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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 422 389 441
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +52
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 645 845 707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.77% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.97% 4.63% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 544 711 563
Median salary £48,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,195 £32,550
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £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
16241 18264 21126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.87% 16.73% 18.12%
Number of salaries quoted 13436 15156 16686
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -34 609 £48,500 -3.00% 55
London -43 257 £52,500 -4.54% 22
South East +2 181 £46,500 -7.00% 13
Surrey +64 67 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Berkshire -34 49 £52,500 -4.54% 4
West Midlands -30 47 £45,000 -10.00% 5
City of London +12 36 £52,500 -8.69% 3
North West +28 34 £38,000 -27.61% 6
East of England -8 34 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Yorkshire +37 32 £43,000 -4.44% 1
Birmingham -44 29 £47,500 -7.76% 1
Reading -13 28 £60,000 +14.28% 4
Hampshire -7 24 £35,000 -22.22% 2
West Yorkshire +32 23 £42,000 -16.00% 1
Manchester +27 23 £38,000 -24.00% 4
South West +6 20 £42,500 -7.60% 4
Scotland +24 18 £42,500 +70.00% 1
Hertfordshire +14 17 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Camberley +7 17 £37,500 -34.78%
Hemel Hempstead +18 16 £45,000 +5.88%
Oxfordshire -1 16 £60,000 +11.11% 2
Rochdale - 16 £37,250 -
Leeds +35 14 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +24 13 £65,000 +23.80% 1
Bedfordshire +20 13 £52,500 - 2
Reigate +16 13 £40,000 -25.58% 1
Hounslow +18 12 £45,000 -14.28%
High Wycombe +5 12 £65,000 - 1
Edinburgh +27 11 - -
Wiltshire +20 11 £28,250 -35.42%

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1237 (88.36%) BGP
2 1235 (88.21%) Cisco
3 943 (67.36%) Cisco Certification
4 867 (61.93%) Firewall
5 814 (58.14%) MPLS
6 772 (55.14%) CCNP
7 662 (47.29%) WAN
8 601 (42.93%) VPN
9 574 (41.00%) Juniper
10 571 (40.79%) LAN
11 542 (38.71%) EIGRP
12 459 (32.79%) CCNA
13 440 (31.43%) TCP/IP
14 391 (27.93%) Cisco ASA
15 389 (27.79%) Wireless
16 371 (26.50%) Data Centre
17 355 (25.36%) CheckPoint
18 348 (24.86%) DNS
19 329 (23.50%) F5
20 312 (22.29%) Cisco Nexus
21 302 (21.57%) Network Security
22 244 (17.43%) ITIL
23 236 (16.86%) VLAN
24 235 (16.79%) Linux
25 233 (16.64%) Windows
26 232 (16.57%) HSRP
27 231 (16.50%) Network Design
28 227 (16.21%) Telecoms
29 223 (15.93%) VoIP
30 220 (15.71%) IPsec

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 30 (2.14%) OpenStack
2 26 (1.86%) Skype for Business
3 22 (1.57%) IIS
4 9 (0.64%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.50%) Apache
6 6 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.21%) nginx
8 3 (0.21%) SAS
8 3 (0.21%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.071%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.071%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 67 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 62 (4.43%) MS Visio
3 38 (2.71%) MS Office
4 13 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.43%) Office 365
2 26 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.71%) IaaS
4 16 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.57%) SaaS
6 6 (0.43%) PaaS
7 3 (0.21%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.071%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.071%) Slack
8 1 (0.071%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1237 (88.36%) BGP
2 867 (61.93%) Firewall
3 814 (58.14%) MPLS
4 662 (47.29%) WAN
5 601 (42.93%) VPN
6 571 (40.79%) LAN
7 542 (38.71%) EIGRP
8 440 (31.43%) TCP/IP
9 391 (27.93%) Cisco ASA
10 389 (27.79%) Wireless
11 348 (24.86%) DNS
12 312 (22.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 302 (21.57%) Network Security
14 236 (16.86%) VLAN
15 232 (16.57%) HSRP
16 223 (15.93%) VoIP
17 220 (15.71%) IPsec
18 219 (15.64%) DHCP
19 189 (13.50%) SSL
20 170 (12.14%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.43%) MySQL
