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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 66 70 72
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 17 21 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.59% 1.91% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.99% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 16
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £61,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -38.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,000 £25,295
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £44,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £39,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +12.85%
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
1018 1057 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.05% 96.00% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 820 844 834
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
Chelmsford -1 4 £45,000 +16.12%
Saffron Walden - 4 £37,500 -
Systems Administrator
East of England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 42 (95.45%) Windows
2 39 (88.64%) Linux
3 37 (84.09%) VMware
3 37 (84.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (79.55%) UNIX
5 34 (77.27%) Cisco
5 34 (77.27%) Firewall
5 34 (77.27%) Xen
6 22 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
7 15 (34.09%) Apache
7 15 (34.09%) NetApp
8 11 (25.00%) Finance
9 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
9 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
11 4 (9.09%) Oracle
11 4 (9.09%) AIX
11 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
12 3 (6.82%) IIS
12 3 (6.82%) MCSE
12 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
12 3 (6.82%) ADSL
12 3 (6.82%) VoIP
12 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (6.82%) VMware ESX
12 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
12 3 (6.82%) Android
12 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (34.09%) Apache
2 3 (6.82%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.27%) Lync
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 34 (77.27%) Firewall
2 3 (6.82%) ADSL
2 3 (6.82%) VoIP
3 1 (2.27%) DHCP
3 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.27%) DNS
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) LAN
3 1 (2.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Firmware
2 1 (2.27%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 42 (95.45%) Windows
2 39 (88.64%) Linux
3 35 (79.55%) UNIX
4 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.09%) AIX
6 3 (6.82%) Android
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.27%) CentOS
7 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
2 6 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.82%) Software Licensing
5 1 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.27%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (2.27%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.27%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (2.27%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.27%) ITIL
5 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.27%) Project Management
5 1 (2.27%) Service Management
5 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.27%) Python
2 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) MCSE
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) MCP
2 1 (2.27%) CCNA
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 37 (84.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (77.27%) Xen
3 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.82%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (84.09%) VMware
2 34 (77.27%) Cisco
3 15 (34.09%) NetApp
4 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.09%) Oracle
6 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.27%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) Citrix