The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 17 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +5
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 10 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 8.47% 1.96% 1.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.87% 5.77% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 0
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -7.77%
Solaris
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
63 52 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 53.39% 33.99% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 15 40 49
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +22.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £60,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Solaris
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Solaris Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Solaris
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 19 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
(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
County Antrim +16 7 £32,500 -7.14%
County Londonderry 0 3 - -
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 16 (100.00%) UNIX
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (50.00%) Oracle Linux
4 8 (50.00%) VMS
4 8 (50.00%) Intel
4 8 (50.00%) Fujitsu
4 8 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 8 (50.00%) Oracle
4 8 (50.00%) E-business
4 8 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 8 (50.00%) Finance
4 8 (50.00%) Retail
4 8 (50.00%) Control-M
4 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) SMTP
5 7 (43.75%) HTTP
5 7 (43.75%) Internet
6 5 (31.25%) C++
6 5 (31.25%) Perl
6 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
6 5 (31.25%) Firewall
7 4 (25.00%) VLAN
7 4 (25.00%) IMAP
7 4 (25.00%) SGSN
7 4 (25.00%) HTML
7 4 (25.00%) MAPI
7 4 (25.00%) POP3
7 4 (25.00%) Java

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) SMTP
1 7 (43.75%) HTTP
1 7 (43.75%) Internet
2 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) VLAN
3 4 (25.00%) IMAP
3 4 (25.00%) VPN
3 4 (25.00%) CDMA
3 4 (25.00%) GPRS
3 4 (25.00%) GSM
3 4 (25.00%) SGSN
3 4 (25.00%) POP3
4 3 (18.75%) Softswitch
4 3 (18.75%) VoIP
4 3 (18.75%) SNMP
4 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (18.75%) MGCP
4 3 (18.75%) RTP
5 2 (12.50%) GGSN
6 1 (6.25%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Linux Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Escalation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
1 4 (25.00%) MAPI
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) UNIX
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (50.00%) Oracle Linux
3 8 (50.00%) VMS
4 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) E-business
2 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
3 3 (18.75%) Product Management
4 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (31.25%) C++
2 5 (31.25%) Perl
3 4 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) Control-M
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle
1 8 (50.00%) Intel
1 8 (50.00%) Fujitsu
2 3 (18.75%) Sun
3 1 (6.25%) IBM