The table below looks at the statistics for ACSA in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ACSA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA)
Rank 878 873 883
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Permanent jobs citing ACSA 2 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.006% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.007% 0.021% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 0
Average salary £70,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £43,750 -
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30716 29211 32279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.80% 27.10% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24600 23037 27108
Average salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ACSA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ACSA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ACSA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ACSA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ACSA within the UK.

ACSA Salary Trend in the UK

ACSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing ACSA 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 ACSA.

1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) PHP
2 4 (50.00%) MySQL
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) MCSE
2 4 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) DHCP
2 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) AppleScript
2 4 (50.00%) FileMaker
2 4 (50.00%) CMS
2 4 (50.00%) ACTC
2 4 (50.00%) Web Development
2 4 (50.00%) Mac OS X Server
2 4 (50.00%) SIEM
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) CISSP
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) ArcSight
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Sentinel
4 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment

ACSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing ACSA 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 ACSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MySQL
1 4 (50.00%) FileMaker
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 4 (50.00%) Senior Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Security Specialist
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Mac OS X Server
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Web Development
1 4 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PHP
1 4 (50.00%) Python
1 4 (50.00%) AppleScript
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) MCSE
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (50.00%) ACTC
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) CISSP
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) ArcSight