Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 475 414 428
Rank change year-on-year -61 +14 +7
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 975 1,360 1,388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.78% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.98% 4.88% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 781 1,113 1,191
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +13.40% -3.00%
10th Percentile £34,459 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,948 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.16% +5.56% -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 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 24,486 27,896 32,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.89% 15.93% 16.80%
Number of salaries quoted 19,374 22,715 26,520
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 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
England -62 941 £52,500 -4.55% 133
UK excluding London -86 502 £46,948 -1.16% 92
London -14 454 £57,500 -4.17% 46
Midlands +65 140 £55,000 +13.40% 29
West Midlands +63 124 £55,000 +7.32% 26
South East -143 115 £45,000 -11.76% 20
North of England -52 113 £45,000 - 25
East of England -2 88 £52,500 -8.70% 5
North West -30 64 £42,500 -5.56% 13
Yorkshire -28 43 £46,948 +6.70% 8
South West +19 36 £45,250 -1.63% 8
East Midlands -2 16 £40,000 -15.79% 3
Scotland -18 10 £42,500 -2.30% 4
Wales -8 6 £45,105 +23.57%
North East - 6 - - 4

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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.

1 876 (89.85%) Cisco
2 854 (87.59%) BGP
3 690 (70.77%) Firewall
4 666 (68.31%) Cisco Certification
5 574 (58.87%) CCNP
6 516 (52.92%) WAN
7 484 (49.64%) MPLS
8 418 (42.87%) LAN
9 378 (38.77%) Juniper
10 374 (38.36%) VPN
11 362 (37.13%) CheckPoint
12 344 (35.28%) Cisco ASA
13 335 (34.36%) Data Centre
14 298 (30.56%) CCNA
15 283 (29.03%) Wireless
16 264 (27.08%) Cisco Nexus
17 256 (26.26%) EIGRP
18 249 (25.54%) F5
19 240 (24.62%) TCP/IP
20 235 (24.10%) Network Security
21 207 (21.23%) SolarWinds
22 204 (20.92%) IPsec
23 189 (19.38%) CCIE
24 188 (19.28%) Cisco IOS
25 184 (18.87%) Palo Alto
26 180 (18.46%) DNS
27 179 (18.36%) Ethernet
28 174 (17.85%) Network Management
29 158 (16.21%) Finance
30 156 (16.00%) VLAN

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 28 (2.87%) Skype for Business
2 15 (1.54%) IIS
3 8 (0.82%) CMS
4 7 (0.72%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (0.62%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.31%) Apache
6 3 (0.31%) nginx
7 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (2.77%) MS Visio
2 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 85 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (1.33%) SaaS
5 9 (0.92%) Office 365
6 7 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (0.72%) IaaS
6 7 (0.72%) PaaS
7 4 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.31%) Akamai
8 3 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.31%) Serverless
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.10%) G Suite
9 1 (0.10%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 854 (87.59%) BGP
2 690 (70.77%) Firewall
3 516 (52.92%) WAN
4 484 (49.64%) MPLS
5 418 (42.87%) LAN
6 374 (38.36%) VPN
7 344 (35.28%) Cisco ASA
8 283 (29.03%) Wireless
9 264 (27.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 256 (26.26%) EIGRP
11 240 (24.62%) TCP/IP
12 235 (24.10%) Network Security
13 204 (20.92%) IPsec
14 188 (19.28%) Cisco IOS
15 180 (18.46%) DNS
16 179 (18.36%) Ethernet
17 156 (16.00%) VLAN
18 154 (15.79%) VoIP
19 148 (15.18%) Wi-Fi
20 122 (12.51%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.54%) Big Data
2 9 (0.92%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.31%) MySQL
6 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.10%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 50 (5.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.31%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.21%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.10%) JIRA
General
1 158 (16.21%) Finance
2 140 (14.36%) Telecoms
3 90 (9.23%) Retail
4 78 (8.00%) Banking
5 31 (3.18%) French Language
6 30 (3.08%) German Language
6 30 (3.08%) Italian Language
7 27 (2.77%) Financial Institution
8 26 (2.67%) Advertising
9 21 (2.15%) Law
10 18 (1.85%) Legal
11 16 (1.64%) Investment Banking
12 14 (1.44%) Multimedia
13 13 (1.33%) Spanish Language
14 10 (1.03%) Front Office
15 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.51%) Marketing
17 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.21%) Automotive
18 2 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 597 (61.23%) Network Engineer
2 176 (18.05%) Senior Network Engineer
3 109 (11.18%) Cisco Engineer
4 98 (10.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 63 (6.46%) Security Engineer
6 59 (6.05%) Analyst
7 58 (5.95%) Network Security Engineer
8 52 (5.33%) Network Analyst
9 49 (5.03%) Consultant
10 43 (4.41%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 39 (4.00%) Network Specialist
11 39 (4.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 39 (4.00%) Support Engineer
12 36 (3.69%) Network Consultant
13 34 (3.49%) Network Support
14 33 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 32 (3.28%) Security Analyst
16 31 (3.18%) Architect
17 30 (3.08%) NOC Engineer
18 29 (2.97%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (5.03%) 802.1X
2 29 (2.97%) XMPP
3 25 (2.56%) LDAP
4 11 (1.13%) HTML
5 9 (0.92%) Web Services
6 8 (0.82%) XML
7 5 (0.51%) RFC 2544
8 4 (0.41%) COM
8 4 (0.41%) CSS
9 1 (0.10%) .NET
9 1 (0.10%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.10%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.10%) LAMP
9 1 (0.10%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.10%) RESTful
9 1 (0.10%) RFC 2547
9 1 (0.10%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 335 (34.36%) Data Centre
2 103 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (10.15%) Self-Motivation
4 63 (6.46%) Computer Science
5 36 (3.69%) PKI
6 28 (2.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 25 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
8 23 (2.36%) NHS
9 22 (2.26%) Driving Licence
10 21 (2.15%) Fintech
10 21 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
11 20 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
11 20 (2.05%) Private Cloud
12 16 (1.64%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.33%) Hedge funds
14 11 (1.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 9 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
16 8 (0.82%) DataPower
17 6 (0.62%) Clustering
17 6 (0.62%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 132 (13.54%) Linux
2 82 (8.41%) Windows
3 38 (3.90%) Unix
4 31 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (2.46%) CentOS
6 17 (1.74%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.33%) Fedora
8 13 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.23%) Ubuntu
10 10 (1.03%) FreeNAS
10 10 (1.03%) Solaris
11 8 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (0.62%) Debian
13 4 (0.41%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.10%) CatOS
15 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.10%) SUSE
15 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (17.85%) Network Management
2 125 (12.82%) ITIL
3 124 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
4 115 (11.79%) Network Monitoring
5 108 (11.08%) Network Design
6 97 (9.95%) Load Balancing
7 88 (9.03%) Kalman Filter
8 72 (7.38%) Network Architecture
9 69 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 57 (5.85%) Continuous Improvement
10 57 (5.85%) Web Filtering
11 53 (5.44%) High Availability
12 52 (5.33%) Capacity Planning
13 51 (5.23%) DevOps
13 51 (5.23%) Mentoring
14 50 (5.13%) Presales
14 50 (5.13%) Service Delivery
15 44 (4.51%) Information Security
15 44 (4.51%) Low Latency
16 38 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 99 (10.15%) Python
2 64 (6.56%) Perl
3 46 (4.72%) Bash Shell
4 36 (3.69%) Ruby
5 14 (1.44%) Java
5 14 (1.44%) Shell Script
6 13 (1.33%) Bourne shell
6 13 (1.33%) Korn
7 11 (1.13%) PowerShell
8 9 (0.92%) C++
8 9 (0.92%) SQL
9 6 (0.62%) PHP
10 5 (0.51%) AWK
10 5 (0.51%) C
10 5 (0.51%) sed
11 2 (0.21%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.21%) R
12 1 (0.10%) Go
12 1 (0.10%) Lisp
12 1 (0.10%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 666 (68.31%) Cisco Certification
2 574 (58.87%) CCNP
3 298 (30.56%) CCNA
4 189 (19.38%) CCIE
5 130 (13.33%) Degree
6 55 (5.64%) CCVP
7 47 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 46 (4.72%) CCSA
9 39 (4.00%) CCSP
10 36 (3.69%) JNCIS
11 34 (3.49%) JNCIP
12 29 (2.97%) Security Cleared
13 27 (2.77%) JNCIA
14 26 (2.67%) CCSE
15 24 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (2.26%) Numerate Degree
16 22 (2.26%) SC Cleared
17 21 (2.15%) CISSP
18 20 (2.05%) CCDP
19 19 (1.95%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.36%) SLA
2 25 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 24 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.54%) GDPR
5 8 (0.82%) QA
6 6 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.51%) PMO
8 3 (0.31%) COBIT
8 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.21%) SAS 70
System Software
1 65 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (4.10%) Active Directory
3 27 (2.77%) VMware NSX
4 22 (2.26%) Firmware
5 21 (2.15%) NFS
6 20 (2.05%) Hyper-V
7 15 (1.54%) vSphere
8 12 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.03%) iptables
9 10 (1.03%) XenApp
10 9 (0.92%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.82%) ProxySG
12 6 (0.62%) pfSense
12 6 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.41%) Docker
13 4 (0.41%) XenServer
14 3 (0.31%) KVM
14 3 (0.31%) Snort
14 3 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.10%) LXC
Systems Management
1 57 (5.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 54 (5.54%) Nagios
3 50 (5.13%) Cisco Prime
4 35 (3.59%) FortiGate
5 29 (2.97%) SolarWinds Orion
6 28 (2.87%) Puppet
7 26 (2.67%) Ansible
8 25 (2.56%) Cacti
9 24 (2.46%) Stealthwatch
10 22 (2.26%) QRadar
11 21 (2.15%) WhatsUp Gold
12 20 (2.05%) Cisco UCCX
13 18 (1.85%) Terraform
14 13 (1.33%) Cisco UCCE
15 11 (1.13%) Kubernetes
16 8 (0.82%) Nessus
17 7 (0.72%) RANCID
18 5 (0.51%) SCCM
18 5 (0.51%) vCenter Server
19 4 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 876 (89.85%) Cisco
2 378 (38.77%) Juniper
3 362 (37.13%) CheckPoint
4 249 (25.54%) F5
5 207 (21.23%) SolarWinds
6 184 (18.87%) Palo Alto
7 142 (14.56%) Fortinet
8 129 (13.23%) Microsoft
9 116 (11.90%) HP
10 101 (10.36%) VMware
11 78 (8.00%) Citrix
12 74 (7.59%) Meraki
13 65 (6.67%) Arista
14 44 (4.51%) Red Hat
14 44 (4.51%) Riverbed
15 37 (3.79%) Nokia
16 32 (3.28%) Symantec
17 31 (3.18%) Avaya
18 29 (2.97%) Aruba
19 27 (2.77%) Blue Coat