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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 121 131 135
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 103 83 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.82% 1.54% 1.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.96% 6.21% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 95 75 50
Average salary £48,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £37,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +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
1479 1337 1240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.14% 24.87% 25.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1284 1186 1058
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,250 £24,000
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 30 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 30 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 -26 55 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Warwickshire +22 19 £44,000 +144.44%
Coventry +3 15 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Solihull +10 7 £47,500 - 2
Staffordshire - 3 £40,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £32,500 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 100 (78.13%) UNIX
2 84 (65.63%) Linux
3 53 (41.41%) Oracle
4 51 (39.84%) Finance
5 43 (33.59%) Clustering
6 40 (31.25%) AIX
7 35 (27.34%) IBM
8 34 (26.56%) Perl
8 34 (26.56%) SAN
9 30 (23.44%) Firewall
9 30 (23.44%) Cisco
9 30 (23.44%) Tomcat
9 30 (23.44%) Oracle Database
10 29 (22.66%) NetApp
11 28 (21.88%) CheckPoint
11 28 (21.88%) Shell Script
12 27 (21.09%) Windows
13 26 (20.31%) Cisco Certification
14 25 (19.53%) OSPF
14 25 (19.53%) BGP
14 25 (19.53%) CCNP
15 24 (18.75%) Tcl
16 23 (17.97%) VMware
17 21 (16.41%) Security Cleared
17 21 (16.41%) Java
18 19 (14.84%) Performance Tuning
19 18 (14.06%) Korn
20 16 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
20 16 (12.50%) SQL
20 16 (12.50%) C

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 30 (23.44%) Tomcat
2 14 (10.94%) Apache
3 13 (10.16%) WebLogic
4 9 (7.03%) Oracle Application Server
5 5 (3.91%) SAS
6 3 (2.34%) IIS
7 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (11.72%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.13%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 34 (26.56%) SAN
2 30 (23.44%) Firewall
3 25 (19.53%) OSPF
3 25 (19.53%) BGP
4 15 (11.72%) Internet
4 15 (11.72%) Network Security
5 13 (10.16%) TCP/IP
5 13 (10.16%) Junos
6 12 (9.38%) LDAP
6 12 (9.38%) LAN
6 12 (9.38%) WAN
7 10 (7.81%) VPN
8 9 (7.03%) Extranet
9 8 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (4.69%) DNS
11 5 (3.91%) NAS
12 4 (3.13%) Multicast
12 4 (3.13%) FCoE
12 4 (3.13%) SMTP
12 4 (3.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.44%) Oracle Database
2 14 (10.94%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.91%) Base SAS
4 5 (3.91%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 5 (3.91%) DB2
4 5 (3.91%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 4 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.13%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.56%) Informix
7 1 (0.78%) MySQL
7 1 (0.78%) OLAP
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) ProC
2 3 (2.34%) Toad
General
1 51 (39.84%) Finance
2 4 (3.13%) Legal
3 3 (2.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (28.91%) Administrator
2 26 (20.31%) Systems Administrator
3 25 (19.53%) Firewall Engineer
4 13 (10.16%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 13 (10.16%) UNIX Administrator
5 11 (8.59%) Team Leader
6 10 (7.81%) DBA
6 10 (7.81%) UNIX Team Leader
7 9 (7.03%) Oracle DBA
8 8 (6.25%) Consultant
9 7 (5.47%) Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) Technical Specialist
9 7 (5.47%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 7 (5.47%) AIX Administrator
9 7 (5.47%) Solaris Administrator
10 6 (4.69%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (4.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.91%) SAS Administrator
11 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 5 (3.91%) UNIX Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.72%) Web Services
2 8 (6.25%) Middleware
3 7 (5.47%) HTML
4 6 (4.69%) J2EE
5 4 (3.13%) Java EE
6 3 (2.34%) .NET
7 2 (1.56%) COM
7 2 (1.56%) XML
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 43 (33.59%) Clustering
2 4 (3.13%) CLARiiON
3 3 (2.34%) HACMP
3 3 (2.34%) LPAR
3 3 (2.34%) Open Source
3 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.56%) Symmetrix DMX
4 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.78%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 100 (78.13%) UNIX
2 84 (65.63%) Linux
3 40 (31.25%) AIX
4 27 (21.09%) Windows
5 14 (10.94%) SUSE
6 13 (10.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (7.03%) HPUX
8 7 (5.47%) Windows 2000
9 5 (3.91%) VMS
10 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.34%) CentOS
11 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.84%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (11.72%) Risk Assessment
2 15 (11.72%) Load Balancing
3 12 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (8.59%) Problem Management
4 11 (8.59%) Incident Management
4 11 (8.59%) ITIL
5 10 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (7.03%) Web Development
6 9 (7.03%) E-Commerce
6 9 (7.03%) Low Latency
6 9 (7.03%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 8 (6.25%) Change Management
8 7 (5.47%) Migration
8 7 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.69%) People Management
10 5 (3.91%) Change Control
10 5 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (3.13%) Project Management
11 4 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.56%) Perl
2 28 (21.88%) Shell Script
3 24 (18.75%) Tcl
4 21 (16.41%) Java
5 18 (14.06%) Korn
6 16 (12.50%) C
6 16 (12.50%) SQL
7 8 (6.25%) C++
8 4 (3.13%) C#
9 3 (2.34%) Ruby
10 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.56%) Python
10 2 (1.56%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.56%) PHP
10 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (20.31%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (19.53%) CCNP
3 21 (16.41%) Security Cleared
4 13 (10.16%) Check Point Certification
4 13 (10.16%) CCSA
5 10 (7.81%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.13%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.78%) PMP
7 1 (0.78%) Degree
7 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.78%) CCNA
7 1 (0.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (10.16%) PowerHA
3 6 (4.69%) VMware ESX
4 4 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (2.34%) vSphere
5 3 (2.34%) NFS
6 2 (1.56%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.56%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 8 (6.25%) CA SiteMinder
1 8 (6.25%) Data Guard
2 3 (2.34%) YUM
2 3 (2.34%) Nagios
2 3 (2.34%) Foglight
3 2 (1.56%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 53 (41.41%) Oracle
2 35 (27.34%) IBM
3 30 (23.44%) Cisco
4 29 (22.66%) NetApp
5 28 (21.88%) CheckPoint
6 23 (17.97%) VMware
7 16 (12.50%) Veritas
7 16 (12.50%) Sun
8 15 (11.72%) CommVault
8 15 (11.72%) Juniper
8 15 (11.72%) Red Hat
9 14 (10.94%) Blue Coat
9 14 (10.94%) Netezza
10 12 (9.38%) Microsoft
11 11 (8.59%) EMC
12 8 (6.25%) CA
12 8 (6.25%) HP
13 5 (3.91%) Axway
14 4 (3.13%) Fujitsu
14 4 (3.13%) F5
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Bonus + Oncall
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £42000 - £58000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £33000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago