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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 140 117 148
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +31
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 86 84 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.55% 1.57% 1.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.07% 6.25% 5.09%
Number of salaries quoted 78 76 46
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
1417 1343 1217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.46% 25.06% 25.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1228 1195 1047
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -20 50 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Warwickshire +26 19 £44,000 +144.44%
Coventry 0 9 £52,500 +31.25%
Solihull -2 2 £52,000 -
Staffordshire - 2 £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 18 September 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 84 (76.36%) UNIX
2 75 (68.18%) Linux
3 45 (40.91%) Oracle
4 42 (38.18%) Clustering
5 40 (36.36%) AIX
6 38 (34.55%) Finance
7 32 (29.09%) Perl
8 30 (27.27%) IBM
9 27 (24.55%) Cisco
9 27 (24.55%) Firewall
10 26 (23.64%) Windows
11 25 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (22.73%) CheckPoint
12 24 (21.82%) OSPF
12 24 (21.82%) BGP
12 24 (21.82%) CCNP
13 23 (20.91%) Shell Script
13 23 (20.91%) Tcl
13 23 (20.91%) SAN
14 22 (20.00%) VMware
14 22 (20.00%) Tomcat
14 22 (20.00%) Oracle Database
15 20 (18.18%) Security Cleared
16 19 (17.27%) Java
17 18 (16.36%) NetApp
18 16 (14.55%) Performance Tuning
19 15 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
19 15 (13.64%) Network Security
19 15 (13.64%) Load Balancing
19 15 (13.64%) Juniper

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 22 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 13 (11.82%) Apache
3 11 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 9 (8.18%) Oracle Application Server
5 5 (4.55%) SAS
6 3 (2.73%) IIS
7 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (13.64%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.45%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.64%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 27 (24.55%) Firewall
2 24 (21.82%) OSPF
2 24 (21.82%) BGP
3 23 (20.91%) SAN
4 15 (13.64%) Network Security
5 13 (11.82%) Junos
5 13 (11.82%) Internet
6 10 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 10 (9.09%) VPN
6 10 (9.09%) LAN
6 10 (9.09%) WAN
7 9 (8.18%) Extranet
7 9 (8.18%) LDAP
8 7 (6.36%) DNS
9 6 (5.45%) NAS
10 5 (4.55%) FCoE
10 5 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (4.55%) VLAN
10 5 (4.55%) iSCSI
10 5 (4.55%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 13 (11.82%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (4.55%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 5 (4.55%) Base SAS
4 5 (4.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 5 (4.55%) DB2
5 4 (3.64%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (3.64%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (3.64%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.82%) Informix
7 1 (0.91%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.91%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (3.64%) ProC
2 3 (2.73%) Toad
General
1 38 (34.55%) Finance
2 4 (3.64%) Legal
3 3 (2.73%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 36 (32.73%) Administrator
2 25 (22.73%) Systems Administrator
3 24 (21.82%) Firewall Engineer
4 13 (11.82%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 13 (11.82%) UNIX Administrator
5 10 (9.09%) DBA
6 9 (8.18%) Team Leader
6 9 (8.18%) Oracle DBA
7 8 (7.27%) UNIX Team Leader
8 7 (6.36%) AIX Administrator
8 7 (6.36%) Solaris Administrator
8 7 (6.36%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.45%) Technical Specialist
9 6 (5.45%) Linux Administrator
10 5 (4.55%) SAS Administrator
11 4 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
12 3 (2.73%) C Developer
12 3 (2.73%) Senior DBA
12 3 (2.73%) Senior Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.18%) Web Services
2 8 (7.27%) Middleware
3 6 (5.45%) HTML
3 6 (5.45%) J2EE
4 4 (3.64%) Java EE
5 3 (2.73%) .NET
6 2 (1.82%) COM
6 2 (1.82%) XML
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 42 (38.18%) Clustering
2 5 (4.55%) CLARiiON
3 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.73%) Open Source
3 3 (2.73%) LPAR
3 3 (2.73%) HACMP
4 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.82%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (0.91%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 84 (76.36%) UNIX
2 75 (68.18%) Linux
3 40 (36.36%) AIX
4 26 (23.64%) Windows
5 13 (11.82%) SUSE
6 12 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (9.09%) HPUX
8 7 (6.36%) Windows 2000
9 5 (4.55%) VMS
10 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.82%) CentOS
11 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.91%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.55%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (13.64%) Load Balancing
2 15 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 10 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 9 (8.18%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (8.18%) Low Latency
5 9 (8.18%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 9 (8.18%) E-Commerce
5 9 (8.18%) ITIL
6 8 (7.27%) Change Management
6 8 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (6.36%) Web Development
7 7 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.36%) Migration
8 5 (4.55%) People Management
8 5 (4.55%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.73%) Change Control
10 3 (2.73%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.09%) Perl
2 23 (20.91%) Shell Script
2 23 (20.91%) Tcl
3 19 (17.27%) Java
4 14 (12.73%) SQL
4 14 (12.73%) Korn
5 13 (11.82%) C
6 8 (7.27%) C++
7 4 (3.64%) C#
8 3 (2.73%) Ruby
9 2 (1.82%) Python
9 2 (1.82%) PHP
9 2 (1.82%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.82%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.82%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (21.82%) CCNP
3 20 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 13 (11.82%) Check Point Certification
4 13 (11.82%) CCSA
5 9 (8.18%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.64%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.91%) Degree
7 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.91%) PMP
7 1 (0.91%) HND
7 1 (0.91%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (11.82%) PowerHA
3 6 (5.45%) VMware ESX
4 4 (3.64%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.82%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.82%) vSphere
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 8 (7.27%) Data Guard
2 6 (5.45%) CA SiteMinder
3 3 (2.73%) YUM
3 3 (2.73%) Foglight
4 2 (1.82%) Nagios
4 2 (1.82%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.91%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.91%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 45 (40.91%) Oracle
2 30 (27.27%) IBM
3 27 (24.55%) Cisco
4 25 (22.73%) CheckPoint
5 22 (20.00%) VMware
6 18 (16.36%) NetApp
7 15 (13.64%) Juniper
8 14 (12.73%) Sun
8 14 (12.73%) Red Hat
8 14 (12.73%) Blue Coat
9 12 (10.91%) EMC
10 11 (10.00%) Microsoft
11 10 (9.09%) Veritas
12 9 (8.18%) HP
13 8 (7.27%) Netezza
14 7 (6.36%) CommVault
15 6 (5.45%) CA
16 5 (4.55%) Axway
16 5 (4.55%) Fujitsu
16 5 (4.55%) StorageTek