The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank - 59 48
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 0 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 0.39% 2.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.53% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 10
Average salary - £34,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +35.29%
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
Solaris
North East

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

Operating Systems Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
198 131 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 31.18% 25.29% 26.69%
Number of salaries quoted 146 124 112
Average salary £34,500 £30,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.11% -6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Solaris
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Solaris Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 11 (84.62%) UNIX
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) SAP
3 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (46.15%) LANDesk
4 6 (46.15%) Handset
4 6 (46.15%) Amdocs
4 6 (46.15%) Change Control
4 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
4 6 (46.15%) LAN
4 6 (46.15%) WAN
4 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 6 (46.15%) McAfee
5 5 (38.46%) Linux
6 4 (30.77%) Apache
6 4 (30.77%) IBM
6 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
6 4 (30.77%) Tivoli
6 4 (30.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (30.77%) ITIL
6 4 (30.77%) MySQL
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
6 4 (30.77%) SUSE
7 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (23.08%) DHCP
7 3 (23.08%) DNS

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (30.77%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) LAN
1 6 (46.15%) WAN
2 3 (23.08%) DHCP
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (15.38%) Electronics
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Server Support
2 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Linux Server Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Linux Support Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Server Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Server Support Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Linux Support
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Lead Systems Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Handset
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) DTV
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) UNIX
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (38.46%) Linux
5 4 (30.77%) SUSE
6 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Change Control
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Information Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) SAP
2 6 (46.15%) LANDesk
2 6 (46.15%) Amdocs
2 6 (46.15%) McAfee
3 4 (30.77%) IBM
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle