Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > South East
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 362 270 266
Rank change year-on-year -92 -4 +110
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 79 55 236
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.54% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.09% 3.00% 6.01%
Number of salaries quoted 70 26 157
10th Percentile £45,000 £37,125 £36,500
25th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £47,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £74,688 £62,500 £62,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £67,500 £70,100
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +4.76%

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 2,554 1,835 3,929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.09% 18.02% 17.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,687 1,465 3,094
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £33,500 £36,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 27 January 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 27 January 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
Thames Valley -36 41 £70,000 +27.27% 9
Oxfordshire - 29 £70,000 - 2
Surrey -46 24 £60,000 - 1
Berkshire -36 12 £77,500 +40.91% 5
Hampshire -99 11 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -52 4 £72,500 -6.45% 2
Kent -54 3 £55,000 +18.92% 1
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 79 (100.00%) BGP
2 47 (59.49%) Cisco
3 46 (58.23%) Firewall
4 41 (51.90%) Palo Alto
5 37 (46.84%) Network Security
6 33 (41.77%) IPsec
7 32 (40.51%) WAN
8 30 (37.97%) SolarWinds
9 29 (36.71%) VPN
9 29 (36.71%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (34.18%) LAN
11 25 (31.65%) Juniper
12 21 (26.58%) Linux
12 21 (26.58%) Zscaler
12 21 (26.58%) Infrastructure as Code
13 20 (25.32%) CCNP
13 20 (25.32%) MPLS
14 18 (22.78%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (22.78%) Change Management
15 17 (21.52%) Intrusion Detection
15 17 (21.52%) Mentoring
15 17 (21.52%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (20.25%) Problem-Solving
16 16 (20.25%) DNS
17 15 (18.99%) Wireless
17 15 (18.99%) Service Design
17 15 (18.99%) Kalman Filter
18 14 (17.72%) New Relic
18 14 (17.72%) Web Filtering
18 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP

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 1 (1.27%) nginx
1 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.92%) AWS
2 10 (12.66%) Azure
3 2 (2.53%) GCP
4 1 (1.27%) Azure Service Bus
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 79 (100.00%) BGP
2 46 (58.23%) Firewall
3 37 (46.84%) Network Security
4 33 (41.77%) IPsec
5 32 (40.51%) WAN
6 29 (36.71%) VPN
7 27 (34.18%) LAN
8 20 (25.32%) MPLS
9 18 (22.78%) Wi-Fi
10 17 (21.52%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (21.52%) Intrusion Detection
11 16 (20.25%) DNS
12 15 (18.99%) Wireless
13 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP
14 12 (15.19%) Ethernet
14 12 (15.19%) SSL
15 9 (11.39%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (11.39%) DHCP
15 9 (11.39%) SD-WAN
16 6 (7.59%) Junos
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) JIRA
General
1 9 (11.39%) Social Skills
2 8 (10.13%) Finance
3 6 (7.59%) Publishing
4 5 (6.33%) Organisational Skills
4 5 (6.33%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.06%) Public Sector
6 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.53%) Military
8 1 (1.27%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (1.27%) Legal
8 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (82.28%) Network Engineer
2 28 (35.44%) Senior Network Engineer
3 16 (20.25%) Network Security Engineer
3 16 (20.25%) Security Engineer
4 12 (15.19%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 12 (15.19%) Senior Security Engineer
5 11 (13.92%) Architect
6 9 (11.39%) Juniper Engineer
7 8 (10.13%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (10.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (8.86%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 7 (8.86%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) IP Architect
9 5 (6.33%) Network Architect
10 4 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.80%) Core Network Engineer
11 3 (3.80%) IP Engineer
11 3 (3.80%) IP Network Engineer
12 2 (2.53%) Cisco Architect
12 2 (2.53%) Cisco Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.39%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.86%) PKI
4 6 (7.59%) DataPower
5 2 (2.53%) CESG
5 2 (2.53%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.27%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.27%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.27%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.58%) Linux
2 6 (7.59%) Unix
3 4 (5.06%) Ubuntu
3 4 (5.06%) Windows
4 1 (1.27%) Check Point GAiA
4 1 (1.27%) Debian
4 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) Infrastructure as Code
2 18 (22.78%) Change Management
3 17 (21.52%) Mentoring
4 16 (20.25%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (18.99%) Kalman Filter
5 15 (18.99%) Service Design
6 14 (17.72%) Observability
6 14 (17.72%) Web Filtering
7 13 (16.46%) ITIL
8 11 (13.92%) Network Design
9 10 (12.66%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (12.66%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (12.66%) Problem Management
10 8 (10.13%) Project Delivery
10 8 (10.13%) Security Operations
10 8 (10.13%) Task Automation
10 8 (10.13%) Zero Trust
11 7 (8.86%) Availability Management
11 7 (8.86%) Business Agility
11 7 (8.86%) Creative Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.86%) Python
2 2 (2.53%) C
3 1 (1.27%) Java
3 1 (1.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (36.71%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (25.32%) CCNP
3 14 (17.72%) CCNA
4 6 (7.59%) Degree
4 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.33%) JNCIA
6 4 (5.06%) CCDA
6 4 (5.06%) JNCIP
7 3 (3.80%) CCIE
8 1 (1.27%) CCDP
8 1 (1.27%) CCSE
8 1 (1.27%) CISSP
8 1 (1.27%) CLAS
8 1 (1.27%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.27%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.27%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) GDPR
1 2 (2.53%) PMO
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) COBIT
2 1 (1.27%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) PowerDNS
2 1 (1.27%) Snort
2 1 (1.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) Terraform
2 6 (7.59%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (7.59%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (3.80%) QRadar
4 2 (2.53%) Ansible
4 2 (2.53%) SCCM
4 2 (2.53%) SCSM
5 1 (1.27%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 47 (59.49%) Cisco
2 41 (51.90%) Palo Alto
3 30 (37.97%) SolarWinds
4 25 (31.65%) Juniper
5 21 (26.58%) Zscaler
6 14 (17.72%) New Relic
7 13 (16.46%) Meraki
8 10 (12.66%) F5
9 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
10 7 (8.86%) Aruba
10 7 (8.86%) IBM
11 6 (7.59%) Barracuda Networks
11 6 (7.59%) Forcepoint
11 6 (7.59%) Fortinet
12 4 (5.06%) CheckPoint
12 4 (5.06%) VMware
13 3 (3.80%) Nokia
13 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
13 3 (3.80%) Riverbed
14 2 (2.53%) Symantec