The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 477 427 365
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -62
Permanent jobs citing Sun 518 605 797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.55% 0.69%
As % of the Vendors category 0.97% 1.16% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 405 481 598
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -17.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,300 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year
- -9.60%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
53677 52238 54362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.93% 47.71% 47.07%
Number of salaries quoted 43991 41767 45784
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sun
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sun within the UK.

Sun Salary Trend in the UK

Sun
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sun over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Sun Salary Histogram in the UK

Sun
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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
England -46 494 £42,500 - 42
London -36 171 £55,000 +4.76% 16
South East +15 156 £40,000 - 14
Surrey +33 54 £42,500 -20.93% 3
Berkshire -14 54 £40,000 +0.62% 3
East of England -8 53 £42,500 +7.59% 2
City of London +22 41 £55,000 +2.32% 5
Reading -6 36 £40,000 +8.10% 3
East Midlands +37 32 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Hertfordshire +8 31 £50,000 +17.64% 1
West Midlands -40 30 £39,500 -9.19% 2
Watford +6 28 £55,000 - 1
North West +9 25 £57,500 +59.72%
South West -9 20 £38,000 +1.33% 3
Birmingham -40 18 £48,500 -3.00%
Scotland +10 15 £42,500 +2.40% 3
West Sussex +9 15 £40,000 - 3
Manchester 0 15 £42,000 +78.72%
Horsham +4 14 £40,000 - 2
Cambridge -17 13 - -
Cambridgeshire -26 13 - - 1
Northampton -7 12 £36,250 +11.53% 1
Northamptonshire -14 12 £36,250 +11.53% 1
Yorkshire -22 12 £42,000 +23.52% 2
Hampshire -34 12 £40,000 -26.60% 4
Addlestone - 11 £19,000 -
Leicestershire +26 10 £30,500 -6.15%
Wiltshire -1 10 £38,000 +11.76% 3
Bracknell -18 10 £36,000 -10.00%
Loughborough +9 9 £30,500 -4.68%

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 495 (48.82%) Linux
2 420 (41.42%) UNIX
3 389 (38.36%) Oracle
4 382 (37.67%) Solaris
5 356 (35.11%) Finance
6 324 (31.95%) Windows
7 318 (31.36%) Java
8 304 (29.98%) SQL
9 232 (22.88%) Microsoft
10 221 (21.79%) HP
11 204 (20.12%) IBM
12 188 (18.54%) Degree
13 177 (17.46%) VMware
14 175 (17.26%) Perl
15 174 (17.16%) Red Hat
16 163 (16.07%) Apache
16 163 (16.07%) Tomcat
17 162 (15.98%) SQL Server
17 162 (15.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 158 (15.58%) SAN
19 152 (14.99%) Agile Software Development
20 141 (13.91%) ITIL
21 136 (13.41%) Cisco
21 136 (13.41%) J2EE
21 136 (13.41%) AIX
22 127 (12.52%) Banking
23 124 (12.23%) JavaScript
24 115 (11.34%) Sun Certification
24 115 (11.34%) MS Excel
25 114 (11.24%) TCP/IP

