Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 556 755 678
Rank change year-on-year +199 -77 -144
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 131 333 564
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.24% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.27% 1.04% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 74 199 417
Median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% -9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,750
% change year-on-year -5.26% -0.52% +6.11%

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 10,284 32,001 38,301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.42% 22.96% 23.01%
Number of salaries quoted 8,459 25,246 30,934
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,000 £25,163
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +9.76% +1.23% +1.25%

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 28 September 2020.

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 28 September 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 +214 125 £52,000 -0.27% 13
UK excluding London +199 90 £45,000 -5.26% 13
London +212 41 £72,500 +3.57% 3
North of England +168 33 £45,000 -2.73% 2
North West +139 25 £45,000 +5.88% 2
South East +168 24 £44,250 -15.71% 1
South West +134 20 - - 1
Yorkshire +145 8 £45,250 -22.98%
Midlands +118 7 £48,500 +21.97% 2
Work from Home +45 7 £48,500 +2.11% 1
East Midlands +105 4 £51,250 -2.38%
Scotland +95 3 £56,750 +36.75% 4
West Midlands +76 3 £48,500 +29.74% 2
Wales - 2 £51,000 - 1
Northern Ireland +21 1 £30,000 -6.25%

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 112 (85.50%) Linux
2 85 (64.89%) Unix
3 57 (43.51%) Oracle
4 55 (41.98%) Windows
5 46 (35.11%) Red Hat
6 45 (34.35%) VMware
7 41 (31.30%) Perl
7 41 (31.30%) Bash Shell
8 38 (29.01%) Finance
9 34 (25.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (24.43%) AIX
10 32 (24.43%) Shell Script
11 30 (22.90%) Microsoft
12 28 (21.37%) SQL
12 28 (21.37%) PowerShell
13 26 (19.85%) Performance Tuning
13 26 (19.85%) SLA
14 25 (19.08%) Python
14 25 (19.08%) Puppet
15 24 (18.32%) GDPR
16 23 (17.56%) Cisco
17 22 (16.79%) SQL Server
17 22 (16.79%) AWS
18 21 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
18 21 (16.03%) ITIL
18 21 (16.03%) SSL
19 20 (15.27%) Azure
19 20 (15.27%) Ansible
19 20 (15.27%) Problem-Solving
20 19 (14.50%) Windows Server

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 7 (5.34%) Apache
2 6 (4.58%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.05%) JBoss
3 4 (3.05%) Resin
3 4 (3.05%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.05%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.29%) IIS
4 3 (2.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (16.79%) AWS
2 20 (15.27%) Azure
3 16 (12.21%) OpenShift
4 7 (5.34%) Apigee
5 6 (4.58%) Office 365
6 3 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.76%) IaaS
7 1 (0.76%) NuGet
7 1 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.03%) SSL
2 17 (12.98%) TCP/IP
3 14 (10.69%) DNS
3 14 (10.69%) Firewall
4 11 (8.40%) SAN
4 11 (8.40%) Wireshark
5 10 (7.63%) VPN
6 7 (5.34%) LAN
6 7 (5.34%) WAN
7 6 (4.58%) Diameter Protocol
7 6 (4.58%) FIX Connectivity
7 6 (4.58%) GSM
7 6 (4.58%) Megaco
7 6 (4.58%) RTP
7 6 (4.58%) SS7
8 5 (3.82%) 3G
8 5 (3.82%) 4G
8 5 (3.82%) MGW
8 5 (3.82%) VoLTE
8 5 (3.82%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.50%) Oracle Database
3 13 (9.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (8.40%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.34%) MySQL
5 7 (5.34%) RDBMS
6 6 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.82%) MongoDB
7 5 (3.82%) OLTP
8 4 (3.05%) Big Data
8 4 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.76%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 12 (9.16%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.63%) Subversion
3 8 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.05%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (2.29%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.29%) MSI
6 2 (1.53%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.53%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.76%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.76%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.76%) JIRA
7 1 (0.76%) SonarQube
General
1 38 (29.01%) Finance
2 13 (9.92%) Legal
3 11 (8.40%) Banking
4 7 (5.34%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.34%) Retail
5 2 (1.53%) Front Office
5 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.76%) Automotive
6 1 (0.76%) German Language
6 1 (0.76%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 33 (25.19%) Administrator
2 16 (12.21%) Analyst
3 15 (11.45%) Linux Administrator
4 14 (10.69%) Linux Engineer
5 13 (9.92%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (9.16%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (8.40%) DBA
8 10 (7.63%) Oracle DBA
9 9 (6.87%) Unix Administrator
9 9 (6.87%) Unix Engineer
10 8 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (6.11%) SQL DBA
11 7 (5.34%) Automation Engineer
11 7 (5.34%) Security Analyst
12 6 (4.58%) Information Analyst
12 6 (4.58%) Information Risk Analyst
12 6 (4.58%) Information Security Analyst
12 6 (4.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 6 (4.58%) Risk Analyst
12 6 (4.58%) Security Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.63%) YAML
2 6 (4.58%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (4.58%) SOAP
3 5 (3.82%) JSON
3 5 (3.82%) XML
4 4 (3.05%) LAMP
5 3 (2.29%) Middleware
5 3 (2.29%) Web Services
6 2 (1.53%) CSS
6 2 (1.53%) HTML
6 2 (1.53%) REST
7 1 (0.76%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.76%) JPA
7 1 (0.76%) jQuery
7 1 (0.76%) JSP
7 1 (0.76%) Kafka
7 1 (0.76%) Spring
7 1 (0.76%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.45%) PKI
3 12 (9.16%) Management Information System
4 9 (6.87%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (5.34%) Clustering
6 6 (4.58%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 6 (4.58%) Data Centre
6 6 (4.58%) Eurex
6 6 (4.58%) Robotics
7 5 (3.82%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (3.05%) Equities
9 3 (2.29%) Fixed Income
9 3 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (2.29%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.76%) Derivative
10 1 (0.76%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.76%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 112 (85.50%) Linux
2 85 (64.89%) Unix
3 55 (41.98%) Windows
4 34 (25.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (24.43%) AIX
6 19 (14.50%) Windows Server
7 12 (9.16%) CentOS
7 12 (9.16%) SUSE
8 7 (5.34%) Ubuntu
8 7 (5.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (4.58%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (4.58%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.58%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.05%) Debian
10 4 (3.05%) HPUX
10 4 (3.05%) Windows 7
10 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (2.29%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.85%) Performance Tuning
2 21 (16.03%) ITIL
3 20 (15.27%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (13.74%) Project Delivery
5 16 (12.21%) Change Management
6 15 (11.45%) DevOps
6 15 (11.45%) Information Security
7 14 (10.69%) Configuration Management
8 13 (9.92%) Security Hardening
9 12 (9.16%) IT Strategy
9 12 (9.16%) Requirements Analysis
10 11 (8.40%) Network Segmentation
10 11 (8.40%) Problem Management
11 10 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 9 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (6.11%) Mentoring
13 8 (6.11%) Project Management
14 7 (5.34%) SIEM
14 7 (5.34%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (31.30%) Bash Shell
1 41 (31.30%) Perl
2 32 (24.43%) Shell Script
3 28 (21.37%) PowerShell
3 28 (21.37%) SQL
4 25 (19.08%) Python
5 10 (7.63%) Java
6 9 (6.87%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.05%) PHP
7 4 (3.05%) R
7 4 (3.05%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.29%) C
9 2 (1.53%) C#
9 2 (1.53%) Go
9 2 (1.53%) Korn
10 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (6.87%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (6.11%) Degree
3 6 (4.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 6 (4.58%) CCSP
3 6 (4.58%) CISM
3 6 (4.58%) CISSP
3 6 (4.58%) CREST Certified
3 6 (4.58%) DBS Check
3 6 (4.58%) GCFA
3 6 (4.58%) GCIA
3 6 (4.58%) GCIH
4 3 (2.29%) CCNA
4 3 (2.29%) MCSA
4 3 (2.29%) MCSE
4 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.29%) RHCE
4 3 (2.29%) RHCSA
4 3 (2.29%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.76%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (19.85%) SLA
2 24 (18.32%) GDPR
3 6 (4.58%) COBIT
3 6 (4.58%) Data Quality
3 6 (4.58%) NIST
3 6 (4.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.29%) QA
5 1 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (11.45%) Active Directory
3 14 (10.69%) Docker
4 9 (6.87%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.58%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (4.58%) vSphere
6 5 (3.82%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (2.29%) Firmware
7 3 (2.29%) NFS
7 3 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (2.29%) XenApp
7 3 (2.29%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.76%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (19.08%) Puppet
2 20 (15.27%) Ansible
3 14 (10.69%) Red Hat Satellite
4 12 (9.16%) SCCM
5 11 (8.40%) SCOM
5 11 (8.40%) SCOrch
6 8 (6.11%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (4.58%) CSIRT
8 4 (3.05%) HP ALM
8 4 (3.05%) Nagios
9 3 (2.29%) Backup Exec
9 3 (2.29%) Data Guard
9 3 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (2.29%) SELinux
9 3 (2.29%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (1.53%) Icinga
10 2 (1.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (1.53%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 57 (43.51%) Oracle
2 46 (35.11%) Red Hat
3 45 (34.35%) VMware
4 30 (22.90%) Microsoft
5 23 (17.56%) Cisco
6 18 (13.74%) IBM
7 17 (12.98%) Sun
8 9 (6.87%) HP
9 8 (6.11%) Ericsson
10 7 (5.34%) Sybase
10 7 (5.34%) Veeam
11 6 (4.58%) Bloomberg
11 6 (4.58%) Citrix
11 6 (4.58%) CQG
11 6 (4.58%) Fidessa
11 6 (4.58%) ION Trading
11 6 (4.58%) Patsystems
11 6 (4.58%) Reuters
11 6 (4.58%) Splunk
11 6 (4.58%) Trayport