Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 145 170
Rank change year-on-year +27 +25 -74
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 85 52 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.24% 1.35% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.67% 9.27% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 41 30 50
Birmingham median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £50,000 £39,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,350 £73,750
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year +4.76% +7.69% +0.52%

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 622 561 720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.42% 14.53% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 425 435 506
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £25,450 £25,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +3.90%

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 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for OSPF in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 78 (91.76%) Cisco
2 74 (87.06%) Data Centre
3 67 (78.82%) Firewall
4 63 (74.12%) CheckPoint
5 62 (72.94%) Fortinet
6 56 (65.88%) VPN
7 53 (62.35%) CCNP
7 53 (62.35%) Cisco Certification
8 52 (61.18%) BGP
9 49 (57.65%) ITIL
10 47 (55.29%) WAN
10 47 (55.29%) LAN
10 47 (55.29%) Juniper
11 43 (50.59%) HP
11 43 (50.59%) F5
12 42 (49.41%) Continuous Improvement
12 42 (49.41%) Self-Motivation
13 41 (48.24%) FWSM
13 41 (48.24%) Cisco ASA
14 40 (47.06%) Network Management
15 38 (44.71%) Degree
16 33 (38.82%) Cisco Nexus
17 31 (36.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 31 (36.47%) PKI
17 31 (36.47%) IPsec
18 29 (34.12%) MPLS
19 28 (32.94%) Presales
20 26 (30.59%) Service Delivery
21 24 (28.24%) VLAN
22 22 (25.88%) Software Engineering

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 9 (10.59%) IIS
2 3 (3.53%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.94%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 67 (78.82%) Firewall
2 56 (65.88%) VPN
3 52 (61.18%) BGP
4 47 (55.29%) LAN
4 47 (55.29%) WAN
5 41 (48.24%) Cisco ASA
5 41 (48.24%) FWSM
6 33 (38.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 31 (36.47%) IPsec
8 29 (34.12%) MPLS
9 24 (28.24%) VLAN
10 20 (23.53%) Cisco Firepower
11 18 (21.18%) DHCP
11 18 (21.18%) DNS
11 18 (21.18%) SNMP
12 16 (18.82%) TCP/IP
13 15 (17.65%) Software-Defined Networking
13 15 (17.65%) Wireless
14 11 (12.94%) Cisco Wireless
14 11 (12.94%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 31 (36.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 33 (38.82%) Network Engineer
2 29 (34.12%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (12.94%) Cisco Consultant
3 11 (12.94%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 11 (12.94%) Consultant
3 11 (12.94%) Network Consultant
3 11 (12.94%) Technical Support
4 10 (11.76%) Architect
4 10 (11.76%) Network Specialist
4 10 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (10.59%) Security Architect
5 9 (10.59%) Security Solutions Architect
5 9 (10.59%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 9 (10.59%) Senior Network Specialist
6 7 (8.24%) NOC Technician
7 5 (5.88%) Cisco Presales Consultant
7 5 (5.88%) Presales Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) Network Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (1.18%) Presales Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.59%) LDAP
2 4 (4.71%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 74 (87.06%) Data Centre
2 42 (49.41%) Self-Motivation
3 31 (36.47%) PKI
4 22 (25.88%) Computer Science
5 11 (12.94%) Driving Licence
6 9 (10.59%) Cyberthreat
6 9 (10.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (3.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.82%) Windows
2 13 (15.29%) Linux
3 7 (8.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (8.24%) Solaris
3 7 (8.24%) Unix
3 7 (8.24%) Windows 2000 Server
3 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (57.65%) ITIL
2 42 (49.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 40 (47.06%) Network Management
4 28 (32.94%) Presales
5 26 (30.59%) Service Delivery
6 22 (25.88%) Software Engineering
7 21 (24.71%) Load Balancing
8 18 (21.18%) ITIL V3
9 11 (12.94%) Mentoring
9 11 (12.94%) Network Architecture
9 11 (12.94%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (11.76%) Line Management
11 9 (10.59%) Incident Management
11 9 (10.59%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 9 (10.59%) Network Design
11 9 (10.59%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (10.59%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (10.59%) SIEM
11 9 (10.59%) Software Optimisation
11 9 (10.59%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 53 (62.35%) CCNP
1 53 (62.35%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (44.71%) Degree
3 22 (25.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (25.88%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (11.76%) CCDP
4 10 (11.76%) CISSP
5 9 (10.59%) CCSE
5 9 (10.59%) IISP
5 9 (10.59%) ISSAP
5 9 (10.59%) JNCIP
5 9 (10.59%) PMI Certification
5 9 (10.59%) PMP
6 8 (9.41%) CCNA
7 7 (8.24%) HNC
7 7 (8.24%) HND
8 6 (7.06%) CCIE
9 3 (3.53%) MCSE
9 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.18%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.35%) SLA
2 11 (12.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (9.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (12.94%) Firmware
3 9 (10.59%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.53%) XenApp
4 3 (3.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (23.53%) QRadar
2 11 (12.94%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 78 (91.76%) Cisco
2 63 (74.12%) CheckPoint
3 62 (72.94%) Fortinet
4 47 (55.29%) Juniper
5 43 (50.59%) F5
5 43 (50.59%) HP
6 14 (16.47%) Microsoft
6 14 (16.47%) VMware
7 11 (12.94%) Meraki
7 11 (12.94%) SolarWinds
7 11 (12.94%) Tripwire
8 9 (10.59%) CA
8 9 (10.59%) IBM
8 9 (10.59%) LogRhythm
8 9 (10.59%) Splunk
8 9 (10.59%) Tufin
9 8 (9.41%) Forcepoint
10 7 (8.24%) Nokia
10 7 (8.24%) Red Hat
10 7 (8.24%) Sun