Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 574 666
Rank change year-on-year -22 +92 -14
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 726 818 779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.44% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 0.91% 1.00% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 615 691 655
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,550 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +10.39%

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 80053 82031 99991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.53% 43.85% 45.72%
Number of salaries quoted 61918 66235 81408
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SolarWinds in the UK

SolarWinds
Top 14 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 20 November 2017. 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 -18 683 £47,500 +5.56% 35
UK excluding London -46 447 £43,000 +1.18% 28
London +22 276 £55,000 +4.76% 11
South East +26 212 £43,750 +2.94% 8
Midlands -41 91 £41,250 -2.94% 8
West Midlands -2 63 £42,500 +25.00% 6
North of England -10 60 £42,500 +19.72% 5
South West +19 52 £45,000 -11.76% 2
Yorkshire +12 30 £39,500 - 1
North West -13 30 £45,000 +35.69% 4
Wales +14 28 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Scotland -10 27 £57,500 +53.33%
East Midlands -22 25 £20,000 -52.94% 2
East of England -54 5 £28,750 -39.47% 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 446 (61.43%) Cisco
2 342 (47.11%) Firewall
3 322 (44.35%) ITIL
4 320 (44.08%) Cisco Certification
5 261 (35.95%) Windows
6 253 (34.85%) VMware
7 242 (33.33%) CCNP
8 221 (30.44%) Microsoft
9 218 (30.03%) WAN
10 193 (26.58%) VPN
11 188 (25.90%) Cisco ASA
12 179 (24.66%) Data Centre
13 177 (24.38%) Linux
14 174 (23.97%) CCNA
15 171 (23.55%) Palo Alto
16 166 (22.87%) Active Directory
16 166 (22.87%) LAN
16 166 (22.87%) Wireless
17 159 (21.90%) F5
18 157 (21.63%) Network Monitoring
19 151 (20.80%) BGP
19 151 (20.80%) DNS
20 146 (20.11%) TCP/IP
21 145 (19.97%) Finance
22 142 (19.56%) MPLS
23 140 (19.28%) Cisco Nexus
24 139 (19.15%) Juniper
25 138 (19.01%) Load Balancing
26 135 (18.60%) CheckPoint
27 132 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure

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 64 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 49 (6.75%) IIS
3 43 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (3.86%) Apache
5 23 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (2.20%) Skype for Business
7 15 (2.07%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.24%) SAS
9 7 (0.96%) Confluence
10 6 (0.83%) CMS
10 6 (0.83%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.69%) nginx
12 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.14%) Mule
Applications
1 59 (8.13%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.48%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) MetaTrader
2 3 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.14%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 111 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (10.33%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (5.79%) Office 365
4 26 (3.58%) SaaS
5 20 (2.75%) IaaS
6 14 (1.93%) PaaS
7 8 (1.10%) GitHub
7 8 (1.10%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.41%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.41%) G Suite
8 3 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.14%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 342 (47.11%) Firewall
2 218 (30.03%) WAN
3 193 (26.58%) VPN
4 188 (25.90%) Cisco ASA
5 166 (22.87%) LAN
5 166 (22.87%) Wireless
6 151 (20.80%) BGP
6 151 (20.80%) DNS
7 146 (20.11%) TCP/IP
8 142 (19.56%) MPLS
9 140 (19.28%) Cisco Nexus
10 126 (17.36%) OSPF
11 118 (16.25%) SAN
12 105 (14.46%) DHCP
13 96 (13.22%) Network Security
14 90 (12.40%) IPsec
15 88 (12.12%) VLAN
16 70 (9.64%) Ethernet
17 68 (9.37%) SSL
18 64 (8.82%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.55%) MySQL
3 29 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (3.31%) Oracle Database
5 21 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
7 17 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.24%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.10%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.96%) Oracle Exadata
13 6 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.83%) InfluxDB
13 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.83%) SQLite
14 5 (0.69%) MariaDB
15 4 (0.55%) Informix
Development Applications
1 37 (5.10%) JIRA
2 15 (2.07%) TeamCity
3 14 (1.93%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.38%) Redmine
5 8 (1.10%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.83%) Gerrit
6 6 (0.83%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.69%) NuGet
8 4 (0.55%) Ant
8 4 (0.55%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.55%) Fiddler
8 4 (0.55%) IntelliJ
8 4 (0.55%) Maven
8 4 (0.55%) ReSharper
8 4 (0.55%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 145 (19.97%) Finance
2 37 (5.10%) Telecoms
3 36 (4.96%) Banking
4 13 (1.79%) Billing
5 11 (1.52%) Advertising
5 11 (1.52%) Legal
6 10 (1.38%) Law
7 6 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.69%) Games
8 5 (0.69%) Retail
9 3 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.28%) Local Government
10 2 (0.28%) Publishing
11 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 251 (34.57%) Network Engineer
2 108 (14.88%) Analyst
3 93 (12.81%) Senior Network Engineer
4 91 (12.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 91 (12.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 80 (11.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 53 (7.30%) Administrator
7 36 (4.96%) Support Analyst
8 33 (4.55%) Support Engineer
9 30 (4.13%) Network Manager
10 29 (3.99%) IT Engineer
10 29 (3.99%) Lead Network Engineer
10 29 (3.99%) Systems Administrator
11 28 (3.86%) Juniper Engineer
11 28 (3.86%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 28 (3.86%) Systems Engineer
11 28 (3.86%) WAN Engineer
12 27 (3.72%) DBA
12 27 (3.72%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 25 (3.44%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.27%) Web Services
2 27 (3.72%) .NET
3 23 (3.17%) XMPP
4 22 (3.03%) 802.1X
5 19 (2.62%) Middleware
6 16 (2.20%) SailPoint
7 15 (2.07%) FIX Protocol
8 14 (1.93%) LAMP
9 11 (1.52%) REST
10 9 (1.24%) LAPP Stack
10 9 (1.24%) XML
11 7 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (0.83%) Kafka
12 6 (0.83%) ZeroMQ
13 5 (0.69%) JSON
13 5 (0.69%) LEMP Stack
14 4 (0.55%) .NET Framework
14 4 (0.55%) ActiveMQ
14 4 (0.55%) Java EE
14 4 (0.55%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 179 (24.66%) Data Centre
2 72 (9.92%) Clustering
3 52 (7.16%) Computer Science
4 51 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (5.37%) Video Conferencing
6 26 (3.58%) Management Information System
7 23 (3.17%) Client/Server
7 23 (3.17%) Public Cloud
8 20 (2.75%) PKI
8 20 (2.75%) Replication
9 19 (2.62%) User Experience
10 17 (2.34%) iPhone
10 17 (2.34%) Virtual Team
11 15 (2.07%) Driving Licence
12 14 (1.93%) FlexPod
13 12 (1.65%) Hedge funds
14 11 (1.52%) DataPower
14 11 (1.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 10 (1.38%) iPad
16 9 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 261 (35.95%) Windows
2 177 (24.38%) Linux
3 128 (17.63%) Windows Server
4 86 (11.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (10.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (7.85%) Unix
7 48 (6.61%) CentOS
8 26 (3.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (2.89%) Ubuntu
10 20 (2.75%) Solaris
11 17 (2.34%) Windows 7
12 15 (2.07%) Windows 10
13 11 (1.52%) Debian
14 10 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (1.10%) Android
16 7 (0.96%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.55%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.55%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.41%) Kali Linux
19 1 (0.14%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (44.35%) ITIL
2 157 (21.63%) Network Monitoring
3 138 (19.01%) Load Balancing
4 98 (13.50%) Change Management
5 95 (13.09%) Network Management
6 93 (12.81%) Service Delivery
7 76 (10.47%) Network Design
8 66 (9.09%) Performance Management
9 62 (8.54%) Kalman Filter
9 62 (8.54%) Problem Management
10 58 (7.99%) Project Management
11 57 (7.85%) Change Control
12 56 (7.71%) Information Security
13 55 (7.58%) SIEM
14 53 (7.30%) Service Management
15 47 (6.47%) Web Filtering
16 46 (6.34%) Time Management
17 42 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
18 41 (5.65%) Coaching
19 39 (5.37%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 95 (13.09%) PowerShell
2 65 (8.95%) Perl
3 64 (8.82%) SQL
4 61 (8.40%) Python
5 52 (7.16%) Bash Shell
6 44 (6.06%) Java
7 31 (4.27%) C
8 28 (3.86%) C#
9 21 (2.89%) T-SQL
10 18 (2.48%) RPG
11 15 (2.07%) Ruby
12 12 (1.65%) JavaScript
13 11 (1.52%) C++
13 11 (1.52%) PHP
14 10 (1.38%) Korn
15 6 (0.83%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.69%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.55%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 320 (44.08%) Cisco Certification
2 242 (33.33%) CCNP
3 174 (23.97%) CCNA
4 79 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 77 (10.61%) CCIE
6 68 (9.37%) Degree
7 52 (7.16%) MCSE
8 44 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
9 43 (5.92%) CISSP
10 33 (4.55%) Security Cleared
11 31 (4.27%) GIAC
12 30 (4.13%) CISA
12 30 (4.13%) Computer Science Degree
13 24 (3.31%) SSCP
14 23 (3.17%) MCSA
14 23 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 22 (3.03%) CISM
16 20 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
16 20 (2.75%) CompTIA Security+
16 20 (2.75%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (11.16%) SLA
2 43 (5.92%) PCI DSS
3 32 (4.41%) QA
4 21 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.93%) PMO
6 12 (1.65%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 166 (22.87%) Active Directory
2 132 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (10.19%) Hyper-V
4 46 (6.34%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (3.86%) XenApp
6 27 (3.72%) VMware NSX
7 24 (3.31%) vSphere
8 17 (2.34%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.93%) DFS Replication
10 13 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (1.65%) Docker
12 11 (1.52%) NFS
13 10 (1.38%) Samba
13 10 (1.38%) VMware Server
14 6 (0.83%) KVM
14 6 (0.83%) LXC
14 6 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 104 (14.33%) Nagios
2 93 (12.81%) SCCM
3 84 (11.57%) SCOM
4 83 (11.43%) SolarWinds Orion
5 78 (10.74%) Cisco Prime
6 55 (7.58%) Puppet
7 54 (7.44%) Ansible
8 44 (6.06%) Cisco CUCM
9 37 (5.10%) Cacti
10 30 (4.13%) QRadar
11 29 (3.99%) ZABBIX
12 26 (3.58%) McAfee ePO
13 25 (3.44%) WSUS
14 23 (3.17%) vCenter Server
15 20 (2.75%) FortiGate
15 20 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
16 19 (2.62%) Nessus
17 17 (2.34%) Backup Exec
17 17 (2.34%) NetBackup
18 16 (2.20%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 446 (61.43%) Cisco
2 253 (34.85%) VMware
3 221 (30.44%) Microsoft
4 171 (23.55%) Palo Alto
5 159 (21.90%) F5
6 139 (19.15%) Juniper
7 135 (18.60%) CheckPoint
8 130 (17.91%) HP
9 114 (15.70%) Citrix
10 59 (8.13%) NetApp
11 52 (7.16%) Dell
12 46 (6.34%) Meraki
13 44 (6.06%) Red Hat
14 41 (5.65%) McAfee
15 35 (4.82%) EMC
15 35 (4.82%) Fortinet
15 35 (4.82%) Oracle
15 35 (4.82%) Splunk
16 34 (4.68%) Aruba
16 34 (4.68%) Symantec