Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 253 240
Rank change year-on-year +80 -13 -28
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 133 83 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.57% 0.81% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.76% 5.18% 5.57%
Number of salaries quoted 91 45 84
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,900 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +13.40% -3.00%

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 1,518 1,603 1,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.87% 15.70% 15.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,120 1,305 1,435
West Midlands median annual salary £41,750 £38,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.44% -0.65% +3.33%
10th Percentile £24,675 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,150 £58,750
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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +34 81 £57,500 +9.52% 6
Solihull +13 12 £45,000 +100.00%
Shropshire +13 10 £32,500 -53.38% 4
Coventry +18 8 £55,000 - 4
Warwickshire +27 6 £36,000 -20.00% 1
Worcestershire +4 3 £65,000 -
Staffordshire - 3 - - 1
Herefordshire - 1 - -
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 120 (90.23%) Cisco
2 112 (84.21%) Firewall
3 96 (72.18%) BGP
4 77 (57.89%) WAN
5 72 (54.14%) CCNP
5 72 (54.14%) Cisco Certification
6 67 (50.38%) Data Centre
7 66 (49.62%) VPN
8 63 (47.37%) CheckPoint
9 62 (46.62%) LAN
10 58 (43.61%) Fortinet
11 54 (40.60%) Juniper
12 52 (39.10%) HP
13 48 (36.09%) Network Management
14 45 (33.83%) ITIL
14 45 (33.83%) MPLS
15 40 (30.08%) F5
15 40 (30.08%) Cisco ASA
16 37 (27.82%) Continuous Improvement
16 37 (27.82%) Self-Motivation
17 35 (26.32%) Degree
18 31 (23.31%) Wireless
19 29 (21.80%) VLAN
20 28 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
21 27 (20.30%) FWSM
21 27 (20.30%) Mentoring
22 26 (19.55%) IPsec
23 25 (18.80%) Software Engineering
23 25 (18.80%) Windows
23 25 (18.80%) ITIL Certification

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 (8.27%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.26%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 112 (84.21%) Firewall
2 96 (72.18%) BGP
3 77 (57.89%) WAN
4 66 (49.62%) VPN
5 62 (46.62%) LAN
6 45 (33.83%) MPLS
7 40 (30.08%) Cisco ASA
8 31 (23.31%) Wireless
9 29 (21.80%) VLAN
10 28 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 27 (20.30%) FWSM
12 26 (19.55%) IPsec
13 22 (16.54%) TCP/IP
14 21 (15.79%) EIGRP
15 17 (12.78%) Cisco Firepower
15 17 (12.78%) RIP
16 14 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
16 14 (10.53%) Internet
17 13 (9.77%) DSL
17 13 (9.77%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (17.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (9.77%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.76%) Finance
3 1 (0.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (54.89%) Network Engineer
2 27 (20.30%) Senior Network Engineer
3 16 (12.03%) NOC Engineer
4 11 (8.27%) Architect
4 11 (8.27%) Technical Support
5 10 (7.52%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.77%) Network Systems Engineer
6 9 (6.77%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Consultant
7 8 (6.02%) Network Operations Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Network Support
7 8 (6.02%) Network Support Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) NOC Technician
7 8 (6.02%) Operations Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Cisco Consultant
8 7 (5.26%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 7 (5.26%) Network Architect
8 7 (5.26%) Network Consultant
8 7 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.01%) COM
2 2 (1.50%) LDAP
3 1 (0.75%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 67 (50.38%) Data Centre
2 37 (27.82%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (18.80%) Computer Science
4 23 (17.29%) PKI
5 12 (9.02%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (6.02%) Driving Licence
7 4 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.26%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (2.26%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.75%) CMDB
9 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.80%) Windows
2 17 (12.78%) Linux
3 11 (8.27%) Unix
4 8 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (6.02%) Solaris
4 8 (6.02%) Windows 2000 Server
4 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.75%) Debian
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (36.09%) Network Management
2 45 (33.83%) ITIL
3 37 (27.82%) Continuous Improvement
4 27 (20.30%) Mentoring
5 25 (18.80%) Software Engineering
6 20 (15.04%) Presales
7 19 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 14 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
9 13 (9.77%) Capacity Planning
9 13 (9.77%) Load Balancing
10 12 (9.02%) Data Protection
11 11 (8.27%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 10 (7.52%) Network Architecture
13 9 (6.77%) Server Virtualisation
14 8 (6.02%) Coaching
14 8 (6.02%) Network Design
14 8 (6.02%) Performance Analysis
14 8 (6.02%) Project Management
14 8 (6.02%) RAD
15 6 (4.51%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.75%) Perl
1 1 (0.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (54.14%) CCNP
1 72 (54.14%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (26.32%) Degree
3 25 (18.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (18.80%) ITIL Certification
4 16 (12.03%) CCIE
5 13 (9.77%) CCNA
6 11 (8.27%) MCSE
6 11 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (6.02%) CCDP
7 8 (6.02%) HNC
7 8 (6.02%) HND
8 6 (4.51%) JNCIS
9 5 (3.76%) JNCIA
10 4 (3.01%) JNCIP
11 3 (2.26%) CCSE
11 3 (2.26%) CISSP
11 3 (2.26%) IISP
11 3 (2.26%) ISSAP
11 3 (2.26%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.29%) SLA
2 12 (9.02%) GDPR
3 7 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 17 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (12.03%) Firmware
3 13 (9.77%) XenApp
4 12 (9.02%) XenDesktop
5 10 (7.52%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.26%) Active Directory
6 3 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (7.52%) QRadar
2 7 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (2.26%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.26%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (2.26%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.75%) Cacti
4 1 (0.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 120 (90.23%) Cisco
2 63 (47.37%) CheckPoint
3 58 (43.61%) Fortinet
4 54 (40.60%) Juniper
5 52 (39.10%) HP
6 40 (30.08%) F5
7 19 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 19 (14.29%) Nokia
8 17 (12.78%) VMware
9 13 (9.77%) Citrix
10 12 (9.02%) SolarWinds
11 11 (8.27%) Meraki
12 10 (7.52%) NetApp
13 9 (6.77%) Polycom
14 8 (6.02%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 8 (6.02%) Red Hat
14 8 (6.02%) Sun
14 8 (6.02%) Telindus
15 7 (5.26%) Tripwire
16 6 (4.51%) Extreme Networks