The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 439 450 435
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 2 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.010% 0.022% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.032% 0.065% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 1
Average salary £52,500 £60,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +4.34%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
SCSA
England

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

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6320 7696 7346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.03% 33.58% 32.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4781 6143 5927
Average salary £45,000 £43,250 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.04% +4.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 29 May 2015. 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
Surrey +23 1 £55,000 -8.33%
Berkshire +8 1 £50,000 -
SCSA
England

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) UNIX
1 12 (100.00%) Solaris
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
1 12 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (91.67%) Sun Certification
3 9 (75.00%) Degree
4 8 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (66.67%) RHCE
4 8 (66.67%) Red Hat
5 7 (58.33%) HP
5 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (58.33%) Problem Management
5 7 (58.33%) Clustering
6 6 (50.00%) NetBackup
6 6 (50.00%) IBM
6 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (50.00%) AIX
6 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (50.00%) ITIL
6 6 (50.00%) Mentoring
6 6 (50.00%) Coaching
6 6 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (41.67%) Sun
7 5 (41.67%) VPN
7 5 (41.67%) Veritas
7 5 (41.67%) Resource Management
7 5 (41.67%) QA
7 5 (41.67%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
3 5 (41.67%) VPN
4 4 (33.33%) xDSL
4 4 (33.33%) DSLAM
4 4 (33.33%) PPP
4 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 4 (33.33%) ATM
4 4 (33.33%) Broadband
4 4 (33.33%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) SSL
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) FTP
5 1 (8.33%) HTTP
5 1 (8.33%) SSH
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) UNIX Support
1 4 (33.33%) Support Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Clustering
2 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) UNIX
1 12 (100.00%) Solaris
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (50.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Problem Management
2 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (50.00%) Coaching
2 6 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (41.67%) Resource Management
3 5 (41.67%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Sun Certification
2 9 (75.00%) Degree
3 8 (66.67%) RHCE
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (33.33%) CCNP
4 4 (33.33%) CCNA
5 2 (16.67%) SAP Certification
6 1 (8.33%) RHCSA
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (8.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
2 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (16.67%) ISO 9001
3 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMFS
1 1 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 7 (58.33%) HP
3 6 (50.00%) IBM
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Sun
4 5 (41.67%) Veritas
5 4 (33.33%) Huawei
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
7 2 (16.67%) SAP