The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 84 73
Rank change year-on-year +10 -11  
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 2 7 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.28% 0.61% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.77% 3.10% 9.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 19
Median salary £32,750 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.42% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £44,000 £59,000
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 South Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 113 226 262
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 15.65% 19.82% 21.58%
Number of salaries quoted 104 201 231
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -4.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,800 £51,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

OSPF
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for OSPF in South Wales

OSPF
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +10 2 £32,750 -7.09%
OSPF
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 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 South Wales region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 9 (100.00%) BGP
1 9 (100.00%) F5
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (88.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (88.89%) Load Balancing
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) LAN
2 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 8 (88.89%) DNS
3 7 (77.78%) VPN
3 7 (77.78%) Data Centre
4 6 (66.67%) DDoS Mitigation
4 6 (66.67%) FTP
4 6 (66.67%) Internet
4 6 (66.67%) MPLS
4 6 (66.67%) Juniper
4 6 (66.67%) IPv4
4 6 (66.67%) IPv6
4 6 (66.67%) IPsec
5 3 (33.33%) Network Design
5 3 (33.33%) Migration
5 3 (33.33%) DHCP
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) SNMP
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 9 (100.00%) BGP
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (88.89%) DNS
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) LAN
2 8 (88.89%) WAN
3 7 (77.78%) VPN
4 6 (66.67%) FTP
4 6 (66.67%) Internet
4 6 (66.67%) IPsec
4 6 (66.67%) IPv4
4 6 (66.67%) IPv6
4 6 (66.67%) MPLS
5 3 (33.33%) DHCP
6 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
6 2 (22.22%) IGRP
6 2 (22.22%) SNMP
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Network Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Network Support
3 2 (22.22%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Support
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Support
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (77.78%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Load Balancing
2 6 (66.67%) DDoS Mitigation
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Network Design
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNA
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) vSphere
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (66.67%) Juniper
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Sourcefire