Period
to 6 July 2020

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 6 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > London
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 366 468 482
Rank change year-on-year +102 +14 -91
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 226 302 406
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.69% 0.51% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.24% 4.06% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 199 276 330
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.80% -0.43%
10th Percentile £46,250 £35,625 £41,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £53,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -1.87% +2.88%

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 4,315 7,439 10,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.08% 12.62% 14.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3,449 6,059 8,533
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £89,000 £86,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

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 6 July 2020.

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 6 July 2020. 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 +119 65 £80,000 +33.33% 3
South London +18 5 £47,500 -2.56%
West London +25 3 £65,000 +8.33%
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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.

1 219 (96.90%) BGP
2 194 (85.84%) Cisco
3 164 (72.57%) Firewall
4 163 (72.12%) Cisco Certification
5 147 (65.04%) WAN
6 138 (61.06%) CCNP
7 110 (48.67%) Palo Alto
8 107 (47.35%) LAN
9 104 (46.02%) MPLS
10 98 (43.36%) Data Centre
11 85 (37.61%) VPN
12 83 (36.73%) Wireless
13 76 (33.63%) Network Security
14 73 (32.30%) Finance
15 72 (31.86%) TCP/IP
16 69 (30.53%) Multicast
17 67 (29.65%) EIGRP
18 65 (28.76%) Cisco ASA
19 61 (26.99%) CheckPoint
20 59 (26.11%) F5
21 52 (23.01%) IPsec
22 49 (21.68%) Telecoms
23 48 (21.24%) CCNA
23 48 (21.24%) WLAN
23 48 (21.24%) VLAN
24 46 (20.35%) ITIL
25 45 (19.91%) DHCP
25 45 (19.91%) DNS
26 44 (19.47%) Cisco Nexus
27 43 (19.03%) Wi-Fi

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 7 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.77%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.44%) Apache
3 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.44%) nginx
3 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (9.73%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.95%) AWS
2 15 (6.64%) Azure
3 12 (5.31%) GCP
4 4 (1.77%) Office 365
5 3 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.33%) Route 53
5 3 (1.33%) Slack
5 3 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 219 (96.90%) BGP
2 164 (72.57%) Firewall
3 147 (65.04%) WAN
4 107 (47.35%) LAN
5 104 (46.02%) MPLS
6 85 (37.61%) VPN
7 83 (36.73%) Wireless
8 76 (33.63%) Network Security
9 72 (31.86%) TCP/IP
10 69 (30.53%) Multicast
11 67 (29.65%) EIGRP
12 65 (28.76%) Cisco ASA
13 52 (23.01%) IPsec
14 48 (21.24%) VLAN
14 48 (21.24%) WLAN
15 45 (19.91%) DHCP
15 45 (19.91%) DNS
16 44 (19.47%) Cisco Nexus
17 43 (19.03%) Wi-Fi
18 42 (18.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (0.44%) InfluxDB
1 1 (0.44%) KDB
1 1 (0.44%) Kdb+
1 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (5.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (3.10%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.44%) Redmine
4 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 73 (32.30%) Finance
2 49 (21.68%) Telecoms
3 22 (9.73%) Financial Institution
4 15 (6.64%) Banking
5 11 (4.87%) Law
6 9 (3.98%) Japanese Language
7 6 (2.65%) French Language
7 6 (2.65%) German Language
7 6 (2.65%) Italian Language
8 4 (1.77%) Retail
8 4 (1.77%) Spanish Language
9 3 (1.33%) Publishing
10 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.88%) Legal
11 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 195 (86.28%) Network Engineer
2 82 (36.28%) Senior Network Engineer
3 25 (11.06%) Cisco Engineer
3 25 (11.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 14 (6.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 14 (6.19%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 14 (6.19%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 14 (6.19%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (5.75%) Network Security Engineer
5 13 (5.75%) Security Engineer
6 11 (4.87%) Wireless Engineer
6 11 (4.87%) Wireless Network Engineer
7 9 (3.98%) Architect
8 8 (3.54%) Network Architect
8 8 (3.54%) WAN Engineer
9 7 (3.10%) Implementation Engineer
9 7 (3.10%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 6 (2.65%) IP Network Engineer
10 6 (2.65%) Network Manager
11 5 (2.21%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.81%) 802.1X
2 9 (3.98%) REST
2 9 (3.98%) XMPP
3 6 (2.65%) YAML
4 4 (1.77%) JSON
5 2 (0.88%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.44%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.44%) LDAP
6 1 (0.44%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 98 (43.36%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (3.98%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (3.10%) Private Cloud
4 3 (1.33%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.33%) PKI
4 3 (1.33%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.33%) User Experience
4 3 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.88%) Hedge funds
5 2 (0.88%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.44%) Eurex
6 1 (0.44%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.27%) Linux
2 3 (1.33%) Mac OS X
2 3 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (1.33%) Windows
3 2 (0.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.44%) CentOS
4 1 (0.44%) Debian
4 1 (0.44%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.44%) SUSE
4 1 (0.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.35%) ITIL
2 42 (18.58%) Load Balancing
3 33 (14.60%) Network Design
3 33 (14.60%) Project Delivery
4 32 (14.16%) Network Monitoring
5 19 (8.41%) Information Security
5 19 (8.41%) ITIL V3
5 19 (8.41%) Low Latency
6 18 (7.96%) Internal Audit
7 16 (7.08%) Kalman Filter
8 14 (6.19%) Business Continuity
8 14 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (5.75%) Migration
9 13 (5.75%) Service Delivery
10 11 (4.87%) Computer Science
10 11 (4.87%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (4.87%) Statistics
11 10 (4.42%) DevOps
11 10 (4.42%) High Availability
11 10 (4.42%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (18.14%) Python
2 5 (2.21%) C
2 5 (2.21%) Perl
3 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.44%) Bourne shell
5 1 (0.44%) C++
5 1 (0.44%) C-shell
5 1 (0.44%) Go
5 1 (0.44%) Korn
5 1 (0.44%) PHP
5 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 163 (72.12%) Cisco Certification
2 138 (61.06%) CCNP
3 48 (21.24%) CCNA
4 37 (16.37%) CCIE
5 18 (7.96%) Degree
6 14 (6.19%) CCDP
6 14 (6.19%) CCSA
7 11 (4.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (3.54%) CCDA
8 8 (3.54%) JNCIP
9 7 (3.10%) CCDE
9 7 (3.10%) CCIP
9 7 (3.10%) JNCIA
10 6 (2.65%) CCSP
10 6 (2.65%) CCVP
11 5 (2.21%) Security Cleared
12 4 (1.77%) CCSE
12 4 (1.77%) MCSE
12 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.77%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.54%) Firmware
2 8 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.10%) Docker
4 5 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.77%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.33%) vSphere
7 1 (0.44%) BIND 9
7 1 (0.44%) LXC
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.44%) zsh
Systems Management
1 25 (11.06%) Ansible
2 11 (4.87%) FortiGate
3 10 (4.42%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (3.98%) Terraform
5 8 (3.54%) Grafana
5 8 (3.54%) Nagios
6 7 (3.10%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (2.65%) Observium
8 5 (2.21%) Puppet
9 4 (1.77%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.44%) Icinga
11 1 (0.44%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 194 (85.84%) Cisco
2 110 (48.67%) Palo Alto
3 61 (26.99%) CheckPoint
4 59 (26.11%) F5
5 39 (17.26%) Microsoft
6 34 (15.04%) Juniper
7 29 (12.83%) Meraki
8 27 (11.95%) Infoblox
9 24 (10.62%) Fortinet
10 21 (9.29%) HP
11 19 (8.41%) ForeScout
12 18 (7.96%) Aruba
13 17 (7.52%) SolarWinds
14 16 (7.08%) Arista
15 14 (6.19%) Riverbed
16 13 (5.75%) Splunk
16 13 (5.75%) VMware
17 7 (3.10%) Citrix
17 7 (3.10%) Huawei
17 7 (3.10%) Verint