Sun
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 163 (16.07%) Apache
1 163 (16.07%) Tomcat
2 93 (9.17%) WebSphere
3 89 (8.78%) WebLogic
4 87 (8.58%) IIS
5 65 (6.41%) JBoss
6 58 (5.72%) SharePoint
7 48 (4.73%) GlassFish
8 39 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
9 30 (2.96%) MS Exchange
10 21 (2.07%) Apache Solr
11 20 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (1.68%) WebLogic Portal
13 15 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
14 13 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 11 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.99%) MQSeries
16 10 (0.99%) IBM HTTP Server
16 10 (0.99%) Lync
17 9 (0.89%) JCAPS
Applications
1 115 (11.34%) MS Excel
2 56 (5.52%) MS Office
3 11 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.69%) SPSS
5 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.099%) MS Project
7 1 (0.099%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.099%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (1.87%) Dynamics NAV
2 16 (1.58%) Siebel Analytics
3 15 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (1.08%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 11 (1.08%) IntelliMatch
5 8 (0.79%) SAP Business One
6 7 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (0.59%) Cognos TM1
7 6 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (0.39%) Sage 200
9 4 (0.39%) Sage 50
9 4 (0.39%) Magento
10 3 (0.30%) HFM
10 3 (0.30%) Agresso
10 3 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.30%) Nortel Periphonics
10 3 (0.30%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.20%) Compiere
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.39%) SaaS
4 3 (0.30%) Joyent
5 2 (0.20%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.099%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 158 (15.58%) SAN
2 114 (11.24%) TCP/IP
3 113 (11.14%) DNS
4 107 (10.55%) Internet
5 99 (9.76%) LDAP
6 97 (9.57%) Firewall
7 72 (7.10%) HTTP
8 63 (6.21%) VPN
9 59 (5.82%) DHCP
10 49 (4.83%) NAS
11 46 (4.54%) LAN
12 41 (4.04%) WAN
13 29 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
14 28 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
15 27 (2.66%) VoIP
16 23 (2.27%) ATM
16 23 (2.27%) FTP
17 21 (2.07%) Intranet
18 18 (1.78%) SSL
18 18 (1.78%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (15.98%) SQL Server
2 83 (8.19%) MySQL
3 75 (7.40%) Relational Database
4 66 (6.51%) Oracle Database
5 54 (5.33%) RDBMS
6 41 (4.04%) DB2
7 31 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
9 26 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
10 25 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (1.58%) Oracle9i Database
13 16 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (1.28%) Big Data
17 12 (1.18%) Oracle OLAP
17 12 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
17 12 (1.18%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 65 (6.41%) Git (software)
2 64 (6.31%) JUnit
3 60 (5.92%) Eclipse
4 56 (5.52%) Subversion
5 37 (3.65%) Maven
6 25 (2.47%) Mercurial
7 24 (2.37%) Jenkins
8 23 (2.27%) Ant
9 22 (2.17%) Hudson
10 19 (1.87%) NetBeans
11 18 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 15 (1.48%) StarTeam
14 12 (1.18%) Log4j
15 11 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
15 11 (1.08%) Bitbucket
16 7 (0.69%) Rational Application Developer
16 7 (0.69%) Redmine
16 7 (0.69%) JIRA
16 7 (0.69%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 356 (35.11%) Finance
2 127 (12.52%) Banking
3 57 (5.62%) Telecoms
4 44 (4.34%) Retail
5 41 (4.04%) Marketing
6 33 (3.25%) Manufacturing
7 27 (2.66%) Investment Banking
8 23 (2.27%) German Language
9 19 (1.87%) Law
10 17 (1.68%) Legal
10 17 (1.68%) French Language
11 16 (1.58%) Front Office
12 12 (1.18%) Spanish Language
13 11 (1.08%) Dutch Language
13 11 (1.08%) Italian Language
13 11 (1.08%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.79%) Games
15 7 (0.69%) Back Office
16 6 (0.59%) Advertising
17 4 (0.39%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 157 (15.48%) Developer
2 124 (12.23%) Analyst
3 113 (11.14%) Java Developer
4 92 (9.07%) Administrator
5 75 (7.40%) Consultant
6 71 (7.00%) Support Analyst
7 69 (6.80%) UNIX Engineer
8 65 (6.41%) Support Engineer
9 60 (5.92%) J2EE Developer
10 57 (5.62%) Applications Support
10 57 (5.62%) Systems Administrator
11 56 (5.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 44 (4.34%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 43 (4.24%) UNIX Administrator
14 39 (3.85%) Applications Support Analyst
15 38 (3.75%) Architect
16 37 (3.65%) Linux Engineer
17 36 (3.55%) Technical Engineer
18 34 (3.35%) Team Leader
18 34 (3.35%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (13.41%) J2EE
2 103 (10.16%) Web Services
3 102 (10.06%) XML
4 100 (9.86%) HTML
5 98 (9.66%) Spring
6 78 (7.69%) Struts
7 69 (6.80%) JSP
8 67 (6.61%) Hibernate
9 63 (6.21%) JMS
10 62 (6.11%) CSS
11 57 (5.62%) JDBC
11 57 (5.62%) Servlets
12 51 (5.03%) EJB
13 50 (4.93%) .NET
14 48 (4.73%) SOAP
15 40 (3.94%) Middleware
15 40 (3.94%) Ajax
16 36 (3.55%) jQuery
17 33 (3.25%) JSON
18 32 (3.16%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 107 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (8.68%) Clustering
3 78 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 63 (6.21%) Management Information System
5 55 (5.42%) Enterprise Software
6 54 (5.33%) Replication
7 32 (3.16%) PKI
8 23 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 19 (1.87%) N-Tier
9 19 (1.87%) Mainframe
9 19 (1.87%) Enterprise Storage
9 19 (1.87%) Wiki
10 16 (1.58%) FMCG
10 16 (1.58%) HACMP
11 15 (1.48%) Streaming Media
11 15 (1.48%) Hedge funds
12 14 (1.38%) EFT
13 13 (1.28%) SWIFT
14 12 (1.18%) Mathematics
14 12 (1.18%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 495 (48.82%) Linux
2 420 (41.42%) UNIX
3 382 (37.67%) Solaris
4 324 (31.95%) Windows
5 162 (15.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 136 (13.41%) AIX
7 75 (7.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (5.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 50 (4.93%) HPUX
10 42 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (2.86%) Ubuntu
12 25 (2.47%) SUSE
13 18 (1.78%) CentOS
14 14 (1.38%) Windows 2000
15 13 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
16 12 (1.18%) IRIX
17 7 (0.69%) FreeBSD
17 7 (0.69%) Windows 7
18 6 (0.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 6 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (14.99%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (13.91%) ITIL
3 104 (10.26%) Project Management
4 101 (9.96%) Software Engineering
5 79 (7.79%) OO
6 77 (7.59%) Problem Management
7 76 (7.50%) Incident Management
8 72 (7.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 68 (6.71%) E-Commerce
9 68 (6.71%) Migration
10 61 (6.02%) Load Balancing
10 61 (6.02%) Web Development
11 60 (5.92%) Mentoring
12 58 (5.72%) Performance Tuning
13 52 (5.13%) Change Management
14 51 (5.03%) Unit Testing
15 50 (4.93%) Capacity Planning
15 50 (4.93%) UML
16 49 (4.83%) Root Cause Analysis
17 40 (3.94%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 318 (31.36%) Java
2 304 (29.98%) SQL
3 175 (17.26%) Perl
4 124 (12.23%) JavaScript
5 73 (7.20%) Shell Script
6 51 (5.03%) Python
7 40 (3.94%) C++
8 31 (3.06%) PHP
8 31 (3.06%) PL/SQL
9 29 (2.86%) PowerShell
10 28 (2.76%) C
11 25 (2.47%) Bash Shell
12 23 (2.27%) VBA
13 21 (2.07%) C#
14 19 (1.87%) Korn
14 19 (1.87%) XPath
15 15 (1.48%) Objective-C
16 13 (1.28%) Bourne shell
17 12 (1.18%) T-SQL
18 10 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 188 (18.54%) Degree
2 115 (11.34%) Sun Certification
3 69 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (5.82%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (4.83%) OCPJP
6 45 (4.44%) Security Cleared
7 36 (3.55%) MCSE
8 34 (3.35%) CISSP
9 30 (2.96%) Oracle Certification
10 28 (2.76%) OCMJD
11 23 (2.27%) SC Cleared
11 23 (2.27%) PMI Certification
11 23 (2.27%) CCSP
12 22 (2.17%) CCNP
12 22 (2.17%) CCNA
12 22 (2.17%) SCSA
13 21 (2.07%) MCP
14 20 (1.97%) Network+ Certification
15 19 (1.87%) PMP
16 18 (1.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (6.02%) SLA
2 55 (5.42%) QA
3 8 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.099%) HL7
7 1 (0.099%) DICOM
System Software
1 104 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (8.19%) Active Directory
3 56 (5.52%) NFS
4 38 (3.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 35 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 35 (3.45%) vSphere
6 22 (2.17%) Squid
7 19 (1.87%) VMware ESX
7 19 (1.87%) Veritas File System
8 18 (1.78%) Hyper-V
8 18 (1.78%) Oracle RAC
9 17 (1.68%) Firmware
10 11 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.99%) XenApp
11 10 (0.99%) VMware Server
12 9 (0.89%) PowerHA
13 8 (0.79%) KVM
13 8 (0.79%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.79%) Samba
13 8 (0.79%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 98 (9.66%) NetBackup
2 36 (3.55%) Puppet
3 28 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (2.56%) Control-M
5 24 (2.37%) EMC NetWorker
6 21 (2.07%) Tivoli
7 20 (1.97%) Legato
8 19 (1.87%) OpenView
8 19 (1.87%) Oracle Identity Management
9 18 (1.78%) SCCM
10 13 (1.28%) SCOM
10 13 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 11 (1.08%) Nagios
12 9 (0.89%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 9 (0.89%) BMC PATROL
13 8 (0.79%) CA SiteMinder
13 8 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (0.69%) Backup Exec
15 6 (0.59%) OMEGAMON
15 6 (0.59%) MOM
Vendors
1 389 (38.36%) Oracle
2 232 (22.88%) Microsoft
3 221 (21.79%) HP
4 204 (20.12%) IBM
5 177 (17.46%) VMware
6 174 (17.16%) Red Hat
7 136 (13.41%) Cisco
8 101 (9.96%) Veritas
9 74 (7.30%) EMC
10 68 (6.71%) Citrix
11 57 (5.62%) Symantec
12 54 (5.33%) NetApp
13 52 (5.13%) Dell
14 44 (4.34%) Sybase
15 36 (3.55%) SAP
16 34 (3.35%) StorageTek
17 32 (3.16%) Brocade
18 30 (2.96%) CA
19 27 (2.66%) Hitachi
20 26 (2.56%) Siebel
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum plus bens inc bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Gold Group
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Directions On-line Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Shift allowance plus bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £42000 per annum + £1,200 DV Clearance allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Proteus Europe
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Proteus Europe
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago