Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 495 406 424
Rank change year-on-year -89 +18 -21
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 950 1,374 1,462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.78% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.72% 4.90% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 733 1,136 1,291
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% -10.00%

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 25,565 28,029 33,328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.07% 15.82% 16.77%
Number of salaries quoted 20,206 22,759 27,651
UK median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -78 914 £52,500 - 102
UK excluding London -106 516 £47,500 -2.56% 71
London -75 416 £57,500 - 37
South East -152 137 £50,000 - 23
Midlands +65 130 £52,500 +2.44% 8
West Midlands +68 112 £56,250 +12.50% 7
North of England -31 111 £42,500 -5.56% 15
East of England -1 79 £66,250 +15.22% 13
North West -20 60 £40,000 -11.11% 6
South West +23 51 £47,500 +5.56% 6
Yorkshire -8 41 £43,000 -3.37% 3
East Midlands +7 18 £41,500 -28.45% 1
Scotland -24 11 £29,500 -37.89% 6
North East - 10 - - 6
Wales +11 8 £40,210 -5.39%

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 846 (89.05%) Cisco
2 814 (85.68%) BGP
3 663 (69.79%) Firewall
4 638 (67.16%) Cisco Certification
5 564 (59.37%) CCNP
6 489 (51.47%) WAN
7 474 (49.89%) MPLS
8 402 (42.32%) LAN
9 385 (40.53%) VPN
10 378 (39.79%) Juniper
11 369 (38.84%) Cisco ASA
12 333 (35.05%) CheckPoint
13 330 (34.74%) Data Centre
14 285 (30.00%) CCNA
15 276 (29.05%) Wireless
16 253 (26.63%) F5
17 247 (26.00%) Cisco Nexus
18 237 (24.95%) EIGRP
19 223 (23.47%) DNS
20 220 (23.16%) Network Security
21 215 (22.63%) TCP/IP
22 212 (22.32%) IPsec
23 179 (18.84%) Cisco IOS
24 177 (18.63%) SolarWinds
25 175 (18.42%) Network Management
26 169 (17.79%) Ethernet
27 165 (17.37%) DHCP
28 154 (16.21%) CCIE
29 148 (15.58%) ITIL
29 148 (15.58%) Degree

