Period
to 22 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 22 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 708 697 621
Rank change year-on-year -11 -76 -149
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 323 458 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.30% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.15% 1.30% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 189 346 492
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% -4.35% +11.65%
10th Percentile £32,000 £37,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £82,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £49,000 £45,250
% change year-on-year -8.16% +8.29% -9.50%

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 28,193 35,296 41,968
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.36% 23.24% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22,587 28,306 34,324
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +1.27%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris over the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 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
England -25 292 £52,500 -4.55% 60
UK excluding London +91 212 £45,000 -8.16% 52
London -44 102 £75,000 +11.11% 11
South East +39 78 £52,500 -4.55% 13
South West +5 42 £51,250 +15.17% 11
North of England +58 31 £47,500 -5.00% 12
Midlands +44 28 £38,632 +3.02% 7
West Midlands +33 25 £35,000 -12.50% 6
North West +40 19 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Northern Ireland +21 16 £32,000 -14.67%
Scotland +18 10 £39,000 -8.24%
Yorkshire +27 8 £69,500 +26.36% 4
East of England +65 7 £42,500 +13.33% 6
North East - 4 £43,241 -
East Midlands +19 3 £40,000 +60.00% 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 with a requirement for Solaris.

1 236 (73.07%) Unix
2 224 (69.35%) Linux
3 144 (44.58%) Oracle
4 138 (42.72%) Finance
5 117 (36.22%) Windows
6 91 (28.17%) SLA
6 91 (28.17%) Active Directory
7 90 (27.86%) Microsoft
8 86 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
9 85 (26.32%) Information Security
10 83 (25.70%) ITIL
11 78 (24.15%) Degree
12 71 (21.98%) Python
12 71 (21.98%) DNS
13 70 (21.67%) Red Hat
14 69 (21.36%) Firmware
14 69 (21.36%) Bash Shell
14 69 (21.36%) Ticket Management
15 65 (20.12%) SQL
16 64 (19.81%) ServiceNow
17 63 (19.50%) DHCP
18 62 (19.20%) Management Information System
19 56 (17.34%) SQL Server
20 55 (17.03%) Shell Script
21 53 (16.41%) Perl
22 52 (16.10%) NFS
22 52 (16.10%) Microsoft Certification
23 51 (15.79%) Oracle Database
24 50 (15.48%) Azure
24 50 (15.48%) MCP

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 28 (8.67%) Apache
2 15 (4.64%) IIS
3 13 (4.02%) WebLogic
4 12 (3.72%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.79%) Confluence
6 6 (1.86%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.55%) GlassFish
7 5 (1.55%) JBoss
8 4 (1.24%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.93%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.93%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.93%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.62%) JCAPS
10 2 (0.62%) nginx
11 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (3.41%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 50 (15.48%) Azure
2 40 (12.38%) AWS
3 17 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.55%) SaaS
4 5 (1.55%) Serverless
5 4 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (1.24%) Azure Functions
5 4 (1.24%) GitHub
5 4 (1.24%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.24%) PaaS
6 3 (0.93%) NuGet
6 3 (0.93%) Office 365
7 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.62%) IaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.31%) Route 53
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (21.98%) DNS
2 63 (19.50%) DHCP
3 46 (14.24%) SAN
3 46 (14.24%) TCP/IP
4 35 (10.84%) DMZ
5 33 (10.22%) Firewall
6 26 (8.05%) SMTP
7 23 (7.12%) LAN
7 23 (7.12%) WAN
8 20 (6.19%) NAS
9 17 (5.26%) SSH
10 15 (4.64%) Internet
11 13 (4.02%) BGP
11 13 (4.02%) MPLS
11 13 (4.02%) OSPF
12 12 (3.72%) Fibre Channel
12 12 (3.72%) VPN
13 11 (3.41%) HTTP
14 9 (2.79%) RSVP
14 9 (2.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (17.34%) SQL Server
2 51 (15.79%) Oracle Database
3 24 (7.43%) Big Data
4 23 (7.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 23 (7.12%) SQL Server 2017
4 23 (7.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (7.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (6.81%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (4.95%) Relational Database
7 15 (4.64%) Oracle Database 12c
8 12 (3.72%) RDBMS
8 12 (3.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (3.41%) NoSQL
10 10 (3.10%) MySQL
11 4 (1.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.24%) Data Mart
11 4 (1.24%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.24%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (1.24%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (4.33%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.79%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.79%) JIRA
3 6 (1.86%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (1.86%) Subversion
4 5 (1.55%) Gradle
4 5 (1.55%) Vagrant
5 4 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.24%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.24%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.93%) EasyMock
6 3 (0.93%) JUnit
6 3 (0.93%) Maven
6 3 (0.93%) MSI
7 1 (0.31%) Hudson
7 1 (0.31%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 138 (42.72%) Finance
2 32 (9.91%) Telecoms
3 30 (9.29%) Banking
4 28 (8.67%) Public Sector
5 27 (8.36%) Electronics
6 23 (7.12%) Manufacturing
6 23 (7.12%) Marketing
7 15 (4.64%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.24%) Front Office
9 3 (0.93%) Automotive
9 3 (0.93%) Back Office
9 3 (0.93%) German Language
9 3 (0.93%) Retail
10 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.62%) Military
11 1 (0.31%) Games
11 1 (0.31%) Law
Job Titles
1 70 (21.67%) Unix Engineer
2 54 (16.72%) Administrator
3 43 (13.31%) Support Engineer
4 41 (12.69%) Linux Engineer
5 36 (11.15%) DBA
6 32 (9.91%) Operations Support Engineer
7 29 (8.98%) Systems Administrator
8 22 (6.81%) Systems Engineer
9 21 (6.50%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 20 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 19 (5.88%) Unix Systems Engineer
12 18 (5.57%) Wintel Engineer
13 17 (5.26%) Junior
13 17 (5.26%) Solaris Engineer
14 16 (4.95%) Junior Unix Engineer
15 14 (4.33%) Oracle DBA
15 14 (4.33%) Wintel Support
15 14 (4.33%) Wintel Support Engineer
16 13 (4.02%) Linux Administrator
16 13 (4.02%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.84%) LDAP
2 25 (7.74%) Kafka
3 18 (5.57%) J2EE
4 15 (4.64%) XML
5 12 (3.72%) XSD
5 12 (3.72%) XSLT
6 9 (2.79%) Middleware
7 7 (2.17%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (2.17%) Web Services
8 6 (1.86%) Murex MxML
9 5 (1.55%) LAMP
10 4 (1.24%) .NET
10 4 (1.24%) 802.1X
10 4 (1.24%) SOAP
11 3 (0.93%) HTML
11 3 (0.93%) REST
11 3 (0.93%) SailPoint
11 3 (0.93%) SPML
11 3 (0.93%) Swing
12 2 (0.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 62 (19.20%) Management Information System
2 35 (10.84%) Clustering
3 28 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.02%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.41%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.79%) PKI
7 8 (2.48%) Eurex
7 8 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.17%) Replication
9 6 (1.86%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.55%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.55%) CCTV
10 5 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.55%) User Experience
10 5 (1.55%) Wiki
11 4 (1.24%) IPTV
11 4 (1.24%) MPEG
11 4 (1.24%) Video\Live Streaming
12 3 (0.93%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 236 (73.07%) Unix
2 224 (69.35%) Linux
3 117 (36.22%) Windows
4 42 (13.00%) CentOS
5 39 (12.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (11.15%) Ubuntu
7 26 (8.05%) Windows Server
8 21 (6.50%) AIX
9 20 (6.19%) SUSE
10 12 (3.72%) HPUX
11 4 (1.24%) IRIX
11 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.93%) Debian
12 3 (0.93%) Fedora
13 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (26.32%) Information Security
3 83 (25.70%) ITIL
4 69 (21.36%) Ticket Management
5 42 (13.00%) High Availability
6 39 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (11.76%) Patch Management
8 32 (9.91%) Security Hardening
9 30 (9.29%) Capacity Planning
10 29 (8.98%) Configuration Management
11 28 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 24 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (7.12%) Change Management
14 23 (7.12%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (7.12%) Digital Marketing
14 23 (7.12%) GitOps
14 23 (7.12%) Programme Management
15 21 (6.50%) Performance Tuning
15 21 (6.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (21.98%) Python
2 69 (21.36%) Bash Shell
3 65 (20.12%) SQL
4 55 (17.03%) Shell Script
5 53 (16.41%) Perl
6 45 (13.93%) C
7 42 (13.00%) PowerShell
8 37 (11.46%) Korn
9 21 (6.50%) Java
10 14 (4.33%) Bourne shell
10 14 (4.33%) C-shell
11 9 (2.79%) C++
12 7 (2.17%) PHP
13 5 (1.55%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.55%) Scala
14 4 (1.24%) Ruby
15 2 (0.62%) PHP 5
15 2 (0.62%) PHP 7
16 1 (0.31%) Groovy
16 1 (0.31%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 78 (24.15%) Degree
2 52 (16.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (15.48%) MCP
4 31 (9.60%) RHCE
5 23 (7.12%) Security Cleared
6 19 (5.88%) SC Cleared
7 14 (4.33%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (3.10%) CCNA
8 10 (3.10%) Oracle Certification
9 9 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (2.48%) Sun Certification
11 6 (1.86%) CCNP
11 6 (1.86%) MCSE
12 5 (1.55%) HNC
12 5 (1.55%) HND
12 5 (1.55%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.24%) CCDP
13 4 (1.24%) CISSP
13 4 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (28.17%) SLA
2 15 (4.64%) GDPR
3 5 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.93%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.62%) COBIT
7 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 91 (28.17%) Active Directory
2 69 (21.36%) Firmware
3 52 (16.10%) NFS
4 35 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (6.19%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (4.33%) Docker
7 13 (4.02%) Hyper-V
8 6 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.55%) DRBD
9 5 (1.55%) Sendmail
10 4 (1.24%) GlusterFS
10 4 (1.24%) KVM
10 4 (1.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (1.24%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.93%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.93%) Xen
11 3 (0.93%) XenApp
12 2 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (12.07%) Ansible
2 31 (9.60%) Puppet
3 21 (6.50%) Data Guard
4 13 (4.02%) Nagios
5 12 (3.72%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (3.10%) Terraform
7 7 (2.17%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.86%) Oracle ZFS
8 6 (1.86%) WSUS
9 5 (1.55%) HAProxy
9 5 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.55%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (1.55%) SCOM
9 5 (1.55%) ZABBIX
10 4 (1.24%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (1.24%) Galera Cluster
10 4 (1.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (1.24%) Simpana
11 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 3 (0.93%) Packer
Vendors
1 144 (44.58%) Oracle
2 90 (27.86%) Microsoft
3 70 (21.67%) Red Hat
4 64 (19.81%) ServiceNow
5 46 (14.24%) VMware
6 43 (13.31%) Splunk
7 25 (7.74%) Sun
8 24 (7.43%) SAP
9 18 (5.57%) Cisco
10 16 (4.95%) Sybase
11 15 (4.64%) Citrix
12 11 (3.41%) Veritas
13 9 (2.79%) IBM
13 9 (2.79%) Juniper
13 9 (2.79%) Murex
13 9 (2.79%) NetApp
14 8 (2.48%) Fidessa
14 8 (2.48%) HP
14 8 (2.48%) ION Trading
14 8 (2.48%) Trayport