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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK / Scotland
Rank 139 125 146
Rank change year-on-year -14 +21  
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 2 31 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.088% 1.07% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.76% 8.68% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 11
Median salary £55,000 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% +18.05%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -4.00%  

OSPF is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 263 357 357
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.55% 12.28% 11.58%
Number of salaries quoted 168 212 209
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing OSPF as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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
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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -7 2 £55,000 +10.00% 3
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 32 (100.00%) Cisco
2 30 (93.75%) BGP
3 27 (84.38%) MPLS
4 26 (81.25%) LAN
5 25 (78.13%) WAN
6 22 (68.75%) EIGRP
7 21 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (59.38%) Firewall
9 14 (43.75%) CheckPoint
9 14 (43.75%) Spanning Tree
9 14 (43.75%) Data Centre
10 13 (40.63%) F5
11 12 (37.50%) VLAN
11 12 (37.50%) Ethernet
12 11 (34.38%) Wireless
12 11 (34.38%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (31.25%) Network Design
13 10 (31.25%) IPsec
13 10 (31.25%) Telecoms
13 10 (31.25%) Nokia
13 10 (31.25%) VPN
13 10 (31.25%) CCNA
14 9 (28.13%) Finance
14 9 (28.13%) Cacti
14 9 (28.13%) Capacity Planning
14 9 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (25.00%) 802.1X
15 8 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
15 8 (25.00%) Project Management
16 7 (21.88%) 802.11

OSPF
Top Related 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 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 30 (93.75%) BGP
2 27 (84.38%) MPLS
3 26 (81.25%) LAN
4 25 (78.13%) WAN
5 22 (68.75%) EIGRP
6 19 (59.38%) Firewall
7 14 (43.75%) Spanning Tree
8 12 (37.50%) Ethernet
8 12 (37.50%) VLAN
9 11 (34.38%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (34.38%) Wireless
10 10 (31.25%) IPsec
10 10 (31.25%) VPN
11 9 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (21.88%) 802.11
12 7 (21.88%) Cisco Wireless
12 7 (21.88%) HSRP
12 7 (21.88%) Internet
12 7 (21.88%) NetScaler
12 7 (21.88%) Wireshark
General
1 10 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 9 (28.13%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Games
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (78.13%) Network Engineer
2 11 (34.38%) Data Network Engineer
3 10 (31.25%) Data Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Data Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Network Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Support
6 1 (3.13%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) 802.1X
2 6 (18.75%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) CentOS
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Network Design
2 9 (28.13%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (25.00%) Project Management
4 7 (21.88%) Change Management
4 7 (21.88%) Time Management
5 4 (12.50%) High Availability
5 4 (12.50%) ITIL
6 3 (9.38%) DDoS Mitigation
6 3 (9.38%) Network Management
6 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.13%) Coaching
8 1 (3.13%) Information Security
8 1 (3.13%) Investment Management
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (31.25%) CCNA
3 6 (18.75%) CCNP
3 6 (18.75%) Degree
4 5 (15.63%) CCIE
5 2 (6.25%) CCDA
5 2 (6.25%) CCDP
5 2 (6.25%) CCSE
6 1 (3.13%) CCENT
6 1 (3.13%) CCMSE
6 1 (3.13%) CCSM
6 1 (3.13%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) Cacti
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (6.25%) Nagios
4 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.13%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (3.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (43.75%) CheckPoint
3 13 (40.63%) F5
4 10 (31.25%) Nokia
5 7 (21.88%) Citrix
5 7 (21.88%) Fortinet
5 7 (21.88%) SolarWinds
6 3 (9.38%) Juniper
7 2 (6.25%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.13%) jetNEXUS
8 1 (3.13%) Progress
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