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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 214 224 213
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 17 34 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.48% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.14% 3.00% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 16 22 35
Average salary £40,375 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.93% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £37,050 £40,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,200 £63,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
793 1133 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.24% 16.12% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 657 936 813
Average salary £36,018 £37,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.95% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 11 February 2016. 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 +16 11 £40,375 +0.93% 5
Merseyside - 4 £39,200 - 1
Cheshire +19 1 £47,500 -26.92%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 51 (98.08%) Cisco
2 46 (88.46%) BGP
3 44 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (82.69%) LAN
5 41 (78.85%) CCNP
6 39 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 37 (71.15%) Load Balancing
8 35 (67.31%) DNS
9 34 (65.38%) VLAN
10 32 (61.54%) TCP/IP
11 30 (57.69%) Network Security
12 29 (55.77%) DHCP
13 28 (53.85%) Citrix
13 28 (53.85%) HTTP
13 28 (53.85%) E-Commerce
13 28 (53.85%) SSL
13 28 (53.85%) CCIE
13 28 (53.85%) iSCSI
13 28 (53.85%) FCoE
13 28 (53.85%) Fibre Channel
13 28 (53.85%) Hybrid Cloud
14 15 (28.85%) SolarWinds
14 15 (28.85%) Firewall
15 14 (26.92%) F5
16 12 (23.08%) MPLS
16 12 (23.08%) Wireless
17 11 (21.15%) VPN
17 11 (21.15%) Network Management
18 10 (19.23%) CCNA
18 10 (19.23%) Ethernet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (88.46%) BGP
2 43 (82.69%) LAN
3 39 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 35 (67.31%) DNS
5 34 (65.38%) VLAN
6 32 (61.54%) TCP/IP
7 30 (57.69%) Network Security
8 29 (55.77%) DHCP
9 28 (53.85%) FCoE
9 28 (53.85%) Fibre Channel
9 28 (53.85%) HTTP
9 28 (53.85%) iSCSI
9 28 (53.85%) SSL
10 15 (28.85%) Firewall
11 12 (23.08%) MPLS
11 12 (23.08%) Wireless
12 11 (21.15%) VPN
13 10 (19.23%) Ethernet
13 10 (19.23%) IPsec
14 7 (13.46%) HSRP
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (90.38%) Network Engineer
2 29 (55.77%) Senior Network Engineer
3 28 (53.85%) Network Security Engineer
3 28 (53.85%) Security Engineer
3 28 (53.85%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 28 (53.85%) Senior Security Engineer
4 11 (21.15%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (21.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Juniper Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) IP Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) IP Network Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Network Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Engineering Specialist
8 2 (3.85%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 28 (53.85%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (13.46%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) Unix
2 5 (9.62%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (71.15%) Load Balancing
2 28 (53.85%) E-Commerce
3 11 (21.15%) Network Management
4 9 (17.31%) Network Design
5 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.62%) ITIL
5 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.77%) Change Management
6 3 (5.77%) High Availability
7 2 (3.85%) Low Latency
8 1 (1.92%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.92%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.92%) Line Management
8 1 (1.92%) Presales
8 1 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.92%) Validation
Qualifications
1 44 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (78.85%) CCNP
3 28 (53.85%) CCIE
4 10 (19.23%) CCNA
5 5 (9.62%) CCSA
5 5 (9.62%) Check Point Certification
5 5 (9.62%) Degree
5 5 (9.62%) HND
6 4 (7.69%) JNCIA
6 4 (7.69%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.92%) CCDP
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) FortiGate
2 4 (7.69%) Cacti
2 4 (7.69%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 51 (98.08%) Cisco
2 28 (53.85%) Citrix
3 15 (28.85%) SolarWinds
4 14 (26.92%) F5
5 9 (17.31%) Juniper
6 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
7 5 (9.62%) Brocade
7 5 (9.62%) NetScout
8 4 (7.69%) BT
8 4 (7.69%) HP
8 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 4 (7.69%) Palo Alto
9 3 (5.77%) VMware
10 1 (1.92%) Aruba
10 1 (1.92%) Dell
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Posted: 18 hours ago
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Bonus up to £5k
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent career progression
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Manchester
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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