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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 206 246 234
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -12
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 25 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 1.09% 0.39% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 24 10 14
Average salary £38,250 £38,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.64% -13.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -
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
2294 3079 3003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.19% 43.82% 45.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1904 2616 2472
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £38,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% -0.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £55,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
Manchester +32 20 £38,500 -7.78% 1
Merseyside - 4 £39,200 - 1
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 43 (95.56%) Cisco
2 25 (55.56%) Windows
2 25 (55.56%) LAN
3 24 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 22 (48.89%) SharePoint
4 22 (48.89%) VMware
4 22 (48.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (46.67%) Firewall
6 20 (44.44%) ITIL
6 20 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (42.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (42.22%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (42.22%) Wireless
7 19 (42.22%) Skype for Business
8 18 (40.00%) Load Balancing
9 17 (37.78%) MPLS
9 17 (37.78%) Linux
10 16 (35.56%) CCNP
11 15 (33.33%) CCNA
11 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
11 15 (33.33%) MS Excel
11 15 (33.33%) OSPF
12 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (26.67%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (26.67%) Office 365
13 12 (26.67%) Cisco Wireless
13 12 (26.67%) Windows Server
13 12 (26.67%) NetApp
13 12 (26.67%) WLAN
13 12 (26.67%) Clustering

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 22 (48.89%) SharePoint
2 19 (42.22%) Skype for Business
3 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (15.56%) MS Exchange
3 7 (15.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.67%) Office 365
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (55.56%) LAN
2 21 (46.67%) Firewall
3 19 (42.22%) Wireless
4 17 (37.78%) MPLS
5 15 (33.33%) OSPF
6 12 (26.67%) Cisco Wireless
6 12 (26.67%) Remote Desktop
6 12 (26.67%) WLAN
7 11 (24.44%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (24.44%) VPN
8 10 (22.22%) BGP
8 10 (22.22%) IPsec
9 9 (20.00%) Ethernet
9 9 (20.00%) Network Security
10 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
10 8 (17.78%) WAN
11 6 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (13.33%) Multicast
11 6 (13.33%) tcpdump
11 6 (13.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (15.56%) Back Office
3 4 (8.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 18 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (26.67%) VMware Engineer
4 11 (24.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (24.44%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 8 (17.78%) Network Support
6 7 (15.56%) Network Support Engineer
6 7 (15.56%) Support Engineer
7 6 (13.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (8.89%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (8.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (8.89%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (8.89%) IP Engineer
8 4 (8.89%) IP Network Engineer
8 4 (8.89%) Juniper Engineer
8 4 (8.89%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 4 (8.89%) Network Operations Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) LAN Engineer
10 2 (4.44%) Engineering Specialist
10 2 (4.44%) LAN Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Clustering
2 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (55.56%) Windows
2 20 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (37.78%) Linux
4 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (26.67%) Windows Server
6 7 (15.56%) AIX
6 7 (15.56%) CentOS
6 7 (15.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (11.11%) Unix
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) ITIL
2 18 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 12 (26.67%) Incident Management
3 12 (26.67%) Network Management
4 9 (20.00%) Network Design
4 9 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 7 (15.56%) ITIL V2
5 7 (15.56%) Patch Management
6 6 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.67%) High Availability
9 2 (4.44%) Change Management
9 2 (4.44%) Low Latency
9 2 (4.44%) SIEM
10 1 (2.22%) Business Continuity
10 1 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (2.22%) Line Management
10 1 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (2.22%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.56%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (42.22%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (42.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 16 (35.56%) CCNP
3 15 (33.33%) CCNA
4 7 (15.56%) A+ Certification
4 7 (15.56%) CISSP
4 7 (15.56%) CompTIA Security+
4 7 (15.56%) HP ASE
4 7 (15.56%) MCITP
4 7 (15.56%) MCSE
4 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (15.56%) Network+ Certification
4 7 (15.56%) RHCE
4 7 (15.56%) Security+ Certification
5 5 (11.11%) CCSA
5 5 (11.11%) Check Point Certification
5 5 (11.11%) Degree
5 5 (11.11%) HND
6 4 (8.89%) JNCIA
6 4 (8.89%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (48.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (15.56%) vSphere
4 1 (2.22%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) Backup Exec
1 7 (15.56%) CiscoWorks
1 7 (15.56%) HP SIM
1 7 (15.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (15.56%) WSUS
2 5 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (8.89%) Cacti
3 4 (8.89%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 43 (95.56%) Cisco
2 24 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 22 (48.89%) VMware
4 12 (26.67%) NetApp
5 11 (24.44%) F5
5 11 (24.44%) HP
6 9 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 7 (15.56%) Dell
7 7 (15.56%) GFI Software
7 7 (15.56%) IBM
7 7 (15.56%) ProCurve
7 7 (15.56%) Red Hat
7 7 (15.56%) Sophos
7 7 (15.56%) Symantec
8 6 (13.33%) Brocade
9 5 (11.11%) Juniper
9 5 (11.11%) NetScout
9 5 (11.11%) Palo Alto
10 4 (8.89%) BT
11 2 (4.44%) Intel Security
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