The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 93 84 130
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +46
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 8 24 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.70% 1.69% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.91% 12.18% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 7 24 3
Median salary £55,000 £80,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% +88.23%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.95%
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
163 197 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.31% 13.86% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 122 169 295
Median salary £36,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 8 December 2016.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Cheshire

OSPF
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington +10 6 £55,000 -31.25%
Chester - 1 - -
OSPF
North West

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (77.27%) BGP
3 15 (68.18%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (68.18%) WAN
4 12 (54.55%) SNMP
4 12 (54.55%) Firewall
5 11 (50.00%) LAN
5 11 (50.00%) CCNA
6 9 (40.91%) Management Information System
7 8 (36.36%) Network Security
7 8 (36.36%) EIGRP
7 8 (36.36%) MPLS
7 8 (36.36%) SLA
7 8 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (31.82%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
8 7 (31.82%) VoIP
8 7 (31.82%) ITIL
8 7 (31.82%) Ethernet
8 7 (31.82%) Avaya
8 7 (31.82%) VPLS
9 6 (27.27%) Degree
9 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
9 6 (27.27%) VLAN
9 6 (27.27%) Network Management
9 6 (27.27%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (27.27%) Information Security
9 6 (27.27%) A+ Certification
9 6 (27.27%) Software Deployment
9 6 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) BGP
2 15 (68.18%) WAN
3 12 (54.55%) Firewall
3 12 (54.55%) SNMP
4 11 (50.00%) LAN
5 8 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (36.36%) EIGRP
5 8 (36.36%) MPLS
5 8 (36.36%) Network Security
6 7 (31.82%) Ethernet
6 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
6 7 (31.82%) VoIP
6 7 (31.82%) VPLS
7 6 (27.27%) VLAN
8 5 (22.73%) ISDN
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (9.09%) DHCP
10 2 (9.09%) Multicast
10 2 (9.09%) SMTP
10 2 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Network Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Network Support
4 4 (18.18%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
6 2 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.55%) First Line Help Desk Support
7 1 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Management Information System
2 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
3 5 (22.73%) Wiki
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
1 7 (31.82%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (27.27%) Information Security
2 6 (27.27%) Network Management
2 6 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (27.27%) Security Patching
2 6 (27.27%) Software Deployment
3 5 (22.73%) Change Management
3 5 (22.73%) Data Validation
3 5 (22.73%) Ticket Management
3 5 (22.73%) Validation
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (50.00%) CCNA
3 6 (27.27%) A+ Certification
3 6 (27.27%) Degree
3 6 (27.27%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (9.09%) CCIE
4 2 (9.09%) CCNP
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) SLA
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) Avaya
3 5 (22.73%) Extreme Networks
3 5 (22.73%) Juniper
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix
4 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft