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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 121 - 115
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 5 0 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.26% - 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.66% - 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 17
Average salary £39,250 - £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 - £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 - £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
302 270 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.92% 16.03% 13.75%
Number of salaries quoted 234 202 295
Average salary £35,000 £44,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.90% +26.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
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 20 August 2014. 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
Chester - 5 £39,250 -
OSPF
North West

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) EIGRP
2 4 (66.67%) MPLS
3 3 (50.00%) BGP
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) RIP
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) NetApp
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) VLAN
4 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 2 (33.33%) VPLS
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Kaspersky
4 2 (33.33%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (16.67%) SOAP
5 1 (16.67%) Network Management
5 1 (16.67%) F5
5 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
5 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
5 1 (16.67%) Network Design
5 1 (16.67%) HP NNM
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) IGRP
5 1 (16.67%) TACACS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) MPLS
1 4 (66.67%) EIGRP
2 3 (50.00%) BGP
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) RIP
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) VLAN
3 2 (33.33%) VPLS
4 1 (16.67%) IGRP
4 1 (16.67%) TACACS
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) SSL
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) LDAP
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) SMTP
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Network Design
1 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 1 (16.67%) Network Management
1 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (16.67%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 2 (33.33%) Kaspersky
2 2 (33.33%) Aerohive Networks
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper