The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Cardiff region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 59 43 57
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 17 39 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.37% 4.73% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 4.80% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 13 37 12
Median salary £35,000 £39,000 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +19.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,100 £39,000 £39,400
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.29%
Systems Administrator
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
703 813 639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.05% 98.55% 98.31%
Number of salaries quoted 619 689 573
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of job ads across the Cardiff region that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Cardiff region.

Systems Administrator Salary Trend in Cardiff

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 19 (79.17%) Linux
2 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) VMware
3 13 (54.17%) Cisco
4 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (41.67%) DNS
5 10 (41.67%) Avaya
6 9 (37.50%) SAN
6 9 (37.50%) Firewall
6 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
7 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
7 7 (29.17%) DHCP
7 7 (29.17%) Apache
8 6 (25.00%) Unix
8 6 (25.00%) IIS
8 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (20.83%) Finance
9 5 (20.83%) LAN
9 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
9 5 (20.83%) CentOS
9 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (16.67%) F5
10 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
11 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (12.50%) ITIL
11 3 (12.50%) WAN
11 3 (12.50%) VPN

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 7 (29.17%) Apache
2 6 (25.00%) IIS
3 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 2 (8.33%) JBoss
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.17%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) DNS
2 9 (37.50%) Firewall
2 9 (37.50%) SAN
3 7 (29.17%) DHCP
4 5 (20.83%) LAN
5 3 (12.50%) VPN
5 3 (12.50%) WAN
5 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (8.33%) IP Telephony
6 2 (8.33%) NAS
6 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.33%) tcpdump
6 2 (8.33%) VLAN
6 2 (8.33%) Wireshark
7 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) PowerCenter
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Linux
2 14 (58.33%) Windows
3 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 6 (25.00%) Unix
5 5 (20.83%) CentOS
5 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (8.33%) Debian
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 3 (12.50%) Coaching
2 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
2 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) DevOps
3 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.33%) Service Management
3 2 (8.33%) Validation
4 1 (4.17%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
4 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Perl
1 2 (8.33%) Python
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) vSphere
4 2 (8.33%) iptables
4 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Nagios
1 2 (8.33%) Nessus
1 2 (8.33%) Nmap
2 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) VMware
2 13 (54.17%) Cisco
3 10 (41.67%) Avaya
4 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
5 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.67%) F5
7 1 (4.17%) Dell
7 1 (4.17%) EMC
7 1 (4.17%) Informatica
7 1 (4.17%) Intel Security
7 1 (4.17%) Mitel
7 1 (4.17%) NetApp
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle
7 1 (4.17%) Sun
7 1 (4.17%) Symantec