Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 653 509 461
Rank change year-on-year -144 -48 -94
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 569 931 1,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.52% 0.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.48% 2.10% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 414 613 952
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% -2.91%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -6.25% +9.09%

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 38,428 44,262 48,421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.95% 24.91% 25.12%
Number of salaries quoted 31,018 35,704 41,298
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,070 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,257 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.64% - +2.56%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -134 532 £55,000 -4.35% 49
London -106 284 £61,000 -2.40% 25
UK excluding London -72 280 £47,500 +5.56% 32
South East -66 85 £60,000 +25.00% 7
North of England +19 61 £47,000 +8.67% 3
East of England +14 52 £47,500 -17.39% 3
North West +28 39 £45,000 - 1
South West +1 30 £42,500 +10.39% 8
Midlands +18 19 £40,000 -1.23% 3
West Midlands +26 17 £39,500 -4.82% 3
Yorkshire +21 17 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Scotland -16 17 £41,500 +9.21% 8
Wales +12 15 £45,000 +4.65%
North East -13 5 £34,250 -47.31%
East Midlands -4 2 £47,500 +26.67%
Northern Ireland -3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 464 (81.55%) Linux
2 371 (65.20%) Unix
3 293 (51.49%) Oracle
4 254 (44.64%) Windows
5 216 (37.96%) Finance
6 203 (35.68%) Red Hat
7 194 (34.09%) SQL
8 161 (28.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 146 (25.66%) AIX
10 142 (24.96%) SQL Server
11 131 (23.02%) Java
11 131 (23.02%) Python
12 109 (19.16%) Oracle Database
13 107 (18.80%) VMware
14 105 (18.45%) Shell Script
15 102 (17.93%) HPUX
16 99 (17.40%) Agile Software Development
16 99 (17.40%) Banking
16 99 (17.40%) Amazon AWS
17 97 (17.05%) Windows Server
18 96 (16.87%) Project Management
19 94 (16.52%) Middleware
20 91 (15.99%) Microsoft
21 88 (15.47%) DNS
21 88 (15.47%) Perl
22 83 (14.59%) Bash Shell
22 83 (14.59%) Problem-Solving
23 82 (14.41%) HP
24 80 (14.06%) Firewall
25 78 (13.71%) VMware Infrastructure

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 56 (9.84%) WebLogic
2 48 (8.44%) Apache
3 37 (6.50%) WebSphere
4 34 (5.98%) IIS
5 31 (5.45%) JBoss
5 31 (5.45%) OpenStack
6 30 (5.27%) SAS
7 25 (4.39%) Tomcat
8 20 (3.51%) MQSeries
9 19 (3.34%) nginx
10 16 (2.81%) Confluence
10 16 (2.81%) Oracle Application Server
11 12 (2.11%) CMS
11 12 (2.11%) MS Exchange
12 10 (1.76%) WordPress
13 9 (1.58%) CloudStack
13 9 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 16 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 15 (2.64%) Documaker
2 14 (2.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.88%) Global One
4 4 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.53%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 2 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.35%) Kondor
6 2 (0.35%) Magento
7 1 (0.18%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft CRM
7 1 (0.18%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 99 (17.40%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (10.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (8.08%) IaaS
4 41 (7.21%) SaaS
5 19 (3.34%) GitHub
6 17 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (2.28%) PaaS
7 13 (2.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 12 (2.11%) DigitalOcean
9 10 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (1.76%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.88%) Office 365
11 4 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.70%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.53%) Serverless
13 2 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 88 (15.47%) DNS
2 80 (14.06%) Firewall
3 76 (13.36%) TCP/IP
4 48 (8.44%) SAN
5 45 (7.91%) Internet
6 38 (6.68%) DHCP
7 34 (5.98%) LAN
8 33 (5.80%) WAN
9 32 (5.62%) IPsec
10 28 (4.92%) HTTP
10 28 (4.92%) Intrusion Detection
10 28 (4.92%) VPN
11 26 (4.57%) SMTP
12 25 (4.39%) Network Security
13 23 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
14 18 (3.16%) SNMP
15 17 (2.99%) SSH
16 16 (2.81%) FTP
16 16 (2.81%) SSL
17 15 (2.64%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (24.96%) SQL Server
2 109 (19.16%) Oracle Database
3 51 (8.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 45 (7.91%) Data Warehouse
4 45 (7.91%) Oracle Database 12c
5 37 (6.50%) Relational Database
6 36 (6.33%) Big Data
7 30 (5.27%) MySQL
8 29 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 26 (4.57%) DB2
10 25 (4.39%) MongoDB
11 24 (4.22%) Oracle Database 10g
12 23 (4.04%) Base SAS
12 23 (4.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 19 (3.34%) RDBMS
14 18 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
15 17 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
16 13 (2.28%) Oracle Exadata
17 10 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
18 9 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 38 (6.68%) Git (software)
2 34 (5.98%) Jenkins
3 28 (4.92%) JIRA
4 20 (3.51%) Maven
5 15 (2.64%) Gerrit
5 15 (2.64%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (2.46%) Eclipse
7 11 (1.93%) ProC
8 10 (1.76%) PEAR
9 9 (1.58%) Toad
10 8 (1.41%) Subversion
11 6 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.88%) Ant
12 5 (0.88%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.53%) Gradle
13 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.35%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.35%) JUnit
14 2 (0.35%) Log4j
14 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 216 (37.96%) Finance
2 99 (17.40%) Banking
3 26 (4.57%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.64%) Back Office
5 13 (2.28%) Marketing
6 12 (2.11%) Front Office
6 12 (2.11%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.93%) Publishing
8 10 (1.76%) Electronics
8 10 (1.76%) Law
8 10 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.58%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.05%) Advertising
11 4 (0.70%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.53%) Military
12 3 (0.53%) Retail
13 1 (0.18%) Billing
13 1 (0.18%) Local Government
13 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 107 (18.80%) Administrator
2 68 (11.95%) Analyst
3 61 (10.72%) Linux Administrator
4 53 (9.31%) Applications Support
5 48 (8.44%) DBA
6 47 (8.26%) Developer
6 47 (8.26%) Oracle DBA
7 45 (7.91%) Systems Administrator
7 45 (7.91%) Unix Administrator
8 41 (7.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 40 (7.03%) Linux Engineer
10 39 (6.85%) Consultant
10 39 (6.85%) Support Analyst
11 38 (6.68%) Applications Support Analyst
12 37 (6.50%) Support Engineer
13 33 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 30 (5.27%) Unix Engineer
15 28 (4.92%) Architect
16 22 (3.87%) DevOps Engineer
17 21 (3.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (16.52%) Middleware
2 73 (12.83%) Web Services
2 73 (12.83%) XML
3 56 (9.84%) HTML
4 54 (9.49%) .NET
5 50 (8.79%) LDAP
6 31 (5.45%) JSP
7 28 (4.92%) JSON
8 27 (4.75%) SOAP
9 23 (4.04%) FIX Protocol
9 23 (4.04%) J2EE
10 21 (3.69%) Regular Expression
11 18 (3.16%) RESTful
12 16 (2.81%) Spring
13 15 (2.64%) REST
13 15 (2.64%) YAML
14 14 (2.46%) Hibernate
15 13 (2.28%) LAMP
16 12 (2.11%) SailPoint
16 12 (2.11%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.37%) Management Information System
2 44 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (6.33%) Data Centre
4 29 (5.10%) Credit Risk
4 29 (5.10%) Market Risk
5 27 (4.75%) Computer Science
6 24 (4.22%) Fintech
7 23 (4.04%) Clustering
8 19 (3.34%) CMDB
9 18 (3.16%) PKI
9 18 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (2.64%) Private Cloud
11 13 (2.28%) Fixed Income
11 13 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (2.28%) SWIFT
12 12 (2.11%) Equities
13 10 (1.76%) Eurex
13 10 (1.76%) Mainframe
13 10 (1.76%) PMI
14 9 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 464 (81.55%) Linux
2 371 (65.20%) Unix
3 254 (44.64%) Windows
4 161 (28.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 146 (25.66%) AIX
6 102 (17.93%) HPUX
7 97 (17.05%) Windows Server
8 51 (8.96%) CentOS
9 42 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (4.57%) Mac OS X
11 26 (4.57%) Ubuntu
12 19 (3.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (3.16%) SUSE
14 15 (2.64%) Android
14 15 (2.64%) Debian
15 10 (1.76%) Windows NT
16 8 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (1.23%) FreeBSD
17 7 (1.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (17.40%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (16.87%) Project Management
3 83 (14.59%) Problem-Solving
4 77 (13.53%) ITIL
5 61 (10.72%) Change Management
6 49 (8.61%) High Availability
7 45 (7.91%) Configuration Management
8 44 (7.73%) Capacity Planning
8 44 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 43 (7.56%) DevOps
10 42 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 41 (7.21%) Technical Architecture
12 39 (6.85%) Performance Monitoring
13 38 (6.68%) Performance Tuning
14 35 (6.15%) Analytics
14 35 (6.15%) SDLC
15 34 (5.98%) Root Cause Analysis
16 32 (5.62%) Data Management
17 31 (5.45%) Data Integration
17 31 (5.45%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 194 (34.09%) SQL
2 131 (23.02%) Java
2 131 (23.02%) Python
3 105 (18.45%) Shell Script
4 88 (15.47%) Perl
5 83 (14.59%) Bash Shell
6 56 (9.84%) PL/SQL
7 38 (6.68%) PowerShell
8 37 (6.50%) C++
9 34 (5.98%) Korn
10 32 (5.62%) C#
11 30 (5.27%) JavaScript
12 27 (4.75%) PHP
13 22 (3.87%) C
13 22 (3.87%) Ruby
14 18 (3.16%) AWK
15 15 (2.64%) VB
16 13 (2.28%) Bourne shell
17 10 (1.76%) C-shell
18 4 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (11.42%) Degree
2 22 (3.87%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.34%) Oracle Certification
4 15 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (2.46%) RHCE
6 12 (2.11%) PMI Certification
7 11 (1.93%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.76%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.41%) HNC
9 8 (1.41%) HND
9 8 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.23%) CCNA
10 7 (1.23%) CISSP
11 6 (1.05%) OCA
11 6 (1.05%) Sun Certification
11 6 (1.05%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.88%) GCIA
12 5 (0.88%) GCIH
12 5 (0.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.15%) SLA
2 29 (5.10%) Data Quality
3 19 (3.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (2.99%) FISMA
5 12 (2.11%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.41%) QA
7 5 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.70%) GDPR
8 4 (0.70%) PMO
9 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 78 (13.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (8.44%) Active Directory
3 44 (7.73%) Oracle RAC
4 33 (5.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 24 (4.22%) Docker
6 21 (3.69%) Hyper-V
7 19 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (2.81%) Samba
10 15 (2.64%) VirtualBox
11 14 (2.46%) vSphere
12 13 (2.28%) XenApp
13 12 (2.11%) XenServer
14 9 (1.58%) GPFS
14 9 (1.58%) KVM
15 8 (1.41%) MetaFrame
16 6 (1.05%) iptables
16 6 (1.05%) LXC
16 6 (1.05%) NFS
17 5 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 73 (12.83%) Puppet
2 58 (10.19%) Ansible
3 46 (8.08%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (6.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 38 (6.68%) Oracle RMAN
5 35 (6.15%) Data Guard
6 31 (5.45%) Control-M
7 26 (4.57%) Nagios
7 26 (4.57%) Oracle ZFS
8 23 (4.04%) Norton AntiVirus
9 21 (3.69%) NetBackup
10 15 (2.64%) EMC NetWorker
10 15 (2.64%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 15 (2.64%) Rancher
10 15 (2.64%) SCOM
10 15 (2.64%) Sysdig
10 15 (2.64%) vRealize
11 13 (2.28%) Red Hat Satellite
12 12 (2.11%) Unicenter
13 10 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 293 (51.49%) Oracle
2 203 (35.68%) Red Hat
3 107 (18.80%) VMware
4 91 (15.99%) Microsoft
5 82 (14.41%) HP
6 62 (10.90%) Cisco
7 59 (10.37%) EMC
8 48 (8.44%) IBM
9 46 (8.08%) NetApp
10 36 (6.33%) Splunk
10 36 (6.33%) Symantec
11 34 (5.98%) Sybase
12 31 (5.45%) McAfee
13 30 (5.27%) BMC
14 27 (4.75%) WorldPay
15 25 (4.39%) New Relic
15 25 (4.39%) Sun
15 25 (4.39%) Veritas
16 24 (4.22%) Citrix
17 21 (3.69%) CheckPoint