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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 244 224 208
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -16
Permanent jobs citing Sun 11 15 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.22% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.48% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6 15 28
Average salary £45,000 £53,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.88% +33.75%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-9.57% +17.50%
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
3320 3120 3780
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 45.18% 45.46% 51.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2612 2646 3254
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +9 4 £45,000 +4.65%
Cheshire -20 4 - -
Manchester -15 2 £65,000 +30.00%
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 8 (34.78%) Solaris
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
3 6 (26.09%) ITIL
3 6 (26.09%) UNIX
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
4 5 (21.74%) Migration
4 5 (21.74%) Unified Communications
5 4 (17.39%) ArcSight
5 4 (17.39%) SIEM
5 4 (17.39%) Cyber Security
5 4 (17.39%) Information Security
5 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
5 4 (17.39%) GIS
5 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
5 4 (17.39%) Windows
6 3 (13.04%) SQL
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
6 3 (13.04%) CISSP
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (13.04%) Finance
6 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (13.04%) Tandem
7 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
7 2 (8.70%) Line Management
7 2 (8.70%) Coaching
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.70%) People Management

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Unified Communications
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
2 2 (8.70%) ADSL
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Solaris Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Sales Executive
3 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Information Security Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Support Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Support Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) GIS
2 3 (13.04%) Tandem
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) HACMP
3 1 (4.35%) HP Superdome
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Solaris
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
3 6 (26.09%) UNIX
4 4 (17.39%) Windows
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.70%) AIX
7 1 (4.35%) HPUX
7 1 (4.35%) Tru64
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Migration
3 4 (17.39%) SIEM
3 4 (17.39%) Cyber Security
3 4 (17.39%) Information Security
3 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
4 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.70%) Line Management
5 2 (8.70%) Coaching
5 2 (8.70%) People Management
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.35%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) Logistics
6 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) CISSP
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) CCNP
2 2 (8.70%) CCDP
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
3 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Terminal Server
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) Sendmail
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
2 1 (4.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Veritas File System
2 1 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
2 1 (4.35%) PowerHA
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
1 1 (4.35%) Legato
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) ArcSight
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.70%) IBM
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) NetApp
3 2 (8.70%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Compaq
4 1 (4.35%) EMC
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Veritas
4 1 (4.35%) JDA
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec
4 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com