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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
Rank 355 377 372
Rank change year-on-year +22 -5  
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 688 822 868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.80% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.12% 4.60% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 569 682 695
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
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 13439 17873 19512
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.01% 17.29% 18.33%
Number of salaries quoted 10947 14778 15536
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £69,450 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

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 26 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 26 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 +37 666 £50,000 - 53
London +108 300 £52,500 -4.54% 27
South East +11 187 £47,500 -5.00% 15
Surrey +40 48 £40,000 +8.10% 2
Hampshire +37 48 £52,250 +35.71% 4
Yorkshire +13 48 £42,750 -5.00%
West Midlands +16 47 £40,000 -17.09% 4
Berkshire -23 39 £50,000 -6.97% 3
City of London +14 31 £57,500 +4.54% 9
North West -4 30 £41,000 -1.20% 4
West Yorkshire +18 29 £35,000 -17.64%
East of England -45 29 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Leeds +12 25 £35,000 -17.64%
Oxfordshire +7 21 £47,500 -13.63% 2
Basingstoke +8 20 £52,250 +49.28% 3
South West -19 19 £38,750 -3.12% 1
Reading +6 17 £55,000 -6.38% 2
Brighton - 15 £40,000 - 1
East Sussex - 15 £40,000 - 1
Essex +23 14 £57,500 -14.81%
Birmingham +15 14 £38,750 -22.50% 1
North Yorkshire +12 14 £55,000 +22.22%
Dorking +7 14 £35,250 -32.85%
Manchester -20 12 £29,125 -29.81% 3
Oxford +7 11 £40,000 -52.94%
Slough +31 10 £50,000 -
Herefordshire - 10 £45,000 -
Lancashire - 10 £41,000 - 1
Wales +8 9 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Cambridge +3 9 £60,000 +14.28%

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 1369 (89.13%) BGP
2 1271 (82.75%) Cisco
3 1033 (67.25%) Cisco Certification
4 1005 (65.43%) Firewall
5 906 (58.98%) MPLS
6 847 (55.14%) CCNP
7 742 (48.31%) WAN
8 687 (44.73%) Juniper
9 629 (40.95%) LAN
10 571 (37.17%) VPN
11 504 (32.81%) Data Centre
12 439 (28.58%) Cisco ASA
13 428 (27.86%) Network Security
14 395 (25.72%) CCNA
15 380 (24.74%) F5
16 378 (24.61%) CheckPoint
17 374 (24.35%) Wireless
18 371 (24.15%) EIGRP
18 371 (24.15%) DNS
19 319 (20.77%) Palo Alto
20 316 (20.57%) TCP/IP
21 292 (19.01%) Network Design
22 287 (18.68%) Cisco Nexus
23 283 (18.42%) VLAN
24 274 (17.84%) Linux
25 257 (16.73%) Cisco IOS
26 253 (16.47%) IPsec
27 252 (16.41%) CCIE
28 235 (15.30%) DHCP
29 232 (15.10%) Telecoms

OSPF
Top Related 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 17 (1.11%) IIS
3 15 (0.98%) Apache
4 14 (0.91%) Tomcat
4 14 (0.91%) 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 66 (4.30%) MS Visio
2 52 (3.39%) 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 36 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.65%) IaaS
3 10 (0.65%) PaaS
4 7 (0.46%) Office 365
5 5 (0.33%) SaaS
5 5 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.20%) Akamai
7 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.065%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.065%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1369 (89.13%) BGP
2 1005 (65.43%) Firewall
3 906 (58.98%) MPLS
4 742 (48.31%) WAN
5 629 (40.95%) LAN
6 571 (37.17%) VPN
7 439 (28.58%) Cisco ASA
8 428 (27.86%) Network Security
9 374 (24.35%) Wireless
10 371 (24.15%) DNS
10 371 (24.15%) EIGRP
11 316 (20.57%) TCP/IP
12 287 (18.68%) Cisco Nexus
13 283 (18.42%) VLAN
14 257 (16.73%) Cisco IOS
15 253 (16.47%) IPsec
16 235 (15.30%) DHCP
17 210 (13.67%) HSRP
18 183 (11.91%) VoIP
19 177 (11.52%) 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 16 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.26%) Git (software)
General
1 232 (15.10%) Telecoms
2 207 (13.48%) Finance
3 55 (3.58%) Banking
4 33 (2.15%) Financial Institution
5 26 (1.69%) Retail
6 21 (1.37%) Marketing
7 13 (0.85%) Investment Banking
8 11 (0.72%) 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
1 989 (64.39%) Network Engineer
2 287 (18.68%) Senior Network Engineer
3 260 (16.93%) Cisco Engineer
4 245 (15.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 148 (9.64%) Juniper Engineer
6 125 (8.14%) Consultant
7 120 (7.81%) Security Engineer
8 106 (6.90%) Network Security Engineer
9 105 (6.84%) Network Consultant
10 99 (6.45%) Support Engineer
11 80 (5.21%) Network Support
12 76 (4.95%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 76 (4.95%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 66 (4.30%) Analyst
14 61 (3.97%) Architect
15 58 (3.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 57 (3.71%) Network Analyst
17 52 (3.39%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
18 50 (3.26%) Network Architect
19 43 (2.80%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (4.56%) 802.1X
2 12 (0.78%) HTML
2 12 (0.78%) SAX
3 11 (0.72%) Web Services
4 10 (0.65%) CSS
5 7 (0.46%) REST
6 4 (0.26%) COM
7 3 (0.20%) JSON
8 2 (0.13%) CGI
8 2 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.065%) LAMP
9 1 (0.065%) WAP
9 1 (0.065%) XML
9 1 (0.065%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 504 (32.81%) Data Centre
2 114 (7.42%) Computer Science
3 111 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
5 39 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 36 (2.34%) Driving Licence
8 26 (1.69%) BYOD
9 22 (1.43%) 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 10 (0.65%) 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
1 274 (17.84%) Linux
2 163 (10.61%) Windows
3 123 (8.01%) 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
16 1 (0.065%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.065%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (19.01%) Network Design
2 207 (13.48%) ITIL
2 207 (13.48%) Load Balancing
3 192 (12.50%) Network Management
4 143 (9.31%) Presales
5 136 (8.85%) High Availability
6 112 (7.29%) Network Monitoring
7 103 (6.71%) Mentoring
8 91 (5.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 83 (5.40%) Network Architecture
10 73 (4.75%) Change Management
11 67 (4.36%) Service Delivery
12 66 (4.30%) Business Continuity
13 61 (3.97%) Migration
14 57 (3.71%) Change Control
15 56 (3.65%) Project Management
16 53 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
17 52 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
18 51 (3.32%) Root Cause Analysis
19 42 (2.73%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 65 (4.23%) Python
2 43 (2.80%) 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%) SQL
8 4 (0.26%) C++
8 4 (0.26%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.20%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.065%) Jython
10 1 (0.065%) Lisp
10 1 (0.065%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1033 (67.25%) Cisco Certification
2 847 (55.14%) CCNP
3 395 (25.72%) CCNA
4 252 (16.41%) CCIE
5 197 (12.83%) Degree
6 130 (8.46%) JNCIP
7 106 (6.90%) Security Cleared
8 78 (5.08%) CCDP
8 78 (5.08%) SC Cleared
9 77 (5.01%) ITIL Certification
10 69 (4.49%) JNCIA
11 63 (4.10%) CCSE
12 61 (3.97%) JNCIS
13 50 (3.26%) CCSP
14 45 (2.93%) CCSA
15 33 (2.15%) CCIP
16 29 (1.89%) CCDA
17 26 (1.69%) DV Cleared
18 15 (0.98%) JNCIE
19 10 (0.65%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (5.79%) SLA
2 54 (3.52%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 21 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.91%) ISO27002
6 5 (0.33%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.065%) COBIT
7 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 133 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (3.39%) Active Directory
3 44 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.17%) ProxySG
5 14 (0.91%) Firmware
5 14 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
6 13 (0.85%) VMware ESX
7 12 (0.78%) NFS
7 12 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
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%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.13%) vCloud
12 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.065%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 80 (5.21%) FortiGate
2 55 (3.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 50 (3.26%) Nagios
4 31 (2.02%) Cisco Prime
5 30 (1.95%) Cacti
6 27 (1.76%) SolarWinds Orion
7 18 (1.17%) Puppet
8 17 (1.11%) Ansible
8 17 (1.11%) SCOM
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%) Netcool
13 6 (0.39%) SCCM
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 1271 (82.75%) Cisco
2 687 (44.73%) Juniper
3 380 (24.74%) F5
4 378 (24.61%) CheckPoint
5 319 (20.77%) Palo Alto
6 165 (10.74%) Microsoft
6 165 (10.74%) VMware
7 152 (9.90%) SolarWinds
8 150 (9.77%) HP
9 147 (9.57%) Fortinet
10 102 (6.64%) Riverbed
11 84 (5.47%) Brocade
12 79 (5.14%) Citrix
13 67 (4.36%) Avaya
14 61 (3.97%) Blue Coat
15 57 (3.71%) Meraki
16 50 (3.26%) Extreme Networks
17 47 (3.06%) Aruba
17 47 (3.06%) SonicWALL
18 46 (2.99%) Arista
London
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £48,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £31000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£42k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
GM Financial
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
GM Financial
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
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Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
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Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
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City, London
Hudson IT
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Kingston University
Salary: £37,256 - 40,483 per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + up to 25% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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Brighton, East Sussex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Other Benefits
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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South Wales
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits + Work From Home
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Surrey
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Salary: £65000 - £68000 per annum + + Bonus and benefits
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Reading, Berkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £38000 - £44000 per annum
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Croydon, Surrey
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus benefits
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