Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 647 826 645
Rank change year-on-year +179 -181 -123
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 202 291 670
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.20% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.21% 0.86% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 129 244 478
Median annual salary £52,000 £50,893 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.18% +1.79% -13.04%
10th Percentile £34,750 £35,375 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.17% -3.16% +7.95%

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 16,747 33,676 41,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.22% 22.94% 23.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13,588 26,770 33,341
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 +196 187 £55,000 +4.76% 15
UK excluding London +187 141 £47,000 +2.17% 13
London +128 59 £70,000 - 4
South East +137 52 £60,000 - 3
North of England +129 33 £45,000 +5.88% 4
South West +120 28 £47,000 +2.17% 1
North West +111 20 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Yorkshire +111 10 £60,000 +51.90% 1
Northern Ireland +31 10 £30,000 -20.00%
Midlands +90 9 £57,250 +44.94% 1
Work from Home +57 9 £47,000 -6.00% 1
East of England +89 6 £57,500 +43.75% 2
West Midlands +67 6 £57,250 +54.73% 1
North East +7 3 £36,500 -27.00%
Scotland +75 2 £31,000 -18.42%
East Midlands +61 2 - -
Wales +22 1 £47,000 -6.00% 2

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 172 (85.15%) Linux
2 133 (65.84%) Unix
3 87 (43.07%) Windows
4 82 (40.59%) Oracle
5 62 (30.69%) Red Hat
6 58 (28.71%) Finance
7 51 (25.25%) VMware
8 50 (24.75%) Perl
9 46 (22.77%) AIX
10 45 (22.28%) SQL
11 44 (21.78%) Python
11 44 (21.78%) Bash Shell
12 43 (21.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 43 (21.29%) Shell Script
13 37 (18.32%) Performance Tuning
14 36 (17.82%) TCP/IP
14 36 (17.82%) ITIL
15 34 (16.83%) Microsoft
16 32 (15.84%) Oracle Database
17 31 (15.35%) Puppet
17 31 (15.35%) DNS
17 31 (15.35%) SQL Server
18 30 (14.85%) SLA
19 27 (13.37%) Configuration Management
20 26 (12.87%) Change Management
20 26 (12.87%) Firewall
20 26 (12.87%) Windows Server
21 25 (12.38%) Sun
21 25 (12.38%) PowerShell
22 24 (11.88%) Ansible

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 13 (6.44%) WebLogic
1 13 (6.44%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.95%) Apache
3 8 (3.96%) MQSeries
4 6 (2.97%) Confluence
4 6 (2.97%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.48%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.98%) JBoss
6 4 (1.98%) Resin
6 4 (1.98%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.99%) IIS
8 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.50%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.41%) AWS
2 17 (8.42%) Azure
3 15 (7.43%) OpenShift
4 11 (5.45%) Office 365
5 7 (3.47%) Apigee
6 3 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.49%) IaaS
7 2 (0.99%) Amazon Cognito
7 2 (0.99%) GCP
7 2 (0.99%) Heroku
7 2 (0.99%) Route 53
7 2 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.50%) NuGet
8 1 (0.50%) PaaS
8 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (17.82%) TCP/IP
2 31 (15.35%) DNS
3 26 (12.87%) Firewall
4 22 (10.89%) SAN
5 17 (8.42%) DHCP
6 15 (7.43%) FIX Connectivity
6 15 (7.43%) Network Security
7 13 (6.44%) LAN
7 13 (6.44%) SMTP
7 13 (6.44%) WAN
8 12 (5.94%) NAS
9 11 (5.45%) SSL
10 10 (4.95%) SSH
11 7 (3.47%) VPN
12 6 (2.97%) Internet
12 6 (2.97%) MPLS
12 6 (2.97%) Wireless
12 6 (2.97%) Wireshark
13 4 (1.98%) MGW
13 4 (1.98%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.84%) Oracle Database
2 31 (15.35%) SQL Server
3 18 (8.91%) Relational Database
4 16 (7.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (6.44%) RDBMS
6 10 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (3.47%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (2.97%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (2.48%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.48%) MySQL
10 5 (2.48%) OLTP
11 4 (1.98%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2017
12 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.49%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 7 (3.47%) Git (software)
1 7 (3.47%) Subversion
2 6 (2.97%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.97%) JIRA
3 4 (1.98%) EasyMock
3 4 (1.98%) Gradle
3 4 (1.98%) JUnit
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.50%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.50%) Moq
5 1 (0.50%) MSI
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 58 (28.71%) Finance
2 13 (6.44%) Banking
3 7 (3.47%) Retail
4 6 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.48%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.49%) Back Office
6 3 (1.49%) Electronics
7 2 (0.99%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.99%) Front Office
7 2 (0.99%) Legal
7 2 (0.99%) Local Government
8 1 (0.50%) Automotive
8 1 (0.50%) German Language
8 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (18.81%) Administrator
2 29 (14.36%) Unix Engineer
3 24 (11.88%) Analyst
4 21 (10.40%) Linux Administrator
5 19 (9.41%) Systems Administrator
6 16 (7.92%) DBA
7 14 (6.93%) Linux Engineer
8 13 (6.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 13 (6.44%) Oracle DBA
9 12 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (5.94%) Unix Administrator
10 10 (4.95%) IT Analyst
10 10 (4.95%) Junior
10 10 (4.95%) Junior Unix Engineer
10 10 (4.95%) SQL DBA
10 10 (4.95%) Support Analyst
11 9 (4.46%) Consultant
11 9 (4.46%) IT Security Analyst
11 9 (4.46%) Security Analyst
12 8 (3.96%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.43%) FIX Protocol
1 15 (7.43%) Middleware
2 8 (3.96%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (1.98%) LAMP
3 4 (1.98%) Swing
4 3 (1.49%) SOAP
4 3 (1.49%) Web Services
5 2 (0.99%) .NET
5 2 (0.99%) J2EE
5 2 (0.99%) Java EE
5 2 (0.99%) Murex MxML
5 2 (0.99%) ODBC
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.99%) Sensu
6 1 (0.50%) HTML5
6 1 (0.50%) Java Concurrency
6 1 (0.50%) Kafka
6 1 (0.50%) LINQ
6 1 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.91%) Self-Motivation
2 17 (8.42%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.42%) Management Information System
3 16 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (7.43%) Eurex
5 13 (6.44%) Clustering
6 9 (4.46%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (3.96%) AS400
7 8 (3.96%) Mainframe
7 8 (3.96%) Tandem
8 7 (3.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (2.48%) Derivative
9 5 (2.48%) Equities
10 4 (1.98%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.98%) PKI
10 4 (1.98%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.98%) Reinsurance
10 4 (1.98%) Wiki
11 2 (0.99%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 172 (85.15%) Linux
2 133 (65.84%) Unix
3 87 (43.07%) Windows
4 46 (22.77%) AIX
5 43 (21.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (12.87%) Windows Server
7 23 (11.39%) Ubuntu
8 21 (10.40%) SUSE
9 15 (7.43%) CentOS
10 13 (6.44%) HPUX
10 13 (6.44%) Windows 7
11 12 (5.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (4.95%) Windows 8
13 8 (3.96%) Debian
13 8 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (3.96%) Windows Server 2016
14 7 (3.47%) Windows 10
15 5 (2.48%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (1.98%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.32%) Performance Tuning
2 36 (17.82%) ITIL
3 27 (13.37%) Configuration Management
4 26 (12.87%) Change Management
5 23 (11.39%) Incident Management
6 20 (9.90%) Problem Management
7 19 (9.41%) DevOps
7 19 (9.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (9.41%) Mentoring
8 17 (8.42%) Migration
9 16 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (7.43%) Client Onboarding
10 15 (7.43%) Performance Monitoring
10 15 (7.43%) Project Management
11 14 (6.93%) Capacity Planning
11 14 (6.93%) High Availability
11 14 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 14 (6.93%) Requirements Analysis
12 13 (6.44%) Project Delivery
13 12 (5.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 50 (24.75%) Perl
2 45 (22.28%) SQL
3 44 (21.78%) Bash Shell
3 44 (21.78%) Python
4 43 (21.29%) Shell Script
5 25 (12.38%) PowerShell
6 16 (7.92%) Java
7 9 (4.46%) C
7 9 (4.46%) R
8 8 (3.96%) C++
8 8 (3.96%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.47%) PHP
10 3 (1.49%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.99%) Korn
12 1 (0.50%) ABAP
12 1 (0.50%) C#
12 1 (0.50%) Erlang
12 1 (0.50%) Java 8
12 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (9.90%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.43%) Degree
3 10 (4.95%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.96%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.48%) CCNA
5 5 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.98%) MCSA
6 4 (1.98%) MCSE
6 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.49%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.49%) RHCE
7 3 (1.49%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.99%) OCA
8 2 (0.99%) OCP
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.50%) ECSA
9 1 (0.50%) GCIA
9 1 (0.50%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (14.85%) SLA
2 14 (6.93%) GDPR
2 14 (6.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (5.45%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.97%) Data Quality
5 5 (2.48%) QA
6 4 (1.98%) BS25999
7 3 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.50%) COBIT
8 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.50%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (10.89%) Active Directory
1 22 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (9.90%) Docker
3 11 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (4.95%) NFS
5 9 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.96%) Hyper-V
6 8 (3.96%) vSphere
7 7 (3.47%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (2.48%) Firmware
8 5 (2.48%) XenApp
9 4 (1.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (1.98%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.99%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (15.35%) Puppet
2 24 (11.88%) Ansible
3 16 (7.92%) Red Hat Satellite
4 10 (4.95%) Tivoli
5 9 (4.46%) RSA enVision
6 7 (3.47%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (2.97%) Nagios
8 5 (2.48%) Data Guard
9 4 (1.98%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (1.98%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (1.98%) SELinux
10 3 (1.49%) HP ALM
10 3 (1.49%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.49%) SCCM
10 3 (1.49%) WSUS
11 2 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.99%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 82 (40.59%) Oracle
2 62 (30.69%) Red Hat
3 51 (25.25%) VMware
4 34 (16.83%) Microsoft
5 25 (12.38%) Sun
6 24 (11.88%) IBM
7 21 (10.40%) Cisco
8 17 (8.42%) HP
9 15 (7.43%) Bloomberg
9 15 (7.43%) CQG
9 15 (7.43%) Fidessa
9 15 (7.43%) ION Trading
9 15 (7.43%) Patsystems
9 15 (7.43%) Reuters
10 14 (6.93%) Splunk
11 13 (6.44%) Trayport
12 12 (5.94%) Sybase
13 9 (4.46%) ArcSight
14 8 (3.96%) Dell
14 8 (3.96%) SolarWinds