The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 165 181 180
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -1
Permanent jobs citing Sun 15 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.42% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.95% 0.29% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 10
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £51,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -8.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
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 Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1572 1719 1791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.97% 42.89% 43.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1250 1388 1514
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Sun
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Sun Salary Trend in Manchester

Sun
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sun across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Sun Salary Histogram in Manchester

Sun
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Rochdale +1 3 £27,000 +8.00%
Sun
North West

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 (57.89%) UNIX
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Solaris
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) VMware
3 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
3 8 (42.11%) Oracle
4 7 (36.84%) MCSE
4 7 (36.84%) DNS
4 7 (36.84%) Citrix
4 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (36.84%) Samba
4 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (36.84%) Patch Management
5 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
5 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (31.58%) VMware ESX
5 6 (31.58%) ITIL
5 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
6 5 (26.32%) NFS
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 5 (26.32%) Veritas
6 5 (26.32%) Process Management
6 5 (26.32%) IBM
6 5 (26.32%) BMC
6 5 (26.32%) Tivoli
6 5 (26.32%) Banking
6 5 (26.32%) Retail
6 5 (26.32%) Asset Management

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
4 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
4 2 (10.53%) Apache
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
5 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 4 (21.05%) SAN
4 3 (15.79%) Internet
4 3 (15.79%) DHCP
5 2 (10.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (26.32%) Banking
1 5 (26.32%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Senior Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Support Specialist
2 5 (26.32%) UNIX Specialist
2 5 (26.32%) UNIX Support
2 5 (26.32%) Senior UNIX Specialist
2 5 (26.32%) Senior UNIX Support
3 3 (15.79%) Team Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Operations Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) Messaging Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
1 2 (10.53%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 4 (21.05%) Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
3 2 (10.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) UNIX
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Solaris
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (21.05%) AIX
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.53%) Tru64
6 2 (10.53%) NetWare
6 2 (10.53%) HPUX
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Patch Management
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 5 (26.32%) Process Management
3 5 (26.32%) Asset Management
3 5 (26.32%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (21.05%) Project Management
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Coaching
5 3 (15.79%) People Management
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) Demand Management
6 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
6 2 (10.53%) Release Management
6 2 (10.53%) Computer Security
6 2 (10.53%) Open Source
6 2 (10.53%) Service Management
6 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (10.53%) ITSM
6 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) VBScript
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) MCSE
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) EMC Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) MCITP
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Samba
1 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (31.58%) VMware ESX
3 5 (26.32%) NFS
3 5 (26.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 2 (10.53%) ISA Server
5 2 (10.53%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Tivoli
2 4 (21.05%) WSUS
3 2 (10.53%) SCCM
3 2 (10.53%) MOM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
1 9 (47.37%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) Oracle
3 7 (36.84%) Citrix
4 5 (26.32%) BMC
4 5 (26.32%) Veritas
4 5 (26.32%) IBM
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 4 (21.05%) Dell
5 4 (21.05%) EMC
6 2 (10.53%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) Lotus
6 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
6 2 (10.53%) webMethods
6 2 (10.53%) Novell
7 1 (5.26%) Infor
7 1 (5.26%) SAP