The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
North West / Cheshire
Rank 83 103 120
Rank change year-on-year +20 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 6 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.57% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.91% 0.63% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 1
Median salary £30,000 £50,000 £64,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -40.00% -21.87%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -9.44% -  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 206 318 393
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 19.49% 24.29% 22.60%
Number of salaries quoted 149 283 328
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £20,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Solaris
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Solaris in Cheshire

Solaris
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in Cheshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Solaris in Cheshire

Solaris
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +3 3 £46,000 -8.00% 1
Wilmslow - 2 £30,000 -
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (90.00%) Unix
3 8 (80.00%) AIX
4 7 (70.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (60.00%) Finance
6 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (30.00%) IaaS
8 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (30.00%) Perl
8 3 (30.00%) ITIL
9 2 (20.00%) Python
9 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
9 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 2 (20.00%) RHCE
9 2 (20.00%) SAN
9 2 (20.00%) Veritas
9 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (20.00%) Banking
9 2 (20.00%) VMware
9 2 (20.00%) Clustering
9 2 (20.00%) Nagios
9 2 (20.00%) Change Management
9 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
9 2 (20.00%) Resource Allocation
9 2 (20.00%) RHCSA
9 2 (20.00%) CentOS
9 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (20.00%) OpenShift

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Confluence
1 2 (20.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (30.00%) IaaS
3 2 (20.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
1 2 (20.00%) SSH
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) AIX Specialist
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 3 (30.00%) Solaris Specialist
1 3 (30.00%) Unix Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) AWS Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Cloud Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Management Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (90.00%) Unix
3 8 (80.00%) AIX
4 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (20.00%) CentOS
5 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (10.00%) HPUX
6 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Perl
2 2 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) RHCE
1 2 (20.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Docker
1 2 (20.00%) PowerHA
1 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
1 2 (20.00%) CFEngine
1 2 (20.00%) Nagios
1 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (10.00%) Netcool
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (20.00%) Veritas
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow