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 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 847 863 879
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +16
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 23 27 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.025% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.072% 0.093% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 18 13 10
Average salary £38,000 £42,500 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.58% -20.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,100 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £72,750
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-10.58% +13.33%

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
31908 29129 30429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.90% 27.27% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 25373 22889 25038
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,090 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 3 March 2015 within the UK.

SCSA Salary Histogram in the UK

SCSA
Top 13 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 March 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
England +10 22 £38,000 -10.58% 3
South West -15 11 £38,000 +10.14% 1
South East -30 10 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Chippenham +17 9 £37,500 +4.89% 1
Wiltshire +9 9 £37,500 +8.69% 1
Surrey +4 6 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Staines - 6 £55,000 - 2
Reading -13 4 - -
Berkshire -14 4 - -
Devon - 2 £38,000 -
Exeter - 2 £38,000 -
London +2 1 £42,500 -37.03%
Bromley - 1 £42,500 -

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 36 (100.00%) UNIX
2 35 (97.22%) Solaris
2 35 (97.22%) Linux
3 32 (88.89%) Sun Certification
4 31 (86.11%) HP
5 29 (80.56%) Sun
6 24 (66.67%) Red Hat
6 24 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (47.22%) Firewall
8 17 (47.22%) NetBackup
9 16 (44.44%) VMware
9 16 (44.44%) ITIL
10 15 (41.67%) SUSE
10 15 (41.67%) Shell Script
10 15 (41.67%) Symantec
11 14 (38.89%) Degree
11 14 (38.89%) RHCA
11 14 (38.89%) Veritas
12 13 (36.11%) SAN
12 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
12 13 (36.11%) MS Excel
12 13 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (33.33%) Oracle
14 11 (30.56%) MS Office
14 11 (30.56%) SQL
14 11 (30.56%) HPUX
14 11 (30.56%) ATM
14 11 (30.56%) Oracle Forms
14 11 (30.56%) VoIP

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 13 (36.11%) MS Excel
2 11 (30.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (30.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (47.22%) Firewall
2 13 (36.11%) SAN
3 11 (30.56%) xDSL
3 11 (30.56%) ATM
3 11 (30.56%) VoIP
3 11 (30.56%) Ethernet
3 11 (30.56%) PPP
3 11 (30.56%) VPN
4 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 7 (19.44%) Broadband
5 7 (19.44%) DSLAM
6 3 (8.33%) NAS
6 3 (8.33%) DHCP
6 3 (8.33%) DNS
7 2 (5.56%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (30.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Linux Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Network Support
3 5 (13.89%) Technical Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Technical Support
3 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Technical Support Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Support Manager
4 4 (11.11%) UNIX Support
5 3 (8.33%) Junior Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Junior Network Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Junior Network Support
5 3 (8.33%) Junior Network Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Junior
5 3 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 21 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) UNIX
2 35 (97.22%) Solaris
2 35 (97.22%) Linux
3 24 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (41.67%) SUSE
5 11 (30.56%) HPUX
6 5 (13.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) ITIL
2 10 (27.78%) PRINCE2
2 10 (27.78%) Project Management
3 8 (22.22%) Problem Management
4 5 (13.89%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
4 5 (13.89%) Coaching
5 4 (11.11%) Resource Management
5 4 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (8.33%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.78%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) Shell Script
2 11 (30.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (88.89%) Sun Certification
2 14 (38.89%) RHCA
2 14 (38.89%) Degree
3 11 (30.56%) CCNP
3 11 (30.56%) CCNA
3 11 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (27.78%) RHCE
5 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) RHCSA
6 2 (5.56%) SAP Certification
7 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (47.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 31 (86.11%) HP
2 29 (80.56%) Sun
3 24 (66.67%) Red Hat
4 16 (44.44%) VMware
5 15 (41.67%) Symantec
6 14 (38.89%) Veritas
7 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
8 12 (33.33%) Oracle
9 6 (16.67%) Huawei
10 5 (13.89%) IBM
11 2 (5.56%) SAP
12 1 (2.78%) Twitter
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Reed Professional Services
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staines
CPS Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Industry Leading Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 19 days ago