Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 654 502 529
Rank change year-on-year -152 +27 0
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 468 283 609
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.44% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 0.92% 1.17% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 401 219 490
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,850 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,750 £37,460
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,321 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.04% - -6.40%
75th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% -8.89% -4.15%

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 50,934 24,175 51,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.24% 37.89% 41.59%
Number of salaries quoted 32,591 19,052 40,166
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,840 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.62% +1.87% -

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -130 418 £51,321 +2.64% 75
UK excluding London -103 292 £45,000 +9.76% 60
London -159 144 £72,500 +11.54% 16
South East -65 102 £52,500 -2.33% 8
Work from Home -181 85 £60,000 +20.00% 11
Midlands -75 62 £33,000 -19.51% 16
North of England -117 50 £40,000 -2.44% 22
South West -27 45 £43,000 +10.26% 9
West Midlands -75 31 £33,500 -18.29% 12
East Midlands -43 30 £33,750 -6.90% 4
North East -18 24 £35,000 -36.36% 5
East of England -75 17 £42,500 - 4
Wales -41 13 £50,000 +92.31%
Yorkshire -71 13 £40,000 +53.85% 13
North West -102 13 £58,750 +52.60% 4
Scotland -76 7 £33,569 -17.11% 1

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 269 (57.48%) Cisco
2 230 (49.15%) Firewall
3 187 (39.96%) Windows
4 186 (39.74%) Azure
5 171 (36.54%) Microsoft
6 159 (33.97%) WAN
7 150 (32.05%) ITIL
8 145 (30.98%) LAN
9 143 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
9 143 (30.56%) VMware
10 139 (29.70%) DNS
11 138 (29.49%) Active Directory
12 123 (26.28%) VPN
13 122 (26.07%) Linux
14 117 (25.00%) DHCP
14 117 (25.00%) BGP
15 116 (24.79%) Social Skills
16 112 (23.93%) OSPF
17 107 (22.86%) Data Centre
18 105 (22.44%) CCNP
19 104 (22.22%) Network Security
20 95 (20.30%) Wi-Fi
21 94 (20.09%) TCP/IP
21 94 (20.09%) Problem-Solving
22 93 (19.87%) Windows Server
23 92 (19.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 92 (19.66%) Palo Alto
23 92 (19.66%) SLA
24 90 (19.23%) Network Design
24 90 (19.23%) Network Monitoring

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 28 (5.98%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.63%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.71%) Apache
3 8 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (1.71%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.50%) IIS
5 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 46 (9.83%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.27%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.07%) SAP Business One
2 5 (1.07%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.43%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 186 (39.74%) Azure
2 79 (16.88%) Microsoft 365
3 56 (11.97%) AWS
4 50 (10.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (4.27%) IaaS
6 16 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (2.35%) PaaS
8 10 (2.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (2.14%) SaaS
9 8 (1.71%) AWS Direct Connect
9 8 (1.71%) Azure Sentinel
9 8 (1.71%) GitHub
10 7 (1.50%) Apigee
10 7 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 7 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.50%) GitHub Actions
11 6 (1.28%) Azure Monitor
12 5 (1.07%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 230 (49.15%) Firewall
2 159 (33.97%) WAN
3 145 (30.98%) LAN
4 139 (29.70%) DNS
5 123 (26.28%) VPN
6 117 (25.00%) BGP
6 117 (25.00%) DHCP
7 112 (23.93%) OSPF
8 104 (22.22%) Network Security
9 95 (20.30%) Wi-Fi
10 94 (20.09%) TCP/IP
11 71 (15.17%) MPLS
11 71 (15.17%) SAN
12 59 (12.61%) IPsec
13 58 (12.39%) Cisco ASA
14 54 (11.54%) Wireless
15 52 (11.11%) VoIP
16 47 (10.04%) Cisco Nexus
17 42 (8.97%) SNMP
18 33 (7.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (1.71%) MariaDB
3 8 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (1.50%) MySQL
4 7 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.07%) Power BI
5 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.43%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.21%) HBase
7 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (2.56%) Selenium
2 10 (2.14%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.07%) JIRA
5 5 (1.07%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.64%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.21%) JUnit
8 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.21%) Toad
General
1 116 (24.79%) Social Skills
2 86 (18.38%) Finance
3 29 (6.20%) Organisational Skills
4 19 (4.06%) Documentation Skills
4 19 (4.06%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.21%) Law
7 12 (2.56%) Advertising
7 12 (2.56%) Presentation Skills
8 10 (2.14%) Retail
9 9 (1.92%) Banking
10 8 (1.71%) Back Office
10 8 (1.71%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 8 (1.71%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.71%) Public Sector
11 6 (1.28%) Automotive
11 6 (1.28%) Publishing
12 5 (1.07%) Aerospace
12 5 (1.07%) Legal
13 4 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 181 (38.68%) Network Engineer
2 82 (17.52%) Analyst
3 61 (13.03%) Senior Network Engineer
4 60 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (6.62%) IT Engineer
5 31 (6.62%) Security Engineer
6 30 (6.41%) Network Security Engineer
7 26 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
7 26 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 23 (4.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 23 (4.91%) Support Engineer
9 22 (4.70%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 22 (4.70%) Senior Security Engineer
10 21 (4.49%) Network Analyst
10 21 (4.49%) Service Analyst
10 21 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
11 18 (3.85%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (3.85%) Support Analyst
12 17 (3.63%) Juniper Engineer
13 15 (3.21%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.56%) JSON
2 8 (1.71%) Kafka
2 8 (1.71%) XMPP
3 4 (0.85%) Web Services
4 3 (0.64%) .NET
5 2 (0.43%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET Core
5 2 (0.43%) CSS
5 2 (0.43%) Middleware
5 2 (0.43%) RESTful
5 2 (0.43%) SAML
6 1 (0.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 107 (22.86%) Data Centre
2 51 (10.90%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.63%) PKI
3 17 (3.63%) Public Cloud
4 13 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (2.56%) Fibre Optics
6 11 (2.35%) DataPower
7 9 (1.92%) CMDB
8 8 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.50%) Cyber Defence
9 7 (1.50%) Legacy Systems
10 6 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.28%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.28%) Replication
10 6 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.07%) Cyberattack
11 5 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.07%) RSA SecurID
12 4 (0.85%) Legacy Applications
12 4 (0.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 187 (39.96%) Windows
2 122 (26.07%) Linux
3 93 (19.87%) Windows Server
4 58 (12.39%) Windows 10
5 43 (9.19%) Windows Server 2019
6 41 (8.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (7.48%) Unix
8 33 (7.05%) Windows Server 2016
9 20 (4.27%) Windows 7
10 19 (4.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (2.78%) Ubuntu
12 12 (2.56%) SUSE
12 12 (2.56%) VyOS
13 10 (2.14%) CentOS
14 9 (1.92%) Kali Linux
15 7 (1.50%) AIX
15 7 (1.50%) CatOS
15 7 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (1.28%) Windows 8
17 5 (1.07%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (32.05%) ITIL
2 94 (20.09%) Problem-Solving
3 92 (19.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 90 (19.23%) Network Design
4 90 (19.23%) Network Monitoring
5 53 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 50 (10.68%) Migration
7 40 (8.55%) Network Management
8 38 (8.12%) Project Management
9 36 (7.69%) DevOps
9 36 (7.69%) High Availability
9 36 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 36 (7.69%) Service Delivery
10 35 (7.48%) Load Balancing
11 34 (7.26%) Time Management
12 32 (6.84%) Change Management
13 31 (6.62%) Change Control
13 31 (6.62%) Service Management
14 30 (6.41%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 65 (13.89%) PowerShell
2 47 (10.04%) SQL
3 30 (6.41%) Python
4 12 (2.56%) Bash
5 11 (2.35%) C
6 7 (1.50%) SAPscript
7 4 (0.85%) C#
8 3 (0.64%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.43%) Java
9 2 (0.43%) Perl
9 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.21%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.21%) PHP
10 1 (0.21%) Ruby
10 1 (0.21%) VBA
10 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 143 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
2 105 (22.44%) CCNP
3 68 (14.53%) Degree
4 64 (13.68%) CCIE
5 52 (11.11%) CCNA
6 50 (10.68%) Security Cleared
7 47 (10.04%) SC Cleared
8 28 (5.98%) DV Cleared
9 26 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (2.78%) JNCIA
11 12 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.92%) MCSE
13 8 (1.71%) JNCIP
13 8 (1.71%) MCSA
14 7 (1.50%) CCDP
14 7 (1.50%) MCP
15 6 (1.28%) AWS Certification
15 6 (1.28%) CISM
15 6 (1.28%) CISSP
15 6 (1.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (19.66%) SLA
2 7 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.85%) GxP
4 3 (0.64%) NIST
5 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.21%) GDPR
6 1 (0.21%) NCSC
6 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 138 (29.49%) Active Directory
2 84 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (6.84%) VMware ESXi
4 31 (6.62%) vSphere
5 27 (5.77%) Hyper-V
6 11 (2.35%) VMware NSX
7 10 (2.14%) Docker
8 9 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (1.28%) ProxySG
10 6 (1.28%) XenApp
11 5 (1.07%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.64%) NFS
14 2 (0.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.43%) Firmware
14 2 (0.43%) Squid
14 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 52 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
2 44 (9.40%) Nagios
3 40 (8.55%) SCCM
4 33 (7.05%) Ansible
4 33 (7.05%) Cisco Prime
5 32 (6.84%) Icinga
6 29 (6.20%) vCenter Server
7 24 (5.13%) Microsoft Intune
8 22 (4.70%) SCOM
9 21 (4.49%) Terraform
10 20 (4.27%) Cisco CUCM
11 17 (3.63%) FortiGate
12 12 (2.56%) Kubernetes
12 12 (2.56%) ZABBIX
13 10 (2.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 9 (1.92%) Cacti
15 8 (1.71%) Backup Exec
15 8 (1.71%) Failover Clustering
16 7 (1.50%) Puppet
16 7 (1.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 269 (57.48%) Cisco
2 171 (36.54%) Microsoft
3 143 (30.56%) VMware
4 92 (19.66%) Palo Alto
5 63 (13.46%) Juniper
6 62 (13.25%) F5
7 47 (10.04%) Dell
8 41 (8.76%) CheckPoint
9 39 (8.33%) HP
9 39 (8.33%) Meraki
10 36 (7.69%) Citrix
11 33 (7.05%) Fortinet
12 29 (6.20%) Aruba
13 26 (5.56%) Red Hat
13 26 (5.56%) Veeam
14 23 (4.91%) New Relic
15 22 (4.70%) IBM
16 21 (4.49%) Zscaler
17 19 (4.06%) Avaya
17 19 (4.06%) Nokia