The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Solaris skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 123 108
Rank change year-on-year +5 -15  
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 6 16 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.32% 0.65% 1.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.13% 3.70% 5.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 18
Median salary £35,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% -4.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £46,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.16% +3.88%  

Solaris is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 282 432 340
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.15% 17.50% 18.76%
Number of salaries quoted 241 357 298
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Solaris as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in Birmingham

Solaris
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solaris in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Solaris in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Unix
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Finance
3 6 (42.86%) ITIL
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) HP
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco
4 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 4 (28.57%) SNMP
5 4 (28.57%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 4 (28.57%) AIX
5 4 (28.57%) Retail
5 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 4 (28.57%) Project Management
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) Resource Management
5 4 (28.57%) jQuery
5 4 (28.57%) SCCM
5 4 (28.57%) SCOM
5 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL V3
5 4 (28.57%) SCOrch
5 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 3 (21.43%) Contingency Planning
6 3 (21.43%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (21.43%) F5

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 4 (28.57%) SNMP
3 3 (21.43%) BGP
3 3 (21.43%) DNS
3 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 3 (21.43%) Multicast
3 3 (21.43%) OSPF
3 3 (21.43%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (14.29%) LAN
4 2 (14.29%) NAS
4 2 (14.29%) SAN
4 2 (14.29%) VPN
4 2 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
1 3 (21.43%) RDBMS
1 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Retail
3 3 (21.43%) Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Capacity Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Java Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Solutions Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) jQuery
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) EMC VNX
3 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Unix
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) AIX
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL V3
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Resource Management
3 3 (21.43%) Change Control
3 3 (21.43%) Contingency Planning
3 3 (21.43%) Data Conversion
3 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 3 (21.43%) SOA
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) Workflow
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (14.29%) High Availability
4 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) E-Discovery
5 1 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) Perl
4 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) CCNA
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) PMI Certification
2 3 (21.43%) PMP
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
1 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
1 4 (28.57%) SCOM
1 4 (28.57%) SCOrch
2 2 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (14.29%) vCenter Server
3 1 (7.14%) Control-M
3 1 (7.14%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) HP
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 3 (21.43%) F5
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) Sybase
5 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
5 2 (14.29%) Brocade
5 2 (14.29%) EMC
5 2 (14.29%) IBM
5 2 (14.29%) NetApp
5 2 (14.29%) VMware
6 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
6 1 (7.14%) Sun