Period
to 15 April 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 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 753 729 788
Rank change year-on-year -24 +59 -154
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 91 245 362
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.56% 1.02% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 66 175 306
10th Percentile £32,976 £32,000 £36,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £70,625 £73,438
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -5.26%

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 16,345 24,035 34,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.54% 21.38% 23.13%
Number of salaries quoted 13,227 19,597 27,785
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +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 April 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 April 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 -4 81 £57,500 +4.55% 22
UK excluding London -13 49 £47,500 +1.06% 14
London +71 39 £75,000 +3.45% 10
North of England +29 23 £47,500 +11.76% 4
North West +28 12 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Midlands +27 12 £48,000 +12.28% 3
Work from Home -126 11 £48,000 +2.13% 4
Yorkshire +5 10 £47,500 -20.83% 3
South East +43 6 £70,000 +16.67% 3
East Midlands +31 6 £50,000 +25.00% 2
West Midlands +18 6 £46,250 +3.06% 1
Wales +37 4 £23,750 -49.47%
Scotland +13 4 £30,523 -14.02% 2
North East +18 1 £41,500 +10.67%

For the 6 months to 15 April 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 84 (92.31%) Linux
2 48 (52.75%) Oracle
3 45 (49.45%) SQL
3 45 (49.45%) Unix
4 42 (46.15%) Windows
5 35 (38.46%) Perl
6 31 (34.07%) Bash Shell
7 27 (29.67%) Banking
8 23 (25.27%) Java
9 22 (24.18%) Microsoft
9 22 (24.18%) Red Hat
9 22 (24.18%) Performance Tuning
10 21 (23.08%) SQL Server
10 21 (23.08%) AIX
10 21 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (21.98%) PowerShell
12 19 (20.88%) Python
13 18 (19.78%) Active Directory
13 18 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (19.78%) Finance
13 18 (19.78%) VMware
14 17 (18.68%) Investment Banking
15 16 (17.58%) DevOps
15 16 (17.58%) Windows Server
15 16 (17.58%) AWS
16 14 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (15.38%) Jenkins
17 13 (14.29%) Oracle Database
17 13 (14.29%) Ansible
17 13 (14.29%) Shell Script

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 8 (8.79%) JBoss
2 4 (4.40%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.30%) Apache
3 3 (3.30%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.20%) IIS
4 2 (2.20%) nginx
4 2 (2.20%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.10%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.10%) SAS
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.10%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.58%) AWS
2 8 (8.79%) Azure
3 6 (6.59%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (5.49%) IaaS
5 4 (4.40%) GCP
5 4 (4.40%) PaaS
5 4 (4.40%) SaaS
6 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.10%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.10%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.99%) DNS
1 10 (10.99%) SAN
2 8 (8.79%) FIX Connectivity
3 6 (6.59%) SSL
3 6 (6.59%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.49%) DHCP
4 5 (5.49%) Firewall
4 5 (5.49%) VPN
5 4 (4.40%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (4.40%) NAS
5 4 (4.40%) Network Security
6 2 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.20%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (2.20%) IPv4
6 2 (2.20%) IPv6
6 2 (2.20%) LAN
6 2 (2.20%) WAN
6 2 (2.20%) X.509
7 1 (1.10%) HTTP
7 1 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 8 (8.79%) RDBMS
3 8 (8.79%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.59%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.20%) Big Data
7 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.10%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.10%) InfluxDB
7 1 (1.10%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 12 (13.19%) JIRA
3 7 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.40%) MSI
5 3 (3.30%) Artifactory
5 3 (3.30%) Bitbucket
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (3.30%) SonarQube
5 3 (3.30%) Subversion
5 3 (3.30%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.20%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.20%) GDB
6 2 (2.20%) IntelliJ
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.10%) Ant
7 1 (1.10%) Maven
General
1 27 (29.67%) Banking
2 18 (19.78%) Finance
3 17 (18.68%) Investment Banking
4 8 (8.79%) Front Office
5 3 (3.30%) Legal
5 3 (3.30%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.20%) Back Office
6 2 (2.20%) Electronics
6 2 (2.20%) Local Government
6 2 (2.20%) Police
6 2 (2.20%) Retail
6 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.10%) Housing Association
7 1 (1.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (16.48%) Unix Engineer
2 13 (14.29%) Developer
3 11 (12.09%) Applications Support
3 11 (12.09%) DBA
4 9 (9.89%) Analyst
4 9 (9.89%) Applications Support Analyst
4 9 (9.89%) Architect
4 9 (9.89%) Oracle DBA
4 9 (9.89%) Support Analyst
5 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Investment Banking Java Developer
5 7 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Administrator
6 6 (6.59%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.49%) Consultant
7 5 (5.49%) Requirements Architect
8 4 (4.40%) Junior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (4.40%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.79%) FIX Protocol
1 8 (8.79%) Middleware
2 7 (7.69%) Hibernate
2 7 (7.69%) JPA
2 7 (7.69%) Spring
2 7 (7.69%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (3.30%) REST
4 2 (2.20%) CSS
4 2 (2.20%) HTML
4 2 (2.20%) JSP
4 2 (2.20%) Kafka
4 2 (2.20%) POSIX
4 2 (2.20%) SOAP
5 1 (1.10%) .NET
5 1 (1.10%) JSON
5 1 (1.10%) LDAP
5 1 (1.10%) Web Services
5 1 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.10%) XML
5 1 (1.10%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.19%) Clustering
2 8 (8.79%) Eurex
3 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.69%) PKI
4 6 (6.59%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.40%) AS400
6 3 (3.30%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.20%) Derivative
7 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.20%) Replication
8 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.10%) CMDB
8 1 (1.10%) Contactless
8 1 (1.10%) e-Health
8 1 (1.10%) Equities
8 1 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.10%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 84 (92.31%) Linux
2 45 (49.45%) Unix
3 42 (46.15%) Windows
4 21 (23.08%) AIX
5 16 (17.58%) Windows Server
6 14 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (9.89%) Ubuntu
8 8 (8.79%) CentOS
9 7 (7.69%) HPUX
10 6 (6.59%) SUSE
11 5 (5.49%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (4.40%) VMS
13 2 (2.20%) OpenVMS
14 1 (1.10%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (1.10%) Debian
14 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
14 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.18%) Performance Tuning
2 21 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.58%) DevOps
4 12 (13.19%) ITIL
5 11 (12.09%) High Availability
6 10 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (9.89%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (8.79%) Client Onboarding
8 8 (8.79%) Fintech
8 8 (8.79%) Multithreading
8 8 (8.79%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (7.69%) Data Integration
9 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (7.69%) Multithreaded Programming
10 6 (6.59%) Storage Management
11 5 (5.49%) Coaching
11 5 (5.49%) Configuration Management
11 5 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (5.49%) Problem Management
12 4 (4.40%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (49.45%) SQL
2 35 (38.46%) Perl
3 31 (34.07%) Bash Shell
4 23 (25.27%) Java
5 20 (21.98%) PowerShell
6 19 (20.88%) Python
7 13 (14.29%) Shell Script
8 11 (12.09%) PL/SQL
9 8 (8.79%) Ruby
10 7 (7.69%) Scala
11 3 (3.30%) Korn
11 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.20%) C
12 2 (2.20%) C++
12 2 (2.20%) C-shell
12 2 (2.20%) Delphi
12 2 (2.20%) Go
12 2 (2.20%) VB
13 1 (1.10%) C#
13 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.49%) Degree
4 4 (4.40%) DBS Check
4 4 (4.40%) OCA
4 4 (4.40%) OCP
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (3.30%) CCNA
5 3 (3.30%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.30%) IBM AIX Certification
5 3 (3.30%) RHCE
5 3 (3.30%) Sun Certification
6 2 (2.20%) HNC
7 1 (1.10%) CCIE
7 1 (1.10%) CCNP
7 1 (1.10%) MCDST
7 1 (1.10%) MCITP
7 1 (1.10%) MCP
7 1 (1.10%) MCSA
7 1 (1.10%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.09%) SLA
2 3 (3.30%) GDPR
2 3 (3.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 18 (19.78%) Active Directory
1 18 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (9.89%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (6.59%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.40%) Firmware
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.20%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.20%) KVM
5 2 (2.20%) NFS
5 2 (2.20%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.20%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.20%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.20%) XenApp
6 1 (1.10%) Docker
6 1 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 13 (14.29%) Ansible
2 11 (12.09%) Puppet
3 7 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (6.59%) Data Guard
4 6 (6.59%) SCOM
5 5 (5.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (4.40%) Oracle Statspack
6 4 (4.40%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (4.40%) SCCM
7 3 (3.30%) Nagios
7 3 (3.30%) SCOrch
8 2 (2.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (2.20%) MOM
8 2 (2.20%) Terraform
8 2 (2.20%) WSUS
9 1 (1.10%) Control-M
9 1 (1.10%) Grafana
9 1 (1.10%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.10%) TADDM
9 1 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 48 (52.75%) Oracle
2 22 (24.18%) Microsoft
2 22 (24.18%) Red Hat
3 18 (19.78%) VMware
4 12 (13.19%) Sybase
5 9 (9.89%) Bloomberg
5 9 (9.89%) Cisco
5 9 (9.89%) Reuters
6 8 (8.79%) CQG
6 8 (8.79%) Fidessa
6 8 (8.79%) IBM
6 8 (8.79%) ION Trading
6 8 (8.79%) Patsystems
6 8 (8.79%) Trayport
7 7 (7.69%) TIBCO
8 6 (6.59%) EMC
9 4 (4.40%) HP
9 4 (4.40%) Veeam
10 3 (3.30%) F5
10 3 (3.30%) Nimsoft