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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 240 190 240
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +50
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 25 55 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.80% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.26% 5.70% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 16 53 12
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £36,500 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £65,000 £62,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1106 965 1030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.91% 13.96% 14.42%
Number of salaries quoted 925 794 883
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,700 £50,000 £60,000
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 21 November 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 21 November 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
Lancashire - 11 £30,750 - 2
Manchester -35 9 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Cheshire -28 3 £42,500 -16.66% 1
Merseyside - 2 £44,000 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 34 (89.47%) Cisco
2 29 (76.32%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (73.68%) MPLS
4 27 (71.05%) BGP
5 20 (52.63%) CCNA
5 20 (52.63%) WAN
6 19 (50.00%) Firewall
7 18 (47.37%) Linux
8 17 (44.74%) RIP
9 16 (42.11%) Juniper
10 15 (39.47%) Change Management
11 13 (34.21%) TCP/IP
11 13 (34.21%) CCNP
12 11 (28.95%) MS Exchange
12 11 (28.95%) Project Management
13 10 (26.32%) Broadband
13 10 (26.32%) LAN
13 10 (26.32%) VPN
14 9 (23.68%) EIGRP
14 9 (23.68%) VPLS
15 8 (21.05%) VLAN
15 8 (21.05%) Fortinet
15 8 (21.05%) JNCIA
15 8 (21.05%) LPIC
15 8 (21.05%) Ubuntu
15 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (21.05%) Junos
15 8 (21.05%) Red Hat
15 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
15 8 (21.05%) Wireless

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 11 (28.95%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 28 (73.68%) MPLS
2 27 (71.05%) BGP
3 20 (52.63%) WAN
4 19 (50.00%) Firewall
5 17 (44.74%) RIP
6 13 (34.21%) TCP/IP
7 10 (26.32%) VPN
7 10 (26.32%) Broadband
7 10 (26.32%) LAN
8 9 (23.68%) VPLS
8 9 (23.68%) EIGRP
9 8 (21.05%) Wireless
9 8 (21.05%) Junos
9 8 (21.05%) VLAN
10 7 (18.42%) Ethernet
10 7 (18.42%) DNS
11 4 (10.53%) Internet
11 4 (10.53%) VoIP
12 3 (7.89%) HSRP
12 3 (7.89%) IPstream
General
1 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
1 5 (13.16%) Games
1 5 (13.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (63.16%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Operations Manager
2 6 (15.79%) Network Manager
2 6 (15.79%) Network Operations Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Network Support
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) PHP Developer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) Linux
2 8 (21.05%) Ubuntu
2 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.89%) Windows
4 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Change Management
2 11 (28.95%) Project Management
3 7 (18.42%) Network Management
3 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
4 4 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.26%) Password Management
6 1 (2.63%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C++
1 1 (2.63%) Perl
1 1 (2.63%) PHP
1 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (76.32%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (52.63%) CCNA
3 13 (34.21%) CCNP
4 8 (21.05%) JNCIA
4 8 (21.05%) LPIC
5 5 (13.16%) Degree
6 2 (5.26%) CCIP
7 1 (2.63%) CCSA
7 1 (2.63%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) UAG
2 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 34 (89.47%) Cisco
2 16 (42.11%) Juniper
3 8 (21.05%) Red Hat
3 8 (21.05%) Fortinet
4 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.89%) BT
5 2 (5.26%) VMware
5 2 (5.26%) NetApp
5 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.26%) Kaspersky
5 2 (5.26%) Riverbed
5 2 (5.26%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.63%) Aruba
6 1 (2.63%) Redback
6 1 (2.63%) Brocade
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