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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 208 199 237
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +38
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 36 49 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.70% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.19% 4.51% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 17 45 16
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,400 £34,100 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.52%
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
1127 1086 1320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.38% 15.45% 18.13%
Number of salaries quoted 847 835 1048
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OSPF across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 April 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
Cheshire +4 18 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Manchester 0 14 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Lancashire - 3 £32,000 - 1
Merseyside +8 1 £45,000 -11.76% 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 62 (95.38%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (92.31%) BGP
3 59 (90.77%) Cisco
4 39 (60.00%) CCNP
5 34 (52.31%) MPLS
5 34 (52.31%) Firewall
6 30 (46.15%) Juniper
7 25 (38.46%) WAN
8 22 (33.85%) CCNA
8 22 (33.85%) Management Information System
9 20 (30.77%) Service Delivery
9 20 (30.77%) HSRP
10 17 (26.15%) RIP
10 17 (26.15%) LAN
11 14 (21.54%) Riverbed
11 14 (21.54%) F5
11 14 (21.54%) Finance
11 14 (21.54%) EIGRP
12 12 (18.46%) Change Management
12 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
12 12 (18.46%) Mentoring
13 11 (16.92%) CCIE
13 11 (16.92%) DNS
14 10 (15.38%) MS Exchange
14 10 (15.38%) Linux
14 10 (15.38%) CheckPoint
14 10 (15.38%) Network Architecture
14 10 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (13.85%) Network Security
15 9 (13.85%) Project Management

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.62%) Lync
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 60 (92.31%) BGP
2 34 (52.31%) Firewall
2 34 (52.31%) MPLS
3 25 (38.46%) WAN
4 20 (30.77%) HSRP
5 17 (26.15%) LAN
5 17 (26.15%) RIP
6 14 (21.54%) EIGRP
7 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
8 11 (16.92%) DNS
9 10 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (13.85%) Network Security
10 9 (13.85%) Wireless
11 8 (12.31%) DHCP
11 8 (12.31%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (10.77%) VPN
13 6 (9.23%) Broadband
13 6 (9.23%) Junos
13 6 (9.23%) IOS XR
13 6 (9.23%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) MySQL
1 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
General
1 14 (21.54%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Games
3 4 (6.15%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (63.08%) Network Engineer
2 19 (29.23%) Consultant
3 16 (24.62%) Senior Network Engineer
4 14 (21.54%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (9.23%) Senior Consultant
6 6 (9.23%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 5 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Network Consultant
7 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Network Support
8 4 (6.15%) Network Operations Manager
8 4 (6.15%) AWS Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Operations Manager
8 4 (6.15%) Network Manager
9 3 (4.62%) Network Designer
9 3 (4.62%) Designer
10 2 (3.08%) Operations Engineer
10 2 (3.08%) Network Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 22 (33.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Linux
2 7 (10.77%) Ubuntu
2 7 (10.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.62%) Windows
4 2 (3.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) Service Delivery
2 12 (18.46%) Change Management
2 12 (18.46%) Mentoring
3 10 (15.38%) Network Architecture
4 9 (13.85%) Project Management
5 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (7.69%) Network Design
6 4 (6.15%) Network Management
7 3 (4.62%) Migration
7 3 (4.62%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.08%) Information Security
8 2 (3.08%) ITIL
8 2 (3.08%) Coaching
8 2 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.08%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.54%) Password Management
Qualifications
1 62 (95.38%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (60.00%) CCNP
3 22 (33.85%) CCNA
4 11 (16.92%) CCIE
5 7 (10.77%) JNCIA
5 7 (10.77%) LPIC
6 4 (6.15%) CCDP
7 2 (3.08%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.54%) CCDA
8 1 (1.54%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 59 (90.77%) Cisco
2 30 (46.15%) Juniper
3 14 (21.54%) Riverbed
3 14 (21.54%) F5
4 10 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 7 (10.77%) Red Hat
5 7 (10.77%) HP
6 5 (7.69%) Fortinet
7 3 (4.62%) Citrix
7 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.62%) VMware
7 3 (4.62%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.08%) Dell
8 2 (3.08%) Meru Networks
8 2 (3.08%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.54%) Meraki
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London or Manchester
JISC
Salary: £29,890-£34,136 or £35,846-£40,687 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 18 days ago