Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 259 262 313
Rank change year-on-year +3 +51 +44
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 102 91 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.80% 0.75% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.20% 4.71% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 96 86 42
North West median annual salary £45,000 £35,250 £55,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.66% -36.77% +49.66%
10th Percentile £33,750 £21,625 £40,125
90th Percentile £65,000 £59,375 £80,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £48,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.40% -3.00% -

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1961 1934 1892
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.34% 15.89% 14.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1575 1603 1488
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,300 £20,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in the North West

OSPF
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for OSPF in the North West

OSPF
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in the North West over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for OSPF in the North West

OSPF
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
Manchester -22 43 £50,000 +42.86% 4
Cheshire -17 39 £45,000 -14.29%
Lancashire +15 14 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Merseyside +3 1 - -
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 North West region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 99 (97.06%) Cisco
1 99 (97.06%) BGP
2 89 (87.25%) Firewall
3 84 (82.35%) MPLS
4 75 (73.53%) VPN
5 74 (72.55%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (60.78%) CCNP
6 62 (60.78%) WAN
7 60 (58.82%) Juniper
8 58 (56.86%) Load Balancing
9 57 (55.88%) EIGRP
9 57 (55.88%) Ethernet
10 54 (52.94%) LAN
11 50 (49.02%) Network Security
12 49 (48.04%) IPsec
13 47 (46.08%) Wireless
14 44 (43.14%) Cisco IOS
15 40 (39.22%) DNS
15 40 (39.22%) Cisco ASA
16 39 (38.24%) F5
17 37 (36.27%) SSL
18 35 (34.31%) Kalman Filter
19 33 (32.35%) DHCP
19 33 (32.35%) VoIP
20 31 (30.39%) TACACS
21 29 (28.43%) CCNA
22 28 (27.45%) Riverbed
23 27 (26.47%) NX-OS
23 27 (26.47%) Data Centre
23 27 (26.47%) SNMP

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (6.86%) SAS
2 1 (0.98%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.86%) Office 365
3 4 (3.92%) SaaS
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (97.06%) BGP
2 89 (87.25%) Firewall
3 84 (82.35%) MPLS
4 75 (73.53%) VPN
5 62 (60.78%) WAN
6 57 (55.88%) EIGRP
6 57 (55.88%) Ethernet
7 54 (52.94%) LAN
8 50 (49.02%) Network Security
9 49 (48.04%) IPsec
10 47 (46.08%) Wireless
11 44 (43.14%) Cisco IOS
12 40 (39.22%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (39.22%) DNS
13 37 (36.27%) SSL
14 33 (32.35%) DHCP
14 33 (32.35%) VoIP
15 31 (30.39%) TACACS
16 27 (26.47%) Cisco PIX
16 27 (26.47%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.98%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (19.61%) Finance
2 11 (10.78%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.86%) Financial Institution
3 7 (6.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.98%) Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (61.76%) Network Engineer
2 23 (22.55%) Cisco Engineer
2 23 (22.55%) Operations Engineer
3 19 (18.63%) Senior Network Engineer
4 15 (14.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) IP Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) Juniper Engineer
6 9 (8.82%) Architect
6 9 (8.82%) Network Architect
6 9 (8.82%) Network Security Architect
6 9 (8.82%) Security Architect
7 8 (7.84%) Implementation Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Network Operations Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Designer
9 4 (3.92%) Lead Network Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Network Designer
9 4 (3.92%) Service Operations Engineer
10 3 (2.94%) Head of Engineering
10 3 (2.94%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.80%) 802.1X
2 8 (7.84%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (26.47%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.86%) Life Science
4 4 (3.92%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.69%) Linux
1 16 (15.69%) Unix
1 16 (15.69%) Windows
1 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
1 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 15 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.98%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (56.86%) Load Balancing
2 35 (34.31%) Kalman Filter
3 26 (25.49%) ITIL
4 24 (23.53%) Mentoring
4 24 (23.53%) Service Management
5 23 (22.55%) Network Design
5 23 (22.55%) Network Management
6 15 (14.71%) ITIL V3
6 15 (14.71%) ITSM
6 15 (14.71%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (10.78%) Asset Management
8 9 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (8.82%) Information Security
8 9 (8.82%) WAN Optimisation
9 8 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (7.84%) Incident Management
9 8 (7.84%) TOGAF
9 8 (7.84%) Web Filtering
9 8 (7.84%) Zachman Framework
10 7 (6.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.75%) Python
2 8 (7.84%) C
3 5 (4.90%) Perl
4 4 (3.92%) PHP
4 4 (3.92%) SQL
5 1 (0.98%) C#
5 1 (0.98%) C++
5 1 (0.98%) Go
5 1 (0.98%) Java
5 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (72.55%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (60.78%) CCNP
3 29 (28.43%) CCNA
4 27 (26.47%) Degree
4 27 (26.47%) JNCIP
5 12 (11.76%) CCIE
6 4 (3.92%) CCDP
7 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.96%) CCENT
9 1 (0.98%) CCDA
9 1 (0.98%) CCSA
9 1 (0.98%) CCSE
9 1 (0.98%) CCSP
9 1 (0.98%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.98%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.65%) PMO
2 4 (3.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (13.73%) Cacti
2 13 (12.75%) FortiGate
3 10 (9.80%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (3.92%) Nagios
4 4 (3.92%) OpenNMS
4 4 (3.92%) Puppet
4 4 (3.92%) RANCID
4 4 (3.92%) SCCM
4 4 (3.92%) SCOM
5 1 (0.98%) Ansible
5 1 (0.98%) Nessus
Vendors
1 99 (97.06%) Cisco
2 60 (58.82%) Juniper
3 39 (38.24%) F5
4 28 (27.45%) Riverbed
5 16 (15.69%) Microsoft
6 11 (10.78%) Brocade
6 11 (10.78%) Ericsson
6 11 (10.78%) Foundry
7 10 (9.80%) SolarWinds
8 9 (8.82%) BT
8 9 (8.82%) Redback
9 7 (6.86%) Google
10 6 (5.88%) CheckPoint
10 6 (5.88%) Palo Alto
11 5 (4.90%) Blue Coat
12 4 (3.92%) Huawei
12 4 (3.92%) ZyXEL
13 3 (2.94%) Nortel
13 3 (2.94%) Openreach
13 3 (2.94%) WatchGuard