The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 123 119 111
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Permanent jobs citing Sun 8 4 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.42% 0.23% 1.67%
As % of the Vendors category 0.95% 0.52% 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 37
Average salary £65,000 £44,000 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.72% +7.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £36,300 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £51,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year
- -9.60%
Sun
North West

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

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
845 774 946
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.08% 45.29% 42.69%
Number of salaries quoted 723 629 852
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Sun
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Sun Salary Trend in Cheshire

Sun
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sun across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Sun Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Sun
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +14 6 £65,000 +80.55%
Macclesfield - 1 £72,500 -
Sun
North West

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 (75.00%) GIS
1 9 (75.00%) Information Security
1 9 (75.00%) Tandem
1 9 (75.00%) Data Protection
1 9 (75.00%) ArcSight
1 9 (75.00%) SIEM
1 9 (75.00%) Cyber Security
2 6 (50.00%) CISSP
3 2 (16.67%) Solaris
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) AIX
3 2 (16.67%) Clustering
4 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (8.33%) HPUX
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Samba
4 1 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Compaq
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (8.33%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Security Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Information Security Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Information Specialist
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security Specialist
2 4 (33.33%) Security Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Service Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) GIS
1 9 (75.00%) Tandem
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) AIX
1 2 (16.67%) Solaris
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (8.33%) HPUX
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Information Security
1 9 (75.00%) Data Protection
1 9 (75.00%) SIEM
1 9 (75.00%) Cyber Security
2 1 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (8.33%) Logistics
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) Matrix Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (8.33%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Samba
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) Sendmail
1 1 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (8.33%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Legato
1 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) ArcSight
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Compaq
3 1 (8.33%) Dell
3 1 (8.33%) EMC
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Teradata
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco