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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 169 175 164
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 61 35 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.06% 0.66% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.36% 4.16% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 52 20 33
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £39,400 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £53,500 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
959 842 794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.68% 15.83% 17.24%
Number of salaries quoted 807 685 665
Average salary £36,000 £37,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.63% +0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £23,500 £25,150
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £50,000
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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +24 47 £52,500 +23.52% 2
Worcestershire +2 4 £29,000 -31.76%
Shropshire -5 3 - - 2
Solihull - 3 £45,000 -
Staffordshire - 2 £48,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £36,250 - 2
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 90 (91.84%) Cisco
2 87 (88.78%) Firewall
3 80 (81.63%) BGP
3 80 (81.63%) Cisco Certification
4 74 (75.51%) CCNP
5 62 (63.27%) CheckPoint
6 49 (50.00%) MPLS
7 37 (37.76%) WAN
7 37 (37.76%) Network Security
8 36 (36.73%) VPN
9 35 (35.71%) LAN
10 33 (33.67%) Load Balancing
11 31 (31.63%) UNIX
11 31 (31.63%) Linux
12 30 (30.61%) Solaris
13 29 (29.59%) Perl
13 29 (29.59%) CCNA
13 29 (29.59%) Tcl
14 27 (27.55%) Network Management
15 24 (24.49%) CCSA
16 22 (22.45%) EIGRP
17 21 (21.43%) Juniper
17 21 (21.43%) IPsec
17 21 (21.43%) VPLS
18 19 (19.39%) Clustering
18 19 (19.39%) Internet
19 18 (18.37%) Blue Coat
20 17 (17.35%) Cisco Nexus
20 17 (17.35%) MS Visio
21 16 (16.33%) Security Cleared

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 17 (17.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 87 (88.78%) Firewall
2 80 (81.63%) BGP
3 49 (50.00%) MPLS
4 37 (37.76%) Network Security
4 37 (37.76%) WAN
5 36 (36.73%) VPN
6 35 (35.71%) LAN
7 22 (22.45%) EIGRP
8 21 (21.43%) IPsec
8 21 (21.43%) VPLS
9 19 (19.39%) Internet
10 17 (17.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (16.33%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (15.31%) TCP/IP
13 13 (13.27%) Junos
14 10 (10.20%) X.21
14 10 (10.20%) DSL
14 10 (10.20%) ATM
14 10 (10.20%) ISDN
14 10 (10.20%) PPP
General
1 12 (12.24%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.20%) Legal
3 9 (9.18%) Finance
4 3 (3.06%) Law
Job Titles
1 51 (52.04%) Network Engineer
2 34 (34.69%) Firewall Engineer
3 13 (13.27%) Network Security Analyst
3 13 (13.27%) Analyst
3 13 (13.27%) Network Analyst
3 13 (13.27%) Security Analyst
4 12 (12.24%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (12.24%) Security Engineer
5 11 (11.22%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (9.18%) NOC Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) Network Consultant
7 7 (7.14%) Consultant
8 6 (6.12%) Design Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Data Centre Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Data Network Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Service Desk Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (5.10%) Network Design Consultant
9 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 4 (4.08%) Network Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.39%) Clustering
2 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.02%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.63%) UNIX
1 31 (31.63%) Linux
2 30 (30.61%) Solaris
3 1 (1.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.67%) Load Balancing
2 27 (27.55%) Network Management
3 15 (15.31%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (11.22%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (10.20%) Network Design
7 9 (9.18%) E-Commerce
7 9 (9.18%) Low Latency
7 9 (9.18%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 5 (5.10%) Line Management
9 4 (4.08%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (2.04%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (2.04%) SIEM
11 1 (1.02%) Time Management
11 1 (1.02%) Configuration Management
11 1 (1.02%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (29.59%) Perl
1 29 (29.59%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 80 (81.63%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (75.51%) CCNP
3 29 (29.59%) CCNA
4 24 (24.49%) CCSA
5 16 (16.33%) Security Cleared
6 15 (15.31%) SC Cleared
7 13 (13.27%) Check Point Certification
8 11 (11.22%) CCSE
9 8 (8.16%) CCIP
10 5 (5.10%) CCIE
11 3 (3.06%) CCDP
12 2 (2.04%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) Netcool
2 2 (2.04%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.02%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 90 (91.84%) Cisco
2 62 (63.27%) CheckPoint
3 21 (21.43%) Juniper
4 18 (18.37%) Blue Coat
5 14 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (2.04%) Nokia
6 2 (2.04%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.04%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.02%) Splunk
7 1 (1.02%) VMware
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