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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 214 198 245
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +47
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 37 45 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.69% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.31% 4.81% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 20 43 16
Average salary £41,250 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,450 £41,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
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
1119 935 1277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.09% 14.34% 17.09%
Number of salaries quoted 904 785 1008
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
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 February 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 27 February 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
Cheshire -10 19 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Manchester -10 13 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Lancashire - 5 £34,500 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 61 (98.39%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (93.55%) Cisco
3 52 (83.87%) BGP
4 37 (59.68%) MPLS
4 37 (59.68%) CCNP
5 32 (51.61%) Firewall
6 28 (45.16%) Juniper
7 25 (40.32%) CCNA
7 25 (40.32%) WAN
8 21 (33.87%) Management Information System
9 20 (32.26%) RIP
10 17 (27.42%) Service Delivery
11 15 (24.19%) LAN
11 15 (24.19%) HSRP
12 14 (22.58%) Riverbed
12 14 (22.58%) Linux
12 14 (22.58%) TCP/IP
13 13 (20.97%) EIGRP
13 13 (20.97%) F5
13 13 (20.97%) Finance
14 12 (19.35%) Change Management
14 12 (19.35%) MS Exchange
15 11 (17.74%) Project Management
16 10 (16.13%) CheckPoint
16 10 (16.13%) CCIE
16 10 (16.13%) Mentoring
17 9 (14.52%) JNCIA
17 9 (14.52%) LPIC
17 9 (14.52%) Ubuntu
17 9 (14.52%) Network Security

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 12 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.84%) Lync
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 52 (83.87%) BGP
2 37 (59.68%) MPLS
3 32 (51.61%) Firewall
4 25 (40.32%) WAN
5 20 (32.26%) RIP
6 15 (24.19%) LAN
6 15 (24.19%) HSRP
7 14 (22.58%) TCP/IP
8 13 (20.97%) EIGRP
9 9 (14.52%) DNS
9 9 (14.52%) Network Security
10 8 (12.90%) Junos
10 8 (12.90%) VPN
10 8 (12.90%) Wireless
11 7 (11.29%) Broadband
11 7 (11.29%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (9.68%) DHCP
13 5 (8.06%) VLAN
13 5 (8.06%) IGRP
13 5 (8.06%) Cisco ASA
General
1 13 (20.97%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Games
2 5 (8.06%) Retail
3 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (58.06%) Network Engineer
2 18 (29.03%) Consultant
3 12 (19.35%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (16.13%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (14.52%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Operations Manager
6 6 (9.68%) Support Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Network Manager
6 6 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Network Operations Manager
7 5 (8.06%) Network Support
7 5 (8.06%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Network Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Network Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Operations Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) Design Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (1.61%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 21 (33.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.58%) Linux
2 9 (14.52%) Ubuntu
2 9 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.42%) Service Delivery
2 12 (19.35%) Change Management
3 11 (17.74%) Project Management
4 10 (16.13%) Mentoring
5 6 (9.68%) Network Architecture
6 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.06%) Network Design
7 2 (3.23%) Network Management
7 2 (3.23%) Password Management
8 1 (1.61%) Migration
Qualifications
1 61 (98.39%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (59.68%) CCNP
3 25 (40.32%) CCNA
4 10 (16.13%) CCIE
5 9 (14.52%) JNCIA
5 9 (14.52%) LPIC
6 4 (6.45%) CCDP
7 2 (3.23%) VCP4
7 2 (3.23%) CCIP
8 1 (1.61%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.61%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 58 (93.55%) Cisco
2 28 (45.16%) Juniper
3 14 (22.58%) Riverbed
4 13 (20.97%) F5
5 10 (16.13%) CheckPoint
6 9 (14.52%) Red Hat
7 6 (9.68%) Fortinet
8 5 (8.06%) HP
9 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
9 3 (4.84%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.84%) Citrix
10 2 (3.23%) BT
11 1 (1.61%) Redback
11 1 (1.61%) Dell
11 1 (1.61%) Brocade
11 1 (1.61%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.61%) Meru Networks
11 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds
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