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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 97 100 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 20 21 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.15% 1.24% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.71% 7.07% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 21 0
Average salary £65,000 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
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
350 297 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.20% 17.52% 21.59%
Number of salaries quoted 242 230 303
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +29.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 14 - -
OSPF
North West

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 23 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (95.65%) BGP
3 21 (91.30%) Cisco
4 16 (69.57%) Juniper
5 14 (60.87%) MPLS
5 14 (60.87%) Service Delivery
5 14 (60.87%) Management Information System
5 14 (60.87%) Finance
5 14 (60.87%) Riverbed
5 14 (60.87%) F5
6 12 (52.17%) CCNP
7 11 (47.83%) CCIE
8 9 (39.13%) EIGRP
8 9 (39.13%) LAN
9 8 (34.78%) WAN
10 7 (30.43%) RIP
10 7 (30.43%) Network Architecture
10 7 (30.43%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (26.09%) Network Security
11 6 (26.09%) DNS
12 5 (21.74%) IGRP
12 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
12 5 (21.74%) DHCP
12 5 (21.74%) Fortinet
12 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (17.39%) Firewall
14 3 (13.04%) VPN
14 3 (13.04%) SSL
14 3 (13.04%) Wireless
15 2 (8.70%) Migration

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 22 (95.65%) BGP
2 14 (60.87%) MPLS
3 9 (39.13%) EIGRP
3 9 (39.13%) LAN
4 8 (34.78%) WAN
5 7 (30.43%) RIP
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (26.09%) Network Security
6 6 (26.09%) DNS
7 5 (21.74%) IGRP
7 5 (21.74%) DHCP
8 4 (17.39%) Firewall
9 3 (13.04%) Wireless
9 3 (13.04%) SSL
9 3 (13.04%) VPN
10 2 (8.70%) SAN
10 2 (8.70%) VRRP
10 2 (8.70%) ICMP
10 2 (8.70%) FTP
10 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Consultant
2 10 (43.48%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (26.09%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (21.74%) Network Consultant
5 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) AWS Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Service Delivery
2 7 (30.43%) Network Architecture
3 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Password Management
5 1 (4.35%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (52.17%) CCNP
3 11 (47.83%) CCIE
4 2 (8.70%) CCNA
5 1 (4.35%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) Cisco
2 16 (69.57%) Juniper
3 14 (60.87%) Riverbed
3 14 (60.87%) F5
4 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
4 5 (21.74%) Fortinet
5 2 (8.70%) SonicWALL
5 2 (8.70%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) Dell
5 2 (8.70%) Meru Networks
6 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds