The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 66 59
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7  
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 2 4 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.40% 0.58% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.08% 3.20% 10.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 12
Median salary £32,750 £35,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.09% -21.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £30,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £47,000 £49,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  

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 Cardiff with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 65 125 156
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 13.00% 18.27% 20.63%
Number of salaries quoted 61 113 131
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

OSPF
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for OSPF in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
1 8 (100.00%) DNS
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
1 8 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (100.00%) F5
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 8 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (87.50%) VPN
3 6 (75.00%) IPsec
3 6 (75.00%) Internet
3 6 (75.00%) MPLS
3 6 (75.00%) Juniper
3 6 (75.00%) IPv4
3 6 (75.00%) IPv6
3 6 (75.00%) FTP
3 6 (75.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) SNMP
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) CCNP
5 2 (25.00%) CCNA

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 8 (100.00%) DNS
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) VPN
3 6 (75.00%) FTP
3 6 (75.00%) Internet
3 6 (75.00%) IPsec
3 6 (75.00%) IPv4
3 6 (75.00%) IPv6
3 6 (75.00%) MPLS
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
5 2 (25.00%) IGRP
5 2 (25.00%) SNMP
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Support
3 2 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Support
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Support
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (75.00%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (75.00%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) VMware