Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 402 422 406
Rank change year-on-year +20 -16 +89
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 1376 1417 1671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.72% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.88% 4.26% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1139 1249 1350
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,750 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% -10.00% +11.11%

OSPF is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28222 33250 37701
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.86% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 22885 27561 30650
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +34 1321 £52,500 +5.00% 68
UK excluding London -8 766 £48,500 +7.78% 36
London +61 588 £57,500 +4.55% 36
South East +3 327 £50,000 - 16
North of England +9 182 £45,000 +18.42% 11
East of England +14 112 £57,500 +27.78% 1
North West -7 92 £45,000 +23.29% 6
Yorkshire +40 90 £44,000 -2.22% 5
Midlands -4 87 £52,500 +5.00% 4
West Midlands -16 72 £50,000 - 4
South West -34 33 £46,750 +23.03%
Scotland -12 23 £47,500 +11.76% 4
East Midlands +19 15 £58,000 +78.46%
Wales +17 12 £42,500 +21.43%
Northern Ireland - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 1284 (93.31%) BGP
2 1159 (84.23%) Cisco
3 927 (67.37%) Firewall
4 924 (67.15%) Cisco Certification
5 737 (53.56%) CCNP
6 734 (53.34%) MPLS
7 651 (47.31%) VPN
8 641 (46.58%) WAN
9 583 (42.37%) Juniper
10 554 (40.26%) LAN
11 449 (32.63%) EIGRP
12 430 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
13 427 (31.03%) Data Centre
14 410 (29.80%) F5
15 387 (28.13%) IPsec
16 366 (26.60%) DNS
17 363 (26.38%) CheckPoint
18 359 (26.09%) CCNA
19 350 (25.44%) VLAN
20 344 (25.00%) Network Security
21 333 (24.20%) Cisco Nexus
22 326 (23.69%) Wireless
23 316 (22.97%) Linux
24 315 (22.89%) TCP/IP
25 306 (22.24%) Load Balancing
26 304 (22.09%) Palo Alto
27 290 (21.08%) Network Design
28 286 (20.78%) CCIE
29 268 (19.48%) Cisco IOS
30 252 (18.31%) 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 32 (2.33%) CMS
2 28 (2.03%) Apache
3 22 (1.60%) Skype for Business
4 10 (0.73%) IIS
4 10 (0.73%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.65%) WebLogic
6 8 (0.58%) nginx
7 5 (0.36%) JBoss
7 5 (0.36%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.22%) SAS
9 1 (0.073%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.073%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.073%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.073%) SharePoint
Applications
1 58 (4.22%) MS Visio
2 29 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 126 (9.16%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.67%) Office 365
3 23 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 14 (1.02%) SaaS
5 10 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (0.65%) Akamai
6 9 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.44%) IaaS
8 5 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.36%) PaaS
9 3 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1284 (93.31%) BGP
2 927 (67.37%) Firewall
3 734 (53.34%) MPLS
4 651 (47.31%) VPN
5 641 (46.58%) WAN
6 554 (40.26%) LAN
7 449 (32.63%) EIGRP
8 430 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
9 387 (28.13%) IPsec
10 366 (26.60%) DNS
11 350 (25.44%) VLAN
12 344 (25.00%) Network Security
13 333 (24.20%) Cisco Nexus
14 326 (23.69%) Wireless
15 315 (22.89%) TCP/IP
16 268 (19.48%) Cisco IOS
17 252 (18.31%) DHCP
18 205 (14.90%) VoIP
19 195 (14.17%) SSL
20 190 (13.81%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.29%) MySQL
2 2 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.15%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.073%) Big Data
3 1 (0.073%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 12 (0.87%) Metasploit
4 11 (0.80%) Subversion
5 7 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.073%) TeamCity
General
1 222 (16.13%) Finance
2 141 (10.25%) Telecoms
3 82 (5.96%) Banking
4 31 (2.25%) Financial Institution
5 27 (1.96%) Retail
6 19 (1.38%) Military
7 18 (1.31%) Legal
8 15 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.09%) Law
9 12 (0.87%) Back Office
9 12 (0.87%) Marketing
10 8 (0.58%) Billing
10 8 (0.58%) Electronics
11 6 (0.44%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.36%) Advertising
12 5 (0.36%) French Language
13 4 (0.29%) German Language
13 4 (0.29%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.22%) Games
15 2 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 903 (65.63%) Network Engineer
2 330 (23.98%) Senior Network Engineer
3 247 (17.95%) Cisco Engineer
4 222 (16.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 104 (7.56%) Juniper Engineer
6 96 (6.98%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 95 (6.90%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 84 (6.10%) Architect
9 83 (6.03%) Network Support
10 76 (5.52%) Support Engineer
11 72 (5.23%) Network Architect
12 70 (5.09%) Consultant
13 69 (5.01%) Security Engineer
14 65 (4.72%) Operations Engineer
15 63 (4.58%) IP Engineer
16 62 (4.51%) Analyst
16 62 (4.51%) Network Security Engineer
16 62 (4.51%) Network Support Engineer
17 57 (4.14%) Network Design Engineer
18 55 (4.00%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (5.31%) 802.1X
2 33 (2.40%) CSS
3 32 (2.33%) HTML
4 25 (1.82%) XMPP
5 23 (1.67%) REST
6 20 (1.45%) XML
7 16 (1.16%) JSON
8 12 (0.87%) Web Services
9 11 (0.80%) POSIX
10 10 (0.73%) RFC 2547
11 7 (0.51%) WAP
12 4 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
13 2 (0.15%) Apache Axis
13 2 (0.15%) COM
13 2 (0.15%) LAPP Stack
14 1 (0.073%) CGI
14 1 (0.073%) FreeSWITCH
14 1 (0.073%) Java EE
14 1 (0.073%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 427 (31.03%) Data Centre
2 85 (6.18%) Computer Science
3 72 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (2.98%) Management Information System
5 38 (2.76%) Driving Licence
6 32 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 32 (2.33%) PKI
7 31 (2.25%) Clustering
7 31 (2.25%) Virtual Team
8 23 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (1.09%) Eurex
9 15 (1.09%) Public Cloud
10 11 (0.80%) Hedge funds
10 11 (0.80%) Security Operations Centre
11 10 (0.73%) FlexPod
12 9 (0.65%) Fat Client
12 9 (0.65%) Fintech
12 9 (0.65%) Thin Client
13 8 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 316 (22.97%) Linux
2 189 (13.74%) Windows
3 115 (8.36%) Unix
4 49 (3.56%) Windows Server
5 36 (2.62%) CentOS
6 25 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (1.67%) Ubuntu
9 22 (1.60%) Debian
10 19 (1.38%) Mac OS X
11 18 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (1.24%) VMS
13 13 (0.94%) Kali Linux
13 13 (0.94%) Windows 7
13 13 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.73%) Solaris
15 6 (0.44%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
17 1 (0.073%) CatOS
17 1 (0.073%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (22.24%) Load Balancing
2 290 (21.08%) Network Design
3 188 (13.66%) ITIL
4 181 (13.15%) Network Management
5 138 (10.03%) Network Monitoring
6 125 (9.08%) Mentoring
7 102 (7.41%) Presales
8 89 (6.47%) High Availability
9 81 (5.89%) Change Management
10 72 (5.23%) Migration
11 64 (4.65%) Customer Requirements
11 64 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
12 57 (4.14%) Project Management
13 56 (4.07%) Service Delivery
14 55 (4.00%) Network Architecture
15 50 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
15 50 (3.63%) Root Cause Analysis
16 49 (3.56%) E-Commerce
17 47 (3.42%) Problem Management
18 42 (3.05%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 128 (9.30%) Python
2 79 (5.74%) Perl
3 67 (4.87%) Bash Shell
4 55 (4.00%) Ruby
5 34 (2.47%) PowerShell
6 16 (1.16%) Java
7 14 (1.02%) C
8 13 (0.94%) Shell Script
9 11 (0.80%) SQL
10 10 (0.73%) PHP
11 5 (0.36%) C++
12 3 (0.22%) C#
13 2 (0.15%) Lisp
14 1 (0.073%) Go
Qualifications
1 924 (67.15%) Cisco Certification
2 737 (53.56%) CCNP
3 359 (26.09%) CCNA
4 286 (20.78%) CCIE
5 150 (10.90%) Degree
6 108 (7.85%) JNCIP
7 93 (6.76%) Security Cleared
8 86 (6.25%) SC Cleared
9 67 (4.87%) CCSE
10 65 (4.72%) CCDP
11 64 (4.65%) JNCIA
12 61 (4.43%) CCDA
13 56 (4.07%) CCSA
13 56 (4.07%) JNCIS
14 47 (3.42%) CCSP
15 42 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
16 40 (2.91%) CCIP
17 33 (2.40%) CCVP
18 31 (2.25%) Check Point Certification
18 31 (2.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.72%) SLA
2 28 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.16%) PMO
4 15 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.73%) QA
6 9 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.51%) COBIT
8 2 (0.15%) GCP
8 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.073%) GDPR
9 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 130 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (3.71%) Active Directory
3 26 (1.89%) iptables
3 26 (1.89%) NFS
4 25 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (1.67%) KVM
6 19 (1.38%) VMware NSX
7 16 (1.16%) Hyper-V
8 13 (0.94%) Snort
9 11 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.73%) Ceph
10 10 (0.73%) XenServer
11 7 (0.51%) XenApp
12 6 (0.44%) ProxySG
13 5 (0.36%) Docker
13 5 (0.36%) Firmware
13 5 (0.36%) vSphere
14 4 (0.29%) Postfix
14 4 (0.29%) vCloud
15 3 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 71 (5.16%) FortiGate
2 50 (3.63%) SolarWinds Orion
3 46 (3.34%) Nagios
4 38 (2.76%) Cacti
4 38 (2.76%) Cisco Prime
5 37 (2.69%) Puppet
6 35 (2.54%) Cisco CUCM
7 27 (1.96%) Cisco UCCX
8 24 (1.74%) SCOM
9 21 (1.53%) Oracle ZFS
10 20 (1.45%) Cisco UCCE
11 17 (1.24%) Nessus
12 14 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
13 12 (0.87%) Ansible
13 12 (0.87%) EnCase
13 12 (0.87%) Nexpose
13 12 (0.87%) Nmap
13 12 (0.87%) OpenView
14 11 (0.80%) OpenNebula
14 11 (0.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1159 (84.23%) Cisco
2 583 (42.37%) Juniper
3 410 (29.80%) F5
4 363 (26.38%) CheckPoint
5 304 (22.09%) Palo Alto
6 209 (15.19%) Microsoft
7 191 (13.88%) VMware
8 147 (10.68%) SolarWinds
9 114 (8.28%) Fortinet
10 111 (8.07%) Citrix
11 109 (7.92%) HP
12 87 (6.32%) Brocade
13 82 (5.96%) Riverbed
14 57 (4.14%) Arista
15 53 (3.85%) Red Hat
16 49 (3.56%) Meraki
17 48 (3.49%) Aruba
18 47 (3.42%) Blue Coat
19 44 (3.20%) Avaya
20 27 (1.96%) Dell