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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 242 235 234
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 11 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.20% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 1.33% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 6
Average salary £46,250 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.14% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,550 £40,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
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
947 1050 1050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.52% 14.68% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 763 888 881
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £53,400
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Manchester +2 6 £50,000 +53.84% 5
Cheshire +3 5 £42,500 +6.25% 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 39 (86.67%) BGP
2 34 (75.56%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (73.33%) Cisco
4 24 (53.33%) Juniper
4 24 (53.33%) Firewall
5 23 (51.11%) CCNP
6 20 (44.44%) MPLS
7 17 (37.78%) LAN
8 16 (35.56%) Management Information System
8 16 (35.56%) Service Delivery
9 15 (33.33%) DNS
10 14 (31.11%) WAN
10 14 (31.11%) Finance
10 14 (31.11%) Riverbed
10 14 (31.11%) F5
11 13 (28.89%) Wireless
12 12 (26.67%) DHCP
13 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
13 11 (24.44%) CCNA
14 10 (22.22%) Linux
14 10 (22.22%) EIGRP
14 10 (22.22%) Network Management
14 10 (22.22%) Data Centre
15 9 (20.00%) ICMP
15 9 (20.00%) UNIX
15 9 (20.00%) Windows
15 9 (20.00%) CCIE
16 8 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (17.78%) Network Architecture
17 7 (15.56%) HSRP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.22%) nginx
1 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (86.67%) BGP
2 24 (53.33%) Firewall
3 20 (44.44%) MPLS
4 17 (37.78%) LAN
5 15 (33.33%) DNS
6 14 (31.11%) WAN
7 13 (28.89%) Wireless
8 12 (26.67%) DHCP
9 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
10 10 (22.22%) EIGRP
11 9 (20.00%) ICMP
12 8 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (15.56%) HSRP
13 7 (15.56%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (15.56%) Network Security
13 7 (15.56%) VPN
13 7 (15.56%) VoIP
14 6 (13.33%) RIP
14 6 (13.33%) SNMP
14 6 (13.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) MySQL
1 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 16 (35.56%) Consultant
3 10 (22.22%) Technical Consultant
3 10 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 6 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Monitoring Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) AWS Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Designer
7 3 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Network Designer
8 2 (4.44%) Network Consultant
9 1 (2.22%) Design Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Network Security Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Security Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Network Specialist
9 1 (2.22%) Senior Security Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (35.56%) Management Information System
2 10 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Linux
2 9 (20.00%) UNIX
2 9 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Service Delivery
2 10 (22.22%) Network Management
3 8 (17.78%) Network Architecture
4 6 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (13.33%) Project Management
5 5 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
6 4 (8.89%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (8.89%) Migration
7 3 (6.67%) Change Management
7 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.44%) ITIL
8 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.44%) Information Security
8 2 (4.44%) Coaching
8 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.22%) Network Design
9 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (75.56%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (51.11%) CCNP
3 11 (24.44%) CCNA
4 9 (20.00%) CCIE
5 2 (4.44%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.22%) LPIC
6 1 (2.22%) CCDA
6 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.22%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 33 (73.33%) Cisco
2 24 (53.33%) Juniper
3 14 (31.11%) Riverbed
3 14 (31.11%) F5
4 6 (13.33%) NetScout
5 4 (8.89%) HP
6 3 (6.67%) Dell
6 3 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.67%) VMware
6 3 (6.67%) SonicWALL
6 3 (6.67%) Meru Networks
7 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.22%) Citrix
8 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.22%) Aruba
8 1 (2.22%) Meraki
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