Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 272 256 225
Rank change year-on-year -16 -31 +39
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 17 42 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.23% 0.52% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 3.54% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16 40 48
Manchester median annual salary £53,750 £50,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% +42.86% -22.22%
10th Percentile £21,500 £31,125 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £67,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £35,250
% change year-on-year -2.22% +27.66% -29.50%

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,192 1,186 1,071
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.22% 14.82% 14.89%
Number of salaries quoted 994 1,024 941
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £64,625 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,198 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +8.20% +1.30% +2.67%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Manchester

OSPF
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for OSPF in Manchester

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Manchester over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for OSPF in Manchester

OSPF
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. 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
Rochdale -2 1 - - 4
Wigan - 1 £50,000 -
OSPF
North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 17 (100.00%) BGP
2 13 (76.47%) Cisco
3 10 (58.82%) Juniper
3 10 (58.82%) Firewall
4 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (52.94%) MPLS
5 8 (47.06%) VLAN
6 7 (41.18%) VoIP
7 6 (35.29%) Broadband
7 6 (35.29%) Ethernet
7 6 (35.29%) CCNP
7 6 (35.29%) Network Security
8 5 (29.41%) PCI DSS
8 5 (29.41%) Load Balancing
8 5 (29.41%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (29.41%) F5
8 5 (29.41%) CCNA
8 5 (29.41%) VPN
8 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
8 5 (29.41%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (23.53%) Blue Coat
9 4 (23.53%) ProxySG
9 4 (23.53%) WAN
9 4 (23.53%) ADSL
9 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
9 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (23.53%) DMVPN
9 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (23.53%) Meraki

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) BGP
2 10 (58.82%) Firewall
3 9 (52.94%) MPLS
4 8 (47.06%) VLAN
5 7 (41.18%) VoIP
6 6 (35.29%) Broadband
6 6 (35.29%) Ethernet
6 6 (35.29%) Network Security
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (29.41%) VPN
7 5 (29.41%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (23.53%) ADSL
8 4 (23.53%) BIG-IP
8 4 (23.53%) DMVPN
8 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (23.53%) NX-OS
8 4 (23.53%) WAN
9 3 (17.65%) HSRP
9 3 (17.65%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Security Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Support
5 2 (11.76%) IP Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Firewall Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Firewall Support
6 1 (5.88%) IP Design Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Security Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Presales Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Load Balancing
2 4 (23.53%) OWASP
2 4 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (17.65%) Network Management
4 2 (11.76%) Network Design
4 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.88%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security
5 1 (5.88%) Network Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
1 1 (5.88%) PHP
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCNP
3 5 (29.41%) CCNA
4 2 (11.76%) JNCIP
5 1 (5.88%) CCDP
5 1 (5.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) PCI DSS
2 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) ProxySG
2 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Cacti
1 2 (11.76%) Nagios
1 2 (11.76%) RANCID
2 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.88%) OpenNMS
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) Juniper
3 5 (29.41%) F5
4 4 (23.53%) Blue Coat
4 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
4 4 (23.53%) Meraki
5 3 (17.65%) Ericsson
5 3 (17.65%) Huawei
6 2 (11.76%) Arista
6 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.88%) Brocade
7 1 (5.88%) Dell
7 1 (5.88%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (5.88%) Foundry
7 1 (5.88%) Google
7 1 (5.88%) HP
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.88%) ZyXEL