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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 409 356 351
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -5
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 702 765 812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.70% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.36% 3.98% 3.79%
Number of salaries quoted 560 618 662
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 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
20862 19212 21438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.81% 17.68% 18.29%
Number of salaries quoted 16558 15532 17592
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -55 667 £50,000 +5.26% 98
London -62 255 £53,500 +7.00% 50
South East -57 176 £43,000 -4.44% 22
Yorkshire +14 112 £47,500 - 10
West Yorkshire +29 104 £45,000 - 7
Leeds +35 103 £45,000 - 7
Berkshire -19 92 £45,000 -10.00% 7
City of London -41 85 £58,000 +16.00% 24
Reading +14 62 £50,000 +5.26% 2
East of England +27 50 £50,000 +11.11% 6
West Midlands -6 41 £47,500 - 3
Birmingham +18 37 £47,500 - 1
Hampshire -18 29 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Wales +11 20 £39,000 -29.09%
Slough +11 19 £35,000 -22.22% 3
South Wales +6 19 £39,000 -29.09%
Basingstoke 0 19 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Surrey -37 19 £47,500 +11.76% 10
Essex +17 15 £40,500 -10.00% 1
Bedfordshire +2 14 £55,500 +30.58% 1
Hertfordshire 0 14 £55,000 +10.00% 3
South West -22 14 £32,500 -35.00% 3
Kent +3 12 £37,500 -3.22% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 12 £50,000 +48.14%
Scotland -13 12 £40,000 +6.66%
North West -20 12 £38,000 -20.00% 4
Cardiff -3 11 £55,000 -
Basildon - 11 £41,250 - 1
Oxfordshire +11 10 £45,000 +12.50%
Aberdeen +17 9 £40,000 -28.57%

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1166 (90.46%) Cisco
2 1158 (89.84%) BGP
3 882 (68.43%) MPLS
4 805 (62.45%) Cisco Certification
5 791 (61.37%) Firewall
6 626 (48.56%) CCNP
7 539 (41.82%) WAN
8 511 (39.64%) Juniper
9 460 (35.69%) VPN
10 447 (34.68%) EIGRP
11 431 (33.44%) LAN
12 403 (31.26%) TCP/IP
13 365 (28.32%) CheckPoint
14 324 (25.14%) Linux
15 320 (24.83%) CCNA
16 318 (24.67%) DNS
17 282 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
18 281 (21.80%) F5
19 261 (20.25%) Load Balancing
20 254 (19.71%) Telecoms
21 252 (19.55%) Windows
22 247 (19.16%) VoIP
22 247 (19.16%) Network Security
23 243 (18.85%) Cisco IOS
24 242 (18.77%) Network Management
25 239 (18.54%) Internet
26 232 (18.00%) IPsec
27 227 (17.61%) VMware
28 219 (16.99%) Network Design
29 217 (16.83%) Cisco Nexus

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 81 (6.28%) Apache
2 76 (5.90%) IIS
3 37 (2.87%) Lync
4 33 (2.56%) MS Exchange
5 32 (2.48%) WebSphere
6 27 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (0.70%) SharePoint
8 9 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.23%) Confluence
12 1 (0.078%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.078%) nginx
12 1 (0.078%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.078%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 96 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 55 (4.27%) MS Office
3 43 (3.34%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (0.62%) SaaS
3 3 (0.23%) PaaS
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1158 (89.84%) BGP
2 882 (68.43%) MPLS
3 791 (61.37%) Firewall
4 539 (41.82%) WAN
5 460 (35.69%) VPN
6 447 (34.68%) EIGRP
7 431 (33.44%) LAN
8 403 (31.26%) TCP/IP
9 318 (24.67%) DNS
10 282 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
11 247 (19.16%) VoIP
11 247 (19.16%) Network Security
12 243 (18.85%) Cisco IOS
13 239 (18.54%) Internet
14 232 (18.00%) IPsec
15 217 (16.83%) Cisco Nexus
16 203 (15.75%) Wireless
17 195 (15.13%) SNMP
18 174 (13.50%) Ethernet
19 173 (13.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.32%) MySQL
2 11 (0.85%) SQL Server
3 8 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.078%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.62%) JIRA
3 5 (0.39%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.078%) Subversion
4 1 (0.078%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.078%) Hudson
4 1 (0.078%) Jenkins
General
1 254 (19.71%) Telecoms
2 203 (15.75%) Finance
3 74 (5.74%) Retail
4 52 (4.03%) Banking
5 46 (3.57%) Billing
6 14 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 12 (0.93%) Legal
7 12 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 11 (0.85%) Advertising
9 10 (0.78%) Back Office
10 5 (0.39%) Publishing
11 4 (0.31%) Marketing
12 3 (0.23%) Games
12 3 (0.23%) French Language
12 3 (0.23%) Electronics
13 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.16%) Law
13 2 (0.16%) German Language
14 1 (0.078%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.078%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 642 (49.81%) Network Engineer
2 188 (14.58%) Senior Network Engineer
3 110 (8.53%) Security Engineer
4 103 (7.99%) Architect
5 85 (6.59%) Network Architect
5 85 (6.59%) Consultant
6 83 (6.44%) Network Security Engineer
7 80 (6.21%) Design Engineer
8 78 (6.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 68 (5.28%) Network Consultant
10 59 (4.58%) Team Leader
11 57 (4.42%) Senior Security Engineer
12 55 (4.27%) Cisco Engineer
13 54 (4.19%) IP Engineer
14 52 (4.03%) Analyst
15 48 (3.72%) NOC Engineer
15 48 (3.72%) Support Engineer
15 48 (3.72%) Senior Design Engineer
16 45 (3.49%) Network Support
17 41 (3.18%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.48%) SOAP
2 5 (0.39%) CSS
3 4 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (0.31%) .NET
4 1 (0.078%) LAMP
4 1 (0.078%) MDX
4 1 (0.078%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.078%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.078%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 106 (8.22%) Clustering
2 48 (3.72%) Smartphone
3 36 (2.79%) Computer Science
4 34 (2.64%) Video Conferencing
5 14 (1.09%) PKI
6 11 (0.85%) Equities
6 11 (0.85%) Statistics
6 11 (0.85%) Open Source
7 10 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 10 (0.78%) Thin Client
7 10 (0.78%) Fat Client
8 8 (0.62%) Hedge funds
9 7 (0.54%) Fixed Income
9 7 (0.54%) Derivative
10 6 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.47%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.47%) SecurID
11 5 (0.39%) Streaming Media
11 5 (0.39%) IPTV
11 5 (0.39%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 324 (25.14%) Linux
2 252 (19.55%) Windows
3 154 (11.95%) UNIX
4 106 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (2.72%) CentOS
6 31 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (2.09%) Solaris
8 17 (1.32%) Windows XP
9 13 (1.01%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.78%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.47%) Debian
13 3 (0.23%) SUSE
13 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.23%) openSUSE
13 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.078%) OpenBSD
14 1 (0.078%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.078%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (20.25%) Load Balancing
2 242 (18.77%) Network Management
3 219 (16.99%) Network Design
4 117 (9.08%) ITIL
5 112 (8.69%) E-Commerce
6 77 (5.97%) Network Architecture
7 72 (5.59%) Project Management
8 69 (5.35%) Service Delivery
9 65 (5.04%) Change Management
10 63 (4.89%) Capacity Management
11 56 (4.34%) Network Monitoring
12 49 (3.80%) Low Latency
13 38 (2.95%) Business Continuity
14 34 (2.64%) Disaster Recovery
15 29 (2.25%) Capacity Planning
16 26 (2.02%) Kalman Filter
17 25 (1.94%) Migration
18 21 (1.63%) Validation
18 21 (1.63%) Change Control
19 20 (1.55%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 125 (9.70%) Perl
2 90 (6.98%) Bash Shell
3 69 (5.35%) Java
4 68 (5.28%) PowerShell
5 27 (2.09%) SQL
6 24 (1.86%) Python
7 17 (1.32%) PHP
8 14 (1.09%) Tcl
9 11 (0.85%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.78%) C
11 4 (0.31%) PowerHouse
12 2 (0.16%) AWK
13 1 (0.078%) Ruby
13 1 (0.078%) C++
Qualifications
1 805 (62.45%) Cisco Certification
2 626 (48.56%) CCNP
3 320 (24.83%) CCNA
4 200 (15.52%) CCIE
5 107 (8.30%) Degree
6 96 (7.45%) CCSE
7 76 (5.90%) CCSA
8 71 (5.51%) CCIP
9 69 (5.35%) CCDP
10 66 (5.12%) Security Cleared
11 47 (3.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 44 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 44 (3.41%) JNCIE
13 42 (3.26%) JNCIS
14 38 (2.95%) JNCIA
14 38 (2.95%) SC Cleared
15 33 (2.56%) RHCE
15 33 (2.56%) MCSA
16 32 (2.48%) MCSE
17 24 (1.86%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (8.15%) PCI DSS
2 69 (5.35%) SLA
3 33 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.47%) QA
5 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.23%) COBIT
6 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 166 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (6.83%) VMware ESXi
3 55 (4.27%) vSphere
4 48 (3.72%) Active Directory
5 18 (1.40%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.09%) XenApp
6 14 (1.09%) XenDesktop
6 14 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (0.62%) XenServer
8 6 (0.47%) ISA Server
8 6 (0.47%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.39%) ProxySG
9 5 (0.39%) UAG
9 5 (0.39%) vCloud
10 4 (0.31%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.31%) MetaFrame
10 4 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.31%) Squid
11 2 (0.16%) Postfix
11 2 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 49 (3.80%) CiscoWorks
2 48 (3.72%) HP NNM
3 31 (2.40%) Nagios
4 28 (2.17%) Cacti
5 24 (1.86%) SolarWinds Orion
6 19 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
7 18 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
8 17 (1.32%) FortiGate
9 16 (1.24%) OpenView
10 15 (1.16%) Netcool
10 15 (1.16%) Zenoss
11 8 (0.62%) SCOM
12 7 (0.54%) Foglight
12 7 (0.54%) Puppet
12 7 (0.54%) SmokePing
12 7 (0.54%) SCOrch
13 6 (0.47%) SCCM
14 5 (0.39%) Backup Exec
14 5 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
15 4 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1166 (90.46%) Cisco
2 511 (39.64%) Juniper
3 365 (28.32%) CheckPoint
4 281 (21.80%) F5
5 227 (17.61%) VMware
6 143 (11.09%) HP
7 129 (10.01%) Microsoft
8 124 (9.62%) Red Hat
9 99 (7.68%) SolarWinds
10 78 (6.05%) Fortinet
11 77 (5.97%) Blue Coat
12 67 (5.20%) Aruba
13 63 (4.89%) Citrix
14 60 (4.65%) Brocade
15 40 (3.10%) Huawei
16 37 (2.87%) Dell
17 34 (2.64%) Nortel
18 33 (2.56%) Riverbed
19 31 (2.40%) Nokia
20 25 (1.94%) McAfee
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