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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 362 452 342
Rank change year-on-year
+90 -110
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 785 622 826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.53% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.16% 3.04% 4.05%
Number of salaries quoted 618 464 650
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £66,900
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -

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
18879 20458 20390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 17.32% 18.78%
Number of salaries quoted 15383 16370 16541
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +67 738 £50,000 - 87
London +70 297 £52,500 - 39
South East +57 240 £50,000 +11.11% 23
Berkshire +4 126 £53,750 +11.97% 6
West Midlands +46 85 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Birmingham +36 72 £51,500 +14.44% 2
City of London +34 72 £48,750 -15.94% 19
Reading -29 60 £50,000 - 5
East of England +18 54 £47,500 -13.63% 4
Hampshire +8 40 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Surrey +35 35 £48,750 +0.51% 5
South Wales +18 25 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Wales +6 25 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Yorkshire -53 25 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Hertfordshire +2 19 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Cardiff +7 18 £47,500 -2.56% 1
Cambridgeshire +19 17 £40,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -44 16 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Bedfordshire +15 15 £52,500 +3.96% 2
North West -4 15 £45,000 +16.88% 4
East Midlands +10 13 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Leeds -46 13 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Cambridge +30 12 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -1 12 £50,000 +48.14% 5
Bedford +22 11 £53,750 +53.57% 2
Basingstoke +21 11 £45,000 +13.92% 3
Oxfordshire +8 11 £54,000 +44.00% 1
Oxford +6 11 £54,000 +44.00% 1
East Sussex +25 10 £48,750 -27.77%
Scotland +2 10 £50,000 +25.00% 1

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1558 (91.43%) BGP
2 1516 (88.97%) Cisco
3 1174 (68.90%) Cisco Certification
4 1105 (64.85%) Firewall
5 896 (52.58%) MPLS
6 855 (50.18%) CCNP
7 720 (42.25%) WAN
8 669 (39.26%) Juniper
9 665 (39.03%) LAN
10 662 (38.85%) EIGRP
11 641 (37.62%) VPN
12 609 (35.74%) Cisco ASA
13 571 (33.51%) F5
14 539 (31.63%) Data Centre
15 537 (31.51%) TCP/IP
16 511 (29.99%) CheckPoint
17 494 (28.99%) Cisco Nexus
18 417 (24.47%) CCNA
19 397 (23.30%) DNS
20 387 (22.71%) CCIE
21 377 (22.12%) Network Security
22 343 (20.13%) IPsec
23 334 (19.60%) Linux
24 332 (19.48%) VLAN
25 329 (19.31%) Wireless
26 321 (18.84%) Cisco IOS
27 288 (16.90%) HSRP
28 273 (16.02%) Network Design
28 273 (16.02%) Telecoms
29 272 (15.96%) ITIL

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 80 (4.69%) Lync
2 48 (2.82%) MS Exchange
3 40 (2.35%) Apache
4 27 (1.58%) nginx
5 24 (1.41%) Confluence
6 22 (1.29%) MediaWiki
7 21 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.59%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.53%) SharePoint
12 8 (0.47%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.41%) IIS
13 7 (0.41%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
17 2 (0.12%) CloudStack
18 1 (0.059%) Moodle
Applications
1 107 (6.28%) MS Visio
2 106 (6.22%) MS Excel
3 61 (3.58%) MS Office
4 30 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) MS Project
5 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.70%) IaaS
2 15 (0.88%) Office 365
3 14 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.18%) SaaS
8 1 (0.059%) PaaS
8 1 (0.059%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1558 (91.43%) BGP
2 1105 (64.85%) Firewall
3 896 (52.58%) MPLS
4 720 (42.25%) WAN
5 665 (39.03%) LAN
6 662 (38.85%) EIGRP
7 641 (37.62%) VPN
8 609 (35.74%) Cisco ASA
9 537 (31.51%) TCP/IP
10 494 (28.99%) Cisco Nexus
11 397 (23.30%) DNS
12 377 (22.12%) Network Security
13 343 (20.13%) IPsec
14 332 (19.48%) VLAN
15 329 (19.31%) Wireless
16 321 (18.84%) Cisco IOS
17 288 (16.90%) HSRP
18 265 (15.55%) VoIP
19 233 (13.67%) Spanning Tree
20 206 (12.09%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (3.35%) MySQL
2 36 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (1.70%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.12%) SQL Server
5 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.12%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.059%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.059%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 37 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 34 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 33 (1.94%) Subversion
4 26 (1.53%) JIRA
5 25 (1.47%) Hudson
6 21 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 10 (0.59%) Maven
General
1 273 (16.02%) Telecoms
2 269 (15.79%) Finance
3 81 (4.75%) Banking
4 50 (2.93%) Marketing
5 34 (2.00%) Retail
6 28 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.41%) Games
8 23 (1.35%) Back Office
9 20 (1.17%) Electronics
9 20 (1.17%) Legal
10 14 (0.82%) Online Betting
11 13 (0.76%) French Language
11 13 (0.76%) Advertising
12 12 (0.70%) Law
13 11 (0.65%) Publishing
14 9 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.47%) German Language
15 8 (0.47%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.35%) Billing
16 6 (0.35%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 931 (54.64%) Network Engineer
2 291 (17.08%) Senior Network Engineer
3 249 (14.61%) Consultant
4 128 (7.51%) Network Consultant
5 107 (6.28%) Support Engineer
6 104 (6.10%) Senior Consultant
7 100 (5.87%) Network Support
8 94 (5.52%) Cisco Engineer
9 86 (5.05%) Architect
9 86 (5.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 71 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
11 66 (3.87%) Network Architect
12 63 (3.70%) Security Engineer
13 59 (3.46%) Analyst
14 53 (3.11%) Network Analyst
15 52 (3.05%) Technical Consultant
16 51 (2.99%) Design Engineer
17 49 (2.88%) Network Security Engineer
18 47 (2.76%) Network Manager
19 43 (2.52%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (2.99%) CSS
2 22 (1.29%) XMPP
3 15 (0.88%) LAMP
4 12 (0.70%) ISPF
5 11 (0.65%) HTML
6 10 (0.59%) Silverlight
7 9 (0.53%) SOAP
8 7 (0.41%) Web Services
8 7 (0.41%) XML
9 5 (0.29%) CORBA
9 5 (0.29%) OLE
9 5 (0.29%) RESTful
10 2 (0.12%) FreeSWITCH
10 2 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (0.059%) Unreal Engine
11 1 (0.059%) COM
11 1 (0.059%) RSS
11 1 (0.059%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 539 (31.63%) Data Centre
2 106 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (3.93%) Computer Science
4 55 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 45 (2.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 29 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
7 24 (1.41%) Wiki
8 23 (1.35%) Hedge funds
9 21 (1.23%) IPTV
10 18 (1.06%) Derivative
11 17 (1.00%) Online Games
11 17 (1.00%) Clustering
12 16 (0.94%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.88%) Thin Client
13 15 (0.88%) Fat Client
14 14 (0.82%) PKI
14 14 (0.82%) Smartphone
15 12 (0.70%) DTV
15 12 (0.70%) Over-the-Top Content
16 11 (0.65%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 334 (19.60%) Linux
2 233 (13.67%) Windows
3 129 (7.57%) UNIX
4 48 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (2.35%) Solaris
5 40 (2.35%) CentOS
6 37 (2.17%) Ubuntu
7 29 (1.70%) Debian
8 21 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.41%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.29%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.12%) HPUX
15 1 (0.059%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (16.02%) Network Design
2 272 (15.96%) ITIL
3 260 (15.26%) Load Balancing
4 179 (10.50%) Network Management
5 143 (8.39%) Service Delivery
6 122 (7.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 114 (6.69%) Network Monitoring
8 83 (4.87%) Change Management
9 80 (4.69%) Project Management
10 70 (4.11%) Network Architecture
11 69 (4.05%) Mentoring
12 65 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
13 63 (3.70%) Migration
14 54 (3.17%) Incident Management
15 41 (2.41%) WAN Optimisation
15 41 (2.41%) Kalman Filter
16 36 (2.11%) Root Cause Analysis
17 34 (2.00%) DevOps
17 34 (2.00%) DDoS Mitigation
18 33 (1.94%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 115 (6.75%) Perl
2 89 (5.22%) Python
3 62 (3.64%) Bash Shell
4 56 (3.29%) Ruby
5 46 (2.70%) PHP
6 41 (2.41%) SQL
7 34 (2.00%) C
8 29 (1.70%) Java
9 24 (1.41%) Tcl
10 16 (0.94%) PowerShell
11 11 (0.65%) C#
12 8 (0.47%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.18%) Korn
13 3 (0.18%) Ada
14 2 (0.12%) VBScript
14 2 (0.12%) VB
14 2 (0.12%) Erlang
14 2 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 1174 (68.90%) Cisco Certification
2 855 (50.18%) CCNP
3 417 (24.47%) CCNA
4 387 (22.71%) CCIE
5 165 (9.68%) Degree
6 144 (8.45%) CCDP
7 91 (5.34%) CCSA
8 89 (5.22%) CCIP
9 77 (4.52%) Security Cleared
10 76 (4.46%) CCSE
11 61 (3.58%) SC Cleared
12 54 (3.17%) CCSP
13 43 (2.52%) JNCIP
14 41 (2.41%) Check Point Certification
15 34 (2.00%) CCDA
16 32 (1.88%) JNCIS
17 29 (1.70%) JNCIA
18 25 (1.47%) JNCIE
19 17 (1.00%) CISSP
20 16 (0.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (7.92%) SLA
2 34 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 24 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.76%) COBIT
5 10 (0.59%) QA
6 8 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 206 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (4.40%) Active Directory
3 33 (1.94%) XenServer
4 32 (1.88%) vSphere
5 26 (1.53%) Samba
5 26 (1.53%) Postfix
6 25 (1.47%) iptables
7 20 (1.17%) Hyper-V
7 20 (1.17%) VMware ESX
8 18 (1.06%) KVM
9 14 (0.82%) Xen
10 11 (0.65%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.53%) ProxySG
12 8 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.41%) NFS
13 7 (0.41%) XenApp
14 6 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
15 5 (0.29%) Firmware
16 4 (0.23%) Docker
16 4 (0.23%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 68 (3.99%) FortiGate
2 45 (2.64%) Nagios
3 42 (2.46%) SolarWinds Orion
4 40 (2.35%) Puppet
5 38 (2.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 37 (2.17%) Cacti
7 34 (2.00%) CiscoWorks
8 31 (1.82%) OpenView
9 25 (1.47%) ZABBIX
10 22 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
11 20 (1.17%) Cisco UCCX
12 18 (1.06%) HP NNM
13 15 (0.88%) SELinux
14 13 (0.76%) Salt
15 12 (0.70%) OPNET
16 10 (0.59%) Graphite
17 8 (0.47%) Netcool
17 8 (0.47%) Ansible
18 7 (0.41%) SCCM
19 6 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 1516 (88.97%) Cisco
2 669 (39.26%) Juniper
3 571 (33.51%) F5
4 511 (29.99%) CheckPoint
5 272 (15.96%) VMware
6 205 (12.03%) Microsoft
7 173 (10.15%) HP
8 159 (9.33%) Riverbed
9 108 (6.34%) SolarWinds
10 106 (6.22%) Citrix
11 74 (4.34%) Fortinet
12 63 (3.70%) Red Hat
13 56 (3.29%) Avaya
14 55 (3.23%) Dell
15 54 (3.17%) Blue Coat
16 38 (2.23%) Brocade
17 37 (2.17%) Aruba
18 34 (2.00%) SonicWALL
19 30 (1.76%) Huawei
20 29 (1.70%) Mitel
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Xchanging
Salary: Comms + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Connected IT
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £50,000 to £55,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £350 - £500 per day + NEG
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Other
Vodafone
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
York, Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Market leading salary and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: on-call, + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Imperative People
Salary: On Call
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Progression
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harris Global
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + car allowance, benefits & bonus
Posted: 2 days ago