Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 594 576 603
Rank change year-on-year -18 +27 +8
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 705 777 874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.44% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 0.91% 1.01% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 593 705 748
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +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 77,460 77,178 94,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.66% 43.73% 45.47%
Number of salaries quoted 60,671 62,096 77,095
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
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 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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 -37 656 £45,000 +5.88% 91
UK excluding London +1 483 £42,500 +6.25% 77
South East +34 230 £42,714 +0.50% 32
London -26 216 £52,500 - 24
Midlands -35 86 £40,000 -5.88% 10
South West +50 73 £45,000 -6.74% 9
West Midlands -9 61 £42,500 +25.00% 7
North of England -11 51 £37,747 +7.85% 14
Wales +41 45 £40,000 -8.57%
Scotland -21 27 £57,500 +53.33% 10
Yorkshire +44 26 £36,000 -9.43% 8
North West -20 25 £42,750 +26.99% 6
East Midlands -25 22 £20,000 -52.94% 3
East of England -49 9 £45,000 -5.26% 2

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 432 (61.28%) Cisco
2 328 (46.52%) Firewall
3 300 (42.55%) Cisco Certification
4 273 (38.72%) ITIL
5 257 (36.45%) Windows
6 252 (35.74%) VMware
7 234 (33.19%) CCNP
8 222 (31.49%) WAN
9 205 (29.08%) Microsoft
10 198 (28.09%) VPN
11 180 (25.53%) Cisco ASA
12 175 (24.82%) LAN
13 166 (23.55%) CCNA
14 165 (23.40%) Active Directory
15 163 (23.12%) F5
16 161 (22.84%) Data Centre
17 155 (21.99%) Linux
18 154 (21.84%) Wireless
19 146 (20.71%) DNS
20 142 (20.14%) TCP/IP
21 137 (19.43%) Palo Alto
22 135 (19.15%) Finance
23 131 (18.58%) Juniper
24 130 (18.44%) MPLS
25 129 (18.30%) Windows Server
26 125 (17.73%) Network Monitoring
27 124 (17.59%) VMware Infrastructure
28 116 (16.45%) CheckPoint
29 110 (15.60%) BGP
30 106 (15.04%) Cisco Nexus

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 49 (6.95%) MS Exchange
2 48 (6.81%) IIS
3 39 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (4.82%) Apache
5 24 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (2.55%) Skype for Business
7 15 (2.13%) Confluence
7 15 (2.13%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.56%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.85%) CMS
9 6 (0.85%) nginx
9 6 (0.85%) SAS
10 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.57%) JBoss
10 4 (0.57%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.57%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.43%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.28%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 39 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.42%) MetaTrader
2 7 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 101 (14.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (7.09%) Office 365
4 22 (3.12%) SaaS
5 14 (1.99%) IaaS
6 8 (1.13%) PaaS
7 7 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.85%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.71%) GitHub
10 4 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.57%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.43%) Akamai
11 3 (0.43%) G Suite
12 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.14%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 328 (46.52%) Firewall
2 222 (31.49%) WAN
3 198 (28.09%) VPN
4 180 (25.53%) Cisco ASA
5 175 (24.82%) LAN
6 154 (21.84%) Wireless
7 146 (20.71%) DNS
8 142 (20.14%) TCP/IP
9 130 (18.44%) MPLS
10 110 (15.60%) BGP
11 106 (15.04%) Cisco Nexus
12 104 (14.75%) DHCP
13 101 (14.33%) SAN
14 91 (12.91%) OSPF
15 80 (11.35%) VLAN
16 79 (11.21%) IPsec
17 77 (10.92%) Network Security
18 76 (10.78%) SSL
19 74 (10.50%) Cisco ISE
20 65 (9.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.40%) MySQL
3 26 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (2.41%) Oracle Database
8 15 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
9 12 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.85%) MariaDB
12 5 (0.71%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.57%) Informix
14 3 (0.43%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
15 2 (0.28%) InfluxDB
15 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
15 2 (0.28%) SQLite
16 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 47 (6.67%) JIRA
2 18 (2.55%) TeamCity
3 17 (2.41%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.84%) Redmine
5 12 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.56%) NuGet
7 10 (1.42%) Ant
7 10 (1.42%) Eclipse
7 10 (1.42%) Fiddler
7 10 (1.42%) IntelliJ
7 10 (1.42%) Maven
7 10 (1.42%) ReSharper
7 10 (1.42%) Vagrant
7 10 (1.42%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.57%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.28%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.14%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 135 (19.15%) Finance
2 25 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.40%) Banking
4 10 (1.42%) Retail
5 9 (1.28%) Advertising
5 9 (1.28%) Billing
5 9 (1.28%) Games
5 9 (1.28%) Law
5 9 (1.28%) Legal
6 7 (0.99%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.71%) Publishing
8 3 (0.43%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.28%) Local Government
9 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.14%) Back Office
10 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 230 (32.62%) Network Engineer
2 122 (17.30%) Analyst
3 84 (11.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 84 (11.91%) Senior Network Engineer
4 68 (9.65%) Cisco Engineer
5 58 (8.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 51 (7.23%) Administrator
7 44 (6.24%) Support Analyst
8 41 (5.82%) Lead Network Engineer
9 39 (5.53%) Support Engineer
10 36 (5.11%) Operations Analyst
11 34 (4.82%) Network Manager
12 28 (3.97%) Linux Engineer
12 28 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
13 27 (3.83%) DBA
13 27 (3.83%) IT Engineer
13 27 (3.83%) SQL DBA
14 26 (3.69%) Operational Support Analyst
14 26 (3.69%) Operations Support Analyst
14 26 (3.69%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.52%) .NET
2 33 (4.68%) Web Services
3 23 (3.26%) XMPP
4 20 (2.84%) Middleware
5 17 (2.41%) REST
6 15 (2.13%) 802.1X
6 15 (2.13%) XML
7 12 (1.70%) FIX Protocol
7 12 (1.70%) JSON
8 11 (1.56%) LAMP
9 10 (1.42%) ActiveMQ
9 10 (1.42%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (1.42%) SOAP
9 10 (1.42%) TIBCO EMS
10 9 (1.28%) CSS
10 9 (1.28%) SailPoint
11 8 (1.13%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.85%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 161 (22.84%) Data Centre
2 52 (7.38%) Clustering
3 49 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (5.82%) Computer Science
5 33 (4.68%) User Experience
6 27 (3.83%) Management Information System
7 24 (3.40%) Public Cloud
7 24 (3.40%) Video Conferencing
8 22 (3.12%) Client/Server
9 20 (2.84%) Driving Licence
10 17 (2.41%) PKI
11 16 (2.27%) Replication
12 13 (1.84%) iPhone
13 11 (1.56%) Virtual Team
14 9 (1.28%) DataPower
14 9 (1.28%) FlexPod
14 9 (1.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 8 (1.13%) Hedge funds
15 8 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
16 7 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 257 (36.45%) Windows
2 155 (21.99%) Linux
3 129 (18.30%) Windows Server
4 91 (12.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (11.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (7.09%) CentOS
7 42 (5.96%) Unix
8 26 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (3.40%) Ubuntu
10 19 (2.70%) Windows 10
11 15 (2.13%) Windows 7
12 13 (1.84%) Debian
13 12 (1.70%) Solaris
14 10 (1.42%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.99%) Android
17 4 (0.57%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.57%) Kali Linux
18 3 (0.43%) SUSE
19 1 (0.14%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (38.72%) ITIL
2 125 (17.73%) Network Monitoring
3 102 (14.47%) Service Delivery
4 100 (14.18%) Load Balancing
5 96 (13.62%) Change Management
6 95 (13.48%) Network Management
7 76 (10.78%) Service Management
8 71 (10.07%) Problem Management
9 58 (8.23%) Change Control
9 58 (8.23%) Coaching
10 56 (7.94%) ITSM
11 55 (7.80%) Network Design
12 51 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
13 48 (6.81%) Performance Management
14 47 (6.67%) SIEM
15 45 (6.38%) Release Management
16 40 (5.67%) Ticket Management
17 39 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
17 39 (5.53%) Information Security
18 38 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (13.05%) PowerShell
2 74 (10.50%) Perl
3 73 (10.35%) SQL
4 63 (8.94%) Bash Shell
5 60 (8.51%) Python
6 58 (8.23%) Java
7 41 (5.82%) C#
8 28 (3.97%) C
9 26 (3.69%) RPG
9 26 (3.69%) T-SQL
10 20 (2.84%) JavaScript
11 13 (1.84%) Korn
12 10 (1.42%) PHP
13 8 (1.13%) Ruby
14 7 (0.99%) C++
14 7 (0.99%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.57%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.57%) R
15 4 (0.57%) VB
16 1 (0.14%) sed
Qualifications
1 300 (42.55%) Cisco Certification
2 234 (33.19%) CCNP
3 166 (23.55%) CCNA
4 73 (10.35%) CCIE
5 70 (9.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 60 (8.51%) ITIL Certification
7 57 (8.09%) Degree
8 44 (6.24%) Security Cleared
9 41 (5.82%) MCSE
10 31 (4.40%) CISSP
11 25 (3.55%) GIAC
12 24 (3.40%) SC Cleared
13 22 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
13 22 (3.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 20 (2.84%) DV Cleared
14 20 (2.84%) SANS
15 18 (2.55%) Citrix Certification
16 17 (2.41%) Linux+ Certification
16 17 (2.41%) SSCP
17 15 (2.13%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (12.20%) SLA
2 34 (4.82%) QA
3 26 (3.69%) PCI DSS
4 15 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.71%) COBIT
5 5 (0.71%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.71%) PMO
6 4 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.57%) GDPR
6 4 (0.57%) GPG13
6 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.28%) TickIT
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 165 (23.40%) Active Directory
2 124 (17.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (14.04%) Hyper-V
4 45 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
5 34 (4.82%) VMware NSX
6 30 (4.26%) vSphere
7 13 (1.84%) NFS
7 13 (1.84%) Samba
8 12 (1.70%) XenApp
9 11 (1.56%) XenDesktop
10 10 (1.42%) Docker
10 10 (1.42%) Terminal Services
10 10 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (1.28%) VMware Server
12 8 (1.13%) DFS Replication
13 7 (0.99%) KVM
14 4 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 92 (13.05%) Nagios
1 92 (13.05%) SCCM
2 76 (10.78%) SCOM
3 68 (9.65%) Cisco Prime
4 57 (8.09%) Puppet
5 56 (7.94%) SolarWinds Orion
6 50 (7.09%) Ansible
7 41 (5.82%) Cisco CUCM
8 32 (4.54%) Cacti
9 30 (4.26%) ZABBIX
10 21 (2.98%) vCenter Server
11 19 (2.70%) QRadar
12 17 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
13 16 (2.27%) FortiGate
13 16 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
14 15 (2.13%) WSUS
15 14 (1.99%) Nessus
15 14 (1.99%) SCVMM
16 12 (1.70%) NetBackup
16 12 (1.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 432 (61.28%) Cisco
2 252 (35.74%) VMware
3 205 (29.08%) Microsoft
4 163 (23.12%) F5
5 137 (19.43%) Palo Alto
6 131 (18.58%) Juniper
7 116 (16.45%) CheckPoint
8 90 (12.77%) Citrix
9 86 (12.20%) HP
10 64 (9.08%) NetApp
11 55 (7.80%) Dell
12 47 (6.67%) Meraki
13 42 (5.96%) Red Hat
14 41 (5.82%) Fortinet
14 41 (5.82%) McAfee
15 39 (5.53%) Infoblox
16 36 (5.11%) EMC
17 34 (4.82%) Aruba
18 32 (4.54%) Riverbed
19 31 (4.40%) Splunk