Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 556 506 616
Rank change year-on-year -50 +110 -7
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 651 939 728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.56% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 1.09% 1.31% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 476 772 617
UK median annual salary £47,500 £51,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.21% +8.95% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £74,875 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 59,638 71,817 78,904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.87% 43.13% 44.65%
Number of salaries quoted 45,296 55,598 61,073
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 -37 635 £47,500 -7.77% 111
UK excluding London -6 419 £45,000 - 83
London -15 227 £57,500 +4.55% 30
South East -56 165 £43,000 -9.47% 30
North of England +16 95 £42,500 -1.16% 14
Midlands +12 86 £50,000 -4.76% 17
West Midlands +32 56 £50,000 -8.26% 11
North West 0 43 £37,000 -17.78% 12
South West -31 31 £47,500 +5.56% 9
East of England +66 30 £50,000 +11.11% 11
East Midlands +9 30 £47,500 +17.28% 6
North East +47 28 £24,750 - 1
Yorkshire +3 24 £44,750 +24.31% 1
Scotland +20 10 £45,000 +16.88%
Wales 0 2 £46,000 -3.16% 1

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 365 (56.07%) Cisco
2 313 (48.08%) Firewall
3 256 (39.32%) Cisco Certification
4 247 (37.94%) WAN
5 246 (37.79%) Windows
6 229 (35.18%) LAN
7 208 (31.95%) VMware
8 202 (31.03%) Microsoft
9 195 (29.95%) CCNP
10 183 (28.11%) ITIL
11 169 (25.96%) Azure
12 159 (24.42%) Linux
13 158 (24.27%) VPN
14 156 (23.96%) Active Directory
15 150 (23.04%) VMware Infrastructure
16 144 (22.12%) Data Centre
17 137 (21.04%) DNS
18 130 (19.97%) Finance
19 129 (19.82%) Windows Server
20 126 (19.35%) SCCM
21 123 (18.89%) Office 365
22 120 (18.43%) Network Security
23 119 (18.28%) Cisco ASA
24 115 (17.67%) CCNA
25 111 (17.05%) CheckPoint
25 111 (17.05%) MPLS
26 109 (16.74%) Wireless
27 105 (16.13%) TCP/IP
28 103 (15.82%) Network Monitoring
28 103 (15.82%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 34 (5.22%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.92%) IIS
2 19 (2.92%) Skype for Business
3 17 (2.61%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.54%) nginx
5 9 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.23%) Apache
7 7 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.08%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.92%) Confluence
9 4 (0.61%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.15%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 57 (8.76%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.31%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.15%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.08%) Q-Pulse
1 7 (1.08%) Sage CRM
2 3 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.31%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 169 (25.96%) Azure
2 123 (18.89%) Office 365
3 71 (10.91%) AWS
4 15 (2.30%) GCP
5 11 (1.69%) SaaS
6 7 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.08%) Stackdriver
7 6 (0.92%) GitHub
8 5 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.31%) Cloudflare
9 2 (0.31%) IaaS
9 2 (0.31%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.31%) PaaS
9 2 (0.31%) Yammer
10 1 (0.15%) Datadog
10 1 (0.15%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 313 (48.08%) Firewall
2 247 (37.94%) WAN
3 229 (35.18%) LAN
4 158 (24.27%) VPN
5 137 (21.04%) DNS
6 120 (18.43%) Network Security
7 119 (18.28%) Cisco ASA
8 111 (17.05%) MPLS
9 109 (16.74%) Wireless
10 105 (16.13%) TCP/IP
11 101 (15.51%) DHCP
12 99 (15.21%) BGP
12 99 (15.21%) Cisco Nexus
13 96 (14.75%) OSPF
14 82 (12.60%) SAN
15 60 (9.22%) Cisco ISE
16 59 (9.06%) VLAN
17 55 (8.45%) VoIP
18 53 (8.14%) IPsec
19 49 (7.53%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 16 (2.46%) Big Data
4 13 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (1.23%) MySQL
6 8 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (1.08%) SQL Server 2017
8 6 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (0.77%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (0.77%) Redis
9 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.61%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.46%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (4.15%) JIRA
2 20 (3.07%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.92%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (1.38%) Artifactory
7 7 (1.08%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.61%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.31%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.31%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.31%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.31%) Subversion
10 2 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.15%) NeoLoad
11 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.15%) Rational Quality Manager
General
1 130 (19.97%) Finance
2 40 (6.14%) Public Sector
3 39 (5.99%) Telecoms
4 29 (4.45%) Retail
5 15 (2.30%) Police
6 11 (1.69%) Fire and Rescue
6 11 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.38%) Back Office
8 7 (1.08%) Marketing
9 6 (0.92%) Electronics
9 6 (0.92%) Local Government
10 5 (0.77%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.77%) Banking
10 5 (0.77%) Publishing
11 3 (0.46%) Front Office
11 3 (0.46%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Advertising
12 2 (0.31%) Games
12 2 (0.31%) Legal
13 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 215 (33.03%) Network Engineer
2 82 (12.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 72 (11.06%) Analyst
4 55 (8.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 47 (7.22%) Senior Network Engineer
6 43 (6.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 38 (5.84%) Security Engineer
8 31 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
9 29 (4.45%) Team Leader
10 27 (4.15%) IT Engineer
11 25 (3.84%) Project Engineer
12 24 (3.69%) Consultant
13 23 (3.53%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 23 (3.53%) Information Manager
13 23 (3.53%) Information Security Manager
13 23 (3.53%) Security Manager
14 21 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (3.23%) Support Engineer
15 20 (3.07%) Monitoring Engineer
16 19 (2.92%) Head of Information Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.45%) SailPoint
2 12 (1.84%) .NET
3 9 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (1.08%) Node.js
4 7 (1.08%) Web Services
5 6 (0.92%) 802.1X
5 6 (0.92%) JSON
6 5 (0.77%) LDAP
7 4 (0.61%) Kafka
7 4 (0.61%) React
7 4 (0.61%) XMPP
8 3 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.31%) Django
10 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.15%) LAMP
10 1 (0.15%) LAPP Stack
10 1 (0.15%) LEMP Stack
10 1 (0.15%) OpenVZ
10 1 (0.15%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.15%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 144 (22.12%) Data Centre
2 65 (9.98%) Management Information System
3 54 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.15%) Data Protection Act
5 14 (2.15%) Enterprise Storage
6 13 (2.00%) Virtual Team
7 11 (1.69%) Clustering
8 10 (1.54%) Driving Licence
8 10 (1.54%) Replication
9 8 (1.23%) CMDB
9 8 (1.23%) NHS
9 8 (1.23%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.08%) iPad
10 7 (1.08%) iPhone
10 7 (1.08%) LIMS
10 7 (1.08%) PKI
10 7 (1.08%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.08%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 246 (37.79%) Windows
2 159 (24.42%) Linux
3 129 (19.82%) Windows Server
4 44 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (6.45%) Windows 10
6 41 (6.30%) Unix
7 30 (4.61%) CentOS
8 27 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (3.53%) Ubuntu
10 15 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (2.15%) Android
12 13 (2.00%) AIX
12 13 (2.00%) HPUX
13 12 (1.84%) Windows 7
14 11 (1.69%) Fedora
15 8 (1.23%) Debian
15 8 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.77%) SUSE
17 4 (0.61%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (28.11%) ITIL
2 103 (15.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 103 (15.82%) Network Monitoring
3 99 (15.21%) Problem-Solving
4 69 (10.60%) Service Management
5 67 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (10.14%) High Availability
7 65 (9.98%) Network Management
8 63 (9.68%) Migration
9 58 (8.91%) SIEM
10 57 (8.76%) Service Delivery
11 53 (8.14%) Cybersecurity
12 48 (7.37%) Project Delivery
13 47 (7.22%) Presales
14 46 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
15 45 (6.91%) Information Security
15 45 (6.91%) Mentoring
16 44 (6.76%) Project Management
17 43 (6.61%) Load Balancing
18 42 (6.45%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (13.21%) Python
2 80 (12.29%) PowerShell
3 61 (9.37%) SQL
4 40 (6.14%) Bash Shell
4 40 (6.14%) Java
5 33 (5.07%) Perl
6 30 (4.61%) C++
7 21 (3.23%) C
8 18 (2.76%) Ruby
9 8 (1.23%) PHP
10 5 (0.77%) Scala
11 3 (0.46%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.31%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.31%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.31%) VB
12 2 (0.31%) VBScript
13 1 (0.15%) Go
Qualifications
1 256 (39.32%) Cisco Certification
2 195 (29.95%) CCNP
3 115 (17.67%) CCNA
4 94 (14.44%) Degree
5 41 (6.30%) Security Cleared
6 40 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (4.15%) CISSP
8 25 (3.84%) SC Cleared
9 23 (3.53%) MCSA
10 21 (3.23%) CCDP
10 21 (3.23%) CCIE
10 21 (3.23%) CISM
10 21 (3.23%) MCSE
11 20 (3.07%) CISA
12 18 (2.76%) JNCIA
13 17 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (2.46%) CCSA
14 16 (2.46%) JNCIP
15 14 (2.15%) CCA
15 14 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (11.06%) SLA
2 17 (2.61%) QA
3 10 (1.54%) GDPR
4 8 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) BS7799
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 156 (23.96%) Active Directory
2 150 (23.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (7.07%) Hyper-V
4 29 (4.45%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (3.99%) XenApp
6 22 (3.38%) Docker
7 15 (2.30%) VMware Workstation
7 15 (2.30%) XenDesktop
8 13 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 13 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (1.54%) NFS
9 10 (1.54%) Samba
9 10 (1.54%) VirtualBox
9 10 (1.54%) VMware NSX
9 10 (1.54%) vSphere
9 10 (1.54%) Xen
10 8 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (1.08%) BitLocker
12 6 (0.92%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 126 (19.35%) SCCM
2 86 (13.21%) Nagios
3 81 (12.44%) Cisco Prime
4 59 (9.06%) SCOM
5 47 (7.22%) Nessus
6 43 (6.61%) SolarWinds Orion
7 38 (5.84%) WSUS
8 37 (5.68%) Ansible
9 35 (5.38%) Puppet
10 34 (5.22%) McAfee ePO
11 25 (3.84%) vCenter Server
12 24 (3.69%) Cacti
13 23 (3.53%) Cisco CUCM
14 19 (2.92%) FortiGate
14 19 (2.92%) ZABBIX
15 17 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
16 16 (2.46%) Kubernetes
17 11 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
17 11 (1.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 11 (1.69%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 365 (56.07%) Cisco
2 208 (31.95%) VMware
3 202 (31.03%) Microsoft
4 111 (17.05%) CheckPoint
5 100 (15.36%) Palo Alto
6 99 (15.21%) F5
7 78 (11.98%) Juniper
7 78 (11.98%) Meraki
8 76 (11.67%) Citrix
9 65 (9.98%) NetApp
10 51 (7.83%) McAfee
11 49 (7.53%) HP
12 42 (6.45%) Splunk
13 34 (5.22%) Dell
14 33 (5.07%) LogRhythm
14 33 (5.07%) Red Hat
15 29 (4.45%) Aveksa
16 28 (4.30%) Fortinet
16 28 (4.30%) ServiceNow
17 26 (3.99%) Dynatrace