The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 241 236 292
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +56
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 236 253 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.28% 1.23% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.99% 5.63% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 212 169 122
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +20.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £65,000 £55,200
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
OSPF
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3941 4495 4890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.30% 21.81% 21.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3238 3429 3834
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

OSPF
Salary Trend in the South East

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

OSPF Salary Trend in the South East

OSPF
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

OSPF Salary Histogram in the South East

OSPF
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -14 78 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Hampshire +6 46 £38,500 -23.00% 6
Surrey -2 28 £45,500 +2.82% 5
Oxfordshire -5 25 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire +31 18 £42,500 -12.82% 3
Kent +19 17 £40,000 -14.89%
West Sussex +2 14 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Middlesex - 4 £62,500 -
OSPF
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OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 South East region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 411 (88.58%) BGP
2 372 (80.17%) Cisco
3 349 (75.22%) MPLS
4 341 (73.49%) Cisco Certification
5 286 (61.64%) CCNP
6 265 (57.11%) Juniper
7 246 (53.02%) Firewall
8 232 (50.00%) WAN
9 180 (38.79%) CCNA
10 165 (35.56%) F5
11 163 (35.13%) Cisco ASA
12 159 (34.27%) TCP/IP
13 157 (33.84%) VPN
14 137 (29.53%) LAN
15 128 (27.59%) EIGRP
16 122 (26.29%) Wireless
17 121 (26.08%) IPsec
18 116 (25.00%) CheckPoint
19 110 (23.71%) Data Centre
20 102 (21.98%) Telecoms
21 96 (20.69%) Ethernet
22 93 (20.04%) SSL
23 92 (19.83%) Network Design
24 89 (19.18%) Cisco Nexus
25 88 (18.97%) DNS
26 85 (18.32%) VLAN
27 78 (16.81%) Linux
28 71 (15.30%) JNCIA
28 71 (15.30%) VMware
29 68 (14.66%) CCIE

