Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
South East > Kent
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 100 112
Rank change year-on-year +18 +12 +26
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 3 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.35% 0.55% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 2.75% 4.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 17
Kent median annual salary £36,500 £50,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.00% +16.28% -9.47%
10th Percentile £34,750 £42,250 £40,500
90th Percentile £38,650 £58,500 £59,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -10.00%

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 Kent with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 117 255 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 13.54% 20.02% 22.09%
Number of salaries quoted 101 202 300
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +13.33% +2.71%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £22,850
90th Percentile £51,250 £65,000 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +0.56%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Kent

OSPF
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSPF in Kent.

Salary trend for OSPF in Kent

OSPF
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Kent region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
Maidstone +3 2 £36,500 -33.64% 1
Sittingbourne +2 1 £37,500 -
OSPF
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 Kent region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 3 (100.00%) VoIP
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) ADSL
2 2 (66.67%) Junos
2 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) IPv4
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) IP Telephony
2 2 (66.67%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 2 (66.67%) JNCIS
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) ADSL
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (66.67%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) IP Telephony
2 2 (66.67%) IPv4
2 2 (66.67%) Junos
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
1 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) JNCIS
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco