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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 896 908 855
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -53
Permanent jobs citing OPNET 8 1 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.001% 0.021%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.10% 0.013% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 19
Average salary £83,750 £60,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.58% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £60,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £60,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +55.84%

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
7787 7701 6760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.14% 6.75% 6.41%
Number of salaries quoted 6356 6118 5485
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +2.40%

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 4 September 2015 within the UK.

OPNET Salary Histogram in the UK

OPNET
Top 6 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 4 September 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 +15 7 £87,500 +45.83%
London - 7 £87,500 -
Wales - 1 £65,000 -
City of London - 1 £42,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £65,000 -
South Wales - 1 £65,000 -

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 15 (68.18%) Oracle
1 15 (68.18%) Linux
1 15 (68.18%) Python
2 14 (63.64%) Perl
3 13 (59.09%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (59.09%) Network Planning
3 13 (59.09%) Software Engineering
3 13 (59.09%) Computer Science
3 13 (59.09%) Visualisation
3 13 (59.09%) Analytics
3 13 (59.09%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (54.55%) R
4 12 (54.55%) Ruby
4 12 (54.55%) Broadband
4 12 (54.55%) PhD
4 12 (54.55%) MATLAB
4 12 (54.55%) Telecoms
5 11 (50.00%) Middleware
6 10 (45.45%) UNIX
6 10 (45.45%) SQL
6 10 (45.45%) MySQL
7 9 (40.91%) C++
7 9 (40.91%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (40.91%) Big Data
8 8 (36.36%) Windows
8 8 (36.36%) HTML
8 8 (36.36%) Java
9 7 (31.82%) RDBMS
9 7 (31.82%) Relational Database
9 7 (31.82%) PowerShell

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.55%) JBoss
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.55%) GlassFish
1 1 (4.55%) WildFly
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) Broadband
2 2 (9.09%) VoIP
2 2 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) MySQL
2 9 (40.91%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (40.91%) Big Data
3 7 (31.82%) Relational Database
3 7 (31.82%) RDBMS
4 6 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Ant
1 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (4.55%) Introscope
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 5 (22.73%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Software Developer
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Technical Leader
4 4 (18.18%) Lead Technical Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Lead Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Technical Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) Middleware
2 8 (36.36%) HTML
3 6 (27.27%) .NET
3 6 (27.27%) CSS
3 6 (27.27%) Java EE
4 5 (22.73%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (22.73%) WCF
4 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (22.73%) Web Services
4 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
4 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (59.09%) Computer Science
1 13 (59.09%) Visualisation
1 13 (59.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (22.73%) IVR
3 1 (4.55%) Economics
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Linux
2 10 (45.45%) UNIX
3 8 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Business Intelligence
1 13 (59.09%) Network Planning
1 13 (59.09%) Software Engineering
1 13 (59.09%) Analytics
2 6 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (22.73%) Technical Analysis
3 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
3 5 (22.73%) Network Design
3 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (22.73%) Data Security
3 5 (22.73%) MVC
3 5 (22.73%) OOP
3 5 (22.73%) SOA
4 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (13.64%) DevOps
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (9.09%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 2 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) Python
2 14 (63.64%) Perl
3 12 (54.55%) MATLAB
3 12 (54.55%) Ruby
3 12 (54.55%) R
4 10 (45.45%) SQL
5 9 (40.91%) C++
6 8 (36.36%) Java
7 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
8 6 (27.27%) PL/SQL
9 2 (9.09%) VB
10 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
10 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
10 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) PhD
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) CISSP
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) OpenView
1 2 (9.09%) Nagios
1 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (9.09%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) CA Wily
2 1 (4.55%) Foglight
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) TIBCO
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) Pega
4 3 (13.64%) Riverbed
4 3 (13.64%) SolarWinds
4 3 (13.64%) HP
4 3 (13.64%) CA
5 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) Juniper
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco
5 2 (9.09%) F5
6 1 (4.55%) New Relic
6 1 (4.55%) NetQoS
6 1 (4.55%) Ipanema Technologies
6 1 (4.55%) AppDynamics
6 1 (4.55%) Compuware
6 1 (4.55%) BMC
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix
6 1 (4.55%) NetScout