Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 663 527 571
Rank change year-on-year -136 +44 -53
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 343 306 691
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.43% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 1.07% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 279 255 522
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £38,635 £41,625 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £52,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +9.47% -5.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £82,488
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year -12.82% +8.33% -2.17%

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 43,111 28,472 60,593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.30% 40.27% 41.72%
Number of salaries quoted 29,111 22,143 47,018
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,250 £39,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £72,000 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.13% +4.44% +2.27%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -143 310 £52,500 - 78
UK excluding London -134 189 £42,500 -12.82% 65
London -98 131 £62,500 +4.17% 22
Work from Home -210 61 £51,500 +8.42% 9
North of England -59 48 £50,000 +9.29% 11
Midlands -69 43 £34,000 +1.49% 13
South East -99 42 £42,500 -18.27% 13
North West -19 28 £50,000 +2.56% 6
West Midlands -73 22 £34,499 +13.11% 9
East Midlands -33 21 £25,000 -50.00% 4
South West -61 20 £44,250 -27.76% 14
East of England -21 18 £55,000 +22.22% 5
North East -10 11 £80,000 +128.57% 4
Scotland -58 11 £38,635 -26.41% 6
Yorkshire -68 9 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Wales -19 7 £45,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 168 (48.98%) Cisco
2 161 (46.94%) Firewall
3 152 (44.31%) VMware
4 150 (43.73%) Azure
5 144 (41.98%) Windows
6 119 (34.69%) Microsoft
7 105 (30.61%) Active Directory
7 105 (30.61%) WAN
8 98 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
9 97 (28.28%) LAN
9 97 (28.28%) VMware Infrastructure
10 94 (27.41%) Windows Server
11 91 (26.53%) Data Centre
12 87 (25.36%) Microsoft 365
13 79 (23.03%) PowerShell
14 78 (22.74%) DNS
15 76 (22.16%) Social Skills
16 75 (21.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 67 (19.53%) ITIL
18 66 (19.24%) TCP/IP
19 64 (18.66%) VPN
19 64 (18.66%) Linux
19 64 (18.66%) CCNP
20 59 (17.20%) Finance
21 57 (16.62%) AWS
22 56 (16.33%) CCNA
23 52 (15.16%) BGP
24 51 (14.87%) OSPF
24 51 (14.87%) Network Design
25 50 (14.58%) SAN

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 31 (9.04%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.92%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.62%) Apache
3 9 (2.62%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.33%) IIS
5 5 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.17%) nginx
6 4 (1.17%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.29%) CMS
8 1 (0.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Relativity
1 1 (0.29%) Sage X3
1 1 (0.29%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 150 (43.73%) Azure
2 87 (25.36%) Microsoft 365
3 57 (16.62%) AWS
4 46 (13.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (5.54%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (4.96%) IaaS
7 16 (4.66%) GCP
8 14 (4.08%) PaaS
9 12 (3.50%) SaaS
10 9 (2.62%) OneDrive
11 7 (2.04%) Mimecast
11 7 (2.04%) Power Platform
12 3 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.87%) Serverless
12 3 (0.87%) Yammer
13 2 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.58%) Azure Sentinel
13 2 (0.58%) Datadog
13 2 (0.58%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 161 (46.94%) Firewall
2 105 (30.61%) WAN
3 97 (28.28%) LAN
4 78 (22.74%) DNS
5 66 (19.24%) TCP/IP
6 64 (18.66%) VPN
7 52 (15.16%) BGP
8 51 (14.87%) OSPF
9 50 (14.58%) DHCP
9 50 (14.58%) SAN
10 45 (13.12%) Wireless
11 39 (11.37%) Network Security
12 37 (10.79%) Cisco ASA
13 33 (9.62%) VoIP
14 32 (9.33%) MPLS
14 32 (9.33%) Wi-Fi
15 30 (8.75%) Ethernet
16 26 (7.58%) SD-WAN
17 25 (7.29%) Cisco Nexus
17 25 (7.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.21%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (2.62%) MySQL
4 8 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.04%) Power BI
5 7 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.58%) Big Data
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.29%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.29%) OLAP
8 1 (0.29%) OLTP
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.29%) Redis
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (4.37%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.62%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (2.04%) Selenium
4 6 (1.75%) JMeter
4 6 (1.75%) LoadRunner
4 6 (1.75%) NeoLoad
5 5 (1.46%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.17%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.87%) JIRA
7 3 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.29%) Gradle
9 1 (0.29%) Maven
9 1 (0.29%) MSI
9 1 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 76 (22.16%) Social Skills
2 59 (17.20%) Finance
3 19 (5.54%) Telecoms
4 18 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.08%) Law
6 12 (3.50%) Aerospace
6 12 (3.50%) Banking
7 10 (2.92%) Back Office
7 10 (2.92%) Retail
8 9 (2.62%) Legal
8 9 (2.62%) Marketing
9 8 (2.33%) Public Sector
10 7 (2.04%) Presentation Skills
11 6 (1.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 5 (1.46%) Advertising
12 5 (1.46%) Electronics
13 4 (1.17%) Automotive
13 4 (1.17%) Publishing
14 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.58%) Police
Job Titles
