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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 242 235 195
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1272 1400 1526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.24% 1.28% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.35% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1093 1203 1308
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 £29,700 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £38,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +6.94%
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
96537 103416 96032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.33% 94.49% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 80724 85232 80344
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -11 542 £47,500 +3.82% 70
South East +31 361 £40,000 +11.11% 28
East of England -31 109 £40,000 -5.88% 10
South West +6 68 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Yorkshire -10 61 £36,500 +2.09% 17
North West +17 59 £32,500 -4.41% 7
West Midlands -10 43 £37,500 +15.38% 6
East Midlands -11 27 £32,500 -16.66% 3
North East -11 15 £30,000 +7.14% 2
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1691 (63.14%) Linux
2 1292 (48.24%) Windows
3 1080 (40.33%) VMware
4 706 (26.36%) Active Directory
5 700 (26.14%) Red Hat
6 696 (25.99%) Microsoft
7 644 (24.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 598 (22.33%) Puppet
9 594 (22.18%) DNS
10 558 (20.84%) MySQL
11 539 (20.13%) Bash Shell
12 538 (20.09%) UNIX
13 527 (19.68%) Windows Server 2008
14 518 (19.34%) Python
15 504 (18.82%) Perl
16 486 (18.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 481 (17.96%) SQL
18 471 (17.59%) Firewall
19 459 (17.14%) Cisco
20 455 (16.99%) SQL Server
21 450 (16.80%) DevOps
22 446 (16.65%) Apache
23 417 (15.57%) CentOS
24 416 (15.53%) MS Exchange
25 415 (15.50%) SAN
26 399 (14.90%) Windows Server 2012
27 394 (14.71%) TCP/IP
28 378 (14.12%) Finance
29 368 (13.74%) ITIL
30 348 (12.99%) Amazon AWS

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 446 (16.65%) Apache
2 416 (15.53%) MS Exchange
3 304 (11.35%) Tomcat
4 245 (9.15%) IIS
5 227 (8.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 153 (5.71%) nginx
7 139 (5.19%) SharePoint
8 85 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 68 (2.54%) Lync
10 59 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 58 (2.17%) OpenStack
12 53 (1.98%) JBoss
13 50 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
14 46 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
15 43 (1.61%) Confluence
16 34 (1.27%) CMS
17 32 (1.19%) WebSphere
18 28 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
19 27 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
20 25 (0.93%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 288 (10.75%) MS Excel
2 103 (3.85%) MS Office
3 14 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.26%) InDesign
6 3 (0.11%) Windchill
7 2 (0.075%) Maya
8 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 21 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.71%) Magento
3 9 (0.34%) Sophis RISQUE
4 7 (0.26%) Agresso
4 7 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.19%) Cognos Controller
5 5 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.15%) Visualfiles
6 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.11%) assyst
7 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.075%) Cordys
8 2 (0.075%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.075%) HFM
8 2 (0.075%) Movex
8 2 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.037%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 348 (12.99%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (3.06%) Office 365
3 79 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
4 54 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 45 (1.68%) SaaS
6 40 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
7 33 (1.23%) Amazon S3
8 27 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 27 (1.01%) IaaS
9 25 (0.93%) Route 53
10 17 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (0.60%) Taleo
11 16 (0.60%) PaaS
12 14 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
13 13 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
14 12 (0.45%) Responsys
15 11 (0.41%) Joyent
16 9 (0.34%) GitHub
17 7 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 6 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 594 (22.18%) DNS
2 471 (17.59%) Firewall
3 415 (15.50%) SAN
4 394 (14.71%) TCP/IP
5 301 (11.24%) DHCP
6 223 (8.33%) VPN
7 210 (7.84%) WAN
8 207 (7.73%) LAN
9 145 (5.41%) Internet
10 123 (4.59%) HTTP
11 112 (4.18%) LDAP
12 111 (4.14%) NAS
13 106 (3.96%) VLAN
14 91 (3.40%) Network Security
15 90 (3.36%) VoIP
16 89 (3.32%) iSCSI
17 76 (2.84%) SMTP
18 73 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
19 72 (2.69%) SSL
20 57 (2.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 558 (20.84%) MySQL
2 455 (16.99%) SQL Server
3 133 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
4 101 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 79 (2.95%) Relational Database
6 78 (2.91%) MongoDB
7 54 (2.02%) Oracle Database
8 52 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 48 (1.79%) NoSQL
10 31 (1.16%) Hadoop
11 28 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
12 27 (1.01%) MariaDB
13 25 (0.93%) Big Data
13 25 (0.93%) Redis
14 24 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
14 24 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 24 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
15 20 (0.75%) RDBMS
16 19 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
17 17 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 218 (8.14%) Git (software)
2 159 (5.94%) Jenkins
3 130 (4.85%) Subversion
4 75 (2.80%) JIRA
5 35 (1.31%) TeamCity
5 35 (1.31%) Hudson
6 31 (1.16%) Selenium
7 28 (1.05%) Maven
8 18 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (0.60%) Emacs
10 12 (0.45%) Mercurial
11 9 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.22%) Toad
13 5 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.19%) GDB
14 4 (0.15%) FishEye
14 4 (0.15%) GitLab
14 4 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
14 4 (0.15%) Gerrit
14 4 (0.15%) Ant
General
1 378 (14.12%) Finance
2 139 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 87 (3.25%) Games
4 76 (2.84%) Banking
5 56 (2.09%) Law
6 48 (1.79%) Legal
7 40 (1.49%) Retail
8 38 (1.42%) Marketing
9 25 (0.93%) Publishing
10 22 (0.82%) Billing
11 19 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 19 (0.71%) Online Betting
11 19 (0.71%) Back Office
12 18 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 18 (0.67%) Advertising
13 15 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.22%) Electronics
15 6 (0.22%) German Language
16 5 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (6.76%) Web Services
2 174 (6.50%) LAMP
3 137 (5.12%) .NET
4 43 (1.61%) HTML
5 34 (1.27%) Memcached
6 32 (1.19%) Middleware
7 30 (1.12%) CSS
8 27 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
9 26 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
10 17 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
11 16 (0.60%) JMS
11 16 (0.60%) XML
12 15 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
12 15 (0.56%) OAuth
12 15 (0.56%) 802.1X
13 12 (0.45%) Lucene
14 11 (0.41%) COM
14 11 (0.41%) boto
15 10 (0.37%) WAMP
16 9 (0.34%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 183 (6.83%) Data Centre
2 168 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
3 156 (5.83%) Computer Science
4 114 (4.26%) Clustering
5 108 (4.03%) Management Information System
6 79 (2.95%) Replication
7 59 (2.20%) EqualLogic
8 39 (1.46%) Statistics
9 35 (1.31%) Hedge funds
10 34 (1.27%) Digital Media
11 32 (1.19%) Mathematics
11 32 (1.19%) Blackberry
12 26 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 24 (0.90%) Mobile App
14 22 (0.82%) Private Cloud
15 21 (0.78%) Public Cloud
15 21 (0.78%) HP Storage
15 21 (0.78%) Online Games
16 16 (0.60%) Derivative
16 16 (0.60%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1691 (63.14%) Linux
2 1292 (48.24%) Windows
3 538 (20.09%) UNIX
4 527 (19.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 486 (18.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 417 (15.57%) CentOS
7 399 (14.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 311 (11.61%) Ubuntu
9 247 (9.22%) Debian
10 214 (7.99%) Solaris
11 201 (7.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 168 (6.27%) Windows 7
13 61 (2.28%) Windows XP
14 60 (2.24%) Fedora
15 58 (2.17%) Mac OS X
16 57 (2.13%) AIX
17 48 (1.79%) Windows 8
18 45 (1.68%) Oracle Linux
19 44 (1.64%) SUSE
20 42 (1.57%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (16.80%) DevOps
2 368 (13.74%) ITIL
3 268 (10.01%) Configuration Management
4 209 (7.80%) Agile Software Development
5 177 (6.61%) E-Commerce
6 146 (5.45%) Open Source
7 140 (5.23%) Load Balancing
8 119 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 114 (4.26%) Project Management
10 109 (4.07%) Continuous Integration
11 102 (3.81%) Migration
12 87 (3.25%) Change Management
13 86 (3.21%) Performance Tuning
14 79 (2.95%) Service Delivery
15 66 (2.46%) CRM
15 66 (2.46%) Time Management
16 54 (2.02%) Release Management
16 54 (2.02%) Capacity Planning
16 54 (2.02%) Patch Management
17 53 (1.98%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 539 (20.13%) Bash Shell
2 518 (19.34%) Python
3 504 (18.82%) Perl
4 481 (17.96%) SQL
5 286 (10.68%) PowerShell
6 274 (10.23%) Ruby
7 255 (9.52%) Shell Script
8 242 (9.04%) Java
9 202 (7.54%) PHP
10 50 (1.87%) JavaScript
11 38 (1.42%) VBScript
12 30 (1.12%) C
13 27 (1.01%) C#
13 27 (1.01%) VB
13 27 (1.01%) Korn
14 19 (0.71%) PL/SQL
15 18 (0.67%) AWK
16 17 (0.63%) C++
17 13 (0.49%) T-SQL
17 13 (0.49%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 294 (10.98%) Degree
2 204 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 151 (5.64%) Security Cleared
4 140 (5.23%) MCSE
5 108 (4.03%) SC Cleared
6 98 (3.66%) MCSA
7 88 (3.29%) MCP
8 83 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
9 75 (2.80%) CCNA
9 75 (2.80%) MCITP
10 73 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 48 (1.79%) RHCE
12 44 (1.64%) DV Cleared
13 26 (0.97%) RHCSA
14 20 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 19 (0.71%) MCTS
16 18 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
16 18 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (0.60%) CCA
18 12 (0.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (5.12%) SLA
2 51 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 49 (1.83%) QA
4 13 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.075%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.075%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.075%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.037%) BS7799
System Software
1 706 (26.36%) Active Directory
2 644 (24.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 209 (7.80%) Hyper-V
4 172 (6.42%) vSphere
5 112 (4.18%) Xen
6 107 (4.00%) VMware ESX
6 107 (4.00%) KVM
7 94 (3.51%) NFS
7 94 (3.51%) XenApp
8 74 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
9 69 (2.58%) Varnish
10 53 (1.98%) Docker
11 47 (1.76%) Postfix
12 44 (1.64%) XenServer
13 35 (1.31%) iptables
14 31 (1.16%) Samba
15 25 (0.93%) VirtualBox
16 21 (0.78%) VMware Server
17 20 (0.75%) Firmware
18 17 (0.63%) Squid
Systems Management
1 598 (22.33%) Puppet
2 287 (10.72%) Opscode Chef
3 266 (9.93%) Nagios
4 119 (4.44%) SCCM
5 104 (3.88%) Ansible
6 87 (3.25%) SCOM
7 72 (2.69%) Backup Exec
8 68 (2.54%) ZABBIX
9 61 (2.28%) WSUS
9 61 (2.28%) NetBackup
10 53 (1.98%) Cacti
11 49 (1.83%) Oracle ZFS
12 47 (1.76%) Vagrant
13 46 (1.72%) Graphite
14 28 (1.05%) Salt
15 27 (1.01%) logstash
15 27 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
16 26 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 25 (0.93%) HP SIM
18 24 (0.90%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1080 (40.33%) VMware
2 700 (26.14%) Red Hat
3 696 (25.99%) Microsoft
4 459 (17.14%) Cisco
5 312 (11.65%) Oracle
6 243 (9.07%) Citrix
7 195 (7.28%) HP
8 104 (3.88%) NetApp
9 100 (3.73%) IBM
10 96 (3.58%) Symantec
11 87 (3.25%) Sun
12 78 (2.91%) Dell
13 68 (2.54%) Juniper
14 57 (2.13%) EMC
15 51 (1.90%) Rackspace
16 47 (1.76%) Google
17 36 (1.34%) Veeam
18 28 (1.05%) 3PAR
19 27 (1.01%) F5
20 26 (0.97%) Veritas
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 Per Annum £40-75K+Training+Certifications+Pension+Heal
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £37k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
IT People First
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus equity
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Postshift
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Salary: £50000 per annum + flexible hours
Posted: 14 hours ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £20000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Elland, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Arden Resourcing
Salary: benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ECS Recruitment Group Ltd
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Faringdon, Oxfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Elland, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday