Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 523 584 573
Rank change year-on-year +61 -11 +70
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 917 760 958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.44% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 1.19% 0.99% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 775 632 771
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,450 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £73,700 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% -6.67%

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 76,855 76,689 90,631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.17% 44.29% 45.23%
Number of salaries quoted 60,131 61,232 73,884
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.20% +3.75%

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 25 June 2018.

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 25 June 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 +67 867 £50,000 +5.26% 95
UK excluding London +90 620 £45,000 +5.88% 66
South East +104 329 £47,500 +11.76% 12
London -51 282 £55,000 +4.76% 31
Midlands +1 96 £50,000 +25.00% 11
South West +56 87 £45,000 +9.76% 11
North of England +44 80 £38,000 -10.59% 24
West Midlands +16 72 £50,000 +22.70% 3
North West +3 46 £45,000 +5.88% 16
Yorkshire +40 32 £36,000 -10.00% 8
Scotland -14 28 £42,500 +22.80% 1
East Midlands +2 24 £50,000 +31.58% 8
East of England -32 18 £45,000 -12.20% 6
Wales +15 13 £47,500 +18.75% 1
North East -18 2 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 510 (55.62%) Cisco
2 439 (47.87%) Firewall
3 383 (41.77%) Cisco Certification
4 376 (41.00%) VMware
5 337 (36.75%) Windows
6 328 (35.77%) CCNP
7 324 (35.33%) WAN
8 293 (31.95%) Microsoft
9 264 (28.79%) ITIL
10 258 (28.14%) LAN
11 253 (27.59%) VPN
12 247 (26.94%) Active Directory
13 235 (25.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 227 (24.75%) Wireless
15 218 (23.77%) Cisco ASA
16 209 (22.79%) CCNA
17 204 (22.25%) Data Centre
18 203 (22.14%) DNS
19 193 (21.05%) F5
20 192 (20.94%) Windows Server
21 191 (20.83%) MPLS
22 175 (19.08%) Cisco Nexus
23 168 (18.32%) Finance
24 167 (18.21%) Microsoft Azure
25 164 (17.88%) Linux
26 163 (17.78%) CheckPoint
27 159 (17.34%) DHCP
28 153 (16.68%) OSPF
29 152 (16.58%) HP
30 150 (16.36%) SQL Server

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 68 (7.42%) MS Exchange
2 66 (7.20%) IIS
3 53 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 50 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (5.45%) SharePoint
5 40 (4.36%) Skype for Business
6 38 (4.14%) Apache
7 29 (3.16%) WebLogic
8 26 (2.84%) WebSphere
9 24 (2.62%) JBoss
10 23 (2.51%) Tomcat
11 20 (2.18%) Confluence
12 18 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
13 11 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.98%) nginx
15 8 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
17 5 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
18 4 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
18 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 33 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.51%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.44%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.53%) MetaTrader
2 10 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.65%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 167 (18.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 150 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
3 115 (12.54%) Office 365
4 30 (3.27%) IaaS
5 24 (2.62%) SaaS
6 21 (2.29%) Mimecast
7 15 (1.64%) Akamai
8 14 (1.53%) NuGet
8 14 (1.53%) PaaS
9 11 (1.20%) G Suite
10 8 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.65%) Cloudflare
12 5 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.55%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.33%) IBM PureFlex
14 3 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 439 (47.87%) Firewall
2 324 (35.33%) WAN
3 258 (28.14%) LAN
4 253 (27.59%) VPN
5 227 (24.75%) Wireless
6 218 (23.77%) Cisco ASA
7 203 (22.14%) DNS
8 191 (20.83%) MPLS
9 175 (19.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 159 (17.34%) DHCP
11 153 (16.68%) OSPF
12 140 (15.27%) TCP/IP
13 136 (14.83%) BGP
14 113 (12.32%) Network Security
15 95 (10.36%) Cisco ISE
16 94 (10.25%) Cisco Wireless
17 90 (9.81%) VLAN
18 89 (9.71%) NetScaler
19 88 (9.60%) SAN
20 81 (8.83%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (2.84%) MySQL
4 20 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (1.09%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.87%) Big Data
10 8 (0.87%) Couchbase
11 6 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.65%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.55%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.44%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 35 (3.82%) JIRA
2 22 (2.40%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.96%) TeamCity
3 18 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 16 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (1.64%) Ant
5 15 (1.64%) CA Release Automation
5 15 (1.64%) Maven
6 14 (1.53%) Eclipse
6 14 (1.53%) Fiddler
6 14 (1.53%) IntelliJ
6 14 (1.53%) ReSharper
6 14 (1.53%) Visual Studio
7 10 (1.09%) Redmine
8 7 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.55%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.33%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.11%) PEAR
General
1 168 (18.32%) Finance
2 63 (6.87%) Retail
3 34 (3.71%) Manufacturing
4 32 (3.49%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.73%) Banking
6 18 (1.96%) Games
7 10 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.87%) Legal
8 8 (0.87%) Marketing
9 6 (0.65%) Law
10 5 (0.55%) Advertising
10 5 (0.55%) Electronics
11 2 (0.22%) Back Office
11 2 (0.22%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.11%) Local Government
12 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 302 (32.93%) Network Engineer
2 178 (19.41%) Analyst
3 95 (10.36%) Senior Network Engineer
4 85 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 74 (8.07%) Cisco Engineer
6 66 (7.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 63 (6.87%) Security Engineer
8 59 (6.43%) Support Analyst
9 57 (6.22%) Network Security Engineer
10 43 (4.69%) Consultant
10 43 (4.69%) IT Analyst
11 42 (4.58%) Administrator
12 37 (4.03%) Project Engineer
13 36 (3.93%) Network Specialist
14 34 (3.71%) Architect
15 33 (3.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 31 (3.38%) Linux Engineer
16 31 (3.38%) Support Engineer
17 28 (3.05%) Network Consultant
17 28 (3.05%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (7.42%) .NET
2 38 (4.14%) Web Services
3 35 (3.82%) CSS
4 28 (3.05%) Middleware
5 21 (2.29%) 802.1X
5 21 (2.29%) HTML
6 20 (2.18%) .NET Framework
6 20 (2.18%) SailPoint
7 18 (1.96%) Ajax
8 15 (1.64%) REST
8 15 (1.64%) SOAP
9 14 (1.53%) ActiveMQ
9 14 (1.53%) ASP.NET
9 14 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (1.53%) JSON
9 14 (1.53%) TIBCO EMS
9 14 (1.53%) XML
10 11 (1.20%) XMPP
11 8 (0.87%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 204 (22.25%) Data Centre
2 59 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (6.11%) Self-Motivation
4 53 (5.78%) Clustering
5 34 (3.71%) Private Cloud
6 32 (3.49%) Computer Science
7 31 (3.38%) Management Information System
8 28 (3.05%) Driving Licence
9 17 (1.85%) Client/Server
9 17 (1.85%) FlexPod
10 15 (1.64%) Cyberattack
10 15 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
10 15 (1.64%) Replication
11 14 (1.53%) Public Cloud
12 12 (1.31%) HP StoreVirtual
13 11 (1.20%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 10 (1.09%) DataPower
14 10 (1.09%) Fintech
14 10 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
14 10 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 337 (36.75%) Windows
2 192 (20.94%) Windows Server
3 164 (17.88%) Linux
4 122 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 122 (13.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (5.67%) CentOS
6 47 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (4.58%) Windows 10
8 34 (3.71%) Windows 7
9 33 (3.60%) Ubuntu
10 22 (2.40%) Debian
11 19 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (1.85%) Windows 8
13 14 (1.53%) Unix
14 7 (0.76%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.65%) Solaris
16 4 (0.44%) Android
16 4 (0.44%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.33%) AIX
17 3 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (28.79%) ITIL
2 144 (15.70%) Network Management
3 117 (12.76%) Problem-Solving
4 113 (12.32%) Change Management
5 112 (12.21%) Network Monitoring
6 109 (11.89%) Load Balancing
6 109 (11.89%) Service Management
7 107 (11.67%) Problem Management
8 84 (9.16%) Service Delivery
9 76 (8.29%) ITSM
10 64 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
10 64 (6.98%) Incident Management
11 61 (6.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 61 (6.65%) Migration
12 58 (6.32%) Network Architecture
12 58 (6.32%) SIEM
13 55 (6.00%) DevOps
14 54 (5.89%) Cybersecurity
15 53 (5.78%) Asset Management
16 52 (5.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (10.47%) SQL
2 81 (8.83%) PowerShell
3 68 (7.42%) Python
4 64 (6.98%) Perl
5 59 (6.43%) Bash Shell
6 47 (5.13%) Java
7 38 (4.14%) C#
8 35 (3.82%) JavaScript
9 23 (2.51%) RPG
10 21 (2.29%) PHP
11 16 (1.74%) C
12 13 (1.42%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.09%) Korn
13 10 (1.09%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.87%) Ruby
15 2 (0.22%) AWK
15 2 (0.22%) C-shell
15 2 (0.22%) sed
Qualifications
1 383 (41.77%) Cisco Certification
2 328 (35.77%) CCNP
3 209 (22.79%) CCNA
4 91 (9.92%) CCIE
5 78 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 57 (6.22%) CISSP
7 50 (5.45%) Security Cleared
8 48 (5.23%) Degree
9 38 (4.14%) MCSE
10 34 (3.71%) CCSE
11 29 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
12 26 (2.84%) SC Cleared
13 23 (2.51%) CCDP
14 22 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
15 21 (2.29%) MCSA
15 21 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 19 (2.07%) CCSA
16 19 (2.07%) Citrix Certification
17 18 (1.96%) CISA
17 18 (1.96%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (8.51%) SLA
2 61 (6.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (3.71%) PCI DSS
4 29 (3.16%) COBIT
5 24 (2.62%) Cyber Essentials
5 24 (2.62%) QA
6 21 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 18 (1.96%) GDPR
8 9 (0.98%) GPG13
9 7 (0.76%) PMO
10 6 (0.65%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 3 (0.33%) TickIT
14 2 (0.22%) ISO 14001
14 2 (0.22%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.22%) ISO 31000
15 1 (0.11%) GCP
15 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 247 (26.94%) Active Directory
2 235 (25.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (15.70%) Hyper-V
4 54 (5.89%) VMware NSX
5 49 (5.34%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (3.38%) VMware Server
6 31 (3.38%) vSphere
7 20 (2.18%) XenServer
8 18 (1.96%) iptables
9 16 (1.74%) ProxySG
10 13 (1.42%) DFS Replication
10 13 (1.42%) NFS
11 12 (1.31%) Samba
12 11 (1.20%) Firmware
13 10 (1.09%) Terminal Services
13 10 (1.09%) XenApp
14 9 (0.98%) Docker
14 9 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
15 8 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 136 (14.83%) SCOM
2 134 (14.61%) SCCM
3 123 (13.41%) Cisco Prime
4 117 (12.76%) Nagios
5 61 (6.65%) SolarWinds Orion
6 53 (5.78%) Puppet
7 49 (5.34%) Ansible
8 42 (4.58%) QRadar
9 41 (4.47%) Cisco CUCM
10 37 (4.03%) ZABBIX
11 33 (3.60%) Cacti
12 24 (2.62%) Nessus
13 23 (2.51%) vCenter Server
13 23 (2.51%) WhatsUp Gold
14 21 (2.29%) OpenVAS
14 21 (2.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 20 (2.18%) SCVMM
16 19 (2.07%) FortiGate
17 18 (1.96%) Core Impact
17 18 (1.96%) OPNET
Vendors
1 510 (55.62%) Cisco
2 376 (41.00%) VMware
3 293 (31.95%) Microsoft
4 193 (21.05%) F5
5 163 (17.78%) CheckPoint
6 152 (16.58%) HP
7 131 (14.29%) Citrix
8 114 (12.43%) Meraki
9 113 (12.32%) Juniper
10 111 (12.10%) Riverbed
11 104 (11.34%) Palo Alto
12 83 (9.05%) NetApp
13 68 (7.42%) Blue Coat
14 62 (6.76%) ServiceNow
15 57 (6.22%) Red Hat
15 57 (6.22%) Zscaler
16 56 (6.11%) Fortinet
17 55 (6.00%) Dell
18 53 (5.78%) Infoblox
19 52 (5.67%) Aruba