The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex 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 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
System Administrator
Rank 71 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 15 25 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.31% 2.20% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 2.29% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 15 25 19
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -34.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £36,000 £25,295
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +12.14%
Systems Administrator
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1086 1090 913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 94.68% 95.87% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 864 868 796
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +14.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,710 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Systems Administrator Salary Trend in Essex

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Essex

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Essex 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
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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
Saffron Walden - 4 £37,500 -
Chelmsford 0 3 £42,500 +9.67%
Systems Administrator
East of England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 44 (95.65%) Windows
2 41 (89.13%) Linux
3 39 (84.78%) VMware
3 39 (84.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (80.43%) UNIX
5 36 (78.26%) Cisco
5 36 (78.26%) Xen
5 36 (78.26%) Firewall
6 22 (47.83%) Technical Analysis
7 15 (32.61%) NetApp
7 15 (32.61%) Apache
8 13 (28.26%) Finance
9 8 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (13.04%) Oracle
10 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
11 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
12 4 (8.70%) AIX
12 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
12 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
13 3 (6.52%) VMware ESX
13 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
13 3 (6.52%) Android
13 3 (6.52%) IIS
13 3 (6.52%) MCSE
13 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
13 3 (6.52%) ADSL
13 3 (6.52%) VoIP
13 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 15 (32.61%) Apache
2 3 (6.52%) IIS
3 1 (2.17%) Lync
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 36 (78.26%) Firewall
2 3 (6.52%) ADSL
2 3 (6.52%) VoIP
3 1 (2.17%) NAS
3 1 (2.17%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) DHCP
3 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) DNS
3 1 (2.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 44 (95.65%) Windows
2 41 (89.13%) Linux
3 37 (80.43%) UNIX
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.70%) AIX
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.52%) Android
7 1 (2.17%) CentOS
7 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Technical Analysis
2 8 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.52%) Software Licensing
5 1 (2.17%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.17%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (2.17%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.17%) Service Management
5 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.17%) Project Management
5 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.17%) ITIL
5 1 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.17%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.17%) Ruby
2 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) MCSE
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.17%) CCNA
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.17%) MCP
System Software
1 39 (84.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (78.26%) Xen
3 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.52%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.17%) Firmware
5 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (84.78%) VMware
2 36 (78.26%) Cisco
3 15 (32.61%) NetApp
4 6 (13.04%) Oracle
5 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.17%) HP
6 1 (2.17%) Citrix