Period
to 3 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 3 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > Midlands
6 months to
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 182 227 237
Rank change year-on-year +45 +10 +48
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 30 123 136
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.62% 1.09% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.72% 5.78% 6.07%
Number of salaries quoted 35 114 95
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £26,100
90th Percentile £57,500 £62,125 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -4.55%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 806 2,128 2,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.75% 18.88% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 644 1,554 1,642
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £23,140
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in the Midlands

OSPF
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing OSPF in the Midlands.

Salary trend for OSPF in the Midlands

OSPF
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing OSPF in the Midlands over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

Salary histogram for OSPF in the Midlands

OSPF
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 3 December 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +14 23 £43,250 -17.62% 9
East Midlands +74 7 £55,000 +10.00% 2
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 25 (83.33%) Cisco
2 24 (80.00%) BGP
3 22 (73.33%) Firewall
4 17 (56.67%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (53.33%) MPLS
5 16 (53.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (46.67%) Data Centre
6 14 (46.67%) CCNP
7 11 (36.67%) CCNA
7 11 (36.67%) WAN
7 11 (36.67%) LAN
7 11 (36.67%) Juniper
7 11 (36.67%) Fortinet
8 10 (33.33%) Palo Alto
8 10 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (30.00%) VLAN
9 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (26.67%) EIGRP
10 8 (26.67%) VPN
11 7 (23.33%) VMware
11 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
11 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (23.33%) HSRP
12 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 6 (20.00%) DV Cleared
12 6 (20.00%) Network Security
12 6 (20.00%) SolarWinds
12 6 (20.00%) Network Architecture
12 6 (20.00%) Wireless

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 24 (80.00%) BGP
2 22 (73.33%) Firewall
3 16 (53.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 16 (53.33%) MPLS
4 11 (36.67%) LAN
4 11 (36.67%) WAN
5 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (30.00%) VLAN
6 8 (26.67%) EIGRP
6 8 (26.67%) VPN
7 7 (23.33%) HSRP
8 6 (20.00%) Network Security
8 6 (20.00%) Wireless
9 5 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
10 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
10 4 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (10.00%) Broadband
11 3 (10.00%) Ethernet
11 3 (10.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Public Sector
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.33%) Police
Job Titles
1 25 (83.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) IP Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) IP Network Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Core Network Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Design Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) IP Design Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Product Design Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Product Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Support
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (46.67%) Data Centre
2 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.33%) Project Delivery
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Leadership
4 4 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (6.67%) Cryptography
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.33%) Network Design
7 1 (3.33%) Network Management
7 1 (3.33%) Network Virtualisation
7 1 (3.33%) NsoIT
7 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (46.67%) CCNP
3 11 (36.67%) CCNA
4 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (13.33%) CCIE
8 3 (10.00%) ACCA
8 3 (10.00%) ACSA
8 3 (10.00%) ACSP
8 3 (10.00%) JNCIA
9 2 (6.67%) CCDA
9 2 (6.67%) CCSA
9 2 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (6.67%) DBS Check
10 1 (3.33%) CCDE
10 1 (3.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) FortiGate
1 4 (13.33%) Nagios
2 1 (3.33%) OPNET
2 1 (3.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Cisco
2 11 (36.67%) Fortinet
2 11 (36.67%) Juniper
3 10 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 7 (23.33%) VMware
5 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 4 (13.33%) Aruba
7 3 (10.00%) HP
7 3 (10.00%) Meraki
8 2 (6.67%) Dell
8 2 (6.67%) Oracle
8 2 (6.67%) Splunk
9 1 (3.33%) Nokia