The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 176 155 180
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +25
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 12 21 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.31% 0.56% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.99% 4.16% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 11 18 7
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
603 505 676
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 15.77% 13.40% 17.56%
Number of salaries quoted 477 428 529
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

OSPF
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Manchester

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Manchester

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 24 (100.00%) Firewall
2 23 (95.83%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (91.67%) Cisco
4 21 (87.50%) BGP
4 21 (87.50%) CCNP
5 16 (66.67%) HSRP
6 12 (50.00%) MPLS
7 7 (29.17%) CCNA
8 6 (25.00%) VPN
8 6 (25.00%) SLA
9 5 (20.83%) LAN
9 5 (20.83%) WAN
9 5 (20.83%) Service Delivery
9 5 (20.83%) VLAN
9 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
10 4 (16.67%) EIGRP
11 3 (12.50%) Wireless
11 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
11 3 (12.50%) VCP4
11 3 (12.50%) VPLS
12 2 (8.33%) IPstream
12 2 (8.33%) Network Security
12 2 (8.33%) BT
12 2 (8.33%) Juniper
12 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
12 2 (8.33%) Linux
12 2 (8.33%) Broadband
12 2 (8.33%) DNS
13 1 (4.17%) SSL
13 1 (4.17%) CCDA

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 24 (100.00%) Firewall
2 21 (87.50%) BGP
3 16 (66.67%) HSRP
4 12 (50.00%) MPLS
5 6 (25.00%) VPN
6 5 (20.83%) LAN
6 5 (20.83%) WAN
6 5 (20.83%) VLAN
7 4 (16.67%) EIGRP
8 3 (12.50%) Wireless
8 3 (12.50%) VPLS
9 2 (8.33%) IPstream
9 2 (8.33%) Network Security
9 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
9 2 (8.33%) Broadband
9 2 (8.33%) DNS
10 1 (4.17%) SSL
10 1 (4.17%) ADSL
10 1 (4.17%) VoIP
10 1 (4.17%) RIP
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (95.83%) Network Engineer
2 13 (54.17%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Service Delivery
1 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
2 1 (4.17%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 23 (95.83%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (87.50%) CCNP
3 7 (29.17%) CCNA
4 3 (12.50%) VCP4
5 1 (4.17%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) Cisco
2 2 (8.33%) BT
2 2 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (4.17%) Redback
3 1 (4.17%) Brocade
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus on call and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + on-call payments + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago