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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 171 163 179
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 14 21 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.39% 0.53% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.32% 3.65% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 9
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
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
604 575 678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.69% 14.49% 16.34%
Number of salaries quoted 480 450 545
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 28 April 2015.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Manchester

OSPF
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Rochdale -6 2 £41,000 -1.20%
OSPF
North West

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 27 (100.00%) BGP
2 25 (92.59%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (92.59%) Firewall
3 23 (85.19%) Cisco
3 23 (85.19%) CCNP
4 19 (70.37%) HSRP
5 10 (37.04%) MPLS
6 8 (29.63%) Mentoring
7 7 (25.93%) LAN
8 6 (22.22%) WAN
8 6 (22.22%) CCNA
8 6 (22.22%) SLA
8 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
9 4 (14.81%) EIGRP
9 4 (14.81%) IPv6
9 4 (14.81%) Juniper
9 4 (14.81%) DNS
9 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (11.11%) Network Security
10 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (11.11%) VPN
11 2 (7.41%) DHCP
11 2 (7.41%) PPP
11 2 (7.41%) MySQL
11 2 (7.41%) ITIL
11 2 (7.41%) UNIX
11 2 (7.41%) Windows
11 2 (7.41%) Broadband
11 2 (7.41%) SAN
11 2 (7.41%) Internet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 27 (100.00%) BGP
2 25 (92.59%) Firewall
3 19 (70.37%) HSRP
4 10 (37.04%) MPLS
5 7 (25.93%) LAN
6 6 (22.22%) WAN
7 4 (14.81%) DNS
7 4 (14.81%) IPv6
7 4 (14.81%) EIGRP
7 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (11.11%) Network Security
8 3 (11.11%) VPN
9 2 (7.41%) Broadband
9 2 (7.41%) DHCP
9 2 (7.41%) PPP
9 2 (7.41%) L2TP
9 2 (7.41%) DSLAM
9 2 (7.41%) DSL
9 2 (7.41%) SAN
9 2 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
1 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (7.41%) Games
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 16 (59.26%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Designer
4 2 (7.41%) Designer
5 1 (3.70%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) UNIX
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Mentoring
2 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security
4 2 (7.41%) Coaching
4 2 (7.41%) Change Management
4 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Network Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Network Management
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 25 (92.59%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (85.19%) CCNP
3 6 (22.22%) CCNA
4 2 (7.41%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.70%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 23 (85.19%) Cisco
2 4 (14.81%) Juniper
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Meraki
4 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.70%) HP