Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 532 514 607
Rank change year-on-year -18 +93 -34
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 584 812 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.54% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 1.13% 1.27% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 469 627 631
UK median annual salary £48,300 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +6.38% +10.59%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £74,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +12.50%

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 51,906 64,142 78,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.94% 42.37% 44.26%
Number of salaries quoted 39,753 49,368 61,835
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 February 2020.

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 20 February 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 0 573 £48,300 -3.40% 86
UK excluding London -3 366 £47,000 -1.05% 77
London +9 213 £56,250 +1.35% 16
South East -31 126 £50,000 -4.76% 29
Midlands +57 105 £39,750 -20.50% 15
West Midlands +57 87 £39,500 -7.06% 11
North of England +31 54 £35,000 -11.39% 16
South West +33 50 £48,750 -2.50% 3
North West +42 30 £30,947 -22.63% 6
East of England +6 25 £50,000 +38.89% 7
East Midlands +22 18 £65,000 +23.81% 4
Yorkshire +26 12 £43,750 - 7
North East +9 12 £35,000 +32.08% 3
Scotland +33 4 £48,750 -15.22% 2
Wales -3 2 £47,500 -14.01% 5

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 377 (64.55%) Cisco
2 281 (48.12%) Firewall
3 262 (44.86%) Cisco Certification
4 224 (38.36%) VMware
5 217 (37.16%) WAN
6 216 (36.99%) Windows
7 200 (34.25%) LAN
8 198 (33.90%) VMware Infrastructure
9 192 (32.88%) Data Centre
10 189 (32.36%) Microsoft
11 185 (31.68%) CCNP
12 184 (31.51%) Azure
13 178 (30.48%) DNS
14 175 (29.97%) Active Directory
15 154 (26.37%) ITIL
16 148 (25.34%) VPN
17 140 (23.97%) Wireless
18 139 (23.80%) Cisco ASA
19 135 (23.12%) DHCP
20 133 (22.77%) TCP/IP
21 129 (22.09%) CCNA
22 127 (21.75%) Finance
23 115 (19.69%) Network Security
24 112 (19.18%) Linux
24 112 (19.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 111 (19.01%) Windows Server
26 109 (18.66%) BGP
27 107 (18.32%) Palo Alto
28 106 (18.15%) OSPF
29 105 (17.98%) Juniper

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 37 (6.34%) MS Exchange
2 26 (4.45%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (2.05%) IIS
5 11 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (1.88%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.86%) nginx
7 4 (0.68%) CMS
7 4 (0.68%) Confluence
7 4 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.51%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.34%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 184 (31.51%) Azure
2 104 (17.81%) Office 365
3 60 (10.27%) AWS
4 16 (2.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 12 (2.05%) GitHub
6 10 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (1.71%) Mimecast
7 9 (1.54%) Datadog
7 9 (1.54%) GCP
8 7 (1.20%) IaaS
8 7 (1.20%) PaaS
8 7 (1.20%) SaaS
9 6 (1.03%) Serverless
10 5 (0.86%) Stackdriver
10 5 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.68%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 281 (48.12%) Firewall
2 217 (37.16%) WAN
3 200 (34.25%) LAN
4 178 (30.48%) DNS
5 148 (25.34%) VPN
6 140 (23.97%) Wireless
7 139 (23.80%) Cisco ASA
8 135 (23.12%) DHCP
9 133 (22.77%) TCP/IP
10 115 (19.69%) Network Security
11 109 (18.66%) BGP
12 106 (18.15%) OSPF
13 98 (16.78%) Cisco Nexus
14 86 (14.73%) IPsec
15 81 (13.87%) SAN
16 78 (13.36%) MPLS
17 71 (12.16%) Cisco ISE
18 62 (10.62%) Wi-Fi
19 60 (10.27%) SSL
20 49 (8.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.28%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.77%) Big Data
3 6 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (0.86%) Apache Hive
4 5 (0.86%) Hadoop
4 5 (0.86%) MongoDB
4 5 (0.86%) MySQL
4 5 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.68%) Geospatial Data
5 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2017
6 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.05%) JIRA
2 10 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
2 10 (1.71%) TeamCity
3 9 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (1.54%) Rational Quality Manager
4 7 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.51%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.17%) MSI
8 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 127 (21.75%) Finance
2 48 (8.22%) Telecoms
3 29 (4.97%) Retail
4 24 (4.11%) Public Sector
5 19 (3.25%) Legal
6 15 (2.57%) Law
7 10 (1.71%) Fire and Rescue
7 10 (1.71%) Police
8 9 (1.54%) Banking
9 6 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.86%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.86%) Electronics
10 5 (0.86%) Marketing
11 4 (0.68%) Back Office
12 2 (0.34%) Military
13 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.17%) International Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Local Government
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 236 (40.41%) Network Engineer
2 102 (17.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 54 (9.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 51 (8.73%) Analyst
5 50 (8.56%) Support Engineer
6 49 (8.39%) Senior Network Engineer
7 41 (7.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 32 (5.48%) IT Engineer
9 31 (5.31%) NOC Engineer
9 31 (5.31%) Security Engineer
10 25 (4.28%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 24 (4.11%) Consultant
12 23 (3.94%) Network Security Engineer
13 22 (3.77%) Network Analyst
14 18 (3.08%) IT Support
14 18 (3.08%) Network Consultant
15 17 (2.91%) Security Analyst
16 16 (2.74%) IT Support Engineer
17 15 (2.57%) Lead Network Engineer
18 14 (2.40%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.57%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (2.40%) .NET
3 13 (2.23%) 802.1X
4 12 (2.05%) SailPoint
5 9 (1.54%) .NET Core
6 8 (1.37%) RESTful
6 8 (1.37%) SignalR
7 7 (1.20%) CSS
7 7 (1.20%) XMPP
8 5 (0.86%) Kafka
9 4 (0.68%) CSS3
9 4 (0.68%) HTML
9 4 (0.68%) HTML5
9 4 (0.68%) JSON
9 4 (0.68%) Redux
10 3 (0.51%) EJB
10 3 (0.51%) Node.js
10 3 (0.51%) Regular Expression
11 2 (0.34%) Apache NiFi
11 2 (0.34%) Jinja
Miscellaneous
1 192 (32.88%) Data Centre
2 49 (8.39%) Management Information System
3 38 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.28%) Enterprise Storage
5 24 (4.11%) PKI
6 21 (3.60%) Driving Licence
7 19 (3.25%) DataPower
8 16 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (2.40%) CCTV
9 14 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (2.23%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (1.71%) Replication
12 9 (1.54%) User Experience
13 8 (1.37%) Clustering
13 8 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (1.20%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.86%) BYOD
15 5 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 216 (36.99%) Windows
2 112 (19.18%) Linux
3 111 (19.01%) Windows Server
4 41 (7.02%) Windows 10
5 30 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (4.79%) Unix
7 27 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (4.28%) CentOS
9 22 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (3.42%) Ubuntu
11 14 (2.40%) Fedora
12 12 (2.05%) Windows 7
13 6 (1.03%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.86%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.34%) AIX
15 2 (0.34%) Debian
15 2 (0.34%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.17%) Android
16 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (26.37%) ITIL
2 112 (19.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 86 (14.73%) Network Monitoring
4 70 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (11.47%) Cybersecurity
6 65 (11.13%) SIEM
7 61 (10.45%) Load Balancing
8 60 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
9 54 (9.25%) Change Control
9 54 (9.25%) Change Management
9 54 (9.25%) Mentoring
10 52 (8.90%) Migration
11 51 (8.73%) High Availability
12 50 (8.56%) Network Design
13 49 (8.39%) Service Management
14 46 (7.88%) Service Delivery
15 38 (6.51%) Information Security
15 38 (6.51%) Network Management
16 35 (5.99%) Kalman Filter
17 31 (5.31%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 76 (13.01%) Python
2 70 (11.99%) PowerShell
3 43 (7.36%) Bash Shell
4 24 (4.11%) SQL
5 17 (2.91%) C
6 15 (2.57%) Java
7 12 (2.05%) C++
8 8 (1.37%) Ruby
9 6 (1.03%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.86%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.86%) Perl
10 5 (0.86%) VBScript
11 4 (0.68%) C#
11 4 (0.68%) PHP
12 3 (0.51%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.34%) VB
14 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 262 (44.86%) Cisco Certification
2 185 (31.68%) CCNP
3 129 (22.09%) CCNA
4 83 (14.21%) Degree
5 59 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 47 (8.05%) CCIE
7 39 (6.68%) Security Cleared
8 35 (5.99%) MCSE
9 29 (4.97%) CISSP
10 25 (4.28%) MCSA
11 19 (3.25%) CCDP
11 19 (3.25%) CompTIA Security+
12 18 (3.08%) DV Cleared
13 17 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (2.74%) Network+ Certification
14 16 (2.74%) SC Cleared
15 15 (2.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 15 (2.57%) GIAC
15 15 (2.57%) SSCP
16 14 (2.40%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (14.38%) SLA
2 20 (3.42%) PCI DSS
3 17 (2.91%) Cyber Essentials
3 17 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (0.51%) QA
4 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.34%) GDPR
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 198 (33.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 175 (29.97%) Active Directory
3 37 (6.34%) XenApp
4 30 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (4.97%) Hyper-V
6 16 (2.74%) Docker
7 14 (2.40%) NFS
7 14 (2.40%) Samba
7 14 (2.40%) VirtualBox
7 14 (2.40%) Xen
7 14 (2.40%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.88%) VMware Workstation
9 10 (1.71%) VMware NSX
10 8 (1.37%) vSphere
11 6 (1.03%) Firmware
11 6 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.86%) HDFS
12 5 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.68%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 83 (14.21%) SCCM
2 80 (13.70%) Cisco Prime
3 56 (9.59%) SCOM
4 50 (8.56%) Nagios
5 46 (7.88%) SolarWinds Orion
6 45 (7.71%) Ansible
7 40 (6.85%) McAfee ePO
8 37 (6.34%) Cisco CUCM
9 36 (6.16%) vCenter Server
10 31 (5.31%) Puppet
11 29 (4.97%) WSUS
12 26 (4.45%) Terraform
13 20 (3.42%) Nessus
14 19 (3.25%) FortiGate
15 18 (3.08%) Cisco UCCX
16 17 (2.91%) ZABBIX
17 16 (2.74%) Kubernetes
17 16 (2.74%) OpenNMS
18 14 (2.40%) Kibana
18 14 (2.40%) Packer
Vendors
1 377 (64.55%) Cisco
2 224 (38.36%) VMware
3 189 (32.36%) Microsoft
4 107 (18.32%) Palo Alto
5 105 (17.98%) Juniper
6 101 (17.29%) CheckPoint
7 95 (16.27%) Meraki
8 87 (14.90%) F5
9 83 (14.21%) Citrix
10 70 (11.99%) NetApp
11 58 (9.93%) McAfee
12 52 (8.90%) Aruba
13 39 (6.68%) HP
14 35 (5.99%) Dell
15 33 (5.65%) Barracuda Networks
16 32 (5.48%) Red Hat
17 31 (5.31%) IBM
17 31 (5.31%) Splunk
18 28 (4.79%) Fortinet
19 25 (4.28%) Forcepoint