Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 221 240
Rank change year-on-year +25 +19 -10
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 111 93 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.18% 0.95% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.60% 6.39% 6.36%
Number of salaries quoted 45 72 130
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £36,000 £32,000 £38,725
90th Percentile £61,250 £69,571 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £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 1,461 1,455 1,745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.56% 14.91% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,002 1,169 1,402
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +46 94 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Warwickshire +14 9 £50,000 - 2
Worcestershire +26 4 - - 1
Coventry -17 2 £52,000 +52.94%
Solihull +9 1 £27,500 -45.00%
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 107 (96.40%) Cisco
2 93 (83.78%) Data Centre
3 87 (78.38%) Cisco Certification
4 86 (77.48%) CCNP
5 80 (72.07%) VPN
6 78 (70.27%) CheckPoint
6 78 (70.27%) Fortinet
7 77 (69.37%) Firewall
8 75 (67.57%) BGP
9 73 (65.77%) ITIL
10 65 (58.56%) WAN
11 61 (54.95%) Presales
12 60 (54.05%) LAN
13 58 (52.25%) Cisco ASA
14 57 (51.35%) Juniper
14 57 (51.35%) FWSM
15 51 (45.95%) F5
16 48 (43.24%) MPLS
17 47 (42.34%) DHCP
17 47 (42.34%) DNS
18 46 (41.44%) Self-Motivation
19 44 (39.64%) Continuous Improvement
20 42 (37.84%) ITIL V3
20 42 (37.84%) SNMP
21 40 (36.04%) Degree
22 39 (35.14%) VLAN
22 39 (35.14%) Service Delivery
23 38 (34.23%) Cisco Firepower
24 37 (33.33%) QRadar
24 37 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus

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 22 (19.82%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 80 (72.07%) VPN
2 77 (69.37%) Firewall
3 75 (67.57%) BGP
4 65 (58.56%) WAN
5 60 (54.05%) LAN
6 58 (52.25%) Cisco ASA
7 57 (51.35%) FWSM
8 48 (43.24%) MPLS
9 47 (42.34%) DHCP
9 47 (42.34%) DNS
10 42 (37.84%) SNMP
11 39 (35.14%) VLAN
12 38 (34.23%) Cisco Firepower
13 37 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 35 (31.53%) IPsec
15 30 (27.03%) Software-Defined Networking
16 27 (24.32%) SSL
17 23 (20.72%) Ethernet
17 23 (20.72%) TCP/IP
17 23 (20.72%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 35 (31.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (6.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (25.23%) Network Engineer
2 26 (23.42%) Architect
2 26 (23.42%) Solutions Architect
3 25 (22.52%) Security Architect
3 25 (22.52%) Security Solutions Architect
4 24 (21.62%) Senior Network Engineer
5 20 (18.02%) Network Specialist
5 20 (18.02%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 20 (18.02%) Senior Network Specialist
6 16 (14.41%) Consultant
6 16 (14.41%) Network Consultant
7 15 (13.51%) Cisco Consultant
7 15 (13.51%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 11 (9.91%) Technical Support
9 6 (5.41%) Network Manager
9 6 (5.41%) Network Services Manager
9 6 (5.41%) Presales Consultant
9 6 (5.41%) Service Manager
10 5 (4.50%) Cisco Presales Consultant
10 5 (4.50%) Senior Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.02%) LDAP
2 3 (2.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 93 (83.78%) Data Centre
2 46 (41.44%) Self-Motivation
3 35 (31.53%) PKI
4 22 (19.82%) Cyberthreat
4 22 (19.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 20 (18.02%) Computer Science
6 15 (13.51%) Driving Licence
7 5 (4.50%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.51%) Windows
2 10 (9.01%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (65.77%) ITIL
2 61 (54.95%) Presales
3 44 (39.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 42 (37.84%) ITIL V3
5 39 (35.14%) Service Delivery
6 37 (33.33%) Load Balancing
7 36 (32.43%) Network Management
8 25 (22.52%) Project Management
8 25 (22.52%) SIEM
9 23 (20.72%) E-Commerce
9 23 (20.72%) Network Design
10 22 (19.82%) Incident Management
10 22 (19.82%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 22 (19.82%) Software Optimisation
10 22 (19.82%) Vulnerability Management
11 21 (18.92%) Service Management
12 20 (18.02%) Due Diligence
12 20 (18.02%) PRINCE2
12 20 (18.02%) Requirements Analysis
12 20 (18.02%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 87 (78.38%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (77.48%) CCNP
3 40 (36.04%) Degree
4 23 (20.72%) CCDP
4 23 (20.72%) CISSP
5 22 (19.82%) CCSE
5 22 (19.82%) IISP
5 22 (19.82%) ISSAP
5 22 (19.82%) JNCIP
6 20 (18.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (18.02%) ITIL Certification
6 20 (18.02%) PMI Certification
6 20 (18.02%) PMP
7 17 (15.32%) CCNA
8 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.70%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.80%) CCIP
10 1 (0.90%) CCDA
10 1 (0.90%) CCIE
10 1 (0.90%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (10.81%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (22.52%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.91%) Firmware
4 3 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 37 (33.33%) QRadar
2 15 (13.51%) WhatsUp Gold
3 9 (8.11%) Cisco UCCE
3 9 (8.11%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (4.50%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 107 (96.40%) Cisco
2 78 (70.27%) CheckPoint
2 78 (70.27%) Fortinet
3 57 (51.35%) Juniper
4 51 (45.95%) F5
5 35 (31.53%) HP
6 22 (19.82%) Forcepoint
6 22 (19.82%) IBM
6 22 (19.82%) LogRhythm
6 22 (19.82%) Splunk
6 22 (19.82%) Tufin
7 20 (18.02%) CA
8 18 (16.22%) Meraki
9 16 (14.41%) SolarWinds
10 15 (13.51%) Microsoft
10 15 (13.51%) Tripwire
10 15 (13.51%) VMware
11 1 (0.90%) Citrix
11 1 (0.90%) Remedy
11 1 (0.90%) TOWER Software