Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 472 429 378
Rank change year-on-year -43 -51 +60
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 904 1,175 1,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.70% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.05% 4.54% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 702 943 1,197
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -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 22,328 25,898 29,300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.11% 15.43% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 17,571 21,135 24,106
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -18 403 £60,000 - 36
Midlands +67 141 £50,000 +5.26% 12
West Midlands +74 130 £50,000 - 9
South East -82 115 £50,000 +5.26% 30
East of England +20 108 £36,000 -42.40% 10
North of England -57 99 £46,948 +4.33% 20
Yorkshire -3 52 £47,224 +7.33% 11
North West -31 47 £42,500 -5.56% 6
South West +36 40 £47,000 +28.77% 19
East Midlands +26 11 £37,250 -21.58% 3
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 808 (89.38%) Cisco
2 799 (88.38%) BGP
3 636 (70.35%) Firewall
4 600 (66.37%) Cisco Certification
5 501 (55.42%) WAN
6 488 (53.98%) CCNP
7 395 (43.69%) LAN
8 391 (43.25%) MPLS
9 367 (40.60%) CheckPoint
10 315 (34.85%) VPN
11 304 (33.63%) Data Centre
12 294 (32.52%) Juniper
13 285 (31.53%) CCNA
14 278 (30.75%) Wireless
15 266 (29.42%) Cisco ASA
15 266 (29.42%) Cisco Nexus
16 259 (28.65%) TCP/IP
17 256 (28.32%) Network Security
18 238 (26.33%) EIGRP
19 231 (25.55%) F5
20 226 (25.00%) VoIP
21 207 (22.90%) CCIE
22 202 (22.35%) Palo Alto
23 191 (21.13%) IPsec
24 189 (20.91%) SolarWinds
25 180 (19.91%) Cisco IOS
26 176 (19.47%) Network Management
27 174 (19.25%) Ethernet
28 172 (19.03%) Finance
29 161 (17.81%) VLAN

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 43 (4.76%) Skype for Business
2 25 (2.77%) CMS
3 21 (2.32%) IIS
4 10 (1.11%) Apache
5 9 (1.00%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.00%) WebLogic
6 8 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (0.88%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.88%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.22%) nginx
8 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 19 (2.10%) MS Visio
2 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (6.53%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.00%) Office 365
5 5 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.55%) PaaS
6 4 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.44%) IaaS
7 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.33%) Serverless
8 2 (0.22%) Akamai
8 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.22%) SaaS
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.11%) G Suite
9 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 799 (88.38%) BGP
2 636 (70.35%) Firewall
3 501 (55.42%) WAN
4 395 (43.69%) LAN
5 391 (43.25%) MPLS
6 315 (34.85%) VPN
7 278 (30.75%) Wireless
8 266 (29.42%) Cisco ASA
8 266 (29.42%) Cisco Nexus
9 259 (28.65%) TCP/IP
10 256 (28.32%) Network Security
11 238 (26.33%) EIGRP
12 226 (25.00%) VoIP
13 191 (21.13%) IPsec
14 180 (19.91%) Cisco IOS
15 174 (19.25%) Ethernet
16 161 (17.81%) VLAN
17 158 (17.48%) Wi-Fi
18 156 (17.26%) DNS
19 109 (12.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.77%) Big Data
4 5 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.11%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.22%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.11%) JIRA
General
1 172 (19.03%) Finance
2 142 (15.71%) Telecoms
3 96 (10.62%) Retail
4 95 (10.51%) Banking
5 34 (3.76%) Advertising
6 26 (2.88%) French Language
6 26 (2.88%) German Language
6 26 (2.88%) Italian Language
7 19 (2.10%) Front Office
8 17 (1.88%) Law
8 17 (1.88%) Legal
9 15 (1.66%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.22%) Spanish Language
11 10 (1.11%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.88%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.66%) Marketing
14 5 (0.55%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.22%) Automotive
15 2 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 515 (56.97%) Network Engineer
2 113 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 111 (12.28%) Senior Network Engineer
4 95 (10.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 79 (8.74%) Analyst
6 73 (8.08%) Network Analyst
7 69 (7.63%) Network Security Engineer
7 69 (7.63%) Security Engineer
8 47 (5.20%) Architect
9 46 (5.09%) Support Engineer
10 43 (4.76%) Security Analyst
11 41 (4.54%) Consultant
12 39 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 39 (4.31%) Network Security Analyst
12 39 (4.31%) NOC Engineer
13 38 (4.20%) Network Support
14 37 (4.09%) Network Architect
15 35 (3.87%) Network Support Engineer
16 31 (3.43%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
17 30 (3.32%) Cisco Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (4.98%) XMPP
2 36 (3.98%) 802.1X
3 10 (1.11%) LDAP
4 5 (0.55%) Web Services
5 4 (0.44%) HTML
6 3 (0.33%) CSS
6 3 (0.33%) RFC 2544
6 3 (0.33%) XML
7 2 (0.22%) LAMP
8 1 (0.11%) Ajax
8 1 (0.11%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.11%) JSON
8 1 (0.11%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.11%) OAuth
8 1 (0.11%) OpenID
8 1 (0.11%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.11%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.11%) SAML
8 1 (0.11%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 304 (33.63%) Data Centre
2 108 (11.95%) Self-Motivation
3 88 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.10%) Video Conferencing
5 23 (2.54%) PKI
6 21 (2.32%) Linux Command Line
7 17 (1.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 16 (1.77%) Hedge funds
9 15 (1.66%) Security Operations Centre
10 14 (1.55%) Clustering
10 14 (1.55%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.33%) Private Cloud
12 11 (1.22%) Fintech
13 10 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
14 9 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
14 9 (1.00%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.88%) NHS
16 6 (0.66%) User Experience
17 5 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
17 5 (0.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 122 (13.50%) Linux
2 105 (11.62%) Windows
3 44 (4.87%) Unix
4 28 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (2.54%) CentOS
6 18 (1.99%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.55%) Ubuntu
7 14 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.00%) Fedora
10 8 (0.88%) Solaris
10 8 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
11 7 (0.77%) Debian
12 4 (0.44%) FreeNAS
13 2 (0.22%) 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
1 176 (19.47%) Network Management
2 135 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
3 133 (14.71%) ITIL
4 94 (10.40%) Network Monitoring
5 93 (10.29%) Kalman Filter
6 91 (10.07%) Load Balancing
7 90 (9.96%) Network Design
8 84 (9.29%) Mentoring
9 69 (7.63%) Web Filtering
10 59 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 58 (6.42%) Change Control
12 54 (5.97%) Network Architecture
13 45 (4.98%) Computer Science
14 44 (4.87%) Information Security
15 43 (4.76%) Presales
16 42 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
17 38 (4.20%) Change Management
17 38 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
17 38 (4.20%) Service Delivery
18 36 (3.98%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 90 (9.96%) Python
2 51 (5.64%) Perl
3 42 (4.65%) Bash Shell
4 26 (2.88%) Ruby
5 13 (1.44%) Java
6 11 (1.22%) C++
6 11 (1.22%) Tcl
7 10 (1.11%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.00%) Bourne shell
8 9 (1.00%) Korn
8 9 (1.00%) SQL
9 7 (0.77%) PHP
10 6 (0.66%) C
11 5 (0.55%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.22%) AWK
12 2 (0.22%) R
12 2 (0.22%) sed
13 1 (0.11%) Go
13 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.11%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 600 (66.37%) Cisco Certification
2 488 (53.98%) CCNP
3 285 (31.53%) CCNA
4 207 (22.90%) CCIE
5 111 (12.28%) Degree
6 58 (6.42%) CCSA
7 53 (5.86%) CCVP
8 40 (4.42%) Security Cleared
9 37 (4.09%) JNCIS
10 36 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 33 (3.65%) JNCIA
12 30 (3.32%) SC Cleared
13 29 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
14 23 (2.54%) CCDP
15 22 (2.43%) JNCIE
16 21 (2.32%) CCIP
17 19 (2.10%) CCSE
17 19 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (2.10%) Numerate Degree
18 18 (1.99%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.64%) SLA
2 24 (2.65%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.77%) GDPR
5 13 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (1.11%) QA
8 5 (0.55%) PMO
9 2 (0.22%) COBIT
9 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.22%) SAS 70
System Software
1 64 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (4.65%) VMware NSX
3 30 (3.32%) Active Directory
4 25 (2.77%) Hyper-V
5 23 (2.54%) Firmware
6 16 (1.77%) XenApp
6 16 (1.77%) XenDesktop
7 13 (1.44%) NFS
8 9 (1.00%) vSphere
9 7 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.66%) ProxySG
11 5 (0.55%) Docker
11 5 (0.55%) iptables
11 5 (0.55%) pfSense
12 2 (0.22%) KVM
12 2 (0.22%) Snort
13 1 (0.11%) Postfix
13 1 (0.11%) Samba
13 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 80 (8.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 56 (6.19%) Nagios
3 48 (5.31%) Cisco Prime
4 37 (4.09%) Stealthwatch
5 33 (3.65%) Cisco UCCX
6 27 (2.99%) Cisco UCCE
7 22 (2.43%) Ansible
8 21 (2.32%) FortiGate
9 18 (1.99%) Cacti
10 16 (1.77%) Puppet
10 16 (1.77%) Terraform
11 12 (1.33%) Kubernetes
12 11 (1.22%) Nessus
12 11 (1.22%) Netcool
12 11 (1.22%) WhatsUp Gold
13 10 (1.11%) ArcSight ESM
13 10 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (0.77%) AirWatch
14 7 (0.77%) QRadar
15 6 (0.66%) RANCID
Vendors
1 808 (89.38%) Cisco
2 367 (40.60%) CheckPoint
3 294 (32.52%) Juniper
4 231 (25.55%) F5
5 202 (22.35%) Palo Alto
6 189 (20.91%) SolarWinds
7 126 (13.94%) Fortinet
8 121 (13.38%) Microsoft
9 97 (10.73%) VMware
10 94 (10.40%) HP
11 60 (6.64%) Riverbed
12 59 (6.53%) Meraki
13 58 (6.42%) Symantec
14 57 (6.31%) Nokia
15 56 (6.19%) Citrix
16 45 (4.98%) Arista
17 35 (3.87%) Avaya
18 34 (3.76%) Red Hat
19 33 (3.65%) BT
19 33 (3.65%) Speakerbus