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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 852 875 870
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -5
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 26 18 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.018% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.089% 0.064% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 14
Average salary £38,000 £43,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,450 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,250 £67,400
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-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
29255 27965 30740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.63% 27.26% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23431 21963 25717
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

SCSA Salary Histogram in the UK

SCSA
Top 13 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 30 January 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 +5 26 £38,000 -13.14% 1
South East -22 14 £52,500 +16.66% 1
South West -5 11 £38,000 +10.14%
Chippenham +1 10 £37,750 +5.59%
Reading +1 10 £60,000 +33.33%
Wiltshire 0 10 £37,750 +9.42%
Berkshire -12 10 £60,000 +33.33%
Surrey -3 4 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Staines - 4 £50,000 - 1
London 0 1 £42,500 -37.03%
Bromley - 1 £42,500 -
Exeter - 1 £38,000 -
Devon - 1 £38,000 -

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (100.00%) UNIX
1 33 (100.00%) Solaris
1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (93.94%) HP
3 30 (90.91%) Sun Certification
4 29 (87.88%) Sun
5 22 (66.67%) Red Hat
5 22 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (60.61%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (45.45%) Veritas
7 15 (45.45%) Firewall
7 15 (45.45%) SUSE
7 15 (45.45%) VMware
8 14 (42.42%) Shell Script
8 14 (42.42%) Symantec
8 14 (42.42%) NetBackup
8 14 (42.42%) RHCA
8 14 (42.42%) Degree
9 13 (39.39%) SAN
9 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
9 13 (39.39%) MS Excel
9 13 (39.39%) Oracle
9 13 (39.39%) ITIL
10 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (33.33%) xDSL
11 11 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
11 11 (33.33%) MS Office
11 11 (33.33%) SQL
11 11 (33.33%) HPUX
11 11 (33.33%) ATM

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (39.39%) MS Excel
2 11 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (45.45%) Firewall
2 13 (39.39%) SAN
3 11 (33.33%) xDSL
3 11 (33.33%) ATM
3 11 (33.33%) VoIP
3 11 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 11 (33.33%) PPP
3 11 (33.33%) VPN
4 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
4 7 (21.21%) Broadband
4 7 (21.21%) DSLAM
5 3 (9.09%) NAS
5 3 (9.09%) DNS
5 3 (9.09%) DHCP
6 2 (6.06%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Linux Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) UNIX Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Technical Support
3 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Network Support
3 5 (15.15%) Technical Support Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Network Support Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Junior Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Junior Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Junior Network Support
4 3 (9.09%) Junior Network Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Junior
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Support Manager
5 2 (6.06%) UNIX Support
5 2 (6.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 20 (60.61%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) UNIX
1 33 (100.00%) Solaris
1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (45.45%) SUSE
4 11 (33.33%) HPUX
5 3 (9.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) ITIL
2 9 (27.27%) Project Management
2 9 (27.27%) PRINCE2
3 7 (21.21%) Problem Management
4 4 (12.12%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
4 4 (12.12%) Coaching
5 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 3 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (9.09%) Resource Management
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.03%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) Shell Script
2 11 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (90.91%) Sun Certification
2 14 (42.42%) RHCA
2 14 (42.42%) Degree
3 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (33.33%) CCNP
3 11 (33.33%) CCNA
4 7 (21.21%) RHCE
5 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.06%) SAP Certification
7 1 (3.03%) RHCSA
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) ISO 9001
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (42.42%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.03%) Legato
Vendors
1 31 (93.94%) HP
2 29 (87.88%) Sun
3 22 (66.67%) Red Hat
4 15 (45.45%) Veritas
4 15 (45.45%) VMware
5 14 (42.42%) Symantec
6 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
6 13 (39.39%) Oracle
7 6 (18.18%) Huawei
8 3 (9.09%) IBM
9 2 (6.06%) SAP
10 1 (3.03%) 3PAR
10 1 (3.03%) Twitter
10 1 (3.03%) CommVault
10 1 (3.03%) NetApp
10 1 (3.03%) EMC
Staines, Middlesex
ARM Technology
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + £45-55k + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago