Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 432 552 487
Rank change year-on-year +120 -65 +121
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 264 635 937
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.47% 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 1.39% 1.11% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 227 485 784
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £78,500 £73,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 19,047 57,340 69,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.01% 42.00% 42.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15,015 43,598 54,098
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +92 232 £50,000 +5.26% 32
UK excluding London +114 172 £45,000 - 21
London +141 84 £56,250 -6.25% 16
North of England +135 51 £47,500 +28.38% 8
South East +108 42 £41,250 -8.33% 2
Midlands +67 34 £41,348 -17.30% 4
West Midlands +67 30 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Yorkshire +140 26 £47,500 -40.63% 2
Work from Home +39 26 £46,500 +3.33% 4
South West +110 16 £50,000 +11.11% 1
North West +87 15 £46,000 +24.32% 6
Scotland +100 13 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Wales +57 11 £45,000 -7.69% 1
North East +10 10 £55,000 +129.17%
East of England +119 5 £47,500 -5.00% 1
East Midlands +73 4 £32,500 -27.78% 2

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 123 (46.59%) Firewall
2 117 (44.32%) VMware
3 110 (41.67%) Cisco
4 93 (35.23%) Windows
5 90 (34.09%) Azure
6 89 (33.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 77 (29.17%) Microsoft
7 77 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
8 68 (25.76%) Windows Server
9 67 (25.38%) Active Directory
10 65 (24.62%) PowerShell
11 62 (23.48%) CCNA
12 57 (21.59%) VPN
13 56 (21.21%) WAN
13 56 (21.21%) Linux
14 54 (20.45%) LAN
14 54 (20.45%) CCNP
15 50 (18.94%) Data Centre
16 48 (18.18%) Security Cleared
17 47 (17.80%) Network Security
17 47 (17.80%) ITIL
18 46 (17.42%) Wireless
19 45 (17.05%) DNS
20 44 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
21 43 (16.29%) VoIP
21 43 (16.29%) Office 365
22 42 (15.91%) OSPF
23 41 (15.53%) BGP
23 41 (15.53%) SCCM
24 39 (14.77%) DevOps

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 14 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.92%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.41%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.65%) Confluence
4 7 (2.65%) IIS
5 6 (2.27%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.89%) Apache
7 4 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.14%) nginx
8 3 (1.14%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (6.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 90 (34.09%) Azure
2 43 (16.29%) Office 365
3 33 (12.50%) AWS
4 25 (9.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (9.47%) IaaS
5 24 (9.09%) SaaS
6 23 (8.71%) Mimecast
7 18 (6.82%) PaaS
8 5 (1.89%) Power Platform
9 4 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.52%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (1.52%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.52%) GitHub
9 4 (1.52%) Serverless
9 4 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.76%) Monitis
10 2 (0.76%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 123 (46.59%) Firewall
2 57 (21.59%) VPN
3 56 (21.21%) WAN
4 54 (20.45%) LAN
5 47 (17.80%) Network Security
6 46 (17.42%) Wireless
7 45 (17.05%) DNS
8 43 (16.29%) VoIP
9 42 (15.91%) OSPF
10 41 (15.53%) BGP
11 37 (14.02%) Cisco ASA
12 36 (13.64%) DHCP
13 33 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 33 (12.50%) SAN
14 20 (7.58%) SSL
14 20 (7.58%) VLAN
15 19 (7.20%) MPLS
16 18 (6.82%) TCP/IP
17 17 (6.44%) BIG-IP
17 17 (6.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.30%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.65%) Redis
5 5 (1.89%) MySQL
5 5 (1.89%) Power BI
6 4 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2019
7 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 12 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (3.03%) JIRA
2 8 (3.03%) Selenium
2 8 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.76%) Subversion
3 2 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (14.39%) Finance
2 11 (4.17%) Banking
3 8 (3.03%) Retail
4 7 (2.65%) Advertising
5 6 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.89%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.52%) Military
8 3 (1.14%) Law
8 3 (1.14%) Local Government
9 2 (0.76%) Back Office
9 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.76%) Fire and Rescue
9 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.76%) Police
10 1 (0.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 72 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 33 (12.50%) Analyst
2 33 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 26 (9.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (6.82%) Senior Network Engineer
5 17 (6.44%) 3rd Line Support
5 17 (6.44%) IT Engineer
5 17 (6.44%) Network Support
6 16 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 15 (5.68%) Developer
8 14 (5.30%) Azure Engineer
8 14 (5.30%) Network Analyst
8 14 (5.30%) Network Support Engineer
9 13 (4.92%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 13 (4.92%) ServiceNow Developer
10 10 (3.79%) Applications Support
