The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 175 161
Rank change year-on-year -21 -14  
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 11 8 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.28% 0.23% 0.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.19% 0.98% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 19
Median salary £36,500 £50,000 £40,100
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.00% +24.68%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £45,000 £32,956
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £40,530
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% -  

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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 926 816 964
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 23.60% 23.92% 25.66%
Number of salaries quoted 781 671 805
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Solaris
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Solaris in Manchester

Solaris
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in Manchester over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Solaris in Manchester

Solaris
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 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
Cheadle - 2 £30,000 -
Salford - 1 £32,500 -
Solaris
North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (75.00%) Unix
3 18 (64.29%) VMware
4 15 (53.57%) ITIL
4 15 (53.57%) MS Excel
4 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
4 15 (53.57%) SAN
5 14 (50.00%) NetApp
5 14 (50.00%) OpenVMS
5 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (50.00%) PaaS
5 14 (50.00%) IaaS
6 13 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (42.86%) Programme Management
7 12 (42.86%) Service Management
7 12 (42.86%) ITSM
7 12 (42.86%) PRINCE2
7 12 (42.86%) Data Protection
8 11 (39.29%) Clustering
9 10 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
9 10 (35.71%) MS Office
9 10 (35.71%) CentOS
10 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
11 8 (28.57%) Nagios
11 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (28.57%) High Availability
12 7 (25.00%) Perl
13 6 (21.43%) Python
13 6 (21.43%) Ubuntu
13 6 (21.43%) Bash Shell

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (3.57%) Apache
1 1 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (53.57%) MS Excel
2 10 (35.71%) MS Office
2 10 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (50.00%) IaaS
1 14 (50.00%) PaaS
2 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) SAN
2 5 (17.86%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) MySQL
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Hudson
2 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Administrator
1 10 (35.71%) Systems Administrator
2 9 (32.14%) Infrastructure Manager
2 9 (32.14%) Linux Administrator
2 9 (32.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 5 (17.86%) Technology Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Architecture Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Linux Support
4 3 (10.71%) Unix Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Unix Support
4 3 (10.71%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) AWS Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Cloud Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Clustering
2 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
3 5 (17.86%) Private Cloud
4 2 (7.14%) NHS
4 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (75.00%) Unix
3 14 (50.00%) OpenVMS
4 10 (35.71%) CentOS
5 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (21.43%) Ubuntu
7 5 (17.86%) AIX
7 5 (17.86%) HPUX
7 5 (17.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 5 (17.86%) Windows
7 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
8 2 (7.14%) Debian
9 1 (3.57%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) ITIL
2 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (42.86%) Data Protection
3 12 (42.86%) ITSM
3 12 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 12 (42.86%) Programme Management
3 12 (42.86%) Service Management
4 8 (28.57%) High Availability
5 5 (17.86%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
7 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.14%) Service Design
8 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (3.57%) Change Management
8 1 (3.57%) DevOps
8 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.57%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Perl
2 6 (21.43%) Bash Shell
2 6 (21.43%) Python
3 5 (17.86%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.86%) vSphere
3 3 (10.71%) KVM
3 3 (10.71%) NFS
4 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) Nagios
2 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.14%) Puppet
3 1 (3.57%) Ansible
3 1 (3.57%) Cobbler
3 1 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) VMware
2 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
3 14 (50.00%) NetApp
4 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
5 5 (17.86%) IBM
6 2 (7.14%) HP
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix