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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 36 39 50
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 5 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.97% 0.43% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.71% 2.44% 7.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 4
Average salary £39,250 - £30,500
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 - £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £41,750 - £32,050
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
34 41 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 13.39% 17.83% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 23 27 37
Average salary £38,500 £50,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.00% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £34,650 £100,000
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 27 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) MPLS
2 4 (66.67%) EIGRP
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) RIP
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
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
4 2 (33.33%) NetApp
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) Password Management
5 1 (16.67%) CCNP
5 1 (16.67%) CCIP
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) HTTP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) MPLS
1 4 (66.67%) EIGRP
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) RIP
3 2 (33.33%) BGP
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) VLAN
3 2 (33.33%) VPLS
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
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%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Password Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) CCIP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 2 (33.33%) Kaspersky
2 2 (33.33%) Aerohive Networks
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp