The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 142 130 107
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -23
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 88 73 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.55% 1.39% 1.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.93% 5.63% 7.21%
Number of salaries quoted 81 66 76
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £32,050
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.27%
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 West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1485 1297 1289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.14% 24.64% 27.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1298 1151 1116
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,550 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,200 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Solaris
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Solaris Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Solaris
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solaris across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Solaris Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Solaris
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
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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
Birmingham -19 45 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Coventry -1 14 £52,500 +31.25%
Warwickshire +10 11 £44,000 +144.44% 1
Solihull +5 9 £47,500 -
Staffordshire - 5 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £32,500 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 97 (79.51%) UNIX
2 86 (70.49%) Linux
3 45 (36.89%) Finance
3 45 (36.89%) Clustering
4 39 (31.97%) Oracle
5 38 (31.15%) Perl
6 33 (27.05%) Firewall
6 33 (27.05%) Cisco
7 32 (26.23%) AIX
8 31 (25.41%) Tomcat
8 31 (25.41%) CheckPoint
9 29 (23.77%) IBM
9 29 (23.77%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (22.95%) CCNP
10 28 (22.95%) OSPF
10 28 (22.95%) BGP
11 27 (22.13%) Tcl
11 27 (22.13%) SAN
12 25 (20.49%) Security Cleared
13 24 (19.67%) Oracle Database
13 24 (19.67%) Shell Script
13 24 (19.67%) NetApp
14 23 (18.85%) Windows
15 20 (16.39%) Java
16 19 (15.57%) Performance Tuning
17 18 (14.75%) Korn
17 18 (14.75%) Veritas
17 18 (14.75%) VMware
18 16 (13.11%) CommVault
18 16 (13.11%) Apache

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 31 (25.41%) Tomcat
2 16 (13.11%) Apache
3 13 (10.66%) WebLogic
4 5 (4.10%) SAS
5 3 (2.46%) JBoss
5 3 (2.46%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.82%) IIS
6 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (12.30%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.64%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 33 (27.05%) Firewall
2 28 (22.95%) OSPF
2 28 (22.95%) BGP
3 27 (22.13%) SAN
4 15 (12.30%) Network Security
5 14 (11.48%) TCP/IP
5 14 (11.48%) LDAP
6 13 (10.66%) Internet
6 13 (10.66%) Junos
7 10 (8.20%) VPN
8 9 (7.38%) LAN
8 9 (7.38%) WAN
8 9 (7.38%) Extranet
9 5 (4.10%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (3.28%) Multicast
11 2 (1.64%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.67%) Oracle Database
2 15 (12.30%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (4.10%) DB2
4 5 (4.10%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 5 (4.10%) Base SAS
4 5 (4.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 4 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.46%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.82%) Informix
7 1 (0.82%) MySQL
7 1 (0.82%) Essbase
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Toad
1 1 (0.82%) ProC
General
1 45 (36.89%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Legal
3 2 (1.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 35 (28.69%) Administrator
2 28 (22.95%) Firewall Engineer
3 26 (21.31%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (9.02%) UNIX Administrator
4 11 (9.02%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 10 (8.20%) Team Leader
5 10 (8.20%) UNIX Team Leader
6 8 (6.56%) Analyst
7 7 (5.74%) Consultant
7 7 (5.74%) DBA
7 7 (5.74%) Technical Specialist
7 7 (5.74%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (5.74%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 7 (5.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 7 (5.74%) Solaris Administrator
8 6 (4.92%) AIX Administrator
8 6 (4.92%) Oracle DBA
8 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) UNIX Consultant
9 5 (4.10%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.48%) Web Services
2 7 (5.74%) HTML
3 6 (4.92%) J2EE
4 5 (4.10%) Middleware
5 1 (0.82%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 45 (36.89%) Clustering
2 4 (3.28%) Open Source
3 3 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.64%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.82%) HACMP
5 1 (0.82%) LPAR
5 1 (0.82%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 97 (79.51%) UNIX
2 86 (70.49%) Linux
3 32 (26.23%) AIX
4 23 (18.85%) Windows
5 14 (11.48%) SUSE
6 13 (10.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (6.56%) Windows 2000
8 5 (4.10%) VMS
8 5 (4.10%) CentOS
9 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.64%) HPUX
11 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.57%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (12.30%) Risk Assessment
2 15 (12.30%) Load Balancing
3 13 (10.66%) Incident Management
4 12 (9.84%) Problem Management
5 11 (9.02%) ITIL
5 11 (9.02%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (9.02%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (8.20%) Web Development
7 9 (7.38%) E-Commerce
7 9 (7.38%) Migration
7 9 (7.38%) Change Management
7 9 (7.38%) Low Latency
7 9 (7.38%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 7 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.92%) People Management
9 6 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.10%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (4.10%) Change Control
11 4 (3.28%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (31.15%) Perl
2 27 (22.13%) Tcl
3 24 (19.67%) Shell Script
4 20 (16.39%) Java
5 18 (14.75%) Korn
6 14 (11.48%) SQL
7 12 (9.84%) C
8 5 (4.10%) C++
9 3 (2.46%) C#
9 3 (2.46%) Ruby
10 2 (1.64%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.64%) PHP
10 2 (1.64%) Python
11 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (23.77%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (22.95%) CCNP
3 25 (20.49%) Security Cleared
4 14 (11.48%) SC Cleared
5 13 (10.66%) Check Point Certification
5 13 (10.66%) CCSA
6 4 (3.28%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.82%) CCNA
7 1 (0.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (10.66%) PowerHA
3 6 (4.92%) VMware ESX
4 5 (4.10%) vSphere
5 4 (3.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (3.28%) NFS
6 2 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (7.38%) CA SiteMinder
2 5 (4.10%) Nagios
2 5 (4.10%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.82%) Foglight
4 1 (0.82%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.82%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.82%) YUM
Vendors
1 39 (31.97%) Oracle
2 33 (27.05%) Cisco
3 31 (25.41%) CheckPoint
4 29 (23.77%) IBM
5 24 (19.67%) NetApp
6 18 (14.75%) Veritas
6 18 (14.75%) VMware
7 16 (13.11%) CommVault
8 15 (12.30%) Juniper
8 15 (12.30%) Red Hat
9 14 (11.48%) Netezza
9 14 (11.48%) Blue Coat
10 12 (9.84%) Sun
10 12 (9.84%) Microsoft
11 9 (7.38%) CA
12 5 (4.10%) EMC
12 5 (4.10%) Axway
13 4 (3.28%) F5
14 2 (1.64%) Brocade
15 1 (0.82%) HP
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago