The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 108 87 67
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -20
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 21 43 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.07% 1.96% 3.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.87% 8.41% 11.75%
Number of salaries quoted 19 37 68
Average salary £54,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £33,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
Solaris
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
431 511 604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.01% 23.29% 28.16%
Number of salaries quoted 396 448 550
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Solaris across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Solaris
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solaris across the Birmingham region.

Solaris Salary Trend in Birmingham

Solaris
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solaris across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Solaris Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris.

1 44 (83.02%) UNIX
1 44 (83.02%) Linux
2 31 (58.49%) AIX
3 28 (52.83%) Oracle
3 28 (52.83%) Perl
4 24 (45.28%) IBM
5 21 (39.62%) Java
6 19 (35.85%) SQL
7 17 (32.08%) Shell Script
7 17 (32.08%) Firewall
8 16 (30.19%) Tivoli
9 15 (28.30%) Web Services
9 15 (28.30%) SOA
10 14 (26.42%) Cisco
10 14 (26.42%) BusinessObjects
10 14 (26.42%) CICS
10 14 (26.42%) MVS
10 14 (26.42%) Windows
10 14 (26.42%) MQSeries
10 14 (26.42%) DB2
10 14 (26.42%) WebSphere Application Server
10 14 (26.42%) JCL
10 14 (26.42%) WebSphere MQ
10 14 (26.42%) Mainframe
10 14 (26.42%) ISPF
10 14 (26.42%) WebSphere
11 13 (24.53%) Red Hat
12 12 (22.64%) OSPF
12 12 (22.64%) BGP
13 11 (20.75%) Cisco Certification

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (26.42%) WebSphere Application Server
1 14 (26.42%) MQSeries
1 14 (26.42%) CICS
1 14 (26.42%) WebSphere
2 6 (11.32%) Apache
3 5 (9.43%) Tomcat
3 5 (9.43%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.77%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.08%) Firewall
2 12 (22.64%) OSPF
2 12 (22.64%) BGP
3 8 (15.09%) TCP/IP
4 6 (11.32%) LDAP
4 6 (11.32%) Multicast
5 4 (7.55%) Internet
6 3 (5.66%) Network Security
7 2 (3.77%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (3.77%) DNS
7 2 (3.77%) SAN
8 1 (1.89%) Extranet
8 1 (1.89%) SNMP
8 1 (1.89%) VPN
8 1 (1.89%) WebEx
8 1 (1.89%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.89%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.89%) NAS
8 1 (1.89%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) DB2
1 14 (26.42%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) MySQL
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 11 (20.75%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
3 3 (5.66%) Retail Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Private Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Automotive
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Consultant
1 14 (26.42%) Technical Consultant
2 7 (13.21%) Architect
2 7 (13.21%) Technical Specialist
3 6 (11.32%) Project Manager
3 6 (11.32%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Administrator
5 2 (3.77%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (1.89%) Service Manager
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 1 (1.89%) Field Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) Developer
6 1 (1.89%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (1.89%) Network Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (1.89%) DBA
6 1 (1.89%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) Web Services
2 14 (26.42%) ISPF
2 14 (26.42%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (15.09%) HTML
4 1 (1.89%) CSS
4 1 (1.89%) JDBC
4 1 (1.89%) ODBC
4 1 (1.89%) Symfony
4 1 (1.89%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (1.89%) CakePHP
4 1 (1.89%) HTML5
4 1 (1.89%) CSS3
4 1 (1.89%) Laravel
4 1 (1.89%) Middleware
4 1 (1.89%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Mainframe
2 6 (11.32%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.66%) Clustering
4 1 (1.89%) Informatics
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 44 (83.02%) UNIX
1 44 (83.02%) Linux
2 31 (58.49%) AIX
3 14 (26.42%) Windows
3 14 (26.42%) MVS
4 8 (15.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (11.32%) SUSE
5 6 (11.32%) Windows 2000
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.89%) OS/390
8 1 (1.89%) zOS
8 1 (1.89%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) SOA
2 9 (16.98%) ITIL
3 7 (13.21%) Project Management
3 7 (13.21%) Incident Management
3 7 (13.21%) Performance Analysis
4 6 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (11.32%) Workflow
5 5 (9.43%) Change Management
5 5 (9.43%) Web Development
5 5 (9.43%) Change Control
6 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.66%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.66%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.66%) Wealth Management
8 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.77%) PRINCE
9 1 (1.89%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 28 (52.83%) Perl
2 21 (39.62%) Java
3 19 (35.85%) SQL
4 17 (32.08%) Shell Script
5 14 (26.42%) JCL
6 9 (16.98%) COBOL
7 7 (13.21%) Korn
8 5 (9.43%) Tcl
9 2 (3.77%) Python
9 2 (3.77%) C
10 1 (1.89%) C++
10 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.89%) VBScript
10 1 (1.89%) VB
10 1 (1.89%) VBA
10 1 (1.89%) PHP
10 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.89%) SPARQL
10 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
2 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) CCNP
3 5 (9.43%) CCNA
4 2 (3.77%) RHCE
4 2 (3.77%) PMP
4 2 (3.77%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.89%) CCSA
5 1 (1.89%) CEH
5 1 (1.89%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Firmware
2 2 (3.77%) Xen
2 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.89%) NFS
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (30.19%) Tivoli
2 6 (11.32%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (3.77%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (3.77%) Netcool
3 2 (3.77%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 2 (3.77%) Zenoss
3 2 (3.77%) Puppet
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (1.89%) Ionix
4 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.89%) Nessus
4 1 (1.89%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 28 (52.83%) Oracle
2 24 (45.28%) IBM
3 14 (26.42%) Cisco
4 13 (24.53%) Red Hat
5 10 (18.87%) CheckPoint
5 10 (18.87%) CA
6 8 (15.09%) Sun
7 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
7 5 (9.43%) F5
8 4 (7.55%) VMware
9 3 (5.66%) HP
10 2 (3.77%) Sybase
10 2 (3.77%) Nimsoft
11 1 (1.89%) Rapid7
11 1 (1.89%) SAP
11 1 (1.89%) Dell
11 1 (1.89%) EMC
11 1 (1.89%) Juniper
11 1 (1.89%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.89%) Tripwire