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 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 148 106 97
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -9
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 68 100 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.27% 2.06% 2.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.04% 8.61% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 66 84 100
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £52,800 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -7.77%
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
1349 1162 1255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.19% 23.95% 26.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1205 984 1127
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 24 December 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 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
Birmingham -58 24 £49,250 -1.50%
Solihull -11 12 £43,500 +67.30%
Coventry -6 10 £53,250 +51.06%
Staffordshire - 2 £40,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £43,250 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 135 (83.33%) UNIX
2 119 (73.46%) Linux
3 55 (33.95%) Oracle
4 51 (31.48%) Finance
5 45 (27.78%) Clustering
6 43 (26.54%) SQL
7 41 (25.31%) Perl
8 38 (23.46%) Cisco
8 38 (23.46%) Firewall
9 37 (22.84%) Oracle Database
10 35 (21.60%) CheckPoint
11 33 (20.37%) Tomcat
11 33 (20.37%) Cisco Certification
11 33 (20.37%) Red Hat
12 32 (19.75%) AIX
12 32 (19.75%) SAN
13 31 (19.14%) CCNP
13 31 (19.14%) OSPF
13 31 (19.14%) BGP
14 30 (18.52%) IBM
14 30 (18.52%) Microsoft
15 29 (17.90%) Tcl
16 28 (17.28%) NetApp
16 28 (17.28%) Security Cleared
17 27 (16.67%) SQL Server
18 26 (16.05%) Windows
18 26 (16.05%) Shell Script
19 24 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
20 23 (14.20%) PL/SQL
21 20 (12.35%) Veritas

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 33 (20.37%) Tomcat
2 18 (11.11%) Apache
3 16 (9.88%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.09%) SAS
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.62%) IIS
5 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (9.88%) MS Visio
2 15 (9.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.47%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 38 (23.46%) Firewall
2 32 (19.75%) SAN
3 31 (19.14%) OSPF
3 31 (19.14%) BGP
4 16 (9.88%) Network Security
5 14 (8.64%) Internet
5 14 (8.64%) LDAP
6 13 (8.02%) Junos
6 13 (8.02%) TCP/IP
7 11 (6.79%) VPN
8 10 (6.17%) LAN
8 10 (6.17%) WAN
9 9 (5.56%) Extranet
10 7 (4.32%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (3.09%) Multicast
12 2 (1.23%) DNS
13 1 (0.62%) DMVPN
13 1 (0.62%) MPLS
13 1 (0.62%) ATM
13 1 (0.62%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (22.84%) Oracle Database
2 27 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 17 (10.49%) Relational Database
4 16 (9.88%) RDBMS
5 11 (6.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (4.32%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (3.09%) DB2
9 5 (3.09%) Base SAS
9 5 (3.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 5 (3.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 4 (2.47%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (2.47%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (2.47%) Oracle Discoverer
10 4 (2.47%) Essbase
11 1 (0.62%) MySQL
11 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.62%) Informix
11 1 (0.62%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.62%) Toad
1 1 (0.62%) ProC
General
1 51 (31.48%) Finance
2 4 (2.47%) Legal
3 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.62%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (31.48%) Administrator
2 31 (19.14%) Firewall Engineer
3 26 (16.05%) DBA
3 26 (16.05%) Systems Administrator
4 18 (11.11%) Analyst
5 15 (9.26%) Oracle DBA
6 13 (8.02%) Team Leader
6 13 (8.02%) UNIX Team Leader
7 11 (6.79%) UNIX Administrator
7 11 (6.79%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 11 (6.79%) Consultant
8 10 (6.17%) SQL Server DBA
8 10 (6.17%) SQL DBA
8 10 (6.17%) Server Administrator
9 8 (4.94%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (4.32%) Technical Specialist
10 7 (4.32%) Solaris Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.32%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.26%) Web Services
2 10 (6.17%) Middleware
3 7 (4.32%) J2EE
3 7 (4.32%) HTML
4 2 (1.23%) .NET
5 1 (0.62%) XML
5 1 (0.62%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.62%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 45 (27.78%) Clustering
2 9 (5.56%) Open Source
3 6 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.23%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.62%) HACMP
6 1 (0.62%) CMDB
6 1 (0.62%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 135 (83.33%) UNIX
2 119 (73.46%) Linux
3 32 (19.75%) AIX
4 26 (16.05%) Windows
5 14 (8.64%) SUSE
6 13 (8.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (4.94%) Windows 2000
8 5 (3.09%) VMS
8 5 (3.09%) CentOS
8 5 (3.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.23%) HPUX
10 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
2 19 (11.73%) Incident Management
3 18 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 18 (11.11%) Time Management
4 17 (10.49%) Migration
4 17 (10.49%) Risk Assessment
5 16 (9.88%) Load Balancing
6 12 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (7.41%) ITIL
7 11 (6.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (6.17%) Web Development
8 10 (6.17%) E-Commerce
8 10 (6.17%) Change Management
9 9 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (5.56%) Low Latency
9 9 (5.56%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 8 (4.94%) Release Management
11 7 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 43 (26.54%) SQL
2 41 (25.31%) Perl
3 29 (17.90%) Tcl
4 26 (16.05%) Shell Script
5 23 (14.20%) PL/SQL
6 19 (11.73%) Korn
7 18 (11.11%) Java
8 10 (6.17%) C
9 3 (1.85%) C++
10 2 (1.23%) C#
10 2 (1.23%) PHP
10 2 (1.23%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.23%) Python
10 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.62%) ABAP
11 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (20.37%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (19.14%) CCNP
3 28 (17.28%) Security Cleared
4 19 (11.73%) SC Cleared
5 14 (8.64%) CCSA
6 13 (8.02%) Check Point Certification
7 8 (4.94%) OCA
7 8 (4.94%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (2.47%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.62%) PMP
9 1 (0.62%) CCSE
9 1 (0.62%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.09%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (8.02%) PowerHA
2 13 (8.02%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (4.94%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (3.70%) NFS
4 6 (3.70%) VMware ESX
4 6 (3.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (3.09%) vSphere
6 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (6.79%) Data Guard
2 9 (5.56%) CA SiteMinder
3 5 (3.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (3.09%) Nagios
4 1 (0.62%) Foglight
4 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.62%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.62%) yum
4 1 (0.62%) Puppet
4 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.62%) Ansible
4 1 (0.62%) Salt
Vendors
1 55 (33.95%) Oracle
2 38 (23.46%) Cisco
3 35 (21.60%) CheckPoint
4 33 (20.37%) Red Hat
5 30 (18.52%) IBM
5 30 (18.52%) Microsoft
6 28 (17.28%) NetApp
7 20 (12.35%) Veritas
8 19 (11.73%) VMware
9 17 (10.49%) CommVault
10 15 (9.26%) Juniper
11 14 (8.64%) Blue Coat
11 14 (8.64%) Netezza
12 13 (8.02%) Sun
13 9 (5.56%) CA
14 5 (3.09%) EMC
14 5 (3.09%) Axway
14 5 (3.09%) F5
15 4 (2.47%) Hyperion
16 2 (1.23%) Sybase