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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 362 361 385
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +24
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 822 722 739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.67% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.99% 3.93% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 651 583 603
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 £33,500 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £60,400
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
20577 18364 22351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.06% 17.17% 19.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16276 14910 18244
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 £26,410 £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 30 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 30 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 +1 800 £50,000 +5.26% 86
London +17 312 £55,000 +10.00% 37
South East -52 187 £42,250 -6.11% 24
Yorkshire +35 133 £45,000 - 8
West Yorkshire +31 121 £45,000 - 3
Leeds +41 120 £45,000 - 3
City of London +15 101 £58,000 +16.00% 20
Berkshire -34 88 £42,500 -18.26% 12
East of England +33 74 £49,000 +12.00% 10
West Midlands +1 50 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Reading -18 47 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Birmingham +15 46 £51,250 +7.89% 4
Hampshire -14 39 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Hertfordshire +11 25 £45,000 +33.33% 6
Slough +9 25 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Surrey -33 24 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Basingstoke +10 22 £37,500 +11.94% 2
South West -17 22 £40,250 -17.01% 1
Bedfordshire -1 19 £52,500 +24.26% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 18 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Buckinghamshire +15 15 £52,500 +50.00%
Milton Keynes -3 14 £52,500 +69.35%
North West -27 14 £38,500 -23.00% 1
Essex +10 12 £40,500 -19.00%
Wales +7 12 £55,000 -2.22%
Cambridge +2 12 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Bristol -1 11 £27,000 -44.32%
South Wales +17 10 £55,000 -2.22%
Letchworth - 9 £42,500 -
Dunstable - 9 £50,000 -

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 1322 (90.98%) BGP
2 1319 (90.78%) Cisco
3 989 (68.07%) MPLS
4 947 (65.18%) Cisco Certification
5 920 (63.32%) Firewall
6 765 (52.65%) CCNP
7 615 (42.33%) Juniper
8 608 (41.84%) WAN
9 555 (38.20%) VPN
10 543 (37.37%) EIGRP
11 484 (33.31%) LAN
12 444 (30.56%) CheckPoint
13 425 (29.25%) TCP/IP
14 388 (26.70%) Linux
15 363 (24.98%) CCNA
16 336 (23.12%) DNS
17 328 (22.57%) Cisco ASA
18 311 (21.40%) Network Security
19 304 (20.92%) F5
20 294 (20.23%) Load Balancing
21 289 (19.89%) VMware
22 286 (19.68%) VoIP
23 285 (19.61%) Windows
24 280 (19.27%) Cisco IOS
25 272 (18.72%) Telecoms
26 267 (18.38%) Wireless
27 265 (18.24%) IPsec
28 263 (18.10%) Cisco Nexus
29 257 (17.69%) Finance
30 238 (16.38%) Internet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 101 (6.95%) Apache
2 87 (5.99%) IIS
3 48 (3.30%) MS Exchange
4 47 (3.23%) Lync
5 27 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (1.86%) WebSphere
6 12 (0.83%) SharePoint
7 9 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (0.62%) nginx
7 9 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.34%) Confluence
11 4 (0.28%) Zope
11 4 (0.28%) Plone
11 4 (0.28%) ejabberd
11 4 (0.28%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.14%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.14%) Moodle
Applications
1 95 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 73 (5.02%) MS Visio
3 72 (4.96%) MS Office
4 2 (0.14%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.069%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (0.48%) SaaS
3 4 (0.28%) PaaS
4 3 (0.21%) Office 365
4 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.069%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1322 (90.98%) BGP
2 989 (68.07%) MPLS
