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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 239 215 198
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -17
Permanent jobs citing Sun 14 27 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.38% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.83% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 10 27 32
Average salary £45,000 £53,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.88% +33.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,450 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
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
3302 3234 3857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.99% 45.19% 51.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2565 2753 3348
Average salary £36,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.86% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Merseyside - 7 £40,000 -
Manchester -11 3 £62,500 +16.82% 1
Cheshire -25 3 - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (29.63%) Solaris
3 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 7 (25.93%) Oracle
4 6 (22.22%) MySQL
4 6 (22.22%) Photoshop
4 6 (22.22%) HTML
4 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 6 (22.22%) PHP
4 6 (22.22%) CSS
4 6 (22.22%) ITIL
4 6 (22.22%) UNIX
4 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 6 (22.22%) Adobe
4 6 (22.22%) NHS
4 6 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 6 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (22.22%) JSON
4 6 (22.22%) jQuery
4 6 (22.22%) HTML5
4 6 (22.22%) CSS3
4 6 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (18.52%) Migration
6 4 (14.81%) CMS
6 4 (14.81%) WordPress
6 4 (14.81%) Magento
6 4 (14.81%) W3C
6 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
6 4 (14.81%) Windows
6 4 (14.81%) Unified Communications

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) CMS
1 4 (14.81%) WordPress
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Photoshop
1 6 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
3 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Unified Communications
2 2 (7.41%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) ADSL
2 2 (7.41%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Developer
1 6 (22.22%) Administrator
2 4 (14.81%) Solaris Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Sales Executive
3 3 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (7.41%) .NET Team Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Front-End Web Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) UI Programmer
4 2 (7.41%) Junior
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) UI Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Junior Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) HTML
1 6 (22.22%) CSS
1 6 (22.22%) JSON
1 6 (22.22%) jQuery
1 6 (22.22%) HTML5
1 6 (22.22%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) NHS
2 4 (14.81%) W3C
3 3 (11.11%) GIS
4 2 (7.41%) Tandem
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.70%) HP Superdome
5 1 (3.70%) Clustering
5 1 (3.70%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Solaris
2 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 6 (22.22%) UNIX
4 4 (14.81%) Windows
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.41%) AIX
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.70%) HPUX
7 1 (3.70%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
1 6 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
2 5 (18.52%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
4 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 3 (11.11%) Information Security
4 3 (11.11%) Cyber Security
4 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 3 (11.11%) SIEM
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.70%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Logistics
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 6 (22.22%) PHP
1 6 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) CISSP
1 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.41%) CCNP
2 2 (7.41%) CCDP
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Terminal Server
2 1 (3.70%) Samba
2 1 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) Sendmail
2 1 (3.70%) XenApp
2 1 (3.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (3.70%) Veritas File System
2 1 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (3.70%) vSphere
2 1 (3.70%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Legato
1 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Adobe
3 3 (11.11%) ArcSight
4 2 (7.41%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.41%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) IBM
4 2 (7.41%) NetApp
5 1 (3.70%) Veritas
5 1 (3.70%) Compaq
5 1 (3.70%) EMC
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) JDA
5 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.70%) Symantec