Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 329 227 329
Rank change year-on-year -102 +102 -50
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 227 438 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.73% 1.38% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 6.39% 4.52%
Number of salaries quoted 163 352 324
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £33,250 £31,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £68,500 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +5.26%

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 5,324 6,859 8,073
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.16% 21.55% 19.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4,180 5,442 6,696
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,141
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.95% +10.35%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,000 £24,500
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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -12 110 £51,250 -10.87% 14
Berkshire +13 82 £52,500 +5.00% 8
Hampshire -78 59 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Surrey -83 34 £60,000 +57.89% 4
Oxfordshire -29 19 £40,000 -33.33%
East Sussex -18 12 £36,000 -10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £67,500 - 6
Kent +12 7 £50,000 +16.28% 2
West Sussex -12 3 £72,500 +45.00% 1
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 199 (87.67%) BGP
2 181 (79.74%) Cisco
3 158 (69.60%) Cisco Certification
4 154 (67.84%) Firewall
5 146 (64.32%) MPLS
6 126 (55.51%) CCNP
7 122 (53.74%) WAN
8 110 (48.46%) Juniper
9 88 (38.77%) Cisco ASA
10 82 (36.12%) IPsec
11 79 (34.80%) VPN
12 77 (33.92%) LAN
12 77 (33.92%) Wireless
13 76 (33.48%) ITIL
14 73 (32.16%) Ethernet
15 71 (31.28%) VLAN
16 69 (30.40%) Data Centre
17 68 (29.96%) Cisco Nexus
17 68 (29.96%) Load Balancing
18 63 (27.75%) DNS
18 63 (27.75%) CCNA
18 63 (27.75%) CheckPoint
19 58 (25.55%) SSL
19 58 (25.55%) Network Security
20 57 (25.11%) TCP/IP
20 57 (25.11%) Palo Alto
21 56 (24.67%) SNMP
22 54 (23.79%) F5
23 53 (23.35%) EIGRP
24 52 (22.91%) CCIE

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 (5.29%) Skype for Business
2 8 (3.52%) IIS
3 5 (2.20%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.32%) nginx
5 1 (0.44%) Apache
5 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (3.96%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.76%) GitHub
5 3 (1.32%) SaaS
6 2 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.88%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 199 (87.67%) BGP
2 154 (67.84%) Firewall
3 146 (64.32%) MPLS
4 122 (53.74%) WAN
5 88 (38.77%) Cisco ASA
6 82 (36.12%) IPsec
7 79 (34.80%) VPN
8 77 (33.92%) LAN
8 77 (33.92%) Wireless
9 73 (32.16%) Ethernet
10 71 (31.28%) VLAN
11 68 (29.96%) Cisco Nexus
12 63 (27.75%) DNS
13 58 (25.55%) Network Security
13 58 (25.55%) SSL
14 57 (25.11%) TCP/IP
15 56 (24.67%) SNMP
16 53 (23.35%) EIGRP
17 49 (21.59%) DHCP
18 41 (18.06%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.76%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (2.64%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.64%) Jenkins
1 6 (2.64%) Subversion
2 4 (1.76%) Ant
2 4 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (1.76%) GitLab
2 4 (1.76%) Maven
2 4 (1.76%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (1.76%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (11.01%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.17%) Advertising
3 10 (4.41%) Finance
4 8 (3.52%) Billing
5 7 (3.08%) Military
6 6 (2.64%) Retail
7 4 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.88%) Games
9 1 (0.44%) Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Law
9 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 141 (62.11%) Network Engineer
2 28 (12.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 25 (11.01%) Cisco Engineer
3 25 (11.01%) Network Support
3 25 (11.01%) Network Support Engineer
3 25 (11.01%) Support Engineer
4 24 (10.57%) Architect
4 24 (10.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 19 (8.37%) Security Engineer
6 17 (7.49%) Network Security Engineer
7 16 (7.05%) Network Architect
8 14 (6.17%) Network Manager
9 10 (4.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (3.96%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 9 (3.96%) Juniper Engineer
10 9 (3.96%) Network Design Architect
10 9 (3.96%) Network Technical Architect
10 9 (3.96%) Security Support Engineer
10 9 (3.96%) Technical Architect
10 9 (3.96%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.96%) RFC 2547
2 8 (3.52%) Web Services
3 4 (1.76%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.76%) JSON
3 4 (1.76%) REST
4 3 (1.32%) LDAP
4 3 (1.32%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 69 (30.40%) Data Centre
2 25 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.81%) Computer Science
4 19 (8.37%) Clustering
5 17 (7.49%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.96%) Client/Server
7 8 (3.52%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (3.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (3.52%) FlexPod
8 7 (3.08%) PKI
9 5 (2.20%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.76%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.32%) CMDB
11 3 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.88%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.88%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.44%) Cloud Native
13 1 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 49 (21.59%) Linux
2 33 (14.54%) Windows
3 21 (9.25%) Unix
4 9 (3.96%) CentOS
5 6 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.76%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.88%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (33.48%) ITIL
2 68 (29.96%) Load Balancing
3 52 (22.91%) Network Design
4 45 (19.82%) Network Monitoring
5 44 (19.38%) Network Management
6 36 (15.86%) Incident Management
7 32 (14.10%) High Availability
8 29 (12.78%) Change Management
9 23 (10.13%) Migration
9 23 (10.13%) SIEM
9 23 (10.13%) Task Automation
10 21 (9.25%) ITIL V3
11 20 (8.81%) Presales
11 20 (8.81%) Project Management
12 18 (7.93%) Capacity Management
13 17 (7.49%) Service Delivery
14 15 (6.61%) Kalman Filter
14 15 (6.61%) Time Management
15 13 (5.73%) Network Architecture
16 12 (5.29%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (16.74%) Python
2 28 (12.33%) Perl
3 27 (11.89%) Bash Shell
4 23 (10.13%) PowerShell
4 23 (10.13%) SQL
5 9 (3.96%) Java
6 8 (3.52%) C
7 5 (2.20%) Ruby
8 4 (1.76%) C++
8 4 (1.76%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.76%) Scala
8 4 (1.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 158 (69.60%) Cisco Certification
2 126 (55.51%) CCNP
3 63 (27.75%) CCNA
4 52 (22.91%) CCIE
5 30 (13.22%) CCDP
6 29 (12.78%) SC Cleared
6 29 (12.78%) Security Cleared
7 28 (12.33%) Degree
7 28 (12.33%) JNCIP
8 16 (7.05%) JNCIA
9 13 (5.73%) DV Cleared
10 12 (5.29%) CCSE
10 12 (5.29%) JNCIS
11 11 (4.85%) CCDA
11 11 (4.85%) CISSP
12 10 (4.41%) CCIP
12 10 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (3.52%) CCSA
13 8 (3.52%) ISSAP
13 8 (3.52%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.57%) SLA
2 20 (8.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (8.81%) PCI DSS
3 19 (8.37%) HIPAA
4 15 (6.61%) QA
5 3 (1.32%) PMO
6 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.96%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.52%) FreeRADIUS
4 6 (2.64%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.64%) VMware NSX
4 6 (2.64%) vSphere
5 4 (1.76%) Docker
5 4 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (10.13%) Opscode Chef
1 23 (10.13%) Terraform
2 14 (6.17%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (3.96%) Nagios
4 8 (3.52%) QRadar
5 7 (3.08%) Ansible
5 7 (3.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (3.08%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (3.08%) Puppet
6 6 (2.64%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (1.76%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.76%) Salt
8 3 (1.32%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.32%) SCOM
8 3 (1.32%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.88%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (0.88%) OpenView
9 2 (0.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 181 (79.74%) Cisco
2 110 (48.46%) Juniper
3 63 (27.75%) CheckPoint
4 57 (25.11%) Palo Alto
5 54 (23.79%) F5
6 41 (18.06%) SolarWinds
7 35 (15.42%) HP
8 28 (12.33%) Microsoft
8 28 (12.33%) VMware
9 27 (11.89%) Aruba
10 24 (10.57%) Fortinet
11 19 (8.37%) NetScout
12 14 (6.17%) 3Com
12 14 (6.17%) Dell
13 13 (5.73%) Brocade
13 13 (5.73%) Extreme Networks
14 12 (5.29%) Avaya
14 12 (5.29%) Meraki
15 11 (4.85%) Forcepoint
16 10 (4.41%) IBM