Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK > England
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 566 396 364
Rank change year-on-year -170 -32 +149
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 415 460 1,196
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.74% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.16% 4.80% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 295 368 673
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £32,289
25th Percentile £43,875 £45,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +14.29% -
75th Percentile £69,750 £73,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,750 £85,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £58,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -5.17% +10.48% -

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 13,151 9,574 21,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.10% 15.44% 15.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9,249 7,733 16,136
10th Percentile £27,960 £28,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% -2.15%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -196 139 £62,500 -5.66% 22
South West -22 86 £60,000 +20.00% 4
South East -97 74 £51,000 -2.86% 18
North of England -60 71 £49,000 -10.91% 10
North West -42 49 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Midlands -87 31 £65,000 +23.81% 6
West Midlands -81 28 £63,750 +37.10% 5
East of England -35 24 £57,500 +12.20% 1
Yorkshire -62 21 £47,500 -13.64% 2
North East -21 13 £45,000 +28.57% 3
East Midlands -45 4 £48,750 -11.36% 1
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 331 (79.76%) BGP
2 284 (68.43%) Firewall
3 279 (67.23%) Cisco
4 257 (61.93%) Cisco Certification
5 205 (49.40%) CCNP
5 205 (49.40%) VPN
6 194 (46.75%) MPLS
7 152 (36.63%) WAN
7 152 (36.63%) VLAN
8 128 (30.84%) AWS
9 122 (29.40%) Palo Alto
10 120 (28.92%) Azure
11 117 (28.19%) Linux
12 113 (27.23%) LAN
13 109 (26.27%) ITIL
14 107 (25.78%) CCNA
15 106 (25.54%) Juniper
16 103 (24.82%) Data Centre
17 100 (24.10%) TCP/IP
17 100 (24.10%) VMware
18 97 (23.37%) EIGRP
19 93 (22.41%) Python
20 91 (21.93%) Ansible
20 91 (21.93%) VMware Infrastructure
21 88 (21.20%) Microsoft
22 87 (20.96%) IPv4
23 84 (20.24%) Network Design
24 81 (19.52%) Windows
25 80 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
26 78 (18.80%) IPsec

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 61 (14.70%) Confluence
2 7 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.96%) nginx
4 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (1.93%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 128 (30.84%) AWS
2 120 (28.92%) Azure
3 42 (10.12%) GCP
4 14 (3.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.17%) SaaS
6 8 (1.93%) AWS Direct Connect
7 7 (1.69%) IaaS
8 6 (1.45%) PaaS
9 5 (1.20%) Cloudflare
9 5 (1.20%) Microsoft 365
10 4 (0.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.24%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 331 (79.76%) BGP
2 284 (68.43%) Firewall
3 205 (49.40%) VPN
4 194 (46.75%) MPLS
5 152 (36.63%) VLAN
5 152 (36.63%) WAN
6 113 (27.23%) LAN
7 100 (24.10%) TCP/IP
8 97 (23.37%) EIGRP
9 87 (20.96%) IPv4
10 78 (18.80%) IPsec
11 76 (18.31%) Network Security
12 68 (16.39%) Wireless
13 65 (15.66%) Cisco Nexus
14 64 (15.42%) Multicast
15 61 (14.70%) DNS
16 60 (14.46%) Cisco ASA
17 58 (13.98%) HSRP
18 55 (13.25%) Internet
18 55 (13.25%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (0.72%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.48%) Big Data
3 1 (0.24%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.24%) GIS
Development Applications
1 69 (16.63%) Git (software)
2 61 (14.70%) JIRA
3 47 (11.33%) Subversion
4 15 (3.61%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (13.73%) Social Skills
2 52 (12.53%) Finance
3 37 (8.92%) Telecoms
4 23 (5.54%) Public Sector
5 20 (4.82%) Marketing
6 15 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.89%) Electronics
8 9 (2.17%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.69%) Brand Awareness
10 6 (1.45%) Law
11 5 (1.20%) Banking
11 5 (1.20%) Military
12 4 (0.96%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.96%) Automotive
12 4 (0.96%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 4 (0.96%) Influencing Skills
12 4 (0.96%) Legal
12 4 (0.96%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (0.96%) Publishing
12 4 (0.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 231 (55.66%) Network Engineer
2 74 (17.83%) Senior Network Engineer
3 53 (12.77%) Architect
4 42 (10.12%) Cisco Engineer
5 38 (9.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 34 (8.19%) IP Engineer
7 30 (7.23%) Juniper Engineer
8 29 (6.99%) Linux Engineer
9 25 (6.02%) IP Network Engineer
10 24 (5.78%) Solutions Architect
11 23 (5.54%) Cloud Engineer
12 20 (4.82%) Core Network Engineer
13 18 (4.34%) Consultant
13 18 (4.34%) Network Architect
13 18 (4.34%) Network Manager
14 17 (4.10%) Lead Cloud Engineer
15 14 (3.37%) Cloud Architect
15 14 (3.37%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 14 (3.37%) Principal Solutions Architect
15 14 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (14.94%) Web Services
2 36 (8.67%) 802.1X
3 4 (0.96%) ISPF
3 4 (0.96%) LDAP
4 3 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (0.72%) YAML
5 2 (0.48%) JSON
5 2 (0.48%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.24%) Express
6 1 (0.24%) Spine.js
6 1 (0.24%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 103 (24.82%) Data Centre
2 54 (13.01%) Public Cloud
3 36 (8.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 13 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (1.93%) IPTV
6 8 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.45%) CESG
7 6 (1.45%) CESG CLAS
8 5 (1.20%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.96%) Digital Signage
9 4 (0.96%) PKI
9 4 (0.96%) Podcast
9 4 (0.96%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.72%) Eurex
10 3 (0.72%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.72%) User Experience
11 2 (0.48%) Life Science
11 2 (0.48%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 117 (28.19%) Linux
2 81 (19.52%) Windows
3 51 (12.29%) Windows Server
4 45 (10.84%) CentOS
5 41 (9.88%) Ubuntu
6 35 (8.43%) Windows Server 2016
7 29 (6.99%) Unix
8 10 (2.41%) Debian
9 7 (1.69%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.24%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (26.27%) ITIL
2 84 (20.24%) Network Design
3 80 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (17.11%) Service Management
5 70 (16.87%) Infrastructure as Code
6 65 (15.66%) DevOps
7 64 (15.42%) Scrum
8 63 (15.18%) Task Automation
9 61 (14.70%) DevSecOps
9 61 (14.70%) SDLC
10 60 (14.46%) Configuration Management
10 60 (14.46%) Data Science
10 60 (14.46%) Machine Learning
10 60 (14.46%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 60 (14.46%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 60 (14.46%) Software Testing
11 59 (14.22%) Cyber Intelligence
12 47 (11.33%) Presales
13 34 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
14 33 (7.95%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 93 (22.41%) Python
2 67 (16.14%) Bash Shell
3 66 (15.90%) PowerShell
4 13 (3.13%) C
5 9 (2.17%) Perl
6 6 (1.45%) PHP
7 4 (0.96%) SQL
8 3 (0.72%) Java
9 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.24%) C#
10 1 (0.24%) C++
10 1 (0.24%) Go
Qualifications
1 257 (61.93%) Cisco Certification
2 205 (49.40%) CCNP
3 107 (25.78%) CCNA
4 74 (17.83%) CCIE
5 48 (11.57%) Security Cleared
6 41 (9.88%) Degree
7 30 (7.23%) JNCIP
8 27 (6.51%) SC Cleared
9 26 (6.27%) GIAC
9 26 (6.27%) RHCE
10 24 (5.78%) JNCIA
11 16 (3.86%) CCDP
12 13 (3.13%) AWS Certification
12 13 (3.13%) CISSP
13 11 (2.65%) JNCIS
14 10 (2.41%) CCIE Service Provider
14 10 (2.41%) DV Cleared
15 8 (1.93%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 7 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
17 6 (1.45%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.30%) SLA
2 18 (4.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.69%) PMO
4 6 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 6 (1.45%) NIST
5 5 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.72%) QA
8 2 (0.48%) GRC
8 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 1 (0.24%) GDPR
System Software
1 91 (21.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (16.87%) Docker
3 47 (11.33%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (5.06%) Active Directory
5 17 (4.10%) VMware NSX
6 14 (3.37%) Firmware
7 5 (1.20%) FreeRADIUS
7 5 (1.20%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.72%) iptables
8 3 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.72%) vSphere
9 1 (0.24%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 91 (21.93%) Ansible
2 73 (17.59%) Puppet
3 30 (7.23%) FortiGate
4 21 (5.06%) Nagios
5 17 (4.10%) Terraform
6 10 (2.41%) ZABBIX
7 8 (1.93%) Icinga
7 8 (1.93%) Kubernetes
7 8 (1.93%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (1.45%) Nmap
8 6 (1.45%) QRadar
9 5 (1.20%) Grafana
9 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.96%) Suricata
10 4 (0.96%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.72%) Proxmox
11 3 (0.72%) vRealize
12 2 (0.48%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.48%) SCSM
Vendors
1 279 (67.23%) Cisco
2 122 (29.40%) Palo Alto
3 106 (25.54%) Juniper
4 100 (24.10%) VMware
5 88 (21.20%) Microsoft
6 74 (17.83%) Fortinet
7 63 (15.18%) CheckPoint
8 44 (10.60%) SolarWinds
9 33 (7.95%) Google
10 32 (7.71%) F5
11 31 (7.47%) Oracle
12 30 (7.23%) Meraki
13 29 (6.99%) Red Hat
14 28 (6.75%) Aruba
15 22 (5.30%) Nokia
16 17 (4.10%) Citrix
16 17 (4.10%) HP
16 17 (4.10%) Splunk
17 16 (3.86%) Arista
18 9 (2.17%) Ruckus Wireless