The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales 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 94 94 77
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 5 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.39% 1.02% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.55% 3.90% 4.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 11
Average salary £38,500 £32,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.46% -31.57%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -7.77%
Solaris
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
322 333 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 25.08% 26.20% 24.93%
Number of salaries quoted 281 298 245
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -12.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Solaris
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Solaris Salary Trend in Wales

Solaris
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Wales 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
South Wales -4 5 £38,500 +18.46%
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the 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 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (80.00%) VMware
3 7 (70.00%) LAMP
4 6 (60.00%) UNIX
4 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (50.00%) Apache
5 5 (50.00%) RHCE
6 4 (40.00%) MySQL
6 4 (40.00%) ITIL
6 4 (40.00%) HP
6 4 (40.00%) Dell
7 3 (30.00%) HPUX
7 3 (30.00%) SAN
7 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (20.00%) Java
8 2 (20.00%) MS Project
8 2 (20.00%) Web Services
8 2 (20.00%) JBoss
8 2 (20.00%) ColdFusion
8 2 (20.00%) NetApp
8 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (20.00%) Service Management
8 2 (20.00%) Finance
8 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (10.00%) Oracle
9 1 (10.00%) SAP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the 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 5 (50.00%) Apache
2 2 (20.00%) ColdFusion
2 2 (20.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) MySQL
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Release Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) LAMP
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) UNIX
3 3 (30.00%) HPUX
4 1 (10.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
2 2 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Resilience Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) RHCE
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Firmware
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
1 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) Dell
3 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) Veritas
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) 3PAR