Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 216 207 275
Rank change year-on-year -9 +68 -10
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 17 68 47
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.34% 0.90% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 7.17% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 17 67 45
10th Percentile £48,500 £46,250 £51,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £56,875 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% +16.67% +4.35%
75th Percentile £98,750 £77,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £83,750 £75,500
Central London median annual salary £82,500 £70,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +17.86% +16.67% +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 442 949 1,283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.91% 12.60% 12.74%
Number of salaries quoted 394 849 1,161
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £29,750
25th Percentile £50,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £64,236 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.71% -4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £80,500 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £88,750 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 9 May 2021.

Salary histogram for OSPF in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 May 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 17 (100.00%) BGP
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco
3 11 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (64.71%) Palo Alto
4 10 (58.82%) Python
4 10 (58.82%) Finance
5 9 (52.94%) Firewall
5 9 (52.94%) CCNP
6 8 (47.06%) WAN
6 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
6 8 (47.06%) Multicast
7 7 (41.18%) Ansible
7 7 (41.18%) VLAN
7 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
8 6 (35.29%) Network Security
8 6 (35.29%) AWS
8 6 (35.29%) LAN
8 6 (35.29%) MPLS
9 5 (29.41%) Wireless
9 5 (29.41%) Linux
9 5 (29.41%) CCIE
9 5 (29.41%) SolarWinds
9 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (29.41%) Azure
9 5 (29.41%) Low Latency
9 5 (29.41%) F5
9 5 (29.41%) Arista
10 4 (23.53%) VXLAN
10 4 (23.53%) Spanning Tree
10 4 (23.53%) 802.1X

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 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) AWS
2 5 (29.41%) Azure
3 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) BGP
2 9 (52.94%) Firewall
3 8 (47.06%) Multicast
3 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
3 8 (47.06%) WAN
4 7 (41.18%) VLAN
5 6 (35.29%) LAN
5 6 (35.29%) MPLS
5 6 (35.29%) Network Security
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (29.41%) Wireless
7 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (23.53%) HSRP
7 4 (23.53%) Spanning Tree
7 4 (23.53%) VRRP
7 4 (23.53%) VXLAN
8 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (17.65%) IPsec
8 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Social Skills
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Electronics
4 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Switch Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Head of Networks
4 2 (11.76%) IT Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Network Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Core Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) 802.1X
2 3 (17.65%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (11.76%) JSON
3 2 (11.76%) Regular Expression
3 2 (11.76%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Hedge funds
3 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Low Latency
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) Change Management
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Network Management
3 3 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
3 3 (17.65%) Project Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Algorithmic Trading
4 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
4 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
4 2 (11.76%) Change Control
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps
4 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.76%) Logistics
4 2 (11.76%) Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (52.94%) CCNP
3 5 (29.41%) CCIE
4 3 (17.65%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) CCNA
5 1 (5.88%) CCSA
5 1 (5.88%) CCSE
5 1 (5.88%) CCVP
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Ansible
2 3 (17.65%) Terraform
3 1 (5.88%) Cacti
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.88%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (5.88%) Nagios
3 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 11 (64.71%) Palo Alto
3 5 (29.41%) Arista
3 5 (29.41%) F5
3 5 (29.41%) SolarWinds
4 4 (23.53%) Fortinet
5 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.76%) Infoblox
6 2 (11.76%) Riverbed
6 2 (11.76%) Splunk
7 1 (5.88%) Aruba
7 1 (5.88%) ExtraHop
7 1 (5.88%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (5.88%) ForeScout
7 1 (5.88%) Juniper
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.88%) Radianz
7 1 (5.88%) SAP
7 1 (5.88%) VMware