The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 858 839 870
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +31
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 16 6 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.006% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.054% 0.022% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 10
Average salary £48,750 £47,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% -7.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £40,000 £46,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,250 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £47,500 -
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29737 27676 30969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.15% 27.18% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23485 22525 26770
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
SCSA
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -2 15 £55,000 +7.31%
South West - 1 £37,000 -
SCSA
UK

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 28 (84.85%) Linux
1 28 (84.85%) Sun
2 26 (78.79%) Solaris
2 26 (78.79%) UNIX
3 23 (69.70%) HP
4 22 (66.67%) Oracle
4 22 (66.67%) Sun Certification
5 21 (63.64%) SAN
5 21 (63.64%) Veritas
6 16 (48.48%) NetBackup
7 15 (45.45%) SQL
8 13 (39.39%) Red Hat
8 13 (39.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (33.33%) 3PAR
9 11 (33.33%) Firewall
9 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (33.33%) CCNP
9 11 (33.33%) CCNA
10 10 (30.30%) VMware
11 9 (27.27%) Telecoms
11 9 (27.27%) ATM
11 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (27.27%) Degree
11 9 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (21.21%) RHCA
12 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
12 7 (21.21%) QA
12 7 (21.21%) EMC NetWorker
12 7 (21.21%) SLA

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (18.18%) MS Office
2 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (63.64%) SAN
2 11 (33.33%) Firewall
3 9 (27.27%) ATM
4 6 (18.18%) DHCP
4 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 6 (18.18%) VPN
4 6 (18.18%) DNS
5 5 (15.15%) Ethernet
5 5 (15.15%) VoIP
5 5 (15.15%) PPP
5 5 (15.15%) NAS
5 5 (15.15%) xDSL
6 4 (12.12%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (12.12%) MPLS
7 1 (3.03%) SSH
7 1 (3.03%) Internet
7 1 (3.03%) FTP
7 1 (3.03%) HTTP
7 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (27.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Technical Support Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Technical Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Linux Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Technical Support
3 8 (24.24%) UNIX Engineer
4 7 (21.21%) Administrator
5 6 (18.18%) Network Engineer
5 6 (18.18%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (18.18%) Network Support
5 6 (18.18%) IP Engineer
6 5 (15.15%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (12.12%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Storage Administrator
9 1 (3.03%) UNIX Server Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Server Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Clustering
2 4 (12.12%) Firmware
2 4 (12.12%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (84.85%) Linux
2 26 (78.79%) UNIX
2 26 (78.79%) Solaris
3 13 (39.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (21.21%) SUSE
4 7 (21.21%) HPUX
5 4 (12.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
3 6 (18.18%) Problem Management
4 5 (15.15%) Business Continuity
4 5 (15.15%) Project Planning
4 5 (15.15%) Benchmarking
5 4 (12.12%) Change Management
5 4 (12.12%) Workflow
5 4 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (12.12%) ITIL
6 1 (3.03%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (66.67%) Sun Certification
2 11 (33.33%) CCNP
2 11 (33.33%) CCNA
2 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (27.27%) Degree
4 7 (21.21%) RHCA
5 6 (18.18%) RHCE
6 4 (12.12%) SCSE
7 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.03%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.03%) VCP4
8 1 (3.03%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) SLA
1 7 (21.21%) QA
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (18.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 6 (18.18%) VMware ESX
3 5 (15.15%) Veritas File System
4 1 (3.03%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 16 (48.48%) NetBackup
2 7 (21.21%) Backup Exec
2 7 (21.21%) EMC NetWorker
2 7 (21.21%) Legato
3 5 (15.15%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 28 (84.85%) Sun
2 23 (69.70%) HP
3 22 (66.67%) Oracle
4 21 (63.64%) Veritas
5 13 (39.39%) Red Hat
6 11 (33.33%) 3PAR
7 10 (30.30%) VMware
8 7 (21.21%) NetApp
8 7 (21.21%) CommVault
8 7 (21.21%) EMC
9 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 5 (15.15%) BMC
11 4 (12.12%) Hitachi
11 4 (12.12%) Symantec
12 3 (9.09%) Huawei
12 3 (9.09%) Cisco
13 2 (6.06%) Sybase