3 920 (63.32%) Firewall
4 608 (41.84%) WAN
5 555 (38.20%) VPN
6 543 (37.37%) EIGRP
7 484 (33.31%) LAN
8 425 (29.25%) TCP/IP
9 336 (23.12%) DNS
10 328 (22.57%) Cisco ASA
11 311 (21.40%) Network Security
12 286 (19.68%) VoIP
13 280 (19.27%) Cisco IOS
14 267 (18.38%) Wireless
15 265 (18.24%) IPsec
16 263 (18.10%) Cisco Nexus
17 238 (16.38%) Internet
18 218 (15.00%) VLAN
19 193 (13.28%) SSL
20 189 (13.01%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.31%) MySQL
2 12 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (0.76%) SQL Server
4 7 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.28%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.069%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (0.96%) JIRA
2 11 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (0.41%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.34%) TestLink
4 5 (0.34%) Bugzilla
4 5 (0.34%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.28%) Emacs
6 2 (0.14%) Hudson
7 1 (0.069%) Subversion
General
1 272 (18.72%) Telecoms
2 257 (17.69%) Finance
3 72 (4.96%) Banking
4 67 (4.61%) Retail
5 35 (2.41%) Billing
6 21 (1.45%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.10%) Legal
8 14 (0.96%) Back Office
9 12 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.76%) Advertising
11 9 (0.62%) French Language
11 9 (0.62%) German Language
12 8 (0.55%) Games
13 7 (0.48%) Marketing
14 5 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.34%) Publishing
15 3 (0.21%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.14%) Law
16 2 (0.14%) Electronics
16 2 (0.14%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 722 (49.69%) Network Engineer
2 206 (14.18%) Senior Network Engineer
3 121 (8.33%) Architect
4 105 (7.23%) Security Engineer
5 101 (6.95%) Network Architect
6 90 (6.19%) Consultant
6 90 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 82 (5.64%) Network Security Engineer
8 79 (5.44%) Design Engineer
9 77 (5.30%) Analyst
10 69 (4.75%) Network Consultant
11 64 (4.40%) Team Leader
12 59 (4.06%) Cisco Engineer
13 57 (3.92%) Network Analyst
14 53 (3.65%) NOC Engineer
15 51 (3.51%) Network Specialist
16 50 (3.44%) Senior Security Engineer
17 47 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 47 (3.23%) Firewall Engineer
17 47 (3.23%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.86%) SOAP
2 7 (0.48%) XMPP
3 4 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (0.21%) CSS
5 1 (0.069%) .NET
5 1 (0.069%) MDX
5 1 (0.069%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.069%) Web Services
5 1 (0.069%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.069%) Middleware
5 1 (0.069%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 127 (8.74%) Clustering
2 88 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (2.89%) Computer Science
4 39 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
5 34 (2.34%) Smartphone
6 15 (1.03%) Client/Server
7 12 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 12 (0.83%) Open Source
8 9 (0.62%) Hedge funds
8 9 (0.62%) Thin Client
8 9 (0.62%) PKI
8 9 (0.62%) Fat Client
9 8 (0.55%) Derivative
9 8 (0.55%) Equities
9 8 (0.55%) IVR
9 8 (0.55%) CESG
10 7 (0.48%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.48%) SecurID
10 7 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.41%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 388 (26.70%) Linux
2 285 (19.61%) Windows
3 197 (13.56%) UNIX
4 121 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (3.92%) Solaris
6 42 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (2.89%) CentOS
7 20 (1.38%) Ubuntu
8 18 (1.24%) Windows XP
8 18 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.69%) Debian
12 8 (0.55%) SUSE
13 5 (0.34%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.34%) OpenBSD
14 4 (0.28%) FreeBSD
14 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.28%) openSUSE
15 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (20.23%) Load Balancing
2 236 (16.24%) Network Design
2 236 (16.24%) Network Management
3 165 (11.36%) ITIL
4 128 (8.81%) E-Commerce
5 90 (6.19%) Change Management
6 84 (5.78%) Project Management
7 80 (5.51%) Network Architecture
8 72 (4.96%) Network Monitoring
9 69 (4.75%) Capacity Management
10 67 (4.61%) Service Delivery
11 64 (4.40%) Low Latency
12 59 (4.06%) Mentoring
13 53 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
14 43 (2.96%) Business Continuity
15 39 (2.68%) Change Control
16 38 (2.62%) PRINCE2
17 34 (2.34%) Capacity Planning
18 32 (2.20%) Kalman Filter
19 30 (2.06%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 150 (10.32%) Perl
2 109 (7.50%) Bash Shell
3 88 (6.06%) PowerShell
4 83 (5.71%) Java
5 29 (2.00%) SQL
6 28 (1.93%) Python
7 25 (1.72%) Tcl
8 23 (1.58%) PHP
9 14 (0.96%) Shell Script
10 11 (0.76%) C
11 5 (0.34%) Ruby
12 4 (0.28%) PowerHouse
13 2 (0.14%) AWK
14 1 (0.069%) C++
Qualifications
1 947 (65.18%) Cisco Certification
2 765 (52.65%) CCNP
3 363 (24.98%) CCNA
4 225 (15.49%) CCIE
5 140 (9.64%) Degree
6 107 (7.36%) CCSE
7 96 (6.61%) CCDP
8 89 (6.13%) Security Cleared
9 84 (5.78%) CCSA
10 73 (5.02%) CCIP
11 54 (3.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 52 (3.58%) JNCIE
13 47 (3.23%) SC Cleared
14 46 (3.17%) JNCIS
15 44 (3.03%) JNCIA
16 41 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
17 34 (2.34%) RHCE
18 30 (2.06%) CCSP
19 29 (2.00%) MCSE
20 28 (1.93%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (7.78%) PCI DSS
2 107 (7.36%) SLA
3 41 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.69%) QA
5 8 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.21%) COBIT
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 206 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (7.30%) VMware ESXi
3 75 (5.16%) Active Directory
4 67 (4.61%) vSphere
5 19 (1.31%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.17%) XenApp
7 16 (1.10%) XenDesktop
8 15 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 12 (0.83%) XenServer
10 10 (0.69%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.48%) ProxySG
11 7 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (0.48%) MetaFrame
11 7 (0.48%) ISA Server
11 7 (0.48%) vCloud
12 6 (0.41%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.34%) Samba
13 5 (0.34%) Postfix
14 4 (0.28%) Ceph
14 4 (0.28%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 52 (3.58%) CiscoWorks
2 49 (3.37%) HP NNM
3 42 (2.89%) Nagios
4 37 (2.55%) Cacti
5 35 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
6 29 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
7 26 (1.79%) FortiGate
8 19 (1.31%) OpenView
9 16 (1.10%) Netcool
9 16 (1.10%) Zenoss
10 14 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
11 10 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
11 10 (0.69%) SCOM
12 9 (0.62%) Puppet
13 8 (0.55%) SCOrch
13 8 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 7 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (0.48%) SmokePing
15 5 (0.34%) Foglight
16 4 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1319 (90.78%) Cisco
2 615 (42.33%) Juniper
3 444 (30.56%) CheckPoint
4 304 (20.92%) F5
5 289 (19.89%) VMware
6 157 (10.81%) HP
6 157 (10.81%) Microsoft
7 144 (9.91%) Red Hat
8 122 (8.40%) SolarWinds
9 93 (6.40%) Aruba
10 91 (6.26%) Fortinet
11 88 (6.06%) Blue Coat
12 76 (5.23%) Citrix
13 65 (4.47%) Brocade
14 59 (4.06%) Riverbed
15 49 (3.37%) Huawei
16 41 (2.82%) Avaya
17 34 (2.34%) Nokia
18 33 (2.27%) Nortel
19 32 (2.20%) Dell
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + On-Call + Overtime
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Competitive + excellent staff benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + bonus benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £55000 to £65000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Plus Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Gate Hampton Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + bens and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Xchanging
Salary: Bens + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £29999 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago