The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 53 72 37
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -35
Permanent jobs citing Sun 10 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.01% 0.65% 4.48%
As % of the Vendors category 3.47% 1.04% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 2
Average salary £62,500 £57,500 £24,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +137.11%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £44,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.95% +17.33%
Sun
Hertfordshire

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

Vendors Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
288 385 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 57.83% 63.01% 57.24%
Number of salaries quoted 204 280 134
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Sun
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sun across the Watford region.

Sun Salary Trend in Watford

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 22 (78.57%) Linux
2 21 (75.00%) Java
2 21 (75.00%) SQL
2 21 (75.00%) HTTP
2 21 (75.00%) IBM
3 20 (71.43%) Windows
4 19 (67.86%) UNIX
5 18 (64.29%) DB2
6 17 (60.71%) Oracle
7 16 (57.14%) Solaris
7 16 (57.14%) Tomcat
8 15 (53.57%) J2EE
9 14 (50.00%) Perl
9 14 (50.00%) AIX
9 14 (50.00%) Apache
10 13 (46.43%) WebSphere
10 13 (46.43%) WebSphere Application Server
11 11 (39.29%) CSS
11 11 (39.29%) HTML
12 10 (35.71%) E-Commerce
12 10 (35.71%) Internet
12 10 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (32.14%) REST
13 9 (32.14%) Subversion
13 9 (32.14%) Content Management
13 9 (32.14%) Spring
13 9 (32.14%) Sun Certification
13 9 (32.14%) JMS
13 9 (32.14%) Eclipse
13 9 (32.14%) MySQL

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 16 (57.14%) Tomcat
2 14 (50.00%) Apache
3 13 (46.43%) WebSphere
3 13 (46.43%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (25.00%) JBoss
4 7 (25.00%) Drupal
5 6 (21.43%) Apache ServiceMix
5 6 (21.43%) IIS
5 6 (21.43%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (17.86%) Apache Solr
7 3 (10.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (10.71%) MQSeries
8 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 21 (75.00%) HTTP
2 10 (35.71%) Internet
3 7 (25.00%) HTTPS
3 7 (25.00%) SAN
4 5 (17.86%) NAS
5 3 (10.71%) LDAP
6 1 (3.57%) FTP
6 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (64.29%) DB2
2 9 (32.14%) MySQL
3 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.71%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Eclipse
1 9 (32.14%) JUnit
1 9 (32.14%) Subversion
2 7 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 7 (25.00%) JMeter
3 6 (21.43%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Rational Application Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Ant
4 3 (10.71%) Maven
4 3 (10.71%) Log4j
5 2 (7.14%) Firebug
General
1 8 (28.57%) Retail
2 7 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Developer
1 9 (32.14%) Java Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Consultant
3 6 (21.43%) Support Consultant
3 6 (21.43%) Java Consultant
4 5 (17.86%) Support Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (10.71%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Applications Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Applications Support Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (53.57%) J2EE
2 11 (39.29%) CSS
2 11 (39.29%) HTML
3 9 (32.14%) JMS
3 9 (32.14%) Spring
3 9 (32.14%) Struts
3 9 (32.14%) Web Services
3 9 (32.14%) XML
3 9 (32.14%) REST
4 6 (21.43%) JSTL
4 6 (21.43%) Spring MVC
4 6 (21.43%) JDBC
4 6 (21.43%) JSP
4 6 (21.43%) XHTML
5 3 (10.71%) XMLBeans
5 3 (10.71%) Ajax
5 3 (10.71%) JSON
5 3 (10.71%) Servlets
5 3 (10.71%) SOAP
5 3 (10.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Web 2.0
3 2 (7.14%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Linux
2 20 (71.43%) Windows
3 19 (67.86%) UNIX
4 16 (57.14%) Solaris
5 14 (50.00%) AIX
6 3 (10.71%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) E-Commerce
1 10 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (32.14%) Content Management
3 8 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 7 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (21.43%) MVC
5 6 (21.43%) RAD
5 6 (21.43%) Web Development
6 5 (17.86%) Problem Management
6 5 (17.86%) ITIL
6 5 (17.86%) Time Management
7 3 (10.71%) OO
8 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.14%) Project Management
8 2 (7.14%) Change Management
8 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) Java
1 21 (75.00%) SQL
2 14 (50.00%) Perl
3 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (25.00%) PHP
4 7 (25.00%) AWK
5 6 (21.43%) Bash Shell
6 5 (17.86%) Shell Script
6 5 (17.86%) PL/SQL
7 3 (10.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Sun Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) PMP
3 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Veritas File System
2 1 (3.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (3.57%) NFS
2 1 (3.57%) Samba
2 1 (3.57%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) IBM
2 17 (60.71%) Oracle
3 5 (17.86%) Veritas
4 3 (10.71%) Interwoven
5 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix