Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 278 264 289
Rank change year-on-year -14 +25 +47
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 86 95 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 0.78% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.81% 5.11% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 77 79 61
North West median annual salary £45,000 £38,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.42% -24.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £22,000 £38,000
90th Percentile £66,750 £55,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +5.26%

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 1,788 1,858 1,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.99% 15.18% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,412 1,490 1,404
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £61,250
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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Manchester +1 53 £51,250 +38.51% 13
Cheshire -38 23 £45,000 - 5
Lancashire +2 9 £42,500 +3.66% 1
Merseyside - 1 - - 2
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 84 (97.67%) BGP
2 78 (90.70%) Cisco
3 70 (81.40%) Firewall
4 64 (74.42%) VPN
5 61 (70.93%) MPLS
6 53 (61.63%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (59.30%) LAN
8 50 (58.14%) Juniper
9 47 (54.65%) WAN
9 47 (54.65%) Ethernet
10 42 (48.84%) VoIP
11 41 (47.67%) EIGRP
12 39 (45.35%) CCNP
13 36 (41.86%) DNS
14 32 (37.21%) Load Balancing
15 31 (36.05%) VLAN
15 31 (36.05%) Network Security
15 31 (36.05%) IPv6
16 30 (34.88%) Wi-Fi
16 30 (34.88%) IPsec
17 28 (32.56%) Wireless
18 27 (31.40%) TACACS
18 27 (31.40%) Telecoms
18 27 (31.40%) HSRP
18 27 (31.40%) Data Centre
19 25 (29.07%) VRRP
19 25 (29.07%) Ericsson
20 24 (27.91%) CCNA
20 24 (27.91%) SNMP
21 22 (25.58%) Broadband

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 9 (10.47%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (10.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 84 (97.67%) BGP
2 70 (81.40%) Firewall
3 64 (74.42%) VPN
4 61 (70.93%) MPLS
5 51 (59.30%) LAN
6 47 (54.65%) Ethernet
6 47 (54.65%) WAN
7 42 (48.84%) VoIP
8 41 (47.67%) EIGRP
9 36 (41.86%) DNS
10 31 (36.05%) IPv6
10 31 (36.05%) Network Security
10 31 (36.05%) VLAN
11 30 (34.88%) IPsec
11 30 (34.88%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (32.56%) Wireless
13 27 (31.40%) HSRP
13 27 (31.40%) TACACS
14 25 (29.07%) VRRP
15 24 (27.91%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 15 (17.44%) Git (software)
General
1 27 (31.40%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.47%) Finance
3 4 (4.65%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (46.51%) Network Engineer
2 15 (17.44%) Architect
2 15 (17.44%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (13.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 11 (12.79%) Network Architect
4 11 (12.79%) Network Security Architect
4 11 (12.79%) Security Architect
5 10 (11.63%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) Designer
6 8 (9.30%) Network Designer
7 7 (8.14%) NOC Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Senior NOC Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) IP Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Juniper Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Network Operations Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Network Specialist
10 4 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.49%) Head of Engineering
11 3 (3.49%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) 802.1X
1 4 (4.65%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (31.40%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (4.65%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.65%) Life Science
4 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.63%) Linux
1 10 (11.63%) Unix
2 5 (5.81%) Windows
2 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.21%) Load Balancing
2 21 (24.42%) Network Management
3 16 (18.60%) Service Management
4 15 (17.44%) Configuration Management
4 15 (17.44%) ITIL
4 15 (17.44%) Kalman Filter
5 14 (16.28%) Incident Management
6 13 (15.12%) Network Design
7 12 (13.95%) Change Management
8 11 (12.79%) Information Security
8 11 (12.79%) WAN Optimisation
9 10 (11.63%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (11.63%) Mentoring
9 10 (11.63%) TOGAF
9 10 (11.63%) Zachman Framework
10 9 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (10.47%) Proactive Monitoring
11 7 (8.14%) Change Control
11 7 (8.14%) Fault Analysis
11 7 (8.14%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) Python
2 15 (17.44%) Perl
2 15 (17.44%) PHP
2 15 (17.44%) SQL
3 3 (3.49%) C
Qualifications
1 53 (61.63%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (45.35%) CCNP
3 24 (27.91%) CCNA
4 20 (23.26%) JNCIP
5 8 (9.30%) Degree
6 7 (8.14%) CCDP
6 7 (8.14%) CCIE
7 1 (1.16%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.44%) PCI DSS
2 10 (11.63%) PMO
3 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (20.93%) Cacti
2 15 (17.44%) Nagios
2 15 (17.44%) OpenNMS
2 15 (17.44%) Puppet
2 15 (17.44%) RANCID
2 15 (17.44%) SCCM
3 7 (8.14%) SCOM
4 4 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (4.65%) FortiGate
5 3 (3.49%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 78 (90.70%) Cisco
2 50 (58.14%) Juniper
3 25 (29.07%) Ericsson
4 18 (20.93%) Huawei
5 15 (17.44%) F5
6 14 (16.28%) Brocade
6 14 (16.28%) Foundry
7 10 (11.63%) Riverbed
8 9 (10.47%) Google
9 8 (9.30%) Redback
10 7 (8.14%) ZyXEL
11 6 (6.98%) BT
12 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
12 4 (4.65%) Palo Alto
13 3 (3.49%) CheckPoint
13 3 (3.49%) Nortel
13 3 (3.49%) Openreach
13 3 (3.49%) SolarWinds
13 3 (3.49%) WatchGuard
14 1 (1.16%) Fortinet