Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 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
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 487 597 607
Rank change year-on-year +110 +10 +74
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 933 742 791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.42% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 1.33% 0.95% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 756 630 642
UK median annual salary £50,375 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.05% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -3.49%

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 70,408 77,771 84,349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.81% 44.41% 43.96%
Number of salaries quoted 54,556 60,182 68,161
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 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
England +112 896 £50,375 +6.05% 89
UK excluding London +83 541 £45,000 +5.88% 69
London +89 369 £55,000 - 21
South East +45 244 £47,500 +11.76% 25
North of England +44 96 £41,000 -3.53% 19
Midlands +35 95 £50,750 +45.00% 11
North West +42 70 £42,250 -1.74% 5
South West +32 61 £45,000 +12.50% 11
West Midlands +19 52 £53,250 +23.48% 7
East of England +65 47 £36,450 -27.10% 2
East Midlands +17 43 £40,500 +102.50% 4
Yorkshire +6 24 £40,000 +0.63% 11
Wales -11 10 £47,500 +16.56%
Scotland -17 5 £38,500 -33.04% 1
North East -6 2 £32,500 -35.00% 3

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 543 (58.20%) Cisco
2 449 (48.12%) Firewall
3 399 (42.77%) Cisco Certification
4 354 (37.94%) WAN
5 350 (37.51%) VMware
6 339 (36.33%) Windows
7 312 (33.44%) LAN
8 294 (31.51%) CCNP
9 288 (30.87%) Microsoft
10 252 (27.01%) CCNA
11 242 (25.94%) ITIL
11 242 (25.94%) Cisco ASA
12 236 (25.29%) Wireless
13 223 (23.90%) VMware Infrastructure
14 222 (23.79%) Data Centre
15 220 (23.58%) Cisco Nexus
16 217 (23.26%) VPN
16 217 (23.26%) Active Directory
17 207 (22.19%) OSPF
18 199 (21.33%) Nagios
19 194 (20.79%) Linux
20 190 (20.36%) MPLS
21 188 (20.15%) Windows Server
22 181 (19.40%) DNS
23 177 (18.97%) F5
24 174 (18.65%) CheckPoint
24 174 (18.65%) BGP
25 170 (18.22%) TCP/IP
26 163 (17.47%) Network Management
27 153 (16.40%) Finance

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 66 (7.07%) MS Exchange
2 50 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (4.82%) IIS
4 40 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 37 (3.97%) SharePoint
6 36 (3.86%) Apache
6 36 (3.86%) Skype for Business
7 27 (2.89%) nginx
8 17 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (1.82%) JBoss
8 17 (1.82%) OpenStack
9 14 (1.50%) Confluence
9 14 (1.50%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (1.07%) CMS
10 10 (1.07%) WordPress
11 8 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.54%) CloudStack
12 5 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 41 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.43%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.32%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.64%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.43%) MetaTrader
3 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 142 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (12.43%) Office 365
3 113 (12.11%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (3.64%) IaaS
5 33 (3.54%) SaaS
6 26 (2.79%) Mimecast
7 13 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (1.18%) Akamai
8 11 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (1.07%) CloudFront
9 10 (1.07%) PaaS
10 8 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.75%) Cloudflare
11 7 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.54%) Stackdriver
14 4 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.43%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.43%) NuGet
14 4 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 449 (48.12%) Firewall
2 354 (37.94%) WAN
3 312 (33.44%) LAN
4 242 (25.94%) Cisco ASA
5 236 (25.29%) Wireless
6 220 (23.58%) Cisco Nexus
7 217 (23.26%) VPN
8 207 (22.19%) OSPF
9 190 (20.36%) MPLS
10 181 (19.40%) DNS
11 174 (18.65%) BGP
12 170 (18.22%) TCP/IP
13 140 (15.01%) Network Security
14 127 (13.61%) DHCP
15 116 (12.43%) SAN
16 114 (12.22%) Wireshark
17 106 (11.36%) Cisco Wireless
18 103 (11.04%) Wi-Fi
19 93 (9.97%) VoIP
20 90 (9.65%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.64%) MySQL
3 17 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (1.71%) Big Data
5 13 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.07%) DB2
7 10 (1.07%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (0.96%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.64%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.43%) Couchbase
12 4 (0.43%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 37 (3.97%) JIRA
2 19 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.71%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.61%) Redmine
5 11 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 10 (1.07%) PEAR
7 8 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (0.64%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.54%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.43%) Ant
11 4 (0.43%) CA Release Automation
11 4 (0.43%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.43%) Fiddler
11 4 (0.43%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.43%) Maven
11 4 (0.43%) ReSharper
11 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 153 (16.40%) Finance
2 98 (10.50%) Retail
3 38 (4.07%) Telecoms
4 36 (3.86%) Banking
5 25 (2.68%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.93%) Games
7 15 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.61%) Legal
8 11 (1.18%) Law
9 10 (1.07%) Marketing
9 10 (1.07%) Publishing
10 8 (0.86%) Front Office
11 7 (0.75%) Electronics
12 5 (0.54%) Advertising
13 2 (0.21%) Automotive
13 2 (0.21%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) Local Government
14 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 312 (33.44%) Network Engineer
2 171 (18.33%) Analyst
3 99 (10.61%) Cisco Engineer
4 98 (10.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 91 (9.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 77 (8.25%) Security Engineer
7 76 (8.15%) Senior Network Engineer
8 72 (7.72%) Network Security Engineer
9 53 (5.68%) Security Analyst
10 47 (5.04%) Project Engineer
11 43 (4.61%) IT Engineer
11 43 (4.61%) Systems Engineer
12 42 (4.50%) Windows Engineer
13 40 (4.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 40 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
13 40 (4.29%) Network Analyst
13 40 (4.29%) Support Engineer
14 37 (3.97%) Administrator
15 36 (3.86%) Consultant
16 33 (3.54%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.32%) Middleware
2 20 (2.14%) 802.1X
3 19 (2.04%) XMPP
4 18 (1.93%) LDAP
4 18 (1.93%) SailPoint
5 17 (1.82%) .NET
6 14 (1.50%) Web Services
7 12 (1.29%) LAMP
8 9 (0.96%) LEMP Stack
9 8 (0.86%) CSS
10 6 (0.64%) OpenVZ
11 5 (0.54%) JSON
11 5 (0.54%) LAPP Stack
11 5 (0.54%) REST
11 5 (0.54%) SOAP
11 5 (0.54%) XML
12 4 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (0.43%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 222 (23.79%) Data Centre
2 66 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (6.22%) Clustering
4 48 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (5.04%) Computer Science
6 39 (4.18%) Management Information System
7 33 (3.54%) Private Cloud
8 21 (2.25%) Driving Licence
9 19 (2.04%) Public Cloud
10 17 (1.82%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.29%) CMDB
12 11 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 11 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (1.18%) Fintech
12 11 (1.18%) Replication
13 10 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
14 9 (0.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 8 (0.86%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 339 (36.33%) Windows
2 194 (20.79%) Linux
3 188 (20.15%) Windows Server
4 107 (11.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 102 (10.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (6.22%) CentOS
7 46 (4.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 43 (4.61%) Windows 10
9 42 (4.50%) Unix
10 40 (4.29%) Ubuntu
11 38 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 34 (3.64%) Windows 7
13 21 (2.25%) Debian
14 17 (1.82%) Solaris
15 14 (1.50%) Mac OS X
16 13 (1.39%) Fedora
17 11 (1.18%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.64%) SUSE
19 5 (0.54%) FreeBSD
19 5 (0.54%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (25.94%) ITIL
2 163 (17.47%) Network Management
3 144 (15.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 121 (12.97%) Network Monitoring
5 101 (10.83%) Load Balancing
6 99 (10.61%) Service Management
7 90 (9.65%) Kalman Filter
8 87 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
9 83 (8.90%) Incident Management
10 75 (8.04%) Network Load Balancing
11 71 (7.61%) Problem Management
12 68 (7.29%) Service Delivery
13 67 (7.18%) Migration
14 66 (7.07%) High Availability
15 61 (6.54%) Information Security
15 61 (6.54%) Web Filtering
16 60 (6.43%) Change Management
17 56 (6.00%) Configuration Management
17 56 (6.00%) Cybersecurity
18 55 (5.89%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 87 (9.32%) Python
2 86 (9.22%) Bash Shell
2 86 (9.22%) PowerShell
3 79 (8.47%) SQL
4 59 (6.32%) Perl
5 30 (3.22%) C
6 25 (2.68%) Java
7 21 (2.25%) Korn
8 19 (2.04%) PHP
9 18 (1.93%) Ruby
10 15 (1.61%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.29%) C#
12 9 (0.96%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.86%) JavaScript
14 7 (0.75%) RPG
15 5 (0.54%) C-shell
16 4 (0.43%) VB
17 2 (0.21%) AWK
17 2 (0.21%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.21%) sed
Qualifications
1 399 (42.77%) Cisco Certification
2 294 (31.51%) CCNP
3 252 (27.01%) CCNA
4 79 (8.47%) Security Cleared
5 75 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 70 (7.50%) Degree
7 60 (6.43%) CCIE
8 52 (5.57%) MCSE
9 51 (5.47%) CISSP
10 45 (4.82%) SC Cleared
11 33 (3.54%) CCSA
12 32 (3.43%) DV Cleared
13 29 (3.11%) Network+ Certification
14 26 (2.79%) GIAC
15 25 (2.68%) CompTIA Security+
15 25 (2.68%) Linux+ Certification
15 25 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 23 (2.47%) SANS
16 23 (2.47%) SSCP
17 21 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (8.68%) SLA
2 53 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (5.57%) PCI DSS
4 21 (2.25%) COBIT
5 19 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (1.93%) GDPR
7 15 (1.61%) QA
8 13 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 3 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.32%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.21%) TickIT
12 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 223 (23.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 217 (23.26%) Active Directory
3 103 (11.04%) Hyper-V
4 75 (8.04%) VMware ESXi
5 46 (4.93%) VMware NSX
6 35 (3.75%) NFS
7 24 (2.57%) Samba
7 24 (2.57%) VMware Server
8 22 (2.36%) Docker
9 21 (2.25%) vSphere
10 17 (1.82%) VirtualBox
11 15 (1.61%) iptables
12 13 (1.39%) Xen
13 10 (1.07%) DFS Replication
14 9 (0.96%) XenApp
15 8 (0.86%) ProxySG
15 8 (0.86%) XenServer
16 7 (0.75%) KVM
16 7 (0.75%) Terminal Services
17 5 (0.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 199 (21.33%) Nagios
2 132 (14.15%) Cisco Prime
3 110 (11.79%) SCOM
4 87 (9.32%) SCCM
5 69 (7.40%) Puppet
6 67 (7.18%) Ansible
7 55 (5.89%) ZABBIX
8 52 (5.57%) Stealthwatch
9 50 (5.36%) SolarWinds Orion
10 41 (4.39%) vCenter Server
11 40 (4.29%) Cisco CUCM
12 32 (3.43%) QRadar
13 29 (3.11%) Cacti
13 29 (3.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 25 (2.68%) Nessus
15 23 (2.47%) Cisco IPCC
16 22 (2.36%) vRealize
17 21 (2.25%) Kubernetes
18 20 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
19 19 (2.04%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 543 (58.20%) Cisco
2 350 (37.51%) VMware
3 288 (30.87%) Microsoft
4 177 (18.97%) F5
5 174 (18.65%) CheckPoint
6 128 (13.72%) HP
7 126 (13.50%) Palo Alto
8 113 (12.11%) Juniper
9 111 (11.90%) Meraki
10 98 (10.50%) Riverbed
11 87 (9.32%) NetApp
12 83 (8.90%) Citrix
13 81 (8.68%) Red Hat
14 69 (7.40%) EMC
15 65 (6.97%) Dell
16 63 (6.75%) McAfee
17 62 (6.65%) Oracle
18 57 (6.11%) ServiceNow
19 51 (5.47%) Zscaler
20 49 (5.25%) Fortinet