The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 233 231 225
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 19 7 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.10% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.23% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 24
Average salary £26,750 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.57% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,600 £33,000 £33,300
10% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £53,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -11.76%
SolarWinds
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3360 3099 3773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 45.17% 45.24% 51.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2604 2627 3264
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
(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
Cumbria +11 9 - -
Manchester -2 9 £27,000 -26.53%
Merseyside +8 1 £16,200 -75.07%
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (53.57%) ITIL
1 15 (53.57%) Service Delivery
2 13 (46.43%) Service Management
3 12 (42.86%) SLA
3 12 (42.86%) Capacity Management
4 10 (35.71%) SolarWinds Orion
4 10 (35.71%) Data Analysis
4 10 (35.71%) Project Planning
4 10 (35.71%) Cisco
4 10 (35.71%) Linux
4 10 (35.71%) Citrix
4 10 (35.71%) Nagios
5 9 (32.14%) WAN
5 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
5 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
5 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
6 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (25.00%) DNS
7 7 (25.00%) Juniper
7 7 (25.00%) HP
7 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 6 (21.43%) LAN
8 6 (21.43%) Windows
8 6 (21.43%) CCIE
8 6 (21.43%) CCNP
8 6 (21.43%) Ethernet
8 6 (21.43%) MPLS
9 5 (17.86%) Blackberry
9 5 (17.86%) Internet

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (17.86%) Lync
2 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.14%) IIS
4 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) WAN
2 7 (25.00%) DNS
3 6 (21.43%) MPLS
3 6 (21.43%) Ethernet
3 6 (21.43%) LAN
4 5 (17.86%) Internet
4 5 (17.86%) Wireless
5 4 (14.29%) Wireshark
5 4 (14.29%) Multicast
5 4 (14.29%) DSL
5 4 (14.29%) SDH
5 4 (14.29%) LDAP
6 3 (10.71%) VoIP
7 2 (7.14%) Broadband
7 2 (7.14%) DHCP
7 2 (7.14%) SAN
7 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 2 (7.14%) VPN
7 2 (7.14%) VPLS
8 1 (3.57%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.14%) Advertising
4 1 (3.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Capacity Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Service Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (3.57%) IT Support Technician
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Network Support
6 1 (3.57%) Server Support
6 1 (3.57%) Support Technician
6 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) IT Support
6 1 (3.57%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Blackberry
2 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 4 (14.29%) IPTV
3 3 (10.71%) Replication
4 2 (7.14%) CLARiiON
4 2 (7.14%) Clustering
5 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) ITIL
1 15 (53.57%) Service Delivery
2 13 (46.43%) Service Management
3 12 (42.86%) Capacity Management
4 10 (35.71%) Project Planning
4 10 (35.71%) Data Analysis
5 5 (17.86%) Statistical Analysis
6 4 (14.29%) Information Security
6 4 (14.29%) Migration
6 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 4 (14.29%) Security Architecture
6 4 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (14.29%) Network Management
7 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (7.14%) Release Management
8 2 (7.14%) Change Control
8 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Perl
1 4 (14.29%) PHP
1 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.14%) VBScript
2 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
1 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (21.43%) CCIE
3 6 (21.43%) CCNP
4 4 (14.29%) CCIP
4 4 (14.29%) CCNA
5 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (7.14%) Degree
7 1 (3.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) Squid
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.29%) Postfix
2 4 (14.29%) Varnish
3 2 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) Nagios
1 10 (35.71%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (14.29%) Puppet
2 4 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (14.29%) OpenView
2 4 (14.29%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (14.29%) Icinga
3 3 (10.71%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (7.14%) Cacti
4 2 (7.14%) Tivoli
4 2 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (3.57%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Cisco
1 10 (35.71%) Citrix
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.00%) HP
3 7 (25.00%) Juniper
4 4 (14.29%) Nokia
4 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 4 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 4 (14.29%) VMware
4 4 (14.29%) Riverbed
4 4 (14.29%) F5
5 3 (10.71%) IBM
6 2 (7.14%) EMC
6 2 (7.14%) Symantec
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle
7 1 (3.57%) Mitel
7 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.57%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.57%) Intel