Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 695 614 473
Rank change year-on-year -81 -141 -53
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 456 704 1,071
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.40% 0.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.30% 1.66% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 356 505 806
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.51% +8.57% +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,125 £34,600 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,375 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% -5.00% +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 35,088 42,503 42,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.15% 24.18% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 28,157 34,912 35,848
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,323
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.72% -1.69%

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 -69 418 £55,000 -4.35% 51
UK excluding London -71 231 £49,000 +3.16% 34
London -3 220 £66,750 +2.69% 21
South East +11 80 £56,250 +7.14% 8
South West +63 47 £44,500 +4.71% 6
North of England -12 40 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Midlands +34 27 £37,000 -3.90% 5
Yorkshire +44 23 £55,000 +15.79% 3
West Midlands +49 21 £39,500 +1.28% 4
Scotland -12 21 £41,500 +10.67% 3
North West -17 17 £40,000 -15.79% 4
Wales +20 9 £50,000 +38.89%
East Midlands +3 6 £25,000 -23.08% 1
Northern Ireland -11 5 £37,500 -6.25% 1
East of England -22 5 £37,500 -40.00% 4

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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.

1 387 (84.87%) Linux
2 302 (66.23%) Unix
3 211 (46.27%) Oracle
4 172 (37.72%) SQL
5 165 (36.18%) Finance
6 160 (35.09%) Windows
7 154 (33.77%) Red Hat
8 114 (25.00%) Java
9 111 (24.34%) AIX
10 110 (24.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 91 (19.96%) VMware
12 86 (18.86%) Shell Script
13 82 (17.98%) Python
14 74 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
15 70 (15.35%) SQL Server
16 69 (15.13%) Oracle Database
17 67 (14.69%) Amazon AWS
17 67 (14.69%) Windows Server
18 66 (14.47%) Puppet
19 63 (13.82%) CentOS
20 59 (12.94%) Banking
21 55 (12.06%) ITIL
21 55 (12.06%) DNS
22 54 (11.84%) Microsoft
22 54 (11.84%) Degree
23 49 (10.75%) Firewall
23 49 (10.75%) HPUX
23 49 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
23 49 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
24 48 (10.53%) NetApp

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 25 (5.48%) Tomcat
2 23 (5.04%) IIS
3 22 (4.82%) Apache
3 22 (4.82%) SAS
3 22 (4.82%) WebLogic
4 19 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
5 18 (3.95%) SharePoint
6 13 (2.85%) MQSeries
7 10 (2.19%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.75%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.54%) JBoss
10 6 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.66%) nginx
13 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.54%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.22%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 10 (2.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.75%) Eagle PACE
2 8 (1.75%) Front Arena
2 8 (1.75%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.75%) thinkFolio
3 5 (1.10%) Global One
4 2 (0.44%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.22%) Kondor
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.22%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 67 (14.69%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (7.68%) SaaS
4 16 (3.51%) IaaS
5 14 (3.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (1.75%) Office 365
6 8 (1.75%) PaaS
7 7 (1.54%) DigitalOcean
8 6 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.22%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.22%) GitHub
10 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 55 (12.06%) DNS
2 49 (10.75%) Firewall
3 40 (8.77%) SAN
4 33 (7.24%) TCP/IP
5 31 (6.80%) Internet
6 22 (4.82%) SMTP
7 21 (4.61%) HTTP
8 18 (3.95%) DHCP
9 17 (3.73%) iSCSI
10 16 (3.51%) LAN
10 16 (3.51%) VPN
10 16 (3.51%) WAN
11 15 (3.29%) NAS
12 14 (3.07%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (1.75%) Multicast
14 7 (1.54%) FCoE
14 7 (1.54%) IPsec
14 7 (1.54%) Network Security
14 7 (1.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (15.35%) SQL Server
2 69 (15.13%) Oracle Database
3 35 (7.68%) Relational Database
4 34 (7.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 29 (6.36%) Oracle Database 12c
6 28 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (5.70%) Oracle Database 10g
8 18 (3.95%) DB2
8 18 (3.95%) MySQL
9 15 (3.29%) BusinessObjects
9 15 (3.29%) RDBMS
10 14 (3.07%) OLAP
10 14 (3.07%) OLAP Cube
10 14 (3.07%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 12 (2.63%) Big Data
11 12 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.75%) OLTP
12 8 (1.75%) Oracle OLAP
12 8 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 37 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 24 (5.26%) Maven
3 20 (4.39%) Eclipse
4 15 (3.29%) Jenkins
5 12 (2.63%) Ant
5 12 (2.63%) JIRA
6 8 (1.75%) Subversion
7 6 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (1.10%) ClearCase
8 5 (1.10%) ProC
9 4 (0.88%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.66%) Hudson
11 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.22%) GoCD
12 1 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
12 1 (0.22%) PEAR
12 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.22%) Travis CI
12 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
General
1 165 (36.18%) Finance
2 59 (12.94%) Banking
3 32 (7.02%) Telecoms
4 19 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.95%) Back Office
5 18 (3.95%) Front Office
6 12 (2.63%) Legal
6 12 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.41%) Electronics
7 11 (2.41%) Marketing
8 6 (1.32%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.32%) Retail
9 4 (0.88%) Military
9 4 (0.88%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.66%) French Language
10 3 (0.66%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.44%) Law
11 2 (0.44%) Publishing
12 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 93 (20.39%) Administrator
2 75 (16.45%) Developer
3 59 (12.94%) Systems Administrator
4 53 (11.62%) Analyst
5 48 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
6 47 (10.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 46 (10.09%) Applications Support
8 42 (9.21%) Linux Engineer
9 39 (8.55%) Unix Engineer
10 31 (6.80%) Architect
11 30 (6.58%) Support Analyst
12 29 (6.36%) Applications Support Analyst
12 29 (6.36%) DBA
13 25 (5.48%) Java Developer
13 25 (5.48%) Support Engineer
14 23 (5.04%) C++ Developer
14 23 (5.04%) Senior Systems Administrator
14 23 (5.04%) Systems Engineer
15 22 (4.82%) Identity Management Specialist
15 22 (4.82%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.65%) Middleware
2 42 (9.21%) LDAP
3 40 (8.77%) Web Services
4 37 (8.11%) .NET
5 32 (7.02%) XML
6 31 (6.80%) HTML
7 29 (6.36%) J2EE
8 27 (5.92%) FIX Protocol
9 22 (4.82%) SailPoint
10 18 (3.95%) JAXB
10 18 (3.95%) JPA
10 18 (3.95%) Kafka
10 18 (3.95%) SAX
10 18 (3.95%) XSD
10 18 (3.95%) XSL
11 16 (3.51%) AngularJS
11 16 (3.51%) jQuery
12 15 (3.29%) React
12 15 (3.29%) SOAP
13 13 (2.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (9.21%) Data Centre
3 30 (6.58%) Clustering
3 30 (6.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 27 (5.92%) Hedge funds
5 26 (5.70%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (5.04%) Fintech
7 21 (4.61%) Equities
8 18 (3.95%) Fixed Income
9 16 (3.51%) Derivative
9 16 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (3.07%) HACMP
11 12 (2.63%) SWIFT
12 11 (2.41%) PKI
13 9 (1.97%) Management Information System
14 8 (1.75%) N-Tier
15 7 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (1.32%) Data Structures
16 6 (1.32%) User Experience
17 5 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 387 (84.87%) Linux
2 302 (66.23%) Unix
3 160 (35.09%) Windows
4 111 (24.34%) AIX
5 110 (24.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 67 (14.69%) Windows Server
7 63 (13.82%) CentOS
8 49 (10.75%) HPUX
9 22 (4.82%) Ubuntu
10 14 (3.07%) SUSE
10 14 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (1.97%) Fedora
13 8 (1.75%) Windows 10
13 8 (1.75%) Windows NT
14 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (1.32%) Android
15 6 (1.32%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.32%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (12.06%) ITIL
3 46 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (7.68%) Cybersecurity
4 35 (7.68%) Project Management
5 34 (7.46%) Configuration Management
5 34 (7.46%) DevOps
5 34 (7.46%) Open Source
6 32 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
6 32 (7.02%) Validation
7 31 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (5.48%) ITIL V3
9 24 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 24 (5.26%) Migration
10 23 (5.04%) Mathematics
11 22 (4.82%) Identity Access Management
11 22 (4.82%) Incident Management
11 22 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
12 21 (4.61%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (37.72%) SQL
2 114 (25.00%) Java
3 86 (18.86%) Shell Script
4 82 (17.98%) Python
5 45 (9.87%) Perl
6 41 (8.99%) PL/SQL
7 36 (7.89%) C++
8 35 (7.68%) Bash Shell
9 31 (6.80%) C#
10 28 (6.14%) PowerShell
11 25 (5.48%) JavaScript
12 22 (4.82%) Ruby
13 19 (4.17%) Korn
14 18 (3.95%) Bourne shell
15 16 (3.51%) C
15 16 (3.51%) VB
16 13 (2.85%) R
17 12 (2.63%) Go
17 12 (2.63%) TypeScript
18 11 (2.41%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 54 (11.84%) Degree
2 35 (7.68%) RHCE
3 26 (5.70%) Security Cleared
4 22 (4.82%) Oracle Certification
5 21 (4.61%) SC Cleared
6 16 (3.51%) Numerate Degree
7 13 (2.85%) OCP
8 9 (1.97%) RHCSA
9 8 (1.75%) Sun Certification
10 7 (1.54%) ISTQB
11 6 (1.32%) OCA
12 3 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.66%) HNC
12 3 (0.66%) HND
13 2 (0.44%) CISSP
13 2 (0.44%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.44%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.44%) MCSE
13 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.04%) SLA
2 18 (3.95%) Data Quality
3 11 (2.41%) QA
4 7 (1.54%) FISMA
5 3 (0.66%) GDPR
5 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.66%) PMO
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 36 (7.89%) Docker
4 19 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 16 (3.51%) Postfix
7 14 (3.07%) GPFS
8 12 (2.63%) KVM
8 12 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (2.19%) NFS
10 10 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.54%) GlusterFS
11 7 (1.54%) SRDF
11 7 (1.54%) Xen
12 5 (1.10%) PowerHA
13 2 (0.44%) LXC
13 2 (0.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.44%) XenApp
13 2 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 66 (14.47%) Puppet
2 28 (6.14%) Ansible
3 18 (3.95%) Kubernetes
3 18 (3.95%) NetBackup
3 18 (3.95%) Terraform
4 16 (3.51%) Control-M
4 16 (3.51%) Oracle RMAN
5 12 (2.63%) Data Guard
5 12 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 9 (1.97%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 9 (1.97%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 8 (1.75%) Netcool
7 8 (1.75%) Oracle ZFS
8 7 (1.54%) Nagios
8 7 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (1.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 6 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.88%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 211 (46.27%) Oracle
2 154 (33.77%) Red Hat
3 91 (19.96%) VMware
4 54 (11.84%) Microsoft
5 48 (10.53%) NetApp
6 46 (10.09%) HP
7 29 (6.36%) EMC
8 28 (6.14%) Sybase
9 24 (5.26%) Veritas
10 23 (5.04%) Sun
11 22 (4.82%) ForgeRock
12 20 (4.39%) Google
12 20 (4.39%) IBM
13 19 (4.17%) Rakuten
14 18 (3.95%) Remedy
15 16 (3.51%) Brocade
15 16 (3.51%) Cisco
15 16 (3.51%) Infoblox
16 15 (3.29%) Intel
16 15 (3.29%) SAP