Period
to 23 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 651 429 443
Rank change year-on-year -222 +14 +12
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 391 343 794
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.60% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.64% 4.21% 4.51%
Number of salaries quoted 309 236 625
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,580 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £46,219 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,125 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £93,125 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14,826 8,144 17,604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.40% 14.28% 15.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9,635 6,524 14,234
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,960 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,985 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in England

OSPF
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for OSPF in England

OSPF
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing OSPF in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Salary histogram for OSPF in England

OSPF
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the England region over the 6 months to 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -191 172 £60,000 -14.29% 29
South East -93 77 £62,500 +13.64% 9
North of England -124 53 £47,500 -9.09% 8
Midlands -72 49 £50,000 +17.65% 5
South West -31 47 £45,000 +5.88% 4
West Midlands -67 32 £51,500 +27.77% 3
North West -99 26 £47,500 -8.65% 3
Yorkshire -71 23 £52,500 - 4
North East -20 20 £38,500 -3.75% 1
East of England -87 19 £50,500 -8.18% 1
East Midlands -52 17 £47,500 -2.56% 2
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 England region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 381 (97.44%) BGP
2 294 (75.19%) Cisco
3 243 (62.15%) Firewall
4 212 (54.22%) Cisco Certification
5 204 (52.17%) WAN
6 192 (49.10%) MPLS
7 175 (44.76%) VPN
8 164 (41.94%) CCNP
9 145 (37.08%) LAN
10 131 (33.50%) Juniper
11 125 (31.97%) Palo Alto
12 124 (31.71%) IPsec
13 113 (28.90%) Network Security
14 109 (27.88%) Data Centre
15 107 (27.37%) CCNA
15 107 (27.37%) Linux
16 99 (25.32%) DNS
17 94 (24.04%) Social Skills
18 91 (23.27%) TCP/IP
19 90 (23.02%) SolarWinds
20 89 (22.76%) Azure
21 87 (22.25%) AWS
22 86 (21.99%) Problem-Solving
23 79 (20.20%) Network Design
24 75 (19.18%) Fortinet
25 69 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
25 69 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
26 68 (17.39%) Internet
27 64 (16.37%) ITIL
28 63 (16.11%) Wireless

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 10 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (2.30%) Confluence
3 2 (0.51%) IIS
3 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.26%) nginx
4 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.53%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.26%) Blender
3 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 89 (22.76%) Azure
2 87 (22.25%) AWS
3 21 (5.37%) Microsoft 365
4 19 (4.86%) AWS Direct Connect
5 17 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 15 (3.84%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (2.81%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (2.30%) GCP
9 8 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (1.02%) SaaS
12 3 (0.77%) IaaS
12 3 (0.77%) PaaS
13 2 (0.51%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.26%) Azure Service Bus
14 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 381 (97.44%) BGP
2 243 (62.15%) Firewall
3 204 (52.17%) WAN
4 192 (49.10%) MPLS
5 175 (44.76%) VPN
6 145 (37.08%) LAN
7 124 (31.71%) IPsec
8 113 (28.90%) Network Security
9 99 (25.32%) DNS
10 91 (23.27%) TCP/IP
11 69 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
12 68 (17.39%) Internet
13 63 (16.11%) Wireless
14 62 (15.86%) DHCP
15 61 (15.60%) EIGRP
16 58 (14.83%) Cisco Nexus
17 54 (13.81%) SD-WAN
18 53 (13.55%) IPv6
19 50 (12.79%) Cisco ASA
20 43 (11.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (3.84%) MariaDB
2 15 (3.84%) MySQL
3 10 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.05%) InfluxDB
5 6 (1.53%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.26%) Big Data
7 1 (0.26%) GIS
Development Applications
1 15 (3.84%) JIRA
2 13 (3.32%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (1.02%) Subversion
5 2 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
General
1 94 (24.04%) Social Skills
2 54 (13.81%) Finance
3 33 (8.44%) Telecoms
4 29 (7.42%) Organisational Skills
5 27 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (4.09%) French Language
6 16 (4.09%) German Language
6 16 (4.09%) Italian Language
6 16 (4.09%) Portuguese Language
6 16 (4.09%) Spanish Language
7 13 (3.32%) Documentation Skills
8 11 (2.81%) Advertising
9 10 (2.56%) Banking
9 10 (2.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 10 (2.56%) Public Sector
10 8 (2.05%) Legal
10 8 (2.05%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.53%) Publishing
12 5 (1.28%) Law
12 5 (1.28%) Police
Job Titles
1 246 (62.92%) Network Engineer
2 75 (19.18%) Senior Network Engineer
3 59 (15.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 50 (12.79%) Juniper Engineer
5 46 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 26 (6.65%) Network Specialist
7 24 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 24 (6.14%) IP Engineer
8 22 (5.63%) Network Security Engineer
8 22 (5.63%) Security Engineer
9 21 (5.37%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 21 (5.37%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 21 (5.37%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
10 19 (4.86%) NOC Engineer
11 17 (4.35%) Architect
11 17 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
12 15 (3.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (3.58%) Cloud Engineer
13 14 (3.58%) Principal Engineer
13 14 (3.58%) Principal Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.09%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.53%) Spine.js
3 4 (1.02%) LDAP
4 2 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.26%) Middleware
5 1 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 109 (27.88%) Data Centre
2 32 (8.18%) PKI
2 32 (8.18%) Public Cloud
3 29 (7.42%) Management Information System
4 25 (6.39%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 23 (5.88%) Private Cloud
6 22 (5.63%) Digital Signage
7 11 (2.81%) DataPower
8 7 (1.79%) Eurex
9 5 (1.28%) Cyberattack
10 4 (1.02%) IVR
11 3 (0.77%) Clustering
11 3 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.51%) CESG
12 2 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.51%) RSA SecurID
13 1 (0.26%) CESG CLAS
13 1 (0.26%) Replication
13 1 (0.26%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 107 (27.37%) Linux
2 37 (9.46%) Windows
3 23 (5.88%) CentOS
4 22 (5.63%) Unix
5 13 (3.32%) Ubuntu
5 13 (3.32%) Windows Server 2016
6 12 (3.07%) Windows Server
6 12 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (2.81%) Windows 10
8 10 (2.56%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (1.79%) CatOS
10 6 (1.53%) Solaris
11 3 (0.77%) Debian
11 3 (0.77%) Fedora
12 1 (0.26%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (21.99%) Problem-Solving
2 79 (20.20%) Network Design
3 69 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
4 64 (16.37%) ITIL
5 59 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (11.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 44 (11.25%) Project Delivery
7 43 (11.00%) Load Balancing
8 42 (10.74%) Migration
9 38 (9.72%) Infrastructure as Code
10 36 (9.21%) Service Management
11 34 (8.70%) Presales
12 33 (8.44%) Kalman Filter
12 33 (8.44%) Project Management
13 30 (7.67%) Change Management
14 29 (7.42%) Mentoring
15 28 (7.16%) Continuous Improvement
16 27 (6.91%) Time Management
17 26 (6.65%) Network Management
18 24 (6.14%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 55 (14.07%) Python
2 13 (3.32%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.81%) Perl
4 9 (2.30%) Bash
4 9 (2.30%) C
5 3 (0.77%) SQL
6 2 (0.51%) Java
6 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.51%) PHP
6 2 (0.51%) Ruby
7 1 (0.26%) C++
7 1 (0.26%) Go
7 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 212 (54.22%) Cisco Certification
2 164 (41.94%) CCNP
3 107 (27.37%) CCNA
4 59 (15.09%) Degree
5 48 (12.28%) CCIE
6 44 (11.25%) Security Cleared
7 36 (9.21%) JNCIA
8 34 (8.70%) SC Cleared
9 22 (5.63%) DV Cleared
10 13 (3.32%) JNCIP
11 10 (2.56%) CCDP
12 7 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.53%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 5 (1.28%) CCIE Service Provider
14 5 (1.28%) Chartered Engineer
15 4 (1.02%) CCDA
15 4 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.77%) JNCIS
16 3 (0.77%) MCSA
16 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.72%) SLA
2 3 (0.77%) GDPR
2 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.77%) PMO
3 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.51%) QA
4 1 (0.26%) COBIT
4 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (0.26%) NIST
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (12.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 16 (4.09%) Firmware
3 16 (4.09%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.79%) VMware NSX
6 6 (1.53%) Docker
7 4 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.77%) vSphere
9 2 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.26%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.26%) iptables
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.26%) PowerDNS
10 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.26%) Snort
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (9.21%) Ansible
2 33 (8.44%) Nagios
3 31 (7.93%) Terraform
4 26 (6.65%) Icinga
5 16 (4.09%) Cisco Prime
6 14 (3.58%) Grafana
6 14 (3.58%) SolarWinds Orion
7 10 (2.56%) FortiGate
7 10 (2.56%) Puppet
8 8 (2.05%) Cacti
8 8 (2.05%) Stealthwatch
8 8 (2.05%) ZABBIX
9 7 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (1.28%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.77%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.77%) QRadar
11 3 (0.77%) SCCM
11 3 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.51%) SCSM
Vendors
1 294 (75.19%) Cisco
2 131 (33.50%) Juniper
3 125 (31.97%) Palo Alto
4 90 (23.02%) SolarWinds
5 75 (19.18%) Fortinet
6 57 (14.58%) VMware
7 50 (12.79%) CheckPoint
8 49 (12.53%) Meraki
9 43 (11.00%) Aruba
10 41 (10.49%) Microsoft
11 39 (9.97%) F5
12 27 (6.91%) Zscaler
13 26 (6.65%) Nokia
14 23 (5.88%) Extreme Networks
14 23 (5.88%) Red Hat
15 17 (4.35%) Arista
16 16 (4.09%) Barracuda Networks
16 16 (4.09%) Forcepoint
17 15 (3.84%) HP
18 14 (3.58%) New Relic