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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 18 August 2022 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
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 571 558 276
Rank change year-on-year -13 -282 +32
Permanent jobs citing SolarWinds 309 108 22
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.42% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 1.11% 0.71% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 273 87 18
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £40,875
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £42,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.44% -5.26% +46.15%
75th Percentile £79,500 £67,500 £58,438
90th Percentile £92,500 £80,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £52,335 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -0.31% +5.00% +5.26%

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 WFH option and a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 27,890 15,309 3,322
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 37.47% 37.05% 37.65%
Number of salaries quoted 15,792 11,380 2,760
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,475
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +2.80% -6.96%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

SolarWinds
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

SolarWinds trend for jobs with a WFH option

SolarWinds
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing SolarWinds.

SolarWinds salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

SolarWinds
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing SolarWinds over the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

SolarWinds salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, SolarWinds job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 151 (48.87%) Cisco
2 143 (46.28%) Firewall
3 127 (41.10%) Azure
4 122 (39.48%) Windows
5 109 (35.28%) Microsoft
6 107 (34.63%) ITIL
7 103 (33.33%) Finance
8 92 (29.77%) PowerShell
9 87 (28.16%) VMware
10 80 (25.89%) LAN
11 76 (24.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 73 (23.62%) WAN
13 68 (22.01%) Windows Server
14 66 (21.36%) Cisco Certification
14 66 (21.36%) Degree
15 64 (20.71%) DNS
16 63 (20.39%) DevOps
16 63 (20.39%) Bash
17 61 (19.74%) DHCP
18 58 (18.77%) Ansible
19 57 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
19 57 (18.45%) VPN
20 56 (18.12%) Information Security
21 55 (17.80%) CCNP
22 51 (16.50%) Linux
23 50 (16.18%) SIEM
24 49 (15.86%) SQL
24 49 (15.86%) Agile
25 48 (15.53%) Migration
25 48 (15.53%) SolarWinds Orion

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 21 (6.80%) Apache
2 15 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.53%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.97%) IIS
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.32%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.32%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.32%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 42 (13.59%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.24%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 21 (6.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.32%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 127 (41.10%) Azure
2 43 (13.92%) AWS
3 37 (11.97%) Datadog
4 33 (10.68%) Microsoft 365
5 21 (6.80%) Apigee
5 21 (6.80%) Azure DevOps
5 21 (6.80%) GitHub
5 21 (6.80%) GitHub Actions
6 19 (6.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (4.85%) SaaS
8 9 (2.91%) IaaS
9 6 (1.94%) Azure Sentinel
10 5 (1.62%) Lucidchart
10 5 (1.62%) Serverless
11 4 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.29%) Salesforce Commerce Cloud
12 2 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 143 (46.28%) Firewall
2 80 (25.89%) LAN
3 73 (23.62%) WAN
4 64 (20.71%) DNS
5 61 (19.74%) DHCP
6 57 (18.45%) VPN
7 47 (15.21%) SAN
8 42 (13.59%) Wireless
9 39 (12.62%) MPLS
10 35 (11.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 33 (10.68%) BGP
11 33 (10.68%) OSPF
11 33 (10.68%) SD-WAN
12 29 (9.39%) TCP/IP
13 28 (9.06%) Multicast
14 26 (8.41%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (8.41%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (7.77%) SNMP
16 22 (7.12%) Cisco ISE
17 20 (6.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.21%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.59%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.94%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.65%) DB2
6 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.32%) Big Data
6 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.32%) Power BI
6 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (8.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 24 (7.77%) JIRA
3 21 (6.80%) Jenkins
3 21 (6.80%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.32%) GitLab
4 1 (0.32%) Subversion
4 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 103 (33.33%) Finance
2 42 (13.59%) Social Skills
3 14 (4.53%) Manufacturing
4 13 (4.21%) Law
4 13 (4.21%) Public Sector
5 11 (3.56%) Banking
5 11 (3.56%) Retail
6 8 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.94%) Retail Finance
8 5 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.29%) Advertising
10 3 (0.97%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.32%) Agriculture
12 1 (0.32%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.32%) Games
12 1 (0.32%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.32%) Legal
12 1 (0.32%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 94 (30.42%) Network Engineer
2 57 (18.45%) Analyst
3 47 (15.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 36 (11.65%) Financial Analyst
4 36 (11.65%) Incident Analyst
4 36 (11.65%) SIEM Analyst
4 36 (11.65%) Splunk Analyst
5 25 (8.09%) Administrator
6 21 (6.80%) Unix Scripter
7 19 (6.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (5.83%) Product Owner
9 16 (5.18%) Security Engineer
10 15 (4.85%) Network Manager
11 14 (4.53%) Senior Network Engineer
12 13 (4.21%) IT Administrator
12 13 (4.21%) Senior IT Administrator
12 13 (4.21%) Unix Support
13 12 (3.88%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (3.56%) Lead Network Engineer
14 11 (3.56%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.80%) Kafka
2 3 (0.97%) JSON
2 3 (0.97%) YAML
3 2 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.32%) COM
4 1 (0.32%) J2EE
4 1 (0.32%) LDAP
4 1 (0.32%) Middleware
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.94%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.09%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.27%) Public Cloud
4 6 (1.94%) CMDB
5 5 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (1.62%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.29%) IVR
7 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.97%) Legacy Applications
7 3 (0.97%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.65%) Biotechnology
8 2 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.65%) NHS
8 2 (0.65%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.65%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 122 (39.48%) Windows
2 68 (22.01%) Windows Server
3 51 (16.50%) Linux
4 40 (12.94%) Unix
5 29 (9.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (7.12%) AIX
6 22 (7.12%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (2.27%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.97%) Solaris
10 3 (0.97%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.65%) HPUX
11 2 (0.65%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.65%) SUSE
11 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.32%) Android
12 1 (0.32%) CentOS
12 1 (0.32%) Debian
12 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (34.63%) ITIL
2 76 (24.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 63 (20.39%) DevOps
4 56 (18.12%) Information Security
5 50 (16.18%) SIEM
6 49 (15.86%) Agile
7 48 (15.53%) Migration
8 44 (14.24%) Incident Response
9 42 (13.59%) Network Monitoring
10 41 (13.27%) Computer Science
11 39 (12.62%) Service Delivery
12 38 (12.30%) Asset Management
13 37 (11.97%) Network Management
14 34 (11.00%) Incident Management
14 34 (11.00%) Mathematics
15 30 (9.71%) Disaster Recovery
15 30 (9.71%) Proactive Monitoring
16 29 (9.39%) Load Balancing
17 28 (9.06%) Containerisation
18 26 (8.41%) Customer Service
Programming Languages
1 92 (29.77%) PowerShell
2 63 (20.39%) Bash
3 49 (15.86%) SQL
4 47 (15.21%) Python
5 21 (6.80%) SAPscript
6 4 (1.29%) Perl
6 4 (1.29%) VBA
7 2 (0.65%) Java
7 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.32%) C
8 1 (0.32%) C#
8 1 (0.32%) R
8 1 (0.32%) Tcl
8 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (21.36%) Cisco Certification
1 66 (21.36%) Degree
2 55 (17.80%) CCNP
3 36 (11.65%) GCFA
3 36 (11.65%) GCIH
3 36 (11.65%) GIAC
3 36 (11.65%) GREM
3 36 (11.65%) SANS
4 35 (11.33%) CCNA
5 22 (7.12%) CCIE
6 21 (6.80%) Security Cleared
7 20 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (6.47%) SC Cleared
8 14 (4.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (2.59%) JNCIP
10 6 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.94%) MCSA
11 5 (1.62%) MCSE
12 4 (1.29%) AWS Certification
12 4 (1.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (15.21%) SLA
2 11 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.59%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.65%) GxP
5 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.32%) GDPR
System Software
1 57 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (14.24%) Active Directory
3 30 (9.71%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (7.12%) Docker
5 21 (6.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 19 (6.15%) Hyper-V
7 15 (4.85%) VMware Workstation
8 14 (4.53%) vSphere
9 5 (1.62%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (1.29%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.97%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.65%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.65%) NFS
12 2 (0.65%) Snort
12 2 (0.65%) Veritas File System
12 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.65%) XenApp
13 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 58 (18.77%) Ansible
2 48 (15.53%) SolarWinds Orion
3 33 (10.68%) SCCM
4 30 (9.71%) Nagios
5 25 (8.09%) vCenter Server
6 24 (7.77%) WSUS
7 22 (7.12%) Kubernetes
8 15 (4.85%) Pingdom
8 15 (4.85%) Terraform
9 14 (4.53%) Backup Exec
9 14 (4.53%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (4.53%) N-central
10 13 (4.21%) SCSM
11 9 (2.91%) SCOM
11 9 (2.91%) ZABBIX
12 7 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
13 6 (1.94%) SQL Sentry
14 4 (1.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 3 (0.97%) WhatsUp Gold
15 3 (0.97%) WMI
Vendors
1 151 (48.87%) Cisco
2 109 (35.28%) Microsoft
3 87 (28.16%) VMware
4 47 (15.21%) Splunk
5 46 (14.89%) F5
6 45 (14.56%) CheckPoint
6 45 (14.56%) Palo Alto
7 40 (12.94%) McAfee
8 39 (12.62%) Sun
9 37 (11.97%) Oracle
10 28 (9.06%) Juniper
10 28 (9.06%) ServiceNow
11 26 (8.41%) Citrix
11 26 (8.41%) HP
12 22 (7.12%) SAP
12 22 (7.12%) Sophos
13 20 (6.47%) Meraki
14 18 (5.83%) NetApp
15 16 (5.18%) Riverbed
16 15 (4.85%) Aruba