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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / West Midlands
Rank 156 197 183
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -14
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 60 25 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.23% 0.48% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.40% 3.33% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 47 25 33
Median salary £47,500 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £42,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +8.88%

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
811 750 797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.61% 14.37% 16.05%
Number of salaries quoted 650 651 712
Median salary £45,000 £41,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +6 24 £50,500 +1.00% 1
Herefordshire - 14 £45,000 -
Coventry +16 8 £34,000 -26.48% 3
Warwickshire +23 7 £50,000 -23.07%
Staffordshire - 5 £22,500 -
Worcestershire -17 2 £75,000 +76.47%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 98 (94.23%) Cisco
2 93 (89.42%) Firewall
3 65 (62.50%) WAN
4 64 (61.54%) LAN
5 59 (56.73%) BGP
6 57 (54.81%) Cisco Certification
7 54 (51.92%) Network Security
8 43 (41.35%) CCNP
8 43 (41.35%) CCNA
9 36 (34.62%) MPLS
10 35 (33.65%) CheckPoint
10 35 (33.65%) ITIL
11 30 (28.85%) Cisco ASA
12 27 (25.96%) Fortinet
12 27 (25.96%) VPN
13 26 (25.00%) Linux
14 24 (23.08%) TCP/IP
14 24 (23.08%) Data Centre
15 23 (22.12%) Windows
15 23 (22.12%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (22.12%) HP
16 22 (21.15%) EIGRP
16 22 (21.15%) Service Delivery
16 22 (21.15%) Continuous Improvement
17 21 (20.19%) Cisco Nexus
17 21 (20.19%) Network Management
18 20 (19.23%) Wireless
18 20 (19.23%) Degree
18 20 (19.23%) Software Engineering
18 20 (19.23%) Computer Science

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.27%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.81%) IaaS
3 5 (4.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (89.42%) Firewall
2 65 (62.50%) WAN
3 64 (61.54%) LAN
4 59 (56.73%) BGP
5 54 (51.92%) Network Security
6 36 (34.62%) MPLS
7 30 (28.85%) Cisco ASA
8 27 (25.96%) VPN
9 24 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 22 (21.15%) EIGRP
11 21 (20.19%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (19.23%) Cisco IOS
12 20 (19.23%) Wireless
13 19 (18.27%) DHCP
13 19 (18.27%) DNS
14 18 (17.31%) HSRP
15 17 (16.35%) IPv6
16 14 (13.46%) BGP-4
16 14 (13.46%) DMVPN
17 13 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) GIS
General
1 7 (6.73%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.77%) Finance
3 3 (2.88%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (49.04%) Network Engineer
2 28 (26.92%) Security Engineer
3 21 (20.19%) Senior Network Engineer
4 16 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
5 15 (14.42%) Cisco Engineer
5 15 (14.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (11.54%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 12 (11.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (11.54%) Senior Security Engineer
8 9 (8.65%) Analyst
8 9 (8.65%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 9 (8.65%) Switch Engineer
9 8 (7.69%) Network Analyst
10 5 (4.81%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 5 (4.81%) Presales Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.81%) Service Manager
10 5 (4.81%) Technical Manager
10 5 (4.81%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.46%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 20 (19.23%) Computer Science
3 12 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.81%) AS400
4 5 (4.81%) Clustering
5 3 (2.88%) Life Science
5 3 (2.88%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.92%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.96%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.00%) Linux
2 23 (22.12%) Windows
3 15 (14.42%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.69%) Unix
5 3 (2.88%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.65%) ITIL
2 22 (21.15%) Continuous Improvement
2 22 (21.15%) Service Delivery
3 21 (20.19%) Network Management
4 20 (19.23%) Root Cause Analysis
4 20 (19.23%) Software Engineering
5 18 (17.31%) Mentoring
6 16 (15.38%) Load Balancing
7 15 (14.42%) Change Control
8 12 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
8 12 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (11.54%) Presales
9 7 (6.73%) Contract Management
9 7 (6.73%) High Availability
10 5 (4.81%) Data Protection
10 5 (4.81%) Migration
10 5 (4.81%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 5 (4.81%) PRINCE
11 4 (3.85%) Network Optimisation
11 4 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.96%) C
Qualifications
1 57 (54.81%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (41.35%) CCNA
2 43 (41.35%) CCNP
3 23 (22.12%) ITIL Certification
4 20 (19.23%) Degree
5 16 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 8 (7.69%) CCSP
7 7 (6.73%) CCIE
8 6 (5.77%) CCDP
9 5 (4.81%) CCDA
9 5 (4.81%) CCIP
10 3 (2.88%) MCSE
10 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (2.88%) MOS
10 3 (2.88%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Firmware
2 3 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.88%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (2.88%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 98 (94.23%) Cisco
2 35 (33.65%) CheckPoint
3 27 (25.96%) Fortinet
4 23 (22.12%) HP
5 19 (18.27%) F5
6 17 (16.35%) Juniper
6 17 (16.35%) Palo Alto
7 14 (13.46%) Cyberoam
8 8 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 8 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 8 (7.69%) VMware
9 5 (4.81%) Aruba
9 5 (4.81%) SonicWALL
10 4 (3.85%) Aerohive Networks
10 4 (3.85%) Extreme Networks
10 4 (3.85%) Huawei
10 4 (3.85%) Meraki
10 4 (3.85%) Sourcefire
11 3 (2.88%) Citrix
12 1 (0.96%) Polycom
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Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Up to £55K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Up to £55K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent pension + holidays
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Pack
Posted: 26 days ago
Telford
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Service
Salary: £22000 - £50,000 per year
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