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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 419 399 476
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +77
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 662 803 635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.73% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.00% 4.33% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 574 651 505
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £70,000 £67,500
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
16550 18557 20785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.90% 16.91% 17.72%
Number of salaries quoted 13758 15271 16612
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 29 July 2016 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 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -28 615 £50,000 - 63
London -25 239 £52,500 -4.54% 27
South East -11 185 £50,000 - 21
Surrey +55 57 £40,000 -20.00% 7
West Midlands -33 57 £45,000 -10.00% 1
City of London +7 46 £52,500 -7.07% 9
Berkshire -66 43 £52,500 -4.54% 7
East of England +14 40 £48,000 +1.05% 4
Birmingham -38 37 £47,500 -7.76%
North West +38 36 £36,500 -21.08% 3
Hampshire +4 36 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Yorkshire +41 32 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Scotland +26 24 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Manchester +20 23 £36,500 -27.00% 3
Reading -28 23 £60,000 +9.09% 4
South West +21 22 £31,500 -55.00% 3
West Yorkshire +31 20 £42,000 -16.00% 3
Hertfordshire +24 19 £45,000 -7.69% 3
Basingstoke -10 19 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Hemel Hempstead +34 16 £45,000 +5.88%
Bedfordshire +14 16 £52,500 - 1
West Sussex +13 16 £48,750 +8.33%
Rochdale - 14 £37,250 - 2
Leeds +27 13 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +24 13 £65,000 +23.80%
Southampton +6 13 £50,000 -23.07% 3
Camberley +1 12 £36,500 -36.52% 1
Oxfordshire -11 12 £57,500 +6.48% 1
Wiltshire - 12 £30,000 - 1
High Wycombe +15 11 £65,000 -

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 1338 (88.79%) Cisco
2 1300 (86.26%) BGP
3 1031 (68.41%) Cisco Certification
4 955 (63.37%) Firewall
5 908 (60.25%) MPLS
6 860 (57.07%) CCNP
7 719 (47.71%) WAN
8 679 (45.06%) Juniper
9 663 (43.99%) VPN
10 594 (39.42%) LAN
11 558 (37.03%) EIGRP
12 500 (33.18%) CCNA
13 482 (31.98%) TCP/IP
14 440 (29.20%) Cisco ASA
15 412 (27.34%) Wireless
16 408 (27.07%) CheckPoint
17 396 (26.28%) F5
18 392 (26.01%) Data Centre
19 355 (23.56%) Cisco Nexus
20 352 (23.36%) DNS
21 310 (20.57%) Network Security
22 272 (18.05%) IPsec
23 266 (17.65%) VLAN
24 252 (16.72%) SSL
25 251 (16.66%) VoIP
26 249 (16.52%) Network Design
26 249 (16.52%) HSRP
27 245 (16.26%) ITIL
28 243 (16.12%) Linux
29 228 (15.13%) Windows

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 32 (2.12%) Skype for Business
2 24 (1.59%) OpenStack
3 19 (1.26%) IIS
4 15 (1.00%) MS Exchange
5 14 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (0.80%) Apache
7 10 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.20%) nginx
8 3 (0.20%) SAS
9 1 (0.066%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.066%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.066%) SharePoint
Applications
1 70 (4.64%) MS Visio
2 68 (4.51%) MS Excel
3 40 (2.65%) MS Office
4 8 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (2.39%) Office 365
2 26 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.59%) IaaS
4 19 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (0.60%) SaaS
6 5 (0.33%) PaaS
7 3 (0.20%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.066%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.066%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.066%) GitHub
9 1 (0.066%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.066%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1300 (86.26%) BGP
2 955 (63.37%) Firewall
3 908 (60.25%) MPLS
4 719 (47.71%) WAN
5 663 (43.99%) VPN
6 594 (39.42%) LAN
7 558 (37.03%) EIGRP
8 482 (31.98%) TCP/IP
9 440 (29.20%) Cisco ASA
10 412 (27.34%) Wireless
11 355 (23.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 352 (23.36%) DNS
13 310 (20.57%) Network Security
14 272 (18.05%) IPsec
15 266 (17.65%) VLAN
16 252 (16.72%) SSL
17 251 (16.66%) VoIP
18 249 (16.52%) HSRP
19 224 (14.86%) DHCP
20 175 (11.61%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (0.66%) MySQL
2 5 (0.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.066%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 18 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (0.60%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.20%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.066%) Jenkins
General
1 228 (15.13%) Finance
2 226 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 98 (6.50%) Banking
4 37 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 19 (1.26%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.06%) German Language
7 13 (0.86%) Italian Language
8 12 (0.80%) French Language
9 11 (0.73%) Electronics
10 10 (0.66%) Retail
11 8 (0.53%) Billing
11 8 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.53%) Games
11 8 (0.53%) Marketing
12 6 (0.40%) Legal
13 5 (0.33%) Publishing
14 4 (0.27%) Advertising
14 4 (0.27%) Back Office
15 3 (0.20%) Online Betting
16 2 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 840 (55.74%) Network Engineer
2 255 (16.92%) Cisco Engineer
3 231 (15.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 192 (12.74%) Senior Network Engineer
5 182 (12.08%) Network Support
6 159 (10.55%) Support Engineer
7 137 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
8 113 (7.50%) Consultant
9 107 (7.10%) Security Engineer
10 97 (6.44%) Juniper Engineer
11 94 (6.24%) Network Consultant
12 93 (6.17%) Architect
12 93 (6.17%) Network Security Engineer
13 90 (5.97%) Analyst
14 78 (5.18%) Cisco Support
14 78 (5.18%) Network Analyst
15 68 (4.51%) Network Specialist
16 64 (4.25%) Network Architect
17 60 (3.98%) Switch Engineer
18 53 (3.52%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (6.77%) 802.1X
2 21 (1.39%) XMPP
3 8 (0.53%) LAMP
4 7 (0.46%) CSS
5 5 (0.33%) RFC 2547
5 5 (0.33%) Web Services
6 4 (0.27%) HTML
6 4 (0.27%) XML
7 3 (0.20%) JSON
7 3 (0.20%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (0.20%) Middleware
7 3 (0.20%) Node.js
7 3 (0.20%) REST
7 3 (0.20%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (0.13%) COM
8 2 (0.13%) Django
8 2 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.066%) Unreal Engine
9 1 (0.066%) WAP
9 1 (0.066%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 392 (26.01%) Data Centre
2 97 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 52 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 50 (3.32%) Computer Science
6 45 (2.99%) Virtual Team
7 33 (2.19%) PKI
8 25 (1.66%) Over-the-Top Content
9 22 (1.46%) Clustering
10 20 (1.33%) Replication
11 19 (1.26%) IPTV
12 17 (1.13%) Driving Licence
13 16 (1.06%) iPad
14 15 (1.00%) Mathematics
14 15 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
15 14 (0.93%) Blackberry
16 13 (0.86%) Fat Client
16 13 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
16 13 (0.86%) Thin Client
17 12 (0.80%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 243 (16.12%) Linux
2 228 (15.13%) Windows
3 110 (7.30%) Windows Server
4 88 (5.84%) Unix
5 27 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.00%) Windows 10
8 12 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.73%) Debian
10 10 (0.66%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.60%) Android
11 9 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
11 9 (0.60%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.60%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.60%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.33%) CatOS
12 5 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.27%) CentOS
13 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (16.52%) Network Design
2 245 (16.26%) ITIL
3 221 (14.66%) Load Balancing
4 142 (9.42%) Network Monitoring
5 125 (8.29%) High Availability
6 123 (8.16%) Change Management
6 123 (8.16%) Network Management
7 94 (6.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 75 (4.98%) Presales
8 75 (4.98%) Project Management
9 73 (4.84%) Network Architecture
10 70 (4.64%) Service Delivery
11 62 (4.11%) Capacity Planning
11 62 (4.11%) Mentoring
12 61 (4.05%) Change Control
13 54 (3.58%) Kalman Filter
14 48 (3.19%) Incident Management
15 44 (2.92%) WAN Optimisation
16 40 (2.65%) DDoS Mitigation
17 36 (2.39%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 90 (5.97%) Python
2 67 (4.45%) Perl
3 54 (3.58%) Bash Shell
4 31 (2.06%) SQL
5 23 (1.53%) PHP
5 23 (1.53%) Tcl
6 20 (1.33%) C
7 18 (1.19%) PowerShell
8 14 (0.93%) Shell Script
9 10 (0.66%) Ruby
10 4 (0.27%) Java
11 2 (0.13%) C++
12 1 (0.066%) Korn
12 1 (0.066%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 1031 (68.41%) Cisco Certification
2 860 (57.07%) CCNP
3 500 (33.18%) CCNA
4 201 (13.34%) CCIE
5 106 (7.03%) Degree
6 102 (6.77%) JNCIA
7 88 (5.84%) Security Cleared
8 86 (5.71%) CCDP
9 83 (5.51%) CCSP
10 80 (5.31%) CCSE
11 74 (4.91%) SC Cleared
12 67 (4.45%) JNCIP
13 66 (4.38%) CCSA
13 66 (4.38%) JNCIS
14 58 (3.85%) CCDA
15 37 (2.46%) JNCIE
16 36 (2.39%) CCVP
17 34 (2.26%) CCIP
18 29 (1.92%) CISSP
19 20 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (9.22%) SLA
2 62 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (2.46%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.66%) HIPAA
5 7 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.27%) QA
7 3 (0.20%) SAS 70
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.066%) DICOM
9 1 (0.066%) HL7
9 1 (0.066%) JSP 440
System Software
1 99 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (4.51%) Active Directory
3 29 (1.92%) vSphere
4 28 (1.86%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
6 14 (0.93%) Xen
7 13 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.80%) KVM
9 11 (0.73%) Firmware
9 11 (0.73%) VMware ESX
10 10 (0.66%) vCloud
11 8 (0.53%) XenApp
12 6 (0.40%) NFS
13 5 (0.33%) pfSense
13 5 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.33%) VMFS
14 4 (0.27%) ProxySG
14 4 (0.27%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 58 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 40 (2.65%) Nagios
3 37 (2.46%) SolarWinds Orion
4 32 (2.12%) Cisco Prime
5 27 (1.79%) FortiGate
6 26 (1.73%) Cacti
7 24 (1.59%) Puppet
8 22 (1.46%) Cisco UCCX
9 19 (1.26%) Ansible
10 18 (1.19%) Netcool
10 18 (1.19%) SCCM
11 17 (1.13%) OpenView
12 15 (1.00%) HP NNM
13 14 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (0.66%) OpenNMS
14 10 (0.66%) SCOM
14 10 (0.66%) SmokePing
15 8 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
15 8 (0.53%) RANCID
16 7 (0.46%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1338 (88.79%) Cisco
2 679 (45.06%) Juniper
3 408 (27.07%) CheckPoint
4 396 (26.28%) F5
5 212 (14.07%) Palo Alto
6 180 (11.94%) VMware
7 150 (9.95%) Microsoft
8 140 (9.29%) SolarWinds
9 112 (7.43%) HP
10 107 (7.10%) Brocade
11 68 (4.51%) Citrix
12 67 (4.45%) Riverbed
13 64 (4.25%) Fortinet
14 62 (4.11%) Avaya
15 50 (3.32%) Blue Coat
16 46 (3.05%) Aruba
17 30 (1.99%) Meraki
18 29 (1.92%) Ericsson
19 28 (1.86%) NetScout
20 25 (1.66%) SonicWALL
Reigate, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Opus IT Consulting
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent training, progression
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £48000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Networkers
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £50000 Per Annum Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa; 25,000-30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + 20% London Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £70000 - £75000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
JM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
World First
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent bonus & benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
World First
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent bonus & benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Inc Shift Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Salary is approx 50-65k base + excel
Posted: 4 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa- 25,000-30,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10% On Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago