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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 224 201 263
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +62
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 26 43 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.63% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.17% 4.63% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 16 41 13
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £45,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +8.43%
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
1197 929 1159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.25% 13.68% 14.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1003 789 993
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -21 13 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Lancashire - 11 £31,500 -
Cheshire -27 2 £43,750 -12.50% 2
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 39 (97.50%) Cisco
2 34 (85.00%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (72.50%) MPLS
3 29 (72.50%) BGP
4 23 (57.50%) Firewall
5 20 (50.00%) CCNA
6 19 (47.50%) CCNP
6 19 (47.50%) WAN
7 16 (40.00%) RIP
7 16 (40.00%) Juniper
8 15 (37.50%) Linux
9 13 (32.50%) Change Management
9 13 (32.50%) TCP/IP
10 11 (27.50%) Project Management
10 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
11 10 (25.00%) LAN
12 9 (22.50%) Mentoring
12 9 (22.50%) HSRP
12 9 (22.50%) EIGRP
13 8 (20.00%) Wireless
13 8 (20.00%) Junos
13 8 (20.00%) VPN
13 8 (20.00%) Ubuntu
13 8 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (20.00%) Red Hat
13 8 (20.00%) JNCIA
13 8 (20.00%) LPIC
13 8 (20.00%) Management Information System
14 7 (17.50%) Broadband
14 7 (17.50%) VLAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (27.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 29 (72.50%) MPLS
1 29 (72.50%) BGP
2 23 (57.50%) Firewall
3 19 (47.50%) WAN
4 16 (40.00%) RIP
5 13 (32.50%) TCP/IP
6 10 (25.00%) LAN
7 9 (22.50%) EIGRP
7 9 (22.50%) HSRP
8 8 (20.00%) Wireless
8 8 (20.00%) Junos
8 8 (20.00%) VPN
9 7 (17.50%) Broadband
9 7 (17.50%) VLAN
9 7 (17.50%) VPLS
10 6 (15.00%) DNS
11 4 (10.00%) Ethernet
11 4 (10.00%) VoIP
12 3 (7.50%) Internet
13 2 (5.00%) DHCP
General
1 5 (12.50%) Games
1 5 (12.50%) Retail
2 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Operations Manager
2 6 (15.00%) Network Manager
2 6 (15.00%) Network Operations Manager
3 5 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Network Support
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Linux
2 8 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 8 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Windows
4 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Change Management
2 11 (27.50%) Project Management
3 9 (22.50%) Mentoring
4 5 (12.50%) Network Management
5 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.00%) Password Management
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.50%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 34 (85.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (50.00%) CCNA
3 19 (47.50%) CCNP
4 8 (20.00%) JNCIA
4 8 (20.00%) LPIC
5 2 (5.00%) Degree
5 2 (5.00%) CCIP
6 1 (2.50%) CCDP
6 1 (2.50%) CCSA
6 1 (2.50%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) UAG
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 39 (97.50%) Cisco
2 16 (40.00%) Juniper
3 8 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (15.00%) Fortinet
5 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.00%) BT
7 2 (5.00%) VMware
7 2 (5.00%) Kaspersky
7 2 (5.00%) Riverbed
7 2 (5.00%) NetApp
7 2 (5.00%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.50%) Aruba
8 1 (2.50%) Redback
8 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.50%) Brocade
8 1 (2.50%) HP
8 1 (2.50%) Citrix
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