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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows System Administrator
Rank 803 837 733
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -104
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 75 60 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.055% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.058% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 72 50 99
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £33,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,250 £41,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.17% +19.28%
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
96460 103322 95939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.34% 94.48% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80662 85110 80222
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,375
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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 +21 24 £53,750 +19.44% 4
South East +13 20 £47,500 +33.80% 2
Yorkshire +15 12 £30,000 -36.84%
East of England 0 8 £39,000 -29.09% 1
North West - 8 £22,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £45,000 -
Windows Systems Administrator
UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 175 (100.00%) Windows
2 113 (64.57%) VMware
3 109 (62.29%) Active Directory
4 99 (56.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 83 (47.43%) Microsoft
6 77 (44.00%) PowerShell
7 70 (40.00%) DNS
8 65 (37.14%) Linux
9 62 (35.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 58 (33.14%) IIS
11 54 (30.86%) Cisco
12 51 (29.14%) Citrix
13 47 (26.86%) SQL Server
14 46 (26.29%) MS Exchange
15 45 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
16 44 (25.14%) Puppet
17 42 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
18 39 (22.29%) Red Hat
19 38 (21.71%) MS Excel
20 35 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 34 (19.43%) Microsoft Certification
22 33 (18.86%) Perl
22 33 (18.86%) Finance
22 33 (18.86%) Analytical Skills
23 32 (18.29%) Windows 7
24 31 (17.71%) SQL
25 29 (16.57%) TCP/IP
25 29 (16.57%) DHCP
26 28 (16.00%) Configuration Management
26 28 (16.00%) Bash Shell

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 58 (33.14%) IIS
2 46 (26.29%) MS Exchange
3 27 (15.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (8.00%) SharePoint
5 12 (6.86%) Apache
6 9 (5.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (3.43%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (3.43%) Tomcat
10 4 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.14%) Lync
12 1 (0.57%) nginx
12 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.57%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 38 (21.71%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.14%) Office 365
3 8 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.29%) GitHub
4 4 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.14%) SaaS
7 1 (0.57%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 70 (40.00%) DNS
2 29 (16.57%) TCP/IP
2 29 (16.57%) DHCP
3 24 (13.71%) SAN
3 24 (13.71%) Firewall
4 22 (12.57%) Cisco IOS
5 12 (6.86%) Network Security
6 11 (6.29%) NAS
6 11 (6.29%) LAN
7 10 (5.71%) WAN
8 7 (4.00%) HTTP
8 7 (4.00%) VPN
9 6 (3.43%) SSL
9 6 (3.43%) Internet
9 6 (3.43%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.29%) VoIP
11 3 (1.71%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.71%) LDAP
12 2 (1.14%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.14%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (26.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.57%) MySQL
4 7 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (5.14%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.00%) TeamCity
3 6 (3.43%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.29%) Subversion
4 4 (2.29%) JIRA
5 3 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 33 (18.86%) Finance
2 10 (5.71%) Legal
2 10 (5.71%) Games
3 6 (3.43%) Banking
4 3 (1.71%) Retail
4 3 (1.71%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.14%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.57%) Cantonese Language
6 1 (0.57%) French Language
6 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.57%) Law
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.71%) .NET
2 8 (4.57%) Web Services
3 7 (4.00%) Middleware
4 5 (2.86%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.71%) COM
6 1 (0.57%) XML
6 1 (0.57%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.86%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.14%) Management Information System
3 14 (8.00%) Hedge funds
4 10 (5.71%) Data Centre
5 9 (5.14%) Computer Science
6 8 (4.57%) Clustering
7 7 (4.00%) Blackberry
8 6 (3.43%) Mathematics
9 4 (2.29%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.29%) Replication
10 3 (1.71%) BBC
10 3 (1.71%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.14%) iPad
12 1 (0.57%) EMC VNX
12 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.57%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.57%) Derivative
12 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 175 (100.00%) Windows
2 99 (56.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (37.14%) Linux
4 45 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (18.29%) Windows 7
8 14 (8.00%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.57%) Ubuntu
10 6 (3.43%) Debian
10 6 (3.43%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.86%) Windows Vista
11 5 (2.86%) CentOS
12 4 (2.29%) UNIX
13 1 (0.57%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.00%) Configuration Management
2 26 (14.86%) Release Management
3 25 (14.29%) ITIL
4 24 (13.71%) DevOps
5 18 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (9.14%) Load Balancing
7 12 (6.86%) E-Commerce
8 10 (5.71%) Asset Management
9 6 (3.43%) Change Management
9 6 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.43%) Patch Management
10 5 (2.86%) Server Building
10 5 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (2.86%) Open Source
11 4 (2.29%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (2.29%) SIEM
11 4 (2.29%) Change Control
11 4 (2.29%) Identity Management
11 4 (2.29%) Workflow
11 4 (2.29%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 77 (44.00%) PowerShell
2 33 (18.86%) Perl
3 31 (17.71%) SQL
4 28 (16.00%) Bash Shell
5 15 (8.57%) Python
6 7 (4.00%) Ruby
7 5 (2.86%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.86%) Java
8 2 (1.14%) C
8 2 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (19.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (14.86%) Degree
3 23 (13.14%) MCSE
4 15 (8.57%) MCSA
5 14 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (4.00%) A+ Certification
6 7 (4.00%) MCITP
7 5 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.86%) CCNA
7 5 (2.86%) Security+ Certification
7 5 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (2.29%) CISSP
9 2 (1.14%) MCP
9 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.14%) CCNP
9 2 (1.14%) Linux+ Certification
9 2 (1.14%) LPIC
10 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.57%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.43%) QA
2 4 (2.29%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 109 (62.29%) Active Directory
2 62 (35.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (13.14%) vSphere
4 16 (9.14%) XenApp
5 14 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (8.00%) VMware ESX
6 12 (6.86%) Hyper-V
7 6 (3.43%) Firmware
8 4 (2.29%) Xen
8 4 (2.29%) Varnish
9 3 (1.71%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.57%) XenServer
10 1 (0.57%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 44 (25.14%) Puppet
2 19 (10.86%) SCCM
3 14 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (5.71%) SCOM
5 9 (5.14%) Nagios
6 8 (4.57%) Graphite
7 7 (4.00%) WSUS
8 5 (2.86%) Backup Exec
9 4 (2.29%) StatsD
9 4 (2.29%) logstash
10 3 (1.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (1.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.71%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.14%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.57%) Netcool
12 1 (0.57%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.57%) Cacti
12 1 (0.57%) Sysprep
12 1 (0.57%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 113 (64.57%) VMware
2 83 (47.43%) Microsoft
3 54 (30.86%) Cisco
4 51 (29.14%) Citrix
5 39 (22.29%) Red Hat
6 15 (8.57%) HP
7 12 (6.86%) Riverbed
8 11 (6.29%) Google
8 11 (6.29%) IBM
8 11 (6.29%) NetApp
9 6 (3.43%) Sophos
10 5 (2.86%) Altiris
10 5 (2.86%) EMC
11 4 (2.29%) Symantec
11 4 (2.29%) Oracle
12 3 (1.71%) IronPort
13 2 (1.14%) 3PAR
13 2 (1.14%) Apple
13 2 (1.14%) Intel
13 2 (1.14%) Compaq
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