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

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 375 371 476
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +105
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 835 902 666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.82% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.70% 4.49% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 710 693 476
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £34,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%

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
17769 20070 20723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.27% 18.19% 17.11%
Number of salaries quoted 14742 15904 16419
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,580
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 3 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the UK over the 3 months to 3 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
England -4 793 £50,000 - 72
South East +20 273 £50,000 - 18
London -94 241 £55,000 +1.85% 24
Berkshire +14 99 £50,000 -4.76% 5
East of England +49 86 £52,250 +10.00% 3
City of London +26 84 £55,000 +4.76% 9
West Midlands +10 71 £50,000 +17.64% 11
South West +46 53 £38,000 -41.53% 3
Yorkshire +20 47 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Reading +33 45 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Hampshire -7 45 £37,500 -34.78% 7
Surrey +11 42 £37,500 -23.07% 2
North West +35 39 £34,750 -18.23% 5
Hertfordshire +28 35 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Newbury +23 30 £50,000 -28.57%
Bedfordshire +12 30 £55,000 +13.40%
West Yorkshire +29 29 £35,000 -30.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +30 27 £42,500 -15.00%
Oxfordshire 0 26 £55,000 +1.85% 2
Scotland +26 25 £50,000 +38.88% 2
Leeds +7 24 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Manchester +20 23 £27,000 -36.47% 2
Basingstoke +17 23 £35,000 -16.26% 2
Kent +10 19 £40,000 -14.89%
Wiltshire - 18 £40,000 -
North Yorkshire -3 16 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Birmingham -33 16 £50,000 +1.52% 1
Worcestershire - 16 £50,000 - 3
Edinburgh - 16 £53,750 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +26 15 £42,500 -22.72% 2

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 with a requirement for OSPF.

1 1384 (85.91%) BGP
2 1382 (85.79%) Cisco
3 1048 (65.05%) Cisco Certification
4 1032 (64.06%) MPLS
5 994 (61.70%) Firewall
6 876 (54.38%) CCNP
7 781 (48.48%) WAN
8 759 (47.11%) Juniper
9 714 (44.32%) VPN
10 652 (40.47%) LAN
11 579 (35.94%) EIGRP
12 545 (33.83%) TCP/IP
13 452 (28.06%) F5
14 449 (27.87%) CCNA
15 445 (27.62%) Cisco ASA
16 441 (27.37%) Wireless
17 430 (26.69%) Data Centre
18 403 (25.02%) CheckPoint
19 378 (23.46%) IPsec
20 356 (22.10%) Cisco Nexus
21 337 (20.92%) Network Security
21 337 (20.92%) VLAN
22 334 (20.73%) Linux
23 326 (20.24%) VoIP
24 312 (19.37%) SSL
25 310 (19.24%) DNS
26 306 (18.99%) Load Balancing
27 288 (17.88%) Telecoms
28 279 (17.32%) Finance
29 263 (16.33%) Network Design

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills 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 72 (4.47%) Skype for Business
2 37 (2.30%) Apache
3 33 (2.05%) MS Exchange
4 23 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 21 (1.30%) SharePoint
6 13 (0.81%) IIS
6 13 (0.81%) OpenStack
7 8 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.31%) nginx
9 3 (0.19%) Node.js
10 2 (0.12%) Confluence
10 2 (0.12%) MediaWiki
11 1 (0.062%) SAS
11 1 (0.062%) Tomcat
Applications
1 82 (5.09%) MS Visio
2 79 (4.90%) MS Excel
3 56 (3.48%) MS Office
4 7 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (2.30%) Office 365
3 35 (2.17%) IaaS
4 28 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 16 (0.99%) Yammer
7 10 (0.62%) SaaS
8 7 (0.43%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.31%) PaaS
10 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.19%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.062%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1384 (85.91%) BGP
2 1032 (64.06%) MPLS
3 994 (61.70%) Firewall
4 781 (48.48%) WAN
5 714 (44.32%) VPN
6 652 (40.47%) LAN
7 579 (35.94%) EIGRP
8 545 (33.83%) TCP/IP
9 445 (27.62%) Cisco ASA
10 441 (27.37%) Wireless
11 378 (23.46%) IPsec
12 356 (22.10%) Cisco Nexus
13 337 (20.92%) Network Security
13 337 (20.92%) VLAN
14 326 (20.24%) VoIP
15 312 (19.37%) SSL
16 310 (19.24%) DNS
17 229 (14.21%) Spanning Tree
18 228 (14.15%) Cisco IOS
19 225 (13.97%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (2.61%) MySQL
2 15 (0.93%) SQL Server
3 11 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.12%) Big Data
4 2 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (0.25%) Subversion
3 3 (0.19%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.19%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.12%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.12%) Hudson
4 2 (0.12%) JIRA
General
1 288 (17.88%) Telecoms
2 279 (17.32%) Finance
3 108 (6.70%) Banking
4 39 (2.42%) Manufacturing
5 25 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 23 (1.43%) German Language
7 21 (1.30%) French Language
8 20 (1.24%) Marketing
9 17 (1.06%) Legal
9 17 (1.06%) Retail
10 14 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.74%) Games
11 12 (0.74%) Online Betting
12 11 (0.68%) Italian Language
13 10 (0.62%) Billing
14 9 (0.56%) Electronics
15 7 (0.43%) Law
16 6 (0.37%) Back Office
17 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 843 (52.33%) Network Engineer
2 230 (14.28%) Cisco Engineer
3 218 (13.53%) Senior Network Engineer
4 204 (12.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 154 (9.56%) Network Support
6 148 (9.19%) Consultant
7 141 (8.75%) Support Engineer
8 116 (7.20%) Security Engineer
9 112 (6.95%) Network Consultant
10 108 (6.70%) Network Support Engineer
11 105 (6.52%) Architect
12 104 (6.46%) Network Security Engineer
13 84 (5.21%) Analyst
14 79 (4.90%) Network Architect
15 74 (4.59%) Network Analyst
16 69 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 69 (4.28%) Juniper Engineer
17 64 (3.97%) Switch Engineer
18 60 (3.72%) Cisco Consultant
19 59 (3.66%) Cisco Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (6.02%) 802.1X
2 51 (3.17%) XMPP
3 34 (2.11%) LAMP
4 10 (0.62%) CSS
5 8 (0.50%) Web Services
6 5 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (0.31%) LEMP Stack
7 4 (0.25%) HTML
7 4 (0.25%) Unreal Engine
8 3 (0.19%) COM
8 3 (0.19%) Middleware
8 3 (0.19%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.12%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.12%) XML
10 1 (0.062%) Express
10 1 (0.062%) HTML5
10 1 (0.062%) RFC 2547
10 1 (0.062%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 430 (26.69%) Data Centre
2 105 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (3.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 52 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 41 (2.55%) Management Information System
6 31 (1.92%) iPad
7 29 (1.80%) PKI
8 27 (1.68%) Replication
9 26 (1.61%) Over-the-Top Content
10 23 (1.43%) Blackberry
10 23 (1.43%) Clustering
11 22 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
12 20 (1.24%) Fat Client
12 20 (1.24%) IPTV
12 20 (1.24%) Thin Client
13 19 (1.18%) IVR
14 18 (1.12%) Driving Licence
15 17 (1.06%) Mathematics
16 14 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
17 10 (0.62%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 334 (20.73%) Linux
2 233 (14.46%) Windows
3 105 (6.52%) Unix
4 104 (6.46%) Windows Server
5 32 (1.99%) Android
6 30 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (1.30%) CatOS
10 18 (1.12%) CentOS
11 16 (0.99%) Windows 7
12 15 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (0.87%) Windows 10
14 10 (0.62%) Debian
15 9 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (0.56%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.56%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.50%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.43%) Solaris
18 6 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (18.99%) Load Balancing
2 263 (16.33%) Network Design
3 217 (13.47%) ITIL
4 175 (10.86%) Network Management
5 164 (10.18%) High Availability
6 157 (9.75%) Presales
7 127 (7.88%) Network Monitoring
8 108 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 104 (6.46%) Change Management
10 90 (5.59%) Mentoring
11 86 (5.34%) Network Architecture
12 79 (4.90%) Project Management
13 74 (4.59%) Capacity Planning
14 72 (4.47%) Service Delivery
15 60 (3.72%) WAN Optimisation
16 53 (3.29%) Change Control
16 53 (3.29%) DDoS Mitigation
17 48 (2.98%) Continuous Improvement
18 45 (2.79%) Kalman Filter
19 41 (2.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 91 (5.65%) Python
2 80 (4.97%) Perl
3 61 (3.79%) Bash Shell
4 38 (2.36%) PHP
5 35 (2.17%) SQL
6 20 (1.24%) C
7 18 (1.12%) Tcl
8 16 (0.99%) PowerShell
9 14 (0.87%) Ruby
9 14 (0.87%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.56%) Java
11 6 (0.37%) VB
12 1 (0.062%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.062%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1048 (65.05%) Cisco Certification
2 876 (54.38%) CCNP
3 449 (27.87%) CCNA
4 254 (15.77%) CCIE
5 108 (6.70%) Degree
5 108 (6.70%) JNCIA
6 107 (6.64%) CCDP
7 96 (5.96%) CCSP
8 90 (5.59%) Security Cleared
9 80 (4.97%) CCSA
9 80 (4.97%) CCSE
9 80 (4.97%) SC Cleared
10 79 (4.90%) CCDA
11 73 (4.53%) JNCIP
11 73 (4.53%) JNCIS
12 48 (2.98%) JNCIE
13 40 (2.48%) CCIP
14 39 (2.42%) CCVP
15 24 (1.49%) CCNP Voice
16 21 (1.30%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (10.80%) SLA
2 42 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.43%) JSP 440
4 7 (0.43%) QA
5 6 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.31%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.062%) DICOM
7 1 (0.062%) HL7
7 1 (0.062%) SAS 70
System Software
1 148 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (5.52%) Active Directory
3 33 (2.05%) vSphere
4 25 (1.55%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.24%) XenApp
6 18 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.68%) Terminal Services
8 10 (0.62%) vCloud
8 10 (0.62%) Xen
9 8 (0.50%) Postfix
9 8 (0.50%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.43%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.37%) iptables
11 6 (0.37%) KVM
12 5 (0.31%) Firmware
12 5 (0.31%) pfSense
12 5 (0.31%) VMFS
13 4 (0.25%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 63 (3.91%) Cisco CUCM
2 39 (2.42%) FortiGate
3 38 (2.36%) SolarWinds Orion
4 34 (2.11%) Nagios
5 30 (1.86%) Cisco UCCX
6 24 (1.49%) Cisco UCCE
6 24 (1.49%) HP NNM
7 21 (1.30%) Cacti
7 21 (1.30%) Puppet
8 19 (1.18%) Netcool
8 19 (1.18%) OpenView
9 15 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
10 14 (0.87%) CiscoWorks
11 11 (0.68%) SmokePing
12 10 (0.62%) Cisco IPCC
12 10 (0.62%) Graphite
13 7 (0.43%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.43%) vMotion
14 5 (0.31%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1382 (85.79%) Cisco
2 759 (47.11%) Juniper
3 452 (28.06%) F5
4 403 (25.02%) CheckPoint
5 251 (15.58%) VMware
6 189 (11.73%) Palo Alto
7 167 (10.37%) HP
8 155 (9.62%) Microsoft
9 145 (9.00%) SolarWinds
10 114 (7.08%) Brocade
11 92 (5.71%) Riverbed
12 81 (5.03%) Citrix
13 64 (3.97%) Fortinet
14 57 (3.54%) Blue Coat
15 54 (3.35%) Aruba
16 53 (3.29%) Avaya
17 37 (2.30%) Red Hat
18 32 (1.99%) NetScout
19 31 (1.92%) Extreme Networks
20 30 (1.86%) Meraki
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leicestershire
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits + 10k on call
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum + Excellent Training + Certifications
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £80000 per annum + Pension + Gym + Certs
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Overtime
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: The proposed package is up to £60k basic, plus Bonus plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £100,000 to £120,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £47,000 to £55,000 per annum competitive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Salary c£40,000 - £50,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £17,000 to £20,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £80000 - £105000 per annum + Significant bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago