Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 485 524 533
Rank change year-on-year +39 +9 +86
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 281 621 796
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.49% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 1.19% 1.18% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 269 501 639
Median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% -9.52% +16.67%
10th Percentile £31,200 £31,250 £31,680
90th Percentile £87,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% -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 23,671 52,589 63,341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.02% 41.69% 41.92%
Number of salaries quoted 18,503 40,646 49,189
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +22 249 £52,500 +10.53% 35
UK excluding London +50 182 £42,500 -5.56% 31
London +81 91 £67,500 +12.50% 10
Work from Home -15 55 £51,250 -4.65% 6
South East +68 46 £55,000 +15.79% 5
North of England +82 43 £41,000 +10.81% 6
Midlands +20 42 £42,500 -4.49% 4
West Midlands +28 34 £42,500 -3.41% 1
South West +52 25 £39,000 -17.89% 8
North West +67 20 £38,500 +4.05% 5
Scotland +64 18 £44,000 +3.53% 4
North East +25 13 £55,000 +144.44%
Yorkshire +43 10 £26,000 -61.19% 1
East Midlands +38 8 £32,500 -45.83% 3
Wales +47 6 £26,000 -45.26% 1
East of England +84 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 145 (51.60%) Firewall
2 142 (50.53%) VMware
3 125 (44.48%) Windows
4 124 (44.13%) Cisco
5 114 (40.57%) Azure
6 104 (37.01%) Active Directory
7 102 (36.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 100 (35.59%) Microsoft
9 93 (33.10%) Windows Server
10 83 (29.54%) Cisco Certification
11 74 (26.33%) DNS
12 73 (25.98%) PowerShell
13 66 (23.49%) ITIL
14 64 (22.78%) WAN
15 62 (22.06%) CCNA
16 61 (21.71%) Data Centre
17 60 (21.35%) CCNP
18 59 (21.00%) SCCM
19 56 (19.93%) VPN
20 55 (19.57%) Problem-Solving
21 53 (18.86%) DevOps
22 52 (18.51%) DHCP
23 51 (18.15%) SAN
23 51 (18.15%) AWS
24 50 (17.79%) Windows Server 2012
24 50 (17.79%) Network Security
24 50 (17.79%) Security Cleared
24 50 (17.79%) LAN
25 47 (16.73%) SC Cleared
25 47 (16.73%) 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 22 (7.83%) SharePoint
2 20 (7.12%) IIS
3 12 (4.27%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.85%) Confluence
5 7 (2.49%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.49%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.78%) Apache
7 5 (1.78%) Drupal
8 4 (1.42%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.07%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.07%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.36%) CMS
11 1 (0.36%) JBoss
11 1 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 114 (40.57%) Azure
2 51 (18.15%) AWS
3 47 (16.73%) Office 365
4 45 (16.01%) SaaS
5 41 (14.59%) IaaS
6 37 (13.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 32 (11.39%) PaaS
8 23 (8.19%) Mimecast
9 11 (3.91%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (2.14%) Datadog
11 6 (2.14%) G Suite
12 5 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (1.78%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (1.78%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (1.78%) GitHub
12 5 (1.78%) Google Analytics
12 5 (1.78%) Serverless
12 5 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 145 (51.60%) Firewall
2 74 (26.33%) DNS
3 64 (22.78%) WAN
4 56 (19.93%) VPN
5 52 (18.51%) DHCP
6 51 (18.15%) SAN
7 50 (17.79%) LAN
7 50 (17.79%) Network Security
8 44 (15.66%) Cisco ASA
8 44 (15.66%) TCP/IP
9 41 (14.59%) OSPF
10 38 (13.52%) BGP
11 37 (13.17%) VoIP
12 34 (12.10%) Wireless
13 29 (10.32%) Cisco Nexus
14 26 (9.25%) BIG-IP
15 20 (7.12%) Cisco IOS
15 20 (7.12%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (6.05%) VLAN
17 16 (5.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.19%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.78%) Power BI
5 3 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.07%) Redis
5 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2019
5 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.71%) MySQL
6 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (4.98%) Jenkins
2 13 (4.63%) JIRA
3 12 (4.27%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.71%) Gradle
6 2 (0.71%) Maven
6 2 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.36%) Subversion
7 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
General
1 39 (13.88%) Finance
2 17 (6.05%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.91%) Law
3 11 (3.91%) Retail
4 10 (3.56%) Banking
5 9 (3.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (3.20%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.78%) Local Government
7 4 (1.42%) Back Office
7 4 (1.42%) Legal
7 4 (1.42%) Marketing
8 3 (1.07%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.71%) Electronics
9 2 (0.71%) Fire and Rescue
9 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.71%) Police
9 2 (0.71%) Publishing
10 1 (0.36%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 80 (28.47%) Network Engineer
2 38 (13.52%) Analyst
3 35 (12.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (7.47%) Azure Engineer
4 21 (7.47%) Support Engineer
5 20 (7.12%) Senior Network Engineer
6 16 (5.69%) IT Engineer
6 16 (5.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 15 (5.34%) Cisco Engineer
7 15 (5.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 15 (5.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 14 (4.98%) Server Engineer
9 13 (4.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 13 (4.63%) Administrator
10 11 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (3.91%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (3.56%) Architect
11 10 (3.56%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (3.56%) Network Support
12 9 (3.20%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.20%) JSON
2 8 (2.85%) XMPP
3 5 (1.78%) LAMP
4 4 (1.42%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (1.42%) YAML
5 3 (1.07%) Middleware
5 3 (1.07%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.71%) .NET
6 2 (0.71%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.71%) COM+
6 2 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.71%) Kafka
6 2 (0.71%) Node.js
6 2 (0.71%) React
6 2 (0.71%) RESTful
6 2 (0.71%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.71%) SAML
6 2 (0.71%) SOAP
6 2 (0.71%) Web Services
7 1 (0.36%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (21.71%) Data Centre
2 38 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (7.47%) Public Cloud
4 16 (5.69%) Replication
5 15 (5.34%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.49%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.78%) Fibre Optics
7 5 (1.78%) PKI
8 4 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.07%) Clustering
9 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.07%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.07%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.07%) iSeries
9 3 (1.07%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.07%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.71%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (0.71%) SCADA
10 2 (0.71%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 125 (44.48%) Windows
2 93 (33.10%) Windows Server
3 50 (17.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (14.59%) Linux
5 37 (13.17%) Windows Server 2019
6 36 (12.81%) Windows Server 2016
7 27 (9.61%) Windows 10
8 25 (8.90%) Windows 7
9 11 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (2.85%) Unix
11 8 (2.85%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.14%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.07%) CentOS
13 3 (1.07%) Solaris
14 2 (0.71%) Android
14 2 (0.71%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (23.49%) ITIL
2 55 (19.57%) Problem-Solving
3 53 (18.86%) DevOps
4 47 (16.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 29 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (9.25%) ITSM
7 24 (8.54%) Change Management
8 21 (7.47%) Migration
9 19 (6.76%) Configuration Management
9 19 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (6.41%) Network Monitoring
10 18 (6.41%) Project Delivery
11 17 (6.05%) Change Control
11 17 (6.05%) Patch Management
12 16 (5.69%) Service Management
12 16 (5.69%) SIEM
13 15 (5.34%) High Availability
13 15 (5.34%) Mentoring
13 15 (5.34%) Network Management
14 14 (4.98%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 73 (25.98%) PowerShell
2 42 (14.95%) Python
3 40 (14.23%) SQL
4 16 (5.69%) Java
5 9 (3.20%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.85%) Bash Shell
6 8 (2.85%) R
7 7 (2.49%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.78%) PHP
8 5 (1.78%) Ruby
9 4 (1.42%) Perl
10 3 (1.07%) C
10 3 (1.07%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.07%) VB
11 2 (0.71%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.36%) Go
Qualifications
1 83 (29.54%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (22.06%) CCNA
3 60 (21.35%) CCNP
4 50 (17.79%) Security Cleared
5 47 (16.73%) SC Cleared
6 35 (12.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (10.32%) MCSE
8 17 (6.05%) Degree
9 16 (5.69%) CCIE
10 13 (4.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (3.91%) MCSA
12 10 (3.56%) CISSP
13 8 (2.85%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (2.49%) CCDA
15 5 (1.78%) CISM
15 5 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (1.78%) DV Cleared
16 4 (1.42%) JNCIA
16 4 (1.42%) VCP5
16 4 (1.42%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (11.39%) SLA
2 9 (3.20%) GDPR
3 7 (2.49%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (2.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 5 (1.78%) QA
6 3 (1.07%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 104 (37.01%) Active Directory
2 102 (36.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (9.96%) Hyper-V
4 23 (8.19%) VMware NSX
5 16 (5.69%) vSphere
6 15 (5.34%) XenApp
7 14 (4.98%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (4.98%) XenDesktop
8 10 (3.56%) Docker
9 7 (2.49%) Shibboleth
10 6 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (1.78%) Firmware
12 4 (1.42%) NFS
13 3 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.71%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.71%) KVM
14 2 (0.71%) Xen
15 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.36%) Squid
15 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 59 (21.00%) SCCM
2 40 (14.23%) Ansible
3 32 (11.39%) SCOM
4 30 (10.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 25 (8.90%) Terraform
6 24 (8.54%) Nagios
7 22 (7.83%) Cisco CUCM
8 17 (6.05%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (5.34%) Cisco Prime
9 15 (5.34%) McAfee ePO
9 15 (5.34%) WSUS
10 13 (4.63%) SolarWinds Orion
11 11 (3.91%) FortiGate
12 10 (3.56%) SCVMM
13 9 (3.20%) Puppet
14 8 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
15 6 (2.14%) Backup Exec
15 6 (2.14%) Kubernetes
16 5 (1.78%) ITRS Geneos
16 5 (1.78%) Packer
Vendors
1 142 (50.53%) VMware
2 124 (44.13%) Cisco
3 100 (35.59%) Microsoft
4 45 (16.01%) F5
5 41 (14.59%) Citrix
5 41 (14.59%) Dell
6 39 (13.88%) Palo Alto
7 36 (12.81%) Juniper
8 33 (11.74%) CheckPoint
9 32 (11.39%) Veeam
10 30 (10.68%) McAfee
11 25 (8.90%) NetApp
12 23 (8.19%) ServiceNow
13 21 (7.47%) Splunk
14 20 (7.12%) Meraki
15 19 (6.76%) Fortinet
16 18 (6.41%) HP
17 16 (5.69%) Oracle
17 16 (5.69%) Sophos
18 14 (4.98%) Google