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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 100 97 68
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -29
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 38 44 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.70% 1.76% 3.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.19% 6.27% 10.79%
Number of salaries quoted 28 39 57
Average salary £48,750 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,850 £32,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £68,600 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
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
614 702 667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.46% 28.09% 29.28%
Number of salaries quoted 496 514 548
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 2 September 2015.

Solaris Salary Histogram in Reading

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 83 (96.51%) Linux
2 54 (62.79%) UNIX
3 51 (59.30%) Oracle
4 50 (58.14%) Windows
5 36 (41.86%) TCP/IP
5 36 (41.86%) Red Hat
6 32 (37.21%) Degree
7 30 (34.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (34.88%) Firewall
8 26 (30.23%) Sun
9 25 (29.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (26.74%) Cisco
11 22 (25.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (24.42%) Juniper
13 20 (23.26%) Perl
14 19 (22.09%) Computer Science
14 19 (22.09%) Xen
15 18 (20.93%) Security Cleared
15 18 (20.93%) Sourcefire
15 18 (20.93%) F5
15 18 (20.93%) Veritas
15 18 (20.93%) DNS
16 17 (19.77%) Windows 2000
16 17 (19.77%) ITIL
16 17 (19.77%) CheckPoint
16 17 (19.77%) Relational Database
16 17 (19.77%) Blue Coat
16 17 (19.77%) SC Cleared
16 17 (19.77%) Crossbeam

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 7 (8.14%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (6.98%) IBM Notes
3 4 (4.65%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.33%) Apache
5 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.16%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (41.86%) TCP/IP
2 30 (34.88%) Firewall
3 18 (20.93%) DNS
4 13 (15.12%) SAN
5 5 (5.81%) LDAP
6 4 (4.65%) NAS
7 2 (2.33%) DWDM
7 2 (2.33%) SDH
8 1 (1.16%) DHCP
8 1 (1.16%) FTP
8 1 (1.16%) HTTP
8 1 (1.16%) SSL
8 1 (1.16%) VPN
8 1 (1.16%) Internet
8 1 (1.16%) SSH
8 1 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.16%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.77%) Relational Database
2 16 (18.60%) Oracle Database
3 14 (16.28%) MySQL
4 11 (12.79%) DB2
4 11 (12.79%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (6.98%) Oracle9i Database
5 6 (6.98%) MaxDB
5 6 (6.98%) Informix
5 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (5.81%) RDBMS
7 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
9 1 (1.16%) Big Data
9 1 (1.16%) Couchbase
General
1 7 (8.14%) Publishing
1 7 (8.14%) French Language
1 7 (8.14%) German Language
2 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.33%) Law
3 2 (2.33%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.16%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.16%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 26 (30.23%) Systems Administrator
2 25 (29.07%) Administrator
3 12 (13.95%) Security Engineer
4 11 (12.79%) Analyst
5 10 (11.63%) Security Analyst
6 8 (9.30%) Technical Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) Technical Support
7 7 (8.14%) UNIX Administrator
7 7 (8.14%) Developer
7 7 (8.14%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 7 (8.14%) Portal Developer
7 7 (8.14%) WebCenter Developer
8 6 (6.98%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.98%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) DBA
9 5 (5.81%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (4.65%) Technical Support Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Storage Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Senior Security Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.47%) J2EE
2 7 (8.14%) XML
2 7 (8.14%) Ajax
2 7 (8.14%) JSON
2 7 (8.14%) jQuery
2 7 (8.14%) WebCenter
2 7 (8.14%) HTML
3 3 (3.49%) Flash
4 1 (1.16%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.09%) Computer Science
2 13 (15.12%) Data Centre
3 7 (8.14%) Replication
4 6 (6.98%) Celerra
5 5 (5.81%) Clustering
5 5 (5.81%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.49%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.49%) CMDB
7 2 (2.33%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.33%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 83 (96.51%) Linux
2 54 (62.79%) UNIX
3 50 (58.14%) Windows
4 30 (34.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (29.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (25.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (19.77%) Windows 2000
8 13 (15.12%) SUSE
9 12 (13.95%) AIX
9 12 (13.95%) HPUX
10 7 (8.14%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (4.65%) Debian
13 3 (3.49%) Mac OS X
14 2 (2.33%) CentOS
14 2 (2.33%) Ubuntu
15 1 (1.16%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (19.77%) ITIL
3 16 (18.60%) Mentoring
4 10 (11.63%) Incident Management
5 7 (8.14%) Unit Testing
5 7 (8.14%) OO
5 7 (8.14%) Security Management
5 7 (8.14%) Workflow
5 7 (8.14%) Software Engineering
6 6 (6.98%) Time Management
6 6 (6.98%) Coaching
7 5 (5.81%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (5.81%) Database Tuning
7 5 (5.81%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (5.81%) Change Management
7 5 (5.81%) Identity Management
8 4 (4.65%) Data Management
9 3 (3.49%) Integration Testing
9 3 (3.49%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.26%) Perl
2 14 (16.28%) Bash Shell
3 9 (10.47%) Java
4 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.14%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.81%) SQL
6 2 (2.33%) Python
7 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (37.21%) Degree
2 18 (20.93%) Security Cleared
3 17 (19.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (4.65%) OCP
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (4.65%) RHCE
5 3 (3.49%) CCIE
5 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.16%) MCSE
6 1 (1.16%) MCSA
6 1 (1.16%) SCSA
6 1 (1.16%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.16%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.60%) SLA
2 14 (16.28%) QA
3 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (22.09%) Xen
2 11 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.98%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (4.65%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.49%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.16%) VMFS
7 1 (1.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 15 (17.44%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (8.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (6.98%) Legato
3 6 (6.98%) ARCserve
3 6 (6.98%) SnapMirror
3 6 (6.98%) SnapVault
4 4 (4.65%) NetBackup
4 4 (4.65%) Data Guard
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (3.49%) PureDisk
6 2 (2.33%) logstash
6 2 (2.33%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.33%) Nagios
7 1 (1.16%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 51 (59.30%) Oracle
2 36 (41.86%) Red Hat
3 26 (30.23%) Sun
4 23 (26.74%) Cisco
5 21 (24.42%) Juniper
6 18 (20.93%) Veritas
6 18 (20.93%) Sourcefire
6 18 (20.93%) F5
7 17 (19.77%) Crossbeam
7 17 (19.77%) Blue Coat
7 17 (19.77%) CheckPoint
8 14 (16.28%) EMC
9 13 (15.12%) HP
9 13 (15.12%) Sybase
10 11 (12.79%) Brocade
10 11 (12.79%) VMware
11 10 (11.63%) Symantec
11 10 (11.63%) Microsoft
12 9 (10.47%) NetApp
12 9 (10.47%) IBM