Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > London
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 458 383 460
Rank change year-on-year -75 +77 -79
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 416 588 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.60% 0.79% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 5.27% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 347 517 436
London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £41,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £73,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 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 9,755 11,156 12,719
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.06% 15.07% 15.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7,956 9,188 10,895
London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 -28 105 £57,500 - 6
West London +27 20 £55,000 -4.35% 7
North London +7 6 £35,000 -25.13% 1
East London +3 6 £100,000 +73.91% 2
South London -26 3 £55,000 +46.67%
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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.

1 406 (97.60%) BGP
2 386 (92.79%) Cisco
3 274 (65.87%) Cisco Certification
4 254 (61.06%) Firewall
5 247 (59.38%) CCNP
6 192 (46.15%) WAN
7 177 (42.55%) MPLS
8 168 (40.38%) VPN
9 157 (37.74%) Cisco ASA
10 155 (37.26%) LAN
11 147 (35.34%) Juniper
12 138 (33.17%) Cisco Nexus
13 126 (30.29%) EIGRP
14 120 (28.85%) CheckPoint
15 118 (28.37%) Wireless
16 105 (25.24%) Network Security
17 102 (24.52%) F5
18 100 (24.04%) CCIE
19 97 (23.32%) CCNA
19 97 (23.32%) TCP/IP
19 97 (23.32%) Data Centre
20 89 (21.39%) IPsec
21 86 (20.67%) Palo Alto
21 86 (20.67%) SolarWinds
22 83 (19.95%) DNS
23 81 (19.47%) Finance
24 77 (18.51%) Telecoms
25 71 (17.07%) HSRP
26 68 (16.35%) Python
27 67 (16.11%) Microsoft

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 9 (2.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 56 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.29%) SaaS
4 14 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
5 13 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (3.13%) Serverless
6 12 (2.88%) IaaS
6 12 (2.88%) PaaS
7 3 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.72%) Office 365
8 1 (0.24%) Akamai
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.24%) G Suite
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 406 (97.60%) BGP
2 254 (61.06%) Firewall
3 192 (46.15%) WAN
4 177 (42.55%) MPLS
5 168 (40.38%) VPN
6 157 (37.74%) Cisco ASA
7 155 (37.26%) LAN
8 138 (33.17%) Cisco Nexus
9 126 (30.29%) EIGRP
10 118 (28.37%) Wireless
11 105 (25.24%) Network Security
12 97 (23.32%) TCP/IP
13 89 (21.39%) IPsec
14 83 (19.95%) DNS
15 71 (17.07%) HSRP
16 65 (15.63%) Cisco IOS
16 65 (15.63%) NetScaler
17 63 (15.14%) VPLS
18 60 (14.42%) BIG-IP
18 60 (14.42%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.61%) Big Data
2 4 (0.96%) BigQuery
3 2 (0.48%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.48%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.24%) MySQL
4 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.48%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.24%) JIRA
General
1 81 (19.47%) Finance
2 77 (18.51%) Telecoms
3 43 (10.34%) Banking
4 28 (6.73%) Financial Institution
5 26 (6.25%) Retail
6 22 (5.29%) French Language
7 21 (5.05%) German Language
7 21 (5.05%) Italian Language
8 17 (4.09%) Advertising
8 17 (4.09%) Investment Banking
8 17 (4.09%) Multimedia
9 16 (3.85%) Law
10 10 (2.40%) Spanish Language
11 6 (1.44%) Games
12 5 (1.20%) Legal
13 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.48%) Online Betting
15 1 (0.24%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 264 (63.46%) Network Engineer
2 69 (16.59%) Cisco Engineer
3 66 (15.87%) Senior Network Engineer
4 64 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 30 (7.21%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 28 (6.73%) Security Engineer
7 26 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 23 (5.53%) Network Security Specialist
8 23 (5.53%) Security Specialist
8 23 (5.53%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 23 (5.53%) Senior Network Security Specialist
8 23 (5.53%) Senior Network Specialist
8 23 (5.53%) Senior Security Specialist
9 22 (5.29%) Network Specialist
10 19 (4.57%) Administrator
10 19 (4.57%) Network Security Engineer
11 18 (4.33%) Systems Engineer
12 17 (4.09%) Analyst
13 16 (3.85%) Consultant
13 16 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.58%) 802.1X
2 14 (3.37%) XMPP
3 13 (3.13%) LDAP
4 7 (1.68%) RFC 2544
5 6 (1.44%) Web Services
6 4 (0.96%) Apache Flex
6 4 (0.96%) D3.js
6 4 (0.96%) ggplot
6 4 (0.96%) Matplotlib
7 3 (0.72%) CSS
8 2 (0.48%) HTML
9 1 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 97 (23.32%) Data Centre
2 46 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (7.21%) Computer Science
4 25 (6.01%) Fintech
5 15 (3.61%) Cyberthreat
6 14 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (2.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 10 (2.40%) DataPower
9 10 (2.40%) Hedge funds
10 9 (2.16%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.44%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.96%) Anti-Piracy
13 4 (0.96%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.72%) CLARiiON
15 2 (0.48%) User Experience
16 1 (0.24%) Digital Media
16 1 (0.24%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 53 (12.74%) Linux
2 19 (4.57%) Unix
3 18 (4.33%) Windows
4 15 (3.61%) CentOS
5 12 (2.88%) Fedora
5 12 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.40%) FreeNAS
7 4 (0.96%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.72%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.48%) Debian
9 2 (0.48%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.48%) Solaris
10 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (14.90%) Network Monitoring
2 52 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 49 (11.78%) Low Latency
4 44 (10.58%) High Availability
4 44 (10.58%) Network Management
5 38 (9.13%) Capacity Planning
6 34 (8.17%) DevOps
7 33 (7.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 33 (7.93%) Kalman Filter
7 33 (7.93%) Network Design
8 30 (7.21%) Configuration Management
8 30 (7.21%) Load Balancing
9 27 (6.49%) Network Load Balancing
10 26 (6.25%) Web Filtering
11 23 (5.53%) ITIL
11 23 (5.53%) Network Architecture
12 19 (4.57%) Project Management
13 18 (4.33%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (3.85%) Investment Management
14 16 (3.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (16.35%) Python
2 42 (10.10%) Perl
3 36 (8.65%) Bash Shell
4 27 (6.49%) Ruby
5 13 (3.13%) Shell Script
6 12 (2.88%) Bourne shell
6 12 (2.88%) Korn
7 9 (2.16%) SQL
8 8 (1.92%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.68%) Java
9 7 (1.68%) PHP
10 4 (0.96%) AWK
10 4 (0.96%) sed
11 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.24%) Go
12 1 (0.24%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 274 (65.87%) Cisco Certification
2 247 (59.38%) CCNP
3 100 (24.04%) CCIE
4 97 (23.32%) CCNA
5 61 (14.66%) Degree
6 29 (6.97%) Computer Science Degree
7 27 (6.49%) CCSE
7 27 (6.49%) CCSP
8 19 (4.57%) CCSA
8 19 (4.57%) CISSP
8 19 (4.57%) JNCIS
9 18 (4.33%) CCVP
10 15 (3.61%) JNCIA
11 14 (3.37%) JNCIP
12 13 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (2.88%) CCIP
13 12 (2.88%) RHCA
13 12 (2.88%) RHCE
13 12 (2.88%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.09%) PCI DSS
2 15 (3.61%) SLA
3 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.48%) GCP
3 2 (0.48%) GDPR
3 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 23 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
2 17 (4.09%) VMware NSX
3 16 (3.85%) NFS
4 12 (2.88%) XenServer
5 10 (2.40%) Active Directory
5 10 (2.40%) iptables
6 8 (1.92%) Firmware
7 7 (1.68%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.96%) vSphere
9 3 (0.72%) Docker
9 3 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.48%) KVM
10 2 (0.48%) Snort
11 1 (0.24%) LXC
11 1 (0.24%) pfSense
11 1 (0.24%) Samba
11 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (5.05%) Cisco Prime
2 19 (4.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 19 (4.57%) FortiGate
3 18 (4.33%) Cacti
4 14 (3.37%) SolarWinds Orion
5 13 (3.13%) Nagios
6 12 (2.88%) Ansible
7 8 (1.92%) Puppet
8 4 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.96%) Observium
9 3 (0.72%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (0.72%) Terraform
9 3 (0.72%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.48%) EnCase
10 2 (0.48%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.48%) Nessus
10 2 (0.48%) Nexpose
10 2 (0.48%) Nmap
10 2 (0.48%) SCOM
10 2 (0.48%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 386 (92.79%) Cisco
2 147 (35.34%) Juniper
3 120 (28.85%) CheckPoint
4 102 (24.52%) F5
5 86 (20.67%) Palo Alto
5 86 (20.67%) SolarWinds
6 67 (16.11%) Microsoft
7 53 (12.74%) Citrix
8 45 (10.82%) VMware
9 39 (9.38%) Arista
10 30 (7.21%) HP
11 26 (6.25%) Fortinet
12 24 (5.77%) Red Hat
13 19 (4.57%) Dell
14 15 (3.61%) Zscaler
15 14 (3.37%) Infoblox
16 13 (3.13%) Meraki
16 13 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
17 12 (2.88%) Blue Coat
17 12 (2.88%) Imperva