The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 175 173 188
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 8 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.20% 0.16% 0.093%
As % of the Vendors category 0.49% 0.36% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 4
Average salary £41,750 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.22% +38.46%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
SolarWinds
North West

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

Vendors Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1649 1662 1963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 42.14% 44.27% 45.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1425 1423 1702
Average salary £37,500 £38,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,700
UK excluding London average salary £40,675 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.68% -

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SolarWinds
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

SolarWinds Salary Trend in Manchester

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) Linux
3 9 (60.00%) DNS
3 9 (60.00%) VMware
3 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (53.33%) Windows
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (46.67%) Nagios
5 7 (46.67%) NetApp
6 6 (40.00%) SAN
6 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (40.00%) EMC
6 6 (40.00%) WAN
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (33.33%) Fortinet
7 5 (33.33%) DHCP
7 5 (33.33%) LAN
7 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 5 (33.33%) IIS
7 5 (33.33%) Citrix
7 5 (33.33%) VPN
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (26.67%) CCNP
8 4 (26.67%) ITIL
8 4 (26.67%) Firewall
8 4 (26.67%) Juniper
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (26.67%) Infoblox
8 4 (26.67%) FlexPod

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 5 (33.33%) IIS
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) DNS
2 6 (40.00%) SAN
2 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 5 (33.33%) DHCP
3 5 (33.33%) LAN
3 5 (33.33%) VPN
4 4 (26.67%) Firewall
5 3 (20.00%) iSCSI
5 3 (20.00%) MPLS
5 3 (20.00%) VoIP
6 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (13.33%) LLU
7 1 (6.67%) NAS
7 1 (6.67%) VPLS
7 1 (6.67%) DMZ
7 1 (6.67%) Broadband
7 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Team Leader
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IP Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Project Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Project Leader
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) FlexPod
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) EqualLogic
2 3 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (20.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (13.33%) Replication
3 2 (13.33%) CLARiiON
3 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (13.33%) UNIX
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
1 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (20.00%) Information Security
2 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (26.67%) CCNP
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (13.33%) HNC
3 2 (13.33%) HND
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (13.33%) vSphere
5 1 (6.67%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Nagios
2 3 (20.00%) Cacti
3 2 (13.33%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (13.33%) Zenoss
3 2 (13.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) VMware
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) NetApp
4 6 (40.00%) EMC
5 5 (33.33%) Fortinet
5 5 (33.33%) Citrix
6 4 (26.67%) Juniper
6 4 (26.67%) Infoblox
7 3 (20.00%) Wyse
7 3 (20.00%) HP
7 3 (20.00%) Dell
8 2 (13.33%) IBM
8 2 (13.33%) Symantec
8 2 (13.33%) Redback
8 2 (13.33%) Huawei
8 2 (13.33%) Fujitsu
9 1 (6.67%) 3PAR
9 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
9 1 (6.67%) Oracle