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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 169 161 163
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 44 41 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.75% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.85% 4.66% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 34 35 28
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £41,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £80,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
907 879 848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.63% 16.11% 17.64%
Number of salaries quoted 737 758 669
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +18 40 £47,500 - 2
Shropshire - 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £29,500 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 64 (95.52%) Cisco
2 57 (85.07%) Cisco Certification
3 55 (82.09%) CCNP
3 55 (82.09%) Firewall
4 52 (77.61%) BGP
5 46 (68.66%) MPLS
6 42 (62.69%) CheckPoint
7 28 (41.79%) LAN
7 28 (41.79%) WAN
8 24 (35.82%) Network Management
9 23 (34.33%) Network Security
10 20 (29.85%) CCSA
11 19 (28.36%) VPN
11 19 (28.36%) Load Balancing
12 17 (25.37%) VPLS
12 17 (25.37%) UNIX
13 16 (23.88%) Solaris
13 16 (23.88%) Linux
13 16 (23.88%) Perl
13 16 (23.88%) Juniper
13 16 (23.88%) Tcl
13 16 (23.88%) CCNA
13 16 (23.88%) IPsec
14 14 (20.90%) EIGRP
14 14 (20.90%) CCIP
14 14 (20.90%) HP
14 14 (20.90%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (20.90%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (20.90%) Performance Monitoring
15 13 (19.40%) Internet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (14.93%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 55 (82.09%) Firewall
2 52 (77.61%) BGP
3 46 (68.66%) MPLS
4 28 (41.79%) LAN
4 28 (41.79%) WAN
5 23 (34.33%) Network Security
6 19 (28.36%) VPN
7 17 (25.37%) VPLS
8 16 (23.88%) IPsec
9 14 (20.90%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (20.90%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (20.90%) EIGRP
10 13 (19.40%) Internet
11 10 (14.93%) TCP/IP
11 10 (14.93%) Junos
12 6 (8.96%) PPP
12 6 (8.96%) ATM
12 6 (8.96%) ISDN
12 6 (8.96%) Extranet
12 6 (8.96%) DSL
General
1 10 (14.93%) Legal
2 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.97%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (55.22%) Network Engineer
2 17 (25.37%) Firewall Engineer
3 11 (16.42%) Analyst
3 11 (16.42%) Network Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Security Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Security Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Network Security Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Network Consultant
5 6 (8.96%) Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) Design Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) Implementation Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) Network Design Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Data Network Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) CSS
2 1 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Clustering
2 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.37%) UNIX
2 16 (23.88%) Solaris
2 16 (23.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.82%) Network Management
2 19 (28.36%) Load Balancing
3 14 (20.90%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (16.42%) Network Design
5 10 (14.93%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (8.96%) E-Commerce
6 6 (8.96%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (8.96%) Low Latency
6 6 (8.96%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 5 (7.46%) Network Architecture
8 1 (1.49%) ITIL
8 1 (1.49%) Time Management
8 1 (1.49%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.88%) Perl
1 16 (23.88%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 57 (85.07%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (82.09%) CCNP
3 20 (29.85%) CCSA
4 16 (23.88%) CCNA
5 14 (20.90%) CCIP
6 10 (14.93%) CCSE
6 10 (14.93%) Check Point Certification
7 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
8 7 (10.45%) CCIE
9 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
10 4 (5.97%) JNCIA
10 4 (5.97%) JNCIE
11 1 (1.49%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) Netcool
2 1 (1.49%) OPNET
2 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 64 (95.52%) Cisco
2 42 (62.69%) CheckPoint
3 16 (23.88%) Juniper
4 14 (20.90%) HP
5 10 (14.93%) Blue Coat
6 4 (5.97%) Redback
7 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.49%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.49%) F5
7 1 (1.49%) BMC
7 1 (1.49%) Nokia
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 23 days ago