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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 193 228 221
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -7
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 39 33 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.51% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 2.93% 4.18%
Number of salaries quoted 36 16 42
Median salary £34,750 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.23% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £38,000 £32,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £61,250 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%
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
879 1128 1101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.60% 17.57% 15.41%
Number of salaries quoted 745 850 844
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +20 23 £27,000 -36.47% 2
Merseyside +20 12 £38,000 -15.55% 1
Cheshire +16 4 £42,500 -26.08% 2
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 54 (91.53%) Cisco
1 54 (91.53%) BGP
2 40 (67.80%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (50.85%) MPLS
4 29 (49.15%) Juniper
5 28 (47.46%) CCNP
6 26 (44.07%) LAN
7 20 (33.90%) CCNA
7 20 (33.90%) 802.1X
8 19 (32.20%) WAN
9 17 (28.81%) VPN
9 17 (28.81%) Firewall
9 17 (28.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (27.12%) Wireless
11 15 (25.42%) Ethernet
12 14 (23.73%) ITIL
12 14 (23.73%) VPLS
12 14 (23.73%) F5
12 14 (23.73%) SolarWinds
13 12 (20.34%) Network Management
13 12 (20.34%) JNCIS
13 12 (20.34%) IPsec
13 12 (20.34%) SNMP
14 11 (18.64%) VLAN
15 10 (16.95%) DNS
15 10 (16.95%) Windows
15 10 (16.95%) Linux
15 10 (16.95%) Load Balancing
16 9 (15.25%) Spanning Tree
16 9 (15.25%) Telecoms

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 (6.78%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.39%) Apache
3 2 (3.39%) nginx
3 2 (3.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.08%) IaaS
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (3.39%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 54 (91.53%) BGP
2 30 (50.85%) MPLS
3 26 (44.07%) LAN
4 19 (32.20%) WAN
5 17 (28.81%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (28.81%) Firewall
5 17 (28.81%) VPN
6 16 (27.12%) Wireless
7 15 (25.42%) Ethernet
8 14 (23.73%) VPLS
9 12 (20.34%) IPsec
9 12 (20.34%) SNMP
10 11 (18.64%) VLAN
11 10 (16.95%) DNS
12 9 (15.25%) Spanning Tree
13 8 (13.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (13.56%) TACACS
13 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
14 7 (11.86%) tcpdump
14 7 (11.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (15.25%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.17%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Legal
3 2 (3.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (47.46%) Network Engineer
2 7 (11.86%) NOC Engineer
2 7 (11.86%) Team Leader
3 6 (10.17%) Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Network Support
4 5 (8.47%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Cisco Support
5 4 (6.78%) Consultant
5 4 (6.78%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Network Operations Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.90%) 802.1X
2 3 (5.08%) XMPP
3 2 (3.39%) LAMP
3 2 (3.39%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (3.39%) Middleware
3 2 (3.39%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
1 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
1 6 (10.17%) Wiki
2 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.39%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Linux
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 6 (10.17%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.47%) Unix
4 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) ITIL
2 12 (20.34%) Network Management
3 10 (16.95%) Load Balancing
4 9 (15.25%) Change Management
5 8 (13.56%) Network Design
5 8 (13.56%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (10.17%) Data Validation
6 6 (10.17%) Incident Management
6 6 (10.17%) Ticket Management
6 6 (10.17%) Validation
7 5 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.08%) High Availability
8 3 (5.08%) Presales
8 3 (5.08%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (3.39%) Fault Analysis
9 2 (3.39%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (3.39%) Low Latency
9 2 (3.39%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (3.39%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.39%) PHP
1 2 (3.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (67.80%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (47.46%) CCNP
3 20 (33.90%) CCNA
4 12 (20.34%) JNCIS
5 7 (11.86%) Degree
6 5 (8.47%) CCSA
6 5 (8.47%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (8.47%) HND
7 4 (6.78%) JNCIA
8 2 (3.39%) CCIE
8 2 (3.39%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.69%) MCSA
9 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
1 5 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.39%) KVM
2 2 (3.39%) oVirt
2 2 (3.39%) Postfix
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (3.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.39%) Cacti
2 2 (3.39%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 54 (91.53%) Cisco
2 29 (49.15%) Juniper
3 14 (23.73%) F5
3 14 (23.73%) SolarWinds
4 8 (13.56%) Citrix
4 8 (13.56%) Extreme Networks
4 8 (13.56%) VMware
5 7 (11.86%) Brocade
5 7 (11.86%) CheckPoint
5 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
6 5 (8.47%) NetScout
7 4 (6.78%) HP
8 3 (5.08%) Ipanema Technologies
8 3 (5.08%) Riverbed
9 2 (3.39%) BT
9 2 (3.39%) Foundry
9 2 (3.39%) Google
9 2 (3.39%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.39%) Redback
9 2 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
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