Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 419 530 366
Rank change year-on-year +111 -164 +38
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 1,058 882 1,451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.50% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.62% 3.34% 5.28%
Number of salaries quoted 737 648 1,183
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £76,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%

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 22,887 26,419 27,497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.40% 14.93% 16.16%
Number of salaries quoted 17,503 21,021 22,404
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +133 1,035 £52,500 - 48
UK excluding London +124 709 £47,500 -5.00% 42
London +85 336 £60,000 +4.35% 10
North of England +165 248 £47,500 +11.76% 12
Yorkshire +178 206 £47,500 +11.76% 3
South East +32 193 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Midlands +41 124 £52,500 +5.00% 9
West Midlands +42 113 £52,500 +2.44% 7
East of England +54 79 £36,000 -46.67% 5
South West +17 53 £47,500 +22.58% 4
North West +23 40 £47,500 +10.47% 8
East Midlands +28 11 £55,000 +32.53% 2
Scotland +2 10 £42,500 +21.43% 3
Wales +18 3 £50,000 +24.35% 1
North East +14 2 £36,118 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 969 (91.59%) Cisco
2 948 (89.60%) BGP
3 849 (80.25%) Firewall
4 754 (71.27%) Cisco Certification
5 648 (61.25%) WAN
6 624 (58.98%) CCNP
7 564 (53.31%) MPLS
8 538 (50.85%) VPN
9 453 (42.82%) Cisco ASA
10 412 (38.94%) CCNA
11 403 (38.09%) LAN
12 375 (35.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 372 (35.16%) IPsec
14 369 (34.88%) Network Security
15 366 (34.59%) CheckPoint
16 317 (29.96%) Juniper
16 317 (29.96%) Palo Alto
17 296 (27.98%) Data Centre
18 289 (27.32%) EIGRP
19 282 (26.65%) DNS
20 268 (25.33%) Wireless
21 266 (25.14%) Linux
22 265 (25.05%) Network Management
23 263 (24.86%) Network Design
24 260 (24.57%) TCP/IP
25 255 (24.10%) VoIP
26 231 (21.83%) Fortinet
27 227 (21.46%) CCIE
28 202 (19.09%) F5
29 198 (18.71%) Change Control

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 (2.36%) Skype for Business
2 24 (2.27%) IIS
3 18 (1.70%) Apache
3 18 (1.70%) Tomcat
3 18 (1.70%) WebLogic
4 16 (1.51%) CMS
5 14 (1.32%) MS Exchange
6 12 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.38%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.095%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
1 13 (1.23%) MS Visio
2 10 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 64 (6.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.70%) Office 365
4 17 (1.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 8 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.76%) IaaS
5 8 (0.76%) PaaS
6 7 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.19%) SaaS
9 1 (0.095%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 948 (89.60%) BGP
2 849 (80.25%) Firewall
3 648 (61.25%) WAN
4 564 (53.31%) MPLS
5 538 (50.85%) VPN
6 453 (42.82%) Cisco ASA
7 403 (38.09%) LAN
8 375 (35.44%) Cisco Nexus
9 372 (35.16%) IPsec
10 369 (34.88%) Network Security
11 289 (27.32%) EIGRP
12 282 (26.65%) DNS
13 268 (25.33%) Wireless
14 260 (24.57%) TCP/IP
15 255 (24.10%) VoIP
16 195 (18.43%) Cisco IOS
17 190 (17.96%) VLAN
18 166 (15.69%) NetScaler
19 162 (15.31%) HSRP
20 153 (14.46%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (0.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.38%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.095%) Jenkins
General
1 137 (12.95%) Finance
2 105 (9.92%) Telecoms
3 73 (6.90%) Retail
4 52 (4.91%) Banking
5 29 (2.74%) Advertising
6 19 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.61%) Front Office
8 15 (1.42%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.23%) French Language
9 13 (1.23%) German Language
9 13 (1.23%) Italian Language
10 10 (0.95%) Marketing
11 8 (0.76%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.57%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.47%) Electronics
14 3 (0.28%) Law
14 3 (0.28%) Local Government
14 3 (0.28%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.095%) Back Office
15 1 (0.095%) Legal
Job Titles
1 690 (65.22%) Network Engineer
2 163 (15.41%) Senior Network Engineer
3 135 (12.76%) Security Engineer
4 133 (12.57%) Network Security Engineer
5 118 (11.15%) Cisco Engineer
6 104 (9.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 62 (5.86%) Analyst
7 62 (5.86%) Architect
8 59 (5.58%) Network Analyst
9 52 (4.91%) Network Architect
10 46 (4.35%) IP Engineer
10 46 (4.35%) Network Support
10 46 (4.35%) Support Engineer
11 37 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 35 (3.31%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
13 33 (3.12%) Developer
13 33 (3.12%) IP Network Engineer
13 33 (3.12%) Network Support Engineer
