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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 356 444 358
Rank change year-on-year
+88 -86
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 797 632 758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.54% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.31% 3.06% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 646 504 603
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 £34,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
18488 20643 19910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.54% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 15200 16512 16013
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +85 754 £50,000 - 83
London +80 338 £55,000 - 31
South East +69 217 £50,000 +13.63% 25
Berkshire +20 115 £55,000 +15.78% 11
West Midlands +40 86 £50,000 +11.11% 3
City of London +9 86 £56,500 -2.58% 10
Birmingham +37 71 £51,500 +14.44% 3
East of England +29 61 £47,500 -14.02% 4
Reading -11 57 £53,750 +7.50% 5
Hampshire +9 34 £45,000 +13.92% 2
Surrey +20 27 £46,250 -4.63% 6
Yorkshire -54 25 £45,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire +28 21 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Bedfordshire +9 20 £52,500 -5.40%
South Wales -1 20 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Wales -3 20 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Cardiff -7 19 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Bedford +17 17 £52,500 -
Hertfordshire -3 17 £48,750 -15.21% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 16 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Basingstoke +21 14 £45,000 +13.92%
Cambridge +20 12 £41,250 -17.50% 1
East Midlands +7 12 £41,000 -18.00% 3
West Yorkshire -48 11 £50,000 +11.11%
Scotland +11 10 £50,000 +25.00% 3
North West -8 10 £42,500 +21.42% 6
North Yorkshire +1 9 £42,500 -12.82% 1
Milton Keynes +1 9 £52,500 -
South West -20 9 £70,000 +16.66% 8
Camberley - 9 £57,500 - 1

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1567 (91.42%) BGP
2 1512 (88.21%) Cisco
3 1172 (68.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1104 (64.41%) Firewall
5 900 (52.51%) MPLS
6 851 (49.65%) CCNP
7 734 (42.82%) WAN
8 683 (39.85%) LAN
9 674 (39.32%) Juniper
10 667 (38.91%) VPN
11 643 (37.51%) EIGRP
12 595 (34.71%) Cisco ASA
13 573 (33.43%) F5
14 563 (32.85%) TCP/IP
15 539 (31.45%) Data Centre
16 498 (29.05%) Cisco Nexus
17 489 (28.53%) CheckPoint
18 440 (25.67%) CCNA
19 400 (23.34%) DNS
20 386 (22.52%) CCIE
21 355 (20.71%) Network Security
22 353 (20.60%) Linux
23 340 (19.84%) IPsec
24 338 (19.72%) VLAN
25 323 (18.84%) Cisco IOS
25 323 (18.84%) Wireless
26 302 (17.62%) HSRP
27 295 (17.21%) Telecoms
28 286 (16.69%) VMware
29 281 (16.39%) ITIL

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 67 (3.91%) Lync
2 48 (2.80%) MS Exchange
3 41 (2.39%) Apache
4 26 (1.52%) nginx
5 25 (1.46%) Confluence
6 23 (1.34%) MediaWiki
7 21 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (0.64%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.53%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.47%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.41%) IIS
13 7 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.35%) SharePoint
15 4 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
17 2 (0.12%) CloudStack
18 1 (0.058%) WebLogic
18 1 (0.058%) MTS
Applications
1 119 (6.94%) MS Visio
2 116 (6.77%) MS Excel
3 60 (3.50%) MS Office
4 30 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.11%) IaaS
2 13 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.76%) Office 365
3 7 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (0.18%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.058%) SaaS
7 1 (0.058%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1567 (91.42%) BGP
2 1104 (64.41%) Firewall
3 900 (52.51%) MPLS
4 734 (42.82%) WAN
5 683 (39.85%) LAN
6 667 (38.91%) VPN
7 643 (37.51%) EIGRP
8 595 (34.71%) Cisco ASA
9 563 (32.85%) TCP/IP
10 498 (29.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 400 (23.34%) DNS
12 355 (20.71%) Network Security
13 340 (19.84%) IPsec
14 338 (19.72%) VLAN
15 323 (18.84%) Cisco IOS
15 323 (18.84%) Wireless
16 302 (17.62%) HSRP
17 267 (15.58%) VoIP
18 220 (12.84%) Spanning Tree
19 203 (11.84%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (3.44%) MySQL
2 37 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (1.87%) Relational Database
4 18 (1.05%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.058%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.058%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 40 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 36 (2.10%) Subversion
3 35 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 27 (1.58%) JIRA
5 26 (1.52%) Hudson
6 20 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 10 (0.58%) Maven
General
1 295 (17.21%) Telecoms
2 265 (15.46%) Finance
3 94 (5.48%) Banking
4 49 (2.86%) Marketing
5 39 (2.28%) Retail
6 31 (1.81%) Games
7 24 (1.40%) Back Office
8 22 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.23%) Legal
10 16 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 16 (0.93%) French Language
11 15 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.88%) Electronics
11 15 (0.88%) Advertising
12 14 (0.82%) Online Betting
13 12 (0.70%) Law
13 12 (0.70%) German Language
14 11 (0.64%) Publishing
15 9 (0.53%) Japanese Language
16 7 (0.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 935 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 296 (17.27%) Senior Network Engineer
3 235 (13.71%) Consultant
4 126 (7.35%) Network Consultant
5 107 (6.24%) Cisco Engineer
6 103 (6.01%) Senior Consultant
7 100 (5.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 95 (5.54%) Support Engineer
9 91 (5.31%) Network Support
10 88 (5.13%) Architect
11 68 (3.97%) Network Architect
12 65 (3.79%) Analyst
13 62 (3.62%) Network Support Engineer
13 62 (3.62%) Security Engineer
14 59 (3.44%) Network Analyst
15 52 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
16 49 (2.86%) Network Manager
17 48 (2.80%) NOC Engineer
18 46 (2.68%) Network Security Engineer
18 46 (2.68%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (4.32%) 802.1X
2 52 (3.03%) CSS
3 17 (0.99%) XMPP
4 16 (0.93%) LAMP
5 12 (0.70%) ISPF
6 9 (0.53%) HTML
7 8 (0.47%) SOAP
7 8 (0.47%) Silverlight
8 7 (0.41%) XML
9 5 (0.29%) CORBA
9 5 (0.29%) Web Services
9 5 (0.29%) OLE
9 5 (0.29%) RESTful
10 4 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.12%) FreeSWITCH
12 1 (0.058%) COM
12 1 (0.058%) RSS
12 1 (0.058%) WAP
12 1 (0.058%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 539 (31.45%) Data Centre
2 104 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (3.97%) Computer Science
4 56 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 34 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 30 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
7 25 (1.46%) Wiki
8 22 (1.28%) Hedge funds
9 19 (1.11%) IPTV
9 19 (1.11%) Online Games
10 16 (0.93%) Clustering
11 14 (0.82%) User Experience
11 14 (0.82%) Smartphone
12 13 (0.76%) PKI
12 13 (0.76%) Thin Client
12 13 (0.76%) Fat Client
13 12 (0.70%) Derivative
14 11 (0.64%) Online Banking
14 11 (0.64%) Digital Media
15 10 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 353 (20.60%) Linux
2 253 (14.76%) Windows
3 144 (8.40%) UNIX
4 49 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (2.57%) CentOS
5 44 (2.57%) Solaris
6 38 (2.22%) Ubuntu
7 30 (1.75%) Debian
8 21 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.35%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.29%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.12%) HPUX
15 1 (0.058%) AIX
15 1 (0.058%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (16.39%) ITIL
2 278 (16.22%) Network Design
3 274 (15.99%) Load Balancing
4 184 (10.74%) Network Management
5 156 (9.10%) Service Delivery
6 121 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 109 (6.36%) Network Monitoring
8 96 (5.60%) Project Management
9 89 (5.19%) Change Management
10 76 (4.43%) Mentoring
11 68 (3.97%) Migration
12 66 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
13 61 (3.56%) Network Architecture
14 60 (3.50%) Incident Management
15 45 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
16 44 (2.57%) Kalman Filter
17 39 (2.28%) Validation
18 36 (2.10%) Problem Management
18 36 (2.10%) WAN Optimisation
18 36 (2.10%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 126 (7.35%) Perl
2 89 (5.19%) Python
3 71 (4.14%) Bash Shell
4 65 (3.79%) Ruby
5 49 (2.86%) PHP
6 47 (2.74%) SQL
7 36 (2.10%) C
8 34 (1.98%) Java
9 24 (1.40%) PowerShell
9 24 (1.40%) Tcl
10 14 (0.82%) C#
11 8 (0.47%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.23%) VB
13 3 (0.18%) Korn
13 3 (0.18%) Ada
14 2 (0.12%) R
14 2 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1172 (68.38%) Cisco Certification
2 851 (49.65%) CCNP
3 440 (25.67%) CCNA
4 386 (22.52%) CCIE
5 161 (9.39%) Degree
6 142 (8.28%) CCDP
7 95 (5.54%) CCIP
8 87 (5.08%) CCSA
9 85 (4.96%) Security Cleared
10 70 (4.08%) CCSE
11 63 (3.68%) SC Cleared
12 49 (2.86%) CCSP
13 46 (2.68%) Check Point Certification
14 38 (2.22%) JNCIP
15 36 (2.10%) CCDA
16 32 (1.87%) JNCIA
17 28 (1.63%) JNCIS
18 25 (1.46%) JNCIE
19 19 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
20 15 (0.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (7.99%) SLA
2 29 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.76%) COBIT
5 10 (0.58%) QA
6 8 (0.47%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 212 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (4.43%) Active Directory
3 35 (2.04%) vSphere
4 31 (1.81%) XenServer
5 29 (1.69%) iptables
6 27 (1.58%) Samba
6 27 (1.58%) Postfix
7 20 (1.17%) Hyper-V
7 20 (1.17%) VMware ESX
8 18 (1.05%) KVM
8 18 (1.05%) Xen
9 13 (0.76%) ProxySG
10 10 (0.58%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.53%) VirtualBox
12 8 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.41%) XenApp
14 6 (0.35%) NFS
15 5 (0.29%) FreeRADIUS
16 4 (0.23%) Docker
16 4 (0.23%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 73 (4.26%) FortiGate
2 48 (2.80%) Puppet
3 47 (2.74%) Nagios
4 45 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
5 42 (2.45%) SolarWinds Orion
6 34 (1.98%) ZABBIX
7 33 (1.93%) Cacti
8 32 (1.87%) CiscoWorks
9 31 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (1.58%) OpenView
11 25 (1.46%) Cisco UCCX
12 17 (0.99%) HP NNM
12 17 (0.99%) SELinux
13 16 (0.93%) Ansible
13 16 (0.93%) Salt
14 9 (0.53%) OPNET
14 9 (0.53%) Netcool
15 8 (0.47%) SCCM
15 8 (0.47%) Graphite
16 6 (0.35%) Icinga
Vendors
1 1512 (88.21%) Cisco
2 674 (39.32%) Juniper
3 573 (33.43%) F5
4 489 (28.53%) CheckPoint
5 286 (16.69%) VMware
6 203 (11.84%) Microsoft
7 162 (9.45%) HP
7 162 (9.45%) Riverbed
8 102 (5.95%) SolarWinds
9 100 (5.83%) Citrix
10 77 (4.49%) Fortinet
11 68 (3.97%) Red Hat
12 54 (3.15%) Dell
13 52 (3.03%) Avaya
14 49 (2.86%) Blue Coat
15 41 (2.39%) Brocade
16 38 (2.22%) Aruba
17 31 (1.81%) SonicWALL
17 31 (1.81%) Mitel
18 28 (1.63%) Huawei
Livingston, West Lothian
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Career Progression
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Allegro Networks Ltd
Salary: From £18,500 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Ferrari Healy
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + ben
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Stanford Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + 4K shift + bonus + extensive Bene
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
CACI Network Services
Salary: Unspecified Additional benefits:- Private Medical/ Great Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus bonus, + oncall + excellent ben
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 + £6,600 Travel Allowance + £12% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: £33k - £40k basic (DOE)
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Connected IT
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago