Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 2021 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 655 439 580
Rank change year-on-year -216 +141 -77
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 410 267 623
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.56% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 0.84% 1.43% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 362 204 479
10th Percentile £32,550 £30,300 £28,946
25th Percentile £40,477 £39,438 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,750 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% - -5.00%
75th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £84,375 £74,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% - -

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 48,954 18,734 57,651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.07% 39.10% 41.99%
Number of salaries quoted 32,524 14,983 44,339
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 2021. 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 -186 365 £55,000 +10.00% 87
UK excluding London -202 216 £43,500 -3.33% 68
London -167 172 £65,000 +10.64% 25
Work from Home -253 68 £60,000 +29.03% 12
South East -136 62 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Midlands -91 54 £39,000 -2.50% 18
North of England -152 30 £42,500 -10.53% 15
East of England -82 28 £45,000 -5.26% 3
East Midlands -53 27 £42,500 +30.77% 4
West Midlands -119 26 £34,250 -16.46% 14
North West -94 19 £51,250 +13.89% 9
Wales -43 18 £46,250 +2.78% 2
South West -99 14 £27,000 -46.00% 13
Scotland -86 10 £38,635 -18.66% 4
Yorkshire -123 8 £40,000 -15.79% 5
North East -42 3 £49,000 -10.91% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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.

1 241 (58.78%) Cisco
2 210 (51.22%) Firewall
3 167 (40.73%) Azure
4 149 (36.34%) Cisco Certification
5 145 (35.37%) VMware
6 144 (35.12%) WAN
7 134 (32.68%) Windows
8 125 (30.49%) LAN
8 125 (30.49%) VPN
9 116 (28.29%) DNS
10 114 (27.80%) Microsoft
11 104 (25.37%) ITIL
11 104 (25.37%) Data Centre
12 101 (24.63%) CCNP
12 101 (24.63%) BGP
13 99 (24.15%) VMware Infrastructure
14 97 (23.66%) OSPF
14 97 (23.66%) Active Directory
15 90 (21.95%) Finance
16 87 (21.22%) DHCP
17 84 (20.49%) Microsoft 365
18 82 (20.00%) TCP/IP
19 81 (19.76%) Social Skills
20 80 (19.51%) Windows Server
21 78 (19.02%) Network Monitoring
22 76 (18.54%) Linux
23 70 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
23 70 (17.07%) Network Security
24 68 (16.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 66 (16.10%) PowerShell

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 27 (6.59%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.68%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.20%) Apache
3 9 (2.20%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.46%) IIS
4 6 (1.46%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (5.61%) MS Visio
2 17 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.22%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.49%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 2 (0.49%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 167 (40.73%) Azure
2 84 (20.49%) Microsoft 365
3 57 (13.90%) AWS
4 42 (10.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (6.83%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (3.66%) GCP
7 9 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (2.20%) OneDrive
8 8 (1.95%) Azure Sentinel
8 8 (1.95%) IaaS
9 6 (1.46%) PaaS
9 6 (1.46%) Power Platform
10 5 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.22%) AWS Direct Connect
11 4 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (0.73%) Azure Service Bus
12 3 (0.73%) Yammer
13 2 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 210 (51.22%) Firewall
2 144 (35.12%) WAN
3 125 (30.49%) LAN
3 125 (30.49%) VPN
4 116 (28.29%) DNS
5 101 (24.63%) BGP
6 97 (23.66%) OSPF
7 87 (21.22%) DHCP
8 82 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 70 (17.07%) Network Security
9 70 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
10 63 (15.37%) MPLS
11 56 (13.66%) Cisco ASA
12 43 (10.49%) SAN
12 43 (10.49%) Wireless
13 41 (10.00%) VoIP
14 39 (9.51%) IPsec
15 37 (9.02%) IPv6
16 32 (7.80%) Broadband
17 31 (7.56%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.95%) MySQL
3 7 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.46%) Power BI
4 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.22%) MariaDB
5 5 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.98%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.24%) HBase
9 1 (0.24%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.24%) OLAP
9 1 (0.24%) OLTP
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (4.15%) Selenium
2 12 (2.93%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.22%) JMeter
3 5 (1.22%) LoadRunner
3 5 (1.22%) NeoLoad
4 4 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.73%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.49%) JIRA
6 2 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.24%) JUnit
7 1 (0.24%) MSI
7 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 90 (21.95%) Finance
2 81 (19.76%) Social Skills
3 28 (6.83%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.88%) Banking
5 16 (3.90%) Advertising
5 16 (3.90%) Retail
6 14 (3.41%) Law
7 13 (3.17%) Aerospace
7 13 (3.17%) Public Sector
8 11 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (2.20%) Documentation Skills
10 8 (1.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 7 (1.71%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.71%) Presentation Skills
12 6 (1.46%) Publishing
13 4 (0.98%) Automotive
13 4 (0.98%) Legal
14 3 (0.73%) Organisational Skills
15 2 (0.49%) Back Office
15 2 (0.49%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 149 (36.34%) Network Engineer
2 56 (13.66%) Senior Network Engineer
3 55 (13.41%) Analyst
4 44 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 36 (8.78%) Support Engineer
6 32 (7.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 24 (5.85%) Security Engineer
8 22 (5.37%) Azure Engineer
8 22 (5.37%) Network Security Engineer
9 21 (5.12%) Principal Engineer
9 21 (5.12%) Principal Network Engineer
10 20 (4.88%) IT Engineer
11 18 (4.39%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (4.39%) Consultant
11 18 (4.39%) Infrastructure Manager
11 18 (4.39%) Linux Engineer
12 15 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (3.66%) Cisco Engineer
12 15 (3.66%) Network Manager
13 14 (3.41%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.59%) JSON
2 8 (1.95%) Web Services
3 6 (1.46%) Node.js
4 4 (0.98%) .NET
4 4 (0.98%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.73%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.73%) ASP.NET Core
5 3 (0.73%) RESTful
6 2 (0.49%) COM
7 1 (0.24%) ARM Templates
7 1 (0.24%) CSS
7 1 (0.24%) Kafka
7 1 (0.24%) Middleware
7 1 (0.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 104 (25.37%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.07%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.88%) Fibre Optics
4 13 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (2.20%) Private Cloud
5 9 (2.20%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.71%) DataPower
6 7 (1.71%) Replication
7 6 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.22%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.98%) PKI
10 3 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.73%) iPad
10 3 (0.73%) Legacy Applications
10 3 (0.73%) Legacy Systems
10 3 (0.73%) NHS
10 3 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 134 (32.68%) Windows
2 80 (19.51%) Windows Server
3 76 (18.54%) Linux
4 37 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (8.54%) Windows Server 2016
6 29 (7.07%) Windows 10
7 21 (5.12%) Windows Server 2019
8 18 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (4.15%) CentOS
9 17 (4.15%) VyOS
10 13 (3.17%) Unix
11 12 (2.93%) Windows 7
12 7 (1.71%) CatOS
12 7 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.46%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.22%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.73%) Debian
16 3 (0.73%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (25.37%) ITIL
2 78 (19.02%) Network Monitoring
3 68 (16.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 61 (14.88%) Network Design
5 48 (11.71%) Project Management
6 44 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (10.00%) Migration
8 37 (9.02%) DevOps
9 35 (8.54%) High Availability
9 35 (8.54%) Network Management
9 35 (8.54%) Service Delivery
10 31 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
11 30 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
12 28 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (5.61%) Mentoring
14 22 (5.37%) Cybersecurity
14 22 (5.37%) Presales
15 20 (4.88%) Project Delivery
15 20 (4.88%) SIEM
15 20 (4.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 66 (16.10%) PowerShell
2 51 (12.44%) SQL
3 38 (9.27%) Python
4 12 (2.93%) Java
5 8 (1.95%) C
6 7 (1.71%) Perl
7 6 (1.46%) C#
7 6 (1.46%) PHP
8 3 (0.73%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.49%) VB
9 2 (0.49%) VBScript
10 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.24%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.24%) Ruby
10 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 149 (36.34%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (24.63%) CCNP
3 64 (15.61%) CCIE
4 62 (15.12%) CCNA
5 45 (10.98%) Degree
6 25 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (4.88%) Security Cleared
8 17 (4.15%) MCSA
9 16 (3.90%) JNCIA
10 15 (3.66%) SC Cleared
11 14 (3.41%) CCDP
12 11 (2.68%) JNCIP
12 11 (2.68%) JNCIS
12 11 (2.68%) MCSE
13 10 (2.44%) CISSP
14 9 (2.20%) CCIE Security
14 9 (2.20%) CISM
15 8 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
16 5 (1.22%) DV Cleared
16 5 (1.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (12.20%) SLA
2 12 (2.93%) QA
3 3 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.49%) PMO
5 1 (0.24%) GDPR
5 1 (0.24%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.24%) NIST
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 99 (24.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (23.66%) Active Directory
3 35 (8.54%) vSphere
4 26 (6.34%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.44%) NFS
7 9 (2.20%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (1.95%) ProxySG
9 7 (1.71%) Docker
9 7 (1.71%) VMware NSX
10 5 (1.22%) XenApp
11 4 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.49%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.49%) Squid
14 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.24%) Firmware
14 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 45 (10.98%) Nagios
2 32 (7.80%) Ansible
3 31 (7.56%) SolarWinds Orion
4 28 (6.83%) FortiGate
5 22 (5.37%) Cisco Prime
6 19 (4.63%) Puppet
7 18 (4.39%) SCCM
8 16 (3.90%) Terraform
9 14 (3.41%) SCOM
9 14 (3.41%) vCenter Server
10 12 (2.93%) Cisco CUCM
10 12 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (2.68%) Icinga
11 11 (2.68%) ZABBIX
12 10 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
13 9 (2.20%) HAProxy
13 9 (2.20%) Salt
14 8 (1.95%) Backup Exec
14 8 (1.95%) Cacti
14 8 (1.95%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 241 (58.78%) Cisco
2 145 (35.37%) VMware
3 114 (27.80%) Microsoft
4 62 (15.12%) Palo Alto
5 56 (13.66%) Juniper
6 50 (12.20%) CheckPoint
7 45 (10.98%) F5
8 39 (9.51%) Dell
9 38 (9.27%) Meraki
10 35 (8.54%) Fortinet
11 25 (6.10%) Avaya
12 24 (5.85%) Aruba
12 24 (5.85%) Red Hat
13 22 (5.37%) Citrix
13 22 (5.37%) HP
14 21 (5.12%) Dynatrace
15 20 (4.88%) Sophos
16 19 (4.63%) Brocade
17 18 (4.39%) Nokia
18 17 (4.15%) Vyatta