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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 219 192 167
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1417 1511 1894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.32% 1.51% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.61% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1234 1321 1694
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
100964 94057 104141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.25% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82543 79050 89527
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -27 708 £47,000 +4.44% 81
South East -19 326 £40,000 - 24
East of England -33 114 £41,000 +9.33% 9
West Midlands -3 78 £40,000 - 2
Yorkshire -54 60 £35,000 -15.66% 18
East Midlands +38 58 £32,500 -7.14% 3
North West -26 39 £34,000 -10.52% 11
South West -44 28 £42,500 +21.42% 6
North East -23 9 £27,500 -28.10% 3
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2079 (72.44%) Linux
2 1316 (45.85%) Windows
3 946 (32.96%) VMware
4 776 (27.04%) Red Hat
5 746 (25.99%) MySQL
6 742 (25.85%) Puppet
7 686 (23.90%) Active Directory
8 669 (23.31%) UNIX
9 666 (23.21%) Python
10 631 (21.99%) Microsoft
11 602 (20.98%) Perl
12 600 (20.91%) Apache
13 584 (20.35%) Bash Shell
14 583 (20.31%) DNS
15 561 (19.55%) VMware Infrastructure
16 540 (18.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 481 (16.76%) SQL
18 480 (16.72%) DevOps
19 466 (16.24%) SQL Server
20 462 (16.10%) Firewall
21 457 (15.92%) TCP/IP
22 437 (15.23%) Java
23 418 (14.56%) Windows Server 2008
24 417 (14.53%) Ubuntu
25 415 (14.46%) Opscode Chef
26 410 (14.29%) CentOS
27 402 (14.01%) Ruby
28 387 (13.48%) Cisco
29 386 (13.45%) SAN
30 367 (12.79%) Nagios

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 600 (20.91%) Apache
2 334 (11.64%) Tomcat
3 282 (9.83%) MS Exchange
4 270 (9.41%) IIS
5 234 (8.15%) nginx
6 124 (4.32%) SharePoint
7 122 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 86 (3.00%) OpenStack
9 77 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
10 60 (2.09%) Node.js
11 56 (1.95%) WebLogic
12 54 (1.88%) CMS
13 50 (1.74%) Lync
14 46 (1.60%) WebSphere
15 45 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
16 40 (1.39%) Jetty
17 38 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
18 33 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
19 26 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
20 24 (0.84%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 327 (11.39%) MS Excel
2 100 (3.48%) MS Office
3 6 (0.21%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.17%) FastStats
5 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.10%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.070%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.035%) SPSS
7 1 (0.035%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.035%) QuarkXPress
7 1 (0.035%) FreeHand
7 1 (0.035%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.035%) Maya
7 1 (0.035%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.035%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.035%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
1 17 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 17 (0.59%) Google Analytics
2 9 (0.31%) Magento
3 8 (0.28%) HFM
4 6 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
5 5 (0.17%) Agresso
5 5 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.14%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.10%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.10%) Summit
8 2 (0.070%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.070%) Sophis RISQUE
8 2 (0.070%) MFGPRO
8 2 (0.070%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.070%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.070%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.070%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 257 (8.95%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (3.87%) SaaS
3 83 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
4 50 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 44 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
6 42 (1.46%) Office 365
7 31 (1.08%) Amazon S3
8 20 (0.70%) GitHub
8 20 (0.70%) Basecamp
9 19 (0.66%) Rackspace Cloud
10 18 (0.63%) IaaS
11 17 (0.59%) Google Apps
12 16 (0.56%) PaaS
13 14 (0.49%) Joyent
14 8 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.17%) ElastiCache
15 5 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 5 (0.17%) Google App Engine
16 4 (0.14%) Heroku
16 4 (0.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 583 (20.31%) DNS
2 462 (16.10%) Firewall
3 457 (15.92%) TCP/IP
4 386 (13.45%) SAN
5 273 (9.51%) DHCP
6 228 (7.94%) LAN
7 206 (7.18%) HTTP
8 201 (7.00%) VPN
9 180 (6.27%) WAN
10 162 (5.64%) LDAP
11 140 (4.88%) Internet
12 135 (4.70%) VoIP
13 132 (4.60%) SMTP
14 102 (3.55%) NAS
15 100 (3.48%) FTP
16 95 (3.31%) VLAN
17 79 (2.75%) Network Security
18 66 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
19 64 (2.23%) iSCSI
20 60 (2.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 746 (25.99%) MySQL
2 466 (16.24%) SQL Server
3 304 (10.59%) PostgreSQL
4 130 (4.53%) MongoDB
5 113 (3.94%) Relational Database
6 112 (3.90%) Redis
7 96 (3.34%) Big Data
7 96 (3.34%) Hadoop
8 93 (3.24%) NoSQL
9 70 (2.44%) RDBMS
10 67 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 62 (2.16%) Oracle Database
12 45 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 35 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
14 33 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
15 32 (1.11%) HBase
16 28 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
17 21 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 21 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
18 19 (0.66%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 226 (7.87%) Git (software)
2 186 (6.48%) Jenkins
3 130 (4.53%) Subversion
4 106 (3.69%) JIRA
5 37 (1.29%) TeamCity
6 34 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 32 (1.11%) Maven
8 27 (0.94%) Mercurial
9 21 (0.73%) Hudson
10 18 (0.63%) Ant
11 12 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.31%) CruiseControl
13 8 (0.28%) Selenium
13 8 (0.28%) Visual Studio
13 8 (0.28%) Juju
14 7 (0.24%) Eclipse
15 5 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 5 (0.17%) Gradle
15 5 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
16 4 (0.14%) Gerrit
General
1 305 (10.63%) Finance
2 102 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 76 (2.65%) Games
3 76 (2.65%) Marketing
4 70 (2.44%) Banking
5 56 (1.95%) Retail
6 51 (1.78%) Advertising
6 51 (1.78%) Back Office
7 43 (1.50%) Law
7 43 (1.50%) Legal
8 33 (1.15%) Publishing
9 21 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 15 (0.52%) French Language
13 13 (0.45%) Online Betting
14 9 (0.31%) Electronics
15 7 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.24%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.21%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (8.99%) LAMP
2 202 (7.04%) Web Services
3 76 (2.65%) .NET
4 75 (2.61%) HTML
5 71 (2.47%) XML
6 42 (1.46%) Middleware
7 39 (1.36%) CSS
8 33 (1.15%) Django
8 33 (1.15%) Memcached
9 24 (0.84%) RabbitMQ
10 23 (0.80%) JSON
11 17 (0.59%) Java EE
11 17 (0.59%) WebSphere MQ
12 15 (0.52%) ActiveMQ
12 15 (0.52%) J2EE
13 14 (0.49%) Sphinx
14 11 (0.38%) COM
14 11 (0.38%) Ajax
14 11 (0.38%) Ruby on Rails
15 10 (0.35%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 294 (10.24%) Open Source
2 147 (5.12%) Clustering
3 145 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 127 (4.43%) Computer Science
5 87 (3.03%) Replication
6 74 (2.58%) Social Media
7 68 (2.37%) Management Information System
8 28 (0.98%) Blackberry
8 28 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
9 26 (0.91%) Online Games
10 25 (0.87%) Firmware
11 23 (0.80%) LPAR
12 22 (0.77%) Mobile App
13 21 (0.73%) Mathematics
13 21 (0.73%) Derivative
13 21 (0.73%) Hedge funds
14 19 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
15 17 (0.59%) iPad
16 16 (0.56%) PKI
17 15 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2079 (72.44%) Linux
2 1316 (45.85%) Windows
3 669 (23.31%) UNIX
4 540 (18.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 418 (14.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 417 (14.53%) Ubuntu
7 410 (14.29%) CentOS
8 344 (11.99%) Debian
9 245 (8.54%) Solaris
