Period
to 20 May 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 244 229 233
Rank change year-on-year -15 +4 +93
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 50 75 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.80% 0.82%
As % of the Vendors category 1.37% 1.67% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 35 54 70
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £48,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +37.14% -14.63%
10th Percentile £24,900 £32,411 £29,750
90th Percentile £73,250 £56,250 £54,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +1.60%

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 3,644 4,482 4,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.76% 47.82% 43.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,763 3,245 3,265
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £24,775
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 2019.

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 2019. 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 -7 23 £32,500 -35.00% 4
Solihull - 13 £52,500 -
Warwickshire - 8 - -
Shropshire -8 4 £40,000 -14.89%
Staffordshire - 1 £27,500 -
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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 35 (70.00%) Cisco
2 26 (52.00%) VMware
3 25 (50.00%) Firewall
3 25 (50.00%) Windows
4 21 (42.00%) ITIL
5 19 (38.00%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (36.00%) WAN
6 18 (36.00%) Windows Server
7 17 (34.00%) Data Centre
8 15 (30.00%) Active Directory
9 14 (28.00%) Performance Management
10 13 (26.00%) Network Monitoring
10 13 (26.00%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (26.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 13 (26.00%) Finance
11 12 (24.00%) Service Management
11 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (24.00%) Juniper
11 12 (24.00%) MPLS
11 12 (24.00%) MCSE
11 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (22.00%) MCSA
12 11 (22.00%) VPN
12 11 (22.00%) CCNA
12 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
12 11 (22.00%) Citrix
12 11 (22.00%) Wireless
12 11 (22.00%) Operations Management
13 10 (20.00%) Internet

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 10 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.00%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (50.00%) Firewall
2 18 (36.00%) WAN
3 12 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (24.00%) MPLS
4 11 (22.00%) VPN
4 11 (22.00%) Wireless
5 10 (20.00%) Internet
5 10 (20.00%) Skype
6 9 (18.00%) BGP
6 9 (18.00%) DNS
7 8 (16.00%) LAN
8 7 (14.00%) OSPF
8 7 (14.00%) SAN
8 7 (14.00%) VPLS
9 6 (12.00%) Ethernet
9 6 (12.00%) xDSL
10 4 (8.00%) EIGRP
10 4 (8.00%) Network Security
10 4 (8.00%) WLAN
11 3 (6.00%) DHCP
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 9 (18.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (12.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Network Engineer
2 13 (26.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (18.00%) Network Operations Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Lead Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Network Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Core Network Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Network Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Network Operations Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (6.00%) Applications Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Network Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (14.00%) Replication
4 6 (12.00%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (6.00%) Clustering
6 3 (6.00%) CMDB
6 3 (6.00%) EPoS
7 2 (4.00%) AS400
7 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
8 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (2.00%) Internet of Things
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (2.00%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 25 (50.00%) Windows
2 18 (36.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.00%) Linux
5 2 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) ITIL
2 14 (28.00%) Performance Management
3 13 (26.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (26.00%) Network Monitoring
3 13 (26.00%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (24.00%) Service Management
5 11 (22.00%) Operations Management
6 9 (18.00%) Change Management
6 9 (18.00%) Incident Management
6 9 (18.00%) Load Balancing
7 7 (14.00%) ITIL V3
7 7 (14.00%) Migration
7 7 (14.00%) Network Architecture
8 6 (12.00%) Capacity Management
8 6 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (12.00%) Change Control
8 6 (12.00%) Due Diligence
8 6 (12.00%) Presales
8 6 (12.00%) Technical Leadership
9 5 (10.00%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (6.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (24.00%) MCSE
2 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (22.00%) CCNA
3 11 (22.00%) MCSA
4 8 (16.00%) JNCIA
5 7 (14.00%) CCDP
5 7 (14.00%) CCIE
5 7 (14.00%) MCP
6 6 (12.00%) CCSP
6 6 (12.00%) JNCIE
6 6 (12.00%) JNCIP
7 5 (10.00%) CCNP
8 4 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (4.00%) CCA
9 2 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (4.00%) Degree
10 1 (2.00%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) GDPR
2 6 (12.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.00%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (14.00%) vSphere
4 6 (12.00%) XenApp
5 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) FortiGate
1 8 (16.00%) SCCM
2 7 (14.00%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (12.00%) Cacti
3 6 (12.00%) Observium
4 5 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (10.00%) SCOM
4 5 (10.00%) WSUS
5 3 (6.00%) HP NNM
5 3 (6.00%) Netcool
5 3 (6.00%) Netcool/Proviso
5 3 (6.00%) TeMIP
6 2 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (4.00%) NetBackup
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (2.00%) Nagios
7 1 (2.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 35 (70.00%) Cisco
2 26 (52.00%) VMware
3 12 (24.00%) Juniper
4 11 (22.00%) Citrix
4 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (20.00%) McAfee
6 9 (18.00%) Veeam
7 7 (14.00%) CheckPoint
8 6 (12.00%) BT
8 6 (12.00%) Palo Alto
8 6 (12.00%) Virgin Media
9 5 (10.00%) 3PAR
9 5 (10.00%) Cylance
9 5 (10.00%) F5
9 5 (10.00%) NetApp
9 5 (10.00%) Trend Micro
10 4 (8.00%) BMC
11 3 (6.00%) EMC
11 3 (6.00%) HP
11 3 (6.00%) Remedy