Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 371 468 426
Rank change year-on-year +97 -42 -13
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 1,043 943 1,247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.62% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.31% 4.13% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 672 750 1,021
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.55% +13.40%
10th Percentile £35,300 £31,500 £33,375
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -4.55% +13.40%

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 19,656 22,819 26,569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.53% 15.04% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 15,437 18,087 21,714
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,900 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +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 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019. 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 -15 313 £60,000 +4.35% 39
South East +146 244 £50,000 -2.44% 34
North of England +138 242 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Yorkshire +131 199 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Midlands +16 127 £52,500 +5.00% 18
West Midlands +25 115 £52,500 - 16
East of England +66 85 £60,000 +66.67% 9
South West +4 35 £45,208 -1.99% 6
North West -12 29 £50,000 +17.65% 8
North East +35 14 £42,915 - 5
East Midlands +25 12 £52,500 +40.94% 2
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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.

1 947 (90.80%) BGP
2 942 (90.32%) Cisco
3 814 (78.04%) Cisco Certification
4 764 (73.25%) Firewall
5 688 (65.96%) CCNP
6 617 (59.16%) WAN
7 553 (53.02%) MPLS
8 508 (48.71%) VPN
9 446 (42.76%) CCNA
10 425 (40.75%) Cisco ASA
11 420 (40.27%) LAN
12 402 (38.54%) IPsec
13 389 (37.30%) Palo Alto
14 366 (35.09%) Network Security
15 324 (31.06%) Network Design
16 319 (30.58%) DNS
17 315 (30.20%) Linux
18 300 (28.76%) Data Centre
19 298 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
20 296 (28.38%) TCP/IP
21 280 (26.85%) Fortinet
22 267 (25.60%) Juniper
23 257 (24.64%) Network Management
24 239 (22.91%) Wireless
25 229 (21.96%) CheckPoint
26 227 (21.76%) RIP
26 227 (21.76%) Unix
27 220 (21.09%) Python
28 208 (19.94%) Management Information System
29 197 (18.89%) Change Control

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 29 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 10 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (0.67%) Skype for Business
4 6 (0.58%) Confluence
5 4 (0.38%) Apache
5 4 (0.38%) nginx
6 2 (0.19%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.096%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (2.30%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.096%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.38%) Cisco SocialMiner
1 4 (0.38%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 95 (9.11%) AWS
2 91 (8.72%) Azure
3 20 (1.92%) Office 365
4 19 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 12 (1.15%) PaaS
7 11 (1.05%) SaaS
8 9 (0.86%) IaaS
9 5 (0.48%) GCP
10 4 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 947 (90.80%) BGP
2 764 (73.25%) Firewall
3 617 (59.16%) WAN
4 553 (53.02%) MPLS
5 508 (48.71%) VPN
6 425 (40.75%) Cisco ASA
7 420 (40.27%) LAN
8 402 (38.54%) IPsec
9 366 (35.09%) Network Security
10 319 (30.58%) DNS
11 298 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 296 (28.38%) TCP/IP
13 239 (22.91%) Wireless
14 227 (21.76%) RIP
15 187 (17.93%) VLAN
16 184 (17.64%) EIGRP
17 177 (16.97%) NetScaler
18 175 (16.78%) SMTP
19 172 (16.49%) Broadband
20 168 (16.11%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.30%) MySQL
2 3 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (3.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 24 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.53%) Subversion
4 7 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.58%) JIRA
6 4 (0.38%) GitLab
7 3 (0.29%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.29%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 189 (18.12%) Telecoms
2 126 (12.08%) Finance
3 46 (4.41%) Public Sector
4 38 (3.64%) Banking
5 21 (2.01%) Aerospace
6 19 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.63%) Retail
8 16 (1.53%) French Language
9 13 (1.25%) German Language
9 13 (1.25%) Italian Language
10 11 (1.05%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.86%) Local Government
11 9 (0.86%) Marketing
12 8 (0.77%) Law
13 7 (0.67%) Advertising
13 7 (0.67%) Back Office
14 6 (0.58%) Military
15 5 (0.48%) Electronics
16 3 (0.29%) Police
16 3 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 724 (69.42%) Network Engineer
2 182 (17.45%) Senior Network Engineer
3 175 (16.78%) Security Engineer
4 172 (16.49%) Network Security Engineer
5 156 (14.96%) Cisco Engineer
6 145 (13.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 108 (10.35%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 57 (5.47%) Consultant
9 51 (4.89%) Network Consultant
10 49 (4.70%) Architect
11 42 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 41 (3.93%) IP Engineer
13 38 (3.64%) Network Architect
14 36 (3.45%) Network Specialist
15 33 (3.16%) Firewall Engineer
16 32 (3.07%) Network Support
17 29 (2.78%) Juniper Engineer
18 27 (2.59%) Cloud Engineer
18 27 (2.59%) Network Security Consultant
18 27 (2.59%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (6.52%) 802.1X
2 17 (1.63%) LDAP
3 16 (1.53%) LAMP
4 4 (0.38%) JSON
4 4 (0.38%) Web Services
5 2 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.19%) SAML
6 1 (0.096%) COM
6 1 (0.096%) Jinja
6 1 (0.096%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 300 (28.76%) Data Centre
2 208 (19.94%) Management Information System
3 76 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 33 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (2.88%) Replication
7 20 (1.92%) Clustering
7 20 (1.92%) Driving Licence
8 18 (1.73%) Video\Live Streaming
9 16 (1.53%) IPTV
9 16 (1.53%) MPEG
10 13 (1.25%) User Experience
11 12 (1.15%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.05%) Fibre Optics
13 10 (0.96%) CCTV
13 10 (0.96%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.86%) PKI
15 8 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
16 7 (0.67%) Hedge funds
17 6 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 315 (30.20%) Linux
2 227 (21.76%) Unix
3 115 (11.03%) Windows
4 41 (3.93%) CentOS
5 31 (2.97%) Windows Server
6 23 (2.21%) Solaris
7 21 (2.01%) Ubuntu
8 16 (1.53%) CatOS
9 15 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.25%) Debian
11 11 (1.05%) HPUX
11 11 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (1.05%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.86%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.48%) Android
14 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.19%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (31.06%) Network Design
2 257 (24.64%) Network Management
3 197 (18.89%) Change Control
4 191 (18.31%) Service Delivery
5 152 (14.57%) Product Management
6 150 (14.38%) Load Balancing
7 136 (13.04%) ITIL
8 91 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
9 80 (7.67%) Network Monitoring
10 67 (6.42%) Configuration Management
11 66 (6.33%) Mentoring
12 61 (5.85%) Project Delivery
13 59 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
14 51 (4.89%) Kalman Filter
15 50 (4.79%) Continuous Improvement
16 48 (4.60%) Incident Management
16 48 (4.60%) Presales
17 46 (4.41%) Network Architecture
18 45 (4.31%) DevOps
19 44 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 220 (21.09%) Python
2 196 (18.79%) Bash Shell
3 164 (15.72%) Perl
4 27 (2.59%) C
5 7 (0.67%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.58%) PHP
6 6 (0.58%) SQL
7 3 (0.29%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.096%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 814 (78.04%) Cisco Certification
2 688 (65.96%) CCNP
3 446 (42.76%) CCNA
4 129 (12.37%) CCIE
5 103 (9.88%) Degree
6 101 (9.68%) CCDP
7 86 (8.25%) JNCIS
8 67 (6.42%) JNCIP
9 64 (6.14%) JNCIA
10 60 (5.75%) Security Cleared
11 57 (5.47%) CCSE
12 51 (4.89%) JNCIE
13 49 (4.70%) CCSA
14 41 (3.93%) SC Cleared
15 26 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
16 24 (2.30%) MCSE
17 18 (1.73%) Check Point Certification
17 18 (1.73%) HND
17 18 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
18 17 (1.63%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (15.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 154 (14.77%) ISO 9001
3 42 (4.03%) SLA
4 12 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 7 (0.67%) QA
6 1 (0.096%) GDPR
6 1 (0.096%) PMO
System Software
1 79 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (4.99%) Active Directory
3 34 (3.26%) VMware NSX
4 17 (1.63%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.63%) XenDesktop
5 14 (1.34%) DRBD
6 10 (0.96%) Firmware
6 10 (0.96%) GlusterFS
6 10 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (0.77%) XenApp
8 6 (0.58%) iptables
9 4 (0.38%) Corosync
9 4 (0.38%) FreeRADIUS
9 4 (0.38%) Postfix
9 4 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.38%) vSphere
10 3 (0.29%) Docker
10 3 (0.29%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 195 (18.70%) FortiGate
2 174 (16.68%) Nagios
3 46 (4.41%) Ansible
4 36 (3.45%) Puppet
5 31 (2.97%) Cisco CUCM
6 20 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
7 17 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 16 (1.53%) ZABBIX
9 15 (1.44%) Cacti
9 15 (1.44%) SolarWinds Orion
10 12 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
11 11 (1.05%) RANCID
12 10 (0.96%) Galera Cluster
12 10 (0.96%) WhatsUp Gold
13 8 (0.77%) SCCM
14 7 (0.67%) BMC PATROL
14 7 (0.67%) Observium
15 5 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
16 4 (0.38%) Kubernetes
16 4 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 942 (90.32%) Cisco
2 389 (37.30%) Palo Alto
3 280 (26.85%) Fortinet
4 267 (25.60%) Juniper
5 229 (21.96%) CheckPoint
6 118 (11.31%) F5
7 117 (11.22%) VMware
8 106 (10.16%) Microsoft
9 92 (8.82%) SolarWinds
10 88 (8.44%) Citrix
11 83 (7.96%) Meraki
12 77 (7.38%) HP
13 55 (5.27%) Huawei
14 51 (4.89%) Aruba
15 48 (4.60%) Brocade
16 32 (3.07%) Arista
16 32 (3.07%) Dell
16 32 (3.07%) NetApp
16 32 (3.07%) Symantec
17 29 (2.78%) Extreme Networks