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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 172 175 187
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 71 42 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 0.79% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.42% 5.34% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 56 34 20
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £27,350 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £51,200 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%
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
957 786 764
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.36% 14.77% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 737 661 662
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 £27,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 28 April 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 28 April 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
Birmingham -25 17 £50,000 - 2
Worcestershire - 14 £50,000 - 3
Warwickshire -4 13 £65,000 +30.00%
Coventry +7 12 £44,000 +19.72% 2
Walsall - 6 £45,000 -
Solihull +20 4 £40,000 - 3
Staffordshire - 3 £65,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 76 (77.55%) Firewall
2 75 (76.53%) BGP
3 70 (71.43%) Cisco
4 61 (62.24%) TCP/IP
5 58 (59.18%) MPLS
6 56 (57.14%) Juniper
6 56 (57.14%) VPN
7 51 (52.04%) Cisco Certification
8 47 (47.96%) CCNP
9 42 (42.86%) CCNA
10 41 (41.84%) LAN
10 41 (41.84%) WAN
11 34 (34.69%) EIGRP
12 30 (30.61%) Windows
13 28 (28.57%) Spanning Tree
14 26 (26.53%) VoIP
15 25 (25.51%) Ethernet
16 24 (24.49%) Network Security
17 22 (22.45%) Disaster Recovery
17 22 (22.45%) Multicast
18 21 (21.43%) Data Centre
18 21 (21.43%) RIP
18 21 (21.43%) Linux
19 20 (20.41%) ATM
19 20 (20.41%) Telecoms
19 20 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
20 19 (19.39%) Presales
20 19 (19.39%) IPsec
21 18 (18.37%) SSL
21 18 (18.37%) Wireless

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (3.06%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.31%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (9.18%) Office 365
3 3 (3.06%) IaaS
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (77.55%) Firewall
2 75 (76.53%) BGP
3 61 (62.24%) TCP/IP
4 58 (59.18%) MPLS
5 56 (57.14%) VPN
6 41 (41.84%) LAN
6 41 (41.84%) WAN
7 34 (34.69%) EIGRP
8 28 (28.57%) Spanning Tree
9 26 (26.53%) VoIP
10 25 (25.51%) Ethernet
11 24 (24.49%) Network Security
12 22 (22.45%) Multicast
13 21 (21.43%) RIP
14 20 (20.41%) ATM
14 20 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (19.39%) IPsec
16 18 (18.37%) SSL
16 18 (18.37%) VPLS
16 18 (18.37%) Wireless
General
1 20 (20.41%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.18%) Finance
3 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (27.55%) Network Engineer
2 19 (19.39%) Consultant
2 19 (19.39%) Network Consultant
3 18 (18.37%) Cisco Consultant
3 18 (18.37%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 18 (18.37%) Design Engineer
4 17 (17.35%) Ericsson Engineer
4 17 (17.35%) Implementation Engineer
5 16 (16.33%) Architect
6 12 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (12.24%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 12 (12.24%) Security Engineer
6 12 (12.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (12.24%) Senior Network Engineer
6 12 (12.24%) Senior Security Engineer
7 11 (11.22%) Senior Architect
8 9 (9.18%) Technical Architect
9 8 (8.16%) Senior Technical Architect
10 7 (7.14%) Network Architect
11 5 (5.10%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.02%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.24%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.06%) AS400
3 3 (3.06%) Clustering
4 1 (1.02%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.61%) Windows
2 21 (21.43%) Linux
3 12 (12.24%) Windows Server
4 9 (9.18%) Windows 10
4 9 (9.18%) Windows 2000 Server
4 9 (9.18%) Windows 8
4 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (9.18%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (19.39%) Presales
3 18 (18.37%) Network Design
3 18 (18.37%) Network Management
4 17 (17.35%) Network Architecture
5 15 (15.31%) Capacity Planning
6 13 (13.27%) Load Balancing
7 12 (12.24%) Change Control
8 4 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.06%) Data Protection
9 3 (3.06%) High Availability
9 3 (3.06%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.06%) Security Operations
10 2 (2.04%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (2.04%) Project Management
11 1 (1.02%) E-Commerce
11 1 (1.02%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (1.02%) Service Delivery
11 1 (1.02%) Service Management
11 1 (1.02%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.18%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 51 (52.04%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (47.96%) CCNP
3 42 (42.86%) CCNA
4 7 (7.14%) CCIE
5 4 (4.08%) CCDP
6 2 (2.04%) Degree
7 1 (1.02%) CCDA
7 1 (1.02%) CCIP
7 1 (1.02%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (1.02%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.02%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.02%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (9.18%) Active Directory
1 9 (9.18%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.06%) Nagios
3 2 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 70 (71.43%) Cisco
2 56 (57.14%) Juniper
3 17 (17.35%) Ericsson
3 17 (17.35%) Redback
4 9 (9.18%) HP
4 9 (9.18%) Sophos
4 9 (9.18%) Veeam
5 7 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 7 (7.14%) F5
6 6 (6.12%) Radware
6 6 (6.12%) Splunk
6 6 (6.12%) VMware
7 3 (3.06%) Intel Security
7 3 (3.06%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.06%) Palo Alto
7 3 (3.06%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.06%) Sourcefire
8 2 (2.04%) Avaya
8 2 (2.04%) Extreme Networks
8 2 (2.04%) Mitel
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Cognizant
Posted: 20 days ago