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (2.16%) OpenStack
2 8 (1.72%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.86%) Apache
4 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.22%) nginx
4 1 (0.22%) Node.js
4 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.37%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.08%) IaaS
2 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.43%) PaaS
2 2 (0.43%) SaaS
3 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 411 (88.58%) BGP
2 349 (75.22%) MPLS
3 246 (53.02%) Firewall
4 232 (50.00%) WAN
5 163 (35.13%) Cisco ASA
6 159 (34.27%) TCP/IP
7 157 (33.84%) VPN
8 137 (29.53%) LAN
9 128 (27.59%) EIGRP
10 122 (26.29%) Wireless
11 121 (26.08%) IPsec
12 96 (20.69%) Ethernet
13 93 (20.04%) SSL
14 89 (19.18%) Cisco Nexus
15 88 (18.97%) DNS
16 85 (18.32%) VLAN
17 66 (14.22%) Network Security
17 66 (14.22%) VoIP
18 57 (12.28%) HSRP
19 54 (11.64%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 102 (21.98%) Telecoms
2 35 (7.54%) Finance
3 24 (5.17%) Banking
4 23 (4.96%) German Language
5 21 (4.53%) Manufacturing
6 20 (4.31%) French Language
7 12 (2.59%) Italian Language
8 6 (1.29%) Electronics
9 3 (0.65%) Marketing
10 2 (0.43%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Legal
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 271 (58.41%) Network Engineer
2 86 (18.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 79 (17.03%) Support Engineer
4 77 (16.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 67 (14.44%) Network Support
6 65 (14.01%) Network Support Engineer
7 64 (13.79%) Senior Network Engineer
8 45 (9.70%) Juniper Engineer
9 38 (8.19%) Switch Engineer
10 35 (7.54%) Consultant
11 29 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
11 29 (6.25%) Security Engineer
12 28 (6.03%) Architect
12 28 (6.03%) Network Consultant
13 25 (5.39%) NOC Engineer
14 23 (4.96%) Juniper Consultant
15 22 (4.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 22 (4.74%) Cisco Support
15 22 (4.74%) Firewall Engineer
16 21 (4.53%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.09%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.08%) CSS
2 5 (1.08%) Web Services
3 4 (0.86%) LAMP
3 4 (0.86%) Unreal Engine
4 3 (0.65%) XMPP
5 2 (0.43%) HTML
5 2 (0.43%) RFC 2547
6 1 (0.22%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.22%) Middleware
6 1 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 110 (23.71%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 18 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.02%) Mathematics
6 12 (2.59%) PKI
7 9 (1.94%) Clustering
7 9 (1.94%) iPad
8 5 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.08%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.86%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.43%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 78 (16.81%) Linux
2 46 (9.91%) Windows
3 32 (6.90%) Unix
4 11 (2.37%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.51%) CentOS
6 3 (0.65%) Debian
6 3 (0.65%) Solaris
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.22%) Android
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (19.83%) Network Design
2 65 (14.01%) Load Balancing
3 61 (13.15%) ITIL
4 41 (8.84%) Network Monitoring
5 35 (7.54%) Presales
6 34 (7.33%) Network Architecture
6 34 (7.33%) Project Management
7 33 (7.11%) Change Management
8 31 (6.68%) Mentoring
9 30 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
10 27 (5.82%) Network Management
11 25 (5.39%) High Availability
12 23 (4.96%) Change Control
13 16 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
13 16 (3.45%) WAN Optimisation
14 15 (3.23%) Coaching
15 14 (3.02%) Operations Management
16 13 (2.80%) Incident Management
17 12 (2.59%) Line Management
17 12 (2.59%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.17%) Python
2 20 (4.31%) Perl
3 17 (3.66%) Bash Shell
4 14 (3.02%) C
4 14 (3.02%) SQL
5 12 (2.59%) PowerShell
6 9 (1.94%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.86%) Tcl
8 3 (0.65%) PHP
9 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 341 (73.49%) Cisco Certification
2 286 (61.64%) CCNP
3 180 (38.79%) CCNA
4 71 (15.30%) JNCIA
5 68 (14.66%) CCIE
6 58 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 50 (10.78%) SC Cleared
8 41 (8.84%) CCSP
9 39 (8.41%) JNCIS
10 33 (7.11%) JNCIP
11 32 (6.90%) CCDA
11 32 (6.90%) Degree
12 24 (5.17%) CCDP
13 19 (4.09%) CCIP
14 17 (3.66%) JNCIE
15 16 (3.45%) CCSA
15 16 (3.45%) CCSE
16 8 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (1.72%) RHCE
16 8 (1.72%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (13.15%) SLA
2 15 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.72%) HIPAA
3 8 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) SAS 70
System Software
1 35 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.16%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.94%) Xen
4 4 (0.86%) Firmware
4 4 (0.86%) Postfix
5 3 (0.65%) Corosync
5 3 (0.65%) KVM
6 2 (0.43%) iptables
7 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.22%) oVirt
7 1 (0.22%) UAG
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (4.09%) Netcool
2 17 (3.66%) OpenView
3 15 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
3 15 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
4 7 (1.51%) Nagios
4 7 (1.51%) Puppet
5 6 (1.29%) Cacti
5 6 (1.29%) SmokePing
6 2 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.43%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.22%) Nessus
7 1 (0.22%) SCCM
7 1 (0.22%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 372 (80.17%) Cisco
2 265 (57.11%) Juniper
3 165 (35.56%) F5
4 116 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 71 (15.30%) VMware
6 64 (13.79%) Palo Alto
7 51 (10.99%) SolarWinds
8 35 (7.54%) Brocade
9 34 (7.33%) Microsoft
10 33 (7.11%) HP
11 32 (6.90%) Riverbed
12 31 (6.68%) Blue Coat
13 30 (6.47%) NetScout
14 19 (4.09%) Ericsson
14 19 (4.09%) Redback
15 13 (2.80%) Aruba
15 13 (2.80%) Extreme Networks
15 13 (2.80%) Radware
16 11 (2.37%) Avaya
17 10 (2.16%) Citrix
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