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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 218 207 258
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +51
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 30 31 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.48% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.68% 3.41% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 20 30 14
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,450 £48,050 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
1118 908 1216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.07% 14.00% 15.52%
Number of salaries quoted 934 789 995
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £33,941
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +21.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -11 14 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Lancashire - 12 £34,250 - 1
Cheshire -18 4 £65,000 +30.00% 4
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 43 (93.48%) Cisco
1 43 (93.48%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (71.74%) BGP
3 31 (67.39%) Firewall
4 27 (58.70%) CCNP
5 25 (54.35%) MPLS
6 24 (52.17%) CCNA
7 22 (47.83%) WAN
8 17 (36.96%) RIP
9 14 (30.43%) Juniper
9 14 (30.43%) HSRP
10 13 (28.26%) Linux
10 13 (28.26%) LAN
10 13 (28.26%) TCP/IP
11 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
11 11 (23.91%) EIGRP
11 11 (23.91%) Project Management
11 11 (23.91%) Change Management
12 10 (21.74%) Wireless
12 10 (21.74%) CheckPoint
12 10 (21.74%) Mentoring
13 8 (17.39%) Junos
13 8 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (17.39%) JNCIA
13 8 (17.39%) LPIC
13 8 (17.39%) Ubuntu
13 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
13 8 (17.39%) Management Information System
13 8 (17.39%) VPN
13 8 (17.39%) DNS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 33 (71.74%) BGP
2 31 (67.39%) Firewall
3 25 (54.35%) MPLS
4 22 (47.83%) WAN
5 17 (36.96%) RIP
6 14 (30.43%) HSRP
7 13 (28.26%) LAN
7 13 (28.26%) TCP/IP
8 11 (23.91%) EIGRP
9 10 (21.74%) Wireless
10 8 (17.39%) Junos
10 8 (17.39%) VPN
10 8 (17.39%) DNS
11 7 (15.22%) Broadband
12 5 (10.87%) VLAN
12 5 (10.87%) Network Security
12 5 (10.87%) DHCP
13 4 (8.70%) VoIP
14 3 (6.52%) NetScaler
14 3 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
General
1 5 (10.87%) Retail
1 5 (10.87%) Games
2 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (71.74%) Network Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Operations Manager
3 6 (13.04%) Network Manager
3 6 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Network Operations Manager
4 5 (10.87%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Network Support
4 5 (10.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Network Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Network Specialist
7 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Linux
2 8 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (17.39%) Ubuntu
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Project Management
1 11 (23.91%) Change Management
2 10 (21.74%) Mentoring
3 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.70%) Network Design
4 3 (6.52%) Network Architecture
4 3 (6.52%) Network Management
4 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.35%) Password Management
6 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 43 (93.48%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (58.70%) CCNP
3 24 (52.17%) CCNA
4 8 (17.39%) JNCIA
4 8 (17.39%) LPIC
5 4 (8.70%) CCDP
6 3 (6.52%) CCIE
7 2 (4.35%) CCIP
8 1 (2.17%) CCSE
8 1 (2.17%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) UAG
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 43 (93.48%) Cisco
2 14 (30.43%) Juniper
3 10 (21.74%) CheckPoint
4 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
5 5 (10.87%) Fortinet
6 4 (8.70%) HP
7 3 (6.52%) Blue Coat
7 3 (6.52%) Citrix
7 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.35%) BT
8 2 (4.35%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.17%) Aruba
9 1 (2.17%) Redback
9 1 (2.17%) Brocade
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Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
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Salary: £41000 - £50000 per annum + £6,600 Car allowance + 12% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
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Salary: £31000 - £40000 per annum + £6,600 Car Allowance + 10% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: Negotiable plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Allegro Networks Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + overtime + benefits.
Posted: 6 days ago