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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 173 161 182
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +21
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 13 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.09% 2.47% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 8
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
621 485 686
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 15.74% 13.05% 15.91%
Number of salaries quoted 518 425 558
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £60,000 £52,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 19 (100.00%) Cisco
1 19 (100.00%) Firewall
2 18 (94.74%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (84.21%) BGP
3 16 (84.21%) CCNP
4 13 (68.42%) HSRP
5 11 (57.89%) MPLS
6 6 (31.58%) VPN
7 5 (26.32%) SLA
7 5 (26.32%) CCNA
7 5 (26.32%) VLAN
8 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
8 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
8 4 (21.05%) LAN
8 4 (21.05%) WAN
9 3 (15.79%) Wireless
9 3 (15.79%) EIGRP
9 3 (15.79%) VPLS
10 2 (10.53%) IPstream
10 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
10 2 (10.53%) Juniper
10 2 (10.53%) BT
10 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
10 2 (10.53%) Linux
10 2 (10.53%) Broadband
10 2 (10.53%) DNS
11 1 (5.26%) SSL
11 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
11 1 (5.26%) IPv4
11 1 (5.26%) IPv6

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 19 (100.00%) Firewall
2 16 (84.21%) BGP
3 13 (68.42%) HSRP
4 11 (57.89%) MPLS
5 6 (31.58%) VPN
6 5 (26.32%) VLAN
7 4 (21.05%) LAN
7 4 (21.05%) WAN
8 3 (15.79%) EIGRP
8 3 (15.79%) VPLS
8 3 (15.79%) Wireless
9 2 (10.53%) IPstream
9 2 (10.53%) DNS
9 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
9 2 (10.53%) Broadband
10 1 (5.26%) ADSL
10 1 (5.26%) VoIP
10 1 (5.26%) RIP
10 1 (5.26%) SNMP
10 1 (5.26%) SMTP
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Network Engineer
2 9 (47.37%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
1 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (84.21%) CCNP
3 5 (26.32%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) Juniper
2 2 (10.53%) BT
3 1 (5.26%) Redback
3 1 (5.26%) Brocade
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + overtime + benefits.
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Salary: £45000 per annum
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