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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 386 396 503
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +107
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 748 786 584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.74% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.42% 4.12% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 641 600 414
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £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 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%

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
16918 19092 20202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.15% 17.86% 17.20%
Number of salaries quoted 14021 15301 16164
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 25 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 25 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 +6 698 £50,000 - 76
South East -3 233 £50,000 - 21
London -55 226 £55,000 +4.76% 33
Berkshire -6 80 £50,000 -4.76% 5
City of London +31 73 £55,000 +11.11% 15
West Midlands -1 62 £50,000 +9.89% 6
East of England +43 61 £45,000 -5.26% 4
South West +41 44 £38,000 -41.53%
North West +45 42 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Hampshire +6 42 £38,500 -23.00% 6
Yorkshire +11 39 £42,500 -15.00% 9
Reading +15 37 £60,000 +14.28% 2
Scotland +21 31 £45,000 +25.00% 4
Surrey -4 28 £45,500 +1.11% 6
Hertfordshire +29 25 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Oxfordshire -1 25 £55,000 - 1
Bedfordshire +8 24 £52,500 -0.94%
Newbury +22 22 £50,000 -
Manchester +20 22 £27,000 -36.47% 1
West Yorkshire +5 22 £35,000 -30.00% 5
Basingstoke +14 21 £35,000 +27.27% 2
Birmingham -18 21 £52,500 +6.59% 1
Hemel Hempstead +32 18 £42,500 -22.72% 3
Buckinghamshire +29 18 £42,500 -12.82% 1
Kent +17 18 £40,000 -14.89%
Somerset +11 18 £38,000 +8.57%
Leeds +7 17 £35,000 -30.00% 5
Wiltshire - 17 £40,000 -
Edinburgh - 17 £53,750 -
Street - 16 £38,000 -

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 1352 (85.84%) Cisco
1 1352 (85.84%) BGP
2 1054 (66.92%) Cisco Certification
3 992 (62.98%) MPLS
4 986 (62.60%) Firewall
5 881 (55.94%) CCNP
6 778 (49.40%) WAN
7 724 (45.97%) Juniper
8 688 (43.68%) VPN
9 647 (41.08%) LAN
10 572 (36.32%) EIGRP
11 525 (33.33%) TCP/IP
12 466 (29.59%) CCNA
13 456 (28.95%) F5
14 441 (28.00%) Wireless
15 438 (27.81%) Cisco ASA
16 424 (26.92%) Data Centre
17 415 (26.35%) CheckPoint
18 369 (23.43%) Cisco Nexus
19 348 (22.10%) IPsec
20 321 (20.38%) Network Security
21 317 (20.13%) DNS
22 316 (20.06%) VoIP
22 316 (20.06%) VLAN
23 302 (19.17%) Linux
24 295 (18.73%) SSL
25 290 (18.41%) Load Balancing
26 271 (17.21%) Telecoms
27 259 (16.44%) Finance
28 245 (15.56%) CCIE

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 65 (4.13%) Skype for Business
2 35 (2.22%) Apache
3 30 (1.90%) MS Exchange
4 23 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (1.14%) SharePoint
7 16 (1.02%) IIS
8 14 (0.89%) OpenStack
9 8 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.19%) nginx
10 3 (0.19%) Node.js
11 1 (0.063%) SAS
11 1 (0.063%) Tomcat
Applications
1 83 (5.27%) MS Excel
2 81 (5.14%) MS Visio
3 51 (3.24%) MS Office
4 8 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (2.35%) Office 365
3 32 (2.03%) IaaS
4 28 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 13 (0.83%) Yammer
7 8 (0.51%) SaaS
8 5 (0.32%) PaaS
9 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.25%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.19%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.063%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1352 (85.84%) BGP
2 992 (62.98%) MPLS
3 986 (62.60%) Firewall
4 778 (49.40%) WAN
5 688 (43.68%) VPN
6 647 (41.08%) LAN
7 572 (36.32%) EIGRP
8 525 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 441 (28.00%) Wireless
10 438 (27.81%) Cisco ASA
11 369 (23.43%) Cisco Nexus
12 348 (22.10%) IPsec
13 321 (20.38%) Network Security
14 317 (20.13%) DNS
15 316 (20.06%) VLAN
15 316 (20.06%) VoIP
16 295 (18.73%) SSL
17 241 (15.30%) HSRP
18 230 (14.60%) Spanning Tree
19 208 (13.21%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (2.29%) MySQL
2 15 (0.95%) SQL Server
3 11 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.19%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.063%) Jenkins
General
1 271 (17.21%) Telecoms
2 259 (16.44%) Finance
3 102 (6.48%) Banking
4 38 (2.41%) Manufacturing
5 23 (1.46%) German Language
6 21 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 20 (1.27%) French Language
8 18 (1.14%) Marketing
9 14 (0.89%) Legal
10 13 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.83%) Retail
11 12 (0.76%) Italian Language
12 10 (0.63%) Billing
13 9 (0.57%) Electronics
13 9 (0.57%) Games
14 8 (0.51%) Online Betting
15 6 (0.38%) Law
16 5 (0.32%) Back Office
17 4 (0.25%) Advertising
17 4 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 844 (53.59%) Network Engineer
2 226 (14.35%) Cisco Engineer
3 214 (13.59%) Senior Network Engineer
4 201 (12.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 169 (10.73%) Network Support
6 155 (9.84%) Support Engineer
7 143 (9.08%) Consultant
8 124 (7.87%) Network Support Engineer
9 115 (7.30%) Network Consultant
10 114 (7.24%) Security Engineer
11 102 (6.48%) Network Security Engineer
12 96 (6.10%) Architect
13 80 (5.08%) Analyst
14 72 (4.57%) Juniper Engineer
15 71 (4.51%) Network Architect
16 69 (4.38%) Network Analyst
17 61 (3.87%) Cisco Support
18 60 (3.81%) Cisco Consultant
18 60 (3.81%) Switch Engineer
19 59 (3.75%) Cisco Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (6.48%) 802.1X
2 43 (2.73%) XMPP
3 30 (1.90%) LAMP
4 12 (0.76%) CSS
5 9 (0.57%) Web Services
6 5 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (0.25%) HTML
7 4 (0.25%) Unreal Engine
8 3 (0.19%) COM
8 3 (0.19%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (0.19%) Middleware
8 3 (0.19%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.13%) RFC 2547
9 2 (0.13%) XML
10 1 (0.063%) HTML5
10 1 (0.063%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 424 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 92 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (3.43%) Management Information System
4 53 (3.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 50 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 35 (2.22%) PKI
7 28 (1.78%) iPad
8 27 (1.71%) Over-the-Top Content
8 27 (1.71%) Replication
9 23 (1.46%) Blackberry
10 21 (1.33%) Driving Licence
11 20 (1.27%) Clustering
11 20 (1.27%) Fat Client
11 20 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
11 20 (1.27%) Thin Client
12 19 (1.21%) IPTV
13 17 (1.08%) Mathematics
14 14 (0.89%) IVR
15 13 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
16 11 (0.70%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 302 (19.17%) Linux
2 228 (14.48%) Windows
3 104 (6.60%) Windows Server
4 96 (6.10%) Unix
5 30 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (1.84%) Android
7 28 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (1.08%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.95%) Windows 10
11 14 (0.89%) CatOS
12 12 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.63%) CentOS
14 9 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
14 9 (0.57%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.57%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.51%) Debian
15 8 (0.51%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (18.41%) Load Balancing
2 245 (15.56%) Network Design
3 209 (13.27%) ITIL
4 154 (9.78%) Network Management
5 142 (9.02%) High Availability
5 142 (9.02%) Presales
6 130 (8.25%) Network Monitoring
7 105 (6.67%) Change Management
8 101 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 88 (5.59%) Mentoring
10 83 (5.27%) Network Architecture
10 83 (5.27%) Project Management
11 68 (4.32%) Service Delivery
12 61 (3.87%) Capacity Planning
13 59 (3.75%) Change Control
14 53 (3.37%) WAN Optimisation
15 46 (2.92%) Kalman Filter
16 44 (2.79%) Continuous Improvement
16 44 (2.79%) DDoS Mitigation
17 40 (2.54%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 88 (5.59%) Python
2 73 (4.63%) Perl
3 56 (3.56%) Bash Shell
4 35 (2.22%) PHP
5 31 (1.97%) SQL
6 19 (1.21%) C
6 19 (1.21%) PowerShell
6 19 (1.21%) Tcl
7 14 (0.89%) Shell Script
8 12 (0.76%) Ruby
9 7 (0.44%) Java
10 3 (0.19%) VB
11 1 (0.063%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.063%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1054 (66.92%) Cisco Certification
2 881 (55.94%) CCNP
3 466 (29.59%) CCNA
4 245 (15.56%) CCIE
5 112 (7.11%) Degree
6 107 (6.79%) JNCIA
7 99 (6.29%) CCDP
8 97 (6.16%) CCSP
9 88 (5.59%) Security Cleared
10 81 (5.14%) CCSE
11 80 (5.08%) CCSA
12 78 (4.95%) SC Cleared
13 74 (4.70%) CCDA
14 71 (4.51%) JNCIS
15 67 (4.25%) JNCIP
16 46 (2.92%) JNCIE
17 42 (2.67%) CCVP
18 36 (2.29%) CCIP
19 22 (1.40%) CCNP Voice
20 21 (1.33%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (10.35%) SLA
2 53 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.44%) HIPAA
4 7 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.38%) QA
5 6 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.32%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.063%) DICOM
7 1 (0.063%) HL7
7 1 (0.063%) SAS 70
System Software
1 141 (8.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (5.40%) Active Directory
3 33 (2.10%) vSphere
4 27 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.27%) XenApp
6 14 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.70%) Terminal Services
7 11 (0.70%) Xen
8 9 (0.57%) vCloud
9 8 (0.51%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.51%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.44%) Firmware
11 6 (0.38%) Postfix
12 5 (0.32%) KVM
12 5 (0.32%) pfSense
12 5 (0.32%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.32%) VMFS
13 4 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.19%) Corosync
14 3 (0.19%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 64 (4.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 35 (2.22%) Nagios
2 35 (2.22%) SolarWinds Orion
3 32 (2.03%) FortiGate
4 30 (1.90%) Cisco UCCX
5 29 (1.84%) Cisco Prime
6 23 (1.46%) Cisco UCCE
7 20 (1.27%) HP NNM
7 20 (1.27%) Netcool
8 18 (1.14%) Cacti
9 16 (1.02%) OpenView
10 13 (0.83%) Puppet
10 13 (0.83%) SmokePing
11 10 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
11 10 (0.63%) Graphite
12 7 (0.44%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.44%) vMotion
13 6 (0.38%) Ansible
13 6 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1352 (85.84%) Cisco
2 724 (45.97%) Juniper
3 456 (28.95%) F5
4 415 (26.35%) CheckPoint
5 235 (14.92%) VMware
6 182 (11.56%) Palo Alto
7 161 (10.22%) Microsoft
8 158 (10.03%) HP
9 138 (8.76%) SolarWinds
10 113 (7.17%) Brocade
11 83 (5.27%) Riverbed
12 76 (4.83%) Citrix
13 63 (4.00%) Fortinet
14 54 (3.43%) Avaya
14 54 (3.43%) Blue Coat
15 47 (2.98%) Aruba
16 35 (2.22%) NetScout
17 31 (1.97%) Extreme Networks
17 31 (1.97%) Meraki
18 26 (1.65%) SonicWALL
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newark, Nottinghamshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum + OTE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £130,000 per annum Salary is approx. 70-130k base + bo
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Pack
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + inc shift
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Inc Shift Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 per annum + Training + Certs + Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Training + Certifications
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Falkirk, Stirlingshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus and gd benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £46 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ESA Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30k - 65k per year + benefit & bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: The proposed package is up to £60k basic, plus Bonus plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £70,000 per annum Salary is approx 30-70k base + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £75 - £85 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Pension, etc
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + benefits and strong bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum + benefits and strong bonus
Posted: 5 days ago