Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 897 681 718
Rank change year-on-year -216 +37 -13
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 176 90 326
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.74% 0.69% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 105 55 191
10th Percentile £40,000 £30,523 £32,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £37,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £63,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +32.63% -9.52% -4.55%
75th Percentile £73,750 £59,375 £65,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £83,750 £82,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%

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 23,939 13,081 27,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.44% 20.50% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 16,094 10,796 22,714
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,820
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
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% -1.19%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -209 138 £62,750 +29.38% 29
UK excluding London -155 112 £52,500 +10.53% 23
North of England -86 63 £52,500 +10.53% 5
Work from Home -171 52 £60,000 +23.71% 3
North West -69 43 £67,500 +50.00% 3
London -200 37 £77,500 +3.33% 10
South East -109 17 £63,000 +80.00% 4
South West -34 15 £37,000 - 2
Yorkshire -68 15 £52,500 +10.53% 2
Midlands -100 13 - - 7
East Midlands -56 12 - - 2
Scotland -58 11 £40,096 +31.36% 3
North East - 5 £40,000 -
East of England - 3 - - 1
West Midlands -86 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 130 (73.86%) Linux
2 110 (62.50%) Unix
3 109 (61.93%) Oracle
4 92 (52.27%) Red Hat
5 83 (47.16%) Windows
6 63 (35.80%) Oracle Database
7 50 (28.41%) AWS
8 47 (26.70%) Azure
9 46 (26.14%) ITIL
10 45 (25.57%) Security Cleared
11 44 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 43 (24.43%) Degree
13 41 (23.30%) Finance
14 40 (22.73%) Project Management
15 39 (22.16%) VMware
15 39 (22.16%) Ansible
16 38 (21.59%) PowerShell
16 38 (21.59%) Firewall
17 37 (21.02%) Bash
18 36 (20.45%) Computer Science
18 36 (20.45%) Cisco
19 34 (19.32%) SC Cleared
19 34 (19.32%) Social Skills
20 32 (18.18%) Middleware
20 32 (18.18%) Perl
21 31 (17.61%) SQL
21 31 (17.61%) VMware Infrastructure
22 30 (17.05%) AIX
22 30 (17.05%) Sun
23 29 (16.48%) Microsoft

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 23 (13.07%) IIS
2 19 (10.80%) Oracle 9iAS
2 19 (10.80%) Oracle Application Server
2 19 (10.80%) Oracle Workflow
3 16 (9.09%) WebLogic
4 11 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (6.25%) WebLogic Portal
5 7 (3.98%) Apache
6 5 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (2.84%) JBoss
7 3 (1.70%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.70%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.14%) CICS
8 2 (1.14%) Confluence
9 1 (0.57%) CMS
9 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.41%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (10.80%) Oracle 11i
1 19 (10.80%) Oracle Applications
1 19 (10.80%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.57%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.57%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 50 (28.41%) AWS
2 47 (26.70%) Azure
3 18 (10.23%) GCP
4 14 (7.95%) GitHub
5 12 (6.82%) PaaS
6 11 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.70%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.70%) IaaS
7 3 (1.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.14%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (1.14%) AWS CodePipeline
8 2 (1.14%) Azure Sentinel
8 2 (1.14%) Nutanix
9 1 (0.57%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 1 (0.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.57%) Azure Monitor
9 1 (0.57%) Microsoft 365
9 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (21.59%) Firewall
2 24 (13.64%) DNS
3 17 (9.66%) SAN
3 17 (9.66%) TCP/IP
4 16 (9.09%) IPsec
4 16 (9.09%) VPN
5 14 (7.95%) HTTP
6 13 (7.39%) Network Security
7 11 (6.25%) iSCSI
8 10 (5.68%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (5.11%) BGP
9 9 (5.11%) DHCP
9 9 (5.11%) FIX Connectivity
9 9 (5.11%) Internet
9 9 (5.11%) MPLS
9 9 (5.11%) OSPF
9 9 (5.11%) SSL
10 8 (4.55%) IP Telephony
10 8 (4.55%) RSVP
10 8 (4.55%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (35.80%) Oracle Database
2 26 (14.77%) Oracle Database 10g
2 26 (14.77%) SQL Server
3 19 (10.80%) OLAP
3 19 (10.80%) OLTP
3 19 (10.80%) Oracle Database 11g
3 19 (10.80%) Oracle OLAP
4 12 (6.82%) MySQL
5 9 (5.11%) Oracle Database 12c
5 9 (5.11%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.84%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (2.27%) Data Lake
8 4 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.27%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.70%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.70%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.70%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.14%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 21 (11.93%) Oracle Forms
2 14 (7.95%) JIRA
3 9 (5.11%) Subversion
4 8 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (4.55%) SonarQube
4 8 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 6 (3.41%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.27%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.70%) ERwin
7 3 (1.70%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.14%) ClearCase
8 2 (1.14%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.14%) Maven
8 2 (1.14%) PROIV
8 2 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.14%) Toad
8 2 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.57%) GitLab
General
1 41 (23.30%) Finance
2 34 (19.32%) Social Skills
3 21 (11.93%) Banking
4 20 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (6.82%) Documentation Skills
6 8 (4.55%) Legal
7 7 (3.98%) Influencing Skills
7 7 (3.98%) Telecoms
8 6 (3.41%) Back Office
9 5 (2.84%) Organisational Skills
9 5 (2.84%) Public Sector
10 4 (2.27%) Presentation Skills
11 3 (1.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 2 (1.14%) Billing
12 2 (1.14%) Games
12 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.57%) International Banking
13 1 (0.57%) Law
13 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (19.89%) DBA
2 33 (18.75%) Oracle DBA
3 28 (15.91%) Administrator
4 24 (13.64%) Unix Engineer
5 21 (11.93%) Systems Administrator
6 20 (11.36%) Solaris Administrator
6 20 (11.36%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 18 (10.23%) Linux Engineer
8 15 (8.52%) Analyst
8 15 (8.52%) Architect
9 14 (7.95%) Support Analyst
9 14 (7.95%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 9 (5.11%) Applications Support
10 9 (5.11%) Senior Solaris Administrator
10 9 (5.11%) Senior Solaris Systems Administrator
10 9 (5.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 9 (5.11%) Senior Unix Administrator
10 9 (5.11%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
10 9 (5.11%) Unix Administrator
10 9 (5.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (18.18%) Middleware
2 24 (13.64%) Oracle Fusion
3 11 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (2.27%) SOAP
4 4 (2.27%) Velocity
5 3 (1.70%) .NET
5 3 (1.70%) MCollective
6 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.14%) HTML
6 2 (1.14%) J2EE
6 2 (1.14%) JDBC
6 2 (1.14%) LDAP
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (1.14%) Play Framework
6 2 (1.14%) React
6 2 (1.14%) XML
6 2 (1.14%) XSLT
7 1 (0.57%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.57%) COM
7 1 (0.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.50%) Replication
2 18 (10.23%) Management Information System
3 17 (9.66%) Data Centre
3 17 (9.66%) Eurex
4 13 (7.39%) Clustering
5 12 (6.82%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (6.25%) Public Cloud
7 8 (4.55%) Driving Licence
7 8 (4.55%) Mobile Payment
7 8 (4.55%) PKI
7 8 (4.55%) Smartcard
8 7 (3.98%) iSeries
9 6 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.70%) Mainframe
12 2 (1.14%) BYOD
12 2 (1.14%) VSAM
13 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.57%) RSA SecurID
13 1 (0.57%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 130 (73.86%) Linux
2 110 (62.50%) Unix
3 83 (47.16%) Windows
4 44 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (17.05%) AIX
6 24 (13.64%) Ubuntu
6 24 (13.64%) Windows Server
7 23 (13.07%) CentOS
8 15 (8.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (7.39%) Windows Server 2019
10 12 (6.82%) HPUX
10 12 (6.82%) SUSE
11 5 (2.84%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (2.27%) VMS
13 3 (1.70%) Windows 10
14 2 (1.14%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
15 1 (0.57%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (26.14%) ITIL
2 40 (22.73%) Project Management
3 36 (20.45%) Computer Science
4 26 (14.77%) Capacity Planning
5 25 (14.20%) Mentoring
5 25 (14.20%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (13.07%) Capacity Management
7 21 (11.93%) Change Management
7 21 (11.93%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (10.80%) Artificial Intelligence
8 19 (10.80%) Data Science
8 19 (10.80%) Incident Management
8 19 (10.80%) Infrastructure as Code
8 19 (10.80%) Migration
8 19 (10.80%) Workflow
9 18 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (10.23%) Configuration Management
9 18 (10.23%) Project Delivery
9 18 (10.23%) Root Cause Analysis
10 17 (9.66%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 38 (21.59%) PowerShell
2 37 (21.02%) Bash
3 32 (18.18%) Perl
4 31 (17.61%) SQL
5 28 (15.91%) Python
6 21 (11.93%) Java
7 17 (9.66%) Shell Script
8 13 (7.39%) PL/SQL
9 11 (6.25%) AWK
9 11 (6.25%) C#
9 11 (6.25%) JavaScript
9 11 (6.25%) Korn
10 9 (5.11%) Bourne shell
10 9 (5.11%) Ruby
11 4 (2.27%) COBOL
12 3 (1.70%) PHP
12 3 (1.70%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.14%) Groovy
13 2 (1.14%) Jython
13 2 (1.14%) sed
Qualifications
1 45 (25.57%) Security Cleared
2 43 (24.43%) Degree
3 34 (19.32%) SC Cleared
4 23 (13.07%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (7.39%) Oracle Certification
6 12 (6.82%) CCNP
6 12 (6.82%) CISA
6 12 (6.82%) OCP
7 11 (6.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 11 (6.25%) CCSP
7 11 (6.25%) CISSP
8 10 (5.68%) OCA
9 9 (5.11%) RHCE
9 9 (5.11%) RHCSA
10 8 (4.55%) CISM
10 8 (4.55%) CLAS
10 8 (4.55%) CREST Certified
10 8 (4.55%) IISP
10 8 (4.55%) JNCIP
11 6 (3.41%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.50%) GDPR
2 13 (7.39%) ISO 9001
3 12 (6.82%) NIST
3 12 (6.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (5.68%) QA
5 10 (5.68%) SLA
6 9 (5.11%) PCI DSS
7 8 (4.55%) GRC
7 8 (4.55%) ISAE 3402
7 8 (4.55%) ISO 31000
7 8 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.57%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 31 (17.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (16.48%) Oracle RAC
3 16 (9.09%) Active Directory
4 15 (8.52%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (7.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 11 (6.25%) Docker
6 11 (6.25%) NFS
7 8 (4.55%) iptables
7 8 (4.55%) ISA Server
7 8 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.84%) vSphere
9 3 (1.70%) Samba
10 2 (1.14%) Sendmail
10 2 (1.14%) Veritas File System
10 2 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.57%) Ceph
11 1 (0.57%) Firmware
11 1 (0.57%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 39 (22.16%) Ansible
2 29 (16.48%) Data Guard
3 17 (9.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 14 (7.95%) Puppet
5 13 (7.39%) Terraform
6 12 (6.82%) Red Hat Satellite
7 11 (6.25%) Oracle ZFS
8 9 (5.11%) NetBackup
8 9 (5.11%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (4.55%) Nessus
9 8 (4.55%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 7 (3.98%) Kubernetes
11 6 (3.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (3.41%) SCCM
11 6 (3.41%) SCOM
12 5 (2.84%) Nagios
12 5 (2.84%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (2.27%) HP Fortify
13 4 (2.27%) SCOrch
14 3 (1.70%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 109 (61.93%) Oracle
2 92 (52.27%) Red Hat
3 39 (22.16%) VMware
4 36 (20.45%) Cisco
5 30 (17.05%) Sun
6 29 (16.48%) Microsoft
7 17 (9.66%) Centrify
7 17 (9.66%) Fidessa
7 17 (9.66%) ION Trading
7 17 (9.66%) Patsystems
7 17 (9.66%) Trayport
8 14 (7.95%) Splunk
8 14 (7.95%) Veritas
9 13 (7.39%) HP
9 13 (7.39%) Juniper
10 12 (6.82%) IBM
10 12 (6.82%) Tripwire
11 10 (5.68%) Brocade
11 10 (5.68%) ServiceNow
12 9 (5.11%) Google