The first table below looks at the demand for SCSA in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SCSA over the 3 months to 28 July 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 South East region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 420 442 444
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +2
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 15 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.066% 0.018% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.055% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 0
Average salary £55,000 £51,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.31% -
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £47,500 -
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -
Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7637 7211 7950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.69% 32.69% 34.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5887 5806 6833
Average salary £42,750 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.78% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
SCSA
England

SCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SCSA
Salary Trend in the South East

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

SCSA Salary Trend in the South East

SCSA
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SCSA across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

SCSA Salary Histogram in the South East

SCSA
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCSA within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
Berkshire +22 10 £42,500 -22.72%
Surrey -3 5 £60,000 +4.34%
Oxfordshire - 1 £42,500 -
SCSA
England

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 22 (84.62%) UNIX
2 21 (80.77%) Linux
2 21 (80.77%) Sun
3 19 (73.08%) Solaris
4 16 (61.54%) HP
5 15 (57.69%) SQL
5 15 (57.69%) Oracle
5 15 (57.69%) Sun Certification
6 14 (53.85%) SAN
6 14 (53.85%) Veritas
7 11 (42.31%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (42.31%) Firewall
7 11 (42.31%) CCNP
7 11 (42.31%) CCNA
8 10 (38.46%) VMware
9 9 (34.62%) NetBackup
9 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
9 9 (34.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (34.62%) ATM
9 9 (34.62%) Degree
9 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (34.62%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (26.92%) Load Balancing
11 6 (23.08%) RHCE
11 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
11 6 (23.08%) VMware ESX
11 6 (23.08%) Clustering
11 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
11 6 (23.08%) VPN
11 6 (23.08%) DNS

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 (23.08%) MS Office
2 5 (19.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) SAN
2 11 (42.31%) Firewall
3 9 (34.62%) ATM
4 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 6 (23.08%) VPN
4 6 (23.08%) DNS
4 6 (23.08%) DHCP
5 5 (19.23%) NAS
5 5 (19.23%) xDSL
5 5 (19.23%) Ethernet
5 5 (19.23%) VoIP
5 5 (19.23%) PPP
6 4 (15.38%) MPLS
6 4 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (3.85%) SSH
7 1 (3.85%) Internet
7 1 (3.85%) FTP
7 1 (3.85%) HTTP
7 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Support Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Technical Support Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Technical Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Technical Support
3 7 (26.92%) Administrator
4 6 (23.08%) Network Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) Network Support
4 6 (23.08%) Network Support Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) UNIX Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) IP Engineer
5 5 (19.23%) UNIX Administrator
6 4 (15.38%) IP Network Engineer
6 4 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Storage Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Clustering
2 4 (15.38%) Firmware
2 4 (15.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (84.62%) UNIX
2 21 (80.77%) Linux
3 19 (73.08%) Solaris
4 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (34.62%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (26.92%) Load Balancing
3 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
4 5 (19.23%) Project Planning
4 5 (19.23%) Business Continuity
4 5 (19.23%) Benchmarking
5 4 (15.38%) Change Management
5 4 (15.38%) Workflow
5 4 (15.38%) ITIL
5 4 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) Sun Certification
2 11 (42.31%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (42.31%) CCNP
2 11 (42.31%) CCNA
3 9 (34.62%) Degree
4 6 (23.08%) RHCE
5 4 (15.38%) SCSE
6 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.85%) VCP4
7 1 (3.85%) VCP5
7 1 (3.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) VMware ESX
2 6 (23.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Veritas File System
4 1 (3.85%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) NetBackup
2 5 (19.23%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) Sun
2 16 (61.54%) HP
3 15 (57.69%) Oracle
4 14 (53.85%) Veritas
5 10 (38.46%) VMware
6 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
6 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 5 (19.23%) BMC
8 4 (15.38%) Symantec
8 4 (15.38%) Hitachi
8 4 (15.38%) 3PAR
9 3 (11.54%) Huawei
9 3 (11.54%) Cisco
10 2 (7.69%) Sybase