Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 284 279
Rank change year-on-year -10 -5 +39
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 61 92 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.50% 0.70% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.35% 4.48% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 55 87 77
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +23.29% -27.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 1,822 2,054 1,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.02% 15.62% 15.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,477 1,658 1,491
North West median annual salary £40,380 £38,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.88% +1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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
Cheshire -4 26 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Manchester +5 15 £47,500 - 6
Merseyside +28 11 £45,000 - 1
Lancashire -1 9 £36,250 -14.71%
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 61 (100.00%) BGP
2 50 (81.97%) Cisco
3 44 (72.13%) Firewall
4 43 (70.49%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (63.93%) MPLS
5 39 (63.93%) CCNP
5 39 (63.93%) WAN
6 33 (54.10%) LAN
7 30 (49.18%) CCNA
8 26 (42.62%) Juniper
9 25 (40.98%) VPN
10 23 (37.70%) Cisco IOS
11 22 (36.07%) Ethernet
12 21 (34.43%) EIGRP
13 20 (32.79%) Wireless
14 18 (29.51%) Cisco ASA
14 18 (29.51%) DNS
14 18 (29.51%) F5
15 17 (27.87%) Network Design
16 16 (26.23%) Network Security
17 14 (22.95%) CheckPoint
18 13 (21.31%) TACACS
18 13 (21.31%) SSL
18 13 (21.31%) TCP/IP
18 13 (21.31%) IPsec
19 12 (19.67%) Wireshark
19 12 (19.67%) NX-OS
20 11 (18.03%) Kalman Filter
20 11 (18.03%) Root Cause Analysis
20 11 (18.03%) Cisco PIX

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 (3.28%) nginx
2 1 (1.64%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 61 (100.00%) BGP
2 44 (72.13%) Firewall
3 39 (63.93%) MPLS
3 39 (63.93%) WAN
4 33 (54.10%) LAN
5 25 (40.98%) VPN
6 23 (37.70%) Cisco IOS
7 22 (36.07%) Ethernet
8 21 (34.43%) EIGRP
9 20 (32.79%) Wireless
10 18 (29.51%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (29.51%) DNS
11 16 (26.23%) Network Security
12 13 (21.31%) IPsec
12 13 (21.31%) SSL
12 13 (21.31%) TACACS
12 13 (21.31%) TCP/IP
13 12 (19.67%) NX-OS
13 12 (19.67%) Wireshark
14 11 (18.03%) Cisco PIX
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (16.39%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 45 (73.77%) Network Engineer
2 16 (26.23%) Cisco Engineer
2 16 (26.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) Administrator
4 4 (6.56%) Network Administrator
4 4 (6.56%) Technical Support
5 3 (4.92%) IP Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Capacity Planner
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco Administrator
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco Network Administrator
6 2 (3.28%) IP Planner
6 2 (3.28%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Network Support
6 2 (3.28%) Security Engineer
7 1 (1.64%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.84%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.56%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) Network Design
2 11 (18.03%) Kalman Filter
2 11 (18.03%) Network Management
2 11 (18.03%) Root Cause Analysis
2 11 (18.03%) Security Patching
3 9 (14.75%) ITIL
4 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (11.48%) Load Balancing
5 7 (11.48%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (8.20%) Information Security
6 5 (8.20%) Project Management
6 5 (8.20%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.56%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.56%) Network Architecture
8 3 (4.92%) Capacity Management
8 3 (4.92%) Change Management
8 3 (4.92%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.92%) Network Optimisation
8 3 (4.92%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) Perl
1 11 (18.03%) Python
2 1 (1.64%) PHP
2 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (70.49%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (63.93%) CCNP
3 30 (49.18%) CCNA
4 10 (16.39%) JNCIP
5 6 (9.84%) Degree
6 2 (3.28%) CCDP
6 2 (3.28%) CISSP
7 1 (1.64%) CCIE
7 1 (1.64%) CCSE
7 1 (1.64%) IISP
7 1 (1.64%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.64%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) GPG13
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) pfSense
2 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.64%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (6.56%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (6.56%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (3.28%) Cacti
4 1 (1.64%) Nagios
4 1 (1.64%) OpenNMS
4 1 (1.64%) Puppet
4 1 (1.64%) QRadar
4 1 (1.64%) RANCID
4 1 (1.64%) SCCM
4 1 (1.64%) SCOM
4 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 50 (81.97%) Cisco
2 26 (42.62%) Juniper
3 18 (29.51%) F5
4 14 (22.95%) CheckPoint
5 11 (18.03%) Riverbed
6 7 (11.48%) SolarWinds
7 6 (9.84%) Meraki
8 4 (6.56%) Mitel
9 3 (4.92%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.28%) Arista
10 2 (3.28%) Ericsson
10 2 (3.28%) Huawei
11 1 (1.64%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.64%) Brocade
11 1 (1.64%) Foundry
11 1 (1.64%) Google
11 1 (1.64%) IBM
11 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.64%) Redback
11 1 (1.64%) Tufin