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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 119 113 124
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 8 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.42% 0.18% 0.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.68% 0.67% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 10
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,000 £48,150
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
476 445 576
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.92% 27.35% 26.12%
Number of salaries quoted 366 384 479
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £59,000 £53,500
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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -20 3 - -
Wilmslow - 2 £50,000 -
Runcorn - 2 £25,000 -
Chester - 1 - -
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (83.33%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Oracle
3 7 (58.33%) UNIX
3 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (50.00%) NetApp
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) AIX
6 4 (33.33%) SAN
6 4 (33.33%) IBM
6 4 (33.33%) HP
6 4 (33.33%) EMC
6 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 4 (33.33%) Symantec
6 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
7 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
7 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
7 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
7 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (25.00%) RDBMS
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
8 2 (16.67%) C++
8 2 (16.67%) Java
8 2 (16.67%) DB2

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) iSCSI
2 2 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) TACACS
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (16.67%) SilkPerformer
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Principal Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Server Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) VMWare Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Principal Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Principal Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Professional Services Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) IT Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) FlexPod
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) UNIX
4 4 (33.33%) AIX
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) HPUX
5 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (16.67%) OS/400
5 2 (16.67%) zOS
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) SUSE
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (16.67%) Test Management
2 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Business Development
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Logistics
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
1 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) C++
2 2 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) GCIA
2 1 (8.33%) GCIH
2 1 (8.33%) CEH
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (16.67%) KVM
3 1 (8.33%) Samba
3 1 (8.33%) Sendmail
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (8.33%) Legato
3 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) NetApp
4 4 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (33.33%) IBM
4 4 (33.33%) EMC
4 4 (33.33%) Symantec
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
6 2 (16.67%) Juniper
6 2 (16.67%) BMC
6 2 (16.67%) CA
6 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (16.67%) Brocade
6 2 (16.67%) Fujitsu
7 1 (8.33%) F5
7 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
7 1 (8.33%) Compaq
7 1 (8.33%) Veritas