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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 432 421 451
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +30
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 4 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.018% 0.032% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.055% 0.10% 0.039%
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 £38,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +5.88%
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
7212 6795 7693
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.01% 31.27% 34.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5511 5437 6568
Average salary £43,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.81% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,200 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 October 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 +14 4 £55,000 +22.22%
SCSA
England

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 15 (78.95%) Solaris
1 15 (78.95%) UNIX
1 15 (78.95%) Sun
1 15 (78.95%) SAN
1 15 (78.95%) Veritas
2 14 (73.68%) HP
2 14 (73.68%) Linux
3 10 (52.63%) VMware
3 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (47.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (47.37%) NetBackup
4 9 (47.37%) SQL
4 9 (47.37%) Oracle
4 9 (47.37%) Sun Certification
4 9 (47.37%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (31.58%) VMware ESX
6 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (31.58%) NAS
6 6 (31.58%) Problem Management
6 6 (31.58%) Project Planning
6 6 (31.58%) RHCE
6 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
6 6 (31.58%) DHCP
6 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
6 6 (31.58%) DNS
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
7 5 (26.32%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (26.32%) Benchmarking
7 5 (26.32%) BMC

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 4 (21.05%) MS Office
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) SAN
2 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
2 6 (31.58%) DHCP
2 6 (31.58%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) NAS
3 4 (21.05%) xDSL
3 4 (21.05%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (21.05%) Firewall
3 4 (21.05%) Ethernet
3 4 (21.05%) PPP
3 4 (21.05%) ATM
3 4 (21.05%) VoIP
3 4 (21.05%) VPN
4 3 (15.79%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Administrator
2 6 (31.58%) UNIX Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) UNIX Administrator
4 4 (21.05%) Technical Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Network Support
4 4 (21.05%) Technical Support Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Technical Support
4 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Storage Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Junior
6 1 (5.26%) Junior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Junior Network Support
6 1 (5.26%) Junior Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Junior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (26.32%) Clustering
3 4 (21.05%) Replication
3 4 (21.05%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) UNIX
1 15 (78.95%) Solaris
2 14 (73.68%) Linux
3 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (47.37%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (31.58%) Project Planning
2 6 (31.58%) Problem Management
3 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity
3 5 (26.32%) Benchmarking
4 4 (21.05%) Change Management
4 4 (21.05%) Workflow
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Sun Certification
2 6 (31.58%) RHCE
3 4 (21.05%) CCNP
3 4 (21.05%) CCNA
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (21.05%) SCSE
3 4 (21.05%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) VCP4
4 1 (5.26%) VCP5
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (31.58%) VMware ESX
3 5 (26.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (26.32%) Veritas File System
4 4 (21.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) NetBackup
2 5 (26.32%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Sun
1 15 (78.95%) Veritas
2 14 (73.68%) HP
3 10 (52.63%) VMware
4 9 (47.37%) Oracle
5 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
6 5 (26.32%) BMC
7 4 (21.05%) Hitachi
7 4 (21.05%) Symantec
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (21.05%) 3PAR