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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 885 900 892
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Permanent jobs citing OPNET 8 18 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.015% 0.014%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.10% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 13
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%

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
7759 7516 7022
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.02% 6.27% 6.40%
Number of salaries quoted 6157 6054 5651
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.17%

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 1 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
England +4 8 £45,000 -25.00%
London - 8 £45,000 -
City of London - 8 £45,000 -

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 25 (58.14%) Cisco
2 23 (53.49%) Python
3 17 (39.53%) LAN
3 17 (39.53%) SSL
3 17 (39.53%) VPN
3 17 (39.53%) SolarWinds
4 16 (37.21%) Riverbed
4 16 (37.21%) UNIX
4 16 (37.21%) Linux
5 15 (34.88%) Perl
5 15 (34.88%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (34.88%) Computer Science
5 15 (34.88%) Network Planning
5 15 (34.88%) Visualisation
5 15 (34.88%) Analytics
6 14 (32.56%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (32.56%) R
6 14 (32.56%) Software Engineering
6 14 (32.56%) Ruby
6 14 (32.56%) ITIL
6 14 (32.56%) PhD
6 14 (32.56%) Broadband
6 14 (32.56%) Telecoms
6 14 (32.56%) OSPF
6 14 (32.56%) MATLAB
7 12 (27.91%) Middleware
7 12 (27.91%) Juniper
7 12 (27.91%) Network Management
8 11 (25.58%) MPLS
8 11 (25.58%) Project Management

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 17 (39.53%) LAN
1 17 (39.53%) VPN
1 17 (39.53%) SSL
2 14 (32.56%) Broadband
2 14 (32.56%) OSPF
3 11 (25.58%) WAN
3 11 (25.58%) MPLS
4 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
4 10 (23.26%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (23.26%) HSRP
4 10 (23.26%) BGP
4 10 (23.26%) VRRP
5 9 (20.93%) Firewall
5 9 (20.93%) Wireless
5 9 (20.93%) IPsec
6 8 (18.60%) VLAN
7 7 (16.28%) Wireshark
7 7 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (16.28%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (13.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) MySQL
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (20.93%) Big Data
3 6 (13.95%) Relational Database
3 6 (13.95%) RDBMS
3 6 (13.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (4.65%) Subversion
1 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (32.56%) Telecoms
2 10 (23.26%) Finance
3 5 (11.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Software Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Software Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Voice Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Data Network Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Network Support
4 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Network Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Network Support
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) Middleware
2 7 (16.28%) XMPP
3 1 (2.33%) HTML
3 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Computer Science
1 15 (34.88%) Visualisation
2 14 (32.56%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (20.93%) Management Information System
4 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.33%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 16 (37.21%) Linux
1 16 (37.21%) UNIX
2 2 (4.65%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.88%) Network Planning
1 15 (34.88%) Analytics
2 14 (32.56%) ITIL
2 14 (32.56%) Software Engineering
3 12 (27.91%) Network Management
4 11 (25.58%) Project Management
5 10 (23.26%) Performance Management
6 9 (20.93%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (18.60%) Load Balancing
8 4 (9.30%) Change Control
9 3 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (6.98%) DevOps
10 2 (4.65%) Programme Management
10 2 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (4.65%) Network Performance Management
10 2 (4.65%) Malware Detection\Protection
11 1 (2.33%) Kalman Filter
11 1 (2.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (53.49%) Python
2 15 (34.88%) Perl
3 14 (32.56%) MATLAB
3 14 (32.56%) Ruby
3 14 (32.56%) R
4 9 (20.93%) C++
5 8 (18.60%) SQL
6 6 (13.95%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.33%) Java
7 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) PhD
2 8 (18.60%) CCNP
2 8 (18.60%) CCNA
2 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.65%) CISSP
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
1 1 (2.33%) ProxySG
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) Nagios
2 7 (16.28%) OpenView
2 7 (16.28%) Cacti
2 7 (16.28%) Cisco UCCE
2 7 (16.28%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (9.30%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (4.65%) Foglight
4 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (2.33%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 25 (58.14%) Cisco
2 17 (39.53%) SolarWinds
3 16 (37.21%) Riverbed
4 12 (27.91%) Juniper
5 11 (25.58%) Oracle
6 8 (18.60%) F5
7 7 (16.28%) HP
8 5 (11.63%) Avaya
8 5 (11.63%) Nokia
8 5 (11.63%) CheckPoint
9 4 (9.30%) BT
9 4 (9.30%) Citrix
9 4 (9.30%) Aruba
10 2 (4.65%) VMware
11 1 (2.33%) Blue Coat
11 1 (2.33%) CA