Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 282 271 318
Rank change year-on-year -11 +47 +32
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 92 85 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 0.68% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.71% 4.38% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 83 73 55
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.62% -53.75% +114.77%
England median annual salary £55,000 £48,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +13.40% -5.83% +6.19%

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 1953 1941 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.85% 15.58% 14.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1564 1600 1516
North West median annual salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.28% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -26 44 £50,000 +36.99% 9
Cheshire -9 34 £45,000 -14.29% 1
Lancashire +6 8 £42,500 -5.56%
Merseyside - 1 - -
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 89 (96.74%) BGP
2 88 (95.65%) Cisco
3 80 (86.96%) Firewall
4 73 (79.35%) MPLS
5 69 (75.00%) VPN
6 63 (68.48%) Cisco Certification
7 61 (66.30%) WAN
8 54 (58.70%) LAN
9 53 (57.61%) EIGRP
9 53 (57.61%) Load Balancing
10 51 (55.43%) Juniper
10 51 (55.43%) CCNP
11 49 (53.26%) Ethernet
12 44 (47.83%) Network Security
13 43 (46.74%) Wireless
13 43 (46.74%) IPsec
14 36 (39.13%) Cisco IOS
15 33 (35.87%) DNS
15 33 (35.87%) Cisco ASA
16 32 (34.78%) F5
16 32 (34.78%) VoIP
17 31 (33.70%) SSL
18 28 (30.43%) DHCP
19 26 (28.26%) Kalman Filter
20 25 (27.17%) Data Centre
20 25 (27.17%) CCNA
20 25 (27.17%) TACACS
21 22 (23.91%) Degree
21 22 (23.91%) NX-OS
21 22 (23.91%) Riverbed

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 (9.78%) SAS
2 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.78%) Office 365
3 4 (4.35%) SaaS
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (96.74%) BGP
2 80 (86.96%) Firewall
3 73 (79.35%) MPLS
4 69 (75.00%) VPN
5 61 (66.30%) WAN
6 54 (58.70%) LAN
7 53 (57.61%) EIGRP
8 49 (53.26%) Ethernet
9 44 (47.83%) Network Security
10 43 (46.74%) IPsec
10 43 (46.74%) Wireless
11 36 (39.13%) Cisco IOS
12 33 (35.87%) Cisco ASA
12 33 (35.87%) DNS
13 32 (34.78%) VoIP
14 31 (33.70%) SSL
15 28 (30.43%) DHCP
16 25 (27.17%) TACACS
17 22 (23.91%) NX-OS
18 21 (22.83%) Cisco PIX
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (17.39%) Finance
2 10 (10.87%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.61%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.09%) Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (55.43%) Network Engineer
2 19 (20.65%) Cisco Engineer
2 19 (20.65%) Operations Engineer
3 15 (16.30%) Senior Network Engineer
4 14 (15.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (14.13%) Architect
6 11 (11.96%) Network Architect
6 11 (11.96%) Network Security Architect
6 11 (11.96%) Security Architect
7 7 (7.61%) IP Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) Juniper Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Network Operations Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) NOC Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Implementation Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Network Specialist
10 4 (4.35%) Lead Network Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Service Operations Engineer
11 3 (3.26%) Head of Engineering
11 3 (3.26%) Head of IP Transport
11 3 (3.26%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.70%) CSS
2 7 (7.61%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 25 (27.17%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.52%) Driving Licence
4 5 (5.43%) Life Science
5 4 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.13%) Linux
2 12 (13.04%) Unix
3 11 (11.96%) Windows
3 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.09%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (57.61%) Load Balancing
2 26 (28.26%) Kalman Filter
3 21 (22.83%) ITIL
3 21 (22.83%) Service Management
4 20 (21.74%) Network Design
5 18 (19.57%) Mentoring
6 16 (17.39%) Network Management
7 11 (11.96%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (11.96%) Information Security
7 11 (11.96%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (11.96%) WAN Optimisation
8 10 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (10.87%) Incident Management
8 10 (10.87%) ITIL V3
8 10 (10.87%) ITSM
8 10 (10.87%) TOGAF
8 10 (10.87%) Zachman Framework
9 7 (7.61%) Asset Management
9 7 (7.61%) Coaching
10 5 (5.43%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.96%) Python
2 6 (6.52%) C
3 3 (3.26%) Perl
3 3 (3.26%) PHP
3 3 (3.26%) SQL
4 1 (1.09%) C#
4 1 (1.09%) C++
4 1 (1.09%) Go
4 1 (1.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 63 (68.48%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (55.43%) CCNP
3 25 (27.17%) CCNA
4 22 (23.91%) Degree
5 20 (21.74%) JNCIP
6 11 (11.96%) CCIE
7 7 (7.61%) CCDP
8 2 (2.17%) CCENT
9 1 (1.09%) CCDA
9 1 (1.09%) CCSA
9 1 (1.09%) CCSE
9 1 (1.09%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.39%) PMO
2 3 (3.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) Cacti
1 10 (10.87%) FortiGate
2 7 (7.61%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (3.26%) Nagios
3 3 (3.26%) OpenNMS
3 3 (3.26%) Puppet
3 3 (3.26%) RANCID
3 3 (3.26%) SCCM
3 3 (3.26%) SCOM
4 2 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.09%) Ansible
5 1 (1.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 88 (95.65%) Cisco
2 51 (55.43%) Juniper
3 32 (34.78%) F5
4 22 (23.91%) Riverbed
5 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
6 10 (10.87%) Brocade
6 10 (10.87%) Ericsson
6 10 (10.87%) Foundry
7 9 (9.78%) Google
7 9 (9.78%) Redback
8 8 (8.70%) BT
9 7 (7.61%) SolarWinds
10 6 (6.52%) CheckPoint
10 6 (6.52%) Palo Alto
11 5 (5.43%) Blue Coat
12 3 (3.26%) Huawei
12 3 (3.26%) Nortel
12 3 (3.26%) Openreach
12 3 (3.26%) WatchGuard
12 3 (3.26%) ZyXEL