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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 30 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > South East
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 370 347 276
Rank change year-on-year -23 -71 +61
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 123 68 99
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.44% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.46% 3.13% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 63 45 72
10th Percentile £46,250 £34,850 £31,500
25th Percentile £49,250 £42,000 £39,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £60,938
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +9.52%

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 3,557 2,172 2,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.89% 13.92% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,980 1,584 1,957
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,150 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing OSPF as a proportion 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

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

Salary trend for OSPF in the South East

OSPF
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing OSPF in the South East over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Hampshire -1 48 £47,500 -
Thames Valley -27 42 £65,000 +13.04% 10
Oxfordshire -14 26 £73,750 +63.89% 3
Surrey -49 22 £51,500 -21.97%
Berkshire -4 15 £77,500 -3.13% 5
Kent -49 10 £56,425 +63.55% 3
Buckinghamshire -38 4 £62,500 +19.05% 2
East Sussex - 1 £45,000 - 1
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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 South East region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 123 (100.00%) BGP
2 90 (73.17%) Cisco
3 71 (57.72%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (56.10%) WAN
5 65 (52.85%) Palo Alto
6 64 (52.03%) Firewall
7 57 (46.34%) CCNP
8 56 (45.53%) MPLS
9 55 (44.72%) LAN
9 55 (44.72%) ITIL
10 51 (41.46%) Wireless
11 48 (39.02%) Cisco Nexus
12 44 (35.77%) IPsec
13 42 (34.15%) VPN
14 36 (29.27%) CCNA
15 34 (27.64%) Multicast
16 33 (26.83%) Change Management
16 33 (26.83%) Degree
17 32 (26.02%) Juniper
18 31 (25.20%) Organisational Skills
19 30 (24.39%) AWS
20 28 (22.76%) Network Security
21 27 (21.95%) Continuous Improvement
22 26 (21.14%) CCDP
22 26 (21.14%) Collaborative Working
23 25 (20.33%) Patch Management
23 25 (20.33%) Cisco ISE
23 25 (20.33%) Service Delivery
24 24 (19.51%) DNS
24 24 (19.51%) Problem-Solving

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:

Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Blender
1 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (24.39%) AWS
2 17 (13.82%) Azure
3 8 (6.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.63%) GCP
5 1 (0.81%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 123 (100.00%) BGP
2 69 (56.10%) WAN
3 64 (52.03%) Firewall
4 56 (45.53%) MPLS
5 55 (44.72%) LAN
6 51 (41.46%) Wireless
7 48 (39.02%) Cisco Nexus
8 44 (35.77%) IPsec
9 42 (34.15%) VPN
10 34 (27.64%) Multicast
11 28 (22.76%) Network Security
12 25 (20.33%) Cisco ISE
13 24 (19.51%) DNS
13 24 (19.51%) SD-WAN
14 21 (17.07%) DHCP
15 13 (10.57%) Software-Defined Networking
15 13 (10.57%) VLAN
15 13 (10.57%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (8.94%) IPv6
17 10 (8.13%) IPv4
General
1 31 (25.20%) Organisational Skills
2 18 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (13.82%) Social Skills
4 10 (8.13%) Aviation
5 9 (7.32%) Telecoms
6 8 (6.50%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (2.44%) Mandarin Language
7 3 (2.44%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.63%) Games
8 2 (1.63%) Publishing
9 1 (0.81%) Finance
9 1 (0.81%) Military
Job Titles
1 83 (67.48%) Network Engineer
2 35 (28.46%) Senior Network Engineer
3 27 (21.95%) Architect
4 14 (11.38%) Network Architect
5 11 (8.94%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (8.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 11 (8.94%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (8.94%) Security Engineer
5 11 (8.94%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 11 (8.94%) Senior Security Engineer
6 10 (8.13%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (8.13%) Security Architect
7 9 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.32%) IT Engineer
7 9 (7.32%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Administrator
8 6 (4.88%) Network Administrator
8 6 (4.88%) Project Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.81%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.76%) Private Cloud
1 12 (9.76%) Public Cloud
2 10 (8.13%) Cyberthreat
3 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.25%) CCTV
4 4 (3.25%) CMDB
4 4 (3.25%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.25%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.63%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.81%) DataPower
6 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.76%) Linux
2 4 (3.25%) Windows
2 4 (3.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (44.72%) ITIL
2 33 (26.83%) Change Management
3 27 (21.95%) Continuous Improvement
4 26 (21.14%) Collaborative Working
5 25 (20.33%) Patch Management
5 25 (20.33%) Service Delivery
6 24 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (18.70%) Infrastructure as Code
8 21 (17.07%) Service Design
9 17 (13.82%) Project Delivery
10 15 (12.20%) Load Balancing
11 14 (11.38%) Network Monitoring
12 13 (10.57%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (10.57%) Mentoring
12 13 (10.57%) Network Management
13 12 (9.76%) Availability Management
13 12 (9.76%) Creative Problem-Solving
14 11 (8.94%) Business Agility
14 11 (8.94%) Technology Roadmap
14 11 (8.94%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.26%) Python
2 2 (1.63%) Bash
2 2 (1.63%) Perl
2 2 (1.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 71 (57.72%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (46.34%) CCNP
3 36 (29.27%) CCNA
4 33 (26.83%) Degree
5 26 (21.14%) CCDP
6 12 (9.76%) Security Cleared
7 10 (8.13%) JNCIA
7 10 (8.13%) JNCIP
8 8 (6.50%) Network+ Certification
8 8 (6.50%) SC Cleared
9 6 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (3.25%) CCIE
11 2 (1.63%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.81%) CCDA
12 1 (0.81%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.88%) vSphere
3 4 (3.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.81%) Firmware
4 1 (0.81%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (11.38%) Terraform
2 5 (4.07%) Nagios
3 2 (1.63%) Opsgenie
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 90 (73.17%) Cisco
2 65 (52.85%) Palo Alto
3 32 (26.02%) Juniper
4 23 (18.70%) Zscaler
5 21 (17.07%) SolarWinds
5 21 (17.07%) VMware
6 18 (14.63%) Meraki
7 13 (10.57%) F5
7 13 (10.57%) Fortinet
8 11 (8.94%) Microsoft
8 11 (8.94%) New Relic
9 10 (8.13%) Aruba
9 10 (8.13%) CheckPoint
10 9 (7.32%) Brocade
11 8 (6.50%) Ciena
11 8 (6.50%) Dell
11 8 (6.50%) Infoblox
12 5 (4.07%) NetScout
12 5 (4.07%) ServiceNow
12 5 (4.07%) SevOne