Period
to 23 November 2020

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 23 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 417 400 490
Rank change year-on-year -17 +90 -57
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 330 1,032 953
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.76% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.07% 4.96% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 275 703 774
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - -4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,800 £31,500
90th Percentile £93,250 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -1.04%

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 8,106 20,822 24,185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.97% 15.40% 14.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6,529 16,199 19,064
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,550 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing OSPF.

Salary trend for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing OSPF over the 6 months to 23 November 2020.

Salary histogram for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Top 17 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 23 November 2020. 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 -15 314 £55,000 +4.76% 63
UK excluding London -60 162 £52,500 - 49
London +109 158 £70,000 +16.67% 23
South East +39 50 £55,000 +10.00% 8
North of England +9 48 £55,000 +10.00% 12
North West +134 33 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Midlands +28 29 £55,000 +4.76% 13
West Midlands +10 24 £44,000 -16.19% 8
Work from Home -50 20 £50,000 -4.76% 6
East of England +80 19 £47,500 -20.83% 3
South West +92 15 £55,000 +15.79% 4
Yorkshire -36 15 £55,000 +10.00% 3
East Midlands +72 5 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Scotland +69 5 £44,750 -31.15% 7
North East +10 4 £55,000 +28.16% 2
Wales - 2 £45,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £52,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 November 2020, 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.

1 303 (91.82%) BGP
2 253 (76.67%) Cisco
3 225 (68.18%) Firewall
4 202 (61.21%) Cisco Certification
5 185 (56.06%) WAN
6 163 (49.39%) MPLS
7 156 (47.27%) CCNP
8 137 (41.52%) VPN
9 130 (39.39%) Wireless
10 128 (38.79%) LAN
11 125 (37.88%) Palo Alto
12 124 (37.58%) Data Centre
13 96 (29.09%) Network Security
14 93 (28.18%) Python
15 89 (26.97%) Linux
16 88 (26.67%) CCNA
17 84 (25.45%) EIGRP
18 78 (23.64%) Cisco ASA
19 77 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
20 76 (23.03%) CheckPoint
21 73 (22.12%) Juniper
22 72 (21.82%) DNS
22 72 (21.82%) IPsec
22 72 (21.82%) F5
23 70 (21.21%) VLAN
24 69 (20.91%) Wi-Fi
24 69 (20.91%) Microsoft
24 69 (20.91%) Multicast
25 60 (18.18%) DHCP
26 59 (17.88%) VoIP

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 28 (8.48%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.30%) IIS
Applications
1 34 (10.30%) MS Visio
2 32 (9.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 59 (17.88%) Azure
2 57 (17.27%) AWS
3 34 (10.30%) Office 365
4 32 (9.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (8.48%) Route 53
5 28 (8.48%) Slack
6 24 (7.27%) GCP
7 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.61%) Cloud9 IDE
7 2 (0.61%) IaaS
8 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.30%) PaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 303 (91.82%) BGP
2 225 (68.18%) Firewall
3 185 (56.06%) WAN
4 163 (49.39%) MPLS
5 137 (41.52%) VPN
6 130 (39.39%) Wireless
7 128 (38.79%) LAN
8 96 (29.09%) Network Security
9 84 (25.45%) EIGRP
10 78 (23.64%) Cisco ASA
11 77 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 72 (21.82%) DNS
12 72 (21.82%) IPsec
13 70 (21.21%) VLAN
14 69 (20.91%) Multicast
14 69 (20.91%) Wi-Fi
15 60 (18.18%) DHCP
16 59 (17.88%) VoIP
17 55 (16.67%) SNMP
18 50 (15.15%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 13 (3.94%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (2.73%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.61%) Selenium
5 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.30%) GitLab
5 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
General
1 55 (16.67%) Finance
2 44 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 21 (6.36%) Financial Institution
4 19 (5.76%) Banking
5 10 (3.03%) Law
6 9 (2.73%) Public Sector
7 7 (2.12%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.52%) French Language
8 5 (1.52%) German Language
8 5 (1.52%) Italian Language
9 4 (1.21%) Military
10 2 (0.61%) Advertising
10 2 (0.61%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.30%) Police
11 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 223 (67.58%) Network Engineer
2 90 (27.27%) Senior Network Engineer
3 36 (10.91%) Cisco Engineer
4 35 (10.61%) Architect
4 35 (10.61%) Network Architect
5 34 (10.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 23 (6.97%) Network Security Engineer
6 23 (6.97%) Security Engineer
7 16 (4.85%) Consultant
8 15 (4.55%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 15 (4.55%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 14 (4.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 14 (4.24%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 14 (4.24%) Senior Security Engineer
10 12 (3.64%) IP Network Engineer
10 12 (3.64%) Juniper Architect
10 12 (3.64%) Network Manager
11 11 (3.33%) IP Engineer
12 9 (2.73%) Firewall Engineer
12 9 (2.73%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.06%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.12%) YAML
3 6 (1.82%) JSON
4 4 (1.21%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.61%) LDAP
5 2 (0.61%) Spine.js
5 2 (0.61%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.30%) REST
6 1 (0.30%) Web Services
6 1 (0.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 124 (37.58%) Data Centre
2 38 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.15%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (1.52%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.52%) Hedge funds
5 5 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.21%) CESG
6 4 (1.21%) Clustering
7 3 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.61%) PKI
8 2 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.30%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.30%) MPEG
9 1 (0.30%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.30%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 89 (26.97%) Linux
2 28 (8.48%) Mac OS X
3 18 (5.45%) Windows
4 6 (1.82%) Unix
4 6 (1.82%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.91%) CentOS
5 3 (0.91%) Debian
5 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (0.61%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.61%) VyOS
7 1 (0.30%) VMS
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (17.58%) Network Monitoring
2 50 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
3 47 (14.24%) ITIL
4 32 (9.70%) Load Balancing
4 32 (9.70%) Low Latency
5 31 (9.39%) Project Delivery
6 30 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 29 (8.79%) Security Monitoring
8 28 (8.48%) B2B
8 28 (8.48%) Identity Management
8 28 (8.48%) Network Design
8 28 (8.48%) Performance Analysis
9 27 (8.18%) DevOps
10 22 (6.67%) Network Architecture
11 21 (6.36%) Electronic Trading
12 20 (6.06%) Algorithmic Trading
12 20 (6.06%) GAP Analysis
12 20 (6.06%) High-Frequency Trading
12 20 (6.06%) Reverse Engineering
12 20 (6.06%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 93 (28.18%) Python
2 12 (3.64%) Perl
3 10 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.52%) Java
5 4 (1.21%) C
6 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.30%) PHP
6 1 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 202 (61.21%) Cisco Certification
2 156 (47.27%) CCNP
3 88 (26.67%) CCNA
4 56 (16.97%) CCIE
5 43 (13.03%) Security Cleared
6 35 (10.61%) SC Cleared
7 20 (6.06%) JNCIA
7 20 (6.06%) JNCIS
8 14 (4.24%) DV Cleared
8 14 (4.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 10 (3.03%) CCDP
10 9 (2.73%) JNCIP
11 7 (2.12%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 7 (2.12%) Degree
12 5 (1.52%) CCDE
12 5 (1.52%) CCIP
13 4 (1.21%) ACCA
13 4 (1.21%) ACSA
13 4 (1.21%) ACSP
13 4 (1.21%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.55%) SLA
2 7 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.52%) NIST
4 2 (0.61%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (11.52%) Active Directory
2 33 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.06%) VMware NSX
4 9 (2.73%) Docker
5 8 (2.42%) Firmware
6 5 (1.52%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.61%) pfSense
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (17.27%) Ansible
2 32 (9.70%) Nagios
2 32 (9.70%) Puppet
3 28 (8.48%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (6.36%) Grafana
5 13 (3.94%) FortiGate
6 9 (2.73%) Cisco Prime
6 9 (2.73%) Terraform
7 7 (2.12%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (1.21%) Cacti
9 4 (1.21%) HAProxy
9 4 (1.21%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.61%) Nessus
10 2 (0.61%) SCOM
10 2 (0.61%) SCSM
11 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.30%) OPNET
Vendors
1 253 (76.67%) Cisco
2 125 (37.88%) Palo Alto
3 76 (23.03%) CheckPoint
4 73 (22.12%) Juniper
5 72 (21.82%) F5
6 69 (20.91%) Microsoft
7 59 (17.88%) Fortinet
8 40 (12.12%) Riverbed
8 40 (12.12%) VMware
9 39 (11.82%) SolarWinds
10 34 (10.30%) Splunk
11 30 (9.09%) Avaya
12 27 (8.18%) Meraki
13 26 (7.88%) Infoblox
14 24 (7.27%) Brocade
15 15 (4.55%) Aruba
16 10 (3.03%) Arista
16 10 (3.03%) ForeScout
17 8 (2.42%) Citrix
18 6 (1.82%) HP