Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 147 165
Rank change year-on-year +43 +18 -62
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 98 40 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.55% 1.06% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.24% 7.39% 5.95%
Number of salaries quoted 36 20 71
Birmingham median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% - -
10th Percentile £51,250 £39,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,725 £73,750
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +27.78% -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 643 541 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.73% 14.37% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 397 411 540
Birmingham median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% - -
10th Percentile £24,450 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £61,275
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram for OSPF in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 98 (100.00%) Cisco
2 97 (98.98%) Data Centre
3 79 (80.61%) Fortinet
3 79 (80.61%) CheckPoint
4 78 (79.59%) Firewall
5 74 (75.51%) CCNP
5 74 (75.51%) Cisco Certification
5 74 (75.51%) VPN
6 73 (74.49%) ITIL
7 62 (63.27%) LAN
7 62 (63.27%) WAN
8 56 (57.14%) BGP
9 55 (56.12%) Juniper
9 55 (56.12%) Cisco ASA
9 55 (56.12%) FWSM
9 55 (56.12%) Presales
10 54 (55.10%) F5
11 48 (48.98%) Continuous Improvement
11 48 (48.98%) Self-Motivation
12 43 (43.88%) Degree
13 42 (42.86%) Network Management
13 42 (42.86%) HP
13 42 (42.86%) Service Delivery
14 38 (38.78%) MPLS
14 38 (38.78%) DHCP
14 38 (38.78%) DNS
14 38 (38.78%) SNMP
14 38 (38.78%) ITIL V3
15 37 (37.76%) Load Balancing
15 37 (37.76%) VLAN

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 19 (19.39%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.37%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 78 (79.59%) Firewall
2 74 (75.51%) VPN
3 62 (63.27%) LAN
3 62 (63.27%) WAN
4 56 (57.14%) BGP
5 55 (56.12%) Cisco ASA
5 55 (56.12%) FWSM
6 38 (38.78%) DHCP
6 38 (38.78%) DNS
6 38 (38.78%) MPLS
6 38 (38.78%) SNMP
7 37 (37.76%) Cisco Firepower
7 37 (37.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 37 (37.76%) VLAN
8 36 (36.73%) IPsec
9 30 (30.61%) Software-Defined Networking
10 20 (20.41%) Ethernet
11 19 (19.39%) SSL
11 19 (19.39%) TCP/IP
11 19 (19.39%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 36 (36.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 29 (29.59%) Network Engineer
1 29 (29.59%) Senior Network Engineer
2 20 (20.41%) Architect
2 20 (20.41%) Solutions Architect
3 19 (19.39%) Network Specialist
3 19 (19.39%) Security Architect
3 19 (19.39%) Security Solutions Architect
3 19 (19.39%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 19 (19.39%) Senior Network Specialist
4 18 (18.37%) Cisco Consultant
4 18 (18.37%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 18 (18.37%) Consultant
4 18 (18.37%) Network Consultant
5 12 (12.24%) Technical Support
6 7 (7.14%) Cisco Presales Consultant
6 7 (7.14%) Presales Consultant
7 1 (1.02%) Presales Solution Architect
7 1 (1.02%) Presales Technical Architect
7 1 (1.02%) Technical Architect
7 1 (1.02%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.39%) LDAP
2 5 (5.10%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 97 (98.98%) Data Centre
2 48 (48.98%) Self-Motivation
3 36 (36.73%) PKI
4 24 (24.49%) Computer Science
5 19 (19.39%) Cyberthreat
5 19 (19.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 18 (18.37%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.22%) Linux
1 11 (11.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (74.49%) ITIL
2 55 (56.12%) Presales
3 48 (48.98%) Continuous Improvement
4 42 (42.86%) Network Management
4 42 (42.86%) Service Delivery
5 38 (38.78%) ITIL V3
6 37 (37.76%) Load Balancing
7 24 (24.49%) Software Engineering
8 19 (19.39%) E-Commerce
8 19 (19.39%) Incident Management
8 19 (19.39%) Line Management
8 19 (19.39%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 19 (19.39%) Network Design
8 19 (19.39%) Network Monitoring
8 19 (19.39%) PRINCE2
8 19 (19.39%) Project Management
8 19 (19.39%) Requirements Analysis
8 19 (19.39%) Service Management
8 19 (19.39%) SIEM
8 19 (19.39%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 74 (75.51%) CCNP
1 74 (75.51%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (43.88%) Degree
3 24 (24.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (24.49%) ITIL Certification
4 20 (20.41%) CCDP
4 20 (20.41%) CISSP
5 19 (19.39%) CCSE
5 19 (19.39%) IISP
5 19 (19.39%) ISSAP
5 19 (19.39%) JNCIP
5 19 (19.39%) PMI Certification
5 19 (19.39%) PMP
6 12 (12.24%) CCNA
7 1 (1.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (1.02%) CCDA
7 1 (1.02%) CCIE
7 1 (1.02%) CCIP
7 1 (1.02%) CCSA
7 1 (1.02%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (12.24%) SLA
3 3 (3.06%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (19.39%) Active Directory
2 18 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (37.76%) QRadar
2 18 (18.37%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 98 (100.00%) Cisco
2 79 (80.61%) CheckPoint
2 79 (80.61%) Fortinet
3 55 (56.12%) Juniper
4 54 (55.10%) F5
5 42 (42.86%) HP
6 19 (19.39%) CA
6 19 (19.39%) Forcepoint
6 19 (19.39%) IBM
6 19 (19.39%) LogRhythm
6 19 (19.39%) Splunk
6 19 (19.39%) Tufin
7 18 (18.37%) Meraki
7 18 (18.37%) Microsoft
7 18 (18.37%) SolarWinds
7 18 (18.37%) Tripwire
7 18 (18.37%) VMware