The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / South West
Rank 221 201 232
Rank change year-on-year -20 +31  
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 19 56 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.37% 0.96% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.40% 4.85% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 12 49 19
Median salary £38,750 £40,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.12% -30.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,700 £31,100 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -4.00%  

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 the South West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 792 1155 974
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.57% 19.75% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 602 965 833
Median salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £54,290
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

OSPF
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for OSPF in the South West

OSPF
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in the South West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for OSPF in the South West

OSPF
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Gloucestershire +3 6 £40,000 -23.80%
Bristol -2 5 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Devon - 4 £20,500 -
Wiltshire +3 3 £41,000 +2.50%
Cornwall - 1 £45,000 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 West region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 29 (69.05%) BGP
2 24 (57.14%) Firewall
3 23 (54.76%) LAN
4 22 (52.38%) Cisco
5 21 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 21 (50.00%) WAN
6 20 (47.62%) TCP/IP
7 19 (45.24%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (40.48%) Network Security
9 16 (38.10%) CCNP
10 15 (35.71%) FTP
11 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
11 14 (33.33%) NetScreen
11 14 (33.33%) FortiGate
12 13 (30.95%) MPLS
13 12 (28.57%) RIP
14 10 (23.81%) Juniper
14 10 (23.81%) VPN
14 10 (23.81%) Data Centre
15 9 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (19.05%) VLAN
16 8 (19.05%) CCNA
17 7 (16.67%) Load Balancing
17 7 (16.67%) Network Management
18 6 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
18 6 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
18 6 (14.29%) EIGRP
18 6 (14.29%) ADSL
19 5 (11.90%) WLAN
19 5 (11.90%) ITIL

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 29 (69.05%) BGP
2 24 (57.14%) Firewall
3 23 (54.76%) LAN
4 21 (50.00%) Ethernet
4 21 (50.00%) WAN
5 20 (47.62%) TCP/IP
6 17 (40.48%) Network Security
7 15 (35.71%) FTP
8 14 (33.33%) NetScreen
9 13 (30.95%) MPLS
10 12 (28.57%) RIP
11 10 (23.81%) VPN
12 9 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (19.05%) VLAN
14 6 (14.29%) ADSL
14 6 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (14.29%) EIGRP
14 6 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
15 5 (11.90%) Internet
15 5 (11.90%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Network Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Network Specialist
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco Specialist
3 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Technical Support
3 4 (9.52%) Technical Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Brocade Specialist
4 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Technical Support
5 2 (4.76%) Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Juniper Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) COM
2 1 (2.38%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.52%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) BYOD
4 1 (2.38%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) iPhone
4 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Linux
1 4 (9.52%) Mac OS X
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 7 (16.67%) Network Management
2 5 (11.90%) ITIL
3 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (9.52%) Time Management
4 3 (7.14%) Adaptive Security
4 3 (7.14%) Network Design
4 3 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.76%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (4.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (4.76%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (4.76%) Six Sigma
5 2 (4.76%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 1 (2.38%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.38%) Information Security
6 1 (2.38%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 19 (45.24%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (38.10%) CCNP
3 8 (19.05%) CCNA
4 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) CCENT
5 3 (7.14%) Degree
5 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) APMP
6 2 (4.76%) DBS Check
6 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.38%) CCDP
7 1 (2.38%) CCIE
7 1 (2.38%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) NFS
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (33.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) Cisco
2 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (23.81%) Juniper
4 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
4 5 (11.90%) VMware
5 4 (9.52%) Brocade
5 4 (9.52%) Dell
5 4 (9.52%) Intel Security
5 4 (9.52%) Radware
6 3 (7.14%) F5
6 3 (7.14%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.14%) WatchGuard
7 2 (4.76%) HP
7 2 (4.76%) Mitel
7 2 (4.76%) Veeam
8 1 (2.38%) Apple
8 1 (2.38%) Avaya
8 1 (2.38%) BT
8 1 (2.38%) EMC
8 1 (2.38%) Polycom
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