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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 868 912 866
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -46
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 3 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.003% 0.005% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.011% 0.017% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 8
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £34,200
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £60,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
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
26734 30152 28170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.16% 27.29% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 21202 24348 23009
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £67,000
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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 +11 2 £52,500 -12.50%
South West - 1 £37,500 -
SCSA
UK

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 25 (100.00%) UNIX
1 25 (100.00%) Solaris
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (92.00%) Sun Certification
3 21 (84.00%) Red Hat
3 21 (84.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (76.00%) HP
5 18 (72.00%) Sun
6 13 (52.00%) NetBackup
7 12 (48.00%) Firewall
7 12 (48.00%) ITIL
8 11 (44.00%) SUSE
8 11 (44.00%) VMware
8 11 (44.00%) Shell Script
8 11 (44.00%) Symantec
8 11 (44.00%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (40.00%) RHCA
10 9 (36.00%) RHCE
10 9 (36.00%) Degree
11 8 (32.00%) Problem Management
11 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
12 7 (28.00%) SAN
12 7 (28.00%) HPUX
12 7 (28.00%) Clustering
12 7 (28.00%) QA
13 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
13 6 (24.00%) Coaching
13 6 (24.00%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (24.00%) Project Management

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (16.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) Firewall
2 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (28.00%) SAN
4 5 (20.00%) VPN
5 4 (16.00%) xDSL
5 4 (16.00%) DSLAM
5 4 (16.00%) PPP
5 4 (16.00%) ATM
5 4 (16.00%) Broadband
5 4 (16.00%) VoIP
5 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (8.00%) DHCP
6 2 (8.00%) DNS
7 1 (4.00%) SSL
7 1 (4.00%) FTP
7 1 (4.00%) HTTP
7 1 (4.00%) SSH
7 1 (4.00%) Internet
7 1 (4.00%) NAS
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) UNIX Support
3 4 (16.00%) Support Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Operations Manager
6 1 (4.00%) UNIX Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Linux Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (28.00%) Clustering
3 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) UNIX
1 25 (100.00%) Solaris
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (84.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (44.00%) SUSE
4 7 (28.00%) HPUX
5 6 (24.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) ITIL
2 8 (32.00%) Problem Management
3 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
3 6 (24.00%) Coaching
3 6 (24.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (24.00%) Project Management
3 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 5 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (8.00%) High Availability
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (92.00%) Sun Certification
2 10 (40.00%) RHCA
3 9 (36.00%) RHCE
3 9 (36.00%) Degree
4 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (16.00%) CCNP
5 4 (16.00%) CCNA
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (12.00%) RHCSA
7 2 (8.00%) SAP Certification
8 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (4.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) Firmware
2 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.00%) VMFS
3 1 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 13 (52.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Red Hat
2 19 (76.00%) HP
3 18 (72.00%) Sun
4 11 (44.00%) VMware
4 11 (44.00%) Symantec
5 6 (24.00%) Oracle
5 6 (24.00%) Veritas
5 6 (24.00%) IBM
5 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.00%) Huawei
7 2 (8.00%) SAP
8 1 (4.00%) Twitter