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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 379 364
Rank change year-on-year +26 -15  
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 691 822 886
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.79% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.11% 4.60% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 575 682 708
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,150
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00%  

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 13525 17875 19834
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.99% 17.29% 18.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11020 14776 15811
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OSPF as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 668 £50,000 - 48
London +109 300 £52,500 -4.54% 23
South East +23 190 £48,500 -3.00% 12
Surrey +43 49 £40,000 +8.10% 1
Hampshire +27 47 £52,250 +35.71% 4
Yorkshire +18 47 £42,500 -5.55% 1
West Midlands +10 47 £42,500 -11.91% 3
Berkshire -17 41 £50,250 -6.51% 3
City of London +17 30 £57,500 +4.54% 9
North West -3 29 £41,000 -1.20% 6
East of England -37 29 £57,500 +4.54% 1
West Yorkshire +24 28 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Leeds +13 25 £35,000 -17.64%
Oxfordshire +11 22 £47,500 -13.63% 1
South West -15 20 £40,000 - 1
Reading +5 19 £57,500 -2.12% 2
Basingstoke +5 19 £52,250 +49.28% 3
Brighton - 15 £40,000 -
East Sussex - 15 £40,000 -
Essex +25 14 £57,500 -14.81%
Birmingham +14 14 £40,000 -20.00%
North Yorkshire +10 14 £55,000 +22.22%
Dorking +6 14 £35,250 -32.85%
Manchester -25 12 £29,125 -29.81% 5
Oxford +8 11 £40,000 -52.94%
Slough +27 10 £50,000 -
Wales +8 10 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Lancashire - 10 £41,000 - 1
Herefordshire - 10 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire -3 9 £44,000 -12.00%

OSPF
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1371 (89.26%) BGP
2 1272 (82.81%) Cisco
3 1033 (67.25%) Cisco Certification
4 1008 (65.63%) Firewall
5 905 (58.92%) MPLS
6 848 (55.21%) CCNP
7 743 (48.37%) WAN
8 689 (44.86%) Juniper
9 628 (40.89%) LAN
10 570 (37.11%) VPN
11 504 (32.81%) Data Centre
12 438 (28.52%) Cisco ASA
13 429 (27.93%) Network Security
14 392 (25.52%) CCNA
15 382 (24.87%) F5
16 377 (24.54%) CheckPoint
17 375 (24.41%) Wireless
18 373 (24.28%) EIGRP
19 372 (24.22%) DNS
20 318 (20.70%) TCP/IP
20 318 (20.70%) Palo Alto
21 294 (19.14%) Network Design
22 288 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
23 284 (18.49%) VLAN
24 277 (18.03%) Linux
25 260 (16.93%) IPsec
26 259 (16.86%) Cisco IOS
27 256 (16.67%) CCIE
28 232 (15.10%) DHCP
29 229 (14.91%) Telecoms

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 27 (1.76%) Skype for Business
2 18 (1.17%) IIS
3 16 (1.04%) Apache
4 15 (0.98%) Tomcat
4 15 (0.98%) WebLogic
5 12 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 11 (0.72%) OpenStack
7 9 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.13%) nginx
11 1 (0.065%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.065%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 67 (4.36%) MS Visio
2 53 (3.45%) MS Excel
3 42 (2.73%) MS Office
4 15 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.46%) Adobe Premiere
6 5 (0.33%) MS Project
6 5 (0.33%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.65%) IaaS
3 10 (0.65%) PaaS
4 7 (0.46%) Office 365
5 6 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (0.33%) SaaS
7 4 (0.26%) Akamai
8 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.065%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1371 (89.26%) BGP
2 1008 (65.63%) Firewall
3 905 (58.92%) MPLS
4 743 (48.37%) WAN
5 628 (40.89%) LAN
6 570 (37.11%) VPN
7 438 (28.52%) Cisco ASA
8 429 (27.93%) Network Security
9 375 (24.41%) Wireless
10 373 (24.28%) EIGRP
11 372 (24.22%) DNS
12 318 (20.70%) TCP/IP
13 288 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
14 284 (18.49%) VLAN
15 260 (16.93%) IPsec
16 259 (16.86%) Cisco IOS
17 232 (15.10%) DHCP
18 213 (13.87%) HSRP
19 184 (11.98%) VoIP
20 176 (11.46%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.13%) GIS
1 2 (0.13%) MySQL
2 1 (0.065%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.065%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.065%) Metasploit
General
1 229 (14.91%) Telecoms
2 204 (13.28%) Finance
3 52 (3.39%) Banking
4 33 (2.15%) Financial Institution
5 26 (1.69%) Retail
6 21 (1.37%) Marketing
7 13 (0.85%) Investment Banking
8 12 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.65%) French Language
9 10 (0.65%) Online Betting
10 8 (0.52%) Italian Language
11 6 (0.39%) Advertising
12 5 (0.33%) Games
12 5 (0.33%) Law
13 4 (0.26%) Back Office
13 4 (0.26%) Billing
13 4 (0.26%) Legal
14 2 (0.13%) Electronics
15 1 (0.065%) Russian Language
15 1 (0.065%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 994 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 291 (18.95%) Senior Network Engineer
3 261 (16.99%) Cisco Engineer
4 247 (16.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 147 (9.57%) Juniper Engineer
6 124 (8.07%) Consultant
7 122 (7.94%) Security Engineer
8 108 (7.03%) Network Security Engineer
9 105 (6.84%) Network Consultant
10 98 (6.38%) Support Engineer
11 79 (5.14%) Network Support
12 77 (5.01%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 77 (5.01%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 65 (4.23%) Analyst
14 60 (3.91%) Architect
15 58 (3.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 56 (3.65%) Network Analyst
17 52 (3.39%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
18 49 (3.19%) Network Architect
19 42 (2.73%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (4.49%) 802.1X
2 12 (0.78%) HTML
2 12 (0.78%) SAX
3 11 (0.72%) CSS
3 11 (0.72%) Web Services
4 8 (0.52%) REST
5 4 (0.26%) COM
6 3 (0.20%) JSON
7 2 (0.13%) CGI
7 2 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.065%) LAMP
8 1 (0.065%) WAP
8 1 (0.065%) XML
8 1 (0.065%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 504 (32.81%) Data Centre
2 116 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 110 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 39 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
6 37 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 36 (2.34%) Driving Licence
8 26 (1.69%) BYOD
9 23 (1.50%) Security Operations Centre
10 21 (1.37%) Hedge funds
11 13 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (0.78%) Fat Client
12 12 (0.78%) Thin Client
13 11 (0.72%) PKI
14 9 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (0.39%) Equities
15 6 (0.39%) iPad
15 6 (0.39%) Wiki
16 5 (0.33%) User Experience
16 5 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 277 (18.03%) Linux
2 167 (10.87%) Windows
3 125 (8.14%) Unix
4 64 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (0.98%) Solaris
8 13 (0.85%) Mac OS X
9 12 (0.78%) CentOS
10 10 (0.65%) Debian
10 10 (0.65%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.46%) VyOS
12 6 (0.39%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.33%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.13%) CatOS
15 2 (0.13%) VMS
16 1 (0.065%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.065%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (19.14%) Network Design
2 212 (13.80%) Load Balancing
3 205 (13.35%) ITIL
4 192 (12.50%) Network Management
5 142 (9.24%) Presales
6 136 (8.85%) High Availability
7 113 (7.36%) Network Monitoring
8 106 (6.90%) Mentoring
9 91 (5.92%) Disaster Recovery
10 83 (5.40%) Network Architecture
11 71 (4.62%) Change Management
12 67 (4.36%) Service Delivery
13 66 (4.30%) Business Continuity
14 60 (3.91%) Migration
15 59 (3.84%) Change Control
16 57 (3.71%) Project Management
17 55 (3.58%) Capacity Planning
18 52 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
18 52 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
19 42 (2.73%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 66 (4.30%) Python
2 45 (2.93%) Perl
3 36 (2.34%) Bash Shell
4 11 (0.72%) Java
5 9 (0.59%) PHP
6 8 (0.52%) C
6 8 (0.52%) Ruby
7 5 (0.33%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.33%) SQL
8 4 (0.26%) C++
8 4 (0.26%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.065%) Jython
9 1 (0.065%) Lisp
9 1 (0.065%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1033 (67.25%) Cisco Certification
2 848 (55.21%) CCNP
3 392 (25.52%) CCNA
4 256 (16.67%) CCIE
5 197 (12.83%) Degree
6 129 (8.40%) JNCIP
7 108 (7.03%) Security Cleared
8 80 (5.21%) SC Cleared
9 78 (5.08%) CCDP
10 77 (5.01%) ITIL Certification
11 70 (4.56%) JNCIA
12 63 (4.10%) CCSE
13 61 (3.97%) JNCIS
14 50 (3.26%) CCSP
15 46 (2.99%) CCSA
16 33 (2.15%) CCIP
17 29 (1.89%) CCDA
18 26 (1.69%) DV Cleared
19 16 (1.04%) JNCIE
20 9 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (5.73%) SLA
2 54 (3.52%) PCI DSS
3 23 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 20 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.98%) ISO27002
6 5 (0.33%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 136 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (3.39%) Active Directory
3 44 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.17%) ProxySG
5 14 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
6 13 (0.85%) Firmware
6 13 (0.85%) VMware ESX
6 13 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.78%) NFS
8 8 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.52%) XenApp
9 7 (0.46%) iptables
10 4 (0.26%) FreeRADIUS
10 4 (0.26%) KVM
10 4 (0.26%) vSphere
11 3 (0.20%) pfSense
11 3 (0.20%) vCloud
11 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.065%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 80 (5.21%) FortiGate
2 54 (3.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 51 (3.32%) Nagios
4 30 (1.95%) Cacti
5 29 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
6 27 (1.76%) SolarWinds Orion
7 18 (1.17%) Puppet
7 18 (1.17%) SCOM
8 17 (1.11%) Ansible
9 16 (1.04%) Cisco CME
10 14 (0.91%) HAProxy
11 10 (0.65%) OpenView
12 9 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
13 6 (0.39%) HP NNM
13 6 (0.39%) SCCM
14 5 (0.33%) Netcool
14 5 (0.33%) WhatsUp Gold
15 4 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
15 4 (0.26%) vRealize
16 3 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1272 (82.81%) Cisco
2 689 (44.86%) Juniper
3 382 (24.87%) F5
4 377 (24.54%) CheckPoint
5 318 (20.70%) Palo Alto
6 168 (10.94%) VMware
7 166 (10.81%) Microsoft
8 153 (9.96%) SolarWinds
9 151 (9.83%) HP
10 148 (9.64%) Fortinet
11 101 (6.58%) Riverbed
12 84 (5.47%) Brocade
13 80 (5.21%) Citrix
14 65 (4.23%) Avaya
15 61 (3.97%) Blue Coat
16 57 (3.71%) Meraki
17 49 (3.19%) Extreme Networks
18 47 (3.06%) Aruba
18 47 (3.06%) SonicWALL
19 46 (2.99%) Arista
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Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
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London
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South West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Surrey
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Salary: From £48,000 to £60,000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + shift allowance+ben
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Broxburn, West Lothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
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City, London
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Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Lancashire
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Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £31000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
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Kent
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £35k - 50k per year
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Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
GM Financial
Salary: Competitive
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
GM Financial
Salary: Competitive
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Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
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Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
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Salary: £37,256 - 40,483 per year + Excellent Benefits
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City, London
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + pension
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Berkshire
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