Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 443 443 538
Rank change year-on-year 0 +95 -183
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 733 996 922
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.12% 4.42% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 624 768 725
Median annual salary £56,888 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.43% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,075 £32,425 £35,000
90th Percentile £76,425 £76,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +11.11%

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 17,791 22,546 26,651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.12% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 13,975 17,462 21,321
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing OSPF.

Salary trend for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing OSPF over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Salary histogram for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Top 16 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 30 March 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 +3 710 £57,500 +8.54% 95
UK excluding London -19 405 £52,500 +10.53% 69
London +50 324 £62,500 +4.17% 32
South East +60 184 £55,000 +15.79% 26
North of England -9 69 £41,500 -12.63% 14
Midlands -26 51 £52,500 - 8
East of England +14 43 £51,250 +42.36% 4
West Midlands -22 43 £52,500 - 6
South West +43 39 £50,000 - 11
Yorkshire -39 30 £45,000 -5.76% 4
Work from Home +9 29 £65,000 -8.77% 4
North East +28 20 £35,000 -12.50% 1
North West +35 19 £29,000 -38.95% 9
Scotland +54 18 £52,500 +23.53% 6
East Midlands +15 8 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 697 (95.09%) BGP
2 637 (86.90%) Cisco
3 544 (74.22%) Firewall
4 522 (71.21%) Cisco Certification
5 405 (55.25%) CCNP
6 384 (52.39%) WAN
7 337 (45.98%) LAN
8 317 (43.25%) MPLS
9 281 (38.34%) Palo Alto
10 277 (37.79%) TCP/IP
11 276 (37.65%) VPN
12 242 (33.02%) Data Centre
13 228 (31.11%) Cisco ASA
14 216 (29.47%) CCNA
14 216 (29.47%) Juniper
15 195 (26.60%) Network Security
16 190 (25.92%) IPsec
17 180 (24.56%) Wireless
18 173 (23.60%) CheckPoint
19 144 (19.65%) VLAN
20 140 (19.10%) ITIL
21 131 (17.87%) EIGRP
21 131 (17.87%) Network Design
22 127 (17.33%) Finance
23 122 (16.64%) F5
23 122 (16.64%) Cisco Nexus
24 120 (16.37%) HSRP
25 119 (16.23%) Telecoms
26 118 (16.10%) Load Balancing
27 114 (15.55%) Multicast

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 10 (1.36%) OpenStack
2 9 (1.23%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.55%) Confluence
4 3 (0.41%) Apache
4 3 (0.41%) nginx
4 3 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (4.50%) MS Visio
2 17 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) assyst
1 4 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 78 (10.64%) Azure
2 73 (9.96%) AWS
3 17 (2.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 12 (1.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 11 (1.50%) GCP
6 8 (1.09%) SaaS
7 7 (0.95%) Slack
8 5 (0.68%) GitHub
8 5 (0.68%) IaaS
8 5 (0.68%) Office 365
9 4 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.41%) PaaS
11 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.14%) Akamai
11 1 (0.14%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 697 (95.09%) BGP
2 544 (74.22%) Firewall
3 384 (52.39%) WAN
4 337 (45.98%) LAN
5 317 (43.25%) MPLS
6 277 (37.79%) TCP/IP
7 276 (37.65%) VPN
8 228 (31.11%) Cisco ASA
9 195 (26.60%) Network Security
10 190 (25.92%) IPsec
11 180 (24.56%) Wireless
12 144 (19.65%) VLAN
13 131 (17.87%) EIGRP
14 122 (16.64%) Cisco Nexus
15 120 (16.37%) HSRP
16 114 (15.55%) Multicast
17 112 (15.28%) Wi-Fi
18 111 (15.14%) DNS
19 106 (14.46%) VoIP
20 92 (12.55%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.23%) MySQL
2 6 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (0.82%) Big Data
3 4 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (4.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.50%) JIRA
4 7 (0.95%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.82%) Subversion
6 4 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.41%) GitLab
8 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
General
1 127 (17.33%) Finance
2 119 (16.23%) Telecoms
3 29 (3.96%) Banking
4 17 (2.32%) Law
5 13 (1.77%) French Language
6 12 (1.64%) Japanese Language
7 11 (1.50%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.36%) Legal
9 9 (1.23%) German Language
9 9 (1.23%) Italian Language
10 7 (0.95%) Advertising
11 6 (0.82%) Military
11 6 (0.82%) Police
11 6 (0.82%) Public Sector
11 6 (0.82%) Retail
12 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.27%) Publishing
14 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 580 (79.13%) Network Engineer
2 181 (24.69%) Senior Network Engineer
3 53 (7.23%) Cisco Engineer
3 53 (7.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 44 (6.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 44 (6.00%) Security Engineer
5 37 (5.05%) Architect
6 24 (3.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 24 (3.27%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 24 (3.27%) Network Specialist
7 23 (3.14%) Consultant
8 21 (2.86%) Network Architect
9 20 (2.73%) Cloud Engineer
9 20 (2.73%) Juniper Engineer
10 19 (2.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (2.59%) Network Consultant
11 18 (2.46%) Network Operations Engineer
11 18 (2.46%) WAN Engineer
12 17 (2.32%) IP Engineer
12 17 (2.32%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (9.82%) 802.1X
2 7 (0.95%) Jinja
2 7 (0.95%) LDAP
3 6 (0.82%) LAMP
3 6 (0.82%) REST
3 6 (0.82%) XMPP
4 4 (0.55%) jQuery
4 4 (0.55%) RESTful
5 3 (0.41%) Web Services
6 2 (0.27%) JSON
6 2 (0.27%) YAML
7 1 (0.14%) HTML
7 1 (0.14%) SAML
7 1 (0.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 242 (33.02%) Data Centre
2 52 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.82%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 24 (3.27%) DataPower
6 20 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (2.32%) PKI
8 13 (1.77%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.50%) Driving Licence
9 11 (1.50%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.23%) Clustering
10 9 (1.23%) Replication
11 7 (0.95%) Video\Live Streaming
12 6 (0.82%) Fibre Optics
12 6 (0.82%) NHS
13 5 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.55%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.55%) Cybercrime
15 3 (0.41%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 114 (15.55%) Linux
2 68 (9.28%) Windows
3 49 (6.68%) Unix
4 28 (3.82%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.77%) CentOS
6 11 (1.50%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.82%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (0.55%) Debian
10 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.14%) Android
11 1 (0.14%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.14%) HPUX
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (19.10%) ITIL
2 131 (17.87%) Network Design
3 118 (16.10%) Load Balancing
4 74 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
5 66 (9.00%) Network Monitoring
6 54 (7.37%) DevOps
6 54 (7.37%) Network Management
7 45 (6.14%) Cybersecurity
8 42 (5.73%) Computer Science
9 41 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
10 40 (5.46%) Kalman Filter
10 40 (5.46%) Mentoring
11 35 (4.77%) Migration
11 35 (4.77%) Presales
12 30 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 27 (3.68%) High Availability
13 27 (3.68%) Service Delivery
14 26 (3.55%) Configuration Management
14 26 (3.55%) Continuous Improvement
14 26 (3.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (9.41%) Python
2 32 (4.37%) Bash Shell
3 22 (3.00%) PowerShell
4 14 (1.91%) Perl
5 12 (1.64%) C
6 10 (1.36%) JavaScript
7 7 (0.95%) PHP
8 6 (0.82%) SQL
9 4 (0.55%) C++
10 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 522 (71.21%) Cisco Certification
2 405 (55.25%) CCNP
3 216 (29.47%) CCNA
4 83 (11.32%) CCIE
5 81 (11.05%) Degree
6 64 (8.73%) Security Cleared
7 55 (7.50%) CCDP
8 51 (6.96%) JNCIA
9 50 (6.82%) JNCIS
10 46 (6.28%) JNCIP
11 41 (5.59%) SC Cleared
12 37 (5.05%) CCSA
12 37 (5.05%) Computer Science Degree
13 28 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
14 22 (3.00%) CCSE
15 21 (2.86%) JNCIE
16 19 (2.59%) DV Cleared
17 16 (2.18%) CCDA
17 16 (2.18%) MCSE
18 15 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.77%) SLA
2 10 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.55%) QA
5 2 (0.27%) GDPR
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 73 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (6.00%) Active Directory
3 26 (3.55%) VMware NSX
4 18 (2.46%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.32%) Firmware
6 16 (2.18%) Docker
7 13 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.77%) vSphere
8 11 (1.50%) XenApp
8 11 (1.50%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.09%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.55%) vCloud
10 4 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.41%) Corosync
11 3 (0.41%) DRBD
11 3 (0.41%) FreeRADIUS
11 3 (0.41%) KVM
11 3 (0.41%) pfSense
11 3 (0.41%) Postfix
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 68 (9.28%) Ansible
2 46 (6.28%) FortiGate
3 45 (6.14%) Puppet
4 31 (4.23%) Cisco Prime
5 27 (3.68%) Terraform
6 15 (2.05%) Kubernetes
6 15 (2.05%) SolarWinds Orion
7 12 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (1.50%) Nagios
8 11 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (1.36%) Observium
10 9 (1.23%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.95%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
12 6 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
12 6 (0.82%) Icinga
13 4 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
13 4 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.55%) Salt
13 4 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 637 (86.90%) Cisco
2 281 (38.34%) Palo Alto
3 216 (29.47%) Juniper
4 173 (23.60%) CheckPoint
5 122 (16.64%) F5
6 103 (14.05%) VMware
7 101 (13.78%) SolarWinds
8 96 (13.10%) Fortinet
9 84 (11.46%) Meraki
10 75 (10.23%) Microsoft
11 65 (8.87%) HP
12 61 (8.32%) Aruba
13 53 (7.23%) Citrix
14 43 (5.87%) Brocade
15 30 (4.09%) Huawei
16 29 (3.96%) Barracuda Networks
17 27 (3.68%) Infoblox
18 26 (3.55%) Blue Coat
19 25 (3.41%) Forcepoint
20 24 (3.27%) IBM