Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 479 397 435
Rank change year-on-year -82 +38 -12
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 926 1,323 1,301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.79% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.94% 4.96% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 738 1,093 1,166
England median annual salary £53,000 £55,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.64% +13.40% -3.00%
10th Percentile £35,525 £32,800 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +13.40% -3.00%

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 23,528 26,680 30,853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.06% 16.02% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 18,797 21,775 25,734
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in England

OSPF
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for OSPF in England

OSPF
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in England over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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
London -24 449 £57,500 -4.17% 43
Midlands +51 132 £55,000 +4.76% 18
West Midlands +56 115 £55,000 +4.76% 14
South East -145 115 £45,000 -11.76% 24
North of England -37 110 £44,500 -1.11% 18
East of England -14 85 £65,000 +13.04% 5
North West -31 59 £44,000 -2.22% 13
South West +15 43 £47,500 +3.26% 11
Yorkshire -30 42 £46,724 +6.19% 5
East Midlands +6 17 £40,000 -15.79% 4
North East - 9 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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.

1 822 (88.77%) Cisco
2 802 (86.61%) BGP
3 645 (69.65%) Firewall
4 638 (68.90%) Cisco Certification
5 555 (59.94%) CCNP
6 479 (51.73%) WAN
7 445 (48.06%) MPLS
8 392 (42.33%) LAN
9 369 (39.85%) VPN
10 362 (39.09%) Juniper
11 337 (36.39%) Cisco ASA
12 330 (35.64%) CheckPoint
13 306 (33.05%) Data Centre
14 289 (31.21%) CCNA
15 264 (28.51%) Wireless
16 249 (26.89%) Cisco Nexus
17 240 (25.92%) TCP/IP
18 237 (25.59%) F5
19 223 (24.08%) EIGRP
20 218 (23.54%) Network Security
21 199 (21.49%) IPsec
22 189 (20.41%) DNS
23 184 (19.87%) SolarWinds
24 174 (18.79%) Ethernet
25 169 (18.25%) Cisco IOS
26 166 (17.93%) CCIE
27 163 (17.60%) Palo Alto
28 160 (17.28%) Network Management
29 154 (16.63%) VLAN
30 139 (15.01%) Fortinet

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 25 (2.70%) Skype for Business
2 18 (1.94%) IIS
3 9 (0.97%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (0.65%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.22%) Apache
5 2 (0.22%) nginx
5 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.11%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (2.92%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 79 (8.53%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (1.84%) SaaS
5 10 (1.08%) Office 365
6 7 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (0.76%) IaaS
6 7 (0.76%) PaaS
7 6 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.65%) Serverless
8 3 (0.32%) Akamai
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.11%) G Suite
9 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 802 (86.61%) BGP
2 645 (69.65%) Firewall
3 479 (51.73%) WAN
4 445 (48.06%) MPLS
5 392 (42.33%) LAN
6 369 (39.85%) VPN
7 337 (36.39%) Cisco ASA
8 264 (28.51%) Wireless
9 249 (26.89%) Cisco Nexus
10 240 (25.92%) TCP/IP
11 223 (24.08%) EIGRP
12 218 (23.54%) Network Security
13 199 (21.49%) IPsec
14 189 (20.41%) DNS
15 174 (18.79%) Ethernet
16 169 (18.25%) Cisco IOS
17 154 (16.63%) VLAN
18 137 (14.79%) DHCP
19 124 (13.39%) Wi-Fi
20 123 (13.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.62%) Big Data
2 7 (0.76%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.22%) BigQuery
5 2 (0.22%) MySQL
5 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 56 (6.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.32%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.11%) JIRA
General
1 133 (14.36%) Finance
2 128 (13.82%) Telecoms
3 86 (9.29%) Retail
4 61 (6.59%) Banking
5 32 (3.46%) Financial Institution
6 28 (3.02%) French Language
7 27 (2.92%) German Language
7 27 (2.92%) Italian Language
8 24 (2.59%) Law
9 23 (2.48%) Advertising
10 17 (1.84%) Legal
11 16 (1.73%) Investment Banking
11 16 (1.73%) Multimedia
12 12 (1.30%) Manufacturing
12 12 (1.30%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.54%) Front Office
13 5 (0.54%) Games
14 4 (0.43%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.32%) Marketing
15 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 580 (62.63%) Network Engineer
2 184 (19.87%) Senior Network Engineer
3 104 (11.23%) Cisco Engineer
4 97 (10.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 64 (6.91%) Security Engineer
6 55 (5.94%) Network Security Engineer
7 54 (5.83%) Analyst
8 48 (5.18%) Network Specialist
9 47 (5.08%) Network Analyst
10 45 (4.86%) Consultant
10 45 (4.86%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 41 (4.43%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
12 36 (3.89%) Network Consultant
13 35 (3.78%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
13 35 (3.78%) Senior Network Specialist
13 35 (3.78%) Support Engineer
14 32 (3.46%) Network Support
15 29 (3.13%) Architect
15 29 (3.13%) Network Support Engineer
16 27 (2.92%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (6.37%) 802.1X
2 28 (3.02%) LDAP
3 19 (2.05%) XMPP
4 13 (1.40%) HTML
5 10 (1.08%) XML
6 7 (0.76%) Web Services
7 6 (0.65%) RFC 2544
8 4 (0.43%) COM
8 4 (0.43%) CSS
9 2 (0.22%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.22%) D3.js
9 2 (0.22%) ggplot
9 2 (0.22%) Matplotlib
10 1 (0.11%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.11%) RESTful
10 1 (0.11%) RFC 2547
10 1 (0.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 306 (33.05%) Data Centre
2 107 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (10.37%) Self-Motivation
4 67 (7.24%) Computer Science
5 36 (3.89%) Cyberthreat
6 35 (3.78%) PKI
7 25 (2.70%) Fintech
8 24 (2.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 23 (2.48%) NHS
10 20 (2.16%) Driving Licence
11 18 (1.94%) Private Cloud
12 17 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
12 17 (1.84%) Management Information System
13 12 (1.30%) Cyberattack
13 12 (1.30%) Hedge funds
13 12 (1.30%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 11 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
15 10 (1.08%) DataPower
16 9 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
17 6 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 116 (12.53%) Linux
2 72 (7.78%) Windows
3 40 (4.32%) Unix
4 25 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (2.05%) CentOS
6 17 (1.84%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.40%) Fedora
7 13 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.08%) FreeNAS
8 10 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.97%) Solaris
10 7 (0.76%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (0.65%) Debian
12 4 (0.43%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.11%) SUSE
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (17.28%) Network Management
2 130 (14.04%) ITIL
3 129 (13.93%) Problem-Solving
4 114 (12.31%) Network Monitoring
5 107 (11.56%) Network Design
6 91 (9.83%) Load Balancing
7 79 (8.53%) Kalman Filter
8 63 (6.80%) Network Architecture
9 59 (6.37%) Continuous Improvement
9 59 (6.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 56 (6.05%) High Availability
11 52 (5.62%) Low Latency
11 52 (5.62%) Presales
12 47 (5.08%) Web Filtering
13 46 (4.97%) Capacity Planning
13 46 (4.97%) DevOps
14 45 (4.86%) Mentoring
14 45 (4.86%) Service Delivery
15 41 (4.43%) Project Management
16 40 (4.32%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 97 (10.48%) Python
2 59 (6.37%) Perl
3 42 (4.54%) Bash Shell
4 33 (3.56%) Ruby
5 14 (1.51%) Shell Script
6 13 (1.40%) Bourne shell
6 13 (1.40%) Korn
7 11 (1.19%) PowerShell
8 10 (1.08%) Java
9 8 (0.86%) SQL
10 7 (0.76%) PHP
11 5 (0.54%) AWK
11 5 (0.54%) sed
12 4 (0.43%) C++
13 3 (0.32%) C
14 2 (0.22%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.22%) R
15 1 (0.11%) Go
15 1 (0.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 638 (68.90%) Cisco Certification
2 555 (59.94%) CCNP
3 289 (31.21%) CCNA
4 166 (17.93%) CCIE
5 132 (14.25%) Degree
6 56 (6.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 44 (4.75%) CCSP
8 40 (4.32%) CCSA
8 40 (4.32%) CCVP
9 37 (4.00%) JNCIP
10 36 (3.89%) JNCIS
11 35 (3.78%) CCSE
12 30 (3.24%) CISSP
13 27 (2.92%) JNCIA
14 25 (2.70%) CCDP
15 23 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (2.05%) Security Cleared
18 18 (1.94%) CCIP
18 18 (1.94%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.48%) SLA
2 24 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.38%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.30%) GDPR
5 8 (0.86%) QA
6 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (0.54%) PMO
7 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.22%) COBIT
8 2 (0.22%) GCP
9 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 64 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (4.32%) Active Directory
3 26 (2.81%) VMware NSX
4 21 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.16%) NFS
6 19 (2.05%) Firmware
7 15 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (1.51%) vSphere
9 10 (1.08%) iptables
10 9 (0.97%) XenApp
11 8 (0.86%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.76%) XenServer
13 6 (0.65%) pfSense
13 6 (0.65%) ProxySG
13 6 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.32%) Docker
14 3 (0.32%) Snort
14 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.22%) KVM
16 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 49 (5.29%) Cisco Prime
2 48 (5.18%) Nagios
3 47 (5.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 34 (3.67%) FortiGate
5 30 (3.24%) Cacti
6 24 (2.59%) QRadar
7 23 (2.48%) SolarWinds Orion
8 22 (2.38%) Puppet
9 19 (2.05%) Ansible
9 19 (2.05%) WhatsUp Gold
10 15 (1.62%) Stealthwatch
11 12 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
11 12 (1.30%) Terraform
12 7 (0.76%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.65%) Kubernetes
13 6 (0.65%) Nessus
14 5 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
15 4 (0.43%) Observium
15 4 (0.43%) SCCM
16 3 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 822 (88.77%) Cisco
2 362 (39.09%) Juniper
3 330 (35.64%) CheckPoint
4 237 (25.59%) F5
5 184 (19.87%) SolarWinds
6 163 (17.60%) Palo Alto
7 139 (15.01%) Fortinet
8 131 (14.15%) Microsoft
9 107 (11.56%) HP
10 102 (11.02%) VMware
11 81 (8.75%) Citrix
12 64 (6.91%) Meraki
13 60 (6.48%) Arista
14 38 (4.10%) Red Hat
15 35 (3.78%) Riverbed
16 31 (3.35%) Nokia
17 28 (3.02%) Forcepoint
18 25 (2.70%) Blue Coat
18 25 (2.70%) Dell
19 24 (2.59%) Avaya