The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 425 342 330
Rank change year-on-year
-83 -12
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 614 798 873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.73% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.04% 3.95% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 469 630 730
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,750 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20171 20206 20694
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.27% 18.52% 17.62%
Number of salaries quoted 16161 16376 17127
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 10 July 2014 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 10 July 2014. 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 -108 582 £50,000 - 75
London -127 226 £55,000 +10.00% 43
South East -51 180 £44,000 -2.22% 9
Berkshire -2 103 £48,500 +7.77% 6
Reading +31 79 £50,000 +11.11% 2
City of London -53 76 £58,000 +13.72% 13
Yorkshire -33 74 £45,000 -10.00% 3
West Yorkshire +13 65 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Leeds +6 63 £45,000 +20.00% 3
East of England 0 44 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Hampshire -6 29 £37,500 -16.66% 1
West Midlands -14 27 £45,000 -18.18% 10
Hertfordshire -2 23 £57,500 -11.53% 2
Birmingham +17 22 £45,000 -7.69% 8
Basingstoke +4 17 £39,500 +2.59%
Wales -15 16 £42,500 - 2
South West -11 14 £67,500 +35.00% 3
South Wales -7 13 £39,000 -8.23% 2
Oxfordshire +11 12 £37,500 -17.58%
North West +8 12 £35,000 +9.37% 3
Bedfordshire -6 12 £50,000 -16.66% 2
Watford -9 11 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Manchester +10 10 £32,500 +1.56% 2
Scotland -4 10 £40,000 -12.08%
Surrey -35 10 £48,500 +7.77% 1
Aberdeen +17 9 £40,000 -28.57%
Hemel Hempstead - 9 £57,500 -
Oxford +20 8 £37,500 -37.50%
Essex +1 8 £46,250 +2.77%
Cardiff -20 8 £55,000 +29.41% 2

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 1184 (91.01%) Cisco
2 1148 (88.24%) BGP
3 812 (62.41%) Firewall
4 807 (62.03%) MPLS
5 787 (60.49%) Cisco Certification
6 614 (47.19%) CCNP
7 610 (46.89%) WAN
8 511 (39.28%) LAN
9 496 (38.12%) Juniper
10 463 (35.59%) VPN
11 453 (34.82%) EIGRP
12 443 (34.05%) TCP/IP
13 394 (30.28%) CheckPoint
14 358 (27.52%) DNS
15 341 (26.21%) CCNA
16 320 (24.60%) F5
17 291 (22.37%) Linux
17 291 (22.37%) Load Balancing
18 287 (22.06%) Cisco ASA
19 275 (21.14%) Telecoms
20 273 (20.98%) Cisco IOS
21 267 (20.52%) Network Management
22 266 (20.45%) VoIP
23 264 (20.29%) Internet
24 259 (19.91%) IPsec
25 255 (19.60%) Finance
26 245 (18.83%) Windows
26 245 (18.83%) Network Design
27 234 (17.99%) Network Security
28 221 (16.99%) Wireless

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 71 (5.46%) Apache
2 62 (4.77%) WebSphere
3 61 (4.69%) IIS
4 38 (2.92%) MS Exchange
5 32 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (1.46%) Lync
7 15 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.38%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.23%) Confluence
11 1 (0.077%) nginx
11 1 (0.077%) MediaWiki
11 1 (0.077%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.077%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.077%) MTS
Applications
1 88 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 38 (2.92%) MS Office
3 28 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
1 13 (1.00%) SaaS
2 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.077%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1148 (88.24%) BGP
2 812 (62.41%) Firewall
3 807 (62.03%) MPLS
4 610 (46.89%) WAN
5 511 (39.28%) LAN
6 463 (35.59%) VPN
7 453 (34.82%) EIGRP
8 443 (34.05%) TCP/IP
9 358 (27.52%) DNS
10 287 (22.06%) Cisco ASA
11 273 (20.98%) Cisco IOS
12 266 (20.45%) VoIP
13 264 (20.29%) Internet
14 259 (19.91%) IPsec
15 234 (17.99%) Network Security
16 221 (16.99%) Wireless
17 217 (16.68%) Cisco Nexus
18 203 (15.60%) SNMP
19 188 (14.45%) VLAN
20 176 (13.53%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.00%) MySQL
2 15 (1.15%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.23%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.31%) JIRA
3 3 (0.23%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.23%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.23%) Subversion
4 2 (0.15%) Maven
5 1 (0.077%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.077%) Hudson
General
1 275 (21.14%) Telecoms
2 255 (19.60%) Finance
3 76 (5.84%) Retail
4 57 (4.38%) Banking
5 55 (4.23%) Billing
6 15 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.00%) Marketing
8 11 (0.85%) Advertising
9 10 (0.77%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.61%) Legal
11 6 (0.46%) Games
12 5 (0.38%) Back Office
13 4 (0.31%) Publishing
14 3 (0.23%) Electronics
14 3 (0.23%) French Language
15 2 (0.15%) German Language
15 2 (0.15%) Military
16 1 (0.077%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.077%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 663 (50.96%) Network Engineer
2 155 (11.91%) Senior Network Engineer
3 115 (8.84%) Security Engineer
4 89 (6.84%) Consultant
4 89 (6.84%) Architect
5 87 (6.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 79 (6.07%) Design Engineer
6 79 (6.07%) Network Architect
7 71 (5.46%) IP Engineer
8 68 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 64 (4.92%) Support Engineer
9 64 (4.92%) Network Consultant
10 61 (4.69%) Cisco Engineer
11 59 (4.53%) Senior Security Engineer
12 57 (4.38%) Network Support
13 56 (4.30%) Firewall Engineer
13 56 (4.30%) Senior Design Engineer
14 53 (4.07%) Team Leader
15 50 (3.84%) Network Specialist
16 49 (3.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (4.77%) SOAP
2 8 (0.61%) CSS
3 4 (0.31%) .NET
3 4 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.15%) LAMP
5 1 (0.077%) XMPP
5 1 (0.077%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.077%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.077%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 84 (6.46%) Clustering
2 57 (4.38%) Smartphone
3 47 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 25 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
5 24 (1.84%) Fat Client
5 24 (1.84%) Thin Client
6 19 (1.46%) Statistics
7 16 (1.23%) PKI
8 15 (1.15%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.08%) Hedge funds
10 13 (1.00%) Digital Media
11 12 (0.92%) Open Source
12 10 (0.77%) Equities
13 7 (0.54%) Fixed Income
13 7 (0.54%) Derivative
14 6 (0.46%) Physics
15 5 (0.38%) EqualLogic
15 5 (0.38%) SecurID
16 4 (0.31%) Mathematics
16 4 (0.31%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 291 (22.37%) Linux
2 245 (18.83%) Windows
3 139 (10.68%) UNIX
4 83 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (2.54%) CentOS
7 18 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.92%) Windows XP
9 12 (0.92%) Debian
10 8 (0.61%) Solaris
11 7 (0.54%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.46%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.15%) SUSE
14 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.077%) OpenBSD
15 1 (0.077%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.077%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (22.37%) Load Balancing
2 267 (20.52%) Network Management
3 245 (18.83%) Network Design
4 114 (8.76%) E-Commerce
5 109 (8.38%) ITIL
6 96 (7.38%) Capacity Management
7 85 (6.53%) Project Management
8 84 (6.46%) Network Architecture
9 63 (4.84%) Network Monitoring
10 58 (4.46%) Service Delivery
11 52 (4.00%) Change Management
12 37 (2.84%) Business Continuity
13 36 (2.77%) Capacity Planning
14 28 (2.15%) Disaster Recovery
14 28 (2.15%) Problem Management
15 24 (1.84%) Low Latency
16 23 (1.77%) Configuration Management
17 22 (1.69%) BCP
18 21 (1.61%) Validation
19 20 (1.54%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 102 (7.84%) Perl
2 71 (5.46%) Bash Shell
3 56 (4.30%) Java
4 47 (3.61%) PowerShell
5 22 (1.69%) Python
6 19 (1.46%) SQL
7 18 (1.38%) C
8 11 (0.85%) PHP
9 8 (0.61%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.23%) Ruby
11 2 (0.15%) PowerHouse
11 2 (0.15%) AWK
12 1 (0.077%) C++
Qualifications
1 787 (60.49%) Cisco Certification
2 614 (47.19%) CCNP
3 341 (26.21%) CCNA
4 187 (14.37%) CCIE
5 108 (8.30%) CCSE
6 93 (7.15%) Degree
7 78 (6.00%) CCSA
8 77 (5.92%) CCDP
9 67 (5.15%) CCIP
10 51 (3.92%) Security Cleared
11 48 (3.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 47 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
13 44 (3.38%) CCSP
14 40 (3.07%) JNCIA
15 38 (2.92%) MCSE
16 37 (2.84%) MCSA
17 34 (2.61%) RHCE
18 33 (2.54%) JNCIS
18 33 (2.54%) SC Cleared
19 26 (2.00%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (7.38%) PCI DSS
2 52 (4.00%) SLA
3 21 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 151 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
3 49 (3.77%) Active Directory
4 43 (3.31%) vSphere
5 17 (1.31%) XenApp
5 17 (1.31%) XenDesktop
6 16 (1.23%) Hyper-V
7 13 (1.00%) XenServer
8 9 (0.69%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.61%) ProxySG
10 7 (0.54%) Squid
11 5 (0.38%) vCloud
12 4 (0.31%) UAG
12 4 (0.31%) Snort
12 4 (0.31%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.23%) NFS
14 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.15%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 92 (7.07%) CiscoWorks
2 72 (5.53%) HP NNM
3 32 (2.46%) SolarWinds Orion
4 27 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 27 (2.08%) Nagios
5 25 (1.92%) OpenView
6 19 (1.46%) Cacti
7 16 (1.23%) FortiGate
7 16 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
8 13 (1.00%) Puppet
8 13 (1.00%) Foglight
9 12 (0.92%) SCCM
9 12 (0.92%) SCOM
10 11 (0.85%) Backup Exec
11 9 (0.69%) Netcool
11 9 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.54%) SmokePing
12 7 (0.54%) WhatsUp Gold
13 5 (0.38%) SCOrch
14 4 (0.31%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 1184 (91.01%) Cisco
2 496 (38.12%) Juniper
3 394 (30.28%) CheckPoint
4 320 (24.60%) F5
5 205 (15.76%) VMware
6 166 (12.76%) HP
7 103 (7.92%) Red Hat
8 98 (7.53%) Microsoft
9 93 (7.15%) SolarWinds
10 92 (7.07%) Citrix
11 90 (6.92%) Blue Coat
12 67 (5.15%) Fortinet
13 60 (4.61%) Brocade
14 51 (3.92%) Dell
15 48 (3.69%) Aruba
16 36 (2.77%) Infoblox
16 36 (2.77%) Nortel
17 34 (2.61%) Riverbed
18 32 (2.46%) Huawei
19 31 (2.38%) Imperva
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £110,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £56000 - £65000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + £6k Car Allow + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + £8k on call
Posted: 10 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + £7500 shift allowance
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Aston Carter
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
FT Select
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rentalcars.com
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eaglecliff
Salary: Unspecified - Excellent DoE
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Upto £45K Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago