The table below looks at the statistics for the Windows 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 Windows Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows System Administrator
Rank 804 706 804
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +98
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 65 148 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.15% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.15% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 54 116 74
Average salary £45,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,900 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +15.38%
Windows 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
103240 95834 105354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.23% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 84283 80255 90787
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £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%

Windows Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Windows Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in England

Windows Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator across the England region.

Windows Systems Administrator Salary Trend in England

Windows Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Windows Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in England

Windows 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 Windows Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 22 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 -36 37 £45,000 -5.26% 5
East of England +10 13 £55,000 +64.17% 2
South East -38 10 £35,500 +1.42% 1
South West - 5 £37,500 -
Windows Systems Administrator
UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Windows 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 Windows Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 145 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (60.00%) VMware
3 82 (56.55%) Active Directory
4 70 (48.28%) SQL Server
4 70 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (44.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 64 (44.14%) Linux
6 63 (43.45%) Microsoft
7 53 (36.55%) IIS
8 51 (35.17%) Firewall
9 46 (31.72%) MS Excel
10 41 (28.28%) Degree
11 40 (27.59%) DNS
12 37 (25.52%) PowerShell
13 31 (21.38%) SAN
14 30 (20.69%) TCP/IP
15 28 (19.31%) Windows Server 2012
16 27 (18.62%) Windows 7
16 27 (18.62%) MySQL
16 27 (18.62%) SQL
17 24 (16.55%) Microsoft Certification
17 24 (16.55%) HP
17 24 (16.55%) VMware ESX
18 22 (15.17%) Cisco
18 22 (15.17%) MS Exchange
19 21 (14.48%) VPN
19 21 (14.48%) vSphere
19 21 (14.48%) VLAN
20 20 (13.79%) .NET
20 20 (13.79%) Citrix

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Windows 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 Windows Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 53 (36.55%) IIS
2 22 (15.17%) MS Exchange
3 12 (8.28%) Apache
4 10 (6.90%) SharePoint
5 9 (6.21%) Tomcat
6 7 (4.83%) Lync
7 6 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (3.45%) nginx
8 5 (3.45%) Jetty
9 2 (1.38%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.38%) Drupal
9 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.69%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.69%) WordPress
10 1 (0.69%) CMS
Applications
1 46 (31.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.14%) SaaS
2 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.76%) Office 365
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (35.17%) Firewall
2 40 (27.59%) DNS
3 31 (21.38%) SAN
4 30 (20.69%) TCP/IP
5 21 (14.48%) VPN
5 21 (14.48%) VLAN
6 19 (13.10%) HTTP
7 13 (8.97%) VoIP
8 12 (8.28%) SMTP
9 11 (7.59%) Network Security
9 11 (7.59%) DHCP
9 11 (7.59%) IPsec
10 8 (5.52%) ISDN
10 8 (5.52%) PPTP
10 8 (5.52%) H.323
11 6 (4.14%) IPv4
12 5 (3.45%) LDAP
13 4 (2.76%) LAN
13 4 (2.76%) WAN
13 4 (2.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 27 (18.62%) MySQL
3 12 (8.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.52%) Big Data
5 5 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.38%) Redis
7 2 (1.38%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.38%) Subversion
3 2 (1.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.38%) Hudson
4 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 18 (12.41%) Finance
2 8 (5.52%) Back Office
3 7 (4.83%) Banking
4 6 (4.14%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.45%) Advertising
5 5 (3.45%) Games
6 4 (2.76%) Legal
7 3 (2.07%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Marketing
8 1 (0.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.79%) .NET
2 14 (9.66%) XML
3 11 (7.59%) HTML
4 6 (4.14%) Middleware
5 4 (2.76%) LAMP
5 4 (2.76%) Application Packaging
6 3 (2.07%) Regular Expression
6 3 (2.07%) XSL
6 3 (2.07%) Web Services
7 2 (1.38%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.69%) WAMP
8 1 (0.69%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.66%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.14%) Open Source
3 5 (3.45%) Hedge funds
4 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.76%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.76%) Clustering
4 4 (2.76%) LPAR
4 4 (2.76%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.76%) Kindle
5 3 (2.07%) PKI
5 3 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.38%) Wiki
7 1 (0.69%) iPhone
7 1 (0.69%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.69%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.69%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.69%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 145 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (44.14%) Linux
4 28 (19.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (18.62%) Windows 7
6 16 (11.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (8.28%) UNIX
8 8 (5.52%) CentOS
9 6 (4.14%) Windows 8
10 5 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.45%) Ubuntu
10 5 (3.45%) Debian
11 4 (2.76%) Fedora
12 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.38%) AIX
12 2 (1.38%) HPUX
12 2 (1.38%) Solaris
12 2 (1.38%) Android
13 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (11.03%) ITIL
2 15 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (10.34%) DevOps
3 14 (9.66%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.59%) Configuration Management
5 10 (6.90%) Load Balancing
6 8 (5.52%) DNA
6 8 (5.52%) High Availability
6 8 (5.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (4.83%) Service Management
7 7 (4.83%) E-Commerce
8 5 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (3.45%) Project Planning
8 5 (3.45%) ITSM
9 4 (2.76%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.76%) Data Security
9 4 (2.76%) Validation
9 4 (2.76%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (25.52%) PowerShell
2 27 (18.62%) SQL
3 14 (9.66%) Python
4 12 (8.28%) Perl
4 12 (8.28%) Ruby
5 8 (5.52%) Java
6 4 (2.76%) C#
7 3 (2.07%) XPath
7 3 (2.07%) PHP
7 3 (2.07%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.38%) VBScript
8 2 (1.38%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (28.28%) Degree
2 24 (16.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (9.66%) MCSE
4 7 (4.83%) MCITP
5 6 (4.14%) MCSA
6 3 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.38%) RHCE
7 2 (1.38%) CCNA
7 2 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.69%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.14%) SLA
2 5 (3.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 82 (56.55%) Active Directory
2 64 (44.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (16.55%) VMware ESX
4 21 (14.48%) vSphere
5 17 (11.72%) Hyper-V
6 10 (6.90%) KVM
7 5 (3.45%) XenApp
8 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (2.07%) VMware Server
8 3 (2.07%) NFS
9 2 (1.38%) Xen
9 2 (1.38%) qmail
9 2 (1.38%) vCloud
9 2 (1.38%) pfSense
10 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (12.41%) Nagios
1 18 (12.41%) SCCM
2 17 (11.72%) Puppet
3 8 (5.52%) logstash
3 8 (5.52%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.45%) Check_MK
5 3 (2.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (2.07%) SCOM
5 3 (2.07%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.07%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.38%) WSUS
6 2 (1.38%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.69%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.69%) Plesk
7 1 (0.69%) Cacti
7 1 (0.69%) MOM
Vendors
1 87 (60.00%) VMware
2 63 (43.45%) Microsoft
3 24 (16.55%) HP
4 22 (15.17%) Cisco
5 20 (13.79%) Citrix
6 8 (5.52%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.52%) SolarWinds
7 6 (4.14%) Dell
7 6 (4.14%) EMC
8 5 (3.45%) Riverbed
8 5 (3.45%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.45%) Juniper
9 4 (2.76%) Sony
9 4 (2.76%) Symantec
9 4 (2.76%) Brocade
10 3 (2.07%) SAP
11 2 (1.38%) IBM
11 2 (1.38%) JBoss
11 2 (1.38%) Oracle
11 2 (1.38%) NetApp
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