Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 648 559 459
Rank change year-on-year -89 -100 -85
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 541 813 1,192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.46% 0.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.46% 1.86% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 410 540 895
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +17.65% +2.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.89% -9.00% +17.65%

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 37,150 43,722 45,671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.20% 24.49% 24.70%
Number of salaries quoted 29,863 35,349 38,714
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018. 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 -90 499 £55,000 -8.33% 41
London -4 283 £65,500 +4.80% 11
UK excluding London -52 252 £50,000 +9.89% 34
South East -32 86 £58,000 +10.48% 4
North of England -18 53 £55,000 +23.60% 7
South West +27 44 £42,500 +6.25% 8
North West +15 37 £50,000 +13.64% 5
Midlands +32 25 £40,000 +2.56% 8
Scotland -4 23 £42,500 +13.33% 3
West Midlands +45 20 £40,000 -3.61% 6
Yorkshire +8 16 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Wales +10 13 £52,500 +16.67% 1
East of England -26 9 £40,000 -33.33% 3
East Midlands -4 5 £25,000 -23.08% 2
Northern Ireland -11 1 £37,500 -6.25%

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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.

1 449 (82.99%) Linux
2 371 (68.58%) Unix
3 266 (49.17%) Oracle
4 215 (39.74%) Red Hat
5 200 (36.97%) Windows
6 193 (35.67%) SQL
7 185 (34.20%) Finance
8 154 (28.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 135 (24.95%) AIX
10 134 (24.77%) Java
11 122 (22.55%) Python
12 107 (19.78%) VMware
13 94 (17.38%) SQL Server
14 92 (17.01%) DNS
15 88 (16.27%) Amazon AWS
15 88 (16.27%) Puppet
16 87 (16.08%) Shell Script
17 85 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
18 84 (15.53%) Oracle Database
19 82 (15.16%) Banking
20 76 (14.05%) Microsoft
21 75 (13.86%) ITIL
22 74 (13.68%) HPUX
23 70 (12.94%) Windows Server
24 66 (12.20%) Firewall
25 62 (11.46%) Middleware
26 61 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
27 59 (10.91%) Perl
27 59 (10.91%) Degree
28 58 (10.72%) PL/SQL

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 39 (7.21%) Apache
2 32 (5.91%) Tomcat
3 25 (4.62%) Oracle Application Server
4 24 (4.44%) SAS
5 23 (4.25%) IIS
6 20 (3.70%) JBoss
6 20 (3.70%) MQSeries
7 19 (3.51%) WebLogic
8 16 (2.96%) nginx
9 10 (1.85%) CMS
9 10 (1.85%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.85%) WordPress
10 9 (1.66%) OpenStack
10 9 (1.66%) SharePoint
11 7 (1.29%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
13 4 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.55%) CloudStack
14 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 24 (4.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.92%) Global One
3 4 (0.74%) Eagle PACE
3 4 (0.74%) Front Arena
3 4 (0.74%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.74%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.55%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 2 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.37%) Kondor
6 1 (0.18%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft CRM
6 1 (0.18%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 88 (16.27%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (10.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (9.24%) SaaS
4 28 (5.18%) IaaS
5 18 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 12 (2.22%) DigitalOcean
8 10 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (1.85%) CloudFront
9 9 (1.66%) PaaS
10 8 (1.48%) Office 365
11 7 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.74%) GitHub
13 3 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.55%) Serverless
14 2 (0.37%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 92 (17.01%) DNS
2 66 (12.20%) Firewall
3 47 (8.69%) Internet
4 46 (8.50%) SAN
4 46 (8.50%) TCP/IP
5 28 (5.18%) VPN
6 23 (4.25%) DHCP
6 23 (4.25%) Intrusion Detection
6 23 (4.25%) LAN
6 23 (4.25%) SMTP
6 23 (4.25%) WAN
7 17 (3.14%) IPsec
7 17 (3.14%) Network Security
8 15 (2.77%) HTTP
9 14 (2.59%) NAS
10 11 (2.03%) iSCSI
11 10 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (1.48%) DWDM
12 8 (1.48%) MPLS
12 8 (1.48%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (17.38%) SQL Server
2 84 (15.53%) Oracle Database
3 48 (8.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 42 (7.76%) Relational Database
5 40 (7.39%) Oracle Database 12c
6 39 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (6.10%) Oracle Database 10g
8 32 (5.91%) MySQL
9 30 (5.55%) Big Data
10 26 (4.81%) DB2
11 24 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 23 (4.25%) RDBMS
13 20 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (2.40%) Base SAS
14 13 (2.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 12 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
17 10 (1.85%) MongoDB
18 9 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 43 (7.95%) Git (software)
2 34 (6.28%) Jenkins
3 29 (5.36%) Maven
4 23 (4.25%) Eclipse
5 12 (2.22%) Ant
6 10 (1.85%) JIRA
6 10 (1.85%) PEAR
7 9 (1.66%) Subversion
7 9 (1.66%) Toad
8 8 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (1.48%) ProC
9 3 (0.55%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.55%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.37%) Hudson
10 2 (0.37%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.18%) GitLab
11 1 (0.18%) GoCD
11 1 (0.18%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
General
1 185 (34.20%) Finance
2 82 (15.16%) Banking
3 36 (6.65%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.51%) Back Office
4 19 (3.51%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.40%) Electronics
5 13 (2.40%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.40%) Marketing
6 12 (2.22%) Publishing
7 11 (2.03%) Front Office
8 8 (1.48%) Law
9 7 (1.29%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.29%) Retail
10 6 (1.11%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.74%) Military
12 3 (0.55%) French Language
12 3 (0.55%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.37%) Legal
14 1 (0.18%) Billing
14 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 112 (20.70%) Administrator
2 69 (12.75%) Developer
2 69 (12.75%) Linux Administrator
3 62 (11.46%) Analyst
4 61 (11.28%) Systems Administrator
5 57 (10.54%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 54 (9.98%) Linux Engineer
7 53 (9.80%) Unix Engineer
8 41 (7.58%) Applications Support
9 39 (7.21%) Support Engineer
10 36 (6.65%) Unix Administrator
11 34 (6.28%) Architect
12 31 (5.73%) DBA
13 30 (5.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 30 (5.55%) Support Analyst
14 29 (5.36%) Applications Support Analyst
14 29 (5.36%) Oracle DBA
15 28 (5.18%) Systems Engineer
16 25 (4.62%) Unix Systems Administrator
17 24 (4.44%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (11.46%) Middleware
2 58 (10.72%) XML
3 56 (10.35%) LDAP
4 55 (10.17%) Web Services
5 54 (9.98%) .NET
6 46 (8.50%) HTML
7 30 (5.55%) J2EE
8 21 (3.88%) JAXB
8 21 (3.88%) JPA
8 21 (3.88%) SAX
8 21 (3.88%) XSD
8 21 (3.88%) XSL
9 20 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
9 20 (3.70%) SailPoint
10 19 (3.51%) JSP
11 18 (3.33%) SOAP
12 17 (3.14%) Kafka
13 16 (2.96%) Spring
14 15 (2.77%) Hibernate
15 14 (2.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (8.13%) Data Centre
3 33 (6.10%) Clustering
4 32 (5.91%) Management Information System
5 30 (5.55%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (4.81%) Fintech
7 22 (4.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 21 (3.88%) Hedge funds
8 21 (3.88%) PKI
9 19 (3.51%) CMDB
10 18 (3.33%) Credit Risk
10 18 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
10 18 (3.33%) Market Risk
11 16 (2.96%) Equities
12 14 (2.59%) Fixed Income
12 14 (2.59%) Private Cloud
13 13 (2.40%) Derivative
13 13 (2.40%) HACMP
14 12 (2.22%) SWIFT
15 7 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 449 (82.99%) Linux
2 371 (68.58%) Unix
3 200 (36.97%) Windows
4 154 (28.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 135 (24.95%) AIX
6 74 (13.68%) HPUX
7 70 (12.94%) Windows Server
8 57 (10.54%) CentOS
9 34 (6.28%) Ubuntu
10 20 (3.70%) SUSE
11 19 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (2.96%) Mac OS X
13 14 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (1.66%) Windows 10
15 8 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
15 8 (1.48%) Windows 7
16 7 (1.29%) Debian
16 7 (1.29%) FreeBSD
16 7 (1.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (13.86%) ITIL
3 58 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
4 52 (9.61%) Configuration Management
4 52 (9.61%) Project Management
5 41 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 38 (7.02%) Change Management
7 35 (6.47%) DevOps
8 34 (6.28%) Open Source
8 34 (6.28%) Performance Tuning
9 32 (5.91%) Migration
10 31 (5.73%) Cybersecurity
11 28 (5.18%) Technical Architecture
12 27 (4.99%) Analytics
12 27 (4.99%) Root Cause Analysis
13 26 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
14 24 (4.44%) Microservices
15 23 (4.25%) Incident Management
15 23 (4.25%) ITIL V3
15 23 (4.25%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 193 (35.67%) SQL
2 134 (24.77%) Java
3 122 (22.55%) Python
4 87 (16.08%) Shell Script
5 59 (10.91%) Perl
6 58 (10.72%) PL/SQL
7 55 (10.17%) Bash Shell
8 42 (7.76%) C#
8 42 (7.76%) C++
9 28 (5.18%) PowerShell
10 24 (4.44%) Ruby
11 23 (4.25%) JavaScript
12 21 (3.88%) Korn
13 16 (2.96%) Bourne shell
13 16 (2.96%) C
14 14 (2.59%) R
14 14 (2.59%) VB
15 12 (2.22%) Go
15 12 (2.22%) TypeScript
16 9 (1.66%) AWK
Qualifications
1 59 (10.91%) Degree
2 35 (6.47%) RHCE
3 27 (4.99%) Security Cleared
4 24 (4.44%) Oracle Certification
5 19 (3.51%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.77%) Numerate Degree
7 12 (2.22%) OCP
8 8 (1.48%) HNC
8 8 (1.48%) HND
8 8 (1.48%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.48%) RHCSA
8 8 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.29%) CISSP
9 7 (1.29%) Sun Certification
10 6 (1.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.92%) GCIA
11 5 (0.92%) GCIH
11 5 (0.92%) OCA
11 5 (0.92%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.92%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.73%) SLA
2 20 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 17 (3.14%) FISMA
4 8 (1.48%) QA
5 6 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.74%) PMO
7 3 (0.55%) GDPR
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 61 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (9.06%) Active Directory
3 35 (6.47%) Docker
4 29 (5.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 25 (4.62%) Oracle RAC
6 21 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (3.14%) Postfix
8 16 (2.96%) Hyper-V
9 15 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (2.40%) GPFS
11 12 (2.22%) KVM
12 11 (2.03%) NFS
13 8 (1.48%) LXC
14 6 (1.11%) PowerHA
14 6 (1.11%) SRDF
14 6 (1.11%) vSphere
14 6 (1.11%) Xen
15 4 (0.74%) GlusterFS
15 4 (0.74%) Veritas File System
16 3 (0.55%) iptables
Systems Management
1 88 (16.27%) Puppet
2 47 (8.69%) Ansible
3 29 (5.36%) Control-M
3 29 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (4.81%) NetBackup
4 26 (4.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 23 (4.25%) Oracle ZFS
6 18 (3.33%) Kubernetes
6 18 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
6 18 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 16 (2.96%) Data Guard
7 16 (2.96%) Terraform
8 13 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
9 12 (2.22%) SCOM
9 12 (2.22%) Unicenter
10 11 (2.03%) Red Hat Satellite
11 10 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (1.48%) Netcool
13 7 (1.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 266 (49.17%) Oracle
2 215 (39.74%) Red Hat
3 107 (19.78%) VMware
4 76 (14.05%) Microsoft
5 55 (10.17%) NetApp
6 49 (9.06%) HP
7 42 (7.76%) EMC
8 37 (6.84%) Veritas
9 33 (6.10%) Sybase
10 32 (5.91%) Symantec
11 31 (5.73%) Cisco
12 28 (5.18%) Remedy
13 27 (4.99%) Sun
14 25 (4.62%) McAfee
15 24 (4.44%) BMC
15 24 (4.44%) Rakuten
16 23 (4.25%) Google
17 21 (3.88%) Infoblox
17 21 (3.88%) SolarWinds
18 20 (3.70%) ForgeRock