Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 205 255
Rank change year-on-year -22 +50 -25
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 88 111 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.89% 1.08% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.08% 6.72% 4.33%
Number of salaries quoted 37 87 91
West Midlands median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £56,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% -4.00% -

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 1,447 1,652 1,684
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.67% 16.03% 15.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,090 1,303 1,427
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,550 £23,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £56,750
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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +24 55 £40,000 -16.67% 2
Warwickshire +11 19 £50,000 -
Worcestershire +15 7 - -
Coventry -14 4 £55,000 +61.76%
Solihull -5 2 £22,500 -55.00%
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 79 (89.77%) Cisco
2 60 (68.18%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (65.91%) VPN
4 57 (64.77%) CCNP
5 55 (62.50%) BGP
6 50 (56.82%) Data Centre
7 49 (55.68%) WAN
7 49 (55.68%) Firewall
8 47 (53.41%) ITIL
9 46 (52.27%) LAN
10 44 (50.00%) CheckPoint
11 42 (47.73%) Fortinet
12 41 (46.59%) HP
13 39 (44.32%) Juniper
14 37 (42.05%) Presales
15 32 (36.36%) MPLS
16 31 (35.23%) Service Delivery
17 28 (31.82%) DHCP
17 28 (31.82%) DNS
18 27 (30.68%) SNMP
18 27 (30.68%) ITIL V3
18 27 (30.68%) Cisco ASA
19 26 (29.55%) Load Balancing
19 26 (29.55%) Network Security
19 26 (29.55%) VLAN
20 25 (28.41%) Wireless
20 25 (28.41%) SSL
21 24 (27.27%) Degree
21 24 (27.27%) Network Design
22 22 (25.00%) Project Management

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 12 (13.64%) IIS
2 3 (3.41%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 58 (65.91%) VPN
2 55 (62.50%) BGP
3 49 (55.68%) Firewall
3 49 (55.68%) WAN
4 46 (52.27%) LAN
5 32 (36.36%) MPLS
6 28 (31.82%) DHCP
6 28 (31.82%) DNS
7 27 (30.68%) Cisco ASA
7 27 (30.68%) SNMP
8 26 (29.55%) Network Security
8 26 (29.55%) VLAN
9 25 (28.41%) SSL
9 25 (28.41%) Wireless
10 21 (23.86%) Ethernet
10 21 (23.86%) FWSM
11 18 (20.45%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (20.45%) TCP/IP
12 17 (19.32%) IPsec
13 14 (15.91%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 9 (10.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.82%) Billing
3 1 (1.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (26.14%) Network Engineer
2 21 (23.86%) Architect
3 16 (18.18%) Security Architect
3 16 (18.18%) Security Solutions Architect
3 16 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (11.36%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 10 (11.36%) Senior Network Specialist
5 9 (10.23%) Network Specialist
5 9 (10.23%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) Network Manager
6 8 (9.09%) Network Services Manager
6 8 (9.09%) Service Manager
7 7 (7.95%) Senior Manager
7 7 (7.95%) Senior Network Manager
7 7 (7.95%) Senior Service Manager
8 6 (6.82%) Cisco Consultant
8 6 (6.82%) Consultant
9 5 (5.68%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 5 (5.68%) Network Consultant
9 5 (5.68%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.23%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (56.82%) Data Centre
2 14 (15.91%) Computer Science
3 12 (13.64%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (13.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (10.23%) PKI
5 7 (7.95%) Algorithms
6 6 (6.82%) FlexPod
7 5 (5.68%) Driving Licence
8 4 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.77%) Windows
2 3 (3.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (53.41%) ITIL
2 37 (42.05%) Presales
3 31 (35.23%) Service Delivery
4 27 (30.68%) ITIL V3
5 26 (29.55%) Load Balancing
6 24 (27.27%) Network Design
7 22 (25.00%) Network Management
7 22 (25.00%) Project Management
7 22 (25.00%) SIEM
8 18 (20.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (20.45%) Mentoring
9 16 (18.18%) Network Architecture
10 15 (17.05%) Line Management
11 14 (15.91%) E-Commerce
11 14 (15.91%) Software Engineering
12 12 (13.64%) Incident Management
12 12 (13.64%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 12 (13.64%) Software Optimisation
12 12 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
13 11 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 60 (68.18%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (64.77%) CCNP
3 24 (27.27%) Degree
4 16 (18.18%) CCDP
5 15 (17.05%) CCNA
6 14 (15.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (15.91%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (14.77%) CISSP
8 12 (13.64%) CCSE
8 12 (13.64%) IISP
8 12 (13.64%) ISSAP
8 12 (13.64%) JNCIP
9 9 (10.23%) JNCIA
9 9 (10.23%) JNCIS
9 9 (10.23%) PMI Certification
9 9 (10.23%) PMP
10 4 (4.55%) CCDA
10 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
10 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
11 3 (3.41%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) SLA
2 6 (6.82%) QA
3 5 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.68%) Firmware
4 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.41%) XenApp
4 3 (3.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (19.32%) QRadar
2 10 (11.36%) Cisco UCCE
2 10 (11.36%) Cisco UCCX
3 9 (10.23%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (7.95%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (5.68%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (2.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 79 (89.77%) Cisco
2 44 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 42 (47.73%) Fortinet
4 41 (46.59%) HP
5 39 (44.32%) Juniper
6 22 (25.00%) F5
7 14 (15.91%) SolarWinds
8 12 (13.64%) Forcepoint
8 12 (13.64%) IBM
8 12 (13.64%) LogRhythm
8 12 (13.64%) Meraki
8 12 (13.64%) Splunk
8 12 (13.64%) Tufin
9 9 (10.23%) CA
10 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 8 (9.09%) VMware
11 7 (7.95%) Aruba
12 6 (6.82%) Brocade
12 6 (6.82%) Sourcefire
13 5 (5.68%) Tripwire