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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 234 240 227
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 22 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.17% 1.11% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 19 11 12
Average salary £50,000 £38,500 £47,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.87% -19.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £40,000 £72,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.39% +1.11%
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
1015 1080 1023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.82% 14.53% 14.76%
Number of salaries quoted 808 897 869
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Cheshire +8 16 £80,000 +103.82% 1
Manchester +5 5 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Lancashire +6 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 32 (82.05%) BGP
2 29 (74.36%) LAN
2 29 (74.36%) DNS
2 29 (74.36%) Cisco
3 28 (71.79%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (64.10%) TCP/IP
4 25 (64.10%) CCNP
4 25 (64.10%) DHCP
5 21 (53.85%) Load Balancing
6 20 (51.28%) Firewall
7 19 (48.72%) Network Security
7 19 (48.72%) VLAN
8 18 (46.15%) Cisco Nexus
8 18 (46.15%) SSL
9 17 (43.59%) HTTP
9 17 (43.59%) Fibre Channel
9 17 (43.59%) iSCSI
10 16 (41.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (41.03%) FCoE
10 16 (41.03%) CCIE
10 16 (41.03%) E-Commerce
10 16 (41.03%) Citrix
11 11 (28.21%) Wireless
11 11 (28.21%) Linux
12 10 (25.64%) WAN
12 10 (25.64%) Windows
12 10 (25.64%) Network Management
13 9 (23.08%) UNIX
13 9 (23.08%) Juniper
14 8 (20.51%) CCNA

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.56%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (82.05%) BGP
2 29 (74.36%) LAN
2 29 (74.36%) DNS
3 25 (64.10%) TCP/IP
3 25 (64.10%) DHCP
4 20 (51.28%) Firewall
5 19 (48.72%) VLAN
5 19 (48.72%) Network Security
6 18 (46.15%) SSL
6 18 (46.15%) Cisco Nexus
7 17 (43.59%) Fibre Channel
7 17 (43.59%) HTTP
7 17 (43.59%) iSCSI
8 16 (41.03%) FCoE
9 11 (28.21%) Wireless
10 10 (25.64%) WAN
11 7 (17.95%) VoIP
11 7 (17.95%) ICMP
11 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (15.38%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) MySQL
1 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (5.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (87.18%) Network Engineer
2 21 (53.85%) Senior Network Engineer
3 16 (41.03%) Security Engineer
3 16 (41.03%) Senior Security Engineer
3 16 (41.03%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 16 (41.03%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Monitoring Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Network Designer
5 3 (7.69%) Designer
6 1 (2.56%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (41.03%) Hybrid Cloud
2 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Linux
2 10 (25.64%) Windows
3 9 (23.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) Load Balancing
2 16 (41.03%) E-Commerce
3 10 (25.64%) Network Management
4 6 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (15.38%) Project Management
5 4 (10.26%) Network Architecture
5 4 (10.26%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.69%) ITIL
6 3 (7.69%) Change Management
6 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.13%) Migration
7 2 (5.13%) Information Security
7 2 (5.13%) Coaching
7 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.56%) Network Design
8 1 (2.56%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.56%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (71.79%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (64.10%) CCNP
3 16 (41.03%) CCIE
4 8 (20.51%) CCNA
5 2 (5.13%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.56%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 29 (74.36%) Cisco
2 16 (41.03%) Citrix
3 9 (23.08%) Juniper
4 6 (15.38%) NetScout
5 3 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 3 (7.69%) VMware
5 3 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) Dell
6 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.56%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.56%) ProCurve
7 1 (2.56%) Aruba
7 1 (2.56%) F5
7 1 (2.56%) Meraki
7 1 (2.56%) Meru Networks
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