Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 485 351 423
Rank change year-on-year -134 +72 -18
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 1,014 1,573 1,503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.89% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.78% 5.38% 4.34%
Number of salaries quoted 788 1,264 1,308
UK median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -6.25% +6.67%

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 26,831 29,240 34,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.22% 16.62% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21,667 23,762 28,719
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -134 971 £52,500 +8.25% 113
UK excluding London -103 610 £47,500 +5.56% 83
London -125 387 £60,000 +14.29% 34
South East -111 221 £45,000 -5.26% 34
North of England -10 125 £43,750 +9.38% 26
East of England +18 114 £67,500 +50.00% 8
Midlands -18 109 £47,500 +5.56% 5
West Midlands -26 91 £50,000 +11.11% 2
North West -29 68 £43,000 +4.88% 15
Yorkshire +22 57 £44,000 +13.55% 10
South West -3 30 £36,500 +29.20% 6
Scotland -58 21 £43,500 -5.95% 2
East Midlands -10 18 £45,908 +22.42% 3
Wales -3 7 £55,242 -16.62% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 894 (88.17%) BGP
2 888 (87.57%) Cisco
3 671 (66.17%) Firewall
4 659 (64.99%) Cisco Certification
5 616 (60.75%) MPLS
6 546 (53.85%) CCNP
7 501 (49.41%) WAN
8 497 (49.01%) VPN
9 440 (43.39%) Juniper
10 399 (39.35%) LAN
11 345 (34.02%) EIGRP
11 345 (34.02%) Cisco ASA
12 341 (33.63%) Data Centre
13 323 (31.85%) DNS
14 313 (30.87%) IPsec
15 282 (27.81%) Wireless
16 280 (27.61%) Cisco Nexus
17 275 (27.12%) Network Security
18 267 (26.33%) CCNA
18 267 (26.33%) CheckPoint
19 246 (24.26%) TCP/IP
20 232 (22.88%) F5
21 231 (22.78%) VLAN
22 226 (22.29%) DHCP
23 221 (21.79%) Palo Alto
24 213 (21.01%) Cisco IOS
25 206 (20.32%) ITIL
26 199 (19.63%) Finance
27 195 (19.23%) CCIE
28 193 (19.03%) Ethernet

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 55 (5.42%) CMS
2 43 (4.24%) Skype for Business
3 12 (1.18%) IIS
4 7 (0.69%) Apache
5 6 (0.59%) SAS
6 5 (0.49%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.39%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.30%) nginx
9 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (2.47%) MS Visio
2 24 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 68 (6.71%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.56%) Akamai
4 15 (1.48%) Office 365
5 13 (1.28%) SaaS
6 10 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 10 (0.99%) AWS CloudTrail
7 7 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.39%) GitHub
9 4 (0.39%) IaaS
9 4 (0.39%) PaaS
10 3 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.30%) Serverless
11 1 (0.099%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.099%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 894 (88.17%) BGP
2 671 (66.17%) Firewall
3 616 (60.75%) MPLS
4 501 (49.41%) WAN
5 497 (49.01%) VPN
6 399 (39.35%) LAN
7 345 (34.02%) Cisco ASA
7 345 (34.02%) EIGRP
8 323 (31.85%) DNS
9 313 (30.87%) IPsec
10 282 (27.81%) Wireless
11 280 (27.61%) Cisco Nexus
12 275 (27.12%) Network Security
13 246 (24.26%) TCP/IP
14 231 (22.78%) VLAN
15 226 (22.29%) DHCP
16 213 (21.01%) Cisco IOS
17 193 (19.03%) Ethernet
17 193 (19.03%) VoIP
18 155 (15.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (0.39%) Big Data
2 4 (0.39%) NoSQL
2 4 (0.39%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.30%) MySQL
3 3 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.099%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.099%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 42 (4.14%) Git (software)
2 18 (1.78%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 11 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (0.99%) Subversion
5 10 (0.99%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.39%) Ant
7 4 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.39%) GitLab
7 4 (0.39%) Maven
7 4 (0.39%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.30%) JIRA
General
1 199 (19.63%) Finance
2 155 (15.29%) Telecoms
3 94 (9.27%) Banking
4 23 (2.27%) Advertising
4 23 (2.27%) Financial Institution
5 16 (1.58%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.58%) Retail
6 13 (1.28%) Marketing
7 11 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.99%) Military
9 7 (0.69%) Law
10 6 (0.59%) Back Office
10 6 (0.59%) Billing
11 5 (0.49%) Games
12 4 (0.39%) French Language
12 4 (0.39%) German Language
12 4 (0.39%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.39%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.30%) Legal
14 2 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 580 (57.20%) Network Engineer
2 207 (20.41%) Senior Network Engineer
3 129 (12.72%) Cisco Engineer
4 115 (11.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 82 (8.09%) Security Engineer
6 79 (7.79%) Architect
7 55 (5.42%) Network Support
7 55 (5.42%) Support Engineer
8 53 (5.23%) Network Support Engineer
9 52 (5.13%) Network Security Engineer
10 48 (4.73%) Team Leader
11 42 (4.14%) Network Team Leader
12 41 (4.04%) Network Architect
13 38 (3.75%) Senior Security Engineer
14 37 (3.65%) Network Specialist
14 37 (3.65%) Senior Cisco Engineer
15 35 (3.45%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
16 34 (3.35%) Lead Network Engineer
16 34 (3.35%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
16 34 (3.35%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (6.31%) HTML
2 61 (6.02%) XMPP
3 52 (5.13%) 802.1X
4 48 (4.73%) XML
5 27 (2.66%) LDAP
6 18 (1.78%) RFC 2547
7 7 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (0.69%) POSIX
7 7 (0.69%) Web Services
8 5 (0.49%) JSON
8 5 (0.49%) REST
9 3 (0.30%) CSS
9 3 (0.30%) SAML
10 1 (0.099%) RESTful
10 1 (0.099%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 341 (33.63%) Data Centre
2 123 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (6.51%) Clustering
3 66 (6.51%) Computer Science
4 27 (2.66%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 21 (2.07%) Driving Licence
7 19 (1.87%) Public Cloud
8 17 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
8 17 (1.68%) Eurex
8 17 (1.68%) Fintech
9 14 (1.38%) PKI
10 12 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (0.79%) Life Science
11 8 (0.79%) Replication
12 7 (0.69%) Algorithms
12 7 (0.69%) DataPower
12 7 (0.69%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 181 (17.85%) Linux
2 120 (11.83%) Windows
3 54 (5.33%) Unix
4 23 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.78%) CentOS
6 13 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (1.28%) Solaris
6 13 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.08%) SUSE
8 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.79%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.59%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.39%) AIX
12 4 (0.39%) Debian
13 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.099%) CatOS
14 1 (0.099%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.099%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.099%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (20.32%) ITIL
2 183 (18.05%) Load Balancing
3 154 (15.19%) Network Design
4 152 (14.99%) Network Management
5 102 (10.06%) Mentoring
6 99 (9.76%) Network Monitoring
7 78 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 78 (7.69%) High Availability
7 78 (7.69%) Project Management
8 66 (6.51%) Change Management
8 66 (6.51%) Presales
9 62 (6.11%) Service Delivery
10 55 (5.42%) Incident Management
11 53 (5.23%) SIEM
12 51 (5.03%) Migration
13 48 (4.73%) Network Architecture
14 47 (4.64%) Line Management
15 46 (4.54%) Kalman Filter
16 43 (4.24%) ITIL V3
17 42 (4.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 140 (13.81%) Python
2 73 (7.20%) Perl
3 65 (6.41%) Bash Shell
4 50 (4.93%) PowerShell
5 45 (4.44%) SQL
6 29 (2.86%) PHP
7 15 (1.48%) Ruby
8 13 (1.28%) C
9 12 (1.18%) Java
10 6 (0.59%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.49%) C++
12 4 (0.39%) Bourne shell
12 4 (0.39%) C-shell
12 4 (0.39%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.39%) Korn
12 4 (0.39%) Scala
13 2 (0.20%) Tcl
14 1 (0.099%) AWK
14 1 (0.099%) sed
Qualifications
1 659 (64.99%) Cisco Certification
2 546 (53.85%) CCNP
3 267 (26.33%) CCNA
4 195 (19.23%) CCIE
5 126 (12.43%) Degree
6 101 (9.96%) JNCIP
7 61 (6.02%) CCDP
8 56 (5.52%) JNCIS
9 51 (5.03%) CCVP
10 43 (4.24%) CCSE
11 41 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
11 41 (4.04%) Security Cleared
12 40 (3.94%) SC Cleared
13 39 (3.85%) JNCIA
14 37 (3.65%) CCIP
14 37 (3.65%) CISSP
15 31 (3.06%) CCSA
16 30 (2.96%) CCDA
17 29 (2.86%) JNCIE
18 24 (2.37%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (5.82%) SLA
2 39 (3.85%) PCI DSS
3 31 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (2.17%) HIPAA
5 15 (1.48%) QA
6 10 (0.99%) PMO
7 4 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.099%) GCP
8 1 (0.099%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 95 (9.37%) Active Directory
2 84 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.14%) VMware NSX
4 35 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.28%) iptables
7 12 (1.18%) Firmware
7 12 (1.18%) NFS
8 10 (0.99%) FreeRADIUS
9 9 (0.89%) XenApp
9 9 (0.89%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.79%) KVM
11 7 (0.69%) XenServer
12 6 (0.59%) vSphere
13 5 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.39%) Docker
15 1 (0.099%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.099%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 84 (8.28%) Cisco CUCM
2 71 (7.00%) Nagios
3 66 (6.51%) Cisco UCCX
4 56 (5.52%) Cisco UCCE
5 50 (4.93%) Puppet
6 46 (4.54%) Opscode Chef
7 41 (4.04%) Cacti
8 39 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
9 30 (2.96%) Terraform
10 26 (2.56%) Ansible
11 23 (2.27%) SCCM
12 21 (2.07%) QRadar
13 17 (1.68%) FortiGate
14 16 (1.58%) vCenter Server
15 15 (1.48%) RANCID
16 14 (1.38%) OpenNMS
17 13 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
18 12 (1.18%) OpenView
18 12 (1.18%) vRealize
19 11 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 888 (87.57%) Cisco
2 440 (43.39%) Juniper
3 267 (26.33%) CheckPoint
4 232 (22.88%) F5
5 221 (21.79%) Palo Alto
6 187 (18.44%) VMware
7 148 (14.60%) Fortinet
8 123 (12.13%) Microsoft
9 106 (10.45%) Citrix
10 104 (10.26%) HP
11 91 (8.97%) SolarWinds
12 90 (8.88%) Arista
13 77 (7.59%) Riverbed
14 59 (5.82%) Aruba
15 51 (5.03%) Blue Coat
16 50 (4.93%) Brocade
17 39 (3.85%) Meraki
18 38 (3.75%) Dell
19 36 (3.55%) Avaya
20 29 (2.86%) IBM