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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / North West
Rank 204 205 233
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +28
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 43 27 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 0.50% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.98% 3.29% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 35 26 18
Median salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £80,000 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +8.88%

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
863 821 1106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.56% 15.08% 16.50%
Number of salaries quoted 675 680 919
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 22 £41,500 - 2
Lancashire - 14 £41,000 - 1
Cheshire +9 7 £45,000 -43.75%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 95 (97.94%) Cisco
2 90 (92.78%) BGP
3 68 (70.10%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (61.86%) WAN
5 56 (57.73%) Firewall
6 52 (53.61%) Juniper
7 51 (52.58%) MPLS
8 49 (50.52%) CCNP
9 41 (42.27%) LAN
10 33 (34.02%) CCNA
11 32 (32.99%) VLAN
12 28 (28.87%) TCP/IP
13 27 (27.84%) DNS
13 27 (27.84%) Network Security
14 26 (26.80%) Network Design
15 25 (25.77%) Data Centre
16 24 (24.74%) EIGRP
17 23 (23.71%) Network Management
18 22 (22.68%) Cisco Nexus
19 20 (20.62%) Mentoring
19 20 (20.62%) DHCP
19 20 (20.62%) Wireless
20 19 (19.59%) JNCIP
20 19 (19.59%) ITIL
21 18 (18.56%) Ethernet
21 18 (18.56%) Ericsson
21 18 (18.56%) Cisco IOS
22 17 (17.53%) Telecoms
22 17 (17.53%) SNMP
23 16 (16.49%) Brocade

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.06%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) SaaS
2 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 90 (92.78%) BGP
2 60 (61.86%) WAN
3 56 (57.73%) Firewall
4 51 (52.58%) MPLS
5 41 (42.27%) LAN
6 32 (32.99%) VLAN
7 28 (28.87%) TCP/IP
8 27 (27.84%) DNS
8 27 (27.84%) Network Security
9 24 (24.74%) EIGRP
10 22 (22.68%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (20.62%) DHCP
11 20 (20.62%) Wireless
12 18 (18.56%) Cisco IOS
12 18 (18.56%) Ethernet
13 17 (17.53%) SNMP
14 16 (16.49%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (14.43%) Internet
15 14 (14.43%) VPN
16 10 (10.31%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (17.53%) Telecoms
2 14 (14.43%) Finance
3 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 68 (70.10%) Network Engineer
2 18 (18.56%) Senior Network Engineer
3 16 (16.49%) NOC Engineer
4 14 (14.43%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (12.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (11.34%) Lead Network Engineer
6 11 (11.34%) Senior NOC Engineer
6 11 (11.34%) Support Engineer
7 9 (9.28%) Network Support
7 9 (9.28%) WAN Engineer
8 8 (8.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 8 (8.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (8.25%) Operations Engineer
9 7 (7.22%) Juniper Engineer
10 6 (6.19%) Network Operations Engineer
10 6 (6.19%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
10 6 (6.19%) Senior Operations Engineer
11 4 (4.12%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (4.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 4 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.09%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.06%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.77%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.37%) Management Information System
3 10 (10.31%) Wiki
4 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.19%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.19%) Linux
1 6 (6.19%) Unix
2 1 (1.03%) Windows
2 1 (1.03%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.80%) Network Design
2 23 (23.71%) Network Management
3 20 (20.62%) Mentoring
4 19 (19.59%) ITIL
5 16 (16.49%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (12.37%) Change Management
7 10 (10.31%) Data Validation
7 10 (10.31%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (10.31%) Ticket Management
7 10 (10.31%) Validation
8 8 (8.25%) High Availability
8 8 (8.25%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (7.22%) Coaching
10 6 (6.19%) Information Security
10 6 (6.19%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (6.19%) Security Patching
10 6 (6.19%) Software Deployment
11 5 (5.15%) Process Improvement
12 4 (4.12%) Analytics
12 4 (4.12%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.03%) Perl
1 1 (1.03%) PHP
1 1 (1.03%) Python
1 1 (1.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (70.10%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (50.52%) CCNP
3 33 (34.02%) CCNA
4 19 (19.59%) JNCIP
5 13 (13.40%) CCIE
6 12 (12.37%) JNCIA
7 7 (7.22%) Degree
8 6 (6.19%) A+ Certification
8 6 (6.19%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.06%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.43%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (7.22%) Nagios
1 7 (7.22%) OpenNMS
2 4 (4.12%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.06%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.06%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.03%) Cacti
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.03%) Puppet
4 1 (1.03%) RANCID
4 1 (1.03%) SCCM
4 1 (1.03%) SCOM
4 1 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 95 (97.94%) Cisco
2 52 (53.61%) Juniper
3 18 (18.56%) Ericsson
4 16 (16.49%) Brocade
4 16 (16.49%) Foundry
5 13 (13.40%) Extreme Networks
6 12 (12.37%) Redback
7 11 (11.34%) F5
7 11 (11.34%) VMware
7 11 (11.34%) ZyXEL
8 10 (10.31%) CheckPoint
8 10 (10.31%) HP
9 9 (9.28%) Huawei
10 8 (8.25%) Fortinet
10 8 (8.25%) WatchGuard
11 7 (7.22%) Avaya
12 6 (6.19%) Microsoft
13 5 (5.15%) Palo Alto
14 4 (4.12%) Riverbed
15 2 (2.06%) Aruba
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