Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 361 496 411
Rank change year-on-year +135 -85 +16
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 1,193 960 1,365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.56% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.33% 3.74% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 662 742 1,130
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% +7.78%

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 22,393 25,637 27,975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.67% 15.05% 15.87%
Number of salaries quoted 16,795 20,274 22,719
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 17 August 2019.

Salary histogram for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Top 15 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 17 August 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 +139 1,176 £52,500 - 121
UK excluding London +186 927 £50,000 +5.26% 89
North of England +229 482 £50,000 +17.65% 24
Yorkshire +199 413 £50,000 +13.64% 11
London -43 256 £57,500 - 44
South East +77 199 £47,500 -9.52% 35
Midlands +28 118 £52,500 - 7
West Midlands +15 101 £52,500 -4.55% 5
East of England +73 76 £60,000 -7.69% 8
North West +32 60 £47,500 +18.75% 13
South West +5 51 £41,500 -12.63% 3
East Midlands +20 17 £55,000 +32.53% 2
North East +20 9 £51,734 -
Scotland +4 7 £65,000 +91.18% 6
Wales +7 1 £42,000 +4.45% 6

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1,105 (92.62%) Cisco
2 1,063 (89.10%) BGP
3 957 (80.22%) Firewall
4 954 (79.97%) Cisco Certification
5 837 (70.16%) CCNP
6 825 (69.15%) WAN
7 735 (61.61%) MPLS
8 687 (57.59%) VPN
9 619 (51.89%) Cisco ASA
10 602 (50.46%) CCNA
11 548 (45.93%) IPsec
12 537 (45.01%) Network Security
13 513 (43.00%) Linux
14 495 (41.49%) DNS
15 484 (40.57%) Network Design
16 482 (40.40%) Cisco Nexus
17 454 (38.06%) Fortinet
18 446 (37.38%) Network Management
19 432 (36.21%) Palo Alto
20 405 (33.95%) LAN
21 401 (33.61%) Python
22 392 (32.86%) Unix
23 388 (32.52%) FortiGate
24 383 (32.10%) Change Control
25 379 (31.77%) Service Delivery
26 373 (31.27%) NetScaler
27 371 (31.10%) RIP
28 367 (30.76%) SMTP
28 367 (30.76%) Nagios
29 364 (30.51%) Management Information System

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 (2.26%) MS Exchange
2 12 (1.01%) IIS
2 12 (1.01%) Skype for Business
3 10 (0.84%) Apache
3 10 (0.84%) Tomcat
3 10 (0.84%) WebLogic
4 7 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.42%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (1.42%) MS Visio
2 16 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.084%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.34%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 4 (0.34%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.084%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (1.42%) Office 365
4 9 (0.75%) IaaS
4 9 (0.75%) PaaS
4 9 (0.75%) SaaS
5 6 (0.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.084%) Akamai
8 1 (0.084%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.084%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,063 (89.10%) BGP
2 957 (80.22%) Firewall
3 825 (69.15%) WAN
4 735 (61.61%) MPLS
5 687 (57.59%) VPN
6 619 (51.89%) Cisco ASA
7 548 (45.93%) IPsec
8 537 (45.01%) Network Security
9 495 (41.49%) DNS
10 482 (40.40%) Cisco Nexus
11 405 (33.95%) LAN
12 373 (31.27%) NetScaler
13 371 (31.10%) RIP
14 367 (30.76%) SMTP
15 345 (28.92%) ADSL
15 345 (28.92%) Broadband
16 256 (21.46%) Wireless
17 231 (19.36%) EIGRP
18 224 (18.78%) TCP/IP
19 164 (13.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.51%) MySQL
2 2 (0.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 28 (2.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 21 (1.76%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.17%) Subversion
4 2 (0.17%) JIRA
5 1 (0.084%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.084%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.084%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.084%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 164 (13.75%) Telecoms
2 103 (8.63%) Finance
3 37 (3.10%) Retail
4 32 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.17%) French Language
6 13 (1.09%) Aerospace
6 13 (1.09%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.01%) Marketing
8 11 (0.92%) German Language
8 11 (0.92%) Italian Language
9 9 (0.75%) Electronics
10 6 (0.50%) Advertising
10 6 (0.50%) Back Office
10 6 (0.50%) Law
11 5 (0.42%) Banking
12 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.084%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.084%) Legal
13 1 (0.084%) Military
Job Titles
1 806 (67.56%) Network Engineer
2 278 (23.30%) Security Engineer
3 275 (23.05%) Network Security Engineer
4 208 (17.44%) Cisco Engineer
5 199 (16.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 147 (12.32%) Senior Network Engineer
7 146 (12.24%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 58 (4.86%) Architect
9 56 (4.69%) Consultant
10 54 (4.53%) Switch Engineer
11 52 (4.36%) Network Consultant
11 52 (4.36%) Network Specialist
12 46 (3.86%) IP Engineer
12 46 (3.86%) Network Support
13 45 (3.77%) Developer
13 45 (3.77%) Product Developer
14 42 (3.52%) Network Architect
15 38 (3.19%) Firewall Engineer
16 35 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 32 (2.68%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (5.28%) 802.1X
2 17 (1.42%) LDAP
3 14 (1.17%) LAMP
4 6 (0.50%) JSON
5 5 (0.42%) Web Services
6 2 (0.17%) WCF
7 1 (0.084%) COM
7 1 (0.084%) HTML
7 1 (0.084%) SAML
7 1 (0.084%) XML
7 1 (0.084%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 364 (30.51%) Management Information System
2 270 (22.63%) Data Centre
3 72 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (2.51%) Driving Licence
6 28 (2.35%) Virtual Team
7 23 (1.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 22 (1.84%) Public Cloud
9 20 (1.68%) Replication
10 17 (1.42%) Clustering
11 15 (1.26%) Video\Live Streaming
12 14 (1.17%) IPTV
12 14 (1.17%) MPEG
13 13 (1.09%) PKI
14 8 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
14 8 (0.67%) IVR
15 7 (0.59%) CCTV
15 7 (0.59%) Hedge funds
15 7 (0.59%) Security Operations Centre
15 7 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 513 (43.00%) Linux
2 392 (32.86%) Unix
3 119 (9.97%) Windows
4 49 (4.11%) CentOS
5 40 (3.35%) Windows Server
6 32 (2.68%) Debian
7 25 (2.10%) Ubuntu
8 23 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (1.68%) CatOS
10 19 (1.59%) Solaris
11 16 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.67%) HPUX
14 6 (0.50%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.17%) Check Point GAiA
16 2 (0.17%) Windows 10
17 1 (0.084%) Android
17 1 (0.084%) FreeBSD
17 1 (0.084%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (40.57%) Network Design
2 446 (37.38%) Network Management
3 383 (32.10%) Change Control
4 379 (31.77%) Service Delivery
5 328 (27.49%) Product Management
6 162 (13.58%) Load Balancing
7 134 (11.23%) ITIL
8 108 (9.05%) Network Monitoring
9 89 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
10 81 (6.79%) Network Architecture
11 74 (6.20%) Kalman Filter
12 69 (5.78%) Project Management
13 67 (5.62%) Presales
14 55 (4.61%) Incident Management
15 48 (4.02%) Mentoring
16 47 (3.94%) Configuration Management
17 43 (3.60%) Analytics
18 38 (3.19%) Change Management
19 37 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
19 37 (3.10%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 401 (33.61%) Python
2 358 (30.01%) Bash Shell
3 339 (28.42%) Perl
4 18 (1.51%) C
5 12 (1.01%) SQL
6 6 (0.50%) PHP
6 6 (0.50%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.17%) C++
7 2 (0.17%) Java
7 2 (0.17%) Ruby
7 2 (0.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.084%) Go
Qualifications
1 954 (79.97%) Cisco Certification
2 837 (70.16%) CCNP
3 602 (50.46%) CCNA
4 136 (11.40%) CCIE
5 93 (7.80%) Degree
6 89 (7.46%) CCDP
7 65 (5.45%) Security Cleared
8 62 (5.20%) JNCIS
9 55 (4.61%) JNCIA
9 55 (4.61%) JNCIP
10 52 (4.36%) CCSE
11 46 (3.86%) CCSA
11 46 (3.86%) SC Cleared
12 43 (3.60%) JNCIE
13 22 (1.84%) CISSP
13 22 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (1.76%) HND
15 19 (1.59%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 19 (1.59%) MCSE
16 18 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 353 (29.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 338 (28.33%) ISO 9001
3 48 (4.02%) SLA
4 13 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.92%) GDPR
6 8 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 8 (0.67%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.34%) PMO
8 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.084%) COBIT
10 1 (0.084%) GPG13
10 1 (0.084%) QA
System Software
1 62 (5.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (2.85%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.68%) VMware NSX
4 16 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.84%) DRBD
6 10 (0.84%) GlusterFS
7 9 (0.75%) Firmware
8 6 (0.50%) iptables
8 6 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.34%) XenApp
10 3 (0.25%) Docker
10 3 (0.25%) vSphere
11 2 (0.17%) vCloud
11 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.084%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.084%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.084%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 388 (32.52%) FortiGate
2 367 (30.76%) Nagios
3 32 (2.68%) Cisco Prime
4 31 (2.60%) Cisco CUCM
5 25 (2.10%) Cacti
6 23 (1.93%) Puppet
7 19 (1.59%) RANCID
8 17 (1.42%) Ansible
9 16 (1.34%) ZABBIX
10 12 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
11 10 (0.84%) Galera Cluster
11 10 (0.84%) Observium
11 10 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
12 9 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (0.50%) SCCM
14 5 (0.42%) AirWatch
14 5 (0.42%) Cisco UCCE
14 5 (0.42%) TrustSec
14 5 (0.42%) vCenter Server
15 4 (0.34%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1,105 (92.62%) Cisco
2 454 (38.06%) Fortinet
3 432 (36.21%) Palo Alto
4 265 (22.21%) Juniper
5 251 (21.04%) CheckPoint
6 143 (11.99%) F5
7 122 (10.23%) VMware
8 105 (8.80%) SolarWinds
9 101 (8.47%) Microsoft
10 97 (8.13%) Meraki
11 68 (5.70%) Citrix
12 60 (5.03%) HP
13 46 (3.86%) Dell
14 44 (3.69%) Huawei
15 39 (3.27%) Brocade
16 38 (3.19%) Aruba
16 38 (3.19%) NetApp
16 38 (3.19%) Red Hat
17 30 (2.51%) Arista
18 21 (1.76%) Extreme Networks