Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 262 229 259
Rank change year-on-year -33 +30 +14
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 43 55 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.55% 0.74% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.82% 4.86% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 40 48 11
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £36,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.05% -13.53% +30.77%
10th Percentile £31,125 £27,300 £40,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £60,000 £57,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,250 £80,000
% change year-on-year +20.81% -53.44% +114.77%

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 1126 1131 1063
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.30% 15.28% 14.30%
Number of salaries quoted 975 991 831
Manchester median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £22,750 £25,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £60,250 £57,500 £62,500
North West median annual salary £39,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.60% +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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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
Rochdale +7 8 £43,500 +14.47% 6
Bolton - 5 £50,000 -
Wigan - 1 £50,000 -
OSPF
North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 Manchester region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 42 (97.67%) BGP
2 41 (95.35%) Cisco
3 37 (86.05%) Juniper
4 35 (81.40%) MPLS
5 33 (76.74%) Firewall
6 30 (69.77%) VPN
7 24 (55.81%) LAN
8 22 (51.16%) WAN
8 22 (51.16%) Ethernet
9 20 (46.51%) Network Security
10 19 (44.19%) VoIP
10 19 (44.19%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (37.21%) EIGRP
11 16 (37.21%) Load Balancing
12 15 (34.88%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (34.88%) CCNP
13 14 (32.56%) IPv6
14 13 (30.23%) Broadband
14 13 (30.23%) Linux
15 12 (27.91%) Unix
15 12 (27.91%) ICMP
15 12 (27.91%) IPsec
15 12 (27.91%) JNCIP
15 12 (27.91%) Kalman Filter
16 11 (25.58%) Network Design
16 11 (25.58%) VLAN
16 11 (25.58%) VPLS
16 11 (25.58%) WAN Optimisation
16 11 (25.58%) HSRP
16 11 (25.58%) Information Security

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 9 (20.93%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (20.93%) Office 365
3 4 (9.30%) SaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (97.67%) BGP
2 35 (81.40%) MPLS
3 33 (76.74%) Firewall
4 30 (69.77%) VPN
5 24 (55.81%) LAN
6 22 (51.16%) Ethernet
6 22 (51.16%) WAN
7 20 (46.51%) Network Security
8 19 (44.19%) VoIP
9 16 (37.21%) EIGRP
10 15 (34.88%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (32.56%) IPv6
12 13 (30.23%) Broadband
13 12 (27.91%) ICMP
13 12 (27.91%) IPsec
14 11 (25.58%) DMZ
14 11 (25.58%) HSRP
14 11 (25.58%) VLAN
14 11 (25.58%) VPLS
15 10 (23.26%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (18.60%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Network Engineer
2 13 (30.23%) Architect
3 11 (25.58%) Network Architect
3 11 (25.58%) Network Security Architect
3 11 (25.58%) Operations Engineer
3 11 (25.58%) Security Architect
4 6 (13.95%) IP Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) NOC Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Implementation Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Juniper Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Network Operations Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Lead Network Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Designer
7 3 (6.98%) Head of Engineering
7 3 (6.98%) Head of IP Transport
7 3 (6.98%) Network Designer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior NOC Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.95%) Driving Licence
3 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Linux
2 12 (27.91%) Unix
3 1 (2.33%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Load Balancing
2 12 (27.91%) Kalman Filter
3 11 (25.58%) Information Security
3 11 (25.58%) Network Design
3 11 (25.58%) WAN Optimisation
4 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 10 (23.26%) Incident Management
4 10 (23.26%) Service Management
4 10 (23.26%) TOGAF
4 10 (23.26%) Zachman Framework
5 9 (20.93%) Mentoring
6 7 (16.28%) Coaching
6 7 (16.28%) Network Management
7 5 (11.63%) Web Filtering
8 4 (9.30%) Analytics
8 4 (9.30%) Data Analytics
8 4 (9.30%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (9.30%) Process Management
8 4 (9.30%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) C
2 4 (9.30%) Python
3 3 (6.98%) Perl
3 3 (6.98%) PHP
3 3 (6.98%) SQL
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) C++
4 1 (2.33%) Go
4 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (44.19%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (34.88%) CCNP
3 12 (27.91%) JNCIP
4 5 (11.63%) CCDP
4 5 (11.63%) CCNA
5 4 (9.30%) Degree
6 3 (6.98%) CCIE
7 2 (4.65%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) Cacti
2 6 (13.95%) FortiGate
2 6 (13.95%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (6.98%) Nagios
3 3 (6.98%) OpenNMS
3 3 (6.98%) Puppet
3 3 (6.98%) RANCID
3 3 (6.98%) SCCM
3 3 (6.98%) SCOM
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (2.33%) Ansible
5 1 (2.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 41 (95.35%) Cisco
2 37 (86.05%) Juniper
3 10 (23.26%) Brocade
3 10 (23.26%) Ericsson
3 10 (23.26%) Foundry
4 9 (20.93%) Google
5 8 (18.60%) Redback
6 7 (16.28%) BT
7 6 (13.95%) SolarWinds
8 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
8 3 (6.98%) Huawei
8 3 (6.98%) Nortel
8 3 (6.98%) Openreach
8 3 (6.98%) Palo Alto
8 3 (6.98%) WatchGuard
8 3 (6.98%) ZyXEL
9 2 (4.65%) F5
10 1 (2.33%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.33%) Qualys
10 1 (2.33%) Riverbed