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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 888 885 866
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Permanent jobs citing OPNET 11 20 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.018% 0.010%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.15% 0.30% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 10 18 12
Average salary £57,500 £65,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.53% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £39,950 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £46,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+24.32% -7.50%

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
7515 6763 6523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.76% 6.20% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 6075 5323 5386
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 £29,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%

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 15 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 22 December 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 -14 9 £57,500 -14.81% 4
Berkshire +17 5 £57,500 +9.52%
South East -5 5 £57,500 +9.52%
London -14 2 £55,000 -18.51% 1
Wiltshire - 2 £58,750 - 1
City of London - 2 £55,000 -
South West - 2 £58,750 - 1
Corsham - 2 £58,750 -
Wales - 1 £60,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 £60,000 -
Reading - 1 £55,000 -
County Antrim - 1 - - 1
Belfast - 1 - - 1
Cardiff - 1 £60,000 -

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 11 (91.67%) Riverbed
1 11 (91.67%) SolarWinds
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Compuware
4 5 (41.67%) OpenView
4 5 (41.67%) HP
4 5 (41.67%) WAN
5 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (33.33%) HTML
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) Perl
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) VB
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) Python
5 4 (33.33%) CA
5 4 (33.33%) Terminal Services
5 4 (33.33%) Nagios
5 4 (33.33%) Juniper
5 4 (33.33%) Remedy
5 4 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 4 (33.33%) F5
5 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (33.33%) CA Spectrum
5 4 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (41.67%) WAN
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (33.33%) VoIP
3 3 (25.00%) LAN
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (25.00%) HSRP
3 3 (25.00%) OSPF
3 3 (25.00%) BGP
3 3 (25.00%) VRRP
3 3 (25.00%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) IPsec
4 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) SSL
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Problem Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Network Support
1 4 (33.33%) Problem Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Support
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (25.00%) Network Management
3 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) Perl
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
1 4 (33.33%) VB
1 4 (33.33%) Python
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Terminal Services
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) OpenView
2 4 (33.33%) Nagios
2 4 (33.33%) Foglight
2 4 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (33.33%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (8.33%) OVSD
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Riverbed
1 11 (91.67%) SolarWinds
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Compuware
4 5 (41.67%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) CA
5 4 (33.33%) Remedy
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) F5
5 4 (33.33%) Juniper
6 2 (16.67%) BMC
6 2 (16.67%) NetQoS
6 2 (16.67%) Ipanema Technologies
6 2 (16.67%) NetScout
6 2 (16.67%) Citrix
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Car Allowance
Posted: 20 days ago