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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 187 160 190
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +30
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 47 73 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.82% 1.28% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.23% 8.36% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 38 69 31
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £75,500 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
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
899 873 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.71% 15.34% 16.43%
Number of salaries quoted 719 783 728
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -44 29 £47,500 -10.79% 1
Solihull +14 4 £27,500 -16.03%
Staffordshire +2 4 £65,000 - 1
Shropshire - 4 £33,750 - 1
Warwickshire +12 3 - - 2
Coventry -3 1 £50,000 +25.00%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 95 (87.96%) Cisco
2 85 (78.70%) Firewall
3 84 (77.78%) BGP
4 67 (62.04%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (56.48%) WAN
6 59 (54.63%) MPLS
7 57 (52.78%) VPN
8 52 (48.15%) CCNP
9 47 (43.52%) LAN
10 45 (41.67%) Juniper
10 45 (41.67%) EIGRP
11 43 (39.81%) TCP/IP
12 35 (32.41%) CCNA
13 33 (30.56%) Wireless
14 31 (28.70%) Cisco ASA
15 30 (27.78%) Network Security
16 28 (25.93%) Cisco Nexus
16 28 (25.93%) Windows
17 25 (23.15%) VoIP
18 23 (21.30%) VPLS
19 22 (20.37%) Cisco IOS
19 22 (20.37%) Data Centre
19 22 (20.37%) ITIL
20 21 (19.44%) Linux
20 21 (19.44%) CheckPoint
20 21 (19.44%) Cisco Wireless
21 19 (17.59%) SolarWinds
22 18 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
22 18 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
23 17 (15.74%) DHCP

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 4 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.33%) Office 365
3 6 (5.56%) IaaS
3 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (78.70%) Firewall
2 84 (77.78%) BGP
3 61 (56.48%) WAN
4 59 (54.63%) MPLS
5 57 (52.78%) VPN
6 47 (43.52%) LAN
7 45 (41.67%) EIGRP
8 43 (39.81%) TCP/IP
9 33 (30.56%) Wireless
10 31 (28.70%) Cisco ASA
11 30 (27.78%) Network Security
12 28 (25.93%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (23.15%) VoIP
14 23 (21.30%) VPLS
15 22 (20.37%) Cisco IOS
16 21 (19.44%) Cisco Wireless
17 18 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
18 17 (15.74%) DHCP
18 17 (15.74%) HSRP
18 17 (15.74%) SSL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (9.26%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.63%) Finance
3 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (24.07%) Network Engineer
2 24 (22.22%) Analyst
2 24 (22.22%) Network Analyst
3 23 (21.30%) Network Support
4 20 (18.52%) Network Support Analyst
4 20 (18.52%) Support Analyst
5 14 (12.96%) Cisco Analyst
5 14 (12.96%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 13 (12.04%) Cisco Support
7 12 (11.11%) Architect
8 10 (9.26%) Consultant
8 10 (9.26%) Network Consultant
9 9 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (8.33%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 9 (8.33%) Security Engineer
9 9 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
9 9 (8.33%) Technical Architect
10 8 (7.41%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 8 (7.41%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) WAP
1 1 (0.93%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.37%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.19%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.56%) AS400
3 6 (5.56%) Clustering
4 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.85%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.93%) Handset
5 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.93%) Windows
2 21 (19.44%) Linux
3 11 (10.19%) Windows Server
4 9 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 9 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 9 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 8 (7.41%) Unix
6 2 (1.85%) VyOS
7 1 (0.93%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.37%) ITIL
2 18 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (12.04%) Network Monitoring
3 13 (12.04%) Presales
4 11 (10.19%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (10.19%) Network Design
5 9 (8.33%) Change Control
5 9 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
5 9 (8.33%) Network Management
5 9 (8.33%) Security Operations
6 7 (6.48%) Incident Management
6 7 (6.48%) Network Architecture
6 7 (6.48%) Supplier Management
7 6 (5.56%) Data Protection
7 6 (5.56%) High Availability
7 6 (5.56%) Trend Analysis
8 5 (4.63%) Change Management
8 5 (4.63%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.63%) Migration
9 4 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.33%) Tcl
2 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 67 (62.04%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (48.15%) CCNP
3 35 (32.41%) CCNA
4 15 (13.89%) CCIE
5 10 (9.26%) CISSP
6 6 (5.56%) CCDA
6 6 (5.56%) CCDP
6 6 (5.56%) Degree
7 5 (4.63%) CCIP
8 2 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.85%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.93%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (9.26%) Hyper-V
2 9 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.85%) pfSense
4 2 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.63%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (3.70%) Nagios
4 1 (0.93%) Cacti
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 95 (87.96%) Cisco
2 45 (41.67%) Juniper
3 21 (19.44%) CheckPoint
4 19 (17.59%) SolarWinds
5 17 (15.74%) Palo Alto
6 15 (13.89%) F5
7 11 (10.19%) Riverbed
8 10 (9.26%) Intel Security
8 10 (9.26%) VMware
9 9 (8.33%) Sophos
9 9 (8.33%) Veeam
10 8 (7.41%) Microsoft
11 7 (6.48%) Ericsson
11 7 (6.48%) Redback
12 4 (3.70%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.78%) Brocade
14 2 (1.85%) ProCurve
14 2 (1.85%) SonicWALL
15 1 (0.93%) Aruba
15 1 (0.93%) Mitel
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Atos
Salary: Pension, Healthcare, Dental, Parking
Posted: 20 days ago
Stoke on Trent
iKas International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Warwick
First Utility
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago