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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 76 79 66
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 15 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.36% 1.33% 1.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.75% 5.05% 4.87%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 7
Average salary £33,250 £45,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.11% +60.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £31,158 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £57,400 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
316 297 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 28.70% 26.40% 29.90%
Number of salaries quoted 292 275 239
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,100 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solaris across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Solaris Salary Histogram 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 August 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
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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
Cardiff -1 9 £33,000 -26.66%
Caerphilly +7 4 £70,000 +22.80%
Solaris
Wales

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 23 (85.19%) Linux
1 23 (85.19%) Red Hat
2 20 (74.07%) VMware
3 19 (70.37%) ITIL
4 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (51.85%) HP
6 12 (44.44%) LAMP
6 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (44.44%) Windows
7 11 (40.74%) UNIX
7 11 (40.74%) RHCE
7 11 (40.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (37.04%) NetApp
8 10 (37.04%) Service Management
9 9 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (33.33%) Apache
10 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (29.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
12 6 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
12 6 (22.22%) Competitive Intelligence
12 6 (22.22%) Change Management
12 6 (22.22%) Degree
13 5 (18.52%) HPUX
14 4 (14.81%) MCSE
14 4 (14.81%) N-Tier
14 4 (14.81%) Windows 2000
14 4 (14.81%) MCSD
14 4 (14.81%) Oracle

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 9 (33.33%) Apache
2 4 (14.81%) WebLogic
2 4 (14.81%) IIS
2 4 (14.81%) Site Server
3 3 (11.11%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Systems Engineer
2 11 (40.74%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 11 (40.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Sales Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (11.11%) Administrator
5 3 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Systems Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Server Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Systems Support
6 2 (7.41%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) LAMP
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) N-Tier
2 3 (11.11%) HACMP
2 3 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (85.19%) Linux
2 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (44.44%) Windows
3 11 (40.74%) UNIX
3 11 (40.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (29.63%) Windows 2000 Server
5 5 (18.52%) HPUX
6 4 (14.81%) Windows 2000
7 3 (11.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) ITIL
2 10 (37.04%) Service Management
3 6 (22.22%) Change Management
3 6 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (22.22%) Competitive Intelligence
4 4 (14.81%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) RHCE
2 9 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (22.22%) Degree
4 4 (14.81%) MCSD
4 4 (14.81%) MCSE
4 4 (14.81%) CCNA
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 23 (85.19%) Red Hat
2 20 (74.07%) VMware
3 14 (51.85%) HP
4 10 (37.04%) NetApp
5 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
6 4 (14.81%) Sun
6 4 (14.81%) Oracle
6 4 (14.81%) Cisco
7 3 (11.11%) BMC
7 3 (11.11%) JBoss
7 3 (11.11%) Remedy
8 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.41%) Dell