Period
to 3 April 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 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 716 739 641
Rank change year-on-year +23 -98 -163
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 258 375 677
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.25% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.03% 1.10% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 187 316 516
Median annual salary £52,000 £54,250 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.15% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £36,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,750 £83,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.66% -4.74% +5.56%

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 25,064 34,223 42,115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.49% 23.09% 23.79%
Number of salaries quoted 20,121 27,379 34,513
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.51%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,980 £25,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Solaris over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Top 17 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 3 April 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 +12 224 £53,750 -2.27% 40
UK excluding London +51 180 £46,000 +1.66% 24
London +5 72 £70,000 -6.67% 19
South East +58 59 £60,000 +9.09% 4
South West +35 34 £50,000 +12.36%
North of England +61 33 £42,500 -4.49% 10
Northern Ireland +35 22 £32,000 -14.67%
North West +43 18 £42,500 -1.73% 4
Midlands +38 17 £42,750 +15.54% 7
West Midlands +42 12 £44,875 +15.06% 6
Yorkshire +33 11 £64,500 +29.00% 4
Work from Home +14 9 £47,000 +4.44% 1
East of England +59 7 £57,500 +48.39%
Scotland +18 7 £37,250 -9.09% 3
East Midlands +25 4 £38,750 +55.00% 1
North East +6 4 £37,500 -28.57% 2
Wales -9 1 £47,000 -6.00%

For the 6 months to 3 April 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.

1 203 (78.68%) Linux
2 162 (62.79%) Unix
3 117 (45.35%) Windows
4 93 (36.05%) Oracle
5 70 (27.13%) Finance
6 69 (26.74%) Python
7 60 (23.26%) Red Hat
8 58 (22.48%) SQL
9 57 (22.09%) Perl
10 52 (20.16%) VMware
10 52 (20.16%) Bash Shell
11 51 (19.77%) TCP/IP
11 51 (19.77%) Microsoft
12 50 (19.38%) DNS
13 46 (17.83%) SAN
14 45 (17.44%) Configuration Management
15 41 (15.89%) SQL Server
16 39 (15.12%) AIX
17 38 (14.73%) Active Directory
17 38 (14.73%) Firewall
18 37 (14.34%) DHCP
18 37 (14.34%) Shell Script
18 37 (14.34%) ITIL
18 37 (14.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 37 (14.34%) Oracle Database
19 36 (13.95%) Ubuntu
20 32 (12.40%) AWS
21 31 (12.02%) NFS
21 31 (12.02%) Windows Server
22 30 (11.63%) Puppet

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 15 (5.81%) Confluence
2 14 (5.43%) Apache
3 13 (5.04%) WebLogic
4 12 (4.65%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.10%) MQSeries
6 7 (2.71%) MS Exchange
7 6 (2.33%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.55%) IIS
9 4 (1.55%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.55%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.16%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.39%) JBoss
11 1 (0.39%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Rolfe and Nolan
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 32 (12.40%) AWS
2 28 (10.85%) Azure
3 9 (3.49%) Office 365
4 5 (1.94%) IaaS
4 5 (1.94%) Serverless
5 4 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (1.55%) Azure Functions
5 4 (1.55%) GitHub
5 4 (1.55%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.55%) PaaS
5 4 (1.55%) SaaS
6 3 (1.16%) Route 53
6 3 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.78%) Amazon Cognito
7 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.78%) GCP
7 2 (0.78%) Heroku
7 2 (0.78%) NuGet
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 51 (19.77%) TCP/IP
2 50 (19.38%) DNS
3 46 (17.83%) SAN
4 38 (14.73%) Firewall
5 37 (14.34%) DHCP
6 29 (11.24%) SMTP
7 25 (9.69%) LAN
7 25 (9.69%) NAS
7 25 (9.69%) WAN
8 22 (8.53%) SSH
9 15 (5.81%) Network Security
10 13 (5.04%) Internet
10 13 (5.04%) SSL
11 12 (4.65%) FIX Connectivity
12 7 (2.71%) HTTP
12 7 (2.71%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (2.71%) MPLS
13 6 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (2.33%) VPN
14 5 (1.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.89%) SQL Server
2 37 (14.34%) Oracle Database
3 17 (6.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 15 (5.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (5.43%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.65%) RDBMS
7 10 (3.88%) Oracle Database 12c
8 8 (3.10%) MySQL
8 8 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.33%) MongoDB
10 6 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2017
10 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.55%) Data Mart
11 4 (1.55%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (6.59%) Jenkins
2 15 (5.81%) JIRA
3 9 (3.49%) Gradle
4 7 (2.71%) EasyMock
4 7 (2.71%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.71%) JUnit
5 5 (1.94%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.55%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.55%) Subversion
7 3 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.78%) MSI
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.78%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.39%) Hudson
9 1 (0.39%) Maven
9 1 (0.39%) Moq
General
1 70 (27.13%) Finance
2 22 (8.53%) Public Sector
3 20 (7.75%) Banking
3 20 (7.75%) Telecoms
4 17 (6.59%) Electronics
5 13 (5.04%) Manufacturing
5 13 (5.04%) Marketing
6 6 (2.33%) Back Office
7 4 (1.55%) Front Office
7 4 (1.55%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Automotive
8 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.78%) Local Government
8 2 (0.78%) Military
9 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.39%) Games
9 1 (0.39%) German Language
9 1 (0.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (19.38%) Unix Engineer
2 32 (12.40%) Administrator
3 24 (9.30%) Analyst
4 23 (8.91%) Junior
5 22 (8.53%) Junior Unix Engineer
6 21 (8.14%) DBA
7 18 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
8 17 (6.59%) Support Engineer
9 16 (6.20%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (5.43%) Developer
10 14 (5.43%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (5.04%) Solaris Engineer
11 13 (5.04%) Unix Systems Engineer
12 12 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (4.65%) Linux Administrator
12 12 (4.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 12 (4.65%) Unix Administrator
13 11 (4.26%) Software Engineer
14 10 (3.88%) Architect
14 10 (3.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.59%) Middleware
2 12 (4.65%) FIX Protocol
3 10 (3.88%) LDAP
4 8 (3.10%) J2EE
4 8 (3.10%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (2.71%) Swing
6 6 (2.33%) .NET
6 6 (2.33%) Murex MxML
6 6 (2.33%) SOAP
7 5 (1.94%) Kafka
8 4 (1.55%) HTML
8 4 (1.55%) Web Services
8 4 (1.55%) XML
9 3 (1.16%) ODBC
9 3 (1.16%) REST
9 3 (1.16%) SailPoint
9 3 (1.16%) SPML
10 2 (0.78%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.08%) Management Information System
2 24 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.36%) Clustering
4 17 (6.59%) Data Centre
4 17 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (4.65%) Eurex
6 9 (3.49%) Security Operations Centre
6 9 (3.49%) Wiki
7 8 (3.10%) AS400
7 8 (3.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (3.10%) Mainframe
7 8 (3.10%) PKI
7 8 (3.10%) Tandem
8 7 (2.71%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.94%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.55%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.55%) Derivative
11 3 (1.16%) iSeries
11 3 (1.16%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 203 (78.68%) Linux
2 162 (62.79%) Unix
3 117 (45.35%) Windows
4 39 (15.12%) AIX
5 37 (14.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (13.95%) Ubuntu
7 31 (12.02%) Windows Server
8 19 (7.36%) CentOS
9 18 (6.98%) SUSE
10 14 (5.43%) HPUX
11 12 (4.65%) Windows 7
12 7 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (2.33%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.94%) Debian
14 5 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (1.94%) Windows Server 2016
15 4 (1.55%) Windows 10
16 3 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.39%) IRIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.44%) Configuration Management
2 37 (14.34%) ITIL
3 29 (11.24%) Change Management
4 28 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (10.85%) Performance Tuning
5 27 (10.47%) Capacity Planning
5 27 (10.47%) DevOps
6 22 (8.53%) Incident Management
7 19 (7.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (7.36%) Problem Management
8 18 (6.98%) Migration
8 18 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (6.59%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 17 (6.59%) Software Engineering
10 16 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (6.20%) High Availability
10 16 (6.20%) Service Management
11 15 (5.81%) Project Management
12 14 (5.43%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 69 (26.74%) Python
2 58 (22.48%) SQL
3 57 (22.09%) Perl
4 52 (20.16%) Bash Shell
5 37 (14.34%) Shell Script
6 28 (10.85%) Java
7 21 (8.14%) C
8 20 (7.75%) PowerShell
9 14 (5.43%) C++
10 13 (5.04%) Korn
11 8 (3.10%) PHP
12 7 (2.71%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.33%) R
14 5 (1.94%) Scala
15 2 (0.78%) Bourne shell
15 2 (0.78%) C-shell
15 2 (0.78%) Ruby
15 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.39%) ABAP
16 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.91%) Degree
3 19 (7.36%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.26%) DV Cleared
6 10 (3.88%) MCP
7 8 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (2.71%) CCNA
8 7 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.71%) MCSE
8 7 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.94%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (1.94%) RHCE
10 4 (1.55%) CISSP
11 3 (1.16%) MCSA
11 3 (1.16%) OCA
11 3 (1.16%) OCP
12 2 (0.78%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.39%) GIAC
13 1 (0.39%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.30%) SLA
2 11 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 11 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.94%) GDPR
4 4 (1.55%) BS25999
4 4 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.78%) COBIT
5 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.78%) QA
6 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.39%) SEPA
System Software
1 38 (14.73%) Active Directory
2 31 (12.02%) NFS
3 27 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (6.59%) Docker
5 16 (6.20%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (5.04%) Hyper-V
7 12 (4.65%) Firmware
8 9 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.71%) XenApp
10 6 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (2.33%) vSphere
11 4 (1.55%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (1.55%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (1.16%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.78%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.39%) Oracle Clusterware
14 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (11.63%) Puppet
2 23 (8.91%) Ansible
3 10 (3.88%) Tivoli
4 9 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (3.49%) RSA enVision
5 8 (3.10%) WSUS
6 6 (2.33%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (2.33%) Terraform
7 5 (1.94%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.94%) Nagios
7 5 (1.94%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (1.55%) Data Guard
8 4 (1.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.55%) MOM
8 4 (1.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (1.55%) SCOM
9 3 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.16%) Oracle Statspack
9 3 (1.16%) SCCM
9 3 (1.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 93 (36.05%) Oracle
2 60 (23.26%) Red Hat
3 52 (20.16%) VMware
4 51 (19.77%) Microsoft
5 20 (7.75%) HP
6 19 (7.36%) Sun
7 15 (5.81%) SAP
7 15 (5.81%) Splunk
8 14 (5.43%) IBM
9 13 (5.04%) Cisco
10 12 (4.65%) Bloomberg
10 12 (4.65%) CQG
10 12 (4.65%) Fidessa
10 12 (4.65%) ION Trading
10 12 (4.65%) Patsystems
10 12 (4.65%) Reuters
10 12 (4.65%) Veritas
11 11 (4.26%) Dell
11 11 (4.26%) Sybase
12 10 (3.88%) NetApp