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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 104 97 82
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 22 18 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.21% 0.99% 1.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.45% 4.63% 8.14%
Number of salaries quoted 21 16 18
Average salary £52,500 £45,375 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.70% +21.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £25,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
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
341 389 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.75% 21.48% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 307 363 340
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,700 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.17% -2.13%

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 5 May 2015.

Solaris Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 28 (90.32%) UNIX
1 28 (90.32%) Linux
2 20 (64.52%) Oracle
3 18 (58.06%) Perl
4 16 (51.61%) SQL
4 16 (51.61%) AIX
5 14 (45.16%) IBM
5 14 (45.16%) Tivoli
6 13 (41.94%) Java
7 12 (38.71%) Web Services
7 12 (38.71%) DB2
7 12 (38.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (38.71%) Business Objects
7 12 (38.71%) MQSeries
7 12 (38.71%) SOA
7 12 (38.71%) MVS
7 12 (38.71%) WebSphere MQ
7 12 (38.71%) CICS
7 12 (38.71%) Mainframe
7 12 (38.71%) JCL
7 12 (38.71%) ISPF
7 12 (38.71%) WebSphere
8 7 (22.58%) OSPF
8 7 (22.58%) BGP
8 7 (22.58%) Windows
9 6 (19.35%) Cisco
9 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (19.35%) Firewall
10 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
10 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 12 (38.71%) WebSphere Application Server
1 12 (38.71%) MQSeries
1 12 (38.71%) CICS
1 12 (38.71%) WebSphere
2 5 (16.13%) Apache
2 5 (16.13%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) OSPF
1 7 (22.58%) BGP
2 6 (19.35%) Firewall
3 3 (9.68%) Network Security
4 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.45%) SAN
5 1 (3.23%) LDAP
5 1 (3.23%) DNS
5 1 (3.23%) VLAN
5 1 (3.23%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.23%) NAS
5 1 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) DB2
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Toad
2 1 (3.23%) ProC
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Consultant
1 12 (38.71%) Technical Consultant
2 5 (16.13%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Middleware Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Field Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) Web Services
1 12 (38.71%) WebSphere MQ
1 12 (38.71%) ISPF
2 5 (16.13%) J2EE
3 3 (9.68%) Middleware
4 2 (6.45%) .NET
5 1 (3.23%) CGI
5 1 (3.23%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Mainframe
2 3 (9.68%) Clustering
2 3 (9.68%) Open Source
3 2 (6.45%) LPAR
4 1 (3.23%) HACMP
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Informatics
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (90.32%) UNIX
1 28 (90.32%) Linux
2 16 (51.61%) AIX
3 12 (38.71%) MVS
4 7 (22.58%) Windows
5 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (3.23%) HPUX
6 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.23%) OS/390
6 1 (3.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) SOA
2 4 (12.90%) Migration
2 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
3 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
3 3 (9.68%) Release Management
3 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (9.68%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) DevOps
4 2 (6.45%) Capacity Management
4 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.45%) Scrum
4 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.45%) Service Management
4 2 (6.45%) Validation
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.45%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) Perl
2 16 (51.61%) SQL
3 13 (41.94%) Java
4 12 (38.71%) JCL
5 4 (12.90%) COBOL
5 4 (12.90%) Python
6 3 (9.68%) Tcl
6 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
7 2 (6.45%) C
7 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.23%) C++
8 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) CCNP
4 1 (3.23%) CCNA
4 1 (3.23%) CCA
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CCEA
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CEH
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) MCSD
4 1 (3.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) NFS
1 1 (3.23%) Xen
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (45.16%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.45%) Control-M
2 2 (6.45%) Nagios
2 2 (6.45%) Foglight
2 2 (6.45%) BladeLogic
2 2 (6.45%) Unicenter
2 2 (6.45%) Ansible
3 1 (3.23%) yum
3 1 (3.23%) Ionix
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (3.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Oracle
2 14 (45.16%) IBM
3 12 (38.71%) Business Objects
4 6 (19.35%) Cisco
5 5 (16.13%) Sun
6 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
7 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
8 2 (6.45%) VMware
8 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.45%) EMC
9 1 (3.23%) Citrix
9 1 (3.23%) NetApp
9 1 (3.23%) Sybase
9 1 (3.23%) Tripwire
9 1 (3.23%) Qualys
9 1 (3.23%) Rapid7