Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 378 369 495
Rank change year-on-year -9 +126 -83
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 374 1,194 965
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.86% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.79% 5.47% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 305 692 791
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - -4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £32,500 £35,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £76,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 7,816 21,847 24,883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.69% 15.70% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6,178 16,551 19,776
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 22 September 2020.

Salary histogram for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Top 17 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 22 September 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 -4 355 £58,000 +10.48% 46
UK excluding London -51 199 £52,500 +5.00% 35
London +166 165 £80,000 +33.33% 14
South East +62 62 £55,000 +15.79% 5
North of England -70 52 £55,000 +10.00% 7
North West +115 40 £55,000 +15.79% 4
Midlands +70 40 £55,000 +4.76% 8
West Midlands +31 36 £44,000 -16.19% 8
South West +120 28 £52,500 +23.53% 4
Work from Home +20 17 £50,000 -4.76% 3
East of England +61 12 £47,500 -20.83% 7
Yorkshire -82 12 £55,000 +10.00%
Wales +51 6 £45,000 +7.14%
Scotland +104 5 £52,500 -19.23% 3
East Midlands +87 4 £55,000 -
North East +22 4 £55,000 +28.16% 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £52,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 335 (89.57%) BGP
2 301 (80.48%) Cisco
3 268 (71.66%) Firewall
4 234 (62.57%) Cisco Certification
5 210 (56.15%) WAN
6 181 (48.40%) CCNP
7 172 (45.99%) MPLS
8 163 (43.58%) Data Centre
9 156 (41.71%) LAN
10 150 (40.11%) Wireless
11 144 (38.50%) VPN
12 134 (35.83%) Palo Alto
13 112 (29.95%) EIGRP
14 110 (29.41%) CheckPoint
15 109 (29.14%) CCNA
16 101 (27.01%) Network Security
17 100 (26.74%) Cisco ASA
18 98 (26.20%) Linux
19 93 (24.87%) VLAN
19 93 (24.87%) F5
20 92 (24.60%) Cisco Nexus
21 89 (23.80%) Python
22 85 (22.73%) TCP/IP
23 81 (21.66%) Juniper
24 77 (20.59%) IPsec
24 77 (20.59%) Finance
25 76 (20.32%) Multicast
26 74 (19.79%) Wi-Fi
27 69 (18.45%) DNS
27 69 (18.45%) Fortinet

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 (6.15%) Skype for Business
2 11 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.07%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.80%) Confluence
5 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.27%) Apache
6 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 35 (9.36%) MS Visio
2 30 (8.02%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 51 (13.64%) Azure
2 50 (13.37%) AWS
3 27 (7.22%) Office 365
4 26 (6.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (6.42%) GCP
6 22 (5.88%) Route 53
6 22 (5.88%) Slack
7 3 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.53%) Cloud9 IDE
9 1 (0.27%) Akamai
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.27%) IaaS
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 335 (89.57%) BGP
2 268 (71.66%) Firewall
3 210 (56.15%) WAN
4 172 (45.99%) MPLS
5 156 (41.71%) LAN
6 150 (40.11%) Wireless
7 144 (38.50%) VPN
8 112 (29.95%) EIGRP
9 101 (27.01%) Network Security
10 100 (26.74%) Cisco ASA
11 93 (24.87%) VLAN
12 92 (24.60%) Cisco Nexus
13 85 (22.73%) TCP/IP
14 77 (20.59%) IPsec
15 76 (20.32%) Multicast
16 74 (19.79%) Wi-Fi
17 69 (18.45%) DNS
18 65 (17.38%) VoIP
19 60 (16.04%) DHCP
20 57 (15.24%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (0.27%) InfluxDB
1 1 (0.27%) KDB
1 1 (0.27%) Kdb+
1 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (3.48%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.21%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (2.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (1.60%) Selenium
5 5 (1.34%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.80%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.80%) JIRA
7 1 (0.27%) GitLab
7 1 (0.27%) Redmine
7 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 77 (20.59%) Finance
2 46 (12.30%) Telecoms
3 29 (7.75%) Financial Institution
4 20 (5.35%) Banking
5 7 (1.87%) Spanish Language
6 6 (1.60%) Advertising
6 6 (1.60%) Law
6 6 (1.60%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.34%) French Language
7 5 (1.34%) German Language
7 5 (1.34%) Italian Language
8 4 (1.07%) Korean Language
9 3 (0.80%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.80%) Military
10 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Legal
11 1 (0.27%) Police
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 270 (72.19%) Network Engineer
2 101 (27.01%) Senior Network Engineer
3 47 (12.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 47 (12.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 27 (7.22%) Architect
4 27 (7.22%) Network Architect
5 22 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 22 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 20 (5.35%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 20 (5.35%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 19 (5.08%) Consultant
8 13 (3.48%) Network Consultant
8 13 (3.48%) Network Manager
9 12 (3.21%) IP Network Engineer
10 11 (2.94%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 11 (2.94%) Senior Consultant
10 11 (2.94%) Senior Network Consultant
10 11 (2.94%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 11 (2.94%) Senior Security Engineer
11 10 (2.67%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.63%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.67%) YAML
3 7 (1.87%) JSON
4 6 (1.60%) REST
5 4 (1.07%) CSS
5 4 (1.07%) Regular Expression
5 4 (1.07%) XMPP
6 3 (0.80%) Web Services
7 2 (0.53%) Spine.js
7 2 (0.53%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.27%) HTML
8 1 (0.27%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.27%) LDAP
8 1 (0.27%) XML
8 1 (0.27%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 163 (43.58%) Data Centre
2 37 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (1.87%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.60%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.34%) DataPower
9 4 (1.07%) Clustering
9 4 (1.07%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.07%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.80%) CESG
10 3 (0.80%) PKI
10 3 (0.80%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.53%) MPEG
11 2 (0.53%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.27%) Eurex
12 1 (0.27%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 98 (26.20%) Linux
2 27 (7.22%) Windows
3 22 (5.88%) Mac OS X
4 13 (3.48%) Unix
5 8 (2.14%) CentOS
6 6 (1.60%) VyOS
6 6 (1.60%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.34%) Debian
8 3 (0.80%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.27%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (14.17%) ITIL
2 51 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
3 50 (13.37%) Project Delivery
4 48 (12.83%) Load Balancing
4 48 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (9.89%) Network Design
6 31 (8.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 31 (8.29%) Low Latency
7 28 (7.49%) DevOps
8 23 (6.15%) Security Monitoring
9 22 (5.88%) B2B
9 22 (5.88%) Identity Management
9 22 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
10 20 (5.35%) Information Security
10 20 (5.35%) Technical Leadership
11 19 (5.08%) Electronic Trading
11 19 (5.08%) High-Frequency Trading
11 19 (5.08%) Migration
11 19 (5.08%) WAN Optimisation
12 18 (4.81%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (23.80%) Python
2 11 (2.94%) Perl
3 7 (1.87%) C
3 7 (1.87%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.07%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.80%) Java
6 1 (0.27%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.27%) C++
6 1 (0.27%) C-shell
6 1 (0.27%) Go
6 1 (0.27%) Korn
6 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 234 (62.57%) Cisco Certification
2 181 (48.40%) CCNP
3 109 (29.14%) CCNA
4 57 (15.24%) CCIE
5 46 (12.30%) Security Cleared
6 35 (9.36%) SC Cleared
7 21 (5.61%) JNCIS
8 19 (5.08%) JNCIA
9 15 (4.01%) DV Cleared
10 13 (3.48%) CCDP
10 13 (3.48%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 7 (1.87%) CCDE
11 7 (1.87%) Degree
11 7 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (1.60%) CCIP
13 5 (1.34%) HNC
14 4 (1.07%) ACCA
14 4 (1.07%) CCDA
14 4 (1.07%) CCSP
14 4 (1.07%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.01%) SLA
2 9 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.80%) NIST
5 2 (0.53%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 37 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (8.56%) Active Directory
3 16 (4.28%) VMware NSX
4 14 (3.74%) Docker
5 7 (1.87%) Firmware
5 7 (1.87%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.80%) vSphere
8 1 (0.27%) BIND 9
8 1 (0.27%) LXC
8 1 (0.27%) pfSense
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.27%) Xen
8 1 (0.27%) zsh
Systems Management
1 53 (14.17%) Ansible
2 31 (8.29%) Nagios
3 28 (7.49%) Puppet
4 23 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (5.35%) FortiGate
5 20 (5.35%) Grafana
6 11 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
6 11 (2.94%) Kubernetes
7 9 (2.41%) Cisco UCCX
7 9 (2.41%) Terraform
8 7 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.80%) SCOM
9 3 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.53%) Nessus
10 2 (0.53%) SCSM
10 2 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.53%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.27%) Icinga
11 1 (0.27%) Iperf
11 1 (0.27%) OPNET
Vendors
1 301 (80.48%) Cisco
2 134 (35.83%) Palo Alto
3 110 (29.41%) CheckPoint
4 93 (24.87%) F5
5 81 (21.66%) Juniper
6 69 (18.45%) Fortinet
7 68 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 53 (14.17%) VMware
9 48 (12.83%) SolarWinds
10 36 (9.63%) Riverbed
11 35 (9.36%) Splunk
12 32 (8.56%) Infoblox
13 31 (8.29%) Avaya
14 30 (8.02%) Meraki
15 22 (5.88%) Brocade
16 21 (5.61%) Aruba
17 14 (3.74%) Arista
17 14 (3.74%) ForeScout
18 13 (3.48%) Citrix
18 13 (3.48%) HP