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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 181 180 198
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Permanent jobs citing Sun 4 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.18% 0.048%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.40% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 2
Average salary - £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
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
1534 1758 1935
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.24% 44.54% 46.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1205 1423 1615
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 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%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) Migration
3 8 (42.11%) Citrix
4 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
5 6 (31.58%) MCSE
5 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
5 6 (31.58%) DNS
5 6 (31.58%) Cisco
5 6 (31.58%) MS Office
5 6 (31.58%) ITIL
5 6 (31.58%) Windows
5 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (31.58%) Change Management
5 6 (31.58%) VMware
5 6 (31.58%) Incident Management
5 6 (31.58%) Problem Management
5 6 (31.58%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
7 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
7 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
7 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
7 4 (21.05%) Dell
7 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 4 (21.05%) VBScript
7 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
8 3 (15.79%) UNIX

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.26%) JBoss
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.26%) GlassFish
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 6 (31.58%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
1 6 (31.58%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.26%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Senior Consultant
1 4 (21.05%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Team Leader
2 3 (15.79%) Team Leader
2 3 (15.79%) Operations Team Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Operations Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Service Operations Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Messaging Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Service Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Swing
1 1 (5.26%) EJB
1 1 (5.26%) J2EE
1 1 (5.26%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) UNIX
3 2 (10.53%) HPUX
3 2 (10.53%) Solaris
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Migration
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) Change Management
2 6 (31.58%) Incident Management
2 6 (31.58%) Problem Management
2 6 (31.58%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Matrix Management
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
1 4 (21.05%) VBScript
2 2 (10.53%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) MCSE
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) MCP
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) Sun Certification
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
2 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) Citrix
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco
3 6 (31.58%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) Dell
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 2 (10.53%) Teradata
6 2 (10.53%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) StorageTek
6 2 (10.53%) Lotus
7 1 (5.26%) IBM
7 1 (5.26%) Sybase