10 10 (3.79%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (3.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 10 (3.79%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (3.79%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.30%) CSS
1 14 (5.30%) HTML
2 12 (4.55%) Ajax
2 12 (4.55%) AngularJS
2 12 (4.55%) jQuery
2 12 (4.55%) LDAP
2 12 (4.55%) XML
3 10 (3.79%) XMPP
4 5 (1.89%) Middleware
5 4 (1.52%) JSON
5 4 (1.52%) Regular Expression
5 4 (1.52%) YAML
6 3 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.76%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (18.94%) Data Centre
2 26 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.68%) Public Cloud
4 13 (4.92%) Replication
5 8 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.03%) PKI
6 7 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.52%) CMDB
7 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.52%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.14%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.14%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.14%) FlexPod
8 3 (1.14%) iSeries
8 3 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.14%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.76%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.76%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.76%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 93 (35.23%) Windows
2 68 (25.76%) Windows Server
3 56 (21.21%) Linux
4 37 (14.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (9.47%) Windows 10
5 25 (9.47%) Windows Server 2016
6 20 (7.58%) Windows 7
7 18 (6.82%) CentOS
8 15 (5.68%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (3.79%) Unix
10 9 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (3.03%) VyOS
12 6 (2.27%) Mac OS X
12 6 (2.27%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (1.52%) Solaris
14 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (17.80%) ITIL
2 44 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 39 (14.77%) DevOps
4 38 (14.39%) ITSM
5 31 (11.74%) Service Management
6 27 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 25 (9.47%) Network Monitoring
8 24 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (7.58%) Project Management
10 19 (7.20%) Kalman Filter
11 18 (6.82%) Task Automation
12 17 (6.44%) Change Management
13 15 (5.68%) Network Design
13 15 (5.68%) Network Management
13 15 (5.68%) Patch Management
14 14 (5.30%) Configuration Management
14 14 (5.30%) High Availability
14 14 (5.30%) Project Delivery
14 14 (5.30%) Vulnerability Management
15 13 (4.92%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 65 (24.62%) PowerShell
2 35 (13.26%) SQL
3 29 (10.98%) Python
4 9 (3.41%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.65%) C
6 6 (2.27%) Java
7 4 (1.52%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.14%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.14%) Perl
8 3 (1.14%) R
9 2 (0.76%) VBScript
10 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 77 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (23.48%) CCNA
3 54 (20.45%) CCNP
4 48 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 34 (12.88%) SC Cleared
6 14 (5.30%) DV Cleared
7 12 (4.55%) Degree
8 11 (4.17%) CCIE
9 10 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (2.65%) MCSE
10 7 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (2.27%) CCDA
12 5 (1.89%) A+ Certification
12 5 (1.89%) MCSA
13 4 (1.52%) CISSP
13 4 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (1.14%) CCSA
14 3 (1.14%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (1.14%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.09%) SLA
2 19 (7.20%) QA
3 3 (1.14%) GDPR
3 3 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 89 (33.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (25.38%) Active Directory
3 29 (10.98%) vSphere
4 13 (4.92%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (4.55%) Docker
5 12 (4.55%) VMware NSX
6 5 (1.89%) Firmware
6 5 (1.89%) XenApp
7 3 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.14%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.76%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.76%) Xen
9 1 (0.38%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.38%) Squid
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 41 (15.53%) SCCM
2 35 (13.26%) Ansible
3 29 (10.98%) SCOM
4 25 (9.47%) Nagios
5 24 (9.09%) WSUS
6 22 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 21 (7.95%) Cisco CUCM
8 16 (6.06%) Terraform
9 13 (4.92%) Cisco Prime
10 10 (3.79%) Puppet
11 9 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (3.03%) FortiGate
12 8 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (2.65%) Kubernetes
13 7 (2.65%) SCOrch
13 7 (2.65%) vRealize
13 7 (2.65%) WhatsUp Gold
14 6 (2.27%) Backup Exec
15 5 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 117 (44.32%) VMware
2 110 (41.67%) Cisco
3 77 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 36 (13.64%) CheckPoint
5 35 (13.26%) Juniper
6 34 (12.88%) F5
7 25 (9.47%) Palo Alto
8 24 (9.09%) Citrix
8 24 (9.09%) Dell
8 24 (9.09%) ServiceNow
9 23 (8.71%) Fortinet
10 20 (7.58%) Veeam
11 19 (7.20%) Red Hat
12 18 (6.82%) HP
12 18 (6.82%) Remedy
12 18 (6.82%) Splunk
13 17 (6.44%) McAfee
13 17 (6.44%) Meraki
14 16 (6.06%) NetApp
15 15 (5.68%) Sophos