The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sun products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sun over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun
Rank 183 125 170
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +45
Permanent jobs citing Sun 30 78 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 1.43% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 1.07% 2.81% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 28 74 22
Average salary £37,250 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.57% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,850 £31,600 £30,150
10% offered a salary of more than £53,400 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
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 West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2800 2774 2479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.35% 50.83% 51.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2308 2374 2051
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Sun
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Sun Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Sun
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Sun Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Sun
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sun across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Sun Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Sun
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sun within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Birmingham -37 19 £49,000 -2.00% 1
Coventry +1 6 £32,500 - 1
Staffordshire -11 3 £23,500 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £31,500 -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 38 (51.35%) Java
2 37 (50.00%) Linux
3 36 (48.65%) Oracle
4 28 (37.84%) SQL
5 25 (33.78%) Sun Certification
5 25 (33.78%) Apache
5 25 (33.78%) Tomcat
6 21 (28.38%) Windows
6 21 (28.38%) Degree
7 18 (24.32%) ITIL
8 17 (22.97%) Finance
8 17 (22.97%) Struts
8 17 (22.97%) J2EE
8 17 (22.97%) UNIX
8 17 (22.97%) Solaris
8 17 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (21.62%) AIX
9 16 (21.62%) Hibernate
9 16 (21.62%) SAN
10 14 (18.92%) OCPJP
11 13 (17.57%) OCMJD
11 13 (17.57%) Spring
11 13 (17.57%) Software Engineering
11 13 (17.57%) Computer Science
11 13 (17.57%) VMware
11 13 (17.57%) DNS
12 12 (16.22%) HTML
12 12 (16.22%) Perl
12 12 (16.22%) IBM
12 12 (16.22%) Incident Management

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 25 (33.78%) Apache
1 25 (33.78%) Tomcat
2 10 (13.51%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.76%) nginx
3 5 (6.76%) Apache Solr
4 3 (4.05%) WebSphere
4 3 (4.05%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.35%) IIS
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.62%) SAN
2 13 (17.57%) DNS
3 11 (14.86%) NAS
4 9 (12.16%) LAN
4 9 (12.16%) WAN
4 9 (12.16%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (10.81%) SMTP
5 8 (10.81%) DHCP
5 8 (10.81%) FTP
5 8 (10.81%) SNMP
5 8 (10.81%) FCoE
5 8 (10.81%) iSCSI
5 8 (10.81%) VLAN
6 7 (9.46%) LDAP
7 6 (8.11%) Network Security
8 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.70%) Firewall
10 1 (1.35%) Internet
10 1 (1.35%) SDH
10 1 (1.35%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) MySQL
2 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.76%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.35%) OLAP
5 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (1.35%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Eclipse
1 3 (4.05%) Eclipse RCP
2 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (22.97%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (39.19%) Developer
2 26 (35.14%) Java Developer
3 18 (24.32%) Analyst
4 16 (21.62%) Support Analyst
5 13 (17.57%) J2EE Developer
5 13 (17.57%) Developer Analyst
5 13 (17.57%) Software Support Analyst
5 13 (17.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 8 (10.81%) Senior Developer
7 7 (9.46%) Architect
7 7 (9.46%) Senior Architect
7 7 (9.46%) Java Architect
7 7 (9.46%) Senior Java Architect
7 7 (9.46%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (8.11%) Administrator
9 5 (6.76%) Software Developer
9 5 (6.76%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (6.76%) Technical Specialist
9 5 (6.76%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.97%) J2EE
1 17 (22.97%) Struts
2 16 (21.62%) Hibernate
3 13 (17.57%) Spring
4 12 (16.22%) HTML
5 5 (6.76%) XML
5 5 (6.76%) LAMP
6 4 (5.41%) JavaBeans
6 4 (5.41%) .NET
7 3 (4.05%) EJB
7 3 (4.05%) XSLT
7 3 (4.05%) Swing
7 3 (4.05%) Web Services
7 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.05%) SWT
8 2 (2.70%) CSS
8 2 (2.70%) Classic ASP
9 1 (1.35%) JDBC
9 1 (1.35%) JSP
9 1 (1.35%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) Computer Science
2 10 (13.51%) CLARiiON
3 5 (6.76%) Replication
4 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) CCTV
4 1 (1.35%) Celerra
4 1 (1.35%) Open Source
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 37 (50.00%) Linux
2 21 (28.38%) Windows
3 17 (22.97%) UNIX
3 17 (22.97%) Solaris
4 16 (21.62%) AIX
5 8 (10.81%) HPUX
6 7 (9.46%) SUSE
6 7 (9.46%) Windows 2000
7 5 (6.76%) SELinux
7 5 (6.76%) Debian
7 5 (6.76%) CentOS
7 5 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.32%) ITIL
2 17 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (17.57%) Software Engineering
4 12 (16.22%) Incident Management
5 9 (12.16%) Service Delivery
6 8 (10.81%) Change Management
6 8 (10.81%) Pair Programming
6 8 (10.81%) Scrum
6 8 (10.81%) Web Development
6 8 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (8.11%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.41%) Time Management
9 3 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.05%) Migration
10 2 (2.70%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (2.70%) ITIL V3
10 2 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
11 1 (1.35%) Capacity Management
11 1 (1.35%) Change Data Capture
11 1 (1.35%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (51.35%) Java
2 28 (37.84%) SQL
3 12 (16.22%) Perl
4 8 (10.81%) Shell Script
5 7 (9.46%) Korn
6 5 (6.76%) Python
6 5 (6.76%) PHP
6 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.05%) VB
7 3 (4.05%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.70%) VBA
9 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 25 (33.78%) Sun Certification
2 21 (28.38%) Degree
3 14 (18.92%) OCPJP
4 13 (17.57%) OCMJD
5 8 (10.81%) PhD
6 6 (8.11%) ACCA
6 6 (8.11%) CIMA
7 3 (4.05%) OCP
7 3 (4.05%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (2.70%) SNIA Certification
8 2 (2.70%) SCSE
9 1 (1.35%) CIW
9 1 (1.35%) MCP
9 1 (1.35%) HND
9 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (6.76%) Postfix
1 5 (6.76%) Sendmail
1 5 (6.76%) Varnish
2 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) CA SiteMinder
2 5 (6.76%) Nagios
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.35%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 36 (48.65%) Oracle
2 13 (17.57%) VMware
3 12 (16.22%) IBM
4 11 (14.86%) HP
4 11 (14.86%) EMC
4 11 (14.86%) NetApp
4 11 (14.86%) Fujitsu
5 9 (12.16%) StorageTek
6 7 (9.46%) CA
7 6 (8.11%) Sage
7 6 (8.11%) SAP
8 5 (6.76%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.05%) JBoss
9 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.70%) Dell
10 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.70%) Juniper
10 2 (2.70%) Cisco
11 1 (1.35%) Google
11 1 (1.35%) Brocade
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