Period
to 14 October 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 14 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 713 682 522
Rank change year-on-year -31 -160 -47
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 341 534 927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.33% 0.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.08% 1.42% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 191 388 621
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,600 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -8.63%

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 31,645 37,499 43,275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.98% 22.95% 24.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25,028 30,275 34,902
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.25% -

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 14 October 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 14 October 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 -63 320 £52,500 -4.55% 44
UK excluding London +35 230 £47,500 -5.00% 37
London -91 106 £70,000 +12.00% 9
South East +49 85 £57,500 -4.17% 14
North of England +10 42 £45,024 -5.21% 10
Midlands +54 41 £39,764 -0.59% 3
West Midlands +56 38 £37,382 -6.55% 1
South West +6 27 £52,500 +23.53% 5
North West +4 19 £42,500 -15.00% 7
North East +24 18 £47,500 +38.69%
East of England +35 17 £40,000 -15.79% 3
Scotland +11 13 £43,500 +4.82% 2
Yorkshire -11 5 £58,750 +23.68% 3
Northern Ireland - 5 £32,000 -
East Midlands +29 3 £50,000 +37.93% 2

For the 6 months to 14 October 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.

1 261 (76.54%) Linux
2 235 (68.91%) Unix
3 151 (44.28%) Oracle
4 116 (34.02%) Windows
5 111 (32.55%) Finance
6 99 (29.03%) Red Hat
7 93 (27.27%) ITIL
8 90 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
9 87 (25.51%) Degree
9 87 (25.51%) SLA
10 84 (24.63%) Information Security
11 80 (23.46%) CentOS
12 79 (23.17%) Microsoft
13 78 (22.87%) SQL
14 77 (22.58%) Active Directory
15 76 (22.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 70 (20.53%) Bash Shell
17 68 (19.94%) Firmware
18 64 (18.77%) Shell Script
18 64 (18.77%) High Availability
18 64 (18.77%) Ticket Management
19 62 (18.18%) Management Information System
20 61 (17.89%) DNS
20 61 (17.89%) ServiceNow
21 56 (16.42%) DHCP
22 54 (15.84%) Ansible
23 52 (15.25%) VMware
23 52 (15.25%) Azure
24 50 (14.66%) Python
24 50 (14.66%) Perl

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 32 (9.38%) Apache
2 14 (4.11%) IIS
3 13 (3.81%) JBoss
4 11 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 11 (3.23%) nginx
4 11 (3.23%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.93%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.17%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.59%) JCAPS
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.29%) CICS
10 1 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.29%) Confluence
10 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (2.93%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (15.25%) Azure
2 33 (9.68%) AWS
3 20 (5.87%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (3.52%) SaaS
5 4 (1.17%) GCP
6 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.59%) PaaS
7 1 (0.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) NuGet
7 1 (0.29%) Office 365
7 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 61 (17.89%) DNS
2 56 (16.42%) DHCP
3 50 (14.66%) SAN
4 45 (13.20%) TCP/IP
5 34 (9.97%) DMZ
6 30 (8.80%) Firewall
7 24 (7.04%) BGP
7 24 (7.04%) Fibre Channel
7 24 (7.04%) MPLS
7 24 (7.04%) OSPF
8 23 (6.74%) VPN
9 22 (6.45%) HTTP
10 21 (6.16%) LAN
10 21 (6.16%) WAN
10 21 (6.16%) Wireless
11 17 (4.99%) SMTP
12 15 (4.40%) Multicast
13 14 (4.11%) RSVP
13 14 (4.11%) VRRP
14 12 (3.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.37%) SQL Server
2 46 (13.49%) Oracle Database
3 25 (7.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (6.74%) Big Data
5 23 (6.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 21 (6.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 21 (6.16%) SQL Server 2017
7 18 (5.28%) Relational Database
8 16 (4.69%) Oracle Database 12c
9 12 (3.52%) MySQL
10 11 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (2.93%) RDBMS
11 10 (2.93%) Redis
12 8 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (2.35%) NoSQL
13 6 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (0.59%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 24 (7.04%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.11%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.23%) Subversion
4 10 (2.93%) Mercurial
5 9 (2.64%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (1.76%) JIRA
7 4 (1.17%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.88%) Maven
8 3 (0.88%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.88%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.59%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.59%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.59%) Gradle
9 2 (0.59%) Hudson
9 2 (0.59%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.59%) Selenium
10 1 (0.29%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.29%) Snyk
General
1 111 (32.55%) Finance
2 26 (7.62%) Banking
3 24 (7.04%) Telecoms
4 21 (6.16%) Public Sector
5 14 (4.11%) Investment Banking
6 12 (3.52%) Electronics
6 12 (3.52%) Manufacturing
6 12 (3.52%) Marketing
7 4 (1.17%) Back Office
8 3 (0.88%) German Language
8 3 (0.88%) Retail
9 2 (0.59%) Automotive
9 2 (0.59%) Front Office
9 2 (0.59%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.29%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Military
10 1 (0.29%) Police
Job Titles
1 83 (24.34%) Administrator
2 56 (16.42%) Unix Engineer
3 53 (15.54%) Systems Administrator
4 49 (14.37%) Linux Engineer
5 37 (10.85%) Support Engineer
6 35 (10.26%) DBA
7 33 (9.68%) Unix Administrator
8 30 (8.80%) Operations Support Engineer
9 25 (7.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 21 (6.16%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 20 (5.87%) Systems Engineer
12 18 (5.28%) Linux Administrator
12 18 (5.28%) Unix Systems Engineer
12 18 (5.28%) Wintel Engineer
13 17 (4.99%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 17 (4.99%) Oracle DBA
14 16 (4.69%) Analyst
14 16 (4.69%) Architect
15 14 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (4.11%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (11.14%) LDAP
2 23 (6.74%) Kafka
3 14 (4.11%) J2EE
3 14 (4.11%) XML
4 12 (3.52%) XSD
4 12 (3.52%) XSLT
5 11 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (3.23%) LAMP
6 10 (2.93%) 802.1X
6 10 (2.93%) FIX Protocol
6 10 (2.93%) Middleware
7 8 (2.35%) Web Services
8 2 (0.59%) .NET
8 2 (0.59%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.59%) WPF
9 1 (0.29%) boto
9 1 (0.29%) OpenJDK
9 1 (0.29%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 62 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 35 (10.26%) Clustering
3 30 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (7.62%) Data Centre
5 17 (4.99%) Public Cloud
6 13 (3.81%) Replication
7 11 (3.23%) PKI
8 10 (2.93%) CCTV
8 10 (2.93%) IPTV
8 10 (2.93%) MPEG
8 10 (2.93%) User Experience
8 10 (2.93%) Video\Live Streaming
9 8 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (2.05%) Eurex
11 6 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.76%) NHS
12 5 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (1.17%) Credit Risk
13 4 (1.17%) Equities
14 3 (0.88%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 261 (76.54%) Linux
2 235 (68.91%) Unix
3 116 (34.02%) Windows
4 80 (23.46%) CentOS
5 76 (22.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (10.85%) Ubuntu
7 26 (7.62%) AIX
7 26 (7.62%) Windows Server
8 24 (7.04%) SUSE
9 17 (4.99%) Debian
9 17 (4.99%) HPUX
10 8 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.47%) Fedora
12 4 (1.17%) IRIX
13 2 (0.59%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (27.27%) ITIL
2 90 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (24.63%) Information Security
4 64 (18.77%) High Availability
4 64 (18.77%) Ticket Management
5 48 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
6 37 (10.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 35 (10.26%) Patch Management
8 30 (8.80%) Security Hardening
9 28 (8.21%) DevOps
10 27 (7.92%) Configuration Management
11 26 (7.62%) Business Continuity
12 23 (6.74%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (6.74%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (6.45%) GitOps
13 22 (6.45%) Service Management
14 20 (5.87%) Capacity Planning
15 18 (5.28%) Project Management
15 18 (5.28%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 78 (22.87%) SQL
2 70 (20.53%) Bash Shell
3 64 (18.77%) Shell Script
4 50 (14.66%) Perl
4 50 (14.66%) Python
5 46 (13.49%) Korn
6 42 (12.32%) PowerShell
7 41 (12.02%) C
8 28 (8.21%) Bourne shell
9 14 (4.11%) AWK
9 14 (4.11%) C-shell
9 14 (4.11%) Java
10 11 (3.23%) PHP
10 11 (3.23%) PHP 5
10 11 (3.23%) PHP 7
11 10 (2.93%) Ruby
12 9 (2.64%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.35%) C++
14 6 (1.76%) C#
15 3 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (25.51%) Degree
2 45 (13.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (12.61%) MCP
4 37 (10.85%) RHCE
5 35 (10.26%) Security Cleared
6 27 (7.92%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (7.33%) SC Cleared
8 17 (4.99%) Oracle Certification
9 13 (3.81%) CCNA
9 13 (3.81%) CCNP
10 11 (3.23%) HNC
10 11 (3.23%) OCA
11 10 (2.93%) CCDP
11 10 (2.93%) HND
11 10 (2.93%) OCP
12 9 (2.64%) RHCSA
13 8 (2.35%) JNCIA
14 6 (1.76%) CREST Certified
14 6 (1.76%) Sun Certification
15 5 (1.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (25.51%) SLA
2 18 (5.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (4.69%) GDPR
4 6 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.47%) QA
6 3 (0.88%) ISAE 3402
6 3 (0.88%) ISO 22301
6 3 (0.88%) ISO 31000
6 3 (0.88%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 3 (0.88%) NIST
7 2 (0.59%) COBIT
8 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 77 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 68 (19.94%) Firmware
3 40 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (10.85%) NFS
5 17 (4.99%) GlusterFS
5 17 (4.99%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (4.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 12 (3.52%) DRBD
8 11 (3.23%) Docker
9 7 (2.05%) Hyper-V
10 6 (1.76%) Sendmail
11 5 (1.47%) KVM
11 5 (1.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.47%) Xen
12 4 (1.17%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.17%) PowerHA
13 3 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.59%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (15.84%) Ansible
2 31 (9.09%) Puppet
3 29 (8.50%) Nagios
4 27 (7.92%) Data Guard
5 20 (5.87%) Kubernetes
5 20 (5.87%) Oracle ZFS
6 15 (4.40%) NetBackup
7 14 (4.11%) Red Hat Satellite
7 14 (4.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 13 (3.81%) HAProxy
8 13 (3.81%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (3.81%) Terraform
9 11 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 11 (3.23%) Prometheus
9 11 (3.23%) yum
10 10 (2.93%) Galera Cluster
10 10 (2.93%) ZABBIX
11 9 (2.64%) Kibana
11 9 (2.64%) logstash
11 9 (2.64%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 151 (44.28%) Oracle
2 99 (29.03%) Red Hat
3 79 (23.17%) Microsoft
4 61 (17.89%) ServiceNow
5 52 (15.25%) VMware
6 46 (13.49%) Splunk
7 33 (9.68%) Sun
8 31 (9.09%) Cisco
9 27 (7.92%) Sybase
10 22 (6.45%) Veritas
11 20 (5.87%) HP
12 17 (4.99%) Centrify
13 16 (4.69%) Juniper
14 15 (4.40%) Brocade
15 14 (4.11%) EMC
15 14 (4.11%) IBM
16 12 (3.52%) SAP
17 11 (3.23%) Citrix
17 11 (3.23%) Nokia
18 10 (2.93%) Fujitsu