Period
to 23 November 2017

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

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 422 392 429
Rank change year-on-year -30 +37 +3
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 1283 1474 1555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.78% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% 4.57% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1036 1232 1343
UK median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,313 £32,000 £31,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £68,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -6.25% +6.67%

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 28198 32234 36127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.98% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22825 26351 29897
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -22 1228 £55,000 +15.79% 58
UK excluding London -22 726 £47,500 +5.56% 37
London -18 546 £60,000 +20.00% 22
South East -55 255 £50,000 +5.26% 5
North of England +62 185 £45,000 +14.65% 15
East of England +47 131 £57,500 +27.78% 4
Midlands +5 104 £50,000 +11.11% 11
Yorkshire +81 93 £44,000 +4.76% 4
North West -10 92 £45,000 +19.21% 11
West Midlands +5 88 £52,500 +16.67% 10
Scotland -30 29 £48,750 +14.71% 1
South West -11 21 £40,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands +25 16 £47,500 +35.71%
Wales +13 13 £45,000 -33.33%
Northern Ireland - 2 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1162 (90.57%) BGP
2 1115 (86.91%) Cisco
3 889 (69.29%) Firewall
4 866 (67.50%) Cisco Certification
5 724 (56.43%) MPLS
6 715 (55.73%) CCNP
7 640 (49.88%) VPN
8 618 (48.17%) WAN
9 533 (41.54%) Juniper
10 517 (40.30%) LAN
11 478 (37.26%) EIGRP
12 421 (32.81%) IPsec
13 402 (31.33%) Cisco ASA
13 402 (31.33%) Data Centre
14 358 (27.90%) DNS
15 353 (27.51%) Cisco Nexus
16 335 (26.11%) Network Security
17 334 (26.03%) Wireless
18 323 (25.18%) CheckPoint
19 321 (25.02%) F5
20 317 (24.71%) CCNA
21 307 (23.93%) Finance
22 302 (23.54%) Palo Alto
23 301 (23.46%) VLAN
24 282 (21.98%) CCIE
25 277 (21.59%) TCP/IP
26 275 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
27 274 (21.36%) Load Balancing
28 261 (20.34%) Network Design
29 245 (19.10%) Linux

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 81 (6.31%) CMS
2 50 (3.90%) Skype for Business
3 17 (1.33%) Apache
4 9 (0.70%) nginx
4 9 (0.70%) OpenStack
4 9 (0.70%) SAS
5 4 (0.31%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.23%) JBoss
7 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.078%) IIS
7 1 (0.078%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (2.57%) MS Visio
2 19 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.078%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 107 (8.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.26%) Office 365
4 23 (1.79%) SaaS
5 21 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 14 (1.09%) Akamai
7 12 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.47%) IaaS
10 5 (0.39%) PaaS
11 4 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.31%) GitHub
12 2 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 1 (0.078%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1162 (90.57%) BGP
2 889 (69.29%) Firewall
3 724 (56.43%) MPLS
4 640 (49.88%) VPN
5 618 (48.17%) WAN
6 517 (40.30%) LAN
7 478 (37.26%) EIGRP
8 421 (32.81%) IPsec
9 402 (31.33%) Cisco ASA
10 358 (27.90%) DNS
11 353 (27.51%) Cisco Nexus
12 335 (26.11%) Network Security
13 334 (26.03%) Wireless
14 301 (23.46%) VLAN
15 277 (21.59%) TCP/IP
16 275 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
17 244 (19.02%) DHCP
18 227 (17.69%) VoIP
19 196 (15.28%) Ethernet
20 185 (14.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.47%) MySQL
2 4 (0.31%) NoSQL
2 4 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.078%) Big Data
4 1 (0.078%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.078%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (1.48%) Git (software)
2 12 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (0.62%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.62%) Subversion
4 4 (0.31%) Ant
4 4 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.31%) GitLab
4 4 (0.31%) Maven
4 4 (0.31%) Metasploit
4 4 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.31%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.16%) JIRA
6 1 (0.078%) TeamCity
General
1 307 (23.93%) Finance
2 130 (10.13%) Telecoms
3 129 (10.05%) Banking
4 29 (2.26%) Financial Institution
5 28 (2.18%) Military
6 22 (1.71%) Retail
7 20 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.40%) Marketing
9 17 (1.33%) Advertising
10 16 (1.25%) Back Office
11 15 (1.17%) Law
12 14 (1.09%) Billing
12 14 (1.09%) Legal
13 11 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.62%) French Language
14 8 (0.62%) German Language
14 8 (0.62%) Italian Language
15 7 (0.55%) Electronics
16 3 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 765 (59.63%) Network Engineer
2 304 (23.69%) Senior Network Engineer
3 199 (15.51%) Cisco Engineer
4 172 (13.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 96 (7.48%) Architect
6 79 (6.16%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 77 (6.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 73 (5.69%) Network Support
9 72 (5.61%) Security Engineer
10 69 (5.38%) Juniper Engineer
11 68 (5.30%) Support Engineer
12 66 (5.14%) Network Architect
12 66 (5.14%) Network Support Engineer
13 58 (4.52%) Consultant
14 57 (4.44%) Network Security Engineer
14 57 (4.44%) Team Leader
15 51 (3.98%) Network Team Leader
16 49 (3.82%) Operations Engineer
17 46 (3.59%) Network Consultant
18 44 (3.43%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (6.24%) XMPP
2 67 (5.22%) 802.1X
3 44 (3.43%) HTML
4 31 (2.42%) XML
5 17 (1.33%) POSIX
6 14 (1.09%) CSS
7 11 (0.86%) FIX Protocol
7 11 (0.86%) JSON
7 11 (0.86%) Web Services
8 6 (0.47%) REST
8 6 (0.47%) RFC 2547
9 5 (0.39%) WAP
10 3 (0.23%) SAML
11 2 (0.16%) Apache Axis
12 1 (0.078%) COM
12 1 (0.078%) Java EE
12 1 (0.078%) LAPP Stack
12 1 (0.078%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 402 (31.33%) Data Centre
2 86 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (6.16%) Clustering
4 74 (5.77%) Computer Science
5 40 (3.12%) Management Information System
6 32 (2.49%) Eurex
6 32 (2.49%) PKI
7 31 (2.42%) Driving Licence
8 27 (2.10%) Virtual Team
9 19 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 16 (1.25%) FlexPod
10 16 (1.25%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.01%) Fintech
12 13 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (0.86%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.86%) DataPower
13 11 (0.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 10 (0.78%) Life Science
15 8 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 245 (19.10%) Linux
2 154 (12.00%) Windows
3 74 (5.77%) Unix
4 45 (3.51%) Windows Server
5 38 (2.96%) CentOS
6 27 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (1.56%) Mac OS X
8 18 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.33%) Ubuntu
10 14 (1.09%) Debian
11 12 (0.94%) Solaris
12 11 (0.86%) SUSE
12 11 (0.86%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.55%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.39%) Kali Linux
16 4 (0.31%) AIX
16 4 (0.31%) VMS
17 2 (0.16%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (21.36%) Load Balancing
2 261 (20.34%) Network Design
3 207 (16.13%) ITIL
4 163 (12.70%) Network Management
5 131 (10.21%) Mentoring
6 101 (7.87%) Network Monitoring
7 86 (6.70%) High Availability
8 82 (6.39%) Migration
9 77 (6.00%) Presales
9 77 (6.00%) Project Management
10 72 (5.61%) Change Management
11 70 (5.46%) Service Delivery
12 63 (4.91%) Network Architecture
13 62 (4.83%) Line Management
13 62 (4.83%) Problem Management
14 61 (4.75%) Kalman Filter
15 60 (4.68%) E-Commerce
16 54 (4.21%) Root Cause Analysis
17 51 (3.98%) Incident Management
18 49 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 133 (10.37%) Python
2 80 (6.24%) Perl
3 75 (5.85%) Bash Shell
4 49 (3.82%) Ruby
5 38 (2.96%) PowerShell
6 24 (1.87%) SQL
7 20 (1.56%) Java
8 18 (1.40%) C
9 12 (0.94%) PHP
10 8 (0.62%) C++
10 8 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.31%) Bourne shell
11 4 (0.31%) C-shell
11 4 (0.31%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.31%) Korn
11 4 (0.31%) Scala
12 2 (0.16%) C#
13 1 (0.078%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 866 (67.50%) Cisco Certification
2 715 (55.73%) CCNP
3 317 (24.71%) CCNA
4 282 (21.98%) CCIE
5 177 (13.80%) Degree
6 128 (9.98%) JNCIP
7 77 (6.00%) JNCIS
8 73 (5.69%) CCDP
9 70 (5.46%) CCVP
10 69 (5.38%) Security Cleared
11 67 (5.22%) SC Cleared
12 57 (4.44%) CCSE
13 51 (3.98%) CCSA
14 46 (3.59%) CCIP
14 46 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
14 46 (3.59%) JNCIA
15 35 (2.73%) CCDA
16 32 (2.49%) Check Point Certification
17 30 (2.34%) CCNP Voice
18 29 (2.26%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (5.38%) SLA
2 27 (2.10%) PCI DSS
3 25 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.79%) QA
5 22 (1.71%) PMO
6 14 (1.09%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.23%) COBIT
9 1 (0.078%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.078%) GCP
9 1 (0.078%) GDPR
System Software
1 98 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (5.69%) Active Directory
3 27 (2.10%) iptables
3 27 (2.10%) NFS
3 27 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (2.03%) VMware NSX
5 23 (1.79%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.01%) KVM
7 9 (0.70%) XenServer
8 8 (0.62%) Docker
8 8 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.55%) Firmware
10 6 (0.47%) vSphere
11 5 (0.39%) XenApp
12 4 (0.31%) Ceph
12 4 (0.31%) Postfix
12 4 (0.31%) Snort
13 3 (0.23%) FreeRADIUS
13 3 (0.23%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.16%) PowerDNS
Systems Management
1 85 (6.63%) Cisco CUCM
2 66 (5.14%) Cisco UCCX
3 64 (4.99%) Cisco UCCE
4 53 (4.13%) Nagios
5 47 (3.66%) Cisco Prime
6 46 (3.59%) FortiGate
7 39 (3.04%) SolarWinds Orion
8 35 (2.73%) Cacti
9 28 (2.18%) Puppet
10 27 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
11 18 (1.40%) Ansible
12 16 (1.25%) Terraform
13 13 (1.01%) Oracle ZFS
14 12 (0.94%) ZABBIX
15 11 (0.86%) SCOM
16 9 (0.70%) Nessus
16 9 (0.70%) QRadar
17 7 (0.55%) vCenter Server
18 6 (0.47%) OpenView
18 6 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1115 (86.91%) Cisco
2 533 (41.54%) Juniper
3 323 (25.18%) CheckPoint
4 321 (25.02%) F5
5 302 (23.54%) Palo Alto
6 184 (14.34%) Microsoft
6 184 (14.34%) VMware
7 128 (9.98%) Fortinet
8 126 (9.82%) SolarWinds
9 112 (8.73%) Citrix
10 105 (8.18%) HP
11 97 (7.56%) Brocade
12 96 (7.48%) Riverbed
13 84 (6.55%) Arista
14 62 (4.83%) Aruba
15 55 (4.29%) Avaya
15 55 (4.29%) Dell
15 55 (4.29%) Red Hat
16 43 (3.35%) Blue Coat
17 35 (2.73%) Meraki