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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 124 98
Rank change year-on-year +14 -26  
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 14 17 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.77% 0.72% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.32% 4.68% 9.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3 17 21
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
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 Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 263 363 273
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.38% 15.41% 15.64%
Number of salaries quoted 206 289 231
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for OSPF in Birmingham

OSPF
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 47 (100.00%) Cisco
2 43 (91.49%) Firewall
3 41 (87.23%) WAN
4 39 (82.98%) LAN
5 37 (78.72%) ITIL
6 36 (76.60%) CheckPoint
7 32 (68.09%) Fortinet
8 30 (63.83%) HP
8 30 (63.83%) ITIL Certification
9 29 (61.70%) Data Centre
10 28 (59.57%) Degree
10 28 (59.57%) Network Management
11 27 (57.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 27 (57.45%) Root Cause Analysis
11 27 (57.45%) Computer Science
11 27 (57.45%) Software Engineering
11 27 (57.45%) Service Delivery
12 23 (48.94%) Mentoring
13 19 (40.43%) BGP
14 18 (38.30%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (25.53%) CCNP
15 12 (25.53%) VPN
16 9 (19.15%) CCNA
16 9 (19.15%) Network Security
17 8 (17.02%) EIGRP
17 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
18 7 (14.89%) VLAN
19 6 (12.77%) Multicast
19 6 (12.77%) Wireless
19 6 (12.77%) Finance

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 43 (91.49%) Firewall
2 41 (87.23%) WAN
3 39 (82.98%) LAN
4 19 (40.43%) BGP
5 12 (25.53%) VPN
6 9 (19.15%) Network Security
7 8 (17.02%) EIGRP
7 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
8 7 (14.89%) VLAN
9 6 (12.77%) Multicast
9 6 (12.77%) Wireless
10 5 (10.64%) DHCP
10 5 (10.64%) DNS
10 5 (10.64%) SSH
10 5 (10.64%) SSL
10 5 (10.64%) WLAN
11 4 (8.51%) IGRP
11 4 (8.51%) IPsec
11 4 (8.51%) NGN
11 4 (8.51%) RIP
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (68.09%) Network Engineer
2 26 (55.32%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
3 5 (10.64%) Technical Manager
3 5 (10.64%) Technical Project Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Check Point Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco Project Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Network Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Server Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 29 (61.70%) Data Centre
2 27 (57.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.38%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Linux
3 3 (6.38%) Solaris
3 3 (6.38%) Unix
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (78.72%) ITIL
2 28 (59.57%) Network Management
3 27 (57.45%) Continuous Improvement
3 27 (57.45%) Root Cause Analysis
3 27 (57.45%) Service Delivery
3 27 (57.45%) Software Engineering
4 23 (48.94%) Mentoring
5 6 (12.77%) Presales
6 5 (10.64%) PRINCE
7 4 (8.51%) ITIL V3
8 3 (6.38%) Change Control
8 3 (6.38%) Contingency Planning
8 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.38%) Project Management
8 3 (6.38%) Workflow
9 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (2.13%) Incident Management
10 1 (2.13%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 30 (63.83%) ITIL Certification
2 28 (59.57%) Degree
3 18 (38.30%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (25.53%) CCNP
5 9 (19.15%) CCNA
6 3 (6.38%) MCSE
6 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (6.38%) PMI Certification
6 3 (6.38%) PMP
7 2 (4.26%) CCDP
7 2 (4.26%) CCIE
8 1 (2.13%) CCSE
8 1 (2.13%) CISSP
8 1 (2.13%) IISP
8 1 (2.13%) ISSAP
8 1 (2.13%) JNCIP
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.38%) XenDesktop
2 2 (4.26%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (4.26%) XenApp
3 1 (2.13%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) QRadar
Vendors
1 47 (100.00%) Cisco
2 36 (76.60%) CheckPoint
3 32 (68.09%) Fortinet
4 30 (63.83%) HP
5 5 (10.64%) Aruba
5 5 (10.64%) F5
5 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.64%) VMware
6 4 (8.51%) Aerohive Networks
6 4 (8.51%) Citrix
6 4 (8.51%) Extreme Networks
6 4 (8.51%) Huawei
6 4 (8.51%) Meraki
6 4 (8.51%) Palo Alto
6 4 (8.51%) Sourcefire
7 1 (2.13%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.13%) IBM
7 1 (2.13%) Juniper
7 1 (2.13%) NetApp
7 1 (2.13%) Radware