2 2 (0.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.071%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.071%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.071%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 11 (0.79%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.21%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.071%) Subversion
General
1 227 (16.21%) Telecoms
2 198 (14.14%) Finance
3 88 (6.29%) Banking
4 27 (1.93%) Manufacturing
5 19 (1.36%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.21%) Marketing
7 12 (0.86%) German Language
7 12 (0.86%) Retail
8 9 (0.64%) Italian Language
9 8 (0.57%) French Language
10 7 (0.50%) Billing
10 7 (0.50%) Electronics
11 6 (0.43%) Advertising
11 6 (0.43%) Legal
12 5 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.36%) Publishing
13 4 (0.29%) Games
14 2 (0.14%) Back Office
14 2 (0.14%) Law
14 2 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 766 (54.71%) Network Engineer
2 244 (17.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 224 (16.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 173 (12.36%) Senior Network Engineer
5 171 (12.21%) Network Support
6 146 (10.43%) Support Engineer
7 126 (9.00%) Network Support Engineer
8 105 (7.50%) Security Engineer
9 94 (6.71%) Analyst
9 94 (6.71%) Juniper Engineer
10 93 (6.64%) Consultant
11 91 (6.50%) Network Security Engineer
12 82 (5.86%) Network Analyst
13 80 (5.71%) Architect
14 77 (5.50%) Network Consultant
15 72 (5.14%) Cisco Support
16 71 (5.07%) Network Specialist
17 54 (3.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 51 (3.64%) Network Architect
19 50 (3.57%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (7.57%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.14%) XMPP
3 5 (0.36%) CSS
3 5 (0.36%) Web Services
4 4 (0.29%) HTML
4 4 (0.29%) RFC 2547
4 4 (0.29%) XML
5 3 (0.21%) JSON
5 3 (0.21%) LAMP
5 3 (0.21%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (0.21%) Middleware
5 3 (0.21%) Node.js
5 3 (0.21%) REST
5 3 (0.21%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.14%) Django
6 2 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.14%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.071%) HTML5
7 1 (0.071%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (0.071%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 371 (26.50%) Data Centre
2 101 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (4.64%) Management Information System
4 49 (3.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 43 (3.07%) Virtual Team
6 42 (3.00%) Computer Science
7 30 (2.14%) PKI
8 29 (2.07%) Clustering
9 24 (1.71%) Over-the-Top Content
10 18 (1.29%) IPTV
10 18 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
11 17 (1.21%) Hedge funds
12 15 (1.07%) Driving Licence
13 12 (0.86%) Replication
13 12 (0.86%) Statistics
14 11 (0.79%) Mathematics
15 8 (0.57%) Fintech
16 7 (0.50%) Visualisation
17 6 (0.43%) CCTV
17 6 (0.43%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 235 (16.79%) Linux
2 233 (16.64%) Windows
3 107 (7.64%) Windows Server
4 78 (5.57%) Unix
5 24 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.07%) Windows 10
8 13 (0.93%) Debian
8 13 (0.93%) Ubuntu
9 11 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
10 9 (0.64%) Windows 8
10 9 (0.64%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.57%) Android
11 8 (0.57%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.43%) CatOS
12 6 (0.43%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (17.43%) ITIL
2 231 (16.50%) Network Design
3 169 (12.07%) Load Balancing
4 126 (9.00%) Change Management
5 121 (8.64%) Network Monitoring
6 115 (8.21%) Network Management
7 110 (7.86%) High Availability
8 88 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 67 (4.79%) Presales
10 66 (4.71%) Project Management
11 63 (4.50%) Kalman Filter
12 60 (4.29%) Change Control
12 60 (4.29%) Network Architecture
12 60 (4.29%) Service Delivery
13 56 (4.00%) Mentoring
14 55 (3.93%) Capacity Planning
15 53 (3.79%) Incident Management
16 45 (3.21%) WAN Optimisation
17 41 (2.93%) Configuration Management
18 37 (2.64%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 81 (5.79%) Python
