The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 95 74 79
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +5
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 6 13 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.51% 1.46% 0.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.72% 6.77% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 5
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -26.31%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Solaris
Wales

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

Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
348 192 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 29.49% 21.55% 22.50%
Number of salaries quoted 300 171 186
Average salary £38,500 £33,750 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.07% -0.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Solaris
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Solaris Salary Trend in South Wales

Solaris
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
Newport +6 4 £38,500 -24.50%
Cardiff -16 2 - -
Solaris
Wales

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 5 (55.56%) HP
2 5 (55.56%) Dell
2 5 (55.56%) MySQL
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) LAMP
3 4 (44.44%) RHCE
3 4 (44.44%) SAN
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Apache
3 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (44.44%) SolarWinds
3 4 (44.44%) HPUX
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) Service Management
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) MS Project
5 2 (22.22%) MS Office
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) SLA
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL V2
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (22.22%) Incident Management

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 4 (44.44%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Project
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (11.11%) SQLPlus
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Linux Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Release Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) UNIX
3 4 (44.44%) HPUX
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL V2
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) Resilience Testing
4 1 (11.11%) High Availability
4 1 (11.11%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) RHCE
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
2 1 (11.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) HP
1 5 (55.56%) Dell
1 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) SolarWinds
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas
4 1 (11.11%) Remedy