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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 85 55 65
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +10
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 49 75 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.11% 3.49% 2.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.46% 11.92% 10.49%
Number of salaries quoted 42 70 32
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,000 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
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
579 629 429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.95% 29.27% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 504 580 356
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

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 19 September 2014.

Solaris Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 47 (81.03%) UNIX
1 47 (81.03%) Linux
2 32 (55.17%) Perl
3 26 (44.83%) Cisco
3 26 (44.83%) Firewall
4 25 (43.10%) CheckPoint
5 24 (41.38%) OSPF
5 24 (41.38%) BGP
5 24 (41.38%) CCNP
5 24 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (41.38%) Finance
6 23 (39.66%) Tcl
7 20 (34.48%) AIX
7 20 (34.48%) Clustering
8 18 (31.03%) Java
9 16 (27.59%) Oracle
10 15 (25.86%) MS Visio
10 15 (25.86%) Shell Script
10 15 (25.86%) Juniper
10 15 (25.86%) Risk Assessment
10 15 (25.86%) Load Balancing
10 15 (25.86%) Network Security
11 14 (24.14%) Blue Coat
11 14 (24.14%) Windows
12 13 (22.41%) Check Point Certification
12 13 (22.41%) CCSA
12 13 (22.41%) Junos
13 12 (20.69%) Apache
13 12 (20.69%) Tomcat
14 11 (18.97%) Internet

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 12 (20.69%) Apache
1 12 (20.69%) Tomcat
2 6 (10.34%) WebLogic
3 4 (6.90%) SAS
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 15 (25.86%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (44.83%) Firewall
2 24 (41.38%) OSPF
2 24 (41.38%) BGP
3 15 (25.86%) Network Security
4 13 (22.41%) Junos
5 11 (18.97%) Internet
6 9 (15.52%) Extranet
6 9 (15.52%) LDAP
6 9 (15.52%) VPN
7 7 (12.07%) SAN
8 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
9 2 (3.45%) DNS
9 2 (3.45%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.62%) DB2
4 4 (6.90%) Base SAS
4 4 (6.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 4 (6.90%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.72%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) ProC
2 3 (5.17%) Toad
General
1 24 (41.38%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (41.38%) Firewall Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) Administrator
3 6 (10.34%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) SAS Administrator
5 3 (5.17%) C Developer
5 3 (5.17%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.17%) UNIX Administrator
5 3 (5.17%) Developer
5 3 (5.17%) Server Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) C++ Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.45%) Technical Leader
6 2 (3.45%) Web Engineer
7 1 (1.72%) Firewall Specialist
7 1 (1.72%) Deployment Specialist
7 1 (1.72%) Graduate C++ Developer
7 1 (1.72%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) HTML
2 5 (8.62%) J2EE
3 4 (6.90%) Java EE
4 3 (5.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (34.48%) Clustering
2 3 (5.17%) HACMP
2 3 (5.17%) LPAR
2 3 (5.17%) Open Source
2 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 47 (81.03%) UNIX
1 47 (81.03%) Linux
2 20 (34.48%) AIX
3 14 (24.14%) Windows
4 7 (12.07%) Windows 2000
5 6 (10.34%) SUSE
6 3 (5.17%) HPUX
6 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) Risk Assessment
1 15 (25.86%) Load Balancing
2 10 (17.24%) Problem Management
2 10 (17.24%) Incident Management
3 9 (15.52%) E-Commerce
3 9 (15.52%) Low Latency
3 9 (15.52%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 8 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (13.79%) ITIL
4 8 (13.79%) Change Management
5 7 (12.07%) Web Development
5 7 (12.07%) Migration
6 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.17%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (5.17%) Capacity Management
8 3 (5.17%) Release Management
8 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (55.17%) Perl
2 23 (39.66%) Tcl
3 18 (31.03%) Java
4 15 (25.86%) Shell Script
5 8 (13.79%) C++
6 7 (12.07%) Korn
7 6 (10.34%) C
7 6 (10.34%) SQL
8 4 (6.90%) C#
9 2 (3.45%) Python
9 2 (3.45%) PHP
9 2 (3.45%) Objective-C
9 2 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
1 24 (41.38%) CCNP
2 13 (22.41%) CCSA
2 13 (22.41%) Check Point Certification
3 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
4 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.17%) SAS Certification
6 1 (1.72%) PMP
6 1 (1.72%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) CA SiteMinder
2 3 (5.17%) Foglight
2 3 (5.17%) YUM
Vendors
1 26 (44.83%) Cisco
2 25 (43.10%) CheckPoint
3 16 (27.59%) Oracle
4 15 (25.86%) Juniper
5 14 (24.14%) Blue Coat
6 8 (13.79%) Sun
7 7 (12.07%) VMware
8 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
8 6 (10.34%) CA
9 5 (8.62%) EMC
9 5 (8.62%) IBM
9 5 (8.62%) Red Hat
10 4 (6.90%) Axway
11 2 (3.45%) F5
11 2 (3.45%) Brocade
11 2 (3.45%) JBoss
11 2 (3.45%) NetApp