Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 864 609 841
Rank change year-on-year -255 +232 -189
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 131 185 275
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.63% 1.26% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 73 113 210
10th Percentile £34,263 £31,950 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% - -4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% -2.17% -3.16%

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 20,660 14,636 32,976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.30% 21.21% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 15,047 12,075 26,419
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +2.47%

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 -225 117 £75,000 +36.36% 25
UK excluding London -155 86 £45,500 +1.11% 16
South East -95 41 £75,000 +33.93% 2
London -146 40 £77,500 +10.71% 9
North of England -75 19 £40,750 -9.44% 6
Midlands -77 13 £47,500 -29.63% 2
Work from Home -241 12 £51,250 +9.04% 3
North West -62 10 £46,500 +3.33% 3
West Midlands -61 9 £40,500 -40.00% 2
Yorkshire -69 8 £38,699 -35.50% 2
Scotland -64 7 £45,000 +45.16% 2
East Midlands -45 4 £50,000 -
South West -102 4 £24,375 -48.14% 2
Wales -24 2 £22,500 -52.13%
North East -24 1 £41,500 +13.70% 1

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 101 (77.10%) Linux
2 88 (67.18%) Unix
3 76 (58.02%) Oracle
4 65 (49.62%) SQL
5 57 (43.51%) Windows
6 51 (38.93%) Social Skills
7 40 (30.53%) Oracle Database
8 39 (29.77%) Performance Tuning
9 38 (29.01%) Problem-Solving
9 38 (29.01%) Analytical Skills
10 36 (27.48%) Bash Shell
10 36 (27.48%) Perl
11 35 (26.72%) Red Hat
12 31 (23.66%) AWS
13 30 (22.90%) Microsoft
13 30 (22.90%) Shell Script
13 30 (22.90%) Python
14 29 (22.14%) ETL
14 29 (22.14%) PL/SQL
14 29 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (22.14%) Banking
15 28 (21.37%) SQL Server
15 28 (21.37%) Security Cleared
16 27 (20.61%) Finance
17 24 (18.32%) WebLogic
17 24 (18.32%) AIX
18 23 (17.56%) Software Engineering
18 23 (17.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 22 (16.79%) PowerShell
19 22 (16.79%) JIRA

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 24 (18.32%) WebLogic
2 21 (16.03%) Oracle Service Bus
3 10 (7.63%) JBoss
4 8 (6.11%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (5.34%) Confluence
6 5 (3.82%) Apache
7 4 (3.05%) IIS
7 4 (3.05%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.53%) CMS
8 2 (1.53%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.76%) CICS
9 1 (0.76%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.76%) nginx
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.76%) SAS
9 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) BASE24
1 1 (0.76%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 31 (23.66%) AWS
2 11 (8.40%) Azure
3 10 (7.63%) PaaS
4 8 (6.11%) GitHub
5 7 (5.34%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (4.58%) GCP
6 6 (4.58%) IaaS
7 5 (3.82%) SaaS
8 2 (1.53%) Microsoft 365
9 1 (0.76%) npm
9 1 (0.76%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.21%) Firewall
2 12 (9.16%) FIX Connectivity
2 12 (9.16%) TCP/IP
3 11 (8.40%) DNS
3 11 (8.40%) SAN
3 11 (8.40%) SSL
4 10 (7.63%) Network Security
5 9 (6.87%) DHCP
6 6 (4.58%) HTTP
6 6 (4.58%) NAS
7 5 (3.82%) VPN
8 3 (2.29%) DMZ
9 2 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.53%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (1.53%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (1.53%) Internet
9 2 (1.53%) IPv4
9 2 (1.53%) IPv6
9 2 (1.53%) X.509
10 1 (0.76%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (30.53%) Oracle Database
2 28 (21.37%) SQL Server
3 21 (16.03%) Oracle Database 10g
4 19 (14.50%) Relational Database
5 16 (12.21%) RDBMS
6 11 (8.40%) MySQL
7 8 (6.11%) Hadoop
7 8 (6.11%) MongoDB
8 7 (5.34%) Data Mining
8 7 (5.34%) NoSQL
8 7 (5.34%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (3.05%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.53%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.76%) Big Data
12 1 (0.76%) DataStage
12 1 (0.76%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 22 (16.79%) JIRA
2 21 (16.03%) Toad
3 11 (8.40%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.34%) Bitbucket
4 7 (5.34%) ERwin
5 6 (4.58%) SoapUI
5 6 (4.58%) Subversion
6 4 (3.05%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.05%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.53%) Ant
8 2 (1.53%) GDB
8 2 (1.53%) Maven
8 2 (1.53%) MSI
8 2 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.76%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.76%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.76%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 51 (38.93%) Social Skills
2 38 (29.01%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (22.14%) Banking
4 27 (20.61%) Finance
5 21 (16.03%) Police
6 15 (11.45%) Investment Banking
7 7 (5.34%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (4.58%) Front Office
8 6 (4.58%) Public Sector
9 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
10 3 (2.29%) Back Office
10 3 (2.29%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (2.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 2 (1.53%) Financial Institution
11 2 (1.53%) Games
11 2 (1.53%) International Banking
11 2 (1.53%) Legal
11 2 (1.53%) Local Government
12 1 (0.76%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (16.79%) Software Engineer
2 21 (16.03%) Senior Software Engineer
3 19 (14.50%) DBA
3 19 (14.50%) Unix Engineer
4 17 (12.98%) Administrator
5 16 (12.21%) Analyst
5 16 (12.21%) Support Analyst
6 13 (9.92%) Applications Support
6 13 (9.92%) Applications Support Analyst
7 10 (7.63%) Developer
8 8 (6.11%) Architect
8 8 (6.11%) Oracle DBA
9 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Consultant
10 6 (4.58%) QA Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Security Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Senior QA Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Senior Security Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.16%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (6.11%) REST
2 8 (6.11%) Web Services
3 7 (5.34%) Middleware
4 6 (4.58%) SOAP
5 5 (3.82%) Hibernate
5 5 (3.82%) JPA
5 5 (3.82%) Spring
5 5 (3.82%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (2.29%) LDAP
7 2 (1.53%) Play Framework
7 2 (1.53%) POSIX
7 2 (1.53%) XML
8 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.76%) Express
8 1 (0.76%) Kafka
8 1 (0.76%) Node.js
8 1 (0.76%) React
8 1 (0.76%) RESTful
8 1 (0.76%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.92%) Clustering
2 12 (9.16%) Eurex
3 10 (7.63%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.34%) Algorithms
4 7 (5.34%) Data Structures
4 7 (5.34%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.58%) Digital Media
5 6 (4.58%) PKI
6 5 (3.82%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.53%) AS400
7 2 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.53%) Replication
7 2 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.53%) VLE
8 1 (0.76%) BYOD
8 1 (0.76%) e-Health
8 1 (0.76%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.76%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.76%) User Experience
8 1 (0.76%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 101 (77.10%) Linux
2 88 (67.18%) Unix
3 57 (43.51%) Windows
4 24 (18.32%) AIX
5 23 (17.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (12.98%) Ubuntu
6 17 (12.98%) Windows Server
7 16 (12.21%) CentOS
8 6 (4.58%) HPUX
9 5 (3.82%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.53%) Debian
10 2 (1.53%) OpenVMS
10 2 (1.53%) SUSE
10 2 (1.53%) VMS
11 1 (0.76%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (29.77%) Performance Tuning
2 38 (29.01%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (22.14%) ETL
4 23 (17.56%) Software Engineering
5 18 (13.74%) DevOps
6 12 (9.16%) Client Onboarding
6 12 (9.16%) ITIL
7 11 (8.40%) High Availability
7 11 (8.40%) Information Security
8 10 (7.63%) Open Source
9 9 (6.87%) Direct Market Access
9 9 (6.87%) Electronic Trading
9 9 (6.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (6.11%) Fintech
10 8 (6.11%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (6.11%) OOP
10 8 (6.11%) Presales
11 7 (5.34%) Data Modelling
11 7 (5.34%) UML
Programming Languages
1 65 (49.62%) SQL
2 36 (27.48%) Bash Shell
2 36 (27.48%) Perl
3 30 (22.90%) Python
3 30 (22.90%) Shell Script
4 29 (22.14%) PL/SQL
5 22 (16.79%) Java
5 22 (16.79%) PowerShell
6 14 (10.69%) Ruby
7 7 (5.34%) PHP
7 7 (5.34%) PHP 7
8 6 (4.58%) C
9 5 (3.82%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.82%) Scala
10 3 (2.29%) Korn
11 2 (1.53%) C++
11 2 (1.53%) C-shell
11 2 (1.53%) Delphi
11 2 (1.53%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.76%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (21.37%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.16%) Degree
3 6 (4.58%) CEH
3 6 (4.58%) CISA
3 6 (4.58%) DBS Check
3 6 (4.58%) GIAC
3 6 (4.58%) ISEB
3 6 (4.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (4.58%) OSCE
3 6 (4.58%) OSCP
4 5 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.29%) CCNA
5 3 (2.29%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.29%) OCA
5 3 (2.29%) OCP
5 3 (2.29%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.76%) CCDE
7 1 (0.76%) CCIE
7 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.63%) GDPR
1 10 (7.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.11%) QA
3 7 (5.34%) Accessibility
3 7 (5.34%) SLA
4 6 (4.58%) NIST
5 2 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 19 (14.50%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.34%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (4.58%) Docker
5 4 (3.05%) Firmware
5 4 (3.05%) KVM
5 4 (3.05%) Sendmail
6 3 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.53%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.53%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.53%) iptables
7 2 (1.53%) Postfix
7 2 (1.53%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.53%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.53%) XenApp
8 1 (0.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (13.74%) Ansible
2 12 (9.16%) Puppet
3 6 (4.58%) HP ALM
3 6 (4.58%) HP Fortify
3 6 (4.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (4.58%) WebInspect
4 5 (3.82%) Data Guard
4 5 (3.82%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (3.82%) SCOM
5 4 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.05%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (3.05%) Terraform
6 3 (2.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (2.29%) Control-M
6 3 (2.29%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.29%) Oracle Statspack
6 3 (2.29%) SCCM
6 3 (2.29%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.29%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.53%) MOM
Vendors
1 76 (58.02%) Oracle
2 35 (26.72%) Red Hat
3 30 (22.90%) Microsoft
4 19 (14.50%) VMware
5 14 (10.69%) IBM
6 12 (9.16%) Bloomberg
6 12 (9.16%) CQG
6 12 (9.16%) Fidessa
6 12 (9.16%) ION Trading
6 12 (9.16%) Patsystems
6 12 (9.16%) Reuters
6 12 (9.16%) Trayport
7 10 (7.63%) HP
8 9 (6.87%) Splunk
8 9 (6.87%) Sybase
9 7 (5.34%) Atlassian
9 7 (5.34%) Sun
10 6 (4.58%) Micro Focus
10 6 (4.58%) Qualys
10 6 (4.58%) Tripwire