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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 846 869 878
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +9
Permanent jobs citing OPNET 20 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.006% 0.007%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.29% 0.092% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 17 5 8
Average salary £57,500 £29,900 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+92.30% -46.84%
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £29,900 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -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
6966 6514 6173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.69% 6.25% 5.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5625 5123 4994
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%

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 29 January 2015 within the UK.

OPNET Salary Histogram 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 29 January 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 +29 19 £57,500 +92.30% 2
London +2 9 £55,000 -18.51% 1
City of London - 9 £55,000 -
South East - 5 £57,500 -
Berkshire - 5 £57,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £36,250 - 1
Cambridge - 4 £36,250 - 1
East of England - 4 £36,250 - 1
Wiltshire -9 1 £57,500 -
South West -17 1 £57,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £55,000 -
Corsham - 1 £57,500 -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 18 (81.82%) Cisco
2 17 (77.27%) Riverbed
2 17 (77.27%) SolarWinds
3 14 (63.64%) Network Management
4 12 (54.55%) WAN
5 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (45.45%) Wireless
6 10 (45.45%) Finance
6 10 (45.45%) OSPF
6 10 (45.45%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (45.45%) BGP
6 10 (45.45%) VRRP
6 10 (45.45%) LAN
6 10 (45.45%) HSRP
7 9 (40.91%) VPN
7 9 (40.91%) SSL
7 9 (40.91%) Financial Institution
7 9 (40.91%) IPsec
8 8 (36.36%) ITIL
9 7 (31.82%) Python
9 7 (31.82%) Juniper
9 7 (31.82%) OpenView
9 7 (31.82%) HP
9 7 (31.82%) Nagios
10 5 (22.73%) Compuware
11 4 (18.18%) Linux
11 4 (18.18%) UNIX
11 4 (18.18%) Project Management
11 4 (18.18%) Performance Management
11 4 (18.18%) Foglight

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 12 (54.55%) WAN
2 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 10 (45.45%) Wireless
3 10 (45.45%) OSPF
3 10 (45.45%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (45.45%) BGP
3 10 (45.45%) VRRP
3 10 (45.45%) LAN
3 10 (45.45%) HSRP
4 9 (40.91%) VPN
4 9 (40.91%) SSL
4 9 (40.91%) IPsec
5 4 (18.18%) MPLS
6 3 (13.64%) DWDM
6 3 (13.64%) SDH
6 3 (13.64%) VoIP
7 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
7 1 (4.55%) HTTP
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Network Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) Network Support
3 7 (31.82%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (27.27%) Senior Network Support
4 6 (27.27%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 6 (27.27%) Senior Support Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Problem Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Problem Manager
5 4 (18.18%) Wireless Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Consultant
7 2 (9.09%) Network Consultant
7 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning Consultant
8 1 (4.55%) Performance Consultant
8 1 (4.55%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
1 4 (18.18%) UNIX
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Network Management
2 8 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Performance Management
3 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (13.64%) Change Control
4 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (9.09%) Network Performance Management
5 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Python
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.64%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) Perl
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) CCNP
2 1 (4.55%) CCNA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (13.64%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) OpenView
1 7 (31.82%) Nagios
2 4 (18.18%) Foglight
2 4 (18.18%) Cacti
3 3 (13.64%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (13.64%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (4.55%) OVSD
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Cisco
2 17 (77.27%) Riverbed
2 17 (77.27%) SolarWinds
3 7 (31.82%) Juniper
3 7 (31.82%) HP
4 5 (22.73%) Compuware
5 4 (18.18%) Remedy
6 3 (13.64%) F5
6 3 (13.64%) VMware
6 3 (13.64%) CA
7 1 (4.55%) NetQoS
7 1 (4.55%) Ipanema Technologies
7 1 (4.55%) NetScout
7 1 (4.55%) Citrix
7 1 (4.55%) BMC
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