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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 425 349 346
Rank change year-on-year
-76 -3
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 659 771 842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.71% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.21% 3.91% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 528 619 698
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 £67,250 £65,000
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
20525 19722 21117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.55% 18.16% 17.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16450 15832 17411
Average salary £44,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 31 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 31 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 -87 622 £50,000 +4.71% 77
London -99 248 £53,500 +7.00% 35
South East -60 167 £42,500 -5.55% 10
City of London -16 97 £58,000 +5.45% 16
Berkshire -14 89 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Yorkshire -1 87 £45,000 -5.26% 10
West Yorkshire +9 80 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Leeds +12 79 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Reading +21 65 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East of England +10 45 £55,000 +15.78% 7
West Midlands -9 37 £45,000 -18.18% 10
Birmingham +27 34 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Hampshire -13 28 £39,500 -16.84% 4
Wales +5 21 £42,500 - 2
South Wales 0 19 £39,000 -8.23% 2
Hertfordshire -4 19 £57,500 - 4
Basingstoke +5 18 £39,500 -1.25% 1
North West +4 14 £35,000 +9.37% 4
South West -16 14 £60,000 +21.82% 2
Scotland +6 13 £40,000 +6.66%
Watford -5 13 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Bedfordshire +3 12 £55,500 -7.50% 2
Surrey -48 12 £48,000 +6.66%
Oxfordshire +10 11 £37,500 -7.40%
Slough -3 11 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Cardiff -9 11 £55,000 +29.41%
Aberdeen +20 10 £40,000 -28.57%
Manchester +6 10 £32,500 +1.56% 3
Essex +6 10 £45,000 - 1
Basildon - 9 £41,250 - 1

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 1189 (90.49%) Cisco
2 1166 (88.74%) BGP
3 852 (64.84%) MPLS
4 808 (61.49%) Firewall
5 794 (60.43%) Cisco Certification
6 614 (46.73%) CCNP
7 595 (45.28%) WAN
8 515 (39.19%) Juniper
9 489 (37.21%) LAN
10 470 (35.77%) VPN
11 465 (35.39%) EIGRP
12 436 (33.18%) TCP/IP
13 383 (29.15%) CheckPoint
14 354 (26.94%) DNS
15 323 (24.58%) CCNA
16 312 (23.74%) F5
17 310 (23.59%) Linux
18 288 (21.92%) Load Balancing
19 284 (21.61%) Cisco ASA
20 278 (21.16%) Telecoms
21 272 (20.70%) Network Management
22 271 (20.62%) Internet
23 258 (19.63%) Cisco IOS
24 253 (19.25%) VoIP
25 248 (18.87%) Network Design
26 247 (18.80%) Windows
27 246 (18.72%) IPsec
28 241 (18.34%) Finance
28 241 (18.34%) Network Security
29 219 (16.67%) VMware

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 72 (5.48%) Apache
2 68 (5.18%) IIS
3 55 (4.19%) WebSphere
4 36 (2.74%) MS Exchange
5 30 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (1.98%) Lync
7 12 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.53%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.30%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.23%) Confluence
13 1 (0.076%) MediaWiki
13 1 (0.076%) nginx
13 1 (0.076%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.076%) MTS
Applications
1 95 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 49 (3.73%) MS Office
3 36 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.076%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (0.84%) SaaS
3 3 (0.23%) PaaS
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1166 (88.74%) BGP
2 852 (64.84%) MPLS
3 808 (61.49%) Firewall
4 595 (45.28%) WAN
5 489 (37.21%) LAN
6 470 (35.77%) VPN
7 465 (35.39%) EIGRP
8 436 (33.18%) TCP/IP
9 354 (26.94%) DNS
10 284 (21.61%) Cisco ASA
11 271 (20.62%) Internet
12 258 (19.63%) Cisco IOS
13 253 (19.25%) VoIP
14 246 (18.72%) IPsec
15 241 (18.34%) Network Security
16 213 (16.21%) Wireless
16 213 (16.21%) Cisco Nexus
17 197 (14.99%) SNMP
18 186 (14.16%) VLAN
19 178 (13.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (1.75%) MySQL
2 14 (1.07%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.23%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.53%) JIRA
3 4 (0.30%) Bugzilla
4 3 (0.23%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.23%) Subversion
5 2 (0.15%) Maven
6 1 (0.076%) Hudson
General
1 278 (21.16%) Telecoms
2 241 (18.34%) Finance
3 75 (5.71%) Retail
4 58 (4.41%) Banking
5 53 (4.03%) Billing
6 16 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 11 (0.84%) Advertising
7 11 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 10 (0.76%) Legal
9 9 (0.68%) Back Office
9 9 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.61%) Publishing
11 5 (0.38%) Marketing
12 3 (0.23%) French Language
12 3 (0.23%) Games
12 3 (0.23%) Electronics
13 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.15%) German Language
14 1 (0.076%) Welsh Language
14 1 (0.076%) Military
Job Titles
1 672 (51.14%) Network Engineer
2 179 (13.62%) Senior Network Engineer
3 116 (8.83%) Security Engineer
4 100 (7.61%) Architect
5 87 (6.62%) Network Security Engineer
6 84 (6.39%) Consultant
7 83 (6.32%) Network Architect
8 81 (6.16%) Design Engineer
9 74 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 67 (5.10%) IP Engineer
11 64 (4.87%) Senior Security Engineer
12 62 (4.72%) Network Consultant
13 58 (4.41%) Team Leader
13 58 (4.41%) Cisco Engineer
14 56 (4.26%) Support Engineer
15 55 (4.19%) Senior Design Engineer
16 54 (4.11%) Firewall Engineer
16 54 (4.11%) Network Support
17 50 (3.81%) Analyst
18 47 (3.58%) Senior IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.19%) SOAP
2 7 (0.53%) CSS
3 4 (0.30%) .NET
3 4 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.076%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.076%) LAMP
4 1 (0.076%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.076%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.00%) Clustering
2 55 (4.19%) Smartphone
3 41 (3.12%) Computer Science
4 30 (2.28%) Video Conferencing
5 17 (1.29%) Fat Client
5 17 (1.29%) Thin Client
6 16 (1.22%) PKI
7 14 (1.07%) Statistics
8 13 (0.99%) Hedge funds
9 12 (0.91%) Management Information System
10 11 (0.84%) Open Source
10 11 (0.84%) Equities
11 8 (0.61%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.53%) Derivative
12 7 (0.53%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.53%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.46%) SecurID
13 6 (0.46%) Physics
14 5 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.38%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 310 (23.59%) Linux
2 247 (18.80%) Windows
3 147 (11.19%) UNIX
4 95 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (2.82%) CentOS
7 17 (1.29%) Solaris
8 15 (1.14%) Windows XP
8 15 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.76%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.61%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.53%) Debian
13 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.076%) OpenBSD
15 1 (0.076%) SUSE
15 1 (0.076%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.076%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (21.92%) Load Balancing
2 272 (20.70%) Network Management
3 248 (18.87%) Network Design
4 114 (8.68%) ITIL
5 112 (8.52%) E-Commerce
6 90 (6.85%) Capacity Management
7 80 (6.09%) Project Management
8 79 (6.01%) Network Architecture
9 63 (4.79%) Service Delivery
10 62 (4.72%) Network Monitoring
11 56 (4.26%) Change Management
12 40 (3.04%) Business Continuity
13 39 (2.97%) Capacity Planning
14 33 (2.51%) Low Latency
15 32 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
16 24 (1.83%) Configuration Management
17 22 (1.67%) PRINCE2
17 22 (1.67%) Validation
18 21 (1.60%) BCP
19 20 (1.52%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 115 (8.75%) Perl
2 81 (6.16%) Bash Shell
3 63 (4.79%) Java
4 60 (4.57%) PowerShell
5 26 (1.98%) Python
6 21 (1.60%) SQL
7 17 (1.29%) PHP
8 15 (1.14%) C
9 8 (0.61%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.46%) Tcl
11 4 (0.30%) PowerHouse
12 3 (0.23%) Ruby
13 2 (0.15%) AWK
14 1 (0.076%) C++
Qualifications
1 794 (60.43%) Cisco Certification
2 614 (46.73%) CCNP
3 323 (24.58%) CCNA
4 192 (14.61%) CCIE
5 105 (7.99%) CCSE
6 104 (7.91%) Degree
7 75 (5.71%) CCSA
8 71 (5.40%) CCDP
9 70 (5.33%) CCIP
10 57 (4.34%) Security Cleared
11 46 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 43 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
13 40 (3.04%) JNCIS
14 36 (2.74%) JNCIE
14 36 (2.74%) JNCIA
15 35 (2.66%) RHCE
15 35 (2.66%) SC Cleared
16 33 (2.51%) MCSE
16 33 (2.51%) MCSA
17 31 (2.36%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (7.46%) PCI DSS
2 56 (4.26%) SLA
3 27 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.23%) COBIT
4 3 (0.23%) QA
4 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.076%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 159 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 53 (4.03%) vSphere
4 48 (3.65%) Active Directory
5 17 (1.29%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.07%) XenApp
6 14 (1.07%) XenDesktop
7 10 (0.76%) VMware ESX
7 10 (0.76%) XenServer
8 7 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.38%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.30%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.30%) Squid
10 4 (0.30%) UAG
10 4 (0.30%) vCloud
11 3 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.23%) Snort
11 3 (0.23%) MetaFrame
12 2 (0.15%) NFS
12 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 78 (5.94%) CiscoWorks
2 69 (5.25%) HP NNM
3 29 (2.21%) Nagios
4 27 (2.05%) SolarWinds Orion
5 25 (1.90%) Cacti
6 22 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
7 20 (1.52%) OpenView
8 16 (1.22%) FortiGate
8 16 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
9 12 (0.91%) Puppet
10 11 (0.84%) Netcool
11 9 (0.68%) Foglight
12 8 (0.61%) SCCM
12 8 (0.61%) SCOM
12 8 (0.61%) Zenoss
12 8 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.53%) SmokePing
13 7 (0.53%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.46%) SCOrch
15 5 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1189 (90.49%) Cisco
2 515 (39.19%) Juniper
3 383 (29.15%) CheckPoint
4 312 (23.74%) F5
5 219 (16.67%) VMware
6 163 (12.40%) HP
7 118 (8.98%) Red Hat
8 113 (8.60%) Microsoft
9 89 (6.77%) SolarWinds
10 83 (6.32%) Blue Coat
11 78 (5.94%) Citrix
11 78 (5.94%) Fortinet
12 68 (5.18%) Brocade
13 61 (4.64%) Aruba
14 45 (3.42%) Dell
15 36 (2.74%) Riverbed
15 36 (2.74%) Huawei
16 35 (2.66%) Nortel
17 30 (2.28%) Nokia
18 25 (1.90%) McAfee
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £15,000 to £20,000 per annum £15-20k plus travel expenses and ben
Posted: 37 minutes ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum UPTO £50,000 BASIC + 30 days on call
Posted: 2 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum UPTO £26,000 BASIC + 30 days on call
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + + 20% shift allowance
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum +Bonus +Benefits +Training
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: + Attractive Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £60-70,000 + £10K+ Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £45k-£50k + 30% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £73,200 to £85,200 per annum Pension + Life Cover + Private Medic
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FT Select
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
FT Select
Salary: From £73,200 to £85,200 per annum Pension + Life Cover + Private Medic
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £40,000 to £45,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago