Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 498 548 516
Rank change year-on-year +50 -32 +96
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 299 687 964
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.48% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 1.08% 1.13% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 259 519 843
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -8.65% +6.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.78% -5.26% +11.76%

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 27,628 61,063 75,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.08% 42.37% 43.38%
Number of salaries quoted 21,132 46,923 58,114
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £30,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +4.76%

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 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 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 +30 275 £52,500 +10.53% 42
UK excluding London +84 190 £48,500 +7.78% 38
London +58 105 £60,000 +9.09% 7
South East +74 67 £52,250 +16.11% 8
North of England +93 38 £47,500 +10.14% 9
Midlands +65 31 £34,500 -31.00% 9
West Midlands +65 26 £30,500 -39.00% 8
Yorkshire +116 25 £52,500 +17.32% 5
South West +111 21 £72,500 +70.59% 5
Work from Home +48 15 £47,500 +46.15% 4
East of England +88 13 £46,250 -7.50% 4
Scotland +91 11 £52,500 +16.67% 2
North West +100 9 £47,500 +8.57% 3
Wales +36 9 £45,000 -10.00% 1
East Midlands +58 5 £46,250 +2.78% 1
North East +5 4 £35,000 +34.62% 1

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 163 (54.52%) Cisco
2 141 (47.16%) Firewall
3 115 (38.46%) VMware
4 100 (33.44%) Cisco Certification
5 95 (31.77%) Windows
6 93 (31.10%) WAN
6 93 (31.10%) VMware Infrastructure
7 89 (29.77%) Azure
8 85 (28.43%) Microsoft
9 83 (27.76%) LAN
10 79 (26.42%) Data Centre
11 77 (25.75%) Cisco ASA
12 70 (23.41%) Linux
12 70 (23.41%) Wireless
13 69 (23.08%) BGP
14 68 (22.74%) Active Directory
15 63 (21.07%) OSPF
16 60 (20.07%) CCNA
16 60 (20.07%) VPN
17 59 (19.73%) CCNP
18 57 (19.06%) DNS
18 57 (19.06%) Juniper
19 54 (18.06%) CheckPoint
20 53 (17.73%) Windows Server
21 48 (16.05%) ITIL
22 47 (15.72%) VoIP
23 46 (15.38%) PowerShell
23 46 (15.38%) Security Cleared
23 46 (15.38%) Network Security
24 45 (15.05%) Office 365

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 15 (5.02%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.34%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.01%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.34%) Apache
4 4 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.00%) nginx
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (4.68%) MS Visio
2 12 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (5.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 89 (29.77%) Azure
2 45 (15.05%) Office 365
3 34 (11.37%) AWS
4 17 (5.69%) IaaS
5 16 (5.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (3.68%) Mimecast
7 6 (2.01%) PaaS
8 5 (1.67%) SaaS
9 3 (1.00%) G Suite
9 3 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.67%) Datadog
10 2 (0.67%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.33%) GCP
11 1 (0.33%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 141 (47.16%) Firewall
2 93 (31.10%) WAN
3 83 (27.76%) LAN
4 77 (25.75%) Cisco ASA
5 70 (23.41%) Wireless
6 69 (23.08%) BGP
7 63 (21.07%) OSPF
8 60 (20.07%) VPN
9 57 (19.06%) DNS
10 47 (15.72%) VoIP
11 46 (15.38%) Network Security
12 45 (15.05%) DHCP
13 42 (14.05%) TCP/IP
14 39 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
15 38 (12.71%) MPLS
16 33 (11.04%) Wi-Fi
17 32 (10.70%) SSL
18 30 (10.03%) SAN
19 28 (9.36%) IPsec
20 22 (7.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.01%) Redis
3 5 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.34%) Big Data
4 4 (1.34%) MySQL
5 3 (1.00%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.33%) OLAP
6 1 (0.33%) OLTP
6 1 (0.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (3.01%) Selenium
2 8 (2.68%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (2.01%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.67%) Subversion
5 3 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.33%) GitLab
7 1 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 43 (14.38%) Finance
2 21 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.01%) Advertising
4 8 (2.68%) Military
5 7 (2.34%) Public Sector
6 6 (2.01%) Banking
6 6 (2.01%) Retail
7 4 (1.34%) Legal
7 4 (1.34%) Local Government
7 4 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.67%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.33%) Fire and Rescue
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 97 (32.44%) Network Engineer
2 38 (12.71%) Support Engineer
3 31 (10.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 29 (9.70%) Analyst
5 22 (7.36%) IT Engineer
5 22 (7.36%) Senior Network Engineer
6 21 (7.02%) Cisco Engineer
6 21 (7.02%) Consultant
7 19 (6.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 17 (5.69%) Network Support
8 17 (5.69%) Network Support Engineer
9 15 (5.02%) IT Support
10 14 (4.68%) Developer
10 14 (4.68%) IT Support Engineer
11 13 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 13 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (4.35%) Network Analyst
11 13 (4.35%) Security Analyst
11 13 (4.35%) ServiceNow Developer
12 12 (4.01%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.35%) CSS
2 14 (4.68%) HTML
3 12 (4.01%) Ajax
3 12 (4.01%) AngularJS
3 12 (4.01%) jQuery
3 12 (4.01%) XML
4 11 (3.68%) LDAP
5 10 (3.34%) XMPP
6 6 (2.01%) 802.1X
7 4 (1.34%) Middleware
8 3 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (1.00%) JSON
8 3 (1.00%) Regular Expression
8 3 (1.00%) YAML
9 1 (0.33%) .NET
9 1 (0.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 79 (26.42%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.35%) PKI
2 13 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 12 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.68%) DataPower
4 11 (3.68%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.34%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (2.01%) Replication
7 5 (1.67%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.34%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.34%) CMDB
8 4 (1.34%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.00%) CCTV
9 3 (1.00%) Clustering
9 3 (1.00%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.00%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.00%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.00%) HACMP
9 3 (1.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 95 (31.77%) Windows
2 70 (23.41%) Linux
3 53 (17.73%) Windows Server
4 25 (8.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (7.36%) CentOS
6 20 (6.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (6.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 18 (6.02%) Windows 10
9 16 (5.35%) Unix
10 13 (4.35%) Windows 7
11 9 (3.01%) Solaris
11 9 (3.01%) VyOS
12 7 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (1.67%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.34%) Fedora
14 4 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (1.00%) AIX
15 3 (1.00%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2019
16 2 (0.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (16.05%) ITIL
2 45 (15.05%) Network Monitoring
3 34 (11.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 33 (11.04%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (10.70%) ITSM
6 31 (10.37%) Service Management
7 28 (9.36%) DevOps
8 26 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
8 26 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (7.69%) High Availability
9 23 (7.69%) Network Management
9 23 (7.69%) Task Automation
10 21 (7.02%) Load Balancing
10 21 (7.02%) Project Management
11 20 (6.69%) SIEM
12 19 (6.35%) Mentoring
12 19 (6.35%) Project Delivery
13 17 (5.69%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (5.35%) Migration
14 16 (5.35%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 30 (10.03%) Python
3 22 (7.36%) SQL
4 13 (4.35%) C
5 11 (3.68%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.67%) Perl
7 4 (1.34%) VBScript
8 3 (1.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.00%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 100 (33.44%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (20.07%) CCNA
3 59 (19.73%) CCNP
4 46 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 26 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 22 (7.36%) Degree
7 16 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (4.68%) DV Cleared
9 12 (4.01%) MCSE
10 8 (2.68%) CCIE
10 8 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (2.68%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (2.34%) CISSP
12 6 (2.01%) A+ Certification
12 6 (2.01%) GCFE
12 6 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.67%) CCSA
14 4 (1.34%) GIAC
14 4 (1.34%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (14.38%) SLA
2 18 (6.02%) QA
3 10 (3.34%) GDPR
4 7 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.33%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (31.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (22.74%) Active Directory
3 31 (10.37%) vSphere
4 21 (7.02%) Hyper-V
5 20 (6.69%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (4.35%) Docker
7 10 (3.34%) XenApp
8 7 (2.34%) VMware NSX
9 6 (2.01%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (1.34%) NFS
10 4 (1.34%) Samba
10 4 (1.34%) VirtualBox
10 4 (1.34%) Xen
11 2 (0.67%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.67%) Firmware
11 2 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.67%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.33%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (12.71%) Cisco Prime
2 32 (10.70%) SCOM
3 30 (10.03%) Ansible
4 28 (9.36%) SCCM
5 23 (7.69%) Nagios
6 18 (6.02%) WSUS
7 17 (5.69%) Cisco CUCM
8 16 (5.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 15 (5.02%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (4.35%) FortiGate
10 13 (4.35%) vRealize
11 12 (4.01%) Puppet
11 12 (4.01%) Tivoli
12 11 (3.68%) vCenter Server
13 10 (3.34%) Kubernetes
13 10 (3.34%) SolarWinds Orion
14 8 (2.68%) Red Hat Satellite
14 8 (2.68%) Terraform
14 8 (2.68%) ZABBIX
15 7 (2.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 163 (54.52%) Cisco
2 115 (38.46%) VMware
3 85 (28.43%) Microsoft
4 57 (19.06%) Juniper
5 54 (18.06%) CheckPoint
6 37 (12.37%) Meraki
7 36 (12.04%) Palo Alto
8 31 (10.37%) Red Hat
9 28 (9.36%) Citrix
10 27 (9.03%) F5
11 26 (8.70%) ServiceNow
12 25 (8.36%) IBM
13 22 (7.36%) Remedy
14 21 (7.02%) HP
15 20 (6.69%) Aruba
15 20 (6.69%) Fortinet
15 20 (6.69%) McAfee
16 19 (6.35%) Sophos
17 17 (5.69%) Dell
18 16 (5.35%) NetApp