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

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 328 417 387
Rank change year-on-year
+89 -30
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 849 717 843
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.67% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.37% 4.08% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 685 623 692
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,359 £32,850 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £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
15800 17579 20355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.21% 16.53% 17.98%
Number of salaries quoted 12802 14528 16382
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +101 803 £47,500 -7.76% 59
London +66 344 £50,000 -9.09% 25
South East +109 242 £49,250 -6.19% 15
Hampshire +53 86 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Surrey +54 64 £38,000 -27.61% 5
East of England +14 60 £45,000 -9.09% 3
West Midlands +14 55 £45,000 -0.55% 7
North West +1 55 £38,000 -52.50% 3
Berkshire +10 46 £50,000 -4.76% 4
City of London +20 38 £55,000 -21.42% 7
Manchester +13 36 £37,000 -12.94% 1
Birmingham +13 33 £48,000 +6.66%
Scotland +51 31 £47,500 +59.66% 2
Bedfordshire +7 28 £55,000 +12.24% 1
Basingstoke +3 28 £48,000 +9.71% 3
Reigate +29 27 £39,000 -29.09%
Reading +4 27 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Hertfordshire +12 21 £38,750 -22.50% 1
South West 0 21 £26,500 -33.75% 1
East Midlands +15 19 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Edinburgh +29 17 £55,000 +83.33% 2
Oxfordshire +32 15 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Kent +24 15 £43,000 -18.09%
Nottingham +11 15 £35,000 +6.06%
Nottinghamshire +6 15 £35,000 +6.06%
Bedford +17 13 £55,000 +9.45% 1
Southampton +15 12 £32,500 -48.00%
Wales -8 12 £67,500 +38.46% 1
Cheshire +3 11 £55,000 -31.25%
South Wales -3 10 £67,500 +38.46%

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 1322 (88.90%) BGP
2 1283 (86.28%) Cisco
3 1016 (68.33%) Cisco Certification
4 904 (60.79%) Firewall
5 841 (56.56%) MPLS
6 816 (54.88%) CCNP
7 741 (49.83%) WAN
8 672 (45.19%) LAN
9 622 (41.83%) VPN
10 597 (40.15%) Juniper
11 494 (33.22%) EIGRP
12 447 (30.06%) Data Centre
13 418 (28.11%) CCNA
14 402 (27.03%) Cisco ASA
15 393 (26.43%) TCP/IP
16 390 (26.23%) DNS
17 369 (24.82%) Network Security
18 362 (24.34%) Wireless
19 335 (22.53%) CheckPoint
20 326 (21.92%) F5
21 307 (20.65%) Telecoms
22 292 (19.64%) Cisco Nexus
23 291 (19.57%) Network Design
24 271 (18.22%) Palo Alto
25 260 (17.48%) VLAN
26 245 (16.48%) Linux
27 242 (16.27%) ITIL
28 228 (15.33%) HSRP
29 219 (14.73%) DHCP
30 212 (14.26%) CCIE

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 33 (2.22%) OpenStack
2 29 (1.95%) Skype for Business
3 15 (1.01%) IIS
4 11 (0.74%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.34%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 50 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 41 (2.76%) MS Visio
3 32 (2.15%) MS Office
4 21 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.61%) MS Project
6 5 (0.34%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.48%) IaaS
3 20 (1.34%) Office 365
4 19 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.81%) PaaS
6 8 (0.54%) SaaS
7 5 (0.34%) Slack
8 1 (0.067%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.067%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.067%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.067%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1322 (88.90%) BGP
2 904 (60.79%) Firewall
3 841 (56.56%) MPLS
4 741 (49.83%) WAN
5 672 (45.19%) LAN
6 622 (41.83%) VPN
7 494 (33.22%) EIGRP
8 402 (27.03%) Cisco ASA
9 393 (26.43%) TCP/IP
10 390 (26.23%) DNS
11 369 (24.82%) Network Security
12 362 (24.34%) Wireless
13 292 (19.64%) Cisco Nexus
14 260 (17.48%) VLAN
15 228 (15.33%) HSRP
16 219 (14.73%) DHCP
17 206 (13.85%) IPsec
18 189 (12.71%) Cisco IOS
19 181 (12.17%) RIP
20 168 (11.30%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.40%) MySQL
2 3 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (0.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.13%) GIS
4 1 (0.067%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 18 (1.21%) Git (software)
1 18 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
2 12 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (0.34%) Subversion
General
1 307 (20.65%) Telecoms
2 201 (13.52%) Finance
3 98 (6.59%) Banking
4 30 (2.02%) Marketing
5 22 (1.48%) Investment Banking
5 22 (1.48%) Retail
6 16 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.01%) Games
8 14 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.67%) Legal
10 9 (0.61%) Law
11 8 (0.54%) French Language
11 8 (0.54%) Italian Language
11 8 (0.54%) Online Betting
12 6 (0.40%) Back Office
13 5 (0.34%) Billing
14 4 (0.27%) Advertising
14 4 (0.27%) Electronics
15 2 (0.13%) German Language
15 2 (0.13%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 881 (59.25%) Network Engineer
2 224 (15.06%) Senior Network Engineer
3 192 (12.91%) Cisco Engineer
4 173 (11.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 137 (9.21%) Network Support
6 126 (8.47%) Support Engineer
7 108 (7.26%) Security Engineer
8 96 (6.46%) Network Security Engineer
9 91 (6.12%) Juniper Engineer
10 88 (5.92%) Network Support Engineer
11 84 (5.65%) Consultant
12 80 (5.38%) Analyst
13 77 (5.18%) Architect
14 72 (4.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 72 (4.84%) Network Analyst
15 67 (4.51%) Network Consultant
16 59 (3.97%) NOC Engineer
17 54 (3.63%) Network Architect
18 48 (3.23%) IP Engineer
18 48 (3.23%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (4.98%) 802.1X
2 10 (0.67%) SAX
3 9 (0.61%) Web Services
4 8 (0.54%) XMPP
5 5 (0.34%) Unreal Engine
6 4 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.20%) JSON
7 3 (0.20%) LAMP
7 3 (0.20%) REST
8 2 (0.13%) Django
8 2 (0.13%) HTML
8 2 (0.13%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.13%) RFC 2544
8 2 (0.13%) RFC 2547
8 2 (0.13%) XML
9 1 (0.067%) CGI
9 1 (0.067%) CSS
9 1 (0.067%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 447 (30.06%) Data Centre
2 122 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (5.78%) Computer Science
4 53 (3.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 50 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 26 (1.75%) Hedge funds
7 25 (1.68%) Clustering
8 23 (1.55%) BYOD
9 19 (1.28%) Statistics
10 18 (1.21%) PKI
11 17 (1.14%) Driving Licence
11 17 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
12 16 (1.08%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.67%) Wiki
14 9 (0.61%) iPad
14 9 (0.61%) IPTV
15 7 (0.47%) CMDB
15 7 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
16 6 (0.40%) Over-the-Top Content
16 6 (0.40%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 245 (16.48%) Linux
2 180 (12.10%) Windows
3 81 (5.45%) Unix
4 74 (4.98%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.81%) Debian
5 12 (0.81%) Ubuntu
5 12 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (0.74%) Solaris
6 11 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.67%) CentOS
8 6 (0.40%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.34%) CatOS
9 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.067%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.067%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (19.57%) Network Design
2 242 (16.27%) ITIL
3 161 (10.83%) Load Balancing
4 160 (10.76%) Network Management
5 122 (8.20%) Change Management
6 113 (7.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 112 (7.53%) High Availability
8 110 (7.40%) Network Monitoring
9 87 (5.85%) Presales
10 84 (5.65%) Network Architecture
11 77 (5.18%) Mentoring
12 76 (5.11%) Business Continuity
13 72 (4.84%) Service Delivery
14 71 (4.77%) Kalman Filter
15 67 (4.51%) Migration
16 54 (3.63%) Project Management
17 49 (3.30%) Information Security
18 48 (3.23%) Configuration Management
19 46 (3.09%) Incident Management
19 46 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 70 (4.71%) Python
2 54 (3.63%) Perl
3 46 (3.09%) Bash Shell
4 21 (1.41%) C
5 17 (1.14%) SQL
6 14 (0.94%) PHP
7 11 (0.74%) Ruby
8 9 (0.61%) Lisp
8 9 (0.61%) Tcl
9 7 (0.47%) PowerShell
10 5 (0.34%) C++
11 3 (0.20%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.13%) Java
13 1 (0.067%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.067%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1016 (68.33%) Cisco Certification
2 816 (54.88%) CCNP
3 418 (28.11%) CCNA
4 212 (14.26%) CCIE
5 161 (10.83%) Degree
6 110 (7.40%) Security Cleared
7 85 (5.72%) SC Cleared
8 82 (5.51%) JNCIA
9 75 (5.04%) CCDP
10 70 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
11 69 (4.64%) JNCIS
12 65 (4.37%) JNCIP
13 54 (3.63%) CCSE
14 48 (3.23%) CCIP
15 35 (2.35%) CCSA
16 30 (2.02%) CCSP
17 26 (1.75%) DV Cleared
18 21 (1.41%) CCDA
19 19 (1.28%) CISSP
20 13 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (7.13%) SLA
2 50 (3.36%) PCI DSS
3 48 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.61%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.27%) QA
7 3 (0.20%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.20%) SAS 70
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.067%) COBIT
System Software
1 105 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (3.97%) Active Directory
3 41 (2.76%) Hyper-V
4 19 (1.28%) Firmware
5 18 (1.21%) NFS
6 14 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.87%) KVM
7 13 (0.87%) vSphere
8 11 (0.74%) iptables
8 11 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.67%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.27%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.27%) Xen
12 3 (0.20%) GlusterFS
12 3 (0.20%) pfSense
12 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.13%) Snort
13 2 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 49 (3.30%) Nagios
2 48 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
3 43 (2.89%) Puppet
4 38 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
4 38 (2.56%) FortiGate
5 32 (2.15%) Ansible
6 29 (1.95%) Cacti
7 23 (1.55%) SolarWinds Orion
8 20 (1.34%) OpenNMS
8 20 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (1.14%) SCOM
10 12 (0.81%) SCCM
11 10 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
12 9 (0.61%) HP NNM
13 8 (0.54%) Netcool
13 8 (0.54%) RANCID
13 8 (0.54%) vRealize
14 6 (0.40%) Endace
15 5 (0.34%) Cisco CME
15 5 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1283 (86.28%) Cisco
2 597 (40.15%) Juniper
3 335 (22.53%) CheckPoint
4 326 (21.92%) F5
5 271 (18.22%) Palo Alto
6 151 (10.15%) VMware
7 125 (8.41%) Microsoft
8 119 (8.00%) SolarWinds
9 103 (6.93%) HP
10 101 (6.79%) Fortinet
11 98 (6.59%) Riverbed
12 84 (5.65%) Avaya
13 83 (5.58%) Brocade
14 59 (3.97%) Extreme Networks
15 51 (3.43%) Citrix
16 45 (3.03%) Huawei
17 40 (2.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
18 37 (2.49%) Aruba
19 33 (2.22%) Blue Coat
20 29 (1.95%) Meraki
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Full Corporate Bens Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension Etc
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + On-Call
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Recital Consulting
Salary: £40000 Per Annum including Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Pack
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £110,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + on-call, benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Stanford Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + great bonus + extensive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Oncall Allowance, Pension,
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Car Allow, Bonus, Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Premier IT
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa; 25,000-30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Manpower
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£42k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus on call, bonus, overtime and be
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + On call + Overtime + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £59500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Etech Partners
Salary: To £50K + Outstanding Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Frontier Technology
Salary: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago