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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 858 889 878
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -11
Permanent jobs citing OPNET 34 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.006% 0.008%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.47% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 29 5 5
Average salary £55,000 £29,900 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+83.94% -40.20%
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £29,900 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+63.04% -40.20%

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
7226 6981 6227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.72% 6.24% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5784 5495 4786
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OPNET over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 within the UK.

OPNET Salary Histogram 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 27 March 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 +37 33 £55,000 +83.94% 2
London - 23 £55,000 - 1
City of London - 18 £55,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £37,500 -
Cambridge - 7 £37,500 -
East of England - 7 £37,500 -
Berkshire - 2 £60,000 -
South East - 2 £60,000 -
Wiltshire +5 1 £60,000 - 1
South West -22 1 £60,000 - 1
Stirling - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 34 (72.34%) Cisco
2 29 (61.70%) SolarWinds
3 28 (59.57%) Riverbed
4 22 (46.81%) LAN
5 21 (44.68%) VPN
5 21 (44.68%) SSL
6 19 (40.43%) OSPF
7 18 (38.30%) WAN
7 18 (38.30%) ITIL
8 17 (36.17%) Python
8 17 (36.17%) Network Management
9 16 (34.04%) TCP/IP
10 15 (31.91%) Juniper
10 15 (31.91%) BGP
10 15 (31.91%) VRRP
10 15 (31.91%) HSRP
10 15 (31.91%) Cisco IOS
10 15 (31.91%) Finance
11 14 (29.79%) Wireless
12 13 (27.66%) IPsec
13 11 (23.40%) Project Management
13 11 (23.40%) MPLS
13 11 (23.40%) Nagios
13 11 (23.40%) OpenView
13 11 (23.40%) HP
13 11 (23.40%) Performance Management
13 11 (23.40%) F5
13 11 (23.40%) Network Monitoring
14 9 (19.15%) Computer Science
14 9 (19.15%) VoIP

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 22 (46.81%) LAN
2 21 (44.68%) VPN
2 21 (44.68%) SSL
3 19 (40.43%) OSPF
4 18 (38.30%) WAN
5 16 (34.04%) TCP/IP
6 15 (31.91%) BGP
6 15 (31.91%) VRRP
6 15 (31.91%) Cisco IOS
6 15 (31.91%) HSRP
7 14 (29.79%) Wireless
8 13 (27.66%) IPsec
9 11 (23.40%) MPLS
10 9 (19.15%) Firewall
10 9 (19.15%) VoIP
11 8 (17.02%) VLAN
11 8 (17.02%) Wireshark
12 7 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (14.89%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (10.64%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) MySQL
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (4.26%) Subversion
1 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (31.91%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Financial Institution
3 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (53.19%) Network Engineer
2 11 (23.40%) Support Engineer
2 11 (23.40%) Network Support Engineer
2 11 (23.40%) Network Support
3 7 (14.89%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Voice Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Data Network Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Senior Network Support
4 6 (12.77%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Senior Support Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Software Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Problem Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Problem Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Wireless Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) XMPP
2 6 (12.77%) Middleware
3 4 (8.51%) HTML
4 1 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Management Information System
1 9 (19.15%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.77%) Visualisation
3 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Linux
1 7 (14.89%) UNIX
2 5 (10.64%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) ITIL
2 17 (36.17%) Network Management
3 11 (23.40%) Project Management
3 11 (23.40%) Performance Management
3 11 (23.40%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (17.02%) Load Balancing
5 6 (12.77%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (12.77%) Analytics
5 6 (12.77%) Network Planning
5 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
6 5 (10.64%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (8.51%) Change Control
7 4 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (8.51%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 2 (4.26%) Network Performance Management
8 2 (4.26%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.13%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.13%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (2.13%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) Python
2 9 (19.15%) Perl
3 5 (10.64%) SQL
3 5 (10.64%) R
3 5 (10.64%) MATLAB
3 5 (10.64%) Ruby
4 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.51%) Java
4 4 (8.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) CCNP
1 8 (17.02%) CCNA
1 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.64%) PhD
3 4 (8.51%) Degree
3 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) CISSP
5 1 (2.13%) MCSE
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Terminal Services
1 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) OpenView
1 11 (23.40%) Nagios
2 7 (14.89%) Cacti
2 7 (14.89%) Cisco UCCE
2 7 (14.89%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (12.77%) Foglight
4 5 (10.64%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (8.51%) Cisco IPCC
5 4 (8.51%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (2.13%) OVSD
Vendors
1 34 (72.34%) Cisco
2 29 (61.70%) SolarWinds
3 28 (59.57%) Riverbed
4 15 (31.91%) Juniper
5 11 (23.40%) HP
5 11 (23.40%) F5
6 5 (10.64%) Citrix
6 5 (10.64%) Avaya
6 5 (10.64%) Compuware
6 5 (10.64%) Oracle
6 5 (10.64%) VMware
6 5 (10.64%) Nokia
6 5 (10.64%) CheckPoint
7 4 (8.51%) Remedy
7 4 (8.51%) BT
7 4 (8.51%) Aruba
7 4 (8.51%) CA
8 1 (2.13%) BMC
8 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.13%) NetScout
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago