The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the England 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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 226 203 155
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1294 1389 1965
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.31% 1.43% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.51% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1080 1243 1711
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,875 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-3.53% +5.06%
Systems Administrator
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
93525 91713 97883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.83% 94.58% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 78550 74983 84737
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in England

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the England region.

Systems Administrator Salary Trend in England

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in England

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -20 659 £50,000 +11.11% 88
South East -19 272 £40,000 -5.88% 33
Yorkshire +23 109 £35,000 +7.69% 4
East of England -10 86 £38,000 -5.00% 11
South West -13 63 £38,000 +4.10% 18
North West +5 43 £34,000 -15.00% 9
West Midlands -44 34 £32,500 -20.73% 8
East Midlands +31 30 £34,500 +2.22% 5
North East -9 6 £33,500 +3.07%
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 1913 (69.06%) Linux
2 1261 (45.52%) Windows
3 954 (34.44%) VMware
4 768 (27.73%) Red Hat
5 724 (26.14%) Puppet
6 689 (24.87%) MySQL
7 688 (24.84%) UNIX
8 650 (23.47%) Perl
9 647 (23.36%) Python
10 610 (22.02%) Microsoft
11 600 (21.66%) Active Directory
12 594 (21.44%) Bash Shell
13 551 (19.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 537 (19.39%) Apache
15 530 (19.13%) DNS
16 524 (18.92%) CentOS
17 520 (18.77%) VMware Infrastructure
18 454 (16.39%) DevOps
19 451 (16.28%) Firewall
20 423 (15.27%) SQL
21 408 (14.73%) Cisco
22 405 (14.62%) TCP/IP
23 404 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
24 399 (14.40%) PHP
25 398 (14.37%) SAN
26 396 (14.30%) Ubuntu
27 390 (14.08%) SQL Server
28 364 (13.14%) Nagios
29 359 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
30 354 (12.78%) Java

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the England 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
1 537 (19.39%) Apache
2 340 (12.27%) Tomcat
3 265 (9.57%) IIS
4 250 (9.03%) MS Exchange
5 249 (8.99%) nginx
6 132 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 108 (3.90%) SharePoint
8 78 (2.82%) OpenStack
9 70 (2.53%) JBoss
10 65 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
11 45 (1.62%) Lync
12 35 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
13 33 (1.19%) Confluence
14 31 (1.12%) Jetty
15 28 (1.01%) WebLogic
16 25 (0.90%) Apache Solr
17 24 (0.87%) WebSphere
18 22 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
19 21 (0.76%) Node.js
20 20 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 317 (11.44%) MS Excel
2 123 (4.44%) MS Office
3 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.11%) MS Project
4 2 (0.072%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.036%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.036%) FastStats
5 1 (0.036%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.036%) Maya
5 1 (0.036%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.036%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.036%) SPSS
5 1 (0.036%) QuarkXPress
5 1 (0.036%) FreeHand
Business Applications
1 23 (0.83%) Agresso
2 8 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.18%) Magento
5 5 (0.18%) MFGPRO
6 4 (0.14%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 4 (0.14%) HFM
6 4 (0.14%) Summit
6 4 (0.14%) Academy Housing
7 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.072%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.072%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.072%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.072%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.072%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.036%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.036%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 301 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (3.94%) Amazon EC2
3 84 (3.03%) SaaS
4 73 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
5 56 (2.02%) Amazon S3
6 34 (1.23%) Office 365
7 28 (1.01%) IaaS
8 27 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
9 26 (0.94%) PaaS
9 26 (0.94%) Rackspace Cloud
10 22 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
11 19 (0.69%) Route 53
11 19 (0.69%) SoftLayer
12 16 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.47%) GitHub
14 10 (0.36%) Google Apps
15 7 (0.25%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.25%) Joyent
16 5 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
16 5 (0.18%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 530 (19.13%) DNS
2 451 (16.28%) Firewall
3 405 (14.62%) TCP/IP
4 398 (14.37%) SAN
5 271 (9.78%) DHCP
6 211 (7.62%) LAN
7 170 (6.14%) VPN
8 163 (5.88%) WAN
9 157 (5.67%) LDAP
10 132 (4.77%) Internet
11 127 (4.58%) HTTP
12 110 (3.97%) SMTP
13 108 (3.90%) NAS
14 96 (3.47%) VoIP
15 85 (3.07%) VLAN
16 79 (2.85%) FTP
17 76 (2.74%) SSH
18 72 (2.60%) Network Security
19 70 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
20 60 (2.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 689 (24.87%) MySQL
2 390 (14.08%) SQL Server
3 161 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
4 123 (4.44%) MongoDB
5 114 (4.12%) NoSQL
6 82 (2.96%) Big Data
7 79 (2.85%) Hadoop
8 68 (2.45%) Redis
9 65 (2.35%) Relational Database
10 52 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
11 48 (1.73%) Oracle Database
12 41 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
12 41 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
13 35 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
14 26 (0.94%) MariaDB
15 25 (0.90%) RDBMS
16 21 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
17 20 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 17 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
19 16 (0.58%) Informix
Development Applications
1 179 (6.46%) Git (software)
2 163 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 128 (4.62%) Subversion
4 76 (2.74%) JIRA
5 38 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 34 (1.23%) Maven
7 31 (1.12%) Hudson
8 30 (1.08%) Ant
9 20 (0.72%) Mercurial
10 16 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (0.58%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.25%) Gradle
11 7 (0.25%) Emacs
12 5 (0.18%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.18%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.14%) FishEye
13 4 (0.14%) Juju
14 3 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
14 3 (0.11%) SoapUI
General
1 328 (11.84%) Finance
2 103 (3.72%) Games
3 90 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 82 (2.96%) Banking
5 81 (2.92%) Marketing
6 75 (2.71%) Retail
7 72 (2.60%) Advertising
8 51 (1.84%) Law
9 42 (1.52%) Back Office
10 30 (1.08%) Publishing
11 29 (1.05%) Manufacturing
12 25 (0.90%) French Language
13 23 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
13 23 (0.83%) Investment Banking
14 21 (0.76%) Legal
15 16 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.36%) Electronics
16 10 (0.36%) Automotive
17 8 (0.29%) Billing
18 7 (0.25%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (9.17%) Web Services
2 230 (8.30%) LAMP
3 65 (2.35%) Memcached
3 65 (2.35%) .NET
4 49 (1.77%) XML
5 42 (1.52%) HTML
6 31 (1.12%) CSS
7 24 (0.87%) Middleware
8 22 (0.79%) Django
9 21 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
10 20 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
11 19 (0.69%) Java EE
12 17 (0.61%) J2EE
13 13 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
13 13 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
14 12 (0.43%) ASP.NET
15 10 (0.36%) ZeroMQ
15 10 (0.36%) Symfony
16 9 (0.32%) JSON
16 9 (0.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 253 (9.13%) Open Source
2 174 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
3 138 (4.98%) Clustering
4 124 (4.48%) Computer Science
5 72 (2.60%) Replication
6 45 (1.62%) Management Information System
7 44 (1.59%) Blackberry
8 31 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
9 26 (0.94%) Mathematics
10 24 (0.87%) Online Games
10 24 (0.87%) Hedge funds
11 22 (0.79%) iPad
11 22 (0.79%) EqualLogic
11 22 (0.79%) Mobile App
12 21 (0.76%) Social Media
12 21 (0.76%) Visualisation
12 21 (0.76%) Derivative
13 19 (0.69%) LPAR
14 16 (0.58%) iPhone
15 15 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1913 (69.06%) Linux
2 1261 (45.52%) Windows
3 688 (24.84%) UNIX
4 551 (19.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 524 (18.92%) CentOS
6 404 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 396 (14.30%) Ubuntu
8 254 (9.17%) Debian
9 239 (8.63%) Solaris
10 235 (8.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 174 (6.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 146 (5.27%) Windows 7
13 106 (3.83%) AIX
14 91 (3.29%) SUSE
15 68 (2.45%) Mac OS X
16 60 (2.17%) Windows 8
17 56 (2.02%) Android
18 50 (1.81%) Windows XP
18 50 (1.81%) HPUX
19 31 (1.12%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (16.39%) DevOps
2 289 (10.43%) ITIL
3 285 (10.29%) E-Commerce
4 218 (7.87%) Configuration Management
5 192 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 188 (6.79%) Agile Software Development
7 141 (5.09%) Performance Tuning
8 134 (4.84%) Load Balancing
9 101 (3.65%) Continuous Integration
10 81 (2.92%) Migration
11 78 (2.82%) Project Management
12 76 (2.74%) Time Management
13 74 (2.67%) Service Delivery
14 73 (2.64%) Service Management
15 61 (2.20%) Performance Monitoring
16 60 (2.17%) Change Management
16 60 (2.17%) Business Continuity
17 57 (2.06%) Workflow
18 54 (1.95%) Mentoring
19 50 (1.81%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 650 (23.47%) Perl
2 647 (23.36%) Python
3 594 (21.44%) Bash Shell
4 423 (15.27%) SQL
5 399 (14.40%) PHP
6 354 (12.78%) Java
7 340 (12.27%) Ruby
8 286 (10.32%) Shell Script
9 175 (6.32%) PowerShell
10 69 (2.49%) C
11 43 (1.55%) C#
12 40 (1.44%) JavaScript
13 34 (1.23%) VBScript
14 29 (1.05%) AWK
15 28 (1.01%) C++
16 25 (0.90%) PL/SQL
17 18 (0.65%) T-SQL
18 17 (0.61%) sed
19 13 (0.47%) Bourne shell
20 11 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 293 (10.58%) Degree
2 114 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 102 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 90 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
5 81 (2.92%) CCNA
6 74 (2.67%) SC Cleared
7 63 (2.27%) MCSE
8 60 (2.17%) RHCE
9 45 (1.62%) DV Cleared
10 35 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 29 (1.05%) MCITP
11 29 (1.05%) MCSA
12 25 (0.90%) RHCSA
13 24 (0.87%) MCP
14 19 (0.69%) CCNP
15 18 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (0.65%) MCTS
16 13 (0.47%) CISSP
17 11 (0.40%) CISM
18 9 (0.32%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (5.16%) SLA
2 40 (1.44%) QA
3 39 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 27 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.61%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.14%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.036%) BS7799
System Software
1 600 (21.66%) Active Directory
2 520 (18.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (5.74%) vSphere
4 123 (4.44%) NFS
5 113 (4.08%) Hyper-V
6 103 (3.72%) KVM
7 100 (3.61%) Xen
8 86 (3.10%) Varnish
9 77 (2.78%) Samba
10 74 (2.67%) VMware ESX
11 62 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
11 62 (2.24%) XenApp
12 45 (1.62%) XenServer
13 40 (1.44%) Postfix
14 34 (1.23%) Docker
15 27 (0.97%) Sendmail
16 25 (0.90%) vCloud
17 23 (0.83%) PowerHA
17 23 (0.83%) Terminal Services
18 22 (0.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 724 (26.14%) Puppet
2 364 (13.14%) Nagios
3 359 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
4 110 (3.97%) Ansible
5 107 (3.86%) SCCM
6 94 (3.39%) NetBackup
7 89 (3.21%) ZABBIX
8 83 (3.00%) Cacti
8 83 (3.00%) SCOM
9 62 (2.24%) Salt
10 46 (1.66%) Vagrant
11 40 (1.44%) logstash
12 39 (1.41%) Ganglia
13 38 (1.37%) Backup Exec
14 35 (1.26%) HP Data Protector
15 34 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 33 (1.19%) WSUS
17 31 (1.12%) Graphite
18 30 (1.08%) HP SIM
19 28 (1.01%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 954 (34.44%) VMware
2 768 (27.73%) Red Hat
3 610 (22.02%) Microsoft
4 408 (14.73%) Cisco
5 275 (9.93%) Oracle
6 250 (9.03%) HP
7 192 (6.93%) Citrix
8 125 (4.51%) IBM
9 123 (4.44%) NetApp
10 114 (4.12%) EMC
11 97 (3.50%) Symantec
12 76 (2.74%) Dell
13 60 (2.17%) Rackspace
14 59 (2.13%) Juniper
14 59 (2.13%) Veritas
15 57 (2.06%) Sun
16 54 (1.95%) F5
17 40 (1.44%) Percona
18 35 (1.26%) Google
19 34 (1.23%) Splunk
Chessington, Surrey
TRG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + be - bonus, trips, food, pens +
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £70k - £75k + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum To £45,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Engage PSG
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Training and Career Progression!
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Benefits + Perks
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Tony Timmins Associates
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + On Call plus Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago