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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 240 223 224
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 12 15 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.22% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 1.49% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 25
Average salary £38,500 £47,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.37% +12.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £72,250 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
1082 1010 1036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.54% 14.74% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 899 857 886
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £62,500
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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Cheshire - 5 £39,250 - 1
Manchester -15 4 £32,500 -18.23% 3
Merseyside +8 2 £44,000 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £40,000 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 30 (88.24%) Cisco
2 26 (76.47%) BGP
3 25 (73.53%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (55.88%) MPLS
5 15 (44.12%) CCNA
6 14 (41.18%) CCNP
6 14 (41.18%) VPN
6 14 (41.18%) Ethernet
7 12 (35.29%) Wireless
8 11 (32.35%) Firewall
8 11 (32.35%) WAN
9 10 (29.41%) LAN
9 10 (29.41%) Juniper
10 9 (26.47%) SNMP
11 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
11 8 (23.53%) RIP
11 8 (23.53%) ADSL
11 8 (23.53%) Windows
12 7 (20.59%) DNS
12 7 (20.59%) CCIP
12 7 (20.59%) JNCIA
12 7 (20.59%) VLAN
12 7 (20.59%) Fortinet
12 7 (20.59%) VPLS
12 7 (20.59%) Network Architecture
13 6 (17.65%) Broadband
13 6 (17.65%) CCIE
13 6 (17.65%) Linux
13 6 (17.65%) Internet
13 6 (17.65%) EIGRP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 26 (76.47%) BGP
2 19 (55.88%) MPLS
3 14 (41.18%) Ethernet
3 14 (41.18%) VPN
4 12 (35.29%) Wireless
5 11 (32.35%) WAN
5 11 (32.35%) Firewall
6 10 (29.41%) LAN
7 9 (26.47%) SNMP
8 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
8 8 (23.53%) RIP
8 8 (23.53%) ADSL
9 7 (20.59%) DNS
9 7 (20.59%) VLAN
9 7 (20.59%) VPLS
10 6 (17.65%) Broadband
10 6 (17.65%) EIGRP
10 6 (17.65%) Internet
11 5 (14.71%) SHDSL
12 3 (8.82%) IPsec
General
1 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Field Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Network Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) IP Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) IP Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1 (2.94%) Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Network Administrator
6 1 (2.94%) PHP Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) SecurID
1 1 (2.94%) PKI
1 1 (2.94%) SCADA
1 1 (2.94%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Network Architecture
2 5 (14.71%) Network Management
2 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
2 5 (14.71%) Change Management
2 5 (14.71%) Network Design
3 4 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.94%) Migration
5 1 (2.94%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) C++
1 1 (2.94%) Perl
1 1 (2.94%) PHP
1 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (73.53%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (44.12%) CCNA
3 14 (41.18%) CCNP
4 7 (20.59%) CCIP
4 7 (20.59%) JNCIA
5 6 (17.65%) CCIE
6 5 (14.71%) Degree
7 4 (11.76%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.94%) CISSP
8 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.94%) CCSA
8 1 (2.94%) CCSE
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 30 (88.24%) Cisco
2 10 (29.41%) Juniper
3 7 (20.59%) Fortinet
4 4 (11.76%) Redback
5 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.82%) BT
6 2 (5.88%) VMware
6 2 (5.88%) Kaspersky
6 2 (5.88%) NetApp
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.88%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (2.94%) Crossbeam
7 1 (2.94%) ProCurve
7 1 (2.94%) HP
7 1 (2.94%) Nortel
7 1 (2.94%) Nokia
7 1 (2.94%) CA
7 1 (2.94%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.94%) Aruba
7 1 (2.94%) F5
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Allegro Networks Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago