Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 248 267 286
Rank change year-on-year +19 +19 +16
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 52 57 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.58% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 1.35% 1.30% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 40 36 54
West Midlands median annual salary £53,250 £43,125 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.48% +26.84% -36.74%
10th Percentile £41,250 £31,250 £26,925
90th Percentile £71,250 £56,563 £52,100
England median annual salary £50,375 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +6.05% +4.40% -4.21%

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 3,859 4,380 5,492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.85% 44.20% 46.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,829 3,434 4,037
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,250 £22,650
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +15 29 £57,000 +8.57% 1
Shropshire +15 8 £47,000 +34.29% 1
Solihull - 4 £50,000 -
Worcestershire +14 3 £65,000 +116.67%
Coventry +6 3 £50,000 -1.23% 3
Warwickshire - 3 £50,000 - 1
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 37 (71.15%) VMware
2 33 (63.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (53.85%) WAN
3 28 (53.85%) Cisco
4 27 (51.92%) Data Centre
5 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
6 23 (44.23%) CCNP
6 23 (44.23%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (44.23%) Windows
6 23 (44.23%) F5
7 22 (42.31%) Wireless
8 21 (40.38%) ITIL
9 20 (38.46%) Firewall
9 20 (38.46%) Meraki
10 18 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
10 18 (34.62%) Load Balancing
10 18 (34.62%) LAN
11 17 (32.69%) HP
12 16 (30.77%) MPLS
12 16 (30.77%) VPN
12 16 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (28.85%) Citrix
14 14 (26.92%) SAN
14 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
14 14 (26.92%) Network Management
14 14 (26.92%) VLAN
14 14 (26.92%) Presales
14 14 (26.92%) Cisco Wireless
14 14 (26.92%) Cisco Firepower
15 13 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 8 (15.38%) Apache
1 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (15.38%) IIS
1 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (9.62%) Office 365
4 4 (7.69%) Yammer
5 3 (5.77%) SaaS
6 1 (1.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (53.85%) WAN
2 22 (42.31%) Wireless
3 20 (38.46%) Firewall
4 18 (34.62%) LAN
5 16 (30.77%) MPLS
5 16 (30.77%) VPN
6 14 (26.92%) Cisco Firepower
6 14 (26.92%) Cisco Wireless
6 14 (26.92%) SAN
6 14 (26.92%) VLAN
7 12 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (23.08%) OSPF
7 12 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 10 (19.23%) Cisco ISE
8 10 (19.23%) TACACS
9 9 (17.31%) DNS
9 9 (17.31%) Network Security
10 8 (15.38%) DDNS
10 8 (15.38%) NAS
10 8 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) MySQL
2 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.69%) DB2
2 4 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Local Government
2 1 (1.92%) Retail
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Consultant
2 10 (19.23%) Cisco Consultant
2 10 (19.23%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 10 (19.23%) Network Consultant
3 9 (17.31%) Architect
4 8 (15.38%) IT Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Network Architect
4 8 (15.38%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) DBA
5 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Network Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Network Security Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Presales Consultant
5 6 (11.54%) Presales Solution Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Security Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Security Solutions Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Administrator
6 5 (9.62%) Cisco Presales Consultant
7 4 (7.69%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) COM
2 1 (1.92%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (51.92%) Data Centre
2 10 (19.23%) Driving Licence
3 9 (17.31%) Clustering
4 7 (13.46%) FlexPod
5 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.92%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (44.23%) Windows
2 13 (25.00%) Linux
3 12 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.85%) Unix
7 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) ITIL
2 18 (34.62%) Load Balancing
3 14 (26.92%) Network Management
3 14 (26.92%) Presales
4 13 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (23.08%) Migration
6 10 (19.23%) Network Architecture
7 7 (13.46%) ITIL V3
7 7 (13.46%) SIEM
8 6 (11.54%) Application Performance Management
8 6 (11.54%) Coaching
8 6 (11.54%) DNA
8 6 (11.54%) Performance Management
8 6 (11.54%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (11.54%) Security Management
8 6 (11.54%) Technical Analysis
9 5 (9.62%) Converged Infrastructure
9 5 (9.62%) Project Management
9 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
9 5 (9.62%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 7 (13.46%) SQL
3 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 4 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 4 (7.69%) VB
4 2 (3.85%) Korn
4 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.85%) Python
4 2 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (44.23%) CCNP
1 23 (44.23%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (17.31%) CCNA
2 9 (17.31%) Citrix Certification
2 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (11.54%) CCDP
3 6 (11.54%) CCIE
4 2 (3.85%) RHCE
4 2 (3.85%) RHCSA
4 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) CCA
5 1 (1.92%) CCAA
5 1 (1.92%) Degree
5 1 (1.92%) MCITP
5 1 (1.92%) MCSE
5 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (13.46%) SLA
3 6 (11.54%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 33 (63.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
3 9 (17.31%) Hyper-V
4 6 (11.54%) VMware NSX
5 4 (7.69%) XenApp
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (19.23%) QRadar
2 10 (19.23%) WhatsUp Gold
3 8 (15.38%) Nagios
4 6 (11.54%) CASB
4 6 (11.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (9.62%) SCCM
6 4 (7.69%) Stealthwatch
6 4 (7.69%) WSUS
7 3 (5.77%) SCOM
8 2 (3.85%) Data Guard
8 2 (3.85%) FortiGate
8 2 (3.85%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (3.85%) SmoothWall
9 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (71.15%) VMware
2 28 (53.85%) Cisco
3 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 23 (44.23%) F5
5 20 (38.46%) Meraki
6 17 (32.69%) HP
7 15 (28.85%) Citrix
8 12 (23.08%) McAfee
9 10 (19.23%) Tripwire
10 9 (17.31%) Aruba
10 9 (17.31%) Fortinet
10 9 (17.31%) Juniper
11 8 (15.38%) CheckPoint
12 7 (13.46%) NetApp
13 6 (11.54%) Infoblox
13 6 (11.54%) Oracle
13 6 (11.54%) Palo Alto
13 6 (11.54%) Riverbed
13 6 (11.54%) Sophos
14 4 (7.69%) Cylance