Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 151 152
Rank change year-on-year +36 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 72 48 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.05% 1.26% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.02% 8.57% 8.08%
Number of salaries quoted 39 17 42
Birmingham median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £46,250 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £60,100 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -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 599 560 730
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.09% 14.70% 15.87%
Number of salaries quoted 409 421 473
Birmingham median annual salary £46,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.25% - -
10th Percentile £28,950 £25,750 £24,340
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for OSPF in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 64 (88.89%) Cisco
2 55 (76.39%) Firewall
3 46 (63.89%) HP
3 46 (63.89%) Data Centre
4 45 (62.50%) CheckPoint
4 45 (62.50%) BGP
4 45 (62.50%) WAN
4 45 (62.50%) LAN
5 44 (61.11%) Fortinet
6 41 (56.94%) ITIL
7 36 (50.00%) VPN
8 34 (47.22%) Network Management
9 33 (45.83%) Degree
10 30 (41.67%) CCNP
10 30 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (40.28%) Juniper
11 29 (40.28%) Continuous Improvement
11 29 (40.28%) Self-Motivation
12 25 (34.72%) Computer Science Degree
12 25 (34.72%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (34.72%) Computer Science
12 25 (34.72%) Software Engineering
13 21 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (29.17%) SLA
14 20 (27.78%) CCIE
14 20 (27.78%) Windows
14 20 (27.78%) VLAN
14 20 (27.78%) FWSM
15 18 (25.00%) F5
15 18 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus

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 11 (15.28%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.17%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (76.39%) Firewall
2 45 (62.50%) BGP
2 45 (62.50%) LAN
2 45 (62.50%) WAN
3 36 (50.00%) VPN
4 21 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (27.78%) FWSM
5 20 (27.78%) VLAN
6 18 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 18 (25.00%) MPLS
7 17 (23.61%) IPsec
8 13 (18.06%) RIP
9 11 (15.28%) Skype
9 11 (15.28%) TCP/IP
9 11 (15.28%) Wireless
10 9 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (12.50%) SAN
11 8 (11.11%) DSL
11 8 (11.11%) DWDM
11 8 (11.11%) SHDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (4.17%) Banking
1 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (51.39%) Network Engineer
2 20 (27.78%) Senior Network Engineer
3 12 (16.67%) Technical Support
4 9 (12.50%) Network Systems Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) NOC Technician
6 4 (5.56%) Architect
6 4 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Cisco Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Cisco Network Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Cisco Security Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Cisco Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Network Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Network Design Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Network Security Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Security Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Security Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.78%) IT Security Architect
8 2 (2.78%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.39%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 46 (63.89%) Data Centre
2 29 (40.28%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (22.22%) PKI
4 9 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.39%) CMDB
6 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.78%) Windows
2 8 (11.11%) Linux
2 8 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (11.11%) Solaris
2 8 (11.11%) Unix
2 8 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
2 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.94%) ITIL
2 34 (47.22%) Network Management
3 29 (40.28%) Continuous Improvement
4 25 (34.72%) Computer Science
4 25 (34.72%) Software Engineering
5 13 (18.06%) Mentoring
5 13 (18.06%) Root Cause Analysis
5 13 (18.06%) Service Delivery
6 12 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 11 (15.28%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 9 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
9 8 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
9 8 (11.11%) RAD
10 6 (8.33%) Presales
11 5 (6.94%) Load Balancing
12 4 (5.56%) Network Design
13 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
13 3 (4.17%) Incident Management
13 3 (4.17%) ITIL V3
13 3 (4.17%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.17%) Perl
2 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (45.83%) Degree
2 30 (41.67%) CCNP
2 30 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (34.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (34.72%) ITIL Certification
4 20 (27.78%) CCIE
5 11 (15.28%) MCSE
5 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (11.11%) HNC
6 8 (11.11%) HND
7 3 (4.17%) CCDP
7 3 (4.17%) CCIP
7 3 (4.17%) CCSE
7 3 (4.17%) CISSP
7 3 (4.17%) IISP
7 3 (4.17%) ISSAP
7 3 (4.17%) JNCIP
7 3 (4.17%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (1.39%) CCNA
8 1 (1.39%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (29.17%) SLA
2 12 (16.67%) GDPR
3 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 12 (16.67%) Firmware
1 12 (16.67%) XenApp
1 12 (16.67%) XenDesktop
2 11 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) QRadar
2 1 (1.39%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 64 (88.89%) Cisco
2 46 (63.89%) HP
3 45 (62.50%) CheckPoint
4 44 (61.11%) Fortinet
5 29 (40.28%) Juniper
6 18 (25.00%) F5
7 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
8 12 (16.67%) Citrix
9 11 (15.28%) Nokia
9 11 (15.28%) VMware
10 10 (13.89%) NetApp
11 9 (12.50%) Polycom
12 8 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 8 (11.11%) Red Hat
12 8 (11.11%) Sun
12 8 (11.11%) Telindus
13 5 (6.94%) Palo Alto
14 4 (5.56%) Huawei
15 3 (4.17%) IBM
15 3 (4.17%) Tufin