The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 223 184 170
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1378 1523 1808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.27% 1.49% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.59% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1183 1312 1605
Average salary £40,750 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £35,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.29% +2.14%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
102606 96024 105994
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.40% 94.24% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 84657 80426 91603
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Systems Administrator
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -46 659 £45,000 - 80
South East -40 299 £36,000 +2.85% 36
East of England -4 154 £42,500 -3.40% 14
Yorkshire -41 77 £35,000 +9.37% 9
South West +2 53 £40,000 +14.28% 10
West Midlands -28 51 £32,500 -15.58% 6
North West -6 39 £34,000 -2.85% 11
East Midlands +7 35 £39,000 +20.00% 4
North East -2 11 £28,000 -3.44% 1
Systems Administrator
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1987 (69.11%) Linux
2 1294 (45.01%) Windows
3 952 (33.11%) VMware
4 769 (26.75%) Red Hat
5 738 (25.67%) Active Directory
6 673 (23.41%) Puppet
7 665 (23.13%) MySQL
8 653 (22.71%) UNIX
9 650 (22.61%) Microsoft
10 585 (20.35%) Apache
11 581 (20.21%) DNS
12 575 (20.00%) Python
13 568 (19.76%) VMware Infrastructure
14 553 (19.23%) Perl
15 534 (18.57%) Bash Shell
16 511 (17.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 495 (17.22%) SQL Server
18 480 (16.70%) Firewall
19 467 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
20 463 (16.10%) SAN
21 456 (15.86%) SQL
22 437 (15.20%) TCP/IP
23 407 (14.16%) CentOS
24 405 (14.09%) DevOps
25 400 (13.91%) Cisco
26 396 (13.77%) Ubuntu
27 367 (12.77%) Opscode Chef
28 351 (12.21%) Debian
29 349 (12.14%) Java
30 336 (11.69%) Degree

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 585 (20.35%) Apache
2 334 (11.62%) MS Exchange
3 289 (10.05%) Tomcat
4 278 (9.67%) IIS
5 156 (5.43%) nginx
6 154 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 144 (5.01%) SharePoint
8 91 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 67 (2.33%) OpenStack
9 67 (2.33%) CMS
10 62 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 51 (1.77%) Node.js
12 47 (1.63%) WebLogic
13 46 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
14 45 (1.57%) Lync
15 43 (1.50%) WebSphere
16 37 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
17 32 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
18 29 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
19 28 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 316 (10.99%) MS Excel
2 129 (4.49%) MS Office
3 17 (0.59%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.14%) FastStats
6 2 (0.070%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.070%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.070%) Windchill
6 2 (0.070%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.035%) ArcInfo
7 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.035%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.73%) Google Analytics
3 14 (0.49%) Agresso
4 13 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.28%) HFM
5 8 (0.28%) Magento
6 7 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
7 5 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.14%) ResourceLink
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.10%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.10%) Summit
10 2 (0.070%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.070%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 244 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (3.69%) SaaS
3 87 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
4 51 (1.77%) Office 365
5 39 (1.36%) Amazon S3
6 38 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
7 35 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (0.73%) Joyent
9 16 (0.56%) GitHub
9 16 (0.56%) Basecamp
9 16 (0.56%) IaaS
10 13 (0.45%) Google Apps
11 10 (0.35%) PaaS
12 9 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
13 8 (0.28%) Route 53
13 8 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.14%) ElastiCache
14 4 (0.14%) CloudFront
15 3 (0.10%) Google App Engine
16 2 (0.070%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 581 (20.21%) DNS
2 480 (16.70%) Firewall
3 463 (16.10%) SAN
4 437 (15.20%) TCP/IP
5 287 (9.98%) DHCP
6 237 (8.24%) VPN
7 218 (7.58%) LAN
8 217 (7.55%) HTTP
9 167 (5.81%) WAN
10 150 (5.22%) Internet
11 137 (4.77%) LDAP
12 134 (4.66%) NAS
13 130 (4.52%) VoIP
14 127 (4.42%) SMTP
15 93 (3.23%) FTP
16 92 (3.20%) VLAN
17 67 (2.33%) iSCSI
18 58 (2.02%) SSL
19 54 (1.88%) Ethernet
20 50 (1.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 665 (23.13%) MySQL
2 495 (17.22%) SQL Server
3 258 (8.97%) PostgreSQL
4 119 (4.14%) Redis
5 114 (3.97%) Relational Database
6 94 (3.27%) MongoDB
7 91 (3.17%) NoSQL
8 84 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 77 (2.68%) RDBMS
10 67 (2.33%) Oracle Database
11 64 (2.23%) Big Data
12 58 (2.02%) Hadoop
13 48 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
14 39 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
15 32 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
16 31 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 28 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 26 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
19 25 (0.87%) HBase
20 21 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 195 (6.78%) Git (software)
2 155 (5.39%) Jenkins
3 118 (4.10%) Subversion
4 85 (2.96%) JIRA
5 29 (1.01%) TeamCity
6 26 (0.90%) Maven
7 25 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (0.56%) Mercurial
9 14 (0.49%) Hudson
10 13 (0.45%) Ant
11 12 (0.42%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.38%) Selenium
13 8 (0.28%) CruiseControl
14 7 (0.24%) Eclipse
15 5 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 5 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
15 5 (0.17%) Artifactory
15 5 (0.17%) Bitbucket
15 5 (0.17%) Juju
General
1 332 (11.55%) Finance
2 113 (3.93%) Telecoms
3 91 (3.17%) Games
4 70 (2.43%) Marketing
5 64 (2.23%) Banking
6 59 (2.05%) Retail
7 50 (1.74%) Back Office
8 40 (1.39%) Legal
9 39 (1.36%) Advertising
10 33 (1.15%) Law
11 30 (1.04%) Publishing
12 22 (0.77%) Online Betting
13 19 (0.66%) French Language
14 16 (0.56%) Investment Banking
15 14 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.45%) Manufacturing
17 8 (0.28%) German Language
18 7 (0.24%) Spanish Language
18 7 (0.24%) Financial Institution
19 6 (0.21%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (7.76%) LAMP
2 179 (6.23%) Web Services
3 102 (3.55%) .NET
4 76 (2.64%) HTML
5 66 (2.30%) XML
6 46 (1.60%) Middleware
7 38 (1.32%) CSS
8 26 (0.90%) JSON
9 25 (0.87%) Django
10 23 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
11 20 (0.70%) WebSphere MQ
12 19 (0.66%) ActiveMQ
12 19 (0.66%) .NET Framework
13 18 (0.63%) J2EE
14 15 (0.52%) Ruby on Rails
15 14 (0.49%) Sphinx
16 13 (0.45%) Memcached
17 12 (0.42%) MapReduce
18 11 (0.38%) COM
18 11 (0.38%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 244 (8.49%) Open Source
2 161 (5.60%) Clustering
3 133 (4.63%) Computer Science
4 104 (3.62%) Replication
5 71 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 69 (2.40%) Social Media
7 36 (1.25%) Blackberry
8 33 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
9 32 (1.11%) Online Games
10 31 (1.08%) Mobile App
11 28 (0.97%) Derivative
12 26 (0.90%) LPAR
13 24 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
14 22 (0.77%) Client/Server
15 21 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 20 (0.70%) EqualLogic
17 19 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
18 18 (0.63%) HACMP
19 17 (0.59%) Firmware
20 16 (0.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1987 (69.11%) Linux
2 1294 (45.01%) Windows
3 653 (22.71%) UNIX
4 511 (17.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 467 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 407 (14.16%) CentOS
7 396 (13.77%) Ubuntu
8 351 (12.21%) Debian
9 252 (8.77%) Solaris
9 252 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 200 (6.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 176 (6.12%) Windows 7
12 124 (4.31%) AIX
13 76 (2.64%) HPUX
14 70 (2.43%) Mac OS X
15 68 (2.37%) Windows XP
16 63 (2.19%) Windows 8
17 62 (2.16%) SUSE
18 53 (1.84%) Android
19 42 (1.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (14.09%) DevOps
2 317 (11.03%) ITIL
3 298 (10.37%) Configuration Management
4 266 (9.25%) E-Commerce
5 220 (7.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 193 (6.71%) Performance Tuning
7 179 (6.23%) Load Balancing
8 112 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
9 105 (3.65%) Capacity Planning
10 102 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
11 89 (3.10%) Migration
12 88 (3.06%) Service Delivery
13 78 (2.71%) Analytics
14 68 (2.37%) Problem Management
15 61 (2.12%) Change Management
16 57 (1.98%) Time Management
17 55 (1.91%) Performance Monitoring
18 54 (1.88%) Project Management
19 46 (1.60%) Continuous Improvement
20 45 (1.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 575 (20.00%) Python
2 553 (19.23%) Perl
3 534 (18.57%) Bash Shell
4 456 (15.86%) SQL
5 349 (12.14%) Java
6 331 (11.51%) Ruby
7 319 (11.10%) PHP
8 246 (8.56%) Shell Script
9 179 (6.23%) PowerShell
10 70 (2.43%) C
11 47 (1.63%) JavaScript
12 35 (1.22%) AWK
13 33 (1.15%) T-SQL
13 33 (1.15%) VBScript
14 29 (1.01%) Scala
15 24 (0.83%) C#
16 21 (0.73%) Korn
17 20 (0.70%) Bourne shell
18 18 (0.63%) sed
19 14 (0.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 336 (11.69%) Degree
2 260 (9.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 184 (6.40%) MCSE
4 134 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
5 128 (4.45%) CCNA
6 87 (3.03%) MCSA
7 65 (2.26%) Security Cleared
8 63 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 62 (2.16%) RHCE
10 56 (1.95%) SC Cleared
11 50 (1.74%) MCITP
12 45 (1.57%) CCNP
13 38 (1.32%) MCP
14 23 (0.80%) MCTS
15 19 (0.66%) DV Cleared
16 13 (0.45%) MCT
16 13 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
17 12 (0.42%) LPIC
18 11 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
18 11 (0.38%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (4.17%) SLA
2 105 (3.65%) QA
3 34 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.070%) HL7
8 1 (0.035%) BS7799
System Software
1 738 (25.67%) Active Directory
2 568 (19.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 230 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 154 (5.36%) KVM
5 137 (4.77%) vSphere
6 135 (4.70%) NFS
7 133 (4.63%) Xen
8 90 (3.13%) VMware ESX
9 68 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
10 66 (2.30%) XenApp
11 63 (2.19%) Samba
12 59 (2.05%) XenServer
13 58 (2.02%) Postfix
14 50 (1.74%) Varnish
15 35 (1.22%) Sendmail
16 25 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 20 (0.70%) vCloud
18 16 (0.56%) Squid
19 15 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
19 15 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 673 (23.41%) Puppet
2 367 (12.77%) Opscode Chef
3 320 (11.13%) Nagios
4 82 (2.85%) SCCM
5 72 (2.50%) Cacti
6 68 (2.37%) SCOM
7 59 (2.05%) ZABBIX
8 58 (2.02%) logstash
9 55 (1.91%) Ansible
10 51 (1.77%) NetBackup
11 49 (1.70%) Backup Exec
12 43 (1.50%) Salt
13 41 (1.43%) Ganglia
14 40 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
15 37 (1.29%) WSUS
16 33 (1.15%) Vagrant
17 29 (1.01%) HAProxy
18 27 (0.94%) Zenoss
19 26 (0.90%) Tivoli
20 25 (0.87%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 952 (33.11%) VMware
2 769 (26.75%) Red Hat
3 650 (22.61%) Microsoft
4 400 (13.91%) Cisco
5 272 (9.46%) HP
6 270 (9.39%) Oracle
7 199 (6.92%) Citrix
8 103 (3.58%) IBM
9 92 (3.20%) JBoss
10 88 (3.06%) EMC
10 88 (3.06%) NetApp
11 87 (3.03%) Symantec
12 79 (2.75%) Dell
13 56 (1.95%) Rackspace
14 53 (1.84%) Veritas
15 51 (1.77%) Google
16 43 (1.50%) SAP
17 37 (1.29%) Sun
18 35 (1.22%) Apple
19 34 (1.18%) Brocade
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £42000 - £46000 per annum + + Package & Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Posted: 4 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £00000.00 - £1 per annum + £Neg + Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £27000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
South West London
Prospect
Salary: From £23,625 to £28,208 per annum + Outer London Weighting
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £45-65,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday