The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 107 88 87
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 40 64 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.54% 2.51% 2.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.48% 8.47% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 25 48 28
Average salary £47,500 £38,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.37% -18.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £35,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £53,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -7.77%
Solaris
Berkshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
730 756 586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 28.12% 29.68% 28.60%
Number of salaries quoted 462 589 504
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,650 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Solaris
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Solaris Salary Trend in Reading

Solaris
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solaris across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Solaris Salary Histogram in Reading

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 72 (87.80%) Linux
2 61 (74.39%) UNIX
3 38 (46.34%) Windows
3 38 (46.34%) VMware
4 30 (36.59%) Firewall
4 30 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 28 (34.15%) HP
6 26 (31.71%) Red Hat
7 25 (30.49%) Oracle
8 24 (29.27%) Sun
9 23 (28.05%) Microsoft
10 22 (26.83%) AIX
11 19 (23.17%) Veritas
11 19 (23.17%) TCP/IP
12 18 (21.95%) Cisco
13 16 (19.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (18.29%) F5
14 15 (18.29%) HPUX
15 14 (17.07%) MS Excel
15 14 (17.07%) Perl
15 14 (17.07%) SQL
15 14 (17.07%) SCSA
15 14 (17.07%) Degree
15 14 (17.07%) Telecoms
16 13 (15.85%) CCNA
16 13 (15.85%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (15.85%) VPN
16 13 (15.85%) DNS
16 13 (15.85%) SAN

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 10 (12.20%) Apache
2 8 (9.76%) IIS
3 4 (4.88%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.44%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.22%) SAS
5 1 (1.22%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.22%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (17.07%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (12.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.44%) SaaS
2 1 (1.22%) IaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (36.59%) Firewall
2 19 (23.17%) TCP/IP
3 13 (15.85%) VPN
3 13 (15.85%) DNS
3 13 (15.85%) SAN
3 13 (15.85%) VoIP
4 11 (13.41%) Ethernet
5 10 (12.20%) PPP
5 10 (12.20%) WAN
5 10 (12.20%) ATM
5 10 (12.20%) xDSL
6 9 (10.98%) NAS
7 7 (8.54%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (7.32%) Broadband
8 6 (7.32%) DSLAM
8 6 (7.32%) LDAP
9 5 (6.10%) LAN
10 4 (4.88%) DHCP
10 4 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (4.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) MySQL
2 7 (8.54%) DB2
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (17.07%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.54%) French Language
3 6 (7.32%) German Language
4 2 (2.44%) Finance
4 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.44%) Publishing
5 1 (1.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (15.85%) Technical Support
1 13 (15.85%) Security Engineer
1 13 (15.85%) Linux Engineer
2 11 (13.41%) UNIX Engineer
2 11 (13.41%) Support Engineer
3 10 (12.20%) Systems Engineer
3 10 (12.20%) Administrator
4 9 (10.98%) Technical Support Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Technical Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (9.76%) Network Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Project Manager
7 6 (7.32%) UNIX Administrator
8 5 (6.10%) Technical Specialist
8 5 (6.10%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (6.10%) Technical Manager
8 5 (6.10%) Network Support
8 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (6.10%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) XML
1 4 (4.88%) HTML
2 3 (3.66%) Web Services
3 2 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.44%) LAMP
4 1 (1.22%) Java EE
4 1 (1.22%) libvirt
4 1 (1.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.32%) Clustering
3 4 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.66%) Replication
4 3 (3.66%) Derivative
5 2 (2.44%) PKI
5 2 (2.44%) DataPower
5 2 (2.44%) Open Source
5 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.22%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 72 (87.80%) Linux
2 61 (74.39%) UNIX
3 38 (46.34%) Windows
4 22 (26.83%) AIX
5 16 (19.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (18.29%) HPUX
7 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (13.41%) Windows 2000
9 9 (10.98%) SUSE
10 4 (4.88%) Debian
11 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.44%) IRIX
11 2 (2.44%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.22%) FreeBSD
12 1 (1.22%) CentOS
12 1 (1.22%) OpenBSD
12 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (10.98%) ITIL
3 8 (9.76%) Problem Management
4 6 (7.32%) Data Management
5 5 (6.10%) Mentoring
5 5 (6.10%) Coaching
6 4 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.88%) Project Planning
6 4 (4.88%) Web Development
6 4 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.44%) Project Management
7 2 (2.44%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.44%) Operations Management
7 2 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.22%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.22%) Release Management
8 1 (1.22%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.22%) DevOps
8 1 (1.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.07%) Perl
1 14 (17.07%) SQL
2 11 (13.41%) PowerShell
3 10 (12.20%) Python
4 8 (9.76%) Ruby
5 7 (8.54%) Java
6 4 (4.88%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (17.07%) Degree
1 14 (17.07%) SCSA
2 13 (15.85%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (15.85%) CCNA
3 12 (14.63%) Sun Certification
4 10 (12.20%) CCNP
5 6 (7.32%) RHCE
6 3 (3.66%) Security+ Certification
6 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.44%) CISSP
7 2 (2.44%) MCSE
8 1 (1.22%) MCSD
8 1 (1.22%) CCA
8 1 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.22%) CCEA
8 1 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.63%) SLA
2 2 (2.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 30 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.76%) Oracle RMAN
3 7 (8.54%) VMware ESX
3 7 (8.54%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.54%) vSphere
4 6 (7.32%) Active Directory
5 4 (4.88%) Firmware
6 2 (2.44%) XenApp
6 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.44%) KVM
7 1 (1.22%) Ceph
7 1 (1.22%) Kamailio
7 1 (1.22%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.66%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.44%) Puppet
4 1 (1.22%) CFEngine
4 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.22%) Ganeti
4 1 (1.22%) WSUS
4 1 (1.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 38 (46.34%) VMware
2 28 (34.15%) HP
3 26 (31.71%) Red Hat
4 25 (30.49%) Oracle
5 24 (29.27%) Sun
6 23 (28.05%) Microsoft
7 19 (23.17%) Veritas
8 18 (21.95%) Cisco
9 15 (18.29%) F5
10 11 (13.41%) Blue Coat
10 11 (13.41%) Sourcefire
10 11 (13.41%) Crossbeam
10 11 (13.41%) Juniper
10 11 (13.41%) CheckPoint
11 9 (10.98%) IBM
12 6 (7.32%) Citrix
13 5 (6.10%) EMC
13 5 (6.10%) Huawei
14 4 (4.88%) Egenera
14 4 (4.88%) Foundry