The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 358 352 373
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +21
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 770 683 735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.69% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.98% 3.96% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 607 552 605
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
OSPF
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19358 17253 20821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.14% 17.54% 19.05%
Number of salaries quoted 15438 14104 17240
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in England

OSPF
Salary Trend in England

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

OSPF Salary Trend in England

OSPF
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the England region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

OSPF Salary Histogram in England

OSPF
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the England region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -8 300 £55,000 +10.00% 39
South East -57 179 £42,500 -5.55% 18
Yorkshire +40 128 £45,000 - 5
East of England +38 76 £50,000 +17.64% 9
West Midlands -17 49 £48,750 +2.63% 4
South West -6 22 £39,000 -19.58% 6
North West -30 14 £38,500 -26.66% 5
East Midlands -19 3 £52,500 -19.23% 1
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 1235 (91.14%) Cisco
2 1225 (90.41%) BGP
3 924 (68.19%) MPLS
4 869 (64.13%) Cisco Certification
5 861 (63.54%) Firewall
6 697 (51.44%) CCNP
7 583 (43.03%) Juniper
8 538 (39.70%) WAN
9 504 (37.20%) VPN
10 498 (36.75%) EIGRP
11 430 (31.73%) LAN
12 407 (30.04%) TCP/IP
13 403 (29.74%) CheckPoint
14 365 (26.94%) Linux
15 325 (23.99%) CCNA
16 324 (23.91%) DNS
17 298 (21.99%) Network Security
18 295 (21.77%) Cisco ASA
19 290 (21.40%) F5
20 279 (20.59%) VoIP
21 272 (20.07%) Load Balancing
22 268 (19.78%) Windows
23 265 (19.56%) Cisco IOS
24 264 (19.48%) Telecoms
25 259 (19.11%) VMware
26 250 (18.45%) Wireless
27 247 (18.23%) Cisco Nexus
28 236 (17.42%) Network Management
28 236 (17.42%) IPsec
29 235 (17.34%) Finance

