The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 122 104 101
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 20 29 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.87% 1.44% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.51% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 18 24 53
Average salary £43,750 £31,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.12% -31.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,900 £27,100 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,700 £45,000 £53,700
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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 Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2221 1915 2808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 96.86% 95.27% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1833 1580 2211
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Systems Administrator Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 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
Watford -5 4 £48,500 -
Welwyn Garden City +9 3 £37,500 -11.76%
Stevenage -1 2 £41,000 +32.25%
Rickmansworth - 2 £45,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £40,350 -
Hitchin - 1 £32,500 -
Letchworth - 1 £42,500 -
Systems Administrator
East of England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 49 (73.13%) Linux
2 30 (44.78%) Apache
3 27 (40.30%) Windows
4 26 (38.81%) MySQL
4 26 (38.81%) Red Hat
5 22 (32.84%) SQL
6 21 (31.34%) Java
6 21 (31.34%) DNS
6 21 (31.34%) CentOS
7 18 (26.87%) Internet
7 18 (26.87%) DHCP
7 18 (26.87%) HTTP
8 17 (25.37%) UNIX
8 17 (25.37%) LAMP
8 17 (25.37%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (25.37%) Telecoms
9 16 (23.88%) CMS
9 16 (23.88%) Service Delivery
10 14 (20.90%) Finance
10 14 (20.90%) Games
10 14 (20.90%) E-Commerce
11 13 (19.40%) Tomcat
11 13 (19.40%) Oracle
11 13 (19.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 13 (19.40%) VMware
11 13 (19.40%) Online Games
11 13 (19.40%) Online Betting
12 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
12 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
13 11 (16.42%) Marketing

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 30 (44.78%) Apache
2 16 (23.88%) CMS
3 13 (19.40%) Tomcat
3 13 (19.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 8 (11.94%) IIS
5 4 (5.97%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.99%) Lync
6 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.49%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.49%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.34%) DNS
2 18 (26.87%) HTTP
2 18 (26.87%) Internet
2 18 (26.87%) DHCP
3 10 (14.93%) SAN
4 8 (11.94%) Firewall
5 6 (8.96%) TCP/IP
6 5 (7.46%) Wireless
6 5 (7.46%) LAN
7 4 (5.97%) Broadband
8 3 (4.48%) VoIP
8 3 (4.48%) WAN
8 3 (4.48%) iSCSI
8 3 (4.48%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.99%) Network Security
9 2 (2.99%) VLAN
9 2 (2.99%) VPN
9 2 (2.99%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.49%) SSL
10 1 (1.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (38.81%) MySQL
2 17 (25.37%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
General
1 17 (25.37%) Telecoms
2 14 (20.90%) Finance
2 14 (20.90%) Games
3 13 (19.40%) Online Betting
4 11 (16.42%) Marketing
5 3 (4.48%) Billing
6 1 (1.49%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.37%) LAMP
2 2 (2.99%) SOAP
3 1 (1.49%) Web Services
3 1 (1.49%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.49%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) Online Games
2 4 (5.97%) Open Source
3 2 (2.99%) Firmware
4 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) Clustering
4 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.49%) Physics
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 49 (73.13%) Linux
2 27 (40.30%) Windows
3 21 (31.34%) CentOS
4 17 (25.37%) UNIX
5 9 (13.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.46%) AIX
7 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.48%) Ubuntu
8 3 (4.48%) Debian
8 3 (4.48%) VMS
9 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.49%) FreeBSD
10 1 (1.49%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.88%) Service Delivery
2 14 (20.90%) E-Commerce
3 9 (13.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.46%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (4.48%) DevOps
5 3 (4.48%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.48%) ITIL
5 3 (4.48%) Migration
6 2 (2.99%) CRM
6 2 (2.99%) Time Management
6 2 (2.99%) Performance Management
6 2 (2.99%) Data Protection
6 2 (2.99%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.49%) Data Security
7 1 (1.49%) Document Management
7 1 (1.49%) Strategic Management
7 1 (1.49%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.49%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.84%) SQL
2 21 (31.34%) Java
3 3 (4.48%) Python
4 2 (2.99%) Perl
4 2 (2.99%) PHP
4 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) CCNA
2 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.99%) MCSE
2 2 (2.99%) MCITP
3 1 (1.49%) MBCS
3 1 (1.49%) CCNP
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.49%) MCTS
3 1 (1.49%) VCP4
3 1 (1.49%) VCAP
3 1 (1.49%) VCP5
3 1 (1.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.48%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.48%) NFS
5 2 (2.99%) pfSense
6 1 (1.49%) KVM
6 1 (1.49%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.49%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) Puppet
2 4 (5.97%) ZABBIX
3 2 (2.99%) SCCM
4 1 (1.49%) SCOM
4 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.49%) Ansible
Vendors
1 26 (38.81%) Red Hat
2 13 (19.40%) VMware
2 13 (19.40%) Oracle
3 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.45%) Cisco
5 2 (2.99%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.99%) Citrix
5 2 (2.99%) Orchard
6 1 (1.49%) Google
6 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.49%) NetApp
6 1 (1.49%) Intel
6 1 (1.49%) IBM