The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 391 405 450
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +45
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 793 733 611
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.70% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.58% 3.87% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 670 612 459
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £35,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17299 18947 17812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 18.12% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14393 15358 13976
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OSPF
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSPF within the UK.

OSPF Salary Trend in the UK

OSPF
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 within the UK.

OSPF Salary Histogram in the UK

OSPF
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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
England +12 743 £50,000 - 106
London +11 294 £50,000 - 32
South East -16 213 £50,000 +5.26% 34
Berkshire +12 109 £55,000 +4.76% 6
East of England +44 91 £55,000 +12.24% 15
Reading +25 63 £55,000 +10.00% 5
South West +30 55 £40,000 -20.00% 10
City of London +3 55 £57,500 +9.52% 7
Yorkshire +12 53 £42,500 -15.00% 8
West Yorkshire +19 38 £40,000 -20.00% 6
Bedfordshire +17 37 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Surrey +8 37 £38,000 -15.55% 10
Hampshire +8 36 £39,500 -1.25% 5
Dorset - 34 £40,000 - 2
Leeds +8 33 £40,000 -20.00% 5
West Midlands -16 31 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Hertfordshire +18 30 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Scotland +11 24 £43,750 +30.59% 3
Poole - 24 £40,000 - 1
Bedford +14 20 £60,000 +31.86% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 20 £29,500 -26.25% 4
Cambridgeshire +11 18 £55,000 +57.14% 1
Cambridge +12 17 £55,000 +57.14% 1
North West -9 17 £40,375 +0.93% 4
Bracknell +9 16 £48,750 -8.10%
Basingstoke +12 15 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Oxfordshire -2 14 £50,000 +29.87% 5
Glasgow -4 14 £43,750 +30.59% 2
Abingdon +1 13 £50,000 - 3
Newbury +27 11 £50,000 -9.09% 1

