Period
to 26 February 2021

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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 166 209 267
Rank change year-on-year +43 +58 -34
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 22 14 20
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.63% 0.27% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.53% 2.04% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 18
Median annual salary £52,000 £35,458 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.65% -30.81% +10.22%
10th Percentile £31,250 £23,500 £32,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,475 £58,892
North West median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +16.28%

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 398 686 1,216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.38% 13.00% 18.54%
Number of salaries quoted 334 560 1,068
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.05% -3.89% +15.38%
10th Percentile £25,375 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,375 £67,975
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Manchester

OSPF
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing OSPF in Manchester.

Salary trend for OSPF in Manchester

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing OSPF in Manchester over the 6 months to 26 February 2021.

Salary histogram for OSPF in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, 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 20 (90.91%) Firewall
2 12 (54.55%) BGP
2 12 (54.55%) VPN
3 11 (50.00%) Cisco
3 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (50.00%) IPv4
3 11 (50.00%) VLAN
3 11 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 11 (50.00%) Azure
4 10 (45.45%) AWS
4 10 (45.45%) Bash Shell
4 10 (45.45%) Confluence
4 10 (45.45%) Puppet
4 10 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (45.45%) Machine Learning
4 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (45.45%) Git (software)
4 10 (45.45%) JIRA
4 10 (45.45%) Ansible
4 10 (45.45%) Docker
4 10 (45.45%) DevOps
4 10 (45.45%) Public Cloud
4 10 (45.45%) SDLC
4 10 (45.45%) Cyber Intelligence
4 10 (45.45%) Task Automation
4 10 (45.45%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 10 (45.45%) Data Science
4 10 (45.45%) DevSecOps
4 10 (45.45%) Infrastructure as Code
4 10 (45.45%) Site Reliability Engineering

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 10 (45.45%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 11 (50.00%) Azure
2 10 (45.45%) AWS
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (4.55%) IaaS
4 1 (4.55%) Mimecast
4 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (90.91%) Firewall
2 12 (54.55%) BGP
2 12 (54.55%) VPN
3 11 (50.00%) IPv4
3 11 (50.00%) VLAN
4 9 (40.91%) WAN
5 8 (36.36%) EIGRP
5 8 (36.36%) LAN
5 8 (36.36%) MPLS
6 7 (31.82%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (27.27%) Wireless
8 5 (22.73%) Cisco Wireless
8 5 (22.73%) NAS
8 5 (22.73%) SAN
9 3 (13.64%) SSL
10 2 (9.09%) 802.11
10 2 (9.09%) ADSL
10 2 (9.09%) DNS
10 2 (9.09%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Git (software)
1 10 (45.45%) JIRA
1 10 (45.45%) Subversion
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Lead Systems Engineer
1 10 (45.45%) Linux Engineer
1 10 (45.45%) Linux Systems Engineer
1 10 (45.45%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Network Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Security Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Support
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Remote Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Public Cloud
2 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Linux
1 10 (45.45%) Unix
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) VMS
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (45.45%) Configuration Management
1 10 (45.45%) Cyber Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) Data Science
1 10 (45.45%) DevOps
1 10 (45.45%) DevSecOps
1 10 (45.45%) Infrastructure as Code
1 10 (45.45%) ITIL
1 10 (45.45%) Machine Learning
1 10 (45.45%) Scaled Agile Framework
1 10 (45.45%) Scrum
1 10 (45.45%) SDLC
1 10 (45.45%) Service Management
1 10 (45.45%) Site Reliability Engineering
1 10 (45.45%) Task Automation
2 5 (22.73%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.55%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (4.55%) Ticket Management
4 1 (4.55%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 10 (45.45%) Bash Shell
2 10 (45.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) GIAC
1 10 (45.45%) RHCE
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (18.18%) CCNP
4 3 (13.64%) CCNA
5 2 (9.09%) CCIE
6 1 (4.55%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Docker
1 10 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
1 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) Ansible
1 10 (45.45%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Cisco
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 10 (45.45%) Red Hat
2 10 (45.45%) VMware
3 8 (36.36%) Fortinet
4 7 (31.82%) F5
5 6 (27.27%) CheckPoint
5 6 (27.27%) Palo Alto
6 2 (9.09%) Citrix
6 2 (9.09%) Juniper
6 2 (9.09%) Meraki
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) HP
7 1 (4.55%) NetApp
7 1 (4.55%) NETGEAR
7 1 (4.55%) Symantec
7 1 (4.55%) Wyse