Period
to 3 June 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 3 June 2020 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
UK
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 536 512 553
Rank change year-on-year -24 +41 +38
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 358 766 859
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.54% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 0.99% 1.27% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 315 592 772
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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.

All Vendors
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 36,264 60,464 75,824
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.41% 42.40% 44.08%
Number of salaries quoted 27,629 46,193 59,159
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +3.23%
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in the UK

SolarWinds
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SolarWinds.

Salary trend for SolarWinds in the UK

SolarWinds
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SolarWinds over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Salary histogram for SolarWinds in the UK

SolarWinds
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the UK over the 6 months to 3 June 2020. 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
England -34 343 £52,000 +9.47% 33
UK excluding London +17 224 £50,000 +11.11% 28
London -32 133 £60,000 +9.09% 7
South East +10 80 £50,000 +5.26% 10
Midlands +51 41 £39,500 -1.25% 4
North of England +74 37 £45,000 +21.62% 9
South West +82 34 £60,000 +65.52% 1
West Midlands +58 34 £34,750 -7.33% 4
Yorkshire +100 18 £44,500 +1.14% 4
East of England +50 18 £55,000 +33.33% 2
North West +70 11 £47,500 +14.46% 4
Work from Home +26 11 £55,000 +69.23% 3
Wales +5 8 £45,000 -10.00%
North East -3 8 £35,000 +7.69% 1
East Midlands +37 7 £60,000 +26.32%
Scotland +62 6 £52,500 +16.67% 2

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 219 (61.17%) Cisco
2 186 (51.96%) Firewall
3 159 (44.41%) VMware
4 145 (40.50%) Cisco Certification
5 138 (38.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 124 (34.64%) WAN
7 119 (33.24%) Data Centre
8 114 (31.84%) Windows
9 113 (31.56%) Microsoft
10 111 (31.01%) Azure
11 109 (30.45%) Cisco ASA
12 105 (29.33%) LAN
13 95 (26.54%) BGP
14 94 (26.26%) DNS
15 90 (25.14%) CCNP
16 88 (24.58%) OSPF
16 88 (24.58%) ITIL
17 87 (24.30%) Active Directory
18 85 (23.74%) Juniper
19 81 (22.63%) VPN
20 76 (21.23%) Linux
20 76 (21.23%) CCNA
21 71 (19.83%) Finance
22 70 (19.55%) Wireless
23 69 (19.27%) TCP/IP
23 69 (19.27%) DHCP
24 67 (18.72%) CheckPoint
25 65 (18.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 64 (17.88%) SLA
26 64 (17.88%) Network Security

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 18 (5.03%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.79%) Skype for Business
3 9 (2.51%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.12%) Apache
5 4 (1.12%) IIS
6 3 (0.84%) nginx
7 2 (0.56%) CMS
8 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (4.47%) MS Visio
2 15 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 111 (31.01%) Azure
2 52 (14.53%) Office 365
3 33 (9.22%) AWS
4 16 (4.47%) IaaS
5 12 (3.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 11 (3.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (3.07%) Mimecast
7 9 (2.51%) PaaS
8 4 (1.12%) Datadog
8 4 (1.12%) GCP
8 4 (1.12%) GitHub
9 3 (0.84%) G Suite
9 3 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.56%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.56%) SaaS
10 2 (0.56%) Serverless
10 2 (0.56%) Stackdriver
11 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 186 (51.96%) Firewall
2 124 (34.64%) WAN
3 109 (30.45%) Cisco ASA
4 105 (29.33%) LAN
5 95 (26.54%) BGP
6 94 (26.26%) DNS
7 88 (24.58%) OSPF
8 81 (22.63%) VPN
9 70 (19.55%) Wireless
10 69 (19.27%) DHCP
10 69 (19.27%) TCP/IP
11 64 (17.88%) Network Security
12 52 (14.53%) MPLS
13 50 (13.97%) Cisco Nexus
14 46 (12.85%) Wi-Fi
15 45 (12.57%) VoIP
16 42 (11.73%) IPsec
17 38 (10.61%) SAN
18 36 (10.06%) SSL
19 34 (9.50%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.31%) Big Data
2 13 (3.63%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.12%) MySQL
4 3 (0.84%) Apache Hive
4 3 (0.84%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.84%) SQLPlus
5 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.28%) OLAP
6 1 (0.28%) OLTP
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (2.23%) Selenium
2 5 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (1.12%) Subversion
3 4 (1.12%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.84%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.56%) JIRA
5 2 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.28%) GitLab
6 1 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.28%) Rational Quality Manager
6 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 71 (19.83%) Finance
2 30 (8.38%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.47%) Legal
4 12 (3.35%) Retail
5 10 (2.79%) Banking
6 9 (2.51%) Public Sector
7 6 (1.68%) Advertising
7 6 (1.68%) Military
8 5 (1.40%) Law
9 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.56%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Fire and Rescue
11 1 (0.28%) Police
Job Titles
1 134 (37.43%) Network Engineer
2 62 (17.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 35 (9.78%) Senior Network Engineer
3 35 (9.78%) Support Engineer
4 31 (8.66%) Cisco Engineer
4 31 (8.66%) Consultant
5 28 (7.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 27 (7.54%) IT Engineer
7 22 (6.15%) Analyst
7 22 (6.15%) Network Consultant
8 21 (5.87%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (5.87%) NOC Engineer
9 18 (5.03%) IT Support
9 18 (5.03%) IT Support Engineer
10 14 (3.91%) Platform Engineer
11 12 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (2.79%) Linux Engineer
12 10 (2.79%) Security Analyst
12 10 (2.79%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (2.79%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.35%) CSS
2 9 (2.51%) 802.1X
3 8 (2.23%) .NET
3 8 (2.23%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (2.23%) HTML
4 5 (1.40%) Ajax
4 5 (1.40%) AngularJS
4 5 (1.40%) jQuery
4 5 (1.40%) XML
5 4 (1.12%) .NET Core
5 4 (1.12%) LDAP
5 4 (1.12%) RESTful
5 4 (1.12%) SignalR
6 3 (0.84%) Kafka
6 3 (0.84%) XMPP
7 2 (0.56%) CSS3
7 2 (0.56%) HTML5
7 2 (0.56%) JSON
7 2 (0.56%) Redux
7 2 (0.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 119 (33.24%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.26%) Enterprise Storage
3 25 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (5.87%) DataPower
5 19 (5.31%) Management Information System
6 18 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (3.91%) PKI
8 12 (3.35%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.96%) CCTV
9 7 (1.96%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.40%) CMDB
11 4 (1.12%) Clustering
11 4 (1.12%) Replication
12 3 (0.84%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.84%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.84%) HACMP
12 3 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.56%) BYOD
13 2 (0.56%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 114 (31.84%) Windows
2 76 (21.23%) Linux
3 53 (14.80%) Windows Server
4 29 (8.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (6.15%) CentOS
6 21 (5.87%) Unix
7 19 (5.31%) Windows 10
8 18 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (4.75%) Ubuntu
10 16 (4.47%) Fedora
11 13 (3.63%) Windows Server 2016
12 11 (3.07%) Windows 7
13 9 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (2.23%) Solaris
14 8 (2.23%) VyOS
15 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2019
16 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.84%) AIX
17 3 (0.84%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (24.58%) ITIL
2 65 (18.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 61 (17.04%) Network Monitoring
4 48 (13.41%) Cybersecurity
5 39 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (10.06%) Service Management
7 30 (8.38%) High Availability
8 29 (8.10%) Load Balancing
8 29 (8.10%) Presales
8 29 (8.10%) Test Automation
9 28 (7.82%) DevOps
10 27 (7.54%) Network Design
11 26 (7.26%) Mentoring
11 26 (7.26%) Service Delivery
11 26 (7.26%) SIEM
12 25 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (6.98%) Network Management
12 25 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (6.98%) Task Automation
13 22 (6.15%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 52 (14.53%) PowerShell
2 47 (13.13%) Python
3 26 (7.26%) Bash Shell
4 20 (5.59%) C
5 13 (3.63%) SQL
6 4 (1.12%) Perl
6 4 (1.12%) VBScript
7 3 (0.84%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.84%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.56%) C#
8 2 (0.56%) Java
8 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.28%) PHP
9 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 145 (40.50%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (25.14%) CCNP
3 76 (21.23%) CCNA
4 51 (14.25%) Security Cleared
5 37 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (8.38%) Degree
7 28 (7.82%) MCSE
8 25 (6.98%) CCIE
9 21 (5.87%) Network+ Certification
9 21 (5.87%) SC Cleared
10 19 (5.31%) CISSP
11 17 (4.75%) DV Cleared
11 17 (4.75%) SSCP
12 16 (4.47%) CompTIA Security+
12 16 (4.47%) GIAC
12 16 (4.47%) Linux+ Certification
12 16 (4.47%) SANS
13 12 (3.35%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 11 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (2.79%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (17.88%) SLA
2 14 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.07%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (2.51%) GDPR
5 5 (1.40%) QA
6 4 (1.12%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.28%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 138 (38.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 87 (24.30%) Active Directory
3 36 (10.06%) Hyper-V
4 31 (8.66%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (5.87%) XenApp
6 19 (5.31%) Docker
7 17 (4.75%) vSphere
8 16 (4.47%) NFS
8 16 (4.47%) Samba
8 16 (4.47%) VirtualBox
8 16 (4.47%) Xen
9 10 (2.79%) VMware NSX
9 10 (2.79%) XenDesktop
10 8 (2.23%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.84%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.84%) HDFS
12 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 55 (15.36%) Cisco Prime
2 45 (12.57%) SCOM
3 42 (11.73%) Nagios
4 38 (10.61%) Ansible
5 30 (8.38%) vCenter Server
6 28 (7.82%) Puppet
7 27 (7.54%) SCCM
8 24 (6.70%) McAfee ePO
9 23 (6.42%) ZABBIX
10 20 (5.59%) Cisco CUCM
11 18 (5.03%) Kubernetes
12 17 (4.75%) Terraform
13 16 (4.47%) Docker Swarm
13 16 (4.47%) OpenNMS
13 16 (4.47%) SolarWinds Orion
14 13 (3.63%) Microsoft Intune
14 13 (3.63%) Tivoli
15 11 (3.07%) FortiGate
16 10 (2.79%) vRealize
17 8 (2.23%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 219 (61.17%) Cisco
2 159 (44.41%) VMware
3 113 (31.56%) Microsoft
4 85 (23.74%) Juniper
5 67 (18.72%) CheckPoint
6 58 (16.20%) Meraki
7 57 (15.92%) Palo Alto
8 42 (11.73%) F5
9 39 (10.89%) Citrix
10 35 (9.78%) Aruba
10 35 (9.78%) IBM
11 34 (9.50%) NetApp
12 33 (9.22%) Red Hat
13 32 (8.94%) Dell
13 32 (8.94%) HP
14 28 (7.82%) McAfee
15 21 (5.87%) Barracuda Networks
16 19 (5.31%) EMC
16 19 (5.31%) Google
17 17 (4.75%) Fortinet