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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 714 498 436
Rank change year-on-year -216 -62 -26
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 570 467 608
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.51% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% 3.95% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 383 308 515
10th Percentile £33,900 £37,500 £35,600
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £44,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,483 £55,000 £56,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.15% -1.79% +6.67%
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 21,669 11,837 13,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.26% 12.86% 14.93%
Number of salaries quoted 11,745 8,803 11,063
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +6.45%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -187 510 £60,000 +9.09% 59
UK excluding London -154 291 £52,500 - 31
London -183 235 £65,000 -3.70% 28
Work from Home -207 163 £63,750 +10.87% 14
South East -32 124 £57,500 +2.22% 10
South West -63 58 £70,000 +45.08% 5
North of England -111 51 £40,250 -17.86% 9
Midlands -59 41 £55,000 -13.73% 3
West Midlands -53 28 £56,250 -16.67% 2
Scotland -49 22 £40,606 -45.86% 2
North East -2 20 £35,000 -12.50% 1
North West -97 16 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Yorkshire -66 15 £50,000 -9.09% 2
East Midlands -27 13 £50,000 +17.65% 1
East of England -85 13 £61,250 -3.92% 2
Northern Ireland -19 4 £40,000 +6.67%

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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.

1 532 (93.33%) BGP
2 451 (79.12%) Cisco
3 357 (62.63%) Cisco Certification
4 339 (59.47%) Firewall
5 307 (53.86%) WAN
6 298 (52.28%) MPLS
7 249 (43.68%) LAN
8 247 (43.33%) CCNP
9 228 (40.00%) VPN
10 202 (35.44%) Wireless
11 192 (33.68%) Palo Alto
12 178 (31.23%) Juniper
13 169 (29.65%) Cisco Nexus
14 151 (26.49%) Azure
15 145 (25.44%) Data Centre
15 145 (25.44%) CCNA
16 144 (25.26%) DNS
17 143 (25.09%) ITIL
18 141 (24.74%) AWS
19 138 (24.21%) TCP/IP
20 124 (21.75%) IPsec
21 121 (21.23%) VMware
22 113 (19.82%) SD-WAN
23 110 (19.30%) Linux
24 109 (19.12%) Network Security
25 108 (18.95%) Fortinet
26 107 (18.77%) DHCP
27 103 (18.07%) Social Skills
28 102 (17.89%) EIGRP
28 102 (17.89%) Security Cleared

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 26 (4.56%) Confluence
2 12 (2.11%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.53%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.18%) nginx
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Blender
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.75%) Sentinel
2 7 (1.23%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 151 (26.49%) Azure
2 141 (24.74%) AWS
3 40 (7.02%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (2.28%) GCP
5 12 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 11 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.75%) Azure Sentinel
8 9 (1.58%) GitHub
9 8 (1.40%) AWS Direct Connect
10 6 (1.05%) Apple Pay
10 6 (1.05%) IaaS
11 5 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.88%) PaaS
12 4 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 3 (0.53%) SaaS
14 2 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.35%) Azure Stack
14 2 (0.35%) Route 53
15 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 532 (93.33%) BGP
2 339 (59.47%) Firewall
3 307 (53.86%) WAN
4 298 (52.28%) MPLS
5 249 (43.68%) LAN
6 228 (40.00%) VPN
7 202 (35.44%) Wireless
8 169 (29.65%) Cisco Nexus
9 144 (25.26%) DNS
10 138 (24.21%) TCP/IP
11 124 (21.75%) IPsec
12 113 (19.82%) SD-WAN
13 109 (19.12%) Network Security
14 107 (18.77%) DHCP
15 102 (17.89%) EIGRP
16 96 (16.84%) Multicast
17 89 (15.61%) Internet
18 85 (14.91%) Ethernet
19 81 (14.21%) IPv6
20 80 (14.04%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.16%) MariaDB
1 18 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (2.28%) InfluxDB
2 13 (2.28%) MySQL
3 10 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (5.61%) JIRA
2 21 (3.68%) Git (software)
3 18 (3.16%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (1.58%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 103 (18.07%) Social Skills
2 84 (14.74%) Organisational Skills
3 67 (11.75%) Finance
4 56 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (7.19%) Telecoms
6 27 (4.74%) Banking
7 26 (4.56%) Public Sector
8 22 (3.86%) Advertising
8 22 (3.86%) Presentation Skills
9 19 (3.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 19 (3.33%) Police
10 12 (2.11%) Documentation Skills
11 10 (1.75%) Aviation
12 9 (1.58%) Law
13 7 (1.23%) Games
14 5 (0.88%) Marketing
15 4 (0.70%) Publishing
16 3 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
16 3 (0.53%) Retail
17 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 348 (61.05%) Network Engineer
2 108 (18.95%) Senior Network Engineer
3 81 (14.21%) Architect
4 56 (9.82%) Cisco Engineer
4 56 (9.82%) Network Architect
5 51 (8.95%) Juniper Engineer
6 46 (8.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 33 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 27 (4.74%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (4.21%) Lead Network Engineer
10 19 (3.33%) Network Specialist
10 19 (3.33%) NOC Engineer
11 18 (3.16%) Network Security Engineer
11 18 (3.16%) Security Engineer
12 17 (2.98%) Firewall Engineer
12 17 (2.98%) IP Architect
12 17 (2.98%) IP Engineer
12 17 (2.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (2.63%) Network Systems Engineer
13 15 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.98%) 802.1X
2 16 (2.81%) Spine.js
3 9 (1.58%) LDAP
4 7 (1.23%) JSON
4 7 (1.23%) XML
5 4 (0.70%) COM
6 2 (0.35%) .NET
6 2 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.18%) Middleware
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 145 (25.44%) Data Centre
2 42 (7.37%) Public Cloud
3 41 (7.19%) PKI
4 33 (5.79%) Management Information System
5 24 (4.21%) Private Cloud
6 17 (2.98%) Cyberattack
7 16 (2.81%) Digital Signage
8 15 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 15 (2.63%) Virtual Team
9 12 (2.11%) IoT
9 12 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.75%) Eurex
11 9 (1.58%) Cyberthreat
11 9 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.58%) User Experience
12 7 (1.23%) Renewable Energy
13 6 (1.05%) Cloud Native
13 6 (1.05%) Online Banking
14 5 (0.88%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 110 (19.30%) Linux
2 57 (10.00%) Windows
3 34 (5.96%) Unix
4 32 (5.61%) Windows Server
5 26 (4.56%) CentOS
6 25 (4.39%) Windows Server 2016
7 21 (3.68%) Ubuntu
8 18 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (2.98%) Windows Server 2019
10 14 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (2.28%) Windows 10
12 11 (1.93%) Solaris
13 3 (0.53%) Fedora
14 1 (0.18%) CatOS
14 1 (0.18%) Check Point GAiA
14 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (25.09%) ITIL
2 95 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 93 (16.32%) Agile
4 91 (15.96%) Network Design
5 83 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
6 67 (11.75%) Network Architecture
7 64 (11.23%) Change Management
8 61 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 61 (10.70%) Network Management
9 58 (10.18%) Project Delivery
10 57 (10.00%) Service Delivery
11 56 (9.82%) Network Virtualisation
12 54 (9.47%) Network Monitoring
13 53 (9.30%) Infrastructure as Code
14 46 (8.07%) Continuous Improvement
15 43 (7.54%) Service Management
16 41 (7.19%) Computer Science
16 41 (7.19%) Presales
17 40 (7.02%) Collaborative Working
17 40 (7.02%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (13.16%) Python
2 23 (4.04%) PowerShell
3 18 (3.16%) Bash
4 12 (2.11%) Perl
5 5 (0.88%) C
6 3 (0.53%) Java
6 3 (0.53%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.35%) PHP
7 2 (0.35%) Ruby
7 2 (0.35%) SQL
8 1 (0.18%) C#
8 1 (0.18%) Go
8 1 (0.18%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 357 (62.63%) Cisco Certification
2 247 (43.33%) CCNP
3 145 (25.44%) CCNA
4 102 (17.89%) Security Cleared
5 101 (17.72%) CCIE
6 82 (14.39%) Degree
7 75 (13.16%) SC Cleared
8 52 (9.12%) CCDP
9 44 (7.72%) JNCIA
10 37 (6.49%) CCIE Service Provider
11 35 (6.14%) DV Cleared
11 35 (6.14%) JNCIP
12 16 (2.81%) Chartered Engineer
12 16 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (1.40%) AWS Certification
14 8 (1.40%) CCIP
14 8 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.23%) JNCIE
16 5 (0.88%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (8.60%) SLA
2 12 (2.11%) GDPR
3 5 (0.88%) PMO
4 2 (0.35%) NIST
4 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.35%) RMADS
4 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) MiFID
5 1 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 100 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (6.49%) Active Directory
3 26 (4.56%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.86%) VMware NSX
5 17 (2.98%) Firmware
6 16 (2.81%) ProxySG
7 9 (1.58%) Docker
8 6 (1.05%) vSphere
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.18%) NFS
9 1 (0.18%) PowerDNS
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.18%) XenApp
9 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 71 (12.46%) Ansible
2 52 (9.12%) Terraform
3 34 (5.96%) Nagios
4 26 (4.56%) Cisco Prime
5 23 (4.04%) FortiGate
6 21 (3.68%) Icinga
7 20 (3.51%) SolarWinds Orion
8 17 (2.98%) vCenter Server
9 16 (2.81%) Grafana
10 13 (2.28%) Puppet
11 9 (1.58%) ZABBIX
12 8 (1.40%) TrustSec
13 7 (1.23%) Backup Exec
14 6 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (1.05%) Stealthwatch
15 4 (0.70%) Cacti
15 4 (0.70%) Kubernetes
15 4 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
15 4 (0.70%) SCCM
16 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 451 (79.12%) Cisco
2 192 (33.68%) Palo Alto
3 178 (31.23%) Juniper
4 121 (21.23%) VMware
5 108 (18.95%) Fortinet
6 101 (17.72%) SolarWinds
7 95 (16.67%) F5
8 65 (11.40%) Microsoft
9 63 (11.05%) Aruba
10 61 (10.70%) CheckPoint
11 56 (9.82%) Meraki
12 43 (7.54%) Nokia
12 43 (7.54%) Zscaler
13 32 (5.61%) Citrix
14 23 (4.04%) Red Hat
15 20 (3.51%) Barracuda Networks
15 20 (3.51%) Forcepoint
16 19 (3.33%) Brocade
16 19 (3.33%) Riverbed
17 18 (3.16%) HP