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

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 401 399 398
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 685 799 816
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.73% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.24% 4.40% 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 568 688 645
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,589 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%

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
16139 18139 20947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.99% 16.60% 18.32%
Number of salaries quoted 13193 15072 16527
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 September 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 September 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 +6 655 £46,500 -9.70% 55
London -6 289 £51,000 -7.27% 18
South East +44 186 £45,000 -10.00% 17
Surrey +66 71 £40,000 -5.88% 4
North West +19 51 £35,000 -56.25% 3
West Midlands -8 48 £42,500 -6.59% 6
Berkshire +3 47 £57,500 +9.52% 4
East of England -11 38 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Manchester +28 33 £35,500 -11.25% 2
Reading +12 32 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Hampshire +6 28 £32,500 -43.47% 6
City of London -9 26 £52,500 -12.50% 5
Birmingham -22 25 £47,500 -5.00%
Hertfordshire +20 19 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Reigate +12 19 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Yorkshire +27 17 £42,000 -6.66% 4
Oxfordshire +13 17 £60,000 +11.11% 1
South West -8 17 £42,500 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +13 16 £45,000 +45.16% 1
Southampton +5 16 £32,500 -48.00% 1
Rochdale - 16 £36,500 - 1
Scotland +27 15 £35,000 +55.55% 1
Cheshire +16 15 £30,000 -62.50%
Camberley +4 13 £37,500 -11.76%
West Yorkshire +27 12 £39,750 -20.50% 4
Edinburgh +25 12 £61,500 +89.23% 1
Hounslow +15 12 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire +15 11 £50,000 -4.76% 3
East Midlands +8 10 £32,500 -14.65%
Uxbridge - 9 £52,500 - 1

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 1235 (88.79%) BGP
2 1213 (87.20%) Cisco
3 946 (68.01%) Cisco Certification
4 847 (60.89%) Firewall
5 807 (58.02%) MPLS
6 764 (54.92%) CCNP
7 668 (48.02%) WAN
8 591 (42.49%) VPN
9 578 (41.55%) LAN
10 557 (40.04%) Juniper
11 525 (37.74%) EIGRP
12 443 (31.85%) CCNA
13 421 (30.27%) TCP/IP
14 378 (27.17%) Wireless
15 373 (26.82%) Data Centre
16 372 (26.74%) Cisco ASA
17 364 (26.17%) DNS
18 327 (23.51%) CheckPoint
19 323 (23.22%) F5
20 310 (22.29%) Network Security
21 309 (22.21%) Cisco Nexus
22 262 (18.84%) Telecoms
23 257 (18.48%) ITIL
24 242 (17.40%) VLAN
24 242 (17.40%) Network Design
25 240 (17.25%) Linux
26 224 (16.10%) DHCP
27 220 (15.82%) HSRP
28 211 (15.17%) Windows
29 206 (14.81%) Palo Alto

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 35 (2.52%) OpenStack
2 24 (1.73%) Skype for Business
3 22 (1.58%) IIS
4 7 (0.50%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.36%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.29%) Apache
7 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.22%) SAS
8 2 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.072%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.072%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 70 (5.03%) MS Excel
2 59 (4.24%) MS Visio
3 38 (2.73%) MS Office
4 13 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.87%) Office 365
2 21 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.44%) IaaS
4 13 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.58%) SaaS
6 5 (0.36%) PaaS
6 5 (0.36%) Slack
7 1 (0.072%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.072%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1235 (88.79%) BGP
2 847 (60.89%) Firewall
3 807 (58.02%) MPLS
4 668 (48.02%) WAN
5 591 (42.49%) VPN
6 578 (41.55%) LAN
7 525 (37.74%) EIGRP
8 421 (30.27%) TCP/IP
9 378 (27.17%) Wireless
10 372 (26.74%) Cisco ASA
11 364 (26.17%) DNS
12 310 (22.29%) Network Security
13 309 (22.21%) Cisco Nexus
14 242 (17.40%) VLAN
15 224 (16.10%) DHCP
16 220 (15.82%) HSRP
17 203 (14.59%) IPsec
18 190 (13.66%) VoIP
19 178 (12.80%) RIP
20 164 (11.79%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.36%) MySQL
2 3 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (0.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.072%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.072%) GIS
Development Applications
1 21 (1.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 18 (1.29%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (0.36%) Subversion
5 2 (0.14%) Metasploit
General
1 262 (18.84%) Telecoms
2 188 (13.52%) Finance
3 92 (6.61%) Banking
4 22 (1.58%) Manufacturing
5 20 (1.44%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.22%) Marketing
7 11 (0.79%) Games
7 11 (0.79%) Retail
8 8 (0.58%) Legal
9 7 (0.50%) Billing
9 7 (0.50%) German Language
10 6 (0.43%) Electronics
11 5 (0.36%) Advertising
11 5 (0.36%) Italian Language
11 5 (0.36%) Law
12 4 (0.29%) Back Office
12 4 (0.29%) French Language
12 4 (0.29%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.22%) Publishing
14 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 777 (55.86%) Network Engineer
2 223 (16.03%) Cisco Engineer
3 204 (14.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 185 (13.30%) Senior Network Engineer
5 179 (12.87%) Network Support
6 151 (10.86%) Support Engineer
7 124 (8.91%) Network Support Engineer
8 91 (6.54%) Juniper Engineer
9 86 (6.18%) Analyst
10 84 (6.04%) Security Engineer
11 78 (5.61%) Network Analyst
12 75 (5.39%) Network Security Engineer
13 74 (5.32%) Consultant
14 73 (5.25%) Architect
14 73 (5.25%) Network Specialist
15 67 (4.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 66 (4.74%) Cisco Support
17 58 (4.17%) Network Consultant
18 56 (4.03%) NOC Engineer
19 47 (3.38%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (7.62%) 802.1X
2 12 (0.86%) XMPP
3 6 (0.43%) Web Services
4 5 (0.36%) Unreal Engine
5 4 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (0.29%) RFC 2547
6 3 (0.22%) CSS
6 3 (0.22%) HTML
6 3 (0.22%) JSON
6 3 (0.22%) LAMP
6 3 (0.22%) REST
7 2 (0.14%) Django
7 2 (0.14%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.14%) RFC 2544
7 2 (0.14%) XML
8 1 (0.072%) COM
8 1 (0.072%) HTML5
8 1 (0.072%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 373 (26.82%) Data Centre
2 113 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (4.53%) Management Information System
4 56 (4.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 52 (3.74%) Computer Science
6 38 (2.73%) Virtual Team
7 33 (2.37%) Clustering
8 29 (2.08%) PKI
9 19 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (1.29%) Hedge funds
11 17 (1.22%) IPTV
11 17 (1.22%) Over-the-Top Content
12 16 (1.15%) Statistics
13 15 (1.08%) Driving Licence
13 15 (1.08%) Mathematics
14 10 (0.72%) Replication
14 10 (0.72%) Wiki
15 8 (0.58%) Internet of Things
16 7 (0.50%) IVR
16 7 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 240 (17.25%) Linux
2 211 (15.17%) Windows
3 91 (6.54%) Windows Server
4 82 (5.90%) Unix
5 15 (1.08%) Ubuntu
6 14 (1.01%) Debian
7 10 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.58%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.50%) CentOS
10 7 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.50%) Solaris
10 7 (0.50%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.43%) Android
11 6 (0.43%) CatOS
11 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.29%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.22%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.14%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (18.48%) ITIL
2 242 (17.40%) Network Design
3 155 (11.14%) Load Balancing
4 142 (10.21%) Change Management
5 118 (8.48%) Network Monitoring
6 113 (8.12%) Network Management
7 111 (7.98%) High Availability
8 83 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
9 74 (5.32%) Kalman Filter
10 71 (5.10%) Presales
11 64 (4.60%) Network Architecture
12 63 (4.53%) Service Delivery
13 58 (4.17%) Incident Management
14 57 (4.10%) Change Control
15 53 (3.81%) Configuration Management
15 53 (3.81%) Mentoring
16 52 (3.74%) Project Management
17 44 (3.16%) Migration
18 43 (3.09%) Capacity Planning
18 43 (3.09%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 76 (5.46%) Python
2 57 (4.10%) Perl
3 56 (4.03%) Bash Shell
4 28 (2.01%) C
5 27 (1.94%) SQL
6 15 (1.08%) PHP
7 14 (1.01%) PowerShell
8 11 (0.79%) Tcl
9 10 (0.72%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.65%) Lisp
11 7 (0.50%) Ruby
12 5 (0.36%) C++
13 3 (0.22%) Java
14 1 (0.072%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.072%) Korn
Qualifications
1 946 (68.01%) Cisco Certification
2 764 (54.92%) CCNP
3 443 (31.85%) CCNA
4 157 (11.29%) CCIE
5 112 (8.05%) Degree
6 86 (6.18%) Security Cleared
7 85 (6.11%) JNCIA
8 74 (5.32%) JNCIS
9 64 (4.60%) SC Cleared
10 55 (3.95%) CCDP
11 51 (3.67%) CCSE
12 47 (3.38%) CCSP
13 46 (3.31%) CCIP
14 44 (3.16%) JNCIP
15 32 (2.30%) CCSA
16 31 (2.23%) CISSP
17 27 (1.94%) CCDA
18 25 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
19 24 (1.73%) CCVP
20 21 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (8.20%) SLA
2 74 (5.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (3.02%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.72%) HIPAA
5 9 (0.65%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.50%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.36%) QA
9 3 (0.22%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.072%) COBIT
System Software
1 88 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (4.82%) Active Directory
3 34 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.58%) vSphere
5 19 (1.37%) Firmware
6 15 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.01%) KVM
8 12 (0.86%) VMware ESX
9 11 (0.79%) NFS
9 11 (0.79%) Xen
10 10 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.58%) vCloud
11 8 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.50%) iptables
13 5 (0.36%) pfSense
13 5 (0.36%) VMFS
14 3 (0.22%) GlusterFS
14 3 (0.22%) Snort
15 2 (0.14%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 52 (3.74%) Nagios
2 44 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
3 39 (2.80%) Puppet
4 32 (2.30%) Cisco Prime
5 28 (2.01%) Ansible
6 27 (1.94%) SolarWinds Orion
7 26 (1.87%) FortiGate
8 25 (1.80%) Cacti
9 23 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (1.22%) OpenNMS
10 17 (1.22%) SCCM
11 15 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
12 12 (0.86%) Netcool
12 12 (0.86%) SCOM
13 11 (0.79%) HP NNM
14 9 (0.65%) OpenView
14 9 (0.65%) SmokePing
15 8 (0.58%) RANCID
15 8 (0.58%) vRealize
16 6 (0.43%) Endace
Vendors
1 1213 (87.20%) Cisco
2 557 (40.04%) Juniper
3 327 (23.51%) CheckPoint
4 323 (23.22%) F5
5 206 (14.81%) Palo Alto
6 158 (11.36%) VMware
7 142 (10.21%) Microsoft
8 101 (7.26%) SolarWinds
9 82 (5.90%) HP
10 80 (5.75%) Brocade
11 72 (5.18%) Riverbed
12 71 (5.10%) Avaya
13 62 (4.46%) Fortinet
14 54 (3.88%) Citrix
15 37 (2.66%) Aruba
15 37 (2.66%) Extreme Networks
16 34 (2.44%) Blue Coat
17 32 (2.30%) Huawei
18 28 (2.01%) Ericsson
19 27 (1.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
ESA Group
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + on call + o/t
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £53000.00 per annum + Car Allow, Bonus, Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Imperative People
Salary: £42000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £14000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 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: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + superb beneifts
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + superb beneifts
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Exponential-e Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + 5% shift allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + On-Call + Benefits + Global Travel
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Overtime
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £52,000 per annum + £7,000 bonus paid quarterly and a car (value
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago