Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > East of England
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 176 226 230
Rank change year-on-year +50 +4 +35
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 87 104 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.31% 1.05% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.45% 5.37% 5.74%
Number of salaries quoted 57 66 103
East of England median annual salary £58,500 £36,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +62.50% -42.40% +38.89%
10th Percentile £42,500 £30,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -4.55% +15.79%

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 1,349 1,936 2,266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.39% 19.52% 18.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,022 1,355 1,868
East of England median annual salary £44,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.67% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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 +41 38 £60,000 +118.18% 4
Hertfordshire +68 29 £57,500 -14.81% 6
Cambridgeshire -31 11 £47,500 +31.94% 3
Suffolk - 7 £45,000 -
Essex +10 1 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 - - 2
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 80 (91.95%) BGP
2 65 (74.71%) Cisco Certification
3 64 (73.56%) Cisco
4 53 (60.92%) CCNP
5 45 (51.72%) LAN
5 45 (51.72%) Firewall
5 45 (51.72%) Data Centre
6 44 (50.57%) TCP/IP
7 42 (48.28%) WAN
8 33 (37.93%) CheckPoint
8 33 (37.93%) Network Security
9 32 (36.78%) CCDP
10 31 (35.63%) EIGRP
11 30 (34.48%) Microsoft
12 29 (33.33%) CCNA
12 29 (33.33%) VPN
12 29 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
13 27 (31.03%) Load Balancing
14 26 (29.89%) Network Design
14 26 (29.89%) MPLS
15 24 (27.59%) Spanning Tree
16 23 (26.44%) DNS
16 23 (26.44%) Linux
16 23 (26.44%) CCSE
17 21 (24.14%) Wireshark
17 21 (24.14%) Palo Alto
17 21 (24.14%) Meraki
18 18 (20.69%) Network Management
18 18 (20.69%) HSRP
19 17 (19.54%) F5

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 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (14.94%) MS Visio
2 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.54%) Azure
2 12 (13.79%) AWS
3 7 (8.05%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (6.90%) SaaS
5 4 (4.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (3.45%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 80 (91.95%) BGP
2 45 (51.72%) Firewall
2 45 (51.72%) LAN
3 44 (50.57%) TCP/IP
4 42 (48.28%) WAN
5 33 (37.93%) Network Security
6 31 (35.63%) EIGRP
7 29 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 29 (33.33%) VPN
8 26 (29.89%) MPLS
9 24 (27.59%) Spanning Tree
10 23 (26.44%) DNS
11 21 (24.14%) Wireshark
12 18 (20.69%) HSRP
13 14 (16.09%) VLAN
14 13 (14.94%) IPsec
14 13 (14.94%) Wireless
15 10 (11.49%) tcpdump
15 10 (11.49%) VRRP
16 9 (10.34%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 10 (11.49%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.90%) Police
3 6 (6.90%) Retail
4 4 (4.60%) Banking
5 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.15%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 51 (58.62%) Network Engineer
2 26 (29.89%) Consultant
3 23 (26.44%) Network Security Consultant
3 23 (26.44%) Security Consultant
4 22 (25.29%) Senior Network Engineer
5 21 (24.14%) Check Point Consultant
5 21 (24.14%) Cisco Consultant
5 21 (24.14%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 21 (24.14%) Cisco Security Consultant
6 20 (22.99%) Network Consultant
7 7 (8.05%) Juniper Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Reliability Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Architect
8 6 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 4 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Security Architect
10 3 (3.45%) Lead Network Engineer
11 2 (2.30%) Network Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.15%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 45 (51.72%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.90%) NHS
4 5 (5.75%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.45%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.15%) IVR
6 1 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.44%) Linux
2 10 (11.49%) Windows
3 3 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.03%) Load Balancing
2 26 (29.89%) Network Design
3 18 (20.69%) Network Management
4 16 (18.39%) Presales
5 14 (16.09%) Project Delivery
6 12 (13.79%) Incident Management
6 12 (13.79%) ITIL
7 11 (12.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (11.49%) Analytics
9 9 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (9.20%) B2B
10 8 (9.20%) Mentoring
11 7 (8.05%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (8.05%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (8.05%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (8.05%) Service Management
11 7 (8.05%) Task Automation
12 6 (6.90%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.90%) Bash Shell
1 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.45%) C
3 2 (2.30%) SQL
4 1 (1.15%) Python
Qualifications
1 65 (74.71%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (60.92%) CCNP
3 32 (36.78%) CCDP
4 29 (33.33%) CCNA
5 23 (26.44%) CCSE
6 15 (17.24%) CCIE
7 13 (14.94%) CCSA
8 11 (12.64%) Degree
9 10 (11.49%) Check Point Certification
10 8 (9.20%) JNCIE
10 8 (9.20%) JNCIP
11 7 (8.05%) JNCIS
12 3 (3.45%) ISTQB
13 2 (2.30%) DBS Check
13 2 (2.30%) JNCIA
14 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.34%) SLA
2 7 (8.05%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.64%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.45%) Docker
3 3 (3.45%) Firmware
4 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (13.79%) Ansible
2 6 (6.90%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (6.90%) Puppet
3 4 (4.60%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.45%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 64 (73.56%) Cisco
2 33 (37.93%) CheckPoint
3 30 (34.48%) Microsoft
4 21 (24.14%) Meraki
4 21 (24.14%) Palo Alto
5 17 (19.54%) F5
5 17 (19.54%) VMware
6 13 (14.94%) Juniper
7 9 (10.34%) Fortinet
8 7 (8.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 6 (6.90%) Blue Coat
9 6 (6.90%) Extreme Networks
9 6 (6.90%) HP
9 6 (6.90%) Radware
10 5 (5.75%) SolarWinds
11 4 (4.60%) McAfee
11 4 (4.60%) Symantec
12 3 (3.45%) Citrix
12 3 (3.45%) Google
12 3 (3.45%) JD Edwards