The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 87 82 70
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 23 28 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.36% 1.91% 2.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.17% 4.86% 7.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3 19 40
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £55,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Solaris
Cambridgeshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
551 576 763
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 32.51% 39.21% 37.53%
Number of salaries quoted 456 467 611
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Solaris
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Solaris Salary Trend in Cambridge

Solaris
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solaris across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Solaris Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 59 (89.39%) Linux
2 53 (80.30%) Java
2 53 (80.30%) Oracle
3 47 (71.21%) UNIX
4 35 (53.03%) SQL
5 34 (51.52%) Sun
5 34 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (50.00%) Tomcat
7 32 (48.48%) OO
7 32 (48.48%) OOD
8 29 (43.94%) QA
9 28 (42.42%) Degree
10 24 (36.36%) Git (software)
11 21 (31.82%) Wiki
12 20 (30.30%) Perl
13 17 (25.76%) MySQL
13 17 (25.76%) Mathematics
14 16 (24.24%) Windows
15 15 (22.73%) Finance
16 14 (21.21%) Internet
16 14 (21.21%) Mentoring
17 13 (19.70%) Software Engineering
18 12 (18.18%) AIX
18 12 (18.18%) HPUX
18 12 (18.18%) Sybase
18 12 (18.18%) C
18 12 (18.18%) Oracle Database
19 11 (16.67%) Bash Shell
19 11 (16.67%) Red Hat
19 11 (16.67%) CGI

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 33 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.03%) iPlanet
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Office
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.21%) Internet
2 11 (16.67%) Intranet
3 9 (13.64%) SS7
4 8 (12.12%) LTE
4 8 (12.12%) VoLTE
4 8 (12.12%) 3GPP
5 7 (10.61%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.55%) LDAP
7 2 (3.03%) DNS
7 2 (3.03%) DHCP
8 1 (1.52%) SAN
8 1 (1.52%) LAN
8 1 (1.52%) WAN
8 1 (1.52%) NAS
8 1 (1.52%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.76%) MySQL
2 12 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
4 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 24 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 11 (16.67%) Subversion
3 2 (3.03%) JIRA
3 2 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 8 (12.12%) Manufacturing
3 8 (12.12%) Billing
4 2 (3.03%) Military
5 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.52%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 21 (31.82%) Support Engineer
2 15 (22.73%) Applications Support
2 15 (22.73%) Support Analyst
2 15 (22.73%) Senior Analyst
2 15 (22.73%) Analyst
2 15 (22.73%) Senior Support Analyst
2 15 (22.73%) Applications Support Analyst
2 15 (22.73%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) Consultant
4 8 (12.12%) Telecoms Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) UNIX Administrator
5 7 (10.61%) Senior UNIX Administrator
6 6 (9.09%) Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Principle Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Senior Support Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Telecoms Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) Administrator
9 3 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.55%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (4.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) CGI
2 9 (13.64%) JCE
3 1 (1.52%) J2EE
3 1 (1.52%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (31.82%) Wiki
2 17 (25.76%) Mathematics
3 9 (13.64%) PKI
4 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
5 6 (9.09%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.55%) Cryptography
7 2 (3.03%) Clustering
8 1 (1.52%) HACMP
8 1 (1.52%) HP Superdome
8 1 (1.52%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 59 (89.39%) Linux
2 47 (71.21%) UNIX
3 16 (24.24%) Windows
4 12 (18.18%) AIX
4 12 (18.18%) HPUX
5 9 (13.64%) Ubuntu
5 9 (13.64%) CentOS
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (48.48%) OO
2 32 (48.48%) OOD
3 14 (21.21%) Mentoring
4 13 (19.70%) Software Engineering
5 8 (12.12%) ITIL
6 6 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 6 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 5 (7.58%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.58%) TDD
7 5 (7.58%) Scrum
8 3 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.55%) Line Management
9 2 (3.03%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.03%) Load Balancing
9 2 (3.03%) Test Management
9 2 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (1.52%) Information Security
10 1 (1.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (80.30%) Java
2 35 (53.03%) SQL
3 20 (30.30%) Perl
4 12 (18.18%) C
5 11 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 6 (9.09%) C#
6 6 (9.09%) C++
7 5 (7.58%) Python
8 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (42.42%) Degree
2 4 (6.06%) CISSP
3 3 (4.55%) CEH
3 3 (4.55%) CISMP
4 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (43.94%) QA
2 6 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.03%) Sendmail
2 2 (3.03%) NFS
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.52%) vSphere
3 1 (1.52%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Puppet
1 2 (3.03%) CFEngine
2 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.52%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 53 (80.30%) Oracle
2 34 (51.52%) Sun
3 12 (18.18%) Sybase
4 11 (16.67%) HP
4 11 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 10 (15.15%) IBM
6 9 (13.64%) Dell
7 7 (10.61%) VMware
8 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.03%) Atlassian
9 2 (3.03%) Vertica
9 2 (3.03%) Perforce
10 1 (1.52%) Symantec
10 1 (1.52%) CA
10 1 (1.52%) NetApp