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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 199 177 161
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -16
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 33 33 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.66% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.06% 4.31% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 33 32 20
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £27,050 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £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
813 765 777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.36% 15.39% 18.19%
Number of salaries quoted 681 679 599
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(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
Worcestershire +6 12 £42,500 +41.66% 3
Birmingham -7 11 £50,000 +16.27% 1
Warwickshire -17 5 £65,000 +67.74% 1
Coventry -9 4 £44,500 +21.08%
Solihull +10 1 £40,000 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 52 (82.54%) BGP
2 51 (80.95%) Firewall
3 50 (79.37%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (73.02%) CCNP
5 45 (71.43%) VPN
6 42 (66.67%) Cisco
7 41 (65.08%) WAN
8 40 (63.49%) MPLS
9 34 (53.97%) LAN
10 32 (50.79%) CCNA
11 28 (44.44%) Juniper
12 26 (41.27%) Spanning Tree
13 25 (39.68%) EIGRP
13 25 (39.68%) Ethernet
14 22 (34.92%) Data Centre
15 19 (30.16%) Network Design
15 19 (30.16%) Load Balancing
16 18 (28.57%) TCP/IP
17 16 (25.40%) Telecoms
17 16 (25.40%) VPLS
17 16 (25.40%) Cisco ASA
18 15 (23.81%) VoIP
19 14 (22.22%) Network Management
19 14 (22.22%) Multicast
20 13 (20.63%) FortiGate
20 13 (20.63%) HP
21 12 (19.05%) FTP
21 12 (19.05%) RIP
21 12 (19.05%) Wireless
21 12 (19.05%) Presales

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (82.54%) BGP
2 51 (80.95%) Firewall
3 45 (71.43%) VPN
4 41 (65.08%) WAN
5 40 (63.49%) MPLS
6 34 (53.97%) LAN
7 26 (41.27%) Spanning Tree
8 25 (39.68%) EIGRP
8 25 (39.68%) Ethernet
9 18 (28.57%) TCP/IP
10 16 (25.40%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (25.40%) VPLS
11 15 (23.81%) VoIP
12 14 (22.22%) Multicast
13 12 (19.05%) FTP
13 12 (19.05%) RIP
13 12 (19.05%) Wireless
13 12 (19.05%) Wireshark
14 11 (17.46%) IPsec
14 11 (17.46%) NetScreen
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (25.40%) Telecoms
2 10 (15.87%) Finance
3 3 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (49.21%) Network Engineer
2 17 (26.98%) Consultant
3 15 (23.81%) Network Consultant
3 15 (23.81%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (17.46%) Cisco Consultant
5 10 (15.87%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 10 (15.87%) Design Engineer
6 8 (12.70%) Ericsson Engineer
6 8 (12.70%) Implementation Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Firewall Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (34.92%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Windows
2 4 (6.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) Load Balancing
1 19 (30.16%) Network Design
2 14 (22.22%) Network Management
3 12 (19.05%) Presales
4 8 (12.70%) Network Architecture
5 4 (6.35%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.76%) ITIL
6 3 (4.76%) Project Management
6 3 (4.76%) Wealth Management
7 2 (3.17%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.17%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.17%) Security Operations
7 2 (3.17%) Trend Analysis
8 1 (1.59%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.59%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.59%) Validation
Qualifications
1 50 (79.37%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (73.02%) CCNP
3 32 (50.79%) CCNA
4 11 (17.46%) CCIE
5 8 (12.70%) CCDP
6 6 (9.52%) CCIP
7 5 (7.94%) JNCIA
7 5 (7.94%) JNCIP
8 4 (6.35%) CCSP
9 2 (3.17%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (20.63%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.76%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.17%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.17%) Nagios
3 2 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.17%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (3.17%) Zenoss
4 1 (1.59%) Cacti
Vendors
1 42 (66.67%) Cisco
2 28 (44.44%) Juniper
3 13 (20.63%) HP
4 10 (15.87%) Radware
4 10 (15.87%) Splunk
5 8 (12.70%) Ericsson
5 8 (12.70%) F5
5 8 (12.70%) Redback
6 7 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 5 (7.94%) BT
8 4 (6.35%) Intel Security
9 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
9 3 (4.76%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.76%) VMware
10 2 (3.17%) arcserve
10 2 (3.17%) Avaya
10 2 (3.17%) Mitel
10 2 (3.17%) Sophos
10 2 (3.17%) Sourcefire
10 2 (3.17%) Symantec
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