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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 123 113 120
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 12 6 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.60% 0.37% 0.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.43% 1.49% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 16
Average salary £25,000 £28,750 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% -30.30%
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.27%
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
493 403 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.85% 24.80% 24.81%
Number of salaries quoted 409 339 438
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £63,250 £50,715
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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
Runcorn - 5 £25,000 -
Warrington -8 4 £50,000 +52.67%
Wilmslow - 2 £50,000 -
Chester - 1 - -
Crewe - 1 £50,000 -
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 10 (71.43%) Oracle
2 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) VMware
2 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (57.14%) NetApp
3 8 (57.14%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) UNIX
4 6 (42.86%) NAS
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) C++
6 2 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (14.29%) Python
6 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (14.29%) SAN
6 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (14.29%) EMC
6 2 (14.29%) ISEB
6 2 (14.29%) IBM
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
6 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 2 (14.29%) Validation

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) NAS
2 2 (14.29%) iSCSI
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) TACACS
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.14%) Essbase
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 2 (14.29%) SilkPerformer
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Server Administrator
1 6 (42.86%) VMWare Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) IT Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Principal Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) UNIX
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Validation
2 2 (14.29%) Test Management
2 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.14%) Business Development
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Coaching
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.14%) SOA
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
1 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
2 2 (14.29%) Python
2 2 (14.29%) C++
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) CISSP
3 1 (7.14%) GCIA
3 1 (7.14%) GCIH
3 1 (7.14%) CEH
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (7.14%) Samba
3 1 (7.14%) Sendmail
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Legato
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle
2 9 (64.29%) VMware
3 8 (57.14%) NetApp
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 2 (14.29%) Fujitsu
4 2 (14.29%) EMC
4 2 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) Sun
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Compaq
5 1 (7.14%) Hyperion
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec
5 1 (7.14%) Veritas