Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 571 537 515
Rank change year-on-year -34 -22 +93
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 295 471 824
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the Vendors category 0.92% 1.05% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 237 399 638
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,500 £38,625 £38,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,375
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -0.74% +6.05%
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 31,908 44,957 61,760
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.80% 40.88% 41.55%
Number of salaries quoted 23,878 34,926 47,668
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £27,750
25th Percentile £39,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,840 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.87% - +5.88%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -14 271 £52,500 +5.00% 60
UK excluding London +4 187 £42,500 -15.00% 35
London +31 95 £68,750 +14.58% 26
Work from Home -68 71 £55,000 -12.00% 7
North of England +44 50 £50,000 +29.41% 7
South East +7 46 £52,500 +5.00% 13
Midlands -3 41 £40,000 -3.03% 8
South West +3 34 £39,000 -29.09% 4
North West +52 26 £50,000 +40.77% 6
East Midlands +27 21 £36,250 -39.58% 3
West Midlands -28 20 £41,000 +17.14% 5
North East +13 14 £85,000 +142.86% 1
Scotland +14 11 £40,000 -23.81% 1
Yorkshire +1 10 £49,500 +12.50%
Wales +39 4 £25,000 -47.37%
East of England +45 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 147 (49.83%) VMware
2 146 (49.49%) Windows
3 136 (46.10%) Azure
4 126 (42.71%) Microsoft
5 125 (42.37%) Cisco
5 125 (42.37%) Firewall
6 124 (42.03%) Active Directory
7 102 (34.58%) Windows Server
8 100 (33.90%) VMware Infrastructure
9 82 (27.80%) WAN
10 79 (26.78%) PowerShell
11 77 (26.10%) DNS
12 73 (24.75%) Data Centre
13 72 (24.41%) Cisco Certification
14 70 (23.73%) Microsoft 365
15 67 (22.71%) LAN
16 62 (21.02%) SCCM
16 62 (21.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 58 (19.66%) Windows Server 2012
18 57 (19.32%) TCP/IP
18 57 (19.32%) DevOps
19 56 (18.98%) Azure Active Directory
20 55 (18.64%) DHCP
21 54 (18.31%) ITIL
22 52 (17.63%) CCNP
22 52 (17.63%) Windows Server 2019
23 50 (16.95%) SAN
24 48 (16.27%) Security Cleared
25 47 (15.93%) AWS
25 47 (15.93%) Finance

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 (10.51%) SharePoint
2 22 (7.46%) IIS
3 7 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (2.37%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.03%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.69%) Apache
5 5 (1.69%) Drupal
5 5 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.69%) nginx
6 4 (1.36%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.02%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.68%) CMS
8 2 (0.68%) Confluence
9 1 (0.34%) JBoss
9 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Relativity
2 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.34%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 136 (46.10%) Azure
2 70 (23.73%) Microsoft 365
3 56 (18.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 47 (15.93%) AWS
5 40 (13.56%) SaaS
6 38 (12.88%) IaaS
7 30 (10.17%) PaaS
8 12 (4.07%) Mimecast
9 11 (3.73%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (3.05%) Google Workspace
11 8 (2.71%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (2.71%) Datadog
12 5 (1.69%) Google Analytics
12 5 (1.69%) Serverless
13 4 (1.36%) GCP
14 3 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (1.02%) GitHub
15 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 125 (42.37%) Firewall
2 82 (27.80%) WAN
3 77 (26.10%) DNS
4 67 (22.71%) LAN
5 57 (19.32%) TCP/IP
6 55 (18.64%) DHCP
7 50 (16.95%) SAN
8 46 (15.59%) Network Security
9 41 (13.90%) Cisco ASA
10 40 (13.56%) VPN
11 37 (12.54%) Wireless
12 36 (12.20%) BGP
13 34 (11.53%) OSPF
14 31 (10.51%) VoIP
15 29 (9.83%) SD-WAN
16 23 (7.80%) VLAN
17 22 (7.46%) BIG-IP
18 21 (7.12%) Cisco Firepower
19 19 (6.44%) Cisco Nexus
20 18 (6.10%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.78%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.02%) MySQL
6 2 (0.68%) Big Data
6 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.34%) Power BI
7 1 (0.34%) Redis
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (4.07%) Jenkins
1 12 (4.07%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (2.37%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.37%) JIRA
3 4 (1.36%) Gradle
3 4 (1.36%) Maven
4 3 (1.02%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.34%) JMeter
6 1 (0.34%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.34%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.34%) Selenium
6 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
General
1 47 (15.93%) Finance
2 16 (5.42%) Law
3 14 (4.75%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.41%) Back Office
5 12 (4.07%) Legal
5 12 (4.07%) Marketing
6 7 (2.37%) Aerospace
6 7 (2.37%) Retail
7 6 (2.03%) Electronics
7 6 (2.03%) Publishing
8 5 (1.69%) Public Sector
9 4 (1.36%) Automotive
9 4 (1.36%) Banking
10 3 (1.02%) Local Government
10 3 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.34%) Military
12 1 (0.34%) Police
Job Titles
1 76 (25.76%) Network Engineer
2 46 (15.59%) Analyst
3 42 (14.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (8.47%) Architect
5 21 (7.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 21 (7.12%) Senior Network Engineer
6 17 (5.76%) Support Analyst
7 16 (5.42%) Server Engineer
8 15 (5.08%) Azure Engineer
9 14 (4.75%) IT Engineer
10 13 (4.41%) Administrator
11 12 (4.07%) Network Architect
12 11 (3.73%) Cisco Engineer
12 11 (3.73%) IT Analyst
12 11 (3.73%) Server Analyst
13 10 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (3.39%) IT Support
13 10 (3.39%) IT Support Analyst
14 9 (3.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 9 (3.05%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.78%) JSON
2 6 (2.03%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.69%) .NET
3 5 (1.69%) LAMP
4 4 (1.36%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (1.36%) Kafka
4 4 (1.36%) Node.js
4 4 (1.36%) React
5 3 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.02%) Regular Expression
5 3 (1.02%) SOAP
5 3 (1.02%) YAML
6 2 (0.68%) COM+
6 2 (0.68%) REST
6 2 (0.68%) RESTful
6 2 (0.68%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.68%) Web Services
7 1 (0.34%) Django
7 1 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.34%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 73 (24.75%) Data Centre
2 28 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (8.47%) Public Cloud
4 23 (7.80%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.39%) Replication
6 9 (3.05%) NHS
7 7 (2.37%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.03%) Organisational Skills
9 5 (1.69%) Fibre Optics
10 4 (1.36%) Clustering
10 4 (1.36%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.36%) Podcast
10 4 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.02%) CMDB
11 3 (1.02%) PKI
12 2 (0.68%) Blog
12 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.68%) RSA SecurID
12 2 (0.68%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 146 (49.49%) Windows
2 102 (34.58%) Windows Server
3 58 (19.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (17.63%) Windows Server 2019
5 46 (15.59%) Linux
5 46 (15.59%) Windows Server 2016
6 19 (6.44%) Windows 10
7 11 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (3.39%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.03%) VMS
11 4 (1.36%) CentOS
11 4 (1.36%) Unix
12 2 (0.68%) Android
12 2 (0.68%) Fedora
12 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (21.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 57 (19.32%) DevOps
3 54 (18.31%) ITIL
4 41 (13.90%) Problem-Solving
5 40 (13.56%) Network Design
6 38 (12.88%) Change Management
7 32 (10.85%) ITSM
8 25 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (8.47%) Migration
9 24 (8.14%) Configuration Management
10 23 (7.80%) Network Monitoring
11 20 (6.78%) Network Management
12 18 (6.10%) Capacity Planning
12 18 (6.10%) High Availability
12 18 (6.10%) Service Management
13 17 (5.76%) Load Balancing
13 17 (5.76%) Proactive Monitoring
14 16 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (5.42%) Project Delivery
15 14 (4.75%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 79 (26.78%) PowerShell
2 41 (13.90%) Python
3 23 (7.80%) SQL
4 13 (4.41%) Java
5 11 (3.73%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.05%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.69%) PHP
7 5 (1.69%) R
7 5 (1.69%) Ruby
8 4 (1.36%) C
8 4 (1.36%) Perl
8 4 (1.36%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.02%) Go
9 3 (1.02%) VB
9 3 (1.02%) VBScript
10 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.34%) C#
11 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (24.41%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (17.63%) CCNP
3 48 (16.27%) Security Cleared
4 45 (15.25%) SC Cleared
5 42 (14.24%) CCNA
6 39 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (10.51%) MCSE
8 22 (7.46%) CCIE
9 17 (5.76%) Degree
10 14 (4.75%) CISSP
11 12 (4.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (3.73%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (3.39%) MCSA
14 9 (3.05%) MCP
15 6 (2.03%) DV Cleared
16 5 (1.69%) GIAC
16 5 (1.69%) Linux+ Certification
17 4 (1.36%) CISM
17 4 (1.36%) HND
18 3 (1.02%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.85%) SLA
2 11 (3.73%) GDPR
3 8 (2.71%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (2.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 5 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.02%) QA
6 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 124 (42.03%) Active Directory
2 100 (33.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (11.19%) Hyper-V
4 26 (8.81%) VMware NSX
5 16 (5.42%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (5.08%) Docker
7 14 (4.75%) XenApp
8 13 (4.41%) XenDesktop
9 11 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (3.39%) vSphere
11 9 (3.05%) Shibboleth
12 8 (2.71%) NFS
13 3 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.68%) KVM
14 2 (0.68%) Samba
14 2 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.68%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.68%) Xen
15 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 62 (21.02%) SCCM
2 39 (13.22%) Nagios
3 37 (12.54%) Ansible
4 36 (12.20%) SCOM
5 27 (9.15%) Terraform
6 24 (8.14%) McAfee ePO
7 20 (6.78%) Microsoft Intune
8 19 (6.44%) Cisco Prime
9 17 (5.76%) FortiGate
10 15 (5.08%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (4.75%) Kubernetes
11 14 (4.75%) SolarWinds Orion
12 12 (4.07%) SCVMM
13 10 (3.39%) Cisco CUCM
13 10 (3.39%) WSUS
14 9 (3.05%) ZABBIX
15 8 (2.71%) Puppet
16 5 (1.69%) ITRS Geneos
16 5 (1.69%) Nessus
16 5 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 147 (49.83%) VMware
2 126 (42.71%) Microsoft
3 125 (42.37%) Cisco
4 38 (12.88%) F5
5 35 (11.86%) Dell
6 34 (11.53%) Palo Alto
7 30 (10.17%) Citrix
7 30 (10.17%) McAfee
8 28 (9.49%) Fortinet
8 28 (9.49%) ServiceNow
9 27 (9.15%) Juniper
10 23 (7.80%) Veeam
11 22 (7.46%) Splunk
12 19 (6.44%) CheckPoint
13 18 (6.10%) HP
13 18 (6.10%) Meraki
13 18 (6.10%) Sophos
14 16 (5.42%) Red Hat
15 15 (5.08%) Google
16 13 (4.41%) NetApp