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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 87 90 83
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 12 17 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.88% 1.12% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.16% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8 16 4
Average salary £31,000 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.61% -27.77%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
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
1292 1460 1042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.93% 96.12% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 781 931 640
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 30 March 2015.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (57.58%) Finance
3 18 (54.55%) VMware
3 18 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (48.48%) WAN
4 16 (48.48%) LAN
5 15 (45.45%) UNIX
6 14 (42.42%) Windows
6 14 (42.42%) SLA
6 14 (42.42%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (42.42%) Back Office
6 14 (42.42%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
7 10 (30.30%) Linux
8 9 (27.27%) ITIL
9 8 (24.24%) Red Hat
10 7 (21.21%) Apache
10 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (18.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (18.18%) Windows 2000
11 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
11 6 (18.18%) Citrix
11 6 (18.18%) MetaFrame
11 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (15.15%) Firewall
12 5 (15.15%) Perl
12 5 (15.15%) Application Packaging
13 4 (12.12%) Debian
13 4 (12.12%) CentOS
13 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 7 (21.21%) Apache
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) nginx
3 1 (3.03%) Lync
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (48.48%) LAN
1 16 (48.48%) WAN
2 14 (42.42%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (15.15%) Firewall
4 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
4 4 (12.12%) DNS
5 3 (9.09%) SSL
5 3 (9.09%) VPN
5 3 (9.09%) SMTP
5 3 (9.09%) HTTP
6 2 (6.06%) LDAP
6 2 (6.06%) VLAN
7 1 (3.03%) NAS
7 1 (3.03%) Wireless
7 1 (3.03%) IPsec
7 1 (3.03%) VoIP
7 1 (3.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) MySQL
2 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (57.58%) Finance
2 14 (42.42%) Back Office
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Application Packaging
2 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (6.06%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.03%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) UNIX
2 14 (42.42%) Windows
3 10 (30.30%) Linux
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (18.18%) Windows 2000
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (12.12%) Debian
6 4 (12.12%) CentOS
7 3 (9.09%) Ubuntu
8 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (6.06%) Mac OS
9 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (27.27%) ITIL
3 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.12%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.03%) Network Design
6 1 (3.03%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.03%) Investment Management
6 1 (3.03%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Network Management
6 1 (3.03%) Change Control
6 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (3.03%) CRM
6 1 (3.03%) ERP
6 1 (3.03%) BCP
6 1 (3.03%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Perl
2 3 (9.09%) PHP
2 3 (9.09%) Python
2 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.06%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (42.42%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
3 6 (18.18%) MetaFrame
3 6 (18.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (9.09%) NFS
5 2 (6.06%) Firmware
5 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.03%) XenApp
6 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Nagios
1 2 (6.06%) Backup Exec
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
1 2 (6.06%) Puppet
1 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
2 1 (3.03%) Cacti
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (54.55%) VMware
3 8 (24.24%) Red Hat
4 6 (18.18%) Citrix
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco
5 3 (9.09%) Rackspace
6 2 (6.06%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) Altiris
7 1 (3.03%) Sun
7 1 (3.03%) HP
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