Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK > England
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 425 425 535
Rank change year-on-year 0 +110 -189
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 704 977 867
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.71% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.30% 4.63% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 604 740 674
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,475 £35,000
90th Percentile £76,425 £76,250 £76,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £53,450 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.58% +1.81% +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 16,361 21,124 24,935
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.14% 15.38% 15.05%
Number of salaries quoted 12,981 16,381 20,070
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 +64 325 £62,500 +4.17% 33
South East +54 181 £55,000 +15.79% 24
North of England -11 68 £41,500 -12.63% 14
Midlands -31 49 £52,500 - 7
East of England +15 42 £52,500 +45.83% 6
West Midlands -35 41 £52,500 - 5
South West +46 39 £50,000 - 10
Yorkshire -39 29 £45,000 -5.26% 4
North East +23 20 £35,000 -12.50% 1
North West +23 19 £29,000 -38.95% 9
East Midlands +29 8 £45,000 -18.18% 1
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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.

1 668 (94.89%) BGP
2 618 (87.78%) Cisco
3 516 (73.30%) Firewall
4 502 (71.31%) Cisco Certification
5 393 (55.82%) CCNP
6 369 (52.41%) WAN
7 326 (46.31%) LAN
8 303 (43.04%) MPLS
9 275 (39.06%) Palo Alto
10 274 (38.92%) TCP/IP
11 266 (37.78%) VPN
12 234 (33.24%) Data Centre
13 219 (31.11%) Cisco ASA
14 212 (30.11%) Juniper
15 203 (28.84%) CCNA
16 190 (26.99%) Network Security
17 185 (26.28%) IPsec
18 178 (25.28%) Wireless
19 166 (23.58%) CheckPoint
20 142 (20.17%) VLAN
21 138 (19.60%) ITIL
22 127 (18.04%) Network Design
23 125 (17.76%) Finance
24 124 (17.61%) EIGRP
25 123 (17.47%) Cisco Nexus
26 121 (17.19%) HSRP
26 121 (17.19%) F5
27 115 (16.34%) Load Balancing
28 114 (16.19%) Linux
29 112 (15.91%) Telecoms

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 10 (1.42%) OpenStack
2 9 (1.28%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.43%) Confluence
3 3 (0.43%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.28%) Apache
4 2 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 32 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 17 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.57%) assyst
1 4 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 76 (10.80%) Azure
2 71 (10.09%) AWS
3 17 (2.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 12 (1.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 11 (1.56%) GCP
6 8 (1.14%) SaaS
7 7 (0.99%) Slack
8 5 (0.71%) GitHub
8 5 (0.71%) IaaS
9 4 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.57%) Office 365
10 3 (0.43%) PaaS
11 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.14%) Akamai
11 1 (0.14%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 668 (94.89%) BGP
2 516 (73.30%) Firewall
3 369 (52.41%) WAN
4 326 (46.31%) LAN
5 303 (43.04%) MPLS
6 274 (38.92%) TCP/IP
7 266 (37.78%) VPN
8 219 (31.11%) Cisco ASA
9 190 (26.99%) Network Security
10 185 (26.28%) IPsec
11 178 (25.28%) Wireless
12 142 (20.17%) VLAN
13 124 (17.61%) EIGRP
14 123 (17.47%) Cisco Nexus
15 121 (17.19%) HSRP
16 108 (15.34%) Multicast
16 108 (15.34%) Wi-Fi
17 104 (14.77%) DNS
18 100 (14.20%) VoIP
19 88 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.14%) MySQL
2 6 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (0.85%) Big Data
3 4 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (1.70%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.42%) JIRA
4 7 (0.99%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.85%) Subversion
6 4 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.28%) GitLab
8 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
General
1 125 (17.76%) Finance
2 112 (15.91%) Telecoms
3 28 (3.98%) Banking
4 16 (2.27%) Law
5 13 (1.85%) French Language
6 12 (1.70%) Japanese Language
7 11 (1.56%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.28%) German Language
8 9 (1.28%) Italian Language
8 9 (1.28%) Legal
9 7 (0.99%) Advertising
10 6 (0.85%) Police
10 6 (0.85%) Public Sector
10 6 (0.85%) Retail
11 5 (0.71%) Military
12 3 (0.43%) Publishing
13 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 554 (78.69%) Network Engineer
2 180 (25.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 54 (7.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 54 (7.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 43 (6.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 43 (6.11%) Security Engineer
5 34 (4.83%) Architect
6 24 (3.41%) Consultant
7 23 (3.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 23 (3.27%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 23 (3.27%) Network Specialist
8 20 (2.84%) Juniper Engineer
8 20 (2.84%) Network Consultant
9 19 (2.70%) Cloud Engineer
9 19 (2.70%) Network Architect
10 18 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (2.41%) Switch Engineer
11 17 (2.41%) WAN Engineer
12 16 (2.27%) IP Engineer
13 15 (2.13%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (10.23%) 802.1X
2 7 (0.99%) Jinja
2 7 (0.99%) XMPP
3 6 (0.85%) LAMP
3 6 (0.85%) REST
4 4 (0.57%) jQuery
4 4 (0.57%) LDAP
4 4 (0.57%) RESTful
5 3 (0.43%) Web Services
6 2 (0.28%) JSON
6 2 (0.28%) YAML
7 1 (0.14%) HTML
7 1 (0.14%) SAML
7 1 (0.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 234 (33.24%) Data Centre
2 50 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 27 (3.84%) Management Information System
4 24 (3.41%) DataPower
5 19 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (2.41%) PKI
7 13 (1.85%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.56%) Driving Licence
8 11 (1.56%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.14%) Clustering
9 8 (1.14%) Replication
10 7 (0.99%) Video\Live Streaming
11 6 (0.85%) NHS
12 5 (0.71%) Fibre Optics
12 5 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.57%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.57%) Cybercrime
14 3 (0.43%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 114 (16.19%) Linux
2 62 (8.81%) Windows
3 47 (6.68%) Unix
4 24 (3.41%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.85%) CentOS
6 11 (1.56%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (0.57%) Debian
10 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.14%) Android
11 1 (0.14%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.14%) HPUX
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (19.60%) ITIL
2 127 (18.04%) Network Design
3 115 (16.34%) Load Balancing
4 66 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
4 66 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
5 53 (7.53%) DevOps
6 47 (6.68%) Network Management
7 45 (6.39%) Cybersecurity
8 41 (5.82%) Computer Science
8 41 (5.82%) Kalman Filter
9 40 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (5.68%) Mentoring
10 34 (4.83%) Migration
10 34 (4.83%) Presales
11 29 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 28 (3.98%) Service Delivery
13 25 (3.55%) Configuration Management
13 25 (3.55%) Network Virtualisation
14 24 (3.41%) Change Control
14 24 (3.41%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 63 (8.95%) Python
2 31 (4.40%) Bash Shell
3 18 (2.56%) PowerShell
4 14 (1.99%) Perl
5 11 (1.56%) C
6 10 (1.42%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.85%) PHP
7 6 (0.85%) SQL
8 4 (0.57%) C++
9 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 502 (71.31%) Cisco Certification
2 393 (55.82%) CCNP
3 203 (28.84%) CCNA
4 82 (11.65%) CCIE
5 79 (11.22%) Degree
6 63 (8.95%) Security Cleared
7 53 (7.53%) CCDP
8 47 (6.68%) JNCIS
9 44 (6.25%) JNCIP
10 43 (6.11%) JNCIA
11 40 (5.68%) SC Cleared
12 36 (5.11%) CCSA
12 36 (5.11%) Computer Science Degree
13 27 (3.84%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (2.98%) CCSE
15 20 (2.84%) JNCIE
16 18 (2.56%) DV Cleared
17 16 (2.27%) MCSE
18 15 (2.13%) CCDA
18 15 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.69%) SLA
2 6 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.43%) QA
4 2 (0.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 67 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (5.54%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.98%) VMware NSX
4 18 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.41%) Firmware
6 16 (2.27%) Docker
7 12 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.42%) XenApp
8 10 (1.42%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.28%) vSphere
10 8 (1.14%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.43%) KVM
12 3 (0.43%) vCloud
13 2 (0.28%) Corosync
13 2 (0.28%) DRBD
13 2 (0.28%) FreeRADIUS
13 2 (0.28%) Postfix
14 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 60 (8.52%) Ansible
2 44 (6.25%) Puppet
3 36 (5.11%) FortiGate
4 30 (4.26%) Cisco Prime
5 27 (3.84%) Terraform
6 15 (2.13%) Kubernetes
7 14 (1.99%) SolarWinds Orion
8 12 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
9 11 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (1.42%) Observium
11 9 (1.28%) Nagios
12 6 (0.85%) BMC PATROL
12 6 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
12 6 (0.85%) Icinga
12 6 (0.85%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.85%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.57%) Amdocs OSS
13 4 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
13 4 (0.57%) Salt
14 3 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 618 (87.78%) Cisco
2 275 (39.06%) Palo Alto
3 212 (30.11%) Juniper
4 166 (23.58%) CheckPoint
5 121 (17.19%) F5
6 98 (13.92%) SolarWinds
7 96 (13.64%) VMware
8 88 (12.50%) Fortinet
9 84 (11.93%) Meraki
10 71 (10.09%) Microsoft
11 66 (9.38%) HP
12 60 (8.52%) Aruba
13 52 (7.39%) Citrix
14 41 (5.82%) Brocade
15 28 (3.98%) Barracuda Networks
15 28 (3.98%) Huawei
16 27 (3.84%) Infoblox
17 24 (3.41%) Blue Coat
17 24 (3.41%) IBM
18 23 (3.27%) Forcepoint