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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 106 51 52
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +1
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 24 74 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.16% 3.94% 3.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.37% 13.99% 13.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24 71 48
Average salary £49,250 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £54,000 £53,850
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -7.77%
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
549 529 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.59% 28.14% 27.11%
Number of salaries quoted 504 491 381
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 December 2014.

Solaris Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 65 (89.04%) Linux
2 61 (83.56%) UNIX
3 40 (54.79%) Perl
4 36 (49.32%) Cisco
4 36 (49.32%) Firewall
5 34 (46.58%) CheckPoint
6 31 (42.47%) OSPF
6 31 (42.47%) BGP
6 31 (42.47%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (41.10%) CCNP
8 29 (39.73%) Tcl
9 24 (32.88%) Finance
10 21 (28.77%) Clustering
11 19 (26.03%) Tomcat
12 18 (24.66%) Apache
12 18 (24.66%) Incident Management
13 17 (23.29%) Windows
13 17 (23.29%) AIX
13 17 (23.29%) Java
14 16 (21.92%) Network Security
14 16 (21.92%) Load Balancing
14 16 (21.92%) Problem Management
14 16 (21.92%) MS Visio
14 16 (21.92%) Risk Assessment
15 15 (20.55%) Juniper
15 15 (20.55%) Shell Script
15 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
15 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
16 14 (19.18%) LDAP
16 14 (19.18%) Internet

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (26.03%) Tomcat
2 18 (24.66%) Apache
3 9 (12.33%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.48%) SAS
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 16 (21.92%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 36 (49.32%) Firewall
2 31 (42.47%) OSPF
2 31 (42.47%) BGP
3 16 (21.92%) Network Security
4 14 (19.18%) Internet
4 14 (19.18%) LDAP
5 13 (17.81%) Junos
6 9 (12.33%) VPN
6 9 (12.33%) Extranet
7 5 (6.85%) Multicast
7 5 (6.85%) SAN
8 4 (5.48%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.74%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) DB2
2 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.48%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 4 (5.48%) Base SAS
3 4 (5.48%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Toad
1 1 (1.37%) ProC
General
1 24 (32.88%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 31 (42.47%) Firewall Engineer
2 7 (9.59%) Technical Specialist
3 6 (8.22%) Administrator
4 5 (6.85%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.48%) SAS Administrator
5 4 (5.48%) Middleware Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Web Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Technical Leader
8 1 (1.37%) Storage Engineer
8 1 (1.37%) Web Analyst
8 1 (1.37%) Firewall Specialist
8 1 (1.37%) Deployment Project Manager
8 1 (1.37%) Deployment Specialist
8 1 (1.37%) Web Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) Middleware
2 7 (9.59%) HTML
2 7 (9.59%) J2EE
3 1 (1.37%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.77%) Clustering
2 9 (12.33%) Open Source
3 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.74%) Symmetrix DMX
6 1 (1.37%) CMDB
6 1 (1.37%) LPAR
6 1 (1.37%) HACMP
6 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 65 (89.04%) Linux
2 61 (83.56%) UNIX
3 17 (23.29%) Windows
3 17 (23.29%) AIX
4 8 (10.96%) Windows 2000
5 7 (9.59%) SUSE
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.37%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Incident Management
2 16 (21.92%) Risk Assessment
2 16 (21.92%) Load Balancing
2 16 (21.92%) Problem Management
3 13 (17.81%) Migration
4 11 (15.07%) ITIL
4 11 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (13.70%) Web Development
6 9 (12.33%) E-Commerce
6 9 (12.33%) Change Management
6 9 (12.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (12.33%) Low Latency
6 9 (12.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 9 (12.33%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (10.96%) Release Management
8 6 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.85%) Workflow
9 5 (6.85%) Change Control
10 4 (5.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (54.79%) Perl
2 29 (39.73%) Tcl
3 17 (23.29%) Java
4 15 (20.55%) Shell Script
5 9 (12.33%) Korn
6 6 (8.22%) SQL
7 3 (4.11%) C++
8 2 (2.74%) C#
8 2 (2.74%) Python
8 2 (2.74%) PHP
8 2 (2.74%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (42.47%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (41.10%) CCNP
3 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
3 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
4 13 (17.81%) Check Point Certification
4 13 (17.81%) CCSA
5 3 (4.11%) SAS Certification
6 1 (1.37%) PMP
6 1 (1.37%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (1.37%) Foglight
2 1 (1.37%) yum
Vendors
1 36 (49.32%) Cisco
2 34 (46.58%) CheckPoint
3 15 (20.55%) Juniper
4 14 (19.18%) Blue Coat
5 12 (16.44%) Sun
6 11 (15.07%) Oracle
7 9 (12.33%) CA
8 7 (9.59%) VMware
9 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
10 5 (6.85%) F5
10 5 (6.85%) EMC
11 4 (5.48%) Axway
12 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
12 3 (4.11%) IBM
13 2 (2.74%) NetApp
13 2 (2.74%) Brocade
14 1 (1.37%) Sybase