Period
to 22 May 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 May 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 502 563 568
Rank change year-on-year +61 +5 -8
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 771 825 758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.48% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 1.26% 1.09% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 586 690 650
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +3.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £29,700 £32,475
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 61,141 75,431 74,749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.37% 43.92% 44.23%
Number of salaries quoted 46,722 58,976 60,062
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 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -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 May 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 May 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 +66 755 £48,750 -0.51% 23
UK excluding London -6 446 £45,000 - 16
London +134 322 £54,000 -1.82% 7
South East -34 201 £47,500 - 4
Midlands +12 80 £42,500 -15.00% 6
North of England +62 77 £37,000 -1.33% 5
West Midlands -3 50 £41,250 -14.06% 6
East of England +102 46 £40,000 -11.11% 1
East Midlands +44 30 £47,500 -5.00%
North West +23 29 £42,000 +10.53% 3
South West -14 29 £32,500 -27.78%
North East +42 24 £32,500 - 1
Yorkshire +5 24 £44,000 +22.22% 1
Scotland -5 10 £57,500 +35.29%
Wales -2 3 £50,000 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 417 (54.09%) Cisco
2 367 (47.60%) Firewall
3 301 (39.04%) WAN
4 293 (38.00%) Cisco Certification
5 264 (34.24%) Windows
6 246 (31.91%) LAN
7 233 (30.22%) ITIL
8 215 (27.89%) VMware
9 206 (26.72%) CCNP
10 199 (25.81%) Microsoft
11 188 (24.38%) Cisco ASA
12 186 (24.12%) Microsoft Azure
13 168 (21.79%) Data Centre
13 168 (21.79%) Wireless
14 167 (21.66%) Network Monitoring
15 166 (21.53%) Linux
16 162 (21.01%) Finance
16 162 (21.01%) Windows Server
17 155 (20.10%) CCNA
18 152 (19.71%) OSPF
19 151 (19.58%) Nagios
20 149 (19.33%) VPN
21 148 (19.20%) Cisco Nexus
22 144 (18.68%) BGP
23 140 (18.16%) VMware Infrastructure
24 139 (18.03%) CheckPoint
24 139 (18.03%) SQL
25 132 (17.12%) MPLS
26 130 (16.86%) Amazon AWS
27 127 (16.47%) Network Security

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 50 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 33 (4.28%) Skype for Business
3 23 (2.98%) IIS
3 23 (2.98%) MS Exchange
4 17 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.30%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.17%) Apache
7 8 (1.04%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.91%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.26%) nginx
11 1 (0.13%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 61 (7.91%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.39%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.65%) Q-Pulse
2 5 (0.65%) Sage CRM
3 4 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 186 (24.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 130 (16.86%) Amazon AWS
3 98 (12.71%) Office 365
4 27 (3.50%) SaaS
5 16 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.56%) GitHub
7 11 (1.43%) IaaS
8 10 (1.30%) Cloudflare
8 10 (1.30%) PaaS
9 4 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.39%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.13%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.13%) Datadog
12 1 (0.13%) G Suite
12 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 367 (47.60%) Firewall
2 301 (39.04%) WAN
3 246 (31.91%) LAN
4 188 (24.38%) Cisco ASA
5 168 (21.79%) Wireless
6 152 (19.71%) OSPF
7 149 (19.33%) VPN
8 148 (19.20%) Cisco Nexus
9 144 (18.68%) BGP
10 132 (17.12%) MPLS
11 127 (16.47%) Network Security
12 125 (16.21%) TCP/IP
13 111 (14.40%) SAN
14 102 (13.23%) VoIP
15 94 (12.19%) DNS
16 78 (10.12%) Wireshark
17 71 (9.21%) HSRP
18 66 (8.56%) DHCP
19 65 (8.43%) Wi-Fi
20 62 (8.04%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (8.95%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.06%) MongoDB
3 34 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (4.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 28 (3.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (3.50%) Amazon RDS
6 27 (3.50%) Hadoop
6 27 (3.50%) SQL Server 2016
7 24 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 23 (2.98%) NoSQL
8 23 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (2.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 21 (2.72%) Azure SQL Database
10 21 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (2.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 21 (2.72%) Relational Database
11 18 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (1.56%) Data Lake
14 9 (1.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 30 (3.89%) JIRA
2 29 (3.76%) Jenkins
3 22 (2.85%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.43%) Travis CI
5 7 (0.91%) Redmine
6 6 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.52%) Bugzilla
8 4 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (0.52%) Rational Quality Manager
8 4 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.26%) Subversion
11 1 (0.13%) GitLab
11 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.13%) Protractor
11 1 (0.13%) Selenium
General
1 162 (21.01%) Finance
2 80 (10.38%) Retail
3 60 (7.78%) Banking
4 46 (5.97%) Front Office
5 40 (5.19%) Investment Banking
6 27 (3.50%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.82%) Advertising
8 9 (1.17%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.04%) Multimedia
10 7 (0.91%) Games
11 6 (0.78%) Law
12 5 (0.65%) Legal
13 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.39%) Local Government
14 1 (0.13%) Automotive
14 1 (0.13%) Back Office
14 1 (0.13%) Marketing
14 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 248 (32.17%) Network Engineer
2 101 (13.10%) Analyst
3 85 (11.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 70 (9.08%) Support Engineer
5 65 (8.43%) Cisco Engineer
6 58 (7.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 48 (6.23%) Systems Engineer
8 47 (6.10%) Security Engineer
9 45 (5.84%) Network Analyst
10 41 (5.32%) Applications Support
11 40 (5.19%) Applications Engineer
12 39 (5.06%) Administrator
13 38 (4.93%) Applications Support Engineer
14 36 (4.67%) Network Security Engineer
15 35 (4.54%) IT Engineer
16 33 (4.28%) Monitoring Engineer
16 33 (4.28%) Senior Network Engineer
17 32 (4.15%) Team Leader
18 28 (3.63%) Project Engineer
19 27 (3.50%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.80%) .NET
1 37 (4.80%) FIX Protocol
2 23 (2.98%) SailPoint
3 16 (2.08%) 802.1X
4 13 (1.69%) Web Services
5 12 (1.56%) .NET Framework
6 10 (1.30%) Kafka
6 10 (1.30%) Node.js
6 10 (1.30%) React
7 6 (0.78%) JSON
8 5 (0.65%) Middleware
8 5 (0.65%) Regular Expression
9 4 (0.52%) WAP
9 4 (0.52%) WSH
10 3 (0.39%) YAML
11 2 (0.26%) LDAP
11 2 (0.26%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.26%) OpenVZ
11 2 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 168 (21.79%) Data Centre
2 53 (6.87%) Self-Motivation
3 50 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (5.97%) Management Information System
5 41 (5.32%) Hedge funds
6 40 (5.19%) Fintech
7 39 (5.06%) Clustering
7 39 (5.06%) Replication
8 37 (4.80%) Derivative
8 37 (4.80%) Equities
8 37 (4.80%) Fixed Income
8 37 (4.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 23 (2.98%) Public Cloud
10 17 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
11 16 (2.08%) Virtual Team
12 12 (1.56%) Reinsurance
13 11 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
14 8 (1.04%) CMDB
14 8 (1.04%) e-Learning
14 8 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 264 (34.24%) Windows
2 166 (21.53%) Linux
3 162 (21.01%) Windows Server
4 81 (10.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 73 (9.47%) Unix
6 51 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (5.45%) Windows 10
8 33 (4.28%) Windows 7
9 20 (2.59%) Ubuntu
10 16 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (1.82%) CentOS
11 14 (1.82%) Debian
12 12 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.43%) Android
14 10 (1.30%) HPUX
15 9 (1.17%) AIX
16 5 (0.65%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.52%) Solaris
18 3 (0.39%) Fedora
19 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (30.22%) ITIL
2 167 (21.66%) Network Monitoring
3 103 (13.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 89 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
5 80 (10.38%) High Availability
6 78 (10.12%) Network Management
7 70 (9.08%) Change Control
8 69 (8.95%) Project Management
9 58 (7.52%) Load Balancing
10 56 (7.26%) Mentoring
11 55 (7.13%) Change Management
12 52 (6.74%) Incident Management
12 52 (6.74%) Migration
12 52 (6.74%) Service Management
12 52 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 51 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
13 51 (6.61%) DevOps
14 49 (6.36%) Information Security
15 48 (6.23%) Root Cause Analysis
16 47 (6.10%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 139 (18.03%) SQL
2 81 (10.51%) PowerShell
3 63 (8.17%) Python
4 43 (5.58%) Bash Shell
5 33 (4.28%) Java
6 28 (3.63%) Perl
7 27 (3.50%) T-SQL
8 20 (2.59%) C++
9 14 (1.82%) VBScript
10 11 (1.43%) C
10 11 (1.43%) Ruby
10 11 (1.43%) Scala
11 4 (0.52%) Korn
11 4 (0.52%) PHP
11 4 (0.52%) VB
12 3 (0.39%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.39%) R
13 2 (0.26%) C#
13 2 (0.26%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.13%) Go
Qualifications
1 293 (38.00%) Cisco Certification
2 206 (26.72%) CCNP
3 155 (20.10%) CCNA
4 83 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 67 (8.69%) Degree
6 57 (7.39%) Security Cleared
7 51 (6.61%) MCSA
8 50 (6.49%) CCIE
9 49 (6.36%) MCSE
10 31 (4.02%) SC Cleared
11 29 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (2.72%) CCDP
13 19 (2.46%) CCSA
14 18 (2.33%) JNCIA
15 17 (2.20%) JNCIE
16 15 (1.95%) JNCIP
17 14 (1.82%) Network+ Certification
17 14 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 13 (1.69%) CISSP
19 12 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (9.08%) SLA
2 31 (4.02%) GDPR
3 15 (1.95%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.82%) QA
5 6 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 140 (18.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 126 (16.34%) Active Directory
3 77 (9.99%) Hyper-V
4 31 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (3.24%) XenApp
6 23 (2.98%) Docker
7 22 (2.85%) vSphere
8 12 (1.56%) VMware NSX
9 8 (1.04%) NFS
9 8 (1.04%) Samba
10 7 (0.91%) VMware Server
10 7 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.78%) DFS Replication
11 6 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.65%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.65%) vCloud
13 4 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.52%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 151 (19.58%) Nagios
2 116 (15.05%) SCCM
3 99 (12.84%) Cisco Prime
4 56 (7.26%) SCOM
5 48 (6.23%) ZABBIX
6 44 (5.71%) Ansible
7 43 (5.58%) Puppet
8 40 (5.19%) WSUS
9 37 (4.80%) Icinga
10 31 (4.02%) Failover Clustering
10 31 (4.02%) Nessus
11 29 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
12 28 (3.63%) McAfee ePO
13 25 (3.24%) SolarWinds Orion
14 22 (2.85%) vCenter Server
15 21 (2.72%) Perfmon
15 21 (2.72%) Stealthwatch
16 20 (2.59%) Cacti
17 19 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
18 15 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 417 (54.09%) Cisco
2 215 (27.89%) VMware
3 199 (25.81%) Microsoft
4 139 (18.03%) CheckPoint
5 124 (16.08%) Palo Alto
6 94 (12.19%) Juniper
7 89 (11.54%) F5
8 87 (11.28%) Citrix
9 69 (8.95%) NetApp
10 66 (8.56%) Meraki
11 41 (5.32%) McAfee
11 41 (5.32%) ServiceNow
11 41 (5.32%) Symantec
12 39 (5.06%) HP
13 35 (4.54%) Splunk
13 35 (4.54%) Veeam
14 31 (4.02%) Dell
14 31 (4.02%) Fortinet
15 27 (3.50%) Dynatrace
15 27 (3.50%) Red Hat