Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 255 266
Rank change year-on-year +13 +11 +27
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 40 65 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.65% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 1.12% 1.38% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 34 41 68
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +25.00% -28.80%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £56,625 £50,600
England median annual salary £52,000 £46,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.23% +3.89% -

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 3,585 4,708 5,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.41% 47.10% 46.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,616 3,601 3,796
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,186 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -22 16 £56,500 +32.94% 3
Shropshire +1 7 - -
Solihull - 5 £50,000 -
Coventry +9 4 £50,000 - 2
Warwickshire - 4 £42,500 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £65,000 -
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 21 (52.50%) Cisco
1 21 (52.50%) VMware
2 19 (47.50%) Firewall
3 16 (40.00%) Windows
3 16 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (37.50%) F5
4 15 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 14 (35.00%) WAN
6 13 (32.50%) CCNP
6 13 (32.50%) Cisco Prime
6 13 (32.50%) Citrix
7 12 (30.00%) Wireless
8 11 (27.50%) Finance
8 11 (27.50%) SQL
8 11 (27.50%) Windows Server
8 11 (27.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (25.00%) Skype
9 10 (25.00%) LAN
9 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 10 (25.00%) CheckPoint
9 10 (25.00%) MPLS
10 9 (22.50%) Cisco Firepower
10 9 (22.50%) Network Management
11 8 (20.00%) Load Balancing
11 8 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (20.00%) BGP

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 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 5 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.00%) Apache
4 2 (5.00%) IIS
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (15.00%) Office 365
4 5 (12.50%) Yammer
5 2 (5.00%) SaaS
6 1 (2.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (47.50%) Firewall
2 14 (35.00%) WAN
3 12 (30.00%) Wireless
4 11 (27.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (25.00%) LAN
5 10 (25.00%) MPLS
5 10 (25.00%) Skype
6 9 (22.50%) Cisco Firepower
7 8 (20.00%) BGP
8 7 (17.50%) Cisco Wireless
8 7 (17.50%) OSPF
8 7 (17.50%) Unified Communications
8 7 (17.50%) VPN
9 6 (15.00%) EIGRP
9 6 (15.00%) SAN
10 5 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
10 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
10 5 (12.50%) VLAN
10 5 (12.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (10.00%) DB2
1 4 (10.00%) NoSQL
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Legal
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Technical Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) DBA
3 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Administrator
4 5 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Project Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) SQL DBA
6 3 (7.50%) Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Senior DBA
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Technical Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.00%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Presales Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (17.50%) Clustering
3 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (5.00%) FlexPod
5 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (15.00%) Linux
4 2 (5.00%) Unix
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Network Management
2 8 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 7 (17.50%) ITIL
3 7 (17.50%) Migration
4 6 (15.00%) Coaching
4 6 (15.00%) Performance Metrics
4 6 (15.00%) Technical Analysis
5 5 (12.50%) DNA
5 5 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (12.50%) Project Management
6 4 (10.00%) Change Control
6 4 (10.00%) CRM
6 4 (10.00%) Data Integration
6 4 (10.00%) High Availability
6 4 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (7.50%) Network Architecture
7 3 (7.50%) SIEM
8 2 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 4 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (10.00%) VB
4 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.00%) Korn
5 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (32.50%) CCNP
3 8 (20.00%) CCNA
4 3 (7.50%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.00%) Degree
5 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) CCA
6 1 (2.50%) CCAA
6 1 (2.50%) CCDP
6 1 (2.50%) CCIE
6 1 (2.50%) MCITP
6 1 (2.50%) MCSE
6 1 (2.50%) RHCE
6 1 (2.50%) RHCSA
6 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
4 5 (12.50%) XenApp
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (32.50%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (15.00%) SCCM
3 5 (12.50%) Nagios
3 5 (12.50%) WSUS
4 4 (10.00%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (5.00%) Data Guard
5 2 (5.00%) FortiGate
5 2 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (5.00%) SCOM
6 1 (2.50%) CASB
6 1 (2.50%) QRadar
6 1 (2.50%) SmoothWall
6 1 (2.50%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) Cisco
1 21 (52.50%) VMware
2 15 (37.50%) F5
3 13 (32.50%) Citrix
4 10 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (20.00%) Juniper
6 7 (17.50%) McAfee
7 6 (15.00%) Meraki
7 6 (15.00%) Oracle
8 4 (10.00%) 3PAR
8 4 (10.00%) Cylance
8 4 (10.00%) Informatica
8 4 (10.00%) NetApp
8 4 (10.00%) Trend Micro
9 3 (7.50%) Aruba
9 3 (7.50%) Fortinet
9 3 (7.50%) HP
10 2 (5.00%) Palo Alto
10 2 (5.00%) Red Box