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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 216 188 163
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1422 1484 1873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.33% 1.49% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.58% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1233 1284 1678
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
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
101207 93640 105041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.21% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82615 78406 90395
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -28 674 £47,500 - 80
South East -35 320 £40,000 +6.66% 32
East of England +2 146 £42,000 +12.00% 14
Yorkshire -43 69 £35,000 -6.66% 5
West Midlands -16 66 £35,000 -12.50% 4
East Midlands +34 54 £37,500 +10.29% 7
North West -32 45 £34,000 -7.48% 11
South West -27 37 £39,750 +13.57% 5
North East -17 12 £27,500 -24.65% 2
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2031 (71.51%) Linux
2 1278 (45.00%) Windows
3 944 (33.24%) VMware
4 768 (27.04%) Red Hat
5 726 (25.56%) Puppet
6 717 (25.25%) MySQL
7 681 (23.98%) Active Directory
8 666 (23.45%) UNIX
9 632 (22.25%) Python
10 626 (22.04%) Microsoft
11 585 (20.60%) Perl
12 581 (20.46%) DNS
13 572 (20.14%) Apache
14 571 (20.11%) Bash Shell
15 558 (19.65%) VMware Infrastructure
16 522 (18.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 466 (16.41%) SQL
18 465 (16.37%) Firewall
19 457 (16.09%) DevOps
20 456 (16.06%) SQL Server
21 448 (15.77%) TCP/IP
22 419 (14.75%) Java
23 416 (14.65%) Windows Server 2008
24 405 (14.26%) SAN
25 404 (14.23%) Ubuntu
26 402 (14.15%) Opscode Chef
27 397 (13.98%) CentOS
28 392 (13.80%) Cisco
29 380 (13.38%) Ruby
30 350 (12.32%) Nagios

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 572 (20.14%) Apache
2 315 (11.09%) Tomcat
3 293 (10.32%) MS Exchange
4 254 (8.94%) IIS
5 205 (7.22%) nginx
6 128 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 119 (4.19%) SharePoint
8 84 (2.96%) OpenStack
9 82 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
10 61 (2.15%) CMS
11 58 (2.04%) Node.js
12 56 (1.97%) WebLogic
13 48 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
14 45 (1.58%) Lync
15 43 (1.51%) WebSphere
16 40 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
16 40 (1.41%) Jetty
17 32 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
18 26 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
19 23 (0.81%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 313 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 105 (3.70%) MS Office
3 8 (0.28%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.18%) FastStats
5 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.070%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.035%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.035%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.70%) Google Analytics
3 16 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.32%) Magento
5 8 (0.28%) HFM
5 8 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.21%) Agresso
8 5 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
9 4 (0.14%) ResourceLink
10 3 (0.11%) Sage 200
10 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.11%) Summit
11 2 (0.070%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.070%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.070%) Sophis RISQUE
11 2 (0.070%) SAP FI
11 2 (0.070%) PeopleSoft Financials
11 2 (0.070%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 247 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (3.73%) SaaS
3 84 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
4 51 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 44 (1.55%) Office 365
6 41 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (1.09%) Amazon S3
8 20 (0.70%) Basecamp
9 18 (0.63%) IaaS
10 16 (0.56%) Joyent
10 16 (0.56%) Rackspace Cloud
11 15 (0.53%) Google Apps
12 13 (0.46%) GitHub
13 9 (0.32%) PaaS
13 9 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (0.21%) Route 53
15 5 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 5 (0.18%) ElastiCache
15 5 (0.18%) Google App Engine
16 4 (0.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 581 (20.46%) DNS
2 465 (16.37%) Firewall
3 448 (15.77%) TCP/IP
4 405 (14.26%) SAN
5 276 (9.72%) DHCP
6 219 (7.71%) LAN
7 217 (7.64%) HTTP
8 207 (7.29%) VPN
9 172 (6.06%) WAN
10 143 (5.04%) LDAP
11 142 (5.00%) Internet
12 127 (4.47%) SMTP
13 126 (4.44%) VoIP
14 107 (3.77%) NAS
15 99 (3.49%) VLAN
16 97 (3.42%) FTP
17 68 (2.39%) Network Security
18 63 (2.22%) iSCSI
19 62 (2.18%) SSL
20 51 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 717 (25.25%) MySQL
2 456 (16.06%) SQL Server
3 286 (10.07%) PostgreSQL
4 124 (4.37%) MongoDB
5 114 (4.01%) Redis
6 110 (3.87%) Relational Database
7 94 (3.31%) NoSQL
8 83 (2.92%) Big Data
9 74 (2.61%) Hadoop
10 69 (2.43%) RDBMS
11 63 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 59 (2.08%) Oracle Database
13 40 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
14 34 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
15 33 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
16 30 (1.06%) HBase
17 29 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
18 25 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 23 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 21 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 212 (7.46%) Git (software)
2 172 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 125 (4.40%) Subversion
4 103 (3.63%) JIRA
5 32 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 32 (1.13%) Maven
6 30 (1.06%) TeamCity
7 22 (0.77%) Hudson
8 19 (0.67%) Ant
9 18 (0.63%) Mercurial
10 11 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.32%) Juju
11 9 (0.32%) Selenium
11 9 (0.32%) Visual Studio
11 9 (0.32%) CruiseControl
12 7 (0.25%) Artifactory
12 7 (0.25%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.21%) Gradle
14 5 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
14 5 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 319 (11.23%) Finance
2 102 (3.59%) Telecoms
3 78 (2.75%) Games
4 72 (2.54%) Marketing
5 62 (2.18%) Banking
6 57 (2.01%) Retail
7 55 (1.94%) Back Office
8 44 (1.55%) Advertising
9 42 (1.48%) Legal
10 37 (1.30%) Law
11 31 (1.09%) Publishing
12 22 (0.77%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.56%) Online Betting
14 15 (0.53%) French Language
14 15 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (0.49%) Investment Banking
16 11 (0.39%) Electronics
17 8 (0.28%) German Language
18 7 (0.25%) Spanish Language
19 6 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (8.31%) LAMP
2 191 (6.73%) Web Services
3 81 (2.85%) HTML
4 78 (2.75%) .NET
5 74 (2.61%) XML
6 43 (1.51%) CSS
7 40 (1.41%) Middleware
8 31 (1.09%) Django
9 26 (0.92%) JSON
10 25 (0.88%) Memcached
11 23 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
12 17 (0.60%) ActiveMQ
13 15 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
13 15 (0.53%) J2EE
14 14 (0.49%) Sphinx
15 13 (0.46%) Java EE
16 12 (0.42%) Ruby on Rails
17 11 (0.39%) Ajax
17 11 (0.39%) COM
18 10 (0.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 292 (10.28%) Open Source
2 139 (4.89%) Clustering
3 123 (4.33%) Computer Science
4 87 (3.06%) Replication
5 74 (2.61%) Social Media
6 66 (2.32%) Management Information System
7 31 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
8 28 (0.99%) Online Games
9 26 (0.92%) Firmware
9 26 (0.92%) Blackberry
10 25 (0.88%) Mobile App
11 24 (0.85%) LPAR
12 23 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
13 22 (0.77%) Client/Server
14 21 (0.74%) Derivative
15 20 (0.70%) Hedge funds
16 18 (0.63%) PKI
17 16 (0.56%) Statistics
17 16 (0.56%) Wiki
17 16 (0.56%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 2031 (71.51%) Linux
2 1278 (45.00%) Windows
3 666 (23.45%) UNIX
4 522 (18.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 416 (14.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 404 (14.23%) Ubuntu
7 397 (13.98%) CentOS
8 347 (12.22%) Debian
9 246 (8.66%) Solaris
10 224 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 164 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 156 (5.49%) Windows 7
13 112 (3.94%) AIX
14 79 (2.78%) SUSE
15 76 (2.68%) HPUX
16 70 (2.46%) Mac OS X
17 65 (2.29%) Windows 8
18 61 (2.15%) Windows XP
19 49 (1.73%) Android
20 37 (1.30%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (16.09%) DevOps
2 308 (10.85%) ITIL
3 292 (10.28%) Configuration Management
4 275 (9.68%) E-Commerce
5 216 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 204 (7.18%) Performance Tuning
7 161 (5.67%) Load Balancing
8 127 (4.47%) Agile Software Development
9 112 (3.94%) Continuous Integration
10 86 (3.03%) Migration
11 85 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
12 76 (2.68%) Analytics
13 75 (2.64%) Service Delivery
14 68 (2.39%) Performance Monitoring
15 61 (2.15%) Time Management
16 60 (2.11%) Problem Management
17 56 (1.97%) Service Management
18 53 (1.87%) Continuous Improvement
19 50 (1.76%) Project Management
20 46 (1.62%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 632 (22.25%) Python
2 585 (20.60%) Perl
3 571 (20.11%) Bash Shell
4 466 (16.41%) SQL
5 419 (14.75%) Java
6 380 (13.38%) Ruby
7 321 (11.30%) PHP
8 251 (8.84%) Shell Script
9 150 (5.28%) PowerShell
10 64 (2.25%) C
11 52 (1.83%) JavaScript
12 42 (1.48%) T-SQL
13 39 (1.37%) AWK
14 38 (1.34%) C#
15 28 (0.99%) Bourne shell
15 28 (0.99%) Korn
16 25 (0.88%) Scala
17 20 (0.70%) sed
17 20 (0.70%) VBScript
18 17 (0.60%) C++
Qualifications
1 326 (11.48%) Degree
2 212 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 151 (5.32%) MCSE
4 107 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
5 102 (3.59%) CCNA
6 84 (2.96%) MCSA
7 62 (2.18%) RHCE
8 58 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 54 (1.90%) Security Cleared
10 44 (1.55%) SC Cleared
11 42 (1.48%) MCITP
12 35 (1.23%) MCP
13 25 (0.88%) CCNP
14 21 (0.74%) MCTS
15 18 (0.63%) DV Cleared
16 16 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
17 14 (0.49%) LPIC
18 13 (0.46%) OCP
18 13 (0.46%) Linux+ Certification
19 12 (0.42%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (4.54%) SLA
2 92 (3.24%) QA
3 35 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.070%) BS7799
6 2 (0.070%) HL7
System Software
1 681 (23.98%) Active Directory
2 558 (19.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (6.97%) Hyper-V
4 158 (5.56%) KVM
5 155 (5.46%) Xen
6 144 (5.07%) vSphere
7 140 (4.93%) NFS
8 89 (3.13%) VMware ESX
9 69 (2.43%) Samba
10 64 (2.25%) Postfix
10 64 (2.25%) Varnish
11 60 (2.11%) XenApp
12 49 (1.73%) XenServer
13 48 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
14 37 (1.30%) Sendmail
15 21 (0.74%) PowerHA
16 20 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 18 (0.63%) Snort
18 17 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
18 17 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 726 (25.56%) Puppet
2 402 (14.15%) Opscode Chef
3 350 (12.32%) Nagios
4 88 (3.10%) Cacti
5 81 (2.85%) SCCM
6 74 (2.61%) SCOM
7 70 (2.46%) Ansible
8 67 (2.36%) ZABBIX
9 64 (2.25%) Salt
10 59 (2.08%) NetBackup
11 55 (1.94%) logstash
12 47 (1.65%) Ganglia
13 41 (1.44%) Vagrant
14 38 (1.34%) Backup Exec
15 37 (1.30%) HAProxy
16 33 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
17 31 (1.09%) Zenoss
17 31 (1.09%) CFEngine
18 29 (1.02%) WSUS
19 21 (0.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 944 (33.24%) VMware
2 768 (27.04%) Red Hat
3 626 (22.04%) Microsoft
4 392 (13.80%) Cisco
5 272 (9.58%) Oracle
6 253 (8.91%) HP
7 194 (6.83%) Citrix
8 100 (3.52%) IBM
9 96 (3.38%) JBoss
10 88 (3.10%) EMC
11 85 (2.99%) NetApp
12 80 (2.82%) Dell
13 79 (2.78%) Symantec
14 61 (2.15%) Rackspace
15 53 (1.87%) SAP
15 53 (1.87%) Veritas
16 48 (1.69%) Google
17 39 (1.37%) Sun
18 35 (1.23%) Veeam
19 32 (1.13%) Atlassian
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Shares + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + bonus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Nexere Consulting Limited
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £27000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Great Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 18 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: excellent salary and bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago