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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 204 200 191
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 6 9 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.17% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.37% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 12
Average salary £47,500 £30,000 £34,680
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.33% -13.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £32,650
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £31,250 £37,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
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
2500 2455 2566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.39% 46.51% 50.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2074 2051 2068
Average salary £38,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,800 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 - 4 £47,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £22,500 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 12 (66.67%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) WAN
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (38.89%) Firewall
3 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
4 6 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (33.33%) VPN
5 5 (27.78%) Internet
5 5 (27.78%) CCNP
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
6 4 (22.22%) Web Development
6 4 (22.22%) Balanced Scorecard
6 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 4 (22.22%) TACACS
6 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 4 (22.22%) CCNA
6 4 (22.22%) Nagios
6 4 (22.22%) SLA
6 4 (22.22%) Windows
6 4 (22.22%) LAN
6 4 (22.22%) VoIP
7 3 (16.67%) Linux
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (16.67%) BGP
7 3 (16.67%) HP

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) WAN
2 7 (38.89%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) VPN
4 5 (27.78%) Internet
5 4 (22.22%) TACACS
5 4 (22.22%) LAN
5 4 (22.22%) VoIP
6 3 (16.67%) BGP
6 3 (16.67%) OSPF
6 3 (16.67%) IP Telephony
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (11.11%) VPLS
7 2 (11.11%) Network Security
7 2 (11.11%) xDSL
7 2 (11.11%) MPLS
7 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
8 1 (5.56%) SNMP
8 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.56%) DNS
General
1 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Network Support
2 2 (11.11%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Sales Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Support
3 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Statistics
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
1 4 (22.22%) Web Development
1 4 (22.22%) Balanced Scorecard
1 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
1 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) Network Management
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Fault Management
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CCNP
3 4 (22.22%) CCNA
4 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) CCIE
4 2 (11.11%) CCIP
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (22.22%) Nagios
3 2 (11.11%) Cacti
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix
3 3 (16.67%) Brocade
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
4 2 (11.11%) Mitel
4 2 (11.11%) Remedy
4 2 (11.11%) BT
4 2 (11.11%) Avaya
4 2 (11.11%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) SonicWALL