Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 151 209
Rank change year-on-year -59 +58 +22
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 23 41 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.41% 0.88% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.17% 6.22% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 16 19 14
Scotland median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £29,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +51.26% -11.19%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £19,850
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £48,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +5.26%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 726 659 719
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.03% 14.21% 11.75%
Number of salaries quoted 484 428 446
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,325 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £59,625
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Scotland

OSPF
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSPF in Scotland.

Salary trend for OSPF in Scotland

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for OSPF in Scotland

OSPF
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
Glasgow -15 10 £50,000 +42.86% 2
Edinburgh -34 8 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Dundee - 3 £43,500 -
Aberdeen - 2 £43,500 -
West Lothian -4 1 - -
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 21 (91.30%) BGP
3 17 (73.91%) LAN
4 15 (65.22%) WAN
4 15 (65.22%) Firewall
5 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (56.52%) CCNP
7 12 (52.17%) CheckPoint
8 10 (43.48%) Network Security
9 9 (39.13%) Network Management
9 9 (39.13%) F5
9 9 (39.13%) Fortinet
9 9 (39.13%) MPLS
9 9 (39.13%) WLAN
10 8 (34.78%) EIGRP
10 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
12 6 (26.09%) VPN
12 6 (26.09%) CCIE
13 5 (21.74%) Internet
13 5 (21.74%) Migration
13 5 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (21.74%) VLAN
13 5 (21.74%) Network Design
14 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
14 4 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (17.39%) NX-OS
14 4 (17.39%) jetNEXUS
14 4 (17.39%) Information Security
14 4 (17.39%) Blue Coat

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 21 (91.30%) BGP
2 17 (73.91%) LAN
3 15 (65.22%) Firewall
3 15 (65.22%) WAN
4 10 (43.48%) Network Security
5 9 (39.13%) MPLS
5 9 (39.13%) WLAN
6 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (34.78%) EIGRP
7 6 (26.09%) VPN
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (21.74%) Internet
8 5 (21.74%) VLAN
9 4 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (17.39%) NX-OS
10 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
10 3 (13.04%) IPsec
10 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
11 2 (8.70%) RSVP
11 2 (8.70%) Wireless
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Network Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Lead Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Security Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Network Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Network Support
4 2 (8.70%) Security Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Design Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Design Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Security Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Security Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Technical Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Security Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) RFC 2547
2 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) RSA SecurID
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Network Management
2 5 (21.74%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) Network Design
3 4 (17.39%) Information Security
3 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.70%) CRM
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
4 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Process Management
4 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Design
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
1 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (56.52%) CCNP
3 6 (26.09%) CCIE
4 4 (17.39%) CCNA
5 2 (8.70%) CCIP
6 1 (4.35%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) FreeRADIUS
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.35%) Nagios
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (4.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 12 (52.17%) CheckPoint
3 9 (39.13%) F5
3 9 (39.13%) Fortinet
4 4 (17.39%) Blue Coat
4 4 (17.39%) Dell
4 4 (17.39%) jetNEXUS
5 3 (13.04%) Juniper
5 3 (13.04%) McAfee
6 2 (8.70%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) Huawei
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.35%) Progress
7 1 (4.35%) VMware