The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank - - 62
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire - - 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £43,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+15.60% +1.76%
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 Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
88 62 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.43% 14.52% 17.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85 52 73
Average salary £33,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £22,125 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

OSPF
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Lancashire

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 13 (100.00%) Cisco
1 13 (100.00%) CCNA
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (69.23%) Juniper
2 9 (69.23%) WAN
2 9 (69.23%) RIP
2 9 (69.23%) TCP/IP
2 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 9 (69.23%) MS Exchange
2 9 (69.23%) MPLS
2 9 (69.23%) BGP
2 9 (69.23%) Change Management
3 8 (61.54%) Project Management
4 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
4 6 (46.15%) JNCIA
4 6 (46.15%) LPIC
4 6 (46.15%) Ubuntu
4 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (38.46%) Junos
5 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
6 4 (30.77%) CCNP
6 4 (30.77%) Firewall
6 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
6 4 (30.77%) CCDP
6 4 (30.77%) HP
6 4 (30.77%) Network Design
7 3 (23.08%) NetScaler
7 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
7 3 (23.08%) Lync
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (69.23%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Lync
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) WAN
1 9 (69.23%) RIP
1 9 (69.23%) TCP/IP
1 9 (69.23%) MPLS
1 9 (69.23%) BGP
2 5 (38.46%) Junos
3 4 (30.77%) Firewall
4 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (23.08%) Wireless
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (23.08%) NetScaler
4 3 (23.08%) Broadband
General
1 3 (23.08%) Games
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Network Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Network Support Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Network Support
3 3 (23.08%) Network Operations Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Network Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Operations Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Network Operations Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Ubuntu
2 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Change Management
2 8 (61.54%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) Network Design
4 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) CCNA
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) JNCIA
2 6 (46.15%) LPIC
3 4 (30.77%) CCDP
3 4 (30.77%) CCNP
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) Juniper
3 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
4 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
4 4 (30.77%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Blue Coat