The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 80 89 81
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 18 16 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.46% 1.04% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.09% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 22
Median salary £41,250 £42,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,100 £32,500 £25,150
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.29%
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
1171 1464 1423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.20% 95.31% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 790 951 936
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £56,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of job ads across the Edinburgh region that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 August 2016.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 19 (63.33%) VMware
2 18 (60.00%) Windows
3 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
4 16 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (53.33%) Windows Server
5 15 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 12 (40.00%) Cisco
7 10 (33.33%) EMC
8 9 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (26.67%) Linux
9 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (23.33%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (23.33%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (23.33%) Finance
10 7 (23.33%) DHCP
10 7 (23.33%) DNS
10 7 (23.33%) SLA
10 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
11 6 (20.00%) Back Office
11 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
12 5 (16.67%) SCCM
12 5 (16.67%) SCOM
12 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (16.67%) SaaS
12 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
13 4 (13.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (13.33%) Python

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.67%) Apache Spark
4 2 (6.67%) GeoServer
5 1 (3.33%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) SaaS
2 2 (6.67%) Office 365
3 1 (3.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) DHCP
1 7 (23.33%) DNS
2 3 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
3 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Big Data
1 2 (6.67%) GIS
1 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (3.33%) Memcached
2 1 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) Windows
2 16 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 8 (26.67%) Linux
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.33%) Unix
5 2 (6.67%) CentOS
5 2 (6.67%) Debian
5 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (23.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (23.33%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (10.00%) High Availability
4 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.33%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.33%) Python
3 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.67%) PHP
4 2 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) HND
2 1 (3.33%) MCP
2 1 (3.33%) MCSE
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (6.67%) Docker
4 2 (6.67%) Firmware
4 2 (6.67%) vSphere
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.33%) MetaFrame
5 1 (3.33%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
1 5 (16.67%) SCOM
2 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (10.00%) Puppet
3 2 (6.67%) Ansible
4 1 (3.33%) Cacti
4 1 (3.33%) Graphite
4 1 (3.33%) Icinga
4 1 (3.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) VMware
2 12 (40.00%) Cisco
3 10 (33.33%) EMC
4 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.00%) F5
6 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) Google
7 1 (3.33%) Juniper