2 61 (4.36%) Perl
3 55 (3.93%) Bash Shell
4 30 (2.14%) SQL
5 23 (1.64%) C
6 19 (1.36%) PHP
7 18 (1.29%) Tcl
8 15 (1.07%) PowerShell
9 13 (0.93%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.57%) Ruby
11 7 (0.50%) Lisp
12 3 (0.21%) C++
12 3 (0.21%) Java
13 1 (0.071%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.071%) Korn
Qualifications
1 943 (67.36%) Cisco Certification
2 772 (55.14%) CCNP
3 459 (32.79%) CCNA
4 162 (11.57%) CCIE
5 98 (7.00%) Degree
6 86 (6.14%) JNCIA
7 85 (6.07%) Security Cleared
8 69 (4.93%) JNCIS
9 67 (4.79%) SC Cleared
10 60 (4.29%) CCDP
11 57 (4.07%) CCSP
12 54 (3.86%) CCSE
13 46 (3.29%) CCIP
14 43 (3.07%) JNCIP
15 40 (2.86%) CCSA
16 35 (2.50%) CCDA
17 32 (2.29%) CCVP
17 32 (2.29%) CISSP
18 22 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
19 18 (1.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (8.86%) SLA
2 70 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (2.64%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.71%) HIPAA
5 9 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.36%) QA
7 4 (0.29%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.21%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.071%) DICOM
9 1 (0.071%) HL7
9 1 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 91 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (5.21%) Active Directory
3 35 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 28 (2.00%) vSphere
5 18 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
6 14 (1.00%) Firmware
6 14 (1.00%) KVM
6 14 (1.00%) Xen
7 13 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.79%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.57%) vCloud
10 7 (0.50%) NFS
10 7 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.36%) iptables
11 5 (0.36%) pfSense
11 5 (0.36%) VMFS
12 4 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.29%) XenApp
13 3 (0.21%) Postfix
13 3 (0.21%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 48 (3.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 42 (3.00%) Nagios
3 34 (2.43%) Puppet
4 33 (2.36%) SolarWinds Orion
5 32 (2.29%) Cisco Prime
6 28 (2.00%) Ansible
7 26 (1.86%) Cacti
8 23 (1.64%) FortiGate
9 22 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (1.21%) Cisco UCCX
11 16 (1.14%) Netcool
11 16 (1.14%) SCCM
12 14 (1.00%) OpenView
13 13 (0.93%) HP NNM
13 13 (0.93%) OpenNMS
14 10 (0.71%) SCOM
15 9 (0.64%) SmokePing
16 8 (0.57%) RANCID
16 8 (0.57%) vRealize
17 6 (0.43%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1235 (88.21%) Cisco
2 574 (41.00%) Juniper
3 355 (25.36%) CheckPoint
4 329 (23.50%) F5
5 176 (12.57%) Palo Alto
6 165 (11.79%) VMware
7 143 (10.21%) Microsoft
8 118 (8.43%) SolarWinds
9 93 (6.64%) HP
10 81 (5.79%) Brocade
11 70 (5.00%) Riverbed
12 65 (4.64%) Fortinet
13 63 (4.50%) Citrix
14 62 (4.43%) Avaya
15 40 (2.86%) Blue Coat
16 36 (2.57%) Aruba
17 31 (2.21%) Meraki
18 28 (2.00%) Ericsson
19 27 (1.93%) Huawei
20 25 (1.79%) NetScout
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: The proposed package is up to £60k basic, plus Bonus plus Benefits plu
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Networking People
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent training, progression
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Salary: £85000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM plc
Salary: 26,000-32,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: £60000 to £65000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Salary is approx 50-65k base + excel
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
UNiDAYS
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Lea Consultancy Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Lea Consultancy Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Exponential-e Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits, dependant on experience
Posted: 10 days ago
West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Exponential-e Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits, Dependant on Experience
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Exponential-e Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum +5% Shift Allowance
Posted: 17 days ago