The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 894 850 893
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +43
Permanent jobs citing OPNET 13 19 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.017% 0.009%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.18% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1 17 10
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £57,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +27.77%
Systems Management Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
7199 6754 6042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.16% 6.21% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 5773 5413 4921
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 £32,420 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +4.29%

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 4 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 29 July 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 -50 13 £60,000 +4.34% 2
Wiltshire - 13 £60,000 -
South West - 13 £60,000 -
Corsham - 12 - -

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 20 (90.91%) VMware
1 20 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (86.36%) Windows
3 18 (81.82%) Cisco
3 18 (81.82%) HP
3 18 (81.82%) Juniper
3 18 (81.82%) Security Cleared
3 18 (81.82%) SolarWinds
3 18 (81.82%) F5
4 17 (77.27%) Computer Science
4 17 (77.27%) Capacity Planning
4 17 (77.27%) Performance Monitoring
4 17 (77.27%) Degree
4 17 (77.27%) Terminal Services
4 17 (77.27%) OpenView
5 15 (68.18%) Citrix
5 15 (68.18%) Riverbed
6 12 (54.55%) Compuware
6 12 (54.55%) Wireshark
7 11 (50.00%) Nagios
7 11 (50.00%) CA
7 11 (50.00%) HTML
7 11 (50.00%) Java
7 11 (50.00%) Perl
7 11 (50.00%) SQL
7 11 (50.00%) VB
7 11 (50.00%) VoIP
7 11 (50.00%) Python
7 11 (50.00%) CA Spectrum
7 11 (50.00%) PowerShell

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) Wireshark
2 11 (50.00%) VoIP
3 6 (27.27%) WAN
3 6 (27.27%) SNMP
4 3 (13.64%) SAN
5 2 (9.09%) Internet
5 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 2 (9.09%) Firewall
6 1 (4.55%) BIG-IP
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (4.55%) DNS
6 1 (4.55%) OSPF
6 1 (4.55%) BGP
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Network Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Applications Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Tivoli Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Performance Consultant
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Performance Consultant
3 5 (22.73%) Capacity Planning Consultant
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Server Support
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (77.27%) Computer Science
2 6 (27.27%) Statistics
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Capacity Planning
1 17 (77.27%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (31.82%) Performance Management
3 6 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (27.27%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.55%) Service Management
6 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) Network Management
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Java
1 11 (50.00%) Perl
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
1 11 (50.00%) VB
1 11 (50.00%) Python
1 11 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 17 (77.27%) Degree
3 3 (13.64%) MCSE
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (9.09%) MCP
5 1 (4.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (77.27%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (77.27%) OpenView
2 11 (50.00%) Nagios
2 11 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 11 (50.00%) CA Spectrum
3 6 (27.27%) CiscoWorks
3 6 (27.27%) Tivoli
3 6 (27.27%) Netcool
3 6 (27.27%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (4.55%) SCCM
4 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) VMware
2 18 (81.82%) SolarWinds
2 18 (81.82%) F5
2 18 (81.82%) Cisco
2 18 (81.82%) HP
2 18 (81.82%) Juniper
3 15 (68.18%) Citrix
3 15 (68.18%) Riverbed
4 12 (54.55%) Compuware
5 11 (50.00%) CA
6 7 (31.82%) BMC
6 7 (31.82%) IBM
7 6 (27.27%) NetScout
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.55%) Dell
9 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
9 1 (4.55%) Nokia
9 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
9 1 (4.55%) Remedy