Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 316 304 289
Rank change year-on-year -12 -15 +17
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 58 60 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.45% 0.49% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.53% 3.31% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 51 48 61
North West median annual salary £43,000 £41,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.88% +6.49% -9.41%
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,925 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £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 1,642 1,813 1,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.69% 14.73% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,293 1,424 1,397
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,750 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +4.65%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +25 37 £45,000 +9.09% 6
Cheshire -36 12 £44,000 -2.22% 3
Lancashire -13 9 £35,000 -14.63%
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 57 (98.28%) BGP
2 51 (87.93%) Cisco
3 43 (74.14%) Firewall
4 40 (68.97%) MPLS
5 38 (65.52%) VPN
5 38 (65.52%) Ethernet
6 37 (63.79%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (56.90%) Juniper
8 32 (55.17%) LAN
9 30 (51.72%) CCNP
10 29 (50.00%) VLAN
11 27 (46.55%) DNS
12 25 (43.10%) IPv6
13 24 (41.38%) VoIP
13 24 (41.38%) WAN
13 24 (41.38%) Telecoms
13 24 (41.38%) HSRP
14 23 (39.66%) TACACS
15 22 (37.93%) VRRP
15 22 (37.93%) Ericsson
16 21 (36.21%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (36.21%) Network Management
17 20 (34.48%) CCNA
17 20 (34.48%) Broadband
18 18 (31.03%) IPsec
19 17 (29.31%) Huawei
19 17 (29.31%) SNMP
19 17 (29.31%) Wireless
19 17 (29.31%) EIGRP
20 16 (27.59%) Network Security

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 (1.72%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (98.28%) BGP
2 43 (74.14%) Firewall
3 40 (68.97%) MPLS
4 38 (65.52%) Ethernet
4 38 (65.52%) VPN
5 32 (55.17%) LAN
6 29 (50.00%) VLAN
7 27 (46.55%) DNS
8 25 (43.10%) IPv6
9 24 (41.38%) HSRP
9 24 (41.38%) VoIP
9 24 (41.38%) WAN
10 23 (39.66%) TACACS
11 22 (37.93%) VRRP
12 21 (36.21%) Wi-Fi
13 20 (34.48%) Broadband
14 18 (31.03%) IPsec
15 17 (29.31%) EIGRP
15 17 (29.31%) SNMP
15 17 (29.31%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 14 (24.14%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (41.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (46.55%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.52%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Designer
4 7 (12.07%) Network Designer
5 5 (8.62%) Administrator
5 5 (8.62%) Architect
5 5 (8.62%) Network Administrator
5 5 (8.62%) NOC Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Senior NOC Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Network Operations Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Network Specialist
6 4 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco Network Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) IP Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Lead Designer
9 1 (1.72%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.59%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (8.62%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (6.90%) Driving Licence
4 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Linux
1 6 (10.34%) Unix
2 1 (1.72%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) Network Management
2 14 (24.14%) Configuration Management
3 13 (22.41%) Kalman Filter
4 12 (20.69%) Change Management
5 10 (17.24%) Network Design
6 9 (15.52%) Proactive Monitoring
6 9 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (12.07%) Mentoring
7 7 (12.07%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (12.07%) Security Patching
8 6 (10.34%) ITIL
8 6 (10.34%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (8.62%) Change Control
9 5 (8.62%) Coaching
9 5 (8.62%) Fault Analysis
9 5 (8.62%) Incident Management
9 5 (8.62%) Network Planning
9 5 (8.62%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (6.90%) Load Balancing
10 4 (6.90%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) Perl
1 14 (24.14%) PHP
1 14 (24.14%) Python
1 14 (24.14%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (63.79%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (51.72%) CCNP
3 20 (34.48%) CCNA
4 15 (25.86%) JNCIP
5 4 (6.90%) CCDP
6 1 (1.72%) CCIE
6 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (24.14%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) GPG13
System Software
1 15 (25.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.17%) Firmware
3 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.72%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (25.86%) Cacti
2 14 (24.14%) Nagios
2 14 (24.14%) OpenNMS
2 14 (24.14%) Puppet
2 14 (24.14%) RANCID
2 14 (24.14%) SCCM
3 6 (10.34%) SCOM
4 5 (8.62%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (5.17%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 51 (87.93%) Cisco
2 33 (56.90%) Juniper
3 22 (37.93%) Ericsson
4 17 (29.31%) Huawei
5 11 (18.97%) Brocade
5 11 (18.97%) Foundry
6 10 (17.24%) F5
7 8 (13.79%) Riverbed
8 6 (10.34%) Redback
8 6 (10.34%) ZyXEL
9 4 (6.90%) BT
10 2 (3.45%) VMware
11 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.72%) Citrix
11 1 (1.72%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.72%) Google
11 1 (1.72%) HP
11 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.72%) WatchGuard