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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 209 237 256
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +19
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 34 24 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.36% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.60% 2.42% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 27 20 11
Median salary £38,000 £52,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.61% +38.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £42,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £80,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £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
945 992 1090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.70% 14.85% 14.72%
Number of salaries quoted 785 792 909
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +27 23 £38,000 -24.00% 4
Cheshire +15 8 £52,500 -34.37% 2
Lancashire +7 1 £35,000 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 71 (95.95%) BGP
2 69 (93.24%) Cisco
3 52 (70.27%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (55.41%) Juniper
5 32 (43.24%) MPLS
5 32 (43.24%) WAN
6 31 (41.89%) CCNP
7 29 (39.19%) Firewall
8 27 (36.49%) CCNA
9 22 (29.73%) LAN
9 22 (29.73%) DNS
9 22 (29.73%) Telecoms
10 21 (28.38%) Ethernet
10 21 (28.38%) Internet
11 20 (27.03%) VLAN
12 19 (25.68%) Brocade
12 19 (25.68%) Ericsson
12 19 (25.68%) Foundry
13 18 (24.32%) VPN
14 17 (22.97%) SNMP
15 16 (21.62%) ITIL
15 16 (21.62%) Data Centre
16 15 (20.27%) 802.1X
16 15 (20.27%) Network Monitoring
16 15 (20.27%) Cisco Nexus
17 14 (18.92%) Network Management
17 14 (18.92%) TACACS
17 14 (18.92%) VPLS
18 13 (17.57%) JNCIS
19 12 (16.22%) Huawei

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 (2.70%) Apache
1 2 (2.70%) nginx
2 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Google Apps
1 2 (2.70%) SaaS
2 1 (1.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (95.95%) BGP
2 32 (43.24%) MPLS
2 32 (43.24%) WAN
3 29 (39.19%) Firewall
4 22 (29.73%) DNS
4 22 (29.73%) LAN
5 21 (28.38%) Ethernet
5 21 (28.38%) Internet
6 20 (27.03%) VLAN
7 18 (24.32%) VPN
8 17 (22.97%) SNMP
9 15 (20.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (18.92%) TACACS
10 14 (18.92%) VPLS
11 12 (16.22%) TCP/IP
12 11 (14.86%) VoIP
13 10 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (12.16%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (12.16%) DHCP
15 8 (10.81%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (29.73%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.46%) Finance
3 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (51.35%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.57%) NOC Engineer
3 10 (13.51%) Network Support
3 10 (13.51%) Support Engineer
4 9 (12.16%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (12.16%) Operations Engineer
5 8 (10.81%) Network Support Engineer
5 8 (10.81%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (10.81%) WAN Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (9.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) Network Operations Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) Team Leader
7 6 (8.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Cisco Support
7 6 (8.11%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.27%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.70%) LAMP
2 2 (2.70%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (2.70%) Middleware
2 2 (2.70%) Node.js
2 2 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.11%) Wiki
3 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.70%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.86%) Linux
2 10 (13.51%) Windows
2 10 (13.51%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.46%) Unix
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.62%) ITIL
2 15 (20.27%) Network Monitoring
3 14 (18.92%) Network Management
4 10 (13.51%) Network Design
5 8 (10.81%) Configuration Management
6 7 (9.46%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (8.11%) Business Continuity
7 6 (8.11%) Change Management
7 6 (8.11%) Data Validation
7 6 (8.11%) Incident Management
7 6 (8.11%) Network Planning
7 6 (8.11%) Ticket Management
7 6 (8.11%) Validation
8 5 (6.76%) Change Control
8 5 (6.76%) Fault Analysis
8 5 (6.76%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (5.41%) Coaching
9 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.41%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.41%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) PHP
2 8 (10.81%) Perl
2 8 (10.81%) Python
2 8 (10.81%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 52 (70.27%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (41.89%) CCNP
3 27 (36.49%) CCNA
4 13 (17.57%) JNCIS
5 6 (8.11%) JNCIA
5 6 (8.11%) JNCIP
6 4 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.70%) Degree
8 1 (1.35%) CCDP
8 1 (1.35%) CCIE
8 1 (1.35%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.35%) MCSA
8 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.86%) SLA
2 8 (10.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.70%) KVM
3 2 (2.70%) oVirt
3 2 (2.70%) Postfix
3 2 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (16.22%) Nagios
1 12 (16.22%) OpenNMS
2 8 (10.81%) Cacti
2 8 (10.81%) Puppet
2 8 (10.81%) RANCID
2 8 (10.81%) SCCM
2 8 (10.81%) SCOM
3 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 69 (93.24%) Cisco
2 41 (55.41%) Juniper
3 19 (25.68%) Brocade
3 19 (25.68%) Ericsson
3 19 (25.68%) Foundry
4 12 (16.22%) Huawei
4 12 (16.22%) ZyXEL
5 10 (13.51%) VMware
6 9 (12.16%) Citrix
7 8 (10.81%) Extreme Networks
8 7 (9.46%) Redback
9 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
10 3 (4.05%) HP
11 2 (2.70%) Apple
11 2 (2.70%) Google
11 2 (2.70%) Ipanema Technologies
11 2 (2.70%) NetApp
11 2 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (2.70%) WatchGuard
12 1 (1.35%) Palo Alto
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