The table below looks at the statistics for OPNET skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 858 896 855
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -41
Permanent jobs citing OPNET 25 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.007% 0.008%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.35% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24 6 4
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
OPNET
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
7173 7034 6252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 6.98% 6.33% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5758 5634 4910
Average salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% -1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -2.35%

OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OPNET across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

OPNET Jobs Demand Trend in England

OPNET
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OPNET across the England region.

OPNET Salary Trend in England

OPNET
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OPNET across the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

OPNET Salary Histogram in England

OPNET
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OPNET within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 20 £47,500 -
South East +7 2 £60,000 -
East of England - 2 £37,500 -
South West -4 1 £60,000 -
OPNET
UK

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing OPNET also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OPNET.

1 30 (63.83%) Cisco
2 26 (55.32%) Riverbed
2 26 (55.32%) SolarWinds
3 21 (44.68%) VPN
3 21 (44.68%) LAN
4 20 (42.55%) SSL
5 19 (40.43%) Python
6 18 (38.30%) ITIL
6 18 (38.30%) OSPF
7 17 (36.17%) Network Management
8 16 (34.04%) WAN
9 14 (29.79%) TCP/IP
9 14 (29.79%) BGP
9 14 (29.79%) VRRP
9 14 (29.79%) Wireless
9 14 (29.79%) HSRP
9 14 (29.79%) Finance
9 14 (29.79%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (27.66%) IPsec
10 13 (27.66%) Juniper
11 11 (23.40%) MPLS
11 11 (23.40%) Project Management
11 11 (23.40%) UNIX
11 11 (23.40%) Linux
11 11 (23.40%) Perl
11 11 (23.40%) Computer Science
12 10 (21.28%) Network Planning
12 10 (21.28%) Analytics
12 10 (21.28%) Network Monitoring
12 10 (21.28%) Visualisation

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing OPNET also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OPNET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 21 (44.68%) VPN
1 21 (44.68%) LAN
2 20 (42.55%) SSL
3 18 (38.30%) OSPF
4 16 (34.04%) WAN
5 14 (29.79%) TCP/IP
5 14 (29.79%) BGP
5 14 (29.79%) VRRP
5 14 (29.79%) Wireless
5 14 (29.79%) HSRP
5 14 (29.79%) Cisco IOS
6 13 (27.66%) IPsec
7 11 (23.40%) MPLS
8 10 (21.28%) NX-OS
9 9 (19.15%) Broadband
10 8 (17.02%) VLAN
10 8 (17.02%) Firewall
11 7 (14.89%) Wireshark
11 7 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (14.89%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) MySQL
1 9 (19.15%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
2 4 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (8.51%) Big Data
2 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (4.26%) Subversion
1 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Financial Institution
2 9 (19.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Network Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Network Support Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Network Support
2 10 (21.28%) Support Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Voice Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Data Network Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Senior Support Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Senior Network Support
4 6 (12.77%) Senior Network Support Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Software Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Problem Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Problem Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Wireless Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) Middleware
2 7 (14.89%) XMPP
3 2 (4.26%) HTML
4 1 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Computer Science
2 10 (21.28%) Visualisation
3 9 (19.15%) Management Information System
3 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) UNIX
1 11 (23.40%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) ITIL
2 17 (36.17%) Network Management
3 11 (23.40%) Project Management
4 10 (21.28%) Network Planning
4 10 (21.28%) Analytics
4 10 (21.28%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (19.15%) Software Engineering
5 9 (19.15%) Performance Management
6 7 (14.89%) Load Balancing
7 4 (8.51%) Change Control
7 4 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (8.51%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (4.26%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.26%) Network Performance Management
9 2 (4.26%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 2 (4.26%) Malware Detection\Protection
10 1 (2.13%) DevOps
10 1 (2.13%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) Python
2 11 (23.40%) Perl
3 9 (19.15%) MATLAB
3 9 (19.15%) R
3 9 (19.15%) Ruby
4 7 (14.89%) SQL
5 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
5 4 (8.51%) C++
6 2 (4.26%) Java
6 2 (4.26%) VB
6 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) PhD
2 8 (17.02%) CCNP
2 8 (17.02%) CCNA
2 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.26%) CISSP
3 2 (4.26%) Degree
3 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Terminal Services
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) Nagios
2 8 (17.02%) OpenView
3 7 (14.89%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (14.89%) Cisco UCCE
3 7 (14.89%) Cacti
4 6 (12.77%) Foglight
5 4 (8.51%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (6.38%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (4.26%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 30 (63.83%) Cisco
2 26 (55.32%) Riverbed
2 26 (55.32%) SolarWinds
3 13 (27.66%) Juniper
4 9 (19.15%) Oracle
4 9 (19.15%) F5
5 8 (17.02%) HP
6 4 (8.51%) Citrix
6 4 (8.51%) Compuware
6 4 (8.51%) Avaya
6 4 (8.51%) Remedy
6 4 (8.51%) Nokia
6 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.51%) BT
6 4 (8.51%) Aruba
7 3 (6.38%) VMware
8 2 (4.26%) CA