The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 246 237 242
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 11 19 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.25% 0.070%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.53% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 5
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +21.21%
Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3247 3568 3287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.75% 47.52% 45.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2576 2927 2878
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SolarWinds
Salary Trend in the North West

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

SolarWinds Salary Trend in the North West

SolarWinds
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SolarWinds Salary Histogram in the North West

SolarWinds
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 6 £46,500 +43.07% 5
Cheshire -1 2 £45,500 +25.51% 1
Lancashire - 2 £31,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £25,000 -
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England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 15 (65.22%) WAN
1 15 (65.22%) Cisco
2 14 (60.87%) HP
3 10 (43.48%) Juniper
3 10 (43.48%) LAN
4 8 (34.78%) VMware
4 8 (34.78%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (34.78%) VoIP
4 8 (34.78%) Ethernet
4 8 (34.78%) Citrix
4 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
4 8 (34.78%) Internet
4 8 (34.78%) MPLS
5 7 (30.43%) XenApp
5 7 (30.43%) Nagios
6 6 (26.09%) Firewall
6 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
6 6 (26.09%) Ruby
6 6 (26.09%) CentOS
6 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
6 6 (26.09%) OpenView
6 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (26.09%) Python
6 6 (26.09%) PHP
6 6 (26.09%) MySQL
6 6 (26.09%) ITIL
6 6 (26.09%) Linux
7 5 (21.74%) SDH
7 5 (21.74%) IBM
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 (21.74%) OpenStack
2 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) WAN
2 10 (43.48%) LAN
3 8 (34.78%) VoIP
3 8 (34.78%) Ethernet
3 8 (34.78%) Internet
3 8 (34.78%) MPLS
4 6 (26.09%) Firewall
5 5 (21.74%) SDH
5 5 (21.74%) DSL
5 5 (21.74%) Multicast
5 5 (21.74%) Wireshark
5 5 (21.74%) Wireless
6 4 (17.39%) DNS
7 3 (13.04%) ADSL
8 2 (8.70%) VPN
9 1 (4.35%) FTP
9 1 (4.35%) SMTP
9 1 (4.35%) SAN
9 1 (4.35%) NAS
9 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Informix
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 7
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Local Government
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Network Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (26.09%) Administrator
2 6 (26.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 6 (26.09%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Server Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Service Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Platform Architect
6 1 (4.35%) IT Support
6 1 (4.35%) Platform Manager
6 1 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) IT Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Network Support
6 1 (4.35%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) IPTV
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) CentOS
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Windows
3 3 (13.04%) Windows NT
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.35%) AIX
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) Security Architecture
3 5 (21.74%) Network Management
3 5 (21.74%) WAN Optimisation
3 5 (21.74%) Migration
3 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.70%) Supplier Management
4 2 (8.70%) Change Control
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Ruby
1 6 (26.09%) Python
1 6 (26.09%) PHP
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) CCIE
2 5 (21.74%) CCNP
2 5 (21.74%) CCIP
2 5 (21.74%) RHCE
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) XenApp
3 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Nagios
2 6 (26.09%) OpenView
3 5 (21.74%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (21.74%) HP SIM
4 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
5 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (4.35%) AppDNA
5 1 (4.35%) SCCM
5 1 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (4.35%) OVSD
5 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Cisco
2 14 (60.87%) HP
3 10 (43.48%) Juniper
4 8 (34.78%) VMware
4 8 (34.78%) Citrix
5 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
6 5 (21.74%) IBM
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 5 (21.74%) Nokia
6 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
6 5 (21.74%) F5
6 5 (21.74%) Riverbed
6 5 (21.74%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.35%) SAP
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle
7 1 (4.35%) Intel
7 1 (4.35%) Lotus
7 1 (4.35%) BMC
7 1 (4.35%) ProCurve
7 1 (4.35%) SonicWALL
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