Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 245 216
Rank change year-on-year +8 -29 +13
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 89 99 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.88% 0.87% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.56% 5.43% 6.22%
Number of salaries quoted 46 79 106
West Midlands median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.89% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £34,063
90th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £71,875
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +15.79% -7.77% +6.74%

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 1602 1824 1736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.82% 15.96% 15.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1299 1416 1537
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £23,950 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +18 55 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Warwickshire +8 14 £45,000 - 1
Worcestershire +4 8 - -
Shropshire -2 4 £69,713 +99.18% 1
Coventry +13 2 £55,000 +61.76% 2
Solihull -6 2 £22,500 -18.18% 1
OSPF
England

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

1 75 (84.27%) Cisco
2 63 (70.79%) Cisco Certification
3 59 (66.29%) Firewall
4 57 (64.04%) BGP
5 53 (59.55%) CCNP
5 53 (59.55%) WAN
6 52 (58.43%) VPN
7 46 (51.69%) HP
8 41 (46.07%) LAN
9 38 (42.70%) Data Centre
10 37 (41.57%) ITIL
11 36 (40.45%) CheckPoint
12 35 (39.33%) MPLS
13 30 (33.71%) Service Delivery
13 30 (33.71%) VLAN
13 30 (33.71%) Network Security
14 29 (32.58%) Fortinet
14 29 (32.58%) Network Design
15 28 (31.46%) Mentoring
16 27 (30.34%) Load Balancing
16 27 (30.34%) F5
16 27 (30.34%) Juniper
17 26 (29.21%) Presales
18 25 (28.09%) Wireless
19 23 (25.84%) Project Management
19 23 (25.84%) Network Management
20 22 (24.72%) CCNA
20 22 (24.72%) SSL
21 20 (22.47%) TCP/IP
21 20 (22.47%) Network Architecture

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 3 (3.37%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.62%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (5.62%) IaaS
2 5 (5.62%) Office 365
2 5 (5.62%) PaaS
2 5 (5.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (66.29%) Firewall
2 57 (64.04%) BGP
3 53 (59.55%) WAN
4 52 (58.43%) VPN
5 41 (46.07%) LAN
6 35 (39.33%) MPLS
7 30 (33.71%) Network Security
7 30 (33.71%) VLAN
8 25 (28.09%) Wireless
9 22 (24.72%) SSL
10 20 (22.47%) Cisco Nexus
10 20 (22.47%) TCP/IP
11 19 (21.35%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (20.22%) Ethernet
13 17 (19.10%) IPsec
14 16 (17.98%) DNS
14 16 (17.98%) SNMP
15 14 (15.73%) Cisco ISE
16 13 (14.61%) Junos
17 12 (13.48%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (15.73%) Billing
2 9 (10.11%) Finance
3 5 (5.62%) Banking
4 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.25%) Marketing
6 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (38.20%) Network Engineer
2 16 (17.98%) Architect
3 13 (14.61%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (12.36%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (8.99%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Security Architect
7 6 (6.74%) Security Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.62%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (5.62%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.62%) Consultant
8 5 (5.62%) Network Architect
9 4 (4.49%) Firewall Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Network Consultant
9 4 (4.49%) Network Manager
9 4 (4.49%) NOC Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) IT Architect
10 3 (3.37%) IT Support
10 3 (3.37%) Juniper Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.62%) JSON
1 5 (5.62%) WAP
2 2 (2.25%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.12%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 38 (42.70%) Data Centre
2 14 (15.73%) FlexPod
3 12 (13.48%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.74%) PKI
5 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.49%) Driving Licence
6 4 (4.49%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.25%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.25%) iPad
8 1 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.11%) Windows
2 7 (7.87%) Linux
3 3 (3.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (41.57%) ITIL
2 30 (33.71%) Service Delivery
3 29 (32.58%) Network Design
4 28 (31.46%) Mentoring
5 27 (30.34%) Load Balancing
6 26 (29.21%) Presales
7 23 (25.84%) Network Management
7 23 (25.84%) Project Management
8 20 (22.47%) Network Architecture
8 20 (22.47%) SIEM
9 19 (21.35%) Time Management
10 16 (17.98%) ITIL V3
11 15 (16.85%) Line Management
12 14 (15.73%) Application Performance Management
12 14 (15.73%) Converged Infrastructure
12 14 (15.73%) Migration
12 14 (15.73%) Performance Management
12 14 (15.73%) Security Management
13 12 (13.48%) Root Cause Analysis
13 12 (13.48%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 63 (70.79%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (59.55%) CCNP
3 22 (24.72%) CCNA
4 14 (15.73%) Degree
4 14 (15.73%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (13.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (11.24%) CCDP
7 9 (10.11%) JNCIA
7 9 (10.11%) JNCIS
8 6 (6.74%) CCIE
9 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
9 5 (5.62%) Security Cleared
10 4 (4.49%) CCDA
11 3 (3.37%) MCSE
11 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (2.25%) CCIP
12 2 (2.25%) CISSP
13 1 (1.12%) CCSP
13 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
13 1 (1.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.73%) QA
2 4 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.37%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.37%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.37%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.37%) XenApp
3 3 (3.37%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (17.98%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (5.62%) QRadar
3 4 (4.49%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (4.49%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (4.49%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (2.25%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.25%) Netcool
Vendors
1 75 (84.27%) Cisco
2 46 (51.69%) HP
3 36 (40.45%) CheckPoint
4 29 (32.58%) Fortinet
5 27 (30.34%) F5
5 27 (30.34%) Juniper
6 20 (22.47%) SolarWinds
7 19 (21.35%) Meraki
8 15 (16.85%) Aruba
9 14 (15.73%) Brocade
9 14 (15.73%) Sourcefire
10 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
11 7 (7.87%) VMware
12 4 (4.49%) Tripwire
13 3 (3.37%) Citrix
13 3 (3.37%) NetApp
13 3 (3.37%) Palo Alto
13 3 (3.37%) Polycom
14 1 (1.12%) Aerohive Networks
14 1 (1.12%) LogRhythm