The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 882 816 872
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +56
Permanent jobs citing OPNET 13 20 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.020% 0.005%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.19% 0.31% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 1 18 4
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
Systems Management Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
6797 6364 5673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 6.24% 6.27% 5.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5452 5138 4689
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,125
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.67%
OPNET
UK

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
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 August 2014. 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
South West - 13 £60,000 -
OPNET
UK

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 19 (90.48%) VMware
1 19 (90.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (85.71%) Windows
3 17 (80.95%) Cisco
3 17 (80.95%) HP
3 17 (80.95%) Juniper
3 17 (80.95%) Security Cleared
3 17 (80.95%) SolarWinds
3 17 (80.95%) F5
4 16 (76.19%) Performance Monitoring
4 16 (76.19%) Capacity Planning
4 16 (76.19%) Computer Science
4 16 (76.19%) Degree
4 16 (76.19%) Terminal Services
4 16 (76.19%) OpenView
5 15 (71.43%) Riverbed
6 14 (66.67%) Citrix
7 11 (52.38%) CA
7 11 (52.38%) Compuware
7 11 (52.38%) HTML
7 11 (52.38%) Java
7 11 (52.38%) Perl
7 11 (52.38%) SQL
7 11 (52.38%) VB
7 11 (52.38%) VoIP
7 11 (52.38%) Python
7 11 (52.38%) Wireshark
7 11 (52.38%) Nagios
7 11 (52.38%) SolarWinds Orion
7 11 (52.38%) PowerShell

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) VoIP
1 11 (52.38%) Wireshark
2 6 (28.57%) WAN
3 5 (23.81%) SNMP
4 3 (14.29%) SAN
5 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (9.52%) Internet
5 2 (9.52%) Firewall
6 1 (4.76%) OSPF
6 1 (4.76%) BGP
6 1 (4.76%) BIG-IP
6 1 (4.76%) DNS
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Consultant
2 6 (28.57%) Network Consultant
2 6 (28.57%) Applications Consultant
2 6 (28.57%) Performance Consultant
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Performance Consultant
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Consultant
3 5 (23.81%) Capacity Planning Consultant
3 5 (23.81%) Tivoli Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Support
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (76.19%) Computer Science
2 5 (23.81%) Statistics
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Performance Monitoring
1 16 (76.19%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 6 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
3 6 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) Service Management
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.76%) Network Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Network Management
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Java
1 11 (52.38%) Perl
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
1 11 (52.38%) VB
1 11 (52.38%) Python
1 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) Security Cleared
2 16 (76.19%) Degree
3 3 (14.29%) MCSE
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (9.52%) MCP
5 1 (4.76%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (90.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (76.19%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (76.19%) OpenView
2 11 (52.38%) Nagios
2 11 (52.38%) SolarWinds Orion
2 11 (52.38%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (23.81%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (23.81%) Tivoli
3 5 (23.81%) Netcool
3 5 (23.81%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (4.76%) SCCM
4 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) VMware
2 17 (80.95%) Cisco
2 17 (80.95%) HP
2 17 (80.95%) Juniper
2 17 (80.95%) SolarWinds
2 17 (80.95%) F5
3 15 (71.43%) Riverbed
4 14 (66.67%) Citrix
5 11 (52.38%) CA
5 11 (52.38%) Compuware
6 7 (33.33%) BMC
7 6 (28.57%) NetScout
7 6 (28.57%) IBM
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.76%) Remedy
9 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
9 1 (4.76%) Nokia
9 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
9 1 (4.76%) Dell