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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 89 79 75
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 16 25 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.01% 1.67% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.74% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 11 22 17
Average salary £42,500 £30,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +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
1482 1438 1157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.68% 96.12% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 965 961 718
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2015.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 21 (67.74%) Linux
1 21 (67.74%) VMware
2 16 (51.61%) Configuration Management
3 15 (48.39%) Windows
4 13 (41.94%) Puppet
5 12 (38.71%) Apache
6 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (32.26%) Tomcat
7 10 (32.26%) Perl
8 9 (29.03%) UNIX
8 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
8 9 (29.03%) NAS
8 9 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (25.81%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (25.81%) DevOps
9 8 (25.81%) Python
10 7 (22.58%) SAN
10 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
10 7 (22.58%) Ansible
10 7 (22.58%) vSphere
10 7 (22.58%) Capistrano
11 6 (19.35%) F5
11 6 (19.35%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
11 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
11 6 (19.35%) Finance
11 6 (19.35%) JBoss
11 6 (19.35%) MySQL
12 5 (16.13%) SQL
12 5 (16.13%) Dell

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 12 (38.71%) Apache
2 10 (32.26%) Tomcat
3 6 (19.35%) JBoss
4 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) NAS
2 7 (22.58%) SAN
3 5 (16.13%) iSCSI
4 4 (12.90%) WAN
5 3 (9.68%) VPN
5 3 (9.68%) VoIP
6 2 (6.45%) LDAP
6 2 (6.45%) LAN
6 2 (6.45%) SSL
6 2 (6.45%) HTTP
6 2 (6.45%) Firewall
7 1 (3.23%) Wireless
7 1 (3.23%) VLAN
7 1 (3.23%) Network Security
7 1 (3.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Application Packaging
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) EqualLogic
2 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.68%) Replication
3 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Linux
2 15 (48.39%) Windows
3 9 (29.03%) UNIX
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (12.90%) Windows 2000
5 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.45%) Debian
6 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Configuration Management
2 8 (25.81%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (25.81%) DevOps
3 6 (19.35%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (16.13%) Change Control
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL
6 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.45%) Supplier Management
8 1 (3.23%) Electronic Design Automation
8 1 (3.23%) Time Management
8 1 (3.23%) Communications Security
8 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
8 1 (3.23%) Network Management
8 1 (3.23%) Migration
8 1 (3.23%) Data Management
8 1 (3.23%) Network Design
8 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) Perl
2 8 (25.81%) Python
3 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
4 5 (16.13%) SQL
5 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.45%) Java
6 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) MCSE
2 2 (6.45%) CCNP
2 2 (6.45%) CCNA
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (22.58%) vSphere
3 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
4 5 (16.13%) VMware ESX
4 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
5 4 (12.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (12.90%) MetaFrame
6 2 (6.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (41.94%) Puppet
2 9 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (22.58%) Ansible
3 7 (22.58%) Capistrano
4 4 (12.90%) Backup Exec
5 3 (9.68%) BMC Marimba
5 3 (9.68%) Nagios
5 3 (9.68%) Cacti
5 3 (9.68%) Check_MK
6 2 (6.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) VMware
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
3 6 (19.35%) F5
4 5 (16.13%) Dell
5 4 (12.90%) Symantec
5 4 (12.90%) Citrix
5 4 (12.90%) HP
6 3 (9.68%) Avaya
6 3 (9.68%) Oracle
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco
6 3 (9.68%) Perforce
6 3 (9.68%) EMC
6 3 (9.68%) Veeam
7 2 (6.45%) 3PAR
7 2 (6.45%) Polycom
7 2 (6.45%) Sun
7 2 (6.45%) Juniper
7 2 (6.45%) Rackspace
8 1 (3.23%) NetApp
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