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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 84 80 76
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 14 21 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.02% 1.54% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.62% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 5
Average salary £34,000 £34,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,900 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average 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
1289 1298 1128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.95% 95.30% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 849 830 759
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% -2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,994 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 29 (64.44%) VMware
2 28 (62.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
3 25 (55.56%) SLA
3 25 (55.56%) LAN
3 25 (55.56%) WAN
4 23 (51.11%) Back Office
4 23 (51.11%) Finance
5 22 (48.89%) Wi-Fi
5 22 (48.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (42.22%) UNIX
7 13 (28.89%) Linux
8 12 (26.67%) Windows
9 11 (24.44%) Ubuntu
10 10 (22.22%) Firewall
10 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
11 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
11 8 (17.78%) Perl
11 8 (17.78%) Python
11 8 (17.78%) Bash Shell
12 7 (15.56%) Puppet
12 7 (15.56%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (15.56%) VPN
12 7 (15.56%) Nagios
13 6 (13.33%) DNS
13 6 (13.33%) SharePoint
13 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
13 6 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
13 6 (13.33%) ZABBIX

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 6 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.11%) IIS
3 3 (6.67%) Apache
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.22%) nginx
5 1 (2.22%) Lync
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.11%) Office 365
3 4 (8.89%) IaaS
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 25 (55.56%) LAN
1 25 (55.56%) WAN
2 22 (48.89%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (22.22%) Firewall
4 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
5 7 (15.56%) VPN
6 6 (13.33%) DNS
7 5 (11.11%) VoIP
8 3 (6.67%) SNMP
9 2 (4.44%) SAN
9 2 (4.44%) VLAN
10 1 (2.22%) NAS
10 1 (2.22%) IPsec
10 1 (2.22%) LDAP
10 1 (2.22%) SMTP
10 1 (2.22%) HTTP
10 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) MS Access
2 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.22%) GoLive
General
1 23 (51.11%) Back Office
1 23 (51.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Games
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
1 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.22%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 19 (42.22%) UNIX
2 13 (28.89%) Linux
3 12 (26.67%) Windows
4 11 (24.44%) Ubuntu
5 3 (6.67%) Debian
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.44%) CentOS
6 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.44%) OS/2
7 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 5 (11.11%) Workflow
2 5 (11.11%) DevOps
3 4 (8.89%) ITIL
4 3 (6.67%) Performance Testing
4 3 (6.67%) Migration
4 3 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.22%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.22%) Wealth Management
6 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.22%) Scrum
6 1 (2.22%) Investment Management
6 1 (2.22%) Time Management
6 1 (2.22%) Kanban
6 1 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.22%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Perl
1 8 (17.78%) Python
1 8 (17.78%) Bash Shell
2 6 (13.33%) Ruby
3 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (4.44%) SQL
6 1 (2.22%) VBA
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.67%) MCSE
3 2 (4.44%) MCSA
3 2 (4.44%) MCITP
3 2 (4.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (55.56%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (62.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.44%) Firmware
4 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.22%) NFS
5 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.22%) XenApp
5 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) Nagios
1 7 (15.56%) Puppet
1 7 (15.56%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (13.33%) ZABBIX
3 4 (8.89%) Salt
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Intune
5 2 (4.44%) SCCM
6 1 (2.22%) SCOM
6 1 (2.22%) WSUS
6 1 (2.22%) Cacti
Vendors
1 29 (64.44%) VMware
2 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.33%) New Relic
4 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 4 (8.89%) SaltStack
6 2 (4.44%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.22%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco
7 1 (2.22%) Adobe
7 1 (2.22%) HP