Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 507 388 412
Rank change year-on-year -119 +24 -3
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 897 1,325 1,427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.81% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.63% 5.03% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 676 1,109 1,293
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £36,000 £32,500 £29,825
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,250 £69,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 24,715 26,331 32,180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.21% 16.17% 17.03%
Number of salaries quoted 19,776 21,557 26,926
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - -

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -102 379 £55,000 -4.35% 43
South East -122 168 £45,000 -10.00% 16
Midlands +35 134 £52,500 +16.67% 6
West Midlands +33 112 £57,500 +27.78% 4
North of England -26 107 £42,500 -2.30% 28
East of England -16 76 £65,000 +13.04% 10
North West -15 53 £40,000 -5.88% 23
South West -10 46 £47,500 +18.75% 7
Yorkshire -11 44 £45,250 +0.56% 4
East Midlands +22 22 £41,500 -36.15% 2
North East - 10 - - 1
South Coast - 1 - -
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 798 (88.96%) Cisco
2 764 (85.17%) BGP
3 616 (68.67%) Firewall
4 594 (66.22%) Cisco Certification
5 536 (59.75%) CCNP
6 469 (52.29%) MPLS
7 463 (51.62%) WAN
8 414 (46.15%) VPN
9 386 (43.03%) Juniper
10 385 (42.92%) Cisco ASA
11 384 (42.81%) LAN
12 336 (37.46%) Data Centre
13 312 (34.78%) CheckPoint
14 266 (29.65%) DNS
15 258 (28.76%) Wireless
16 248 (27.65%) Cisco Nexus
17 240 (26.76%) F5
18 237 (26.42%) CCNA
19 235 (26.20%) Network Security
20 231 (25.75%) EIGRP
21 223 (24.86%) IPsec
22 217 (24.19%) TCP/IP
23 198 (22.07%) DHCP
24 178 (19.84%) Cisco IOS
25 175 (19.51%) Ethernet
26 172 (19.18%) Network Management
27 171 (19.06%) ITIL
28 160 (17.84%) VLAN
29 158 (17.61%) Fortinet
30 157 (17.50%) VMware

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 19 (2.12%) IIS
2 9 (1.00%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.45%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.22%) nginx
5 1 (0.11%) CMS
5 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 33 (3.68%) MS Visio
2 19 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 114 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (3.01%) SaaS
5 16 (1.78%) Akamai
6 15 (1.67%) IaaS
7 14 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (1.56%) PaaS
8 13 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (1.45%) Serverless
9 11 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 11 (1.23%) AWS CloudTrail
10 7 (0.78%) Office 365
11 4 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 764 (85.17%) BGP
2 616 (68.67%) Firewall
3 469 (52.29%) MPLS
4 463 (51.62%) WAN
5 414 (46.15%) VPN
6 385 (42.92%) Cisco ASA
7 384 (42.81%) LAN
8 266 (29.65%) DNS
9 258 (28.76%) Wireless
10 248 (27.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 235 (26.20%) Network Security
12 231 (25.75%) EIGRP
13 223 (24.86%) IPsec
14 217 (24.19%) TCP/IP
15 198 (22.07%) DHCP
16 178 (19.84%) Cisco IOS
17 175 (19.51%) Ethernet
18 160 (17.84%) VLAN
19 148 (16.50%) SNMP
20 116 (12.93%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.90%) Big Data
2 11 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.45%) BigQuery
3 4 (0.45%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.33%) MySQL
5 2 (0.22%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 60 (6.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 28 (3.12%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.01%) Sonatype Nexus
4 11 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.23%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.67%) Subversion
5 6 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
General
1 97 (10.81%) Telecoms
2 86 (9.59%) Finance
3 52 (5.80%) Banking
4 41 (4.57%) Retail
5 30 (3.34%) Financial Institution
6 25 (2.79%) Investment Banking
7 19 (2.12%) Multimedia
8 16 (1.78%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.67%) Advertising
10 14 (1.56%) French Language
11 12 (1.34%) German Language
11 12 (1.34%) Italian Language
12 9 (1.00%) Law
13 8 (0.89%) Games
13 8 (0.89%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.45%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.22%) Legal
16 2 (0.22%) Online Betting
17 1 (0.11%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 567 (63.21%) Network Engineer
2 198 (22.07%) Senior Network Engineer
3 107 (11.93%) Cisco Engineer
4 99 (11.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 84 (9.36%) Security Engineer
6 73 (8.14%) Network Specialist
7 65 (7.25%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 65 (7.25%) Senior Network Specialist
8 59 (6.58%) Network Security Engineer
9 44 (4.91%) Consultant
10 42 (4.68%) Architect
11 41 (4.57%) Network Security Specialist
11 41 (4.57%) Security Specialist
12 40 (4.46%) Network Consultant
13 38 (4.24%) Senior Security Engineer
14 36 (4.01%) Network Support
14 36 (4.01%) Senior Network Security Specialist
14 36 (4.01%) Senior Security Specialist
15 35 (3.90%) Senior Cisco Engineer
16 32 (3.57%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (7.25%) 802.1X
2 38 (4.24%) HTML
3 37 (4.12%) LDAP
4 27 (3.01%) XML
5 11 (1.23%) XMPP
6 7 (0.78%) RFC 2547
7 6 (0.67%) COM
8 5 (0.56%) RFC 2544
9 4 (0.45%) Apache Flex
9 4 (0.45%) D3.js
9 4 (0.45%) ggplot
9 4 (0.45%) Matplotlib
10 3 (0.33%) SAML
11 2 (0.22%) CSS
11 2 (0.22%) Web Services
12 1 (0.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 336 (37.46%) Data Centre
2 132 (14.72%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (9.25%) Computer Science
4 82 (9.14%) Self-Motivation
5 51 (5.69%) Cyberthreat
6 37 (4.12%) PKI
7 32 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 32 (3.57%) Driving Licence
8 25 (2.79%) Fintech
9 21 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
10 18 (2.01%) Cyberattack
10 18 (2.01%) Management Information System
10 18 (2.01%) NHS
11 11 (1.23%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.11%) DataPower
12 10 (1.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 7 (0.78%) Clustering
13 7 (0.78%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.78%) Replication
14 6 (0.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 123 (13.71%) Linux
2 59 (6.58%) Windows
3 31 (3.46%) Unix
4 10 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (0.78%) CentOS
5 7 (0.78%) FreeNAS
5 7 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.56%) Fedora
7 5 (0.56%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.45%) Debian
9 2 (0.22%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.22%) Solaris
9 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (19.18%) Network Management
2 171 (19.06%) ITIL
3 140 (15.61%) Problem-Solving
4 132 (14.72%) Network Monitoring
5 121 (13.49%) Load Balancing
6 116 (12.93%) Network Design
7 76 (8.47%) Presales
8 69 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 67 (7.47%) Continuous Improvement
10 65 (7.25%) High Availability
11 60 (6.69%) Project Management
12 57 (6.35%) Service Delivery
13 55 (6.13%) Network Architecture
14 54 (6.02%) Kalman Filter
15 50 (5.57%) Change Management
16 47 (5.24%) Low Latency
17 46 (5.13%) Mentoring
17 46 (5.13%) SIEM
18 42 (4.68%) ITIL V3
19 39 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 115 (12.82%) Python
2 51 (5.69%) Perl
3 35 (3.90%) PowerShell
4 34 (3.79%) Bash Shell
5 19 (2.12%) Ruby
6 16 (1.78%) SQL
7 12 (1.34%) PHP
8 8 (0.89%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.78%) C
10 6 (0.67%) Java
11 5 (0.56%) Bourne shell
11 5 (0.56%) Korn
12 3 (0.33%) AWK
12 3 (0.33%) sed
13 1 (0.11%) Go
13 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 594 (66.22%) Cisco Certification
2 536 (59.75%) CCNP
3 237 (26.42%) CCNA
4 150 (16.72%) CCIE
5 128 (14.27%) Degree
6 65 (7.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 57 (6.35%) JNCIP
8 53 (5.91%) CCSE
9 51 (5.69%) CISSP
10 48 (5.35%) CCSP
11 35 (3.90%) CCDP
12 34 (3.79%) CCVP
13 32 (3.57%) JNCIS
14 31 (3.46%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (3.01%) CCSA
15 27 (3.01%) Security Cleared
16 25 (2.79%) PMI Certification
16 25 (2.79%) PMP
17 23 (2.56%) SC Cleared
18 19 (2.12%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.24%) SLA
2 30 (3.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.56%) HIPAA
5 4 (0.45%) GDPR
6 2 (0.22%) GCP
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) GPG13
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 92 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (6.13%) Active Directory
3 34 (3.79%) VMware NSX
4 26 (2.90%) Hyper-V
5 21 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (2.12%) Firmware
7 18 (2.01%) XenServer
8 12 (1.34%) NFS
9 11 (1.23%) iptables
9 11 (1.23%) XenApp
10 10 (1.11%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.89%) vSphere
12 5 (0.56%) KVM
13 4 (0.45%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
14 3 (0.33%) pfSense
14 3 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.11%) Docker
15 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 40 (4.46%) Cisco CUCM
1 40 (4.46%) Nagios
2 39 (4.35%) QRadar
3 36 (4.01%) Cisco Prime
4 33 (3.68%) Puppet
5 28 (3.12%) Cacti
6 25 (2.79%) FortiGate
7 23 (2.56%) Ansible
8 21 (2.34%) WhatsUp Gold
9 19 (2.12%) Cisco UCCX
9 19 (2.12%) SolarWinds Orion
10 17 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
11 16 (1.78%) Terraform
12 13 (1.45%) SCCM
13 12 (1.34%) vCenter Server
14 8 (0.89%) vRealize
15 7 (0.78%) OpenView
16 6 (0.67%) HP SiteScope
16 6 (0.67%) SCOM
16 6 (0.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 798 (88.96%) Cisco
2 386 (43.03%) Juniper
3 312 (34.78%) CheckPoint
4 240 (26.76%) F5
5 158 (17.61%) Fortinet
6 157 (17.50%) Palo Alto
6 157 (17.50%) VMware
7 147 (16.39%) SolarWinds
8 121 (13.49%) HP
9 110 (12.26%) Microsoft
10 108 (12.04%) Citrix
11 71 (7.92%) Arista
12 58 (6.47%) Meraki
13 48 (5.35%) Blue Coat
14 41 (4.57%) Riverbed
15 40 (4.46%) IBM
16 39 (4.35%) Aruba
17 37 (4.12%) Infoblox
18 34 (3.79%) Tufin
19 33 (3.68%) CA