Period
to 24 June 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SolarWinds over the 6 months to 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within SolarWinds.

SolarWinds
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 314 320 322
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 +17
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 46 39 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.30% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 0.68% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 38 31 19
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +0.61%
10th Percentile £29,100 £37,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £57,800 £52,500 £47,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SolarWinds is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 5,734 5,771 4,837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 46.17% 44.72% 42.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4,643 4,659 3,975
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SolarWinds as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for SolarWinds in the North West

SolarWinds
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in the North West over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram for SolarWinds in the North West

SolarWinds
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +28 27 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Merseyside +22 14 £45,000 +26.76% 6
Cheshire -31 2 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Lancashire - 2 £28,750 - 1
Cumbria - 1 £42,500 - 3
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT jobs citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 28 (60.87%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) Firewall
3 24 (52.17%) VMware
3 24 (52.17%) LAN
3 24 (52.17%) WAN
3 24 (52.17%) Windows Server
4 21 (45.65%) Cisco
5 19 (41.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (34.78%) Retail
6 16 (34.78%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
7 15 (32.61%) CCNA
7 15 (32.61%) Active Directory
7 15 (32.61%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (32.61%) TCP/IP
7 15 (32.61%) Python
8 14 (30.43%) ITIL
8 14 (30.43%) Hyper-V
9 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (28.26%) Perl
9 13 (28.26%) CCNP
10 12 (26.09%) SCOM
10 12 (26.09%) Network Security
11 11 (23.91%) E-Commerce
11 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (23.91%) Degree
12 10 (21.74%) Clustering
12 10 (21.74%) VPN
12 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (21.74%) Mentoring

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (17.39%) nginx
2 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
3 6 (13.04%) Apache
3 6 (13.04%) Skype for Business
4 4 (8.70%) JBoss
4 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
5 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.35%) CloudStack
6 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (4.35%) OpenStack
7 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) IaaS
1 6 (13.04%) Office 365
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (58.70%) Firewall
2 24 (52.17%) LAN
2 24 (52.17%) WAN
3 15 (32.61%) TCP/IP
4 12 (26.09%) Network Security
5 10 (21.74%) VPN
6 9 (19.57%) DNS
6 9 (19.57%) IPv4
6 9 (19.57%) IPv6
6 9 (19.57%) WLAN
7 8 (17.39%) VLAN
7 8 (17.39%) VoIP
7 8 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (15.22%) BGP
8 7 (15.22%) OSPF
9 6 (13.04%) Skype
9 6 (13.04%) Unified Communications
10 5 (10.87%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (10.87%) PBX
10 5 (10.87%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) MySQL
3 4 (8.70%) Couchbase
3 4 (8.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.35%) Hazelcast
4 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 16 (34.78%) Retail
2 8 (17.39%) Games
3 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Finance
4 1 (2.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Systems Manager
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) Monitoring Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) IT Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Junior
6 2 (4.35%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Office 365 Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) LAMP
1 5 (10.87%) LEMP Stack
2 4 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (4.35%) OpenVZ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Clustering
2 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (10.87%) Private Cloud
4 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.52%) Replication
5 2 (4.35%) CMDB
5 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.17%) HP Storage
6 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (60.87%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) Windows Server
3 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (19.57%) Linux
6 5 (10.87%) CentOS
7 2 (4.35%) FreeBSD
7 2 (4.35%) OpenBSD
7 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.35%) Solaris
7 2 (4.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (30.43%) ITIL
3 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (23.91%) E-Commerce
4 10 (21.74%) Mentoring
5 8 (17.39%) Information Security
5 8 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (17.39%) Tech Ops
6 6 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (13.04%) Practice Management
6 6 (13.04%) Problem Management
6 6 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (13.04%) Security Patching
7 5 (10.87%) DevOps
7 5 (10.87%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (10.87%) Time Management
8 4 (8.70%) Capacity Management
8 4 (8.70%) High Availability
8 4 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (8.70%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) Python
2 13 (28.26%) Perl
3 8 (17.39%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.70%) Ruby
4 4 (8.70%) SQL
5 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.35%) Java
6 2 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) CCNA
1 15 (32.61%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (28.26%) CCNP
3 11 (23.91%) Degree
4 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (17.39%) MCSE
6 7 (15.22%) MCSA
7 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
8 5 (10.87%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (2.17%) CCIE
9 1 (2.17%) CISSP
9 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (2.17%) HND
9 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.17%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.17%) Master's Degree
9 1 (2.17%) MCITP
9 1 (2.17%) MCTS
9 1 (2.17%) VCAP
9 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.35%) QA
3 1 (2.17%) GCP
3 1 (2.17%) GDPR
3 1 (2.17%) GPG13
System Software
1 19 (41.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (32.61%) Active Directory
3 14 (30.43%) Hyper-V
4 8 (17.39%) Firmware
5 6 (13.04%) Docker
6 4 (8.70%) VirtualBox
6 4 (8.70%) vSphere
7 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (4.35%) Ceph
8 2 (4.35%) Corosync
8 2 (4.35%) DRBD
8 2 (4.35%) iptables
8 2 (4.35%) KVM
8 2 (4.35%) vCloud
9 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (26.09%) SCOM
2 9 (19.57%) FortiGate
3 8 (17.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (17.39%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (17.39%) Nagios
4 5 (10.87%) Kubernetes
5 4 (8.70%) Rancher
5 4 (8.70%) WSUS
6 3 (6.52%) Cacti
6 3 (6.52%) CFEngine
6 3 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (6.52%) Puppet
7 2 (4.35%) Ansible
7 2 (4.35%) MOM
7 2 (4.35%) Munin
7 2 (4.35%) Pacemaker
7 2 (4.35%) Rundeck
7 2 (4.35%) SCCM
7 2 (4.35%) SCOrch
7 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) VMware
2 21 (45.65%) Cisco
3 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
4 9 (19.57%) Fortinet
5 8 (17.39%) Meraki
6 7 (15.22%) CheckPoint
6 7 (15.22%) Juniper
7 6 (13.04%) New Relic
8 5 (10.87%) Acme Packet
8 5 (10.87%) Sonus
9 4 (8.70%) Ivanti
9 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
9 4 (8.70%) Veeam
10 3 (6.52%) Dell
10 3 (6.52%) HP
10 3 (6.52%) NetApp
11 2 (4.35%) Capita
11 2 (4.35%) Citrix
11 2 (4.35%) Oracle
11 2 (4.35%) Remedy