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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 218 219
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 29 22 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.47% 0.38% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.19% 2.54% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 23 18 19
Median salary £41,000 £41,700 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.67% -1.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £20,350 £36,800
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £47,250 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00%  

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 910 865 1138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.81% 15.07% 17.22%
Number of salaries quoted 716 708 872
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing OSPF as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 12 £29,125 -30.65% 4
Lancashire - 11 £41,000 -
Cheshire +11 6 £46,250 +42.30% 1
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 69 (97.18%) Cisco
2 65 (91.55%) BGP
3 53 (74.65%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (67.61%) MPLS
5 47 (66.20%) Firewall
5 47 (66.20%) CCNP
6 40 (56.34%) Juniper
7 38 (53.52%) WAN
8 36 (50.70%) Network Security
9 32 (45.07%) Network Design
9 32 (45.07%) LAN
10 25 (35.21%) CCNA
11 24 (33.80%) TCP/IP
11 24 (33.80%) Mentoring
12 22 (30.99%) EIGRP
13 21 (29.58%) JNCIP
13 21 (29.58%) Network Management
14 20 (28.17%) Cisco IOS
15 19 (26.76%) Data Centre
16 18 (25.35%) DNS
16 18 (25.35%) DHCP
16 18 (25.35%) Wireless
16 18 (25.35%) Risk Assessment
17 17 (23.94%) VLAN
18 15 (21.13%) F5
18 15 (21.13%) Finance
19 14 (19.72%) CheckPoint
19 14 (19.72%) CCIE
20 12 (16.90%) SNA
20 12 (16.90%) High Availability

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 2 (2.82%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) SaaS
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 65 (91.55%) BGP
2 48 (67.61%) MPLS
3 47 (66.20%) Firewall
4 38 (53.52%) WAN
5 36 (50.70%) Network Security
6 32 (45.07%) LAN
7 24 (33.80%) TCP/IP
8 22 (30.99%) EIGRP
9 20 (28.17%) Cisco IOS
10 18 (25.35%) DHCP
10 18 (25.35%) DNS
10 18 (25.35%) Wireless
11 17 (23.94%) VLAN
12 12 (16.90%) DMVPN
12 12 (16.90%) SNA
13 11 (15.49%) Ethernet
14 10 (14.08%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (11.27%) Cisco Nexus
16 7 (9.86%) IGRP
16 7 (9.86%) VPN
General
1 15 (21.13%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (80.28%) Network Engineer
2 19 (26.76%) Lead Network Engineer
3 13 (18.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (18.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Cisco Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Network Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Network Security Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Security Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Cisco Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Network Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Senior NOC Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.76%) Data Centre
2 12 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.86%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.63%) Wiki
5 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) Linux
1 2 (2.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.07%) Network Design
2 24 (33.80%) Mentoring
3 21 (29.58%) Network Management
4 18 (25.35%) Risk Assessment
5 12 (16.90%) High Availability
6 7 (9.86%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (8.45%) Change Management
7 6 (8.45%) ITIL
8 4 (5.63%) Analytics
8 4 (5.63%) Data Analytics
8 4 (5.63%) Data Validation
8 4 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (5.63%) Ticket Management
8 4 (5.63%) Validation
9 3 (4.23%) Information Security
9 3 (4.23%) Process Improvement
9 3 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (4.23%) Security Patching
9 3 (4.23%) Software Deployment
10 2 (2.82%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 53 (74.65%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (66.20%) CCNP
3 25 (35.21%) CCNA
4 21 (29.58%) JNCIP
5 14 (19.72%) CCIE
6 5 (7.04%) JNCIA
7 4 (5.63%) Degree
8 3 (4.23%) A+ Certification
8 3 (4.23%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.41%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (4.23%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.82%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 69 (97.18%) Cisco
2 40 (56.34%) Juniper
3 15 (21.13%) F5
4 14 (19.72%) CheckPoint
5 12 (16.90%) Fortinet
6 7 (9.86%) HP
6 7 (9.86%) VMware
7 6 (8.45%) Ericsson
8 5 (7.04%) Extreme Networks
8 5 (7.04%) Palo Alto
8 5 (7.04%) Redback
8 5 (7.04%) Riverbed
9 4 (5.63%) Brocade
9 4 (5.63%) Foundry
9 4 (5.63%) WatchGuard
9 4 (5.63%) ZyXEL
10 3 (4.23%) Avaya
10 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
11 2 (2.82%) Aruba
11 2 (2.82%) Huawei
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