The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Birmingham region.

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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 108 83 84
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +1
Permanent jobs citing Sun 15 46 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.75% 2.25% 1.50%
As % of the Vendors category 1.44% 4.00% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 15 46 25
Average salary £49,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £37,500 £33,643
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1042 1150 877
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 51.76% 56.18% 52.74%
Number of salaries quoted 890 1013 745
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Sun
West Midlands

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 31 July 2014.

Sun Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (54.17%) ITIL
2 11 (45.83%) Finance
3 10 (41.67%) Java
3 10 (41.67%) AIX
3 10 (41.67%) Solaris
3 10 (41.67%) Linux
4 9 (37.50%) Apache
4 9 (37.50%) Tomcat
4 9 (37.50%) LDAP
4 9 (37.50%) Windows
4 9 (37.50%) Perl
4 9 (37.50%) Oracle
4 9 (37.50%) WebLogic
4 9 (37.50%) Change Management
4 9 (37.50%) CA
4 9 (37.50%) Shell Script
4 9 (37.50%) CA SiteMinder
4 9 (37.50%) Korn
4 9 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 8 (33.33%) Web Development
5 8 (33.33%) SUSE
5 8 (33.33%) HTML
5 8 (33.33%) Windows 2000
6 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (25.00%) SAP
6 6 (25.00%) Sage
6 6 (25.00%) ACCA
6 6 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (25.00%) CIMA

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (37.50%) Apache
1 9 (37.50%) Tomcat
1 9 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) LDAP
2 4 (16.67%) SAN
3 3 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (8.33%) Firewall
4 2 (8.33%) NAS
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (12.50%) Web Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Middleware Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Operations Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Field Service Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Field Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) SAN Storage Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Storage Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) SAN Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Network Security Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Network Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Operations Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Integration Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (12.50%) Middleware
3 2 (8.33%) J2EE
3 2 (8.33%) JDBC
3 2 (8.33%) JSP
3 2 (8.33%) Servlets
4 1 (4.17%) JavaBeans
4 1 (4.17%) Struts
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) CLARiiON
2 1 (4.17%) Celerra
2 1 (4.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) AIX
1 10 (41.67%) Solaris
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
2 9 (37.50%) Windows
3 8 (33.33%) SUSE
3 8 (33.33%) Windows 2000
4 3 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) ITIL
2 9 (37.50%) Change Management
2 9 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 8 (33.33%) Web Development
4 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.17%) Data Management
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Java
2 9 (37.50%) Perl
2 9 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 9 (37.50%) Korn
3 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ACCA
1 6 (25.00%) CIMA
2 1 (4.17%) SNIA Certification
2 1 (4.17%) SCSE
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) CA SiteMinder
2 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.33%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (8.33%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Oracle
1 9 (37.50%) CA
2 6 (25.00%) SAP
2 6 (25.00%) Sage
3 5 (20.83%) IBM
4 4 (16.67%) HP
4 4 (16.67%) EMC
4 4 (16.67%) NetApp
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco
5 3 (12.50%) Hitachi
5 3 (12.50%) Dell
6 2 (8.33%) Juniper
6 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.33%) BMC
6 2 (8.33%) Brocade
6 2 (8.33%) Fujitsu
7 1 (4.17%) Google
7 1 (4.17%) ADIC
7 1 (4.17%) StorageTek
7 1 (4.17%) McAfee