1 91 (26.53%) Network Engineer
2 51 (14.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 49 (14.29%) Analyst
4 33 (9.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 33 (9.62%) Senior Network Engineer
5 21 (6.12%) Architect
5 21 (6.12%) Linux Engineer
6 20 (5.83%) Azure Engineer
7 19 (5.54%) Support Engineer
8 18 (5.25%) IT Engineer
8 18 (5.25%) Support Analyst
9 15 (4.37%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (4.37%) Windows Engineer
10 14 (4.08%) Network Architect
11 12 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (3.50%) IT Analyst
11 12 (3.50%) Principal Engineer
11 12 (3.50%) Principal Network Engineer
12 11 (3.21%) IT Support
12 11 (3.21%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.91%) JSON
2 8 (2.33%) 802.1X
3 7 (2.04%) Node.js
4 4 (1.17%) .NET
5 3 (0.87%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.87%) Web Services
6 2 (0.58%) COM
6 2 (0.58%) YAML
7 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (0.29%) CSS
7 1 (0.29%) Django
7 1 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.29%) REST
7 1 (0.29%) RESTful
7 1 (0.29%) SOAP
7 1 (0.29%) WCF
7 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 91 (26.53%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.87%) Management Information System
3 19 (5.54%) Public Cloud
4 11 (3.21%) NHS
5 10 (2.92%) Fibre Optics
6 9 (2.62%) Replication
7 6 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.46%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.17%) PKI
9 4 (1.17%) Podcast
9 4 (1.17%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.87%) Clustering
10 3 (0.87%) CMDB
10 3 (0.87%) iPad
11 2 (0.58%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.58%) iPhone
11 2 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 144 (41.98%) Windows
2 94 (27.41%) Windows Server
3 64 (18.66%) Linux
4 41 (11.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (9.33%) Windows Server 2016
6 29 (8.45%) Windows Server 2019
7 18 (5.25%) Windows 10
8 13 (3.79%) CentOS
8 13 (3.79%) Unix
9 9 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.75%) VyOS
11 3 (0.87%) Debian
11 3 (0.87%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.87%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.87%) VMS
12 2 (0.58%) Fedora
12 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.29%) Android
13 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (21.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 67 (19.53%) ITIL
3 51 (14.87%) Network Design
4 50 (14.58%) DevOps
5 45 (13.12%) Network Monitoring
6 34 (9.91%) Change Management
7 33 (9.62%) Project Management
8 28 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (7.87%) Configuration Management
9 27 (7.87%) ITSM
10 23 (6.71%) Capacity Planning
11 22 (6.41%) Migration
11 22 (6.41%) Network Management
12 21 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (5.83%) High Availability
13 20 (5.83%) Service Management
14 19 (5.54%) Root Cause Analysis
14 19 (5.54%) Service Delivery
14 19 (5.54%) Validation
15 17 (4.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 79 (23.03%) PowerShell
2 41 (11.95%) Python
2 41 (11.95%) SQL
3 13 (3.79%) Java
4 9 (2.62%) Perl
5 6 (1.75%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.75%) PHP
6 5 (1.46%) VBScript
7 4 (1.17%) C
8 3 (0.87%) C#
9 2 (0.58%) Go
9 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.58%) VB
10 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 98 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (18.66%) CCNP
3 56 (16.33%) CCNA
4 37 (10.79%) Security Cleared
5 31 (9.04%) SC Cleared
6 29 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (8.16%) CCIE
8 24 (7.00%) Degree
9 18 (5.25%) MCSA
10 13 (3.79%) MCSE
11 12 (3.50%) CISSP
12 10 (2.92%) DV Cleared
12 10 (2.92%) JNCIA
13 8 (2.33%) CCDP
13 8 (2.33%) MCP
14 6 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (1.75%) JNCIP
14 6 (1.75%) JNCIS
15 5 (1.46%) ISTQB
15 5 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.20%) SLA
2 13 (3.79%) QA
3 5 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.58%) PMO
5 1 (0.29%) GDPR
5 1 (0.29%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 105 (30.61%) Active Directory
2 97 (28.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (9.04%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.41%) vSphere
5 16 (4.66%) VMware NSX
6 14 (4.08%) Docker
7 13 (3.79%) NFS
8 12 (3.50%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.04%) XenApp
10 5 (1.46%) ProxySG
11 4 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.58%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.58%) Samba
13 2 (0.58%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.58%) Xen
13 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (13.12%) Nagios
2 36 (10.50%) Ansible
3 30 (8.75%) SCCM
4 29 (8.45%) FortiGate
5 23 (6.71%) SCOM
6 21 (6.12%) Cisco Prime
6 21 (6.12%) Terraform
7 18 (5.25%) SolarWinds Orion
8 17 (4.96%) Puppet
9 13 (3.79%) Kubernetes
9 13 (3.79%) McAfee ePO
9 13 (3.79%) ZABBIX
10 12 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (2.62%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (2.33%) HAProxy
12 8 (2.33%) Salt
13 6 (1.75%) Icinga
14 4 (1.17%) Suricata
14 4 (1.17%) vCenter Server
14 4 (1.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 168 (48.98%) Cisco
2 152 (44.31%) VMware
3 119 (34.69%) Microsoft
4 44 (12.83%) Fortinet
5 34 (9.91%) Juniper
6 33 (9.62%) CheckPoint
6 33 (9.62%) Dell
7 32 (9.33%) F5
8 28 (8.16%) Meraki
8 28 (8.16%) Palo Alto
9 24 (7.00%) HP
10 19 (5.54%) Citrix
10 19 (5.54%) Splunk
11 17 (4.96%) McAfee
12 16 (4.66%) CA
12 16 (4.66%) Dynatrace
12 16 (4.66%) Red Hat
13 15 (4.37%) ServiceNow
14 14 (4.08%) Avaya
15 13 (3.79%) LogicMonitor