Period
to 19 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for OSPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited OSPF over the 6 months to 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
London > Central London
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 212 271 279
Rank change year-on-year +59 +8 +38
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 31 89 92
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 0.62% 0.78% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.56% 5.78% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 35 97 91
Median annual salary £82,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.92% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £45,500 £46,250 £40,750
90th Percentile £101,500 £80,000 £80,000
London median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -4.00%

OSPF is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 558 1,541 1,617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 11.09% 13.53% 12.56%
Number of salaries quoted 497 1,373 1,455
Median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £39,375 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,000 £87,500
London median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% - -

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Central London

OSPF
Salary Trend in Central London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing OSPF in Central London.

Salary trend for OSPF in Central London

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing OSPF in Central London over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Salary histogram for OSPF in Central London

OSPF
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Central London region over the 6 months to 19 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +44 26 £85,000 +28.30% 9
OSPF
London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, IT jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 31 (100.00%) BGP
2 24 (77.42%) Cisco
3 22 (70.97%) WAN
3 22 (70.97%) Finance
4 21 (67.74%) Firewall
5 19 (61.29%) Palo Alto
6 17 (54.84%) Data Centre
6 17 (54.84%) Multicast
6 17 (54.84%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (48.39%) CheckPoint
7 15 (48.39%) TCP/IP
7 15 (48.39%) AWS
8 14 (45.16%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (41.94%) CCNP
10 11 (35.48%) LAN
10 11 (35.48%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (35.48%) Azure
10 11 (35.48%) F5
10 11 (35.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (35.48%) Ansible
11 10 (32.26%) Network Security
11 10 (32.26%) Wireless
11 10 (32.26%) Python
12 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
12 9 (29.03%) MPLS
12 9 (29.03%) VLAN
13 8 (25.81%) Fortinet
13 8 (25.81%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (25.81%) CCIE
13 8 (25.81%) VPN

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 3 (9.68%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 15 (48.39%) AWS
2 11 (35.48%) Azure
3 2 (6.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (6.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (100.00%) BGP
2 22 (70.97%) WAN
3 21 (67.74%) Firewall
4 17 (54.84%) Multicast
5 15 (48.39%) TCP/IP
6 14 (45.16%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (35.48%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (35.48%) LAN
7 11 (35.48%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (32.26%) Network Security
8 10 (32.26%) Wireless
9 9 (29.03%) MPLS
9 9 (29.03%) VLAN
10 8 (25.81%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (25.81%) DNS
10 8 (25.81%) NX-OS
10 8 (25.81%) VPN
11 7 (22.58%) DHCP
11 7 (22.58%) VXLAN
12 6 (19.35%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (70.97%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Financial Institution
3 3 (9.68%) Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Network Engineer
2 10 (32.26%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Network Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Engineering Manager
5 3 (9.68%) IT Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Network Engineering Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Switch Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Lead Network Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Network Operations Team Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Network Team Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Operations Team Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Firewall Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) 802.1X
2 4 (12.90%) JSON
3 3 (9.68%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (9.68%) Regular Expression
3 3 (9.68%) YAML
4 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (54.84%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 7 (22.58%) Low Latency
1 7 (22.58%) Project Delivery
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) DevOps
3 5 (16.13%) Investment Management
3 5 (16.13%) Load Balancing
3 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (12.90%) Change Management
4 4 (12.90%) DNA
4 4 (12.90%) Information Security
4 4 (12.90%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity
5 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.68%) Microservices
5 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
5 3 (9.68%) People Management
5 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
5 3 (9.68%) Resource Management
5 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) Python
2 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.45%) C
3 2 (6.45%) PHP
3 2 (6.45%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (54.84%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (41.94%) CCNP
3 8 (25.81%) CCIE
4 2 (6.45%) CCDE
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) CCMSE
5 1 (3.23%) CCNA
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Docker
2 2 (6.45%) VMware NSX
3 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) Ansible
2 7 (22.58%) Terraform
3 3 (9.68%) Cacti
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (6.45%) HAProxy
4 2 (6.45%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (6.45%) Kubernetes
4 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Cisco
2 19 (61.29%) Palo Alto
3 15 (48.39%) CheckPoint
4 11 (35.48%) F5
5 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.81%) Fortinet
7 7 (22.58%) Infoblox
8 6 (19.35%) Riverbed
8 6 (19.35%) SolarWinds
9 5 (16.13%) Arista
9 5 (16.13%) Meraki
10 3 (9.68%) ForeScout
10 3 (9.68%) Splunk
11 2 (6.45%) ExtraHop
11 2 (6.45%) Juniper
11 2 (6.45%) Radianz
11 2 (6.45%) Tufin
11 2 (6.45%) VMware
12 1 (3.23%) Aruba
12 1 (3.23%) Extreme Networks