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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 172 170 176
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 51 37 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.91% 0.70% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.35% 4.36% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 43 26 27
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £39,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £82,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
953 849 793
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.92% 16.08% 16.54%
Number of salaries quoted 779 698 634
Average salary £37,500 £36,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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 +9 46 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Shropshire -5 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £29,000 - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 74 (93.67%) Cisco
2 70 (88.61%) Firewall
3 64 (81.01%) Cisco Certification
4 63 (79.75%) BGP
5 60 (75.95%) CCNP
6 53 (67.09%) CheckPoint
7 43 (54.43%) MPLS
8 31 (39.24%) Network Security
9 28 (35.44%) Load Balancing
9 28 (35.44%) LAN
9 28 (35.44%) WAN
10 26 (32.91%) Linux
10 26 (32.91%) VPN
11 25 (31.65%) Solaris
11 25 (31.65%) UNIX
12 24 (30.38%) Perl
12 24 (30.38%) Tcl
13 23 (29.11%) CCSA
13 23 (29.11%) Network Management
14 20 (25.32%) Juniper
14 20 (25.32%) CCNA
15 19 (24.05%) Clustering
15 19 (24.05%) VPLS
16 18 (22.78%) Internet
17 17 (21.52%) EIGRP
17 17 (21.52%) Blue Coat
18 16 (20.25%) IPsec
19 15 (18.99%) Risk Assessment
19 15 (18.99%) MS Visio
19 15 (18.99%) Cisco ASA

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 15 (18.99%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 70 (88.61%) Firewall
2 63 (79.75%) BGP
3 43 (54.43%) MPLS
4 31 (39.24%) Network Security
5 28 (35.44%) LAN
5 28 (35.44%) WAN
6 26 (32.91%) VPN
7 19 (24.05%) VPLS
8 18 (22.78%) Internet
9 17 (21.52%) EIGRP
10 16 (20.25%) IPsec
11 15 (18.99%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (16.46%) Junos
12 13 (16.46%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (15.19%) TCP/IP
14 9 (11.39%) Extranet
15 6 (7.59%) DSL
15 6 (7.59%) ATM
15 6 (7.59%) ISDN
15 6 (7.59%) PPP
General
1 10 (12.66%) Legal
2 9 (11.39%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 41 (51.90%) Network Engineer
2 28 (35.44%) Firewall Engineer
3 13 (16.46%) Analyst
3 13 (16.46%) Network Analyst
4 12 (15.19%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (15.19%) Security Analyst
4 12 (15.19%) Security Engineer
4 12 (15.19%) Network Security Analyst
5 10 (12.66%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Network Consultant
6 6 (7.59%) Consultant
7 5 (6.33%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (6.33%) Network Design Consultant
7 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (6.33%) NOC Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Data Centre Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Design Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Data Network Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) CSS
1 1 (1.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.05%) Clustering
2 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.27%) User Experience
3 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.91%) Linux
2 25 (31.65%) Solaris
2 25 (31.65%) UNIX
3 1 (1.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.44%) Load Balancing
2 23 (29.11%) Network Management
3 15 (18.99%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (16.46%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (11.39%) Low Latency
5 9 (11.39%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 9 (11.39%) E-Commerce
6 8 (10.13%) Network Design
7 7 (8.86%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (5.06%) Line Management
9 2 (2.53%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.53%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.53%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (2.53%) SIEM
9 2 (2.53%) Network Architecture
9 2 (2.53%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (1.27%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.27%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.38%) Perl
1 24 (30.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 64 (81.01%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (75.95%) CCNP
3 23 (29.11%) CCSA
4 20 (25.32%) CCNA
5 13 (16.46%) Check Point Certification
6 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
7 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
7 10 (12.66%) CCIP
7 10 (12.66%) CCSE
8 4 (5.06%) CCIE
9 1 (1.27%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.27%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.27%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) Netcool
2 1 (1.27%) OPNET
Vendors
1 74 (93.67%) Cisco
2 53 (67.09%) CheckPoint
3 20 (25.32%) Juniper
4 17 (21.52%) Blue Coat
5 13 (16.46%) HP
6 1 (1.27%) BMC
6 1 (1.27%) Nokia
6 1 (1.27%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.27%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.27%) F5
6 1 (1.27%) VMware
6 1 (1.27%) Redback
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + On-Call + Overtime
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 21 days ago