Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 220 293
Rank change year-on-year -26 +73 -16
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 63 96 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.94% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 1.31% 2.06% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 43 89 32
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £34,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -20.00% +11.84%
10th Percentile £31,474 £28,500 £36,656
90th Percentile £55,200 £52,900 £70,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 4,827 4,663 4,959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 49.40% 45.63% 44.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3,582 3,522 4,100
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,975 £63,775
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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +25 39 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Shropshire -1 12 £35,000 -
Coventry -30 6 £50,750 +25.31% 7
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 36 (57.14%) VMware
2 31 (49.21%) Cisco
2 31 (49.21%) Data Centre
3 30 (47.62%) ITIL
4 29 (46.03%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (44.44%) Wireless
6 26 (41.27%) CCNP
6 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
6 26 (41.27%) Windows
7 24 (38.10%) MPLS
8 23 (36.51%) DNS
8 23 (36.51%) CheckPoint
9 22 (34.92%) Active Directory
9 22 (34.92%) F5
10 21 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 21 (33.33%) SAN
11 20 (31.75%) WAN
11 20 (31.75%) Load Balancing
12 19 (30.16%) Firewall
13 18 (28.57%) LAN
13 18 (28.57%) Cisco Wireless
14 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (26.98%) Juniper
14 17 (26.98%) HP
15 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (23.81%) Meraki
16 15 (23.81%) Presales
16 15 (23.81%) Cisco Prime
17 14 (22.22%) Citrix
17 14 (22.22%) CCNA

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 8 (12.70%) IIS
5 1 (1.59%) Confluence
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (3.17%) Office 365
5 1 (1.59%) GitHub
5 1 (1.59%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 28 (44.44%) Wireless
2 24 (38.10%) MPLS
3 23 (36.51%) DNS
4 21 (33.33%) SAN
4 21 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 20 (31.75%) WAN
6 19 (30.16%) Firewall
7 18 (28.57%) Cisco Wireless
7 18 (28.57%) LAN
8 14 (22.22%) DDNS
8 14 (22.22%) OSPF
9 13 (20.63%) WLAN
10 12 (19.05%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (17.46%) BGP
11 11 (17.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (17.46%) NAS
11 11 (17.46%) VLAN
11 11 (17.46%) VPN
12 10 (15.87%) Cisco ISE
12 10 (15.87%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) MySQL
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) DB2
3 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (9.52%) Billing
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (20.63%) Network Engineer
2 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Cisco Consultant
5 5 (7.94%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 5 (7.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Consultant
5 5 (7.94%) Network Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Network Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Network Security Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Presales Solution Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Security Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 4 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) Web Services
2 2 (3.17%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (49.21%) Data Centre
2 12 (19.05%) Clustering
3 10 (15.87%) FlexPod
4 8 (12.70%) Public Cloud
5 7 (11.11%) PKI
6 6 (9.52%) Driving Licence
7 4 (6.35%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (6.35%) Replication
8 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (41.27%) Windows
2 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (20.63%) Windows Server
3 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (17.46%) Linux
5 6 (9.52%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.76%) Debian
6 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.76%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.59%) AIX
8 1 (1.59%) Unix
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (47.62%) ITIL
2 20 (31.75%) Load Balancing
3 15 (23.81%) Presales
4 14 (22.22%) Change Management
5 12 (19.05%) Converged Infrastructure
5 12 (19.05%) SIEM
6 11 (17.46%) Performance Management
7 10 (15.87%) Application Performance Management
7 10 (15.87%) ITIL V3
7 10 (15.87%) Migration
7 10 (15.87%) Security Management
8 9 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 8 (12.70%) Mentoring
9 8 (12.70%) Network Management
10 7 (11.11%) Project Management
11 6 (9.52%) Line Management
11 6 (9.52%) Network Architecture
11 6 (9.52%) Network Design
11 6 (9.52%) Time Management
12 5 (7.94%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.11%) SQL
2 6 (9.52%) Bash Shell
3 4 (6.35%) Perl
3 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.59%) C
4 1 (1.59%) Python
4 1 (1.59%) Ruby
4 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (46.03%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (41.27%) CCNP
3 14 (22.22%) CCNA
3 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (12.70%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (9.52%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
7 4 (6.35%) CCDP
7 4 (6.35%) CCIE
7 4 (6.35%) MCSA
7 4 (6.35%) MCSE
7 4 (6.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.59%) MCDBA
8 1 (1.59%) OCP
8 1 (1.59%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.59%) RHCE
8 1 (1.59%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) QA
2 5 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.94%) SLA
3 4 (6.35%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 22 (34.92%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.52%) vSphere
4 4 (6.35%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (23.81%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (11.11%) QRadar
3 5 (7.94%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (7.94%) WhatsUp Gold
4 4 (6.35%) Backup Exec
5 3 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.76%) PowerCLI
5 3 (4.76%) Puppet
5 3 (4.76%) vRealize
5 3 (4.76%) WSUS
6 2 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (3.17%) Nagios
7 1 (1.59%) Ansible
7 1 (1.59%) Cacti
7 1 (1.59%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.59%) SCOM
7 1 (1.59%) SELinux
7 1 (1.59%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 36 (57.14%) VMware
2 31 (49.21%) Cisco
3 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
4 23 (36.51%) CheckPoint
5 22 (34.92%) F5
6 17 (26.98%) HP
6 17 (26.98%) Juniper
7 15 (23.81%) Meraki
8 14 (22.22%) Citrix
9 10 (15.87%) Aruba
9 10 (15.87%) Fortinet
10 7 (11.11%) Veeam
11 6 (9.52%) AppDynamics
11 6 (9.52%) Brocade
11 6 (9.52%) McAfee
11 6 (9.52%) Sourcefire
12 5 (7.94%) NetApp
12 5 (7.94%) Tripwire
13 4 (6.35%) Riverbed
13 4 (6.35%) Sophos