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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 225 240 237
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Permanent jobs citing Sun 9 9 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.13% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.30% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 23
Average salary £40,000 £28,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £23,800 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £49,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
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
2735 3042 3361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 45.31% 44.64% 45.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2165 2445 2788
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 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
Lancashire -10 4 £40,000 +110.52%
Cheshire +6 3 £42,500 +51.78%
Merseyside +4 1 - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (47.37%) Windows
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) Oracle
3 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) VMware
4 6 (31.58%) Migration
4 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
4 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (31.58%) Java
4 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
5 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (26.32%) CSS
5 5 (26.32%) MCSE
5 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
5 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
5 5 (26.32%) Citrix
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (26.32%) VMware ESX
5 5 (26.32%) Middleware
5 5 (26.32%) Service Delivery
6 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
6 4 (21.05%) Dell
6 4 (21.05%) Sun Certification
6 4 (21.05%) DNS
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco
6 4 (21.05%) UNIX
6 4 (21.05%) EJB

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
2 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (15.79%) JBoss
3 3 (15.79%) MQSeries
4 2 (10.53%) iPlanet
4 2 (10.53%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
4 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.26%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Orchard Housing
1 1 (5.26%) Aareon QL
1 1 (5.26%) OPENHousing
1 1 (5.26%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (5.26%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (5.26%) Agresso
1 1 (5.26%) Lawson
1 1 (5.26%) Academy Housing
1 1 (5.26%) arcHouse
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (5.26%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 4 (21.05%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) LDAP
4 1 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) SAN
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) DB2
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Eclipse RCP
1 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Senior Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Service Operations Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Service Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Operations Manager
5 2 (10.53%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Messaging Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Middleware Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Training Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Implementation Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) CSS
1 5 (26.32%) Middleware
2 4 (21.05%) EJB
3 3 (15.79%) CSS3
3 3 (15.79%) HTML5
3 3 (15.79%) J2EE
3 3 (15.79%) HTML
3 3 (15.79%) JSP
3 3 (15.79%) Servlets
3 3 (15.79%) Struts
3 3 (15.79%) Web Services
3 3 (15.79%) XML
3 3 (15.79%) Java SE
3 3 (15.79%) Java EE
3 3 (15.79%) Spring
3 3 (15.79%) Hibernate
3 3 (15.79%) JMS
4 2 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (5.26%) COM
5 1 (5.26%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) FlexPod
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) E-Learning
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) UNIX
3 2 (10.53%) Solaris
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) AIX
4 1 (5.26%) HPUX
4 1 (5.26%) NetWare
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) Migration
3 5 (26.32%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.79%) RAD
4 3 (15.79%) UML
4 3 (15.79%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (15.79%) Multithreading
4 3 (15.79%) Matrix Management
4 3 (15.79%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
5 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) Time Management
6 1 (5.26%) Computer Security
6 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) EAM
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) VBScript
3 2 (10.53%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) MCSE
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (21.05%) Sun Certification
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (15.79%) OCPJWCD
3 3 (15.79%) OCPJP
3 3 (15.79%) OCMJD
4 1 (5.26%) AAT
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) EMC Certification
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) CIMA
4 1 (5.26%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) VMware ESX
3 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Tivoli
1 2 (10.53%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 2 (10.53%) WSUS
1 2 (10.53%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (10.53%) CA Wily
2 1 (5.26%) MOM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) VMware
3 5 (26.32%) Citrix
4 4 (21.05%) Dell
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 3 (15.79%) IBM
5 3 (15.79%) Teradata
6 2 (10.53%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) Lotus
7 1 (5.26%) Aareon
7 1 (5.26%) Kypera
7 1 (5.26%) Sybase
7 1 (5.26%) SAP
7 1 (5.26%) CODA
7 1 (5.26%) JD Edwards
7 1 (5.26%) Sage
7 1 (5.26%) Juniper
7 1 (5.26%) Epicor
7 1 (5.26%) Novell