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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 224 220 180
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1402 1470 1635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.35% 1.33% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.40% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1314 1435
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
98006 104685 98144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.59% 94.78%
Number of salaries quoted 80950 85693 82553
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,988
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +18 690 £47,500 +5.55% 84
South East -6 297 £40,000 +14.28% 47
East of England +3 134 £37,500 -6.25% 24
South West -10 74 £37,500 -2.59% 11
Yorkshire +10 66 £34,500 +6.15% 8
West Midlands -8 60 £32,500 +0.31% 9
North West +9 49 £40,000 +11.88% 14
East Midlands +6 33 £34,000 +4.61% 4
North East -12 3 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 1703 (63.36%) Linux
2 1220 (45.39%) Windows
3 1039 (38.65%) VMware
4 765 (28.46%) Red Hat
5 701 (26.08%) Microsoft
6 686 (25.52%) Active Directory
7 646 (24.03%) Puppet
8 639 (23.77%) MySQL
9 592 (22.02%) Perl
10 588 (21.88%) DNS
11 584 (21.73%) Bash Shell
12 577 (21.47%) VMware Infrastructure
13 573 (21.32%) UNIX
14 562 (20.91%) Python
15 548 (20.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 507 (18.86%) CentOS
17 486 (18.08%) Windows Server 2008
18 478 (17.78%) SQL
19 470 (17.49%) Apache
20 445 (16.56%) Cisco
21 442 (16.44%) DevOps
22 440 (16.37%) Firewall
23 425 (15.81%) SQL Server
24 423 (15.74%) SAN
25 418 (15.55%) Amazon AWS
26 390 (14.51%) TCP/IP
27 375 (13.95%) Finance
28 366 (13.62%) Ubuntu
29 361 (13.43%) MS Exchange
30 351 (13.06%) ITIL

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 470 (17.49%) Apache
2 361 (13.43%) MS Exchange
3 331 (12.31%) Tomcat
4 262 (9.75%) IIS
5 193 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 176 (6.55%) nginx
7 123 (4.58%) SharePoint
8 94 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 61 (2.27%) OpenStack
10 51 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
11 50 (1.86%) JBoss
12 44 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
12 44 (1.64%) Lync
13 38 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
14 35 (1.30%) Confluence
15 33 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
16 32 (1.19%) CMS
17 31 (1.15%) Apache Solr
18 23 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
19 22 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 335 (12.46%) MS Excel
2 140 (5.21%) MS Office
3 8 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.11%) Windchill
6 2 (0.074%) Maya
6 2 (0.074%) MS Project
7 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.71%) Agresso
3 11 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
4 10 (0.37%) Magento
5 9 (0.33%) Sophis RISQUE
6 6 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.19%) HFM
8 4 (0.15%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 4 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.11%) Orchard Housing
9 3 (0.11%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.074%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.074%) Academy Housing
10 2 (0.074%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.074%) MFGPRO
10 2 (0.074%) Cordys
11 1 (0.037%) Servitor
11 1 (0.037%) Hyperion Planning
11 1 (0.037%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 418 (15.55%) Amazon AWS
2 119 (4.43%) Amazon EC2
3 65 (2.42%) SaaS
4 61 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
5 53 (1.97%) Amazon S3
6 50 (1.86%) Office 365
7 48 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
8 34 (1.26%) IaaS
8 34 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 32 (1.19%) Route 53
10 26 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
11 25 (0.93%) PaaS
12 23 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.52%) Joyent
13 14 (0.52%) Rackspace Cloud
14 10 (0.37%) GitHub
15 9 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (0.33%) SoftLayer
16 7 (0.26%) OpenShift
16 7 (0.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 588 (21.88%) DNS
2 440 (16.37%) Firewall
3 423 (15.74%) SAN
4 390 (14.51%) TCP/IP
5 294 (10.94%) DHCP
6 218 (8.11%) VPN
7 179 (6.66%) LAN
8 153 (5.69%) WAN
8 153 (5.69%) HTTP
9 146 (5.43%) Internet
10 137 (5.10%) LDAP
11 124 (4.61%) NAS
12 106 (3.94%) SMTP
13 81 (3.01%) FTP
14 80 (2.98%) VoIP
15 78 (2.90%) iSCSI
16 74 (2.75%) VLAN
17 65 (2.42%) SSH
17 65 (2.42%) Network Security
18 61 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 639 (23.77%) MySQL
2 425 (15.81%) SQL Server
3 126 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
4 84 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 73 (2.72%) NoSQL
6 68 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 58 (2.16%) Relational Database
8 48 (1.79%) Oracle Database
9 47 (1.75%) Redis
10 38 (1.41%) Big Data
10 38 (1.41%) MariaDB
11 37 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
11 37 (1.38%) Hadoop
12 30 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
13 26 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
14 24 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 22 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
15 22 (0.82%) Informix
16 19 (0.71%) QlikView
17 18 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 182 (6.77%) Git (software)
2 144 (5.36%) Jenkins
3 117 (4.35%) Subversion
4 57 (2.12%) JIRA
5 36 (1.34%) Maven
6 31 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 18 (0.67%) Ant
7 18 (0.67%) Hudson
8 14 (0.52%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (0.33%) Emacs
11 7 (0.26%) Selenium
12 6 (0.22%) Mercurial
12 6 (0.22%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.22%) FishEye
13 5 (0.19%) Gerrit
14 4 (0.15%) GDB
14 4 (0.15%) Gradle
14 4 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 375 (13.95%) Finance
2 120 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 117 (4.35%) Games
4 76 (2.83%) Banking
5 70 (2.60%) Law
6 65 (2.42%) Retail
7 57 (2.12%) Marketing
8 45 (1.67%) Legal
9 38 (1.41%) Advertising
10 35 (1.30%) Publishing
11 32 (1.19%) Back Office
12 26 (0.97%) Investment Banking
13 25 (0.93%) French Language
14 21 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
14 21 (0.78%) Billing
15 19 (0.71%) Manufacturing
16 16 (0.60%) Online Betting
17 13 (0.48%) Financial Institution
18 12 (0.45%) Electronics
19 10 (0.37%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (7.63%) Web Services
2 179 (6.66%) LAMP
3 97 (3.61%) .NET
4 52 (1.93%) HTML
5 50 (1.86%) Memcached
6 33 (1.23%) CSS
7 30 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
8 23 (0.86%) XML
9 20 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
10 18 (0.67%) Middleware
11 13 (0.48%) J2EE
12 12 (0.45%) Ruby on Rails
13 10 (0.37%) COM
13 10 (0.37%) JMS
14 9 (0.33%) OAuth
15 8 (0.30%) ActiveMQ
15 8 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
15 8 (0.30%) ASP.NET
16 7 (0.26%) jQuery
16 7 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 178 (6.62%) Open Source
2 159 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 114 (4.24%) Computer Science
4 89 (3.31%) Clustering
5 82 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 72 (2.68%) Replication
7 49 (1.82%) Blackberry
8 35 (1.30%) Hedge funds
8 35 (1.30%) Mobile App
9 33 (1.23%) Public Cloud
10 30 (1.12%) Mathematics
11 29 (1.08%) EqualLogic
11 29 (1.08%) Derivative
12 24 (0.89%) iPhone
13 22 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
13 22 (0.82%) Digital Media
14 21 (0.78%) Private Cloud
15 20 (0.74%) Eurex
15 20 (0.74%) LPAR
15 20 (0.74%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1703 (63.36%) Linux
2 1220 (45.39%) Windows
3 573 (21.32%) UNIX
4 548 (20.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 507 (18.86%) CentOS
6 486 (18.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 366 (13.62%) Ubuntu
8 330 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 260 (9.67%) Debian
10 220 (8.18%) Solaris
11 189 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 155 (5.77%) Windows 7
13 71 (2.64%) AIX
14 62 (2.31%) Windows XP
15 60 (2.23%) Mac OS X
16 59 (2.19%) SUSE
17 57 (2.12%) Windows 8
18 54 (2.01%) Fedora
19 51 (1.90%) Android
20 42 (1.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (16.44%) DevOps
2 351 (13.06%) ITIL
3 249 (9.26%) Configuration Management
4 222 (8.26%) E-Commerce
5 188 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
6 157 (5.84%) Load Balancing
7 139 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 108 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
9 94 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
10 91 (3.39%) Project Management
11 87 (3.24%) Migration
12 78 (2.90%) Service Delivery
13 75 (2.79%) Time Management
14 69 (2.57%) Change Management
14 69 (2.57%) CRM
15 55 (2.05%) Workflow
16 52 (1.93%) Capacity Planning
17 49 (1.82%) Mentoring
18 42 (1.56%) Service Management
19 41 (1.53%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 592 (22.02%) Perl
2 584 (21.73%) Bash Shell
3 562 (20.91%) Python
4 478 (17.78%) SQL
5 314 (11.68%) PHP
6 293 (10.90%) Ruby
7 288 (10.71%) Shell Script
8 274 (10.19%) Java
9 247 (9.19%) PowerShell
10 52 (1.93%) C
11 50 (1.86%) JavaScript
11 50 (1.86%) VBScript
12 42 (1.56%) PL/SQL
13 27 (1.00%) C++
14 25 (0.93%) C#
15 23 (0.86%) AWK
16 22 (0.82%) VB
17 18 (0.67%) Korn
18 15 (0.56%) Bourne shell
19 14 (0.52%) sed
Qualifications
1 236 (8.78%) Degree
2 156 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 136 (5.06%) Security Cleared
4 104 (3.87%) MCSE
5 96 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 75 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (2.38%) CCNA
8 62 (2.31%) DV Cleared
9 50 (1.86%) MCSA
9 50 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 48 (1.79%) MCP
11 47 (1.75%) RHCE
11 47 (1.75%) MCITP
12 36 (1.34%) RHCSA
13 22 (0.82%) MCTS
14 16 (0.60%) CCA
14 16 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
14 16 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (0.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (5.17%) SLA
2 45 (1.67%) QA
3 38 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.15%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.074%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.037%) BS7799
9 1 (0.037%) Data Quality
System Software
1 686 (25.52%) Active Directory
2 577 (21.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (6.81%) vSphere
4 137 (5.10%) Hyper-V
5 102 (3.79%) NFS
6 99 (3.68%) VMware ESX
7 93 (3.46%) XenApp
8 92 (3.42%) Xen
9 79 (2.94%) KVM
10 72 (2.68%) Varnish
11 70 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
12 57 (2.12%) Docker
13 44 (1.64%) XenServer
14 38 (1.41%) Samba
15 28 (1.04%) Terminal Services
16 26 (0.97%) Postfix
17 24 (0.89%) iptables
18 22 (0.82%) vCloud
19 16 (0.60%) VMware Server
19 16 (0.60%) Squid
Systems Management
1 646 (24.03%) Puppet
2 330 (12.28%) Opscode Chef
3 313 (11.64%) Nagios
4 128 (4.76%) SCCM
5 96 (3.57%) Ansible
6 90 (3.35%) SCOM
7 74 (2.75%) ZABBIX
8 71 (2.64%) NetBackup
9 67 (2.49%) Cacti
10 48 (1.79%) Salt
11 45 (1.67%) WSUS
12 44 (1.64%) Vagrant
13 40 (1.49%) HP Data Protector
14 39 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 36 (1.34%) Backup Exec
16 35 (1.30%) Tivoli
16 35 (1.30%) HP SIM
17 34 (1.26%) logstash
18 33 (1.23%) Graphite
19 26 (0.97%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 1039 (38.65%) VMware
2 765 (28.46%) Red Hat
3 701 (26.08%) Microsoft
4 445 (16.56%) Cisco
5 285 (10.60%) Oracle
6 240 (8.93%) HP
7 231 (8.59%) Citrix
8 144 (5.36%) NetApp
9 125 (4.65%) IBM
10 93 (3.46%) EMC
11 89 (3.31%) Symantec
12 75 (2.79%) Juniper
13 71 (2.64%) Dell
14 63 (2.34%) Sun
15 60 (2.23%) Google
16 55 (2.05%) Rackspace
17 45 (1.67%) F5
18 44 (1.64%) Veeam
19 43 (1.60%) Veritas
20 34 (1.26%) Riverbed
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 minutes ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £29585.12 - £48075.82 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £34,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Bristow Holland
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000 + bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 5 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + £Overtime, oncall + comp bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + £Overtime + on-call + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + £4200 car allowance
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £39000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Tower Research Capital
Posted: 20 hours ago