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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 900 928 879
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -49
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 2 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.008% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.007% 0.031% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 5
Average salary £52,500 £51,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.43% +13.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £42,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £60,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £51,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +28.12%

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
30106 32256 29975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.20% 27.31% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23879 25494 24281
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

SCSA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SCSA
Salary Trend

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

SCSA Salary Trend in the UK

SCSA
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCSA within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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
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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
England +15 2 £52,500 +2.43%
South East +5 2 £52,500 +2.43%
Surrey +6 1 £55,000 -8.33%
Reading -7 1 £50,000 +17.64%
Berkshire -9 1 £50,000 +17.64%
Staines - 1 £55,000 -

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 16 (100.00%) UNIX
2 15 (93.75%) Solaris
2 15 (93.75%) Linux
2 15 (93.75%) Red Hat
2 15 (93.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (87.50%) Sun Certification
4 11 (68.75%) ITIL
4 11 (68.75%) NetBackup
5 9 (56.25%) HP
5 9 (56.25%) RHCE
6 8 (50.00%) Sun
6 8 (50.00%) Firewall
7 7 (43.75%) VMware
7 7 (43.75%) Clustering
7 7 (43.75%) Problem Management
7 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
8 6 (37.50%) AIX
8 6 (37.50%) IBM
8 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
8 6 (37.50%) Symantec
8 6 (37.50%) QA
8 6 (37.50%) SUSE
8 6 (37.50%) RHCA
8 6 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
8 6 (37.50%) Coaching
9 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (31.25%) Resource Management
9 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (31.25%) Knowledge Management

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
3 4 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) FTP
4 1 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) SSL
4 1 (6.25%) SSH
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) UNIX Support
2 4 (25.00%) Support Manager
2 4 (25.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX Team Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Manager
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Clustering
2 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) UNIX
2 15 (93.75%) Solaris
2 15 (93.75%) Linux
2 15 (93.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (37.50%) SUSE
3 6 (37.50%) AIX
4 4 (25.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) Problem Management
3 6 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 6 (37.50%) Coaching
4 5 (31.25%) Resource Management
4 5 (31.25%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (25.00%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
7 1 (6.25%) High Availability
7 1 (6.25%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) Sun Certification
2 9 (56.25%) RHCE
3 6 (37.50%) RHCA
4 5 (31.25%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) RHCSA
6 2 (12.50%) SAP Certification
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 1 (6.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (6.25%) VMFS
2 1 (6.25%) Firmware
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (68.75%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Red Hat
2 9 (56.25%) HP
3 8 (50.00%) Sun
4 7 (43.75%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) Symantec
5 6 (37.50%) IBM
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) SAP
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle
7 1 (6.25%) Veritas