The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 88 102 68
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -34
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 11 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.13% 0.70% 1.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.07% 2.96% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 7
Average salary £67,500 £71,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.59% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £70,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £76,600 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,207 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.15% -3.98%
Solaris
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
358 270 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 36.79% 23.46% 27.76%
Number of salaries quoted 313 225 200
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Solaris
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Solaris Salary Trend in Kent

Solaris
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solaris across the Kent region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Solaris Salary Histogram in Kent

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 18 (100.00%) UNIX
2 17 (94.44%) Linux
3 16 (88.89%) AIX
4 13 (72.22%) Perl
4 13 (72.22%) Veritas
4 13 (72.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (72.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 12 (66.67%) Finance
6 11 (61.11%) Red Hat
7 10 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (55.56%) TCP/IP
8 9 (50.00%) Sun
8 9 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (50.00%) Puppet
9 8 (44.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 8 (44.44%) HACMP
9 8 (44.44%) DNS
9 8 (44.44%) LDAP
9 8 (44.44%) NFS
10 7 (38.89%) Python
10 7 (38.89%) Oracle
10 7 (38.89%) Clustering
10 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
10 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
11 6 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (33.33%) Project Management
11 6 (33.33%) NetBackup
11 6 (33.33%) MySQL
11 6 (33.33%) HP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 8 (44.44%) DNS
2 8 (44.44%) LDAP
3 5 (27.78%) SAN
4 2 (11.11%) VPN
4 2 (11.11%) LAN
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.56%) Legal
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Administrator
2 6 (33.33%) UNIX Administrator
3 5 (27.78%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) UNIX Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
5 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) HACMP
2 7 (38.89%) Clustering
2 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (11.11%) Social Media
4 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) UNIX
2 17 (94.44%) Linux
3 16 (88.89%) AIX
4 13 (72.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (11.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 6 (33.33%) Project Management
3 5 (27.78%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) Line Management
4 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.11%) People Management
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.11%) DSDM
4 2 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (11.11%) OO
4 2 (11.11%) EAI
4 2 (11.11%) SOA
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Investment Management
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) Perl
2 7 (38.89%) Python
2 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CCA
1 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (5.56%) CCEA
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.56%) MCSD
1 1 (5.56%) MCSE
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 8 (44.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 8 (44.44%) NFS
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (50.00%) Puppet
2 6 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 5 (27.78%) OpenView
3 5 (27.78%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Veritas
2 11 (61.11%) Red Hat
3 9 (50.00%) Sun
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle
5 6 (33.33%) HP
6 5 (27.78%) Dell
6 5 (27.78%) IBM
7 3 (16.67%) Symantec
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.56%) VMware
8 1 (5.56%) Citrix