Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 500 453 365
Rank change year-on-year -47 -88 -79
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 918 1250 1952
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.65% 0.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.11% 2.58% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 605 951 1571
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -1.96% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,596
% change year-on-year -5.26% +8.96% -3.12%

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 43480 48383 58199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.94% 25.10% 26.41%
Number of salaries quoted 35115 41262 49033
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 2017. 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 -66 840 £57,500 +13.86% 31
London +25 478 £62,500 +4.17% 11
UK excluding London -122 405 £45,000 -5.26% 22
South East -28 159 £48,000 -4.00% 4
North of England -79 62 £44,000 +10.00% 6
East of England -48 61 £56,250 -6.25% 5
South West +20 46 £38,500 -14.44% 1
Scotland -37 32 £38,000 -14.61% 2
Midlands -26 29 £40,500 -10.99% 4
Yorkshire -15 28 £40,000 - 2
North West -35 23 £45,000 - 4
West Midlands -42 19 £41,500 -12.63% 3
East Midlands +28 10 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Wales +6 10 £43,000 +30.30%
Northern Ireland -15 6 £40,000 -27.27%
North East -19 5 £65,000 +62.50%

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Solaris.

1 788 (85.84%) Linux
2 699 (76.14%) Unix
3 422 (45.97%) Windows
4 367 (39.98%) Finance
5 354 (38.56%) Oracle
6 348 (37.91%) Red Hat
7 269 (29.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 244 (26.58%) Banking
9 230 (25.05%) Java
10 222 (24.18%) DevOps
11 210 (22.88%) SQL
12 187 (20.37%) VMware
13 178 (19.39%) Python
14 172 (18.74%) Investment Banking
15 165 (17.97%) AIX
16 163 (17.76%) Perl
17 156 (16.99%) SQL Server
18 142 (15.47%) TCP/IP
19 137 (14.92%) ITIL
20 129 (14.05%) Retail
20 129 (14.05%) Asset Management
21 127 (13.83%) Wealth Management
22 126 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
22 126 (13.73%) Cisco
23 122 (13.29%) Jenkins
24 120 (13.07%) Retail Banking
25 118 (12.85%) Puppet
25 118 (12.85%) Microsoft
26 114 (12.42%) SAN
26 114 (12.42%) Firewall

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
1 110 (11.98%) WebLogic
2 105 (11.44%) Tomcat
3 103 (11.22%) Apache
4 83 (9.04%) WebSphere
5 66 (7.19%) JBoss
6 36 (3.92%) SharePoint
7 29 (3.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 23 (2.51%) IIS
9 20 (2.18%) Confluence
9 20 (2.18%) Oracle Service Bus
10 19 (2.07%) WebSphere Application Server
11 13 (1.42%) MQSeries
12 12 (1.31%) Oracle Application Server
12 12 (1.31%) SAS
13 10 (1.09%) Apache TomEE
14 9 (0.98%) OpenROAD
14 9 (0.98%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.98%) Skype for Business
15 8 (0.87%) CMS
15 8 (0.87%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 29 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.74%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.22%) SPSS
7 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
1 10 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.44%) Actimize
4 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.44%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.22%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.22%) Kondor
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 54 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (5.66%) GitHub
3 31 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (2.51%) IaaS
5 17 (1.85%) PaaS
6 10 (1.09%) Office 365
7 8 (0.87%) SaaS
8 6 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.65%) Joyent
9 3 (0.33%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.11%) G Suite
11 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.11%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle CX
11 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 142 (15.47%) TCP/IP
2 114 (12.42%) Firewall
2 114 (12.42%) SAN
3 86 (9.37%) DNS
4 69 (7.52%) LDAP
5 60 (6.54%) DHCP
6 58 (6.32%) HTTP
7 36 (3.92%) NAS
8 35 (3.81%) Internet
9 33 (3.59%) SSL
10 30 (3.27%) SMTP
10 30 (3.27%) SSH
11 27 (2.94%) FTP
11 27 (2.94%) NetScaler
12 25 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (2.61%) Ethernet
14 22 (2.40%) VPN
15 20 (2.18%) WAN
16 16 (1.74%) LAN
17 15 (1.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (16.99%) SQL Server
2 96 (10.46%) Oracle Database
3 69 (7.52%) MySQL
4 67 (7.30%) Relational Database
5 49 (5.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 45 (4.90%) Oracle Database 12c
7 30 (3.27%) Oracle Exadata
7 30 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (2.94%) MongoDB
8 27 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
9 23 (2.51%) DB2
9 23 (2.51%) RDBMS
10 17 (1.85%) Big Data
10 17 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (1.85%) NoSQL
11 16 (1.74%) Oracle ODI
11 16 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
12 14 (1.53%) Informix
13 13 (1.42%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 122 (13.29%) Jenkins
2 111 (12.09%) TeamCity
3 61 (6.64%) Maven
4 51 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 48 (5.23%) Gradle
6 24 (2.61%) JIRA
7 20 (2.18%) Subversion
8 17 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (1.74%) Hudson
10 13 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (1.42%) Selenium
10 13 (1.42%) Talend Open Studio
11 12 (1.31%) Git (software)
11 12 (1.31%) InstallShield
12 11 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (1.09%) Ant
13 10 (1.09%) JUnit
14 8 (0.87%) PROIV
15 5 (0.54%) HttpUnit
15 5 (0.54%) JMeter
General
1 367 (39.98%) Finance
2 244 (26.58%) Banking
3 172 (18.74%) Investment Banking
4 129 (14.05%) Retail
5 120 (13.07%) Retail Banking
6 76 (8.28%) Telecoms
7 31 (3.38%) Digital Economy
8 25 (2.72%) Aerospace
8 25 (2.72%) German Language
9 24 (2.61%) Automotive
9 24 (2.61%) Financial Institution
10 22 (2.40%) Front Office
11 14 (1.53%) Advertising
12 13 (1.42%) French Language
13 12 (1.31%) Back Office
14 5 (0.54%) Games
15 4 (0.44%) Electronics
15 4 (0.44%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.44%) Marketing
16 3 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 121 (13.18%) Administrator
2 99 (10.78%) Subject Matter Expert
3 90 (9.80%) Unix Engineer
4 89 (9.69%) Analyst
5 85 (9.26%) Linux Engineer
6 80 (8.71%) Developer
7 78 (8.50%) DBA
8 67 (7.30%) Architect
9 56 (6.10%) Unix Administrator
10 54 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
11 46 (5.01%) Consultant
12 40 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 38 (4.14%) Support Analyst
14 35 (3.81%) Support Engineer
15 33 (3.59%) Systems Administrator
16 32 (3.49%) Linux Administrator
17 31 (3.38%) DevOps Engineer
17 31 (3.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 27 (2.94%) Solaris Engineer
19 26 (2.83%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (11.11%) XML
2 100 (10.89%) Middleware
3 95 (10.35%) .NET
4 91 (9.91%) Web Services
5 55 (5.99%) SOAP
6 52 (5.66%) Spring
7 48 (5.23%) REST
8 46 (5.01%) HTML
8 46 (5.01%) Oracle Fusion
9 43 (4.68%) XSLT
10 41 (4.47%) J2EE
11 39 (4.25%) JSP
12 33 (3.59%) Spring Security
13 27 (2.94%) FIX Protocol
14 26 (2.83%) XSD
15 23 (2.51%) Java EE
16 21 (2.29%) JDBC
17 20 (2.18%) JSON
18 18 (1.96%) ASP.NET
19 17 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 82 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (7.52%) Data Centre
3 64 (6.97%) Clustering
4 53 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 44 (4.79%) Computer Science
6 32 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (3.05%) User Experience
8 26 (2.83%) Enterprise Storage
9 17 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (1.74%) Hedge funds
11 15 (1.63%) Derivative
12 14 (1.53%) Data Structures
13 13 (1.42%) Fintech
13 13 (1.42%) Public Cloud
14 12 (1.31%) EMC VNX
14 12 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
14 12 (1.31%) Renewable Energy
14 12 (1.31%) SWIFT
15 11 (1.20%) N-Tier
16 10 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 788 (85.84%) Linux
2 699 (76.14%) Unix
3 422 (45.97%) Windows
4 269 (29.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 165 (17.97%) AIX
6 65 (7.08%) Windows Server
7 64 (6.97%) HPUX
8 58 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (5.66%) CentOS
10 50 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 32 (3.49%) Windows 2000
12 27 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (2.61%) SUSE
14 21 (2.29%) Ubuntu
15 20 (2.18%) Oracle Linux
16 16 (1.74%) Fedora
17 15 (1.63%) Debian
18 14 (1.53%) Windows 7
18 14 (1.53%) Windows NT
19 9 (0.98%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (24.18%) DevOps
2 137 (14.92%) ITIL
3 129 (14.05%) Asset Management
4 127 (13.83%) Wealth Management
5 126 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
6 93 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
7 90 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
8 75 (8.17%) SDLC
9 73 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
10 70 (7.63%) Configuration Management
11 67 (7.30%) Task Automation
12 62 (6.75%) High Availability
13 60 (6.54%) Change Management
14 59 (6.43%) Service Delivery
15 55 (5.99%) Mentoring
15 55 (5.99%) Migration
15 55 (5.99%) Risk Management
16 48 (5.23%) Feasibility Study
17 47 (5.12%) Problem Management
18 45 (4.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 230 (25.05%) Java
2 210 (22.88%) SQL
3 178 (19.39%) Python
4 163 (17.76%) Perl
5 100 (10.89%) Shell Script
6 80 (8.71%) Ruby
7 64 (6.97%) JavaScript
8 60 (6.54%) Bash Shell
9 56 (6.10%) C++
9 56 (6.10%) PowerShell
10 50 (5.45%) C
11 48 (5.23%) PHP
11 48 (5.23%) PL/SQL
12 41 (4.47%) Korn
13 33 (3.59%) Bourne shell
14 32 (3.49%) VB
15 30 (3.27%) C#
16 17 (1.85%) C-shell
17 11 (1.20%) Embedded C
17 11 (1.20%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 103 (11.22%) Degree
2 43 (4.68%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (2.61%) DV Cleared
3 24 (2.61%) ISEB
4 18 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 15 (1.63%) RHCE
6 13 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.42%) ISTQB
7 12 (1.31%) APMG
7 12 (1.31%) PMI Certification
7 12 (1.31%) PMP
8 11 (1.20%) CCIE
8 11 (1.20%) CCNA
8 11 (1.20%) CCNP
8 11 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 11 (1.20%) RHCSA
9 10 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.98%) CREST Certified
11 6 (0.65%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (9.04%) SLA
2 68 (7.41%) QA
3 9 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.98%) SEPA
4 7 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.44%) SAS 70
6 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.22%) DICOM
7 2 (0.22%) HL7
7 2 (0.22%) PMO
7 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 88 (9.59%) Active Directory
2 86 (9.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (4.36%) VMware ESXi
4 36 (3.92%) Hyper-V
5 35 (3.81%) Oracle RAC
6 23 (2.51%) NFS
7 20 (2.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 19 (2.07%) vSphere
9 17 (1.85%) GlusterFS
10 14 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (1.31%) Docker
12 12 (1.31%) KVM
12 12 (1.31%) XenApp
13 10 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.98%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.98%) XenServer
15 8 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
15 8 (0.87%) ISA Server
15 8 (0.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 118 (12.85%) Puppet
2 89 (9.69%) Ansible
3 64 (6.97%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (5.12%) Nagios
4 47 (5.12%) NetBackup
5 36 (3.92%) Oracle ZFS
6 29 (3.16%) Oracle RMAN
7 24 (2.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 20 (2.18%) Red Hat Satellite
9 19 (2.07%) OpenView
10 18 (1.96%) Control-M
11 17 (1.85%) vCenter Server
12 16 (1.74%) Icinga
13 15 (1.63%) Data Guard
13 15 (1.63%) Tivoli
14 13 (1.42%) Cacti
14 13 (1.42%) SCOM
14 13 (1.42%) SolarWinds Orion
14 13 (1.42%) ZABBIX
15 11 (1.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 354 (38.56%) Oracle
2 348 (37.91%) Red Hat
3 187 (20.37%) VMware
4 126 (13.73%) Cisco
5 118 (12.85%) Microsoft
6 86 (9.37%) IBM
6 86 (9.37%) Veritas
7 85 (9.26%) Sybase
8 77 (8.39%) Sun
9 71 (7.73%) HP
10 61 (6.64%) Citrix
11 59 (6.43%) NetApp
12 52 (5.66%) F5
13 47 (5.12%) Palo Alto
14 41 (4.47%) Splunk
15 40 (4.36%) Juniper
16 35 (3.81%) CheckPoint
17 33 (3.59%) Crossbeam
17 33 (3.59%) EMC
18 32 (3.49%) Blue Coat