The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Solaris skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 212 169
Rank change year-on-year -7 -43  
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 13 27 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.44% 1.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.15% 2.31% 4.86%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 58
Median salary £50,000 £41,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.95% -21.90%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £39,065 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £49,600 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £46,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year -1.07% -  

Solaris is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1127 1168 1214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 21.85% 18.98% 21.38%
Number of salaries quoted 975 957 1077
Median salary £36,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.76% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Solaris as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in the West Midlands

Solaris
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solaris in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Solaris in the West Midlands

Solaris
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Solaris in the West Midlands

Solaris
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -1 10 £50,000 +21.95%
Birmingham -4 3 - -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 21 (95.45%) Linux
2 17 (77.27%) Unix
3 14 (63.64%) NetApp
4 13 (59.09%) Red Hat
5 11 (50.00%) Windows
5 11 (50.00%) SAN
6 9 (40.91%) Finance
7 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
8 7 (31.82%) SCCM
8 7 (31.82%) HP
8 7 (31.82%) SQL
9 6 (27.27%) IBM
9 6 (27.27%) ITIL
9 6 (27.27%) VMware
9 6 (27.27%) Oracle ZFS
10 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
10 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
10 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (22.73%) Oracle
11 4 (18.18%) AIX
11 4 (18.18%) Web Services
11 4 (18.18%) RDBMS
11 4 (18.18%) SNMP
11 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
11 4 (18.18%) Retail
11 4 (18.18%) Veritas
11 4 (18.18%) Service Management
11 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
11 4 (18.18%) SCOM
11 4 (18.18%) Resource Management

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) SAN
2 4 (18.18%) SNMP
3 2 (9.09%) Internet
3 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (9.09%) NAS
3 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.09%) VPN
3 2 (9.09%) WAN
4 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
2 4 (18.18%) RDBMS
2 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Technical Specialist
2 6 (27.27%) Linux Specialist
2 6 (27.27%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 6 (27.27%) Senior Linux Specialist
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Technical Specialist
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
4 4 (18.18%) Capacity Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) SCCM Specialist
5 3 (13.64%) Senior Storage Specialist
5 3 (13.64%) Storage Specialist
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Java Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) EMC VNX
3 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) Linux
2 17 (77.27%) Unix
3 11 (50.00%) Windows
4 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (18.18%) AIX
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Resource Management
2 4 (18.18%) Service Management
3 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (13.64%) Change Control
3 3 (13.64%) Data Conversion
3 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.64%) High Availability
3 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (13.64%) Proactive Monitoring
3 3 (13.64%) SOA
4 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) E-Discovery
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.55%) SDLC
5 1 (4.55%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) Perl
4 2 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) Korn
5 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 4 (18.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) SCCM
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (18.18%) SCOM
3 4 (18.18%) SCOrch
4 2 (9.09%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (9.09%) NetBackup
4 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (9.09%) vCenter Server
5 1 (4.55%) Control-M
5 1 (4.55%) Data Guard
5 1 (4.55%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (4.55%) Simpana
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) NetApp
2 13 (59.09%) Red Hat
3 7 (31.82%) HP
4 6 (27.27%) IBM
4 6 (27.27%) VMware
5 5 (22.73%) Oracle
6 4 (18.18%) Veritas
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco
7 3 (13.64%) Sybase
8 2 (9.09%) 3PAR
8 2 (9.09%) Brocade
8 2 (9.09%) EMC
8 2 (9.09%) Sun
9 1 (4.55%) Citrix
9 1 (4.55%) CommVault
9 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.55%) Netezza
9 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow