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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
England / West Midlands
Rank 202 208 159
Rank change year-on-year +6 -49  
Permanent jobs citing Solaris 8 29 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.47% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.82% 2.39% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 6 16 30
Median salary £43,250 £45,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.88% -8.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £35,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £88,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% -  

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 977 1213 1200
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 20.72% 19.79% 23.83%
Number of salaries quoted 847 1028 1020
Median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.77% +2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,775 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
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 24 March 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 24 March 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
Birmingham +4 5 £47,500 -
Coventry +11 2 £46,500 +22.36%
Solihull -10 1 £33,500 -27.56%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 23 (88.46%) Linux
2 20 (76.92%) Unix
3 13 (50.00%) Windows
3 13 (50.00%) SQL
3 13 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 8 (30.77%) HP
4 8 (30.77%) AIX
4 8 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
5 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
5 7 (26.92%) Sybase
5 7 (26.92%) Web Services
5 7 (26.92%) ITIL
5 7 (26.92%) RDBMS
5 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
6 6 (23.08%) SNMP
6 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 6 (23.08%) NetApp
6 6 (23.08%) Project Management
6 6 (23.08%) SCOrch
6 6 (23.08%) Resource Management
6 6 (23.08%) jQuery
6 6 (23.08%) SCCM
6 6 (23.08%) SCOM
6 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
7 5 (19.23%) Data Conversion
7 5 (19.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 5 (19.23%) Oracle ZFS
7 5 (19.23%) Finance

Solaris
Top Related 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 2 (7.69%) Apache
1 2 (7.69%) SAS
1 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
2 6 (23.08%) SNMP
3 4 (15.38%) LAN
3 4 (15.38%) VPN
3 4 (15.38%) WAN
4 3 (11.54%) BGP
4 3 (11.54%) DNS
4 3 (11.54%) Firewall
4 3 (11.54%) Multicast
4 3 (11.54%) OSPF
4 3 (11.54%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (7.69%) Internet
5 2 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) RDBMS
1 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Marketing
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Capacity Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Solutions Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Technical Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Technical Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Linux Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Unix Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Unix Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) Web Services
2 6 (23.08%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Linux
2 20 (76.92%) Unix
3 13 (50.00%) Windows
4 8 (30.77%) AIX
4 8 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
6 2 (7.69%) CentOS
6 2 (7.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Project Management
2 6 (23.08%) Resource Management
3 5 (19.23%) Data Conversion
3 5 (19.23%) SOA
4 3 (11.54%) Change Control
4 3 (11.54%) Contingency Planning
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL V3
4 3 (11.54%) PRINCE
4 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 3 (11.54%) Workflow
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps
5 2 (7.69%) E-business
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.85%) IT Strategy
6 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
4 4 (15.38%) Perl
5 3 (11.54%) Java
6 2 (7.69%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (11.54%) CCNA
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (11.54%) PMI Certification
3 3 (11.54%) PMP
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) MCSE
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (3.85%) SAS Certification
5 1 (3.85%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (15.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
1 6 (23.08%) SCOM
1 6 (23.08%) SCOrch
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (3.85%) Simpana
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (30.77%) HP
3 7 (26.92%) Sybase
4 6 (23.08%) NetApp
5 5 (19.23%) Oracle
5 5 (19.23%) Veritas
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco
6 3 (11.54%) F5
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) Netezza
7 2 (7.69%) 3PAR
7 2 (7.69%) Cognos
7 2 (7.69%) CommVault
7 2 (7.69%) IBM
7 2 (7.69%) Sun