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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 216 191 168
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1426 1538 1926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.35% 1.53% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.63% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1253 1338 1719
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +12.14%
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
99490 94619 104632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.45% 94.32% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 81521 79375 89786
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -11 728 £45,000 - 79
South East -11 306 £40,000 - 33
East of England -31 114 £41,500 +10.66% 10
West Midlands -17 83 £40,000 - 4
Yorkshire -53 70 £35,000 -12.50% 13
East Midlands +17 53 £32,250 -6.52% 5
North West -20 40 £34,000 -12.25% 15
South West -27 29 £42,500 +21.42% 5
North East -26 8 £27,500 -29.48% 2
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2048 (72.32%) Linux
2 1300 (45.90%) Windows
3 940 (33.19%) VMware
4 758 (26.77%) Red Hat
5 741 (26.17%) Puppet
6 726 (25.64%) MySQL
7 674 (23.80%) UNIX
8 654 (23.09%) Python
9 641 (22.63%) Active Directory
10 623 (22.00%) Microsoft
11 591 (20.87%) Perl
12 586 (20.69%) Bash Shell
13 581 (20.52%) Apache
14 563 (19.88%) DNS
15 552 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
16 529 (18.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 490 (17.30%) DevOps
18 469 (16.56%) SQL
19 457 (16.14%) Firewall
20 451 (15.93%) TCP/IP
21 449 (15.85%) SQL Server
22 427 (15.08%) Java
23 420 (14.83%) CentOS
24 414 (14.62%) Ubuntu
25 408 (14.41%) Opscode Chef
26 401 (14.16%) Windows Server 2008
27 387 (13.67%) Ruby
28 375 (13.24%) Cisco
29 371 (13.10%) SAN
30 370 (13.06%) PHP

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 581 (20.52%) Apache
2 334 (11.79%) Tomcat
3 270 (9.53%) MS Exchange
4 268 (9.46%) IIS
5 234 (8.26%) nginx
6 120 (4.24%) SharePoint
7 119 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 90 (3.18%) OpenStack
9 73 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 55 (1.94%) Node.js
11 54 (1.91%) WebLogic
12 49 (1.73%) CMS
13 47 (1.66%) Lync
14 44 (1.55%) WebSphere
15 43 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
16 38 (1.34%) Jetty
17 36 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
18 31 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
19 26 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
20 24 (0.85%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 323 (11.41%) MS Excel
2 93 (3.28%) MS Office
3 5 (0.18%) FastStats
4 4 (0.14%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.071%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.035%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.035%) QuarkXPress
7 1 (0.035%) FreeHand
7 1 (0.035%) SPSS
7 1 (0.035%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.035%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.035%) Maya
7 1 (0.035%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (0.56%) Google Analytics
3 14 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.32%) Magento
5 8 (0.28%) HFM
6 6 (0.21%) Agresso
6 6 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.18%) ResourceLink
7 5 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
7 5 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.11%) Sage 200
8 3 (0.11%) Summit
9 2 (0.071%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.071%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.071%) MFGPRO
9 2 (0.071%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.071%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 2 (0.071%) SAP GRC
9 2 (0.071%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 261 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (3.71%) SaaS
3 82 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
4 49 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 47 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
6 44 (1.55%) Office 365
7 33 (1.17%) Amazon S3
8 21 (0.74%) Rackspace Cloud
9 20 (0.71%) Basecamp
9 20 (0.71%) GitHub
10 17 (0.60%) Google Apps
10 17 (0.60%) IaaS
11 16 (0.56%) PaaS
12 10 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (0.32%) Joyent
