Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 490 440 387
Rank change year-on-year -50 -53 +47
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 918 1,241 1,493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.70% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.86% 4.49% 4.75%
Number of salaries quoted 717 992 1,236
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,375 £32,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,948 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.16% +5.56% -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 23,755 27,625 31,417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.95% 15.48% 16.84%
Number of salaries quoted 18,660 22,361 25,671
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 9 December 2018.

Salary histogram for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Top 14 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 9 December 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 -46 894 £52,500 -4.55% 132
UK excluding London -64 499 £46,948 -1.16% 97
London -29 404 £60,000 - 40
Midlands +56 141 £50,000 +5.26% 17
West Midlands +76 130 £50,000 - 11
South East -98 113 £50,000 +4.71% 26
East of England +2 100 £36,000 -40.00% 15
North of England -51 100 £47,500 +5.56% 22
Yorkshire -4 51 £47,500 +7.95% 15
North West -39 49 £42,500 -5.56% 5
South West +33 38 £47,000 +28.77% 12
East Midlands +15 11 £37,250 -21.58% 6
Scotland -12 9 £42,500 -2.30% 1
Wales -6 2 £55,242 +22.76% 3

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 823 (89.65%) Cisco
2 811 (88.34%) BGP
3 650 (70.81%) Firewall
4 617 (67.21%) Cisco Certification
5 506 (55.12%) CCNP
6 505 (55.01%) WAN
7 398 (43.36%) MPLS
8 394 (42.92%) LAN
9 371 (40.41%) CheckPoint
10 318 (34.64%) VPN
11 305 (33.22%) Data Centre
12 299 (32.57%) Juniper
13 287 (31.26%) CCNA
14 273 (29.74%) Cisco ASA
15 272 (29.63%) Cisco Nexus
16 271 (29.52%) Wireless
17 255 (27.78%) TCP/IP
18 254 (27.67%) Network Security
19 245 (26.69%) EIGRP
20 243 (26.47%) F5
21 216 (23.53%) CCIE
22 208 (22.66%) VoIP
23 198 (21.57%) Palo Alto
24 192 (20.92%) SolarWinds
25 189 (20.59%) IPsec
26 181 (19.72%) Cisco IOS
27 174 (18.95%) Ethernet
27 174 (18.95%) Network Management
28 165 (17.97%) Wi-Fi
28 165 (17.97%) Finance

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 42 (4.58%) Skype for Business
2 22 (2.40%) CMS
3 20 (2.18%) IIS
4 9 (0.98%) Apache
5 8 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (0.87%) MS Exchange
5 8 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.87%) Tomcat
5 8 (0.87%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.22%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (2.18%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 65 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.98%) Office 365
5 6 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.54%) PaaS
7 4 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.44%) IaaS
8 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.33%) SaaS
8 3 (0.33%) Serverless
9 2 (0.22%) Akamai
9 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.11%) G Suite
10 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 811 (88.34%) BGP
2 650 (70.81%) Firewall
3 505 (55.01%) WAN
4 398 (43.36%) MPLS
5 394 (42.92%) LAN
6 318 (34.64%) VPN
7 273 (29.74%) Cisco ASA
8 272 (29.63%) Cisco Nexus
9 271 (29.52%) Wireless
10 255 (27.78%) TCP/IP
11 254 (27.67%) Network Security
12 245 (26.69%) EIGRP
13 208 (22.66%) VoIP
14 189 (20.59%) IPsec
15 181 (19.72%) Cisco IOS
16 174 (18.95%) Ethernet
17 165 (17.97%) Wi-Fi
18 158 (17.21%) VLAN
19 154 (16.78%) DNS
20 106 (11.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.76%) Big Data
4 5 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.22%) MySQL
6 1 (0.11%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.22%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.11%) JIRA
General
1 165 (17.97%) Finance
2 145 (15.80%) Telecoms
3 95 (10.35%) Retail
4 93 (10.13%) Banking
5 33 (3.59%) Advertising
6 30 (3.27%) French Language
7 29 (3.16%) German Language
7 29 (3.16%) Italian Language
8 18 (1.96%) Front Office
8 18 (1.96%) Law
8 18 (1.96%) Legal
9 16 (1.74%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.42%) Spanish Language
11 10 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.87%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.65%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.54%) Marketing
15 3 (0.33%) Electronics
16 2 (0.22%) Automotive
16 2 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 520 (56.64%) Network Engineer
2 114 (12.42%) Senior Network Engineer
3 113 (12.31%) Cisco Engineer
4 97 (10.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 80 (8.71%) Analyst
6 74 (8.06%) Network Analyst
7 65 (7.08%) Network Security Engineer
7 65 (7.08%) Security Engineer
8 48 (5.23%) Support Engineer
9 46 (5.01%) Architect
10 45 (4.90%) Consultant
11 43 (4.68%) Network Support
12 42 (4.58%) Security Analyst
13 38 (4.14%) Network Security Analyst
13 38 (4.14%) Network Support Engineer
13 38 (4.14%) NOC Engineer
14 36 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 36 (3.92%) Network Architect
15 29 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
16 28 (3.05%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.47%) XMPP
2 35 (3.81%) 802.1X
3 11 (1.20%) LDAP
4 7 (0.76%) Web Services
5 4 (0.44%) HTML
5 4 (0.44%) RFC 2544
6 3 (0.33%) CSS
6 3 (0.33%) XML
7 2 (0.22%) LAMP
8 1 (0.11%) .NET
8 1 (0.11%) Ajax
8 1 (0.11%) COM
8 1 (0.11%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.11%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.11%) OAuth
8 1 (0.11%) OpenID
8 1 (0.11%) RFC 2547
8 1 (0.11%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 305 (33.22%) Data Centre
2 106 (11.55%) Self-Motivation
3 94 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
5 22 (2.40%) PKI
6 20 (2.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 19 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
8 15 (1.63%) Hedge funds
9 13 (1.42%) Clustering
10 12 (1.31%) Driving Licence
10 12 (1.31%) Fintech
10 12 (1.31%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.31%) Private Cloud
11 11 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
12 10 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
13 9 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (0.87%) NHS
15 6 (0.65%) User Experience
15 6 (0.65%) Virtual Team
16 4 (0.44%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 128 (13.94%) Linux
2 104 (11.33%) Windows
3 43 (4.68%) Unix
4 29 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (2.61%) CentOS
6 19 (2.07%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.53%) Ubuntu
7 14 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.09%) Fedora
10 8 (0.87%) Solaris
10 8 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
11 7 (0.76%) Debian
12 5 (0.54%) FreeNAS
13 2 (0.22%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.11%) SUSE
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (18.95%) Network Management
2 134 (14.60%) ITIL
2 134 (14.60%) Problem-Solving
3 99 (10.78%) Load Balancing
4 92 (10.02%) Kalman Filter
5 91 (9.91%) Network Monitoring
6 82 (8.93%) Network Design
7 80 (8.71%) Mentoring
8 68 (7.41%) Web Filtering
9 58 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 57 (6.21%) Change Control
11 54 (5.88%) Network Architecture
12 47 (5.12%) Computer Science
12 47 (5.12%) Presales
13 45 (4.90%) Capacity Planning
14 43 (4.68%) Service Delivery
15 42 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
15 42 (4.58%) Information Security
16 39 (4.25%) Root Cause Analysis
17 36 (3.92%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (9.91%) Python
2 51 (5.56%) Perl
3 45 (4.90%) Bash Shell
4 28 (3.05%) Ruby
5 13 (1.42%) Java
6 11 (1.20%) C++
6 11 (1.20%) Shell Script
6 11 (1.20%) Tcl
7 10 (1.09%) Bourne shell
7 10 (1.09%) Korn
8 9 (0.98%) SQL
9 7 (0.76%) PHP
9 7 (0.76%) PowerShell
10 5 (0.54%) C
11 2 (0.22%) AWK
11 2 (0.22%) R
11 2 (0.22%) sed
12 1 (0.11%) Go
12 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.11%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 617 (67.21%) Cisco Certification
2 506 (55.12%) CCNP
3 287 (31.26%) CCNA
4 216 (23.53%) CCIE
5 111 (12.09%) Degree
6 59 (6.43%) CCSA
7 51 (5.56%) CCVP
8 39 (4.25%) Security Cleared
9 36 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 36 (3.92%) JNCIS
10 34 (3.70%) JNCIA
11 30 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (3.16%) SC Cleared
13 22 (2.40%) JNCIP
14 21 (2.29%) CCIP
14 21 (2.29%) CCSE
14 21 (2.29%) JNCIE
15 20 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (2.18%) Numerate Degree
16 19 (2.07%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.77%) SLA
2 25 (2.72%) PCI DSS
3 19 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.96%) GDPR
5 12 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 12 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (1.09%) QA
7 5 (0.54%) PMO
8 3 (0.33%) COBIT
9 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.22%) SAS 70
System Software
1 66 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (4.36%) VMware NSX
3 29 (3.16%) Active Directory
4 27 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 25 (2.72%) Firmware
6 18 (1.96%) XenApp
6 18 (1.96%) XenDesktop
7 14 (1.53%) NFS
8 9 (0.98%) vSphere
9 8 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.76%) ProxySG
10 7 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.65%) iptables
12 5 (0.54%) pfSense
13 4 (0.44%) Docker
14 3 (0.33%) KVM
15 2 (0.22%) Snort
16 1 (0.11%) Postfix
16 1 (0.11%) Samba
16 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 74 (8.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 53 (5.77%) Nagios
3 47 (5.12%) Cisco Prime
4 36 (3.92%) Stealthwatch
5 30 (3.27%) Cisco UCCX
6 24 (2.61%) Cisco UCCE
7 23 (2.51%) FortiGate
8 21 (2.29%) Ansible
9 18 (1.96%) Cacti
9 18 (1.96%) Puppet
9 18 (1.96%) Terraform
10 13 (1.42%) WhatsUp Gold
11 12 (1.31%) Kubernetes
12 11 (1.20%) Netcool
13 10 (1.09%) ArcSight ESM
13 10 (1.09%) Nessus
13 10 (1.09%) QRadar
13 10 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 8 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
15 6 (0.65%) RANCID
Vendors
1 823 (89.65%) Cisco
2 371 (40.41%) CheckPoint
3 299 (32.57%) Juniper
4 243 (26.47%) F5
5 198 (21.57%) Palo Alto
6 192 (20.92%) SolarWinds
7 128 (13.94%) Fortinet
8 126 (13.73%) Microsoft
9 101 (11.00%) VMware
10 97 (10.57%) HP
11 63 (6.86%) Citrix
12 60 (6.54%) Meraki
13 58 (6.32%) Nokia
13 58 (6.32%) Riverbed
13 58 (6.32%) Symantec
14 48 (5.23%) Arista
15 38 (4.14%) Avaya
16 36 (3.92%) Red Hat
17 32 (3.49%) BT
17 32 (3.49%) Nortel