Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 623 512 462
Rank change year-on-year -111 -50 -110
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 662 977 1,324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.55% 0.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.64% 2.24% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 449 691 1,002
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% +15.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +7.95% -6.38% +4.44%

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 40,485 43,570 51,955
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.12% 24.57% 25.60%
Number of salaries quoted 32,591 35,889 44,137
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,210 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.52% - +3.90%

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 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Top 16 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 20 July 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 -117 598 £53,500 -6.96% 59
UK excluding London -82 339 £47,500 +7.95% 33
London -108 311 £60,000 -4.00% 27
East of England +12 87 £65,000 +18.18% 10
South East -118 74 £55,000 +14.58% 9
North of England +29 68 £47,000 +25.33% 8
North West +45 44 £47,500 +30.14% 3
Scotland -17 39 £41,500 +7.79% 1
South West -10 37 £42,500 +21.11% 4
Yorkshire +16 19 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Midlands -8 19 £39,000 - 1
Wales +15 14 £36,500 -10.98%
West Midlands +12 13 £40,500 -19.00% 1
East Midlands +9 6 £33,750 -10.00%
North East -24 5 £34,250 -8.67% 1
Northern Ireland -6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 542 (81.87%) Linux
2 437 (66.01%) Unix
3 363 (54.83%) Oracle
4 302 (45.62%) Windows
5 232 (35.05%) Finance
6 209 (31.57%) SQL
7 186 (28.10%) Red Hat
8 171 (25.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 168 (25.38%) Java
10 164 (24.77%) SQL Server
11 159 (24.02%) Oracle Database
12 154 (23.26%) AIX
13 134 (20.24%) HPUX
14 127 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
15 125 (18.88%) VMware
16 122 (18.43%) Python
17 114 (17.22%) Firewall
17 114 (17.22%) Shell Script
18 111 (16.77%) Microsoft
19 110 (16.62%) Banking
20 108 (16.31%) Web Services
20 108 (16.31%) Problem-Solving
21 107 (16.16%) Middleware
22 104 (15.71%) Windows Server
23 103 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
24 102 (15.41%) ITIL
24 102 (15.41%) Perl
25 101 (15.26%) XML
26 100 (15.11%) Amazon AWS
27 97 (14.65%) Bash Shell

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 89 (13.44%) WebLogic
2 68 (10.27%) WebSphere
3 64 (9.67%) JBoss
4 58 (8.76%) Apache
5 43 (6.50%) SAS
6 41 (6.19%) Tomcat
7 39 (5.89%) IIS
8 34 (5.14%) Oracle Application Server
9 28 (4.23%) OpenStack
10 25 (3.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 21 (3.17%) MS Exchange
12 20 (3.02%) Confluence
13 17 (2.57%) WebSphere Application Server
14 16 (2.42%) MQSeries
14 16 (2.42%) Oracle Service Bus
15 12 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 12 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (1.81%) iPlanet
16 11 (1.66%) CMS
17 9 (1.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (2.57%) Documaker
2 15 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (1.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 7 (1.06%) Magento
4 7 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.06%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 5 (0.76%) CSG Singleview
5 5 (0.76%) PeopleSoft CRM
6 3 (0.45%) Staffware
7 2 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.30%) Kondor
8 1 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 100 (15.11%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (10.27%) SaaS
3 61 (9.21%) IaaS
4 50 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 38 (5.74%) PaaS
6 20 (3.02%) GitHub
7 11 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (1.66%) OpenShift
8 9 (1.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.36%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.21%) Office 365
9 8 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.91%) Amazon Glacier
11 4 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.60%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.60%) Route 53
12 3 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 114 (17.22%) Firewall
2 94 (14.20%) TCP/IP
3 93 (14.05%) DNS
4 72 (10.88%) SAN
5 56 (8.46%) DHCP
6 46 (6.95%) Internet
7 37 (5.59%) HTTP
8 34 (5.14%) IPsec
9 32 (4.83%) LAN
10 31 (4.68%) WAN
11 30 (4.53%) Cisco ASA
12 27 (4.08%) SMTP
13 24 (3.63%) NAS
13 24 (3.63%) SNMP
14 23 (3.47%) Network Security
14 23 (3.47%) VPN
15 22 (3.32%) Cisco Nexus
15 22 (3.32%) SSL
16 21 (3.17%) Intrusion Detection
17 20 (3.02%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (24.77%) SQL Server
2 159 (24.02%) Oracle Database
3 80 (12.08%) Oracle Database 12c
4 79 (11.93%) Oracle Database 11g
5 51 (7.70%) Relational Database
6 41 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (5.59%) RDBMS
8 36 (5.44%) DB2
9 35 (5.29%) Big Data
9 35 (5.29%) Oracle Database 10g
10 28 (4.23%) MongoDB
11 27 (4.08%) MySQL
11 27 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
12 26 (3.93%) Oracle Exadata
13 25 (3.78%) Base SAS
13 25 (3.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 19 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
15 17 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
17 14 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 42 (6.34%) Git (software)
2 34 (5.14%) Jenkins
3 29 (4.38%) JIRA
4 24 (3.63%) Maven
5 17 (2.57%) Gerrit
5 17 (2.57%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (1.96%) Subversion
7 12 (1.81%) SoapUI
8 11 (1.66%) Ant
9 10 (1.51%) Eclipse
10 9 (1.36%) Toad
11 8 (1.21%) JUnit
12 7 (1.06%) Log4j
12 7 (1.06%) Mockito
12 7 (1.06%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
13 6 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.76%) Bitbucket
15 4 (0.60%) Gradle
15 4 (0.60%) PEAR
General
1 232 (35.05%) Finance
2 110 (16.62%) Banking
3 30 (4.53%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.47%) Marketing
5 21 (3.17%) Front Office
5 21 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.87%) Electronics
7 18 (2.72%) Advertising
8 16 (2.42%) Retail
9 15 (2.27%) Manufacturing
10 14 (2.11%) Back Office
11 12 (1.81%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.21%) Law
13 5 (0.76%) Billing
13 5 (0.76%) Publishing
14 3 (0.45%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.30%) German Language
15 2 (0.30%) Military
16 1 (0.15%) Games
16 1 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 117 (17.67%) Administrator
2 89 (13.44%) Analyst
3 66 (9.97%) Linux Administrator
4 61 (9.21%) DBA
4 61 (9.21%) Oracle DBA
5 59 (8.91%) Consultant
6 58 (8.76%) Applications Support
7 56 (8.46%) Support Analyst
8 51 (7.70%) Unix Administrator
9 49 (7.40%) Developer
10 47 (7.10%) Support Engineer
11 46 (6.95%) Architect
12 43 (6.50%) Linux Engineer
13 39 (5.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 38 (5.74%) Systems Administrator
15 35 (5.29%) Applications Support Analyst
16 33 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 30 (4.53%) Unix Engineer
18 25 (3.78%) Solaris Administrator
19 23 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (16.31%) Web Services
2 107 (16.16%) Middleware
3 101 (15.26%) XML
4 71 (10.73%) HTML
5 68 (10.27%) SOAP
6 66 (9.97%) .NET
7 51 (7.70%) JSP
8 44 (6.65%) REST
9 42 (6.34%) JSON
10 39 (5.89%) J2EE
10 39 (5.89%) LDAP
11 35 (5.29%) JMS
12 29 (4.38%) FIX Protocol
12 29 (4.38%) Regular Expression
13 24 (3.63%) Spring
14 22 (3.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 20 (3.02%) WebSphere MQ
16 19 (2.87%) XSD
16 19 (2.87%) XSLT
17 18 (2.72%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 58 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (7.55%) Data Centre
4 44 (6.65%) Enterprise Software
5 42 (6.34%) Computer Science
6 31 (4.68%) Credit Risk
6 31 (4.68%) Market Risk
7 26 (3.93%) Clustering
8 20 (3.02%) Fintech
9 17 (2.57%) CMDB
9 17 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (2.42%) Fixed Income
10 16 (2.42%) Public Cloud
11 15 (2.27%) DataPower
11 15 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
11 15 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (1.96%) Eurex
12 13 (1.96%) PKI
13 12 (1.81%) Blackberry
13 12 (1.81%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 542 (81.87%) Linux
2 437 (66.01%) Unix
3 302 (45.62%) Windows
4 171 (25.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 154 (23.26%) AIX
6 134 (20.24%) HPUX
7 104 (15.71%) Windows Server
8 53 (8.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 51 (7.70%) CentOS
10 40 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (4.23%) Mac OS X
12 24 (3.63%) Ubuntu
13 23 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (3.17%) Debian
15 19 (2.87%) SUSE
16 17 (2.57%) Android
17 11 (1.66%) Oracle Linux
17 11 (1.66%) Windows NT
18 7 (1.06%) Amazon Linux
18 7 (1.06%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (16.31%) Problem-Solving
3 102 (15.41%) ITIL
4 94 (14.20%) Project Management
5 79 (11.93%) DevOps
6 67 (10.12%) High Availability
7 58 (8.76%) Change Management
8 53 (8.01%) Disaster Recovery
9 52 (7.85%) Data Management
10 50 (7.55%) Capacity Planning
11 48 (7.25%) Configuration Management
12 47 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
13 46 (6.95%) SDLC
14 43 (6.50%) Load Balancing
14 43 (6.50%) Migration
14 43 (6.50%) Performance Tuning
15 40 (6.04%) Runbook
16 39 (5.89%) Data Integration
17 37 (5.59%) ETL
18 36 (5.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 209 (31.57%) SQL
2 168 (25.38%) Java
3 122 (18.43%) Python
4 114 (17.22%) Shell Script
5 102 (15.41%) Perl
6 97 (14.65%) Bash Shell
7 53 (8.01%) PL/SQL
8 52 (7.85%) JavaScript
9 50 (7.55%) PowerShell
10 43 (6.50%) C++
11 42 (6.34%) C#
12 28 (4.23%) PHP
13 27 (4.08%) C
13 27 (4.08%) Korn
14 22 (3.32%) Ruby
15 18 (2.72%) AWK
15 18 (2.72%) VB
16 10 (1.51%) C-shell
17 8 (1.21%) VBScript
17 8 (1.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 87 (13.14%) Degree
2 23 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
2 23 (3.47%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (2.72%) Oracle Certification
5 15 (2.27%) CCNA
6 12 (1.81%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (1.66%) PMI Certification
7 11 (1.66%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.51%) RHCE
9 8 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.06%) TOGAF Certification
11 6 (0.91%) OCA
11 6 (0.91%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.76%) CISSP
12 5 (0.76%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.76%) OCP
13 4 (0.60%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.45%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.68%) Data Quality
1 31 (4.68%) SLA
2 22 (3.32%) PCI DSS
3 20 (3.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (2.57%) QA
5 10 (1.51%) FISMA
6 9 (1.36%) GDPR
7 8 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 8 (1.21%) PSD2
8 7 (1.06%) ISO 9001
8 7 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.15%) PMO
9 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 103 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (8.91%) Active Directory
3 53 (8.01%) Oracle RAC
4 40 (6.04%) Hyper-V
5 34 (5.14%) Docker
6 27 (4.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 20 (3.02%) vSphere
7 20 (3.02%) XenApp
8 18 (2.72%) Samba
8 18 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (2.57%) VirtualBox
10 16 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (2.42%) XenServer
11 15 (2.27%) NFS
12 14 (2.11%) KVM
12 14 (2.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 11 (1.66%) LXC
13 11 (1.66%) MetaFrame
14 10 (1.51%) iptables
15 9 (1.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 80 (12.08%) Puppet
2 57 (8.61%) Ansible
3 46 (6.95%) Data Guard
4 45 (6.80%) Oracle RMAN
5 40 (6.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 39 (5.89%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (5.89%) Oracle ZFS
7 37 (5.59%) Nagios
8 25 (3.78%) NetBackup
9 23 (3.47%) Control-M
9 23 (3.47%) Norton AntiVirus
10 21 (3.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 17 (2.57%) Rancher
11 17 (2.57%) Sysdig
11 17 (2.57%) Tivoli
11 17 (2.57%) vRealize
12 15 (2.27%) Red Hat Satellite
13 13 (1.96%) Backup Exec
14 12 (1.81%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 12 (1.81%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 363 (54.83%) Oracle
2 186 (28.10%) Red Hat
3 125 (18.88%) VMware
4 111 (16.77%) Microsoft
5 88 (13.29%) IBM
6 79 (11.93%) HP
7 76 (11.48%) Cisco
8 59 (8.91%) EMC
9 48 (7.25%) Sybase
10 47 (7.10%) Splunk
11 45 (6.80%) Sun
12 43 (6.50%) NetApp
13 39 (5.89%) Veritas
14 37 (5.59%) WorldPay
15 35 (5.29%) Citrix
16 34 (5.14%) BMC
17 33 (4.98%) Symantec
18 30 (4.53%) CheckPoint
19 26 (3.93%) SAP
20 24 (3.63%) CA