Period
to 25 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 445 460 468
Rank change year-on-year +15 +8 -106
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 807 965 1,080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.64% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.30% 4.22% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 616 762 848
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +15.79%
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,250 £34,766
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 18,771 22,859 26,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.06% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14,766 17,886 21,459
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,000 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSPF.

Salary trend for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Salary histogram for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the UK over the 6 months to 25 January 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
England +24 783 £55,000 +4.76% 122
UK excluding London +13 480 £50,000 +5.26% 100
London +29 318 £60,000 - 28
South East +112 237 £52,500 +5.00% 37
Midlands -3 85 £52,500 - 8
West Midlands -16 75 £52,500 - 6
East of England +22 58 £53,750 +49.31% 14
North of England -3 56 £42,500 -10.53% 30
South West +12 29 £50,000 -2.91% 5
Yorkshire 0 29 £42,500 -10.00% 9
Scotland +45 15 £42,500 - 6
North East +27 15 £39,000 -2.50% 4
North West +23 12 £52,500 +3.45% 17
East Midlands +26 10 £45,000 +9.76% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 with a requirement for OSPF.

1 755 (93.56%) BGP
2 708 (87.73%) Cisco
3 591 (73.23%) Cisco Certification
4 580 (71.87%) Firewall
5 481 (59.60%) CCNP
6 420 (52.04%) WAN
7 388 (48.08%) LAN
8 365 (45.23%) MPLS
9 314 (38.91%) VPN
10 305 (37.79%) TCP/IP
11 278 (34.45%) Palo Alto
12 268 (33.21%) Data Centre
13 261 (32.34%) CCNA
14 254 (31.47%) Cisco ASA
15 241 (29.86%) Juniper
16 213 (26.39%) IPsec
17 204 (25.28%) Network Security
18 201 (24.91%) Wireless
19 199 (24.66%) CheckPoint
20 171 (21.19%) VLAN
21 154 (19.08%) EIGRP
22 150 (18.59%) DNS
23 148 (18.34%) Network Design
24 146 (18.09%) Cisco Nexus
25 143 (17.72%) Load Balancing
26 141 (17.47%) Linux
27 139 (17.22%) ITIL
28 133 (16.48%) HSRP
29 128 (15.86%) F5
29 128 (15.86%) Telecoms

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 22 (2.73%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (0.62%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.50%) Apache
4 4 (0.50%) Confluence
4 4 (0.50%) nginx
4 4 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 29 (3.59%) MS Visio
2 16 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 85 (10.53%) Azure
2 83 (10.29%) AWS
3 19 (2.35%) Office 365
4 18 (2.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 11 (1.36%) SaaS
6 8 (0.99%) IaaS
7 7 (0.87%) PaaS
8 6 (0.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 6 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.74%) GCP
9 4 (0.50%) GitHub
9 4 (0.50%) Slack
10 3 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.12%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 755 (93.56%) BGP
2 580 (71.87%) Firewall
3 420 (52.04%) WAN
4 388 (48.08%) LAN
5 365 (45.23%) MPLS
6 314 (38.91%) VPN
7 305 (37.79%) TCP/IP
8 254 (31.47%) Cisco ASA
9 213 (26.39%) IPsec
10 204 (25.28%) Network Security
11 201 (24.91%) Wireless
12 171 (21.19%) VLAN
13 154 (19.08%) EIGRP
14 150 (18.59%) DNS
15 146 (18.09%) Cisco Nexus
16 133 (16.48%) HSRP
17 118 (14.62%) Multicast
18 114 (14.13%) Wi-Fi
19 110 (13.63%) VoIP
20 107 (13.26%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.61%) MySQL
2 4 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (0.37%) Big Data
3 3 (0.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (4.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.12%) Subversion
4 8 (0.99%) JIRA
4 8 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.74%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.50%) GitLab
7 3 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.37%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 128 (15.86%) Telecoms
2 126 (15.61%) Finance
3 43 (5.33%) Banking
4 17 (2.11%) French Language
5 15 (1.86%) Public Sector
6 12 (1.49%) Aerospace
6 12 (1.49%) German Language
6 12 (1.49%) Italian Language
7 11 (1.36%) Retail
8 10 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.24%) Law
9 8 (0.99%) Advertising
10 7 (0.87%) Military
11 6 (0.74%) Japanese Language
11 6 (0.74%) Legal
11 6 (0.74%) Police
12 5 (0.62%) Marketing
13 4 (0.50%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.37%) Local Government
14 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 595 (73.73%) Network Engineer
2 212 (26.27%) Senior Network Engineer
3 68 (8.43%) Cisco Engineer
4 59 (7.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 49 (6.07%) Security Engineer
6 46 (5.70%) Network Security Engineer
7 37 (4.58%) Architect
8 34 (4.21%) Juniper Engineer
9 32 (3.97%) Consultant
10 31 (3.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 29 (3.59%) IP Engineer
12 26 (3.22%) Network Consultant
13 25 (3.10%) Network Operations Engineer
13 25 (3.10%) Network Specialist
14 24 (2.97%) Network Architect
15 22 (2.73%) Operations Engineer
16 20 (2.48%) Cloud Engineer
17 18 (2.23%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
17 18 (2.23%) Senior Cisco Engineer
17 18 (2.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (8.67%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.61%) LDAP
3 9 (1.12%) LAMP
4 6 (0.74%) Jinja
5 5 (0.62%) JSON
6 2 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.25%) SAML
6 2 (0.25%) Web Services
6 2 (0.25%) XMPP
6 2 (0.25%) YAML
7 1 (0.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 268 (33.21%) Data Centre
2 67 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 36 (4.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 26 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (2.73%) Replication
7 16 (1.98%) DataPower
8 14 (1.73%) PKI
9 13 (1.61%) Clustering
10 11 (1.36%) Driving Licence
10 11 (1.36%) Fibre Optics
11 10 (1.24%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.12%) MPEG
13 8 (0.99%) Enterprise Cloud
13 8 (0.99%) User Experience
13 8 (0.99%) Video\Live Streaming
14 6 (0.74%) Cybercrime
14 6 (0.74%) IPTV
14 6 (0.74%) NHS
15 5 (0.62%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 141 (17.47%) Linux
2 98 (12.14%) Windows
3 62 (7.68%) Unix
4 35 (4.34%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (1.98%) CentOS
6 16 (1.98%) Ubuntu
7 12 (1.49%) Solaris
8 11 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.36%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.99%) CatOS
11 7 (0.87%) HPUX
12 6 (0.74%) Android
13 3 (0.37%) Debian
14 2 (0.25%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (18.34%) Network Design
2 143 (17.72%) Load Balancing
3 139 (17.22%) ITIL
4 86 (10.66%) Network Management
5 80 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
6 70 (8.67%) Network Monitoring
7 58 (7.19%) Mentoring
8 46 (5.70%) Configuration Management
8 46 (5.70%) DevOps
8 46 (5.70%) Kalman Filter
9 43 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 41 (5.08%) Project Delivery
11 40 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
12 38 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 32 (3.97%) Cybersecurity
13 32 (3.97%) Network Architecture
14 31 (3.84%) Change Control
14 31 (3.84%) Incident Management
14 31 (3.84%) Service Delivery
15 30 (3.72%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (6.57%) Python
2 40 (4.96%) Bash Shell
3 20 (2.48%) PowerShell
4 14 (1.73%) C
4 14 (1.73%) Perl
5 6 (0.74%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.50%) SQL
7 3 (0.37%) PHP
8 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 591 (73.23%) Cisco Certification
2 481 (59.60%) CCNP
3 261 (32.34%) CCNA
4 118 (14.62%) CCIE
5 84 (10.41%) Degree
6 77 (9.54%) CCDP
6 77 (9.54%) JNCIS
7 72 (8.92%) Security Cleared
8 58 (7.19%) JNCIA
8 58 (7.19%) JNCIP
9 45 (5.58%) SC Cleared
10 41 (5.08%) CCSA
11 36 (4.46%) CCSE
12 35 (4.34%) JNCIE
13 29 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
14 24 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
15 22 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (2.60%) MCSE
17 18 (2.23%) DV Cleared
18 14 (1.73%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.34%) SLA
2 10 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.87%) QA
4 5 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.25%) GDPR
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 83 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (8.67%) Active Directory
3 33 (4.09%) VMware NSX
4 17 (2.11%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.11%) XenDesktop
5 15 (1.86%) Firmware
5 15 (1.86%) vSphere
6 10 (1.24%) Docker
7 8 (0.99%) ProxySG
7 8 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.99%) XenApp
8 7 (0.87%) DRBD
9 5 (0.62%) pfSense
10 4 (0.50%) Corosync
10 4 (0.50%) FreeRADIUS
10 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.50%) Postfix
10 4 (0.50%) vCloud
10 4 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 59 (7.31%) Ansible
2 38 (4.71%) FortiGate
3 34 (4.21%) Puppet
4 23 (2.85%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (2.23%) SolarWinds Orion
6 17 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
6 17 (2.11%) Nagios
7 14 (1.73%) ZABBIX
8 10 (1.24%) WhatsUp Gold
9 9 (1.12%) BMC PATROL
9 9 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (1.12%) Terraform
10 8 (0.99%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (0.74%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.50%) Cacti
12 4 (0.50%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.50%) Pacemaker
12 4 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 708 (87.73%) Cisco
2 278 (34.45%) Palo Alto
3 241 (29.86%) Juniper
4 199 (24.66%) CheckPoint
5 128 (15.86%) F5
6 109 (13.51%) VMware
7 108 (13.38%) Fortinet
8 94 (11.65%) Microsoft
8 94 (11.65%) SolarWinds
9 85 (10.53%) Meraki
10 79 (9.79%) Citrix
11 67 (8.30%) HP
12 56 (6.94%) Aruba
13 50 (6.20%) Brocade
14 42 (5.20%) Huawei
15 30 (3.72%) Forcepoint
16 27 (3.35%) Arista
16 27 (3.35%) Blue Coat
16 27 (3.35%) Extreme Networks
17 24 (2.97%) Barracuda Networks