Period
to 11 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > London
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 423 432 418
Rank change year-on-year +9 -14 -48
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 325 406 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.60% 0.61% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.54% 4.57% 5.03%
Number of salaries quoted 266 361 463
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £38,625 £36,250 £39,750
90th Percentile £77,000 £85,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -4.55% +15.79%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,161 8,891 10,564
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.31% 13.36% 14.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5,907 7,241 8,706
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.80% +0.94%
10th Percentile £28,780 £30,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in London

OSPF
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for OSPF in London

OSPF
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in London over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Salary histogram for OSPF in London

OSPF
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the London region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Central London +13 84 £63,750 +6.25% 13
West London +12 24 £60,000 +9.09% 5
South London +6 5 £47,500 - 1
North London -5 3 £57,500 +64.29% 1
East London +11 2 £53,750 -46.25% 7
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 London region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 317 (97.54%) BGP
2 297 (91.38%) Cisco
3 260 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
4 225 (69.23%) CCNP
5 200 (61.54%) Firewall
6 168 (51.69%) WAN
7 164 (50.46%) MPLS
8 154 (47.38%) Palo Alto
9 147 (45.23%) LAN
10 142 (43.69%) VPN
11 141 (43.38%) TCP/IP
12 112 (34.46%) CCNA
13 107 (32.92%) Cisco ASA
14 102 (31.38%) IPsec
15 92 (28.31%) VLAN
15 92 (28.31%) Wireless
16 90 (27.69%) Network Security
17 89 (27.38%) Juniper
18 81 (24.92%) EIGRP
19 77 (23.69%) Finance
20 72 (22.15%) Multicast
21 64 (19.69%) Data Centre
22 63 (19.38%) Network Design
22 63 (19.38%) CCIE
23 61 (18.77%) Telecoms
24 57 (17.54%) ITIL
25 56 (17.23%) HSRP
26 54 (16.62%) CheckPoint
27 53 (16.31%) F5
28 52 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 27 (8.31%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.31%) Confluence
3 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (4.31%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.31%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (13.85%) AWS
2 33 (10.15%) Azure
3 11 (3.38%) Office 365
4 9 (2.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (2.46%) PaaS
6 6 (1.85%) SaaS
7 5 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.54%) IaaS
8 3 (0.92%) GCP
9 2 (0.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.31%) G Suite
10 1 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 317 (97.54%) BGP
2 200 (61.54%) Firewall
3 168 (51.69%) WAN
4 164 (50.46%) MPLS
5 147 (45.23%) LAN
6 142 (43.69%) VPN
7 141 (43.38%) TCP/IP
8 107 (32.92%) Cisco ASA
9 102 (31.38%) IPsec
10 92 (28.31%) VLAN
10 92 (28.31%) Wireless
11 90 (27.69%) Network Security
12 81 (24.92%) EIGRP
13 72 (22.15%) Multicast
14 56 (17.23%) HSRP
15 52 (16.00%) Cisco IOS
15 52 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
16 48 (14.77%) Wi-Fi
17 47 (14.46%) DNS
18 44 (13.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (9.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 18 (5.54%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.54%) Subversion
3 2 (0.62%) JIRA
4 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 77 (23.69%) Finance
2 61 (18.77%) Telecoms
3 32 (9.85%) Banking
4 16 (4.92%) French Language
5 13 (4.00%) German Language
5 13 (4.00%) Italian Language
6 12 (3.69%) Financial Institution
7 8 (2.46%) Local Government
8 7 (2.15%) Advertising
9 6 (1.85%) Law
9 6 (1.85%) Marketing
9 6 (1.85%) Public Sector
10 5 (1.54%) Retail
11 4 (1.23%) Back Office
11 4 (1.23%) Legal
11 4 (1.23%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.92%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.62%) Electronics
14 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.31%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 249 (76.62%) Network Engineer
2 85 (26.15%) Senior Network Engineer
3 34 (10.46%) Cisco Engineer
4 25 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 21 (6.46%) Cloud Engineer
6 16 (4.92%) Administrator
6 16 (4.92%) IP Engineer
6 16 (4.92%) Network Administrator
6 16 (4.92%) Security Engineer
7 15 (4.62%) AWS Engineer
7 15 (4.62%) Network Security Engineer
7 15 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
8 13 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
9 12 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (3.69%) NOC Engineer
10 11 (3.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (3.38%) Network Operations Engineer
10 11 (3.38%) Operations Engineer
10 11 (3.38%) Switch Engineer
11 10 (3.08%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.23%) 802.1X
2 19 (5.85%) LDAP
3 18 (5.54%) LAMP
4 2 (0.62%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.62%) Jinja
4 2 (0.62%) JSON
4 2 (0.62%) SAML
4 2 (0.62%) YAML
5 1 (0.31%) REST
5 1 (0.31%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (19.69%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.00%) Replication
3 19 (5.85%) Video\Live Streaming
4 18 (5.54%) Clustering
5 17 (5.23%) IPTV
5 17 (5.23%) MPEG
6 16 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (2.15%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.85%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.23%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.23%) Eurex
12 3 (0.92%) User Experience
13 2 (0.62%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.62%) Public Cloud
14 1 (0.31%) Cybercrime
14 1 (0.31%) FlexPod
14 1 (0.31%) Social Media
14 1 (0.31%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 48 (14.77%) Linux
2 42 (12.92%) Windows
3 22 (6.77%) CentOS
3 22 (6.77%) Ubuntu
4 12 (3.69%) Solaris
5 10 (3.08%) Windows 10
6 9 (2.77%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.46%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.15%) Unix
9 5 (1.54%) Android
10 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.31%) Debian
11 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (19.38%) Network Design
2 57 (17.54%) ITIL
3 47 (14.46%) Load Balancing
4 28 (8.62%) Network Monitoring
5 27 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (7.69%) Time Management
7 23 (7.08%) Network Management
7 23 (7.08%) Patch Management
8 21 (6.46%) Continuous Improvement
8 21 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 20 (6.15%) DevOps
9 20 (6.15%) Project Delivery
10 19 (5.85%) Infrastructure Management
11 18 (5.54%) Statistics
12 17 (5.23%) High Availability
12 17 (5.23%) Kalman Filter
13 14 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (4.31%) Project Planning
14 12 (3.69%) Configuration Management
15 11 (3.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.85%) Bash Shell
2 30 (9.23%) Python
3 6 (1.85%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.23%) Perl
5 2 (0.62%) C
6 1 (0.31%) PHP
6 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 260 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 225 (69.23%) CCNP
3 112 (34.46%) CCNA
4 63 (19.38%) CCIE
5 33 (10.15%) Degree
6 20 (6.15%) CCDP
7 19 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (4.92%) MCSE
9 14 (4.31%) JNCIA
9 14 (4.31%) JNCIP
10 11 (3.38%) CCSA
10 11 (3.38%) JNCIS
11 10 (3.08%) CCSE
11 10 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (2.46%) CCDA
13 5 (1.54%) CCIP
13 5 (1.54%) Security Cleared
14 4 (1.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 4 (1.23%) JNCIE
14 4 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.15%) SLA
2 2 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 23 (7.08%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.08%) DRBD
3 10 (3.08%) GlusterFS
4 8 (2.46%) Firmware
4 8 (2.46%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.54%) vSphere
6 4 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.23%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.62%) iptables
7 2 (0.62%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (8.62%) Puppet
2 23 (7.08%) FortiGate
3 21 (6.46%) Ansible
4 18 (5.54%) Nagios
4 18 (5.54%) ZABBIX
5 15 (4.62%) Cisco CUCM
6 10 (3.08%) Galera Cluster
7 9 (2.77%) WhatsUp Gold
8 5 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (1.23%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.92%) Iperf
10 3 (0.92%) Salt
10 3 (0.92%) Terraform
11 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
12 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCE
12 1 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
12 1 (0.31%) SCOM
12 1 (0.31%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 297 (91.38%) Cisco
2 154 (47.38%) Palo Alto
3 89 (27.38%) Juniper
4 54 (16.62%) CheckPoint
5 53 (16.31%) F5
6 36 (11.08%) Fortinet
7 32 (9.85%) Meraki
7 32 (9.85%) Microsoft
7 32 (9.85%) VMware
8 26 (8.00%) HP
8 26 (8.00%) SolarWinds
9 24 (7.38%) Arista
10 21 (6.46%) Citrix
10 21 (6.46%) Red Hat
11 20 (6.15%) Extreme Networks
12 15 (4.62%) Aruba
12 15 (4.62%) Dell
13 10 (3.08%) Huawei
13 10 (3.08%) Percona
14 9 (2.77%) Aerohive Networks