Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > London
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 561 353 413
Rank change year-on-year -208 +60 +34
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 174 159 322
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.66% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.92% 5.86% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 143 129 280
10th Percentile £30,500 £47,500 £43,625
25th Percentile £36,250 £52,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £77,050
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 5,962 2,715 6,789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.68% 11.29% 13.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,971 2,263 5,669
10th Percentile £31,250 £37,000 £29,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £48,500 £39,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in London

OSPF
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing OSPF in London.

Salary trend for OSPF in London

OSPF
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing OSPF in London over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -52 13 £60,000 -27.27% 8
West London -54 12 £51,321 +46.63% 2
South London -21 2 £50,000 +17.65%
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 174 (100.00%) BGP
2 142 (81.61%) Cisco
3 111 (63.79%) MPLS
4 104 (59.77%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (51.72%) WAN
6 89 (51.15%) Firewall
7 81 (46.55%) CCNP
8 70 (40.23%) VPN
9 62 (35.63%) IPsec
10 61 (35.06%) Social Skills
11 58 (33.33%) Data Centre
12 55 (31.61%) Network Security
13 52 (29.89%) IPv6
14 49 (28.16%) LAN
14 49 (28.16%) SolarWinds
15 48 (27.59%) Juniper
15 48 (27.59%) Internet
15 48 (27.59%) Network Monitoring
16 44 (25.29%) Palo Alto
16 44 (25.29%) TCP/IP
17 43 (24.71%) DNS
17 43 (24.71%) CCNA
18 42 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
19 39 (22.41%) CCIE
20 38 (21.84%) Degree
21 36 (20.69%) Wi-Fi
22 35 (20.11%) Migration
22 35 (20.11%) Linux
22 35 (20.11%) AWS
23 34 (19.54%) Broadband

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 8 (4.60%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 35 (20.11%) AWS
2 31 (17.82%) Azure
3 19 (10.92%) AWS Direct Connect
4 14 (8.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 13 (7.47%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (6.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (4.60%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (2.30%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (1.72%) SaaS
10 2 (1.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (1.15%) GCP
10 2 (1.15%) IaaS
10 2 (1.15%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 174 (100.00%) BGP
2 111 (63.79%) MPLS
3 90 (51.72%) WAN
4 89 (51.15%) Firewall
5 70 (40.23%) VPN
6 62 (35.63%) IPsec
7 55 (31.61%) Network Security
8 52 (29.89%) IPv6
9 49 (28.16%) LAN
10 48 (27.59%) Internet
11 44 (25.29%) TCP/IP
12 43 (24.71%) DNS
13 36 (20.69%) Wi-Fi
14 34 (19.54%) Broadband
15 33 (18.97%) Multicast
16 31 (17.82%) Cisco IOS
16 31 (17.82%) SD-WAN
17 30 (17.24%) EIGRP
18 27 (15.52%) DHCP
19 23 (13.22%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (4.02%) MariaDB
3 3 (1.72%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.57%) GIS
4 1 (0.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.72%) JIRA
3 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 61 (35.06%) Social Skills
2 34 (19.54%) Finance
3 21 (12.07%) Telecoms
4 16 (9.20%) French Language
4 16 (9.20%) German Language
4 16 (9.20%) Italian Language
4 16 (9.20%) Portuguese Language
4 16 (9.20%) Spanish Language
5 13 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (5.75%) Advertising
6 10 (5.75%) Documentation Skills
7 9 (5.17%) Banking
8 4 (2.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 3 (1.72%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (1.15%) Legal
11 1 (0.57%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 92 (52.87%) Network Engineer
2 27 (15.52%) Cisco Engineer
3 26 (14.94%) Senior Network Engineer
4 25 (14.37%) Juniper Engineer
5 21 (12.07%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 21 (12.07%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
5 21 (12.07%) Network Specialist
6 14 (8.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 13 (7.47%) IP Engineer
7 13 (7.47%) NOC Engineer
7 13 (7.47%) Principal Engineer
7 13 (7.47%) Principal Network Engineer
8 11 (6.32%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (4.60%) Network Manager
10 7 (4.02%) Technical Manager
11 6 (3.45%) Team Leader
12 5 (2.87%) Lead Network Engineer
12 5 (2.87%) Network Support
12 5 (2.87%) Network Team Leader
13 4 (2.30%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.45%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.30%) LDAP
3 2 (1.15%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 58 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 23 (13.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 22 (12.64%) Digital Signage
4 21 (12.07%) Private Cloud
5 15 (8.62%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (5.17%) Public Cloud
7 8 (4.60%) Management Information System
8 7 (4.02%) Eurex
9 5 (2.87%) DataPower
10 3 (1.72%) PKI
11 2 (1.15%) RSA SecurID
12 1 (0.57%) Clustering
12 1 (0.57%) IPTV
12 1 (0.57%) Replication
12 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (20.11%) Linux
2 13 (7.47%) Windows
3 11 (6.32%) CentOS
4 7 (4.02%) CatOS
5 6 (3.45%) Solaris
5 6 (3.45%) Unix
5 6 (3.45%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.87%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.72%) Fedora
8 2 (1.15%) Debian
8 2 (1.15%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.57%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (27.59%) Network Monitoring
2 42 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
3 35 (20.11%) Migration
4 31 (17.82%) Network Design
5 23 (13.22%) Project Management
6 22 (12.64%) DDoS Mitigation
7 21 (12.07%) Broadcast Engineering
7 21 (12.07%) Creative Thinking
7 21 (12.07%) Service Management
8 19 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (10.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (9.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 15 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (8.62%) PRINCE2
11 14 (8.05%) Infrastructure as Code
11 14 (8.05%) Network Architecture
11 14 (8.05%) Project Delivery
12 13 (7.47%) Procure-to-Pay
13 12 (6.90%) Change Management
14 11 (6.32%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.09%) Python
2 4 (2.30%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.72%) Bash
4 2 (1.15%) Perl
5 1 (0.57%) C
5 1 (0.57%) Java
5 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.57%) PHP
5 1 (0.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 104 (59.77%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (46.55%) CCNP
3 43 (24.71%) CCNA
4 39 (22.41%) CCIE
5 38 (21.84%) Degree
6 13 (7.47%) JNCIA
7 8 (4.60%) JNCIP
8 5 (2.87%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 3 (1.72%) CCIE Service Provider
10 2 (1.15%) CCSE
10 2 (1.15%) CWNA
10 2 (1.15%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.15%) MCSA
10 2 (1.15%) MCSE
10 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.57%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.57%) CCA
11 1 (0.57%) CCDP
11 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.64%) SLA
2 2 (1.15%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.15%) vSphere
4 1 (0.57%) Docker
4 1 (0.57%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (0.57%) iptables
4 1 (0.57%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.57%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 34 (19.54%) Nagios
2 26 (14.94%) Ansible
3 14 (8.05%) Terraform
4 13 (7.47%) Icinga
5 8 (4.60%) ZABBIX
6 7 (4.02%) Cacti
6 7 (4.02%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (2.30%) Puppet
7 4 (2.30%) Stealthwatch
8 2 (1.15%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (1.15%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.57%) Grafana
9 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.57%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 142 (81.61%) Cisco
2 49 (28.16%) SolarWinds
3 48 (27.59%) Juniper
4 44 (25.29%) Palo Alto
5 27 (15.52%) CheckPoint
6 23 (13.22%) Nokia
7 22 (12.64%) Aruba
8 21 (12.07%) Extreme Networks
9 18 (10.34%) Fortinet
9 18 (10.34%) Red Hat
10 15 (8.62%) Arista
11 12 (6.90%) Meraki
12 10 (5.75%) HP
12 10 (5.75%) VMware
13 7 (4.02%) Fidessa
13 7 (4.02%) Huawei
13 7 (4.02%) ION Trading
13 7 (4.02%) Patsystems
13 7 (4.02%) Trayport
14 6 (3.45%) F5