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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 203 191 199
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 11 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.34% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 6
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £40,000 £38,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
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
2488 2334 2571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.32% 47.64% 50.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2066 1913 2120
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
Solihull - 8 £37,500 -
Shropshire -9 1 £30,000 -
Coventry -21 1 £33,000 +10.00%
Birmingham - 1 £22,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £34,000 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 22 (66.67%) Cisco
2 16 (48.48%) Firewall
3 13 (39.39%) VPN
4 10 (30.30%) Windows
4 10 (30.30%) WAN
4 10 (30.30%) VMware
4 10 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (27.27%) Linux
5 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 9 (27.27%) Nagios
6 8 (24.24%) CheckPoint
6 8 (24.24%) SLA
6 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (24.24%) ITIL
7 7 (21.21%) HP
7 7 (21.21%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
8 6 (18.18%) Brocade
8 6 (18.18%) Riverbed
8 6 (18.18%) F5
8 6 (18.18%) CCNP
8 6 (18.18%) Broadband
8 6 (18.18%) LAN
8 6 (18.18%) MPLS
8 6 (18.18%) Websense
8 6 (18.18%) Service Management
8 6 (18.18%) Wireless
8 6 (18.18%) Finance
8 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Office
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (12.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (48.48%) Firewall
2 13 (39.39%) VPN
3 10 (30.30%) WAN
3 10 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (18.18%) Wireless
4 6 (18.18%) MPLS
4 6 (18.18%) Broadband
4 6 (18.18%) LAN
5 5 (15.15%) Internet
5 5 (15.15%) IP Telephony
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (12.12%) TACACS
6 4 (12.12%) Network Security
6 4 (12.12%) SAN
7 3 (9.09%) SNMP
7 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 3 (9.09%) OSPF
7 3 (9.09%) BGP
7 3 (9.09%) DDNS
7 3 (9.09%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Project Manager
2 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (12.12%) Administrator
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Administrator
3 3 (9.09%) Network Project Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Network Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Network Support
4 2 (6.06%) Project Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Design Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Voice Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Systems Support
5 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Statistics
2 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Linux
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.12%) Ubuntu
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (24.24%) ITIL
3 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
3 7 (21.21%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (18.18%) Service Management
5 5 (15.15%) Network Design
5 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
6 4 (12.12%) Web Development
6 4 (12.12%) Release Management
6 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
6 4 (12.12%) Balanced Scorecard
6 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
6 4 (12.12%) ERP
6 4 (12.12%) ITIL V3
6 4 (12.12%) Performance Management
7 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (9.09%) Project Management
7 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 3 (9.09%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.18%) CCNP
3 5 (15.15%) CCNA
4 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) Nagios
2 5 (15.15%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (12.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (6.06%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (3.03%) SCOM
5 1 (3.03%) HP SIM
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) Cisco
2 10 (30.30%) VMware
3 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 8 (24.24%) CheckPoint
5 7 (21.21%) HP
6 6 (18.18%) Brocade
6 6 (18.18%) Websense
6 6 (18.18%) Riverbed
6 6 (18.18%) F5
7 5 (15.15%) Citrix
8 4 (12.12%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (9.09%) Mitel
9 3 (9.09%) Avaya
9 3 (9.09%) Juniper
10 2 (6.06%) Nokia
10 2 (6.06%) SonicWALL
11 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
11 1 (3.03%) Kaseya