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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 85 90 77
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 20 15 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.43% 1.05% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.10% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 3
Average salary £33,250 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £32,500 £30,200
10% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £40,000 £37,400
UK excluding London average salary £36,800 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +5.55%
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
1321 1360 1132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.16% 95.10% 97.25%
Number of salaries quoted 885 878 749
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 29 (63.04%) VMware
2 28 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
4 24 (52.17%) SLA
5 23 (50.00%) LAN
5 23 (50.00%) WAN
5 23 (50.00%) Finance
6 22 (47.83%) Back Office
7 21 (45.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (45.65%) Wi-Fi
8 16 (34.78%) UNIX
9 14 (30.43%) Windows
9 14 (30.43%) Linux
10 12 (26.09%) Active Directory
10 12 (26.09%) Ubuntu
11 11 (23.91%) Firewall
12 10 (21.74%) TCP/IP
13 9 (19.57%) Perl
13 9 (19.57%) Python
13 9 (19.57%) Bash Shell
14 8 (17.39%) VPN
14 8 (17.39%) Nagios
14 8 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (17.39%) Puppet
14 8 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
15 7 (15.22%) Ruby
15 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
15 7 (15.22%) ZABBIX
15 7 (15.22%) New Relic
16 6 (13.04%) SQL Server

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.87%) IIS
3 3 (6.52%) Apache
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.17%) nginx
5 1 (2.17%) Lync
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.87%) Office 365
3 4 (8.70%) IaaS
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 23 (50.00%) LAN
1 23 (50.00%) WAN
2 21 (45.65%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (23.91%) Firewall
4 10 (21.74%) TCP/IP
5 8 (17.39%) VPN
6 6 (13.04%) DNS
7 5 (10.87%) VoIP
8 3 (6.52%) SAN
8 3 (6.52%) SNMP
8 3 (6.52%) VLAN
9 1 (2.17%) NAS
9 1 (2.17%) IPsec
9 1 (2.17%) LDAP
9 1 (2.17%) SMTP
9 1 (2.17%) HTTP
9 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) MS Access
2 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.17%) GoLive
General
1 23 (50.00%) Finance
2 22 (47.83%) Back Office
3 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.17%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) UNIX
2 14 (30.43%) Windows
2 14 (30.43%) Linux
3 12 (26.09%) Ubuntu
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
4 3 (6.52%) OS/2
4 3 (6.52%) Debian
4 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.35%) CentOS
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (13.04%) Workflow
3 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
3 5 (10.87%) DevOps
4 3 (6.52%) Performance Testing
4 3 (6.52%) Migration
4 3 (6.52%) ITIL
4 3 (6.52%) Business Continuity
4 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.52%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.35%) Wealth Management
5 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.35%) Time Management
6 1 (2.17%) Kanban
6 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.17%) Change Control
6 1 (2.17%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.17%) CRM
6 1 (2.17%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) Perl
1 9 (19.57%) Python
1 9 (19.57%) Bash Shell
2 7 (15.22%) Ruby
3 6 (13.04%) Shell Script
4 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.52%) SQL
5 3 (6.52%) Java
6 1 (2.17%) VBA
6 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.52%) MCSE
2 3 (6.52%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) MCITP
3 2 (4.35%) MCSA
4 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (52.17%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (26.09%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.35%) vSphere
5 2 (4.35%) Firmware
5 2 (4.35%) Terminal Services
5 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.17%) NFS
6 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) Nagios
1 8 (17.39%) Puppet
1 8 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (15.22%) ZABBIX
3 5 (10.87%) Salt
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Intune
5 2 (4.35%) WSUS
5 2 (4.35%) SCCM
6 1 (2.17%) SCOM
6 1 (2.17%) Cacti
Vendors
1 29 (63.04%) VMware
2 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.22%) New Relic
4 5 (10.87%) SaltStack
4 5 (10.87%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.35%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco
6 1 (2.17%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.17%) Charles River
6 1 (2.17%) Adobe
6 1 (2.17%) HP
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Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + benefits & bonus
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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