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 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 384 371 378
Rank change year-on-year -13 +7  
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 652 836 916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.81% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 4.69% 4.52%
Number of salaries quoted 548 708 706
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £34,600
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% -10.00%  

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 13687 17840 20246
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.91% 17.19% 18.29%
Number of salaries quoted 11119 14794 16041
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year -5.88% +0.59%  

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 April 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 April 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 -9 625 £50,000 - 49
London +106 283 £52,500 -4.54% 26
South East +7 189 £50,000 - 8
Surrey +67 54 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Berkshire -8 50 £51,500 +3.00% 1
Yorkshire +17 46 £45,000 - 1
City of London -6 36 £57,500 +4.54% 9
West Midlands -10 34 £45,000 -10.00% 5
East of England -35 34 £53,750 +4.87% 3
Hampshire +13 32 £52,250 +37.50% 1
Reading +8 26 £57,500 -4.16% 1
West Yorkshire +12 25 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Leeds +24 23 £37,750 -11.17% 1
Oxfordshire +5 23 £47,500 -13.63% 3
North West -37 19 £41,000 +7.89% 5
Basingstoke -8 18 £52,250 +49.28%
North Yorkshire +13 16 £57,500 +27.77%
Birmingham +15 13 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Redhill +7 13 £60,000 +27.65%
South West -25 13 £45,000 +18.42% 1
Essex +8 12 £57,500 -14.81%
Dorking +6 12 £41,500 -20.95%
Cambridgeshire -1 12 £48,500 -7.61% 1
Kent +6 11 £43,000 +7.50%
Bracknell +17 10 £50,000 +0.50%
Oxford +3 10 £43,750 -27.08% 1
Brighton - 10 £40,000 -
East Sussex - 10 £40,000 -
Lancashire - 10 £41,000 - 1
Wales +6 9 £42,500 +13.33%

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 1325 (91.07%) BGP
2 1196 (82.20%) Cisco
3 972 (66.80%) Cisco Certification
4 962 (66.12%) Firewall
5 859 (59.04%) MPLS
6 799 (54.91%) CCNP
7 702 (48.25%) WAN
8 647 (44.47%) Juniper
9 569 (39.11%) LAN
10 537 (36.91%) VPN
11 469 (32.23%) Data Centre
12 424 (29.14%) Cisco ASA
13 416 (28.59%) Network Security
14 392 (26.94%) F5
15 391 (26.87%) CCNA
16 367 (25.22%) EIGRP
17 352 (24.19%) Wireless
18 346 (23.78%) CheckPoint
19 335 (23.02%) DNS
20 311 (21.37%) Palo Alto
21 301 (20.69%) TCP/IP
22 289 (19.86%) VLAN
23 288 (19.79%) Linux
24 285 (19.59%) Cisco Nexus
25 278 (19.11%) Network Design
26 261 (17.94%) Cisco IOS
27 255 (17.53%) IPsec
28 244 (16.77%) CCIE
29 224 (15.40%) DHCP
29 224 (15.40%) Load Balancing

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 25 (1.72%) Skype for Business
2 21 (1.44%) Apache
3 18 (1.24%) IIS
4 17 (1.17%) Tomcat
4 17 (1.17%) WebLogic
5 11 (0.76%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.14%) nginx
9 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.069%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.069%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 73 (5.02%) MS Visio
2 43 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.14%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.48%) Office 365
4 6 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (0.34%) SaaS
6 4 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.14%) Akamai
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.069%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.069%) IaaS
9 1 (0.069%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1325 (91.07%) BGP
2 962 (66.12%) Firewall
3 859 (59.04%) MPLS
4 702 (48.25%) WAN
5 569 (39.11%) LAN
6 537 (36.91%) VPN
7 424 (29.14%) Cisco ASA
8 416 (28.59%) Network Security
9 367 (25.22%) EIGRP
10 352 (24.19%) Wireless
11 335 (23.02%) DNS
12 301 (20.69%) TCP/IP
13 289 (19.86%) VLAN
14 285 (19.59%) Cisco Nexus
15 261 (17.94%) Cisco IOS
16 255 (17.53%) IPsec
17 224 (15.40%) DHCP
18 194 (13.33%) HSRP
19 185 (12.71%) VoIP
20 169 (11.62%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.14%) MySQL
2 1 (0.069%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.069%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (0.76%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.27%) Metasploit
5 3 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 203 (13.95%) Telecoms
2 186 (12.78%) Finance
3 40 (2.75%) Banking
4 38 (2.61%) Financial Institution
5 26 (1.79%) Retail
6 16 (1.10%) Marketing
7 11 (0.76%) Investment Banking
8 10 (0.69%) French Language
9 8 (0.55%) Italian Language
9 8 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.48%) Online Betting
11 6 (0.41%) Advertising
12 5 (0.34%) Legal
13 4 (0.27%) Law
14 3 (0.21%) Electronics
15 1 (0.069%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.069%) Billing
15 1 (0.069%) German Language
15 1 (0.069%) Russian Language
15 1 (0.069%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 972 (66.80%) Network Engineer
2 297 (20.41%) Senior Network Engineer
3 273 (18.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 262 (18.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 146 (10.03%) Juniper Engineer
6 116 (7.97%) Security Engineer
7 112 (7.70%) Consultant
8 103 (7.08%) Network Security Engineer
9 93 (6.39%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 93 (6.39%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 91 (6.25%) Network Consultant
11 88 (6.05%) Support Engineer
12 71 (4.88%) Network Support
13 67 (4.60%) Analyst
14 56 (3.85%) Network Analyst
15 50 (3.44%) Architect
16 48 (3.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 43 (2.96%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
18 40 (2.75%) Cisco Security Engineer
18 40 (2.75%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (4.67%) 802.1X
2 21 (1.44%) CSS
3 19 (1.31%) REST
4 15 (1.03%) HTML
5 12 (0.82%) Web Services
6 9 (0.62%) SAX
7 7 (0.48%) JSON
8 4 (0.27%) COM
8 4 (0.27%) XML
9 3 (0.21%) CGI
10 2 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.14%) WAP
11 1 (0.069%) LAMP
11 1 (0.069%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 469 (32.23%) Data Centre
2 98 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (6.12%) Computer Science
4 45 (3.09%) Linux Command Line
5 33 (2.27%) Driving Licence
6 32 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 31 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 24 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
9 20 (1.37%) BYOD
10 19 (1.31%) Hedge funds
11 15 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (0.82%) Fat Client
12 12 (0.82%) Thin Client
13 9 (0.62%) PKI
14 5 (0.34%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.34%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.34%) User Experience
14 5 (0.34%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.27%) Mobile App
15 4 (0.27%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 288 (19.79%) Linux
2 165 (11.34%) Windows
3 130 (8.93%) Unix
4 56 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (1.24%) Solaris
6 18 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (1.10%) Ubuntu
8 15 (1.03%) Debian
9 14 (0.96%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.76%) CentOS
11 7 (0.48%) VyOS
12 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.34%) VMS
13 5 (0.34%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.27%) Kali Linux
14 4 (0.27%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.14%) CatOS
17 1 (0.069%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (19.11%) Network Design
2 224 (15.40%) Load Balancing
3 184 (12.65%) Network Management
4 177 (12.16%) ITIL
5 138 (9.48%) Presales
6 129 (8.87%) High Availability
7 114 (7.84%) Network Monitoring
8 105 (7.22%) Mentoring
9 81 (5.57%) Network Architecture
10 75 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
11 65 (4.47%) Change Management
12 58 (3.99%) Change Control
13 56 (3.85%) Migration
14 55 (3.78%) Project Management
15 54 (3.71%) Business Continuity
16 51 (3.51%) Service Delivery
17 44 (3.02%) Capacity Planning
18 41 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
19 37 (2.54%) Kalman Filter
20 35 (2.41%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 77 (5.29%) Python
2 52 (3.57%) Perl
3 35 (2.41%) Bash Shell
4 12 (0.82%) Java
5 8 (0.55%) Ruby
5 8 (0.55%) Shell Script
6 7 (0.48%) C
6 7 (0.48%) PHP
7 5 (0.34%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.27%) C++
8 4 (0.27%) SQL
9 2 (0.14%) Lisp
10 1 (0.069%) Jython
Qualifications
1 972 (66.80%) Cisco Certification
2 799 (54.91%) CCNP
3 391 (26.87%) CCNA
4 244 (16.77%) CCIE
5 159 (10.93%) Degree
6 123 (8.45%) JNCIP
7 107 (7.35%) Security Cleared
8 84 (5.77%) SC Cleared
9 74 (5.09%) JNCIA
10 72 (4.95%) CCDP
11 68 (4.67%) CCSP
12 57 (3.92%) CCSE
13 56 (3.85%) JNCIS
14 55 (3.78%) ITIL Certification
15 53 (3.64%) CCDA
16 43 (2.96%) CCSA
17 36 (2.47%) CCIP
18 27 (1.86%) DV Cleared
19 14 (0.96%) CCVP
19 14 (0.96%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (5.02%) SLA
2 51 (3.51%) PCI DSS
3 23 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (1.17%) ISO27002
6 3 (0.21%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.069%) GCP
7 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.069%) PMO
7 1 (0.069%) QA
System Software
1 137 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (3.71%) Active Directory
3 40 (2.75%) Hyper-V
4 19 (1.31%) ProxySG
5 14 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
6 13 (0.89%) VMware ESX
7 11 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.69%) Firmware
9 9 (0.62%) XenApp
10 8 (0.55%) KVM
10 8 (0.55%) NFS
11 5 (0.34%) Snort
11 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.27%) FreeRADIUS
12 4 (0.27%) iptables
13 3 (0.21%) Ceph
13 3 (0.21%) pfSense
13 3 (0.21%) vCloud
13 3 (0.21%) vSphere
13 3 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 79 (5.43%) FortiGate
2 50 (3.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 46 (3.16%) Nagios
4 30 (2.06%) SolarWinds Orion
5 26 (1.79%) Puppet
6 25 (1.72%) Cacti
7 22 (1.51%) Cisco Prime
8 20 (1.37%) SCOM
9 18 (1.24%) Ansible
10 15 (1.03%) Cisco CME
11 14 (0.96%) HAProxy
12 13 (0.89%) OpenView
13 9 (0.62%) Cisco UCCX
14 8 (0.55%) WhatsUp Gold
15 7 (0.48%) OpenNebula
15 7 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
15 7 (0.48%) SCCM
16 5 (0.34%) WMI
17 4 (0.27%) HP NNM
17 4 (0.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1196 (82.20%) Cisco
2 647 (44.47%) Juniper
3 392 (26.94%) F5
4 346 (23.78%) CheckPoint
5 311 (21.37%) Palo Alto
6 178 (12.23%) Microsoft
7 169 (11.62%) VMware
8 149 (10.24%) SolarWinds
9 133 (9.14%) HP
10 125 (8.59%) Fortinet
11 83 (5.70%) Riverbed
12 79 (5.43%) Citrix
13 76 (5.22%) Brocade
14 57 (3.92%) Blue Coat
15 53 (3.64%) Meraki
16 48 (3.30%) Arista
17 46 (3.16%) Avaya
17 46 (3.16%) SonicWALL
18 38 (2.61%) Aruba
19 35 (2.41%) Extreme Networks
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£45k + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Computer People
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harris Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Premier IT
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Source Technology
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £44,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call + 7.5% bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum, Benefits Overtime Opportunities, Cisco Trai
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Overtime + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £95,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £65,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
GCI Network Solutions
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £65k - 75k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago