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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 11 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
11 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 716 493 270
Rank change year-on-year -223 -223 +25
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 165 148 36
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.22% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.80% 3.29% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 136 131 23
10th Percentile £41,500 £41,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -29.41%
75th Percentile £72,813 £71,875 £83,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £82,500 -
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £58,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.17% +10.48%

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 WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,170 4,501 1,132
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 12.09% 11.05% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5,533 3,339 917
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,435 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.79% - -4.35%
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

OSPF
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

OSPF trend for jobs with a WFH option

OSPF
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing OSPF.

OSPF salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

OSPF
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing OSPF over the 6 months to 11 August 2022.

OSPF salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 11 August 2022, OSPF job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for OSPF.

1 141 (85.45%) BGP
2 129 (78.18%) Cisco
3 121 (73.33%) Firewall
4 105 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
5 102 (61.82%) MPLS
5 102 (61.82%) VPN
6 93 (56.36%) WAN
7 73 (44.24%) CCNP
8 61 (36.97%) LAN
9 54 (32.73%) VMware
10 51 (30.91%) TCP/IP
11 48 (29.09%) SD-WAN
12 47 (28.48%) Data Centre
13 46 (27.88%) Azure
14 45 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
14 45 (27.27%) CCIE
14 45 (27.27%) Palo Alto
15 44 (26.67%) Social Skills
15 44 (26.67%) Juniper
16 42 (25.45%) AWS
17 38 (23.03%) Python
18 37 (22.42%) CCNA
19 35 (21.21%) VLAN
19 35 (21.21%) Degree
20 34 (20.61%) SolarWinds
20 34 (20.61%) Wireless
20 34 (20.61%) Network Virtualisation
21 32 (19.39%) DNS
22 31 (18.79%) Security Cleared
22 31 (18.79%) Fortinet

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 10 (6.06%) Confluence
2 2 (1.21%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 46 (27.88%) Azure
2 42 (25.45%) AWS
3 6 (3.64%) Apple Pay
3 6 (3.64%) GCP
4 4 (2.42%) Akamai
5 2 (1.21%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.21%) IaaS
5 2 (1.21%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (1.21%) PaaS
5 2 (1.21%) Route 53
5 2 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) AWS Direct Connect
6 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.61%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 141 (85.45%) BGP
2 121 (73.33%) Firewall
3 102 (61.82%) MPLS
3 102 (61.82%) VPN
4 93 (56.36%) WAN
5 61 (36.97%) LAN
6 51 (30.91%) TCP/IP
7 48 (29.09%) SD-WAN
8 35 (21.21%) VLAN
9 34 (20.61%) Wireless
10 32 (19.39%) DNS
11 31 (18.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 30 (18.18%) EIGRP
12 30 (18.18%) Network Security
13 26 (15.76%) DHCP
13 26 (15.76%) IPsec
13 26 (15.76%) IPv6
14 24 (14.55%) Cisco IOS
14 24 (14.55%) Multicast
14 24 (14.55%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (8.48%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (6.06%) JIRA
3 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (26.67%) Social Skills
2 21 (12.73%) Finance
3 20 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (11.52%) Presentation Skills
5 11 (6.67%) Advertising
6 9 (5.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 9 (5.45%) Legal
6 9 (5.45%) Marketing
6 9 (5.45%) Police
6 9 (5.45%) Public Sector
7 6 (3.64%) Banking
8 4 (2.42%) Games
9 3 (1.82%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (1.21%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.61%) Agriculture
11 1 (0.61%) Aviation
11 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 128 (77.58%) Network Engineer
2 32 (19.39%) Senior Network Engineer
3 16 (9.70%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (9.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (9.09%) Lead Network Engineer
5 14 (8.48%) Principal Engineer
5 14 (8.48%) Principal Network Engineer
6 12 (7.27%) Firewall Engineer
7 9 (5.45%) Network Manager
8 8 (4.85%) Architect
8 8 (4.85%) Network Architect
9 6 (3.64%) IP Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) IT Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) Juniper Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) NOC Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) Project Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.67%) 802.1X
2 9 (5.45%) Spine.js
3 2 (1.21%) .NET
4 1 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 47 (28.48%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.06%) Cyberattack
3 9 (5.45%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.24%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (3.64%) Online Banking
6 5 (3.03%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.42%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.42%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.82%) IoT
8 3 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.21%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.21%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.21%) Clustering
9 2 (1.21%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.61%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.61%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.45%) Linux
1 9 (5.45%) Windows
2 6 (3.64%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.21%) CatOS
4 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.61%) Network Virtualisation
2 25 (15.15%) Network Design
3 24 (14.55%) Network Architecture
3 24 (14.55%) Network Monitoring
4 23 (13.94%) Load Balancing
5 22 (13.33%) ITIL
5 22 (13.33%) Migration
6 21 (12.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 21 (12.73%) Project Delivery
7 20 (12.12%) Agile
7 20 (12.12%) Network Management
8 17 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (6.67%) Computer Science
10 10 (6.06%) Change Management
10 10 (6.06%) Customer Requirements
10 10 (6.06%) Network Segmentation
11 9 (5.45%) Critical Thinking
11 9 (5.45%) Service Management
11 9 (5.45%) Threat Intelligence
11 9 (5.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.03%) Python
2 7 (4.24%) Perl
3 4 (2.42%) Bash
3 4 (2.42%) PHP
4 3 (1.82%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.21%) Java
5 2 (1.21%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.21%) Ruby
6 1 (0.61%) C#
6 1 (0.61%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 105 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (44.24%) CCNP
3 45 (27.27%) CCIE
4 37 (22.42%) CCNA
5 35 (21.21%) Degree
6 31 (18.79%) Security Cleared
7 21 (12.73%) SC Cleared
8 19 (11.52%) JNCIP
9 12 (7.27%) JNCIA
10 11 (6.67%) Network+ Certification
11 9 (5.45%) Chartered Engineer
11 9 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (3.03%) CCDE
13 5 (3.03%) DBS Check
14 3 (1.82%) CCIE Service Provider
15 2 (1.21%) CCDA
16 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
16 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
16 1 (0.61%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.48%) SLA
2 8 (4.85%) GDPR
3 1 (0.61%) NIST
System Software
1 45 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (10.91%) VMware NSX
3 11 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.85%) ProxySG
5 6 (3.64%) vSphere
6 5 (3.03%) Firmware
7 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.61%) XenApp
7 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (17.58%) Ansible
2 26 (15.76%) Nagios
3 11 (6.67%) vCenter Server
4 10 (6.06%) FortiGate
5 7 (4.24%) Terraform
6 5 (3.03%) ZABBIX
7 4 (2.42%) Puppet
8 3 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.21%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.21%) Opsgenie
10 1 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.61%) Netcool
10 1 (0.61%) Observium
10 1 (0.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 129 (78.18%) Cisco
2 54 (32.73%) VMware
3 45 (27.27%) Palo Alto
4 44 (26.67%) Juniper
5 34 (20.61%) SolarWinds
6 31 (18.79%) Fortinet
7 27 (16.36%) Citrix
8 26 (15.76%) F5
9 25 (15.15%) CheckPoint
10 17 (10.30%) Microsoft
11 14 (8.48%) Aruba
12 12 (7.27%) Blue Coat
13 11 (6.67%) HP
14 10 (6.06%) Atlassian
14 10 (6.06%) Nokia
15 8 (4.85%) SonicWALL
16 7 (4.24%) Dell
16 7 (4.24%) Forcepoint
16 7 (4.24%) Meraki
17 6 (3.64%) Mitel