The table below looks at the statistics for SCSA in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SCSA over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 235 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 1 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.017% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.059% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £37,500 - -
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1707 1690 1716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.43% 28.81% 32.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1329 1362 1484
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £51,400 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

SCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SCSA
Salary Trend in the South West

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

SCSA Salary Trend in the South West

SCSA
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCSA within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Wiltshire - 1 £37,500 -
SCSA
England

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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%) Sun
1 12 (100.00%) Sun Certification
1 12 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 12 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (91.67%) SUSE
2 11 (91.67%) Shell Script
2 11 (91.67%) Symantec
2 11 (91.67%) HP
3 10 (83.33%) RHCA
4 7 (58.33%) VMware
4 7 (58.33%) NetBackup
4 7 (58.33%) HPUX
5 6 (50.00%) ITIL
5 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (50.00%) Project Management
5 6 (50.00%) SAN
5 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle
7 2 (16.67%) High Availability
7 2 (16.67%) QA
7 2 (16.67%) Firmware
7 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 2 (16.67%) RHCSA
8 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) Twitter

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 6 (50.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) UNIX
1 12 (100.00%) Solaris
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
1 12 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (91.67%) SUSE
3 7 (58.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
1 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 6 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Sun Certification
2 10 (83.33%) RHCA
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) RHCSA
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Sun
1 12 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 11 (91.67%) Symantec
2 11 (91.67%) HP
3 7 (58.33%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) Twitter