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 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / South East
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 227 252
Rank change year-on-year +10 +25  
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 186 266 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.25% 1.36% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.50% 6.13% 5.35%
Number of salaries quoted 149 239 188
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £29,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -10.00%  

OSPF is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2861 4342 4785
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.16% 22.28% 21.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2314 3641 3626
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing OSPF as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +67 52 £45,000 +20.00%
Berkshire -17 50 £51,500 +3.00% 1
Hampshire +10 34 £52,250 +35.71% 2
Oxfordshire +1 21 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Kent +12 11 £43,000 +7.50%
East Sussex - 9 £40,000 - 1
West Sussex +11 4 £62,500 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire -11 4 £27,500 -6.77% 1
Middlesex +7 2 £37,500 -26.82%
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 384 (95.05%) BGP
2 313 (77.48%) Cisco
3 284 (70.30%) Cisco Certification
4 260 (64.36%) MPLS
5 218 (53.96%) Firewall
6 214 (52.97%) Juniper
7 209 (51.73%) CCNP
8 175 (43.32%) WAN
9 144 (35.64%) VPN
10 134 (33.17%) LAN
11 123 (30.45%) F5
12 120 (29.70%) Cisco ASA
13 116 (28.71%) Data Centre
14 113 (27.97%) CCNA
15 101 (25.00%) VLAN
16 96 (23.76%) EIGRP
17 85 (21.04%) VoIP
18 79 (19.55%) Network Design
19 76 (18.81%) IPsec
20 75 (18.56%) Ethernet
21 73 (18.07%) Linux
21 73 (18.07%) Presales
22 72 (17.82%) Wireless
23 69 (17.08%) DNS
24 68 (16.83%) Cisco IOS
25 66 (16.34%) Spanning Tree
26 65 (16.09%) Load Balancing
26 65 (16.09%) Microsoft
27 63 (15.59%) VRRP
28 59 (14.60%) Windows

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 11 (2.72%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.25%) IIS
2 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.96%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.99%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.50%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.25%) Office 365
3 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 384 (95.05%) BGP
2 260 (64.36%) MPLS
3 218 (53.96%) Firewall
4 175 (43.32%) WAN
5 144 (35.64%) VPN
6 134 (33.17%) LAN
7 120 (29.70%) Cisco ASA
8 101 (25.00%) VLAN
9 96 (23.76%) EIGRP
10 85 (21.04%) VoIP
11 76 (18.81%) IPsec
12 75 (18.56%) Ethernet
13 72 (17.82%) Wireless
14 69 (17.08%) DNS
15 68 (16.83%) Cisco IOS
16 66 (16.34%) Spanning Tree
17 63 (15.59%) VRRP
18 59 (14.60%) HSRP
19 57 (14.11%) Network Security
20 51 (12.62%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 2 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 53 (13.12%) Telecoms
2 11 (2.72%) Marketing
3 10 (2.48%) Finance
4 4 (0.99%) Advertising
5 3 (0.74%) Electronics
6 2 (0.50%) Banking
7 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 260 (64.36%) Network Engineer
2 92 (22.77%) Senior Network Engineer
3 55 (13.61%) Consultant
3 55 (13.61%) Juniper Engineer
4 52 (12.87%) Cisco Engineer
5 50 (12.38%) Support Engineer
6 49 (12.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 44 (10.89%) Network Consultant
8 31 (7.67%) Juniper Support
9 28 (6.93%) Network Support
10 23 (5.69%) Professional Services Consultant
10 23 (5.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 23 (5.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 22 (5.45%) Professional Services Engineer
11 22 (5.45%) Professional Services Network Engineer
12 19 (4.70%) Analyst
12 19 (4.70%) Network Analyst
13 18 (4.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 18 (4.46%) Network Support Engineer
14 17 (4.21%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.72%) HTML
1 11 (2.72%) REST
2 10 (2.48%) CSS
3 9 (2.23%) Web Services
4 8 (1.98%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.99%) SAX
6 2 (0.50%) WAP
7 1 (0.25%) CGI
7 1 (0.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 116 (28.71%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.94%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.70%) Linux Command Line
4 15 (3.71%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.47%) Driving Licence
6 8 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (1.98%) PKI
7 6 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.99%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.74%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.74%) iPad
9 3 (0.74%) Machine to Machine
10 2 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.50%) Social Network
11 1 (0.25%) Contactless
11 1 (0.25%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.25%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 73 (18.07%) Linux
2 59 (14.60%) Windows
3 24 (5.94%) Unix
4 15 (3.71%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (19.55%) Network Design
2 73 (18.07%) Presales
3 65 (16.09%) Load Balancing
4 46 (11.39%) High Availability
5 41 (10.15%) ITIL
6 33 (8.17%) Migration
7 32 (7.92%) Network Management
8 24 (5.94%) Network Monitoring
9 19 (4.70%) Project Management
10 17 (4.21%) Network Architecture
11 14 (3.47%) Customer Requirements
12 13 (3.22%) Mentoring
13 12 (2.97%) Change Management
14 10 (2.48%) Change Control
15 9 (2.23%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (2.23%) GAP Analysis
15 9 (2.23%) Operations Management
15 9 (2.23%) Service Delivery
15 9 (2.23%) Time Management
16 8 (1.98%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.70%) Perl
2 11 (2.72%) Java
3 8 (1.98%) Python
4 6 (1.49%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 284 (70.30%) Cisco Certification
2 209 (51.73%) CCNP
3 113 (27.97%) CCNA
4 59 (14.60%) Security Cleared
5 56 (13.86%) CCIE
6 48 (11.88%) JNCIP
7 42 (10.40%) CCSP
8 40 (9.90%) JNCIA
8 40 (9.90%) SC Cleared
9 30 (7.43%) Degree
10 29 (7.18%) CCDA
11 28 (6.93%) JNCIS
12 15 (3.71%) CCIP
12 15 (3.71%) DV Cleared
13 10 (2.48%) CCDP
14 9 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.49%) CCVP
16 5 (1.24%) CCSE
17 2 (0.50%) CCSA
18 1 (0.25%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.65%) SLA
2 10 (2.48%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 50 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (5.69%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.47%) Forefront TMG
4 11 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.99%) FreeRADIUS
7 3 (0.74%) XenApp
8 1 (0.25%) Firmware
8 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (2.97%) Nagios
1 12 (2.97%) SCOM
2 10 (2.48%) FortiGate
3 7 (1.73%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (0.74%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (0.74%) SCCM
6 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.25%) QRadar
6 1 (0.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 313 (77.48%) Cisco
2 214 (52.97%) Juniper
3 123 (30.45%) F5
4 65 (16.09%) Microsoft
5 55 (13.61%) Palo Alto
6 52 (12.87%) VMware
7 48 (11.88%) CheckPoint
8 32 (7.92%) Riverbed
9 27 (6.68%) SolarWinds
10 24 (5.94%) Brocade
11 18 (4.46%) HP
11 18 (4.46%) Meraki
12 14 (3.47%) Blue Coat
13 13 (3.22%) Citrix
14 11 (2.72%) Draytek
14 11 (2.72%) NETGEAR
14 11 (2.72%) Ubiquiti
15 10 (2.48%) Radware
16 9 (2.23%) Fortinet
16 9 (2.23%) Nokia
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