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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / West Midlands
Rank 161 170 175
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5  
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 49 67 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.04% 1.09% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.77% 7.17% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 37 56 38
Median salary £45,000 £48,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.73% +20.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £39,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -4.00%  

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 724 934 782
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.35% 15.24% 15.53%
Number of salaries quoted 591 746 666
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +14.86%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +9 14 £38,750 -22.50% 1
Herefordshire - 11 £45,000 -
Shropshire - 7 £35,000 -
Warwickshire +15 4 £50,000 -23.07%
Staffordshire +14 4 £21,250 -67.30%
Coventry +9 4 £34,000 -22.72%
Worcestershire -20 3 £100,000 +135.29% 1
Solihull -8 2 £50,000 +25.00% 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 103 (95.37%) Firewall
2 101 (93.52%) Cisco
3 77 (71.30%) WAN
4 68 (62.96%) LAN
5 57 (52.78%) Cisco Certification
6 54 (50.00%) BGP
7 50 (46.30%) Network Security
8 49 (45.37%) CCNP
9 46 (42.59%) CCNA
10 45 (41.67%) ITIL
11 43 (39.81%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (37.04%) MPLS
13 39 (36.11%) CheckPoint
13 39 (36.11%) Data Centre
14 36 (33.33%) DNS
15 35 (32.41%) DHCP
16 34 (31.48%) Fortinet
17 32 (29.63%) ITIL Certification
18 31 (28.70%) IPv6
18 31 (28.70%) Service Delivery
19 30 (27.78%) HP
19 30 (27.78%) Cisco IOS
19 30 (27.78%) Network Management
20 29 (26.85%) Continuous Improvement
21 28 (25.93%) Degree
22 27 (25.00%) Software Engineering
22 27 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
22 27 (25.00%) Computer Science
23 26 (24.07%) Linux
24 25 (23.15%) VPN

OSPF
Top Related 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 (2.78%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.85%) IaaS
3 2 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (95.37%) Firewall
2 77 (71.30%) WAN
3 68 (62.96%) LAN
4 54 (50.00%) BGP
5 50 (46.30%) Network Security
6 43 (39.81%) Cisco ASA
7 40 (37.04%) MPLS
8 36 (33.33%) DNS
9 35 (32.41%) DHCP
10 31 (28.70%) IPv6
11 30 (27.78%) Cisco IOS
12 25 (23.15%) VPN
12 25 (23.15%) Wireless
13 24 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
14 23 (21.30%) HSRP
15 22 (20.37%) TCP/IP
16 21 (19.44%) BGP-4
16 21 (19.44%) DMVPN
17 17 (15.74%) VLAN
18 16 (14.81%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.85%) GIS
General
1 6 (5.56%) Finance
1 6 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 71 (65.74%) Network Engineer
2 26 (24.07%) Senior Network Engineer
3 22 (20.37%) Cisco Engineer
3 22 (20.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 21 (19.44%) Security Engineer
5 14 (12.96%) Network Security Engineer
6 10 (9.26%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 10 (9.26%) Switch Engineer
7 8 (7.41%) Analyst
7 8 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Network Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Senior Security Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) Architect
9 6 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.63%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.63%) Technical Manager
10 5 (4.63%) Technical Project Manager
11 3 (2.78%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.44%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 39 (36.11%) Data Centre
2 27 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.48%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.78%) Life Science
4 3 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.85%) AS400
5 2 (1.85%) Clustering
5 2 (1.85%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 26 (24.07%) Linux
2 24 (22.22%) Windows
3 17 (15.74%) Windows Server
4 12 (11.11%) Unix
5 7 (6.48%) VyOS
6 3 (2.78%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (41.67%) ITIL
2 31 (28.70%) Service Delivery
3 30 (27.78%) Network Management
4 29 (26.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 27 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 27 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 25 (23.15%) Load Balancing
7 23 (21.30%) Mentoring
8 10 (9.26%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (9.26%) Change Control
9 8 (7.41%) Contract Management
9 8 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (7.41%) Presales
10 5 (4.63%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 5 (4.63%) PRINCE
10 5 (4.63%) Project Management
10 5 (4.63%) SIEM
11 4 (3.70%) High Availability
11 4 (3.70%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 57 (52.78%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (45.37%) CCNP
3 46 (42.59%) CCNA
4 32 (29.63%) ITIL Certification
5 28 (25.93%) Degree
6 23 (21.30%) SC Cleared
6 23 (21.30%) Security Cleared
7 8 (7.41%) CCSP
8 3 (2.78%) MCSE
8 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.78%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.78%) PMP
9 2 (1.85%) CCDP
9 2 (1.85%) MOS
10 1 (0.93%) CCIE
10 1 (0.93%) CCSE
10 1 (0.93%) CISSP
10 1 (0.93%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.93%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.93%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (6.48%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.78%) pfSense
3 3 (2.78%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.85%) XenApp
5 1 (0.93%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (7.41%) SolarWinds Orion
2 7 (6.48%) Nagios
3 2 (1.85%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.93%) QRadar
Vendors
1 101 (93.52%) Cisco
2 39 (36.11%) CheckPoint
3 34 (31.48%) Fortinet
4 30 (27.78%) HP
5 25 (23.15%) F5
6 21 (19.44%) Cyberoam
7 16 (14.81%) SolarWinds
7 16 (14.81%) VMware
8 14 (12.96%) Palo Alto
9 12 (11.11%) Aruba
9 12 (11.11%) Juniper
10 8 (7.41%) Brocade
10 8 (7.41%) Microsoft
11 7 (6.48%) ProCurve
11 7 (6.48%) SonicWALL
11 7 (6.48%) Ubiquiti
12 4 (3.70%) Aerohive Networks
12 4 (3.70%) Extreme Networks
12 4 (3.70%) Huawei
12 4 (3.70%) Meraki
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago