The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 219 182 174
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -8
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 36 59 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.88% 1.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.86% 3.47% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 24 44 83
Average salary £41,965 £39,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.60% -8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £27,500 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £69,250 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -7.77%
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1932 1702 1966
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.57% 25.39% 24.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1676 1477 1778
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Solaris
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Solaris Salary Trend in the North West

Solaris
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solaris across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Solaris Salary Histogram in the North West

Solaris
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 December 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
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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
Manchester -3 27 £37,500 -29.57% 2
Cheshire -16 8 £50,000 +31.57%
Cumbria - 1 £65,000 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 60 (71.43%) Linux
2 54 (64.29%) Windows
3 46 (54.76%) UNIX
3 46 (54.76%) VMware
4 45 (53.57%) Oracle
5 42 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 36 (42.86%) Oracle Database
7 33 (39.29%) Red Hat
8 30 (35.71%) AIX
9 29 (34.52%) Microsoft
9 29 (34.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (32.14%) NetApp
10 27 (32.14%) SAN
11 26 (30.95%) HP
12 25 (29.76%) EMC
12 25 (29.76%) SQL Server
13 24 (28.57%) Cisco
14 22 (26.19%) IBM
14 22 (26.19%) Juniper
15 21 (25.00%) WebLogic
15 21 (25.00%) HPUX
16 20 (23.81%) Oracle Exadata
17 19 (22.62%) KVM
18 18 (21.43%) Mentoring
18 18 (21.43%) Hyper-V
18 18 (21.43%) SUSE
18 18 (21.43%) Tivoli
19 17 (20.24%) CA
19 17 (20.24%) Citrix
19 17 (20.24%) Middleware

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 21 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 16 (19.05%) WebSphere
3 8 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 7 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (7.14%) Apache
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (5.95%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (32.14%) SAN
2 14 (16.67%) WAN
3 13 (15.48%) LAN
4 8 (9.52%) VPN
5 6 (7.14%) Network Security
5 6 (7.14%) NAS
6 5 (5.95%) DNS
6 5 (5.95%) Firewall
7 4 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (4.76%) VLAN
7 4 (4.76%) MPLS
7 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.57%) DHCP
8 3 (3.57%) NetScaler
8 3 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (2.38%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.38%) DMZ
9 2 (2.38%) Internet
10 1 (1.19%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 25 (29.76%) SQL Server
3 20 (23.81%) Oracle Exadata
4 16 (19.05%) Relational Database
4 16 (19.05%) DB2
4 16 (19.05%) RDBMS
5 8 (9.52%) MySQL
6 7 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (5.95%) Oracle Discoverer
8 5 (5.95%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (4.76%) Essbase
10 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (1.19%) Ingres
12 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Subversion
2 2 (2.38%) SilkPerformer
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (2.38%) Redmine
2 2 (2.38%) JUnit
2 2 (2.38%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.38%) Toad
2 2 (2.38%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.57%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (1.19%) Marketing
3 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (29.76%) Architect
2 24 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
3 16 (19.05%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 16 (19.05%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (14.29%) DBA
4 12 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
5 9 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) Analyst
6 8 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (7.14%) VMWare Administrator
7 6 (7.14%) Server Administrator
8 5 (5.95%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 5 (5.95%) Consultant
9 4 (4.76%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.76%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (4.76%) Oracle Consultant
9 4 (4.76%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.24%) Middleware
2 16 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (3.57%) XML
3 3 (3.57%) SOAP
4 2 (2.38%) Web Services
4 2 (2.38%) J2EE
5 1 (1.19%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.19%) CSS
5 1 (1.19%) HTML
5 1 (1.19%) .NET
5 1 (1.19%) XSLT
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.24%) FlexPod
2 4 (4.76%) Clustering
3 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.38%) Open Source
4 2 (2.38%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.19%) Chemistry
5 1 (1.19%) HP Superdome
5 1 (1.19%) HACMP
5 1 (1.19%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 60 (71.43%) Linux
2 54 (64.29%) Windows
3 46 (54.76%) UNIX
4 30 (35.71%) AIX
5 29 (34.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (25.00%) HPUX
7 18 (21.43%) SUSE
8 16 (19.05%) OS/400
8 16 (19.05%) zOS
9 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (3.57%) CentOS
13 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
13 2 (2.38%) Ubuntu
13 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
14 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (1.19%) Tru64
14 1 (1.19%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) Mentoring
2 17 (20.24%) Migration
3 16 (19.05%) Business Continuity
3 16 (19.05%) Coaching
3 16 (19.05%) Infrastructure Management
4 12 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (10.71%) Service Delivery
6 8 (9.52%) ITIL
7 6 (7.14%) Change Management
7 6 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.95%) SOA
8 5 (5.95%) Software Engineering
8 5 (5.95%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (4.76%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.76%) Content Management
9 4 (4.76%) Network Design
9 4 (4.76%) Identity Management
9 4 (4.76%) Risk Management
10 3 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.71%) Shell Script
2 7 (8.33%) SQL
3 5 (5.95%) Java
4 4 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.76%) Python
5 3 (3.57%) Perl
6 2 (2.38%) PHP
6 2 (2.38%) C++
6 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.38%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.19%) VB
7 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.19%) AWK
7 1 (1.19%) VB6
7 1 (1.19%) Korn
7 1 (1.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.10%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (10.71%) MCSE
5 8 (9.52%) MCSD
6 7 (8.33%) CCA
6 7 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (8.33%) CCEA
6 7 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.38%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.38%) Degree
7 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.38%) MCP
7 2 (2.38%) CCNA
7 2 (2.38%) ISEB
7 2 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.19%) CISSP
8 1 (1.19%) GCIA
8 1 (1.19%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (9.52%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (22.62%) KVM
3 18 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 17 (20.24%) Active Directory
5 8 (9.52%) MetaFrame
5 8 (9.52%) XenApp
5 8 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (2.38%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (2.38%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.19%) Samba
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.19%) Veritas File System
8 1 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.19%) vSphere
8 1 (1.19%) Dovecot
8 1 (1.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (21.43%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (3.57%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.19%) Legato
5 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.19%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 46 (54.76%) VMware
2 45 (53.57%) Oracle
3 33 (39.29%) Red Hat
4 29 (34.52%) Microsoft
5 27 (32.14%) NetApp
6 26 (30.95%) HP
7 25 (29.76%) EMC
8 24 (28.57%) Cisco
9 22 (26.19%) IBM
9 22 (26.19%) Juniper
10 17 (20.24%) CA
10 17 (20.24%) Citrix
10 17 (20.24%) Symantec
11 16 (19.05%) Brocade
11 16 (19.05%) BMC
11 16 (19.05%) CheckPoint
12 8 (9.52%) AppSense
13 6 (7.14%) Sun
14 4 (4.76%) Hyperion
14 4 (4.76%) Blue Coat
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