Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 498 589 578
Rank change year-on-year +91 -11 +102
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 961 725 887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.41% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 1.29% 0.92% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 793 601 690
UK median annual salary £52,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.12% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £73,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £44,375 £41,500
% change year-on-year +3.66% +6.93% -7.78%

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 74,545 78,938 88,668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.96% 44.60% 44.68%
Number of salaries quoted 57,832 61,557 72,156
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.41% +3.75%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 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 +110 930 £52,000 +9.47% 93
UK excluding London +116 590 £46,000 +3.66% 66
London +57 354 £55,000 - 32
South East +115 314 £47,500 +3.26% 20
Midlands +40 103 £50,000 +17.65% 9
North of England +40 83 £43,000 +1.18% 20
South West +38 79 £45,000 +28.23% 5
West Midlands +36 65 £52,500 +12.30% 3
North West +47 61 £45,000 +5.88% 12
East Midlands +29 38 £40,500 +88.37% 6
Yorkshire +17 20 £36,000 -10.00% 6
East of England -15 20 £45,000 -14.29% 7
Wales +3 12 £47,500 +5.56%
Scotland -21 4 £38,500 -33.04% 3
North East -19 2 - - 2
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 547 (56.92%) Cisco
2 445 (46.31%) Firewall
3 412 (42.87%) Cisco Certification
4 388 (40.37%) VMware
5 366 (38.09%) WAN
6 347 (36.11%) Windows
7 338 (35.17%) CCNP
8 320 (33.30%) Microsoft
9 303 (31.53%) LAN
10 280 (29.14%) ITIL
11 253 (26.33%) Cisco ASA
12 250 (26.01%) CCNA
13 248 (25.81%) Wireless
14 246 (25.60%) Active Directory
14 246 (25.60%) VMware Infrastructure
15 235 (24.45%) VPN
16 220 (22.89%) Data Centre
17 210 (21.85%) Cisco Nexus
18 202 (21.02%) DNS
19 199 (20.71%) F5
20 192 (19.98%) MPLS
21 190 (19.77%) Windows Server
22 180 (18.73%) Linux
23 178 (18.52%) OSPF
23 178 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
24 167 (17.38%) Finance
25 163 (16.96%) CheckPoint
26 160 (16.65%) TCP/IP
27 159 (16.55%) BGP
28 157 (16.34%) Network Management

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 74 (7.70%) MS Exchange
2 57 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
2 57 (5.93%) IIS
3 55 (5.72%) SharePoint
4 51 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 43 (4.47%) Skype for Business
6 42 (4.37%) Apache
7 24 (2.50%) JBoss
8 22 (2.29%) nginx
9 21 (2.19%) WebLogic
10 18 (1.87%) WebSphere
11 17 (1.77%) Confluence
11 17 (1.77%) Tomcat
12 12 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
12 12 (1.25%) OpenStack
13 11 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 10 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (0.94%) CMS
15 9 (0.94%) WordPress
16 8 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.71%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.42%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.83%) MetaTrader
3 7 (0.73%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 178 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 151 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
3 130 (13.53%) Office 365
4 38 (3.95%) IaaS
5 35 (3.64%) SaaS
6 22 (2.29%) Mimecast
7 14 (1.46%) Akamai
8 12 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (1.14%) G Suite
10 9 (0.94%) CloudFront
10 9 (0.94%) PaaS
10 9 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.83%) NuGet
12 7 (0.73%) Cloudflare
13 5 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.31%) IBM PureFlex
14 3 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 445 (46.31%) Firewall
2 366 (38.09%) WAN
3 303 (31.53%) LAN
4 253 (26.33%) Cisco ASA
5 248 (25.81%) Wireless
6 235 (24.45%) VPN
7 210 (21.85%) Cisco Nexus
8 202 (21.02%) DNS
9 192 (19.98%) MPLS
10 178 (18.52%) OSPF
11 160 (16.65%) TCP/IP
12 159 (16.55%) BGP
13 146 (15.19%) DHCP
14 122 (12.70%) Network Security
15 121 (12.59%) SAN
16 100 (10.41%) Cisco ISE
17 99 (10.30%) Cisco Wireless
18 93 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
19 92 (9.57%) Wireshark
20 87 (9.05%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (13.63%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.33%) MySQL
3 20 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (1.04%) Big Data
5 10 (1.04%) MongoDB
5 10 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (0.94%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.62%) Couchbase
8 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.52%) DB2
9 5 (0.52%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 36 (3.75%) JIRA
2 21 (2.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 18 (1.87%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.46%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.14%) Redmine
6 11 (1.14%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.94%) PEAR
8 8 (0.83%) Ant
8 8 (0.83%) CA Release Automation
8 8 (0.83%) Eclipse
8 8 (0.83%) Fiddler
8 8 (0.83%) IntelliJ
8 8 (0.83%) Maven
8 8 (0.83%) ReSharper
8 8 (0.83%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.31%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.10%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 167 (17.38%) Finance
2 93 (9.68%) Retail
3 36 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 21 (2.19%) Banking
6 19 (1.98%) Games
7 13 (1.35%) Legal
8 12 (1.25%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.14%) Law
10 10 (1.04%) Marketing
11 9 (0.94%) Publishing
12 7 (0.73%) Electronics
13 2 (0.21%) Advertising
13 2 (0.21%) Back Office
13 2 (0.21%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.10%) Automotive
14 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.10%) Local Government
14 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 325 (33.82%) Network Engineer
2 192 (19.98%) Analyst
3 98 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 88 (9.16%) Cisco Engineer
5 87 (9.05%) Senior Network Engineer
6 81 (8.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 77 (8.01%) Security Engineer
8 72 (7.49%) Network Security Engineer
9 54 (5.62%) Support Analyst
10 51 (5.31%) Project Engineer
11 42 (4.37%) Administrator
11 42 (4.37%) Security Analyst
12 40 (4.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 39 (4.06%) Consultant
13 39 (4.06%) IT Engineer
13 39 (4.06%) Support Engineer
14 38 (3.95%) IT Analyst
15 37 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
16 32 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
16 32 (3.33%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.99%) .NET
2 39 (4.06%) Middleware
3 27 (2.81%) Web Services
4 25 (2.60%) SailPoint
5 23 (2.39%) CSS
6 21 (2.19%) 802.1X
7 16 (1.66%) LDAP
8 14 (1.46%) XMPP
9 13 (1.35%) HTML
10 12 (1.25%) .NET Framework
11 10 (1.04%) Ajax
11 10 (1.04%) LAMP
12 9 (0.94%) JSON
12 9 (0.94%) REST
12 9 (0.94%) SOAP
12 9 (0.94%) XML
13 8 (0.83%) ActiveMQ
13 8 (0.83%) ASP.NET
13 8 (0.83%) TIBCO EMS
13 8 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 220 (22.89%) Data Centre
2 65 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (5.83%) Clustering
4 46 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 41 (4.27%) Private Cloud
6 40 (4.16%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.19%) Driving Licence
8 18 (1.87%) Public Cloud
9 17 (1.77%) Client/Server
10 16 (1.66%) Cyberattack
10 16 (1.66%) Cyberthreat
10 16 (1.66%) FlexPod
11 15 (1.56%) Hedge funds
12 12 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
12 12 (1.25%) Replication
13 11 (1.14%) Fintech
13 11 (1.14%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 10 (1.04%) CMDB
14 10 (1.04%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 347 (36.11%) Windows
2 190 (19.77%) Windows Server
3 180 (18.73%) Linux
4 123 (12.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 123 (12.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 50 (5.20%) CentOS
6 48 (4.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (4.68%) Windows 10
8 36 (3.75%) Ubuntu
8 36 (3.75%) Windows 7
9 35 (3.64%) Unix
10 21 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (2.08%) Debian
12 15 (1.56%) Solaris
13 13 (1.35%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.83%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.83%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.73%) Fedora
16 4 (0.42%) OpenBSD
16 4 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (29.14%) ITIL
2 157 (16.34%) Network Management
3 134 (13.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 129 (13.42%) Network Monitoring
5 113 (11.76%) Load Balancing
6 111 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
7 104 (10.82%) Service Management
8 98 (10.20%) Problem Management
9 92 (9.57%) Change Management
10 80 (8.32%) Network Load Balancing
10 80 (8.32%) Service Delivery
11 78 (8.12%) Kalman Filter
12 76 (7.91%) Incident Management
13 70 (7.28%) Migration
14 59 (6.14%) Cybersecurity
14 59 (6.14%) Disaster Recovery
15 58 (6.04%) ITSM
16 57 (5.93%) DevOps
17 55 (5.72%) Configuration Management
18 53 (5.52%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 91 (9.47%) SQL
2 87 (9.05%) Python
3 86 (8.95%) PowerShell
4 75 (7.80%) Bash Shell
5 61 (6.35%) Perl
6 37 (3.85%) Java
7 25 (2.60%) C#
8 22 (2.29%) JavaScript
8 22 (2.29%) PHP
9 19 (1.98%) C
10 16 (1.66%) RPG
10 16 (1.66%) Ruby
11 13 (1.35%) Korn
12 11 (1.14%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.14%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.52%) C-shell
14 4 (0.42%) VB
15 2 (0.21%) AWK
15 2 (0.21%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.21%) sed
Qualifications
1 412 (42.87%) Cisco Certification
2 338 (35.17%) CCNP
3 250 (26.01%) CCNA
4 78 (8.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 70 (7.28%) CCIE
6 57 (5.93%) CISSP
6 57 (5.93%) Degree
7 56 (5.83%) Security Cleared
8 45 (4.68%) MCSE
9 29 (3.02%) SC Cleared
10 25 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
11 22 (2.29%) Network+ Certification
12 21 (2.19%) CCDP
12 21 (2.19%) CISA
12 21 (2.19%) CISM
12 21 (2.19%) Citrix Certification
12 21 (2.19%) DV Cleared
12 21 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (2.19%) MCSA
12 21 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (8.74%) SLA
2 64 (6.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (5.72%) PCI DSS
4 29 (3.02%) COBIT
5 26 (2.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (2.39%) QA
7 21 (2.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 19 (1.98%) GDPR
9 7 (0.73%) PMO
10 6 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.42%) GPG13
11 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 3 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
12 3 (0.31%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.21%) ISO 31000
13 2 (0.21%) TickIT
14 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.10%) GCP
System Software
1 246 (25.60%) Active Directory
1 246 (25.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 131 (13.63%) Hyper-V
3 51 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
4 48 (4.99%) VMware NSX
5 38 (3.95%) VMware Server
6 21 (2.19%) vSphere
7 20 (2.08%) NFS
8 18 (1.87%) iptables
9 16 (1.66%) ProxySG
9 16 (1.66%) Samba
10 15 (1.56%) DFS Replication
10 15 (1.56%) Docker
10 15 (1.56%) XenServer
11 12 (1.25%) Firmware
12 11 (1.14%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.83%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.83%) XenApp
14 7 (0.73%) Xen
14 7 (0.73%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 154 (16.02%) Nagios
2 145 (15.09%) Cisco Prime
3 140 (14.57%) SCOM
4 117 (12.17%) SCCM
5 61 (6.35%) Ansible
5 61 (6.35%) Puppet
6 53 (5.52%) SolarWinds Orion
7 46 (4.79%) ZABBIX
8 45 (4.68%) Cisco CUCM
9 44 (4.58%) QRadar
10 35 (3.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 33 (3.43%) Cacti
11 33 (3.43%) Nessus
12 29 (3.02%) Stealthwatch
13 26 (2.71%) OpenVAS
14 23 (2.39%) Core Impact
14 23 (2.39%) Nexpose
14 23 (2.39%) vCenter Server
15 22 (2.29%) Cisco IPCC
16 21 (2.19%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 547 (56.92%) Cisco
2 388 (40.37%) VMware
3 320 (33.30%) Microsoft
4 199 (20.71%) F5
5 163 (16.96%) CheckPoint
6 153 (15.92%) HP
7 129 (13.42%) Meraki
8 118 (12.28%) Juniper
9 116 (12.07%) Citrix
10 115 (11.97%) Riverbed
11 110 (11.45%) Palo Alto
12 83 (8.64%) NetApp
13 74 (7.70%) Red Hat
14 70 (7.28%) EMC
15 67 (6.97%) McAfee
15 67 (6.97%) Oracle
16 64 (6.66%) Dell
17 63 (6.56%) Zscaler
18 62 (6.45%) ServiceNow
19 59 (6.14%) Splunk