The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 105 94 72
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -22
Permanent jobs citing Sun 5 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.43% 0.75% 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 0.87% 1.85% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 7
Average salary £54,000 £32,500 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.15% +41.30%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Sun
South East

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

Vendors Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
575 487 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 49.83% 40.48% 51.25%
Number of salaries quoted 515 438 319
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Sun
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Sun Salary Trend in Kent

Sun
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sun across the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Sun Salary Histogram in Kent

Sun
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 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
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £75,000 -
Sun
South East

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 11 (100.00%) UNIX
1 11 (100.00%) Solaris
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (81.82%) Oracle
2 9 (81.82%) AIX
2 9 (81.82%) Finance
3 7 (63.64%) Perl
3 7 (63.64%) MySQL
3 7 (63.64%) LDAP
3 7 (63.64%) NFS
3 7 (63.64%) DNS
3 7 (63.64%) IBM
3 7 (63.64%) OpenView
3 7 (63.64%) HP
3 7 (63.64%) Dell
3 7 (63.64%) SAN
3 7 (63.64%) Veritas
3 7 (63.64%) Red Hat
3 7 (63.64%) Control-M
3 7 (63.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (63.64%) NetBackup
3 7 (63.64%) Banking
3 7 (63.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (63.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (63.64%) Puppet
3 7 (63.64%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (63.64%) DevOps
4 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
5 5 (45.45%) Java
5 5 (45.45%) Windows

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 (45.45%) Apache
2 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
2 3 (27.27%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) LDAP
1 7 (63.64%) DNS
1 7 (63.64%) SAN
2 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
3 5 (45.45%) VPN
4 3 (27.27%) Firewall
4 3 (27.27%) VLAN
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 7 (63.64%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Legal
3 3 (27.27%) Marketing
4 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Architect
1 2 (18.18%) Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (18.18%) Administrator
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX Systems Administrator
1 2 (18.18%) Technical Support Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX Administrator
1 2 (18.18%) Technical Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Technical Support
1 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX Support
2 1 (9.09%) Senior UNIX Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Senior UNIX Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX Technical Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) YAML
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) HACMP
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (18.18%) Social Media
3 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) UNIX
1 11 (100.00%) Solaris
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (81.82%) AIX
3 7 (63.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (63.64%) DevOps
2 4 (36.36%) Line Management
2 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
3 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) DSDM
4 2 (18.18%) EAI
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
4 2 (18.18%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Perl
2 5 (45.45%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) Python
3 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
4 3 (27.27%) Ruby
4 3 (27.27%) PHP
4 3 (27.27%) C
4 3 (27.27%) C++
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) NFS
2 4 (36.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) OpenView
1 7 (63.64%) Control-M
1 7 (63.64%) NetBackup
1 7 (63.64%) Puppet
1 7 (63.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle
2 7 (63.64%) IBM
2 7 (63.64%) HP
2 7 (63.64%) Dell
2 7 (63.64%) Veritas
2 7 (63.64%) Red Hat
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec