The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 33 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 3 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.84% 1.10% 2.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 9.09% 16.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 0
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Solaris
England

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

Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
9 22 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.52% 12.09% 15.98%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 19
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Solaris
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Solaris Salary Trend in the Midlands

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (50.00%) PeopleTools
3 2 (50.00%) PeopleCode
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (25.00%) hybris
4 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (25.00%) BladeLogic
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (25.00%) SQR
4 1 (25.00%) Process Management
4 1 (25.00%) AIX
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) MCSD
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) PeopleTools
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) PeopleSoft Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Release Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Architect
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Process Management
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) PeopleCode
2 1 (25.00%) SQR
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSD
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) CCA
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CCEA
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) OCP
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) hybris
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) BMC