The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 19 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 58 63 36
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -27
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 10 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.50% 0.66% 3.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.49% 3.17% 13.00%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 6
Average salary £33,000 £48,750 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.30% +75.67%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Solaris
South Wales

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

Operating Systems Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
182 126 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 27.25% 20.93% 26.74%
Number of salaries quoted 162 111 91
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Solaris
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Solaris Salary Trend in Cardiff

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 21 (100.00%) Linux
1 21 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (71.43%) ITIL
2 15 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (61.90%) LAMP
4 11 (52.38%) RHCE
5 10 (47.62%) NetApp
6 9 (42.86%) HP
6 9 (42.86%) UNIX
6 9 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (38.10%) Windows 2000 Server
7 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (38.10%) Windows
7 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (28.57%) Competitive Intelligence
8 6 (28.57%) Degree
8 6 (28.57%) Service Management
8 6 (28.57%) Change Management
8 6 (28.57%) Apache
9 3 (14.29%) JBoss
9 3 (14.29%) Dell
9 3 (14.29%) SAN
9 3 (14.29%) MySQL
9 3 (14.29%) Web Services
9 3 (14.29%) ColdFusion
9 3 (14.29%) Strategic Planning

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 6 (28.57%) Apache
2 3 (14.29%) ColdFusion
3 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MySQL
General
1 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
2 12 (57.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 11 (52.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Server Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Support
6 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) UNIX Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) LAMP
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) UNIX
2 9 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (38.10%) Windows 2000 Server
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (38.10%) Windows
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) HPUX
5 1 (4.76%) AIX
5 1 (4.76%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
2 6 (28.57%) Competitive Intelligence
2 6 (28.57%) Service Management
2 6 (28.57%) Change Management
3 3 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) RHCE
2 9 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (28.57%) Degree
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
1 1 (4.76%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (47.62%) NetApp
3 9 (42.86%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) JBoss
4 3 (14.29%) Dell
4 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle