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

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 402 408 486
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +78
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 695 774 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.70% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.20% 4.02% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 601 607 460
Median salary £49,250 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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
16560 19249 20943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 17.37% 17.36%
Number of salaries quoted 13773 15691 16702
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -7 647 £50,000 - 57
London -7 224 £55,000 +4.76% 21
South East +3 209 £47,500 -5.00% 17
City of London +50 60 £55,000 +5.76% 8
Berkshire -40 58 £52,500 - 3
East of England +35 51 £45,000 -5.26% 1
West Midlands -51 51 £50,000 - 8
Hampshire +17 47 £38,500 -23.00% 4
North West +49 40 £32,250 -28.33% 2
Yorkshire +40 38 £42,250 -15.50% 6
South West +39 36 £37,750 -41.92% 2
Surrey +26 29 £46,500 -2.10% 7
Reading -10 28 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Basingstoke +14 27 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Scotland +23 26 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Hertfordshire +32 24 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +47 23 £50,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +27 23 £35,000 -36.36% 4
Birmingham -47 23 £67,500 +35.00% 3
Bedfordshire +18 21 £52,500 +5.00%
Manchester +16 21 £29,250 -41.50% 1
Hemel Hempstead +33 20 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Oxfordshire +2 19 £29,500 -45.37% 1
Leeds +23 17 £35,000 -36.36% 4
Somerset +14 17 £38,000 +15.15%
High Wycombe +19 16 £55,000 -15.38% 1
West Sussex +5 16 £50,000 -9.09%
Street - 15 £38,000 -
Wiltshire - 14 £31,500 - 1
Edinburgh +23 12 £57,500 -

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1326 (87.41%) Cisco
2 1310 (86.35%) BGP
3 1039 (68.49%) Cisco Certification
4 950 (62.62%) Firewall
5 934 (61.57%) MPLS
6 878 (57.88%) CCNP
7 726 (47.86%) WAN
8 686 (45.22%) Juniper
9 660 (43.51%) VPN
10 608 (40.08%) LAN
11 549 (36.19%) EIGRP
12 490 (32.30%) TCP/IP
13 471 (31.05%) CCNA
14 442 (29.14%) Cisco ASA
15 422 (27.82%) F5
16 416 (27.42%) CheckPoint
16 416 (27.42%) Wireless
17 410 (27.03%) Data Centre
18 357 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
19 330 (21.75%) DNS
20 318 (20.96%) Network Security
21 294 (19.38%) VoIP
22 293 (19.31%) IPsec
23 280 (18.46%) VLAN
24 260 (17.14%) Linux
25 259 (17.07%) SSL
26 257 (16.94%) Telecoms
27 247 (16.28%) Load Balancing
28 245 (16.15%) Network Design
29 239 (15.75%) Finance

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 50 (3.30%) Skype for Business
2 24 (1.58%) Apache
2 24 (1.58%) MS Exchange
3 19 (1.25%) OpenStack
4 18 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (1.05%) IIS
6 10 (0.66%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.20%) nginx
9 2 (0.13%) SAS
10 1 (0.066%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.066%) Tomcat
Applications
1 78 (5.14%) MS Visio
2 77 (5.08%) MS Excel
3 49 (3.23%) MS Office
4 8 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.44%) Office 365
2 35 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (1.65%) IaaS
4 20 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (0.59%) Yammer
7 8 (0.53%) SaaS
8 4 (0.26%) PaaS
9 3 (0.20%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.066%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.066%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.066%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1310 (86.35%) BGP
2 950 (62.62%) Firewall
3 934 (61.57%) MPLS
4 726 (47.86%) WAN
5 660 (43.51%) VPN
6 608 (40.08%) LAN
7 549 (36.19%) EIGRP
8 490 (32.30%) TCP/IP
9 442 (29.14%) Cisco ASA
10 416 (27.42%) Wireless
11 357 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
12 330 (21.75%) DNS
13 318 (20.96%) Network Security
14 294 (19.38%) VoIP
15 293 (19.31%) IPsec
16 280 (18.46%) VLAN
17 259 (17.07%) SSL
18 237 (15.62%) HSRP
19 214 (14.11%) DHCP
20 201 (13.25%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (1.38%) MySQL
2 8 (0.53%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.066%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 23 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.20%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.066%) Jenkins
General
1 257 (16.94%) Telecoms
2 239 (15.75%) Finance
3 101 (6.66%) Banking
4 32 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 19 (1.25%) German Language
6 18 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.05%) French Language
8 15 (0.99%) Retail
9 12 (0.79%) Italian Language
9 12 (0.79%) Marketing
10 10 (0.66%) Billing
10 10 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.59%) Electronics
11 9 (0.59%) Legal
12 7 (0.46%) Games
13 6 (0.40%) Online Betting
14 5 (0.33%) Law
14 5 (0.33%) Publishing
15 3 (0.20%) Advertising
15 3 (0.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 822 (54.19%) Network Engineer
2 238 (15.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 212 (13.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 193 (12.72%) Senior Network Engineer
5 173 (11.40%) Network Support
6 154 (10.15%) Support Engineer
7 129 (8.50%) Network Support Engineer
8 128 (8.44%) Consultant
9 108 (7.12%) Network Consultant
10 107 (7.05%) Security Engineer
11 102 (6.72%) Architect
12 95 (6.26%) Network Security Engineer
13 86 (5.67%) Juniper Engineer
14 78 (5.14%) Analyst
15 74 (4.88%) Network Architect
16 69 (4.55%) Cisco Support
17 66 (4.35%) Network Analyst
18 60 (3.96%) Switch Engineer
19 59 (3.89%) Network Specialist
20 52 (3.43%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (6.99%) 802.1X
2 31 (2.04%) XMPP
3 19 (1.25%) LAMP
4 11 (0.73%) CSS
5 7 (0.46%) Web Services
6 6 (0.40%) HTML
7 5 (0.33%) RFC 2547
8 4 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (0.26%) XML
9 3 (0.20%) JSON
9 3 (0.20%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (0.20%) Middleware
9 3 (0.20%) Node.js
9 3 (0.20%) REST
9 3 (0.20%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (0.13%) COM
10 2 (0.13%) Django
10 2 (0.13%) Unreal Engine
11 1 (0.066%) HTML5
11 1 (0.066%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 410 (27.03%) Data Centre
2 90 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (4.09%) Management Information System
4 53 (3.49%) Computer Science
4 53 (3.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 45 (2.97%) Virtual Team
6 34 (2.24%) PKI
7 24 (1.58%) iPad
8 22 (1.45%) Over-the-Top Content
8 22 (1.45%) Replication
9 21 (1.38%) Clustering
10 19 (1.25%) Driving Licence
11 17 (1.12%) Blackberry
12 16 (1.05%) IPTV
12 16 (1.05%) Mathematics
13 15 (0.99%) Fat Client
13 15 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
13 15 (0.99%) Thin Client
14 13 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
15 11 (0.73%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 260 (17.14%) Linux
2 231 (15.23%) Windows
3 109 (7.19%) Windows Server
4 88 (5.80%) Unix
5 33 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (1.52%) Android
7 23 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (0.99%) Windows 10
8 15 (0.99%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
10 9 (0.59%) Windows 8
10 9 (0.59%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.46%) Debian
11 7 (0.46%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.40%) CatOS
13 5 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (16.28%) Load Balancing
2 245 (16.15%) Network Design
3 217 (14.30%) ITIL
4 137 (9.03%) Network Monitoring
5 131 (8.64%) Network Management
6 128 (8.44%) High Availability
7 110 (7.25%) Presales
8 109 (7.19%) Change Management
9 89 (5.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 77 (5.08%) Project Management
11 74 (4.88%) Mentoring
12 72 (4.75%) Network Architecture
13 67 (4.42%) Service Delivery
14 62 (4.09%) Capacity Planning
15 57 (3.76%) Change Control
16 44 (2.90%) WAN Optimisation
17 42 (2.77%) DDoS Mitigation
18 41 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
18 41 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
19 34 (2.24%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 85 (5.60%) Python
2 68 (4.48%) Perl
3 48 (3.16%) Bash Shell
4 33 (2.18%) PHP
4 33 (2.18%) SQL
5 20 (1.32%) C
5 20 (1.32%) Tcl
6 18 (1.19%) PowerShell
7 15 (0.99%) Shell Script
8 11 (0.73%) Ruby
9 8 (0.53%) Java
10 1 (0.066%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.066%) Korn
10 1 (0.066%) VB
Qualifications
1 1039 (68.49%) Cisco Certification
2 878 (57.88%) CCNP
3 471 (31.05%) CCNA
4 218 (14.37%) CCIE
5 106 (6.99%) Degree
5 106 (6.99%) JNCIA
6 95 (6.26%) CCSP
7 89 (5.87%) CCDP
8 80 (5.27%) CCSE
9 79 (5.21%) Security Cleared
10 69 (4.55%) CCSA
11 68 (4.48%) SC Cleared
12 67 (4.42%) JNCIS
13 64 (4.22%) JNCIP
14 60 (3.96%) CCDA
15 42 (2.77%) CCVP
16 41 (2.70%) JNCIE
17 37 (2.44%) CCIP
18 24 (1.58%) CISSP
19 19 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (10.09%) SLA
2 60 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (2.18%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.66%) HIPAA
5 7 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.40%) QA
6 6 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.20%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.13%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.066%) DICOM
9 1 (0.066%) HL7
System Software
1 117 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (5.80%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.85%) vSphere
4 26 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.19%) XenApp
6 17 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
7 14 (0.92%) Xen
8 10 (0.66%) Firmware
8 10 (0.66%) vCloud
8 10 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.53%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.46%) pfSense
10 7 (0.46%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.40%) KVM
11 6 (0.40%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.33%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.33%) VMFS
13 4 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 60 (3.96%) Cisco CUCM
2 45 (2.97%) Nagios
3 37 (2.44%) SolarWinds Orion
4 31 (2.04%) Cisco Prime
4 31 (2.04%) FortiGate
5 26 (1.71%) Cacti
5 26 (1.71%) Cisco UCCX
6 21 (1.38%) Netcool
7 18 (1.19%) OpenView
8 17 (1.12%) HP NNM
9 15 (0.99%) Cisco UCCE
10 14 (0.92%) SmokePing
11 13 (0.86%) SCCM
12 11 (0.73%) Puppet
13 10 (0.66%) Graphite
14 9 (0.59%) Ansible
14 9 (0.59%) RANCID
15 7 (0.46%) Backup Exec
15 7 (0.46%) vMotion
16 6 (0.40%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 1326 (87.41%) Cisco
2 686 (45.22%) Juniper
3 422 (27.82%) F5
4 416 (27.42%) CheckPoint
5 207 (13.65%) VMware
6 190 (12.52%) Palo Alto
7 159 (10.48%) Microsoft
8 143 (9.43%) SolarWinds
9 130 (8.57%) HP
10 111 (7.32%) Brocade
11 76 (5.01%) Citrix
11 76 (5.01%) Riverbed
12 64 (4.22%) Fortinet
13 55 (3.63%) Avaya
13 55 (3.63%) Blue Coat
14 45 (2.97%) Aruba
15 31 (2.04%) Meraki
15 31 (2.04%) NetScout
16 26 (1.71%) Ericsson
17 25 (1.65%) SonicWALL
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent training, progression
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Connectus
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £48000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Proteus Europe
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Salary is approx 50-65k base + excel
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum Inc Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: From £34,000 to £39,000 per annum + 15% shift allowance + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £53,000 per annum Up to £53,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum + bonus, pension etc.
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum + benefits and strong bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago