The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Reading region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 132 - 136
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 7 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% - 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.76% - 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 6
Average salary £50,000 - £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -37.50%
Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
922 757 819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 36.94% 35.46% 34.54%
Number of salaries quoted 661 532 748
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SCSA
Berkshire

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 18 April 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 15 (100.00%) HP
2 14 (93.33%) Sun
2 14 (93.33%) UNIX
2 14 (93.33%) Linux
3 10 (66.67%) Firewall
3 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 10 (66.67%) Degree
4 9 (60.00%) Solaris
4 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 9 (60.00%) Oracle
4 9 (60.00%) ATM
4 9 (60.00%) CCNP
4 9 (60.00%) CCNA
4 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (60.00%) Veritas
5 8 (53.33%) Sun Certification
5 8 (53.33%) VPN
6 7 (46.67%) VoIP
6 7 (46.67%) Ethernet
6 7 (46.67%) PPP
6 7 (46.67%) MPLS
6 7 (46.67%) xDSL
7 6 (40.00%) VMware
7 6 (40.00%) Cisco
8 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 5 (33.33%) RHCE
8 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
8 5 (33.33%) DHCP
8 5 (33.33%) DNS
8 5 (33.33%) VMware ESX

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (20.00%) MS Office
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) ATM
3 8 (53.33%) VPN
4 7 (46.67%) VoIP
4 7 (46.67%) Ethernet
4 7 (46.67%) PPP
4 7 (46.67%) MPLS
4 7 (46.67%) xDSL
5 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 5 (33.33%) DHCP
5 5 (33.33%) DNS
6 4 (26.67%) NAS
6 4 (26.67%) SAN
7 1 (6.67%) SSH
7 1 (6.67%) SSL
7 1 (6.67%) FTP
7 1 (6.67%) HTTP
7 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Technical Support
1 9 (60.00%) Support Engineer
1 9 (60.00%) Technical Support Engineer
1 9 (60.00%) Technical Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) UNIX Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Support
3 3 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IP Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) UNIX
1 14 (93.33%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) Solaris
3 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
3 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Degree
2 9 (60.00%) CCNP
2 9 (60.00%) CCNA
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (53.33%) Sun Certification
4 5 (33.33%) RHCE
5 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (6.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (6.67%) VMFS
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) HP
2 14 (93.33%) Sun
3 9 (60.00%) Oracle
3 9 (60.00%) Veritas
4 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco
5 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 5 (33.33%) Huawei
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.67%) EMC
7 1 (6.67%) Citrix