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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 217 227 258
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +31
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 17 22 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.32% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.74% 2.15% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 12 21 7
Average salary £43,750 £38,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -23.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £27,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -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
978 1021 1171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.20% 14.98% 15.98%
Number of salaries quoted 762 804 951
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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
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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Manchester +21 11 £45,000 +16.88% 3
Cheshire - 5 £37,500 - 1
Merseyside +2 1 £45,000 -11.76% 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 50 (89.29%) BGP
2 49 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (83.93%) Cisco
4 35 (62.50%) CCNP
5 33 (58.93%) Firewall
6 24 (42.86%) Juniper
7 22 (39.29%) MPLS
8 20 (35.71%) Data Centre
9 19 (33.93%) Service Delivery
9 19 (33.93%) LAN
10 17 (30.36%) WAN
11 16 (28.57%) Management Information System
11 16 (28.57%) HSRP
12 15 (26.79%) CCNA
13 14 (25.00%) Finance
13 14 (25.00%) Riverbed
13 14 (25.00%) F5
14 13 (23.21%) EIGRP
14 13 (23.21%) DNS
15 12 (21.43%) Wireless
16 11 (19.64%) Network Architecture
16 11 (19.64%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (19.64%) CCIE
17 10 (17.86%) DHCP
17 10 (17.86%) CheckPoint
18 9 (16.07%) RIP
18 9 (16.07%) Network Security
19 8 (14.29%) HP
20 7 (12.50%) VPN
20 7 (12.50%) Cisco IOS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (5.36%) Lync
2 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.79%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (89.29%) BGP
2 33 (58.93%) Firewall
3 22 (39.29%) MPLS
4 19 (33.93%) LAN
5 17 (30.36%) WAN
6 16 (28.57%) HSRP
7 13 (23.21%) EIGRP
7 13 (23.21%) DNS
8 12 (21.43%) Wireless
9 11 (19.64%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (17.86%) DHCP
11 9 (16.07%) RIP
11 9 (16.07%) Network Security
12 7 (12.50%) VPN
12 7 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (10.71%) IOS XR
13 6 (10.71%) NX-OS
13 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
13 6 (10.71%) SAN
14 5 (8.93%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) MySQL
1 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Games
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 19 (33.93%) Consultant
3 15 (26.79%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (17.86%) Technical Consultant
6 8 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (10.71%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 6 (10.71%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (8.93%) Network Consultant
9 4 (7.14%) AWS Consultant
10 3 (5.36%) Network Designer
10 3 (5.36%) Designer
11 2 (3.57%) Network Specialist
11 2 (3.57%) Network Support
11 2 (3.57%) Network Support Engineer
11 2 (3.57%) Support Engineer
12 1 (1.79%) Design Engineer
12 1 (1.79%) Monitoring Engineer
12 1 (1.79%) Network Design Engineer
12 1 (1.79%) Network Monitoring Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 20 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 16 (28.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Linux
2 5 (8.93%) UNIX
2 5 (8.93%) Windows
3 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Service Delivery
2 11 (19.64%) Network Architecture
3 7 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 6 (10.71%) Network Management
5 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.93%) Network Design
6 4 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (7.14%) Migration
7 3 (5.36%) Change Management
7 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.57%) Coaching
8 2 (3.57%) ITIL
8 2 (3.57%) Information Security
8 2 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (62.50%) CCNP
3 15 (26.79%) CCNA
4 11 (19.64%) CCIE
5 4 (7.14%) CCDP
6 2 (3.57%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.79%) CCDA
7 1 (1.79%) LPIC
7 1 (1.79%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.79%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 47 (83.93%) Cisco
2 24 (42.86%) Juniper
3 14 (25.00%) Riverbed
3 14 (25.00%) F5
4 10 (17.86%) CheckPoint
5 8 (14.29%) HP
6 5 (8.93%) Fortinet
7 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 3 (5.36%) VMware
8 3 (5.36%) Dell
8 3 (5.36%) Citrix
8 3 (5.36%) Meru Networks
8 3 (5.36%) SonicWALL
8 3 (5.36%) Blue Coat
9 2 (3.57%) NetScout
10 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.79%) Meraki
10 1 (1.79%) Aruba
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