14 5 (0.18%) Google App Engine
14 5 (0.18%) ElastiCache
14 5 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.14%) Heroku
16 3 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 563 (19.88%) DNS
2 457 (16.14%) Firewall
3 451 (15.93%) TCP/IP
4 371 (13.10%) SAN
5 265 (9.36%) DHCP
6 228 (8.05%) LAN
7 189 (6.67%) HTTP
8 185 (6.53%) VPN
9 181 (6.39%) WAN
10 151 (5.33%) LDAP
11 137 (4.84%) VoIP
12 134 (4.73%) Internet
13 121 (4.27%) SMTP
14 98 (3.46%) FTP
15 94 (3.32%) NAS
16 89 (3.14%) VLAN
17 78 (2.75%) Network Security
18 67 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
19 59 (2.08%) SSH
20 58 (2.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 726 (25.64%) MySQL
2 449 (15.85%) SQL Server
3 284 (10.03%) PostgreSQL
4 126 (4.45%) MongoDB
5 113 (3.99%) Redis
6 109 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 100 (3.53%) Big Data
8 99 (3.50%) NoSQL
9 98 (3.46%) Hadoop
10 72 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 65 (2.30%) RDBMS
12 60 (2.12%) Oracle Database
13 47 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
14 42 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
15 37 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
16 27 (0.95%) HBase
17 26 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
18 21 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
19 20 (0.71%) MS Access
20 18 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 221 (7.80%) Git (software)
2 191 (6.74%) Jenkins
3 128 (4.52%) Subversion
4 106 (3.74%) JIRA
5 34 (1.20%) Maven
5 34 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 34 (1.20%) TeamCity
6 27 (0.95%) Mercurial
7 22 (0.78%) Hudson
8 20 (0.71%) Ant
9 13 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.32%) CruiseControl
11 8 (0.28%) Selenium
12 7 (0.25%) Visual Studio
12 7 (0.25%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.25%) Juju
13 5 (0.18%) Gradle
13 5 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
14 4 (0.14%) Emacs
14 4 (0.14%) ClearCase
General
1 299 (10.56%) Finance
2 101 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 78 (2.75%) Marketing
4 73 (2.58%) Games
5 64 (2.26%) Banking
6 53 (1.87%) Retail
7 52 (1.84%) Advertising
8 48 (1.69%) Back Office
9 42 (1.48%) Law
9 42 (1.48%) Legal
10 35 (1.24%) Publishing
11 20 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 17 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.49%) French Language
14 11 (0.39%) Online Betting
15 8 (0.28%) Electronics
16 7 (0.25%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.21%) Spanish Language
18 5 (0.18%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (9.22%) LAMP
2 208 (7.34%) Web Services
3 74 (2.61%) .NET
4 70 (2.47%) HTML
5 64 (2.26%) XML
6 42 (1.48%) Middleware
7 37 (1.31%) Memcached
8 36 (1.27%) CSS
9 34 (1.20%) Django
10 24 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
11 19 (0.67%) Java EE
11 19 (0.67%) JSON
12 17 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
13 14 (0.49%) ActiveMQ
13 14 (0.49%) J2EE
13 14 (0.49%) Sphinx
14 11 (0.39%) AngularJS
14 11 (0.39%) Ajax
14 11 (0.39%) Ruby on Rails
14 11 (0.39%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 287 (10.13%) Open Source
2 151 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 145 (5.12%) Clustering
4 127 (4.48%) Computer Science
5 76 (2.68%) Replication
6 69 (2.44%) Social Media
7 65 (2.30%) Management Information System
8 25 (0.88%) Online Games
9 24 (0.85%) Blackberry
10 23 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
10 23 (0.81%) Mathematics
11 22 (0.78%) LPAR
12 21 (0.74%) Mobile App
12 21 (0.74%) Derivative
13 18 (0.64%) iPad
14 17 (0.60%) Hedge funds
15 16 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
15 16 (0.56%) PKI
16 15 (0.53%) Statistics
17 14 (0.49%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 2048 (72.32%) Linux
2 1300 (45.90%) Windows
3 674 (23.80%) UNIX
4 529 (18.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 420 (14.83%) CentOS
6 414 (14.62%) Ubuntu
7 401 (14.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 334 (11.79%) Debian
9 239 (8.44%) Solaris
10 215 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 160 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 153 (5.40%) Windows 7
13 107 (3.78%) AIX
14 84 (2.97%) SUSE
15 69 (2.44%) HPUX
16 68 (2.40%) Mac OS X
17 67 (2.37%) Windows 8
18 58 (2.05%) Android
19 56 (1.98%) Windows XP
20 39 (1.38%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 490 (17.30%) DevOps
2 306 (10.81%) ITIL
3 290 (10.24%) E-Commerce
4 274 (9.68%) Configuration Management
5 214 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
6 213 (7.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 199 (7.03%) Performance Tuning
8 144 (5.08%) Load Balancing
9 112 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
10 79 (2.79%) Migration
11 78 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
12 72 (2.54%) Performance Monitoring
13 62 (2.19%) Project Management
13 62 (2.19%) Service Management
14 61 (2.15%) Analytics
15 60 (2.12%) Time Management
15 60 (2.12%) Service Delivery
16 58 (2.05%) Problem Management
17 57 (2.01%) Mentoring
18 50 (1.77%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 654 (23.09%) Python
2 591 (20.87%) Perl
3 586 (20.69%) Bash Shell
4 469 (16.56%) SQL
5 427 (15.08%) Java
6 387 (13.67%) Ruby
7 370 (13.06%) PHP
8 247 (8.72%) Shell Script
9 143 (5.05%) PowerShell
10 74 (2.61%) C
11 49 (1.73%) JavaScript
12 40 (1.41%) C#
13 39 (1.38%) AWK
14 38 (1.34%) T-SQL
15 28 (0.99%) Korn
16 23 (0.81%) Bourne shell
17 22 (0.78%) Scala
18 20 (0.71%) VBScript
18 20 (0.71%) sed
19 18 (0.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 335 (11.83%) Degree
2 170 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 120 (4.24%) MCSE
4 91 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (3.07%) CCNA
6 71 (2.51%) MCSA
7 65 (2.30%) Security Cleared
8 58 (2.05%) RHCE
9 49 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 43 (1.52%) SC Cleared
11 32 (1.13%) MCP
11 32 (1.13%) MCITP
12 24 (0.85%) CCNP
13 19 (0.67%) MCTS
14 16 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
14 16 (0.56%) LPIC
15 15 (0.53%) DV Cleared
15 15 (0.53%) Linux+ Certification
16 13 (0.46%) OCP
17 11 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (4.20%) SLA
2 78 (2.75%) QA
3 41 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.11%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.071%) BS7799
8 1 (0.035%) HL7
System Software
1 641 (22.63%) Active Directory
2 552 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (5.86%) Hyper-V
4 162 (5.72%) Xen
5 150 (5.30%) KVM
6 139 (4.91%) NFS
7 137 (4.84%) vSphere
8 89 (3.14%) VMware ESX
9 78 (2.75%) Samba
10 73 (2.58%) Varnish
11 71 (2.51%) Postfix
12 61 (2.15%) XenApp
13 45 (1.59%) XenServer
14 42 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
15 39 (1.38%) Sendmail
16 30 (1.06%) PowerHA
17 27 (0.95%) Firmware
18 20 (0.71%) Docker
19 18 (0.64%) Snort
20 17 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 741 (26.17%) Puppet
2 408 (14.41%) Opscode Chef
3 349 (12.32%) Nagios
4 97 (3.43%) Ansible
5 92 (3.25%) Cacti
6 75 (2.65%) SCCM
7 69 (2.44%) NetBackup
8 67 (2.37%) SCOM
9 66 (2.33%) Salt
10 65 (2.30%) ZABBIX
11 53 (1.87%) logstash
12 49 (1.73%) Ganglia
13 46 (1.62%) Vagrant
14 40 (1.41%) Backup Exec
15 39 (1.38%) HAProxy
16 29 (1.02%) Zenoss
17 28 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
17 28 (0.99%) WSUS
18 27 (0.95%) CFEngine
19 21 (0.74%) Icinga
Vendors
1 940 (33.19%) VMware
2 758 (26.77%) Red Hat
3 623 (22.00%) Microsoft
4 375 (13.24%) Cisco
5 268 (9.46%) Oracle
6 248 (8.76%) HP
7 183 (6.46%) Citrix
8 101 (3.57%) IBM
9 90 (3.18%) JBoss
10 79 (2.79%) Dell
10 79 (2.79%) NetApp
11 78 (2.75%) EMC
12 77 (2.72%) Symantec
13 62 (2.19%) Rackspace
14 51 (1.80%) Veritas
15 47 (1.66%) SAP
16 40 (1.41%) Google
17 37 (1.31%) Sun
18 34 (1.20%) Juniper
19 30 (1.06%) Veeam
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £38000 per annum - to 38k Plus exception benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Berkshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
East London
HSBC
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Stock + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + bonus and benefits + Pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £52,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £27500 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £40-45,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Training and Career Progression!
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday