The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank - 66 35
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 0 2 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East - 0.30% 5.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.17% 17.70%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 37
Average salary - £34,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +38.00%
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
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 North East region.

Operating Systems Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
239 171 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 29.04% 25.91% 28.59%
Number of salaries quoted 168 159 188
Average salary £34,500 £33,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Solaris
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Solaris Salary Trend in the North East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 17 (77.27%) UNIX
2 14 (63.64%) Linux
3 13 (59.09%) Oracle
4 11 (50.00%) ITIL
5 9 (40.91%) SAP
5 9 (40.91%) Windows
6 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
6 7 (31.82%) MySQL
6 7 (31.82%) Apache
6 7 (31.82%) SUSE
6 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
6 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
6 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (27.27%) Change Control
7 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database
7 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (27.27%) LANDesk
7 6 (27.27%) Handset
7 6 (27.27%) Amdocs
7 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 6 (27.27%) LAN
7 6 (27.27%) WAN
7 6 (27.27%) McAfee
7 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
8 5 (22.73%) IBM
8 5 (22.73%) Tivoli
8 5 (22.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 5 (22.73%) LAMP
8 5 (22.73%) Matrix Management
8 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 7 (31.82%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) LAN
1 6 (27.27%) WAN
2 3 (13.64%) DHCP
2 3 (13.64%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) MySQL
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) Electronics
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
1 3 (13.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Support Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Linux Support
3 5 (22.73%) Server Support
3 5 (22.73%) Technical Specialist
3 5 (22.73%) Server Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Server Support Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Linux Support Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Linux Server Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Lead Systems Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (27.27%) Handset
3 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 3 (13.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) UNIX
2 14 (63.64%) Linux
3 9 (40.91%) Windows
4 7 (31.82%) SUSE
5 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Change Control
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (22.73%) Matrix Management
4 3 (13.64%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
5 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Time Management
6 1 (4.55%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 9 (40.91%) SAP
3 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
4 6 (27.27%) McAfee
4 6 (27.27%) Amdocs
4 6 (27.27%) LANDesk
5 5 (22.73%) IBM