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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 380 412 382
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -30
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 724 602 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.58% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.84% 3.40% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 601 450 573
Average salary £48,500 £49,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.52% +3.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £36,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%

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
18832 17703 21929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.87% 17.06% 19.82%
Number of salaries quoted 15289 13892 18201
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +51 685 £50,000 - 89
London +43 256 £50,000 -6.54% 39
South East +48 232 £45,000 - 30
City of London +48 101 £51,250 -6.81% 20
Berkshire +28 101 £52,500 +16.66% 10
Yorkshire -41 59 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Reading +27 49 £50,000 - 3
East of England -5 48 £50,000 +2.56% 3
Hampshire -6 39 £40,000 +2.82% 7
Surrey +9 34 £38,000 -20.00% 3
West Midlands -3 34 £42,500 +13.33% 5
North West -13 29 £40,000 -20.00% 2
West Yorkshire -43 29 £50,000 +11.11% 1
North Yorkshire +23 27 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Leeds -45 25 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Bedfordshire +27 23 £50,000 +29.87% 1
East Sussex +10 23 £45,000 - 4
York +24 22 £51,250 +10.81%
Reigate +4 17 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Buckinghamshire - 16 £40,000 - 1
Basingstoke +7 15 £40,000 -4.76% 1
South West -4 15 £57,500 +35.29% 8
Birmingham -5 15 £48,500 +21.25% 3
Slough -5 13 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Manchester -6 13 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Lancashire - 12 £34,250 -
Scotland +12 11 £33,500 -16.25% 2
Kent +4 11 £41,500 -7.77% 1
South Wales -7 11 £38,500 -23.00%
Wales -10 11 £38,500 -23.00%

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1457 (91.52%) BGP
2 1439 (90.39%) Cisco
3 1185 (74.43%) Cisco Certification
4 1083 (68.03%) Firewall
5 949 (59.61%) CCNP
6 945 (59.36%) MPLS
7 686 (43.09%) WAN
8 685 (43.03%) VPN
9 650 (40.83%) Juniper
10 608 (38.19%) EIGRP
11 556 (34.92%) LAN
12 544 (34.17%) CheckPoint
13 505 (31.72%) Cisco ASA
14 490 (30.78%) TCP/IP
15 473 (29.71%) CCNA
16 429 (26.95%) Network Security
17 379 (23.81%) Linux
18 376 (23.62%) F5
19 356 (22.36%) Wireless
20 351 (22.05%) Cisco Nexus
21 342 (21.48%) DNS
22 322 (20.23%) IPsec
23 313 (19.66%) VMware
24 307 (19.28%) VLAN
25 303 (19.03%) VoIP
26 287 (18.03%) Cisco IOS
27 269 (16.90%) Finance
28 264 (16.58%) HSRP
29 260 (16.33%) Load Balancing
30 258 (16.21%) Windows

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 85 (5.34%) Lync
2 68 (4.27%) MS Exchange
3 67 (4.21%) Apache
4 41 (2.58%) IIS
5 19 (1.19%) nginx
6 14 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (0.82%) Moodle
8 11 (0.69%) Confluence
8 11 (0.69%) SharePoint
9 9 (0.57%) MediaWiki
10 8 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.25%) Zope
13 4 (0.25%) Plone
13 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.25%) ejabberd
13 4 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 92 (5.78%) MS Visio
2 85 (5.34%) MS Excel
3 84 (5.28%) MS Office
4 4 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.76%) IaaS
2 26 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (1.26%) Office 365
4 10 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.50%) SaaS
6 4 (0.25%) PaaS
7 3 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1457 (91.52%) BGP
2 1083 (68.03%) Firewall
3 945 (59.36%) MPLS
4 686 (43.09%) WAN
5 685 (43.03%) VPN
6 608 (38.19%) EIGRP
7 556 (34.92%) LAN
8 505 (31.72%) Cisco ASA
9 490 (30.78%) TCP/IP
10 429 (26.95%) Network Security
11 356 (22.36%) Wireless
12 351 (22.05%) Cisco Nexus
13 342 (21.48%) DNS
14 322 (20.23%) IPsec
15 307 (19.28%) VLAN
16 303 (19.03%) VoIP
17 287 (18.03%) Cisco IOS
18 264 (16.58%) HSRP
19 256 (16.08%) SSL
20 234 (14.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (1.63%) MySQL
2 18 (1.13%) SQL Server
3 15 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.44%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.25%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.13%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.063%) Big Data
10 1 (0.063%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (1.07%) JIRA
1 17 (1.07%) Jenkins
2 13 (0.82%) Git (software)
2 13 (0.82%) Hudson
3 11 (0.69%) Subversion
4 9 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.25%) Emacs
6 2 (0.13%) TestLink
6 2 (0.13%) Bugzilla
General
1 269 (16.90%) Finance
2 240 (15.08%) Telecoms
3 76 (4.77%) Banking
4 56 (3.52%) Retail
5 24 (1.51%) Marketing
6 19 (1.19%) Games
6 19 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.13%) Back Office
7 18 (1.13%) Investment Banking
8 11 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.69%) French Language
8 11 (0.69%) German Language
9 9 (0.57%) Advertising
9 9 (0.57%) Billing
9 9 (0.57%) Legal
10 8 (0.50%) Electronics
11 7 (0.44%) Law
12 5 (0.31%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.31%) Japanese Language
13 4 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 869 (54.59%) Network Engineer
2 255 (16.02%) Senior Network Engineer
3 137 (8.61%) Consultant
4 108 (6.78%) Architect
5 92 (5.78%) Support Engineer
6 88 (5.53%) Security Engineer
7 87 (5.46%) Network Consultant
8 82 (5.15%) Network Specialist
9 79 (4.96%) Network Support
10 78 (4.90%) Network Architect
11 75 (4.71%) Network Security Engineer
12 64 (4.02%) Analyst
13 58 (3.64%) Cisco Engineer
14 52 (3.27%) Network Support Engineer
15 49 (3.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 48 (3.02%) Network Analyst
16 48 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 44 (2.76%) Team Leader
18 43 (2.70%) NOC Engineer
19 41 (2.58%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (0.88%) XMPP
2 12 (0.75%) LAMP
3 8 (0.50%) SOAP
4 5 (0.31%) Web Services
5 3 (0.19%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (0.13%) RESTful
6 2 (0.13%) Unreal Engine
6 2 (0.13%) XML
6 2 (0.13%) HTML
6 2 (0.13%) CSS
6 2 (0.13%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.063%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 125 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (4.33%) Clustering
3 36 (2.26%) Computer Science
4 27 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
5 25 (1.57%) Client/Server
5 25 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 17 (1.07%) Thin Client
6 17 (1.07%) Fat Client
7 15 (0.94%) Derivative
7 15 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
8 14 (0.88%) Hedge funds
9 13 (0.82%) VLE
10 12 (0.75%) CMDB
10 12 (0.75%) Open Source
11 10 (0.63%) IVR
11 10 (0.63%) AVVID
12 9 (0.57%) PKI
12 9 (0.57%) Wiki
13 8 (0.50%) DTV
14 7 (0.44%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 379 (23.81%) Linux
2 258 (16.21%) Windows
3 173 (10.87%) UNIX
4 68 (4.27%) Solaris
5 62 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (2.64%) CentOS
7 37 (2.32%) Ubuntu
8 35 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (1.26%) Debian
11 18 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.94%) Windows XP
13 12 (0.75%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.50%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.50%) SUSE
15 6 (0.38%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.38%) OpenBSD
16 4 (0.25%) FreeBSD
16 4 (0.25%) openSUSE
16 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (16.33%) Load Balancing
2 248 (15.58%) ITIL
3 219 (13.76%) Network Design
4 168 (10.55%) Network Management
5 122 (7.66%) Change Management
6 121 (7.60%) Project Management
7 120 (7.54%) Network Monitoring
8 88 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 84 (5.28%) Network Architecture
10 83 (5.21%) Mentoring
11 77 (4.84%) E-Commerce
12 76 (4.77%) Service Delivery
13 66 (4.15%) Kalman Filter
14 63 (3.96%) Capacity Planning
15 60 (3.77%) Migration
16 59 (3.71%) Change Control
17 50 (3.14%) Low Latency
18 49 (3.08%) Business Continuity
19 47 (2.95%) PRINCE2
19 47 (2.95%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (7.16%) Perl
2 76 (4.77%) Bash Shell
3 53 (3.33%) PowerShell
4 47 (2.95%) Java
5 41 (2.58%) Python
6 36 (2.26%) SQL
7 35 (2.20%) PHP
8 32 (2.01%) Tcl
9 19 (1.19%) Ruby
10 18 (1.13%) Shell Script
11 12 (0.75%) C
12 5 (0.31%) R
13 2 (0.13%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 1185 (74.43%) Cisco Certification
2 949 (59.61%) CCNP
3 473 (29.71%) CCNA
4 252 (15.83%) CCIE
5 130 (8.17%) Degree
6 128 (8.04%) CCDP
7 120 (7.54%) CCSE
8 107 (6.72%) Security Cleared
9 100 (6.28%) CCSA
10 69 (4.33%) CCIP
11 65 (4.08%) CCSP
12 59 (3.71%) SC Cleared
12 59 (3.71%) JNCIA
13 56 (3.52%) CCDA
14 43 (2.70%) CISSP
15 41 (2.58%) JNCIS
16 36 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 35 (2.20%) JNCIE
18 29 (1.82%) Check Point Certification
19 24 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (11.24%) SLA
2 69 (4.33%) PCI DSS
3 33 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.44%) QA
6 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.063%) BS25999
System Software
1 225 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (4.90%) Active Directory
3 64 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
4 51 (3.20%) vSphere
5 26 (1.63%) XenServer
6 24 (1.51%) Hyper-V
7 19 (1.19%) XenApp
8 14 (0.88%) Samba
9 13 (0.82%) Postfix
10 12 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 12 (0.75%) Firmware
10 12 (0.75%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.69%) Terminal Services
12 10 (0.63%) ProxySG
13 9 (0.57%) VMware ESX
14 7 (0.44%) vCloud
15 5 (0.31%) MetaFrame
15 5 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 4 (0.25%) Snort
16 4 (0.25%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 56 (3.52%) CiscoWorks
2 45 (2.83%) SolarWinds Orion
2 45 (2.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 42 (2.64%) Cacti
4 40 (2.51%) Nagios
5 39 (2.45%) FortiGate
6 31 (1.95%) OpenView
7 25 (1.57%) HP NNM
8 23 (1.44%) SCOM
9 22 (1.38%) Cisco Prime
10 15 (0.94%) Puppet
11 13 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (0.82%) Netcool
12 11 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
13 10 (0.63%) Zenoss
13 10 (0.63%) OPNET
14 9 (0.57%) ZABBIX
14 9 (0.57%) Icinga
15 8 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 8 (0.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1439 (90.39%) Cisco
2 650 (40.83%) Juniper
3 544 (34.17%) CheckPoint
4 376 (23.62%) F5
5 313 (19.66%) VMware
6 192 (12.06%) Microsoft
7 187 (11.75%) SolarWinds
8 164 (10.30%) HP
9 107 (6.72%) Blue Coat
10 96 (6.03%) Fortinet
11 87 (5.46%) Red Hat
12 86 (5.40%) Citrix
13 69 (4.33%) Riverbed
14 65 (4.08%) Aruba
15 41 (2.58%) Infoblox
16 40 (2.51%) Avaya
17 38 (2.39%) Nokia
18 36 (2.26%) Dell
19 35 (2.20%) Brocade
20 34 (2.14%) Nortel
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + y
Posted: 3 hours ago
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £68000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Atos
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Gold Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum + £3k shift + £kOT + £2k clothing +Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent career development
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Salary: £45000 - £90000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: c20-30,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + overtime + benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TRG
Salary: £65000 - £75000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £50,000 to £55,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago