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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 92 101 76
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 12 10 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.83% 0.64% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.67% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 17
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,558 £29,100 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £34,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,722 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +7.14%
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
1360 1484 1130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.05% 95.50% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 887 960 687
Average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 July 2015.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 15 (60.00%) Linux
2 13 (52.00%) Windows
3 12 (48.00%) VMware
4 10 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 9 (36.00%) Perl
6 8 (32.00%) Apache
6 8 (32.00%) Red Hat
6 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (32.00%) Puppet
6 8 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
7 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (28.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (28.00%) Finance
7 7 (28.00%) Citrix
7 7 (28.00%) MetaFrame
7 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (28.00%) Python
7 7 (28.00%) Windows 2000
8 6 (24.00%) UNIX
8 6 (24.00%) Application Packaging
8 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (20.00%) Capistrano
9 5 (20.00%) Ansible
9 5 (20.00%) DevOps
9 5 (20.00%) ITIL
10 4 (16.00%) JBoss
10 4 (16.00%) MySQL

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 8 (32.00%) Apache
2 4 (16.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (16.00%) JBoss
3 1 (4.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) HTTP
1 4 (16.00%) SSL
2 3 (12.00%) WAN
2 3 (12.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) LDAP
2 3 (12.00%) NAS
3 2 (8.00%) LAN
3 2 (8.00%) VPN
3 2 (8.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) SMTP
4 1 (4.00%) SAN
4 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.00%) Wireless
4 1 (4.00%) VLAN
4 1 (4.00%) Network Security
4 1 (4.00%) VoIP
4 1 (4.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (8.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Linux
2 13 (52.00%) Windows
3 7 (28.00%) Windows 2000
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (24.00%) UNIX
5 4 (16.00%) Ubuntu
6 2 (8.00%) Debian
6 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
6 2 (8.00%) CentOS
7 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (20.00%) DevOps
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (16.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.00%) Electronic Design Automation
5 1 (4.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) Network Management
5 1 (4.00%) Data Management
5 1 (4.00%) Network Design
5 1 (4.00%) Process Management
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Perl
2 7 (28.00%) Python
2 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) VBScript
4 2 (8.00%) PHP
4 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) CCNP
2 1 (4.00%) CCNA
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (28.00%) MetaFrame
2 7 (28.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (8.00%) NFS
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) Puppet
1 8 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (20.00%) Ansible
2 5 (20.00%) Capistrano
3 3 (12.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) VMware
2 8 (32.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (28.00%) Citrix
4 4 (16.00%) F5
5 3 (12.00%) Rackspace
5 3 (12.00%) Symantec
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle
6 2 (8.00%) Perforce
6 2 (8.00%) EMC
7 1 (4.00%) Altiris
7 1 (4.00%) Polycom
7 1 (4.00%) Isilon
7 1 (4.00%) Sun
7 1 (4.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) Avaya
7 1 (4.00%) Juniper
7 1 (4.00%) NetApp
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