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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 283 236 236
Rank change year-on-year
-47 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1079 1419 1490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.12% 1.37% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.42% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 943 1232 1330
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 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
93191 100011 107473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.31% 96.55% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 79083 82449 87918
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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 -80 487 £50,000 +5.26% 50
South East +20 286 £40,000 - 32
East of England -35 87 £37,500 - 5
Yorkshire +16 69 £35,000 +1.44% 12
South West -31 44 £35,000 -6.66% 5
North West -1 36 £32,500 -18.75% 6
West Midlands -45 35 £31,000 -4.61% 7
East Midlands 0 34 £35,000 +5.26% 4
North East -1 2 £31,250 -34.21% 1
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1470 (64.56%) Linux
2 914 (40.14%) Windows
3 844 (37.07%) VMware
4 561 (24.64%) Microsoft
5 544 (23.89%) Python
6 538 (23.63%) Active Directory
7 532 (23.36%) Windows Server
8 516 (22.66%) Puppet
9 491 (21.56%) Bash Shell
10 488 (21.43%) Red Hat
11 487 (21.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 481 (21.12%) MySQL
13 468 (20.55%) Unix
14 458 (20.11%) DNS
15 452 (19.85%) Firewall
16 436 (19.15%) DevOps
17 407 (17.87%) Amazon AWS
18 398 (17.48%) Perl
19 395 (17.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 394 (17.30%) Apache
21 386 (16.95%) CentOS
22 343 (15.06%) SQL
23 338 (14.84%) LAMP
24 328 (14.40%) Opscode Chef
25 321 (14.10%) Finance
26 317 (13.92%) Windows Server 2008
27 310 (13.61%) SAN
28 286 (12.56%) Cisco
29 273 (11.99%) Windows Server 2012
30 266 (11.68%) SQL Server

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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
1 394 (17.30%) Apache
2 200 (8.78%) MS Exchange
3 191 (8.39%) Tomcat
4 179 (7.86%) IIS
5 151 (6.63%) nginx
6 127 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 90 (3.95%) SharePoint
8 87 (3.82%) OpenStack
9 84 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 58 (2.55%) JBoss
11 45 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
12 44 (1.93%) Skype for Business
13 42 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
14 37 (1.62%) WebSphere
15 27 (1.19%) Apache Spark
16 25 (1.10%) WebLogic
17 22 (0.97%) Node.js
18 16 (0.70%) Confluence
18 16 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
19 15 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 187 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 100 (4.39%) MS Office
3 7 (0.31%) SPSS
4 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.13%) Revit
7 2 (0.088%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.044%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 16 (0.70%) HFM
2 7 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.22%) Cognos Controller
4 5 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.18%) Magento
5 4 (0.18%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.13%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.13%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.13%) SAP FS
7 2 (0.088%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.088%) arcHouse
7 2 (0.088%) Changepoint
7 2 (0.088%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.088%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.088%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 407 (17.87%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (3.34%) Amazon EC2
4 71 (3.12%) Office 365
5 44 (1.93%) IaaS
6 42 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 37 (1.62%) Amazon S3
7 37 (1.62%) SaaS
8 28 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 23 (1.01%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 20 (0.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 18 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 15 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
12 15 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.57%) PaaS
14 11 (0.48%) Google Apps
15 10 (0.44%) SoftLayer
16 6 (0.26%) GitHub
16 6 (0.26%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 458 (20.11%) DNS
2 452 (19.85%) Firewall
