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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 354 400 359
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -41
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 824 715 735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.63% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.54% 3.45% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 707 565 593
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
18147 20706 18627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.63% 18.15% 17.66%
Number of salaries quoted 15099 16374 15035
Average salary £45,000 £44,261 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.66% +0.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +36 781 £50,000 - 72
London +75 383 £55,000 - 24
South East +24 192 £50,000 +11.11% 19
City of London +43 92 £57,500 -0.86% 11
Berkshire +17 89 £50,000 +11.11% 9
West Midlands +17 63 £50,000 +5.26% 8
East of England -1 60 £47,500 -5.00% 12
Birmingham +13 50 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Reading -5 45 £50,000 - 8
Surrey +19 39 £42,500 -10.52% 4
Hampshire +16 27 £46,250 +23.33% 2
South Wales +6 25 £47,500 -13.63% 2
Wales +6 25 £47,500 -13.63% 2
Yorkshire -74 25 £45,000 -5.26% 3
North West +3 22 £50,000 +29.87% 2
Cardiff +1 22 £47,500 -13.63% 2
Hertfordshire 0 22 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Cambridgeshire +29 21 £40,000 -20.00% 7
South West -9 20 £42,500 +54.54% 3
East Midlands +15 19 £39,083 -28.94% 1
Cheshire +5 16 £80,000 +103.82% 1
Northwich - 16 £80,000 -
Basingstoke +20 15 £45,000 +20.00%
Buckinghamshire -7 15 £52,500 +2.43% 1
Cambridge +18 12 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Bedfordshire +1 12 £52,500 -5.40%
Kingston Upon Thames +14 11 £33,649 -3.86% 3
Bristol -2 11 £70,000 +191.66% 2
Peterborough - 11 £35,000 -
Reigate +24 10 £55,000 +96.42% 3

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1488 (91.80%) BGP
2 1434 (88.46%) Cisco
3 1134 (69.96%) Cisco Certification
4 1038 (64.03%) Firewall
5 849 (52.38%) MPLS
6 828 (51.08%) CCNP
7 677 (41.76%) WAN
8 669 (41.27%) VPN
9 653 (40.28%) LAN
10 641 (39.54%) Juniper
11 573 (35.35%) TCP/IP
12 566 (34.92%) EIGRP
13 558 (34.42%) Cisco ASA
14 513 (31.65%) Data Centre
15 511 (31.52%) F5
16 486 (29.98%) Cisco Nexus
17 441 (27.21%) CheckPoint
18 438 (27.02%) CCNA
19 406 (25.05%) DNS
20 376 (23.20%) CCIE
21 336 (20.73%) Linux
22 335 (20.67%) Network Security
23 334 (20.60%) IPsec
24 325 (20.05%) VLAN
25 318 (19.62%) Wireless
26 300 (18.51%) Load Balancing
27 295 (18.20%) Cisco IOS
28 294 (18.14%) Telecoms
29 292 (18.01%) HSRP
30 273 (16.84%) VMware

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 44 (2.71%) Lync
2 43 (2.65%) Apache
3 41 (2.53%) MS Exchange
4 24 (1.48%) Confluence
5 23 (1.42%) nginx
6 22 (1.36%) MediaWiki
7 13 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (0.68%) MTS
9 10 (0.62%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.56%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.43%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.25%) IIS
13 4 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.12%) CloudStack
Applications
1 118 (7.28%) MS Excel
2 110 (6.79%) MS Visio
3 54 (3.33%) MS Office
4 31 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) MS Project
5 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.31%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.74%) IaaS
3 9 (0.56%) Office 365
4 8 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.25%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.19%) SaaS
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.062%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1488 (91.80%) BGP
2 1038 (64.03%) Firewall
3 849 (52.38%) MPLS
4 677 (41.76%) WAN
5 669 (41.27%) VPN
6 653 (40.28%) LAN
7 573 (35.35%) TCP/IP
8 566 (34.92%) EIGRP
9 558 (34.42%) Cisco ASA
10 486 (29.98%) Cisco Nexus
11 406 (25.05%) DNS
12 335 (20.67%) Network Security
13 334 (20.60%) IPsec
14 325 (20.05%) VLAN
15 318 (19.62%) Wireless
16 295 (18.20%) Cisco IOS
17 292 (18.01%) HSRP
18 260 (16.04%) VoIP
19 206 (12.71%) Spanning Tree
20 204 (12.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (3.33%) MySQL
2 31 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 18 (1.11%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.062%) Big Data
7 1 (0.062%) Informix
7 1 (0.062%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.062%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (2.28%) Subversion
1 37 (2.28%) Git (software)
2 29 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 24 (1.48%) JIRA
4 22 (1.36%) Hudson
5 20 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (0.43%) Maven
General
1 294 (18.14%) Telecoms
2 235 (14.50%) Finance
3 113 (6.97%) Banking
4 49 (3.02%) Marketing
5 43 (2.65%) Retail
6 31 (1.91%) Games
7 23 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 23 (1.42%) Back Office
8 17 (1.05%) French Language
8 17 (1.05%) Investment Banking
9 16 (0.99%) Legal
10 15 (0.93%) Electronics
10 15 (0.93%) German Language
11 13 (0.80%) Online Betting
12 11 (0.68%) Publishing
13 10 (0.62%) Advertising
13 10 (0.62%) Law
14 8 (0.49%) Billing
14 8 (0.49%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 898 (55.40%) Network Engineer
2 293 (18.08%) Senior Network Engineer
3 190 (11.72%) Consultant
4 112 (6.91%) Network Consultant
5 101 (6.23%) Cisco Engineer
6 94 (5.80%) Architect
6 94 (5.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 89 (5.49%) Network Support
8 83 (5.12%) Senior Consultant
9 79 (4.87%) Support Engineer
10 77 (4.75%) Analyst
11 74 (4.57%) Network Architect
12 73 (4.50%) Security Engineer
12 73 (4.50%) Network Analyst
13 61 (3.76%) Network Security Engineer
14 57 (3.52%) Network Support Engineer
15 48 (2.96%) NOC Engineer
16 45 (2.78%) Network Manager
17 44 (2.71%) Senior Network Consultant
18 39 (2.41%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (4.94%) 802.1X
2 53 (3.27%) CSS
3 16 (0.99%) LAMP
4 10 (0.62%) XMPP
5 9 (0.56%) ISPF
6 8 (0.49%) SOAP
7 5 (0.31%) HTML
8 4 (0.25%) XML
8 4 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (0.25%) OLE
9 3 (0.19%) Silverlight
9 3 (0.19%) CORBA
9 3 (0.19%) Web Services
10 2 (0.12%) COM
10 2 (0.12%) RESTful
10 2 (0.12%) FreeSWITCH
10 2 (0.12%) WebSockets
11 1 (0.062%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.062%) RSS
11 1 (0.062%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 513 (31.65%) Data Centre
2 92 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (4.38%) Computer Science
4 40 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 29 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
6 25 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
7 23 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.36%) Wiki
9 18 (1.11%) Online Games
10 16 (0.99%) User Experience
11 14 (0.86%) Eurex
11 14 (0.86%) IPTV
11 14 (0.86%) Smartphone
12 13 (0.80%) PKI
13 12 (0.74%) Clustering
13 12 (0.74%) Hedge funds
14 11 (0.68%) Online Banking
15 10 (0.62%) Thin Client
15 10 (0.62%) Fat Client
16 8 (0.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 336 (20.73%) Linux
2 235 (14.50%) Windows
3 142 (8.76%) UNIX
4 44 (2.71%) CentOS
5 40 (2.47%) Solaris
6 39 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (1.85%) Ubuntu
8 24 (1.48%) Debian
9 20 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.31%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.19%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.12%) HPUX
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.12%) OpenBSD
15 1 (0.062%) AIX
15 1 (0.062%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (18.51%) Load Balancing
2 256 (15.79%) Network Design
3 252 (15.55%) ITIL
4 203 (12.52%) Network Management
5 127 (7.83%) Service Delivery
6 117 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 105 (6.48%) Network Monitoring
8 98 (6.05%) Project Management
9 94 (5.80%) Change Management
10 77 (4.75%) Mentoring
11 76 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
12 62 (3.82%) Migration
13 61 (3.76%) Incident Management
14 56 (3.45%) Network Architecture
15 51 (3.15%) Problem Management
16 49 (3.02%) Root Cause Analysis
17 45 (2.78%) E-Commerce
18 43 (2.65%) Kalman Filter
19 39 (2.41%) Change Control
20 35 (2.16%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 132 (8.14%) Perl
2 84 (5.18%) Python
3 71 (4.38%) Bash Shell
4 63 (3.89%) Ruby
5 51 (3.15%) PHP
6 42 (2.59%) SQL
7 35 (2.16%) C
8 34 (2.10%) Java
9 24 (1.48%) PowerShell
10 23 (1.42%) Tcl
11 18 (1.11%) C#
12 9 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.31%) VB
14 3 (0.19%) Ada
15 2 (0.12%) VBScript
16 1 (0.062%) JavaScript
16 1 (0.062%) Korn
16 1 (0.062%) R
Qualifications
1 1134 (69.96%) Cisco Certification
2 828 (51.08%) CCNP
3 438 (27.02%) CCNA
4 376 (23.20%) CCIE
5 150 (9.25%) Degree
6 127 (7.83%) CCDP
7 100 (6.17%) Security Cleared
8 94 (5.80%) CCIP
9 78 (4.81%) CCSA
10 74 (4.57%) SC Cleared
11 61 (3.76%) CCSE
12 51 (3.15%) Check Point Certification
12 51 (3.15%) CCSP
13 44 (2.71%) JNCIP
14 42 (2.59%) JNCIA
15 32 (1.97%) CCDA
16 29 (1.79%) JNCIS
17 27 (1.67%) JNCIE
18 20 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
19 16 (0.99%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (7.59%) SLA
2 27 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.74%) COBIT
5 10 (0.62%) QA
6 9 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.43%) JSP 440
System Software
1 199 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (4.32%) Active Directory
3 34 (2.10%) iptables
4 32 (1.97%) vSphere
5 25 (1.54%) XenServer
6 24 (1.48%) Samba
6 24 (1.48%) Postfix
7 20 (1.23%) VMware ESX
8 18 (1.11%) Hyper-V
8 18 (1.11%) Xen
9 14 (0.86%) ProxySG
10 11 (0.68%) KVM
11 9 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.56%) VirtualBox
12 7 (0.43%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.37%) XenApp
14 5 (0.31%) FreeRADIUS
15 4 (0.25%) Ceph
15 4 (0.25%) NFS
16 3 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 59 (3.64%) FortiGate
2 48 (2.96%) Puppet
3 47 (2.90%) Nagios
4 45 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 42 (2.59%) SolarWinds Orion
6 40 (2.47%) ZABBIX
7 32 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (1.97%) CiscoWorks
8 29 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
9 25 (1.54%) Cacti
10 22 (1.36%) HP NNM
11 21 (1.30%) OpenView
11 21 (1.30%) Ansible
12 16 (0.99%) SELinux
12 16 (0.99%) Salt
13 14 (0.86%) Netcool
14 11 (0.68%) WhatsUp Gold
15 7 (0.43%) yum
15 7 (0.43%) SCCM
15 7 (0.43%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1434 (88.46%) Cisco
2 641 (39.54%) Juniper
3 511 (31.52%) F5
4 441 (27.21%) CheckPoint
5 273 (16.84%) VMware
6 184 (11.35%) Microsoft
7 131 (8.08%) HP
8 127 (7.83%) Riverbed
9 97 (5.98%) SolarWinds
10 93 (5.74%) Citrix
11 84 (5.18%) Fortinet
12 63 (3.89%) Red Hat
13 50 (3.08%) Avaya
14 47 (2.90%) Blue Coat
15 41 (2.53%) Dell
16 38 (2.34%) Brocade
16 38 (2.34%) Aruba
17 36 (2.22%) Bloomberg
18 29 (1.79%) SonicWALL
19 27 (1.67%) ProCurve
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Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
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Salary: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
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Salary: £55000 per annum
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + ben
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Warwickshire
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £48000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Shares
Posted: Yesterday
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + good benefits
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Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: Salary Up to £55,000 basic + £12% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: to c£70,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Great Benefits & Bonus
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