Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > South East
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 360 216 310
Rank change year-on-year -144 +94 +127
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 78 61 224
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.75% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.16% 3.87% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 65 39 141
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,500 £31,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £36,250 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £68,750 £56,250 £62,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £62,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -

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 2,467 1,578 4,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.10% 19.49% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,690 1,307 3,324
10th Percentile £25,500 £30,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £33,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,350
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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 -60 41 £65,000 +18.18% 5
Hampshire -121 25 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Oxfordshire - 16 £65,000 - 2
Berkshire -66 15 £72,500 +31.82% 3
Surrey -65 14 £60,000 +34.83% 7
Buckinghamshire -48 10 £52,500 -
Kent -39 1 £34,500 -31.00% 2
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 70 (89.74%) BGP
2 54 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (64.10%) Firewall
4 49 (62.82%) Cisco
5 42 (53.85%) CCNP
6 38 (48.72%) VPN
7 31 (39.74%) CCNA
7 31 (39.74%) WAN
7 31 (39.74%) MPLS
8 29 (37.18%) AWS
9 28 (35.90%) Network Security
9 28 (35.90%) Data Centre
10 24 (30.77%) Palo Alto
11 22 (28.21%) Azure
11 22 (28.21%) IPsec
11 22 (28.21%) LAN
12 21 (26.92%) TCP/IP
13 20 (25.64%) Juniper
14 19 (24.36%) CheckPoint
14 19 (24.36%) Linux
15 17 (21.79%) VMware
15 17 (21.79%) Security Cleared
16 15 (19.23%) Network Design
16 15 (19.23%) CCIE
17 14 (17.95%) Windows
17 14 (17.95%) VLAN
17 14 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
18 13 (16.67%) HSRP
19 12 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
19 12 (15.38%) DNS

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:

Cloud Services
1 29 (37.18%) AWS
2 22 (28.21%) Azure
3 8 (10.26%) SaaS
4 5 (6.41%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (6.41%) Cloudflare
4 5 (6.41%) IaaS
4 5 (6.41%) PaaS
5 4 (5.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (2.56%) GCP
7 1 (1.28%) AWS Direct Connect
7 1 (1.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.28%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 70 (89.74%) BGP
2 50 (64.10%) Firewall
3 38 (48.72%) VPN
4 31 (39.74%) MPLS
4 31 (39.74%) WAN
5 28 (35.90%) Network Security
6 22 (28.21%) IPsec
6 22 (28.21%) LAN
7 21 (26.92%) TCP/IP
8 14 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (17.95%) VLAN
9 13 (16.67%) HSRP
10 12 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (15.38%) DNS
10 12 (15.38%) Internet
11 10 (12.82%) EIGRP
12 9 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (11.54%) SD-WAN
13 8 (10.26%) Spanning Tree
13 8 (10.26%) Wi-Fi
General
1 12 (15.38%) Social Skills
2 9 (11.54%) Finance
3 6 (7.69%) Publishing
4 5 (6.41%) Military
5 4 (5.13%) Retail
5 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.85%) Banking
6 3 (3.85%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (3.85%) Public Sector
7 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.28%) Legal
8 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (75.64%) Network Engineer
2 29 (37.18%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (12.82%) Architect
4 9 (11.54%) Network Architect
5 8 (10.26%) Security Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Juniper Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Network Security Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Senior Security Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Core Network Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) IP Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) IP Network Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Security Architect
7 6 (7.69%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Network Security Architect
9 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Project Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Wireless Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 28 (35.90%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.69%) CESG
2 6 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (6.41%) CESG CLAS
3 5 (6.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.56%) DataPower
4 2 (2.56%) Life Science
4 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.56%) NHS
5 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.28%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.36%) Linux
2 14 (17.95%) Windows
3 5 (6.41%) Debian
4 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.23%) Network Design
2 11 (14.10%) Change Management
2 11 (14.10%) Infrastructure as Code
2 11 (14.10%) ITIL
3 10 (12.82%) DevOps
3 10 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (11.54%) Service Delivery
5 8 (10.26%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (8.97%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (8.97%) Mentoring
6 7 (8.97%) Network Architecture
6 7 (8.97%) Network Virtualisation
6 7 (8.97%) Presales
6 7 (8.97%) Security Architecture
6 7 (8.97%) SIEM
7 6 (7.69%) DDoS Mitigation
7 6 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (7.69%) Observability
7 6 (7.69%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.26%) Python
2 3 (3.85%) Perl
3 1 (1.28%) C#
3 1 (1.28%) Go
3 1 (1.28%) Java
3 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 54 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (53.85%) CCNP
3 31 (39.74%) CCNA
4 17 (21.79%) Security Cleared
5 15 (19.23%) CCIE
6 11 (14.10%) Degree
7 7 (8.97%) JNCIP
8 6 (7.69%) CISSP
9 5 (6.41%) CLAS
9 5 (6.41%) CREST Certified
9 5 (6.41%) JNCIA
9 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
10 4 (5.13%) CCDA
11 3 (3.85%) DV Cleared
12 2 (2.56%) CCDP
12 2 (2.56%) CCIE Service Provider
12 2 (2.56%) JNCIE
12 2 (2.56%) JNCIS
13 1 (1.28%) SANS
13 1 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 4 (5.13%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.13%) SLA
4 2 (2.56%) GDPR
4 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 1 (1.28%) COBIT
5 1 (1.28%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (11.54%) VMware NSX
3 8 (10.26%) Active Directory
4 4 (5.13%) Firmware
5 2 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.28%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) Ansible
1 8 (10.26%) FortiGate
2 7 (8.97%) QRadar
3 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.56%) Grafana
4 2 (2.56%) Icinga
4 2 (2.56%) Prometheus
4 2 (2.56%) SCCM
4 2 (2.56%) SCSM
5 1 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 49 (62.82%) Cisco
2 24 (30.77%) Palo Alto
3 20 (25.64%) Juniper
4 19 (24.36%) CheckPoint
5 17 (21.79%) VMware
6 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
7 8 (10.26%) Meraki
7 8 (10.26%) SolarWinds
8 7 (8.97%) F5
8 7 (8.97%) Fortinet
8 7 (8.97%) Zscaler
9 6 (7.69%) LogRhythm
9 6 (7.69%) New Relic
9 6 (7.69%) Sophos
9 6 (7.69%) Splunk
10 5 (6.41%) AlienVault
10 5 (6.41%) Darktrace
10 5 (6.41%) Forcepoint
10 5 (6.41%) Proofpoint
11 4 (5.13%) HP