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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 891 857 886
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +29
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 13 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.013% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.041% 0.047% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 11
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -36.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -

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
31691 29544 33416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.18% 28.52%
Number of salaries quoted 24541 23973 28364
Average salary £44,000 £44,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.56% +4.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SCSA over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 within the UK.

SCSA Salary Histogram in the UK

SCSA
Top 10 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 22 August 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
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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 13 £42,500 -10.52%
South East -19 11 £42,500 -10.52%
Berkshire -5 9 £42,500 -5.55%
Reading +4 8 £42,500 -5.55%
Redhill - 2 £60,000 -
South West - 2 £37,000 -
Surrey - 2 £60,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £37,000 -
Chippenham - 2 £37,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £42,500 -

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (88.89%) SAN
2 14 (77.78%) Sun
2 14 (77.78%) UNIX
3 13 (72.22%) Solaris
3 13 (72.22%) Linux
3 13 (72.22%) HP
3 13 (72.22%) Veritas
4 11 (61.11%) NetBackup
5 9 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (50.00%) VMware
5 9 (50.00%) Sun Certification
5 9 (50.00%) Oracle
5 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (38.89%) SQL
6 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
7 6 (33.33%) 3PAR
8 5 (27.78%) NAS
8 5 (27.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (27.78%) Veritas File System
8 5 (27.78%) Project Planning
8 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
8 5 (27.78%) Business Continuity
8 5 (27.78%) VMware ESX
8 5 (27.78%) Clustering
8 5 (27.78%) BMC PATROL
8 5 (27.78%) Benchmarking
8 5 (27.78%) RHCE
8 5 (27.78%) BMC

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) SAN
2 5 (27.78%) NAS
2 5 (27.78%) DNS
2 5 (27.78%) DHCP
2 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
3 4 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (11.11%) xDSL
4 2 (11.11%) Firewall
4 2 (11.11%) MPLS
4 2 (11.11%) ATM
4 2 (11.11%) VoIP
4 2 (11.11%) VPN
4 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 2 (11.11%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Administrator
1 7 (38.89%) UNIX Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) UNIX Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) UNIX Server Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Storage Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Clustering
2 4 (22.22%) Firmware
2 4 (22.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) UNIX
2 13 (72.22%) Solaris
2 13 (72.22%) Linux
3 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (11.11%) SUSE
5 2 (11.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (27.78%) Project Planning
2 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
2 5 (27.78%) Business Continuity
2 5 (27.78%) Benchmarking
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) Workflow
3 4 (22.22%) Change Management
3 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Sun Certification
2 5 (27.78%) RHCE
3 4 (22.22%) SCSE
4 2 (11.11%) Degree
4 2 (11.11%) RHCA
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (11.11%) CCNP
4 2 (11.11%) CCNA
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.56%) VCP4
5 1 (5.56%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (27.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Veritas File System
2 5 (27.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (61.11%) NetBackup
2 5 (27.78%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 2 (11.11%) Legato
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Sun
2 13 (72.22%) HP
2 13 (72.22%) Veritas
3 9 (50.00%) VMware
3 9 (50.00%) Oracle
4 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
5 6 (33.33%) 3PAR
6 5 (27.78%) BMC
7 4 (22.22%) Symantec
7 4 (22.22%) Hitachi
8 2 (11.11%) NetApp
8 2 (11.11%) CommVault
8 2 (11.11%) EMC
9 1 (5.56%) Cisco
9 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
9 1 (5.56%) Huawei