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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows System Administrator
Rank 814 691 807
Rank change year-on-year
-123 +116
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 66 166 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.17% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.18% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 63 125 66
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £53,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,750 £37,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+11.33% +36.36%
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
99490 94619 104632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.45% 94.32% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 81521 79375 89786
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -34 43 £45,000 -5.26% 7
East of England -2 13 £44,000 +29.41% 2
South East -13 6 £35,000 -
South West -14 1 £42,500 +30.76%
North West -21 1 £35,000 -21.78%
West Midlands -34 1 £35,000 -12.50%
East Midlands - 1 £29,000 -
Windows Systems Administrator
UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (54.81%) VMware
3 70 (51.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (51.11%) Active Directory
5 64 (47.41%) Linux
6 61 (45.19%) SQL Server
7 58 (42.96%) IIS
8 57 (42.22%) Microsoft
9 53 (39.26%) VMware Infrastructure
10 50 (37.04%) Firewall
11 40 (29.63%) MS Excel
12 39 (28.89%) DNS
13 34 (25.19%) PowerShell
14 33 (24.44%) Degree
14 33 (24.44%) SAN
15 31 (22.96%) Windows Server 2012
16 26 (19.26%) Windows 7
16 26 (19.26%) SQL
17 25 (18.52%) TCP/IP
17 25 (18.52%) DevOps
18 23 (17.04%) MS Exchange
18 23 (17.04%) Cisco
18 23 (17.04%) MySQL
19 21 (15.56%) HP
19 21 (15.56%) VMware ESX
20 20 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
20 20 (14.81%) .NET
21 19 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
22 18 (13.33%) VPN
23 17 (12.59%) Finance

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 58 (42.96%) IIS
2 23 (17.04%) MS Exchange
3 10 (7.41%) Apache
4 8 (5.93%) SharePoint
5 7 (5.19%) Tomcat
5 7 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.44%) Jetty
6 6 (4.44%) Lync
6 6 (4.44%) nginx
7 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.74%) Drupal
Applications
1 40 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.70%) SaaS
2 4 (2.96%) Office 365
2 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (37.04%) Firewall
2 39 (28.89%) DNS
3 33 (24.44%) SAN
4 25 (18.52%) TCP/IP
5 18 (13.33%) VPN
6 15 (11.11%) HTTP
6 15 (11.11%) VLAN
7 13 (9.63%) VoIP
8 10 (7.41%) Network Security
8 10 (7.41%) SMTP
9 9 (6.67%) DHCP
10 7 (5.19%) IPsec
10 7 (5.19%) PPTP
10 7 (5.19%) H.323
10 7 (5.19%) ISDN
10 7 (5.19%) NAS
11 6 (4.44%) IPv4
12 4 (2.96%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (2.96%) FTP
12 4 (2.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (45.19%) SQL Server
2 23 (17.04%) MySQL
3 13 (9.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (5.19%) Big Data
5 6 (4.44%) Hadoop
6 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.48%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.48%) Redis
9 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.22%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.74%) JIRA
General
1 17 (12.59%) Finance
2 7 (5.19%) Back Office
3 5 (3.70%) Advertising
4 4 (2.96%) Banking
4 4 (2.96%) Legal
5 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.22%) Games
6 1 (0.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.81%) .NET
2 14 (10.37%) XML
3 10 (7.41%) Middleware
4 9 (6.67%) HTML
5 6 (4.44%) LAMP
6 4 (2.96%) Application Packaging
6 4 (2.96%) Regular Expression
6 4 (2.96%) XSL
7 2 (1.48%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.48%) Web Services
8 1 (0.74%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.74%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.44%) Open Source
4 5 (3.70%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.96%) LPAR
5 4 (2.96%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.96%) Kindle
5 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.22%) Clustering
6 3 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.48%) Wiki
7 2 (1.48%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.74%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.74%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.74%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.74%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.74%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 135 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (51.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (47.41%) Linux
4 31 (22.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (19.26%) Windows 7
6 20 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (6.67%) UNIX
8 6 (4.44%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.70%) CentOS
9 5 (3.70%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.96%) Debian
11 3 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.48%) Android
12 2 (1.48%) Fedora
13 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.52%) DevOps
2 19 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 15 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 14 (10.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (9.63%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (7.41%) ITIL
6 10 (7.41%) E-Commerce
6 10 (7.41%) Configuration Management
7 9 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (5.93%) Service Management
9 7 (5.19%) DNA
9 7 (5.19%) High Availability
10 6 (4.44%) Mentoring
11 4 (2.96%) Investment Management
11 4 (2.96%) PRINCE2
11 4 (2.96%) ITSM
11 4 (2.96%) Data Security
11 4 (2.96%) Validation
12 3 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.19%) PowerShell
2 26 (19.26%) SQL
3 14 (10.37%) Ruby
4 12 (8.89%) Python
4 12 (8.89%) Perl
5 8 (5.93%) Java
6 5 (3.70%) C#
7 4 (2.96%) XPath
7 4 (2.96%) PHP
7 4 (2.96%) VBScript
8 2 (1.48%) VB
9 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.74%) VBA
9 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (24.44%) Degree
2 16 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (5.93%) MCSE
4 4 (2.96%) MCSA
5 2 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.48%) MCITP
5 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.48%) CCNA
6 1 (0.74%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.96%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (51.11%) Active Directory
2 53 (39.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (15.56%) VMware ESX
4 15 (11.11%) vSphere
5 14 (10.37%) Hyper-V
6 12 (8.89%) KVM
7 5 (3.70%) XenApp
8 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.48%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.48%) pfSense
10 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (12.59%) Puppet
2 16 (11.85%) Nagios
3 11 (8.15%) SCCM
4 9 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (5.19%) logstash
6 6 (4.44%) Check_MK
7 3 (2.22%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.22%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.48%) WSUS
8 2 (1.48%) SCOM
8 2 (1.48%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 74 (54.81%) VMware
2 57 (42.22%) Microsoft
3 23 (17.04%) Cisco
4 21 (15.56%) HP
5 16 (11.85%) Citrix
6 9 (6.67%) Riverbed
7 8 (5.93%) SolarWinds
8 6 (4.44%) Juniper
8 6 (4.44%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.70%) Symantec
9 5 (3.70%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.70%) Dell
9 5 (3.70%) EMC
10 4 (2.96%) Brocade
10 4 (2.96%) Sony
11 3 (2.22%) Oracle
12 2 (1.48%) SAP
12 2 (1.48%) Websense
12 2 (1.48%) NetApp
13 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
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