Period
to 24 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Sun Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Certification
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 733 1009 1084
Rank change year-on-year +276 +75 +15
Permanent jobs citing Sun Certification 35 23 50
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.018% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.084% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 40 27 23
Median annual salary £115,000 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +130.00% -13.04% -4.17%
10th Percentile £60,000 £28,100 £37,500
90th Percentile £143,750 £69,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% +12.50% -1.23%

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 permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 12,846 27,502 36,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.21% 21.88% 24.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9,354 20,770 27,191
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

Sun Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Sun Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Sun Certification in the UK

Sun Certification
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Sun Certification.

Salary trend for Sun Certification in the UK

Sun Certification
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Sun Certification over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Sun Certification in the UK

Sun Certification
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sun Certification within the UK over the 6 months to 24 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +278 34 £115,000 +100.00%
London +222 30 £115,000 +100.00%
Work from Home - 7 £90,000 -
UK excluding London +222 5 £60,000 +33.33% 1
North of England - 3 £60,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £60,000 -
Midlands +86 1 £50,000 +11.11%
West Midlands +84 1 £50,000 +66.67%
Scotland +33 1 £52,000 +4.00%

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, IT jobs citing Sun Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Sun Certification.

1 32 (91.43%) Java
2 31 (88.57%) Microservices
3 30 (85.71%) Mentoring
3 30 (85.71%) MySQL
4 29 (82.86%) SQL Server
4 29 (82.86%) Web Services
4 29 (82.86%) Apache
4 29 (82.86%) Python
4 29 (82.86%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (82.86%) Kubernetes
4 29 (82.86%) Apigee
4 29 (82.86%) gRPC
4 29 (82.86%) Serverless
4 29 (82.86%) Amazon Redshift
4 29 (82.86%) Docker
4 29 (82.86%) AWS
4 29 (82.86%) AWS Lambda
4 29 (82.86%) Technology Roadmap
4 29 (82.86%) Amazon ECS
5 25 (71.43%) Finance
6 23 (65.71%) SQL
6 23 (65.71%) Jenkins
6 23 (65.71%) Google
7 22 (62.86%) Investment Management
7 22 (62.86%) OAuth
7 22 (62.86%) Azure
7 22 (62.86%) Hedge funds
7 22 (62.86%) Artifactory
7 22 (62.86%) DevOps
7 22 (62.86%) GCP

Sun Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 29 (82.86%) Apache
2 7 (20.00%) Apache Spark
2 7 (20.00%) CMS
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
3 1 (2.86%) Mule
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (2.86%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 29 (82.86%) Amazon ECS
1 29 (82.86%) Apigee
1 29 (82.86%) AWS
1 29 (82.86%) AWS Lambda
1 29 (82.86%) Serverless
2 22 (62.86%) Azure
2 22 (62.86%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (85.71%) MySQL
2 29 (82.86%) Amazon Redshift
2 29 (82.86%) PostgreSQL
2 29 (82.86%) SQL Server
3 22 (62.86%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.86%) KDB
4 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.86%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 23 (65.71%) Jenkins
2 22 (62.86%) Artifactory
2 22 (62.86%) GitLab
3 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) Postman
3 1 (2.86%) Selenium
3 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.86%) Toad
General
1 25 (71.43%) Finance
2 22 (62.86%) Back Office
2 22 (62.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 29 (82.86%) Architect
1 29 (82.86%) Java Architect
1 29 (82.86%) Java Solutions Architect
1 29 (82.86%) Solutions Architect
2 27 (77.14%) AWS Architect
2 27 (77.14%) AWS Solutions Architect
3 22 (62.86%) Cloud Architect
3 22 (62.86%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 22 (62.86%) Data Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Senior Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Senior Java Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.57%) AIX Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Unix Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Java Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Java Software Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Software Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Core Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (82.86%) gRPC
1 29 (82.86%) Web Services
2 22 (62.86%) OAuth
2 22 (62.86%) Swagger
3 7 (20.00%) GraphQL
3 7 (20.00%) Kafka
3 7 (20.00%) WebSockets
4 1 (2.86%) JSON
4 1 (2.86%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (62.86%) Hedge funds
2 1 (2.86%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Unix
3 3 (8.57%) AIX
3 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.57%) Solaris
4 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (88.57%) Microservices
2 30 (85.71%) Mentoring
3 29 (82.86%) Technology Roadmap
4 22 (62.86%) Asset Management
4 22 (62.86%) DevOps
4 22 (62.86%) Investment Management
5 4 (11.43%) Change Control
6 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.71%) Analytics
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.71%) Defect Management
7 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.71%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.86%) Burndown Charts
8 1 (2.86%) Deadline-Driven
8 1 (2.86%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (2.86%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 32 (91.43%) Java
2 29 (82.86%) Python
3 23 (65.71%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) IBM AIX Certification
1 3 (8.57%) RHCE
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) ISEB
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 29 (82.86%) Docker
2 3 (8.57%) Firmware
3 1 (2.86%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 29 (82.86%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) Google
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) IBM
3 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.86%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.86%) ION Trading
4 1 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Tradeweb