10 220 (7.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 159 (5.54%) Windows 7
11 159 (5.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 104 (3.62%) AIX
13 81 (2.82%) SUSE
14 76 (2.65%) HPUX
15 71 (2.47%) Mac OS X
16 65 (2.26%) Windows 8
17 61 (2.13%) Windows XP
18 57 (1.99%) Android
19 42 (1.46%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (16.72%) DevOps
2 307 (10.70%) ITIL
3 290 (10.10%) Configuration Management
4 286 (9.97%) E-Commerce
5 224 (7.80%) Agile Software Development
6 221 (7.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 203 (7.07%) Performance Tuning
8 152 (5.30%) Load Balancing
9 118 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
10 83 (2.89%) Migration
11 78 (2.72%) Capacity Planning
12 69 (2.40%) Service Delivery
12 69 (2.40%) Analytics
12 69 (2.40%) Performance Monitoring
13 62 (2.16%) Time Management
14 61 (2.13%) Service Management
15 60 (2.09%) Problem Management
16 57 (1.99%) Project Management
17 55 (1.92%) Mentoring
18 50 (1.74%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 666 (23.21%) Python
2 602 (20.98%) Perl
3 584 (20.35%) Bash Shell
4 481 (16.76%) SQL
5 437 (15.23%) Java
6 402 (14.01%) Ruby
7 360 (12.54%) PHP
8 237 (8.26%) Shell Script
9 142 (4.95%) PowerShell
10 76 (2.65%) C
11 52 (1.81%) JavaScript
12 39 (1.36%) C#
12 39 (1.36%) AWK
13 38 (1.32%) T-SQL
14 29 (1.01%) Korn
15 23 (0.80%) VBScript
15 23 (0.80%) Scala
15 23 (0.80%) Bourne shell
16 19 (0.66%) sed
17 18 (0.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 345 (12.02%) Degree
2 192 (6.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 135 (4.70%) MCSE
4 99 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 95 (3.31%) CCNA
6 81 (2.82%) MCSA
7 65 (2.26%) RHCE
8 62 (2.16%) Security Cleared
9 56 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 45 (1.57%) SC Cleared
11 39 (1.36%) MCITP
12 34 (1.18%) MCP
13 24 (0.84%) CCNP
14 21 (0.73%) MCTS
15 17 (0.59%) DV Cleared
15 17 (0.59%) LPIC
16 16 (0.56%) Linux+ Certification
16 16 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
17 13 (0.45%) OCP
18 11 (0.38%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (4.08%) SLA
2 86 (3.00%) QA
3 43 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.070%) HL7
7 2 (0.070%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.070%) BS7799
System Software
1 686 (23.90%) Active Directory
2 561 (19.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 178 (6.20%) Hyper-V
4 166 (5.78%) Xen
5 155 (5.40%) KVM
6 142 (4.95%) NFS
7 136 (4.74%) vSphere
8 89 (3.10%) VMware ESX
9 73 (2.54%) Postfix
10 72 (2.51%) Varnish
11 71 (2.47%) Samba
12 59 (2.06%) XenApp
13 50 (1.74%) XenServer
14 45 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
15 41 (1.43%) Sendmail
16 28 (0.98%) PowerHA
17 18 (0.63%) Docker
17 18 (0.63%) Snort
18 17 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
18 17 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 742 (25.85%) Puppet
2 415 (14.46%) Opscode Chef
3 367 (12.79%) Nagios
4 97 (3.38%) Cacti
5 88 (3.07%) Ansible
6 77 (2.68%) SCCM
7 74 (2.58%) SCOM
8 66 (2.30%) Salt
9 65 (2.26%) ZABBIX
10 64 (2.23%) NetBackup
11 53 (1.85%) logstash
12 49 (1.71%) Ganglia
13 46 (1.60%) Vagrant
14 41 (1.43%) HAProxy
14 41 (1.43%) Backup Exec
15 32 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
16 31 (1.08%) Zenoss
16 31 (1.08%) CFEngine
17 28 (0.98%) WSUS
18 22 (0.77%) Icinga
Vendors
1 946 (32.96%) VMware
2 776 (27.04%) Red Hat
3 631 (21.99%) Microsoft
4 387 (13.48%) Cisco
5 277 (9.65%) Oracle
6 257 (8.95%) HP
7 188 (6.55%) Citrix
8 101 (3.52%) IBM
9 93 (3.24%) JBoss
10 87 (3.03%) EMC
11 81 (2.82%) Symantec
12 80 (2.79%) Dell
13 75 (2.61%) NetApp
14 62 (2.16%) Rackspace
15 53 (1.85%) Veritas
16 51 (1.78%) SAP
17 43 (1.50%) Google
18 41 (1.43%) Sun
19 35 (1.22%) Juniper
20 33 (1.15%) Veeam
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 35 minutes ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32,000
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £44,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Engage PSG
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Shares + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £43000.00 - £53000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago