The table below looks at the statistics for OVSD skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OVSD over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 885 881 890
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Permanent jobs citing OVSD 6 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.007% 0.004%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.079% 0.12% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 5
Average salary £60,000 £49,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.44% +8.88%
UK excluding London average salary £21,500 £22,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -45.00%

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
7569 6471 6624
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.72% 6.03% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 6013 5186 5357
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 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

OVSD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OVSD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

OVSD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OVSD
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OVSD within the UK.

OVSD Salary Trend in the UK

OVSD
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OVSD over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 within the UK.

OVSD Salary Histogram in the UK

OVSD
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
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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 -25 6 £60,000 +22.44% 1
City of London +9 4 £60,000 -11.11%
London -5 4 £60,000 -5.88%
Northampton - 2 £21,500 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £21,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £21,500 -

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing OVSD 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 OVSD.

1 9 (100.00%) OpenView
1 9 (100.00%) HP
2 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) MS Office
5 4 (44.44%) RDBMS
5 4 (44.44%) C++
5 4 (44.44%) Java
5 4 (44.44%) Perl
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) VB
5 4 (44.44%) .NET
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 4 (44.44%) Windows
5 4 (44.44%) OOP
5 4 (44.44%) OO
5 4 (44.44%) VC++
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
5 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (33.33%) DevOps
6 3 (33.33%) Fixed Income
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (33.33%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (22.22%) ITIL
7 2 (22.22%) MCP
7 2 (22.22%) Service Management
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing OVSD 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 OVSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 5 (55.56%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) RDBMS
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Development Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) OOP
1 4 (44.44%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C++
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) Perl
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) VB
1 4 (44.44%) VC++
2 2 (22.22%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCP
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (100.00%) OpenView
2 3 (33.33%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) HP
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco