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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 348 387 393
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +6
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 799 656 641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.63% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.29% 3.73% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 642 505 523
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,800 £57,500 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%

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
18604 17608 21088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.98% 16.88% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 14872 13845 17157
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +58 764 £50,000 +5.26% 93
London +87 349 £55,000 +2.32% 28
South East +37 218 £50,000 +11.11% 28
City of London +56 127 £55,000 - 7
Berkshire +19 92 £53,100 +18.00% 7
Hampshire +9 49 £50,000 +33.68% 5
East of England +23 47 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Yorkshire -63 44 £50,000 +11.11% 4
North West -11 37 £42,500 -15.00% 10
West Midlands -24 37 £40,000 - 11
Reading -8 31 £47,500 +3.26% 1
Surrey -5 28 £50,000 +8.10% 4
North Yorkshire +3 22 £50,000 +5.26% 2
East Sussex 0 21 £41,250 +3.12% 3
Cheshire -5 21 £65,000 +30.00% 1
York +6 20 £51,250 +7.89%
South West -15 20 £62,500 +54.32% 8
West Yorkshire -54 19 £50,000 +31.57% 2
Bedfordshire +31 18 £47,500 +23.37%
Birmingham -2 18 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Bristol +6 17 £62,500 - 4
Leeds -38 17 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Hertfordshire +3 16 £45,000 -16.27% 1
Knutsford +1 14 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 14 £40,000 - 3
Farnborough - 13 £65,000 - 3
Scotland +6 12 £36,000 +15.20% 1
Basingstoke +6 12 £40,000 +3.89% 1
Slough +6 11 £60,000 +33.33%
Dorking -5 11 £50,000 +5.26%

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 1493 (90.82%) BGP
2 1481 (90.09%) Cisco
3 1203 (73.18%) Cisco Certification
4 1091 (66.36%) Firewall
5 934 (56.81%) CCNP
6 929 (56.51%) MPLS
7 735 (44.71%) WAN
8 691 (42.03%) VPN
9 666 (40.51%) Juniper
10 647 (39.36%) EIGRP
11 594 (36.13%) LAN
12 560 (34.06%) Cisco ASA
13 531 (32.30%) CheckPoint
14 507 (30.84%) TCP/IP
15 502 (30.54%) CCNA
16 450 (27.37%) F5
17 435 (26.46%) Network Security
18 394 (23.97%) Cisco Nexus
19 363 (22.08%) Wireless
20 357 (21.72%) Linux
21 350 (21.29%) IPsec
22 349 (21.23%) DNS
23 323 (19.65%) VLAN
24 307 (18.67%) Finance
25 303 (18.43%) Cisco IOS
26 295 (17.94%) VoIP
27 289 (17.58%) VMware
28 279 (16.97%) HSRP
29 278 (16.91%) ITIL
30 272 (16.55%) SSL

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 92 (5.60%) Lync
2 68 (4.14%) MS Exchange
3 46 (2.80%) Apache
4 24 (1.46%) nginx
5 22 (1.34%) IIS
6 17 (1.03%) Confluence
7 15 (0.91%) MediaWiki
8 12 (0.73%) Moodle
9 10 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (0.55%) SharePoint
10 9 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.43%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.30%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.12%) Zope
15 2 (0.12%) Plone
15 2 (0.12%) ejabberd
Applications
1 87 (5.29%) MS Visio
2 84 (5.11%) MS Excel
3 79 (4.81%) MS Office
4 7 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.13%) IaaS
2 27 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
3 24 (1.46%) Office 365
4 11 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.49%) SaaS
6 4 (0.24%) PaaS
7 3 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1493 (90.82%) BGP
2 1091 (66.36%) Firewall
3 929 (56.51%) MPLS
4 735 (44.71%) WAN
5 691 (42.03%) VPN
6 647 (39.36%) EIGRP
7 594 (36.13%) LAN
8 560 (34.06%) Cisco ASA
9 507 (30.84%) TCP/IP
10 435 (26.46%) Network Security
11 394 (23.97%) Cisco Nexus
12 363 (22.08%) Wireless
13 350 (21.29%) IPsec
14 349 (21.23%) DNS
15 323 (19.65%) VLAN
16 303 (18.43%) Cisco IOS
17 295 (17.94%) VoIP
18 279 (16.97%) HSRP
19 272 (16.55%) SSL
20 226 (13.75%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (2.13%) MySQL
2 22 (1.34%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (0.91%) Relational Database
4 10 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.12%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.12%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.061%) Big Data
8 1 (0.061%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 27 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 23 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 22 (1.34%) Hudson
3 22 (1.34%) JIRA
4 20 (1.22%) Subversion
5 9 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.18%) Maven
7 2 (0.12%) Emacs
General
1 307 (18.67%) Finance
2 235 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 74 (4.50%) Banking
4 51 (3.10%) Retail
5 29 (1.76%) Marketing
6 20 (1.22%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.16%) Back Office
7 19 (1.16%) Games
8 13 (0.79%) Legal
8 13 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.79%) Advertising
9 11 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.67%) French Language
9 11 (0.67%) German Language
10 10 (0.61%) Electronics
11 9 (0.55%) Billing
12 7 (0.43%) Law
13 6 (0.36%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.36%) Japanese Language
14 3 (0.18%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 927 (56.39%) Network Engineer
2 290 (17.64%) Senior Network Engineer
3 179 (10.89%) Consultant
4 108 (6.57%) Support Engineer
5 90 (5.47%) Architect
6 89 (5.41%) Network Consultant
7 85 (5.17%) Network Specialist
8 81 (4.93%) Network Support
8 81 (4.93%) Security Engineer
9 71 (4.32%) Cisco Engineer
10 68 (4.14%) Network Security Engineer
11 62 (3.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 62 (3.77%) Network Architect
12 56 (3.41%) Network Support Engineer
13 46 (2.80%) Senior Consultant
14 45 (2.74%) Design Engineer
15 42 (2.55%) Security Specialist
16 41 (2.49%) Network Security Specialist
17 40 (2.43%) Network Manager
18 39 (2.37%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.28%) XMPP
2 17 (1.03%) LAMP
3 9 (0.55%) CSS
4 8 (0.49%) SOAP
4 8 (0.49%) Web Services
5 7 (0.43%) Silverlight
6 6 (0.36%) HTML
7 5 (0.30%) XML
8 4 (0.24%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 3 (0.18%) RESTful
9 3 (0.18%) ISPF
10 2 (0.12%) CORBA
10 2 (0.12%) Unreal Engine
11 1 (0.061%) RSS
11 1 (0.061%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 126 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 40 (2.43%) Computer Science
4 37 (2.25%) Clustering
5 23 (1.40%) Client/Server
6 22 (1.34%) Thin Client
6 22 (1.34%) Fat Client
7 21 (1.28%) Derivative
8 20 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
9 18 (1.09%) Hedge funds
10 17 (1.03%) Wiki
11 16 (0.97%) Performance Metrics
12 12 (0.73%) Open Source
12 12 (0.73%) CMDB
12 12 (0.73%) VLE
13 10 (0.61%) IVR
13 10 (0.61%) AVVID
13 10 (0.61%) DTV
13 10 (0.61%) PKI
14 9 (0.55%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 357 (21.72%) Linux
2 233 (14.17%) Windows
3 137 (8.33%) UNIX
4 48 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (2.86%) CentOS
6 42 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (2.49%) Solaris
8 40 (2.43%) Ubuntu
9 28 (1.70%) Debian
10 24 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.67%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.49%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.43%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.43%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.30%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.24%) OpenBSD
17 3 (0.18%) SUSE
17 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.12%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (16.91%) ITIL
2 247 (15.02%) Network Design
3 243 (14.78%) Load Balancing
4 154 (9.37%) Network Management
5 144 (8.76%) Network Monitoring
6 119 (7.24%) Project Management
7 109 (6.63%) Change Management
8 104 (6.33%) Service Delivery
9 92 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
10 83 (5.05%) Network Architecture
11 80 (4.87%) Mentoring
12 76 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
13 73 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
14 66 (4.01%) Migration
15 53 (3.22%) E-Commerce
16 50 (3.04%) Change Control
17 44 (2.68%) PRINCE2
18 42 (2.55%) Business Continuity
18 42 (2.55%) Line Management
19 40 (2.43%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (5.84%) Perl
2 64 (3.89%) Bash Shell
3 59 (3.59%) Python
4 40 (2.43%) PHP
4 40 (2.43%) SQL
5 34 (2.07%) PowerShell
6 33 (2.01%) Java
7 32 (1.95%) Ruby
8 20 (1.22%) C
9 17 (1.03%) Tcl
10 14 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.36%) R
12 2 (0.12%) Korn
12 2 (0.12%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 1203 (73.18%) Cisco Certification
2 934 (56.81%) CCNP
3 502 (30.54%) CCNA
4 266 (16.18%) CCIE
5 132 (8.03%) CCDP
6 124 (7.54%) Degree
7 113 (6.87%) CCSE
8 88 (5.35%) CCSA
9 73 (4.44%) Security Cleared
10 71 (4.32%) CCSP
11 67 (4.08%) VCP4
12 59 (3.59%) JNCIA
13 58 (3.53%) CCIP
14 55 (3.35%) CCDA
15 42 (2.55%) SC Cleared
16 38 (2.31%) CISSP
17 37 (2.25%) JNCIS
18 26 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 25 (1.52%) JNCIP
20 22 (1.34%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (10.83%) SLA
2 63 (3.83%) PCI DSS
3 26 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.36%) QA
6 5 (0.30%) COBIT
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.061%) BS25999
System Software
1 216 (13.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 36 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
4 35 (2.13%) vSphere
4 35 (2.13%) XenServer
5 26 (1.58%) Hyper-V
6 20 (1.22%) Postfix
6 20 (1.22%) Samba
7 12 (0.73%) Firmware
7 12 (0.73%) Terminal Services
8 11 (0.67%) XenApp
9 10 (0.61%) ProxySG
10 8 (0.49%) KVM
11 5 (0.30%) vCloud
11 5 (0.30%) Xen
11 5 (0.30%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.24%) NFS
12 4 (0.24%) Docker
12 4 (0.24%) Kamailio
12 4 (0.24%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 55 (3.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 52 (3.16%) FortiGate
3 51 (3.10%) CiscoWorks
4 47 (2.86%) SolarWinds Orion
5 45 (2.74%) Cacti
6 34 (2.07%) Nagios
7 30 (1.82%) OpenView
8 27 (1.64%) Puppet
9 23 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (1.28%) HP NNM
10 21 (1.28%) SCOM
11 19 (1.16%) OPNET
12 18 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
13 15 (0.91%) ZABBIX
14 12 (0.73%) Salt
15 11 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
16 10 (0.61%) Ansible
16 10 (0.61%) SELinux
17 6 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
18 5 (0.30%) Icinga
Vendors
1 1481 (90.09%) Cisco
2 666 (40.51%) Juniper
3 531 (32.30%) CheckPoint
4 450 (27.37%) F5
5 289 (17.58%) VMware
6 189 (11.50%) SolarWinds
7 188 (11.44%) Microsoft
8 184 (11.19%) HP
9 115 (7.00%) Riverbed
10 99 (6.02%) Citrix
11 89 (5.41%) Fortinet
12 82 (4.99%) Blue Coat
13 78 (4.74%) Red Hat
14 50 (3.04%) Dell
14 50 (3.04%) Aruba
15 48 (2.92%) Avaya
16 43 (2.62%) Infoblox
17 38 (2.31%) Brocade
18 37 (2.25%) Nokia
19 34 (2.07%) Imperva
Brighton, East Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £38500 per annum + 46 days Hols + Great Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Oxford Hays
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Salary: Bonus, Company Car, Private Health Insurance
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Oxford Hays
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £40.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Infinera Corp.
Salary: OPEN DOE
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £68000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Somerset
Evolving Systems
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £51000 - £60000 per annum + £7200Car allowance+15% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £41000 - £50000 per annum + £6,600 Car allowance + 12% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bexhill-on-sea, Sussex
Hastings Direct
Salary: Bonus, Car Allw., Pension
Posted: Yesterday