Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for OSPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited OSPF over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 163 115
Rank change year-on-year +15 -48 +4
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 52 58 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.35% 1.24% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.83% 7.39% 9.61%
Number of salaries quoted 24 41 71
Birmingham median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,950 £26,250 £34,625
90th Percentile £60,175 £55,000 £80,000
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +5.26%

OSPF is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 589 785 760
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.32% 16.76% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 458 525 681
Birmingham median annual salary £40,125 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.31% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Birmingham

OSPF
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for OSPF in Birmingham

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for OSPF in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 51 (98.08%) Cisco
2 39 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (65.38%) CheckPoint
3 34 (65.38%) Firewall
3 34 (65.38%) CCNP
3 34 (65.38%) WAN
3 34 (65.38%) Data Centre
4 33 (63.46%) BGP
5 32 (61.54%) ITIL
6 29 (55.77%) LAN
6 29 (55.77%) HP
7 26 (50.00%) VPN
7 26 (50.00%) VLAN
7 26 (50.00%) Fortinet
8 25 (48.08%) F5
8 25 (48.08%) MPLS
8 25 (48.08%) Service Delivery
9 24 (46.15%) Mentoring
10 21 (40.38%) Network Management
11 20 (38.46%) Load Balancing
11 20 (38.46%) Network Security
12 19 (36.54%) Network Design
12 19 (36.54%) TCP/IP
13 18 (34.62%) Time Management
13 18 (34.62%) Presales
14 17 (32.69%) Meraki
14 17 (32.69%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (32.69%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (32.69%) SolarWinds
14 17 (32.69%) CCNA

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (65.38%) Firewall
1 34 (65.38%) WAN
2 33 (63.46%) BGP
3 29 (55.77%) LAN
4 26 (50.00%) VLAN
4 26 (50.00%) VPN
5 25 (48.08%) MPLS
6 20 (38.46%) Network Security
7 19 (36.54%) TCP/IP
8 17 (32.69%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (32.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (32.69%) Wireless
9 16 (30.77%) IPsec
10 15 (28.85%) Ethernet
11 14 (26.92%) SNMP
12 13 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
12 13 (25.00%) SSL
13 8 (15.38%) DNS
14 5 (9.62%) Software-Defined Networking
15 4 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (25.00%) Billing
2 9 (17.31%) Finance
3 5 (9.62%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.85%) Marketing
5 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (48.08%) Network Engineer
2 14 (26.92%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Consultant
4 4 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Network Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Network Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Network Team Leader
5 2 (3.85%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Team Leader
6 1 (1.92%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 1 (1.92%) Senior Network Specialist
6 1 (1.92%) Senior Technical Specialist
6 1 (1.92%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
6 1 (1.92%) Technical Manager
6 1 (1.92%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.92%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 34 (65.38%) Data Centre
2 13 (25.00%) FlexPod
3 12 (23.08%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.69%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.85%) iPad
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) PKI
6 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) Windows
3 3 (5.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (61.54%) ITIL
2 25 (48.08%) Service Delivery
3 24 (46.15%) Mentoring
4 21 (40.38%) Network Management
5 20 (38.46%) Load Balancing
6 19 (36.54%) Network Design
7 18 (34.62%) Presales
7 18 (34.62%) Time Management
8 16 (30.77%) Project Management
9 14 (26.92%) ITIL V3
9 14 (26.92%) Line Management
10 13 (25.00%) Application Performance Management
10 13 (25.00%) Converged Infrastructure
10 13 (25.00%) Migration
10 13 (25.00%) Performance Management
10 13 (25.00%) Security Management
10 13 (25.00%) SIEM
11 12 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
11 12 (23.08%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 39 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (65.38%) CCNP
3 17 (32.69%) CCNA
4 14 (26.92%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (25.00%) Degree
6 12 (23.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (9.62%) CCDP
8 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (5.77%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.77%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (7.69%) QRadar
2 4 (7.69%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (3.85%) Netcool
Vendors
1 51 (98.08%) Cisco
2 34 (65.38%) CheckPoint
3 29 (55.77%) HP
4 26 (50.00%) Fortinet
5 25 (48.08%) F5
6 17 (32.69%) Meraki
6 17 (32.69%) SolarWinds
7 13 (25.00%) Aruba
7 13 (25.00%) Brocade
7 13 (25.00%) Sourcefire
8 12 (23.08%) Juniper
9 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
10 4 (7.69%) Tripwire
10 4 (7.69%) VMware
11 3 (5.77%) Palo Alto
12 1 (1.92%) CA