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 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 194 240 237
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -3
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 41 15 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% 1.56% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 39 10 22
Median salary £32,000 £45,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.88% +18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £40,150 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,150 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
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
901 959 1050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.12% 15.04% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 767 769 864
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,800 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +13 21 £29,250 -41.50% 1
Merseyside +14 13 £38,000 -15.55%
Cheshire +40 7 £42,500 +13.33% 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 59 (96.72%) BGP
2 56 (91.80%) Cisco
3 40 (65.57%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (54.10%) Juniper
5 30 (49.18%) MPLS
6 26 (42.62%) WAN
7 25 (40.98%) LAN
7 25 (40.98%) CCNP
8 22 (36.07%) CCNA
9 21 (34.43%) Firewall
10 16 (26.23%) VPN
10 16 (26.23%) 802.1X
11 15 (24.59%) Ethernet
11 15 (24.59%) SNMP
12 14 (22.95%) VPLS
13 13 (21.31%) JNCIS
13 13 (21.31%) DNS
14 12 (19.67%) ITIL
14 12 (19.67%) Internet
15 11 (18.03%) Network Management
15 11 (18.03%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (18.03%) Network Monitoring
16 10 (16.39%) TACACS
16 10 (16.39%) Windows
16 10 (16.39%) Brocade
16 10 (16.39%) VLAN
16 10 (16.39%) Telecoms
17 9 (14.75%) Wireless
17 9 (14.75%) Data Centre
17 9 (14.75%) Windows Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.56%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.28%) Apache
2 2 (3.28%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) IaaS
2 2 (3.28%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 59 (96.72%) BGP
2 30 (49.18%) MPLS
3 26 (42.62%) WAN
4 25 (40.98%) LAN
5 21 (34.43%) Firewall
6 16 (26.23%) VPN
7 15 (24.59%) Ethernet
7 15 (24.59%) SNMP
8 14 (22.95%) VPLS
9 13 (21.31%) DNS
10 12 (19.67%) Internet
11 11 (18.03%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (16.39%) TACACS
12 10 (16.39%) VLAN
13 9 (14.75%) Wireless
14 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
14 8 (13.11%) VoIP
15 7 (11.48%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (9.84%) EIGRP
16 6 (9.84%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (16.39%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.48%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (44.26%) Network Engineer
2 9 (14.75%) Network Support
2 9 (14.75%) NOC Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) Support Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Network Support Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Team Leader
5 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (9.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Cisco Support
6 5 (8.20%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.23%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.92%) XMPP
3 2 (3.28%) LAMP
3 2 (3.28%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (3.28%) Middleware
3 2 (3.28%) Node.js
3 2 (3.28%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.48%) Wiki
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.28%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Windows
2 9 (14.75%) Windows Server
3 7 (11.48%) Linux
4 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.56%) Unix
6 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) ITIL
2 11 (18.03%) Network Management
2 11 (18.03%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (13.11%) Network Design
4 7 (11.48%) Change Management
4 7 (11.48%) Data Validation
4 7 (11.48%) Incident Management
4 7 (11.48%) Ticket Management
4 7 (11.48%) Validation
5 5 (8.20%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.92%) Change Control
6 3 (4.92%) Fault Analysis
6 3 (4.92%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (4.92%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.92%) Network Planning
6 3 (4.92%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.92%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.28%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (3.28%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) PHP
2 5 (8.20%) Perl
2 5 (8.20%) Python
2 5 (8.20%) SQL
3 2 (3.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (65.57%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (40.98%) CCNP
3 22 (36.07%) CCNA
4 13 (21.31%) JNCIS
5 3 (4.92%) Degree
6 2 (3.28%) JNCIA
6 2 (3.28%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.64%) CCSA
7 1 (1.64%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.64%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.64%) HND
7 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.64%) MCSA
7 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) SLA
2 5 (8.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) KVM
2 2 (3.28%) oVirt
2 2 (3.28%) Postfix
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (3.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) Cacti
1 5 (8.20%) Nagios
1 5 (8.20%) OpenNMS
1 5 (8.20%) Puppet
1 5 (8.20%) RANCID
1 5 (8.20%) SCCM
1 5 (8.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 56 (91.80%) Cisco
2 33 (54.10%) Juniper
3 10 (16.39%) Brocade
4 9 (14.75%) Extreme Networks
5 8 (13.11%) Citrix
5 8 (13.11%) Ericsson
5 8 (13.11%) Foundry
6 7 (11.48%) VMware
7 5 (8.20%) Huawei
7 5 (8.20%) ZyXEL
8 4 (6.56%) F5
8 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
8 4 (6.56%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.92%) Ipanema Technologies
9 3 (4.92%) Redback
9 3 (4.92%) Riverbed
10 2 (3.28%) Apple
10 2 (3.28%) Google
10 2 (3.28%) HP
10 2 (3.28%) NetScout
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