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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 111 114 76
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -38
Permanent jobs citing Sun 9 20 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.47% 0.93% 2.79%
As % of the Vendors category 0.94% 1.73% 5.03%
Number of salaries quoted 8 20 60
Average salary £51,250 £49,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.59% -2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,900 £24,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,650 £55,500 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.09% -5.00%
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
955 1153 1194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 49.90% 53.33% 55.53%
Number of salaries quoted 810 969 1082
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 27 August 2015.

Sun Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 9 (69.23%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) Solaris
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) ITIL
4 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 5 (38.46%) Perl
4 5 (38.46%) AIX
4 5 (38.46%) Apache
4 5 (38.46%) Tomcat
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 2000
4 5 (38.46%) LDAP
4 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
4 5 (38.46%) CA
4 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
4 5 (38.46%) CA Single Sign-On
4 5 (38.46%) Change Management
4 5 (38.46%) SUSE
4 5 (38.46%) Korn
4 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
4 5 (38.46%) Web Development
4 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) UNIX
5 4 (30.77%) Sun Certification
6 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 3 (23.08%) Postgraduate
6 3 (23.08%) OSPF
6 3 (23.08%) BGP
6 3 (23.08%) Project Planning

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
1 5 (38.46%) Apache
1 5 (38.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) LDAP
2 3 (23.08%) OSPF
2 3 (23.08%) BGP
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Front Office
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Solaris
1 8 (61.54%) Linux
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) AIX
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 2000
2 5 (38.46%) SUSE
3 4 (30.77%) UNIX
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Change Management
2 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
2 5 (38.46%) Web Development
2 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Project Planning
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) Perl
2 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
2 5 (38.46%) Korn
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VBScript
3 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Sun Certification
2 3 (23.08%) Postgraduate
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) CEH
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (7.69%) Nessus
2 1 (7.69%) Ionix
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) CA
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Tripwire
3 1 (7.69%) Qualys
3 1 (7.69%) Rapid7