The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 63 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 2 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.33% 0.32% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.74% 2.50% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £44,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
115 80 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.20% 12.80% 16.06%
Number of salaries quoted 91 63 91
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +13.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

OSPF
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Merseyside

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Merseyside

OSPF
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
Liverpool +5 2 £44,000 - 1
OSPF
North West

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
2 5 (83.33%) MPLS
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
3 4 (66.67%) CCIE
3 4 (66.67%) CCIP
3 4 (66.67%) Network Design
3 4 (66.67%) JNCIA
3 4 (66.67%) JNCIE
3 4 (66.67%) Redback
3 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) CCSA
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) RIP
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) PBX
5 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
5 1 (16.67%) Aruba

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (83.33%) MPLS
1 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) PBX
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) RIP
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Network Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Network Design
1 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCIP
2 4 (66.67%) JNCIA
2 4 (66.67%) JNCIE
2 4 (66.67%) CCIE
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) CCSA
4 1 (16.67%) CCSE
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
3 4 (66.67%) Redback
4 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
5 1 (16.67%) Aruba