Period
to 16 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 200 224 250
Rank change year-on-year +24 +26 +14
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 51 97 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.86% 1.06% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.46% 5.42% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 33 62 87
East of England median annual salary £52,500 £36,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.83% -46.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £32,700 £30,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £74,500 £63,750 £76,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +9.38%

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 East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,144 1,790 2,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.20% 19.58% 18.26%
Number of salaries quoted 882 1,305 1,856
East of England median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in the East of England

OSPF
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSPF in the East of England.

Salary trend for OSPF in the East of England

OSPF
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in the East of England over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

Salary histogram for OSPF in the East of England

OSPF
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the East of England region over the 6 months to 16 February 2020. 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
Bedfordshire +30 24 £60,000 +106.90% 2
Hertfordshire +45 11 £55,000 -8.33% 4
Cambridgeshire -7 8 £50,000 +38.89% 2
Suffolk +1 5 £45,000 -28.00%
Essex -2 2 £40,000 - 1
Norfolk - 1 - -
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 East of England region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 47 (92.16%) BGP
2 34 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (58.82%) TCP/IP
3 30 (58.82%) Cisco
4 29 (56.86%) CCNP
4 29 (56.86%) Data Centre
5 25 (49.02%) Firewall
6 21 (41.18%) WAN
7 20 (39.22%) LAN
8 19 (37.25%) MPLS
9 16 (31.37%) CheckPoint
9 16 (31.37%) EIGRP
9 16 (31.37%) Linux
9 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
9 16 (31.37%) Wireshark
10 14 (27.45%) Network Design
10 14 (27.45%) VPN
10 14 (27.45%) CCDP
10 14 (27.45%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (25.49%) VMware
11 13 (25.49%) VLAN
12 12 (23.53%) Network Security
12 12 (23.53%) CCIE
12 12 (23.53%) CCNA
12 12 (23.53%) HSRP
13 11 (21.57%) Juniper
14 10 (19.61%) DNS
14 10 (19.61%) AWS
14 10 (19.61%) Network Management
14 10 (19.61%) Spanning Tree

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (5.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.61%) AWS
2 7 (13.73%) Azure
3 6 (11.76%) SaaS
4 4 (7.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (5.88%) GCP
6 2 (3.92%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 47 (92.16%) BGP
2 30 (58.82%) TCP/IP
3 25 (49.02%) Firewall
4 21 (41.18%) WAN
5 20 (39.22%) LAN
6 19 (37.25%) MPLS
7 16 (31.37%) EIGRP
7 16 (31.37%) Wireshark
8 14 (27.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (27.45%) VPN
9 13 (25.49%) VLAN
10 12 (23.53%) HSRP
10 12 (23.53%) Network Security
11 10 (19.61%) DNS
11 10 (19.61%) Spanning Tree
12 9 (17.65%) Internet
12 9 (17.65%) Multicast
12 9 (17.65%) VPLS
13 8 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (13.73%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 8 (15.69%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.76%) Police
3 5 (9.80%) Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Finance
5 1 (1.96%) Legal
5 1 (1.96%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (72.55%) Network Engineer
2 16 (31.37%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) Consultant
3 9 (17.65%) Network Security Consultant
3 9 (17.65%) Security Consultant
4 8 (15.69%) Check Point Consultant
4 8 (15.69%) Cisco Consultant
4 8 (15.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (15.69%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 8 (15.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (15.69%) Cisco Security Consultant
5 7 (13.73%) Juniper Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Network Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) IP Network Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 29 (56.86%) Data Centre
2 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.76%) NHS
4 5 (9.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (31.37%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (1.96%) Unix
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Network Design
2 10 (19.61%) Network Management
3 9 (17.65%) B2B
3 9 (17.65%) ITIL
3 9 (17.65%) Load Balancing
4 7 (13.73%) DevOps
4 7 (13.73%) Mentoring
5 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
5 5 (9.80%) IT Strategy
5 5 (9.80%) Project Delivery
6 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.84%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (7.84%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (7.84%) Presales
6 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.88%) Build Automation
7 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.88%) Data Privacy
7 3 (5.88%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (5.88%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) Bash Shell
1 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.92%) Python
3 1 (1.96%) C
3 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (56.86%) CCNP
3 14 (27.45%) CCDP
4 12 (23.53%) CCIE
4 12 (23.53%) CCNA
5 9 (17.65%) CCSE
6 8 (15.69%) CCSA
7 7 (13.73%) Degree
7 7 (13.73%) JNCIE
7 7 (13.73%) JNCIP
7 7 (13.73%) JNCIS
8 5 (9.80%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
10 2 (3.92%) DBS Check
10 2 (3.92%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) SLA
2 3 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.88%) Docker
4 1 (1.96%) XenApp
4 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) Ansible
1 7 (13.73%) Puppet
2 6 (11.76%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (7.84%) Kubernetes
4 3 (5.88%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (1.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (58.82%) Cisco
2 16 (31.37%) CheckPoint
2 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
3 13 (25.49%) VMware
4 11 (21.57%) Juniper
5 10 (19.61%) Palo Alto
6 9 (17.65%) Meraki
7 8 (15.69%) F5
8 5 (9.80%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 5 (9.80%) Fortinet
8 5 (9.80%) HP
8 5 (9.80%) SolarWinds
9 4 (7.84%) Google
10 3 (5.88%) Blue Coat
10 3 (5.88%) MikroTik
11 2 (3.92%) Citrix
11 2 (3.92%) Zscaler
12 1 (1.96%) McAfee
12 1 (1.96%) Radware
12 1 (1.96%) Symantec