The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within SolarWinds.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 60 52 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 6 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.93% 0.99% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 2.03% 2.68% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 2
Average salary £32,000 £37,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.66% -23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
SolarWinds
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Vendors Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
296 149 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 45.75% 36.97% 37.30%
Number of salaries quoted 252 134 148
Average salary £35,000 £44,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.34% +27.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SolarWinds
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the Cardiff region.

SolarWinds Salary Trend in Cardiff

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing SolarWinds 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 SolarWinds.

1 7 (77.78%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (66.67%) Welsh Language
2 6 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 6 (66.67%) Line Management
2 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 6 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) Juniper
4 4 (44.44%) HP
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) VoIP
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
4 4 (44.44%) Wireshark
5 3 (33.33%) Office 365
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (33.33%) vSphere
5 3 (33.33%) IaaS
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (33.33%) SCCM
5 3 (33.33%) SCOM
5 3 (33.33%) WSUS

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing SolarWinds 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 SolarWinds. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (33.33%) Office 365
2 3 (33.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) VoIP
1 4 (44.44%) Wireshark
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) MPLS
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (66.67%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Server Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Server Support
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (66.67%) Line Management
2 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 6 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) VB
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCNP
1 3 (33.33%) CCNA
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) ProxySG
4 3 (33.33%) vSphere
5 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) WSUS
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
1 3 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (11.11%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (11.11%) OpenView
2 1 (11.11%) Nagios
2 1 (11.11%) OPNET
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Juniper
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Mitel
3 3 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 3 (33.33%) NetApp
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) McAfee
4 1 (11.11%) Compuware
4 1 (11.11%) BMC
4 1 (11.11%) CA
4 1 (11.11%) NetScout
4 1 (11.11%) Riverbed
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) NetQoS
4 1 (11.11%) Ipanema Technologies