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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 219 208 152
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1382 1434 2111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.33% 1.43% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.51% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1173 1252 1864
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 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,800 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +5.55%
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
98061 95266 102493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.68% 94.72% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82304 78117 89013
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 £26,500 £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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -6 733 £47,500 +1.06% 59
South East -11 293 £40,000 - 19
Yorkshire +20 108 £35,000 +12.00% 6
East of England -31 79 £40,000 +6.66% 11
North West +7 55 £34,000 +0.74% 12
South West -17 52 £37,750 +3.42% 10
West Midlands -36 38 £32,500 -20.73% 5
East Midlands +17 25 £33,000 -5.71% 1
North East -6 10 £28,750 -
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1960 (70.43%) Linux
2 1296 (46.57%) Windows
3 962 (34.57%) VMware
4 777 (27.92%) Red Hat
5 747 (26.84%) Puppet
6 691 (24.83%) MySQL
7 673 (24.18%) UNIX
8 659 (23.68%) Python
9 656 (23.57%) Perl
10 618 (22.21%) Active Directory
11 607 (21.81%) Microsoft
12 597 (21.45%) Bash Shell
13 561 (20.16%) Apache
14 554 (19.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 539 (19.37%) DNS
16 534 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
17 506 (18.18%) CentOS
18 478 (17.18%) DevOps
19 458 (16.46%) Firewall
20 444 (15.95%) TCP/IP
21 439 (15.77%) SQL
22 414 (14.88%) PHP
23 411 (14.77%) Cisco
24 408 (14.66%) Windows Server 2008
25 402 (14.44%) SAN
26 393 (14.12%) Ubuntu
27 389 (13.98%) SQL Server
28 388 (13.94%) Java
29 387 (13.91%) Opscode Chef
30 371 (13.33%) Ruby

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 561 (20.16%) Apache
2 344 (12.36%) Tomcat
3 266 (9.56%) IIS
4 254 (9.13%) nginx
5 239 (8.59%) MS Exchange
6 122 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 106 (3.81%) SharePoint
8 89 (3.20%) OpenStack
9 80 (2.87%) JBoss
10 61 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
11 48 (1.72%) Lync
12 36 (1.29%) Confluence
12 36 (1.29%) Jetty
13 33 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
14 32 (1.15%) WebLogic
15 29 (1.04%) Node.js
16 26 (0.93%) WebSphere
17 24 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 23 (0.83%) CMS
18 23 (0.83%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 308 (11.07%) MS Excel
2 122 (4.38%) MS Office
3 3 (0.11%) MS Project
4 2 (0.072%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.072%) FastStats
4 2 (0.072%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.036%) QuarkXPress
5 1 (0.036%) FreeHand
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%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.036%) SPSS
5 1 (0.036%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (0.54%) Agresso
2 12 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.18%) MFGPRO
5 4 (0.14%) Summit
5 4 (0.14%) Academy Housing
5 4 (0.14%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.11%) Magento
6 3 (0.11%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.11%) HFM
7 2 (0.072%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.072%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.072%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.072%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 286 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
3 93 (3.34%) SaaS
4 74 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
5 56 (2.01%) Amazon S3
6 39 (1.40%) Office 365
7 32 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
8 31 (1.11%) Rackspace Cloud
9 22 (0.79%) IaaS
10 20 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
10 20 (0.72%) SoftLayer
10 20 (0.72%) PaaS
11 14 (0.50%) Route 53
12 13 (0.47%) GitHub
12 13 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.36%) Google Apps
14 9 (0.32%) Basecamp
15 7 (0.25%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.18%) ElastiCache
16 5 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 539 (19.37%) DNS
2 458 (16.46%) Firewall
3 444 (15.95%) TCP/IP
4 402 (14.44%) SAN
5 271 (9.74%) DHCP
6 223 (8.01%) LAN
7 174 (6.25%) WAN
8 171 (6.14%) VPN
9 157 (5.64%) LDAP
10 139 (4.99%) Internet
11 126 (4.53%) HTTP
12 115 (4.13%) SMTP
13 103 (3.70%) VoIP
14 99 (3.56%) NAS
15 85 (3.05%) Network Security
15 85 (3.05%) FTP
16 83 (2.98%) VLAN
17 81 (2.91%) SSH
18 73 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
19 55 (1.98%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 691 (24.83%) MySQL
2 389 (13.98%) SQL Server
3 178 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
4 116 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 110 (3.95%) NoSQL
6 93 (3.34%) Big Data
7 86 (3.09%) Hadoop
8 80 (2.87%) Redis
9 72 (2.59%) Relational Database
10 55 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
11 49 (1.76%) Oracle Database
12 45 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
13 40 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
14 37 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
15 34 (1.22%) RDBMS
16 25 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
17 18 (0.65%) MariaDB
17 18 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 16 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
19 14 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 195 (7.01%) Git (software)
2 184 (6.61%) Jenkins
3 136 (4.89%) Subversion
4 91 (3.27%) JIRA
5 42 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 33 (1.19%) Maven
6 33 (1.19%) Hudson
7 31 (1.11%) Ant
8 23 (0.83%) Mercurial
9 22 (0.79%) TeamCity
10 17 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.29%) Gradle
12 7 (0.25%) Emacs
13 6 (0.22%) Juju
13 6 (0.22%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.22%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.14%) ClearCase
15 3 (0.11%) CruiseControl
15 3 (0.11%) Visual Studio
15 3 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
General
1 307 (11.03%) Finance
2 94 (3.38%) Telecoms
3 92 (3.31%) Games
4 90 (3.23%) Banking
5 85 (3.05%) Marketing
6 74 (2.66%) Advertising
7 68 (2.44%) Retail
8 51 (1.83%) Law
9 38 (1.37%) Back Office
10 36 (1.29%) Publishing
11 29 (1.04%) Legal
11 29 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
12 25 (0.90%) Manufacturing
13 24 (0.86%) Investment Banking
14 23 (0.83%) French Language
15 14 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.32%) Electronics
16 9 (0.32%) Automotive
17 4 (0.14%) Front Office
17 4 (0.14%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (8.95%) LAMP
2 243 (8.73%) Web Services
3 60 (2.16%) .NET
4 58 (2.08%) Memcached
5 50 (1.80%) XML
6 46 (1.65%) HTML
7 36 (1.29%) CSS
8 28 (1.01%) Django
9 25 (0.90%) Middleware
10 22 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
11 21 (0.75%) Java EE
12 19 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (0.54%) ActiveMQ
14 14 (0.50%) J2EE
14 14 (0.50%) ZeroMQ
15 12 (0.43%) JSON
16 11 (0.40%) Spring
16 11 (0.40%) AngularJS
17 10 (0.36%) Symfony
18 9 (0.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 265 (9.52%) Open Source
2 168 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 146 (5.25%) Clustering
4 119 (4.28%) Computer Science
5 70 (2.52%) Replication
6 43 (1.55%) Blackberry
7 42 (1.51%) Management Information System
8 28 (1.01%) Social Media
9 27 (0.97%) Mathematics
10 26 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
11 24 (0.86%) iPad
12 23 (0.83%) EqualLogic
12 23 (0.83%) Mobile App
13 22 (0.79%) Hedge funds
14 21 (0.75%) Online Games
15 19 (0.68%) Derivative
16 17 (0.61%) Visualisation
16 17 (0.61%) iPhone
17 14 (0.50%) PKI
18 13 (0.47%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1960 (70.43%) Linux
2 1296 (46.57%) Windows
3 673 (24.18%) UNIX
4 554 (19.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 506 (18.18%) CentOS
6 408 (14.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 393 (14.12%) Ubuntu
8 275 (9.88%) Debian
9 229 (8.23%) Solaris
10 228 (8.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 184 (6.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 150 (5.39%) Windows 7
13 110 (3.95%) AIX
14 94 (3.38%) SUSE
15 76 (2.73%) Mac OS X
16 67 (2.41%) Windows 8
17 62 (2.23%) Windows XP
18 61 (2.19%) Android
19 44 (1.58%) HPUX
20 27 (0.97%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (17.18%) DevOps
2 281 (10.10%) ITIL
3 279 (10.03%) E-Commerce
4 226 (8.12%) Configuration Management
5 207 (7.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 186 (6.68%) Agile Software Development
7 169 (6.07%) Performance Tuning
8 136 (4.89%) Load Balancing
9 100 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
10 86 (3.09%) Migration
11 75 (2.69%) Time Management
12 72 (2.59%) Project Management
13 70 (2.52%) Service Delivery
14 69 (2.48%) Service Management
15 67 (2.41%) Performance Monitoring
16 65 (2.34%) Business Continuity
17 54 (1.94%) Mentoring
18 52 (1.87%) Change Management
19 50 (1.80%) Workflow
20 49 (1.76%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 659 (23.68%) Python
2 656 (23.57%) Perl
3 597 (21.45%) Bash Shell
4 439 (15.77%) SQL
5 414 (14.88%) PHP
6 388 (13.94%) Java
7 371 (13.33%) Ruby
8 285 (10.24%) Shell Script
9 163 (5.86%) PowerShell
10 58 (2.08%) C
11 41 (1.47%) JavaScript
12 40 (1.44%) C#
13 35 (1.26%) AWK
14 33 (1.19%) VBScript
15 31 (1.11%) T-SQL
16 20 (0.72%) PL/SQL
16 20 (0.72%) C++
17 19 (0.68%) sed
18 17 (0.61%) Bourne shell
19 16 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 296 (10.64%) Degree
2 102 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 98 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 78 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
5 73 (2.62%) CCNA
6 68 (2.44%) MCSE
7 66 (2.37%) SC Cleared
8 63 (2.26%) RHCE
9 37 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 36 (1.29%) DV Cleared
11 25 (0.90%) MCITP
11 25 (0.90%) MCSA
11 25 (0.90%) MCP
12 20 (0.72%) CCNP
13 18 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (0.65%) RHCSA
14 17 (0.61%) MCTS
15 13 (0.47%) CISSP
16 10 (0.36%) CISM
17 9 (0.32%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (4.64%) SLA
2 39 (1.40%) QA
2 39 (1.40%) PCI DSS
3 30 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.14%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.072%) BS7799
System Software
1 618 (22.21%) Active Directory
2 534 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (5.71%) vSphere
4 129 (4.64%) NFS
5 126 (4.53%) KVM
6 118 (4.24%) Hyper-V
7 117 (4.20%) Xen
8 87 (3.13%) Samba
9 84 (3.02%) Varnish
10 75 (2.69%) VMware ESX
11 63 (2.26%) XenApp
12 55 (1.98%) Postfix
13 51 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
14 41 (1.47%) XenServer
15 33 (1.19%) PowerHA
16 32 (1.15%) Sendmail
17 28 (1.01%) Docker
18 24 (0.86%) Firmware
19 22 (0.79%) vCloud
20 21 (0.75%) LXC
Systems Management
1 747 (26.84%) Puppet
2 387 (13.91%) Opscode Chef
3 368 (13.22%) Nagios
4 123 (4.42%) Ansible
5 96 (3.45%) SCCM
6 93 (3.34%) Cacti
7 91 (3.27%) ZABBIX
8 88 (3.16%) NetBackup
9 71 (2.55%) SCOM
10 64 (2.30%) Salt
11 53 (1.90%) Vagrant
12 48 (1.72%) Ganglia
13 45 (1.62%) logstash
13 45 (1.62%) Graphite
14 36 (1.29%) Backup Exec
15 35 (1.26%) HAProxy
16 31 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 31 (1.11%) WSUS
17 28 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
18 27 (0.97%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 962 (34.57%) VMware
2 777 (27.92%) Red Hat
3 607 (21.81%) Microsoft
4 411 (14.77%) Cisco
5 267 (9.59%) Oracle
6 247 (8.88%) HP
7 186 (6.68%) Citrix
8 117 (4.20%) IBM
9 113 (4.06%) EMC
9 113 (4.06%) NetApp
10 83 (2.98%) Symantec
11 82 (2.95%) Dell
12 64 (2.30%) Veritas
13 62 (2.23%) Juniper
14 60 (2.16%) Rackspace
15 58 (2.08%) Sun
16 50 (1.80%) F5
17 37 (1.33%) SAP
18 33 (1.19%) Percona
19 30 (1.08%) Splunk
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35k - 42k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 60k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + On Call
Posted: 4 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 5 days ago