Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 264 298
Rank change year-on-year +30 +34 +11
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 65 65 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.72% 0.65% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 1.54% 1.49% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 44 53 37
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,523
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.83% +13.39%
10th Percentile £38,250 £29,800 £27,600
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,500 £53,700
England median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +5.56%

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 4,223 4,369 5,569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.60% 43.57% 46.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3,101 3,411 4,105
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,750
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% +3.89%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 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
Birmingham +8 47 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Shropshire +18 8 £47,000 +34.29%
Coventry +2 4 £50,000 +6.95%
Warwickshire - 2 £50,000 - 1
Worcestershire +25 1 - -
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 47 (72.31%) VMware
2 40 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (60.00%) ITIL
4 37 (56.92%) WAN
4 37 (56.92%) Cisco
5 35 (53.85%) CCNP
5 35 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (50.77%) HP
6 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
6 33 (50.77%) F5
7 32 (49.23%) Data Centre
7 32 (49.23%) Wireless
8 31 (47.69%) Load Balancing
9 29 (44.62%) Meraki
10 26 (40.00%) Presales
11 23 (35.38%) Microsoft Azure
11 23 (35.38%) LAN
12 22 (33.85%) Firewall
13 21 (32.31%) MPLS
14 20 (30.77%) Windows
14 20 (30.77%) Linux
15 19 (29.23%) Cisco Wireless
16 18 (27.69%) Amazon AWS
16 18 (27.69%) CheckPoint
16 18 (27.69%) Juniper
16 18 (27.69%) SAN
17 17 (26.15%) VLAN
18 16 (24.62%) VPN
18 16 (24.62%) Network Management
18 16 (24.62%) Performance Management

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 11 (16.92%) Apache
2 8 (12.31%) IIS
3 7 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.77%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.62%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.62%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (35.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (27.69%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.69%) Office 365
4 3 (4.62%) IBM PureFlex
5 2 (3.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (56.92%) WAN
2 32 (49.23%) Wireless
3 23 (35.38%) LAN
4 22 (33.85%) Firewall
5 21 (32.31%) MPLS
6 19 (29.23%) Cisco Wireless
7 18 (27.69%) SAN
8 17 (26.15%) VLAN
9 16 (24.62%) Cisco Firepower
9 16 (24.62%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (24.62%) VPN
10 15 (23.08%) Network Security
10 15 (23.08%) OSPF
10 15 (23.08%) TACACS
11 14 (21.54%) Cisco ISE
12 10 (15.38%) TCP/IP
13 9 (13.85%) DNS
13 9 (13.85%) Software-Defined Networking
14 8 (12.31%) NAS
14 8 (12.31%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) MySQL
1 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.15%) DB2
3 4 (6.15%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (6.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (10.77%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (23.08%) Cisco Consultant
1 15 (23.08%) Cisco Network Consultant
1 15 (23.08%) Consultant
1 15 (23.08%) Network Consultant
2 14 (21.54%) Architect
2 14 (21.54%) Network Architect
3 13 (20.00%) Network Security Architect
3 13 (20.00%) Presales Solution Architect
3 13 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 13 (20.00%) Security Solutions Architect
3 13 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (15.38%) DBA
5 8 (12.31%) IT Engineer
5 8 (12.31%) SQL DBA
5 8 (12.31%) Technical Engineer
6 7 (10.77%) Senior DBA
7 6 (9.23%) Network Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) Oracle DBA
7 6 (9.23%) Presales Consultant
7 6 (9.23%) Senior Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) COM
2 1 (1.54%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (49.23%) Data Centre
2 15 (23.08%) Driving Licence
2 15 (23.08%) FlexPod
3 9 (13.85%) Clustering
4 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.54%) PKI
5 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.77%) Linux
1 20 (30.77%) Windows
2 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (13.85%) Windows Server
4 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.69%) Unix
6 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.62%) AIX
8 1 (1.54%) Debian
8 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (60.00%) ITIL
2 31 (47.69%) Load Balancing
3 26 (40.00%) Presales
4 16 (24.62%) Network Management
4 16 (24.62%) Performance Management
5 15 (23.08%) Network Architecture
6 14 (21.54%) Converged Infrastructure
6 14 (21.54%) Migration
7 13 (20.00%) Application Performance Management
7 13 (20.00%) DNA
7 13 (20.00%) ITIL V3
7 13 (20.00%) Security Management
7 13 (20.00%) SIEM
7 13 (20.00%) Value Proposition
8 10 (15.38%) Coaching
9 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (13.85%) Performance Metrics
9 9 (13.85%) Service Delivery
10 8 (12.31%) Change Management
11 7 (10.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) SQL
2 9 (13.85%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.15%) VB
5 2 (3.08%) Korn
5 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.08%) Python
5 2 (3.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (53.85%) CCNP
1 35 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (20.00%) CCDP
2 13 (20.00%) CCIE
2 13 (20.00%) CCNA
3 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (12.31%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (6.15%) MCDBA
5 4 (6.15%) OCP
5 4 (6.15%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (4.62%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (3.08%) RHCE
7 2 (3.08%) RHCSA
7 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 13 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (20.00%) VMware NSX
3 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
4 9 (13.85%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (23.08%) QRadar
1 15 (23.08%) WhatsUp Gold
2 14 (21.54%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (20.00%) CASB
4 6 (9.23%) Nagios
4 6 (9.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (4.62%) SCOM
7 2 (3.08%) Data Guard
7 2 (3.08%) FortiGate
7 2 (3.08%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (3.08%) SmoothWall
8 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.54%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.54%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (1.54%) WSUS
8 1 (1.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (72.31%) VMware
2 37 (56.92%) Cisco
3 33 (50.77%) F5
3 33 (50.77%) HP
3 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
4 29 (44.62%) Meraki
5 18 (27.69%) CheckPoint
5 18 (27.69%) Juniper
6 15 (23.08%) McAfee
6 15 (23.08%) Tripwire
7 14 (21.54%) Aruba
7 14 (21.54%) Fortinet
8 13 (20.00%) Infoblox
8 13 (20.00%) Palo Alto
8 13 (20.00%) Riverbed
8 13 (20.00%) Sophos
9 10 (15.38%) Citrix
9 10 (15.38%) Oracle
10 7 (10.77%) NetApp
11 6 (9.23%) Red Hat