Period
to 13 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > South East
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 318 256 336
Rank change year-on-year -62 +80 -29
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 245 421 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.78% 1.23% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.49% 5.72% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 175 347 301
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £32,600 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,500 £68,750
England 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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5461 7355 8461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.38% 21.54% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4296 5909 6955
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in the South East

OSPF
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for OSPF in the South East

OSPF
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in the South East over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Salary histogram for OSPF in the South East

OSPF
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the South East region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
Thames Valley +12 118 £52,500 -10.64% 1
Berkshire +43 85 £56,250 +12.50% 1
Hampshire -52 73 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Surrey -80 37 £60,000 +53.85% 1
Oxfordshire -22 22 £40,000 -33.33%
Buckinghamshire +6 11 £67,500 -
Kent +15 8 £49,125 +14.24%
Middlesex +11 3 £40,000 -11.11%
West Sussex -7 3 £72,500 +45.00% 1
East Sussex - 3 £36,000 - 1
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 South East region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 220 (89.80%) BGP
2 189 (77.14%) Cisco
3 170 (69.39%) Cisco Certification
4 161 (65.71%) Firewall
5 149 (60.82%) MPLS
6 129 (52.65%) CCNP
7 120 (48.98%) Juniper
8 118 (48.16%) WAN
9 88 (35.92%) IPsec
10 86 (35.10%) Cisco ASA
11 81 (33.06%) Load Balancing
11 81 (33.06%) VPN
12 79 (32.24%) LAN
12 79 (32.24%) Data Centre
13 74 (30.20%) VLAN
14 73 (29.80%) ITIL
15 72 (29.39%) Ethernet
15 72 (29.39%) F5
16 64 (26.12%) Wireless
16 64 (26.12%) Network Security
17 63 (25.71%) Cisco Nexus
18 62 (25.31%) DNS
19 61 (24.90%) CheckPoint
19 61 (24.90%) Network Design
20 60 (24.49%) CCIE
21 59 (24.08%) TCP/IP
21 59 (24.08%) Palo Alto
22 57 (23.27%) CCNA
22 57 (23.27%) SSL
23 55 (22.45%) Linux

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (4.90%) Skype for Business
2 9 (3.67%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.63%) IIS
4 3 (1.22%) nginx
5 2 (0.82%) Apache
6 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (2.04%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.49%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.63%) GitHub
5 3 (1.22%) SaaS
6 2 (0.82%) Office 365
7 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 220 (89.80%) BGP
2 161 (65.71%) Firewall
3 149 (60.82%) MPLS
4 118 (48.16%) WAN
5 88 (35.92%) IPsec
6 86 (35.10%) Cisco ASA
7 81 (33.06%) VPN
8 79 (32.24%) LAN
9 74 (30.20%) VLAN
10 72 (29.39%) Ethernet
11 64 (26.12%) Network Security
11 64 (26.12%) Wireless
12 63 (25.71%) Cisco Nexus
13 62 (25.31%) DNS
14 59 (24.08%) TCP/IP
15 57 (23.27%) SSL
16 55 (22.45%) EIGRP
17 51 (20.82%) DHCP
18 50 (20.41%) SNMP
19 38 (15.51%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.63%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.41%) Big Data
3 1 (0.41%) MySQL
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Ant
1 4 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (1.63%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.63%) GitLab
1 4 (1.63%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.63%) Maven
1 4 (1.63%) Subversion
1 4 (1.63%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 26 (10.61%) Telecoms
2 14 (5.71%) Advertising
3 12 (4.90%) Billing
4 11 (4.49%) Finance
5 8 (3.27%) Military
6 7 (2.86%) Retail
7 4 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.82%) Legal
8 2 (0.82%) Marketing
9 1 (0.41%) Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 153 (62.45%) Network Engineer
2 38 (15.51%) Senior Network Engineer
3 29 (11.84%) Network Support
4 27 (11.02%) Network Support Engineer
4 27 (11.02%) Support Engineer
5 25 (10.20%) Architect
6 22 (8.98%) Network Architect
7 17 (6.94%) Cisco Engineer
7 17 (6.94%) Network Security Engineer
7 17 (6.94%) Security Engineer
8 16 (6.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 16 (6.53%) Juniper Engineer
9 13 (5.31%) Network Manager
10 12 (4.90%) Network Design Architect
11 11 (4.49%) Network Design Engineer
12 10 (4.08%) Consultant
12 10 (4.08%) Senior Network Support
12 10 (4.08%) Senior Network Support Engineer
12 10 (4.08%) Senior Support Engineer
13 9 (3.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.67%) Web Services
2 8 (3.27%) 802.1X
3 7 (2.86%) RFC 2547
4 4 (1.63%) JSON
4 4 (1.63%) REST
5 3 (1.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (32.24%) Data Centre
2 23 (9.39%) Computer Science
3 21 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.12%) Clustering
5 12 (4.90%) FlexPod
5 12 (4.90%) Management Information System
6 10 (4.08%) PKI
7 9 (3.67%) Client/Server
7 9 (3.67%) Public Cloud
7 9 (3.67%) Virtual Team
8 6 (2.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (2.04%) Cloud Native
9 5 (2.04%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (1.63%) CMDB
10 4 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 55 (22.45%) Linux
2 35 (14.29%) Windows
3 30 (12.24%) Unix
4 13 (5.31%) CentOS
5 8 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.45%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.63%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (33.06%) Load Balancing
2 73 (29.80%) ITIL
3 61 (24.90%) Network Design
4 48 (19.59%) Network Monitoring
5 45 (18.37%) Network Management
6 29 (11.84%) Migration
7 28 (11.43%) Change Management
8 26 (10.61%) High Availability
8 26 (10.61%) Incident Management
9 23 (9.39%) Presales
9 23 (9.39%) Project Management
10 22 (8.98%) Service Delivery
10 22 (8.98%) Time Management
11 20 (8.16%) ITIL V3
12 19 (7.76%) Task Automation
13 17 (6.94%) Mentoring
14 16 (6.53%) Operations Management
14 16 (6.53%) Performance Management
14 16 (6.53%) Problem Management
14 16 (6.53%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 37 (15.10%) Python
2 27 (11.02%) Perl
3 24 (9.80%) Bash Shell
4 20 (8.16%) SQL
5 19 (7.76%) PowerShell
6 12 (4.90%) Java
7 9 (3.67%) C
8 6 (2.45%) Ruby
9 5 (2.04%) C++
9 5 (2.04%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.63%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 170 (69.39%) Cisco Certification
2 129 (52.65%) CCNP
3 60 (24.49%) CCIE
4 57 (23.27%) CCNA
5 36 (14.69%) Degree
5 36 (14.69%) Security Cleared
6 35 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 29 (11.84%) JNCIP
8 23 (9.39%) CCDP
9 22 (8.98%) JNCIA
10 17 (6.94%) JNCIS
11 16 (6.53%) DV Cleared
12 10 (4.08%) CCDA
13 9 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (2.86%) HND
14 7 (2.86%) JNCIE
15 6 (2.45%) CCIE Security
15 6 (2.45%) CCIP
15 6 (2.45%) CCSE
15 6 (2.45%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.43%) SLA
2 19 (7.76%) QA
3 17 (6.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (6.53%) PCI DSS
5 15 (6.12%) HIPAA
6 4 (1.63%) PMO
7 2 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.45%) VMware NSX
3 6 (2.45%) vSphere
4 5 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.63%) Docker
6 3 (1.22%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.41%) KVM
7 1 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (8.16%) Cisco Prime
2 19 (7.76%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (7.76%) Terraform
3 8 (3.27%) Ansible
3 8 (3.27%) Nagios
3 8 (3.27%) Puppet
3 8 (3.27%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (1.63%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.63%) Salt
4 4 (1.63%) SCOM
5 3 (1.22%) QRadar
5 3 (1.22%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.82%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.41%) cPanel
7 1 (0.41%) Plesk
Vendors
1 189 (77.14%) Cisco
2 120 (48.98%) Juniper
3 72 (29.39%) F5
4 61 (24.90%) CheckPoint
5 59 (24.08%) Palo Alto
6 47 (19.18%) SolarWinds
7 34 (13.88%) HP
8 33 (13.47%) VMware
9 27 (11.02%) Aruba
10 26 (10.61%) Microsoft
11 23 (9.39%) Brocade
11 23 (9.39%) Extreme Networks
12 21 (8.57%) Fortinet
13 16 (6.53%) NetScout
14 15 (6.12%) Meraki
15 12 (4.90%) Sourcefire
16 11 (4.49%) 3Com
16 11 (4.49%) Arista
16 11 (4.49%) Avaya
16 11 (4.49%) Dell