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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 388 410 411
Rank change year-on-year +22 +1  
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 676 705 803
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.72% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 4.23% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 562 610 623
Median salary £55,000 £48,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.40% -3.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 14196 16683 19335
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.14% 16.94% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 11554 13858 15753
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 June 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
England +22 648 £55,000 +10.00% 80
London +55 272 £57,500 +4.54% 33
South East +21 179 £52,500 +10.52% 25
Berkshire +35 62 £57,500 +9.52% 7
East of England +7 58 £57,500 +27.77% 5
North West -36 43 £45,000 +40.62% 9
Reading +43 41 £57,500 -4.16% 4
West Midlands -4 38 £56,000 +12.00% 2
Hertfordshire +10 37 £57,500 +27.77% 2
City of London +1 36 £67,500 +22.72% 8
Hampshire +5 35 £48,250 +25.32% 7
Surrey +32 32 £60,000 +29.03% 6
Yorkshire -3 31 £51,500 +21.17% 5
Birmingham +11 26 £53,000 -21.48% 2
South West -6 26 £46,000 +21.85%
Basingstoke -6 24 £49,000 +30.66% 3
Manchester -24 20 £42,500 +45.29% 6
West Yorkshire +11 19 £50,000 +42.85% 5
Leeds +9 17 £50,000 +42.85%
Buckinghamshire -3 17 £67,500 +35.00% 1
Oxfordshire +13 16 £52,500 +77.96% 2
Scotland +5 15 £41,515 -2.31% 1
Redhill -6 12 £60,000 +4.34%
Cheshire -22 11 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Bedford +17 9 £47,500 -17.39% 2
Bedfordshire +8 9 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Kent +7 9 £45,000 +38.46% 1
North Yorkshire +1 9 £65,000 +44.44%
Cambridgeshire -5 9 £50,000 - 1
Warrington - 9 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 with a requirement for OSPF.

1 1274 (92.65%) BGP
2 1141 (82.98%) Cisco
3 925 (67.27%) Firewall
4 905 (65.82%) Cisco Certification
5 778 (56.58%) MPLS
6 724 (52.65%) CCNP
7 605 (44.00%) WAN
8 602 (43.78%) Juniper
9 576 (41.89%) VPN
10 495 (36.00%) LAN
11 439 (31.93%) Cisco ASA
12 417 (30.33%) Data Centre
13 405 (29.45%) F5
14 364 (26.47%) Network Security
15 357 (25.96%) EIGRP
16 352 (25.60%) CheckPoint
17 351 (25.53%) DNS
18 348 (25.31%) CCNA
19 323 (23.49%) VLAN
20 311 (22.62%) Linux
21 302 (21.96%) Palo Alto
22 301 (21.89%) Wireless
23 299 (21.75%) Network Design
24 297 (21.60%) IPsec
25 296 (21.53%) TCP/IP
26 292 (21.24%) Cisco Nexus
27 267 (19.42%) CCIE
28 266 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
29 249 (18.11%) Load Balancing
30 237 (17.24%) DHCP

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 33 (2.40%) Apache
2 20 (1.45%) Skype for Business
3 19 (1.38%) IIS
4 17 (1.24%) Tomcat
4 17 (1.24%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.44%) CMS
6 5 (0.36%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.29%) nginx
8 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.22%) JBoss
9 1 (0.073%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.073%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.073%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.073%) SharePoint
Applications
1 61 (4.44%) MS Visio
2 35 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.44%) Adobe Premiere
5 5 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 97 (7.05%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (5.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.87%) Office 365
4 10 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (0.58%) Akamai
5 8 (0.58%) SaaS
5 8 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (0.51%) IaaS
7 6 (0.44%) PaaS
8 5 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1274 (92.65%) BGP
2 925 (67.27%) Firewall
3 778 (56.58%) MPLS
4 605 (44.00%) WAN
5 576 (41.89%) VPN
6 495 (36.00%) LAN
7 439 (31.93%) Cisco ASA
8 364 (26.47%) Network Security
9 357 (25.96%) EIGRP
10 351 (25.53%) DNS
11 323 (23.49%) VLAN
12 301 (21.89%) Wireless
13 297 (21.60%) IPsec
14 296 (21.53%) TCP/IP
15 292 (21.24%) Cisco Nexus
16 266 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
17 237 (17.24%) DHCP
18 174 (12.65%) VoIP
19 170 (12.36%) HSRP
20 165 (12.00%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.15%) MySQL
3 1 (0.073%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.073%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 11 (0.80%) Metasploit
3 11 (0.80%) Subversion
4 9 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.073%) TeamCity
General
1 179 (13.02%) Finance
2 154 (11.20%) Telecoms
3 40 (2.91%) Banking
4 27 (1.96%) Financial Institution
4 27 (1.96%) Retail
5 16 (1.16%) Legal
6 12 (0.87%) Marketing
7 9 (0.65%) Military
8 8 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.51%) Back Office
9 7 (0.51%) Law
10 5 (0.36%) Advertising
10 5 (0.36%) Online Betting
11 4 (0.29%) Electronics
12 2 (0.15%) Automotive
12 2 (0.15%) Billing
12 2 (0.15%) French Language
12 2 (0.15%) Games
12 2 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.073%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 933 (67.85%) Network Engineer
2 328 (23.85%) Senior Network Engineer
3 282 (20.51%) Cisco Engineer
4 266 (19.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 123 (8.95%) Juniper Engineer
6 113 (8.22%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 113 (8.22%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 87 (6.33%) Security Engineer
8 84 (6.11%) Support Engineer
9 78 (5.67%) Consultant
10 76 (5.53%) Network Security Engineer
11 70 (5.09%) Architect
12 69 (5.02%) Network Support
13 63 (4.58%) Analyst
14 58 (4.22%) Network Architect
14 58 (4.22%) Network Consultant
15 57 (4.15%) IP Engineer
15 57 (4.15%) Network Design Engineer
16 55 (4.00%) Network Analyst
17 51 (3.71%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.22%) 802.1X
2 30 (2.18%) HTML
3 25 (1.82%) CSS
4 23 (1.67%) REST
5 16 (1.16%) JSON
5 16 (1.16%) XML
6 12 (0.87%) Web Services
7 7 (0.51%) WAP
8 6 (0.44%) POSIX
8 6 (0.44%) RFC 2547
9 4 (0.29%) COM
10 2 (0.15%) CGI
10 2 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.15%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.15%) SAX
11 1 (0.073%) FreeSWITCH
11 1 (0.073%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 417 (30.33%) Data Centre
2 81 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (5.67%) Computer Science
4 39 (2.84%) Linux Command Line
5 38 (2.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 33 (2.40%) Management Information System
7 30 (2.18%) Driving Licence
8 20 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
8 20 (1.45%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.16%) PKI
10 14 (1.02%) Hedge funds
11 12 (0.87%) Fat Client
11 12 (0.87%) Thin Client
12 11 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (0.65%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.51%) Clustering
15 6 (0.44%) Eurex
16 5 (0.36%) Life Science
17 4 (0.29%) RSA SecurID
17 4 (0.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 311 (22.62%) Linux
2 197 (14.33%) Windows
3 131 (9.53%) Unix
4 62 (4.51%) Windows Server
5 22 (1.60%) CentOS
5 22 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.53%) Debian
6 21 (1.53%) Ubuntu
7 20 (1.45%) Mac OS X
8 19 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (1.24%) VMS
10 15 (1.09%) Solaris
11 12 (0.87%) Kali Linux
12 10 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.58%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.51%) VyOS
15 2 (0.15%) CatOS
15 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.073%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (21.75%) Network Design
2 249 (18.11%) Load Balancing
3 165 (12.00%) ITIL
4 155 (11.27%) Network Management
5 136 (9.89%) Network Monitoring
6 123 (8.95%) Presales
7 108 (7.85%) High Availability
8 105 (7.64%) Mentoring
9 70 (5.09%) Change Management
10 56 (4.07%) Migration
11 55 (4.00%) Network Architecture
12 54 (3.93%) Customer Requirements
13 52 (3.78%) Kalman Filter
14 48 (3.49%) Project Management
15 47 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
15 47 (3.42%) E-Commerce
16 46 (3.35%) Service Delivery
17 44 (3.20%) Change Control
18 42 (3.05%) Low Latency
19 38 (2.76%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 117 (8.51%) Python
2 73 (5.31%) Perl
3 55 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 38 (2.76%) Ruby
5 25 (1.82%) PowerShell
6 13 (0.95%) Java
7 11 (0.80%) C
8 10 (0.73%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.58%) PHP
10 7 (0.51%) C++
11 5 (0.36%) SQL
12 2 (0.15%) Lisp
13 1 (0.073%) C#
13 1 (0.073%) Go
13 1 (0.073%) Jython
Qualifications
1 905 (65.82%) Cisco Certification
2 724 (52.65%) CCNP
3 348 (25.31%) CCNA
4 267 (19.42%) CCIE
5 129 (9.38%) Degree
6 103 (7.49%) JNCIP
7 95 (6.91%) Security Cleared
8 81 (5.89%) SC Cleared
9 64 (4.65%) CCDA
10 63 (4.58%) JNCIA
11 62 (4.51%) CCSP
12 58 (4.22%) CCDP
13 52 (3.78%) CCSE
14 44 (3.20%) JNCIS
15 42 (3.05%) CCSA
16 41 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
17 40 (2.91%) CCIP
18 31 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
19 28 (2.04%) DV Cleared
20 21 (1.53%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.80%) SLA
2 34 (2.47%) PCI DSS
3 20 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.51%) COBIT
7 6 (0.44%) PMO
8 3 (0.22%) QA
9 2 (0.15%) GCP
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 133 (9.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (4.15%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.04%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.53%) NFS
5 20 (1.45%) iptables
5 20 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (1.31%) KVM
8 13 (0.95%) ProxySG
8 13 (0.95%) XenApp
9 12 (0.87%) Snort
10 10 (0.73%) Ceph
11 8 (0.58%) Firmware
12 7 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
13 6 (0.44%) vSphere
13 6 (0.44%) XenServer
14 5 (0.36%) vCloud
15 3 (0.22%) pfSense
16 2 (0.15%) FreeRADIUS
16 2 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 73 (5.31%) FortiGate
2 48 (3.49%) Nagios
3 45 (3.27%) SolarWinds Orion
4 34 (2.47%) Puppet
5 32 (2.33%) Cacti
6 29 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
7 27 (1.96%) SCOM
8 24 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
9 17 (1.24%) OpenView
9 17 (1.24%) Oracle ZFS
10 15 (1.09%) Nessus
11 14 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
11 14 (1.02%) SCCM
12 11 (0.80%) Ansible
12 11 (0.80%) EnCase
12 11 (0.80%) Nexpose
12 11 (0.80%) Nmap
12 11 (0.80%) OpenNebula
12 11 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (0.80%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 1141 (82.98%) Cisco
2 602 (43.78%) Juniper
3 405 (29.45%) F5
4 352 (25.60%) CheckPoint
5 302 (21.96%) Palo Alto
6 199 (14.47%) Microsoft
7 179 (13.02%) VMware
8 154 (11.20%) SolarWinds
9 120 (8.73%) HP
10 119 (8.65%) Fortinet
11 106 (7.71%) Citrix
12 71 (5.16%) Riverbed
13 67 (4.87%) Brocade
14 58 (4.22%) Blue Coat
15 52 (3.78%) Arista
16 49 (3.56%) Meraki
17 38 (2.76%) Avaya
17 38 (2.76%) Red Hat
18 36 (2.62%) Aruba
19 34 (2.47%) SonicWALL
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + NEG
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Car Allow, Bonus, Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum & Healthcare, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits 7k car allowance, excellent benefi
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £33500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + overtime!
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary + strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stanford Associates
Salary: From £26,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent bonus/shift + extensive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £65,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000.00 per annum + Bonus + Pension & Onsite gym
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: to c£80,000 to £90,000 plus 15% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: to c£80,000 to £90,000 plus 15% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum £25,000-£26,000 Basic plus 25% Shift
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Assystem Group Uk Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago