Period
to 25 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > South East
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 252 352 360
Rank change year-on-year +100 +8 -117
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 228 183 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.00% 0.69% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.82% 4.28% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 151 124 150
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £35,750 £35,000 £33,363
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +8.25%

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 3,919 4,275 5,404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.25% 16.03% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3,042 3,311 4,219
South East median annual salary £46,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £74,475 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 25 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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
Hampshire +74 87 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Thames Valley +33 65 £65,000 +3.59% 7
Surrey +53 45 £55,000 +33.33% 3
Berkshire +15 30 £40,000 -33.33% 5
West Sussex +4 27 £52,500 +10.53% 1
Buckinghamshire +19 22 £77,500 +10.71%
Oxfordshire +24 13 £75,000 +25.00% 2
Kent +4 2 £52,500 +43.84% 1
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 226 (99.12%) BGP
2 208 (91.23%) Cisco
3 164 (71.93%) Firewall
4 162 (71.05%) Cisco Certification
5 139 (60.96%) CCNP
6 101 (44.30%) Juniper
7 99 (43.42%) MPLS
8 95 (41.67%) LAN
9 94 (41.23%) Data Centre
10 93 (40.79%) WAN
11 92 (40.35%) TCP/IP
12 76 (33.33%) IPsec
13 68 (29.82%) Palo Alto
14 67 (29.39%) CCNA
15 65 (28.51%) Cisco ASA
16 60 (26.32%) Linux
17 58 (25.44%) VPN
18 55 (24.12%) Wireless
19 53 (23.25%) Network Security
20 52 (22.81%) SolarWinds
21 51 (22.37%) Cisco Nexus
22 50 (21.93%) Security Cleared
22 50 (21.93%) JNCIS
23 48 (21.05%) ITIL
24 47 (20.61%) DNS
25 46 (20.18%) Network Design
26 44 (19.30%) CheckPoint
27 43 (18.86%) Unix
27 43 (18.86%) Windows
28 42 (18.42%) Load Balancing

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 3 (1.32%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) assyst
1 4 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (17.54%) Azure
2 19 (8.33%) AWS
3 5 (2.19%) Slack
4 2 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 226 (99.12%) BGP
2 164 (71.93%) Firewall
3 99 (43.42%) MPLS
4 95 (41.67%) LAN
5 93 (40.79%) WAN
6 92 (40.35%) TCP/IP
7 76 (33.33%) IPsec
8 65 (28.51%) Cisco ASA
9 58 (25.44%) VPN
10 55 (24.12%) Wireless
11 53 (23.25%) Network Security
12 51 (22.37%) Cisco Nexus
13 47 (20.61%) DNS
14 41 (17.98%) HSRP
15 39 (17.11%) Wi-Fi
16 38 (16.67%) Ethernet
17 37 (16.23%) Internet
18 36 (15.79%) SAN
19 35 (15.35%) RIP
20 32 (14.04%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (2.19%) Big Data
2 4 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (2.19%) JIRA
3 2 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 40 (17.54%) Finance
2 24 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.51%) Aerospace
4 6 (2.63%) Banking
5 5 (2.19%) Military
6 1 (0.44%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 179 (78.51%) Network Engineer
2 56 (24.56%) Senior Network Engineer
3 21 (9.21%) Architect
4 13 (5.70%) Juniper Engineer
4 13 (5.70%) Network Architect
5 11 (4.82%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (4.82%) Security Engineer
6 10 (4.39%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (4.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (4.39%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 10 (4.39%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (3.95%) Principal Engineer
7 9 (3.95%) Principal Network Engineer
8 8 (3.51%) Cisco Architect
8 8 (3.51%) Juniper Architect
8 8 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (3.07%) Data Centre Engineer
9 7 (3.07%) Design Engineer
9 7 (3.07%) IP Engineer
10 6 (2.63%) Cisco Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.14%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.75%) jQuery
2 4 (1.75%) RESTful
3 2 (0.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 94 (41.23%) Data Centre
2 37 (16.23%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (15.79%) Management Information System
4 21 (9.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 20 (8.77%) DataPower
6 13 (5.70%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (5.26%) PKI
8 10 (4.39%) Fibre Optics
9 7 (3.07%) Enterprise Cloud
10 5 (2.19%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.75%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.32%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 60 (26.32%) Linux
2 43 (18.86%) Unix
2 43 (18.86%) Windows
3 16 (7.02%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (21.05%) ITIL
2 46 (20.18%) Network Design
3 42 (18.42%) Load Balancing
4 32 (14.04%) Configuration Management
5 29 (12.72%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (10.96%) Network Monitoring
8 22 (9.65%) Change Control
8 22 (9.65%) Network Management
9 21 (9.21%) Network Optimisation
10 20 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (8.77%) Computer Science
11 19 (8.33%) Network Architecture
12 18 (7.89%) Mentoring
13 16 (7.02%) Incident Management
13 16 (7.02%) Migration
14 15 (6.58%) DevOps
15 14 (6.14%) Kalman Filter
16 13 (5.70%) Creative Thinking
16 13 (5.70%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.21%) Python
2 12 (5.26%) Perl
3 11 (4.82%) Bash Shell
4 7 (3.07%) C
5 5 (2.19%) SQL
6 4 (1.75%) C++
6 4 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.75%) PHP
7 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 162 (71.05%) Cisco Certification
2 139 (60.96%) CCNP
3 67 (29.39%) CCNA
4 50 (21.93%) JNCIS
4 50 (21.93%) Security Cleared
5 40 (17.54%) Degree
6 35 (15.35%) SC Cleared
7 28 (12.28%) JNCIA
8 25 (10.96%) CCDP
9 24 (10.53%) JNCIP
10 19 (8.33%) CCIE
11 16 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (7.02%) JNCIE
12 13 (5.70%) CCSA
13 11 (4.82%) CCSE
14 9 (3.95%) Chartered Engineer
14 9 (3.95%) HNC
14 9 (3.95%) HND
15 8 (3.51%) DV Cleared
15 8 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.19%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 29 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.02%) VMware NSX
3 15 (6.58%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.07%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.19%) Docker
6 4 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.32%) KVM
8 2 (0.88%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 24 (10.53%) Ansible
2 19 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (6.14%) SolarWinds Orion
4 9 (3.95%) BMC PATROL
4 9 (3.95%) Puppet
5 8 (3.51%) FortiGate
6 7 (3.07%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.19%) Terraform
8 4 (1.75%) Amdocs OSS
8 4 (1.75%) Icinga
8 4 (1.75%) Observium
9 2 (0.88%) SCCM
10 1 (0.44%) Salt
Vendors
1 208 (91.23%) Cisco
2 101 (44.30%) Juniper
3 68 (29.82%) Palo Alto
4 52 (22.81%) SolarWinds
5 44 (19.30%) CheckPoint
6 39 (17.11%) VMware
7 38 (16.67%) Brocade
8 36 (15.79%) F5
9 32 (14.04%) Citrix
10 30 (13.16%) Meraki
11 29 (12.72%) Aruba
12 20 (8.77%) IBM
13 19 (8.33%) Fortinet
14 15 (6.58%) Forcepoint
15 12 (5.26%) Barracuda Networks
15 12 (5.26%) NetApp
16 10 (4.39%) Huawei
17 9 (3.95%) Foundry
17 9 (3.95%) HP
17 9 (3.95%) Symantec