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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 243 242 244
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Sun 6 10 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.091% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.31% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 17
Average salary £60,000 £32,500 £66,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+84.61% -50.75%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
2952 3178 3576
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.98% 44.50% 47.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2331 2516 2932
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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
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 17 April 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
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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
Manchester +1 4 - -
Cheshire +5 1 £60,000 +114.28% 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (36.67%) Citrix
2 11 (36.67%) Migration
3 10 (33.33%) ITIL
4 9 (30.00%) Windows
4 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 9 (30.00%) Cisco
5 8 (26.67%) VMware
6 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
6 7 (23.33%) Change Management
6 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
6 7 (23.33%) Problem Management
6 7 (23.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
6 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (23.33%) MCSE
6 7 (23.33%) MS Office
6 7 (23.33%) Oracle
7 6 (20.00%) Dell
7 6 (20.00%) DNS
7 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (16.67%) Matrix Management
8 5 (16.67%) QA
8 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (16.67%) Finance
8 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
8 5 (16.67%) Teradata
8 5 (16.67%) Service Management
8 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) JBoss
3 1 (3.33%) GlassFish
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (23.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Agresso
1 1 (3.33%) Siebel Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (10.00%) SAN
4 2 (6.67%) DHCP
5 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.33%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
1 5 (16.67%) Consultant
1 5 (16.67%) Operations Manager
1 5 (16.67%) Service Manager
1 5 (16.67%) Service Operations Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Operations Team Leader
2 4 (13.33%) Team Leader
2 4 (13.33%) Technical Team Leader
3 3 (10.00%) Security Specialist
3 3 (10.00%) Information Security Specialist
3 3 (10.00%) Information Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Operations Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Active Directory Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Messaging Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) J2EE
1 1 (3.33%) COM
1 1 (3.33%) EJB
1 1 (3.33%) Swing
1 1 (3.33%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.00%) GIS
2 3 (10.00%) Tandem
3 2 (6.67%) Replication
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) FlexPod
4 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) UNIX
3 3 (10.00%) HPUX
3 3 (10.00%) Solaris
3 3 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) NetWare
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Migration
2 10 (33.33%) ITIL
3 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
3 7 (23.33%) Problem Management
3 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
3 7 (23.33%) Change Management
3 7 (23.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 5 (16.67%) Service Management
5 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (10.00%) Information Security
6 3 (10.00%) SIEM
6 3 (10.00%) Cyber Security
7 2 (6.67%) Project Management
8 1 (3.33%) CRM
8 1 (3.33%) ERP
8 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.33%) Document Management
8 1 (3.33%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) VBScript
1 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) C
3 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) MCSE
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.00%) CCNA
2 3 (10.00%) CISSP
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.67%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Sun Certification
4 1 (3.33%) EMC Certification
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.33%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) WSUS
2 1 (3.33%) MOM
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (36.67%) Citrix
3 9 (30.00%) Cisco
4 8 (26.67%) VMware
5 7 (23.33%) Oracle
6 6 (20.00%) Dell
7 5 (16.67%) Teradata
8 4 (13.33%) HP
9 3 (10.00%) ArcSight
10 2 (6.67%) StorageTek
10 2 (6.67%) Lotus
10 2 (6.67%) IBM
11 1 (3.33%) Sybase
11 1 (3.33%) Siebel
11 1 (3.33%) EMC
11 1 (3.33%) Intel
11 1 (3.33%) Novell