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

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 187 180 187
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 48 37 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.70% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.10% 4.70% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 40 34 40
Median salary £45,000 £45,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.09% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,900 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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
942 788 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.21% 14.81% 16.93%
Number of salaries quoted 728 686 763
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 September 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 September 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 -28 25 £47,500 -5.00%
Staffordshire +5 6 £65,000 +85.71%
Warwickshire +2 5 - -
Solihull +12 3 £27,500 -29.48% 3
Shropshire -11 2 £36,250 -9.37% 1
Coventry -10 1 £50,000 +25.00%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 90 (90.91%) Cisco
2 80 (80.81%) Firewall
3 78 (78.79%) BGP
4 73 (73.74%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (63.64%) WAN
6 56 (56.57%) MPLS
7 54 (54.55%) CCNP
7 54 (54.55%) VPN
8 50 (50.51%) LAN
9 45 (45.45%) EIGRP
10 37 (37.37%) CCNA
10 37 (37.37%) Juniper
11 34 (34.34%) Cisco ASA
12 33 (33.33%) Wireless
13 30 (30.30%) Network Security
14 29 (29.29%) Cisco Nexus
15 26 (26.26%) CheckPoint
16 25 (25.25%) TCP/IP
17 24 (24.24%) ITIL
18 22 (22.22%) VoIP
18 22 (22.22%) Palo Alto
18 22 (22.22%) VPLS
19 21 (21.21%) Cisco Wireless
20 20 (20.20%) Data Centre
21 19 (19.19%) SolarWinds
22 18 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
23 17 (17.17%) F5
23 17 (17.17%) CCIE
24 16 (16.16%) Windows
24 16 (16.16%) Linux

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 (4.04%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.04%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.02%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.05%) IaaS
2 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.05%) PaaS
3 2 (2.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 80 (80.81%) Firewall
2 78 (78.79%) BGP
3 63 (63.64%) WAN
4 56 (56.57%) MPLS
5 54 (54.55%) VPN
6 50 (50.51%) LAN
7 45 (45.45%) EIGRP
8 34 (34.34%) Cisco ASA
9 33 (33.33%) Wireless
10 30 (30.30%) Network Security
11 29 (29.29%) Cisco Nexus
12 25 (25.25%) TCP/IP
13 22 (22.22%) VoIP
13 22 (22.22%) VPLS
14 21 (21.21%) Cisco Wireless
15 18 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
16 15 (15.15%) Spanning Tree
17 14 (14.14%) SSL
18 13 (13.13%) HSRP
19 11 (11.11%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (8.08%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (31.31%) Network Engineer
2 25 (25.25%) Analyst
2 25 (25.25%) Network Analyst
3 24 (24.24%) Network Support
4 20 (20.20%) Network Support Analyst
4 20 (20.20%) Support Analyst
5 15 (15.15%) Cisco Analyst
5 15 (15.15%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 13 (13.13%) Cisco Support
7 8 (8.08%) Security Engineer
8 7 (7.07%) Presales Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) Consultant
9 6 (6.06%) Network Consultant
9 6 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (5.05%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (5.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (5.05%) Senior Network Analyst
10 5 (5.05%) Senior Security Engineer
10 5 (5.05%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.01%) WAP
1 1 (1.01%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.20%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.07%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.05%) AS400
3 5 (5.05%) Clustering
4 3 (3.03%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.01%) Handset
5 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.16%) Linux
1 16 (16.16%) Windows
2 7 (7.07%) Unix
2 7 (7.07%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.02%) VyOS
3 2 (2.02%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.02%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (2.02%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.02%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.01%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.24%) ITIL
2 13 (13.13%) Network Monitoring
3 12 (12.12%) Presales
4 9 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
4 9 (9.09%) Security Operations
5 7 (7.07%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (7.07%) Incident Management
5 7 (7.07%) Migration
5 7 (7.07%) Network Design
5 7 (7.07%) Supplier Management
6 6 (6.06%) Trend Analysis
7 5 (5.05%) Change Control
7 5 (5.05%) Change Management
7 5 (5.05%) Data Protection
7 5 (5.05%) High Availability
7 5 (5.05%) Load Balancing
8 4 (4.04%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.02%) C
1 2 (2.02%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 73 (73.74%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (54.55%) CCNP
3 37 (37.37%) CCNA
4 17 (17.17%) CCIE
5 10 (10.10%) CISSP
6 8 (8.08%) CCDP
7 7 (7.07%) CCDA
7 7 (7.07%) CCIP
8 6 (6.06%) Degree
9 2 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.02%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.02%) MOS
9 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.02%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.01%) CCSP
10 1 (1.01%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.04%) Firmware
3 3 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.02%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.02%) pfSense
4 2 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (7.07%) FortiGate
3 5 (5.05%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (4.04%) Nagios
5 1 (1.01%) Cacti
5 1 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 90 (90.91%) Cisco
2 37 (37.37%) Juniper
3 26 (26.26%) CheckPoint
4 22 (22.22%) Palo Alto
5 19 (19.19%) SolarWinds
6 17 (17.17%) F5
7 11 (11.11%) Riverbed
7 11 (11.11%) VMware
8 10 (10.10%) Intel Security
9 8 (8.08%) Microsoft
10 6 (6.06%) Fortinet
10 6 (6.06%) SonicWALL
11 3 (3.03%) Brocade
11 3 (3.03%) Ericsson
11 3 (3.03%) Redback
12 2 (2.02%) ProCurve
12 2 (2.02%) Sophos
12 2 (2.02%) Veeam
13 1 (1.01%) Aruba
13 1 (1.01%) Symantec
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