The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 38 56 66
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +10
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 13 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.26% 0.21% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.83% 1.92% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 13 1 4
Median salary £38,000 £45,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% -11.76%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
94 52 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.56% 10.83% 16.30%
Number of salaries quoted 80 38 79
Median salary £35,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,950 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,500 £50,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of job ads across the Merseyside region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +19 13 £38,000 -15.55%
OSPF
North West

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
1 17 (100.00%) 802.1X
2 13 (76.47%) JNCIS
2 13 (76.47%) VPLS
2 13 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (76.47%) Juniper
2 13 (76.47%) BGP
3 7 (41.18%) CCNP
4 6 (35.29%) CCNA
4 6 (35.29%) MPLS
5 4 (23.53%) TRILL
5 4 (23.53%) Spanning Tree
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco Wireless
5 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
5 4 (23.53%) SolarWinds
5 4 (23.53%) Network Management
5 4 (23.53%) F5
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (23.53%) Brocade
5 4 (23.53%) VLAN
5 4 (23.53%) NetScout
5 4 (23.53%) Wireless
5 4 (23.53%) TACACS
5 4 (23.53%) BIG-IP
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) 802.11
5 4 (23.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (23.53%) LAN
5 4 (23.53%) WLAN
5 4 (23.53%) Ethernet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) BGP
1 13 (76.47%) VPLS
2 6 (35.29%) MPLS
3 4 (23.53%) 802.11
3 4 (23.53%) BIG-IP
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Wireless
3 4 (23.53%) DNS
3 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
3 4 (23.53%) LAN
3 4 (23.53%) SNMP
3 4 (23.53%) Spanning Tree
3 4 (23.53%) TACACS
3 4 (23.53%) TRILL
3 4 (23.53%) VLAN
3 4 (23.53%) Wireless
3 4 (23.53%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Team Leader
2 6 (35.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Engineering Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) LAN Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) 802.1X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
1 4 (23.53%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (76.47%) JNCIS
2 7 (41.18%) CCNP
3 6 (35.29%) CCNA
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (76.47%) Juniper
3 4 (23.53%) Brocade
3 4 (23.53%) F5
3 4 (23.53%) NetScout
3 4 (23.53%) SolarWinds