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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 204 223 247
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +24
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 51 33 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.49% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.98% 3.35% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 43 31 13
Median salary £35,000 £80,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-56.25% +107.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £40,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £80,000 £42,000
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
1024 984 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.09% 14.66% 14.04%
Number of salaries quoted 832 771 872
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +28 33 £35,500 -11.25% 2
Cheshire +16 15 £30,000 -62.50%
Lancashire +11 1 £35,000 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 87 (96.67%) Cisco
2 86 (95.56%) BGP
3 63 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (56.67%) Juniper
5 45 (50.00%) WAN
6 39 (43.33%) MPLS
6 39 (43.33%) Firewall
7 36 (40.00%) CCNA
8 34 (37.78%) CCNP
9 30 (33.33%) LAN
10 29 (32.22%) VLAN
11 25 (27.78%) Telecoms
11 25 (27.78%) DNS
12 24 (26.67%) SNMP
12 24 (26.67%) Ericsson
12 24 (26.67%) Internet
12 24 (26.67%) Brocade
12 24 (26.67%) Foundry
13 23 (25.56%) Ethernet
14 22 (24.44%) ITIL
14 22 (24.44%) Cisco Nexus
14 22 (24.44%) Data Centre
15 20 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
16 19 (21.11%) Network Management
17 18 (20.00%) VPLS
18 17 (18.89%) TCP/IP
18 17 (18.89%) VPN
19 16 (17.78%) TACACS
20 15 (16.67%) SLA
20 15 (16.67%) 802.1X

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:

Applications
1 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (95.56%) BGP
2 45 (50.00%) WAN
3 39 (43.33%) Firewall
3 39 (43.33%) MPLS
4 30 (33.33%) LAN
5 29 (32.22%) VLAN
6 25 (27.78%) DNS
7 24 (26.67%) Internet
7 24 (26.67%) SNMP
8 23 (25.56%) Ethernet
9 22 (24.44%) Cisco Nexus
10 18 (20.00%) VPLS
11 17 (18.89%) TCP/IP
11 17 (18.89%) VPN
12 16 (17.78%) TACACS
13 13 (14.44%) VoIP
14 12 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (13.33%) DHCP
15 10 (11.11%) EIGRP
15 10 (11.11%) IPv6
Development Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (58.89%) Network Engineer
2 21 (23.33%) NOC Engineer
3 16 (17.78%) Network Support
3 16 (17.78%) Senior Network Engineer
3 16 (17.78%) Support Engineer
4 11 (12.22%) Operations Engineer
5 10 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
5 10 (11.11%) Senior NOC Engineer
5 10 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
6 9 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (10.00%) Network Operations Engineer
7 8 (8.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (7.78%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 7 (7.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (7.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (7.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (7.78%) Juniper Engineer
9 6 (6.67%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.67%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.44%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.11%) Wiki
3 9 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.22%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.11%) iPad
6 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.22%) Linux
2 9 (10.00%) Unix
3 7 (7.78%) Windows
3 7 (7.78%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.44%) ITIL
2 20 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
3 19 (21.11%) Network Management
4 12 (13.33%) Network Design
5 10 (11.11%) Change Management
5 10 (11.11%) Data Validation
5 10 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (11.11%) Ticket Management
5 10 (11.11%) Validation
6 8 (8.89%) Configuration Management
7 7 (7.78%) Coaching
8 6 (6.67%) Business Continuity
8 6 (6.67%) Change Control
8 6 (6.67%) Fault Analysis
8 6 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 6 (6.67%) Network Planning
8 6 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (5.56%) Incident Management
10 4 (4.44%) Process Improvement
11 3 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.89%) Perl
1 8 (8.89%) PHP
1 8 (8.89%) Python
1 8 (8.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (40.00%) CCNA
3 34 (37.78%) CCNP
4 11 (12.22%) JNCIA
4 11 (12.22%) JNCIS
5 8 (8.89%) JNCIP
6 4 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.33%) A+ Certification
7 3 (3.33%) CCIE
7 3 (3.33%) Degree
7 3 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.11%) CCDP
8 1 (1.11%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.11%) MCSA
8 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.67%) SLA
2 8 (8.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (15.56%) Nagios
1 14 (15.56%) OpenNMS
2 8 (8.89%) Cacti
2 8 (8.89%) Puppet
2 8 (8.89%) RANCID
2 8 (8.89%) SCCM
2 8 (8.89%) SCOM
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.11%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 87 (96.67%) Cisco
2 51 (56.67%) Juniper
3 24 (26.67%) Brocade
3 24 (26.67%) Ericsson
3 24 (26.67%) Foundry
4 14 (15.56%) Extreme Networks
4 14 (15.56%) Huawei
4 14 (15.56%) ZyXEL
5 12 (13.33%) Redback
6 10 (11.11%) VMware
7 7 (7.78%) Citrix
8 6 (6.67%) HP
9 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
9 5 (5.56%) WatchGuard
10 4 (4.44%) Avaya
11 2 (2.22%) NetApp
12 1 (1.11%) Blue Coat
12 1 (1.11%) Ipanema Technologies
12 1 (1.11%) Palo Alto
12 1 (1.11%) SolarWinds
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