The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 39 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 5 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.72% - 3.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.80% - 12.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 6
Average salary £39,250 - £30,500
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 - £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
OSPF
Cheshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
51 27 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 17.53% 10.47% 24.62%
Number of salaries quoted 32 14 47
Average salary £38,500 £50,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.00% +72.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £40,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £32,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

OSPF
Salary Trend in Chester

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Chester

OSPF
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) VLAN
4 2 (40.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (40.00%) VPLS
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Kaspersky
4 2 (40.00%) Aerohive Networks
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) RIP
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) BGP
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) NetApp

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) VLAN
3 2 (40.00%) VPLS
3 2 (40.00%) RIP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Security Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (40.00%) Kaspersky
2 2 (40.00%) Aerohive Networks
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp