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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank - - 74
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - - 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +8.43%
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
59 86 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.97% 13.52% 15.87%
Number of salaries quoted 48 67 75
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 £19,900 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £50,000
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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3 (100.00%) VoIP
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) PBX
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) RIP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Fortinet
2 2 (66.67%) Riverbed
2 2 (66.67%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Aruba
3 1 (33.33%) CCSE
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) CCSA
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3 (100.00%) VoIP
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) PBX
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) RIP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCSA
2 1 (33.33%) CCSE
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Fortinet
2 2 (66.67%) Riverbed
3 1 (33.33%) Aruba
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper