Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 292 275 313
Rank change year-on-year -17 +38 +6
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 279 397 412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.97% 1.12% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.40% 5.36% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 210 338 302
South East median annual salary £50,750 £48,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.18% -3.50% +13.64%
10th Percentile £32,975 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £48,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.40% -3.00% +2.04%

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 5171 7408 8649
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.95% 20.89% 20.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4147 5917 6959
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,250 £24,250
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +27 144 £57,500 - 3
Berkshire +33 95 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Hampshire +30 82 £42,000 -1.18% 1
Surrey -55 35 £60,000 +50.00% 2
Oxfordshire +19 29 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 20 £67,500 +3.85% 1
Kent +15 6 £47,500 -1.04%
Middlesex +8 5 £40,000 -36.00%
West Sussex -13 4 £72,500 +48.72%
East Sussex - 4 £35,000 -
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 257 (92.11%) BGP
2 216 (77.42%) Cisco
3 196 (70.25%) Cisco Certification
4 178 (63.80%) Firewall
5 149 (53.41%) MPLS
6 145 (51.97%) CCNP
7 140 (50.18%) Juniper
8 119 (42.65%) WAN
9 102 (36.56%) Cisco ASA
10 101 (36.20%) LAN
11 97 (34.77%) Data Centre
12 90 (32.26%) VPN
13 88 (31.54%) IPsec
14 83 (29.75%) F5
15 81 (29.03%) Network Design
16 79 (28.32%) Load Balancing
17 77 (27.60%) CCIE
18 76 (27.24%) DNS
19 72 (25.81%) VLAN
20 66 (23.66%) ITIL
20 66 (23.66%) CheckPoint
20 66 (23.66%) Cisco Nexus
21 65 (23.30%) Wireless
22 64 (22.94%) Palo Alto
23 61 (21.86%) Ethernet
24 60 (21.51%) TCP/IP
24 60 (21.51%) EIGRP
25 59 (21.15%) DHCP
26 57 (20.43%) Linux
27 56 (20.07%) Network Security

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 8 (2.87%) OpenStack
2 6 (2.15%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.72%) Apache
4 1 (0.36%) IIS
4 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 43 (15.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (13.62%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.66%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.08%) GitHub
4 3 (1.08%) Office 365
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 257 (92.11%) BGP
2 178 (63.80%) Firewall
3 149 (53.41%) MPLS
4 119 (42.65%) WAN
5 102 (36.56%) Cisco ASA
6 101 (36.20%) LAN
7 90 (32.26%) VPN
8 88 (31.54%) IPsec
9 76 (27.24%) DNS
10 72 (25.81%) VLAN
11 66 (23.66%) Cisco Nexus
12 65 (23.30%) Wireless
13 61 (21.86%) Ethernet
14 60 (21.51%) EIGRP
14 60 (21.51%) TCP/IP
15 59 (21.15%) DHCP
16 56 (20.07%) Network Security
17 49 (17.56%) SSL
18 36 (12.90%) VRRP
19 34 (12.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.08%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.36%) Big Data
2 1 (0.36%) MySQL
2 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Ant
1 3 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (1.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.08%) GitLab
1 3 (1.08%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.08%) Maven
1 3 (1.08%) Subversion
1 3 (1.08%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 28 (10.04%) Telecoms
2 13 (4.66%) Finance
3 10 (3.58%) Retail
4 9 (3.23%) Advertising
4 9 (3.23%) Billing
5 8 (2.87%) Military
6 7 (2.51%) Legal
7 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.72%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 194 (69.53%) Network Engineer
2 58 (20.79%) Senior Network Engineer
3 36 (12.90%) Architect
3 36 (12.90%) Network Architect
4 34 (12.19%) Network Support
5 32 (11.47%) Network Support Engineer
5 32 (11.47%) Support Engineer
6 29 (10.39%) Network Design Engineer
7 25 (8.96%) Design Engineer
8 23 (8.24%) Cisco Engineer
9 22 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 21 (7.53%) Juniper Engineer
11 18 (6.45%) IP Engineer
11 18 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
11 18 (6.45%) Security Engineer
12 17 (6.09%) Consultant
12 17 (6.09%) IP Network Engineer
13 14 (5.02%) Senior Network Support
13 14 (5.02%) Senior Network Support Engineer
13 14 (5.02%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.73%) Web Services
2 7 (2.51%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.43%) REST
3 4 (1.43%) RFC 2547
4 3 (1.08%) JSON
5 2 (0.72%) CSS
6 1 (0.36%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 97 (34.77%) Data Centre
2 28 (10.04%) Computer Science
3 16 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.73%) Virtual Team
4 15 (5.38%) Management Information System
4 15 (5.38%) PKI
5 9 (3.23%) Clustering
5 9 (3.23%) FlexPod
5 9 (3.23%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.79%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.79%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.43%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.43%) CMDB
9 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.36%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.36%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.36%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 57 (20.43%) Linux
2 39 (13.98%) Windows
3 38 (13.62%) Unix
4 10 (3.58%) CentOS
5 7 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.51%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.79%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.36%) Debian
8 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (29.03%) Network Design
2 79 (28.32%) Load Balancing
3 66 (23.66%) ITIL
4 41 (14.70%) Network Management
5 37 (13.26%) Network Monitoring
6 32 (11.47%) Migration
7 24 (8.60%) Customer Requirements
7 24 (8.60%) Presales
7 24 (8.60%) Time Management
8 23 (8.24%) Change Management
9 22 (7.89%) Incident Management
9 22 (7.89%) Operations Management
10 19 (6.81%) Change Control
11 18 (6.45%) High Availability
12 17 (6.09%) Kalman Filter
12 17 (6.09%) Mentoring
12 17 (6.09%) Service Delivery
13 16 (5.73%) Network Architecture
13 16 (5.73%) Network Virtualisation
13 16 (5.73%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.47%) Python
2 28 (10.04%) Perl
3 17 (6.09%) Bash Shell
4 13 (4.66%) Java
4 13 (4.66%) SQL
5 12 (4.30%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.94%) C
7 8 (2.87%) Ruby
8 7 (2.51%) C++
8 7 (2.51%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.08%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 196 (70.25%) Cisco Certification
2 145 (51.97%) CCNP
3 77 (27.60%) CCIE
4 54 (19.35%) Security Cleared
5 53 (19.00%) SC Cleared
6 49 (17.56%) CCNA
7 39 (13.98%) Degree
8 28 (10.04%) JNCIA
9 22 (7.89%) DV Cleared
10 20 (7.17%) JNCIS
11 18 (6.45%) JNCIP
12 15 (5.38%) CCDP
13 14 (5.02%) CCDA
14 11 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (2.51%) CCSP
16 5 (1.79%) CCIE Security
16 5 (1.79%) HND
17 4 (1.43%) CCIP
17 4 (1.43%) CWNA
17 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.11%) SLA
2 11 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.94%) QA
3 10 (3.58%) PCI DSS
4 9 (3.23%) HIPAA
5 6 (2.15%) PMO
6 4 (1.43%) COBIT
7 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (10.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.51%) Hyper-V
3 7 (2.51%) VMware NSX
4 5 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.43%) vSphere
6 3 (1.08%) Docker
6 3 (1.08%) XenApp
7 1 (0.36%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.36%) KVM
7 1 (0.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (7.53%) Cisco Prime
2 15 (5.38%) Nagios
2 15 (5.38%) SCOM
3 12 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (4.30%) SolarWinds Orion
3 12 (4.30%) Terraform
4 7 (2.51%) Ansible
4 7 (2.51%) FortiGate
5 6 (2.15%) Puppet
6 4 (1.43%) SCCM
7 3 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.08%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.08%) Salt
8 2 (0.72%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.36%) Cacti
9 1 (0.36%) cPanel
9 1 (0.36%) OpenView
9 1 (0.36%) Plesk
Vendors
1 216 (77.42%) Cisco
2 140 (50.18%) Juniper
3 83 (29.75%) F5
4 66 (23.66%) CheckPoint
5 64 (22.94%) Palo Alto
6 54 (19.35%) SolarWinds
7 42 (15.05%) VMware
8 33 (11.83%) Microsoft
9 26 (9.32%) Extreme Networks
10 25 (8.96%) HP
11 24 (8.60%) Brocade
12 21 (7.53%) Aruba
13 17 (6.09%) Fortinet
13 17 (6.09%) NetScout
14 14 (5.02%) Meraki
15 12 (4.30%) Barracuda Networks
16 11 (3.94%) Sourcefire
17 10 (3.58%) Red Hat
18 9 (3.23%) Arista
18 9 (3.23%) Forcepoint