Period
to 24 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 232 181 295
Rank change year-on-year -51 +114 -20
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 12 63 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 1.15% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.43% 8.77% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 10 62 34
10th Percentile £53,000 £58,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £87,500 £82,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +37.50% +4.35%
75th Percentile £109,063 £85,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £112,750 " £82,750
Central London median annual salary £92,500 £82,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.12% +37.50% +4.35%

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 494 718 1,326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.78% 13.10% 12.87%
Number of salaries quoted 436 642 1,202
10th Percentile £39,375 £36,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £47,313 £46,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £80,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £101,000 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -4.35%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in the City of London

OSPF
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing OSPF in the City of London.

Salary trend for OSPF in the City of London

OSPF
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing OSPF in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Salary histogram for OSPF in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 City of London region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 12 (100.00%) BGP
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (58.33%) CCNP
4 7 (58.33%) WAN
4 7 (58.33%) Firewall
4 7 (58.33%) Palo Alto
5 6 (50.00%) Multicast
5 6 (50.00%) Finance
5 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (50.00%) Python
5 6 (50.00%) LAN
6 5 (41.67%) Linux
6 5 (41.67%) MPLS
6 5 (41.67%) Fortinet
6 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
7 4 (33.33%) 802.1X
7 4 (33.33%) Arista
7 4 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
7 4 (33.33%) Low Latency
7 4 (33.33%) Ansible
7 4 (33.33%) Network Security
7 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (33.33%) F5
7 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (33.33%) VLAN
7 4 (33.33%) IPsec
7 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
8 3 (25.00%) VRRP
8 3 (25.00%) CCIE

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 2 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) AWS
1 3 (25.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) LAN
3 6 (50.00%) Multicast
3 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (41.67%) MPLS
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (33.33%) IPsec
5 4 (33.33%) Network Security
5 4 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
5 4 (33.33%) VLAN
6 3 (25.00%) HSRP
6 3 (25.00%) VPN
6 3 (25.00%) VRRP
6 3 (25.00%) VXLAN
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) Wireshark
7 2 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Social Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) IT Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Network Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Head of Networks
5 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Core Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) 802.1X
2 2 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (16.67%) Regular Expression
2 2 (16.67%) YAML
3 1 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Hedge funds
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Reinsurance
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 3 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (25.00%) Project Delivery
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Microservices
3 2 (16.67%) Network Design
3 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (16.67%) People Management
3 2 (16.67%) Product Roadmap
3 2 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (8.33%) Algorithmic Trading
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (58.33%) CCNP
3 3 (25.00%) CCIE
4 2 (16.67%) CCNA
5 1 (8.33%) CCA
5 1 (8.33%) CCSA
5 1 (8.33%) CCSE
5 1 (8.33%) CCVP
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) Palo Alto
3 5 (41.67%) Fortinet
4 4 (33.33%) Arista
4 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 4 (33.33%) F5
5 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (16.67%) Riverbed
6 2 (16.67%) Splunk
7 1 (8.33%) Aruba
7 1 (8.33%) Citrix
7 1 (8.33%) Forcepoint
7 1 (8.33%) ForeScout
7 1 (8.33%) HP
7 1 (8.33%) Infoblox
7 1 (8.33%) Juniper
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) SAP
7 1 (8.33%) SonicWALL
7 1 (8.33%) VMware