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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 80 76 71
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 24 19 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.61% 1.56% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.65% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 22 15 21
Average salary £30,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,150 £34,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,250 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +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
1435 1152 1143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.12% 94.81% 96.21%
Number of salaries quoted 957 716 830
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2 September 2014.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 20 (58.82%) VMware
2 19 (55.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (47.06%) SLA
4 15 (44.12%) Windows
4 15 (44.12%) Finance
5 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 13 (38.24%) Linux
7 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
7 12 (35.29%) Ubuntu
8 11 (32.35%) Puppet
8 11 (32.35%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
8 11 (32.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (32.35%) Back Office
9 10 (29.41%) Python
9 10 (29.41%) Bash Shell
9 10 (29.41%) Git (software)
9 10 (29.41%) Ruby
10 9 (26.47%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (26.47%) Firewall
11 8 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (23.53%) Nagios
11 8 (23.53%) Perl
11 8 (23.53%) LAN
11 8 (23.53%) WAN
11 8 (23.53%) ZABBIX
11 8 (23.53%) New Relic
12 7 (20.59%) DevOps
12 7 (20.59%) SQL
12 7 (20.59%) Shell Script

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) IIS
2 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.88%) Lync
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (26.47%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (11.76%) Office 365
3 3 (8.82%) IaaS
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
2 9 (26.47%) Firewall
3 8 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (23.53%) LAN
3 8 (23.53%) WAN
4 6 (17.65%) VPN
5 4 (11.76%) DNS
5 4 (11.76%) VoIP
6 3 (8.82%) SAN
6 3 (8.82%) SNMP
7 2 (5.88%) VLAN
8 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.94%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 11 (32.35%) Back Office
3 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Linux
3 12 (35.29%) Ubuntu
4 5 (14.71%) Windows XP
4 5 (14.71%) Windows 8
5 4 (11.76%) OS/2
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.82%) UNIX
7 2 (5.88%) Debian
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (20.59%) Workflow
2 7 (20.59%) DevOps
3 3 (8.82%) Performance Testing
3 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.88%) Wealth Management
4 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Time Management
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL
4 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.94%) Kanban
5 1 (2.94%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) Python
1 10 (29.41%) Ruby
1 10 (29.41%) Bash Shell
2 8 (23.53%) Perl
3 7 (20.59%) SQL
3 7 (20.59%) Shell Script
4 4 (11.76%) Java
5 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) MCSE
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.88%) MCSA
2 2 (5.88%) MCITP
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (47.06%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (55.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
4 4 (11.76%) vSphere
5 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.88%) Terminal Services
5 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (32.35%) Puppet
1 11 (32.35%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (23.53%) Nagios
2 8 (23.53%) ZABBIX
3 6 (17.65%) Salt
4 2 (5.88%) WSUS
4 2 (5.88%) SCCM
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Intune
5 1 (2.94%) XenMobile
5 1 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) VMware
2 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 8 (23.53%) New Relic
4 6 (17.65%) SaltStack
5 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.94%) Charles River
6 1 (2.94%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix
6 1 (2.94%) Mitel
6 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco
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