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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 137 127 127
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 6 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.24% 0.26% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.70% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 3
Average salary £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £39,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +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
1011 856 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 40.26% 37.17% 35.60%
Number of salaries quoted 626 626 606
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £64,300
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SCSA across the Reading region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

SCSA Salary Histogram in Reading

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) SAN
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
1 8 (100.00%) HP
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (50.00%) NAS
2 4 (50.00%) SCSE
2 4 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (50.00%) RHCE
2 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 4 (50.00%) Hitachi
2 4 (50.00%) Veritas
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (50.00%) Firmware
2 4 (50.00%) Symantec
2 4 (50.00%) Change Management
2 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (50.00%) Workflow
2 4 (50.00%) Replication
2 4 (50.00%) DHCP
2 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) Sun
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Solaris

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 8 (100.00%) SAN
2 4 (50.00%) NAS
2 4 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (50.00%) DHCP
2 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Storage Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Firmware
1 4 (50.00%) Replication
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
1 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (50.00%) Workflow
1 4 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 4 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) RHCE
1 4 (50.00%) SCSE
2 1 (12.50%) VCP4
2 1 (12.50%) VCP5
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) HP
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 4 (50.00%) Sun
2 4 (50.00%) Hitachi
2 4 (50.00%) Veritas
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (50.00%) Symantec