The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 80 83 86
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 10 22 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.90% 1.55% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.62% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 18
Median salary £32,500 £45,000 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +35.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £32,000 £29,350
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £64,000 £34,300
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
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
1059 1360 1422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.58% 95.57% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 689 861 940
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 9 December 2016.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 Edinburgh region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 16 (57.14%) VMware
3 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (39.29%) Cisco
6 9 (32.14%) MS Exchange
6 9 (32.14%) PowerShell
6 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (28.57%) EMC
8 7 (25.00%) Linux
9 6 (21.43%) Citrix
9 6 (21.43%) DNS
9 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 6 (21.43%) DHCP
9 6 (21.43%) Finance
9 6 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (21.43%) F5
10 5 (17.86%) SaaS
10 5 (17.86%) Degree
10 5 (17.86%) SCCM
11 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (14.29%) Unix
11 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (14.29%) MetaFrame
11 4 (14.29%) Windows 2000
11 4 (14.29%) Python

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 9 (32.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.14%) Apache Spark
3 2 (7.14%) GeoServer
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.57%) nginx
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) DHCP
1 6 (21.43%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (7.14%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MySQL
2 2 (7.14%) Big Data
2 2 (7.14%) GIS
2 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (3.57%) Memcached
2 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (14.29%) Unix
6 4 (14.29%) Windows 2000
6 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.57%) AIX
7 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
1 6 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (10.71%) High Availability
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Application Packaging
4 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.14%) Process Management
4 2 (7.14%) Software Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) Process Improvement
5 1 (3.57%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.29%) Python
3 3 (10.71%) VBScript
4 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby
4 2 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) PHP
5 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.57%) CCNA
4 1 (3.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.29%) MetaFrame
3 4 (14.29%) XenApp
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (7.14%) Docker
5 2 (7.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (7.14%) vSphere
6 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.57%) OpenSSH
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) Ansible
2 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (10.71%) Puppet
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) VMware
2 11 (39.29%) Cisco
3 8 (28.57%) EMC
4 6 (21.43%) Citrix
4 6 (21.43%) F5
4 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.14%) Altiris
6 1 (3.57%) Infor
6 1 (3.57%) Sun
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