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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
Rank 318 371 390
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +19
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 764 826 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 0.81% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.64% 4.71% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 601 694 658
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,900 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.05%

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
13549 17530 19344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.24% 17.13% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11064 14585 15664
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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 19 February 2017 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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +62 741 £50,000 - 54
London +97 333 £55,000 +10.00% 25
South East +30 200 £45,000 -10.00% 14
Hampshire +53 74 £52,250 +32.27% 4
West Midlands +48 63 £45,000 -3.22% 4
East of England -36 42 £50,000 -9.09% 3
North West +14 40 £41,000 +1.54% 3
Surrey +38 35 £37,500 - 3
Berkshire -25 34 £50,000 -9.09% 3
City of London +20 33 £65,000 +13.04% 8
Yorkshire +14 33 £41,000 -3.52% 2
Basingstoke +12 28 £52,250 +49.28% 3
West Yorkshire +20 26 £37,500 -9.09% 2
Bedfordshire +1 23 £55,000 -
South West -17 23 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Leeds +12 21 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Birmingham +25 20 £49,250 -1.50%
Oxfordshire +21 19 £46,250 -7.50% 2
Manchester -19 18 £41,250 +2.16% 1
Reading -13 15 £55,000 - 1
Lancashire - 13 £41,000 - 1
Gloucestershire +3 12 £50,000 +33.33%
Herefordshire - 12 £45,000 - 1
East Sussex - 12 £40,000 - 2
Brighton - 12 £40,000 - 2
Cheltenham +19 11 £60,000 +33.33%
Croydon - 11 £53,500 -
Essex +28 10 £33,000 -51.11%
Dorking +4 10 £32,500 -38.09%
Coventry +17 9 £34,000 -22.72%

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 1387 (89.14%) BGP
2 1301 (83.61%) Cisco
3 1060 (68.12%) Cisco Certification
4 990 (63.62%) Firewall
5 919 (59.06%) MPLS
6 860 (55.27%) CCNP
7 765 (49.16%) WAN
8 688 (44.22%) Juniper
9 659 (42.35%) LAN
10 593 (38.11%) VPN
11 503 (32.33%) Data Centre
12 439 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
13 438 (28.15%) Network Security
14 400 (25.71%) EIGRP
15 394 (25.32%) CCNA
16 389 (25.00%) Wireless
17 384 (24.68%) DNS
18 365 (23.46%) F5
19 357 (22.94%) CheckPoint
20 352 (22.62%) TCP/IP
21 331 (21.27%) Palo Alto
22 304 (19.54%) Network Design
23 287 (18.44%) Cisco Nexus
24 278 (17.87%) Telecoms
25 264 (16.97%) VLAN
26 260 (16.71%) CCIE
27 253 (16.26%) Cisco IOS
28 251 (16.13%) Linux
29 246 (15.81%) IPsec
30 225 (14.46%) DHCP

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 33 (2.12%) Skype for Business
2 16 (1.03%) OpenStack
3 15 (0.96%) IIS
4 14 (0.90%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.58%) Apache
5 9 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (0.51%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.13%) nginx
9 2 (0.13%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.064%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.064%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 54 (3.47%) MS Visio
2 47 (3.02%) MS Excel
3 39 (2.51%) MS Office
4 16 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.32%) Adobe Premiere
5 5 (0.32%) S-PLUS
6 4 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.90%) IaaS
4 12 (0.77%) Office 365
5 11 (0.71%) PaaS
6 7 (0.45%) SaaS
7 5 (0.32%) Slack
8 3 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.13%) Akamai
9 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.064%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.064%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1387 (89.14%) BGP
2 990 (63.62%) Firewall
3 919 (59.06%) MPLS
4 765 (49.16%) WAN
5 659 (42.35%) LAN
6 593 (38.11%) VPN
7 439 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
8 438 (28.15%) Network Security
9 400 (25.71%) EIGRP
10 389 (25.00%) Wireless
11 384 (24.68%) DNS
12 352 (22.62%) TCP/IP
13 287 (18.44%) Cisco Nexus
14 264 (16.97%) VLAN
15 253 (16.26%) Cisco IOS
16 246 (15.81%) IPsec
17 225 (14.46%) DHCP
18 202 (12.98%) HSRP
19 178 (11.44%) VoIP
20 166 (10.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.39%) MySQL
2 4 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.13%) GIS
3 2 (0.13%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
2 13 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 278 (17.87%) Telecoms
2 214 (13.75%) Finance
3 72 (4.63%) Banking
4 29 (1.86%) Financial Institution
5 28 (1.80%) Retail
6 26 (1.67%) Marketing
7 21 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 14 (0.90%) Games
8 14 (0.90%) Online Betting
9 13 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.58%) French Language
10 9 (0.58%) Law
11 8 (0.51%) Italian Language
11 8 (0.51%) Legal
12 6 (0.39%) Advertising
13 5 (0.32%) Back Office
14 4 (0.26%) Billing
15 1 (0.064%) German Language
15 1 (0.064%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 965 (62.02%) Network Engineer
2 271 (17.42%) Senior Network Engineer
3 229 (14.72%) Cisco Engineer
4 210 (13.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 131 (8.42%) Juniper Engineer
6 125 (8.03%) Consultant
6 125 (8.03%) Security Engineer
7 112 (7.20%) Support Engineer
8 108 (6.94%) Network Security Engineer
9 105 (6.75%) Network Consultant
10 91 (5.85%) Network Support
11 72 (4.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 67 (4.31%) Architect
13 63 (4.05%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 62 (3.98%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
15 61 (3.92%) Analyst
16 54 (3.47%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
17 52 (3.34%) Network Analyst
18 51 (3.28%) Network Support Engineer
18 51 (3.28%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (4.95%) 802.1X
2 13 (0.84%) Web Services
3 12 (0.77%) SAX
4 7 (0.45%) HTML
5 5 (0.32%) Unreal Engine
6 4 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (0.26%) LAMP
7 3 (0.19%) COM
7 3 (0.19%) XMPP
8 2 (0.13%) CGI
8 2 (0.13%) RFC 2544
9 1 (0.064%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 503 (32.33%) Data Centre
2 127 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (6.81%) Computer Science
4 50 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 47 (3.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 33 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
7 28 (1.80%) BYOD
8 26 (1.67%) Driving Licence
9 21 (1.35%) Hedge funds
10 18 (1.16%) Clustering
10 18 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
11 16 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
12 13 (0.84%) PKI
13 11 (0.71%) Statistics
14 10 (0.64%) Wiki
15 9 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
16 8 (0.51%) iPad
17 7 (0.45%) Virtual Team
18 6 (0.39%) CMDB
18 6 (0.39%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 251 (16.13%) Linux
2 159 (10.22%) Windows
3 104 (6.68%) Unix
4 66 (4.24%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (0.96%) Mac OS X
7 14 (0.90%) Solaris
8 11 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.64%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.58%) CentOS
10 9 (0.58%) Debian
11 6 (0.39%) VyOS
12 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.26%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.19%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.13%) CatOS
15 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (19.54%) Network Design
2 218 (14.01%) ITIL
3 179 (11.50%) Network Management
4 177 (11.38%) Load Balancing
5 135 (8.68%) Presales
6 128 (8.23%) High Availability
7 111 (7.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 107 (6.88%) Network Monitoring
9 94 (6.04%) Change Management
10 89 (5.72%) Mentoring
10 89 (5.72%) Network Architecture
11 79 (5.08%) Business Continuity
12 69 (4.43%) Migration
13 67 (4.31%) Service Delivery
14 65 (4.18%) Change Control
15 58 (3.73%) Kalman Filter
16 54 (3.47%) Project Management
17 53 (3.41%) Continuous Improvement
18 52 (3.34%) Root Cause Analysis
19 51 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 62 (3.98%) Python
2 41 (2.63%) Bash Shell
3 40 (2.57%) Perl
4 15 (0.96%) C
5 9 (0.58%) Ruby
6 7 (0.45%) Java
7 6 (0.39%) C++
7 6 (0.39%) PHP
8 4 (0.26%) Lisp
8 4 (0.26%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.19%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.19%) SQL
10 2 (0.13%) Tcl
11 1 (0.064%) Jython
11 1 (0.064%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1060 (68.12%) Cisco Certification
2 860 (55.27%) CCNP
3 394 (25.32%) CCNA
4 260 (16.71%) CCIE
5 202 (12.98%) Degree
6 117 (7.52%) JNCIP
7 111 (7.13%) Security Cleared
8 83 (5.33%) SC Cleared
9 80 (5.14%) ITIL Certification
10 77 (4.95%) CCDP
10 77 (4.95%) JNCIA
10 77 (4.95%) JNCIS
11 54 (3.47%) CCSE
12 40 (2.57%) CCSA
12 40 (2.57%) CCSP
13 35 (2.25%) CCIP
14 26 (1.67%) DV Cleared
15 21 (1.35%) CCDA
16 14 (0.90%) CISSP
17 12 (0.77%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (6.36%) SLA
2 55 (3.53%) PCI DSS
3 31 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.51%) ISO27002
5 8 (0.51%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.064%) COBIT
6 1 (0.064%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 127 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 48 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 19 (1.22%) Firmware
5 16 (1.03%) ProxySG
6 14 (0.90%) NFS
7 13 (0.84%) VMware ESX
7 13 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
9 10 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.51%) iptables
10 8 (0.51%) XenApp
11 6 (0.39%) vSphere
12 5 (0.32%) FreeRADIUS
13 4 (0.26%) KVM
14 3 (0.19%) GlusterFS
14 3 (0.19%) pfSense
14 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.13%) vCloud
15 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 69 (4.43%) FortiGate
2 59 (3.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 59 (3.79%) Nagios
3 31 (1.99%) Cisco Prime
4 28 (1.80%) Cacti
5 26 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
6 21 (1.35%) Puppet
7 19 (1.22%) Ansible
8 17 (1.09%) SCOM
9 15 (0.96%) Cisco CME
10 13 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
11 12 (0.77%) HAProxy
12 8 (0.51%) OpenNMS
13 7 (0.45%) HP NNM
13 7 (0.45%) SCCM
14 6 (0.39%) Cisco UCCE
14 6 (0.39%) Endace
14 6 (0.39%) Netcool
15 5 (0.32%) OpenView
15 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1301 (83.61%) Cisco
2 688 (44.22%) Juniper
3 365 (23.46%) F5
4 357 (22.94%) CheckPoint
5 331 (21.27%) Palo Alto
6 163 (10.48%) VMware
7 153 (9.83%) Microsoft
8 148 (9.51%) SolarWinds
9 140 (9.00%) Fortinet
10 131 (8.42%) HP
11 117 (7.52%) Riverbed
12 90 (5.78%) Brocade
13 75 (4.82%) Avaya
14 69 (4.43%) Extreme Networks
15 64 (4.11%) Citrix
16 51 (3.28%) Blue Coat
17 49 (3.15%) Arista
17 49 (3.15%) Aruba
18 46 (2.96%) Meraki
19 38 (2.44%) SonicWALL
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Other Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Oncall Allowance, Pension,
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Over Time
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £45-55,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£42k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Certus Sales Recruitment
Salary: 65-70k Base + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £58,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + on-call, benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Reed Technology
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
The North Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Dependant on experience
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Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Michael Page International
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits + Car Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
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