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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 859 871 837
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -34
Permanent jobs citing OPNET 8 17 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.015% 0.017%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.11% 0.24% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 15
Average salary £45,000 £60,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.34%
UK excluding London average salary - £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.34%
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
7157 7040 6549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 7.02% 6.39% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5743 5681 5313
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,200 £62,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -1.17%

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 6 July 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 - 8 £45,000 -
OPNET
UK

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 23 (57.50%) Python
2 22 (55.00%) Cisco
3 16 (40.00%) UNIX
3 16 (40.00%) Linux
4 15 (37.50%) Perl
4 15 (37.50%) VPN
4 15 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (37.50%) Network Planning
4 15 (37.50%) Computer Science
4 15 (37.50%) Visualisation
4 15 (37.50%) Analytics
5 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (35.00%) R
5 14 (35.00%) Riverbed
5 14 (35.00%) SolarWinds
5 14 (35.00%) Ruby
5 14 (35.00%) Software Engineering
5 14 (35.00%) ITIL
5 14 (35.00%) SSL
5 14 (35.00%) PhD
5 14 (35.00%) Broadband
5 14 (35.00%) LAN
5 14 (35.00%) Telecoms
5 14 (35.00%) MATLAB
6 12 (30.00%) Middleware
6 12 (30.00%) Juniper
7 11 (27.50%) Project Management
7 11 (27.50%) MPLS
7 11 (27.50%) OSPF
7 11 (27.50%) Oracle Reports

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 15 (37.50%) VPN
2 14 (35.00%) Broadband
2 14 (35.00%) LAN
2 14 (35.00%) SSL
3 11 (27.50%) MPLS
3 11 (27.50%) OSPF
4 8 (20.00%) WAN
4 8 (20.00%) VLAN
4 8 (20.00%) Firewall
5 7 (17.50%) Wireless
5 7 (17.50%) IPsec
5 7 (17.50%) Wireshark
5 7 (17.50%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (17.50%) HSRP
5 7 (17.50%) BGP
5 7 (17.50%) VRRP
5 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
6 5 (12.50%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) MySQL
1 11 (27.50%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (22.50%) Big Data
3 6 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (15.00%) RDBMS
3 6 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (5.00%) Subversion
1 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (17.50%) Finance
3 3 (7.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Software Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Voice Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Data Network Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Support
5 3 (7.50%) Network Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Operations Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) Capacity Planning Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Wireless Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) Middleware
2 7 (17.50%) XMPP
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) Computer Science
1 15 (37.50%) Visualisation
2 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.50%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Linux
1 16 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) Network Planning
1 15 (37.50%) Analytics
2 14 (35.00%) ITIL
2 14 (35.00%) Software Engineering
3 11 (27.50%) Project Management
4 10 (25.00%) Network Management
5 9 (22.50%) Performance Management
5 9 (22.50%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (17.50%) Load Balancing
7 4 (10.00%) Change Control
8 3 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (7.50%) DevOps
9 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
9 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (5.00%) Network Performance Management
9 2 (5.00%) Malware Detection\Protection
10 1 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (2.50%) Application Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) Python
2 15 (37.50%) Perl
3 14 (35.00%) MATLAB
3 14 (35.00%) Ruby
3 14 (35.00%) R
4 9 (22.50%) C++
5 8 (20.00%) SQL
6 6 (15.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.50%) Java
7 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) PhD
2 8 (20.00%) CCNP
2 8 (20.00%) CCNA
2 8 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.00%) CISSP
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Nagios
2 7 (17.50%) OpenView
2 7 (17.50%) Cacti
2 7 (17.50%) Cisco UCCE
2 7 (17.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (10.00%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (5.00%) Foglight
4 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (2.50%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) Cisco
2 14 (35.00%) Riverbed
2 14 (35.00%) SolarWinds
3 12 (30.00%) Juniper
4 11 (27.50%) Oracle
5 8 (20.00%) F5
6 7 (17.50%) HP
7 4 (10.00%) Citrix
7 4 (10.00%) Avaya
7 4 (10.00%) Nokia
7 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 4 (10.00%) BT
7 4 (10.00%) Aruba
8 2 (5.00%) VMware
9 1 (2.50%) CA