Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 404 415 438
Rank change year-on-year +11 +23 +15
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 1349 1390 1514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.73% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.84% 4.31% 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1102 1185 1277
UK median annual salary £55,000 £48,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.40% -3.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,775 £31,250 £31,500
90th Percentile £76,125 £68,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -7.22% +7.78%

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 27844 32248 36755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.89% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22589 26475 30313
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,875 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 +22 1296 £55,000 +13.40% 32
UK excluding London +4 763 £47,500 +5.56% 17
London +33 576 £60,000 +14.29% 18
South East -25 279 £50,750 +5.73% 6
North of England +47 196 £45,000 +20.00% 5
East of England +43 131 £57,500 +27.78% 1
North West -5 102 £45,000 +26.76% 3
Midlands +10 95 £50,000 +15.61% 1
Yorkshire +78 94 £44,000 +4.76% 2
West Midlands -2 77 £52,500 +16.67% 1
Scotland -14 31 £43,500 +2.35%
South West +1 30 £46,000 +53.33% 1
East Midlands +33 18 £47,500 +46.15%
Wales +14 10 £45,871 -0.82% 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1234 (91.48%) BGP
2 1161 (86.06%) Cisco
3 932 (69.09%) Firewall
4 912 (67.61%) Cisco Certification
5 743 (55.08%) CCNP
6 738 (54.71%) MPLS
7 673 (49.89%) VPN
8 632 (46.85%) WAN
9 573 (42.48%) Juniper
10 538 (39.88%) LAN
11 494 (36.62%) EIGRP
12 428 (31.73%) Cisco ASA
13 422 (31.28%) Data Centre
14 416 (30.84%) IPsec
15 388 (28.76%) DNS
16 368 (27.28%) Cisco Nexus
17 355 (26.32%) F5
18 348 (25.80%) Wireless
19 347 (25.72%) Network Security
20 343 (25.43%) CheckPoint
21 338 (25.06%) CCNA
22 316 (23.42%) Palo Alto
23 314 (23.28%) VLAN
24 310 (22.98%) CCIE
25 303 (22.46%) TCP/IP
26 294 (21.79%) Load Balancing
27 291 (21.57%) Network Design
27 291 (21.57%) Finance
28 288 (21.35%) Cisco IOS
29 263 (19.50%) 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 69 (5.11%) CMS
2 41 (3.04%) Skype for Business
3 22 (1.63%) Apache
4 9 (0.67%) nginx
5 8 (0.59%) OpenStack
5 8 (0.59%) SAS
6 5 (0.37%) JBoss
7 2 (0.15%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.074%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.074%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.074%) IIS
8 1 (0.074%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.074%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (2.67%) MS Visio
2 19 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 131 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 130 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.15%) Office 365
4 22 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 19 (1.41%) SaaS
6 13 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.82%) Akamai
8 10 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.44%) IaaS
10 5 (0.37%) PaaS
11 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.22%) GitHub
11 3 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 1 (0.074%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1234 (91.48%) BGP
2 932 (69.09%) Firewall
3 738 (54.71%) MPLS
4 673 (49.89%) VPN
5 632 (46.85%) WAN
6 538 (39.88%) LAN
7 494 (36.62%) EIGRP
8 428 (31.73%) Cisco ASA
9 416 (30.84%) IPsec
10 388 (28.76%) DNS
11 368 (27.28%) Cisco Nexus
12 348 (25.80%) Wireless
13 347 (25.72%) Network Security
14 314 (23.28%) VLAN
15 303 (22.46%) TCP/IP
16 288 (21.35%) Cisco IOS
17 263 (19.50%) DHCP
18 220 (16.31%) VoIP
19 198 (14.68%) SSL
20 193 (14.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.44%) MySQL
2 3 (0.22%) NoSQL
2 3 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.15%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.074%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (1.70%) Git (software)
2 12 (0.89%) Subversion
3 11 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (0.59%) Metasploit
5 5 (0.37%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.22%) Ant
7 3 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.22%) GitLab
7 3 (0.22%) Maven
7 3 (0.22%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.15%) JIRA
9 1 (0.074%) TeamCity
General
1 291 (21.57%) Finance
2 126 (9.34%) Banking
2 126 (9.34%) Telecoms
3 31 (2.30%) Financial Institution
4 26 (1.93%) Military
5 24 (1.78%) Retail
6 20 (1.48%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.33%) Law
7 18 (1.33%) Legal
8 15 (1.11%) Back Office
9 13 (0.96%) Advertising
10 12 (0.89%) Marketing
11 9 (0.67%) Billing
11 9 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.59%) French Language
12 8 (0.59%) German Language
12 8 (0.59%) Italian Language
13 5 (0.37%) Electronics
13 5 (0.37%) Games
14 2 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 835 (61.90%) Network Engineer
2 312 (23.13%) Senior Network Engineer
3 226 (16.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 196 (14.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 100 (7.41%) Architect
6 86 (6.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 85 (6.30%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 80 (5.93%) Juniper Engineer
9 77 (5.71%) Network Architect
10 76 (5.63%) Network Support
11 74 (5.49%) Security Engineer
12 68 (5.04%) Network Support Engineer
12 68 (5.04%) Support Engineer
13 61 (4.52%) Network Security Engineer
14 60 (4.45%) Consultant
15 54 (4.00%) IP Engineer
15 54 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
16 52 (3.85%) Analyst
16 52 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
17 48 (3.56%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (5.04%) 802.1X
2 64 (4.74%) XMPP
3 39 (2.89%) HTML
4 27 (2.00%) XML
5 16 (1.19%) CSS
5 16 (1.19%) Web Services
6 15 (1.11%) POSIX
7 14 (1.04%) JSON
8 12 (0.89%) RFC 2547
9 10 (0.74%) REST
10 9 (0.67%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (0.37%) WAP
12 2 (0.15%) Apache Axis
12 2 (0.15%) LAPP Stack
13 1 (0.074%) COM
13 1 (0.074%) FreeSWITCH
13 1 (0.074%) Java EE
13 1 (0.074%) SAML
13 1 (0.074%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 422 (31.28%) Data Centre
2 80 (5.93%) Computer Science
3 73 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (5.11%) Clustering
5 43 (3.19%) Management Information System
6 33 (2.45%) PKI
6 33 (2.45%) Virtual Team
7 30 (2.22%) Driving Licence
7 30 (2.22%) Eurex
8 25 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 16 (1.19%) Public Cloud
10 13 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (0.82%) Fintech
12 11 (0.82%) FlexPod
12 11 (0.82%) Life Science
13 10 (0.74%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.67%) DataPower
14 9 (0.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 8 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 259 (19.20%) Linux
2 171 (12.68%) Windows
3 80 (5.93%) Unix
4 49 (3.63%) Windows Server
5 35 (2.59%) CentOS
6 26 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (1.56%) Mac OS X
10 17 (1.26%) Ubuntu
11 16 (1.19%) Debian
12 15 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (0.96%) VMS
14 11 (0.82%) Solaris
14 11 (0.82%) Windows 7
15 9 (0.67%) Kali Linux
16 6 (0.44%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.44%) SUSE
17 2 (0.15%) AIX
18 1 (0.074%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (21.79%) Load Balancing
2 291 (21.57%) Network Design
3 209 (15.49%) ITIL
4 171 (12.68%) Network Management
5 121 (8.97%) Mentoring
6 111 (8.23%) Network Monitoring
7 83 (6.15%) Migration
8 79 (5.86%) High Availability
8 79 (5.86%) Presales
9 74 (5.49%) Kalman Filter
10 71 (5.26%) Change Management
11 65 (4.82%) Service Delivery
12 62 (4.60%) Project Management
13 59 (4.37%) Network Architecture
14 57 (4.23%) E-Commerce
15 54 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
16 53 (3.93%) Problem Management
16 53 (3.93%) Root Cause Analysis
17 52 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
18 49 (3.63%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (10.38%) Python
2 85 (6.30%) Perl
3 82 (6.08%) Bash Shell
4 60 (4.45%) Ruby
5 40 (2.97%) PowerShell
6 20 (1.48%) SQL
7 19 (1.41%) C
7 19 (1.41%) Java
8 11 (0.82%) Shell Script
9 9 (0.67%) PHP
10 8 (0.59%) C++
11 3 (0.22%) C#
11 3 (0.22%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.22%) Scala
12 2 (0.15%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.15%) C-shell
12 2 (0.15%) Korn
13 1 (0.074%) Go
Qualifications
1 912 (67.61%) Cisco Certification
2 743 (55.08%) CCNP
3 338 (25.06%) CCNA
4 310 (22.98%) CCIE
5 175 (12.97%) Degree
6 117 (8.67%) JNCIP
7 88 (6.52%) Security Cleared
8 86 (6.38%) SC Cleared
9 76 (5.63%) JNCIS
10 71 (5.26%) CCDP
11 65 (4.82%) CCSE
12 61 (4.52%) CCVP
13 60 (4.45%) CCSA
14 50 (3.71%) CCIP
14 50 (3.71%) JNCIA
15 44 (3.26%) CCDA
16 43 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
17 34 (2.52%) Check Point Certification
18 32 (2.37%) CCSP
19 30 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.82%) SLA
2 27 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 24 (1.78%) PMO
4 23 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.89%) QA
6 11 (0.82%) HIPAA
7 7 (0.52%) COBIT
8 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.15%) GCP
10 1 (0.074%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.074%) GDPR
10 1 (0.074%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 112 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (5.11%) Active Directory
3 31 (2.30%) iptables
4 30 (2.22%) NFS
4 30 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (1.78%) Hyper-V
6 21 (1.56%) VMware NSX
7 18 (1.33%) KVM
8 10 (0.74%) XenApp
8 10 (0.74%) XenServer
9 9 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.59%) Ceph
10 8 (0.59%) Docker
10 8 (0.59%) Snort
10 8 (0.59%) vSphere
11 6 (0.44%) Firmware
12 4 (0.30%) Postfix
13 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.15%) vCloud
14 2 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 65 (4.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 57 (4.23%) Cisco UCCX
2 57 (4.23%) Nagios
3 52 (3.85%) FortiGate
4 51 (3.78%) SolarWinds Orion
5 50 (3.71%) Cisco UCCE
6 42 (3.11%) Cisco Prime
7 40 (2.97%) Cacti
8 31 (2.30%) Puppet
9 22 (1.63%) SCOM
10 21 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
11 19 (1.41%) Oracle ZFS
12 13 (0.96%) Ansible
12 13 (0.96%) Nessus
13 12 (0.89%) SCCM
13 12 (0.89%) Terraform
14 11 (0.82%) ZABBIX
15 9 (0.67%) Rsyslog
16 8 (0.59%) Nexpose
16 8 (0.59%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1161 (86.06%) Cisco
2 573 (42.48%) Juniper
3 355 (26.32%) F5
4 343 (25.43%) CheckPoint
5 316 (23.42%) Palo Alto
6 211 (15.64%) Microsoft
7 187 (13.86%) VMware
8 143 (10.60%) SolarWinds
9 116 (8.60%) Fortinet
10 114 (8.45%) Citrix
11 107 (7.93%) HP
12 102 (7.56%) Riverbed
13 95 (7.04%) Brocade
14 80 (5.93%) Arista
15 54 (4.00%) Aruba
15 54 (4.00%) Red Hat
16 52 (3.85%) Avaya
17 48 (3.56%) Dell
18 38 (2.82%) Blue Coat
19 36 (2.67%) Meraki