Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 126 137
Rank change year-on-year -18 +11 +53
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 33 22 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.07% 0.97% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.32% 5.95% 8.43%
Number of salaries quoted 29 19 42
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -34.38% +100.00%
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,750 £80,000
% change year-on-year +19.21% -52.81% +110.53%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 522 370 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.99% 16.34% 16.16%
Number of salaries quoted 381 283 426
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -18.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £20,750 £19,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £54,824 £68,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +16 24 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Knutsford - 3 £60,000 -
OSPF
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 33 (100.00%) WAN
1 33 (100.00%) VPN
1 33 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 33 (100.00%) BGP
2 32 (96.97%) EIGRP
2 32 (96.97%) Firewall
2 32 (96.97%) Wireless
2 32 (96.97%) Cisco
2 32 (96.97%) Load Balancing
3 28 (84.85%) Cisco IOS
4 27 (81.82%) DNS
4 27 (81.82%) DHCP
5 26 (78.79%) IPsec
6 25 (75.76%) MPLS
6 25 (75.76%) CCNP
6 25 (75.76%) SSL
6 25 (75.76%) LAN
6 25 (75.76%) F5
7 23 (69.70%) Ethernet
8 21 (63.64%) NX-OS
9 18 (54.55%) TACACS
9 18 (54.55%) Cisco PIX
9 18 (54.55%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (54.55%) Riverbed
9 18 (54.55%) IP Telephony
10 17 (51.52%) Degree
10 17 (51.52%) ITIL
10 17 (51.52%) Data Centre
11 16 (48.48%) PMO
11 16 (48.48%) Wireshark

OSPF
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 33 (100.00%) BGP
1 33 (100.00%) VPN
1 33 (100.00%) WAN
2 32 (96.97%) EIGRP
2 32 (96.97%) Firewall
2 32 (96.97%) Wireless
3 28 (84.85%) Cisco IOS
4 27 (81.82%) DHCP
4 27 (81.82%) DNS
5 26 (78.79%) IPsec
6 25 (75.76%) LAN
6 25 (75.76%) MPLS
6 25 (75.76%) SSL
7 23 (69.70%) Ethernet
8 21 (63.64%) NX-OS
9 18 (54.55%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (54.55%) Cisco PIX
9 18 (54.55%) IP Telephony
9 18 (54.55%) TACACS
10 16 (48.48%) Wireshark
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 5 (15.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (72.73%) Network Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Service Operations Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Network Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) IT Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) CSS
2 1 (3.03%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (15.15%) Life Science
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
1 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (96.97%) Load Balancing
2 17 (51.52%) ITIL
3 11 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 11 (33.33%) Service Management
4 10 (30.30%) ITIL V3
4 10 (30.30%) ITSM
5 7 (21.21%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.06%) Network Management
6 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Runbook
6 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.03%) Network Virtualisation
7 1 (3.03%) Product Management
7 1 (3.03%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (75.76%) CCNP
3 17 (51.52%) Degree
4 10 (30.30%) CCNA
5 6 (18.18%) CCIE
6 1 (3.03%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (48.48%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 32 (96.97%) Cisco
2 25 (75.76%) F5
3 18 (54.55%) Riverbed
4 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.06%) Blue Coat
5 2 (6.06%) Juniper