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 94 (6.94%) Apache
2 84 (6.20%) IIS
3 48 (3.54%) MS Exchange
4 40 (2.95%) Lync
5 28 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (1.92%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.74%) SharePoint
8 9 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (0.59%) nginx
10 6 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.30%) Zope
11 4 (0.30%) Plone
11 4 (0.30%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.22%) Confluence
13 2 (0.15%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.15%) Moodle
13 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.074%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 87 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 64 (4.72%) MS Visio
3 59 (4.35%) MS Office
4 2 (0.15%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.074%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (0.59%) SaaS
3 3 (0.22%) Office 365
3 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1225 (90.41%) BGP
2 924 (68.19%) MPLS
3 861 (63.54%) Firewall
4 538 (39.70%) WAN
5 504 (37.20%) VPN
6 498 (36.75%) EIGRP
7 430 (31.73%) LAN
8 407 (30.04%) TCP/IP
9 324 (23.91%) DNS
10 298 (21.99%) Network Security
11 295 (21.77%) Cisco ASA
12 279 (20.59%) VoIP
13 265 (19.56%) Cisco IOS
14 250 (18.45%) Wireless
15 247 (18.23%) Cisco Nexus
16 236 (17.42%) IPsec
17 231 (17.05%) Internet
18 195 (14.39%) VLAN
19 175 (12.92%) Ethernet
19 175 (12.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.40%) MySQL
2 11 (0.81%) SQL Server
3 10 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.30%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.074%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.074%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.074%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (0.81%) JIRA
2 9 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (0.37%) Bugzilla
4 4 (0.30%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.30%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.30%) Emacs
5 1 (0.074%) Hudson
5 1 (0.074%) Subversion
General
1 264 (19.48%) Telecoms
2 235 (17.34%) Finance
3 70 (5.17%) Retail
4 67 (4.94%) Banking
5 43 (3.17%) Billing
6 19 (1.40%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.03%) Back Office
8 13 (0.96%) Legal
9 11 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.52%) Advertising
10 7 (0.52%) Games
11 6 (0.44%) French Language
11 6 (0.44%) German Language
12 5 (0.37%) Publishing
13 4 (0.30%) Marketing
14 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.15%) International Banking
15 2 (0.15%) Law
16 1 (0.074%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 668 (49.30%) Network Engineer
2 178 (13.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 111 (8.19%) Architect
4 102 (7.53%) Security Engineer
5 94 (6.94%) Network Architect
6 84 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 80 (5.90%) Network Security Engineer
7 80 (5.90%) Consultant
7 80 (5.90%) Design Engineer
8 67 (4.94%) Analyst
9 64 (4.72%) Team Leader
10 63 (4.65%) Network Consultant
11 51 (3.76%) NOC Engineer
11 51 (3.76%) IP Engineer
12 49 (3.62%) Senior Security Engineer
13 47 (3.47%) Network Specialist
13 47 (3.47%) Senior Design Engineer
14 46 (3.39%) Cisco Engineer
14 46 (3.39%) Network Analyst
15 45 (3.32%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.92%) SOAP
2 6 (0.44%) XMPP
3 4 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (0.22%) CSS
5 2 (0.15%) .NET
6 1 (0.074%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.074%) Middleware
6 1 (0.074%) LAMP
6 1 (0.074%) MDX
6 1 (0.074%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 119 (8.78%) Clustering
2 78 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (3.10%) Smartphone
4 38 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (0.89%) Open Source
7 11 (0.81%) Client/Server
7 11 (0.81%) Equities
8 10 (0.74%) Fat Client
8 10 (0.74%) Management Information System
8 10 (0.74%) Thin Client
9 9 (0.66%) Hedge funds
10 8 (0.59%) Statistics
10 8 (0.59%) PKI
10 8 (0.59%) IVR
11 7 (0.52%) CESG
11 7 (0.52%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.52%) Derivative
11 7 (0.52%) SecurID
12 6 (0.44%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 365 (26.94%) Linux
2 268 (19.78%) Windows
3 184 (13.58%) UNIX
4 115 (8.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 56 (4.13%) Solaris
6 42 (3.10%) CentOS
7 41 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (1.40%) Ubuntu
9 17 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.81%) Windows XP
11 10 (0.74%) Debian
12 7 (0.52%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.52%) SUSE
13 5 (0.37%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.37%) OpenBSD
14 4 (0.30%) FreeBSD
14 4 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.30%) openSUSE
15 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (20.07%) Load Balancing
2 236 (17.42%) Network Management
3 214 (15.79%) Network Design
4 147 (10.85%) ITIL
5 123 (9.08%) E-Commerce
6 81 (5.98%) Change Management
7 75 (5.54%) Network Architecture
7 75 (5.54%) Project Management
8 65 (4.80%) Low Latency
9 64 (4.72%) Network Monitoring
9 64 (4.72%) Capacity Management
10 62 (4.58%) Service Delivery
10 62 (4.58%) Mentoring
11 48 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
12 37 (2.73%) Business Continuity
13 36 (2.66%) Change Control
14 35 (2.58%) PRINCE2
15 32 (2.36%) Kalman Filter
16 30 (2.21%) Capacity Planning
17 26 (1.92%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (10.77%) Perl
2 102 (7.53%) Bash Shell
3 82 (6.05%) PowerShell
4 79 (5.83%) Java
5 29 (2.14%) Python
6 25 (1.85%) SQL
7 24 (1.77%) Tcl
8 22 (1.62%) PHP
9 14 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 11 (0.81%) C
11 4 (0.30%) Ruby
11 4 (0.30%) PowerHouse
12 1 (0.074%) C++
Qualifications
1 869 (64.13%) Cisco Certification
2 697 (51.44%) CCNP
3 325 (23.99%) CCNA
4 210 (15.50%) CCIE
5 131 (9.67%) Degree
6 97 (7.16%) CCSE
7 84 (6.20%) Security Cleared
8 83 (6.13%) CCSA
9 82 (6.05%) CCDP
10 68 (5.02%) CCIP
11 55 (4.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 51 (3.76%) JNCIE
13 48 (3.54%) JNCIA
14 45 (3.32%) SC Cleared
15 42 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
16 38 (2.80%) JNCIS
17 36 (2.66%) RHCE
18 30 (2.21%) MCSE
19 28 (2.07%) MCSA
20 24 (1.77%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (8.04%) PCI DSS
2 93 (6.86%) SLA
3 38 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.74%) QA
5 6 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.22%) COBIT
8 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 190 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (7.31%) VMware ESXi
3 72 (5.31%) Active Directory
4 64 (4.72%) vSphere
5 18 (1.33%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.11%) XenApp
6 15 (1.11%) XenDesktop
6 15 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 11 (0.81%) XenServer
8 7 (0.52%) vCloud
8 7 (0.52%) ISA Server
8 7 (0.52%) MetaFrame
8 7 (0.52%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (0.44%) ProxySG
9 6 (0.44%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.30%) Samba
10 4 (0.30%) Postfix
10 4 (0.30%) SpamAssassin
10 4 (0.30%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 47 (3.47%) HP NNM
2 46 (3.39%) CiscoWorks
3 40 (2.95%) Nagios
4 34 (2.51%) Cacti
5 31 (2.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 27 (1.99%) SolarWinds Orion
7 24 (1.77%) FortiGate
8 18 (1.33%) OpenView
9 17 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
10 16 (1.18%) Zenoss
11 15 (1.11%) Netcool
12 10 (0.74%) Puppet
13 9 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
14 8 (0.59%) SCOM
14 8 (0.59%) SCOrch
14 8 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
15 7 (0.52%) SmokePing
15 7 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 5 (0.37%) Foglight
17 4 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1235 (91.14%) Cisco
2 583 (43.03%) Juniper
3 403 (29.74%) CheckPoint
4 290 (21.40%) F5
5 259 (19.11%) VMware
6 153 (11.29%) HP
7 139 (10.26%) Red Hat
8 136 (10.04%) Microsoft
9 111 (8.19%) SolarWinds
10 81 (5.98%) Aruba
11 80 (5.90%) Fortinet
12 79 (5.83%) Blue Coat
13 73 (5.39%) Citrix
14 65 (4.80%) Brocade
15 55 (4.06%) Riverbed
16 48 (3.54%) Huawei
17 37 (2.73%) Avaya
18 34 (2.51%) Nortel
18 34 (2.51%) Dell
19 32 (2.36%) Nokia
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