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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 332 423 350
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -73
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 916 681 825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.57% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% 3.33% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 706 490 668
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £58,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.52%

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
20150 20460 22469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.21% 17.04% 20.01%
Number of salaries quoted 15949 16206 18144
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 24 April 2015 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 24 April 2015. 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 +83 874 £50,000 +11.11% 90
London +153 397 £55,000 +10.00% 32
South East +54 256 £50,000 +13.63% 26
City of London +85 123 £52,500 -4.54% 10
Berkshire -15 97 £52,500 +16.66% 12
Hampshire +12 59 £57,500 +69.11% 6
East of England +24 52 £47,500 -5.00% 3
West Midlands -6 44 £41,250 +3.12% 4
Surrey +30 37 £47,500 - 4
North West +2 37 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Yorkshire -63 36 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Reading -57 32 £50,000 +7.52% 7
Birmingham +6 30 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Hertfordshire +7 23 £45,000 -23.40% 1
East Midlands +34 22 £48,750 +18.90% 4
East Sussex +5 22 £40,000 - 2
Farnborough - 21 £60,000 - 2
Wales +13 20 £39,000 -8.23% 4
South Wales +12 20 £39,000 - 4
South West -14 20 £65,000 +52.94% 7
North Yorkshire +1 19 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Oxfordshire +28 18 £54,000 +66.15% 1
Cheshire +11 18 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Bedfordshire +28 17 £51,000 +32.46%
Bristol +7 17 £65,000 +44.44% 3
Northamptonshire +15 15 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Buckinghamshire +9 15 £52,500 +94.44%
West Yorkshire -27 15 £50,000 +17.64%
Leeds -30 15 £50,000 +11.11%
Knutsford +2 14 - -

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1495 (90.94%) BGP
2 1467 (89.23%) Cisco
3 1180 (71.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1088 (66.18%) Firewall
5 913 (55.54%) MPLS
6 887 (53.95%) CCNP
7 713 (43.37%) WAN
8 661 (40.21%) EIGRP
9 650 (39.54%) VPN
10 649 (39.48%) Juniper
11 603 (36.68%) Cisco ASA
12 595 (36.19%) LAN
13 520 (31.63%) F5
14 512 (31.14%) TCP/IP
15 498 (30.29%) CheckPoint
16 443 (26.95%) CCNA
17 421 (25.61%) Cisco Nexus
18 404 (24.57%) Network Security
19 377 (22.93%) DNS
20 352 (21.41%) IPsec
21 344 (20.92%) Linux
22 340 (20.68%) Wireless
23 332 (20.19%) VLAN
24 310 (18.86%) HSRP
25 302 (18.37%) ITIL
26 300 (18.25%) Cisco IOS
27 299 (18.19%) CCIE
28 293 (17.82%) VMware
29 283 (17.21%) Finance
30 276 (16.79%) VoIP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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
1 100 (6.08%) Lync
2 64 (3.89%) MS Exchange
3 37 (2.25%) Apache
4 23 (1.40%) nginx
5 21 (1.28%) Confluence
6 19 (1.16%) MediaWiki
7 15 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (0.55%) SharePoint
11 8 (0.49%) Moodle
12 7 (0.43%) IIS
12 7 (0.43%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.061%) Exchange Server 2007
15 1 (0.061%) CloudStack
Applications
1 102 (6.20%) MS Visio
2 97 (5.90%) MS Excel
3 74 (4.50%) MS Office
4 14 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.25%) IaaS
2 23 (1.40%) Office 365
3 18 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.24%) SaaS
8 2 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1495 (90.94%) BGP
2 1088 (66.18%) Firewall
3 913 (55.54%) MPLS
4 713 (43.37%) WAN
5 661 (40.21%) EIGRP
6 650 (39.54%) VPN
7 603 (36.68%) Cisco ASA
8 595 (36.19%) LAN
9 512 (31.14%) TCP/IP
10 421 (25.61%) Cisco Nexus
11 404 (24.57%) Network Security
12 377 (22.93%) DNS
13 352 (21.41%) IPsec
14 340 (20.68%) Wireless
15 332 (20.19%) VLAN
16 310 (18.86%) HSRP
17 300 (18.25%) Cisco IOS
18 276 (16.79%) VoIP
19 245 (14.90%) SSL
20 230 (13.99%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (3.22%) MySQL
2 32 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (1.64%) SQL Server
4 25 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 9 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.12%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.12%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.061%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 31 (1.89%) Git (software)
1 31 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 29 (1.76%) Subversion
3 23 (1.40%) JIRA
3 23 (1.40%) Hudson
4 12 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (0.55%) Maven
General
1 283 (17.21%) Finance
2 213 (12.96%) Telecoms
3 61 (3.71%) Banking
4 47 (2.86%) Retail
5 39 (2.37%) Marketing
6 21 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.28%) Games
7 19 (1.16%) Legal
8 17 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 16 (0.97%) Electronics
10 15 (0.91%) Back Office
10 15 (0.91%) Law
11 11 (0.67%) Advertising
12 8 (0.49%) Billing
13 6 (0.36%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.30%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.30%) Publishing
14 5 (0.30%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 929 (56.51%) Network Engineer
2 303 (18.43%) Senior Network Engineer
3 207 (12.59%) Consultant
4 110 (6.69%) Support Engineer
5 105 (6.39%) Network Consultant
6 81 (4.93%) Network Support
7 76 (4.62%) Cisco Engineer
7 76 (4.62%) Architect
7 76 (4.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 71 (4.32%) Senior Consultant
9 70 (4.26%) Security Engineer
10 62 (3.77%) Network Specialist
11 61 (3.71%) Network Support Engineer
12 57 (3.47%) Network Security Engineer
13 54 (3.28%) Design Engineer
14 52 (3.16%) Network Architect
15 48 (2.92%) Network Design Engineer
16 47 (2.86%) Operations Engineer
17 45 (2.74%) Network Manager
18 44 (2.68%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.70%) CSS
2 20 (1.22%) LAMP
3 14 (0.85%) XMPP
4 12 (0.73%) ISPF
5 11 (0.67%) HTML
6 10 (0.61%) Silverlight
7 9 (0.55%) XML
8 8 (0.49%) SOAP
8 8 (0.49%) Web Services
9 5 (0.30%) CORBA
9 5 (0.30%) RESTful
10 2 (0.12%) FreeSWITCH
10 2 (0.12%) Unreal Engine
11 1 (0.061%) RSS
11 1 (0.061%) WAP
11 1 (0.061%) OLE
11 1 (0.061%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 123 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 40 (2.43%) Computer Science
4 25 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 21 (1.28%) Wiki
5 21 (1.28%) Derivative
6 20 (1.22%) Clustering
7 19 (1.16%) Thin Client
7 19 (1.16%) Fat Client
7 19 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
7 19 (1.16%) Hedge funds
8 12 (0.73%) Open Source
8 12 (0.73%) Over-the-Top Content
8 12 (0.73%) IPTV
8 12 (0.73%) DTV
9 11 (0.67%) Statistics
10 10 (0.61%) PKI
11 9 (0.55%) Smartphone
11 9 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
11 9 (0.55%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 344 (20.92%) Linux
2 223 (13.56%) Windows
3 137 (8.33%) UNIX
4 50 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (2.68%) Ubuntu
6 42 (2.55%) CentOS
7 38 (2.31%) Solaris
8 31 (1.89%) Debian
9 25 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.49%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.49%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.43%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.36%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.12%) HPUX
16 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.12%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (18.37%) ITIL
2 268 (16.30%) Network Design
3 247 (15.02%) Load Balancing
4 166 (10.10%) Network Management
5 136 (8.27%) Network Monitoring
6 125 (7.60%) Service Delivery
7 115 (7.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 104 (6.33%) Project Management
9 90 (5.47%) Change Management
10 89 (5.41%) Mentoring
11 88 (5.35%) Network Architecture
12 78 (4.74%) Migration
13 77 (4.68%) Capacity Planning
14 66 (4.01%) Kalman Filter
15 42 (2.55%) WAN Optimisation
16 39 (2.37%) Business Continuity
17 37 (2.25%) Security Architecture
18 35 (2.13%) Change Control
18 35 (2.13%) PRINCE2
18 35 (2.13%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 98 (5.96%) Perl
2 82 (4.99%) Python
3 54 (3.28%) Bash Shell
4 49 (2.98%) SQL
5 47 (2.86%) Ruby
6 39 (2.37%) PHP
7 27 (1.64%) C
7 27 (1.64%) Java
8 20 (1.22%) Tcl
9 13 (0.79%) PowerShell
10 6 (0.36%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.18%) Ada
12 2 (0.12%) VBScript
12 2 (0.12%) Korn
12 2 (0.12%) Erlang
12 2 (0.12%) R
13 1 (0.061%) C#
Qualifications
1 1180 (71.78%) Cisco Certification
2 887 (53.95%) CCNP
3 443 (26.95%) CCNA
4 299 (18.19%) CCIE
5 137 (8.33%) CCDP
6 135 (8.21%) Degree
7 99 (6.02%) CCSE
8 87 (5.29%) CCSA
9 68 (4.14%) CCIP
10 66 (4.01%) CCSP
11 60 (3.65%) Security Cleared
12 46 (2.80%) JNCIA
12 46 (2.80%) JNCIS
13 45 (2.74%) CCDA
14 44 (2.68%) SC Cleared
15 38 (2.31%) CISSP
16 34 (2.07%) JNCIP
17 24 (1.46%) Check Point Certification
18 20 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
19 19 (1.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (9.06%) SLA
2 40 (2.43%) PCI DSS
3 28 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.61%) COBIT
5 9 (0.55%) QA
5 9 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.061%) BS25999
System Software
1 214 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (4.38%) Active Directory
3 39 (2.37%) XenServer
4 33 (2.01%) vSphere
5 28 (1.70%) Hyper-V
6 27 (1.64%) iptables
7 23 (1.40%) Postfix
7 23 (1.40%) Samba
8 16 (0.97%) KVM
9 13 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.79%) Xen
9 13 (0.79%) Terminal Services
10 12 (0.73%) VMware ESX
11 11 (0.67%) ProxySG
12 10 (0.61%) XenApp
13 9 (0.55%) Firmware
14 8 (0.49%) NFS
15 6 (0.36%) Kamailio
16 4 (0.24%) OpenSIPS
16 4 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 65 (3.95%) FortiGate
2 46 (2.80%) SolarWinds Orion
2 46 (2.80%) Nagios
3 42 (2.55%) Cacti
4 34 (2.07%) Puppet
5 33 (2.01%) CiscoWorks
6 31 (1.89%) OpenView
6 31 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
7 24 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (1.22%) ZABBIX
9 19 (1.16%) OPNET
10 16 (0.97%) HP NNM
11 15 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
11 15 (0.91%) Salt
12 12 (0.73%) Graphite
12 12 (0.73%) SELinux
13 10 (0.61%) SCOM
13 10 (0.61%) Icinga
14 8 (0.49%) Ansible
14 8 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1467 (89.23%) Cisco
2 649 (39.48%) Juniper
3 520 (31.63%) F5
4 498 (30.29%) CheckPoint
5 293 (17.82%) VMware
6 206 (12.53%) Microsoft
7 189 (11.50%) HP
8 156 (9.49%) SolarWinds
9 125 (7.60%) Riverbed
10 113 (6.87%) Citrix
11 80 (4.87%) Fortinet
12 66 (4.01%) Red Hat
13 57 (3.47%) Blue Coat
14 55 (3.35%) Dell
15 40 (2.43%) Avaya
16 34 (2.07%) Brocade
17 33 (2.01%) Infoblox
17 33 (2.01%) Nokia
18 32 (1.95%) Aruba
19 29 (1.76%) Imperva
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £29000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
HFG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + 20% Allow + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Oxfordshire
Three
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Oxfordshire
Three
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Skyscape Cloud Services
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Stott and May
Salary: £60k-£70k + 20% bonus + car
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Shift Allowance + Bonus + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum plus car allowance and comprehensive
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £65k basic + £7,200 travel allowance + 15% Bonus + Benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
CACI Network Services
Salary: High market salary and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
BAE Systems
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago