The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for OSPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 85 97 102
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5  
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 8 2 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.75% 0.15% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.03% 0.91% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 7
Median salary £45,000 £32,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.46% -50.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,300 £22,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -4.00%  

OSPF is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 159 220 345
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.87% 16.79% 19.83%
Number of salaries quoted 120 160 236
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -23.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £19,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing OSPF as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Cheshire

OSPF
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSPF in Cheshire.

Salary trend for OSPF in Cheshire

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Cheshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for OSPF in Cheshire

OSPF
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Warrington - 3 £45,000 -
Chester - 1 £36,000 -
OSPF
North West

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) LAN
2 11 (73.33%) WAN
2 11 (73.33%) BGP
3 9 (60.00%) Ethernet
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (60.00%) MPLS
4 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
4 8 (53.33%) EIGRP
5 7 (46.67%) Firewall
6 6 (40.00%) VLAN
6 6 (40.00%) Juniper
7 5 (33.33%) CCNP
7 5 (33.33%) IGRP
8 4 (26.67%) CCNA
8 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (26.67%) Network Security
9 3 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (20.00%) Riverbed
9 3 (20.00%) Process Improvement
9 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (20.00%) Network Management
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (20.00%) Software Deployment
9 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (20.00%) Finance
9 3 (20.00%) VPLS
9 3 (20.00%) Degree

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (13.33%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) BGP
1 11 (73.33%) LAN
1 11 (73.33%) WAN
2 9 (60.00%) Ethernet
2 9 (60.00%) MPLS
3 8 (53.33%) EIGRP
3 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (46.67%) Firewall
5 6 (40.00%) VLAN
6 5 (33.33%) IGRP
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (26.67%) Network Security
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (20.00%) VoIP
8 3 (20.00%) VPLS
8 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
9 2 (13.33%) SNMP
9 2 (13.33%) Wireless
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Security Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Network Security Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (6.67%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Information Security
1 3 (20.00%) Network Management
1 3 (20.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (20.00%) Security Patching
1 3 (20.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Data Validation
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Ticket Management
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCNP
3 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 3 (20.00%) A+ Certification
4 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 3 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (13.33%) HAProxy
3 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Juniper
3 3 (20.00%) Avaya
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (20.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (13.33%) Aruba
5 1 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (6.67%) F5