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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 248 199 235
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +36
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 15 43 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.63% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 4.50% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 13 40 17
Average salary £37,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £34,250 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
1086 956 1006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.43% 14.09% 14.15%
Number of salaries quoted 898 774 849
Average salary £37,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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
Manchester -20 6 £34,750 -26.06% 6
Cheshire -27 4 £38,500 -28.37%
Merseyside +14 3 £33,000 -
Lancashire - 2 £30,000 - 2
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 26 (89.66%) Cisco
2 20 (68.97%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (65.52%) MPLS
4 18 (62.07%) BGP
5 17 (58.62%) Firewall
6 15 (51.72%) CCNA
7 12 (41.38%) VPN
8 11 (37.93%) WAN
9 10 (34.48%) Linux
9 10 (34.48%) CCNP
9 10 (34.48%) RIP
10 9 (31.03%) Ethernet
10 9 (31.03%) DNS
10 9 (31.03%) Broadband
10 9 (31.03%) VPLS
10 9 (31.03%) VLAN
11 8 (27.59%) Fortinet
11 8 (27.59%) LAN
11 8 (27.59%) Juniper
11 8 (27.59%) Wireless
11 8 (27.59%) Telecoms
12 7 (24.14%) EIGRP
13 6 (20.69%) Internet
13 6 (20.69%) Change Management
13 6 (20.69%) Network Management
14 5 (17.24%) Degree
14 5 (17.24%) BT
15 4 (13.79%) ICMP
15 4 (13.79%) SNMP
15 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (65.52%) MPLS
2 18 (62.07%) BGP
3 17 (58.62%) Firewall
4 12 (41.38%) VPN
5 11 (37.93%) WAN
6 10 (34.48%) RIP
7 9 (31.03%) DNS
7 9 (31.03%) Ethernet
7 9 (31.03%) Broadband
7 9 (31.03%) VLAN
7 9 (31.03%) VPLS
8 8 (27.59%) Wireless
8 8 (27.59%) LAN
9 7 (24.14%) EIGRP
10 6 (20.69%) Internet
11 4 (13.79%) ICMP
11 4 (13.79%) IPstream
11 4 (13.79%) ADSL
11 4 (13.79%) VoIP
11 4 (13.79%) SMTP
General
1 8 (27.59%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Network Engineer
2 2 (6.90%) Operations Manager
2 2 (6.90%) Network Analyst
2 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (6.90%) Analyst
2 2 (6.90%) Network Manager
2 2 (6.90%) Senior Security Engineer
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
2 2 (6.90%) Network Operations Manager
3 1 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (3.45%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (3.45%) Senior Linux Administrator
3 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) IP Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) PHP Developer
3 1 (3.45%) Developer
3 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Customer Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
3 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Change Management
1 6 (20.69%) Network Management
2 4 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
3 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.45%) Password Management
4 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) C++
1 1 (3.45%) Perl
1 1 (3.45%) PHP
1 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (68.97%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (51.72%) CCNA
3 10 (34.48%) CCNP
4 5 (17.24%) Degree
5 3 (10.34%) JNCIA
6 2 (6.90%) LPIC
6 2 (6.90%) CCIP
7 1 (3.45%) CCSA
7 1 (3.45%) CCSE
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) Cisco
2 8 (27.59%) Juniper
2 8 (27.59%) Fortinet
3 5 (17.24%) BT
4 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.90%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (6.90%) Kaspersky
5 2 (6.90%) Riverbed
5 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 2 (6.90%) NetApp
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.45%) Redback
6 1 (3.45%) Brocade
6 1 (3.45%) Aruba
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