The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 264 220 173
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -47
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 1160 1361 1797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.33% 1.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.00% 4.83% 5.94%
Number of salaries quoted 899 1036 1452
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,250 £78,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29033 28189 30240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.42% 27.48% 27.64%
Number of salaries quoted 24362 23214 25899
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Solaris
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solaris within the UK.

Solaris Salary Trend in the UK

Solaris
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solaris over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Solaris Salary Histogram in the UK

Solaris
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England -46 1102 £51,500 +3.00% 114
London -13 526 £62,500 +2.45% 50
South East -75 208 £47,500 +5.55% 21
City of London +12 129 £57,500 +4.54% 19
East of England +7 106 £46,500 +3.33% 7
Berkshire -43 76 £42,500 +2.40% 9
Yorkshire -27 70 £40,000 +11.11% 8
West Midlands -41 67 £45,000 - 5
Surrey -10 55 £50,000 - 5
Hertfordshire +8 54 £45,000 -28.00% 4
South West -36 51 £40,000 -2.43% 9
North West -28 46 £40,150 +2.94% 10
Reading -20 41 £47,500 +28.37% 4
Watford +5 40 £45,000 -
Manchester -1 37 £40,150 +2.94% 5
Hampshire -53 35 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Scotland +4 33 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Sheffield 0 31 £36,800 +0.34% 2
South Yorkshire -1 31 £36,800 +0.34% 3
West Yorkshire -24 28 £55,000 +57.14% 4
East Midlands +36 27 £33,500 -25.55% 2
Nottinghamshire +33 26 £33,500 -25.55% 1
Bedfordshire +23 25 £47,500 +12.42% 1
Wiltshire -5 23 £38,000 +6.29% 3
Leeds -9 23 £54,000 +54.28% 3
Coventry +5 21 £59,000 +93.44% 2
Edinburgh +21 19 £33,250 -52.50% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 19 £55,750 +23.88%
Milton Keynes -1 19 £55,750 +23.88%
Nottingham +22 17 £50,000 +11.11% 1

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1888 (80.10%) Linux
2 1700 (72.13%) UNIX
3 1109 (47.05%) Oracle
4 978 (41.49%) Windows
5 749 (31.78%) Finance
6 689 (29.23%) SQL
7 624 (26.47%) Red Hat
8 574 (24.35%) Perl
9 571 (24.23%) AIX
10 540 (22.91%) VMware
11 538 (22.83%) SAN
12 536 (22.74%) Java
13 514 (21.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 469 (19.90%) Microsoft
15 460 (19.52%) Shell Script
16 431 (18.29%) IBM
17 412 (17.48%) SQL Server
18 401 (17.01%) ITIL
19 400 (16.97%) VMware Infrastructure
20 381 (16.16%) Apache
21 377 (15.99%) Cisco
22 375 (15.91%) Tomcat
23 371 (15.74%) Sun
24 363 (15.40%) TCP/IP
25 341 (14.47%) NetApp
26 340 (14.43%) Oracle Database
27 339 (14.38%) DNS
28 334 (14.17%) HP
29 301 (12.77%) Firewall
30 288 (12.22%) EMC

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 381 (16.16%) Apache
2 375 (15.91%) Tomcat
3 268 (11.37%) WebSphere
4 216 (9.16%) WebLogic
5 173 (7.34%) IIS
6 110 (4.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 91 (3.86%) JBoss
8 62 (2.63%) MS Exchange
9 61 (2.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 58 (2.46%) MQSeries
11 55 (2.33%) GlassFish
12 50 (2.12%) IBM HTTP Server
13 44 (1.87%) SharePoint
14 43 (1.82%) Oracle Service Bus
15 37 (1.57%) Oracle Coherence
16 34 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
17 25 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
18 23 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 19 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
19 19 (0.81%) CMS
Applications
1 136 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 125 (5.30%) MS Office
3 49 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.34%) MS Project
6 1 (0.042%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 40 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 33 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 29 (1.23%) RMDS
5 27 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
6 16 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
7 9 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
12 2 (0.085%) Oracle BRM
12 2 (0.085%) Oracle Financials
13 1 (0.042%) SAP ERP
13 1 (0.042%) Summit
13 1 (0.042%) Oracle Payables
13 1 (0.042%) Oracle Receivables
13 1 (0.042%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (0.93%) SaaS
3 14 (0.59%) IaaS
4 8 (0.34%) Joyent
4 8 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.17%) GitHub
5 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.13%) Heroku
6 3 (0.13%) PaaS
6 3 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 538 (22.83%) SAN
2 363 (15.40%) TCP/IP
3 339 (14.38%) DNS
4 301 (12.77%) Firewall
5 221 (9.38%) LDAP
6 215 (9.12%) NAS
7 214 (9.08%) HTTP
8 189 (8.02%) LAN
9 166 (7.04%) Internet
10 163 (6.92%) WAN
11 122 (5.18%) VPN
12 107 (4.54%) DHCP
13 100 (4.24%) Multicast
14 93 (3.95%) FTP
15 91 (3.86%) Fibre Channel
16 70 (2.97%) SMTP
17 69 (2.93%) FCoE
18 67 (2.84%) BGP
19 61 (2.59%) OSPF
20 56 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 340 (14.43%) Oracle Database
3 230 (9.76%) MySQL
4 157 (6.66%) DB2
5 154 (6.53%) Relational Database
6 149 (6.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 134 (5.69%) RDBMS
8 68 (2.89%) Oracle Exadata
9 57 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
9 57 (2.42%) Oracle Database 10g
10 47 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
11 46 (1.95%) Hadoop
12 43 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
12 43 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
13 42 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
14 36 (1.53%) MongoDB
15 30 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
16 28 (1.19%) HBase
17 24 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
18 23 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 89 (3.78%) Git (software)
2 63 (2.67%) Subversion
3 62 (2.63%) Eclipse
4 60 (2.55%) Jenkins
5 55 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 41 (1.74%) Maven
7 36 (1.53%) Ant
8 35 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
9 28 (1.19%) InstallShield
10 26 (1.10%) QuickTest Pro
11 24 (1.02%) JUnit
12 22 (0.93%) Selenium
13 21 (0.89%) JMeter
14 19 (0.81%) Hudson
15 16 (0.68%) SoapUI
15 16 (0.68%) TeamCity
16 15 (0.64%) Mercurial
17 13 (0.55%) Visual Studio
17 13 (0.55%) CruiseControl
18 12 (0.51%) Cucumber
General
1 749 (31.78%) Finance
2 272 (11.54%) Banking
3 174 (7.38%) Telecoms
4 122 (5.18%) Retail
5 71 (3.01%) Investment Banking
6 48 (2.04%) Marketing
7 44 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 37 (1.57%) Financial Institution
9 36 (1.53%) Front Office
10 24 (1.02%) Publishing
11 18 (0.76%) Games
12 15 (0.64%) Back Office
12 15 (0.64%) Law
13 14 (0.59%) Legal
13 14 (0.59%) Aerospace
14 13 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.47%) Electronics
15 11 (0.47%) French Language
16 9 (0.38%) Advertising
16 9 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 434 (18.41%) Administrator
2 343 (14.55%) Analyst
3 244 (10.35%) Developer
4 243 (10.31%) Systems Administrator
5 228 (9.67%) Architect
6 196 (8.32%) UNIX Administrator
7 191 (8.10%) Support Analyst
8 148 (6.28%) UNIX Engineer
9 146 (6.19%) Infrastructure Architect
10 140 (5.94%) Applications Support
11 133 (5.64%) DBA
12 117 (4.96%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 113 (4.79%) Consultant
14 111 (4.71%) Linux Administrator
15 110 (4.67%) Support Engineer
16 100 (4.24%) Applications Support Analyst
17 98 (4.16%) Oracle DBA
18 94 (3.99%) C++ Developer
19 91 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
20 90 (3.82%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (10.14%) Middleware
2 216 (9.16%) J2EE
3 181 (7.68%) XML
4 164 (6.96%) Web Services
5 140 (5.94%) HTML
6 92 (3.90%) Spring
7 90 (3.82%) WebSphere MQ
8 82 (3.48%) SOAP
9 64 (2.72%) .NET
9 64 (2.72%) CSS
10 63 (2.67%) XSLT
10 63 (2.67%) FIX Protocol
11 61 (2.59%) Oracle Fusion
12 60 (2.55%) Hibernate
13 57 (2.42%) JDBC
14 49 (2.08%) RESTful
14 49 (2.08%) JMS
15 34 (1.44%) Java EE
16 31 (1.32%) Struts
16 31 (1.32%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 176 (7.47%) Clustering
2 175 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
3 117 (4.96%) Computer Science
4 89 (3.78%) Open Source
5 85 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 69 (2.93%) PKI
7 64 (2.72%) Hedge funds
8 49 (2.08%) Replication
9 45 (1.91%) HACMP
10 44 (1.87%) Mainframe
11 38 (1.61%) Mathematics
11 38 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
12 36 (1.53%) Equities
13 34 (1.44%) LPAR
13 34 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 34 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
14 33 (1.40%) Derivative
15 32 (1.36%) Algorithms
16 31 (1.32%) FlexPod
16 31 (1.32%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1888 (80.10%) Linux
2 1700 (72.13%) UNIX
3 978 (41.49%) Windows
4 571 (24.23%) AIX
5 514 (21.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 239 (10.14%) HPUX
7 155 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 104 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 104 (4.41%) SUSE
9 101 (4.29%) CentOS
10 89 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 70 (2.97%) Ubuntu
12 66 (2.80%) Windows XP
13 50 (2.12%) Debian
14 46 (1.95%) Mac OS X
15 44 (1.87%) Oracle Linux
16 43 (1.82%) Windows 7
17 37 (1.57%) Apple iOS
18 36 (1.53%) zOS
19 32 (1.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (17.01%) ITIL
2 246 (10.44%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (8.49%) Project Management
4 181 (7.68%) Performance Tuning
5 138 (5.85%) E-Commerce
6 133 (5.64%) OO
6 133 (5.64%) Service Management
6 133 (5.64%) Load Balancing
7 131 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 129 (5.47%) Mentoring
9 124 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
10 119 (5.05%) Problem Management
11 103 (4.37%) Software Engineering
12 100 (4.24%) Migration
13 96 (4.07%) Configuration Management
14 95 (4.03%) Change Management
14 95 (4.03%) SOA
15 91 (3.86%) Multithreading
16 88 (3.73%) Time Management
17 85 (3.61%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 689 (29.23%) SQL
2 574 (24.35%) Perl
3 536 (22.74%) Java
4 460 (19.52%) Shell Script
5 271 (11.50%) Python
6 220 (9.33%) C++
7 207 (8.78%) PL/SQL
8 180 (7.64%) Bash Shell
9 133 (5.64%) JavaScript
10 93 (3.95%) C
11 90 (3.82%) Ruby
12 79 (3.35%) PHP
13 76 (3.22%) C#
14 72 (3.05%) Korn
15 39 (1.65%) PowerShell
16 36 (1.53%) Bourne shell
17 34 (1.44%) T-SQL
18 27 (1.15%) Tcl
19 26 (1.10%) AWK
19 26 (1.10%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 284 (12.05%) Degree
2 135 (5.73%) Security Cleared
3 100 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (3.01%) CCNP
5 70 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 68 (2.89%) SC Cleared
7 59 (2.50%) Sun Certification
8 52 (2.21%) ISEB
9 47 (1.99%) MCSE
9 47 (1.99%) RHCE
10 38 (1.61%) CCNA
11 35 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 33 (1.40%) SCSA
13 31 (1.32%) MCITP
14 29 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
15 26 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
15 26 (1.10%) CISSP
15 26 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 24 (1.02%) ISTQB
16 24 (1.02%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (7.42%) SLA
2 102 (4.33%) QA
3 34 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (1.32%) PCI DSS
5 28 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.64%) COBIT
7 10 (0.42%) GLP
8 8 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.21%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.085%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 400 (16.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 212 (8.99%) NFS
3 177 (7.51%) Active Directory
4 138 (5.85%) Oracle RAC
5 110 (4.67%) vSphere
6 92 (3.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 81 (3.44%) Oracle RMAN
8 80 (3.39%) Hyper-V
9 69 (2.93%) SRDF
10 68 (2.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 68 (2.89%) VMware ESX
11 62 (2.63%) KVM
12 40 (1.70%) XenApp
13 38 (1.61%) Squid
14 35 (1.48%) Firmware
14 35 (1.48%) Samba
15 28 (1.19%) Sendmail
16 26 (1.10%) Veritas File System
16 26 (1.10%) Xen
17 24 (1.02%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 184 (7.81%) NetBackup
2 183 (7.76%) Puppet
3 99 (4.20%) Nagios
4 98 (4.16%) Tivoli
5 82 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
6 76 (3.22%) Data Guard
7 59 (2.50%) Control-M
8 52 (2.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 47 (1.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 38 (1.61%) Legato
11 32 (1.36%) OpenView
12 28 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
13 25 (1.06%) yum
14 24 (1.02%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 21 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
15 21 (0.89%) Ansible
16 18 (0.76%) SCOM
16 18 (0.76%) WSUS
17 17 (0.72%) ZABBIX
18 16 (0.68%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1109 (47.05%) Oracle
2 624 (26.47%) Red Hat
3 540 (22.91%) VMware
4 469 (19.90%) Microsoft
5 431 (18.29%) IBM
6 377 (15.99%) Cisco
7 371 (15.74%) Sun
8 341 (14.47%) NetApp
9 334 (14.17%) HP
10 288 (12.22%) EMC
11 256 (10.86%) Veritas
12 146 (6.19%) Symantec
13 140 (5.94%) Citrix
14 130 (5.52%) Juniper
15 129 (5.47%) CheckPoint
15 129 (5.47%) Sybase
16 99 (4.20%) Brocade
17 87 (3.69%) Intel
18 82 (3.48%) F5
19 75 (3.18%) BMC
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Working Environment
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Annapurna
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £68,000 per annum +Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
JP Morgan
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago