Period
to 7 July 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 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 422 364 510
Rank change year-on-year -58 +146 -100
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 507 1,252 970
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.85% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.29% 5.43% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 428 771 763
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +1.94%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,750 £36,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +3.09%

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 11,823 23,060 27,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.69% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9,239 17,452 21,480
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,196
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -0.42% +2.66%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -44 488 £60,000 +14.29% 45
UK excluding London -86 283 £50,000 +5.26% 32
London +83 223 £65,000 +8.33% 14
South East +56 98 £52,500 +10.53% 10
North of England -113 74 £51,250 +7.89% 8
North West +85 42 £55,000 +15.79% 7
South West +76 38 £50,000 +17.65% 5
Midlands +29 37 £49,500 -5.71% 5
West Midlands +25 35 £52,500 - 5
Yorkshire -108 23 £45,000 -10.00%
East of England +51 17 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Scotland +95 11 £44,250 -35.64% 1
Work from Home +28 9 £67,500 -20.59% 2
North East +25 9 £35,000 -32.35% 1
Wales +24 6 £45,000 -10.00%
East Midlands +57 2 £45,000 -10.00%
Northern Ireland - 2 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 466 (91.91%) BGP
2 431 (85.01%) Cisco
3 374 (73.77%) Firewall
4 337 (66.47%) Cisco Certification
5 299 (58.97%) WAN
6 268 (52.86%) CCNP
7 238 (46.94%) LAN
8 233 (45.96%) MPLS
9 204 (40.24%) VPN
10 202 (39.84%) Data Centre
11 195 (38.46%) Palo Alto
12 180 (35.50%) Wireless
13 171 (33.73%) Cisco ASA
14 156 (30.77%) TCP/IP
15 147 (28.99%) CheckPoint
16 143 (28.21%) EIGRP
17 129 (25.44%) Juniper
17 129 (25.44%) CCNA
18 125 (24.65%) Network Security
19 117 (23.08%) IPsec
20 115 (22.68%) F5
21 110 (21.70%) VLAN
22 103 (20.32%) Cisco Nexus
22 103 (20.32%) Finance
23 90 (17.75%) ITIL
23 90 (17.75%) Multicast
24 83 (16.37%) Network Design
25 82 (16.17%) Linux
26 80 (15.78%) Wi-Fi
27 76 (14.99%) DNS

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 10 (1.97%) OpenStack
2 7 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (1.38%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.79%) Confluence
4 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.20%) Apache
5 1 (0.20%) nginx
Applications
1 30 (5.92%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) assyst
1 4 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 58 (11.44%) Azure
2 45 (8.88%) AWS
3 16 (3.16%) GCP
4 9 (1.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 9 (1.78%) Slack
5 6 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.18%) Office 365
6 5 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.79%) Route 53
8 3 (0.59%) GitHub
8 3 (0.59%) IaaS
9 1 (0.20%) Akamai
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 466 (91.91%) BGP
2 374 (73.77%) Firewall
3 299 (58.97%) WAN
4 238 (46.94%) LAN
5 233 (45.96%) MPLS
6 204 (40.24%) VPN
7 180 (35.50%) Wireless
8 171 (33.73%) Cisco ASA
9 156 (30.77%) TCP/IP
10 143 (28.21%) EIGRP
11 125 (24.65%) Network Security
12 117 (23.08%) IPsec
13 110 (21.70%) VLAN
14 103 (20.32%) Cisco Nexus
15 90 (17.75%) Multicast
16 80 (15.78%) Wi-Fi
17 76 (14.99%) DNS
18 75 (14.79%) HSRP
19 69 (13.61%) VoIP
20 65 (12.82%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (0.99%) Big Data
3 2 (0.39%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.20%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.20%) KDB
4 1 (0.20%) Kdb+
4 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (2.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 13 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.78%) JIRA
4 6 (1.18%) Selenium
4 6 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.79%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.59%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.20%) Redmine
7 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 103 (20.32%) Finance
2 67 (13.21%) Telecoms
3 22 (4.34%) Financial Institution
4 19 (3.75%) Banking
5 13 (2.56%) Law
6 9 (1.78%) Japanese Language
7 7 (1.38%) Advertising
8 5 (0.99%) French Language
8 5 (0.99%) German Language
8 5 (0.99%) Italian Language
8 5 (0.99%) Legal
8 5 (0.99%) Military
8 5 (0.99%) Public Sector
8 5 (0.99%) Retail
9 4 (0.79%) Korean Language
9 4 (0.79%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.59%) Publishing
11 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 383 (75.54%) Network Engineer
2 121 (23.87%) Senior Network Engineer
3 53 (10.45%) Cisco Engineer
3 53 (10.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 33 (6.51%) Architect
5 29 (5.72%) Network Security Engineer
5 29 (5.72%) Security Engineer
6 22 (4.34%) Consultant
7 20 (3.94%) Network Architect
8 18 (3.55%) Network Consultant
9 16 (3.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 16 (3.16%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 16 (3.16%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 16 (3.16%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 12 (2.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (2.37%) Network Manager
10 12 (2.37%) WAN Engineer
11 11 (2.17%) Network Support
11 11 (2.17%) Wireless Engineer
11 11 (2.17%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (12.43%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.78%) REST
2 9 (1.78%) XMPP
3 6 (1.18%) YAML
4 4 (0.79%) CSS
4 4 (0.79%) jQuery
4 4 (0.79%) JSON
4 4 (0.79%) RESTful
5 3 (0.59%) Jinja
5 3 (0.59%) Web Services
6 2 (0.39%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.20%) HTML
7 1 (0.20%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.20%) LDAP
7 1 (0.20%) XML
7 1 (0.20%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 202 (39.84%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 17 (3.35%) DataPower
5 12 (2.37%) PKI
6 11 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.97%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.58%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.38%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.99%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.59%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.59%) RSA SecurID
12 3 (0.59%) User Experience
12 3 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.39%) CESG
13 2 (0.39%) Clustering
13 2 (0.39%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 82 (16.17%) Linux
2 33 (6.51%) Windows
3 23 (4.54%) Unix
4 10 (1.97%) CentOS
4 10 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.78%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.18%) Debian
6 6 (1.18%) VyOS
7 4 (0.79%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.59%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.20%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (17.75%) ITIL
2 83 (16.37%) Network Design
3 71 (14.00%) Load Balancing
4 48 (9.47%) Network Monitoring
5 46 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
6 39 (7.69%) DevOps
6 39 (7.69%) Project Delivery
7 37 (7.30%) Migration
8 31 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 26 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 26 (5.13%) Network Management
10 24 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (4.73%) Computer Science
10 24 (4.73%) Kalman Filter
11 23 (4.54%) Presales
12 22 (4.34%) Information Security
12 22 (4.34%) ITIL V3
13 21 (4.14%) High Availability
13 21 (4.14%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 69 (13.61%) Python
2 14 (2.76%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.78%) C
3 9 (1.78%) Perl
4 8 (1.58%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.99%) C++
5 5 (0.99%) PHP
5 5 (0.99%) SQL
6 4 (0.79%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.20%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.20%) C-shell
8 1 (0.20%) Go
8 1 (0.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 337 (66.47%) Cisco Certification
2 268 (52.86%) CCNP
3 129 (25.44%) CCNA
4 54 (10.65%) CCIE
5 42 (8.28%) Security Cleared
6 39 (7.69%) Degree
7 35 (6.90%) CCDP
8 25 (4.93%) JNCIA
8 25 (4.93%) JNCIS
8 25 (4.93%) SC Cleared
9 19 (3.75%) CCSA
9 19 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (2.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 12 (2.37%) DV Cleared
12 11 (2.17%) JNCIP
12 11 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (1.78%) CCDA
13 9 (1.78%) CCIP
14 7 (1.38%) CCSE
14 7 (1.38%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.94%) SLA
2 5 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.99%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.39%) GDPR
System Software
1 42 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (3.75%) Docker
3 12 (2.37%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.37%) VMware NSX
4 10 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.78%) Firmware
6 8 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.58%) XenApp
6 8 (1.58%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.79%) vSphere
9 3 (0.59%) vCloud
10 2 (0.39%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.20%) BIND 9
11 1 (0.20%) KVM
11 1 (0.20%) LXC
11 1 (0.20%) zsh
Systems Management
1 49 (9.66%) Ansible
2 41 (8.09%) FortiGate
3 28 (5.52%) Terraform
4 27 (5.33%) Puppet
5 22 (4.34%) Cisco Prime
6 17 (3.35%) Kubernetes
7 13 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (1.97%) Cisco CUCM
8 10 (1.97%) Observium
9 9 (1.78%) Nagios
10 8 (1.58%) Grafana
11 7 (1.38%) Cisco UCCX
12 6 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
13 5 (0.99%) Icinga
14 4 (0.79%) Amdocs OSS
15 2 (0.39%) Nessus
15 2 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
15 2 (0.39%) vRealize
16 1 (0.20%) SCCM
16 1 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 431 (85.01%) Cisco
2 195 (38.46%) Palo Alto
3 147 (28.99%) CheckPoint
4 129 (25.44%) Juniper
5 115 (22.68%) F5
6 75 (14.79%) Fortinet
6 75 (14.79%) SolarWinds
7 63 (12.43%) VMware
8 56 (11.05%) Meraki
8 56 (11.05%) Microsoft
9 49 (9.66%) Aruba
10 41 (8.09%) HP
11 40 (7.89%) Citrix
11 40 (7.89%) Infoblox
12 36 (7.10%) Brocade
13 21 (4.14%) Riverbed
14 19 (3.75%) ForeScout
15 18 (3.55%) Avaya
16 17 (3.35%) Arista
16 17 (3.35%) IBM