The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 213 209 244
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +35
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 50 37 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.62% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.24% 4.09% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 43 37 19
Median salary £38,000 £52,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.61% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £38,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £80,000 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
OSPF
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
954 904 1157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.24% 15.03% 15.61%
Number of salaries quoted 778 720 973
Median salary £38,000 £40,375 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £55,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

OSPF
Salary Trend in the North West

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

OSPF Salary Trend in the North West

OSPF
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the North West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

OSPF Salary Histogram in the North West

OSPF
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
Manchester +14 34 £37,000 -10.84% 2
Lancashire - 9 £45,000 - 1
Cheshire -2 7 £55,000 -31.25%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 North West region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 91 (97.85%) Cisco
2 88 (94.62%) BGP
3 65 (69.89%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (58.06%) WAN
5 53 (56.99%) Firewall
6 49 (52.69%) Juniper
7 43 (46.24%) CCNP
8 41 (44.09%) MPLS
9 37 (39.78%) VLAN
10 36 (38.71%) LAN
11 32 (34.41%) CCNA
12 29 (31.18%) DNS
12 29 (31.18%) Data Centre
13 25 (26.88%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (26.88%) Telecoms
14 23 (24.73%) SNMP
14 23 (24.73%) Ericsson
14 23 (24.73%) Network Management
15 22 (23.66%) Foundry
15 22 (23.66%) TCP/IP
15 22 (23.66%) ITIL
15 22 (23.66%) Brocade
16 21 (22.58%) Ethernet
17 20 (21.51%) Internet
18 19 (20.43%) VPN
19 18 (19.35%) DHCP
19 18 (19.35%) Network Design
19 18 (19.35%) Network Monitoring
20 17 (18.28%) Mentoring
20 17 (18.28%) Network Security

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) SaaS
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 88 (94.62%) BGP
2 54 (58.06%) WAN
3 53 (56.99%) Firewall
4 41 (44.09%) MPLS
5 37 (39.78%) VLAN
6 36 (38.71%) LAN
7 29 (31.18%) DNS
8 25 (26.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 23 (24.73%) SNMP
10 22 (23.66%) TCP/IP
11 21 (22.58%) Ethernet
12 20 (21.51%) Internet
13 19 (20.43%) VPN
14 18 (19.35%) DHCP
15 17 (18.28%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (18.28%) EIGRP
15 17 (18.28%) Network Security
16 16 (17.20%) Wireless
17 14 (15.05%) TACACS
17 14 (15.05%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (26.88%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.60%) Finance
3 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 64 (68.82%) Network Engineer
2 21 (22.58%) Senior Network Engineer
3 18 (19.35%) NOC Engineer
4 13 (13.98%) Senior NOC Engineer
5 11 (11.83%) Support Engineer
6 10 (10.75%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (10.75%) Operations Engineer
6 10 (10.75%) WAN Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) Network Support
8 8 (8.60%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 8 (8.60%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (8.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Network Operations Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 7 (7.53%) Juniper Engineer
9 7 (7.53%) Lead Network Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.15%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (31.18%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.90%) Management Information System
3 10 (10.75%) Wiki
4 6 (6.45%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.08%) iPad
6 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.60%) Linux
1 8 (8.60%) Unix
2 4 (4.30%) Windows
2 4 (4.30%) Windows Server
2 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.73%) Network Management
2 22 (23.66%) ITIL
3 18 (19.35%) Network Design
3 18 (19.35%) Network Monitoring
4 17 (18.28%) Mentoring
5 11 (11.83%) Change Management
6 10 (10.75%) Data Validation
6 10 (10.75%) Ticket Management
6 10 (10.75%) Validation
7 9 (9.68%) Coaching
7 9 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (6.45%) Business Continuity
8 6 (6.45%) Configuration Management
8 6 (6.45%) Information Security
8 6 (6.45%) Network Planning
8 6 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (6.45%) Security Patching
8 6 (6.45%) Software Deployment
9 5 (5.38%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (4.30%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.45%) Perl
1 6 (6.45%) PHP
1 6 (6.45%) Python
1 6 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (69.89%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (46.24%) CCNP
3 32 (34.41%) CCNA
4 14 (15.05%) JNCIA
4 14 (15.05%) JNCIP
5 9 (9.68%) CCIE
6 7 (7.53%) Degree
7 6 (6.45%) A+ Certification
7 6 (6.45%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (4.30%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.15%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.13%) SLA
2 6 (6.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (12.90%) Nagios
1 12 (12.90%) OpenNMS
2 6 (6.45%) Cacti
2 6 (6.45%) Puppet
2 6 (6.45%) RANCID
2 6 (6.45%) SCCM
2 6 (6.45%) SCOM
3 3 (3.23%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 91 (97.85%) Cisco
2 49 (52.69%) Juniper
3 23 (24.73%) Ericsson
4 22 (23.66%) Brocade
4 22 (23.66%) Foundry
5 14 (15.05%) Redback
5 14 (15.05%) VMware
5 14 (15.05%) ZyXEL
6 13 (13.98%) Extreme Networks
6 13 (13.98%) Huawei
7 9 (9.68%) HP
7 9 (9.68%) WatchGuard
8 7 (7.53%) Avaya
8 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
9 6 (6.45%) CheckPoint
9 6 (6.45%) Citrix
9 6 (6.45%) F5
10 4 (4.30%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.23%) NetApp
11 3 (3.23%) Palo Alto
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