The table below looks at the statistics for SCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 135 143 130
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 12 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.46% 0.31% 0.049%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.07% 0.84% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% +5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £43,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-13.14% -2.77%
SCSA
Berkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1124 952 685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 43.30% 37.38% 33.43%
Number of salaries quoted 584 640 576
Average salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.15% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,460
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £68,100
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

SCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SCSA
Salary Trend in Reading

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

SCSA Salary Trend in Reading

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 18 (100.00%) HP
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (77.78%) UNIX
2 14 (77.78%) Sun
2 14 (77.78%) Solaris
2 14 (77.78%) Veritas
2 14 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
3 10 (55.56%) Firewall
3 10 (55.56%) xDSL
3 10 (55.56%) CCNP
3 10 (55.56%) CCNA
3 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (55.56%) Sun Certification
3 10 (55.56%) Degree
3 10 (55.56%) Oracle Forms
3 10 (55.56%) MS Office
3 10 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 10 (55.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (55.56%) Oracle
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 10 (55.56%) SQL
3 10 (55.56%) ATM
3 10 (55.56%) VoIP
3 10 (55.56%) Ethernet
3 10 (55.56%) PPP
3 10 (55.56%) VPN
4 8 (44.44%) SAN
4 8 (44.44%) VMware
4 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 (55.56%) MS Office
1 10 (55.56%) MS Excel
1 10 (55.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) ATM
1 10 (55.56%) VoIP
1 10 (55.56%) Ethernet
1 10 (55.56%) PPP
1 10 (55.56%) VPN
1 10 (55.56%) Firewall
1 10 (55.56%) xDSL
2 8 (44.44%) SAN
3 6 (33.33%) DSLAM
3 6 (33.33%) Broadband
4 4 (22.22%) DHCP
4 4 (22.22%) DNS
4 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 4 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (22.22%) NAS
5 2 (11.11%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Technical Support
2 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Technical Support Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Network Support Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Technical Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Network Support
3 4 (22.22%) UNIX Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Junior
4 3 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Junior Network Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Junior Network Support
4 3 (16.67%) Junior Network Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Junior Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Storage Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 14 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Metrics
2 4 (22.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (77.78%) UNIX
2 14 (77.78%) Solaris
3 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
1 4 (22.22%) Change Management
1 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (22.22%) Workflow
1 4 (22.22%) Project Planning
1 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
1 4 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) CCNP
1 10 (55.56%) CCNA
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (55.56%) Sun Certification
1 10 (55.56%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) RHCE
2 4 (22.22%) SCSE
3 1 (5.56%) VCP4
3 1 (5.56%) VCP5
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) Firmware
2 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) HP
2 14 (77.78%) Veritas
2 14 (77.78%) Sun
3 10 (55.56%) Oracle
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 8 (44.44%) VMware
5 5 (27.78%) Huawei
6 4 (22.22%) 3PAR
6 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 4 (22.22%) Symantec
6 4 (22.22%) Hitachi