The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 106 109 128
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 15 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.88% 0.72% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.13% 3.64% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 0
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.52%
OSPF
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
363 357 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.19% 19.69% 22.74%
Number of salaries quoted 231 259 312
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OSPF across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

OSPF
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSPF across the Cheshire region.

OSPF Salary Trend in Cheshire

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Cheshire

OSPF
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +1 11 - -
OSPF
North West

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF.

1 21 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 21 (100.00%) BGP
2 20 (95.24%) Cisco
3 16 (76.19%) Juniper
4 14 (66.67%) MPLS
4 14 (66.67%) Service Delivery
4 14 (66.67%) Management Information System
4 14 (66.67%) Finance
4 14 (66.67%) Riverbed
4 14 (66.67%) F5
5 11 (52.38%) CCIE
6 10 (47.62%) CCNP
7 7 (33.33%) EIGRP
7 7 (33.33%) LAN
7 7 (33.33%) WAN
7 7 (33.33%) RIP
7 7 (33.33%) Network Architecture
8 6 (28.57%) IOS XR
8 6 (28.57%) NX-OS
8 6 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (23.81%) IGRP
9 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (23.81%) DNS
9 5 (23.81%) DHCP
9 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
9 5 (23.81%) Network Security
9 5 (23.81%) Fortinet
10 2 (9.52%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (9.52%) FortiGate
10 2 (9.52%) Meru Networks

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) BGP
2 14 (66.67%) MPLS
3 7 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 7 (33.33%) LAN
3 7 (33.33%) WAN
3 7 (33.33%) RIP
4 6 (28.57%) IOS XR
4 6 (28.57%) NX-OS
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (23.81%) IGRP
5 5 (23.81%) DNS
5 5 (23.81%) DHCP
5 5 (23.81%) Network Security
6 2 (9.52%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (9.52%) Wireshark
6 2 (9.52%) iSCSI
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (9.52%) SAN
6 2 (9.52%) FTP
6 2 (9.52%) SMTP
General
1 14 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Consultant
2 10 (47.62%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (28.57%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (23.81%) Network Consultant
5 4 (19.05%) AWS Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (66.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 7 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (52.38%) CCIE
3 10 (47.62%) CCNP
4 2 (9.52%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Cisco
2 16 (76.19%) Juniper
3 14 (66.67%) Riverbed
3 14 (66.67%) F5
4 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
4 5 (23.81%) Fortinet
5 2 (9.52%) Meru Networks
5 2 (9.52%) SonicWALL
5 2 (9.52%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) Dell