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 1295 (87.86%) BGP
2 1265 (85.82%) Cisco
3 1006 (68.25%) Cisco Certification
4 913 (61.94%) Firewall
5 909 (61.67%) MPLS
6 812 (55.09%) CCNP
7 679 (46.07%) WAN
8 648 (43.96%) VPN
9 632 (42.88%) Juniper
10 605 (41.04%) LAN
11 486 (32.97%) EIGRP
12 479 (32.50%) TCP/IP
13 427 (28.97%) Cisco ASA
14 423 (28.70%) Data Centre
15 401 (27.20%) F5
16 391 (26.53%) CCNA
17 389 (26.39%) Cisco Nexus
18 369 (25.03%) Linux
18 369 (25.03%) Wireless
19 368 (24.97%) Load Balancing
20 350 (23.74%) VLAN
21 345 (23.41%) Network Security
22 331 (22.46%) CheckPoint
23 328 (22.25%) IPsec
24 321 (21.78%) Telecoms
25 303 (20.56%) VoIP
26 296 (20.08%) DNS
27 287 (19.47%) Finance
28 286 (19.40%) CCIE
29 258 (17.50%) Cisco IOS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 60 (4.07%) Lync
2 43 (2.92%) Apache
3 37 (2.51%) MS Exchange
4 29 (1.97%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.29%) OpenStack
6 17 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (0.68%) nginx
9 8 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.47%) Confluence
10 7 (0.47%) MediaWiki
10 7 (0.47%) MTS
11 6 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.27%) IIS
13 3 (0.20%) SAS
14 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 79 (5.36%) MS Visio
2 77 (5.22%) MS Excel
3 52 (3.53%) MS Office
4 6 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 22 (1.49%) IaaS
4 20 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (1.22%) Yammer
6 14 (0.95%) Office 365
7 11 (0.75%) Mimecast
8 9 (0.61%) SaaS
9 6 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1295 (87.86%) BGP
2 913 (61.94%) Firewall
3 909 (61.67%) MPLS
4 679 (46.07%) WAN
5 648 (43.96%) VPN
6 605 (41.04%) LAN
7 486 (32.97%) EIGRP
8 479 (32.50%) TCP/IP
9 427 (28.97%) Cisco ASA
10 389 (26.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 369 (25.03%) Wireless
12 350 (23.74%) VLAN
13 345 (23.41%) Network Security
14 328 (22.25%) IPsec
15 303 (20.56%) VoIP
16 296 (20.08%) DNS
17 258 (17.50%) Cisco IOS
18 233 (15.81%) SSL
19 215 (14.59%) Ethernet
20 205 (13.91%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (3.26%) MySQL
2 20 (1.36%) SQL Server
3 9 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (0.54%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (0.41%) Big Data
7 1 (0.068%) Informix
7 1 (0.068%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (0.95%) Subversion
3 10 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.47%) Hudson
4 7 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.47%) JIRA
5 2 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 321 (21.78%) Telecoms
2 287 (19.47%) Finance
3 104 (7.06%) Banking
4 32 (2.17%) Retail
5 31 (2.10%) Investment Banking
6 24 (1.63%) Marketing
7 23 (1.56%) Legal
8 22 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 22 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.22%) French Language
9 18 (1.22%) German Language
9 18 (1.22%) Online Betting
10 16 (1.09%) Games
11 10 (0.68%) Back Office
12 9 (0.61%) Law
13 8 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.47%) Billing
15 3 (0.20%) Electronics
16 2 (0.14%) Advertising
16 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 810 (54.95%) Network Engineer
2 257 (17.44%) Senior Network Engineer
3 241 (16.35%) Cisco Engineer
4 210 (14.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 113 (7.67%) Architect
6 110 (7.46%) Security Engineer
7 107 (7.26%) Network Security Engineer
8 102 (6.92%) Network Support
9 100 (6.78%) Consultant
10 96 (6.51%) Network Architect
11 74 (5.02%) Analyst
11 74 (5.02%) Network Analyst
12 73 (4.95%) Firewall Engineer
13 71 (4.82%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 69 (4.68%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
15 64 (4.34%) Support Engineer
16 62 (4.21%) Operations Engineer
17 61 (4.14%) Network Consultant
18 60 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 51 (3.46%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (4.07%) 802.1X
2 38 (2.58%) LAMP
3 35 (2.37%) XMPP
4 19 (1.29%) CSS
5 13 (0.88%) Web Services
6 10 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
7 7 (0.47%) LAPP Stack
8 6 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (0.27%) COM
9 4 (0.27%) RFC 2547
10 3 (0.20%) HTML
10 3 (0.20%) Unreal Engine
11 2 (0.14%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.14%) WebSockets
12 1 (0.068%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 423 (28.70%) Data Centre
2 118 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.14%) Computer Science
4 60 (4.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 44 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
6 24 (1.63%) iPad
7 16 (1.09%) Driving Licence
7 16 (1.09%) IVR
7 16 (1.09%) PKI
8 15 (1.02%) Over-the-Top Content
9 14 (0.95%) Fat Client
9 14 (0.95%) Thin Client
9 14 (0.95%) User Experience
10 13 (0.88%) Blackberry
10 13 (0.88%) Eurex
11 11 (0.75%) Clustering
11 11 (0.75%) IPTV
11 11 (0.75%) Replication
12 10 (0.68%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.68%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 369 (25.03%) Linux
2 190 (12.89%) Windows
3 105 (7.12%) Unix
4 71 (4.82%) Windows Server
5 35 (2.37%) CentOS
6 30 (2.04%) Solaris
7 27 (1.83%) CatOS
8 25 (1.70%) Android
9 22 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (1.02%) Debian
13 14 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (0.68%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.68%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.54%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.14%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.14%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (24.97%) Load Balancing
2 253 (17.16%) Network Design
3 205 (13.91%) Network Management
4 193 (13.09%) ITIL
5 183 (12.42%) High Availability
6 147 (9.97%) Presales
7 91 (6.17%) Network Monitoring
8 90 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 89 (6.04%) E-Commerce
10 86 (5.83%) Mentoring
11 84 (5.70%) Capacity Planning
11 84 (5.70%) Network Architecture
12 80 (5.43%) Change Management
13 74 (5.02%) Service Delivery
14 68 (4.61%) Project Management
15 55 (3.73%) DDoS Mitigation
16 52 (3.53%) Service Management
17 43 (2.92%) Migration
17 43 (2.92%) WAN Optimisation
18 38 (2.58%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 100 (6.78%) Perl
2 83 (5.63%) Python
3 68 (4.61%) Bash Shell
4 48 (3.26%) PHP
5 37 (2.51%) SQL
6 18 (1.22%) C
7 16 (1.09%) Ruby
8 15 (1.02%) Java
8 15 (1.02%) PowerShell
9 11 (0.75%) VB
10 8 (0.54%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.54%) Tcl
11 6 (0.41%) C#
12 2 (0.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1006 (68.25%) Cisco Certification
2 812 (55.09%) CCNP
3 391 (26.53%) CCNA
4 286 (19.40%) CCIE
5 101 (6.85%) Degree
6 99 (6.72%) CCDP
7 93 (6.31%) Security Cleared
8 92 (6.24%) CCSP
9 77 (5.22%) SC Cleared
10 76 (5.16%) JNCIA
11 70 (4.75%) CCDA
12 64 (4.34%) JNCIP
13 62 (4.21%) CCIP
14 55 (3.73%) CCSA
15 49 (3.32%) JNCIS
16 48 (3.26%) CCSE
17 39 (2.65%) JNCIE
18 29 (1.97%) Check Point Certification
19 25 (1.70%) CCVP
20 19 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (10.04%) SLA
2 22 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.61%) JSP 440
4 9 (0.61%) QA
5 7 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.34%) COBIT
7 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.14%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.068%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.068%) SAS 70
System Software
1 154 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (5.09%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (1.22%) iptables
5 15 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.02%) vSphere
6 13 (0.88%) XenApp
7 10 (0.68%) Postfix
8 9 (0.61%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.47%) Samba
9 7 (0.47%) XenServer
10 6 (0.41%) ProxySG
11 5 (0.34%) KVM
11 5 (0.34%) pfSense
11 5 (0.34%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.34%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.27%) Docker
12 4 (0.27%) Xen
13 3 (0.20%) Corosync
14 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 51 (3.46%) FortiGate
2 45 (3.05%) Cisco CUCM
3 43 (2.92%) Puppet
4 33 (2.24%) SolarWinds Orion
5 29 (1.97%) Nagios
6 26 (1.76%) HP NNM
7 24 (1.63%) Cacti
8 23 (1.56%) Cisco UCCE
9 21 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
10 19 (1.29%) OpenView
11 17 (1.15%) Netcool
12 16 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
13 15 (1.02%) CiscoWorks
14 13 (0.88%) Ansible
15 12 (0.81%) ZABBIX
16 10 (0.68%) Iperf
17 9 (0.61%) Graphite
18 8 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
19 7 (0.47%) Salt
20 5 (0.34%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 1265 (85.82%) Cisco
2 632 (42.88%) Juniper
3 401 (27.20%) F5
4 331 (22.46%) CheckPoint
5 246 (16.69%) VMware
6 188 (12.75%) Palo Alto
7 145 (9.84%) HP
8 132 (8.96%) Microsoft
9 125 (8.48%) SolarWinds
10 104 (7.06%) Riverbed
11 85 (5.77%) Citrix
12 76 (5.16%) Brocade
13 62 (4.21%) Aruba
14 57 (3.87%) Red Hat
15 54 (3.66%) Avaya
16 49 (3.32%) Fortinet
17 39 (2.65%) Blue Coat
18 32 (2.17%) Dell
19 29 (1.97%) Infoblox
20 27 (1.83%) Websense
Hertfordshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£85,000 plus Car Allowance and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + 20K guaranteed bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Connected IT
Salary: £45000 - £90000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recann
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
South East
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + negotiable with benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance + package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum + Excellent Training + Certifications
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Daisy Group
Salary: Up to £30,000 plus 20% shift
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Genium Selection Limited
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa; 45,000 - 60,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Peopleworks
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum £60,000 to £65,000 + Bonus + Excelle
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + £5000 Car Allowance + £3000 on Call
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £37,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
@ITS
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
AAP3
Salary: £55000 - £58000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50,000 to £60,000 base salary plus 10% bonus plus benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Salary Details circa £50k + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + company bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits - 25%
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance, Benfits
Posted: 2 days ago