The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for OSPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 53 70
Rank change year-on-year -12 +17  
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 5 35 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.77% 4.20% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.81% 19.44% 13.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5 31 18
Median salary £65,000 £55,000 £49,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% +11.67%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00%  

OSPF is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 64 180 167
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 9.86% 21.58% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 52 170 141
Median salary £45,000 £52,500 £46,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% +12.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing OSPF as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Bedfordshire

OSPF
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSPF in Bedfordshire.

Salary trend for OSPF in Bedfordshire

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for OSPF in Bedfordshire

OSPF
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Bedford -10 5 £65,000 -2.98%
OSPF
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 43 (100.00%) Cisco
1 43 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 43 (100.00%) BGP
1 43 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 42 (97.67%) CCNP
3 38 (88.37%) Firewall
4 37 (86.05%) CCSA
4 37 (86.05%) CCSE
4 37 (86.05%) LAN
4 37 (86.05%) WAN
4 37 (86.05%) CheckPoint
4 37 (86.05%) Spanning Tree
5 36 (83.72%) Network Security
6 31 (72.09%) Network Management
7 29 (67.44%) CCDP
8 25 (58.14%) MS Visio
9 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
9 23 (53.49%) Load Balancing
10 22 (51.16%) TCP/IP
11 21 (48.84%) Data Centre
12 20 (46.51%) Disaster Recovery
13 16 (37.21%) Wireshark
13 16 (37.21%) tcpdump
14 12 (27.91%) F5
15 9 (20.93%) Presales
16 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (16.28%) Driving Licence
16 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
17 6 (13.95%) RIP
17 6 (13.95%) VoIP

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 25 (58.14%) MS Visio
2 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
3 4 (9.30%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 43 (100.00%) BGP
1 43 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 38 (88.37%) Firewall
3 37 (86.05%) LAN
3 37 (86.05%) Spanning Tree
3 37 (86.05%) WAN
4 36 (83.72%) Network Security
5 22 (51.16%) TCP/IP
6 16 (37.21%) tcpdump
6 16 (37.21%) Wireshark
7 6 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (13.95%) DWDM
7 6 (13.95%) EIGRP
7 6 (13.95%) MPLS
7 6 (13.95%) RIP
7 6 (13.95%) SSL
7 6 (13.95%) VoIP
7 6 (13.95%) VPN
7 6 (13.95%) VRRP
7 6 (13.95%) Wireless
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (65.12%) Consultant
1 28 (65.12%) Network Consultant
2 27 (62.79%) Network Security Consultant
2 27 (62.79%) Security Consultant
3 21 (48.84%) Network Engineer
4 19 (44.19%) Network Security Engineer
4 19 (44.19%) Security Engineer
5 7 (16.28%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (16.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (13.95%) Check Point Consultant
6 6 (13.95%) Cisco Consultant
6 6 (13.95%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 6 (13.95%) Network Specialist
7 5 (11.63%) Cisco Security Consultant
7 5 (11.63%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 5 (11.63%) Network Support
8 4 (9.30%) Network Support Specialist
8 4 (9.30%) Support Specialist
9 1 (2.33%) Cisco Support
9 1 (2.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 21 (48.84%) Data Centre
2 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.28%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) Network Management
2 23 (53.49%) Load Balancing
3 20 (46.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (20.93%) Presales
5 6 (13.95%) High Availability
6 2 (4.65%) Change Management
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL
6 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.65%) Project Management
7 1 (2.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (97.67%) CCNP
3 37 (86.05%) CCSA
3 37 (86.05%) CCSE
4 29 (67.44%) CCDP
5 2 (4.65%) CCNA
5 2 (4.65%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.33%) CCIE
6 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 43 (100.00%) Cisco
2 37 (86.05%) CheckPoint
3 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
4 12 (27.91%) F5
5 6 (13.95%) HP
5 6 (13.95%) Juniper
6 5 (11.63%) CA