Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 522 619 575
Rank change year-on-year +97 -44 +71
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 843 713 813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.40% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 1.24% 0.90% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 645 600 716
UK median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.47% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,714 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.20% +0.50% -

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 67,878 79,212 80,654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.61% 44.45% 43.88%
Number of salaries quoted 52,236 61,383 65,058
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 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 +109 818 £52,000 +11.23% 77
UK excluding London +62 502 £47,500 +11.20% 64
London +107 326 £55,000 - 16
South East +18 205 £52,500 +16.67% 29
North of England +66 88 £40,000 -3.03% 11
Midlands +15 80 £50,000 +25.00% 12
East of England +88 66 £36,000 +20.00% 4
North West +53 61 £40,000 -11.11% 6
South West +13 56 £50,000 +11.11% 5
West Midlands +20 41 £50,000 +17.65% 7
East Midlands +36 39 £40,500 +102.50% 5
Yorkshire +37 23 £46,948 +30.41% 5
Wales -24 7 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Scotland -29 4 £31,250 -45.65% 1
North East - 4 £26,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 484 (57.41%) Cisco
2 427 (50.65%) Firewall
3 356 (42.23%) Cisco Certification
4 337 (39.98%) Windows
5 318 (37.72%) WAN
6 284 (33.69%) VMware
7 280 (33.21%) LAN
8 243 (28.83%) CCNA
9 239 (28.35%) CCNP
10 233 (27.64%) Microsoft
11 214 (25.39%) Cisco ASA
12 207 (24.56%) Wireless
13 201 (23.84%) Linux
14 195 (23.13%) OSPF
15 192 (22.78%) Cisco Nexus
16 186 (22.06%) Data Centre
17 184 (21.83%) CheckPoint
18 183 (21.71%) ITIL
19 182 (21.59%) Active Directory
20 181 (21.47%) DNS
21 177 (21.00%) TCP/IP
22 176 (20.88%) Nagios
23 167 (19.81%) Windows Server
23 167 (19.81%) VMware Infrastructure
24 160 (18.98%) BGP
25 154 (18.27%) Network Security
26 150 (17.79%) MPLS
27 146 (17.32%) VPN
27 146 (17.32%) F5
28 136 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure

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 43 (5.10%) MS Exchange
2 40 (4.74%) Skype for Business
3 35 (4.15%) SharePoint
4 31 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (3.68%) IIS
5 24 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (2.73%) Apache
7 20 (2.37%) nginx
8 16 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (1.90%) OpenStack
9 13 (1.54%) CMS
10 11 (1.30%) JBoss
10 11 (1.30%) WordPress
11 10 (1.19%) Oracle Application Server
11 10 (1.19%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.95%) Confluence
13 7 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.36%) CloudStack
15 3 (0.36%) Site Server
Applications
1 33 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.47%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 136 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (14.35%) Office 365
3 110 (13.05%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (3.56%) IaaS
5 29 (3.44%) SaaS
6 18 (2.14%) Mimecast
7 17 (2.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (1.19%) CloudFront
10 8 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.83%) PaaS
12 6 (0.71%) Akamai
12 6 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.59%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.59%) Stackdriver
13 5 (0.59%) Yammer
14 2 (0.24%) Cloudflare
15 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 427 (50.65%) Firewall
2 318 (37.72%) WAN
3 280 (33.21%) LAN
4 214 (25.39%) Cisco ASA
5 207 (24.56%) Wireless
6 195 (23.13%) OSPF
7 192 (22.78%) Cisco Nexus
8 181 (21.47%) DNS
9 177 (21.00%) TCP/IP
10 160 (18.98%) BGP
11 154 (18.27%) Network Security
12 150 (17.79%) MPLS
13 146 (17.32%) VPN
14 130 (15.42%) DHCP
15 126 (14.95%) Wireshark
16 124 (14.71%) VoIP
17 122 (14.47%) SAN
18 106 (12.57%) Wi-Fi
19 70 (8.30%) Cisco Wireless
20 62 (7.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (8.78%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.61%) MySQL
3 21 (2.49%) Big Data
4 15 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (1.42%) DB2
5 12 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.30%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.95%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.71%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.47%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 29 (3.44%) JIRA
2 28 (3.32%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.37%) Git (software)
4 18 (2.14%) Redmine
5 10 (1.19%) PEAR
6 7 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (0.83%) Rational Quality Manager
7 6 (0.71%) Bugzilla
8 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.36%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.12%) Ant
11 1 (0.12%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.12%) MSI
11 1 (0.12%) Selenium
General
1 126 (14.95%) Finance
2 96 (11.39%) Retail
3 45 (5.34%) Banking
4 37 (4.39%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.97%) Front Office
6 21 (2.49%) Legal
7 17 (2.02%) Games
8 16 (1.90%) Investment Banking
9 13 (1.54%) Law
10 10 (1.19%) Publishing
11 8 (0.95%) Advertising
11 8 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.47%) Marketing
13 2 (0.24%) Automotive
13 2 (0.24%) Electronics
14 1 (0.12%) Back Office
14 1 (0.12%) Local Government
14 1 (0.12%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 257 (30.49%) Network Engineer
2 124 (14.71%) Analyst
3 97 (11.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 77 (9.13%) Cisco Engineer
5 71 (8.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 60 (7.12%) IT Engineer
7 58 (6.88%) Security Engineer
8 56 (6.64%) Network Analyst
9 55 (6.52%) Support Engineer
10 54 (6.41%) Systems Engineer
11 52 (6.17%) Network Security Engineer
12 51 (6.05%) Security Analyst
13 44 (5.22%) Senior Network Engineer
14 43 (5.10%) Linux Engineer
15 41 (4.86%) Network Security Analyst
16 36 (4.27%) Voice Engineer
17 35 (4.15%) Windows Engineer
18 34 (4.03%) Administrator
18 34 (4.03%) Voice Network Engineer
19 30 (3.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.44%) Middleware
2 16 (1.90%) XMPP
3 14 (1.66%) 802.1X
3 14 (1.66%) LDAP
4 11 (1.30%) Web Services
5 10 (1.19%) FIX Protocol
6 8 (0.95%) LAMP
7 7 (0.83%) Regular Expression
7 7 (0.83%) SailPoint
8 5 (0.59%) LEMP Stack
9 4 (0.47%) .NET
9 4 (0.47%) OpenVZ
10 3 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (0.36%) LAPP Stack
10 3 (0.36%) SAML
11 2 (0.24%) JSON
12 1 (0.12%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.12%) HTML
12 1 (0.12%) WCF
12 1 (0.12%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 186 (22.06%) Data Centre
2 58 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (6.76%) Clustering
4 50 (5.93%) Self-Motivation
5 40 (4.74%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.49%) Private Cloud
7 19 (2.25%) Hedge funds
8 18 (2.14%) Public Cloud
9 15 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
10 14 (1.66%) Fintech
10 14 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (1.54%) Derivative
12 12 (1.42%) Replication
13 11 (1.30%) Driving Licence
13 11 (1.30%) SCADA
14 9 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.95%) Equities
15 8 (0.95%) Fixed Income
15 8 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 8 (0.95%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 337 (39.98%) Windows
2 201 (23.84%) Linux
3 167 (19.81%) Windows Server
4 88 (10.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 78 (9.25%) Unix
5 78 (9.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 62 (7.35%) Windows 10
7 52 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 45 (5.34%) Windows 7
9 40 (4.74%) CentOS
10 38 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (3.80%) Ubuntu
12 21 (2.49%) Solaris
13 16 (1.90%) Fedora
14 14 (1.66%) Debian
14 14 (1.66%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.95%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.59%) AIX
16 5 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
17 4 (0.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (21.71%) ITIL
2 134 (15.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 125 (14.83%) Network Monitoring
4 124 (14.71%) Network Management
5 99 (11.74%) High Availability
5 99 (11.74%) Load Balancing
6 91 (10.79%) Kalman Filter
7 82 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
8 72 (8.54%) Web Filtering
9 65 (7.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 61 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 58 (6.88%) Service Management
12 57 (6.76%) Mentoring
13 56 (6.64%) Incident Management
14 55 (6.52%) Cybersecurity
15 53 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
15 53 (6.29%) Information Security
16 51 (6.05%) DevOps
17 49 (5.81%) Migration
18 48 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 90 (10.68%) PowerShell
2 88 (10.44%) Bash Shell
3 82 (9.73%) SQL
4 69 (8.19%) Python
5 30 (3.56%) C
6 27 (3.20%) Perl
7 24 (2.85%) Korn
8 21 (2.49%) Shell Script
9 18 (2.14%) VBScript
10 13 (1.54%) Java
11 12 (1.42%) Ruby
12 10 (1.19%) Tcl
13 9 (1.07%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.83%) PHP
15 4 (0.47%) C-shell
15 4 (0.47%) VB
16 2 (0.24%) JavaScript
16 2 (0.24%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.12%) C#
Qualifications
1 356 (42.23%) Cisco Certification
2 243 (28.83%) CCNA
3 239 (28.35%) CCNP
4 79 (9.37%) Security Cleared
5 76 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 66 (7.83%) MCSE
7 57 (6.76%) Degree
8 46 (5.46%) CCIE
9 44 (5.22%) CCSA
10 42 (4.98%) SC Cleared
11 37 (4.39%) CISSP
12 35 (4.15%) DV Cleared
12 35 (4.15%) Network+ Certification
13 27 (3.20%) GIAC
13 27 (3.20%) Linux+ Certification
14 26 (3.08%) CompTIA Security+
15 25 (2.97%) SANS
15 25 (2.97%) SSCP
16 20 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
17 18 (2.14%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (8.07%) SLA
2 50 (5.93%) GDPR
3 41 (4.86%) PCI DSS
4 36 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.83%) COBIT
6 7 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.71%) QA
8 5 (0.59%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 182 (21.59%) Active Directory
2 167 (19.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (10.08%) Hyper-V
4 76 (9.02%) VMware ESXi
5 47 (5.58%) VMware NSX
6 39 (4.63%) NFS
7 38 (4.51%) XenApp
8 27 (3.20%) Samba
9 21 (2.49%) Docker
10 16 (1.90%) DFS Replication
10 16 (1.90%) VirtualBox
10 16 (1.90%) Xen
11 15 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (1.78%) vSphere
12 9 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (1.07%) VMware Server
13 8 (0.95%) Postfix
14 7 (0.83%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.71%) KVM
16 5 (0.59%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 176 (20.88%) Nagios
2 98 (11.63%) Cisco Prime
3 84 (9.96%) SCOM
4 79 (9.37%) SCCM
5 60 (7.12%) Ansible
6 58 (6.88%) Puppet
7 57 (6.76%) Stealthwatch
7 57 (6.76%) ZABBIX
8 47 (5.58%) vCenter Server
9 38 (4.51%) Cisco CUCM
10 31 (3.68%) SolarWinds Orion
11 27 (3.20%) Netcool
11 27 (3.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 23 (2.73%) vRealize
13 20 (2.37%) Kubernetes
14 19 (2.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 18 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
15 18 (2.14%) SCVMM
16 16 (1.90%) OpenNMS
16 16 (1.90%) SCSM
Vendors
1 484 (57.41%) Cisco
2 284 (33.69%) VMware
3 233 (27.64%) Microsoft
4 184 (21.83%) CheckPoint
5 146 (17.32%) F5
6 135 (16.01%) Palo Alto
7 97 (11.51%) Juniper
8 94 (11.15%) HP
9 91 (10.79%) Symantec
10 89 (10.56%) NetApp
11 78 (9.25%) Citrix
12 73 (8.66%) Red Hat
13 69 (8.19%) Riverbed
14 58 (6.88%) Oracle
15 57 (6.76%) Meraki
16 55 (6.52%) Dell
17 53 (6.29%) EMC
18 49 (5.81%) McAfee
19 43 (5.10%) Fortinet
20 36 (4.27%) ServiceNow