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 13 (1.37%) IIS
1 13 (1.37%) Skype for Business
2 4 (0.42%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.21%) nginx
4 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (2.95%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 105 (11.05%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (4.53%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (2.84%) SaaS
5 15 (1.58%) IaaS
5 15 (1.58%) PaaS
6 14 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (1.37%) Serverless
8 10 (1.05%) Office 365
9 7 (0.74%) Akamai
9 7 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.53%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.11%) G Suite
11 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 814 (85.68%) BGP
2 663 (69.79%) Firewall
3 489 (51.47%) WAN
4 474 (49.89%) MPLS
5 402 (42.32%) LAN
6 385 (40.53%) VPN
7 369 (38.84%) Cisco ASA
8 276 (29.05%) Wireless
9 247 (26.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 237 (24.95%) EIGRP
11 223 (23.47%) DNS
12 220 (23.16%) Network Security
13 215 (22.63%) TCP/IP
14 212 (22.32%) IPsec
15 179 (18.84%) Cisco IOS
16 169 (17.79%) Ethernet
17 165 (17.37%) DHCP
18 145 (15.26%) VLAN
19 112 (11.79%) VoIP
20 109 (11.47%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.58%) Big Data
2 6 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.42%) BigQuery
4 3 (0.32%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.21%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.21%) MySQL
5 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 62 (6.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (1.58%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.53%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.21%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.21%) Subversion
5 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.11%) JIRA
General
1 117 (12.32%) Telecoms
2 111 (11.68%) Finance
3 79 (8.32%) Retail
4 45 (4.74%) Banking
5 29 (3.05%) Financial Institution
6 24 (2.53%) French Language
7 22 (2.32%) German Language
7 22 (2.32%) Italian Language
8 17 (1.79%) Advertising
8 17 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.79%) Law
8 17 (1.79%) Multimedia
9 16 (1.68%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.05%) Legal
10 10 (1.05%) Spanish Language
11 6 (0.63%) Games
12 4 (0.42%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.21%) Electronics
14 2 (0.21%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 605 (63.68%) Network Engineer
2 208 (21.89%) Senior Network Engineer
3 113 (11.89%) Cisco Engineer
4 106 (11.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 74 (7.79%) Security Engineer
6 62 (6.53%) Network Specialist
7 60 (6.32%) Network Security Engineer
8 46 (4.84%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 46 (4.84%) Senior Network Specialist
9 43 (4.53%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 40 (4.21%) Consultant
11 39 (4.11%) Analyst
11 39 (4.11%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
12 35 (3.68%) Network Consultant
12 35 (3.68%) Senior Security Engineer
13 34 (3.58%) Network Support
13 34 (3.58%) Support Engineer
14 33 (3.47%) Juniper Engineer
15 32 (3.37%) Network Analyst
15 32 (3.37%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (6.53%) 802.1X
2 34 (3.58%) LDAP
3 23 (2.42%) HTML
4 17 (1.79%) XML
5 14 (1.47%) XMPP
6 8 (0.84%) Web Services
7 7 (0.74%) RFC 2544
8 6 (0.63%) COM
9 4 (0.42%) Apache Flex
9 4 (0.42%) CSS
9 4 (0.42%) D3.js
9 4 (0.42%) ggplot
9 4 (0.42%) Matplotlib
10 3 (0.32%) SAML
11 1 (0.11%) Elastic Stack
11 1 (0.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 330 (34.74%) Data Centre
2 112 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (9.26%) Self-Motivation
4 77 (8.11%) Computer Science
5 43 (4.53%) Cyberthreat
6 37 (3.89%) PKI
7 33 (3.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 28 (2.95%) NHS
9 27 (2.84%) Linux Command Line
10 26 (2.74%) Driving Licence
10 26 (2.74%) Fintech
11 17 (1.79%) Management Information System
12 16 (1.68%) Cyberattack
12 16 (1.68%) Private Cloud
13 11 (1.16%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 10 (1.05%) DataPower
14 10 (1.05%) Hedge funds
15 9 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
16 6 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
17 4 (0.42%) Anti-Piracy
Operating Systems
1 130 (13.68%) Linux
2 59 (6.21%) Windows
3 41 (4.32%) Unix
4 18 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (1.58%) CentOS
6 12 (1.26%) Fedora
7 10 (1.05%) FreeNAS
8 9 (0.95%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.74%) Solaris
11 5 (0.53%) Debian
11 5 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.42%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.32%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.11%) CatOS
15 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (18.42%) Network Management
2 148 (15.58%) ITIL
3 140 (14.74%) Network Monitoring
4 120 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
5 114 (12.00%) Network Design
6 100 (10.53%) Load Balancing
7 79 (8.32%) Kalman Filter
8 74 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
9 65 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 63 (6.63%) High Availability
11 60 (6.32%) E-Commerce
11 60 (6.32%) Network Architecture
12 59 (6.21%) Presales
12 59 (6.21%) Service Delivery
13 49 (5.16%) Low Latency
14 45 (4.74%) Capacity Planning
15 43 (4.53%) Mentoring
15 43 (4.53%) Project Management
16 42 (4.42%) DevOps
17 40 (4.21%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (10.84%) Python
2 55 (5.79%) Perl
3 37 (3.89%) Bash Shell
4 29 (3.05%) Ruby
5 16 (1.68%) PowerShell
6 13 (1.37%) Shell Script
7 12 (1.26%) Bourne shell
7 12 (1.26%) Korn
8 11 (1.16%) SQL
9 10 (1.05%) PHP
10 7 (0.74%) Java
11 4 (0.42%) AWK
11 4 (0.42%) C
11 4 (0.42%) sed
12 2 (0.21%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.21%) R
13 1 (0.11%) Go
13 1 (0.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 638 (67.16%) Cisco Certification
2 564 (59.37%) CCNP
3 285 (30.00%) CCNA
4 154 (16.21%) CCIE
5 148 (15.58%) Degree
6 63 (6.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 51 (5.37%) CCSP
8 45 (4.74%) JNCIP
9 40 (4.21%) CCSE
10 38 (4.00%) CISSP
11 36 (3.79%) CCVP
12 33 (3.47%) JNCIS
13 29 (3.05%) CCSA
14 25 (2.63%) CCDP
14 25 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (2.21%) Security Cleared
16 20 (2.11%) PMI Certification
16 20 (2.11%) PMP
17 18 (1.89%) JNCIA
18 17 (1.79%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.00%) SLA
2 26 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.42%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.95%) GDPR
5 8 (0.84%) QA
6 3 (0.32%) COBIT
7 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.21%) GCP
7 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) GPG13
8 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (4.53%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.63%) VMware NSX
4 20 (2.11%) Firmware
4 20 (2.11%) NFS
5 17 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.58%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.26%) vSphere
7 12 (1.26%) XenServer
8 10 (1.05%) iptables
9 6 (0.63%) XenApp
10 5 (0.53%) pfSense
10 5 (0.53%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.32%) Docker
12 3 (0.32%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.21%) KVM
13 2 (0.21%) Snort
14 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 44 (4.63%) Cisco Prime
2 40 (4.21%) Cisco CUCM
3 32 (3.37%) Nagios
3 32 (3.37%) QRadar
4 30 (3.16%) FortiGate
5 26 (2.74%) Cacti
5 26 (2.74%) SolarWinds Orion
6 20 (2.11%) Puppet
7 19 (2.00%) WhatsUp Gold
8 17 (1.79%) Ansible
9 13 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
10 9 (0.95%) Terraform
11 8 (0.84%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.63%) SCCM
13 4 (0.42%) Observium
13 4 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (0.42%) Stealthwatch
14 3 (0.32%) CA Spectrum
14 3 (0.32%) OSSEC
14 3 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 846 (89.05%) Cisco
2 378 (39.79%) Juniper
3 333 (35.05%) CheckPoint
4 253 (26.63%) F5
5 177 (18.63%) SolarWinds
6 146 (15.37%) Palo Alto
7 144 (15.16%) Fortinet
8 135 (14.21%) Microsoft
9 122 (12.84%) HP
10 120 (12.63%) VMware
11 90 (9.47%) Citrix
12 66 (6.95%) Arista
13 65 (6.84%) Meraki
14 37 (3.89%) Riverbed
15 32 (3.37%) Dell
16 30 (3.16%) Extreme Networks
16 30 (3.16%) Red Hat
17 28 (2.95%) Avaya
18 27 (2.84%) Blue Coat
18 27 (2.84%) IBM