The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 110 94 107
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 6 23 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.33% 1.44% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.24% 5.35% 6.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 30
Average salary £50,000 £39,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.20% -22.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Solaris
North West

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

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
484 430 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.87% 26.89% 24.63%
Number of salaries quoted 428 362 458
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Solaris
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Solaris Salary Trend in Cheshire

Solaris
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solaris across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Solaris Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Solaris
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 3 £68,500 -
Crewe +11 2 £50,000 -
Warrington -3 2 £50,000 +28.20%
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 12 (66.67%) Linux
2 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 11 (61.11%) VMware
2 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (55.56%) Windows
4 9 (50.00%) Migration
5 7 (38.89%) NetApp
6 6 (33.33%) SQL
6 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 5 (27.78%) NAS
7 5 (27.78%) UNIX
7 5 (27.78%) AIX
7 5 (27.78%) Clustering
8 4 (22.22%) Essbase
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (22.22%) HPUX
8 4 (22.22%) SOA
8 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
8 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
8 4 (22.22%) Hyperion
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle Discoverer
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) NAS
2 2 (11.11%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Discoverer
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (22.22%) Essbase
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle BI EE
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Exadata
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
1 2 (11.11%) SilkPerformer
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Server Administrator
1 5 (27.78%) VMWare Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) DBA
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle DBA
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Virtualisation Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) IT Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.56%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Linux
2 10 (55.56%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) AIX
3 5 (27.78%) UNIX
4 4 (22.22%) HPUX
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) SOA
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Test Management
3 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Validation
3 2 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.56%) Logistics
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 2 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (11.11%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
5 1 (5.56%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.11%) ISEB
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (5.56%) Samba
4 1 (5.56%) Sendmail
4 1 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (5.56%) Legato
3 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle
1 11 (61.11%) VMware
2 7 (38.89%) NetApp
3 4 (22.22%) Hyperion
4 3 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) IBM
5 2 (11.11%) Sun
5 2 (11.11%) Fujitsu
6 1 (5.56%) Veritas
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco
6 1 (5.56%) Compaq
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix