The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 167 137 160
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +23
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 42 76 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 1.37% 0.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.71% 5.50% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 40 70 42
Average salary £44,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.36% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £35,000 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+0.55% +5.29%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1131 1383 1163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.05% 24.91% 23.75%
Number of salaries quoted 990 1165 1040
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Solaris
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Birmingham -33 24 £42,875 -14.25%
Warwickshire +18 11 £44,000 +25.71% 1
Coventry +7 6 £48,750 +39.28%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 76 (79.17%) Linux
2 57 (59.38%) UNIX
3 54 (56.25%) AIX
4 51 (53.13%) Windows
5 47 (48.96%) Oracle
6 36 (37.50%) Java
7 32 (33.33%) Shell Script
7 32 (33.33%) Finance
8 25 (26.04%) Perl
8 25 (26.04%) WebLogic
9 24 (25.00%) IBM
10 23 (23.96%) Sun
10 23 (23.96%) VMware
11 22 (22.92%) Apache
11 22 (22.92%) Tomcat
12 21 (21.88%) SQL
13 20 (20.83%) ITIL
14 19 (19.79%) Clustering
15 18 (18.75%) Migration
15 18 (18.75%) EMC
15 18 (18.75%) SAN
16 17 (17.71%) HTML
17 16 (16.67%) SUSE
17 16 (16.67%) PowerHA
18 15 (15.63%) Korn
18 15 (15.63%) C++
18 15 (15.63%) C
18 15 (15.63%) HPUX
18 15 (15.63%) LDAP
18 15 (15.63%) CA

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 25 (26.04%) WebLogic
2 22 (22.92%) Apache
2 22 (22.92%) Tomcat
3 9 (9.38%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (2.08%) IIS
5 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.04%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.17%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.75%) SAN
2 15 (15.63%) LDAP
2 15 (15.63%) Firewall
3 12 (12.50%) DNS
4 11 (11.46%) WAN
4 11 (11.46%) NAS
5 10 (10.42%) FCoE
5 10 (10.42%) Fibre Channel
5 10 (10.42%) SMTP
5 10 (10.42%) DHCP
5 10 (10.42%) FTP
5 10 (10.42%) SNMP
5 10 (10.42%) LAN
5 10 (10.42%) iSCSI
5 10 (10.42%) VLAN
6 5 (5.21%) Internet
7 3 (3.13%) OSPF
7 3 (3.13%) BGP
7 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.58%) Oracle Database
2 11 (11.46%) Relational Database
2 11 (11.46%) RDBMS
3 10 (10.42%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.21%) DB2
5 5 (5.21%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (4.17%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (1.04%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.04%) Essbase
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) ProC
2 3 (3.13%) Toad
General
1 32 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Legal
3 3 (3.13%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.04%) Advertising
4 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (21.88%) Administrator
2 14 (14.58%) Systems Administrator
3 13 (13.54%) DBA
4 11 (11.46%) Architect
5 10 (10.42%) Oracle DBA
6 9 (9.38%) Technical Specialist
6 9 (9.38%) Analyst
7 8 (8.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 8 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
8 6 (6.25%) Solaris Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.25%) Solaris Administrator
9 5 (5.21%) Web Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) AIX Administrator
10 4 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
11 3 (3.13%) Senior DBA
11 3 (3.13%) C Developer
11 3 (3.13%) Firewall Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.71%) HTML
2 11 (11.46%) Middleware
3 7 (7.29%) J2EE
3 7 (7.29%) CSS
4 4 (4.17%) Java EE
5 3 (3.13%) .NET
6 2 (2.08%) COM
6 2 (2.08%) Web Services
6 2 (2.08%) XML
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.04%) JDBC
7 1 (1.04%) JSP
7 1 (1.04%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.79%) Clustering
2 10 (10.42%) Open Source
2 10 (10.42%) CLARiiON
3 3 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.13%) LPAR
3 3 (3.13%) HACMP
4 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.08%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.04%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 76 (79.17%) Linux
2 57 (59.38%) UNIX
3 54 (56.25%) AIX
4 51 (53.13%) Windows
5 16 (16.67%) SUSE
6 15 (15.63%) HPUX
7 12 (12.50%) Windows 2000
8 9 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.83%) ITIL
2 18 (18.75%) Migration
3 13 (13.54%) Incident Management
3 13 (13.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (11.46%) TOGAF
5 11 (11.46%) Change Management
6 10 (10.42%) Service Delivery
6 10 (10.42%) Web Development
6 10 (10.42%) Security Architecture
7 9 (9.38%) CRM
8 6 (6.25%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.13%) Release Management
10 3 (3.13%) OOP
10 3 (3.13%) OO
10 3 (3.13%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.13%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (37.50%) Java
2 32 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 25 (26.04%) Perl
4 21 (21.88%) SQL
5 15 (15.63%) C
5 15 (15.63%) C++
5 15 (15.63%) Korn
6 9 (9.38%) PHP
7 4 (4.17%) C#
8 3 (3.13%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.13%) Tcl
8 3 (3.13%) Ruby
9 2 (2.08%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.08%) Python
9 2 (2.08%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (13.54%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.33%) Degree
3 3 (3.13%) CCNP
3 3 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.08%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.08%) CCSA
5 1 (1.04%) HND
5 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (16.67%) PowerHA
2 13 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.21%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.08%) Terminal Server
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (2.08%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.04%) Xen
6 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) CA SiteMinder
2 8 (8.33%) Data Guard
3 3 (3.13%) YUM
3 3 (3.13%) Foglight
4 2 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (1.04%) SCCM
5 1 (1.04%) SCOM
5 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 47 (48.96%) Oracle
2 24 (25.00%) IBM
3 23 (23.96%) Sun
3 23 (23.96%) VMware
4 18 (18.75%) EMC
5 15 (15.63%) CA
5 15 (15.63%) NetApp
6 13 (13.54%) HP
7 11 (11.46%) Red Hat
7 11 (11.46%) Fujitsu
8 10 (10.42%) StorageTek
9 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
9 7 (7.29%) Progress
9 7 (7.29%) Sybase
9 7 (7.29%) Sage
9 7 (7.29%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (6.25%) Veritas
11 5 (5.21%) Citrix
11 5 (5.21%) Cisco
11 5 (5.21%) CheckPoint
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