The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 211 202 203
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 12 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.13% 0.041%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.25% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 2
Average salary £35,740 £40,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.65% +29.03%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,750 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-7.97% -2.97%
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 West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2893 2768 2483
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.63% 51.26% 50.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2403 2349 2046
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SolarWinds
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

SolarWinds Salary Trend in the West Midlands

SolarWinds
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

SolarWinds Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

SolarWinds
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Birmingham +1 8 £32,604 -
Coventry -12 4 £38,750 -3.12% 2
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 18 (90.00%) ITIL
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
1 18 (90.00%) SCCM
1 18 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 18 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 14 (70.00%) DHCP
2 14 (70.00%) DNS
3 12 (60.00%) VMware
4 11 (55.00%) HP
4 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (50.00%) Citrix
5 10 (50.00%) Symantec
6 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (45.00%) Firewall
7 8 (40.00%) Cisco
7 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
8 7 (35.00%) XenApp
8 7 (35.00%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
8 7 (35.00%) SAN
8 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
9 6 (30.00%) NetApp
9 6 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (30.00%) EMC
9 6 (30.00%) VoIP
9 6 (30.00%) COM
9 6 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (30.00%) WSUS

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (30.00%) Lync
2 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (15.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) DHCP
1 14 (70.00%) DNS
2 9 (45.00%) Firewall
3 7 (35.00%) SAN
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco PIX
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (30.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) BIG-IP
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (5.00%) OSPF
5 1 (5.00%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Server Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Server Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) COM
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
1 18 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 18 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (15.00%) Security Management
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 2 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.00%) Workflow
5 1 (5.00%) Contact Management
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Network Management
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (25.00%) MCSE
3 4 (20.00%) MCSA
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (35.00%) XenApp
4 6 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 6 (30.00%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (30.00%) IAG
4 6 (30.00%) UAG
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (20.00%) VMware Server
5 4 (20.00%) ISA Server
6 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (90.00%) SCCM
2 6 (30.00%) Cacti
2 6 (30.00%) WSUS
2 6 (30.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (20.00%) SCOM
3 4 (20.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.00%) OPNET
4 1 (5.00%) HP SIM
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) VMware
2 11 (55.00%) HP
3 10 (50.00%) Citrix
3 10 (50.00%) Symantec
4 8 (40.00%) Cisco
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (30.00%) EMC
6 6 (30.00%) NetApp
7 3 (15.00%) Nimsoft
7 3 (15.00%) Spiceworks
8 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
8 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
8 1 (5.00%) Riverbed
8 1 (5.00%) Kaseya
8 1 (5.00%) F5
8 1 (5.00%) Nokia
8 1 (5.00%) Juniper
8 1 (5.00%) BMC