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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 198 242
Rank change year-on-year -25 +44  
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 49 39 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.72% 0.70% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.59% 4.41% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 47 48 9
Median salary £45,000 £32,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.53% -28.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £25,000 £39,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,750 £57,300
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  

OSPF is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1068 884 932
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.60% 15.76% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2838 2071 2224
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -28 23 £42,500 +57.40% 4
Cheshire -28 14 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Lancashire - 9 £42,500 - 1
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 75 (97.40%) Cisco
2 70 (90.91%) BGP
3 61 (79.22%) MPLS
4 59 (76.62%) Firewall
5 55 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
6 52 (67.53%) CCNP
7 51 (66.23%) Juniper
8 42 (54.55%) Network Security
9 35 (45.45%) Ethernet
10 33 (42.86%) VPN
11 32 (41.56%) WAN
11 32 (41.56%) Network Design
12 30 (38.96%) LAN
13 28 (36.36%) Mentoring
14 27 (35.06%) JNCIP
15 26 (33.77%) EIGRP
15 26 (33.77%) Cisco IOS
16 25 (32.47%) Network Management
17 23 (29.87%) F5
17 23 (29.87%) Cisco ASA
17 23 (29.87%) CCNA
17 23 (29.87%) Wireless
18 21 (27.27%) IPsec
18 21 (27.27%) DNS
18 21 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
19 19 (24.68%) Risk Assessment
19 19 (24.68%) Load Balancing
20 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
21 17 (22.08%) DHCP
21 17 (22.08%) Finance

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 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) SaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 70 (90.91%) BGP
2 61 (79.22%) MPLS
3 59 (76.62%) Firewall
4 42 (54.55%) Network Security
5 35 (45.45%) Ethernet
6 33 (42.86%) VPN
7 32 (41.56%) WAN
8 30 (38.96%) LAN
9 26 (33.77%) Cisco IOS
9 26 (33.77%) EIGRP
10 23 (29.87%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (29.87%) Wireless
11 21 (27.27%) DNS
11 21 (27.27%) IPsec
12 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
13 17 (22.08%) DHCP
14 16 (20.78%) SSL
15 15 (19.48%) Broadband
15 15 (19.48%) DMVPN
16 14 (18.18%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (22.08%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.90%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (75.32%) Network Engineer
2 15 (19.48%) Operations Engineer
2 15 (19.48%) Senior Network Engineer
3 13 (16.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (16.88%) Lead Network Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) IP Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Implementation Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Juniper Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) NOC Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Network Operations Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Cisco Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Cisco Security Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Network Security Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Cisco Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Network Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.90%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.08%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.90%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.90%) Wiki
4 2 (2.60%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.60%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.29%) Linux
1 11 (14.29%) Unix
2 7 (9.09%) Windows
2 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.30%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (41.56%) Network Design
2 28 (36.36%) Mentoring
3 25 (32.47%) Network Management
4 21 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
5 19 (24.68%) Load Balancing
5 19 (24.68%) Risk Assessment
6 14 (18.18%) ITIL
7 7 (9.09%) High Availability
7 7 (9.09%) ITIL V3
7 7 (9.09%) ITSM
7 7 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (9.09%) Service Management
8 6 (7.79%) Asset Management
8 6 (7.79%) Web Filtering
9 5 (6.49%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.19%) Change Management
10 4 (5.19%) Migration
11 3 (3.90%) Coaching
11 3 (3.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.09%) Python
2 6 (7.79%) C
3 3 (3.90%) Perl
4 2 (2.60%) PHP
4 2 (2.60%) SQL
5 1 (1.30%) C#
5 1 (1.30%) C++
5 1 (1.30%) Go
5 1 (1.30%) Java
5 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (67.53%) CCNP
3 27 (35.06%) JNCIP
4 23 (29.87%) CCNA
5 12 (15.58%) Degree
6 11 (14.29%) CCIE
7 6 (7.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.30%) CCDA
9 1 (1.30%) CCDP
9 1 (1.30%) CCENT
9 1 (1.30%) CCSA
9 1 (1.30%) CCSE
9 1 (1.30%) CCSP
9 1 (1.30%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.30%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) PMO
2 4 (5.19%) SLA
3 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) Cacti
1 9 (11.69%) FortiGate
2 7 (9.09%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (3.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.60%) Nagios
4 2 (2.60%) OpenNMS
4 2 (2.60%) Puppet
4 2 (2.60%) RANCID
4 2 (2.60%) SCCM
4 2 (2.60%) SCOM
5 1 (1.30%) Ansible
5 1 (1.30%) Nessus
Vendors
1 75 (97.40%) Cisco
2 51 (66.23%) Juniper
3 23 (29.87%) F5
4 14 (18.18%) Riverbed
5 9 (11.69%) CheckPoint
6 8 (10.39%) Ericsson
6 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
7 7 (9.09%) Brocade
7 7 (9.09%) BT
7 7 (9.09%) Foundry
7 7 (9.09%) SolarWinds
8 6 (7.79%) Fortinet
8 6 (7.79%) Palo Alto
9 5 (6.49%) Redback
10 4 (5.19%) Blue Coat
10 4 (5.19%) VMware
10 4 (5.19%) ZyXEL
11 3 (3.90%) Extreme Networks
11 3 (3.90%) HP
11 3 (3.90%) Huawei
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
North West England
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 per annum + £6500 Car Allowance, Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Greater Manchester
IQ Telecom
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
IQ Telecom
Salary: £25000.0000 - £27000.0000 per annum + 15% Shift Allowance
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
IQ Telecom
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago