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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 365 361 376
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 802 713 764
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.67% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.89% 3.88% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 630 577 613
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 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £69,500 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
20596 18392 22303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.05% 17.27% 18.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16283 14986 18234
Average salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £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

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 23 September 2014 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 23 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
England +3 778 £50,000 +5.26% 93
London +22 301 £55,000 +10.00% 43
South East -58 177 £42,500 -5.55% 20
Yorkshire +37 134 £45,000 - 5
West Yorkshire +48 122 £45,000 - 4
Leeds +37 121 £45,000 - 4
City of London +5 98 £58,000 +13.17% 18
Berkshire -41 80 £42,500 -19.04% 9
East of England +42 74 £50,000 +17.64% 9
West Midlands -5 49 £48,750 +2.63% 8
Reading -20 48 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Birmingham +18 46 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Hampshire -11 35 £38,750 -8.82% 3
Surrey -39 25 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Hertfordshire +4 24 £45,000 +33.33% 5
Bedfordshire +5 22 £53,750 +26.47% 1
South West -28 22 £39,000 -19.58% 5
Slough +9 21 £38,500 -14.44% 4
Basingstoke +11 20 £37,500 +9.48% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 16 £52,500 +52.72%
Cambridgeshire +12 15 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Wales +10 14 £55,000 -4.34%
Milton Keynes +4 14 £52,500 +69.35%
North West -27 14 £38,500 -30.00% 4
Essex +17 13 £40,500 -
South Wales +9 12 £55,000 -4.34%
Bristol -2 11 £27,000 -44.32% 1
Dunstable - 11 £50,000 -
Cambridge +1 10 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Basildon - 9 £42,500 -

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 1296 (90.88%) Cisco
2 1294 (90.74%) BGP
3 976 (68.44%) MPLS
4 924 (64.80%) Cisco Certification
5 898 (62.97%) Firewall
6 743 (52.10%) CCNP
7 601 (42.15%) Juniper
8 591 (41.44%) WAN
9 535 (37.52%) VPN
10 521 (36.54%) EIGRP
11 468 (32.82%) LAN
12 425 (29.80%) CheckPoint
13 422 (29.59%) TCP/IP
14 377 (26.44%) Linux
15 351 (24.61%) CCNA
16 329 (23.07%) DNS
17 315 (22.09%) Cisco ASA
18 306 (21.46%) F5
19 300 (21.04%) Network Security
20 287 (20.13%) Load Balancing
21 281 (19.71%) Windows
22 280 (19.64%) VoIP
23 274 (19.21%) VMware
24 271 (19.00%) Telecoms
25 269 (18.86%) Cisco IOS
26 261 (18.30%) Wireless
27 254 (17.81%) Cisco Nexus
28 249 (17.46%) IPsec
29 244 (17.11%) Finance
30 239 (16.76%) Internet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 98 (6.87%) Apache
2 86 (6.03%) IIS
3 48 (3.37%) MS Exchange
4 44 (3.09%) Lync
5 28 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (1.89%) WebSphere
7 12 (0.84%) SharePoint
8 9 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.56%) nginx
9 8 (0.56%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.35%) Confluence
12 4 (0.28%) Zope
12 4 (0.28%) Plone
12 4 (0.28%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.14%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.14%) Moodle
14 1 (0.070%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 95 (6.66%) MS Excel
2 72 (5.05%) MS Visio
2 72 (5.05%) MS Office
3 2 (0.14%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.070%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (0.49%) SaaS
3 3 (0.21%) PaaS
3 3 (0.21%) Office 365
3 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1294 (90.74%) BGP
2 976 (68.44%) MPLS
3 898 (62.97%) Firewall
4 591 (41.44%) WAN
5 535 (37.52%) VPN
6 521 (36.54%) EIGRP
7 468 (32.82%) LAN
8 422 (29.59%) TCP/IP
9 329 (23.07%) DNS
10 315 (22.09%) Cisco ASA
11 300 (21.04%) Network Security
12 280 (19.64%) VoIP
13 269 (18.86%) Cisco IOS
14 261 (18.30%) Wireless
15 254 (17.81%) Cisco Nexus
16 249 (17.46%) IPsec
17 239 (16.76%) Internet
18 209 (14.66%) VLAN
19 185 (12.97%) VPLS
20 184 (12.90%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.40%) MySQL
2 12 (0.84%) SQL Server
3 11 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.28%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.070%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (0.91%) JIRA
2 10 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (0.35%) Bugzilla
3 5 (0.35%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.28%) Emacs
4 4 (0.28%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.14%) Hudson
6 1 (0.070%) Subversion
General
1 271 (19.00%) Telecoms
2 244 (17.11%) Finance
3 72 (5.05%) Retail
4 69 (4.84%) Banking
5 41 (2.88%) Billing
6 19 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.05%) Legal
8 14 (0.98%) Back Office
9 12 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.77%) Advertising
11 8 (0.56%) Games
12 6 (0.42%) Marketing
12 6 (0.42%) French Language
12 6 (0.42%) German Language
13 5 (0.35%) Publishing
14 4 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.21%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.14%) Law
16 2 (0.14%) Electronics
16 2 (0.14%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 706 (49.51%) Network Engineer
2 201 (14.10%) Senior Network Engineer
3 115 (8.06%) Architect
4 106 (7.43%) Security Engineer
5 95 (6.66%) Network Architect
6 87 (6.10%) Consultant
6 87 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 83 (5.82%) Design Engineer
8 82 (5.75%) Network Security Engineer
9 77 (5.40%) Analyst
10 68 (4.77%) Network Consultant
11 66 (4.63%) Team Leader
12 56 (3.93%) Network Analyst
12 56 (3.93%) Cisco Engineer
13 51 (3.58%) NOC Engineer
13 51 (3.58%) Senior Security Engineer
14 50 (3.51%) Network Specialist
14 50 (3.51%) IP Engineer
15 46 (3.23%) Senior Design Engineer
16 45 (3.16%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.89%) SOAP
2 7 (0.49%) XMPP
3 4 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (0.21%) CSS
5 2 (0.14%) .NET
6 1 (0.070%) MDX
6 1 (0.070%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.070%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.070%) Middleware
6 1 (0.070%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 125 (8.77%) Clustering
2 83 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 40 (2.81%) Smartphone
5 35 (2.45%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (0.98%) Client/Server
7 12 (0.84%) Management Information System
7 12 (0.84%) Open Source
8 11 (0.77%) Equities
9 10 (0.70%) Hedge funds
10 9 (0.63%) Thin Client
10 9 (0.63%) Fat Client
10 9 (0.63%) PKI
11 8 (0.56%) Derivative
11 8 (0.56%) IVR
11 8 (0.56%) CESG
12 7 (0.49%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.49%) Statistics
12 7 (0.49%) SecurID
13 6 (0.42%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 377 (26.44%) Linux
2 281 (19.71%) Windows
3 189 (13.25%) UNIX
4 120 (8.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 56 (3.93%) Solaris
6 42 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (2.95%) CentOS
7 19 (1.33%) Ubuntu
8 18 (1.26%) Windows XP
9 17 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.70%) Debian
13 7 (0.49%) SUSE
14 5 (0.35%) OpenBSD
14 5 (0.35%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.28%) FreeBSD
15 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.28%) openSUSE
16 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (20.13%) Load Balancing
2 237 (16.62%) Network Management
3 233 (16.34%) Network Design
4 162 (11.36%) ITIL
5 126 (8.84%) E-Commerce
6 85 (5.96%) Change Management
7 80 (5.61%) Project Management
8 78 (5.47%) Network Architecture
9 69 (4.84%) Network Monitoring
10 68 (4.77%) Capacity Management
10 68 (4.77%) Service Delivery
11 66 (4.63%) Low Latency
12 62 (4.35%) Mentoring
13 49 (3.44%) Disaster Recovery
14 40 (2.81%) Business Continuity
15 37 (2.59%) PRINCE2
16 36 (2.52%) Change Control
17 32 (2.24%) Capacity Planning
18 31 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
19 29 (2.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (10.38%) Perl
2 107 (7.50%) Bash Shell
3 85 (5.96%) PowerShell
4 81 (5.68%) Java
5 29 (2.03%) Python
6 27 (1.89%) SQL
7 24 (1.68%) Tcl
8 22 (1.54%) PHP
9 15 (1.05%) Shell Script
10 11 (0.77%) C
11 4 (0.28%) PowerHouse
11 4 (0.28%) Ruby
12 2 (0.14%) AWK
13 1 (0.070%) C++
Qualifications
1 924 (64.80%) Cisco Certification
2 743 (52.10%) CCNP
3 351 (24.61%) CCNA
4 223 (15.64%) CCIE
5 136 (9.54%) Degree
6 106 (7.43%) CCSE
7 92 (6.45%) CCDP
8 84 (5.89%) Security Cleared
9 83 (5.82%) CCSA
10 75 (5.26%) CCIP
11 54 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 52 (3.65%) JNCIE
13 45 (3.16%) JNCIA
13 45 (3.16%) JNCIS
14 44 (3.09%) SC Cleared
15 42 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
16 36 (2.52%) RHCE
17 30 (2.10%) MCSE
18 27 (1.89%) MCSA
18 27 (1.89%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (7.78%) PCI DSS
2 100 (7.01%) SLA
3 38 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.70%) QA
5 6 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.21%) COBIT
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 198 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 102 (7.15%) VMware ESXi
3 73 (5.12%) Active Directory
4 64 (4.49%) vSphere
5 18 (1.26%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.12%) XenApp
7 15 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 15 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 11 (0.77%) XenServer
9 10 (0.70%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.49%) ISA Server
10 7 (0.49%) MetaFrame
10 7 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (0.49%) vCloud
11 6 (0.42%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.42%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.28%) Samba
12 4 (0.28%) Postfix
12 4 (0.28%) Varnish
12 4 (0.28%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 49 (3.44%) HP NNM
2 48 (3.37%) CiscoWorks
3 41 (2.88%) Nagios
4 34 (2.38%) Cacti
5 33 (2.31%) Cisco CUCM
6 27 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
7 24 (1.68%) FortiGate
8 18 (1.26%) OpenView
9 16 (1.12%) Zenoss
9 16 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
10 15 (1.05%) Netcool
11 10 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
12 9 (0.63%) Puppet
12 9 (0.63%) SCOM
13 8 (0.56%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.49%) SmokePing
14 7 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 5 (0.35%) Foglight
16 4 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1296 (90.88%) Cisco
2 601 (42.15%) Juniper
3 425 (29.80%) CheckPoint
4 306 (21.46%) F5
5 274 (19.21%) VMware
6 156 (10.94%) HP
7 152 (10.66%) Microsoft
8 143 (10.03%) Red Hat
9 113 (7.92%) SolarWinds
10 89 (6.24%) Aruba
11 88 (6.17%) Fortinet
12 83 (5.82%) Blue Coat
13 73 (5.12%) Citrix
14 65 (4.56%) Brocade
15 58 (4.07%) Riverbed
16 48 (3.37%) Huawei
17 38 (2.66%) Avaya
18 35 (2.45%) Dell
18 35 (2.45%) Nortel
19 32 (2.24%) Nokia
Gillingham, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 11 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Plus great benefits and career progression
Posted: 17 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £37,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Excellent Devel
Posted: Yesterday
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Excellent Devel
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: Subject to Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + annual bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £72000 - £80000 per annum + comm
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + bonus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Square One Resources
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum £45,000 to £50,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: 3 days ago