.32%) Ericsson
3 17 (15.32%) Redback
4 16 (14.41%) CheckPoint
5 11 (9.91%) F5
6 10 (9.01%) Intel Security
7 9 (8.11%) Sophos
7 9 (8.11%) Veeam
8 7 (6.31%) HP
8 7 (6.31%) Microsoft
9 6 (5.41%) VMware
10 5 (4.50%) Palo Alto
10 5 (4.50%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.60%) Radware
11 4 (3.60%) Splunk
12 2 (1.80%) Avaya
12 2 (1.80%) Mitel
12 2 (1.80%) Riverbed
12 2 (1.80%) Sourcefire
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ESA Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 15 days ago