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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 186 174 173
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 59 61 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.94% 1.05% 0.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.66% 3.69% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 45 48 38
Average salary £46,000 £39,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.94% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,400 £50,000 £46,150
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -7.77%
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
1612 1652 1738
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 25.67% 28.36% 30.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1380 1429 1500
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 December 2014.

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 December 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
(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
Gloucestershire -7 24 £47,500 +11.76%
Wiltshire -8 19 £38,000 +0.66% 7
Bristol +5 9 £45,000 +50.00%
Somerset -1 3 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Dorset -15 3 £50,000 +53.84%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 74 (88.10%) Linux
2 53 (63.10%) UNIX
3 42 (50.00%) Windows
4 30 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 29 (34.52%) Firewall
6 25 (29.76%) Python
7 24 (28.57%) ITIL
8 22 (26.19%) Oracle
9 21 (25.00%) SMTP
9 21 (25.00%) HTTP
9 21 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (22.62%) Red Hat
11 18 (21.43%) PHP
11 18 (21.43%) DNS
11 18 (21.43%) SAN
11 18 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
12 16 (19.05%) Java
12 16 (19.05%) SQL
12 16 (19.05%) TDD
12 16 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (17.86%) SLA
13 15 (17.86%) Shell Script
13 15 (17.86%) NetBackup
14 14 (16.67%) MySQL
14 14 (16.67%) Apache
14 14 (16.67%) Sun
14 14 (16.67%) HP
14 14 (16.67%) VMware
15 13 (15.48%) HPUX

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 14 (16.67%) Apache
2 11 (13.10%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.57%) IIS
4 2 (2.38%) JBoss
4 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.19%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 30 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 29 (34.52%) Firewall
3 21 (25.00%) SMTP
3 21 (25.00%) HTTP
4 18 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (21.43%) DNS
4 18 (21.43%) SAN
5 13 (15.48%) Internet
6 10 (11.90%) Ethernet
6 10 (11.90%) SNMP
7 8 (9.52%) NAS
8 7 (8.33%) Kerberos
8 7 (8.33%) LDAP
9 5 (5.95%) DHCP
9 5 (5.95%) Structured Cabling
9 5 (5.95%) MPLS
9 5 (5.95%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.57%) LAN
10 3 (3.57%) WAN
11 1 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.67%) MySQL
2 8 (9.52%) Oracle Database
3 7 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Toad
General
1 10 (11.90%) Aerospace
2 3 (3.57%) Military
2 3 (3.57%) Finance
3 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (21.43%) Developer
1 18 (21.43%) Analyst
2 17 (20.24%) Senior Analyst
3 12 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (11.90%) UNIX Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) Software Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) Java Developer
6 8 (9.52%) Administrator
7 6 (7.14%) Software Developer
7 6 (7.14%) Architect
7 6 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) DBA
8 5 (5.95%) Technical Architect
8 5 (5.95%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Oracle DBA
8 5 (5.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.95%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (5.95%) Lead Technical Architect
8 5 (5.95%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.10%) J2EE
1 11 (13.10%) XML
2 10 (11.90%) HTML
3 9 (10.71%) XHTML
3 9 (10.71%) CSS
3 9 (10.71%) SOAP
3 9 (10.71%) Web Services
3 9 (10.71%) Hibernate
3 9 (10.71%) Spring
3 9 (10.71%) RESTful
4 4 (4.76%) .NET
5 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.19%) COM
5 1 (1.19%) Middleware
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Open Source
2 6 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.38%) AS400
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 74 (88.10%) Linux
2 53 (63.10%) UNIX
3 42 (50.00%) Windows
4 21 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (15.48%) HPUX
6 11 (13.10%) SUSE
7 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (8.33%) AIX
9 5 (5.95%) Windows 2000
9 5 (5.95%) CentOS
9 5 (5.95%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.57%) VMS
11 2 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) ITIL
2 21 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (19.05%) TDD
3 16 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 11 (13.10%) Change Management
5 11 (13.10%) Cyber Security
6 10 (11.90%) Mentoring
7 9 (10.71%) Scrum
7 9 (10.71%) Kanban
7 9 (10.71%) BDD
8 8 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (9.52%) PRINCE2
9 7 (8.33%) Software Deployment
9 7 (8.33%) Unit Testing
10 6 (7.14%) Project Management
11 5 (5.95%) Configuration Management
11 5 (5.95%) Service Delivery
11 5 (5.95%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (4.76%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.76%) Python
2 18 (21.43%) PHP
3 16 (19.05%) SQL
3 16 (19.05%) Java
4 15 (17.86%) Shell Script
5 12 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 11 (13.10%) Perl
7 8 (9.52%) PL/SQL
8 7 (8.33%) Bourne shell
9 5 (5.95%) C#
9 5 (5.95%) C++
10 3 (3.57%) VB
11 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.71%) Sun Certification
2 9 (10.71%) SCSA
3 8 (9.52%) RHCA
4 7 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (7.14%) Degree
6 5 (5.95%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.57%) MCP
7 3 (3.57%) MCSE
7 3 (3.57%) ISEB
8 2 (2.38%) CCIE
8 2 (2.38%) CCSP
8 2 (2.38%) CCNP
8 2 (2.38%) CCIP
8 2 (2.38%) CCDP
8 2 (2.38%) CISSP
8 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.38%) CCSE
8 2 (2.38%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.86%) SLA
2 9 (10.71%) QA
3 1 (1.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.33%) qmail
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.38%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.38%) vSphere
6 1 (1.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (17.86%) NetBackup
2 7 (8.33%) Nagios
2 7 (8.33%) Zenoss
2 7 (8.33%) yum
2 7 (8.33%) Puppet
2 7 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.95%) OpenView
3 5 (5.95%) Unicenter
4 3 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (3.57%) Data Guard
5 2 (2.38%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.38%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.38%) Legato
Vendors
1 22 (26.19%) Oracle
2 19 (22.62%) Red Hat
3 14 (16.67%) VMware
3 14 (16.67%) Sun
3 14 (16.67%) HP
4 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
5 11 (13.10%) Symantec
6 9 (10.71%) Cisco
7 7 (8.33%) Citrix
7 7 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 7 (8.33%) NetApp
8 6 (7.14%) IBM
9 5 (5.95%) Juniper
9 5 (5.95%) BMC
9 5 (5.95%) Blue Coat
9 5 (5.95%) Sourcefire
9 5 (5.95%) Crossbeam
9 5 (5.95%) F5
10 4 (4.76%) Veritas
11 2 (2.38%) Brocade
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