Period
to 12 May 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 12 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 168 182 240
Rank change year-on-year +14 +58 +19
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 29 26 25
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.76% 0.60% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.94% 4.38% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5 24 18
10th Percentile " £24,550 £36,750
25th Percentile £57,500 £27,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,750 £48,750
Median % change year-on-year +7.62% +14.36% +13.37%
75th Percentile £62,500 £63,500 £53,750
90th Percentile " £65,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £53,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year -6.98% +13.16% +10.47%

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 418 594 1,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.95% 13.82% 18.62%
Number of salaries quoted 323 467 816
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,000 £22,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.16% +8.89% +12.50%
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,996 £67,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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

For the 6 months to 12 May 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 29 (100.00%) Firewall
2 23 (79.31%) VLAN
2 23 (79.31%) IPv4
3 18 (62.07%) Azure
3 18 (62.07%) AWS
4 17 (58.62%) Bash Shell
4 17 (58.62%) Confluence
4 17 (58.62%) Puppet
4 17 (58.62%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (58.62%) JIRA
4 17 (58.62%) Git (software)
4 17 (58.62%) Machine Learning
4 17 (58.62%) Ansible
4 17 (58.62%) Docker
4 17 (58.62%) Software Testing
4 17 (58.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (58.62%) PowerShell
4 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (58.62%) Subversion
4 17 (58.62%) RHCE
4 17 (58.62%) Oracle
4 17 (58.62%) Web Services
4 17 (58.62%) ITIL
4 17 (58.62%) Unix
4 17 (58.62%) Linux
4 17 (58.62%) Python
4 17 (58.62%) VPN
4 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
4 17 (58.62%) Red Hat
4 17 (58.62%) Configuration Management

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 17 (58.62%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 18 (62.07%) AWS
1 18 (62.07%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (100.00%) Firewall
2 23 (79.31%) IPv4
2 23 (79.31%) VLAN
3 17 (58.62%) VPN
4 12 (41.38%) BGP
5 11 (37.93%) MPLS
6 6 (20.69%) HSRP
6 6 (20.69%) IPv6
6 6 (20.69%) VRRP
7 5 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (17.24%) WAN
8 4 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (13.79%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (13.79%) EIGRP
8 4 (13.79%) LAN
8 4 (13.79%) NAS
8 4 (13.79%) SAN
8 4 (13.79%) Wireless
9 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (3.45%) SD-WAN
Development Applications
1 17 (58.62%) Git (software)
1 17 (58.62%) JIRA
1 17 (58.62%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Lead Systems Engineer
1 17 (58.62%) Linux Engineer
1 17 (58.62%) Linux Systems Engineer
1 17 (58.62%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Security Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Team Leader
4 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.45%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (58.62%) Public Cloud
2 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Linux
1 17 (58.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (58.62%) Configuration Management
1 17 (58.62%) Cyber Intelligence
1 17 (58.62%) Data Science
1 17 (58.62%) DevOps
1 17 (58.62%) DevSecOps
1 17 (58.62%) Infrastructure as Code
1 17 (58.62%) ITIL
1 17 (58.62%) Machine Learning
1 17 (58.62%) Scaled Agile Framework
1 17 (58.62%) Scrum
1 17 (58.62%) SDLC
1 17 (58.62%) Service Management
1 17 (58.62%) Site Reliability Engineering
1 17 (58.62%) Software Testing
1 17 (58.62%) Task Automation
2 4 (13.79%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (3.45%) Network Design
3 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.45%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) Bash Shell
1 17 (58.62%) PowerShell
1 17 (58.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (58.62%) GIAC
1 17 (58.62%) RHCE
2 4 (13.79%) CCNP
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.90%) CCNA
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Docker
1 17 (58.62%) VMware ESXi
1 17 (58.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (58.62%) Ansible
1 17 (58.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
1 17 (58.62%) Oracle
1 17 (58.62%) Red Hat
1 17 (58.62%) VMware
2 9 (31.03%) Cisco
3 6 (20.69%) Palo Alto
4 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
4 5 (17.24%) Fortinet
5 4 (13.79%) F5
6 1 (3.45%) Juniper