Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 303 170 218
Rank change year-on-year -133 +48 +16
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 37 35 126
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.35% 0.86% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.53% 5.22% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 37 16 96
10th Percentile " £41,250 £42,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £44,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% -16.19% +5.00%
75th Percentile £58,750 £51,875 £54,063
90th Percentile £68,750 £57,500 £66,875
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,461 671 2,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.64% 16.40% 18.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,168 524 1,564
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
25th Percentile £32,000 £33,188 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,806 £42,500 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.72% +2.41% +3.75%
75th Percentile £54,000 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% -

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in the Midlands

OSPF
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for OSPF in the Midlands

OSPF
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing OSPF in the Midlands over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for OSPF in the Midlands

OSPF
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 October 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
West Midlands -101 27 £47,500 +7.95% 4
East Midlands -57 11 £50,000 -9.09% 5
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 37 (100.00%) BGP
2 27 (72.97%) Cisco
3 26 (70.27%) Firewall
4 25 (67.57%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (62.16%) CCNP
6 20 (54.05%) MPLS
7 19 (51.35%) Palo Alto
8 17 (45.95%) Juniper
8 17 (45.95%) EIGRP
9 16 (43.24%) CCNA
10 15 (40.54%) WAN
11 14 (37.84%) VPN
11 14 (37.84%) Fortinet
11 14 (37.84%) Meraki
12 13 (35.14%) VoIP
12 13 (35.14%) IPsec
13 12 (32.43%) Internet
13 12 (32.43%) Firmware
14 10 (27.03%) Network Design
14 10 (27.03%) JNCIA
14 10 (27.03%) LAN
14 10 (27.03%) RIP
15 9 (24.32%) Azure
15 9 (24.32%) AWS
15 9 (24.32%) SD-WAN
16 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
17 7 (18.92%) Project Delivery
17 7 (18.92%) Mentoring
18 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
18 6 (16.22%) DevOps

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.70%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 9 (24.32%) AWS
1 9 (24.32%) Azure
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (2.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (2.70%) IaaS
3 1 (2.70%) PaaS
3 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (100.00%) BGP
2 26 (70.27%) Firewall
3 20 (54.05%) MPLS
4 17 (45.95%) EIGRP
5 15 (40.54%) WAN
6 14 (37.84%) VPN
7 13 (35.14%) IPsec
7 13 (35.14%) VoIP
8 12 (32.43%) Internet
9 10 (27.03%) LAN
9 10 (27.03%) RIP
10 9 (24.32%) SD-WAN
11 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
12 6 (16.22%) DNS
12 6 (16.22%) HSRP
13 5 (13.51%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (13.51%) Cisco ISE
13 5 (13.51%) Spanning Tree
13 5 (13.51%) Wireless
14 4 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Data Lake
1 5 (13.51%) MySQL
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 6 (16.22%) Manufacturing
2 5 (13.51%) Legal
3 4 (10.81%) Law
3 4 (10.81%) Social Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Documentation Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Network Engineer
2 14 (37.84%) Juniper Engineer
3 13 (35.14%) IP Engineer
3 13 (35.14%) IP Network Engineer
4 12 (32.43%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (32.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (21.62%) IT Manager
6 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (13.51%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Core Network Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) IT Security Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Network Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Network Security Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Security Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Network Specialist
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) 802.1X
1 3 (8.11%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (8.11%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) CentOS
3 1 (2.70%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Network Design
2 7 (18.92%) Mentoring
2 7 (18.92%) Project Delivery
3 6 (16.22%) DevOps
4 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (10.81%) ITIL
5 4 (10.81%) SIEM
5 4 (10.81%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (8.11%) Data Encryption
6 3 (8.11%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (8.11%) DDoS Mitigation
6 3 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (8.11%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (8.11%) Network Segmentation
6 3 (8.11%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (8.11%) Security Management
6 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Python
2 2 (5.41%) Perl
3 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.70%) C
3 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (67.57%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (62.16%) CCNP
3 16 (43.24%) CCNA
4 10 (27.03%) JNCIA
5 4 (10.81%) CCIE
6 3 (8.11%) CISA
6 3 (8.11%) CISM
6 3 (8.11%) CISSP
6 3 (8.11%) Degree
6 3 (8.11%) JNCIP
7 2 (5.41%) CCDP
7 2 (5.41%) CCSA
8 1 (2.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (2.70%) CCIE Service Provider
8 1 (2.70%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.70%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (10.81%) NIST
1 4 (10.81%) PCI DSS
2 3 (8.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (8.11%) PMO
3 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (32.43%) Firmware
2 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.41%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) Nessus
3 1 (2.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 27 (72.97%) Cisco
2 19 (51.35%) Palo Alto
3 17 (45.95%) Juniper
4 14 (37.84%) Fortinet
4 14 (37.84%) Meraki
5 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
6 5 (13.51%) Aruba
7 4 (10.81%) VMware
8 3 (8.11%) Qualys
8 3 (8.11%) Rapid7
9 2 (5.41%) Citrix
9 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.70%) Dell
10 1 (2.70%) F5
10 1 (2.70%) Infoblox
10 1 (2.70%) LogRhythm
10 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.70%) NetApp
10 1 (2.70%) New Relic
10 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow