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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 869 844 868
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +24
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 18 10 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.010% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.058% 0.034% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 18
Average salary £37,000 £47,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.10% -20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £36,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £72,750 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £38,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-4.51% -35.41%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30808 29173 32331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.11% 27.72% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 24867 23810 27635
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 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SCSA
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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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East +3 12 £50,000 -16.66%
South West - 6 £34,500 -
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SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 29 (96.67%) Linux
2 27 (90.00%) Sun
3 26 (86.67%) UNIX
4 24 (80.00%) Solaris
4 24 (80.00%) HP
5 21 (70.00%) Sun Certification
6 20 (66.67%) Oracle
7 16 (53.33%) CCNP
7 16 (53.33%) CCNA
7 16 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (53.33%) Telecoms
8 15 (50.00%) Veritas
9 14 (46.67%) Firewall
10 13 (43.33%) Degree
10 13 (43.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (43.33%) Red Hat
10 13 (43.33%) SQL
11 12 (40.00%) ATM
11 12 (40.00%) SAN
12 9 (30.00%) VPN
12 9 (30.00%) Cisco
13 8 (26.67%) VoIP
13 8 (26.67%) Ethernet
13 8 (26.67%) PPP
13 8 (26.67%) EMC
13 8 (26.67%) VMware
13 8 (26.67%) xDSL
14 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (23.33%) Load Balancing
14 7 (23.33%) SLA

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.67%) IBM Notes
1 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) Firewall
2 12 (40.00%) SAN
2 12 (40.00%) ATM
3 9 (30.00%) VPN
4 8 (26.67%) PPP
4 8 (26.67%) VoIP
4 8 (26.67%) Ethernet
4 8 (26.67%) xDSL
5 7 (23.33%) MPLS
6 6 (20.00%) DHCP
6 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (20.00%) DNS
7 4 (13.33%) NAS
8 2 (6.67%) SSH
8 2 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (3.33%) Internet
9 1 (3.33%) SSL
9 1 (3.33%) FTP
9 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Support Engineer
2 13 (43.33%) Technical Engineer
3 12 (40.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 12 (40.00%) Technical Support
4 7 (23.33%) UNIX Engineer
5 6 (20.00%) IP Engineer
5 6 (20.00%) Network Engineer
5 6 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (20.00%) Network Support
6 5 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (13.33%) IP Network Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Operations Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (6.67%) AS400
1 2 (6.67%) Clustering
1 2 (6.67%) iPhone
1 2 (6.67%) iPad
2 1 (3.33%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 29 (96.67%) Linux
2 26 (86.67%) UNIX
3 24 (80.00%) Solaris
4 13 (43.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (20.00%) HPUX
5 6 (20.00%) SUSE
6 3 (10.00%) Windows
7 2 (6.67%) AIX
7 2 (6.67%) Android
7 2 (6.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.33%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL
5 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.33%) Service Management
5 1 (3.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (70.00%) Sun Certification
2 16 (53.33%) CCNP
2 16 (53.33%) CCNA
2 16 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (43.33%) Degree
4 6 (20.00%) RHCE
4 6 (20.00%) RHCA
5 3 (10.00%) MCSE
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.67%) CNE
6 2 (6.67%) Novell Certification
6 2 (6.67%) CCDA
6 2 (6.67%) MCSD
6 2 (6.67%) CCSA
6 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (6.67%) SCNA
6 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) SLA
2 6 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (3.33%) vSphere
3 1 (3.33%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) Legato
1 6 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 6 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 6 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.67%) OpenView
2 2 (6.67%) Unicenter
3 1 (3.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 27 (90.00%) Sun
2 24 (80.00%) HP
3 20 (66.67%) Oracle
4 15 (50.00%) Veritas
5 13 (43.33%) Red Hat
6 9 (30.00%) Cisco
7 8 (26.67%) EMC
7 8 (26.67%) VMware
8 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
9 6 (20.00%) 3PAR
9 6 (20.00%) CommVault
9 6 (20.00%) NetApp
10 5 (16.67%) Huawei
11 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
11 3 (10.00%) Citrix
12 2 (6.67%) IBM
12 2 (6.67%) Sybase
12 2 (6.67%) Lotus
12 2 (6.67%) Novell
13 1 (3.33%) Dell