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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 885 879 888
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 16 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.007% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.050% 0.027% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 11
Average salary £48,750 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £39,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £45,000 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31744 29671 33091
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.29% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24856 23856 28287
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 July 2014 within the UK.

SCSA Salary Histogram in the UK

SCSA
Top 10 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 July 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
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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 -17 16 £48,750 +8.33%
South East -3 15 £55,000 +15.78%
Berkshire +5 10 £42,500 -15.00%
Reading +8 8 £42,500 -15.00%
Redhill - 5 £60,000 -
Surrey - 5 £60,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £37,000 -
South West - 1 £37,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £42,500 -
Chippenham - 1 £37,000 -

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 24 (82.76%) UNIX
1 24 (82.76%) Linux
1 24 (82.76%) Sun
2 22 (75.86%) Solaris
3 19 (65.52%) HP
4 18 (62.07%) Oracle
4 18 (62.07%) Sun Certification
5 17 (58.62%) SAN
5 17 (58.62%) Veritas
6 15 (51.72%) SQL
7 12 (41.38%) NetBackup
8 11 (37.93%) Firewall
8 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (37.93%) CCNP
8 11 (37.93%) CCNA
9 10 (34.48%) VMware
10 9 (31.03%) Telecoms
10 9 (31.03%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
10 9 (31.03%) ATM
10 9 (31.03%) Degree
10 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (31.03%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (24.14%) 3PAR
11 7 (24.14%) Load Balancing
12 6 (20.69%) VMware ESX
12 6 (20.69%) Clustering
12 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
12 6 (20.69%) VPN

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Office
2 5 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) SAN
2 11 (37.93%) Firewall
3 9 (31.03%) ATM
4 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
4 6 (20.69%) VPN
4 6 (20.69%) DNS
4 6 (20.69%) DHCP
5 5 (17.24%) NAS
5 5 (17.24%) xDSL
5 5 (17.24%) Ethernet
5 5 (17.24%) PPP
5 5 (17.24%) VoIP
6 4 (13.79%) MPLS
6 4 (13.79%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (3.45%) SSH
7 1 (3.45%) FTP
7 1 (3.45%) HTTP
7 1 (3.45%) SSL
7 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (31.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Support Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Technical Support Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Technical Support
2 9 (31.03%) Technical Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) UNIX Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Administrator
4 6 (20.69%) Network Support Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Network Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Network Support
4 6 (20.69%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) IP Engineer
5 5 (17.24%) UNIX Administrator
6 4 (13.79%) IP Network Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Storage Administrator
7 2 (6.90%) Storage Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) UNIX Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Clustering
2 4 (13.79%) Replication
2 4 (13.79%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) UNIX
1 24 (82.76%) Linux
2 22 (75.86%) Solaris
3 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (13.79%) Windows
5 3 (10.34%) HPUX
5 3 (10.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (31.03%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (24.14%) Load Balancing
3 6 (20.69%) Problem Management
4 5 (17.24%) Project Planning
4 5 (17.24%) Benchmarking
4 5 (17.24%) Business Continuity
5 4 (13.79%) Change Management
5 4 (13.79%) Workflow
5 4 (13.79%) ITIL
5 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
2 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (62.07%) Sun Certification
2 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (37.93%) CCNP
2 11 (37.93%) CCNA
3 9 (31.03%) Degree
4 6 (20.69%) RHCE
5 4 (13.79%) SCSE
6 3 (10.34%) RHCA
7 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.45%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.45%) VCP5
8 1 (3.45%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
2 3 (10.34%) QA
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (20.69%) VMware ESX
2 6 (20.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Veritas File System
4 1 (3.45%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) NetBackup
2 5 (17.24%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (10.34%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (10.34%) Legato
3 3 (10.34%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (82.76%) Sun
2 19 (65.52%) HP
3 18 (62.07%) Oracle
4 17 (58.62%) Veritas
5 10 (34.48%) VMware
6 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
7 7 (24.14%) 3PAR
8 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
9 5 (17.24%) BMC
10 4 (13.79%) Hitachi
10 4 (13.79%) Symantec
11 3 (10.34%) Huawei
11 3 (10.34%) Cisco
11 3 (10.34%) EMC
11 3 (10.34%) NetApp
11 3 (10.34%) CommVault
12 2 (6.90%) Sybase