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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 239 220 195
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1257 1416 1467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.23% 1.33% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.41% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1082 1232 1270
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +1.31%
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
95990 100567 93038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.21% 94.46% 94.23%
Number of salaries quoted 80962 82147 77980
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -16 593 £47,500 - 69
South East +1 337 £40,000 - 32
East of England -39 95 £40,000 -4.76% 15
Yorkshire +20 70 £35,000 - 12
North West -1 52 £32,500 -4.41% 3
West Midlands -23 46 £37,500 +7.14% 6
South West -3 45 £38,500 -3.14% 11
East Midlands -33 23 £32,500 -13.33% 2
North East -6 9 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1631 (63.17%) Linux
2 1272 (49.26%) Windows
3 1042 (40.36%) VMware
4 668 (25.87%) Active Directory
5 662 (25.64%) Microsoft
6 640 (24.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 632 (24.48%) Red Hat
8 572 (22.15%) DNS
9 541 (20.95%) Puppet
10 530 (20.53%) Python
11 526 (20.37%) MySQL
12 522 (20.22%) Bash Shell
13 518 (20.06%) Windows Server 2008
14 509 (19.71%) Firewall
15 493 (19.09%) Perl
16 483 (18.71%) UNIX
17 466 (18.05%) Cisco
18 460 (17.82%) SQL
19 446 (17.27%) SQL Server
20 442 (17.12%) Apache
21 429 (16.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 428 (16.58%) DevOps
23 417 (16.15%) CentOS
24 406 (15.72%) TCP/IP
25 399 (15.45%) MS Exchange
26 377 (14.60%) Windows Server 2012
27 376 (14.56%) SAN
28 350 (13.56%) ITIL
29 339 (13.13%) Finance
30 316 (12.24%) Amazon AWS

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 442 (17.12%) Apache
2 399 (15.45%) MS Exchange
3 291 (11.27%) Tomcat
4 244 (9.45%) IIS
5 229 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 145 (5.62%) nginx
7 123 (4.76%) SharePoint
8 88 (3.41%) Lync
9 84 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 65 (2.52%) OpenStack
11 56 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
12 49 (1.90%) JBoss
12 49 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
13 46 (1.78%) WebSphere
14 45 (1.74%) Confluence
15 43 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
16 29 (1.12%) WebLogic
16 29 (1.12%) CMS
17 24 (0.93%) Apache Solr
18 23 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 257 (9.95%) MS Excel
2 96 (3.72%) MS Office
3 11 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.31%) InDesign
5 2 (0.077%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (0.62%) Magento
2 14 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.31%) Agresso
5 6 (0.23%) SAP HR
5 6 (0.23%) Sophis RISQUE
5 6 (0.23%) assyst
5 6 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.19%) Cognos Controller
6 5 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.19%) Cordys
7 4 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.15%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.077%) HFM
8 2 (0.077%) Movex
8 2 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.077%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 316 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (3.76%) Office 365
3 50 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 49 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
5 46 (1.78%) SaaS
6 38 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (1.47%) IaaS
7 18 (0.70%) Taleo
7 18 (0.70%) Amazon S3
8 16 (0.62%) PaaS
9 15 (0.58%) Route 53
9 15 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
10 13 (0.50%) Responsys
11 12 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.27%) Joyent
14 6 (0.23%) GitHub
14 6 (0.23%) Google Apps
15 4 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 572 (22.15%) DNS
2 509 (19.71%) Firewall
3 406 (15.72%) TCP/IP
4 376 (14.56%) SAN
5 314 (12.16%) DHCP
6 257 (9.95%) WAN
6 257 (9.95%) LAN
7 239 (9.26%) VPN
8 155 (6.00%) Internet
9 123 (4.76%) VLAN
10 116 (4.49%) LDAP
11 108 (4.18%) VoIP
12 102 (3.95%) HTTP
13 99 (3.83%) iSCSI
14 97 (3.76%) Cisco ASA
14 97 (3.76%) NAS
15 94 (3.64%) Network Security
16 69 (2.67%) SSL
17 63 (2.44%) SMTP
18 59 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 526 (20.37%) MySQL
2 446 (17.27%) SQL Server
3 121 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
4 110 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 83 (3.21%) MongoDB
6 73 (2.83%) Relational Database
7 62 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 51 (1.98%) Oracle Database
9 39 (1.51%) NoSQL
10 30 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
11 29 (1.12%) Big Data
12 25 (0.97%) Hadoop
12 25 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
13 23 (0.89%) MariaDB
14 22 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 21 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 21 (0.81%) Redis
16 20 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
17 19 (0.74%) RDBMS
18 17 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 192 (7.44%) Git (software)
2 164 (6.35%) Jenkins
3 123 (4.76%) Subversion
4 77 (2.98%) JIRA
5 43 (1.67%) TeamCity
6 36 (1.39%) Hudson
6 36 (1.39%) Selenium
7 20 (0.77%) Maven
8 15 (0.58%) Emacs
9 13 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (0.46%) Mercurial
11 8 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.19%) Toad
14 4 (0.15%) ERwin
14 4 (0.15%) GitLab
14 4 (0.15%) Gerrit
15 3 (0.12%) FishEye
15 3 (0.12%) Ant
16 2 (0.077%) Oracle Forms
General
1 339 (13.13%) Finance
2 140 (5.42%) Telecoms
3 82 (3.18%) Games
4 64 (2.48%) Banking
5 49 (1.90%) Marketing
6 48 (1.86%) Law
7 40 (1.55%) Legal
8 38 (1.47%) Retail
9 23 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 21 (0.81%) Back Office
11 19 (0.74%) Billing
12 18 (0.70%) Advertising
13 17 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.62%) Publishing
15 14 (0.54%) Online Betting
16 11 (0.43%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.35%) Investment Banking
18 8 (0.31%) Electronics
19 4 (0.15%) Local Government
20 3 (0.12%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (6.66%) LAMP
2 163 (6.31%) Web Services
3 125 (4.84%) .NET
4 43 (1.67%) HTML
5 40 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
6 37 (1.43%) Middleware
7 35 (1.36%) CSS
8 34 (1.32%) Memcached
8 34 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
9 25 (0.97%) 802.1X
10 23 (0.89%) Ruby on Rails
11 16 (0.62%) Lucene
11 16 (0.62%) XML
12 14 (0.54%) boto
13 13 (0.50%) OAuth
13 13 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
14 11 (0.43%) JMS
14 11 (0.43%) J2EE
14 11 (0.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 10 (0.39%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 192 (7.44%) Data Centre
2 160 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 145 (5.62%) Computer Science
4 115 (4.45%) Clustering
5 113 (4.38%) Management Information System
6 78 (3.02%) Replication
7 61 (2.36%) EqualLogic
8 40 (1.55%) Statistics
9 31 (1.20%) Mathematics
10 30 (1.16%) Blackberry
11 29 (1.12%) Digital Media
12 27 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 25 (0.97%) Hedge funds
13 25 (0.97%) Private Cloud
14 23 (0.89%) Mobile App
15 22 (0.85%) HP Storage
16 21 (0.81%) Online Games
17 17 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
18 15 (0.58%) AS400
19 14 (0.54%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1631 (63.17%) Linux
2 1272 (49.26%) Windows
3 518 (20.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 483 (18.71%) UNIX
5 429 (16.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 417 (16.15%) CentOS
7 377 (14.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 280 (10.84%) Ubuntu
9 238 (9.22%) Debian
10 196 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 183 (7.09%) Solaris
12 168 (6.51%) Windows 7
13 60 (2.32%) AIX
14 58 (2.25%) Mac OS X
15 53 (2.05%) Fedora
16 51 (1.98%) Windows XP
17 49 (1.90%) Windows 8
18 42 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
19 41 (1.59%) HPUX
20 36 (1.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (16.58%) DevOps
2 350 (13.56%) ITIL
3 253 (9.80%) Configuration Management
4 194 (7.51%) Agile Software Development
5 153 (5.93%) Open Source
6 150 (5.81%) E-Commerce
7 144 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 135 (5.23%) Project Management
9 118 (4.57%) Load Balancing
10 101 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
11 99 (3.83%) Migration
12 84 (3.25%) Change Management
13 82 (3.18%) Performance Tuning
14 81 (3.14%) Service Delivery
15 61 (2.36%) Time Management
16 56 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
17 52 (2.01%) Root Cause Analysis
17 52 (2.01%) CRM
17 52 (2.01%) Performance Monitoring
18 46 (1.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 530 (20.53%) Python
2 522 (20.22%) Bash Shell
3 493 (19.09%) Perl
4 460 (17.82%) SQL
5 276 (10.69%) PowerShell
6 252 (9.76%) Ruby
7 235 (9.10%) Java
8 222 (8.60%) Shell Script
9 195 (7.55%) PHP
10 48 (1.86%) JavaScript
11 35 (1.36%) VBScript
12 28 (1.08%) C#
13 25 (0.97%) C
13 25 (0.97%) Korn
14 24 (0.93%) VB
14 24 (0.93%) T-SQL
15 22 (0.85%) AWK
16 18 (0.70%) C++
17 11 (0.43%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 292 (11.31%) Degree
2 202 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 139 (5.38%) Security Cleared
4 135 (5.23%) MCSE
5 101 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
6 96 (3.72%) CCNA
7 94 (3.64%) MCSA
8 92 (3.56%) SC Cleared
9 86 (3.33%) MCP
10 77 (2.98%) MCITP
11 65 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 42 (1.63%) RHCE
13 32 (1.24%) DV Cleared
14 18 (0.70%) MCTS
15 17 (0.66%) RHCSA
15 17 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
16 16 (0.62%) A+ Certification
17 15 (0.58%) CCNP
17 15 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 14 (0.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (4.92%) SLA
2 53 (2.05%) PCI DSS
3 43 (1.67%) QA
4 15 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.077%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.039%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.039%) BS7799
7 1 (0.039%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.039%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 668 (25.87%) Active Directory
2 640 (24.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 225 (8.71%) Hyper-V
4 162 (6.27%) vSphere
5 133 (5.15%) KVM
6 111 (4.30%) Xen
7 109 (4.22%) VMware ESX
8 80 (3.10%) NFS
8 80 (3.10%) XenApp
9 67 (2.59%) Varnish
10 62 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
11 57 (2.21%) XenServer
12 52 (2.01%) Docker
13 44 (1.70%) Postfix
14 43 (1.67%) iptables
15 30 (1.16%) Firmware
16 29 (1.12%) Samba
16 29 (1.12%) VirtualBox
17 19 (0.74%) qmail
18 17 (0.66%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 541 (20.95%) Puppet
2 249 (9.64%) Opscode Chef
3 246 (9.53%) Nagios
4 126 (4.88%) SCCM
5 106 (4.11%) Ansible
6 95 (3.68%) Backup Exec
7 90 (3.49%) SCOM
8 75 (2.90%) ZABBIX
9 67 (2.59%) WSUS
10 60 (2.32%) NetBackup
11 54 (2.09%) Cacti
12 50 (1.94%) Graphite
13 45 (1.74%) Oracle ZFS
14 40 (1.55%) Vagrant
15 26 (1.01%) HP SIM
15 26 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 26 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
16 25 (0.97%) logstash
17 22 (0.85%) HAProxy
17 22 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1042 (40.36%) VMware
2 662 (25.64%) Microsoft
3 632 (24.48%) Red Hat
4 466 (18.05%) Cisco
5 275 (10.65%) Oracle
6 226 (8.75%) Citrix
7 175 (6.78%) HP
8 114 (4.42%) Symantec
9 101 (3.91%) IBM
10 90 (3.49%) NetApp
11 86 (3.33%) Dell
12 76 (2.94%) Sun
13 58 (2.25%) Juniper
14 40 (1.55%) Rackspace
15 39 (1.51%) Veeam
15 39 (1.51%) Google
16 38 (1.47%) EMC
17 32 (1.24%) 3PAR
18 31 (1.20%) SAP
19 29 (1.12%) Meraki
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Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Salary: £25k - 30k per year
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