The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 216 228 176
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -52
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 31 18 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.25% 0.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.77% 0.98% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 27 13 48
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,175 £34,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,400 £45,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+0.55% +5.29%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1747 1840 2023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.48% 25.39% 27.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1447 1589 1739
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Solaris
England

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 July 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 July 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
Manchester +18 20 £38,000 -13.14% 2
Merseyside +4 7 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Cheshire -9 4 £25,000 -37.50% 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 59 (89.39%) Linux
2 47 (71.21%) UNIX
3 29 (43.94%) Windows
4 24 (36.36%) AIX
4 24 (36.36%) Oracle
4 24 (36.36%) Red Hat
5 21 (31.82%) HPUX
6 20 (30.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (28.79%) Oracle Database
8 18 (27.27%) Middleware
9 17 (25.76%) VMware
10 16 (24.24%) Change Management
10 16 (24.24%) SAN
10 16 (24.24%) ITIL
10 16 (24.24%) FTP
10 16 (24.24%) EMC
11 15 (22.73%) Perl
11 15 (22.73%) Sophos
12 14 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (21.21%) Axway
13 12 (18.18%) IBM
13 12 (18.18%) LAN
13 12 (18.18%) WAN
14 11 (16.67%) Active Directory
14 11 (16.67%) Cisco
14 11 (16.67%) Finance
14 11 (16.67%) Shell Script
14 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (12.12%) WebLogic
1 8 (12.12%) WebSphere
2 6 (9.09%) Apache
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.52%) Jetty
4 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) Office 365
2 2 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.24%) FTP
1 16 (24.24%) SAN
2 12 (18.18%) LAN
2 12 (18.18%) WAN
3 8 (12.12%) VPN
4 6 (9.09%) Firewall
5 3 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (4.55%) Network Security
5 3 (4.55%) MPLS
6 1 (1.52%) TACACS
6 1 (1.52%) SSL
6 1 (1.52%) SNMP
6 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.52%) NAS
6 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (28.79%) Oracle Database
2 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
3 9 (13.64%) RDBMS
3 9 (13.64%) Relational Database
4 6 (9.09%) MySQL
5 5 (7.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (7.58%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (4.55%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (3.03%) DB2
8 2 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.52%) Ingres
9 1 (1.52%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.52%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (1.52%) Maven
2 1 (1.52%) SilkPerformer
2 1 (1.52%) JIRA
2 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.52%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.52%) Log4j
2 1 (1.52%) NetBeans
2 1 (1.52%) Ant
2 1 (1.52%) JUnit
2 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) Marketing
3 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) Analyst
2 13 (19.70%) Administrator
3 8 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (12.12%) Architect
3 8 (12.12%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (12.12%) Linux Specialist
3 8 (12.12%) Middleware Specialist
4 7 (10.61%) Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) DBA
6 5 (7.58%) Oracle DBA
6 5 (7.58%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) UNIX Support Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) UNIX Support
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Solaris Administrator
8 3 (4.55%) Linux Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.27%) Middleware
2 3 (4.55%) HTML
2 3 (4.55%) .NET
2 3 (4.55%) CSS
3 2 (3.03%) Web Services
3 2 (3.03%) XML
3 2 (3.03%) XSLT
3 2 (3.03%) SOAP
3 2 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.52%) Struts
4 1 (1.52%) Flash
4 1 (1.52%) JAXB
4 1 (1.52%) JDBC
4 1 (1.52%) JSP
4 1 (1.52%) Servlets
4 1 (1.52%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.52%) LAMP
4 1 (1.52%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Mainframe
1 5 (7.58%) Tandem
2 2 (3.03%) Clustering
2 2 (3.03%) FlexPod
2 2 (3.03%) HACMP
3 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.52%) GIS
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 59 (89.39%) Linux
2 47 (71.21%) UNIX
3 29 (43.94%) Windows
4 24 (36.36%) AIX
5 21 (31.82%) HPUX
6 20 (30.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (6.06%) SUSE
10 3 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (3.03%) OS/400
11 2 (3.03%) zOS
12 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.52%) CentOS
12 1 (1.52%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) Change Management
1 16 (24.24%) ITIL
2 9 (13.64%) Business Continuity
2 9 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (12.12%) Service Delivery
4 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (10.61%) Migration
5 5 (7.58%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.55%) Risk Management
6 3 (4.55%) Identity Management
6 3 (4.55%) Content Management
6 3 (4.55%) Network Design
7 2 (3.03%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.03%) ERP
7 2 (3.03%) SOA
7 2 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.03%) Service Management
7 2 (3.03%) Test Strategy
7 2 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.52%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) Perl
2 11 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 9 (13.64%) SQL
4 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.03%) PHP
5 2 (3.03%) Java
5 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) VB
6 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.52%) Python
6 1 (1.52%) AWK
6 1 (1.52%) VB6
6 1 (1.52%) Ruby
6 1 (1.52%) Korn
6 1 (1.52%) XPath
6 1 (1.52%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.52%) GCIA
3 1 (1.52%) GCIH
3 1 (1.52%) CEH
3 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.52%) Degree
3 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) MCSD
3 1 (1.52%) ISEB
3 1 (1.52%) CISSP
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) QA
2 7 (10.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (12.12%) MetaFrame
3 8 (12.12%) XenApp
3 8 (12.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (7.58%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (4.55%) KVM
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.03%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (1.52%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.52%) vSphere
7 1 (1.52%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) Tivoli
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (4.55%) Data Guard
4 2 (3.03%) Puppet
5 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 24 (36.36%) Oracle
1 24 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 17 (25.76%) VMware
3 16 (24.24%) EMC
4 15 (22.73%) Sophos
5 14 (21.21%) Axway
6 12 (18.18%) IBM
7 11 (16.67%) Cisco
8 10 (15.15%) Symantec
9 9 (13.64%) Citrix
10 8 (12.12%) HP
10 8 (12.12%) AppSense
11 7 (10.61%) Sun
12 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
13 5 (7.58%) Juniper
14 4 (6.06%) NetApp
15 3 (4.55%) Blue Coat
15 3 (4.55%) IronPort
16 2 (3.03%) Fujitsu
16 2 (3.03%) Brocade
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 6 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
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Salary: From £47,000 to £49,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago