Period
to 28 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Solaris skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Solaris over the 6 months to 28 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK > England
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 677 806 657
Rank change year-on-year +129 -149 -137
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 186 257 593
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.19% 0.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.06% 0.84% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 120 227 459
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - -8.70%
10th Percentile £40,450 £36,250 £33,625
90th Percentile £84,375 £85,000 £84,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -9.09%

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

All Operating Systems
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 17,585 30,758 38,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.14% 23.10% 23.64%
Number of salaries quoted 14,327 24,538 31,080
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +3.26% +2.22%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in England

Solaris
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Solaris in England.

Salary trend for Solaris in England

Solaris
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Solaris in England over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Solaris in England

Solaris
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the England region over the 6 months to 28 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +117 61 £75,000 +7.14% 4
South East +108 45 £55,000 -4.35% 1
North of England +110 34 £45,000 +5.88% 8
South West +80 28 £45,000 +1.12% 2
North West +89 20 £42,500 - 8
Midlands +68 12 £47,000 +17.50%
Yorkshire +88 10 £60,000 +51.90%
West Midlands +66 9 £47,000 +18.99%
East of England +70 6 £57,500 +53.33%
North East +9 4 £37,500 -25.00%
East Midlands +59 2 - -
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, IT jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 155 (83.33%) Linux
2 107 (57.53%) Unix
3 86 (46.24%) Windows
4 72 (38.71%) Oracle
5 52 (27.96%) Red Hat
6 49 (26.34%) Finance
7 47 (25.27%) SQL
8 46 (24.73%) VMware
9 42 (22.58%) Perl
10 41 (22.04%) Python
11 39 (20.97%) AIX
12 37 (19.89%) Shell Script
13 36 (19.35%) Bash Shell
14 35 (18.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 32 (17.20%) Microsoft
15 32 (17.20%) ITIL
16 31 (16.67%) Change Management
17 30 (16.13%) Firewall
17 30 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
18 28 (15.05%) TCP/IP
19 27 (14.52%) SQL Server
19 27 (14.52%) Oracle Database
20 25 (13.44%) Windows Server
21 24 (12.90%) Java
21 24 (12.90%) Ansible
22 23 (12.37%) Security Cleared
23 22 (11.83%) Active Directory
23 22 (11.83%) PowerShell
23 22 (11.83%) Incident Management
24 21 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 13 (6.99%) Apache
1 13 (6.99%) WebLogic
1 13 (6.99%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.30%) Confluence
2 8 (4.30%) MQSeries
3 7 (3.76%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.76%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.15%) JBoss
5 4 (2.15%) Resin
6 3 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.61%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.61%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.08%) IIS
8 1 (0.54%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.68%) AWS
2 15 (8.06%) Azure
3 9 (4.84%) Office 365
4 8 (4.30%) OpenShift
5 4 (2.15%) Apigee
6 3 (1.61%) IaaS
7 2 (1.08%) Amazon Cognito
7 2 (1.08%) GCP
7 2 (1.08%) Heroku
7 2 (1.08%) Route 53
7 2 (1.08%) SaaS
7 2 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.54%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.54%) GitHub
8 1 (0.54%) PaaS
8 1 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.13%) Firewall
2 28 (15.05%) TCP/IP
3 21 (11.29%) DNS
4 17 (9.14%) SAN
5 15 (8.06%) Network Security
6 13 (6.99%) SSL
7 12 (6.45%) FIX Connectivity
8 10 (5.38%) Internet
9 6 (3.23%) HTTP
9 6 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (3.23%) MPLS
9 6 (3.23%) SMTP
9 6 (3.23%) Wireshark
10 5 (2.69%) DHCP
10 5 (2.69%) VPN
10 5 (2.69%) Wireless
11 4 (2.15%) 3G
11 4 (2.15%) GSM
11 4 (2.15%) RTP
11 4 (2.15%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.52%) Oracle Database
1 27 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (5.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.76%) MySQL
4 7 (3.76%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (2.69%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (2.15%) Data Mart
8 3 (1.61%) Big Data
8 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.61%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 9 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.30%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.30%) JIRA
2 8 (4.30%) Subversion
3 5 (2.69%) EasyMock
3 5 (2.69%) Gradle
3 5 (2.69%) JUnit
4 3 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.08%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.08%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.54%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.54%) Hudson
6 1 (0.54%) Maven
6 1 (0.54%) Moq
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 49 (26.34%) Finance
2 14 (7.53%) Banking
3 12 (6.45%) Public Sector
4 10 (5.38%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.84%) Electronics
6 5 (2.69%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.69%) Marketing
7 2 (1.08%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.08%) Back Office
7 2 (1.08%) Front Office
7 2 (1.08%) Legal
7 2 (1.08%) Local Government
7 2 (1.08%) Retail
8 1 (0.54%) Automotive
8 1 (0.54%) German Language
8 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (13.98%) Analyst
2 23 (12.37%) Administrator
3 19 (10.22%) Unix Engineer
4 13 (6.99%) Linux Administrator
5 12 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (5.91%) Developer
6 11 (5.91%) Systems Engineer
6 11 (5.91%) Unix Administrator
7 10 (5.38%) DBA
7 10 (5.38%) IT Analyst
7 10 (5.38%) Solaris Engineer
7 10 (5.38%) Unix Systems Engineer
8 9 (4.84%) Applications Support
8 9 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.84%) IT Security Analyst
8 9 (4.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 9 (4.84%) Security Analyst
8 9 (4.84%) Support Analyst
8 9 (4.84%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.53%) Middleware
2 12 (6.45%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (4.30%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (3.23%) Murex MxML
4 6 (3.23%) SOAP
5 5 (2.69%) J2EE
5 5 (2.69%) Swing
6 4 (2.15%) HTML
6 4 (2.15%) LAMP
7 3 (1.61%) .NET
7 3 (1.61%) LDAP
7 3 (1.61%) REST
7 3 (1.61%) SailPoint
7 3 (1.61%) SPML
7 3 (1.61%) XML
8 2 (1.08%) Java EE
8 2 (1.08%) Kafka
8 2 (1.08%) ODBC
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.08%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (9.14%) Management Information System
2 16 (8.60%) Clustering
3 14 (7.53%) Data Centre
4 12 (6.45%) Eurex
4 12 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.84%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (4.30%) AS400
6 8 (4.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (4.30%) Mainframe
6 8 (4.30%) Tandem
7 6 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (3.23%) PKI
8 5 (2.69%) Wiki
9 4 (2.15%) Algorithms
9 4 (2.15%) Derivative
9 4 (2.15%) Equities
9 4 (2.15%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.61%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.61%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 155 (83.33%) Linux
2 107 (57.53%) Unix
3 86 (46.24%) Windows
4 39 (20.97%) AIX
5 35 (18.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (13.44%) Windows Server
7 21 (11.29%) SUSE
8 18 (9.68%) CentOS
9 13 (6.99%) HPUX
10 11 (5.91%) Ubuntu
10 11 (5.91%) Windows 7
11 9 (4.84%) Windows 8
12 8 (4.30%) Debian
12 8 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (4.30%) Windows Server 2016
13 7 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (3.23%) Windows 10
15 3 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.54%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.20%) ITIL
2 31 (16.67%) Change Management
3 30 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
4 22 (11.83%) Incident Management
5 21 (11.29%) DevOps
6 19 (10.22%) Configuration Management
7 18 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (9.68%) Problem Management
8 17 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (8.60%) Migration
10 15 (8.06%) Mentoring
10 15 (8.06%) Performance Monitoring
10 15 (8.06%) Project Delivery
11 14 (7.53%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (7.53%) High Availability
11 14 (7.53%) Service Management
11 14 (7.53%) Software Engineering
12 13 (6.99%) Performance Management
12 13 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (6.99%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (25.27%) SQL
2 42 (22.58%) Perl
3 41 (22.04%) Python
4 37 (19.89%) Shell Script
5 36 (19.35%) Bash Shell
6 24 (12.90%) Java
7 22 (11.83%) PowerShell
8 11 (5.91%) C++
9 10 (5.38%) PHP
10 9 (4.84%) R
11 8 (4.30%) C
11 8 (4.30%) PL/SQL
12 7 (3.76%) Korn
13 4 (2.15%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.08%) Ruby
15 1 (0.54%) ABAP
15 1 (0.54%) Erlang
15 1 (0.54%) Groovy
15 1 (0.54%) Scala
15 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (12.37%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.14%) Degree
3 14 (7.53%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.30%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.69%) MCSE
6 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.15%) CCNA
7 4 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.61%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.61%) MCSA
8 3 (1.61%) RHCE
8 3 (1.61%) RHCSA
9 2 (1.08%) CISSP
9 2 (1.08%) MCP
9 2 (1.08%) OCA
9 2 (1.08%) OCP
9 2 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.54%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.75%) SLA
2 11 (5.91%) PCI DSS
3 9 (4.84%) GDPR
3 9 (4.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.15%) BS25999
5 3 (1.61%) QA
6 2 (1.08%) COBIT
6 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.54%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (11.83%) Active Directory
2 21 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.06%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (7.53%) Docker
5 9 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (3.76%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.76%) vSphere
7 6 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (2.15%) XenApp
9 3 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.61%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.08%) Firmware
10 2 (1.08%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.54%) NFS
11 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (12.90%) Ansible
2 14 (7.53%) Puppet
3 11 (5.91%) Red Hat Satellite
4 10 (5.38%) Tivoli
5 9 (4.84%) RSA enVision
6 7 (3.76%) Nagios
7 6 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.15%) Data Guard
8 4 (2.15%) Kubernetes
8 4 (2.15%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (2.15%) SELinux
8 4 (2.15%) WSUS
9 3 (1.61%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.61%) HP ALM
9 3 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (1.61%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (1.61%) SCCM
9 3 (1.61%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 72 (38.71%) Oracle
2 52 (27.96%) Red Hat
3 46 (24.73%) VMware
4 32 (17.20%) Microsoft
5 17 (9.14%) HP
6 16 (8.60%) IBM
7 13 (6.99%) Sun
7 13 (6.99%) Sybase
8 12 (6.45%) Bloomberg
8 12 (6.45%) CQG
8 12 (6.45%) Fidessa
8 12 (6.45%) ION Trading
8 12 (6.45%) Patsystems
8 12 (6.45%) Reuters
9 11 (5.91%) Splunk
9 11 (5.91%) Veritas
10 10 (5.38%) Cisco
10 10 (5.38%) Dell
10 10 (5.38%) Trayport
11 9 (4.84%) ArcSight