Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 420 398 423
Rank change year-on-year -22 +25 +7
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 1228 1391 1483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.78% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.63% 4.56% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 997 1181 1281
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -7.77% +6.19%
10th Percentile £33,375 £31,875 £32,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £68,750 £76,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +5.26%

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 26530 30530 34381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.72% 17.04% 16.81%
Number of salaries quoted 21604 25155 28617
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -18 546 £60,000 +20.00% 20
South East -55 255 £50,000 +5.26% 5
North of England +62 185 £45,000 +14.65% 15
East of England +47 131 £57,500 +27.78% 3
Midlands +5 104 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Yorkshire +81 93 £44,000 +4.76% 4
North West -10 92 £45,000 +19.21% 11
West Midlands +5 88 £52,500 +16.67% 9
South West -11 21 £40,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands +25 16 £47,500 +35.71%
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 1111 (90.47%) BGP
2 1065 (86.73%) Cisco
3 854 (69.54%) Firewall
4 826 (67.26%) Cisco Certification
5 702 (57.17%) MPLS
6 677 (55.13%) CCNP
7 616 (50.16%) VPN
8 594 (48.37%) WAN
9 520 (42.35%) Juniper
10 491 (39.98%) LAN
11 459 (37.38%) EIGRP
12 417 (33.96%) IPsec
13 391 (31.84%) Data Centre
14 380 (30.94%) Cisco ASA
15 350 (28.50%) DNS
16 345 (28.09%) Cisco Nexus
17 324 (26.38%) Wireless
18 318 (25.90%) Network Security
19 302 (24.59%) Palo Alto
20 300 (24.43%) Finance
20 300 (24.43%) CCNA
20 300 (24.43%) CheckPoint
21 297 (24.19%) F5
22 293 (23.86%) VLAN
23 273 (22.23%) CCIE
24 269 (21.91%) TCP/IP
25 266 (21.66%) Cisco IOS
26 260 (21.17%) Load Balancing
27 248 (20.20%) Network Design
28 236 (19.22%) DHCP

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 81 (6.60%) CMS
2 50 (4.07%) Skype for Business
3 17 (1.38%) Apache
4 9 (0.73%) nginx
4 9 (0.73%) OpenStack
4 9 (0.73%) SAS
5 4 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.16%) JBoss
7 1 (0.081%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.081%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.081%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (2.69%) MS Visio
2 19 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.081%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 107 (8.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.36%) Office 365
4 23 (1.87%) SaaS
5 21 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 14 (1.14%) Akamai
7 12 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.49%) IaaS
10 5 (0.41%) PaaS
11 4 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.33%) GitHub
12 2 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 1 (0.081%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1111 (90.47%) BGP
2 854 (69.54%) Firewall
3 702 (57.17%) MPLS
4 616 (50.16%) VPN
5 594 (48.37%) WAN
6 491 (39.98%) LAN
7 459 (37.38%) EIGRP
8 417 (33.96%) IPsec
9 380 (30.94%) Cisco ASA
10 350 (28.50%) DNS
11 345 (28.09%) Cisco Nexus
12 324 (26.38%) Wireless
13 318 (25.90%) Network Security
14 293 (23.86%) VLAN
15 269 (21.91%) TCP/IP
16 266 (21.66%) Cisco IOS
17 236 (19.22%) DHCP
18 224 (18.24%) VoIP
19 190 (15.47%) Ethernet
20 183 (14.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.41%) MySQL
2 4 (0.33%) NoSQL
2 4 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.24%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.081%) Big Data
4 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (1.55%) Git (software)
2 12 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.65%) Subversion
4 4 (0.33%) Ant
4 4 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.33%) GitLab
4 4 (0.33%) Maven
4 4 (0.33%) Metasploit
4 4 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.33%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.16%) JIRA
6 1 (0.081%) TeamCity
General
1 300 (24.43%) Finance
2 128 (10.42%) Banking
3 124 (10.10%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.28%) Financial Institution
4 28 (2.28%) Military
5 21 (1.71%) Retail
6 20 (1.63%) Investment Banking
7 17 (1.38%) Advertising
8 16 (1.30%) Back Office
9 15 (1.22%) Law
9 15 (1.22%) Marketing
10 14 (1.14%) Billing
11 13 (1.06%) Legal
12 11 (0.90%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.65%) French Language
13 8 (0.65%) German Language
13 8 (0.65%) Italian Language
14 7 (0.57%) Electronics
15 3 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 723 (58.88%) Network Engineer
2 281 (22.88%) Senior Network Engineer
3 196 (15.96%) Cisco Engineer
4 170 (13.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 94 (7.65%) Architect
6 79 (6.43%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 77 (6.27%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 71 (5.78%) Security Engineer
9 70 (5.70%) Network Support
10 69 (5.62%) Juniper Engineer
11 66 (5.37%) Support Engineer
12 64 (5.21%) Network Architect
12 64 (5.21%) Network Support Engineer
13 57 (4.64%) Consultant
13 57 (4.64%) Team Leader
14 56 (4.56%) Network Security Engineer
15 51 (4.15%) Network Team Leader
16 48 (3.91%) Operations Engineer
17 45 (3.66%) Network Consultant
18 44 (3.58%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (6.51%) XMPP
2 64 (5.21%) 802.1X
3 44 (3.58%) HTML
4 31 (2.52%) XML
5 17 (1.38%) POSIX
6 13 (1.06%) CSS
7 11 (0.90%) FIX Protocol
7 11 (0.90%) JSON
7 11 (0.90%) Web Services
8 6 (0.49%) REST
9 5 (0.41%) RFC 2547
9 5 (0.41%) WAP
10 3 (0.24%) SAML
11 2 (0.16%) Apache Axis
12 1 (0.081%) COM
12 1 (0.081%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 391 (31.84%) Data Centre
2 82 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (6.43%) Clustering
4 71 (5.78%) Computer Science
5 40 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 32 (2.61%) Eurex
7 31 (2.52%) PKI
8 30 (2.44%) Driving Licence
9 27 (2.20%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.30%) FlexPod
10 16 (1.30%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 13 (1.06%) Fintech
12 13 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (0.90%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.90%) DataPower
13 11 (0.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 10 (0.81%) Life Science
15 8 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 234 (19.06%) Linux
2 146 (11.89%) Windows
3 73 (5.94%) Unix
4 43 (3.50%) Windows Server
5 36 (2.93%) CentOS
6 24 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (1.63%) Mac OS X
8 18 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.38%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.98%) Debian
10 12 (0.98%) Solaris
11 11 (0.90%) SUSE
11 11 (0.90%) Windows 7
12 10 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.57%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.41%) Kali Linux
15 4 (0.33%) AIX
15 4 (0.33%) VMS
16 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (21.17%) Load Balancing
2 248 (20.20%) Network Design
3 199 (16.21%) ITIL
4 156 (12.70%) Network Management
5 131 (10.67%) Mentoring
6 99 (8.06%) Network Monitoring
7 85 (6.92%) High Availability
8 76 (6.19%) Migration
8 76 (6.19%) Presales
9 75 (6.11%) Project Management
10 70 (5.70%) Service Delivery
11 68 (5.54%) Change Management
12 62 (5.05%) Line Management
12 62 (5.05%) Network Architecture
12 62 (5.05%) Problem Management
13 60 (4.89%) E-Commerce
13 60 (4.89%) Kalman Filter
14 54 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
15 51 (4.15%) Incident Management
16 49 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 132 (10.75%) Python
2 79 (6.43%) Perl
3 74 (6.03%) Bash Shell
4 49 (3.99%) Ruby
5 38 (3.09%) PowerShell
6 23 (1.87%) SQL
7 18 (1.47%) Java
8 17 (1.38%) C
9 10 (0.81%) PHP
10 7 (0.57%) C++
11 6 (0.49%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.33%) Bourne shell
12 4 (0.33%) C-shell
12 4 (0.33%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.33%) Korn
12 4 (0.33%) Scala
13 2 (0.16%) C#
Qualifications
1 826 (67.26%) Cisco Certification
2 677 (55.13%) CCNP
3 300 (24.43%) CCNA
4 273 (22.23%) CCIE
5 173 (14.09%) Degree
6 124 (10.10%) JNCIP
7 76 (6.19%) JNCIS
8 73 (5.94%) CCDP
9 69 (5.62%) Security Cleared
10 67 (5.46%) SC Cleared
11 65 (5.29%) CCVP
12 57 (4.64%) CCSE
13 51 (4.15%) CCSA
14 46 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
15 45 (3.66%) CCIP
15 45 (3.66%) JNCIA
16 35 (2.85%) CCDA
17 32 (2.61%) Check Point Certification
18 30 (2.44%) CCNP Voice
19 24 (1.95%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.21%) SLA
2 27 (2.20%) PCI DSS
3 25 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.79%) PMO
4 22 (1.79%) QA
5 14 (1.14%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.24%) COBIT
8 1 (0.081%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.081%) GCP
8 1 (0.081%) GDPR
System Software
1 93 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (5.78%) Active Directory
3 27 (2.20%) iptables
3 27 (2.20%) NFS
3 27 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (2.12%) VMware NSX
5 22 (1.79%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.98%) KVM
7 9 (0.73%) XenServer
8 8 (0.65%) Docker
9 7 (0.57%) Firmware
9 7 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.41%) XenApp
11 4 (0.33%) Ceph
11 4 (0.33%) Postfix
11 4 (0.33%) Snort
11 4 (0.33%) vSphere
12 3 (0.24%) FreeRADIUS
12 3 (0.24%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.16%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 85 (6.92%) Cisco CUCM
2 66 (5.37%) Cisco UCCX
3 64 (5.21%) Cisco UCCE
4 50 (4.07%) Nagios
5 47 (3.83%) Cisco Prime
6 45 (3.66%) FortiGate
7 39 (3.18%) SolarWinds Orion
8 33 (2.69%) Cacti
9 28 (2.28%) Puppet
10 27 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
11 18 (1.47%) Ansible
12 16 (1.30%) Terraform
13 13 (1.06%) Oracle ZFS
14 12 (0.98%) ZABBIX
15 11 (0.90%) SCOM
16 9 (0.73%) Nessus
16 9 (0.73%) QRadar
17 7 (0.57%) vCenter Server
18 6 (0.49%) OpenView
19 5 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1065 (86.73%) Cisco
2 520 (42.35%) Juniper
3 302 (24.59%) Palo Alto
4 300 (24.43%) CheckPoint
5 297 (24.19%) F5
6 180 (14.66%) Microsoft
7 177 (14.41%) VMware
8 122 (9.93%) SolarWinds
9 112 (9.12%) Citrix
10 110 (8.96%) Fortinet
11 102 (8.31%) HP
12 97 (7.90%) Brocade
13 96 (7.82%) Riverbed
14 84 (6.84%) Arista
15 62 (5.05%) Aruba
16 52 (4.23%) Red Hat
17 49 (3.99%) Avaya
17 49 (3.99%) Dell
18 35 (2.85%) Meraki
19 34 (2.77%) Blue Coat