The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 955 977
Permanent jobs citing SCSA 0 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.003% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.011% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 6
Median salary - £37,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -28.57%  
UK excluding London median salary - £37,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -31.81%  

SCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21559 28204 30578
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.69% 27.26% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16978 22723 23868
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

SCSA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for SCSA in the UK

SCSA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SCSA.

Salary trend for SCSA in the UK

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT jobs citing SCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SCSA.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Solaris
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) SMTP
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) CISSP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) RHCE
1 4 (100.00%) Sun Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Lotus
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (100.00%) SCNA
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) Sendmail
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Threat Analysis

SCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) SMTP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (100.00%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Solaris
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Threat Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CISSP
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) RHCE
1 4 (100.00%) SCNA
1 4 (100.00%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Lotus
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft