Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 November 2017 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 266 264 306
Rank change year-on-year -2 +42 -13
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 63 73 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.65% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 1.34% 1.41% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 38 65 21
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £34,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -28.42% +25.00%
10th Percentile £34,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,625 £53,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 4697 5193 5090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.52% 45.92% 46.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3639 3814 4224
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SolarWinds as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in the West Midlands

SolarWinds
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SolarWinds in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SolarWinds in the West Midlands

SolarWinds
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SolarWinds in the West Midlands

SolarWinds
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +16 38 £49,000 +40.00% 1
Shropshire +2 11 £35,000 +3.70% 2
Coventry +11 8 £50,000 +21.95% 2
Staffordshire - 1 £30,000 - 1
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 39 (61.90%) Data Centre
2 38 (60.32%) ITIL
3 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 29 (46.03%) Cisco
4 29 (46.03%) Windows
5 28 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (42.86%) CCNP
7 26 (41.27%) TCP/IP
7 26 (41.27%) Wireless
8 25 (39.68%) VMware
9 23 (36.51%) Load Balancing
10 21 (33.33%) Migration
10 21 (33.33%) Active Directory
11 20 (31.75%) MPLS
11 20 (31.75%) VPN
11 20 (31.75%) DNS
12 19 (30.16%) SAN
12 19 (30.16%) Network Security
13 18 (28.57%) VLAN
13 18 (28.57%) HP
13 18 (28.57%) OSPF
13 18 (28.57%) F5
14 17 (26.98%) Meraki
14 17 (26.98%) Presales
15 16 (25.40%) Finance
16 15 (23.81%) Firewall
16 15 (23.81%) CheckPoint
16 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (22.22%) Line Management
17 14 (22.22%) Cisco ASA

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 13 (20.63%) MS Exchange
2 11 (17.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (15.87%) Apache
4 9 (14.29%) IIS
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (15.87%) IaaS
2 10 (15.87%) Office 365
2 10 (15.87%) PaaS
3 9 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (12.70%) SaaS
5 1 (1.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (41.27%) TCP/IP
1 26 (41.27%) Wireless
2 20 (31.75%) DNS
2 20 (31.75%) MPLS
2 20 (31.75%) VPN
3 19 (30.16%) Network Security
3 19 (30.16%) SAN
4 18 (28.57%) OSPF
4 18 (28.57%) VLAN
5 15 (23.81%) Firewall
6 14 (22.22%) BGP
6 14 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (22.22%) DDNS
6 14 (22.22%) IPsec
6 14 (22.22%) SNMP
7 13 (20.63%) Cisco ISE
7 13 (20.63%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (20.63%) Ethernet
7 13 (20.63%) SSL
8 12 (19.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.05%) MySQL
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.59%) DB2
4 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (25.40%) Finance
2 13 (20.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 8 (12.70%) Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) Senior Technical Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) Technical Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) Technical Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Consultant
5 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Cloud Specialist
6 4 (6.35%) Network Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Administrator
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Technical Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.59%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 39 (61.90%) Data Centre
2 13 (20.63%) FlexPod
3 12 (19.05%) Clustering
4 8 (12.70%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (11.11%) Public Cloud
6 4 (6.35%) Driving Licence
7 3 (4.76%) PKI
7 3 (4.76%) Replication
8 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (46.03%) Windows
2 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (14.29%) Linux
6 5 (7.94%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.59%) Unix
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (60.32%) ITIL
2 23 (36.51%) Load Balancing
3 21 (33.33%) Migration
4 17 (26.98%) Presales
5 14 (22.22%) Line Management
5 14 (22.22%) Project Management
6 13 (20.63%) Application Performance Management
6 13 (20.63%) Converged Infrastructure
6 13 (20.63%) ITIL V3
6 13 (20.63%) Mentoring
6 13 (20.63%) Network Design
6 13 (20.63%) Performance Management
6 13 (20.63%) Security Management
6 13 (20.63%) Service Delivery
6 13 (20.63%) SIEM
6 13 (20.63%) Time Management
7 11 (17.46%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (17.46%) Change Control
8 10 (15.87%) Change Management
8 10 (15.87%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 9 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) C
3 1 (1.59%) Python
3 1 (1.59%) Ruby
3 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (42.86%) CCNP
3 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (20.63%) CCNA
5 9 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (7.94%) MCSA
6 5 (7.94%) MCSE
7 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.59%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.63%) QA
2 4 (6.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.76%) vSphere
4 2 (3.17%) XenApp
4 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (7.94%) SCOM
3 4 (6.35%) QRadar
3 4 (6.35%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (4.76%) Nagios
4 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.76%) Puppet
5 1 (1.59%) Ansible
5 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 29 (46.03%) Cisco
3 25 (39.68%) VMware
4 18 (28.57%) F5
4 18 (28.57%) HP
5 17 (26.98%) Meraki
6 15 (23.81%) CheckPoint
7 14 (22.22%) Citrix
8 13 (20.63%) Aruba
8 13 (20.63%) Brocade
8 13 (20.63%) Fortinet
8 13 (20.63%) Sourcefire
9 8 (12.70%) ServiceNow
10 6 (9.52%) Palo Alto
11 5 (7.94%) Oracle
12 4 (6.35%) Juniper
12 4 (6.35%) Tripwire
12 4 (6.35%) Veeam
13 2 (3.17%) NetApp
13 2 (3.17%) Sophos