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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 193 141
Rank change year-on-year -2 -52  
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 38 52 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.85% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.87% 5.82% 9.49%
Number of salaries quoted 25 42 77
Median salary £56,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £34,100 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,885 £69,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 780 893 875
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.31% 14.65% 15.30%
Number of salaries quoted 611 709 780
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £64,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Birmingham +10 26 £53,000 -21.48% 2
Shropshire +12 5 £69,713 +99.17%
Worcestershire -2 5 £30,000 -40.00%
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 79 (91.86%) Firewall
2 73 (84.88%) Cisco
3 63 (73.26%) WAN
4 54 (62.79%) BGP
5 49 (56.98%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (54.65%) LAN
7 38 (44.19%) CCNP
7 38 (44.19%) MPLS
8 35 (40.70%) Network Security
9 30 (34.88%) Data Centre
9 30 (34.88%) VPN
9 30 (34.88%) DNS
10 29 (33.72%) Cisco ASA
11 28 (32.56%) DHCP
12 27 (31.40%) ITIL
12 27 (31.40%) CCNA
12 27 (31.40%) Cisco IOS
13 26 (30.23%) IPv6
13 26 (30.23%) CheckPoint
14 24 (27.91%) Network Management
15 22 (25.58%) VLAN
15 22 (25.58%) Load Balancing
16 21 (24.42%) F5
16 21 (24.42%) ITIL Certification
17 20 (23.26%) TCP/IP
17 20 (23.26%) Linux
17 20 (23.26%) Service Delivery
18 19 (22.09%) Fortinet
18 19 (22.09%) PCI DSS
19 18 (20.93%) Mentoring

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 1 (1.16%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.98%) IaaS
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.98%) PaaS
3 5 (5.81%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (5.81%) Office 365
3 5 (5.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (91.86%) Firewall
2 63 (73.26%) WAN
3 54 (62.79%) BGP
4 47 (54.65%) LAN
5 38 (44.19%) MPLS
6 35 (40.70%) Network Security
7 30 (34.88%) DNS
7 30 (34.88%) VPN
8 29 (33.72%) Cisco ASA
9 28 (32.56%) DHCP
10 27 (31.40%) Cisco IOS
11 26 (30.23%) IPv6
12 22 (25.58%) VLAN
13 20 (23.26%) TCP/IP
14 16 (18.60%) Wireless
15 15 (17.44%) IPv4
15 15 (17.44%) SNMP
16 13 (15.12%) Cisco Nexus
16 13 (15.12%) SSL
17 11 (12.79%) HSRP
General
1 7 (8.14%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Banking
3 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.33%) Billing
4 2 (2.33%) Marketing
4 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 48 (55.81%) Network Engineer
2 17 (19.77%) Senior Network Engineer
3 16 (18.60%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (18.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 13 (15.12%) Architect
5 11 (12.79%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (8.14%) Network Manager
6 7 (8.14%) Security Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) IT Manager
8 5 (5.81%) Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Switch Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Network Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Security Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) 802.1X
2 5 (5.81%) JSON
2 5 (5.81%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (34.88%) Data Centre
2 16 (18.60%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.81%) PKI
5 3 (3.49%) Life Science
5 3 (3.49%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.33%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.33%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.16%) AS400
7 1 (1.16%) Clustering
7 1 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.26%) Linux
2 15 (17.44%) Windows
3 11 (12.79%) Unix
4 10 (11.63%) Windows Server
5 7 (8.14%) VyOS
6 3 (3.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.40%) ITIL
2 24 (27.91%) Network Management
3 22 (25.58%) Load Balancing
4 20 (23.26%) Service Delivery
5 18 (20.93%) Mentoring
6 17 (19.77%) Root Cause Analysis
7 16 (18.60%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (18.60%) Software Engineering
8 12 (13.95%) Project Management
9 11 (12.79%) Network Design
10 10 (11.63%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (11.63%) Time Management
11 8 (9.30%) SIEM
12 7 (8.14%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (6.98%) Presales
14 5 (5.81%) Data Loss Prevention
14 5 (5.81%) Pattern Matching
14 5 (5.81%) TOGAF
14 5 (5.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.81%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 49 (56.98%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (44.19%) CCNP
3 27 (31.40%) CCNA
4 21 (24.42%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (19.77%) Degree
6 16 (18.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (16.28%) SC Cleared
7 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
8 9 (10.47%) CCDP
9 7 (8.14%) CCIE
10 3 (3.49%) CCSP
10 3 (3.49%) JNCIA
11 2 (2.33%) CCSE
12 1 (1.16%) CCSA
12 1 (1.16%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (1.16%) CISSP
12 1 (1.16%) IISP
12 1 (1.16%) ISSAP
12 1 (1.16%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.09%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.33%) QA
3 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.14%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.49%) pfSense
5 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.16%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (8.14%) Nagios
2 3 (3.49%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.16%) QRadar
Vendors
1 73 (84.88%) Cisco
2 26 (30.23%) CheckPoint
3 21 (24.42%) F5
4 19 (22.09%) Fortinet
5 18 (20.93%) HP
6 15 (17.44%) SolarWinds
7 14 (16.28%) Juniper
8 11 (12.79%) Cyberoam
8 11 (12.79%) Palo Alto
8 11 (12.79%) VMware
9 10 (11.63%) Brocade
10 9 (10.47%) Aruba
11 7 (8.14%) ProCurve
11 7 (8.14%) SonicWALL
11 7 (8.14%) Ubiquiti
12 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
13 2 (2.33%) Blue Coat
13 2 (2.33%) Meraki
13 2 (2.33%) Radware
13 2 (2.33%) Sourcefire
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