The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 157 123 119
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 115 139 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.50% 1.96% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 2.04% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 97 119 160
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £25,295
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +12.85%
Systems Administrator
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7383 6803 8882
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.23% 95.70% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6038 5815 7558
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Systems Administrator Salary Trend in the East of England

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the East of England

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cambridgeshire -6 67 £42,000 -2.32% 9
Hertfordshire -17 22 £45,000 +45.16% 2
Essex -7 14 £40,000 +6.66%
Suffolk +4 9 £35,000 +7.69%
Bedfordshire -18 2 £27,500 -38.20%
Norfolk +9 1 £30,000 -17.24% 2
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the East of England region that cited Systems Administrator in their job title 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 with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 213 (80.38%) Linux
2 133 (50.19%) Windows
3 119 (44.91%) UNIX
4 89 (33.58%) VMware
5 87 (32.83%) Firewall
6 82 (30.94%) Red Hat
7 66 (24.91%) Apache
8 62 (23.40%) Perl
8 62 (23.40%) SQL
9 61 (23.02%) Microsoft
9 61 (23.02%) Active Directory
10 58 (21.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 57 (21.51%) CentOS
12 56 (21.13%) DNS
13 52 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
14 51 (19.25%) DHCP
15 47 (17.74%) Python
15 47 (17.74%) Cisco
16 46 (17.36%) Oracle
17 36 (13.58%) Performance Tuning
18 35 (13.21%) Xen
19 34 (12.83%) SQL Server
19 34 (12.83%) E-Commerce
20 33 (12.45%) Finance
21 32 (12.08%) ITIL
22 31 (11.70%) MySQL
22 31 (11.70%) Bash Shell
23 30 (11.32%) SAN
24 28 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
25 27 (10.19%) DevOps

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the East of England region that cited Systems Administrator in their job title 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 with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 66 (24.91%) Apache
2 25 (9.43%) IIS
3 21 (7.92%) MS Exchange
4 15 (5.66%) Tomcat
5 13 (4.91%) CMS
6 12 (4.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 9 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (3.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (3.02%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.51%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.13%) nginx
10 3 (1.13%) Lync
11 2 (0.75%) iPlanet
12 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 15 (5.66%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.75%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.51%) Office 365
4 2 (0.75%) SaaS
4 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.38%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.38%) IaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 87 (32.83%) Firewall
2 56 (21.13%) DNS
3 51 (19.25%) DHCP
4 30 (11.32%) SAN
5 21 (7.92%) TCP/IP
6 19 (7.17%) HTTP
6 19 (7.17%) Internet
7 18 (6.79%) VLAN
7 18 (6.79%) LAN
8 16 (6.04%) WAN
9 14 (5.28%) VPN
10 12 (4.53%) VoIP
11 9 (3.40%) NAS
12 7 (2.64%) LDAP
12 7 (2.64%) SSL
13 5 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.89%) Wireless
14 4 (1.51%) SSH
14 4 (1.51%) Network Security
14 4 (1.51%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.70%) MySQL
3 23 (8.68%) Oracle Database
4 18 (6.79%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.64%) Big Data
6 4 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.51%) Text Mining
6 4 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.75%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 16 (6.04%) JIRA
1 16 (6.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (1.13%) SoapUI
2 3 (1.13%) Ant
2 3 (1.13%) Subversion
2 3 (1.13%) Maven
3 2 (0.75%) JUnit
4 1 (0.38%) Fiddler
General
1 33 (12.45%) Finance
2 22 (8.30%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.66%) Games
4 14 (5.28%) Pharmaceutical
5 13 (4.91%) Marketing
6 12 (4.53%) Online Betting
7 3 (1.13%) Billing
8 2 (0.75%) Electronics
8 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.79%) LAMP
2 8 (3.02%) Web Services
3 4 (1.51%) HTML
4 3 (1.13%) WCF
4 3 (1.13%) HTML5
5 2 (0.75%) Backbone.js
5 2 (0.75%) Sass
5 2 (0.75%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.75%) Django
5 2 (0.75%) jQuery
5 2 (0.75%) Google Maps API
5 2 (0.75%) CSS
5 2 (0.75%) JSP
5 2 (0.75%) SOAP
5 2 (0.75%) XML
5 2 (0.75%) JSON
6 1 (0.38%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.38%) JAAS
6 1 (0.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.28%) PKI
1 14 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.53%) Online Games
3 9 (3.40%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.26%) Informatics
4 6 (2.26%) Open Source
5 5 (1.89%) Algorithms
5 5 (1.89%) Statistics
5 5 (1.89%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.51%) SecurID
6 4 (1.51%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.13%) Clustering
8 2 (0.75%) DTV
8 2 (0.75%) Physics
8 2 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.38%) Life Science
9 1 (0.38%) HP Superdome
9 1 (0.38%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 213 (80.38%) Linux
2 133 (50.19%) Windows
3 119 (44.91%) UNIX
4 58 (21.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (21.51%) CentOS
6 28 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (6.79%) Ubuntu
8 16 (6.04%) Debian
8 16 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (4.15%) AIX
10 10 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.64%) VMS
11 7 (2.64%) Android
12 4 (1.51%) HPUX
12 4 (1.51%) Windows Phone 8
12 4 (1.51%) Windows Phone
13 3 (1.13%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.13%) Solaris
13 3 (1.13%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.75%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (13.58%) Performance Tuning
2 34 (12.83%) E-Commerce
3 32 (12.08%) ITIL
4 27 (10.19%) DevOps
5 22 (8.30%) Technical Analysis
6 21 (7.92%) Migration
7 18 (6.79%) ERP
7 18 (6.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (5.28%) Service Delivery
9 13 (4.91%) Data Analysis
10 8 (3.02%) Configuration Management
11 6 (2.26%) Load Balancing
12 5 (1.89%) Memory Management
12 5 (1.89%) OOD
12 5 (1.89%) OO
12 5 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (1.89%) Extreme Programming
13 4 (1.51%) Data Protection
13 4 (1.51%) Analytics
14 3 (1.13%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (23.40%) Perl
1 62 (23.40%) SQL
2 47 (17.74%) Python
3 31 (11.70%) Bash Shell
4 23 (8.68%) Shell Script
5 20 (7.55%) Java
6 18 (6.79%) T-SQL
6 18 (6.79%) PowerShell
7 16 (6.04%) Bourne shell
8 10 (3.77%) C#
9 6 (2.26%) PHP
10 4 (1.51%) Ruby
11 2 (0.75%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.38%) C
12 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 25 (9.43%) Degree
2 18 (6.79%) RHCE
3 16 (6.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.91%) OCP
4 13 (4.91%) Oracle Certification
4 13 (4.91%) MCSE
5 6 (2.26%) CCNA
5 6 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.89%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.51%) MCSA
7 4 (1.51%) CCNP
8 2 (0.75%) MCP
8 2 (0.75%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.75%) MCITP
9 1 (0.38%) MBCS
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.38%) MCTS
9 1 (0.38%) VCP4
9 1 (0.38%) VCAP
9 1 (0.38%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.38%) SLA
1 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 61 (23.02%) Active Directory
2 52 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (13.21%) Xen
4 22 (8.30%) VMware ESX
5 18 (6.79%) Hyper-V
5 18 (6.79%) vSphere
6 15 (5.66%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (3.02%) NFS
8 6 (2.26%) KVM
9 5 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.51%) Firmware
11 3 (1.13%) Sendmail
11 3 (1.13%) XenApp
12 2 (0.75%) Ceph
12 2 (0.75%) pfSense
13 1 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.38%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.38%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.38%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 26 (9.81%) Puppet
2 16 (6.04%) SCCM
2 16 (6.04%) SCOM
3 15 (5.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 15 (5.66%) EMC NetWorker
4 8 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.26%) Ansible
6 5 (1.89%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.89%) ZABBIX
7 4 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.51%) CFEngine
8 3 (1.13%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.13%) Nagios
9 2 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.75%) Munin
10 1 (0.38%) OpenSSO
10 1 (0.38%) MAILsweeper
10 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.38%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 89 (33.58%) VMware
2 82 (30.94%) Red Hat
3 61 (23.02%) Microsoft
4 47 (17.74%) Cisco
5 46 (17.36%) Oracle
6 21 (7.92%) Citrix
6 21 (7.92%) NetApp
7 19 (7.17%) SAP
8 16 (6.04%) Atlassian
9 15 (5.66%) EMC
10 11 (4.15%) HP
11 6 (2.26%) Dell
11 6 (2.26%) Symantec
12 4 (1.51%) McAfee
12 4 (1.51%) Clearswift
12 4 (1.51%) IBM
12 4 (1.51%) Lotus
13 3 (1.13%) Business Objects
13 3 (1.13%) Google
14 2 (0.75%) Orchard
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