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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 84 93 123
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +30
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 7 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.68% 0.69% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.07% 4.71% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 4
Median salary £45,000 £80,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-43.75% +45.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £73,500 £43,250
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £80,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +8.88%

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
138 191 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.35% 14.55% 19.68%
Number of salaries quoted 80 160 292
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 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
Warrington +14 2 £45,000 -43.75%
Chester - 2 £36,000 -
OSPF
North West

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 25 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (76.00%) WAN
2 19 (76.00%) BGP
3 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (60.00%) LAN
4 12 (48.00%) Firewall
5 11 (44.00%) Ethernet
5 11 (44.00%) SNMP
5 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
5 11 (44.00%) MPLS
5 11 (44.00%) EIGRP
6 10 (40.00%) CCNA
7 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
8 8 (32.00%) Juniper
8 8 (32.00%) VLAN
8 8 (32.00%) Network Security
9 7 (28.00%) VPLS
9 7 (28.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (28.00%) Avaya
9 7 (28.00%) SLA
9 7 (28.00%) VoIP
10 6 (24.00%) ITIL
10 6 (24.00%) A+ Certification
10 6 (24.00%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (24.00%) Information Security
10 6 (24.00%) Software Deployment
10 6 (24.00%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (24.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (24.00%) Security Patching
10 6 (24.00%) Degree

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (76.00%) BGP
1 19 (76.00%) WAN
2 15 (60.00%) LAN
3 12 (48.00%) Firewall
4 11 (44.00%) EIGRP
4 11 (44.00%) Ethernet
4 11 (44.00%) MPLS
4 11 (44.00%) SNMP
4 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (32.00%) Network Security
5 8 (32.00%) VLAN
6 7 (28.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (28.00%) VoIP
6 7 (28.00%) VPLS
7 5 (20.00%) IGRP
8 4 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (16.00%) ISDN
9 3 (12.00%) Wireless
10 2 (8.00%) Fast Ethernet
10 2 (8.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Network Support
2 6 (24.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (12.00%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Network Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Cisco Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (20.00%) Wiki
4 3 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Information Security
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
1 6 (24.00%) Network Management
1 6 (24.00%) Network Monitoring
1 6 (24.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 6 (24.00%) Security Patching
1 6 (24.00%) Software Deployment
2 5 (20.00%) Change Management
2 5 (20.00%) Data Validation
2 5 (20.00%) Ticket Management
2 5 (20.00%) Validation
3 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (40.00%) CCNA
3 6 (24.00%) A+ Certification
3 6 (24.00%) Degree
3 6 (24.00%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (12.00%) CCNP
5 2 (8.00%) CCIE
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (8.00%) HAProxy
2 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) Juniper
3 7 (28.00%) Avaya
4 5 (20.00%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (8.00%) Aruba
5 2 (8.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (8.00%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.00%) F5
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft