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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 372 409 385
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -24
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 782 649 724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.59% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.92% 3.45% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 643 475 610
Average salary £46,250 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,400 £28,450
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +8.43%

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
19930 18802 22840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.80% 17.17% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16113 14740 19028
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +40 744 £47,500 -5.00% 80
London +24 270 £47,500 -9.52% 30
South East +78 250 £42,000 -11.57% 25
Berkshire +30 122 £42,750 -14.50% 10
City of London +51 92 £47,500 -5.00% 18
Yorkshire -18 71 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Reading +23 60 £48,750 -2.50% 4
East of England -10 52 £50,000 +5.26% 10
West Yorkshire -25 49 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Hampshire -17 46 £40,000 - 4
West Midlands +11 44 £46,500 +24.00% 5
Leeds -14 44 £47,500 +5.55%
Surrey +17 35 £37,750 -11.17% 4
North West -23 26 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Birmingham +11 24 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Bedfordshire +26 20 £53,750 +79.16% 5
North Yorkshire +16 20 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Slough -12 20 £42,000 -6.66% 2
East Sussex +7 19 £47,500 -
Reigate -3 17 £32,500 -32.98% 2
Basingstoke +3 16 £40,000 -3.03%
York +20 15 £50,000 -
Essex -14 14 £55,000 +12.82% 1
Manchester -21 13 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +13 12 £37,500 +38.88% 3
South West 0 12 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Bracknell -8 12 £41,000 -3.52% 1
Oxfordshire +16 11 £39,250 +37.71% 3
Lancashire - 11 £31,500 -
Farnborough - 11 £40,000 -

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1456 (92.15%) BGP
2 1436 (90.89%) Cisco
3 1149 (72.72%) Cisco Certification
4 1076 (68.10%) Firewall
5 1025 (64.87%) MPLS
6 920 (58.23%) CCNP
7 701 (44.37%) VPN
8 687 (43.48%) WAN
9 681 (43.10%) Juniper
10 600 (37.97%) EIGRP
11 540 (34.18%) LAN
12 501 (31.71%) CheckPoint
13 480 (30.38%) TCP/IP
14 471 (29.81%) Cisco ASA
15 466 (29.49%) CCNA
16 401 (25.38%) Linux
17 397 (25.13%) Network Security
18 365 (23.10%) F5
19 338 (21.39%) DNS
20 334 (21.14%) Wireless
21 326 (20.63%) Cisco Nexus
22 322 (20.38%) VMware
23 318 (20.13%) VoIP
24 315 (19.94%) IPsec
25 307 (19.43%) VLAN
26 283 (17.91%) Cisco IOS
26 283 (17.91%) Load Balancing
27 265 (16.77%) Finance
28 261 (16.52%) Windows
28 261 (16.52%) SSL

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 79 (5.00%) Apache
2 73 (4.62%) Lync
3 62 (3.92%) MS Exchange
4 58 (3.67%) IIS
5 15 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (0.89%) nginx
7 11 (0.70%) Moodle
8 8 (0.51%) Confluence
8 8 (0.51%) SharePoint
8 8 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.38%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.38%) MediaWiki
10 6 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.25%) ejabberd
11 4 (0.25%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.25%) Zope
11 4 (0.25%) Plone
12 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 87 (5.51%) MS Office
1 87 (5.51%) MS Visio
2 77 (4.87%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.13%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.063%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
2 16 (1.01%) Office 365
2 16 (1.01%) IaaS
3 10 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.44%) SaaS
4 7 (0.44%) PaaS
5 3 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1456 (92.15%) BGP
2 1076 (68.10%) Firewall
3 1025 (64.87%) MPLS
4 701 (44.37%) VPN
5 687 (43.48%) WAN
6 600 (37.97%) EIGRP
7 540 (34.18%) LAN
8 480 (30.38%) TCP/IP
9 471 (29.81%) Cisco ASA
10 397 (25.13%) Network Security
11 338 (21.39%) DNS
12 334 (21.14%) Wireless
13 326 (20.63%) Cisco Nexus
14 318 (20.13%) VoIP
15 315 (19.94%) IPsec
16 307 (19.43%) VLAN
17 283 (17.91%) Cisco IOS
18 261 (16.52%) SSL
19 245 (15.51%) HSRP
20 232 (14.68%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (1.33%) MySQL
2 16 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (0.95%) SQL Server
4 12 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.38%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.25%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.063%) Big Data
9 1 (0.063%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (1.01%) JIRA
2 14 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.63%) Hudson
4 8 (0.51%) Subversion
5 6 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.25%) Bugzilla
6 4 (0.25%) Emacs
6 4 (0.25%) TestLink
General
1 265 (16.77%) Finance
2 256 (16.20%) Telecoms
3 83 (5.25%) Banking
4 57 (3.61%) Retail
5 22 (1.39%) Back Office
6 19 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 19 (1.20%) Games
7 16 (1.01%) Marketing
8 12 (0.76%) Advertising
8 12 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 12 (0.76%) Legal
9 11 (0.70%) French Language
9 11 (0.70%) German Language
10 9 (0.57%) Billing
11 8 (0.51%) Publishing
12 7 (0.44%) Law
13 6 (0.38%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.32%) Japanese Language
15 4 (0.25%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 857 (54.24%) Network Engineer
2 258 (16.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 117 (7.41%) Architect
4 104 (6.58%) Consultant
5 100 (6.33%) Security Engineer
6 88 (5.57%) Network Architect
7 84 (5.32%) Network Security Engineer
8 79 (5.00%) Analyst
9 75 (4.75%) Network Consultant
10 74 (4.68%) Network Specialist
11 68 (4.30%) Support Engineer
12 64 (4.05%) Cisco Engineer
13 63 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 61 (3.86%) Network Analyst
14 61 (3.86%) Network Support
15 58 (3.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 50 (3.16%) Team Leader
17 49 (3.10%) NOC Engineer
18 48 (3.04%) Design Engineer
19 43 (2.72%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (0.82%) SOAP
2 9 (0.57%) LAMP
3 7 (0.44%) XMPP
4 2 (0.13%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.13%) XML
5 1 (0.063%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.063%) Web Services
5 1 (0.063%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (5.44%) Clustering
3 35 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 35 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
4 22 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 14 (0.89%) Thin Client
6 14 (0.89%) Fat Client
7 13 (0.82%) Performance Metrics
8 11 (0.70%) Hedge funds
8 11 (0.70%) PKI
8 11 (0.70%) AVVID
8 11 (0.70%) VLE
9 10 (0.63%) CMDB
9 10 (0.63%) Open Source
10 9 (0.57%) IVR
11 7 (0.44%) Wiki
11 7 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.38%) CESG
13 5 (0.32%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 401 (25.38%) Linux
2 261 (16.52%) Windows
3 181 (11.46%) UNIX
4 85 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 71 (4.49%) Solaris
6 46 (2.91%) CentOS
7 38 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (2.22%) Ubuntu
9 30 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (1.14%) Windows XP
11 16 (1.01%) Debian
12 14 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (0.76%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.51%) SUSE
15 7 (0.44%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.44%) OpenBSD
15 7 (0.44%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.25%) openSUSE
16 4 (0.25%) FreeBSD
17 3 (0.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (17.91%) Load Balancing
2 244 (15.44%) ITIL
3 230 (14.56%) Network Design
4 193 (12.22%) Network Management
5 123 (7.78%) Change Management
6 120 (7.59%) Project Management
7 99 (6.27%) Network Monitoring
8 91 (5.76%) E-Commerce
9 82 (5.19%) Service Delivery
10 80 (5.06%) Network Architecture
11 79 (5.00%) Mentoring
12 77 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
13 65 (4.11%) Kalman Filter
14 61 (3.86%) Migration
15 57 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
16 56 (3.54%) Change Control
17 53 (3.35%) Low Latency
18 48 (3.04%) Business Continuity
19 46 (2.91%) PRINCE2
20 45 (2.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (8.73%) Perl
2 96 (6.08%) Bash Shell
3 73 (4.62%) PowerShell
4 64 (4.05%) Java
5 38 (2.41%) PHP
6 37 (2.34%) SQL
6 37 (2.34%) Python
7 30 (1.90%) Tcl
8 17 (1.08%) Shell Script
9 16 (1.01%) Ruby
10 9 (0.57%) C
11 5 (0.32%) R
12 1 (0.063%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1149 (72.72%) Cisco Certification
2 920 (58.23%) CCNP
3 466 (29.49%) CCNA
4 246 (15.57%) CCIE
5 129 (8.16%) Degree
6 117 (7.41%) CCDP
7 109 (6.90%) CCSE
8 107 (6.77%) Security Cleared
9 93 (5.89%) CCSA
10 63 (3.99%) CCIP
11 62 (3.92%) JNCIA
12 59 (3.73%) CCSP
13 58 (3.67%) SC Cleared
14 50 (3.16%) JNCIE
14 50 (3.16%) CCDA
15 46 (2.91%) JNCIS
16 39 (2.47%) CISSP
17 36 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 29 (1.84%) Check Point Certification
19 26 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (11.33%) SLA
2 79 (5.00%) PCI DSS
3 39 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.63%) QA
4 10 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.063%) BS25999
System Software
1 224 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 92 (5.82%) VMware ESXi
3 71 (4.49%) Active Directory
4 60 (3.80%) vSphere
5 23 (1.46%) Hyper-V
6 19 (1.20%) XenApp
7 17 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 16 (1.01%) XenServer
9 14 (0.89%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.76%) VMware ESX
11 10 (0.63%) Terminal Services
11 10 (0.63%) Postfix
11 10 (0.63%) ProxySG
11 10 (0.63%) Samba
12 9 (0.57%) vCloud
12 9 (0.57%) Firmware
13 7 (0.44%) MetaFrame
13 7 (0.44%) ISA Server
13 7 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 61 (3.86%) CiscoWorks
2 47 (2.97%) Cisco CUCM
3 42 (2.66%) FortiGate
4 41 (2.59%) Cacti
5 39 (2.47%) Nagios
6 37 (2.34%) SolarWinds Orion
7 36 (2.28%) HP NNM
8 28 (1.77%) OpenView
9 23 (1.46%) SCOM
10 16 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
11 15 (0.95%) Zenoss
11 15 (0.95%) Netcool
12 14 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
13 13 (0.82%) Puppet
14 11 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
15 9 (0.57%) Icinga
16 8 (0.51%) Ansible
16 8 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 6 (0.38%) ZABBIX
17 6 (0.38%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1436 (90.89%) Cisco
2 681 (43.10%) Juniper
3 501 (31.71%) CheckPoint
4 365 (23.10%) F5
5 322 (20.38%) VMware
6 175 (11.08%) Microsoft
7 169 (10.70%) HP
8 168 (10.63%) SolarWinds
9 108 (6.84%) Red Hat
10 102 (6.46%) Blue Coat
11 101 (6.39%) Fortinet
12 79 (5.00%) Aruba
13 72 (4.56%) Citrix
14 55 (3.48%) Riverbed
15 50 (3.16%) Brocade
16 40 (2.53%) Nokia
17 39 (2.47%) Huawei
18 37 (2.34%) Avaya
19 33 (2.09%) Dell
20 30 (1.90%) Infoblox
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £50,000 to £55,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42500 per annum + £3,000 on-call + OT + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £38500 per annum + 46 days Hols + Great Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Intelletect
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent career development
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-37,000 + on-call allowance + exceptional benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Over Time
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + Pro Rata
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago