The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 119 114 128
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 3 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.17% 0.29% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.70% 0.98% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 11
Average salary £25,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.50% -5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
428 512 629
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.96% 29.49% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 336 438 552
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £22,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Solaris
North West

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
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 24 July 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
Warrington -21 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 £25,000 -
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) AIX
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
4 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (44.44%) UNIX
4 4 (44.44%) Symantec
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
5 3 (33.33%) SAN
5 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) IBM
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) EMC
5 3 (33.33%) HPUX
5 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) NetApp
5 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
5 3 (33.33%) Tivoli
5 3 (33.33%) Middleware
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
5 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 2 (22.22%) KVM

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) FTP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) TACACS
2 1 (11.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
2 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Exadata
2 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (22.22%) DB2
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (11.11%) Essbase
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) DBA
2 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Principal Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Management Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) IT Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Principal Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Professional Services Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Principal Architect
3 1 (11.11%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Middleware
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) AIX
3 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (44.44%) UNIX
4 3 (33.33%) HPUX
5 2 (22.22%) SUSE
5 2 (22.22%) OS/400
5 2 (22.22%) zOS
6 1 (11.11%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (11.11%) GCIA
1 1 (11.11%) GCIH
1 1 (11.11%) CEH
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) KVM
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Symantec
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) EMC
3 3 (33.33%) NetApp
4 2 (22.22%) Brocade
4 2 (22.22%) Juniper
4 2 (22.22%) BMC
4 2 (22.22%) CA
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) Hyperion
5 1 (11.11%) Sophos
5 1 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 1 (11.11%) Fujitsu