The table below looks at the statistics for OPNET skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 901 849 890
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +41
Permanent jobs citing OPNET 1 27 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.001% 0.025% 0.009%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.013% 0.42% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1 20 8
Average salary £60,000 £48,750 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £38,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -6.66%

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

Systems Management Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
7510 6475 6505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.56% 6.07% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5943 5225 5270
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £64,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OPNET Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OPNET
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OPNET within the UK.

OPNET Salary Trend in the UK

OPNET
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OPNET within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
England -43 1 £60,000 +23.07% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £60,000 -
South West - 1 £60,000 -

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 18 (94.74%) Cisco
1 18 (94.74%) Juniper
1 18 (94.74%) Security Cleared
1 18 (94.74%) SolarWinds
1 18 (94.74%) F5
2 17 (89.47%) Capacity Planning
2 17 (89.47%) Performance Monitoring
2 17 (89.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (89.47%) Computer Science
2 17 (89.47%) VMware
2 17 (89.47%) Degree
2 17 (89.47%) Terminal Services
2 17 (89.47%) OpenView
2 17 (89.47%) HP
2 17 (89.47%) Windows
3 12 (63.16%) Compuware
3 12 (63.16%) Wireshark
3 12 (63.16%) Citrix
3 12 (63.16%) Riverbed
4 11 (57.89%) PowerShell
4 11 (57.89%) CA Spectrum
4 11 (57.89%) SolarWinds Orion
4 11 (57.89%) Python
4 11 (57.89%) VoIP
4 11 (57.89%) HTML
4 11 (57.89%) Java
4 11 (57.89%) Perl
4 11 (57.89%) SQL
4 11 (57.89%) VB
4 11 (57.89%) CA

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 12 (63.16%) Wireshark
2 11 (57.89%) VoIP
3 6 (31.58%) WAN
3 6 (31.58%) SNMP
4 1 (5.26%) OSPF
4 1 (5.26%) BGP
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) BIG-IP
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Applications Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Network Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Tivoli Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Performance Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Performance Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) Capacity Planning Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (89.47%) Computer Science
2 7 (36.84%) User Experience
3 6 (31.58%) Statistics
4 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Capacity Planning
1 17 (89.47%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (31.58%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (31.58%) Performance Management
2 6 (31.58%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.26%) Network Management
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.26%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) Java
1 11 (57.89%) Perl
1 11 (57.89%) SQL
1 11 (57.89%) VB
1 11 (57.89%) Python
1 11 (57.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) Security Cleared
2 17 (89.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (89.47%) Terminal Services
1 17 (89.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (89.47%) OpenView
2 11 (57.89%) Nagios
2 11 (57.89%) SolarWinds Orion
2 11 (57.89%) CA Spectrum
3 6 (31.58%) CiscoWorks
3 6 (31.58%) Tivoli
3 6 (31.58%) Netcool
3 6 (31.58%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Cisco
1 18 (94.74%) Juniper
1 18 (94.74%) SolarWinds
1 18 (94.74%) F5
2 17 (89.47%) VMware
2 17 (89.47%) HP
3 12 (63.16%) Citrix
3 12 (63.16%) Compuware
3 12 (63.16%) Riverbed
4 11 (57.89%) CA
5 7 (36.84%) BMC
6 6 (31.58%) NetScout
6 6 (31.58%) NetQoS
6 6 (31.58%) Ipanema Technologies
6 6 (31.58%) IBM
7 1 (5.26%) Nokia
7 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.26%) Remedy
7 1 (5.26%) Fortinet