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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 87 99 74
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -25
Permanent jobs citing Sun 4 13 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.42% 1.06% 1.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.85% 2.17% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 13
Average salary - £46,750 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -28.07%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
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
473 598 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 49.68% 48.62% 44.20%
Number of salaries quoted 429 455 426
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £90,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) UNIX
1 9 (100.00%) Solaris
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 7 (77.78%) AIX
2 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
3 6 (66.67%) Finance
4 5 (55.56%) HP
4 5 (55.56%) Dell
4 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (55.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 5 (55.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (55.56%) Puppet
4 5 (55.56%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (55.56%) DNS
4 5 (55.56%) IBM
4 5 (55.56%) NFS
4 5 (55.56%) Veritas
4 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
4 5 (55.56%) HACMP
4 5 (55.56%) Perl
4 5 (55.56%) Python
4 5 (55.56%) LDAP
4 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (44.44%) MySQL
5 4 (44.44%) Control-M
5 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
5 4 (44.44%) Project Management
5 4 (44.44%) OpenView
5 4 (44.44%) Performance Analysis

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
2 5 (55.56%) LDAP
2 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Linux Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Support
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) HACMP
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (44.44%) Clustering
3 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Social Media
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
4 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) UNIX
1 9 (100.00%) Solaris
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) AIX
3 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (22.22%) HPUX
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
1 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Line Management
2 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
2 2 (22.22%) People Management
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
2 2 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (22.22%) OO
2 2 (22.22%) DSDM
2 2 (22.22%) EAI
2 2 (22.22%) SOA
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Perl
1 5 (55.56%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Java
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) NFS
1 5 (55.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 5 (55.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Puppet
1 5 (55.56%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (44.44%) OpenView
2 4 (44.44%) Control-M
2 4 (44.44%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) IBM
2 5 (55.56%) HP
2 5 (55.56%) Dell
2 5 (55.56%) Veritas
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec