Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 516 374 402
Rank change year-on-year -142 +28 +15
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 914 1,410 1,570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.83% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.51% 5.23% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 683 1,153 1,381
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £35,750 £32,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -3.23% -7.00%

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 26,042 26,971 33,952
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 15.94% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20,664 22,002 28,198
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,625 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -146 875 £52,500 +5.00% 103
UK excluding London -111 554 £48,750 +8.33% 56
London -148 339 £55,000 - 51
South East -137 193 £45,000 -10.00% 11
Midlands +42 130 £52,500 +16.67% 8
West Midlands +30 108 £53,750 +19.44% 7
North of England -39 100 £42,500 - 20
East of England -14 83 £67,500 +22.73% 9
North West -8 57 £40,000 -5.88% 15
South West -17 48 £47,500 +15.85% 4
Yorkshire -7 34 £42,500 -1.16% 4
East Midlands +20 22 £41,500 -30.83% 1
Scotland -33 15 £35,000 -20.00% 4
North East - 9 - - 1
Wales -2 7 £40,210 -5.39%

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 813 (88.95%) Cisco
2 777 (85.01%) BGP
3 614 (67.18%) Firewall
4 607 (66.41%) Cisco Certification
5 536 (58.64%) CCNP
6 505 (55.25%) MPLS
7 464 (50.77%) WAN
8 428 (46.83%) VPN
9 401 (43.87%) Juniper
10 398 (43.54%) LAN
11 381 (41.68%) Cisco ASA
12 348 (38.07%) Data Centre
13 303 (33.15%) CheckPoint
14 296 (32.39%) DNS
15 264 (28.88%) Wireless
16 253 (27.68%) CCNA
17 243 (26.59%) TCP/IP
18 236 (25.82%) IPsec
18 236 (25.82%) F5
19 233 (25.49%) Network Security
20 232 (25.38%) EIGRP
21 230 (25.16%) Cisco Nexus
22 215 (23.52%) DHCP
23 191 (20.90%) Ethernet
24 185 (20.24%) VLAN
25 184 (20.13%) ITIL
26 174 (19.04%) Network Management
27 173 (18.93%) Cisco IOS
28 169 (18.49%) Palo Alto
29 167 (18.27%) SNMP

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 23 (2.52%) IIS
2 11 (1.20%) Skype for Business
3 5 (0.55%) CMS
4 4 (0.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 38 (4.16%) MS Visio
2 22 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 91 (9.96%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (4.27%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (2.63%) SaaS
5 21 (2.30%) Akamai
6 16 (1.75%) IaaS
7 15 (1.64%) PaaS
8 14 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
9 13 (1.42%) Serverless
10 11 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (1.20%) AWS CloudTrail
11 8 (0.88%) Office 365
12 4 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 777 (85.01%) BGP
2 614 (67.18%) Firewall
3 505 (55.25%) MPLS
4 464 (50.77%) WAN
5 428 (46.83%) VPN
6 398 (43.54%) LAN
7 381 (41.68%) Cisco ASA
8 296 (32.39%) DNS
9 264 (28.88%) Wireless
10 243 (26.59%) TCP/IP
11 236 (25.82%) IPsec
12 233 (25.49%) Network Security
13 232 (25.38%) EIGRP
14 230 (25.16%) Cisco Nexus
15 215 (23.52%) DHCP
16 191 (20.90%) Ethernet
17 185 (20.24%) VLAN
18 173 (18.93%) Cisco IOS
19 167 (18.27%) SNMP
20 131 (14.33%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.53%) Big Data
2 11 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.44%) BigQuery
3 4 (0.44%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.22%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.22%) MySQL
4 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 58 (6.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 42 (4.60%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
4 11 (1.20%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.20%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.66%) Subversion
5 6 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.11%) JIRA
General
1 122 (13.35%) Telecoms
2 87 (9.52%) Finance
3 49 (5.36%) Banking
4 40 (4.38%) Retail
5 26 (2.84%) Financial Institution
6 22 (2.41%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.75%) Advertising
7 16 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.53%) Multimedia
9 8 (0.88%) Games
10 7 (0.77%) Law
11 5 (0.55%) French Language
12 4 (0.44%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.44%) German Language
12 4 (0.44%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.44%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.22%) Legal
14 2 (0.22%) Marketing
15 1 (0.11%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 581 (63.57%) Network Engineer
2 202 (22.10%) Senior Network Engineer
3 101 (11.05%) Cisco Engineer
4 93 (10.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 90 (9.85%) Security Engineer
6 64 (7.00%) Network Specialist
7 62 (6.78%) Network Security Engineer
8 59 (6.46%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 59 (6.46%) Senior Network Specialist
9 53 (5.80%) Architect
10 47 (5.14%) Senior Security Engineer
11 39 (4.27%) Consultant
11 39 (4.27%) Network Support
12 37 (4.05%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 34 (3.72%) Network Consultant
13 34 (3.72%) Support Engineer
14 33 (3.61%) Network Security Specialist
14 33 (3.61%) Network Support Engineer
14 33 (3.61%) Security Specialist
14 33 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (7.11%) 802.1X
2 51 (5.58%) HTML
3 38 (4.16%) XML
4 31 (3.39%) LDAP
5 16 (1.75%) RFC 2547
6 13 (1.42%) XMPP
7 4 (0.44%) Apache Flex
7 4 (0.44%) COM
7 4 (0.44%) D3.js
7 4 (0.44%) ggplot
7 4 (0.44%) Matplotlib
7 4 (0.44%) RFC 2544
8 3 (0.33%) SAML
9 2 (0.22%) CSS
9 2 (0.22%) RESTful
9 2 (0.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 348 (38.07%) Data Centre
2 128 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (7.88%) Self-Motivation
4 71 (7.77%) Computer Science
5 52 (5.69%) Cyberthreat
6 45 (4.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 35 (3.83%) PKI
8 26 (2.84%) Driving Licence
9 25 (2.74%) NHS
10 23 (2.52%) Fintech
11 21 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
12 20 (2.19%) Management Information System
13 18 (1.97%) Cyberattack
14 16 (1.75%) Clustering
15 11 (1.20%) Public Cloud
16 7 (0.77%) DataPower
16 7 (0.77%) Replication
16 7 (0.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 6 (0.66%) CMDB
17 6 (0.66%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 144 (15.75%) Linux
2 77 (8.42%) Windows
3 42 (4.60%) Unix
4 9 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (0.66%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.33%) CentOS
7 3 (0.33%) Debian
7 3 (0.33%) FreeNAS
7 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.22%) Solaris
8 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.11%) CatOS
9 1 (0.11%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.11%) SUSE
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (20.13%) ITIL
2 174 (19.04%) Network Management
3 141 (15.43%) Network Monitoring
4 136 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
5 134 (14.66%) Load Balancing
6 127 (13.89%) Network Design
7 85 (9.30%) E-Commerce
8 80 (8.75%) Presales
9 64 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 63 (6.89%) High Availability
11 60 (6.56%) Project Management
11 60 (6.56%) Service Delivery
12 58 (6.35%) Change Management
13 55 (6.02%) Kalman Filter
14 54 (5.91%) SIEM
15 48 (5.25%) ITIL V3
16 47 (5.14%) Configuration Management
16 47 (5.14%) Mentoring
17 44 (4.81%) Incident Management
18 43 (4.70%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 118 (12.91%) Python
2 49 (5.36%) Perl
3 37 (4.05%) Bash Shell
3 37 (4.05%) PowerShell
4 33 (3.61%) SQL
5 27 (2.95%) PHP
6 10 (1.09%) Ruby
7 9 (0.98%) C
8 7 (0.77%) Java
9 3 (0.33%) AWK
9 3 (0.33%) sed
9 3 (0.33%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.11%) C++
10 1 (0.11%) Go
10 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 607 (66.41%) Cisco Certification
2 536 (58.64%) CCNP
3 253 (27.68%) CCNA
4 137 (14.99%) CCIE
5 113 (12.36%) Degree
6 70 (7.66%) JNCIP
7 61 (6.67%) CISSP
8 56 (6.13%) CCSE
9 55 (6.02%) Computer Science Degree
10 45 (4.92%) CCDP
11 42 (4.60%) CCSP
12 38 (4.16%) JNCIS
13 31 (3.39%) Security Cleared
14 30 (3.28%) CCVP
15 29 (3.17%) CCSA
15 29 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
16 27 (2.95%) SC Cleared
17 24 (2.63%) CCIP
17 24 (2.63%) PMI Certification
17 24 (2.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.25%) SLA
2 29 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (2.74%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.09%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.22%) GCP
5 2 (0.22%) PMO
5 2 (0.22%) QA
6 1 (0.11%) GPG13
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 91 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (8.64%) Active Directory
3 36 (3.94%) VMware NSX
4 26 (2.84%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (1.97%) XenServer
7 14 (1.53%) Firmware
8 11 (1.20%) vSphere
9 7 (0.77%) FreeRADIUS
9 7 (0.77%) iptables
9 7 (0.77%) KVM
9 7 (0.77%) NFS
9 7 (0.77%) XenApp
10 6 (0.66%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.44%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.11%) pfSense
13 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 57 (6.24%) Nagios
2 50 (5.47%) Cisco CUCM
3 45 (4.92%) Puppet
4 38 (4.16%) QRadar
5 36 (3.94%) Cacti
6 33 (3.61%) Cisco Prime
7 27 (2.95%) Ansible
7 27 (2.95%) Cisco UCCX
8 25 (2.74%) SCCM
9 24 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (2.41%) FortiGate
11 19 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
12 17 (1.86%) Terraform
13 15 (1.64%) vCenter Server
13 15 (1.64%) WhatsUp Gold
14 14 (1.53%) RANCID
15 13 (1.42%) Cisco UCCE
15 13 (1.42%) OpenNMS
16 10 (1.09%) SCOM
16 10 (1.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 813 (88.95%) Cisco
2 401 (43.87%) Juniper
3 303 (33.15%) CheckPoint
4 236 (25.82%) F5
5 169 (18.49%) Palo Alto
6 165 (18.05%) VMware
7 163 (17.83%) Fortinet
8 126 (13.79%) SolarWinds
9 118 (12.91%) HP
10 99 (10.83%) Microsoft
11 97 (10.61%) Citrix
12 76 (8.32%) Arista
13 56 (6.13%) Meraki
14 50 (5.47%) Blue Coat
15 45 (4.92%) Aruba
15 45 (4.92%) Riverbed
16 41 (4.49%) IBM
17 39 (4.27%) Tufin
18 33 (3.61%) CA
18 33 (3.61%) Infoblox