Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 236 325
Rank change year-on-year +9 +89 -29
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 75 80 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.82% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 1.66% 1.89% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 54 70 22
West Midlands median annual salary £48,000 £35,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.14% -14.63% +16.31%
10th Percentile £32,411 £29,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £54,500 £54,275
England median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £46,750
% change year-on-year +3.16% +1.60% +1.08%

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 4,523 4,238 5,413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 48.26% 43.55% 45.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3,282 3,263 4,212
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £22,525 £24,763 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 May 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 20 May 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 +19 55 £50,000 - 6
Coventry -28 7 £50,000 +9.89% 1
Shropshire -1 5 £47,000 +34.29%
Worcestershire +26 1 - -
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 49 (65.33%) ITIL
2 48 (64.00%) VMware
3 45 (60.00%) Cisco
4 43 (57.33%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (56.00%) Wireless
6 40 (53.33%) CCNP
6 40 (53.33%) WAN
7 38 (50.67%) F5
8 36 (48.00%) Load Balancing
8 36 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 33 (44.00%) Data Centre
10 32 (42.67%) HP
11 30 (40.00%) Microsoft
12 29 (38.67%) CheckPoint
12 29 (38.67%) Meraki
12 29 (38.67%) Presales
13 28 (37.33%) Juniper
14 27 (36.00%) MPLS
14 27 (36.00%) LAN
14 27 (36.00%) Firewall
15 26 (34.67%) Cisco Wireless
16 23 (30.67%) Windows
17 22 (29.33%) Linux
18 20 (26.67%) CCNA
18 20 (26.67%) Cisco Prime
18 20 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
19 19 (25.33%) Performance Management
19 19 (25.33%) Converged Infrastructure
20 18 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
20 18 (24.00%) SIEM

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 (10.67%) Apache
2 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (6.67%) IIS
2 5 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.33%) Confluence
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.67%) Office 365
4 4 (5.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (4.00%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 42 (56.00%) Wireless
2 40 (53.33%) WAN
3 27 (36.00%) Firewall
3 27 (36.00%) LAN
3 27 (36.00%) MPLS
4 26 (34.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 17 (22.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 16 (21.33%) Cisco ISE
6 16 (21.33%) Network Security
6 16 (21.33%) OSPF
7 15 (20.00%) TACACS
8 14 (18.67%) SAN
8 14 (18.67%) VLAN
8 14 (18.67%) VPN
8 14 (18.67%) WLAN
9 13 (17.33%) Cisco Firepower
9 13 (17.33%) DNS
10 9 (12.00%) Software-Defined Networking
10 9 (12.00%) TCP/IP
11 8 (10.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) MySQL
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (5.33%) Finance
1 4 (5.33%) Retail
2 1 (1.33%) Billing
2 1 (1.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (21.33%) Architect
1 16 (21.33%) Network Architect
2 15 (20.00%) Network Security Architect
2 15 (20.00%) Presales Solution Architect
2 15 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 15 (20.00%) Security Solutions Architect
2 15 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (17.33%) Cisco Consultant
3 13 (17.33%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 13 (17.33%) Consultant
3 13 (17.33%) Network Consultant
3 13 (17.33%) Network Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) IT Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Cisco Presales Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) DBA
6 4 (5.33%) Monitoring Specialist
6 4 (5.33%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (5.33%) Presales Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) COM
1 3 (4.00%) Web Services
2 2 (2.67%) VXML
3 1 (1.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (44.00%) Data Centre
2 16 (21.33%) FlexPod
3 14 (18.67%) Driving Licence
4 6 (8.00%) Clustering
4 6 (8.00%) PKI
5 5 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.67%) Replication
8 1 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.67%) Windows
2 22 (29.33%) Linux
3 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (14.67%) Windows Server
5 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (5.33%) Debian
7 4 (5.33%) Ubuntu
8 3 (4.00%) AIX
8 3 (4.00%) Unix
8 3 (4.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (65.33%) ITIL
2 36 (48.00%) Load Balancing
3 29 (38.67%) Presales
4 19 (25.33%) Converged Infrastructure
4 19 (25.33%) Performance Management
5 18 (24.00%) Change Management
5 18 (24.00%) SIEM
6 16 (21.33%) Application Performance Management
6 16 (21.33%) ITIL V3
6 16 (21.33%) Migration
6 16 (21.33%) Security Management
7 15 (20.00%) DNA
7 15 (20.00%) Network Management
7 15 (20.00%) Value Proposition
8 14 (18.67%) Network Architecture
9 10 (13.33%) Service Delivery
10 9 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (9.33%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (8.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.33%) Bash Shell
1 7 (9.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.00%) SQL
3 4 (5.33%) Perl
4 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (57.33%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (53.33%) CCNP
3 20 (26.67%) CCNA
4 15 (20.00%) CCDP
4 15 (20.00%) CCIE
5 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (10.67%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (5.33%) MCDBA
8 4 (5.33%) OCP
8 4 (5.33%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (2.67%) MCSA
9 2 (2.67%) MCSE
9 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.33%) RHCE
10 1 (1.33%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 13 (17.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (12.00%) SLA
4 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 36 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (20.00%) VMware NSX
3 13 (17.33%) Active Directory
4 5 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.33%) vSphere
6 1 (1.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (26.67%) Cisco Prime
2 15 (20.00%) CASB
2 15 (20.00%) QRadar
3 13 (17.33%) WhatsUp Gold
4 5 (6.67%) Nagios
5 4 (5.33%) Backup Exec
5 4 (5.33%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (5.33%) PowerCLI
5 4 (5.33%) SCOM
5 4 (5.33%) WSUS
6 3 (4.00%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (4.00%) vRealize
7 2 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (2.67%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.67%) Puppet
8 1 (1.33%) Cacti
8 1 (1.33%) SELinux
8 1 (1.33%) SmoothWall
8 1 (1.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 48 (64.00%) VMware
2 45 (60.00%) Cisco
3 38 (50.67%) F5
4 32 (42.67%) HP
5 30 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 29 (38.67%) CheckPoint
6 29 (38.67%) Meraki
7 28 (37.33%) Juniper
8 17 (22.67%) Aruba
8 17 (22.67%) Fortinet
9 16 (21.33%) McAfee
10 15 (20.00%) Infoblox
10 15 (20.00%) Palo Alto
10 15 (20.00%) Riverbed
10 15 (20.00%) Sophos
11 13 (17.33%) Tripwire
12 10 (13.33%) NetApp
13 8 (10.67%) AppDynamics
13 8 (10.67%) IBM
14 7 (9.33%) Citrix