3 310 (13.61%) SAN
4 248 (10.89%) TCP/IP
5 223 (9.79%) DHCP
6 159 (6.98%) WAN
7 157 (6.90%) VPN
8 155 (6.81%) LAN
9 119 (5.23%) Internet
10 108 (4.74%) iSCSI
11 107 (4.70%) VLAN
12 91 (4.00%) LDAP
13 85 (3.73%) VoIP
14 81 (3.56%) SSL
15 78 (3.43%) NAS
16 59 (2.59%) SMTP
17 58 (2.55%) SNMP
18 57 (2.50%) HTTP
19 55 (2.42%) SSH
20 49 (2.15%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 481 (21.12%) MySQL
2 266 (11.68%) SQL Server
3 91 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 76 (3.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 70 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
6 49 (2.15%) Redis
7 48 (2.11%) Oracle Database
8 46 (2.02%) Hadoop
9 42 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
10 32 (1.41%) NoSQL
10 32 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 28 (1.23%) Couchbase
11 28 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 26 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
13 22 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
14 21 (0.92%) CouchDB
15 19 (0.83%) Apache Hive
15 19 (0.83%) Big Data
15 19 (0.83%) Relational Database
16 18 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 198 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 160 (7.03%) Git (software)
3 84 (3.69%) Subversion
4 65 (2.85%) TeamCity
5 50 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 40 (1.76%) Vagrant
7 29 (1.27%) JIRA
8 26 (1.14%) Gerrit
9 23 (1.01%) Selenium
10 20 (0.88%) Hudson
11 16 (0.70%) Maven
12 15 (0.66%) PHPUnit
13 9 (0.40%) GitLab
13 9 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
15 6 (0.26%) Ant
15 6 (0.26%) Toad
15 6 (0.26%) Visual Studio
16 5 (0.22%) Emacs
16 5 (0.22%) Liquibase
General
1 321 (14.10%) Finance
2 108 (4.74%) Telecoms
3 103 (4.52%) Marketing
4 96 (4.22%) Law
5 58 (2.55%) Banking
6 36 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 32 (1.41%) Publishing
8 29 (1.27%) Advertising
8 29 (1.27%) Games
9 27 (1.19%) Back Office
10 23 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 21 (0.92%) Legal
11 21 (0.92%) Retail
12 15 (0.66%) Electronics
13 5 (0.22%) Billing
14 4 (0.18%) Front Office
14 4 (0.18%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.13%) German Language
15 3 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.13%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (14.84%) LAMP
2 139 (6.10%) Web Services
3 120 (5.27%) LEMP Stack
4 85 (3.73%) .NET
5 57 (2.50%) HTML
6 45 (1.98%) Middleware
7 35 (1.54%) Memcached
8 34 (1.49%) CSS
9 29 (1.27%) XML
10 26 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
10 26 (1.14%) Ruby on Rails
11 24 (1.05%) Akka
12 16 (0.70%) Java EE
12 16 (0.70%) JMX
13 15 (0.66%) Behat
13 15 (0.66%) ELK Stack
13 15 (0.66%) LAPP Stack
14 13 (0.57%) ASP.NET
15 12 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
16 9 (0.40%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 187 (8.21%) Data Centre
2 157 (6.90%) Clustering
3 110 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 73 (3.21%) Computer Science
6 57 (2.50%) Replication
7 43 (1.89%) User Experience
8 39 (1.71%) EqualLogic
9 37 (1.62%) HP Storage
10 32 (1.41%) Statistics
11 27 (1.19%) PKI
12 22 (0.97%) Algorithms
12 22 (0.97%) Smartphone
13 21 (0.92%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.79%) Hedge funds
15 16 (0.70%) Blackberry
15 16 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
16 15 (0.66%) iPhone
16 15 (0.66%) Mathematics
17 14 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1470 (64.56%) Linux
2 914 (40.14%) Windows
3 532 (23.36%) Windows Server
4 468 (20.55%) Unix
5 395 (17.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 386 (16.95%) CentOS
7 317 (13.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 273 (11.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 246 (10.80%) Ubuntu
10 119 (5.23%) Solaris
11 117 (5.14%) Windows 7
12 104 (4.57%) Debian
13 99 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
14 65 (2.85%) AIX
15 57 (2.50%) HPUX
16 34 (1.49%) SUSE
17 22 (0.97%) Windows 8
18 21 (0.92%) Android
18 21 (0.92%) Windows XP
19 16 (0.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (19.15%) DevOps
2 240 (10.54%) ITIL
3 191 (8.39%) Configuration Management
4 186 (8.17%) High Availability
5 178 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
6 158 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
7 152 (6.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 131 (5.75%) E-Commerce
