Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 246 235
Rank change year-on-year +60 -11 -26
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 114 72 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.26% 0.72% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.64% 4.63% 6.32%
Number of salaries quoted 59 40 107
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,100 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £70,606 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,493 1,554 1,772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.49% 15.59% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,054 1,249 1,402
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,825 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in the West Midlands

OSPF
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for OSPF in the West Midlands

OSPF
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for OSPF in the West Midlands

OSPF
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. 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
Birmingham +37 92 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Solihull +12 5 £27,000 -46.00% 1
Warwickshire - 5 £36,000 - 1
Shropshire +13 3 £30,000 -56.97% 1
Worcestershire +11 2 £33,682 +12.27%
Coventry - 1 £55,000 -
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 104 (91.23%) Cisco
2 92 (80.70%) Firewall
3 88 (77.19%) Data Centre
4 75 (65.79%) Cisco Certification
5 74 (64.91%) CCNP
6 73 (64.04%) CheckPoint
6 73 (64.04%) Fortinet
7 72 (63.16%) BGP
8 67 (58.77%) WAN
9 65 (57.02%) VPN
10 59 (51.75%) ITIL
11 57 (50.00%) LAN
12 56 (49.12%) Juniper
13 48 (42.11%) F5
14 47 (41.23%) Continuous Improvement
14 47 (41.23%) Self-Motivation
14 47 (41.23%) MPLS
15 46 (40.35%) HP
15 46 (40.35%) Cisco ASA
15 46 (40.35%) Network Management
16 45 (39.47%) FWSM
17 44 (38.60%) Degree
18 39 (34.21%) Presales
19 35 (30.70%) Cisco Nexus
20 34 (29.82%) PKI
20 34 (29.82%) IPsec
20 34 (29.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
21 33 (28.95%) Service Delivery
22 29 (25.44%) VLAN
23 27 (23.68%) Cisco Firepower

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (9.65%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 92 (80.70%) Firewall
2 72 (63.16%) BGP
3 67 (58.77%) WAN
4 65 (57.02%) VPN
5 57 (50.00%) LAN
6 47 (41.23%) MPLS
7 46 (40.35%) Cisco ASA
8 45 (39.47%) FWSM
9 35 (30.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 34 (29.82%) IPsec
11 29 (25.44%) VLAN
12 27 (23.68%) Cisco Firepower
13 23 (20.18%) DHCP
13 23 (20.18%) DNS
13 23 (20.18%) SNMP
14 20 (17.54%) Software-Defined Networking
14 20 (17.54%) TCP/IP
15 19 (16.67%) Wireless
16 14 (12.28%) Cisco Wireless
16 14 (12.28%) TACACS
Development Applications
1 34 (29.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 49 (42.98%) Network Engineer
2 31 (27.19%) Senior Network Engineer
3 15 (13.16%) Consultant
3 15 (13.16%) Network Consultant
4 14 (12.28%) Cisco Consultant
4 14 (12.28%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 13 (11.40%) Architect
5 13 (11.40%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (11.40%) Technical Support
6 12 (10.53%) Network Specialist
6 12 (10.53%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 12 (10.53%) Senior Network Specialist
7 11 (9.65%) Security Architect
7 11 (9.65%) Security Solutions Architect
8 10 (8.77%) Support Engineer
9 8 (7.02%) Network Support
9 8 (7.02%) Network Support Engineer
10 7 (6.14%) NOC Engineer
10 7 (6.14%) Presales Consultant
11 6 (5.26%) NOC Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.53%) LDAP
2 5 (4.39%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 88 (77.19%) Data Centre
2 47 (41.23%) Self-Motivation
3 34 (29.82%) PKI
4 26 (22.81%) Computer Science
5 14 (12.28%) Driving Licence
6 11 (9.65%) Cyberthreat
6 11 (9.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.91%) Linux
2 14 (12.28%) Windows
3 9 (7.89%) Unix
4 6 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.26%) Solaris
4 6 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
4 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (51.75%) ITIL
2 47 (41.23%) Continuous Improvement
3 46 (40.35%) Network Management
4 39 (34.21%) Presales
5 33 (28.95%) Service Delivery
6 26 (22.81%) Software Engineering
7 25 (21.93%) Load Balancing
8 23 (20.18%) ITIL V3
9 16 (14.04%) Network Architecture
10 14 (12.28%) Mentoring
10 14 (12.28%) Service Management
11 13 (11.40%) Network Design
11 13 (11.40%) Project Management
11 13 (11.40%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (10.53%) Due Diligence
12 12 (10.53%) Line Management
12 12 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (10.53%) PRINCE2
12 12 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
13 11 (9.65%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 75 (65.79%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (64.91%) CCNP
3 44 (38.60%) Degree
4 26 (22.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (22.81%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (12.28%) CCNA
6 13 (11.40%) CCDP
7 12 (10.53%) CISSP
7 12 (10.53%) PMI Certification
7 12 (10.53%) PMP
8 11 (9.65%) CCSE
8 11 (9.65%) IISP
8 11 (9.65%) ISSAP
8 11 (9.65%) JNCIP
9 6 (5.26%) CCIE
9 6 (5.26%) HNC
9 6 (5.26%) HND
10 1 (0.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.88%) CCSP
10 1 (0.88%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.42%) SLA
2 14 (12.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (5.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (11.40%) Firmware
3 12 (10.53%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (21.93%) QRadar
2 14 (12.28%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (2.63%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 104 (91.23%) Cisco
2 73 (64.04%) CheckPoint
2 73 (64.04%) Fortinet
3 56 (49.12%) Juniper
4 48 (42.11%) F5
5 46 (40.35%) HP
6 17 (14.91%) Meraki
7 14 (12.28%) Microsoft
7 14 (12.28%) SolarWinds
7 14 (12.28%) Tripwire
7 14 (12.28%) VMware
8 12 (10.53%) CA
9 11 (9.65%) Forcepoint
9 11 (9.65%) IBM
9 11 (9.65%) LogRhythm
9 11 (9.65%) Splunk
9 11 (9.65%) Tufin
10 7 (6.14%) Nokia
11 6 (5.26%) Red Hat
11 6 (5.26%) Sun