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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 173 169 172
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 49 42 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.77% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.29% 4.70% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 40 32 29
Average salary £48,750 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £80,000 £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
927 893 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.55% 16.41% 17.13%
Number of salaries quoted 750 756 663
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,000
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +14 46 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Shropshire -2 2 - - 3
Worcestershire - 1 £29,000 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 71 (94.67%) Cisco
2 64 (85.33%) Firewall
3 62 (82.67%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (78.67%) CCNP
4 59 (78.67%) BGP
5 51 (68.00%) CheckPoint
6 43 (57.33%) MPLS
7 31 (41.33%) Network Security
8 26 (34.67%) Load Balancing
8 26 (34.67%) LAN
8 26 (34.67%) WAN
9 24 (32.00%) UNIX
9 24 (32.00%) Solaris
9 24 (32.00%) Linux
10 23 (30.67%) Perl
10 23 (30.67%) Tcl
10 23 (30.67%) CCSA
10 23 (30.67%) Network Management
11 22 (29.33%) VPN
12 21 (28.00%) Juniper
13 18 (24.00%) Clustering
13 18 (24.00%) VPLS
14 17 (22.67%) Internet
14 17 (22.67%) CCNA
15 16 (21.33%) Blue Coat
16 15 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
16 15 (20.00%) IPsec
16 15 (20.00%) EIGRP
16 15 (20.00%) MS Visio
16 15 (20.00%) Cisco ASA

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 64 (85.33%) Firewall
2 59 (78.67%) BGP
3 43 (57.33%) MPLS
4 31 (41.33%) Network Security
5 26 (34.67%) LAN
5 26 (34.67%) WAN
6 22 (29.33%) VPN
7 18 (24.00%) VPLS
8 17 (22.67%) Internet
9 15 (20.00%) EIGRP
9 15 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (20.00%) IPsec
10 13 (17.33%) Junos
10 13 (17.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (13.33%) TCP/IP
12 9 (12.00%) Extranet
13 5 (6.67%) DSL
13 5 (6.67%) X.21
13 5 (6.67%) PPP
13 5 (6.67%) ATM
General
1 10 (13.33%) Legal
2 7 (9.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (50.67%) Network Engineer
2 26 (34.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 13 (17.33%) Analyst
3 13 (17.33%) Network Analyst
4 12 (16.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (16.00%) Security Analyst
4 12 (16.00%) Security Engineer
4 12 (16.00%) Network Security Analyst
5 9 (12.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Network Consultant
6 6 (8.00%) Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) Network Design Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) NOC Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Data Centre Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Design Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Data Network Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) CSS
1 1 (1.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.00%) Clustering
2 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.33%) User Experience
3 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.00%) UNIX
1 24 (32.00%) Solaris
1 24 (32.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.67%) Load Balancing
2 23 (30.67%) Network Management
3 15 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (17.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (13.33%) Network Design
6 9 (12.00%) E-Commerce
6 9 (12.00%) Low Latency
6 9 (12.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 6 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (5.33%) Network Architecture
9 3 (4.00%) Line Management
10 2 (2.67%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.67%) SIEM
10 2 (2.67%) Penetration Testing
11 1 (1.33%) ITIL
11 1 (1.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.67%) Perl
1 23 (30.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 62 (82.67%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (78.67%) CCNP
3 23 (30.67%) CCSA
4 17 (22.67%) CCNA
5 13 (17.33%) Check Point Certification
6 12 (16.00%) CCIP
7 11 (14.67%) Security Cleared
8 10 (13.33%) CCSE
9 9 (12.00%) SC Cleared
10 6 (8.00%) CCIE
11 3 (4.00%) JNCIA
11 3 (4.00%) JNCIE
12 1 (1.33%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) Netcool
2 1 (1.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 71 (94.67%) Cisco
2 51 (68.00%) CheckPoint
3 21 (28.00%) Juniper
4 16 (21.33%) Blue Coat
5 13 (17.33%) HP
6 3 (4.00%) Redback
7 1 (1.33%) BMC
7 1 (1.33%) Nokia
7 1 (1.33%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.33%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.33%) F5
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Pension & Health
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 10 days ago