9 128 (5.62%) Performance Tuning
10 118 (5.18%) Load Balancing
11 100 (4.39%) Open Source
12 96 (4.22%) Service Delivery
13 88 (3.86%) Change Management
14 80 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
15 71 (3.12%) Service Management
16 69 (3.03%) Problem Management
17 63 (2.77%) Migration
18 62 (2.72%) Business Continuity
18 62 (2.72%) Performance Monitoring
19 58 (2.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 544 (23.89%) Python
2 491 (21.56%) Bash Shell
3 398 (17.48%) Perl
4 343 (15.06%) SQL
5 259 (11.37%) PHP
6 238 (10.45%) Java
7 235 (10.32%) Ruby
8 203 (8.92%) PowerShell
9 202 (8.87%) Shell Script
10 62 (2.72%) JavaScript
11 47 (2.06%) C++
12 45 (1.98%) C
13 34 (1.49%) VB
14 33 (1.45%) C#
15 32 (1.41%) Korn
16 22 (0.97%) VBScript
17 16 (0.70%) AWK
18 15 (0.66%) T-SQL
19 9 (0.40%) Tcl
19 9 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 174 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 171 (7.51%) Degree
3 115 (5.05%) MCSE
4 94 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (3.78%) Security Cleared
6 74 (3.25%) CCNA
7 49 (2.15%) MCP
8 48 (2.11%) MCSA
9 43 (1.89%) MCITP
10 38 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 34 (1.49%) SC Cleared
12 33 (1.45%) CCNP
13 25 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
14 22 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 16 (0.70%) RHCE
16 11 (0.48%) ACCA
16 11 (0.48%) CIMA
17 10 (0.44%) HND
17 10 (0.44%) MCTS
18 9 (0.40%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (4.92%) SLA
2 24 (1.05%) QA
3 22 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.13%) BS7799
8 2 (0.088%) GAAP
8 2 (0.088%) GxP
8 2 (0.088%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.044%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.044%) DICOM
9 1 (0.044%) HL7
System Software
1 538 (23.63%) Active Directory
2 487 (21.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (8.21%) Hyper-V
4 179 (7.86%) vSphere
5 135 (5.93%) Docker
6 108 (4.74%) KVM
7 85 (3.73%) NFS
8 80 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
9 72 (3.16%) Xen
10 49 (2.15%) Varnish
11 37 (1.62%) Postfix
11 37 (1.62%) XenApp
12 29 (1.27%) XenServer
13 24 (1.05%) iptables
13 24 (1.05%) VirtualBox
14 20 (0.88%) VMware ESX
15 19 (0.83%) qmail
15 19 (0.83%) Samba
16 18 (0.79%) Squid
17 17 (0.75%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 516 (22.66%) Puppet
2 328 (14.40%) Opscode Chef
3 224 (9.84%) Nagios
4 205 (9.00%) Ansible
5 138 (6.06%) SCCM
6 96 (4.22%) SCOM
7 76 (3.34%) ZABBIX
8 66 (2.90%) NetBackup
9 54 (2.37%) HAProxy
10 52 (2.28%) Salt
11 51 (2.24%) Backup Exec
12 49 (2.15%) WSUS
13 31 (1.36%) Cacti
13 31 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 30 (1.32%) Tivoli
15 28 (1.23%) HP Data Protector
15 28 (1.23%) HP SIM
16 21 (0.92%) logstash
17 19 (0.83%) Oracle ZFS
18 17 (0.75%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 844 (37.07%) VMware
2 561 (24.64%) Microsoft
3 488 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 286 (12.56%) Cisco
5 201 (8.83%) Oracle
6 191 (8.39%) HP
7 162 (7.11%) Citrix
8 103 (4.52%) NetApp
9 95 (4.17%) Dell
10 88 (3.86%) Symantec
11 63 (2.77%) IBM
12 52 (2.28%) EMC
13 49 (2.15%) 3PAR
14 48 (2.11%) Rackspace
15 46 (2.02%) Veritas
16 44 (1.93%) Splunk
16 44 (1.93%) Veeam
17 42 (1.84%) CheckPoint
17 42 (1.84%) Google
17 42 (1.84%) Juniper
West Malling, Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £33000 Per Annum benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kingswinford, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus up to 13%
Posted: 15 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus on call, bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £40000 Per Annum bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Host Europe Group
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum 25 days annual leave, pension, free
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Host Europe Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,500 per annum 25 days annual leave, pension, free
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
North London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, Yorkshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Caspian One Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Algomi
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: To 23k (depends on experience)
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday