Period
to 15 January 2021

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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 662 706 693
Rank change year-on-year +44 -13 -83
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 83 329 461
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.64% 1.16% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 58 204 359
Median annual salary £48,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.62% -4.55% -4.35%
10th Percentile £33,350 £32,000 £36,650
90th Percentile £81,875 £82,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -7.22% +7.78%

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 12,884 28,363 35,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.62% 22.44% 23.30%
Number of salaries quoted 10,590 22,986 28,664
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,594 £42,000
% change year-on-year +10.85% -3.35% +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 15 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Top 14 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 January 2021. 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 +64 76 £48,500 -7.62% 33
UK excluding London +58 59 £47,500 +5.56% 22
North of England +92 27 £45,000 -5.26% 9
London +103 21 £77,500 +3.33% 15
North West +83 19 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Midlands +79 17 £47,500 +26.67% 2
West Midlands +67 11 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Work from Home -52 11 £48,500 +17.22% 8
Yorkshire +55 8 £47,750 -30.80% 6
South East +94 6 £35,000 -30.00% 3
East Midlands +62 6 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Scotland +43 3 £56,512 +44.90% 2
South West +40 3 - - 4
Wales - 3 £51,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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 74 (89.16%) Linux
2 45 (54.22%) Unix
3 39 (46.99%) Windows
4 38 (45.78%) Oracle
5 28 (33.73%) SQL
6 25 (30.12%) Perl
7 24 (28.92%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
9 22 (26.51%) VMware
9 22 (26.51%) Bash Shell
10 21 (25.30%) AIX
11 19 (22.89%) SSL
12 18 (21.69%) PowerShell
12 18 (21.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (19.28%) AWS
13 16 (19.28%) SAN
13 16 (19.28%) Red Hat
14 15 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (18.07%) GDPR
15 14 (16.87%) Configuration Management
15 14 (16.87%) PL/SQL
15 14 (16.87%) SQL Server
15 14 (16.87%) PKI
16 13 (15.66%) Finance
16 13 (15.66%) Legal
16 13 (15.66%) Banking
16 13 (15.66%) Python
16 13 (15.66%) Project Delivery
16 13 (15.66%) Azure

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 3 (3.61%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.20%) Apache
3 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.28%) AWS
2 13 (15.66%) Azure
3 4 (4.82%) Office 365
4 3 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.41%) IaaS
5 2 (2.41%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.41%) PaaS
6 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.20%) SaaS
6 1 (1.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.89%) SSL
2 16 (19.28%) SAN
3 9 (10.84%) TCP/IP
3 9 (10.84%) Wireshark
4 8 (9.64%) Firewall
5 7 (8.43%) VPN
6 6 (7.23%) LAN
6 6 (7.23%) WAN
7 5 (6.02%) Diameter Protocol
7 5 (6.02%) DNS
7 5 (6.02%) GSM
7 5 (6.02%) INAP
7 5 (6.02%) Megaco
7 5 (6.02%) RTP
7 5 (6.02%) SS7
8 4 (4.82%) 2G
8 4 (4.82%) 4G
8 4 (4.82%) MGW
8 4 (4.82%) SIGTRAN
8 4 (4.82%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.87%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.25%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (6.02%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.82%) Big Data
5 4 (4.82%) MySQL
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.20%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 11 (13.25%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.43%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (6.02%) Bitbucket
4 5 (6.02%) Subversion
4 5 (6.02%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.82%) JIRA
5 4 (4.82%) MSI
5 4 (4.82%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (4.82%) SonarQube
6 3 (3.61%) Artifactory
6 3 (3.61%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.61%) IntelliJ
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (15.66%) Banking
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
1 13 (15.66%) Legal
2 8 (9.64%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.82%) Front Office
3 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Electronics
5 1 (1.20%) Housing Association
5 1 (1.20%) Local Government
5 1 (1.20%) Military
5 1 (1.20%) Police
5 1 (1.20%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (12.05%) Developer
2 9 (10.84%) Analyst
2 9 (10.84%) Unix Engineer
3 8 (9.64%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Administrator
5 6 (7.23%) Unix Administrator
6 5 (6.02%) DBA
6 5 (6.02%) Information Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Information Risk Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Information Security Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Risk Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Security Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Security Risk Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Solaris Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Database Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Lead Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Platform Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Automation Specialist
8 3 (3.61%) Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) SOAP
1 8 (9.64%) YAML
2 5 (6.02%) CSS
2 5 (6.02%) HTML
2 5 (6.02%) JSON
2 5 (6.02%) XML
3 4 (4.82%) Middleware
3 4 (4.82%) REST
4 3 (3.61%) Hibernate
4 3 (3.61%) JPA
4 3 (3.61%) JSP
4 3 (3.61%) Kafka
4 3 (3.61%) Spring
4 3 (3.61%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (2.41%) jQuery
5 2 (2.41%) Web Services
6 1 (1.20%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.20%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (16.87%) PKI
3 9 (10.84%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.23%) Data Centre
5 5 (6.02%) Clustering
5 5 (6.02%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 5 (6.02%) Robotics
6 4 (4.82%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (3.61%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.41%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.41%) Reinsurance
9 1 (1.20%) AS400
9 1 (1.20%) Contactless
9 1 (1.20%) Derivative
9 1 (1.20%) Equities
9 1 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (1.20%) Eurex
9 1 (1.20%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.20%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 74 (89.16%) Linux
2 45 (54.22%) Unix
3 39 (46.99%) Windows
4 21 (25.30%) AIX
5 18 (21.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (12.05%) SUSE
7 7 (8.43%) Windows Server
8 5 (6.02%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.82%) CentOS
9 4 (4.82%) HPUX
10 2 (2.41%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.41%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.20%) Debian
11 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.20%) VMS
11 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.92%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (16.87%) Configuration Management
3 13 (15.66%) Project Delivery
4 12 (14.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (13.25%) ITIL
6 10 (12.05%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (12.05%) IT Strategy
6 10 (12.05%) Network Segmentation
6 10 (12.05%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (8.43%) Change Management
7 7 (8.43%) Information Security
8 6 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.23%) Change Control
8 6 (7.23%) DevOps
8 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (6.02%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 5 (6.02%) Internal Audit
9 5 (6.02%) Remediation Plan
9 5 (6.02%) Security Monitoring
9 5 (6.02%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.73%) SQL
2 25 (30.12%) Perl
3 22 (26.51%) Bash Shell
4 18 (21.69%) PowerShell
5 14 (16.87%) PL/SQL
6 13 (15.66%) Python
7 11 (13.25%) Java
8 8 (9.64%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.82%) Go
9 4 (4.82%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.61%) Scala
11 2 (2.41%) C#
11 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.41%) Korn
12 1 (1.20%) C++
12 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.23%) Degree
2 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 5 (6.02%) CCSP
3 5 (6.02%) CISM
3 5 (6.02%) CISSP
3 5 (6.02%) CREST Certified
3 5 (6.02%) DBS Check
3 5 (6.02%) GCFA
3 5 (6.02%) GCIA
3 5 (6.02%) GCIH
4 4 (4.82%) RHCE
4 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.61%) IBM AIX Certification
5 3 (3.61%) MCSA
5 3 (3.61%) MCSE
5 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.61%) OCP
5 3 (3.61%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.07%) GDPR
2 12 (14.46%) SLA
3 5 (6.02%) COBIT
3 5 (6.02%) NIST
4 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (12.05%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.23%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.82%) Docker
6 3 (3.61%) Firmware
6 3 (3.61%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (2.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.41%) NFS
7 2 (2.41%) vSphere
7 2 (2.41%) XenApp
7 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.20%) KVM
8 1 (1.20%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (14.46%) Puppet
2 10 (12.05%) SCCM
2 10 (12.05%) SCOM
3 8 (9.64%) SCOrch
4 7 (8.43%) Ansible
5 5 (6.02%) CSIRT
6 4 (4.82%) HP ALM
6 4 (4.82%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.61%) Data Guard
7 3 (3.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (3.61%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (3.61%) Oracle Statspack
8 2 (2.41%) Backup Exec
8 2 (2.41%) Control-M
8 2 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (1.20%) Cobbler
9 1 (1.20%) Nagios
9 1 (1.20%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 38 (45.78%) Oracle
2 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
3 22 (26.51%) VMware
4 16 (19.28%) Red Hat
5 11 (13.25%) IBM
6 10 (12.05%) Cisco
6 10 (12.05%) HP
7 7 (8.43%) EMC
8 6 (7.23%) Sybase
8 6 (7.23%) Veeam
9 4 (4.82%) Dell
9 4 (4.82%) Ericsson
9 4 (4.82%) Nimsoft
10 3 (3.61%) Broadcom
10 3 (3.61%) CA
10 3 (3.61%) NetApp
10 3 (3.61%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.61%) Sun
10 3 (3.61%) TIBCO
11 2 (2.41%) Reuters