Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 590 468 418
Rank change year-on-year -122 -50 -115
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 707 1,063 1,587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.61% 0.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.67% 2.51% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 506 799 1,201
UK median annual salary £57,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% +5.00% -2.91%
10th Percentile £34,625 £32,450 £32,000
90th Percentile £83,125 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% -5.56%

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 42,325 42,425 55,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.17% 24.15% 26.19%
Number of salaries quoted 34,758 35,744 46,636
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% - +2.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +6.67%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 -158 632 £57,500 +9.52% 85
UK excluding London -143 373 £47,500 -5.00% 60
London -77 305 £65,000 +4.00% 35
South East -135 106 £52,500 - 10
North of England -45 93 £47,500 +7.95% 8
East of England -30 78 £62,500 +8.70% 16
North West -26 58 £47,500 -2.06% 3
Scotland -18 42 £37,500 -16.67% 7
Midlands -3 33 £38,500 -10.80% 9
East Midlands +37 24 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Yorkshire -3 24 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Wales +10 9 £36,000 -10.00% 3
West Midlands -18 9 £39,000 -17.46% 6
South West -63 7 £42,500 -3.41% 7
Northern Ireland -15 5 £40,000 -27.27%
North East -42 5 £65,000 +58.08% 1

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 621 (87.84%) Linux
2 516 (72.98%) Unix
3 340 (48.09%) Oracle
4 334 (47.24%) Windows
5 238 (33.66%) Finance
6 225 (31.82%) SQL
7 218 (30.83%) Java
8 186 (26.31%) AIX
9 159 (22.49%) Red Hat
10 146 (20.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 139 (19.66%) Shell Script
12 131 (18.53%) SQL Server
12 131 (18.53%) Firewall
13 129 (18.25%) TCP/IP
14 126 (17.82%) Banking
15 118 (16.69%) VMware
16 116 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
17 113 (15.98%) HPUX
18 109 (15.42%) ITIL
19 105 (14.85%) Tomcat
20 100 (14.14%) Bash Shell
21 99 (14.00%) Microsoft
21 99 (14.00%) HP
22 97 (13.72%) Perl
22 97 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
23 94 (13.30%) Oracle Database
24 93 (13.15%) SAN
25 89 (12.59%) Cisco
25 89 (12.59%) Python
25 89 (12.59%) WebSphere

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
1 105 (14.85%) Tomcat
2 89 (12.59%) WebSphere
3 85 (12.02%) Apache
4 74 (10.47%) WebLogic
5 59 (8.35%) JBoss
6 23 (3.25%) WebSphere Application Server
7 19 (2.69%) MS Exchange
7 19 (2.69%) SAS
8 18 (2.55%) Confluence
8 18 (2.55%) MQSeries
9 15 (2.12%) IIS
10 14 (1.98%) iPlanet
11 13 (1.84%) SharePoint
12 12 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (1.27%) OpenStack
13 9 (1.27%) Skype for Business
14 8 (1.13%) Oracle Application Server
14 8 (1.13%) Oracle Service Bus
15 6 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 23 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.56%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 11 (1.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 11 (1.56%) SAP R/3
2 7 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.85%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 5 (0.71%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.57%) Kondor
6 3 (0.42%) Actimize
6 3 (0.42%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.42%) Magento
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.28%) Staffware
8 1 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.14%) CSG Singleview
8 1 (0.14%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 72 (10.18%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (7.36%) SaaS
3 47 (6.65%) PaaS
4 44 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 40 (5.66%) IaaS
6 24 (3.39%) Office 365
7 10 (1.41%) Amazon S3
8 9 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (1.13%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.99%) Amazon Glacier
11 6 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.57%) Route 53
14 3 (0.42%) Oracle CX
15 2 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
16 1 (0.14%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 131 (18.53%) Firewall
2 129 (18.25%) TCP/IP
3 93 (13.15%) SAN
4 62 (8.77%) DNS
5 49 (6.93%) HTTP
6 43 (6.08%) VPN
7 41 (5.80%) DHCP
8 38 (5.37%) Internet
8 38 (5.37%) SSH
9 37 (5.23%) SSL
10 32 (4.53%) WAN
11 30 (4.24%) Ethernet
12 28 (3.96%) NAS
12 28 (3.96%) Wireless
13 24 (3.39%) LAN
14 23 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
15 20 (2.83%) Kerberos
16 16 (2.26%) NetScaler
16 16 (2.26%) Network Security
17 15 (2.12%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (18.53%) SQL Server
2 94 (13.30%) Oracle Database
3 80 (11.32%) Relational Database
4 65 (9.19%) MySQL
5 56 (7.92%) PostgreSQL
6 49 (6.93%) Oracle Database 12c
7 47 (6.65%) RDBMS
8 36 (5.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 34 (4.81%) DB2
10 30 (4.24%) BusinessObjects
11 25 (3.54%) Big Data
12 16 (2.26%) Oracle Database 10g
13 12 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (1.70%) DataStage
13 12 (1.70%) LucidDB
14 11 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (1.13%) MongoDB
17 7 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
17 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 54 (7.64%) Jenkins
2 33 (4.67%) Git (software)
3 31 (4.38%) Maven
4 29 (4.10%) JIRA
5 26 (3.68%) ClearCase
5 26 (3.68%) Subversion
6 20 (2.83%) TeamCity
7 15 (2.12%) Gradle
8 11 (1.56%) Bitbucket
9 8 (1.13%) CppUnit
9 8 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
9 8 (1.13%) ProC
10 7 (0.99%) Ant
11 6 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.85%) ERwin
11 6 (0.85%) Hudson
12 5 (0.71%) JUnit
12 5 (0.71%) LabVIEW
12 5 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.71%) PROIV
General
1 238 (33.66%) Finance
2 126 (17.82%) Banking
3 60 (8.49%) Investment Banking
4 47 (6.65%) Front Office
5 30 (4.24%) Retail Banking
6 29 (4.10%) Back Office
7 23 (3.25%) Advertising
8 22 (3.11%) Telecoms
9 20 (2.83%) French Language
9 20 (2.83%) German Language
10 13 (1.84%) Marketing
11 11 (1.56%) Retail
12 9 (1.27%) Electronics
12 9 (1.27%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.99%) Law
14 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.42%) Games
16 2 (0.28%) Arabic Language
16 2 (0.28%) Digital Economy
16 2 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 111 (15.70%) Analyst
2 73 (10.33%) Administrator
3 68 (9.62%) Developer
4 61 (8.63%) Applications Support
5 58 (8.20%) Unix Engineer
6 56 (7.92%) Architect
6 56 (7.92%) Support Analyst
7 53 (7.50%) Consultant
8 43 (6.08%) Linux Engineer
8 43 (6.08%) Systems Administrator
9 42 (5.94%) Support Engineer
10 36 (5.09%) Unix Administrator
11 35 (4.95%) Java Developer
12 33 (4.67%) Linux Administrator
13 32 (4.53%) Security Analyst
14 30 (4.24%) DBA
15 28 (3.96%) Oracle DBA
15 28 (3.96%) Senior Developer
16 26 (3.68%) Linux Support
17 24 (3.39%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (12.02%) XML
2 77 (10.89%) Middleware
2 77 (10.89%) Web Services
3 75 (10.61%) J2EE
4 64 (9.05%) LDAP
5 57 (8.06%) SOAP
5 57 (8.06%) Spring
6 47 (6.65%) HTML
7 44 (6.22%) .NET
7 44 (6.22%) REST
8 43 (6.08%) XSLT
9 39 (5.52%) FIX Protocol
9 39 (5.52%) JSP
10 29 (4.10%) JMS
10 29 (4.10%) Spring Security
11 27 (3.82%) JDBC
11 27 (3.82%) JSON
12 26 (3.68%) XSD
13 17 (2.40%) J2SE
14 16 (2.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.49%) Data Centre
2 56 (7.92%) Clustering
3 52 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (7.21%) Enterprise Software
5 47 (6.65%) Management Information System
6 42 (5.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 40 (5.66%) Computer Science
8 28 (3.96%) Fintech
8 28 (3.96%) User Experience
9 25 (3.54%) Derivative
10 19 (2.69%) DataPower
10 19 (2.69%) Replication
11 14 (1.98%) Eurex
11 14 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.84%) SWIFT
13 12 (1.70%) Cyberthreat
13 12 (1.70%) Equities
14 11 (1.56%) Public Cloud
15 10 (1.41%) N-Tier
16 9 (1.27%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 621 (87.84%) Linux
2 516 (72.98%) Unix
3 334 (47.24%) Windows
4 186 (26.31%) AIX
