The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 185 250 209
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -41
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 128 68 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 1.23% 0.65% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.56% 4.20% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 117 64 93
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £47,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £76,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
OSPF
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1950 1620 2254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 18.76% 15.37% 20.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1643 1368 2025
Average salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OSPF across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

OSPF
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSPF across the City of London region.

OSPF Salary Trend in the City of London

OSPF
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

OSPF Salary Histogram in the City of London

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF.

1 220 (91.29%) Cisco
2 219 (90.87%) BGP
3 188 (78.01%) Firewall
4 176 (73.03%) Cisco Certification
5 155 (64.32%) VPN
6 138 (57.26%) EIGRP
7 136 (56.43%) CCNP
8 131 (54.36%) WAN
9 129 (53.53%) MPLS
10 127 (52.70%) LAN
11 122 (50.62%) Juniper
12 101 (41.91%) Cisco ASA
13 95 (39.42%) Finance
14 93 (38.59%) CheckPoint
15 85 (35.27%) CCNA
16 79 (32.78%) Wireless
17 72 (29.88%) F5
18 71 (29.46%) Network Security
19 69 (28.63%) TCP/IP
20 67 (27.80%) Cisco IOS
21 65 (26.97%) VLAN
22 64 (26.56%) Linux
23 61 (25.31%) SSL
24 59 (24.48%) DNS
25 58 (24.07%) HSRP
26 57 (23.65%) ITIL
27 55 (22.82%) Cisco Nexus
28 53 (21.99%) IPsec
29 49 (20.33%) Network Design
30 47 (19.50%) VoIP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.56%) Lync
2 4 (1.66%) nginx
2 4 (1.66%) Apache
3 3 (1.24%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.24%) Zope
3 3 (1.24%) Plone
3 3 (1.24%) ejabberd
4 1 (0.41%) Confluence
4 1 (0.41%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 7 (2.90%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.24%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.83%) MS Office
3 2 (0.83%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.32%) IaaS
2 2 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 219 (90.87%) BGP
2 188 (78.01%) Firewall
3 155 (64.32%) VPN
4 138 (57.26%) EIGRP
5 131 (54.36%) WAN
6 129 (53.53%) MPLS
7 127 (52.70%) LAN
8 101 (41.91%) Cisco ASA
9 79 (32.78%) Wireless
10 71 (29.46%) Network Security
11 69 (28.63%) TCP/IP
12 67 (27.80%) Cisco IOS
13 65 (26.97%) VLAN
14 61 (25.31%) SSL
15 59 (24.48%) DNS
16 58 (24.07%) HSRP
17 55 (22.82%) Cisco Nexus
18 53 (21.99%) IPsec
19 47 (19.50%) VoIP
20 44 (18.26%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.49%) MySQL
2 4 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.24%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Emacs
2 1 (0.41%) Subversion
2 1 (0.41%) JIRA
2 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.41%) Hudson
2 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
General
1 95 (39.42%) Finance
2 41 (17.01%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.64%) Financial Institution
4 11 (4.56%) Banking
5 8 (3.32%) Electronics
5 8 (3.32%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.32%) Marketing
6 5 (2.07%) Retail
6 5 (2.07%) Billing
7 4 (1.66%) Legal
8 3 (1.24%) International Banking
8 3 (1.24%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.24%) Publishing
8 3 (1.24%) Games
8 3 (1.24%) Back Office
9 2 (0.83%) Advertising
9 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 143 (59.34%) Network Engineer
2 32 (13.28%) Senior Network Engineer
3 30 (12.45%) Security Engineer
4 25 (10.37%) Consultant
5 21 (8.71%) Network Support
6 20 (8.30%) Network Security Engineer
7 19 (7.88%) Support Engineer
8 16 (6.64%) Network Support Engineer
9 14 (5.81%) Cisco Engineer
10 13 (5.39%) Senior Consultant
11 11 (4.56%) Network Consultant
11 11 (4.56%) Team Leader
12 10 (4.15%) Network Team Leader
13 9 (3.73%) Senior Security Engineer
13 9 (3.73%) Network Architect
13 9 (3.73%) Architect
14 8 (3.32%) Analyst
14 8 (3.32%) Sales Consultant
14 8 (3.32%) Network Analyst
14 8 (3.32%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.22%) XMPP
2 7 (2.90%) SOAP
3 1 (0.41%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.81%) Client/Server
3 13 (5.39%) Derivative
4 11 (4.56%) Hedge funds
5 9 (3.73%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.32%) Equities
6 8 (3.32%) IVR
6 8 (3.32%) DTV
7 7 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.66%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.24%) AVVID
9 3 (1.24%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.83%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.83%) User Experience
10 2 (0.83%) NHS
10 2 (0.83%) Handset
11 1 (0.41%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.41%) PKI
11 1 (0.41%) New Media
11 1 (0.41%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 64 (26.56%) Linux
2 35 (14.52%) Windows
3 26 (10.79%) UNIX
4 11 (4.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (4.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.90%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.07%) Solaris
7 5 (2.07%) CentOS
8 4 (1.66%) Debian
8 4 (1.66%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.24%) OpenBSD
9 3 (1.24%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.83%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.41%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (23.65%) ITIL
2 49 (20.33%) Network Design
3 26 (10.79%) Network Management
4 22 (9.13%) Load Balancing
4 22 (9.13%) Project Management
5 20 (8.30%) Network Monitoring
6 19 (7.88%) Service Management
7 18 (7.47%) Low Latency
8 17 (7.05%) Kalman Filter
9 14 (5.81%) ITSM
10 12 (4.98%) Project Planning
11 11 (4.56%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (4.56%) WAN Optimisation
12 10 (4.15%) Content Management
13 9 (3.73%) Service Delivery
14 8 (3.32%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (3.32%) Programme Management
14 8 (3.32%) Validation
14 8 (3.32%) Migration
14 8 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.39%) Python
2 7 (2.90%) Perl
3 6 (2.49%) PHP
4 5 (2.07%) SQL
4 5 (2.07%) C
5 4 (1.66%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.24%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.24%) Ruby
6 3 (1.24%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.41%) Java
7 1 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 176 (73.03%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (56.43%) CCNP
3 85 (35.27%) CCNA
4 34 (14.11%) Degree
5 33 (13.69%) CCIE
6 21 (8.71%) CCSA
7 17 (7.05%) CCDP
8 12 (4.98%) JNCIA
9 11 (4.56%) CCSE
9 11 (4.56%) Security Cleared
10 8 (3.32%) DV Cleared
10 8 (3.32%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.49%) CCDA
12 5 (2.07%) CISSP
13 3 (1.24%) RHCE
13 3 (1.24%) VCP4
13 3 (1.24%) SC Cleared
13 3 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.24%) CCVP
13 3 (1.24%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.96%) SLA
2 4 (1.66%) COBIT
2 4 (1.66%) QA
3 3 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.39%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.49%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.24%) vSphere
4 3 (1.24%) Varnish
4 3 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.24%) SpamAssassin
4 3 (1.24%) Ceph
5 1 (0.41%) NFS
5 1 (0.41%) vCloud
5 1 (0.41%) Postfix
5 1 (0.41%) XenApp
5 1 (0.41%) XenServer
5 1 (0.41%) Firmware
5 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.41%) Samba
5 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 19 (7.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (7.05%) OPNET
3 12 (4.98%) Nagios
4 11 (4.56%) SolarWinds Orion
5 8 (3.32%) FortiGate
5 8 (3.32%) CiscoWorks
6 5 (2.07%) SCOM
6 5 (2.07%) Graphite
7 4 (1.66%) Cisco IPCC
7 4 (1.66%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (1.24%) Ansible
8 3 (1.24%) Cacti
8 3 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (1.24%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.24%) Ganeti
8 3 (1.24%) Bacula
9 2 (0.83%) SELinux
9 2 (0.83%) Puppet
9 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 220 (91.29%) Cisco
2 122 (50.62%) Juniper
3 93 (38.59%) CheckPoint
4 72 (29.88%) F5
5 36 (14.94%) Riverbed
6 32 (13.28%) VMware
7 30 (12.45%) SolarWinds
8 27 (11.20%) Fortinet
9 24 (9.96%) Microsoft
10 23 (9.54%) Aruba
11 22 (9.13%) HP
12 16 (6.64%) Red Hat
13 14 (5.81%) Avaya
14 10 (4.15%) Nortel
14 10 (4.15%) Nokia
15 9 (3.73%) Citrix
15 9 (3.73%) Barracuda Networks
16 8 (3.32%) Blue Coat
16 8 (3.32%) SAP
16 8 (3.32%) BT
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £85,000 to £95,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £51000 - £60000 per annum + £7200Car allowance+15% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £62000 - £75000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: Excellent Base Salary + Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago