Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 628 385 362
Rank change year-on-year -243 -23 +120
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 393 318 1,098
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.71% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.72% 4.65% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 308 224 657
10th Percentile £33,925 £40,000 £34,400
25th Percentile £42,500 £47,500 £42,915
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £83,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £94,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +14.29% -

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 14,442 6,832 19,745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.09% 15.35% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 9,983 5,621 15,561
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,000 £46,809
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +11.09% -1.45%
75th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -221 173 £62,500 -16.67% 36
South East -128 81 £52,500 +5.00% 13
North of England -113 55 £48,250 -12.27% 23
South West -59 52 £64,000 +60.00% 7
North West -95 40 £47,500 -13.64% 13
Midlands -118 39 £50,000 +13.64% 6
West Midlands -128 28 £47,500 +7.95% 4
Yorkshire -101 18 £45,000 -16.28% 5
North East -15 17 £45,000 -18.18% 5
East of England -99 14 £49,000 +3.16% 5
East Midlands -70 12 £50,000 -9.09% 2
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 347 (88.30%) BGP
2 256 (65.14%) Cisco
3 245 (62.34%) Firewall
4 236 (60.05%) Cisco Certification
5 203 (51.65%) MPLS
6 181 (46.06%) CCNP
7 177 (45.04%) VPN
8 164 (41.73%) WAN
9 127 (32.32%) Palo Alto
10 115 (29.26%) CCNA
11 110 (27.99%) LAN
12 102 (25.95%) AWS
13 101 (25.70%) Azure
13 101 (25.70%) Data Centre
14 98 (24.94%) Juniper
15 96 (24.43%) VLAN
16 95 (24.17%) Network Security
17 92 (23.41%) IPsec
18 90 (22.90%) Linux
19 85 (21.63%) TCP/IP
20 82 (20.87%) CCIE
20 82 (20.87%) EIGRP
21 77 (19.59%) DNS
21 77 (19.59%) SolarWinds
22 74 (18.83%) ITIL
22 74 (18.83%) Network Design
23 71 (18.07%) Social Skills
24 69 (17.56%) VMware
24 69 (17.56%) Python
24 69 (17.56%) Internet

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 30 (7.63%) Confluence
2 11 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.25%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (1.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 102 (25.95%) AWS
2 101 (25.70%) Azure
3 27 (6.87%) GCP
4 16 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (4.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 13 (3.31%) AWS Direct Connect
6 11 (2.80%) Microsoft 365
7 10 (2.54%) SaaS
8 8 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 6 (1.53%) IaaS
10 6 (1.53%) PaaS
11 4 (1.02%) Cloudflare
12 2 (0.51%) Azure Sentinel
12 2 (0.51%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 347 (88.30%) BGP
2 245 (62.34%) Firewall
3 203 (51.65%) MPLS
4 177 (45.04%) VPN
5 164 (41.73%) WAN
6 110 (27.99%) LAN
7 96 (24.43%) VLAN
8 95 (24.17%) Network Security
9 92 (23.41%) IPsec
10 85 (21.63%) TCP/IP
11 82 (20.87%) EIGRP
12 77 (19.59%) DNS
13 69 (17.56%) Internet
14 62 (15.78%) Wi-Fi
15 61 (15.52%) IPv6
16 58 (14.76%) HSRP
17 55 (13.99%) Cisco ASA
18 53 (13.49%) DHCP
18 53 (13.49%) SD-WAN
19 50 (12.72%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (1.78%) MySQL
4 6 (1.53%) Data Lake
5 5 (1.27%) MariaDB
6 3 (0.76%) Big Data
7 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.25%) GIS
Development Applications
1 36 (9.16%) Git (software)
2 30 (7.63%) JIRA
3 20 (5.09%) Subversion
4 4 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
General
1 71 (18.07%) Social Skills
2 50 (12.72%) Finance
3 36 (9.16%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.82%) Public Sector
5 13 (3.31%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.80%) Documentation Skills
6 11 (2.80%) French Language
6 11 (2.80%) German Language
6 11 (2.80%) Italian Language
6 11 (2.80%) Portuguese Language
6 11 (2.80%) Spanish Language
7 9 (2.29%) Marketing
8 8 (2.04%) Brand Awareness
9 6 (1.53%) Banking
9 6 (1.53%) Legal
9 6 (1.53%) Publishing
10 5 (1.27%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.27%) Military
10 5 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 208 (52.93%) Network Engineer
2 66 (16.79%) Senior Network Engineer
3 46 (11.70%) Cisco Engineer
4 44 (11.20%) Architect
5 40 (10.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 31 (7.89%) IP Engineer
7 30 (7.63%) Juniper Engineer
8 21 (5.34%) Network Architect
9 20 (5.09%) Linux Engineer
9 20 (5.09%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (4.83%) IP Network Engineer
11 16 (4.07%) Network Manager
12 15 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (3.56%) Consultant
13 14 (3.56%) NOC Engineer
14 13 (3.31%) Principal Engineer
14 13 (3.31%) Principal Network Engineer
15 12 (3.05%) Security Engineer
16 11 (2.80%) Network Consultant
16 11 (2.80%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.14%) Web Services
2 27 (6.87%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.02%) ISPF
3 4 (1.02%) LDAP
4 3 (0.76%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.25%) Spine.js
6 1 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 101 (25.70%) Data Centre
2 28 (7.12%) Public Cloud
3 20 (5.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 19 (4.83%) Hybrid Cloud
4 19 (4.83%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (3.56%) Digital Signage
6 14 (3.56%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.78%) DataPower
8 6 (1.53%) CESG
9 5 (1.27%) CESG CLAS
9 5 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.27%) IVR
10 4 (1.02%) IPTV
10 4 (1.02%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.76%) Eurex
11 3 (0.76%) PKI
11 3 (0.76%) User Experience
12 2 (0.51%) Cybercrime
12 2 (0.51%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 90 (22.90%) Linux
2 51 (12.98%) Windows
3 32 (8.14%) CentOS
4 20 (5.09%) Windows Server
5 18 (4.58%) Ubuntu
6 16 (4.07%) Unix
6 16 (4.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (2.54%) Debian
8 7 (1.78%) CatOS
9 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.25%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.25%) Solaris
11 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (18.83%) ITIL
1 74 (18.83%) Network Design
2 58 (14.76%) Network Monitoring
3 55 (13.99%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (13.23%) Infrastructure as Code
5 51 (12.98%) Problem-Solving
6 47 (11.96%) DevOps
7 45 (11.45%) Service Management
8 43 (10.94%) Presales
9 41 (10.43%) Migration
10 40 (10.18%) Scrum
11 37 (9.41%) Project Delivery
12 33 (8.40%) Service Delivery
12 33 (8.40%) Task Automation
13 31 (7.89%) Configuration Management
13 31 (7.89%) DevSecOps
13 31 (7.89%) Machine Learning
13 31 (7.89%) SDLC
13 31 (7.89%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 30 (7.63%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 69 (17.56%) Python
2 41 (10.43%) PowerShell
3 37 (9.41%) Bash Shell
4 16 (4.07%) Perl
5 10 (2.54%) C
6 6 (1.53%) SQL
7 4 (1.02%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.76%) Java
8 3 (0.76%) PHP
9 2 (0.51%) C++
9 2 (0.51%) Go
10 1 (0.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 236 (60.05%) Cisco Certification
2 181 (46.06%) CCNP
3 115 (29.26%) CCNA
4 82 (20.87%) CCIE
5 59 (15.01%) Degree
6 33 (8.40%) Security Cleared
7 28 (7.12%) JNCIA
8 20 (5.09%) SC Cleared
9 15 (3.82%) GIAC
9 15 (3.82%) RHCE
10 14 (3.56%) CCDP
10 14 (3.56%) JNCIP
11 12 (3.05%) CISSP
12 11 (2.80%) AWS Certification
13 10 (2.54%) CCIE Service Provider
14 9 (2.29%) JNCIS
15 7 (1.78%) DV Cleared
16 6 (1.53%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 6 (1.53%) JNCIE
17 5 (1.27%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.41%) SLA
2 16 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.29%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.53%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (1.53%) NIST
5 5 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 4 (1.02%) PMO
7 3 (0.76%) GDPR
8 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 2 (0.51%) QA
9 1 (0.25%) COBIT
9 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (8.65%) Docker
3 25 (6.36%) Active Directory
4 20 (5.09%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (3.82%) Firmware
6 12 (3.05%) VMware NSX
7 8 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.27%) vSphere
9 3 (0.76%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.76%) iptables
10 2 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.25%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 58 (14.76%) Ansible
2 42 (10.69%) Puppet
3 38 (9.67%) Nagios
4 19 (4.83%) Terraform
5 16 (4.07%) FortiGate
5 16 (4.07%) Icinga
6 11 (2.80%) ZABBIX
7 7 (1.78%) Cacti
7 7 (1.78%) QRadar
7 7 (1.78%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (1.27%) Grafana
10 4 (1.02%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.02%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.76%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.76%) Proxmox
11 3 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 256 (65.14%) Cisco
2 127 (32.32%) Palo Alto
3 98 (24.94%) Juniper
4 77 (19.59%) SolarWinds
5 69 (17.56%) VMware
6 63 (16.03%) Fortinet
7 58 (14.76%) CheckPoint
8 54 (13.74%) Microsoft
9 39 (9.92%) Aruba
10 37 (9.41%) Meraki
11 32 (8.14%) Nokia
12 25 (6.36%) Red Hat
13 20 (5.09%) Oracle
14 19 (4.83%) Citrix
15 18 (4.58%) Google
16 16 (4.07%) Arista
16 16 (4.07%) F5
16 16 (4.07%) HP
17 13 (3.31%) Zscaler
18 10 (2.54%) Extreme Networks