13 33 (3.12%) Product Developer
14 32 (3.02%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (5.01%) 802.1X
2 36 (3.40%) XMPP
3 12 (1.13%) JSON
4 8 (0.76%) LDAP
5 6 (0.57%) WCF
6 3 (0.28%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.28%) YAML
7 1 (0.095%) Ajax
7 1 (0.095%) Express
7 1 (0.095%) LAMP
7 1 (0.095%) RFC 2547
7 1 (0.095%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.095%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 296 (27.98%) Data Centre
2 152 (14.37%) Management Information System
3 101 (9.55%) Self-Motivation
4 75 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (3.69%) Security Operations Centre
6 24 (2.27%) Public Cloud
7 23 (2.17%) PKI
7 23 (2.17%) Virtual Team
8 15 (1.42%) Driving Licence
9 13 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.13%) Clustering
11 11 (1.04%) Hedge funds
12 10 (0.95%) CMDB
13 9 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
16 6 (0.57%) CLARiiON
16 6 (0.57%) IVR
16 6 (0.57%) Private Cloud
17 5 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 266 (25.14%) Linux
2 156 (14.74%) Unix
3 111 (10.49%) Windows
4 36 (3.40%) Windows Server
5 23 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.98%) Debian
7 16 (1.51%) CentOS
8 13 (1.23%) Ubuntu
8 13 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.66%) CatOS
10 6 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.57%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.19%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (25.05%) Network Management
2 263 (24.86%) Network Design
3 198 (18.71%) Change Control
4 173 (16.35%) Service Delivery
5 149 (14.08%) Load Balancing
6 137 (12.95%) ITIL
7 128 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
8 123 (11.63%) Product Management
9 117 (11.06%) Network Monitoring
10 93 (8.79%) Kalman Filter
11 91 (8.60%) Network Architecture
12 84 (7.94%) Project Management
13 72 (6.81%) Mentoring
14 64 (6.05%) Presales
15 63 (5.95%) Change Management
16 50 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 43 (4.06%) Computer Science
18 42 (3.97%) Web Filtering
19 41 (3.88%) Network Optimisation
20 40 (3.78%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 191 (18.05%) Python
2 160 (15.12%) Perl
3 140 (13.23%) Bash Shell
4 13 (1.23%) SQL
5 8 (0.76%) Tcl
6 6 (0.57%) C
7 4 (0.38%) C++
7 4 (0.38%) Java
7 4 (0.38%) Ruby
8 3 (0.28%) PHP
9 1 (0.095%) Go
9 1 (0.095%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 754 (71.27%) Cisco Certification
2 624 (58.98%) CCNP
3 412 (38.94%) CCNA
4 227 (21.46%) CCIE
5 88 (8.32%) Degree
6 78 (7.37%) Security Cleared
7 61 (5.77%) SC Cleared
8 54 (5.10%) JNCIS
9 50 (4.73%) CCSA
10 36 (3.40%) JNCIA
11 35 (3.31%) CCDP
11 35 (3.31%) CCVP
12 32 (3.02%) JNCIE
13 29 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
13 29 (2.74%) JNCIP
14 26 (2.46%) CCIE Security
14 26 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
14 26 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
15 25 (2.36%) CCSE
15 25 (2.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (13.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 128 (12.10%) ISO 9001
3 42 (3.97%) SLA
4 28 (2.65%) GDPR
5 13 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 10 (0.95%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.76%) QA
8 5 (0.47%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.19%) GPG13
9 2 (0.19%) PMO
10 1 (0.095%) COBIT
System Software
1 70 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (4.16%) Active Directory
3 30 (2.84%) VMware NSX
4 26 (2.46%) Firmware
5 23 (2.17%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.04%) XenApp
6 11 (1.04%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.47%) Docker
10 4 (0.38%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.19%) vSphere
12 1 (0.095%) iptables
12 1 (0.095%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 164 (15.50%) Nagios
2 155 (14.65%) FortiGate
3 64 (6.05%) Cisco CUCM
4 38 (3.59%) Cisco Prime
5 32 (3.02%) AirWatch
6 23 (2.17%) Stealthwatch
7 18 (1.70%) Cacti
8 17 (1.61%) Cisco UCCX
9 16 (1.51%) Cisco UCCE
10 14 (1.32%) Ansible
11 12 (1.13%) Nessus
12 8 (0.76%) ArcSight ESM
12 8 (0.76%) Netcool
12 8 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (0.57%) Observium
13 6 (0.57%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.47%) Kubernetes
15 4 (0.38%) Backup Exec
15 4 (0.38%) Terraform
16 3 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 969 (91.59%) Cisco
2 366 (34.59%) CheckPoint
3 317 (29.96%) Juniper
3 317 (29.96%) Palo Alto
4 231 (21.83%) Fortinet
5 202 (19.09%) F5
6 184 (17.39%) SolarWinds
7 120 (11.34%) VMware
8 112 (10.59%) Microsoft
9 92 (8.70%) Meraki
10 64 (6.05%) Citrix
11 63 (5.95%) HP
12 54 (5.10%) NetApp
13 45 (4.25%) Riverbed
14 42 (3.97%) BT
15 41 (3.88%) Symantec
16 35 (3.31%) Huawei
17 34 (3.21%) Nokia
18 33 (3.12%) Brocade
18 33 (3.12%) Dell