Period
to 15 May 2021

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 15 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 503 422 415
Rank change year-on-year -81 -7 +116
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 454 631 1,074
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.65% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.92% 4.37% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 305 532 702
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,525 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -0.90% +5.71% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,450 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -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 11,570 14,448 22,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.78% 14.98% 15.46%
Number of salaries quoted 8,658 11,530 17,183
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,863 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +4.40%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 15 May 2021.

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 15 May 2021. 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 -75 410 £55,000 -1.79% 65
UK excluding London -12 293 £52,000 +4.00% 47
London -90 132 £67,500 +8.00% 20
South West +11 87 £47,500 -5.00% 11
North of England -6 81 £49,000 +8.89% 16
Work from Home -108 68 £55,000 -15.38% 14
South East -23 61 £56,250 +7.14% 11
North West +34 47 £50,000 -6.98% 10
Midlands -20 29 £58,750 +11.90% 7
West Midlands -22 25 £62,500 +19.05% 4
Yorkshire -29 24 £55,000 +22.22% 6
East of England +13 22 £63,750 +15.91%
Scotland -9 17 £75,000 +87.50% 2
North East -1 10 £40,000 +10.34%
East Midlands +5 4 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Wales +22 3 £37,500 -16.67%
Northern Ireland +6 1 £37,500 -6.25%

For the 6 months to 15 May 2021, 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.

1 344 (75.77%) BGP
2 324 (71.37%) Firewall
3 320 (70.48%) Cisco
4 245 (53.96%) Cisco Certification
5 202 (44.49%) VPN
6 195 (42.95%) CCNP
7 175 (38.55%) VLAN
8 163 (35.90%) MPLS
9 157 (34.58%) WAN
10 156 (34.36%) Palo Alto
11 141 (31.06%) AWS
12 121 (26.65%) Azure
13 119 (26.21%) ITIL
14 115 (25.33%) TCP/IP
15 114 (25.11%) Linux
16 108 (23.79%) Python
16 108 (23.79%) VMware
17 106 (23.35%) LAN
18 103 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
18 103 (22.69%) Ansible
19 102 (22.47%) Wireless
20 101 (22.25%) VMware Infrastructure
21 100 (22.03%) EIGRP
22 98 (21.59%) Juniper
23 97 (21.37%) Data Centre
24 95 (20.93%) Network Security
24 95 (20.93%) Microsoft
25 93 (20.48%) IPv4
26 92 (20.26%) Windows
27 91 (20.04%) Scrum

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 (15.20%) Confluence
2 10 (2.20%) OpenStack
3 4 (0.88%) nginx
4 3 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.22%) SAS
5 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (1.54%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 141 (31.06%) AWS
2 121 (26.65%) Azure
3 38 (8.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 32 (7.05%) GCP
5 21 (4.63%) AWS Direct Connect
6 12 (2.64%) Microsoft 365
7 8 (1.76%) Tricentis Tosca
8 7 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.32%) SaaS
10 5 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 5 (1.10%) IaaS
11 4 (0.88%) PaaS
12 3 (0.66%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.22%) Google Workspace
13 1 (0.22%) Route 53
13 1 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 344 (75.77%) BGP
2 324 (71.37%) Firewall
3 202 (44.49%) VPN
4 175 (38.55%) VLAN
5 163 (35.90%) MPLS
6 157 (34.58%) WAN
7 115 (25.33%) TCP/IP
8 106 (23.35%) LAN
9 102 (22.47%) Wireless
10 100 (22.03%) EIGRP
11 95 (20.93%) Network Security
12 93 (20.48%) IPv4
13 77 (16.96%) IPsec
14 74 (16.30%) SD-WAN
15 72 (15.86%) Cisco ASA
15 72 (15.86%) Cisco Nexus
16 65 (14.32%) DNS
17 61 (13.44%) Multicast
18 54 (11.89%) HSRP
19 50 (11.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.22%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 69 (15.20%) Git (software)
1 69 (15.20%) JIRA
2 54 (11.89%) Subversion
3 15 (3.30%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 80 (17.62%) Social Skills
2 78 (17.18%) Finance
3 49 (10.79%) Telecoms
4 34 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (4.41%) Electronics
6 18 (3.96%) Marketing
6 18 (3.96%) Public Sector
7 14 (3.08%) Law
7 14 (3.08%) Retail
8 12 (2.64%) Publishing
9 10 (2.20%) Manufacturing
9 10 (2.20%) Organisational Skills
10 9 (1.98%) Banking
11 8 (1.76%) Influencing Skills
12 5 (1.10%) Back Office
13 4 (0.88%) Automotive
13 4 (0.88%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.88%) Legal
13 4 (0.88%) Presentation Skills
14 3 (0.66%) Military
Job Titles
1 256 (56.39%) Network Engineer
2 78 (17.18%) Senior Network Engineer
3 41 (9.03%) Architect
4 35 (7.71%) Linux Engineer
5 34 (7.49%) Cloud Engineer
6 27 (5.95%) Cisco Engineer
6 27 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (5.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 23 (5.07%) AWS Engineer
8 23 (5.07%) Solutions Architect
9 22 (4.85%) Systems Engineer
10 18 (3.96%) IP Engineer
10 18 (3.96%) IP Network Engineer
10 18 (3.96%) Juniper Engineer
11 17 (3.74%) Core Network Engineer
11 17 (3.74%) IP Architect
11 17 (3.74%) Lead Systems Engineer
11 17 (3.74%) Linux Systems Engineer
11 17 (3.74%) Network Manager
11 17 (3.74%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (14.98%) Web Services
2 35 (7.71%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.10%) JSON
3 5 (1.10%) YAML
4 4 (0.88%) LDAP
5 3 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (0.66%) ISPF
6 2 (0.44%) Jinja
6 2 (0.44%) Middleware
6 2 (0.44%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.22%) Express
7 1 (0.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 97 (21.37%) Data Centre
2 56 (12.33%) Public Cloud
3 31 (6.83%) Hybrid Cloud
4 13 (2.86%) IPTV
5 11 (2.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.32%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.32%) Fibre Optics
6 6 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (0.88%) Podcast
8 3 (0.66%) CESG
8 3 (0.66%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (0.66%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.44%) Blog
9 2 (0.44%) e-Health
9 2 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.44%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.44%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.44%) User Experience
9 2 (0.44%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 114 (25.11%) Linux
2 92 (20.26%) Windows
3 70 (15.42%) Windows Server
4 54 (11.89%) Ubuntu
5 45 (9.91%) Unix
6 40 (8.81%) CentOS
7 38 (8.37%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (2.20%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.98%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (1.32%) Debian
11 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.44%) SUSE
13 1 (0.22%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.22%) Solaris
13 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (26.21%) ITIL
2 103 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (20.04%) Scrum
4 77 (16.96%) Service Management
5 75 (16.52%) DevOps
6 74 (16.30%) Infrastructure as Code
7 70 (15.42%) Data Science
7 70 (15.42%) Network Design
7 70 (15.42%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 70 (15.42%) Task Automation
8 68 (14.98%) Software Testing
9 66 (14.54%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 65 (14.32%) DevSecOps
10 65 (14.32%) Machine Learning
10 65 (14.32%) SDLC
11 64 (14.10%) Cyber Intelligence
12 63 (13.88%) Configuration Management
13 49 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (8.59%) Mentoring
14 39 (8.59%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 108 (23.79%) Python
2 71 (15.64%) Bash Shell
3 68 (14.98%) PowerShell
4 14 (3.08%) C
5 13 (2.86%) Perl
6 9 (1.98%) PHP
7 5 (1.10%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.44%) Java
8 2 (0.44%) SQL
9 1 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 245 (53.96%) Cisco Certification
2 195 (42.95%) CCNP
3 77 (16.96%) CCNA
4 63 (13.88%) Security Cleared
5 51 (11.23%) CCIE
6 44 (9.69%) SC Cleared
7 38 (8.37%) JNCIP
8 30 (6.61%) GIAC
8 30 (6.61%) RHCE
9 28 (6.17%) CCDP
10 21 (4.63%) Degree
11 13 (2.86%) JNCIA
12 12 (2.64%) AWS Certification
13 9 (1.98%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.76%) CISSP
15 7 (1.54%) JNCIS
16 6 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
17 5 (1.10%) HND
18 4 (0.88%) CCDE
18 4 (0.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (3.30%) SLA
3 13 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (1.76%) OASIS TOSCA
5 6 (1.32%) PMO
6 5 (1.10%) NIST
6 5 (1.10%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.66%) GRC
7 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 101 (22.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (16.74%) Docker
3 54 (11.89%) VMware ESXi
4 34 (7.49%) Active Directory
5 20 (4.41%) VMware NSX
6 8 (1.76%) Firmware
6 8 (1.76%) FreeRADIUS
6 8 (1.76%) KVM
7 7 (1.54%) Hyper-V
8 6 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.44%) NLBS
9 2 (0.44%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 103 (22.69%) Ansible
2 73 (16.08%) Puppet
3 35 (7.71%) FortiGate
4 22 (4.85%) Terraform
5 15 (3.30%) Nagios
6 12 (2.64%) Nmap
7 8 (1.76%) Kubernetes
8 7 (1.54%) Cacti
9 6 (1.32%) SmoothWall
9 6 (1.32%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.88%) Suricata
12 3 (0.66%) QRadar
13 2 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
13 2 (0.44%) Proxmox
13 2 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.44%) Stealthwatch
14 1 (0.22%) NetMRI
Vendors
1 320 (70.48%) Cisco
2 156 (34.36%) Palo Alto
3 108 (23.79%) VMware
4 98 (21.59%) Juniper
5 95 (20.93%) Microsoft
6 70 (15.42%) CheckPoint
6 70 (15.42%) F5
7 68 (14.98%) Fortinet
8 38 (8.37%) Meraki
9 37 (8.15%) SolarWinds
10 33 (7.27%) Oracle
11 32 (7.05%) Red Hat
12 28 (6.17%) Google
13 21 (4.63%) Aruba
14 20 (4.41%) Arista
15 18 (3.96%) HP
15 18 (3.96%) Splunk
15 18 (3.96%) Tufin
16 10 (2.20%) Riverbed
16 10 (2.20%) Ruckus Wireless