Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 531 524 620
Rank change year-on-year -7 +96 -38
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 625 839 716
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.53% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 1.12% 1.23% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 479 645 603
UK median annual salary £47,500 £52,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.65% +9.47% +6.74%
10th Percentile £31,100 £32,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £73,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,714
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.20% +0.50%

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 55,763 68,017 80,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.26% 42.70% 44.56%
Number of salaries quoted 42,645 52,353 61,989
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in the UK

SolarWinds
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SolarWinds.

Salary trend for SolarWinds in the UK

SolarWinds
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Salary histogram for SolarWinds in the UK

SolarWinds
Top 15 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 14 December 2019. 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 -4 613 £47,500 -8.65% 89
UK excluding London +30 400 £45,000 -5.26% 72
London -27 218 £60,000 +9.09% 22
South East -7 149 £47,500 -9.52% 25
Midlands +60 109 £48,000 -4.00% 18
West Midlands +71 80 £47,500 -5.00% 15
North of England +26 65 £36,000 -10.00% 11
South West +8 46 £43,750 -12.50% 8
North West +19 41 £37,000 -7.50% 6
East Midlands +3 29 £60,000 +48.15% 3
East of England +20 25 £40,000 +11.11% 5
North East +24 14 £23,250 -12.26% 1
Yorkshire +20 10 £80,000 +70.40% 4
Scotland +35 3 £42,500 +36.00% 4
Wales -2 3 £47,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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.

1 377 (60.32%) Cisco
2 305 (48.80%) Firewall
3 271 (43.36%) Cisco Certification
4 231 (36.96%) LAN
5 230 (36.80%) WAN
5 230 (36.80%) Windows
6 209 (33.44%) CCNP
7 206 (32.96%) VMware
8 182 (29.12%) Microsoft
9 179 (28.64%) Active Directory
10 174 (27.84%) DNS
11 170 (27.20%) Azure
12 163 (26.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 157 (25.12%) Data Centre
14 152 (24.32%) ITIL
14 152 (24.32%) VPN
15 149 (23.84%) Wireless
16 144 (23.04%) Linux
17 139 (22.24%) TCP/IP
18 135 (21.60%) DHCP
18 135 (21.60%) Finance
19 132 (21.12%) Network Security
20 128 (20.48%) CCNA
21 117 (18.72%) Cisco ASA
22 116 (18.56%) Windows Server
23 111 (17.76%) Office 365
24 109 (17.44%) Palo Alto
25 106 (16.96%) CheckPoint
26 104 (16.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 102 (16.32%) BGP

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 30 (4.80%) MS Exchange
2 28 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (1.76%) IIS
4 11 (1.76%) nginx
4 11 (1.76%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.80%) Confluence
8 4 (0.64%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.48%) CMS
10 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.48%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 170 (27.20%) Azure
2 111 (17.76%) Office 365
3 61 (9.76%) AWS
4 12 (1.92%) GCP
5 10 (1.60%) GitHub
6 8 (1.28%) Datadog
6 8 (1.28%) Stackdriver
7 7 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.96%) SaaS
9 5 (0.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 5 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.64%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.64%) Serverless
11 3 (0.48%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 305 (48.80%) Firewall
2 231 (36.96%) LAN
3 230 (36.80%) WAN
4 174 (27.84%) DNS
5 152 (24.32%) VPN
6 149 (23.84%) Wireless
7 139 (22.24%) TCP/IP
8 135 (21.60%) DHCP
9 132 (21.12%) Network Security
10 117 (18.72%) Cisco ASA
11 102 (16.32%) BGP
12 98 (15.68%) Cisco Nexus
13 96 (15.36%) OSPF
14 94 (15.04%) SAN
15 80 (12.80%) IPsec
16 72 (11.52%) MPLS
17 67 (10.72%) Cisco ISE
18 61 (9.76%) SSL
19 58 (9.28%) Wi-Fi
20 54 (8.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.56%) Big Data
3 10 (1.60%) MongoDB
4 6 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (0.80%) Geospatial Data
5 5 (0.80%) MySQL
5 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.48%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.48%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (2.24%) Jenkins
1 14 (2.24%) JIRA
2 13 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.76%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (1.44%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (1.44%) Rational Quality Manager
4 9 (1.44%) TeamCity
5 8 (1.28%) Artifactory
5 8 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.16%) JMeter
7 1 (0.16%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.16%) MSI
7 1 (0.16%) NeoLoad
7 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 135 (21.60%) Finance
2 48 (7.68%) Telecoms
3 32 (5.12%) Public Sector
3 32 (5.12%) Retail
4 13 (2.08%) Law
5 10 (1.60%) Back Office
5 10 (1.60%) Fire and Rescue
5 10 (1.60%) Legal
5 10 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.60%) Police
6 9 (1.44%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.12%) Electronics
7 7 (1.12%) Marketing
8 6 (0.96%) Publishing
9 5 (0.80%) Banking
10 4 (0.64%) Local Government
11 1 (0.16%) Billing
11 1 (0.16%) International Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Military
11 1 (0.16%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 241 (38.56%) Network Engineer
2 83 (13.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 59 (9.44%) Analyst
4 53 (8.48%) Senior Network Engineer
5 47 (7.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 33 (5.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 33 (5.28%) Support Engineer
7 28 (4.48%) Security Engineer
8 27 (4.32%) Network Analyst
9 26 (4.16%) IT Engineer
10 22 (3.52%) Lead Network Engineer
11 20 (3.20%) Security Analyst
12 19 (3.04%) Consultant
12 19 (3.04%) Network Security Engineer
13 18 (2.88%) Head of Information
13 18 (2.88%) Head of Information Security
13 18 (2.88%) Head of Security
13 18 (2.88%) Network Security Analyst
14 15 (2.40%) Firewall Engineer
14 15 (2.40%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.68%) SailPoint
2 16 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (1.60%) 802.1X
3 10 (1.60%) XMPP
4 9 (1.44%) .NET
5 7 (1.12%) .NET Core
6 6 (0.96%) RESTful
6 6 (0.96%) SignalR
7 5 (0.80%) JSON
8 4 (0.64%) CSS
8 4 (0.64%) Node.js
9 3 (0.48%) CSS3
9 3 (0.48%) Django
9 3 (0.48%) EJB
9 3 (0.48%) HTML
9 3 (0.48%) HTML5
9 3 (0.48%) Kafka
9 3 (0.48%) LDAP
9 3 (0.48%) Redux
9 3 (0.48%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 157 (25.12%) Data Centre
2 64 (10.24%) Management Information System
3 45 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.36%) Driving Licence
5 18 (2.88%) PKI
6 15 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (1.92%) Private Cloud
9 11 (1.76%) CCTV
10 10 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (1.60%) DataPower
10 10 (1.60%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
11 9 (1.44%) Fibre Optics
11 9 (1.44%) Handset
11 9 (1.44%) Replication
11 9 (1.44%) User Experience
12 8 (1.28%) Clustering
12 8 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 230 (36.80%) Windows
2 144 (23.04%) Linux
3 116 (18.56%) Windows Server
4 44 (7.04%) Windows 10
5 29 (4.64%) Unix
6 27 (4.32%) CentOS
7 26 (4.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (2.72%) Ubuntu
11 8 (1.28%) Fedora
11 8 (1.28%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.96%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.80%) AIX
13 5 (0.80%) HPUX
13 5 (0.80%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.64%) SUSE
15 3 (0.48%) Debian
16 2 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (24.32%) ITIL
2 104 (16.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 86 (13.76%) Network Monitoring
3 86 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
4 76 (12.16%) SIEM
5 70 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (9.92%) Cybersecurity
6 62 (9.92%) Load Balancing
7 58 (9.28%) High Availability
7 58 (9.28%) Service Management
8 57 (9.12%) Change Control
9 56 (8.96%) Mentoring
10 54 (8.64%) Network Management
11 53 (8.48%) Migration
12 51 (8.16%) Change Management
13 48 (7.68%) Information Security
14 45 (7.20%) Network Design
15 44 (7.04%) Service Delivery
16 38 (6.08%) Antivirus Management
17 35 (5.60%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 78 (12.48%) Python
2 60 (9.60%) PowerShell
3 42 (6.72%) Bash Shell
4 29 (4.64%) SQL
5 27 (4.32%) Java
6 23 (3.68%) C++
7 17 (2.72%) Perl
8 16 (2.56%) Ruby
9 14 (2.24%) C
10 5 (0.80%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.80%) PHP
10 5 (0.80%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.80%) VBScript
11 3 (0.48%) C#
11 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.32%) VB
13 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 271 (43.36%) Cisco Certification
2 209 (33.44%) CCNP
3 128 (20.48%) CCNA
4 94 (15.04%) Degree
5 44 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (5.92%) CCIE
7 30 (4.80%) CISSP
8 25 (4.00%) CISM
9 24 (3.84%) CISA
9 24 (3.84%) MCSE
9 24 (3.84%) Security Cleared
10 20 (3.20%) CCSA
11 19 (3.04%) CCDP
12 17 (2.72%) MCSA
13 15 (2.40%) JNCIA
14 14 (2.24%) JNCIP
15 13 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (1.92%) CCA
16 12 (1.92%) ISTQB
16 12 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (11.36%) SLA
2 19 (3.04%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.76%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.44%) QA
6 5 (0.80%) GDPR
7 3 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 179 (28.64%) Active Directory
2 163 (26.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (5.12%) XenApp
4 29 (4.64%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (3.04%) Hyper-V
6 13 (2.08%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 12 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
7 12 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
8 11 (1.76%) VMware NSX
9 9 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (1.28%) Docker
11 7 (1.12%) NFS
11 7 (1.12%) Samba
11 7 (1.12%) VirtualBox
11 7 (1.12%) vSphere
11 7 (1.12%) Xen
12 6 (0.96%) Firmware
13 4 (0.64%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.48%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 101 (16.16%) SCCM
2 56 (8.96%) Cisco Prime
3 53 (8.48%) SolarWinds Orion
4 45 (7.20%) Nagios
5 44 (7.04%) SCOM
6 39 (6.24%) Ansible
6 39 (6.24%) Nessus
7 33 (5.28%) Cisco CUCM
8 32 (5.12%) McAfee ePO
9 30 (4.80%) WSUS
10 26 (4.16%) vCenter Server
11 24 (3.84%) Cisco UCCX
12 22 (3.52%) Puppet
13 20 (3.20%) FortiGate
14 18 (2.88%) Kibana
15 16 (2.56%) Cacti
16 14 (2.24%) Terraform
17 11 (1.76%) logstash
17 11 (1.76%) Netcool
17 11 (1.76%) Packer
Vendors
1 377 (60.32%) Cisco
2 206 (32.96%) VMware
3 182 (29.12%) Microsoft
4 109 (17.44%) Palo Alto
5 106 (16.96%) CheckPoint
6 96 (15.36%) Citrix
7 92 (14.72%) F5
8 91 (14.56%) Meraki
9 84 (13.44%) Juniper
10 64 (10.24%) NetApp
11 51 (8.16%) McAfee
12 48 (7.68%) Aruba
13 41 (6.56%) HP
14 39 (6.24%) Splunk
15 34 (5.44%) Fortinet
16 30 (4.80%) Red Hat
17 29 (4.64%) LogRhythm
17 29 (4.64%) Qualys
18 26 (4.16%) Dell
18 26 (4.16%) Symantec