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 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 195 149 176
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +27
Permanent jobs citing Sun 18 44 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.90% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 1.91% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15 43 33
Average salary £22,500 £36,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.93% -9.37%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
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
2507 2306 2535
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.13% 47.41% 50.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2070 1888 2080
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 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
(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 -14 9 £23,500 -50.52%
Staffordshire - 8 £22,500 -
Warwickshire -10 1 - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 13 (43.33%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) SLA
2 10 (33.33%) Cisco
3 9 (30.00%) Oracle
4 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
5 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (20.00%) MySQL
5 6 (20.00%) ITIL
5 6 (20.00%) Linux
6 5 (16.67%) Solaris
6 5 (16.67%) IBM
6 5 (16.67%) UNIX
6 5 (16.67%) HP
6 5 (16.67%) Dell
6 5 (16.67%) Hitachi
6 5 (16.67%) Firewall
6 5 (16.67%) Telemarketing
6 5 (16.67%) Business Development
6 5 (16.67%) Fujitsu
7 4 (13.33%) Time Management
7 4 (13.33%) OSPF
7 4 (13.33%) BGP
7 4 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (10.00%) Finance
8 3 (10.00%) Clustering
8 3 (10.00%) SQL Server

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 2 (6.67%) Apache
1 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) OSPF
2 4 (13.33%) BGP
3 3 (10.00%) Network Security
4 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.33%) DNS
5 1 (3.33%) SAN
5 1 (3.33%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.33%) NAS
5 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
2 6 (20.00%) MySQL
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Support Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Database Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Sales Executive
4 5 (16.67%) IT Sales Executive
5 4 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Service Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Incident Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Trainer
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.67%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) J2EE
1 2 (6.67%) ADO
1 2 (6.67%) Struts
1 2 (6.67%) Spring
2 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.33%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (16.67%) Solaris
3 5 (16.67%) UNIX
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Telemarketing
2 5 (16.67%) Business Development
3 4 (13.33%) Time Management
4 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.67%) Web Application Development
6 1 (3.33%) Cyber Security
6 1 (3.33%) People Management
6 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.33%) Change Control
6 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.33%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) Python
2 2 (6.67%) X++
2 2 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
3 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) OCPJP
3 2 (6.67%) OCMJD
3 2 (6.67%) Sun Certification
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
4 1 (3.33%) OCPJWCD
4 1 (3.33%) CEH
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (3.33%) Xen
3 1 (3.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (3.33%) Nessus
1 1 (3.33%) Ionix
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) Oracle
3 5 (16.67%) Fujitsu
3 5 (16.67%) IBM
3 5 (16.67%) Hitachi
3 5 (16.67%) HP
3 5 (16.67%) Dell
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.67%) EMC
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix
5 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.67%) VMware
5 2 (6.67%) Capita
5 2 (6.67%) Google
6 1 (3.33%) Tripwire
6 1 (3.33%) Qualys
6 1 (3.33%) Rapid7
6 1 (3.33%) NetApp