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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 929 931 932
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 1 24 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.001% 0.023% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.004% 0.083% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 1 15 12
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% -13.14%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £38,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -10.58%

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
28092 29048 28866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.02% 27.68% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 22439 23197 22653
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Top 4 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 13 February 2016. 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 -2 1 £35,000 -7.89% 1
South East -7 1 £35,000 -30.00%
Basingstoke - 1 £35,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £35,000 -

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) RHCE
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (75.00%) Coaching
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) Resource Management
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (75.00%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (75.00%) Sun Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) AIX
2 3 (75.00%) Solaris
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) IPsec
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) RIP
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) VPLS
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Team Leader
1 3 (75.00%) Unix Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) AIX
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Solaris
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Coaching
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Knowledge Management
1 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (75.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) RHCE
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Sun Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) HIPAA
2 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) IBM
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
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