The table below looks at the statistics for SCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SCSA over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 216 230 225
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 4 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.068% 0.12% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.34% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 3
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +5.88%
SCSA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2157 2035 1894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.49% 34.05% 35.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1267 1411 1580
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

SCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SCSA across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SCSA
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

SCSA Salary Trend in Berkshire

SCSA
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCSA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 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
Reading -13 4 £55,000 +22.22%
SCSA
South East

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing SCSA 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 SCSA.

1 14 (100.00%) Linux
1 14 (100.00%) HP
2 10 (71.43%) Sun
2 10 (71.43%) SAN
2 10 (71.43%) Veritas
2 10 (71.43%) UNIX
2 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) Solaris
2 10 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (42.86%) Problem Management
4 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (42.86%) NAS
4 6 (42.86%) Project Planning
4 6 (42.86%) VMware ESX
4 6 (42.86%) DHCP
4 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 6 (42.86%) DNS
4 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
4 6 (42.86%) RHCE
5 4 (28.57%) Sun Certification
5 4 (28.57%) Hitachi
5 4 (28.57%) CCNP
5 4 (28.57%) CCNA
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (28.57%) Firmware
5 4 (28.57%) Symantec
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) VPN
5 4 (28.57%) Ethernet

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing SCSA 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 SCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) SAN
2 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 6 (42.86%) DHCP
2 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) NAS
3 4 (28.57%) xDSL
3 4 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
3 4 (28.57%) PPP
3 4 (28.57%) ATM
3 4 (28.57%) VoIP
3 4 (28.57%) VPN
4 3 (21.43%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) UNIX Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Support
2 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Network Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Network Support
3 2 (14.29%) Storage Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Network Support
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (28.57%) Performance Metrics
2 4 (28.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (71.43%) UNIX
2 10 (71.43%) Solaris
3 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Project Planning
1 6 (42.86%) Problem Management
2 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
2 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (28.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) RHCE
2 4 (28.57%) Sun Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCNP
2 4 (28.57%) CCNA
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) SCSE
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) VCP4
3 1 (7.14%) VCP5
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (42.86%) VMware ESX
3 4 (28.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) HP
2 10 (71.43%) Veritas
2 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) Sun
3 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
4 4 (28.57%) Symantec
4 4 (28.57%) 3PAR
4 4 (28.57%) Hitachi
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft