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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 234 233 198
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1294 1370 1491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.27% 1.24% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.32% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1105 1184 1290
Average salary £42,000 £40,350 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.08% +0.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,611 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.29% +7.14%
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
96278 104019 95979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.49% 94.49% 94.54%
Number of salaries quoted 80462 86063 80776
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 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 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 6 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 -19 521 £47,500 +1.06% 80
South East +32 357 £40,000 +14.28% 29
East of England -17 126 £40,000 -8.04% 12
South West +19 94 £41,250 +3.12% 17
Yorkshire -19 56 £35,000 - 15
North West +13 53 £32,500 -4.41% 7
West Midlands -10 49 £34,000 +7.93% 8
East Midlands +1 30 £32,500 -16.12% 3
North East -7 16 £30,000 +7.14%
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 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 1729 (63.33%) Linux
2 1289 (47.22%) Windows
3 1079 (39.52%) VMware
4 742 (27.18%) Red Hat
5 704 (25.79%) Microsoft
6 695 (25.46%) Active Directory
7 629 (23.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 624 (22.86%) Puppet
9 600 (21.98%) DNS
9 600 (21.98%) MySQL
10 577 (21.14%) UNIX
11 565 (20.70%) Bash Shell
12 535 (19.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 531 (19.45%) Python
14 530 (19.41%) Perl
15 515 (18.86%) Windows Server 2008
16 502 (18.39%) SQL
17 473 (17.33%) Firewall
18 466 (17.07%) DevOps
19 462 (16.92%) Apache
20 461 (16.89%) Cisco
21 459 (16.81%) SQL Server
22 433 (15.86%) CentOS
23 413 (15.13%) MS Exchange
24 407 (14.91%) SAN
25 395 (14.47%) Finance
26 383 (14.03%) TCP/IP
27 381 (13.96%) Windows Server 2012
28 377 (13.81%) ITIL
29 375 (13.74%) Amazon AWS

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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
1 462 (16.92%) Apache
2 413 (15.13%) MS Exchange
3 314 (11.50%) Tomcat
4 247 (9.05%) IIS
5 219 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 155 (5.68%) nginx
7 138 (5.05%) SharePoint
8 86 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 60 (2.20%) Lync
10 56 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
11 53 (1.94%) OpenStack
12 48 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
13 47 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
14 46 (1.68%) JBoss
15 38 (1.39%) CMS
16 34 (1.25%) Confluence
17 28 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
17 28 (1.03%) Apache Solr
18 26 (0.95%) WebSphere
19 25 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 304 (11.14%) MS Excel
2 109 (3.99%) MS Office
3 13 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.15%) InDesign
6 3 (0.11%) Windchill
7 2 (0.073%) Maya
8 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 24 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.62%) Magento
3 13 (0.48%) Agresso
4 9 (0.33%) Sophis RISQUE
5 8 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 5 (0.18%) Cognos Controller
7 5 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.15%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.11%) HFM
10 2 (0.073%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.073%) Cordys
11 1 (0.037%) Hyperion Planning
11 1 (0.037%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.037%) Servitor
11 1 (0.037%) Sage CRM
11 1 (0.037%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 375 (13.74%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (3.22%) Amazon EC2
3 69 (2.53%) Office 365
4 57 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 49 (1.79%) SaaS
6 40 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
7 35 (1.28%) Amazon S3
8 28 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 27 (0.99%) Route 53
10 23 (0.84%) IaaS
11 20 (0.73%) PaaS
12 18 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
12 18 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (0.48%) Taleo
13 13 (0.48%) Joyent
14 11 (0.40%) Responsys
15 9 (0.33%) GitHub
16 8 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
17 7 (0.26%) Google Apps
18 6 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 600 (21.98%) DNS
2 473 (17.33%) Firewall
3 407 (14.91%) SAN
4 383 (14.03%) TCP/IP
5 301 (11.03%) DHCP
6 231 (8.46%) VPN
7 182 (6.67%) WAN
8 181 (6.63%) LAN
9 138 (5.05%) Internet
10 135 (4.95%) HTTP
11 118 (4.32%) LDAP
12 114 (4.18%) NAS
13 101 (3.70%) VLAN
14 91 (3.33%) iSCSI
15 87 (3.19%) Network Security
16 84 (3.08%) VoIP
17 78 (2.86%) SMTP
18 67 (2.45%) SSL
18 67 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
19 55 (2.01%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 600 (21.98%) MySQL
2 459 (16.81%) SQL Server
3 141 (5.16%) PostgreSQL
4 90 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 86 (3.15%) Relational Database
6 85 (3.11%) MongoDB
7 58 (2.12%) NoSQL
8 55 (2.01%) Oracle Database
9 44 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 34 (1.25%) Hadoop
11 33 (1.21%) MariaDB
12 27 (0.99%) Redis
13 25 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
13 25 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
14 24 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
15 23 (0.84%) RDBMS
15 23 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 22 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
17 21 (0.77%) Big Data
18 14 (0.51%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 217 (7.95%) Git (software)
2 158 (5.79%) Jenkins
3 133 (4.87%) Subversion
4 64 (2.34%) JIRA
5 31 (1.14%) Maven
6 30 (1.10%) TeamCity
7 29 (1.06%) Hudson
8 26 (0.95%) Selenium
9 21 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 16 (0.59%) Emacs
11 11 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.29%) Mercurial
13 7 (0.26%) Ant
14 6 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (0.18%) Toad
15 5 (0.18%) Gerrit
15 5 (0.18%) GDB
16 4 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
17 3 (0.11%) FishEye
18 2 (0.073%) Visual Studio
General
1 395 (14.47%) Finance
2 132 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 94 (3.44%) Games
4 72 (2.64%) Banking
5 57 (2.09%) Law
6 50 (1.83%) Legal
7 47 (1.72%) Retail
8 40 (1.47%) Marketing
9 29 (1.06%) Publishing
10 22 (0.81%) Billing
11 21 (0.77%) Online Betting
12 19 (0.70%) Back Office
13 18 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.66%) Investment Banking
14 17 (0.62%) Advertising
14 17 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.33%) Electronics
17 6 (0.22%) French Language
17 6 (0.22%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (7.18%) Web Services
2 177 (6.48%) LAMP
3 132 (4.84%) .NET
4 46 (1.68%) HTML
5 35 (1.28%) Memcached
6 32 (1.17%) CSS
7 30 (1.10%) Middleware
8 25 (0.92%) RabbitMQ
9 21 (0.77%) WebSphere MQ
10 18 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
11 17 (0.62%) XML
12 16 (0.59%) JMS
13 15 (0.55%) OAuth
14 11 (0.40%) COM
14 11 (0.40%) J2EE
14 11 (0.40%) Lucene
15 9 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
15 9 (0.33%) ASP.NET
15 9 (0.33%) WAMP
15 9 (0.33%) boto
Miscellaneous
1 173 (6.34%) Data Centre
2 168 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 148 (5.42%) Computer Science
4 106 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 106 (3.88%) Clustering
5 75 (2.75%) Replication
6 60 (2.20%) EqualLogic
7 38 (1.39%) Statistics
8 33 (1.21%) Mathematics
8 33 (1.21%) Blackberry
9 31 (1.14%) Hedge funds
10 30 (1.10%) Digital Media
11 26 (0.95%) Public Cloud
12 25 (0.92%) Mobile App
12 25 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 23 (0.84%) Private Cloud
14 21 (0.77%) HP Storage
14 21 (0.77%) Online Games
15 20 (0.73%) Learning Management System
15 20 (0.73%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1729 (63.33%) Linux
2 1289 (47.22%) Windows
3 577 (21.14%) UNIX
4 535 (19.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 515 (18.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 433 (15.86%) CentOS
7 381 (13.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 338 (12.38%) Ubuntu
9 242 (8.86%) Debian
10 234 (8.57%) Solaris
11 199 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 160 (5.86%) Windows 7
13 64 (2.34%) Fedora
14 61 (2.23%) Windows XP
15 60 (2.20%) AIX
16 58 (2.12%) Mac OS X
17 51 (1.87%) Windows 8
18 50 (1.83%) SUSE
19 47 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
20 43 (1.58%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (17.07%) DevOps
2 377 (13.81%) ITIL
3 275 (10.07%) Configuration Management
4 215 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
5 197 (7.22%) E-Commerce
6 150 (5.49%) Open Source
7 143 (5.24%) Load Balancing
8 111 (4.07%) Continuous Integration
8 111 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
9 105 (3.85%) Project Management
10 94 (3.44%) Migration
11 91 (3.33%) Change Management
12 87 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
13 78 (2.86%) CRM
14 73 (2.67%) Time Management
15 72 (2.64%) Service Delivery
16 58 (2.12%) Capacity Planning
16 58 (2.12%) Mentoring
17 57 (2.09%) Performance Monitoring
17 57 (2.09%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 565 (20.70%) Bash Shell
2 531 (19.45%) Python
3 530 (19.41%) Perl
4 502 (18.39%) SQL
5 279 (10.22%) PowerShell
5 279 (10.22%) Ruby
6 274 (10.04%) Shell Script
7 247 (9.05%) Java
8 228 (8.35%) PHP
9 56 (2.05%) JavaScript
10 38 (1.39%) C
11 32 (1.17%) VBScript
12 30 (1.10%) VB
12 30 (1.10%) C#
13 27 (0.99%) Korn
14 26 (0.95%) PL/SQL
15 22 (0.81%) C++
16 16 (0.59%) AWK
17 13 (0.48%) Bourne shell
18 10 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 280 (10.26%) Degree
2 188 (6.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 163 (5.97%) Security Cleared
4 137 (5.02%) MCSE
5 117 (4.29%) SC Cleared
6 88 (3.22%) MCSA
7 76 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
8 75 (2.75%) MCP
9 72 (2.64%) MCITP
10 68 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 67 (2.45%) CCNA
12 52 (1.90%) RHCE
12 52 (1.90%) DV Cleared
13 31 (1.14%) RHCSA
14 21 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 19 (0.70%) MCTS
16 18 (0.66%) CCA
16 18 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
17 15 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
18 11 (0.40%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (4.91%) SLA
2 51 (1.87%) QA
3 45 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.11%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.073%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.073%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.037%) BS7799
System Software
1 695 (25.46%) Active Directory
2 629 (23.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 191 (7.00%) Hyper-V
4 171 (6.26%) vSphere
5 106 (3.88%) VMware ESX
6 105 (3.85%) Xen
7 97 (3.55%) XenApp
7 97 (3.55%) KVM
8 94 (3.44%) NFS
9 70 (2.56%) Varnish
10 69 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
11 56 (2.05%) Docker
12 45 (1.65%) Postfix
13 42 (1.54%) XenServer
14 33 (1.21%) Samba
15 28 (1.03%) iptables
16 23 (0.84%) VMware Server
17 18 (0.66%) Squid
18 17 (0.62%) VirtualBox
19 14 (0.51%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 624 (22.86%) Puppet
2 297 (10.88%) Opscode Chef
3 283 (10.37%) Nagios
4 121 (4.43%) SCCM
5 103 (3.77%) Ansible
6 96 (3.52%) SCOM
7 67 (2.45%) NetBackup
8 59 (2.16%) Backup Exec
9 58 (2.12%) ZABBIX
9 58 (2.12%) Cacti
10 53 (1.94%) WSUS
11 50 (1.83%) Vagrant
12 47 (1.72%) Graphite
12 47 (1.72%) Oracle ZFS
13 37 (1.36%) Salt
14 32 (1.17%) HP Data Protector
15 31 (1.14%) Tivoli
15 31 (1.14%) logstash
16 29 (1.06%) HP SIM
17 27 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1079 (39.52%) VMware
2 742 (27.18%) Red Hat
3 704 (25.79%) Microsoft
4 461 (16.89%) Cisco
5 328 (12.01%) Oracle
6 247 (9.05%) Citrix
7 198 (7.25%) HP
8 109 (3.99%) IBM
9 108 (3.96%) NetApp
10 99 (3.63%) Symantec
11 88 (3.22%) Sun
12 83 (3.04%) Dell
13 71 (2.60%) Juniper
14 69 (2.53%) EMC
15 58 (2.12%) Rackspace
16 53 (1.94%) Google
17 40 (1.47%) Veeam
18 31 (1.14%) Veritas
19 30 (1.10%) F5
20 26 (0.95%) Riverbed
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Salary: flexible benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
J & C Associates Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Posted: 13 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Working Environment
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum + bonus + 25 days holiday
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Package (Bonus, Pension)
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: GBP 55K +Benefits +Generous bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 DOE
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus, training, progression
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £34,000 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Dental, Season ti
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday