Period
to 19 September 2021

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 19 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > London
6 months to
19 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 579 321 485
Rank change year-on-year -258 +164 -47
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 151 162 257
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.79% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.69% 5.79% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 128 123 209
10th Percentile £30,500 £47,500 £31,000
25th Percentile £49,969 £57,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,250 £75,000 £58,500
Median % change year-on-year -18.33% +28.21% +2.63%
75th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £97,500 £79,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -

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 5,606 2,800 7,163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.57% 13.64% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3,631 2,314 5,875
10th Percentile £33,000 £36,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%

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 19 September 2021.

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 19 September 2021. 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 -87 9 £60,000 -27.27% 11
West London -58 7 £51,321 -48.68% 4
South London -19 1 £42,500 - 1
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2021, 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.

1 150 (99.34%) BGP
2 113 (74.83%) Cisco
3 100 (66.23%) Cisco Certification
4 89 (58.94%) MPLS
5 82 (54.30%) CCNP
6 81 (53.64%) Firewall
7 72 (47.68%) WAN
8 59 (39.07%) VPN
9 57 (37.75%) Palo Alto
10 51 (33.77%) Juniper
11 49 (32.45%) Multicast
12 46 (30.46%) Data Centre
12 46 (30.46%) LAN
13 45 (29.80%) TCP/IP
14 40 (26.49%) SolarWinds
15 38 (25.17%) IPv6
15 38 (25.17%) IPsec
16 37 (24.50%) Network Security
17 36 (23.84%) Network Monitoring
18 35 (23.18%) Finance
18 35 (23.18%) CCIE
19 34 (22.52%) CCNA
19 34 (22.52%) Broadband
20 33 (21.85%) Degree
21 32 (21.19%) Internet
21 32 (21.19%) Social Skills
22 31 (20.53%) Network Design
23 29 (19.21%) Wi-Fi
24 27 (17.88%) Azure
25 26 (17.22%) Fortinet

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 5 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (3.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.88%) Azure
2 15 (9.93%) AWS
3 8 (5.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (4.64%) AWS Direct Connect
5 6 (3.97%) GCP
6 5 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (1.32%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (1.32%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 150 (99.34%) BGP
2 89 (58.94%) MPLS
3 81 (53.64%) Firewall
4 72 (47.68%) WAN
5 59 (39.07%) VPN
6 49 (32.45%) Multicast
7 46 (30.46%) LAN
8 45 (29.80%) TCP/IP
9 38 (25.17%) IPsec
9 38 (25.17%) IPv6
10 37 (24.50%) Network Security
11 34 (22.52%) Broadband
12 32 (21.19%) Internet
13 29 (19.21%) Wi-Fi
14 25 (16.56%) DHCP
14 25 (16.56%) DNS
14 25 (16.56%) EIGRP
15 24 (15.89%) SD-WAN
16 23 (15.23%) HSRP
16 23 (15.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.65%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.32%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.66%) GIS
4 1 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.97%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (23.18%) Finance
2 32 (21.19%) Social Skills
3 26 (17.22%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.96%) Marketing
5 8 (5.30%) Brand Awareness
6 7 (4.64%) Public Sector
7 6 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.97%) Electronics
7 6 (3.97%) French Language
7 6 (3.97%) German Language
7 6 (3.97%) Italian Language
7 6 (3.97%) Manufacturing
7 6 (3.97%) Portuguese Language
7 6 (3.97%) Spanish Language
8 5 (3.31%) Documentation Skills
9 4 (2.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 3 (1.99%) Banking
11 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 80 (52.98%) Network Engineer
2 23 (15.23%) Senior Network Engineer
3 19 (12.58%) IP Engineer
4 17 (11.26%) Juniper Engineer
5 16 (10.60%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (8.61%) NOC Engineer
7 12 (7.95%) Architect
8 11 (7.28%) Network Manager
9 10 (6.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (6.62%) Principal Engineer
9 10 (6.62%) Principal Network Engineer
10 8 (5.30%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (4.64%) LAN Engineer
11 7 (4.64%) LAN/WAN Engineer
11 7 (4.64%) Network Specialist
11 7 (4.64%) Presales Solution Architect
11 7 (4.64%) Presales Technical Architect
11 7 (4.64%) Technical Architect
11 7 (4.64%) Technical Solutions Architect
11 7 (4.64%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.26%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.65%) LDAP
3 3 (1.99%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.66%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (30.46%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.62%) Digital Signage
3 7 (4.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (3.97%) IPTV
4 6 (3.97%) Private Cloud
5 5 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.99%) DataPower
6 3 (1.99%) Eurex
6 3 (1.99%) User Experience
7 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.32%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (0.66%) Clustering
8 1 (0.66%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.66%) Replication
8 1 (0.66%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.28%) CentOS
1 11 (7.28%) Linux
2 10 (6.62%) Windows
3 4 (2.65%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.99%) CatOS
5 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.66%) Debian
6 1 (0.66%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.84%) Network Monitoring
2 31 (20.53%) Network Design
3 22 (14.57%) Migration
3 22 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (11.92%) Project Delivery
5 14 (9.27%) Presales
6 13 (8.61%) Project Management
7 12 (7.95%) ITIL
7 12 (7.95%) Service Delivery
8 11 (7.28%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (6.62%) Customer Requirements
9 10 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (6.62%) PRINCE2
9 10 (6.62%) Procure-to-Pay
10 9 (5.96%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (5.30%) Customer Acquisition
11 8 (5.30%) Portfolio Management
11 8 (5.30%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 21 (13.91%) Python
2 8 (5.30%) C
3 7 (4.64%) Perl
4 6 (3.97%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.99%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.99%) Java
6 1 (0.66%) C++
6 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.66%) PHP
6 1 (0.66%) SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (66.23%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (54.30%) CCNP
3 35 (23.18%) CCIE
4 34 (22.52%) CCNA
5 33 (21.85%) Degree
6 13 (8.61%) JNCIA
7 9 (5.96%) JNCIP
8 4 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.99%) CCDP
9 3 (1.99%) CCIE Service Provider
10 2 (1.32%) CCA
10 2 (1.32%) CCIP
10 2 (1.32%) CISSP
10 2 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.32%) CWNA
10 2 (1.32%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.32%) MCSA
10 2 (1.32%) MCSE
10 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.92%) SLA
2 4 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.32%) NIST
3 2 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.99%) iptables
4 2 (1.32%) vSphere
5 1 (0.66%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.66%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 23 (15.23%) Nagios
2 8 (5.30%) Icinga
3 7 (4.64%) Ansible
4 6 (3.97%) Puppet
5 5 (3.31%) FortiGate
5 5 (3.31%) ZABBIX
6 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.65%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (1.99%) Cacti
7 3 (1.99%) Grafana
8 2 (1.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 113 (74.83%) Cisco
2 57 (37.75%) Palo Alto
3 51 (33.77%) Juniper
4 40 (26.49%) SolarWinds
5 26 (17.22%) Fortinet
6 23 (15.23%) Nokia
7 18 (11.92%) Aruba
8 17 (11.26%) CheckPoint
9 13 (8.61%) Arista
9 13 (8.61%) HP
10 9 (5.96%) Microsoft
11 8 (5.30%) Ruckus Wireless
12 7 (4.64%) Citrix
12 7 (4.64%) Meraki
12 7 (4.64%) VMware
13 6 (3.97%) Extreme Networks
13 6 (3.97%) Red Hat
13 6 (3.97%) SAP
14 4 (2.65%) Oracle
14 4 (2.65%) Tufin