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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 906 865 888
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +23
Permanent jobs citing OPNET 5 29 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.026% 0.008%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.064% 0.43% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4 23 8
Average salary £58,750 £62,500 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £34,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £58,750 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+46.87% -20.00%

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
7846 6699 6586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.81% 6.03% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 6295 5328 5439
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,750
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.84%

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 12 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 28 November 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 -66 3 £57,500 -11.53%
Berkshire +10 2 £57,500 +9.52%
South East -12 2 £57,500 +9.52%
South Wales - 1 £60,000 -
South West - 1 £60,000 -
Wales - 1 £60,000 -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £60,000 -
Corsham - 1 £60,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £60,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 8 (88.89%) SolarWinds
2 7 (77.78%) Riverbed
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 7 (77.78%) OpenView
2 7 (77.78%) HP
3 6 (66.67%) Compuware
3 6 (66.67%) Juniper
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) Terminal Services
3 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (66.67%) Degree
3 6 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (66.67%) F5
3 6 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (55.56%) CA Spectrum
4 5 (55.56%) CA
4 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
4 5 (55.56%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (55.56%) Nagios
4 5 (55.56%) Python
4 5 (55.56%) VoIP
4 5 (55.56%) HTML
4 5 (55.56%) Java
4 5 (55.56%) Perl
4 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 5 (55.56%) VB
5 4 (44.44%) Citrix

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 5 (55.56%) VoIP
2 4 (44.44%) Wireshark
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) SNMP
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Applications Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Problem Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Problem Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Network Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Support
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 6 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) Perl
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
1 5 (55.56%) VB
1 5 (55.56%) Python
1 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Terminal Services
1 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) OpenView
2 5 (55.56%) Nagios
2 5 (55.56%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (55.56%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (22.22%) Foglight
4 1 (11.11%) OVSD
4 1 (11.11%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
4 1 (11.11%) Netcool
4 1 (11.11%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) SolarWinds
2 7 (77.78%) Riverbed
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 7 (77.78%) HP
3 6 (66.67%) Juniper
3 6 (66.67%) Compuware
3 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 6 (66.67%) F5
4 5 (55.56%) CA
5 4 (44.44%) Citrix
6 3 (33.33%) BMC
6 3 (33.33%) NetQoS
6 3 (33.33%) Ipanema Technologies
6 3 (33.33%) NetScout
7 2 (22.22%) Remedy
8 1 (11.11%) IBM