The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh 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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 83 82 87
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 14 18 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.10% 1.30% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.36% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 17
Average salary £45,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £26,500 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £48,950 £35,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Systems Administrator
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1206 1325 1364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.66% 95.67% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 820 840 884
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,100 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Systems Administrator Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 29 (74.36%) Linux
2 18 (46.15%) Windows
3 14 (35.90%) Puppet
4 13 (33.33%) Network Design
4 13 (33.33%) Perl
4 13 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 12 (30.77%) VMware
6 11 (28.21%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (25.64%) DevOps
7 10 (25.64%) Nagios
8 9 (23.08%) Configuration Management
8 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 9 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (20.51%) Python
9 8 (20.51%) MySQL
9 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
9 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
10 7 (17.95%) New Relic
10 7 (17.95%) Dell
11 6 (15.38%) Firewall
11 6 (15.38%) Apache
11 6 (15.38%) Tomcat
11 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
12 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
12 5 (12.82%) NAS
12 5 (12.82%) Debian
12 5 (12.82%) Ubuntu
12 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
12 5 (12.82%) DNS

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 6 (15.38%) Apache
1 6 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) JBoss
3 1 (2.56%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) Firewall
2 5 (12.82%) DNS
2 5 (12.82%) NAS
2 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.26%) SAN
4 3 (7.69%) iSCSI
5 2 (5.13%) VoIP
5 2 (5.13%) WAN
6 1 (2.56%) HTTP
6 1 (2.56%) LAN
6 1 (2.56%) SMTP
6 1 (2.56%) SSL
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) MySQL
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.13%) Subversion
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Automotive
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) LAMP
2 1 (2.56%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) EqualLogic
2 3 (7.69%) Replication
3 2 (5.13%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.56%) EPoS
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) Linux
2 18 (46.15%) Windows
3 9 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
5 5 (12.82%) Debian
5 5 (12.82%) Ubuntu
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.69%) Unix
8 2 (5.13%) AIX
8 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
8 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.56%) CentOS
9 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Network Design
2 10 (25.64%) DevOps
3 9 (23.08%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.26%) High Availability
4 4 (10.26%) ITIL
4 4 (10.26%) Software Delivery
5 3 (7.69%) Change Control
5 3 (7.69%) Memory Management
5 3 (7.69%) Ticket Management
5 3 (7.69%) Time Management
6 2 (5.13%) Application Packaging
6 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.13%) Data Management
6 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.13%) Software Licensing
6 2 (5.13%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.56%) Analytics
7 1 (2.56%) Business Transformation
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) Perl
2 8 (20.51%) Python
3 5 (12.82%) Java
3 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
4 4 (10.26%) SQL
5 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.69%) Korn
6 2 (5.13%) VBScript
7 1 (2.56%) PHP
7 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) CCNA
2 1 (2.56%) CCNP
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.56%) EMCIE
2 1 (2.56%) MCSE
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.26%) VMware ESX
3 4 (10.26%) vSphere
4 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (5.13%) Docker
5 2 (5.13%) MetaFrame
5 2 (5.13%) Xen
6 1 (2.56%) NFS
6 1 (2.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (35.90%) Puppet
2 11 (28.21%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (25.64%) Nagios
4 3 (7.69%) Ansible
5 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
5 2 (5.13%) BMC Marimba
5 2 (5.13%) Cacti
5 2 (5.13%) Check_MK
5 2 (5.13%) Salt
6 1 (2.56%) Capistrano
6 1 (2.56%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (2.56%) Munin
6 1 (2.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 12 (30.77%) VMware
3 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 7 (17.95%) Dell
4 7 (17.95%) New Relic
5 3 (7.69%) Citrix
6 2 (5.13%) Avaya
6 2 (5.13%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) Symantec
6 2 (5.13%) Veeam
7 1 (2.56%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco
7 1 (2.56%) Dynatrace
7 1 (2.56%) EMC
7 1 (2.56%) Intel
7 1 (2.56%) Juniper
7 1 (2.56%) Perforce
7 1 (2.56%) Polycom