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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 228 235 189
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1322 1460 1564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.31% 1.29% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.36% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1146 1269 1364
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 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
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
95322 107194 96558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.63% 94.60% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 79211 88826 81230
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £27,500 £27,000
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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +10 599 £47,500 +5.55% 70
South East -4 298 £40,000 +14.28% 46
East of England +5 132 £40,000 -8.04% 20
South West +21 92 £35,000 -12.50% 14
West Midlands -3 58 £32,500 +0.31% 1
North West +15 56 £36,000 +15.20% 12
Yorkshire -13 52 £35,000 - 7
East Midlands +23 34 £34,500 +7.81% 8
North East 0 6 £30,000 -0.82% 1
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1712 (63.93%) Linux
2 1210 (45.18%) Windows
3 1031 (38.50%) VMware
4 755 (28.19%) Red Hat
5 696 (25.99%) Microsoft
6 666 (24.87%) Active Directory
7 638 (23.82%) Puppet
8 625 (23.34%) MySQL
9 590 (22.03%) DNS
10 582 (21.73%) UNIX
11 576 (21.51%) Bash Shell
12 575 (21.47%) VMware Infrastructure
13 560 (20.91%) Perl
14 526 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 525 (19.60%) Python
16 495 (18.48%) Windows Server 2008
17 482 (18.00%) SQL
18 477 (17.81%) CentOS
19 470 (17.55%) Apache
20 462 (17.25%) DevOps
21 447 (16.69%) Cisco
22 443 (16.54%) SQL Server
23 437 (16.32%) Firewall
24 406 (15.16%) Amazon AWS
25 402 (15.01%) SAN
26 384 (14.34%) MS Exchange
27 376 (14.04%) Finance
28 363 (13.55%) Ubuntu
29 362 (13.52%) ITIL
30 361 (13.48%) TCP/IP

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (17.55%) Apache
2 384 (14.34%) MS Exchange
3 325 (12.14%) Tomcat
4 254 (9.48%) IIS
5 200 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 170 (6.35%) nginx
7 131 (4.89%) SharePoint
8 92 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 62 (2.32%) OpenStack
10 52 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
11 48 (1.79%) Lync
12 47 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
12 47 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
12 47 (1.76%) JBoss
13 33 (1.23%) CMS
14 32 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
14 32 (1.19%) Apache Solr
15 27 (1.01%) Confluence
16 22 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
17 21 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 322 (12.02%) MS Excel
2 122 (4.56%) MS Office
3 11 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.11%) Windchill
6 2 (0.075%) Maya
7 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.60%) Agresso
3 15 (0.56%) Magento
4 11 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
5 9 (0.34%) Sophis RISQUE
6 4 (0.15%) Visualfiles
6 4 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.15%) HFM
7 3 (0.11%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.075%) Cordys
8 2 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.075%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.037%) Maximo
9 1 (0.037%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.037%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.037%) RMDS
9 1 (0.037%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.037%) Servitor
9 1 (0.037%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 406 (15.16%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
3 56 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
4 55 (2.05%) SaaS
5 51 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 46 (1.72%) Office 365
7 40 (1.49%) Amazon S3
8 32 (1.19%) IaaS
9 31 (1.16%) Route 53
10 28 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 26 (0.97%) PaaS
11 26 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
12 21 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (0.56%) Joyent
14 9 (0.34%) GitHub
15 8 (0.30%) Google Apps
16 7 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
17 6 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
18 5 (0.19%) SoftLayer
19 4 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 590 (22.03%) DNS
2 437 (16.32%) Firewall
3 402 (15.01%) SAN
4 361 (13.48%) TCP/IP
5 302 (11.28%) DHCP
6 220 (8.22%) VPN
7 157 (5.86%) LAN
8 149 (5.56%) WAN
9 148 (5.53%) HTTP
10 144 (5.38%) Internet
11 125 (4.67%) LDAP
12 118 (4.41%) NAS
13 92 (3.44%) SMTP
14 86 (3.21%) iSCSI
14 86 (3.21%) VLAN
15 76 (2.84%) VoIP
16 67 (2.50%) FTP
17 66 (2.46%) Network Security
18 55 (2.05%) SSH
18 55 (2.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 625 (23.34%) MySQL
2 443 (16.54%) SQL Server
3 144 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
4 90 (3.36%) MongoDB
5 78 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 72 (2.69%) Relational Database
7 68 (2.54%) NoSQL
8 55 (2.05%) Oracle Database
9 40 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
10 38 (1.42%) MariaDB
11 35 (1.31%) Redis
12 28 (1.05%) Hadoop
13 25 (0.93%) Big Data
14 24 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
14 24 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 22 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
15 22 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
15 22 (0.82%) RDBMS
16 20 (0.75%) QlikView
17 17 (0.63%) Informix
Development Applications
1 192 (7.17%) Git (software)
2 139 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 123 (4.59%) Subversion
4 47 (1.76%) JIRA
5 33 (1.23%) Maven
6 23 (0.86%) TeamCity
7 22 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 21 (0.78%) Hudson
9 19 (0.71%) Selenium
10 15 (0.56%) Emacs
11 14 (0.52%) Ant
12 12 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.22%) FishEye
14 5 (0.19%) Visual Studio
14 5 (0.19%) Gerrit
14 5 (0.19%) Mercurial
15 4 (0.15%) GDB
15 4 (0.15%) Gradle
15 4 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 376 (14.04%) Finance
2 119 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 110 (4.11%) Games
4 66 (2.46%) Law
5 58 (2.17%) Banking
6 57 (2.13%) Retail
7 51 (1.90%) Legal
8 49 (1.83%) Marketing
9 31 (1.16%) Publishing
10 29 (1.08%) Back Office
11 28 (1.05%) Advertising
12 22 (0.82%) Billing
13 19 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
13 19 (0.71%) French Language
13 19 (0.71%) Online Betting
14 18 (0.67%) Manufacturing
15 15 (0.56%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.45%) Electronics
17 11 (0.41%) Financial Institution
18 8 (0.30%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (7.39%) Web Services
2 183 (6.83%) LAMP
3 108 (4.03%) .NET
4 47 (1.76%) HTML
5 43 (1.61%) Memcached
6 30 (1.12%) CSS
6 30 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
7 25 (0.93%) Middleware
8 19 (0.71%) XML
8 19 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
9 16 (0.60%) JMS
10 14 (0.52%) OAuth
10 14 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
11 12 (0.45%) J2EE
12 10 (0.37%) COM
13 9 (0.34%) Lucene
13 9 (0.34%) ASP.NET
14 7 (0.26%) FastCGI
14 7 (0.26%) JSON
14 7 (0.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 184 (6.87%) Data Centre
2 157 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 96 (3.58%) Management Information System
5 90 (3.36%) Clustering
6 66 (2.46%) Replication
7 47 (1.76%) EqualLogic
8 39 (1.46%) Blackberry
9 33 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 33 (1.23%) Mathematics
9 33 (1.23%) Public Cloud
10 32 (1.19%) Hedge funds
11 27 (1.01%) Derivative
12 26 (0.97%) Statistics
13 25 (0.93%) Private Cloud
14 23 (0.86%) Digital Media
15 21 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 21 (0.78%) Learning Management System
16 20 (0.75%) Online Games
16 20 (0.75%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1712 (63.93%) Linux
2 1210 (45.18%) Windows
3 582 (21.73%) UNIX
4 526 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 495 (18.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 477 (17.81%) CentOS
7 363 (13.55%) Ubuntu
8 359 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 258 (9.63%) Debian
10 217 (8.10%) Solaris
11 181 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 160 (5.97%) Windows 7
13 68 (2.54%) AIX
14 63 (2.35%) Fedora
15 55 (2.05%) SUSE
16 54 (2.02%) Mac OS X
16 54 (2.02%) Windows 8
17 53 (1.98%) Windows XP
18 46 (1.72%) HPUX
19 40 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (17.25%) DevOps
2 362 (13.52%) ITIL
3 253 (9.45%) Configuration Management
4 210 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
5 207 (7.73%) E-Commerce
6 168 (6.27%) Open Source
7 147 (5.49%) Load Balancing
8 117 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
9 100 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
10 95 (3.55%) Migration
11 92 (3.44%) Performance Tuning
12 91 (3.40%) Project Management
13 83 (3.10%) Change Management
14 74 (2.76%) Time Management
14 74 (2.76%) CRM
15 71 (2.65%) Service Delivery
16 56 (2.09%) Capacity Planning
17 55 (2.05%) Workflow
18 54 (2.02%) Performance Monitoring
19 53 (1.98%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 576 (21.51%) Bash Shell
2 560 (20.91%) Perl
3 525 (19.60%) Python
4 482 (18.00%) SQL
5 276 (10.31%) Shell Script
6 274 (10.23%) Ruby
7 272 (10.16%) PHP
8 258 (9.63%) PowerShell
9 248 (9.26%) Java
10 52 (1.94%) JavaScript
11 42 (1.57%) C
12 41 (1.53%) VBScript
13 40 (1.49%) PL/SQL
14 28 (1.05%) C++
15 25 (0.93%) C#
15 25 (0.93%) VB
16 20 (0.75%) Korn
17 15 (0.56%) AWK
18 13 (0.49%) Bourne shell
19 10 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 224 (8.36%) Degree
2 169 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 152 (5.68%) Security Cleared
4 117 (4.37%) MCSE
5 107 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 72 (2.69%) MCSA
6 72 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
7 61 (2.28%) DV Cleared
8 60 (2.24%) CCNA
9 59 (2.20%) MCITP
9 59 (2.20%) MCP
10 58 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 50 (1.87%) RHCE
12 38 (1.42%) RHCSA
13 21 (0.78%) MCTS
14 16 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (0.60%) CCA
14 16 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 15 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (0.45%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (4.89%) SLA
2 45 (1.68%) QA
3 37 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.15%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.075%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.037%) BS7799
9 1 (0.037%) Data Quality
System Software
1 666 (24.87%) Active Directory
2 575 (21.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (6.72%) vSphere
4 150 (5.60%) Hyper-V
5 101 (3.77%) NFS
5 101 (3.77%) VMware ESX
6 93 (3.47%) Xen
7 92 (3.44%) XenApp
8 80 (2.99%) KVM
9 75 (2.80%) Varnish
10 65 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
11 59 (2.20%) Docker
12 43 (1.61%) XenServer
13 33 (1.23%) Postfix
14 32 (1.19%) Samba
15 28 (1.05%) iptables
16 18 (0.67%) Terminal Services
17 17 (0.63%) Squid
18 16 (0.60%) VMware Server
19 13 (0.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 638 (23.82%) Puppet
2 315 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
3 284 (10.60%) Nagios
4 124 (4.63%) SCCM
5 95 (3.55%) SCOM
6 94 (3.51%) Ansible
7 68 (2.54%) NetBackup
8 61 (2.28%) Cacti
9 55 (2.05%) ZABBIX
10 45 (1.68%) WSUS
11 44 (1.64%) Salt
12 43 (1.61%) Vagrant
13 42 (1.57%) Backup Exec
14 37 (1.38%) Graphite
15 36 (1.34%) HP Data Protector
16 34 (1.27%) HP SIM
17 32 (1.19%) Tivoli
17 32 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 30 (1.12%) logstash
19 23 (0.86%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 1031 (38.50%) VMware
2 755 (28.19%) Red Hat
3 696 (25.99%) Microsoft
4 447 (16.69%) Cisco
5 305 (11.39%) Oracle
6 234 (8.74%) Citrix
7 210 (7.84%) HP
8 131 (4.89%) NetApp
9 127 (4.74%) IBM
10 95 (3.55%) Symantec
11 78 (2.91%) Dell
12 76 (2.84%) EMC
13 71 (2.65%) Juniper
14 65 (2.43%) Google
15 60 (2.24%) Sun
15 60 (2.24%) Rackspace
16 42 (1.57%) Veeam
17 35 (1.31%) Veritas
17 35 (1.31%) F5
18 26 (0.97%) Apple
Faringdon, Oxfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bens + hack days
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Great Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £95000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary and Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £25k - 37k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £600000000 - £650000000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Between 32000 and 38000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + great company
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + great company
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £29500.00 per annum + package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago