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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 143 131 127
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 2 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.078% 0.29% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.80% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 3
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
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
1031 874 716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 40.05% 36.10% 36.31%
Number of salaries quoted 597 613 610
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 20 October 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 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) HP
1 9 (100.00%) SAN
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (55.56%) NAS
2 5 (55.56%) VMware ESX
2 5 (55.56%) RHCE
2 5 (55.56%) Veritas
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
2 5 (55.56%) DHCP
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) Sun
2 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 5 (55.56%) Solaris
2 5 (55.56%) Project Planning
2 5 (55.56%) Problem Management
3 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (44.44%) 3PAR
3 4 (44.44%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) SCSE
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Firmware
3 4 (44.44%) Symantec

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) SAN
2 5 (55.56%) NAS
2 5 (55.56%) DHCP
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) Fibre Channel
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) UNIX Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Storage Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Replication
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 5 (55.56%) Solaris
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Project Planning
1 5 (55.56%) Problem Management
2 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Change Management
2 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (44.44%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) RHCE
2 4 (44.44%) SCSE
3 1 (11.11%) VCP4
3 1 (11.11%) VCP5
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (55.56%) VMware ESX
3 4 (44.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) HP
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Sun
2 5 (55.56%) Veritas
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
3 4 (44.44%) Symantec
3 4 (44.44%) Hitachi
3 4 (44.44%) 3PAR