5 146 (20.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 113 (15.98%) HPUX
7 73 (10.33%) Windows Server
8 50 (7.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 50 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (5.37%) SUSE
10 35 (4.95%) CentOS
11 27 (3.82%) Debian
12 24 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (3.11%) Oracle Linux
13 22 (3.11%) Windows 2000
14 21 (2.97%) Ubuntu
14 21 (2.97%) Windows 7
15 18 (2.55%) Mac OS X
16 16 (2.26%) Windows 10
17 11 (1.56%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (15.42%) ITIL
3 82 (11.60%) DevOps
4 73 (10.33%) Performance Tuning
5 72 (10.18%) High Availability
6 62 (8.77%) Project Management
7 61 (8.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 55 (7.78%) Load Balancing
9 54 (7.64%) Migration
10 53 (7.50%) Incident Management
11 51 (7.21%) SDLC
12 49 (6.93%) Mentoring
13 48 (6.79%) Capacity Management
14 46 (6.51%) Change Management
14 46 (6.51%) Service Delivery
15 42 (5.94%) Coaching
16 41 (5.80%) Configuration Management
16 41 (5.80%) E-Commerce
16 41 (5.80%) Information Security
17 40 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 225 (31.82%) SQL
2 218 (30.83%) Java
3 139 (19.66%) Shell Script
4 100 (14.14%) Bash Shell
5 97 (13.72%) Perl
6 89 (12.59%) Python
7 54 (7.64%) PowerShell
8 52 (7.36%) C++
9 48 (6.79%) JavaScript
10 31 (4.38%) C
11 28 (3.96%) Korn
12 23 (3.25%) PL/SQL
13 22 (3.11%) Ruby
14 13 (1.84%) Bourne shell
14 13 (1.84%) C#
14 13 (1.84%) VB
15 11 (1.56%) PHP
16 8 (1.13%) AWK
16 8 (1.13%) C-shell
17 6 (0.85%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 73 (10.33%) Degree
2 30 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (2.40%) RHCE
4 16 (2.26%) CCNA
5 14 (1.98%) CCIE
6 12 (1.70%) CCNP
7 11 (1.56%) RHCSA
8 9 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.13%) CISSP
9 8 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (0.99%) CISM
11 6 (0.85%) CCSP
11 6 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.71%) JNCIE
13 4 (0.57%) Security Cleared
14 3 (0.42%) CCIP
14 3 (0.42%) JNCIP
14 3 (0.42%) MCSE
14 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.08%) SLA
2 34 (4.81%) QA
3 13 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.27%) GDPR
5 9 (1.27%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.71%) COBIT
6 5 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.57%) PMO
7 4 (0.57%) PSD2
7 4 (0.57%) SEPA
8 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 97 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (9.05%) Active Directory
3 37 (5.23%) VMware ESXi
4 33 (4.67%) Hyper-V
5 27 (3.82%) NFS
6 23 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (2.97%) vSphere
8 19 (2.69%) Samba
9 18 (2.55%) Docker
10 17 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
11 15 (2.12%) KVM
12 14 (1.98%) iptables
13 13 (1.84%) Oracle RAC
14 11 (1.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 11 (1.56%) XenApp
15 7 (0.99%) Apache Flume
15 7 (0.99%) XenServer
16 5 (0.71%) GlusterFS
16 5 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 4 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (8.77%) Ansible
2 55 (7.78%) Puppet
3 52 (7.36%) Nagios
4 33 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (4.10%) Oracle ZFS
6 26 (3.68%) NetBackup
7 25 (3.54%) Tivoli
8 24 (3.39%) Cacti
9 23 (3.25%) Oracle RMAN
10 21 (2.97%) Red Hat Satellite
11 18 (2.55%) Data Guard
12 17 (2.40%) OpenView
13 14 (1.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 13 (1.84%) Backup Exec
15 12 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
15 12 (1.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
16 11 (1.56%) QRadar
16 11 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
17 8 (1.13%) Icinga
17 8 (1.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 340 (48.09%) Oracle
2 159 (22.49%) Red Hat
3 118 (16.69%) VMware
4 99 (14.00%) HP
4 99 (14.00%) Microsoft
5 89 (12.59%) Cisco
6 85 (12.02%) IBM
7 76 (10.75%) Sybase
8 65 (9.19%) Sun
9 51 (7.21%) EMC
9 51 (7.21%) NetApp
10 43 (6.08%) Veritas
11 42 (5.94%) Palo Alto
12 40 (5.66%) Citrix
13 37 (5.23%) Juniper
13 37 (5.23%) TIBCO
14 32 (4.53%) Brocade
14 32 (4.53%) CheckPoint
15 29 (4.10%) F5
16 27 (3.82%) Splunk