Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 406 261 270
Rank change year-on-year -145 +9 +20
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 128 331 423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 1.14% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.67% 6.17% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 92 256 385
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £39,863 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,675 £70,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 4,796 5,366 7,703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.18% 18.43% 20.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3,778 4,303 6,302
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,625
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.58% +2.65%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,000 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 -80 63 £52,500 -4.55% 9
Berkshire -46 47 £53,750 -6.52% 8
Hampshire -74 25 £45,000 - 5
Surrey -31 17 £45,000 - 4
Kent +13 16 £42,500 -5.56%
Oxfordshire -30 10 £65,000 +33.33%
Buckinghamshire -10 6 £34,000 -48.68% 1
West Sussex +9 5 £59,000 -10.94%
East Sussex -31 3 £70,000 +100.00%
Middlesex +8 1 £70,000 +75.00%
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 (96.09%) BGP
2 117 (91.41%) Cisco
3 97 (75.78%) Cisco Certification
4 87 (67.97%) Firewall
5 79 (61.72%) CCNP
6 76 (59.38%) Juniper
7 70 (54.69%) MPLS
8 69 (53.91%) Cisco ASA
9 56 (43.75%) WAN
10 50 (39.06%) LAN
11 48 (37.50%) Wireless
12 41 (32.03%) VLAN
12 41 (32.03%) Data Centre
13 40 (31.25%) CCNA
13 40 (31.25%) VPN
14 36 (28.13%) CheckPoint
15 33 (25.78%) DNS
15 33 (25.78%) EIGRP
16 32 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 31 (24.22%) Ethernet
18 29 (22.66%) SolarWinds
19 27 (21.09%) Network Security
20 26 (20.31%) Cisco IOS
20 26 (20.31%) Network Design
21 25 (19.53%) SNMP
21 25 (19.53%) TCP/IP
21 25 (19.53%) Palo Alto
22 23 (17.97%) Network Monitoring
22 23 (17.97%) ITIL
22 23 (17.97%) IPsec

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 (9.38%) IIS
2 3 (2.34%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (4.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.34%) Office 365
3 3 (2.34%) SaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 123 (96.09%) BGP
2 87 (67.97%) Firewall
3 70 (54.69%) MPLS
4 69 (53.91%) Cisco ASA
5 56 (43.75%) WAN
6 50 (39.06%) LAN
7 48 (37.50%) Wireless
8 41 (32.03%) VLAN
9 40 (31.25%) VPN
10 33 (25.78%) DNS
10 33 (25.78%) EIGRP
11 32 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 31 (24.22%) Ethernet
13 27 (21.09%) Network Security
14 26 (20.31%) Cisco IOS
15 25 (19.53%) SNMP
15 25 (19.53%) TCP/IP
16 23 (17.97%) IPsec
17 22 (17.19%) Cisco Wireless
18 21 (16.41%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (8.59%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.47%) Finance
3 2 (1.56%) Electronics
3 2 (1.56%) French Language
3 2 (1.56%) Legal
4 1 (0.78%) Banking
4 1 (0.78%) German Language
4 1 (0.78%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 98 (76.56%) Network Engineer
2 20 (15.63%) Senior Network Engineer
3 17 (13.28%) Architect
4 14 (10.94%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (10.16%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (10.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (10.16%) Security Architect
5 13 (10.16%) Security Solutions Architect
6 10 (7.81%) Network Specialist
7 9 (7.03%) Juniper Engineer
8 8 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (6.25%) Security Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Project Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Senior Security Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) Lead Network Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.13%) 802.1X
1 4 (3.13%) LDAP
2 3 (2.34%) SAML
3 1 (0.78%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 41 (32.03%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.38%) Cyberthreat
2 12 (9.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (5.47%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (5.47%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.13%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.78%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.19%) Linux
2 11 (8.59%) Windows
3 3 (2.34%) Debian
3 3 (2.34%) Unix
3 3 (2.34%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.31%) Network Design
2 23 (17.97%) ITIL
2 23 (17.97%) Network Monitoring
3 21 (16.41%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (14.06%) Load Balancing
4 18 (14.06%) Presales
5 16 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 16 (12.50%) SIEM
6 12 (9.38%) Change Management
6 12 (9.38%) E-Commerce
6 12 (9.38%) Incident Management
6 12 (9.38%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 12 (9.38%) Software Optimisation
6 12 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 8 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 8 (6.25%) Network Architecture
7 8 (6.25%) Network Management
8 7 (5.47%) Capacity Management
8 7 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.69%) Python
2 2 (1.56%) C
3 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 97 (75.78%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (61.72%) CCNP
3 40 (31.25%) CCNA
4 20 (15.63%) CCIE
5 18 (14.06%) CCSP
6 16 (12.50%) CCVP
7 15 (11.72%) CISSP
8 14 (10.94%) CCDP
8 14 (10.94%) JNCIP
9 12 (9.38%) CCSE
9 12 (9.38%) IISP
9 12 (9.38%) ISSAP
10 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
11 8 (6.25%) SC Cleared
12 6 (4.69%) Degree
13 5 (3.91%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 5 (3.91%) DV Cleared
13 5 (3.91%) JNCIS
14 4 (3.13%) CCIE Security
15 3 (2.34%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (3.91%) SLA
2 2 (1.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) COBIT
3 1 (0.78%) GDPR
3 1 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.03%) Active Directory
3 8 (6.25%) vSphere
4 3 (2.34%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.34%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (10.94%) QRadar
2 6 (4.69%) Ansible
3 5 (3.91%) Nagios
4 4 (3.13%) Puppet
4 4 (3.13%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (3.13%) vCenter Server
5 3 (2.34%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.34%) OSSEC
6 2 (1.56%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.78%) Netcool
7 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.78%) SCCM
7 1 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 117 (91.41%) Cisco
2 76 (59.38%) Juniper
3 36 (28.13%) CheckPoint
4 29 (22.66%) SolarWinds
5 25 (19.53%) Palo Alto
6 21 (16.41%) Fortinet
6 21 (16.41%) VMware
7 18 (14.06%) F5
8 15 (11.72%) Forcepoint
9 14 (10.94%) Microsoft
10 13 (10.16%) IBM
10 13 (10.16%) Splunk
11 12 (9.38%) LogRhythm
11 12 (9.38%) Tufin
12 11 (8.59%) HP
13 10 (7.81%) Aruba
14 9 (7.03%) Meraki
15 4 (3.13%) 3Com
15 4 (3.13%) Infoblox
15 4 (3.13%) NetQoS