The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 223 141 125
Rank change year-on-year
-82 -16
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 26 90 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 1.55% 1.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.45% 5.91% 6.41%
Number of salaries quoted 21 62 87
Average salary £38,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,550 £27,127
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Solaris
England

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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1794 1524 1576
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.23% 26.33% 28.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1468 1349 1393
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Solaris
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Solaris Salary Trend in the South West

Solaris
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solaris across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Solaris Salary Histogram in the South West

Solaris
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Bristol -22 11 £42,500 +10.38% 2
Wiltshire -12 7 £37,500 -24.24% 3
Somerset - 6 £32,500 -
Devon - 2 £34,000 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 69 (88.46%) Linux
2 65 (83.33%) UNIX
3 29 (37.18%) ITIL
3 29 (37.18%) Red Hat
3 29 (37.18%) Shell Script
4 27 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (33.33%) Windows
6 24 (30.77%) Sun
7 23 (29.49%) TCP/IP
7 23 (29.49%) Apache
7 23 (29.49%) Oracle
7 23 (29.49%) VMware
8 22 (28.21%) Firewall
9 21 (26.92%) Change Management
9 21 (26.92%) MySQL
10 18 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (21.79%) Perl
11 17 (21.79%) SLA
11 17 (21.79%) HP
12 16 (20.51%) Python
13 15 (19.23%) Symantec
13 15 (19.23%) Sun Certification
14 14 (17.95%) Nagios
14 14 (17.95%) SUSE
14 14 (17.95%) NetBackup
14 14 (17.95%) HPUX
14 14 (17.95%) SCSA
15 13 (16.67%) TDD
15 13 (16.67%) Puppet

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 23 (29.49%) Apache
2 11 (14.10%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.13%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.13%) GlassFish
3 4 (5.13%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (5.13%) JBoss
4 3 (3.85%) IIS
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Office
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (29.49%) TCP/IP
2 22 (28.21%) Firewall
3 12 (15.38%) DNS
3 12 (15.38%) SMTP
3 12 (15.38%) HTTP
4 11 (14.10%) SAN
5 10 (12.82%) Ethernet
5 10 (12.82%) SNMP
6 7 (8.97%) Kerberos
6 7 (8.97%) LDAP
6 7 (8.97%) WAN
7 6 (7.69%) LAN
7 6 (7.69%) Internet
7 6 (7.69%) VLAN
7 6 (7.69%) NAS
8 5 (6.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (3.85%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.85%) DHCP
10 2 (2.56%) ATM
10 2 (2.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (26.92%) MySQL
2 7 (8.97%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.13%) Subversion
General
1 6 (7.69%) Aerospace
2 4 (5.13%) Back Office
3 3 (3.85%) Military
4 2 (2.56%) Marketing
4 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.56%) Finance
5 1 (1.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (26.92%) Administrator
2 20 (25.64%) Systems Administrator
3 18 (23.08%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (20.51%) Developer
4 16 (20.51%) UNIX Engineer
5 10 (12.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 10 (12.82%) Linux Administrator
6 8 (10.26%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (8.97%) Software Engineer
7 7 (8.97%) UNIX Systems Engineer
7 7 (8.97%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 7 (8.97%) UNIX Administrator
8 6 (7.69%) Java Developer
8 6 (7.69%) Analyst
8 6 (7.69%) Software Developer
9 5 (6.41%) Consultant
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (6.41%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 5 (6.41%) Security Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) J2EE
1 6 (7.69%) CSS
1 6 (7.69%) SOAP
1 6 (7.69%) Web Services
1 6 (7.69%) XML
1 6 (7.69%) XHTML
1 6 (7.69%) Hibernate
1 6 (7.69%) Spring
1 6 (7.69%) RESTful
1 6 (7.69%) HTML
2 3 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.97%) Open Source
3 6 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.85%) Clustering
6 2 (2.56%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.28%) HACMP
7 1 (1.28%) Replication
7 1 (1.28%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 69 (88.46%) Linux
2 65 (83.33%) UNIX
3 27 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (33.33%) Windows
5 14 (17.95%) HPUX
5 14 (17.95%) SUSE
6 12 (15.38%) CentOS
7 9 (11.54%) AIX
8 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (6.41%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (6.41%) Windows 2000
9 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.85%) VMS
11 2 (2.56%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.18%) ITIL
2 21 (26.92%) Change Management
3 18 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.67%) TDD
4 13 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 10 (12.82%) Project Management
6 9 (11.54%) Configuration Management
6 9 (11.54%) Software Engineering
7 8 (10.26%) DevOps
7 8 (10.26%) Mentoring
8 7 (8.97%) Unit Testing
8 7 (8.97%) Software Deployment
9 6 (7.69%) BDD
9 6 (7.69%) Kanban
9 6 (7.69%) Scrum
10 5 (6.41%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (6.41%) Cyber Security
10 5 (6.41%) Malware Analysis
11 4 (5.13%) Coaching
11 4 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 29 (37.18%) Shell Script
2 17 (21.79%) Perl
3 16 (20.51%) Python
4 8 (10.26%) Korn
4 8 (10.26%) Java
4 8 (10.26%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.97%) Bourne shell
6 6 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 6 (7.69%) SQL
7 5 (6.41%) PHP
7 5 (6.41%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.56%) VB
8 2 (2.56%) C#
8 2 (2.56%) C++
8 2 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Sun Certification
2 14 (17.95%) SCSA
3 12 (15.38%) RHCA
4 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.69%) Degree
6 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.85%) MCP
8 2 (2.56%) ISEB
8 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.56%) RHCSA
9 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.28%) CCA
9 1 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.28%) CCEA
9 1 (1.28%) MCSD
9 1 (1.28%) MCSE
9 1 (1.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.79%) SLA
2 9 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 17 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.97%) qmail
3 2 (2.56%) Postfix
3 2 (2.56%) Sendmail
3 2 (2.56%) Firmware
3 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.56%) NFS
4 1 (1.28%) Xen
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.28%) XenApp
4 1 (1.28%) XenServer
4 1 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.28%) vSphere
4 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.28%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 14 (17.95%) Nagios
1 14 (17.95%) NetBackup
2 13 (16.67%) Puppet
3 9 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (8.97%) Zenoss
4 7 (8.97%) yum
5 4 (5.13%) Opsview
6 3 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.56%) Icinga
7 2 (2.56%) Graphite
7 2 (2.56%) Cacti
7 2 (2.56%) SmokePing
7 2 (2.56%) Cobbler
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (37.18%) Red Hat
2 24 (30.77%) Sun
3 23 (29.49%) Oracle
3 23 (29.49%) VMware
4 17 (21.79%) HP
5 15 (19.23%) Symantec
6 9 (11.54%) Cisco
7 7 (8.97%) Microsoft
7 7 (8.97%) Citrix
8 6 (7.69%) NetApp
9 5 (6.41%) Juniper
9 5 (6.41%) CheckPoint
9 5 (6.41%) Blue Coat
9 5 (6.41%) Sourcefire
9 5 (6.41%) Crossbeam
9 5 (6.41%) F5
10 4 (5.13%) ATG
11 2 (2.56%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.28%) Twitter
12 1 (1.28%) Veritas
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