Period
to 16 April 2021

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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 461 421 416
Rank change year-on-year -40 -5 +118
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 399 686 1,016
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.66% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.07% 4.37% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 275 578 724
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,175 £32,071
25th Percentile £43,750 £45,188 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £56,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.79% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £65,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,113 £76,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £56,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.79% +6.67% -

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 9,812 15,685 21,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.13% 15.19% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 7,523 12,638 16,720
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 16 April 2021.

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 16 April 2021. 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 -47 141 £67,500 +8.00% 21
North of England +43 80 £50,000 +17.08% 7
South West +48 76 £43,000 -14.00% 13
South East -45 53 £55,000 +4.76% 9
North West +57 44 £50,000 +16.51% 7
Yorkshire 0 28 £52,500 +16.67%
Midlands +31 26 £44,875 -14.52% 6
East of England +49 25 £63,750 +21.43% 2
West Midlands -1 22 £49,875 -5.00% 4
North East +2 8 £40,000 +14.29%
East Midlands +17 4 £40,000 -11.11% 2
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 England region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 308 (77.19%) BGP
2 286 (71.68%) Firewall
3 277 (69.42%) Cisco
4 216 (54.14%) Cisco Certification
5 178 (44.61%) VPN
6 170 (42.61%) CCNP
7 144 (36.09%) VLAN
8 143 (35.84%) MPLS
9 132 (33.08%) WAN
10 130 (32.58%) Palo Alto
11 123 (30.83%) AWS
12 110 (27.57%) Linux
13 104 (26.07%) ITIL
14 101 (25.31%) Python
15 100 (25.06%) Azure
16 99 (24.81%) TCP/IP
17 98 (24.56%) Ansible
18 94 (23.56%) EIGRP
19 92 (23.06%) Wireless
20 87 (21.80%) Microsoft
21 85 (21.30%) LAN
21 85 (21.30%) Network Security
22 84 (21.05%) Juniper
22 84 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
23 83 (20.80%) VMware
24 81 (20.30%) Windows
24 81 (20.30%) Data Centre
25 78 (19.55%) IPv4
26 77 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
27 76 (19.05%) Scrum

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 58 (14.54%) Confluence
2 6 (1.50%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.00%) nginx
4 3 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (3.01%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 123 (30.83%) AWS
2 100 (25.06%) Azure
3 33 (8.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 31 (7.77%) GCP
5 19 (4.76%) AWS Direct Connect
6 15 (3.76%) Microsoft 365
7 6 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.50%) Route 53
7 6 (1.50%) Slack
8 5 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (0.50%) SaaS
10 1 (0.25%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 308 (77.19%) BGP
2 286 (71.68%) Firewall
3 178 (44.61%) VPN
4 144 (36.09%) VLAN
5 143 (35.84%) MPLS
6 132 (33.08%) WAN
7 99 (24.81%) TCP/IP
8 94 (23.56%) EIGRP
9 92 (23.06%) Wireless
10 85 (21.30%) LAN
10 85 (21.30%) Network Security
11 78 (19.55%) IPv4
12 75 (18.80%) Cisco ASA
13 74 (18.55%) IPsec
14 67 (16.79%) DNS
15 65 (16.29%) Cisco Nexus
16 56 (14.04%) SD-WAN
17 54 (13.53%) Multicast
18 41 (10.28%) HSRP
19 39 (9.77%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.25%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 61 (15.29%) Git (software)
2 58 (14.54%) JIRA
3 48 (12.03%) Subversion
4 17 (4.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 73 (18.30%) Finance
2 42 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.51%) Marketing
4 13 (3.26%) Public Sector
5 10 (2.51%) Banking
6 9 (2.26%) Electronics
6 9 (2.26%) Law
7 6 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.50%) Retail
8 5 (1.25%) Back Office
8 5 (1.25%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.00%) Automotive
9 4 (1.00%) Military
9 4 (1.00%) Publishing
10 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 228 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 82 (20.55%) Senior Network Engineer
3 34 (8.52%) Cloud Engineer
4 31 (7.77%) Architect
5 27 (6.77%) Cisco Engineer
5 27 (6.77%) Linux Engineer
6 25 (6.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 24 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
9 19 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
10 18 (4.51%) Team Leader
11 16 (4.01%) IP Engineer
11 16 (4.01%) IP Network Engineer
11 16 (4.01%) Juniper Engineer
11 16 (4.01%) Network Team Leader
12 15 (3.76%) Core Network Engineer
13 14 (3.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 14 (3.51%) Lead Systems Engineer
13 14 (3.51%) Linux Systems Engineer
14 12 (3.01%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.79%) Web Services
2 30 (7.52%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.25%) JSON
4 4 (1.00%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (0.75%) YAML
6 2 (0.50%) Jinja
6 2 (0.50%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.25%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 81 (20.30%) Data Centre
2 48 (12.03%) Public Cloud
3 30 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (6.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 16 (4.01%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.01%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.50%) Fibre Optics
9 5 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.00%) IPTV
10 4 (1.00%) Podcast
11 2 (0.50%) Blog
11 2 (0.50%) CESG
11 2 (0.50%) e-Health
11 2 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.25%) CESG CLAS
12 1 (0.25%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.25%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.25%) PKI
12 1 (0.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 110 (27.57%) Linux
2 81 (20.30%) Windows
3 64 (16.04%) Windows Server
4 49 (12.28%) Ubuntu
5 40 (10.03%) Unix
6 34 (8.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 33 (8.27%) CentOS
8 9 (2.26%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.26%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (1.75%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.50%) Debian
10 2 (0.50%) SUSE
11 1 (0.25%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.25%) Solaris
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (26.07%) ITIL
2 84 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (19.05%) Scrum
4 69 (17.29%) Service Management
5 62 (15.54%) Task Automation
6 61 (15.29%) Data Science
6 61 (15.29%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 60 (15.04%) DevOps
7 60 (15.04%) Infrastructure as Code
8 59 (14.79%) Software Testing
9 57 (14.29%) Network Design
9 57 (14.29%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 56 (14.04%) DevSecOps
10 56 (14.04%) Machine Learning
10 56 (14.04%) SDLC
11 55 (13.78%) Cyber Intelligence
12 54 (13.53%) Configuration Management
13 49 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
14 40 (10.03%) Network Architecture
15 37 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 101 (25.31%) Python
2 65 (16.29%) PowerShell
3 61 (15.29%) Bash Shell
4 13 (3.26%) C
5 10 (2.51%) PHP
6 5 (1.25%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.50%) Perl
7 2 (0.50%) R
8 1 (0.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 216 (54.14%) Cisco Certification
2 170 (42.61%) CCNP
3 70 (17.54%) CCNA
4 49 (12.28%) Security Cleared
5 44 (11.03%) CCIE
6 36 (9.02%) JNCIP
7 31 (7.77%) SC Cleared
8 24 (6.02%) GIAC
8 24 (6.02%) RHCE
9 16 (4.01%) JNCIA
10 15 (3.76%) CCDP
10 15 (3.76%) Degree
11 10 (2.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (2.26%) AWS Certification
13 8 (2.01%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.50%) CCSA
14 6 (1.50%) JNCIS
15 5 (1.25%) Check Point Certification
15 5 (1.25%) HND
16 4 (1.00%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.26%) SLA
2 5 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (0.75%) GRC
4 3 (0.75%) PMO
4 3 (0.75%) QA
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.25%) NIST
System Software
1 77 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (16.29%) Docker
3 48 (12.03%) VMware ESXi
4 27 (6.77%) Active Directory
5 17 (4.26%) VMware NSX
6 8 (2.01%) FreeRADIUS
7 6 (1.50%) Firmware
8 5 (1.25%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.50%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.25%) NLBS
10 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 98 (24.56%) Ansible
2 69 (17.29%) Puppet
3 22 (5.51%) FortiGate
3 22 (5.51%) Terraform
4 18 (4.51%) Nagios
5 12 (3.01%) Nmap
6 11 (2.76%) Cacti
7 7 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.50%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.50%) SmoothWall
9 5 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (1.00%) HAProxy
10 4 (1.00%) Suricata
10 4 (1.00%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.50%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.50%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 277 (69.42%) Cisco
2 130 (32.58%) Palo Alto
3 87 (21.80%) Microsoft
4 84 (21.05%) Juniper
5 83 (20.80%) VMware
6 67 (16.79%) F5
7 61 (15.29%) CheckPoint
8 52 (13.03%) Fortinet
9 37 (9.27%) Meraki
10 33 (8.27%) SolarWinds
11 27 (6.77%) Oracle
12 26 (6.52%) Red Hat
13 25 (6.27%) Google
14 18 (4.51%) Aruba
15 17 (4.26%) Splunk
15 17 (4.26%) Tufin
16 14 (3.51%) Brocade
16 14 (3.51%) Riverbed
17 12 (3.01%) HP
18 11 (2.76%) Arista