The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 202 239 229
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -10
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 55 17 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.15% 1.25% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 51 16 16
Average salary £50,000 £51,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +13.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £45,000 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1068 1365 1006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.72% 18.18% 14.04%
Number of salaries quoted 822 1081 890
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
OSPF
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Manchester +14 24 £50,000 +11.11%
Cheshire +24 21 £50,000 - 2
Cumbria - 5 £32,500 -
Merseyside - 4 £51,000 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 77 (93.90%) BGP
2 73 (89.02%) Cisco
3 71 (86.59%) WAN
4 69 (84.15%) TCP/IP
5 68 (82.93%) LAN
6 64 (78.05%) EIGRP
7 61 (74.39%) Firewall
8 60 (73.17%) Finance
9 58 (70.73%) F5
10 55 (67.07%) CiscoWorks
11 52 (63.41%) Juniper
11 52 (63.41%) Internet
12 51 (62.20%) Network Design
13 47 (57.32%) IGRP
14 46 (56.10%) DNS
14 46 (56.10%) Network Management
15 45 (54.88%) SSL
16 44 (53.66%) HP
16 44 (53.66%) TACACS
16 44 (53.66%) Load Balancing
17 43 (52.44%) Capacity Management
17 43 (52.44%) HP NNM
17 43 (52.44%) WebSphere
17 43 (52.44%) SOAP
17 43 (52.44%) SMTP
17 43 (52.44%) LDAP
17 43 (52.44%) HTTP
18 37 (45.12%) Cisco Certification
19 36 (43.90%) VLAN
20 30 (36.59%) CCNP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 43 (52.44%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 77 (93.90%) BGP
2 71 (86.59%) WAN
3 69 (84.15%) TCP/IP
4 68 (82.93%) LAN
5 64 (78.05%) EIGRP
6 61 (74.39%) Firewall
7 52 (63.41%) Internet
8 47 (57.32%) IGRP
9 46 (56.10%) DNS
10 45 (54.88%) SSL
11 44 (53.66%) TACACS
12 43 (52.44%) SMTP
12 43 (52.44%) LDAP
12 43 (52.44%) HTTP
13 36 (43.90%) VLAN
14 26 (31.71%) MPLS
15 24 (29.27%) VPN
16 23 (28.05%) Ethernet
17 22 (26.83%) Wireless
18 21 (25.61%) IPsec
General
1 60 (73.17%) Finance
2 12 (14.63%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Advertising
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (81.71%) Network Engineer
2 40 (48.78%) Firewall Engineer
3 12 (14.63%) Wireless Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Architect
5 8 (9.76%) Network Architect
6 7 (8.54%) Security Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Field Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Data Network Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.22%) Network Specialist
9 1 (1.22%) Service Desk Analyst
9 1 (1.22%) Network Administrator
9 1 (1.22%) Cisco Specialist
9 1 (1.22%) IP Network Engineer
9 1 (1.22%) Senior Network Administrator
9 1 (1.22%) IP Engineer
9 1 (1.22%) Cisco Network Specialist
9 1 (1.22%) Customer Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.22%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (52.44%) SOAP
2 19 (23.17%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (2.44%) CSS
4 1 (1.22%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.44%) SCADA
3 1 (1.22%) PKI
3 1 (1.22%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.10%) Windows
2 1 (1.22%) Debian
2 1 (1.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (62.20%) Network Design
2 46 (56.10%) Network Management
3 44 (53.66%) Load Balancing
4 43 (52.44%) Capacity Management
5 8 (9.76%) Network Architecture
6 5 (6.10%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.66%) Business Continuity
7 3 (3.66%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (3.66%) Business Continuity Planning
8 2 (2.44%) Project Management
8 2 (2.44%) Change Management
8 2 (2.44%) BCP
8 2 (2.44%) Migration
9 1 (1.22%) Security Architecture
9 1 (1.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.22%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 37 (45.12%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (36.59%) CCNP
3 11 (13.41%) CCNA
3 11 (13.41%) CCIE
4 6 (7.32%) CCIP
4 6 (7.32%) JNCIA
5 4 (4.88%) JNCIE
6 2 (2.44%) CCDP
6 2 (2.44%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.44%) CISSP
6 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 55 (67.07%) CiscoWorks
2 43 (52.44%) HP NNM
3 12 (14.63%) OpenView
4 1 (1.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 73 (89.02%) Cisco
2 58 (70.73%) F5
3 52 (63.41%) Juniper
4 44 (53.66%) HP
5 15 (18.29%) CheckPoint
6 13 (15.85%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.88%) Redback
8 2 (2.44%) Nokia
8 2 (2.44%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.22%) Brocade
9 1 (1.22%) Crossbeam
9 1 (1.22%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.22%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.22%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.22%) CA
9 1 (1.22%) Nortel
Preston, Lancashire
One Connect Limited
Salary: From £34,894 to £39,351 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago