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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
Rank 310 392 417
Rank change year-on-year
+82 +25
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 819 762 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 0.76% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.80% 4.55% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 649 651 586
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
14124 16758 18949
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.74% 16.76% 18.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11537 13913 15380
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +90 787 £48,000 -4.00% 46
London +76 355 £52,500 - 20
South East +90 229 £45,000 -10.00% 11
Hampshire +65 88 £52,250 +31.44% 3
West Midlands +38 61 £47,500 - 6
City of London +28 51 £57,500 -11.53% 6
Surrey +52 47 £37,500 -17.58% 5
East of England -1 46 £47,500 -9.52% 2
North West -1 42 £41,000 -3.52% 3
Berkshire -13 38 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Basingstoke +21 36 £52,250 +32.27% 2
Bedfordshire +4 31 £55,000 +4.76%
Birmingham +3 23 £50,500 +1.00% 2
South West -10 23 £40,000 - 1
Manchester -14 20 £45,000 +8.43% 2
Oxfordshire +33 19 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Scotland +29 19 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Reading +1 19 £56,250 +2.27% 1
Yorkshire -10 16 £42,500 - 3
West Yorkshire +6 15 £42,000 +5.00% 3
Herefordshire - 15 £45,000 -
Lancashire - 15 £41,000 -
East Midlands +15 14 £40,000 -15.78%
Gloucestershire -8 14 £50,000 +60.00%
Reigate +34 13 £37,500 -25.74% 1
Bedford +12 13 £55,000 -
Croydon - 13 £52,500 -
Cheltenham +14 12 £60,000 +60.00%
Nottingham +4 11 £35,000 -44.00%
Nottinghamshire +2 11 £35,000 -44.00%

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 1373 (89.16%) BGP
2 1290 (83.77%) Cisco
3 1052 (68.31%) Cisco Certification
4 956 (62.08%) Firewall
5 886 (57.53%) MPLS
6 845 (54.87%) CCNP
7 760 (49.35%) WAN
8 679 (44.09%) LAN
9 660 (42.86%) Juniper
10 601 (39.03%) VPN
11 475 (30.84%) Data Centre
12 439 (28.51%) EIGRP
13 430 (27.92%) Network Security
14 422 (27.40%) CCNA
15 414 (26.88%) Cisco ASA
16 387 (25.13%) Wireless
17 380 (24.68%) DNS
18 373 (24.22%) TCP/IP
19 350 (22.73%) CheckPoint
20 343 (22.27%) F5
21 314 (20.39%) Palo Alto
22 302 (19.61%) Telecoms
23 298 (19.35%) Network Design
24 283 (18.38%) Cisco Nexus
25 260 (16.88%) VLAN
26 252 (16.36%) Linux
27 233 (15.13%) CCIE
28 230 (14.94%) IPsec
29 224 (14.55%) Cisco IOS
30 222 (14.42%) ITIL

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 34 (2.21%) Skype for Business
2 24 (1.56%) OpenStack
3 13 (0.84%) IIS
3 13 (0.84%) MS Exchange
4 8 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.32%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.19%) Apache
7 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.13%) nginx
8 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 51 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 46 (2.99%) MS Visio
3 40 (2.60%) MS Office
4 21 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.39%) MS Project
6 5 (0.32%) S-PLUS
7 3 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.23%) IaaS
4 16 (1.04%) Office 365
5 12 (0.78%) PaaS
6 8 (0.52%) SaaS
7 5 (0.32%) Slack
8 4 (0.26%) Akamai
9 3 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.065%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.065%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1373 (89.16%) BGP
2 956 (62.08%) Firewall
3 886 (57.53%) MPLS
4 760 (49.35%) WAN
5 679 (44.09%) LAN
6 601 (39.03%) VPN
7 439 (28.51%) EIGRP
8 430 (27.92%) Network Security
9 414 (26.88%) Cisco ASA
10 387 (25.13%) Wireless
11 380 (24.68%) DNS
12 373 (24.22%) TCP/IP
13 283 (18.38%) Cisco Nexus
14 260 (16.88%) VLAN
15 230 (14.94%) IPsec
16 224 (14.55%) Cisco IOS
17 213 (13.83%) DHCP
18 207 (13.44%) HSRP
19 169 (10.97%) VoIP
20 168 (10.91%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.32%) MySQL
2 3 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (0.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.13%) GIS
Development Applications
1 16 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (0.58%) Git (software)
2 9 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 302 (19.61%) Telecoms
2 208 (13.51%) Finance
3 86 (5.58%) Banking
4 34 (2.21%) Marketing
5 29 (1.88%) Retail
6 24 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 22 (1.43%) Investment Banking
8 15 (0.97%) Games
9 14 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.65%) Online Betting
11 9 (0.58%) French Language
11 9 (0.58%) Law
11 9 (0.58%) Legal
12 8 (0.52%) Italian Language
13 5 (0.32%) Advertising
13 5 (0.32%) Back Office
14 4 (0.26%) Billing
15 1 (0.065%) German Language
15 1 (0.065%) Local Government
15 1 (0.065%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 923 (59.94%) Network Engineer
2 236 (15.32%) Senior Network Engineer
3 205 (13.31%) Cisco Engineer
4 188 (12.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 132 (8.57%) Security Engineer
6 127 (8.25%) Juniper Engineer
7 119 (7.73%) Support Engineer
8 110 (7.14%) Consultant
8 110 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
9 106 (6.88%) Network Support
10 90 (5.84%) Network Consultant
11 74 (4.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 71 (4.61%) Architect
13 69 (4.48%) Analyst
14 65 (4.22%) Network Support Engineer
15 60 (3.90%) Network Analyst
15 60 (3.90%) NOC Engineer
16 55 (3.57%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
17 52 (3.38%) Network Architect
18 45 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (5.58%) 802.1X
2 12 (0.78%) SAX
2 12 (0.78%) Web Services
3 5 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (0.32%) HTML
3 5 (0.32%) Unreal Engine
3 5 (0.32%) XMPP
4 3 (0.19%) LAMP
5 2 (0.13%) CGI
5 2 (0.13%) COM
5 2 (0.13%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.13%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 475 (30.84%) Data Centre
2 123 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (6.62%) Computer Science
4 54 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 46 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 27 (1.75%) BYOD
7 23 (1.49%) Driving Licence
8 22 (1.43%) Clustering
8 22 (1.43%) Hedge funds
9 20 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
10 15 (0.97%) Statistics
11 14 (0.91%) PKI
12 10 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
12 10 (0.65%) Virtual Team
12 10 (0.65%) Wiki
13 8 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (0.52%) iPad
14 7 (0.45%) CMDB
15 6 (0.39%) Equities
15 6 (0.39%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 252 (16.36%) Linux
2 163 (10.58%) Windows
3 90 (5.84%) Unix
4 65 (4.22%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (0.84%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.78%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.71%) CentOS
9 10 (0.65%) Debian
9 10 (0.65%) Solaris
9 10 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.26%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.26%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.13%) CatOS
11 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.065%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.065%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (19.35%) Network Design
2 222 (14.42%) ITIL
3 187 (12.14%) Network Management
4 149 (9.68%) Load Balancing
5 124 (8.05%) Presales
6 118 (7.66%) High Availability
7 116 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 106 (6.88%) Change Management
9 97 (6.30%) Network Monitoring
10 89 (5.78%) Network Architecture
11 87 (5.65%) Mentoring
12 80 (5.19%) Business Continuity
13 76 (4.94%) Migration
14 70 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
15 69 (4.48%) Service Delivery
16 63 (4.09%) Change Control
17 57 (3.70%) Project Management
18 55 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
19 52 (3.38%) Continuous Improvement
20 49 (3.18%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 59 (3.83%) Python
2 46 (2.99%) Bash Shell
3 40 (2.60%) Perl
4 18 (1.17%) C
5 11 (0.71%) Ruby
6 9 (0.58%) Lisp
7 5 (0.32%) C++
7 5 (0.32%) Java
7 5 (0.32%) PHP
7 5 (0.32%) SQL
8 4 (0.26%) Tcl
9 3 (0.19%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.13%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.065%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.065%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1052 (68.31%) Cisco Certification
2 845 (54.87%) CCNP
3 422 (27.40%) CCNA
4 233 (15.13%) CCIE
5 180 (11.69%) Degree
6 118 (7.66%) Security Cleared
7 100 (6.49%) JNCIP
8 91 (5.91%) SC Cleared
9 87 (5.65%) JNCIA
10 83 (5.39%) JNCIS
11 81 (5.26%) CCDP
11 81 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
12 53 (3.44%) CCSE
13 44 (2.86%) CCIP
14 39 (2.53%) CCSA
15 32 (2.08%) CCSP
16 31 (2.01%) DV Cleared
17 18 (1.17%) CCDA
18 15 (0.97%) CISSP
19 13 (0.84%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (6.43%) SLA
2 56 (3.64%) PCI DSS
3 39 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.65%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.13%) ISO27002
6 2 (0.13%) QA
7 1 (0.065%) COBIT
System Software
1 121 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (4.16%) Active Directory
3 44 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.43%) Firmware
5 16 (1.04%) NFS
6 14 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.78%) ProxySG
7 12 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.71%) iptables
8 11 (0.71%) VMware ESX
8 11 (0.71%) vSphere
9 9 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
9 9 (0.58%) KVM
10 5 (0.32%) FreeRADIUS
11 3 (0.19%) GlusterFS
11 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.13%) Snort
12 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.13%) XenApp
13 1 (0.065%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (3.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 55 (3.57%) FortiGate
3 50 (3.25%) Nagios
4 30 (1.95%) Cisco Prime
5 27 (1.75%) Puppet
6 26 (1.69%) Ansible
7 23 (1.49%) Cacti
8 22 (1.43%) SolarWinds Orion
9 14 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (0.78%) Cisco CME
10 12 (0.78%) OpenNMS
11 11 (0.71%) HAProxy
12 10 (0.65%) HP NNM
12 10 (0.65%) SCOM
13 7 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
14 6 (0.39%) Endace
14 6 (0.39%) Netcool
14 6 (0.39%) vRealize
15 5 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
16 4 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1290 (83.77%) Cisco
2 660 (42.86%) Juniper
3 350 (22.73%) CheckPoint
4 343 (22.27%) F5
5 314 (20.39%) Palo Alto
6 153 (9.94%) VMware
7 142 (9.22%) Microsoft
8 127 (8.25%) Fortinet
9 123 (7.99%) HP
10 120 (7.79%) SolarWinds
11 117 (7.60%) Riverbed
12 82 (5.32%) Brocade
13 77 (5.00%) Avaya
14 68 (4.42%) Extreme Networks
15 57 (3.70%) Citrix
16 45 (2.92%) Meraki
17 43 (2.79%) Aruba
18 40 (2.60%) Alcatel-Lucent
19 39 (2.53%) Blue Coat
20 38 (2.47%) Huawei
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
East London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + on-call, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10% + On Call
Posted: 12 hours ago
South Wales
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TTR UK Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Pension, Bonus etc
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
East London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £59500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Up to £55K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Up to £55K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago