Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 166 228
Rank change year-on-year -29 +62 +13
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 30 53 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.54% 1.03% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.27% 7.36% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 19 23 11
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +54.55% -31.25%
10th Percentile £34,674 £26,850 £19,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,750 £38,750
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 702 720 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.56% 13.94% 11.35%
Number of salaries quoted 465 465 466
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,100 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -25 16 £58,750 +6.82%
Glasgow -10 9 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Dundee - 3 £43,500 -
Aberdeen - 2 £43,500 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 29 (96.67%) Cisco
2 28 (93.33%) BGP
3 18 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 17 (56.67%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (56.67%) Fortinet
5 16 (53.33%) F5
5 16 (53.33%) Firewall
5 16 (53.33%) CCNP
5 16 (53.33%) LAN
6 13 (43.33%) WAN
6 13 (43.33%) Network Security
6 13 (43.33%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (33.33%) Network Design
7 10 (33.33%) Data Centre
8 9 (30.00%) Blue Coat
9 8 (26.67%) MPLS
10 7 (23.33%) EIGRP
10 7 (23.33%) WLAN
10 7 (23.33%) VPN
10 7 (23.33%) Network Management
11 6 (20.00%) VLAN
11 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing
11 6 (20.00%) CCIE
12 5 (16.67%) Windows
12 5 (16.67%) Linux
12 5 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
13 4 (13.33%) NX-OS
13 4 (13.33%) jetNEXUS
13 4 (13.33%) Dell

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) JBoss
1 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 28 (93.33%) BGP
2 16 (53.33%) Firewall
2 16 (53.33%) LAN
3 13 (43.33%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (43.33%) Network Security
3 13 (43.33%) WAN
4 8 (26.67%) MPLS
5 7 (23.33%) EIGRP
5 7 (23.33%) VPN
5 7 (23.33%) WLAN
6 6 (20.00%) VLAN
7 5 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (13.33%) NX-OS
9 3 (10.00%) BIG-IP
9 3 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (10.00%) HSRP
9 3 (10.00%) IPv6
9 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MySQL
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (73.33%) Network Engineer
2 14 (46.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Lead Network Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Design Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Network Design Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Security Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Network Security Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Network Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Security Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Technical Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Security Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Network Support
5 1 (3.33%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) RFC 2547
2 1 (3.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.33%) Java EE
2 1 (3.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) CentOS
2 2 (6.67%) Debian
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Network Design
2 7 (23.33%) Network Management
3 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (13.33%) Information Security
4 4 (13.33%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Customer-Centricity
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (10.00%) ITIL
5 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (10.00%) Time Management
6 2 (6.67%) Change Management
6 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (6.67%) Process Management
6 2 (6.67%) Service Design
7 1 (3.33%) CRM
7 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.33%) Project Management
7 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) PHP
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (53.33%) CCNP
3 6 (20.00%) CCIE
4 3 (10.00%) CCNA
5 2 (6.67%) CCIP
6 1 (3.33%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) KVM
1 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (3.33%) Cacti
2 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.33%) Graphite
2 1 (3.33%) Icinga
2 1 (3.33%) Linux-HA
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) SmokePing
2 1 (3.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 29 (96.67%) Cisco
2 18 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 17 (56.67%) Fortinet
4 16 (53.33%) F5
5 9 (30.00%) Blue Coat
6 4 (13.33%) Dell
6 4 (13.33%) jetNEXUS
7 3 (10.00%) Juniper
8 2 (6.67%) HP
8 2 (6.67%) McAfee
9 1 (3.33%) Huawei
9 1 (3.33%) Progress
9 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.33%) VMware