The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 248 235 199
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -36
Permanent jobs citing Sun 15 7 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.10% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.23% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 41
Average salary £62,500 £43,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.34% +10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £28,900 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £51,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.70% -
Sun
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3353 3017 3309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.56% 44.45% 46.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2731 2555 2857
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Sun
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Sun Salary Trend in the North West

Sun
Salary Histogram in the North West

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

Sun Salary Histogram in the North West

Sun
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Cheshire -11 8 £65,000 +27.45% 3
Merseyside +14 4 £45,000 +4.65%
Manchester -2 2 £50,250 +113.82%
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 (34.62%) GIS
1 9 (34.62%) Information Security
1 9 (34.62%) Data Protection
1 9 (34.62%) ArcSight
1 9 (34.62%) SIEM
1 9 (34.62%) Cyber Security
2 8 (30.77%) Tandem
2 8 (30.77%) Solaris
2 8 (30.77%) CISSP
3 7 (26.92%) Linux
4 6 (23.08%) UNIX
4 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
5 5 (19.23%) Migration
5 5 (19.23%) ITIL
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 5 (19.23%) Unified Communications
6 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
7 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
7 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (11.54%) Windows
8 2 (7.69%) Line Management
8 2 (7.69%) Coaching
8 2 (7.69%) People Management
8 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
8 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
8 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (7.69%) AIX
8 2 (7.69%) SQL Server

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Unified Communications
2 2 (7.69%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) ADSL
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Administrator
2 5 (19.23%) Security Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Information Security Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Solaris Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) Sales Executive
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Team Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Security Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Information Security Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Information Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) .NET Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Support Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) GIS
2 8 (30.77%) Tandem
3 1 (3.85%) HP Superdome
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Solaris
2 7 (26.92%) Linux
3 6 (23.08%) UNIX
4 3 (11.54%) Windows
5 2 (7.69%) AIX
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) Tru64
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.85%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Information Security
1 9 (34.62%) Data Protection
1 9 (34.62%) SIEM
1 9 (34.62%) Cyber Security
2 5 (19.23%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Line Management
4 2 (7.69%) Coaching
4 2 (7.69%) People Management
4 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.85%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.85%) Logistics
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.85%) Bourne shell
2 1 (3.85%) Perl
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) CISSP
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.69%) CCNP
3 2 (7.69%) CCDP
3 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Samba
1 1 (3.85%) Sendmail
1 1 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (3.85%) Veritas File System
1 1 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (3.85%) vSphere
1 1 (3.85%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Legato
1 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) ArcSight
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) NetApp
3 2 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.85%) Symantec
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Veritas
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) Compaq
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) JDA
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