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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 879 902 879
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -23
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 4 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.004% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.014% 0.016% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 8
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +41.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £60,000 £34,200
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £60,000 £62,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%

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
29235 32104 30081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.34% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22964 25766 24182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,500
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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

SCSA Salary Histogram in the UK

SCSA
Top 9 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 May 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 +33 3 £50,000 -16.66%
South East +1 2 £52,500 -12.50%
Surrey +18 1 £55,000 -8.33%
Berkshire +2 1 £50,000 -
Reading -10 1 £50,000 -
Staines - 1 £55,000 -
Chippenham - 1 £37,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £37,500 -
South West - 1 £37,500 -

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 28 (100.00%) UNIX
2 27 (96.43%) Solaris
2 27 (96.43%) Linux
3 25 (89.29%) Sun Certification
4 21 (75.00%) HP
4 21 (75.00%) Red Hat
4 21 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (71.43%) Sun
6 14 (50.00%) Firewall
6 14 (50.00%) NetBackup
7 13 (46.43%) ITIL
7 13 (46.43%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (39.29%) SUSE
8 11 (39.29%) VMware
8 11 (39.29%) Shell Script
8 11 (39.29%) Symantec
8 11 (39.29%) Degree
9 10 (35.71%) RHCA
9 10 (35.71%) RHCE
10 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
10 8 (28.57%) Veritas
10 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
10 8 (28.57%) Oracle
10 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
10 8 (28.57%) Problem Management
10 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (25.00%) QA
11 7 (25.00%) HPUX
11 7 (25.00%) VPN
11 7 (25.00%) SAN

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (21.43%) MS Office
2 6 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 7 (25.00%) VPN
3 7 (25.00%) SAN
4 6 (21.43%) DSLAM
4 6 (21.43%) PPP
4 6 (21.43%) ATM
4 6 (21.43%) Broadband
4 6 (21.43%) VoIP
4 6 (21.43%) Ethernet
4 6 (21.43%) xDSL
5 2 (7.14%) DHCP
5 2 (7.14%) DNS
6 1 (3.57%) SSL
6 1 (3.57%) FTP
6 1 (3.57%) HTTP
6 1 (3.57%) SSH
6 1 (3.57%) Internet
6 1 (3.57%) NAS
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) UNIX Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) UNIX Support
3 4 (14.29%) Support Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.14%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) UNIX Team Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Operations Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (25.00%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) UNIX
2 27 (96.43%) Solaris
2 27 (96.43%) Linux
3 21 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (39.29%) SUSE
5 7 (25.00%) HPUX
6 6 (21.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 6 (21.43%) Project Management
3 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 6 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
3 6 (21.43%) Coaching
4 5 (17.86%) Resource Management
4 5 (17.86%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (7.14%) High Availability
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.57%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Shell Script
2 6 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (89.29%) Sun Certification
2 11 (39.29%) Degree
3 10 (35.71%) RHCA
3 10 (35.71%) RHCE
4 6 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (21.43%) CCNP
4 6 (21.43%) CCNA
5 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) RHCSA
7 2 (7.14%) SAP Certification
8 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.57%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.14%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) Firmware
2 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (3.57%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 14 (50.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) HP
1 21 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 20 (71.43%) Sun
3 11 (39.29%) VMware
3 11 (39.29%) Symantec
4 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 8 (28.57%) Veritas
4 8 (28.57%) Oracle
5 6 (21.43%) IBM
5 6 (21.43%) Huawei
6 2 (7.14%) SAP
7 1 (3.57%) Twitter