The table below looks at the statistics for SCSA in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SCSA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 848 850 855
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 18 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.014% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.062% 0.051% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 12
Average salary £38,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £43,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-13.14% -2.77%
SCSA
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28931 27477 30865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.54% 26.87% 28.31%
Number of salaries quoted 23292 21935 26132
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SCSA Jobs Demand Trend in England

SCSA
Salary Trend in England

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

SCSA Salary Trend in England

SCSA
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SCSA across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SCSA Salary Histogram in England

SCSA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCSA within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
South East +13 12 £57,500 +31.42% 1
South West - 5 £38,000 - 3
London +21 1 £42,500 -15.00%
SCSA
UK

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 26 (100.00%) HP
1 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (84.62%) Sun
2 22 (84.62%) UNIX
2 22 (84.62%) Solaris
3 19 (73.08%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (65.38%) Sun Certification
4 17 (65.38%) Veritas
5 16 (61.54%) SAN
6 14 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (53.85%) VMware
7 12 (46.15%) Red Hat
7 12 (46.15%) Oracle
7 12 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (42.31%) NetBackup
9 10 (38.46%) Telecoms
9 10 (38.46%) SQL
9 10 (38.46%) ATM
9 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
9 10 (38.46%) MS Office
9 10 (38.46%) MS Excel
9 10 (38.46%) MS PowerPoint
9 10 (38.46%) Oracle Forms
9 10 (38.46%) xDSL
9 10 (38.46%) Degree
9 10 (38.46%) VPN
9 10 (38.46%) VoIP
9 10 (38.46%) Ethernet
9 10 (38.46%) PPP
9 10 (38.46%) Firewall

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 10 (38.46%) MS Office
1 10 (38.46%) MS Excel
1 10 (38.46%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) SAN
2 10 (38.46%) Firewall
2 10 (38.46%) xDSL
2 10 (38.46%) ATM
2 10 (38.46%) VoIP
2 10 (38.46%) Ethernet
2 10 (38.46%) PPP
2 10 (38.46%) VPN
3 6 (23.08%) Broadband
3 6 (23.08%) DSLAM
4 5 (19.23%) NAS
4 5 (19.23%) DHCP
4 5 (19.23%) DNS
4 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
5 4 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (7.69%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (38.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) UNIX Engineer
1 9 (34.62%) Linux Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Network Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Technical Support
3 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Technical Support Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Network Support Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Technical Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Network Support
4 4 (15.38%) Server Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Junior Network Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Junior Network Support
5 3 (11.54%) Junior Network Support Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Junior
5 3 (11.54%) Junior Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Linux Server Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) UNIX Server Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Storage Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 19 (73.08%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Performance Metrics
2 4 (15.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (84.62%) UNIX
2 22 (84.62%) Solaris
3 12 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (26.92%) SUSE
4 7 (26.92%) HPUX
5 4 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2
2 5 (19.23%) Project Management
2 5 (19.23%) Project Planning
2 5 (19.23%) Problem Management
3 4 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (15.38%) Change Management
3 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (15.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) Sun Certification
2 10 (38.46%) Degree
2 10 (38.46%) CCNP
2 10 (38.46%) CCNA
2 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (26.92%) RHCA
4 5 (19.23%) RHCE
5 4 (15.38%) SCSE
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.85%) VCP4
6 1 (3.85%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (19.23%) VMware ESX
3 4 (15.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) NetBackup
2 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 2 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (7.69%) Legato
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) HP
2 22 (84.62%) Sun
3 17 (65.38%) Veritas
4 14 (53.85%) VMware
5 12 (46.15%) Red Hat
5 12 (46.15%) Oracle
6 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
7 9 (34.62%) Symantec
8 6 (23.08%) 3PAR
9 5 (19.23%) Huawei
10 4 (15.38%) Hitachi
11 2 (7.69%) NetApp
11 2 (7.69%) EMC
11 2 (7.69%) CommVault
12 1 (3.85%) Twitter
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