The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Sun Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Certification
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 261 227 254
Rank change year-on-year -34 +27  
Permanent jobs citing Sun Certification 8 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.018% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.073% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 4
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -15.78%  

Sun Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1502 1367 1560
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.00% 24.28% 24.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1165 1157 1262
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Sun Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Sun Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Sun Certification in the North West

Sun Certification
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Sun Certification in the North West

Sun Certification
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sun Certification within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 5 - -
Manchester -29 2 £42,500 -15.00%
Sun Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing Sun Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Sun Certification.

1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (60.00%) DevOps
4 5 (50.00%) SDLC
4 5 (50.00%) Banking
4 5 (50.00%) Investment Banking
4 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (50.00%) Sun
5 4 (40.00%) ISEB
5 4 (40.00%) Project Management
5 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (40.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (40.00%) Selenium
5 4 (40.00%) Wealth Management
5 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (30.00%) Feasibility Study
6 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (30.00%) Degree
6 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (30.00%) Service Management
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle
6 3 (30.00%) JUnit

Sun Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Confluence
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) JUnit
2 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) SonarQube
3 2 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
1 5 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Android Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) iOS Android Developer
3 1 (10.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Trainer
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) JSON
1 2 (20.00%) Spring
1 2 (20.00%) Spring Boot
1 2 (20.00%) Spring Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) CSS3
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Fintech
2 2 (20.00%) Internet of Things
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (20.00%) PMI
3 1 (10.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) DevOps
3 5 (50.00%) SDLC
3 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (40.00%) Project Management
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (40.00%) Wealth Management
5 3 (30.00%) Feasibility Study
5 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (30.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) CMMI
6 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (20.00%) PRINCE
6 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (20.00%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (10.00%) MCP
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Sun
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) Apigee
3 1 (10.00%) MuleSoft