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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 9 34 36
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +2
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 13 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 14.29% 1.44% 2.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.94% 7.32% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 2
Average salary £36,250 £21,250 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.58% -69.64%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,207 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.15% -3.98%
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
31 41 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 34.07% 19.71% 55.36%
Number of salaries quoted 13 27 50
Average salary £30,000 £25,837 £26,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.11% -3.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £14,250 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
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 3 March 2015. 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 Londonderry +1 10 - -
County Antrim +23 3 £36,250 +70.58%
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (95.65%) UNIX
3 18 (78.26%) Telecoms
4 14 (60.87%) Finance
4 14 (60.87%) Oracle
4 14 (60.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
5 13 (56.52%) Fujitsu
5 13 (56.52%) Oracle Linux
5 13 (56.52%) Oracle Database
5 13 (56.52%) VMS
5 13 (56.52%) Retail
5 13 (56.52%) Intel
5 13 (56.52%) Control-M
5 13 (56.52%) Shell Script
5 13 (56.52%) E-business
6 7 (30.43%) Internet
6 7 (30.43%) SMTP
6 7 (30.43%) HTTP
7 6 (26.09%) Perl
8 5 (21.74%) C++
8 5 (21.74%) HTML
8 5 (21.74%) Firewall
8 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
9 4 (17.39%) IMAP
9 4 (17.39%) VLAN
9 4 (17.39%) SGSN
9 4 (17.39%) Product Management
9 4 (17.39%) POP3
9 4 (17.39%) Java

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) SMTP
1 7 (30.43%) HTTP
1 7 (30.43%) Internet
2 5 (21.74%) Firewall
3 4 (17.39%) VLAN
3 4 (17.39%) IMAP
3 4 (17.39%) SGSN
3 4 (17.39%) SNMP
3 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 4 (17.39%) VPN
3 4 (17.39%) CDMA
3 4 (17.39%) GPRS
3 4 (17.39%) GSM
3 4 (17.39%) POP3
4 3 (13.04%) Softswitch
4 3 (13.04%) VoIP
4 3 (13.04%) MGCP
4 3 (13.04%) RTP
5 2 (8.70%) GGSN
6 1 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (78.26%) Telecoms
2 14 (60.87%) Finance
3 13 (56.52%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Linux Specialist
2 3 (13.04%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Support
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Escalation Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
2 4 (17.39%) MAPI
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) DTV
1 1 (4.35%) Clustering
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (95.65%) UNIX
3 14 (60.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (56.52%) Oracle Linux
4 13 (56.52%) VMS
5 3 (13.04%) Windows
6 1 (4.35%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) E-business
2 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
3 4 (17.39%) Product Management
4 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
4 2 (8.70%) Validation
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
5 1 (4.35%) User Stories
5 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.35%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) Shell Script
2 6 (26.09%) Perl
3 5 (21.74%) C++
4 4 (17.39%) Java
5 2 (8.70%) C
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) SQL
6 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (56.52%) Control-M
2 1 (4.35%) Nagios
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Oracle
2 13 (56.52%) Intel
2 13 (56.52%) Fujitsu
3 3 (13.04%) Sun
4 1 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) IBM