Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 384 479 429
Rank change year-on-year +95 -50 -26
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 1,063 980 1,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.60% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.01% 4.01% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 676 788 1,067
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.55% +13.99%
10th Percentile £35,750 £31,500 £33,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £46,948 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.83% -1.16% +5.56%

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 21,201 24,420 28,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.46% 14.93% 15.60%
Number of salaries quoted 16,468 19,277 22,922
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 +102 1,038 £52,500 - 118
UK excluding London +161 741 £52,500 +11.83% 85
London -22 309 £60,000 +4.35% 38
South East +148 245 £50,000 - 35
North of England +140 240 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Yorkshire +135 199 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Midlands +32 127 £52,500 +3.45% 12
West Midlands +26 115 £52,500 - 10
East of England +48 85 £60,000 +66.67% 9
South West +12 35 £45,208 -0.09% 6
North West -4 29 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Scotland +28 13 £65,000 +52.94% 5
North East +30 12 £42,915 - 5
East Midlands +13 12 £52,500 +40.94% 2

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 966 (90.87%) BGP
2 957 (90.03%) Cisco
3 831 (78.17%) Cisco Certification
4 780 (73.38%) Firewall
5 701 (65.95%) CCNP
6 627 (58.98%) WAN
7 563 (52.96%) MPLS
8 521 (49.01%) VPN
9 453 (42.62%) CCNA
10 434 (40.83%) Cisco ASA
11 426 (40.08%) LAN
12 405 (38.10%) IPsec
13 390 (36.69%) Palo Alto
14 372 (35.00%) Network Security
15 328 (30.86%) Network Design
16 326 (30.67%) DNS
17 314 (29.54%) Linux
18 303 (28.50%) Data Centre
19 301 (28.32%) Cisco Nexus
20 298 (28.03%) TCP/IP
21 284 (26.72%) Fortinet
22 267 (25.12%) Juniper
23 263 (24.74%) Network Management
24 237 (22.30%) Wireless
25 232 (21.83%) CheckPoint
26 229 (21.54%) RIP
27 227 (21.35%) Unix
28 224 (21.07%) Python
29 208 (19.57%) Management Information System
30 198 (18.63%) FortiGate

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 28 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 10 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (0.66%) Skype for Business
4 6 (0.56%) Confluence
5 4 (0.38%) Apache
5 4 (0.38%) nginx
6 3 (0.28%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.094%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (2.26%) MS Visio
2 14 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.094%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.38%) Cisco SocialMiner
1 4 (0.38%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 95 (8.94%) AWS
2 92 (8.65%) Azure
3 20 (1.88%) Office 365
4 19 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 12 (1.13%) PaaS
7 11 (1.03%) SaaS
8 9 (0.85%) IaaS
9 5 (0.47%) GCP
10 4 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 966 (90.87%) BGP
2 780 (73.38%) Firewall
3 627 (58.98%) WAN
4 563 (52.96%) MPLS
5 521 (49.01%) VPN
6 434 (40.83%) Cisco ASA
7 426 (40.08%) LAN
8 405 (38.10%) IPsec
9 372 (35.00%) Network Security
10 326 (30.67%) DNS
11 301 (28.32%) Cisco Nexus
12 298 (28.03%) TCP/IP
13 237 (22.30%) Wireless
14 229 (21.54%) RIP
15 194 (18.25%) EIGRP
16 186 (17.50%) VLAN
17 179 (16.84%) NetScaler
18 174 (16.37%) SMTP
19 173 (16.27%) Broadband
20 172 (16.18%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (2.16%) MySQL
2 3 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 23 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.41%) Subversion
4 7 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.56%) JIRA
6 4 (0.38%) GitLab
7 3 (0.28%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.28%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 191 (17.97%) Telecoms
2 128 (12.04%) Finance
3 46 (4.33%) Public Sector
4 39 (3.67%) Banking
5 21 (1.98%) Aerospace
6 19 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.69%) Retail
8 16 (1.51%) French Language
9 13 (1.22%) German Language
9 13 (1.22%) Italian Language
10 10 (0.94%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.85%) Local Government
11 9 (0.85%) Marketing
12 7 (0.66%) Advertising
12 7 (0.66%) Back Office
12 7 (0.66%) Law
13 6 (0.56%) Military
14 5 (0.47%) Electronics
15 3 (0.28%) Police
15 3 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 744 (69.99%) Network Engineer
2 185 (17.40%) Senior Network Engineer
3 177 (16.65%) Security Engineer
4 174 (16.37%) Network Security Engineer
5 160 (15.05%) Cisco Engineer
6 149 (14.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 108 (10.16%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 58 (5.46%) Consultant
9 52 (4.89%) Network Consultant
10 48 (4.52%) Architect
11 45 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 41 (3.86%) IP Engineer
13 37 (3.48%) Network Architect
14 36 (3.39%) Network Specialist
15 33 (3.10%) Firewall Engineer
16 32 (3.01%) Network Support
17 30 (2.82%) Juniper Engineer
18 27 (2.54%) Network Security Consultant
18 27 (2.54%) Security Consultant
19 26 (2.45%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (6.30%) 802.1X
2 21 (1.98%) LDAP
3 15 (1.41%) LAMP
4 4 (0.38%) JSON
4 4 (0.38%) Web Services
5 2 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.19%) SAML
6 1 (0.094%) COM
6 1 (0.094%) Jinja
6 1 (0.094%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 303 (28.50%) Data Centre
2 208 (19.57%) Management Information System
3 77 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 33 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (2.73%) Replication
7 20 (1.88%) Driving Licence
8 19 (1.79%) Clustering
9 18 (1.69%) MPEG
10 17 (1.60%) Video\Live Streaming
11 15 (1.41%) IPTV
12 13 (1.22%) Public Cloud
12 13 (1.22%) User Experience
13 11 (1.03%) Fibre Optics
14 10 (0.94%) CCTV
14 10 (0.94%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.85%) PKI
16 8 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
17 7 (0.66%) Hedge funds
18 6 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 314 (29.54%) Linux
2 227 (21.35%) Unix
3 118 (11.10%) Windows
4 40 (3.76%) CentOS
5 35 (3.29%) Windows Server
6 23 (2.16%) Solaris
7 20 (1.88%) Ubuntu
8 19 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.51%) CatOS
10 13 (1.22%) Debian
11 11 (1.03%) HPUX
11 11 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (1.03%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.85%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.47%) Android
14 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.19%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (30.86%) Network Design
2 263 (24.74%) Network Management
3 196 (18.44%) Change Control
4 192 (18.06%) Service Delivery
5 152 (14.30%) Load Balancing
5 152 (14.30%) Product Management
6 140 (13.17%) ITIL
7 99 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
8 80 (7.53%) Network Monitoring
9 67 (6.30%) Configuration Management
9 67 (6.30%) Mentoring
10 62 (5.83%) Project Delivery
11 59 (5.55%) Agile Software Development
12 53 (4.99%) Kalman Filter
13 49 (4.61%) Continuous Improvement
13 49 (4.61%) Presales
14 48 (4.52%) Incident Management
15 47 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 47 (4.42%) Network Architecture
16 44 (4.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 224 (21.07%) Python
2 195 (18.34%) Bash Shell
3 165 (15.52%) Perl
4 27 (2.54%) C
5 13 (1.22%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.56%) PHP
6 6 (0.56%) SQL
7 3 (0.28%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.094%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 831 (78.17%) Cisco Certification
2 701 (65.95%) CCNP
3 453 (42.62%) CCNA
4 133 (12.51%) CCIE
5 105 (9.88%) Degree
6 102 (9.60%) CCDP
7 87 (8.18%) JNCIS
8 69 (6.49%) JNCIA
8 69 (6.49%) JNCIP
9 60 (5.64%) Security Cleared
10 56 (5.27%) CCSE
11 52 (4.89%) JNCIE
12 48 (4.52%) CCSA
13 42 (3.95%) SC Cleared
14 25 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (2.26%) MCSE
16 19 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
17 18 (1.69%) Check Point Certification
17 18 (1.69%) CISSP
17 18 (1.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (15.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 154 (14.49%) ISO 9001
3 48 (4.52%) SLA
4 12 (1.13%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 7 (0.66%) QA
6 1 (0.094%) GDPR
6 1 (0.094%) PMO
System Software
1 82 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (5.27%) Active Directory
3 40 (3.76%) VMware NSX
4 17 (1.60%) XenDesktop
5 15 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.32%) DRBD
7 10 (0.94%) Firmware
7 10 (0.94%) GlusterFS
7 10 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.75%) vSphere
8 8 (0.75%) XenApp
9 6 (0.56%) iptables
10 5 (0.47%) pfSense
11 4 (0.38%) Corosync
11 4 (0.38%) FreeRADIUS
11 4 (0.38%) Postfix
11 4 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.28%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 198 (18.63%) FortiGate
2 178 (16.75%) Nagios
3 49 (4.61%) Ansible
4 35 (3.29%) Puppet
5 32 (3.01%) Cisco CUCM
6 21 (1.98%) Cisco Prime
7 20 (1.88%) ZABBIX
8 17 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (1.41%) Cacti
9 15 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
10 12 (1.13%) Cisco UCCX
11 11 (1.03%) RANCID
12 10 (0.94%) Galera Cluster
12 10 (0.94%) WhatsUp Gold
13 8 (0.75%) SCCM
14 7 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
14 7 (0.66%) Observium
15 5 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
16 4 (0.38%) HAProxy
16 4 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 957 (90.03%) Cisco
2 390 (36.69%) Palo Alto
3 284 (26.72%) Fortinet
4 267 (25.12%) Juniper
5 232 (21.83%) CheckPoint
6 121 (11.38%) VMware
7 118 (11.10%) F5
8 106 (9.97%) Microsoft
9 92 (8.65%) SolarWinds
10 87 (8.18%) Citrix
11 84 (7.90%) Meraki
12 77 (7.24%) HP
13 56 (5.27%) Huawei
14 50 (4.70%) Aruba
15 47 (4.42%) Brocade
16 33 (3.10%) Dell
17 32 (3.01%) Arista
17 32 (3.01%) Symantec
18 31 (2.92%) NetApp
19 29 (2.73%) Extreme Networks