The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 112 72 95
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +23
Permanent jobs citing Sun 18 50 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.87% 2.66% 0.78%
As % of the Vendors category 1.75% 4.52% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 17 48 12
Average salary £48,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year
- -9.60%
Sun
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1031 1106 947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 49.93% 58.83% 56.67%
Number of salaries quoted 933 963 818
Average salary £42,500 £43,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% -8.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Sun across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Sun
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sun across the Birmingham region.

Sun Salary Trend in Birmingham

Sun
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sun across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Sun Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Sun also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Sun.

1 29 (78.38%) ITIL
2 23 (62.16%) Incident Management
3 15 (40.54%) Problem Management
3 15 (40.54%) Finance
3 15 (40.54%) Banking
4 13 (35.14%) AIX
5 12 (32.43%) Solaris
5 12 (32.43%) Linux
5 12 (32.43%) People Management
5 12 (32.43%) Time Management
6 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (29.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (27.03%) Web Development
7 10 (27.03%) Windows
7 10 (27.03%) Shell Script
7 10 (27.03%) LDAP
8 9 (24.32%) Korn
8 9 (24.32%) Java
8 9 (24.32%) Perl
8 9 (24.32%) UNIX
9 8 (21.62%) Change Management
9 8 (21.62%) Windows 2000
10 7 (18.92%) SUSE
10 7 (18.92%) CA SiteMinder
10 7 (18.92%) HTML
10 7 (18.92%) WebLogic
10 7 (18.92%) Tomcat
10 7 (18.92%) CA
11 6 (16.22%) Apache
12 5 (13.51%) SQL

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Sun also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Sun. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (18.92%) WebLogic
1 7 (18.92%) Tomcat
2 6 (16.22%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) LDAP
2 3 (8.11%) SAN
3 1 (2.70%) OSPF
3 1 (2.70%) BGP
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) Network Security
General
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
1 15 (40.54%) Banking
2 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Incident Manager
2 8 (21.62%) Major Incident Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Technical Specialist
4 5 (13.51%) Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Storage Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Service Management Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) SAN Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Applications Support
7 1 (2.70%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) CLARiiON
2 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) AIX
2 12 (32.43%) Solaris
2 12 (32.43%) Linux
3 10 (27.03%) Windows
4 9 (24.32%) UNIX
5 8 (21.62%) Windows 2000
6 7 (18.92%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (78.38%) ITIL
2 23 (62.16%) Incident Management
3 15 (40.54%) Problem Management
4 12 (32.43%) Time Management
4 12 (32.43%) People Management
5 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (29.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (27.03%) Web Development
7 8 (21.62%) Change Management
8 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (8.11%) Migration
9 3 (8.11%) Service Management
10 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
11 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
11 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
11 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
11 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
11 1 (2.70%) Risk Assessment
11 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) Shell Script
2 9 (24.32%) Korn
2 9 (24.32%) Java
2 9 (24.32%) Perl
3 5 (13.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) ACCA
2 2 (5.41%) CIMA
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) CA SiteMinder
2 3 (8.11%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.70%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (2.70%) Netcool
3 1 (2.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) CA
2 4 (10.81%) Cisco
3 3 (8.11%) HP
3 3 (8.11%) Dell
3 3 (8.11%) EMC
3 3 (8.11%) NetApp
3 3 (8.11%) StorageTek
3 3 (8.11%) Brocade
3 3 (8.11%) Fujitsu
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) SAP
4 2 (5.41%) Sage