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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 228 196 246
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +50
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 25 52 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.76% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.23% 5.49% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16 50 12
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £41,750 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £63,200 £62,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +13.25%
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
1123 947 1094
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.17% 13.77% 14.24%
Number of salaries quoted 938 781 934
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +28.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 27 November 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 27 November 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
Lancashire - 11 £30,750 -
Manchester -26 10 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Cheshire -31 3 £42,500 -16.66% 1
Merseyside - 1 £33,000 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 33 (89.19%) Cisco
2 29 (78.38%) MPLS
3 28 (75.68%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (72.97%) BGP
5 19 (51.35%) CCNA
5 19 (51.35%) Firewall
5 19 (51.35%) WAN
6 18 (48.65%) Linux
7 16 (43.24%) RIP
7 16 (43.24%) Juniper
8 15 (40.54%) Change Management
9 13 (35.14%) CCNP
9 13 (35.14%) TCP/IP
10 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
10 11 (29.73%) Project Management
11 10 (27.03%) LAN
12 9 (24.32%) Broadband
12 9 (24.32%) EIGRP
12 9 (24.32%) VPLS
13 8 (21.62%) LPIC
13 8 (21.62%) Ubuntu
13 8 (21.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (21.62%) Fortinet
13 8 (21.62%) JNCIA
13 8 (21.62%) Junos
13 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
13 8 (21.62%) Management Information System
13 8 (21.62%) VPN
14 7 (18.92%) Wireless
14 7 (18.92%) Network Management

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (29.73%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 29 (78.38%) MPLS
2 27 (72.97%) BGP
3 19 (51.35%) Firewall
3 19 (51.35%) WAN
4 16 (43.24%) RIP
5 13 (35.14%) TCP/IP
6 10 (27.03%) LAN
7 9 (24.32%) Broadband
7 9 (24.32%) EIGRP
7 9 (24.32%) VPLS
8 8 (21.62%) Junos
8 8 (21.62%) VPN
9 7 (18.92%) VLAN
9 7 (18.92%) Wireless
10 6 (16.22%) DNS
10 6 (16.22%) Ethernet
11 4 (10.81%) VoIP
11 4 (10.81%) HSRP
12 3 (8.11%) Internet
13 2 (5.41%) DHCP
General
1 5 (13.51%) Games
1 5 (13.51%) Retail
2 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Operations Manager
2 6 (16.22%) Network Manager
2 6 (16.22%) Network Operations Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Network Support
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.70%) Administrator
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior PHP Developer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Linux
2 8 (21.62%) Ubuntu
2 8 (21.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Windows
4 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Change Management
2 11 (29.73%) Project Management
3 7 (18.92%) Network Management
3 7 (18.92%) Mentoring
4 4 (10.81%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.41%) Password Management
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C++
1 1 (2.70%) Perl
1 1 (2.70%) PHP
1 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (75.68%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (51.35%) CCNA
3 13 (35.14%) CCNP
4 8 (21.62%) JNCIA
4 8 (21.62%) LPIC
5 5 (13.51%) Degree
6 2 (5.41%) CCIP
7 1 (2.70%) CCSA
7 1 (2.70%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) UAG
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 33 (89.19%) Cisco
2 16 (43.24%) Juniper
3 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
3 8 (21.62%) Fortinet
4 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.41%) BT
5 2 (5.41%) VMware
5 2 (5.41%) NetApp
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.41%) Kaspersky
5 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
5 2 (5.41%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.70%) Aruba
6 1 (2.70%) Redback
6 1 (2.70%) Brocade
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