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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
UK
Rank 855 929 918
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -11
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 4 1 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.001% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.019% 0.004% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 17
Median salary £17,000 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-51.42% -7.89%
UK excluding London median salary £17,000 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-51.42% -7.89%

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
21200 27839 28943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 28.11% 27.89%
Number of salaries quoted 16776 22262 23172
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

SCSA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing SCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCSA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +70 4 £17,000 -51.42%
Lancashire - 4 £17,000 -
North West - 4 £17,000 -
Blackburn - 2 £17,000 -
Accrington - 1 £14,000 -
Burnley - 1 £17,000 -

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT jobs citing SCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SCSA.

1 5 (100.00%) Solaris
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) RHCE
2 4 (80.00%) Sun Certification
2 4 (80.00%) CISSP
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) Internet
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) IBM Notes
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) SMTP
2 4 (80.00%) FTP
2 4 (80.00%) HTTP
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) SCNA
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) Sendmail
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Lotus
2 4 (80.00%) Threat Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) FTP
1 4 (80.00%) HTTP
1 4 (80.00%) Internet
1 4 (80.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
1 4 (80.00%) SMTP
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (80.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Solaris
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (80.00%) Threat Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) RHCE
2 4 (80.00%) CISSP
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SCNA
2 4 (80.00%) Sun Certification
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Sendmail
2 1 (20.00%) Firmware
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (80.00%) Lotus
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas
2 1 (20.00%) VMware