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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank - 898 862
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 0 11 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK - 0.010% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.036% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 14
Average salary - £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
UK excluding London average salary - £42,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year
- -8.10%

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
29721 30793 28509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.00% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24107 23920 23183
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Sun
2 2 (66.67%) RHCE
2 2 (66.67%) Sun Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (33.33%) SSH
3 1 (33.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) SSH
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) FTP
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) RHCE
1 2 (66.67%) Sun Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) RHCSA
2 1 (33.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (33.33%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) VMware