The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 899 872 892
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +20
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 18 11 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.010% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.055% 0.036% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 20
Average salary £37,000 £47,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.10% -20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -37.50%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32831 30927 34904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.85% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26235 24874 29613
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 April 2014 within the UK.

SCSA Salary Histogram in the UK

SCSA
Top 7 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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -39 18 £37,000 -22.10%
South East -2 12 £50,000 -16.66%
Berkshire - 12 £50,000 -
Reading - 7 £50,000 -
Wiltshire - 6 £34,500 -
South West - 6 £34,500 -
Chippenham - 4 £35,750 -

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 29 (93.55%) Linux
2 28 (90.32%) Sun
3 26 (83.87%) UNIX
4 25 (80.65%) Solaris
5 24 (77.42%) HP
6 22 (70.97%) Sun Certification
7 20 (64.52%) Oracle
8 17 (54.84%) CCNP
8 17 (54.84%) CCNA
8 17 (54.84%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (54.84%) Telecoms
9 15 (48.39%) Veritas
10 14 (45.16%) Firewall
10 14 (45.16%) Degree
11 13 (41.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (41.94%) Red Hat
11 13 (41.94%) SQL
12 12 (38.71%) ATM
12 12 (38.71%) SAN
13 10 (32.26%) VPN
14 9 (29.03%) Cisco
15 8 (25.81%) VoIP
15 8 (25.81%) Ethernet
15 8 (25.81%) PPP
15 8 (25.81%) EMC
15 8 (25.81%) SLA
15 8 (25.81%) MPLS
15 8 (25.81%) VMware
15 8 (25.81%) xDSL
16 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
1 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
1 6 (19.35%) MS Office
2 5 (16.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
1 1 (3.23%) PaaS
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) Firewall
2 12 (38.71%) ATM
2 12 (38.71%) SAN
3 10 (32.26%) VPN
4 8 (25.81%) VoIP
4 8 (25.81%) Ethernet
4 8 (25.81%) PPP
4 8 (25.81%) MPLS
4 8 (25.81%) xDSL
5 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
5 6 (19.35%) DHCP
5 6 (19.35%) DNS
6 4 (12.90%) NAS
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (6.45%) SSH
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (3.23%) FTP
8 1 (3.23%) HTTP
8 1 (3.23%) SSL
8 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (54.84%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Support Engineer
1 14 (45.16%) Technical Engineer
2 12 (38.71%) Technical Support Engineer
2 12 (38.71%) Technical Support
3 7 (22.58%) IP Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) UNIX Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Network Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Network Support
4 6 (19.35%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) IP Network Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
1 2 (6.45%) iPhone
1 2 (6.45%) iPad
1 2 (6.45%) Clustering
1 2 (6.45%) AS400
2 1 (3.23%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 29 (93.55%) Linux
2 26 (83.87%) UNIX
3 25 (80.65%) Solaris
4 13 (41.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (19.35%) HPUX
5 6 (19.35%) SUSE
6 3 (9.68%) Windows
7 2 (6.45%) AIX
7 2 (6.45%) Windows NT
7 2 (6.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Load Balancing
2 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
3 4 (12.90%) Project Planning
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.23%) ITSM
5 1 (3.23%) Service Management
5 1 (3.23%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) Perl
2 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (70.97%) Sun Certification
2 17 (54.84%) CCNP
2 17 (54.84%) CCNA
2 17 (54.84%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (45.16%) Degree
4 6 (19.35%) RHCE
4 6 (19.35%) RHCA
5 3 (9.68%) MCSE
5 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.45%) CNE
6 2 (6.45%) Novell Certification
6 2 (6.45%) MCSD
6 2 (6.45%) CCDA
6 2 (6.45%) SCNA
6 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (6.45%) CCSA
7 1 (3.23%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) SLA
2 6 (19.35%) QA
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (19.35%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.23%) VMFS
3 1 (3.23%) vSphere
3 1 (3.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Legato
1 6 (19.35%) NetBackup
1 6 (19.35%) Backup Exec
1 6 (19.35%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (6.45%) OpenView
2 2 (6.45%) Unicenter
2 2 (6.45%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.23%) Netcool
Vendors
1 28 (90.32%) Sun
2 24 (77.42%) HP
3 20 (64.52%) Oracle
4 15 (48.39%) Veritas
5 13 (41.94%) Red Hat
6 9 (29.03%) Cisco
7 8 (25.81%) EMC
7 8 (25.81%) VMware
8 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
9 6 (19.35%) CommVault
9 6 (19.35%) NetApp
9 6 (19.35%) 3PAR
10 5 (16.13%) Huawei
11 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
11 3 (9.68%) Citrix
12 2 (6.45%) Novell
12 2 (6.45%) Lotus
12 2 (6.45%) Sybase
12 2 (6.45%) IBM
13 1 (3.23%) BMC