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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun
Rank 208 182 135
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -47
Permanent jobs citing Sun 9 31 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.57% 1.43%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 1.13% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 7 29 74
Average salary £50,000 £42,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% -11.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,700 £23,500 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £53,100 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-7.86% -1.11%
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
2630 2754 2745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.94% 51.03% 50.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2169 2289 2356
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -11 7 £51,250 +2.50%
Coventry -15 1 £47,785 +47.03%
Solihull - 1 - -
Sun
England

Sun
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 9 (50.00%) Java
1 9 (50.00%) Solaris
2 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) ITIL
3 7 (38.89%) HTML
4 6 (33.33%) Apache
4 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 6 (33.33%) Korn
5 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
5 5 (27.78%) Web Development
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) Change Management
5 5 (27.78%) SUSE
5 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (27.78%) LDAP
5 5 (27.78%) Windows 2000
5 5 (27.78%) AIX
5 5 (27.78%) UNIX
5 5 (27.78%) Perl
5 5 (27.78%) WebLogic
5 5 (27.78%) CA
5 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
5 5 (27.78%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (22.22%) Sun Certification
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
7 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Waterfall

Sun
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (33.33%) Apache
1 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 5 (27.78%) WebLogic
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) LDAP
2 3 (16.67%) OSPF
2 3 (16.67%) BGP
3 2 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
4 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Front Office
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Support
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Database Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) Spring
3 1 (5.56%) Ajax
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.56%) iBATIS
3 1 (5.56%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) jQuery
3 1 (5.56%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.56%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (5.56%) JMS
3 1 (5.56%) ADO
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Solaris
2 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) AIX
3 5 (27.78%) UNIX
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 2000
3 5 (27.78%) SUSE
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
2 5 (27.78%) Change Management
2 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Web Development
3 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Change Control
5 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.56%) E-business
5 1 (5.56%) MVC
5 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) Korn
3 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
3 5 (27.78%) Perl
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (5.56%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.56%) VBScript
6 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.56%) Python
6 1 (5.56%) C
6 1 (5.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Sun Certification
2 3 (16.67%) Postgraduate
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) MCP
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (5.56%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) NFS
1 1 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (5.56%) Nessus
2 1 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (5.56%) Ionix
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (5.56%) Legato
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) CA
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) CommVault
4 1 (5.56%) NetApp
4 1 (5.56%) Veritas
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.56%) Tripwire
4 1 (5.56%) Meridio
4 1 (5.56%) Qualys
4 1 (5.56%) Rapid7