The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the London 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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 226 203 182
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 565 691 726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.30% 1.47% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.57% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 498 635 643
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £31,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
Systems Administrator
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 London 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
40376 43976 41848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.15% 93.53% 93.52%
Number of salaries quoted 34392 36762 35111
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in London

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in London

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

Systems Administrator Salary Trend in London

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in London

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the London region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
City of London +10 104 £45,000 -5.26% 11
Docklands, London - 13 £57,500 -
Uxbridge +4 6 £41,250 +30.95%
Wimbledon - 4 £41,750 -
Surbiton +2 3 £67,500 +68.75%
Chessington - 3 £31,000 -
Beckenham - 2 £30,000 -
Croydon - 2 £31,766 - 1
Westminster - 2 £50,000 -
Chiswick - 2 £36,250 -
Wembley +1 1 £32,500 -23.07%
Ealing - 1 £42,500 -
Paddington - 1 £37,500 -
Clapham - 1 £37,500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £45,000 -
Feltham - 1 £45,000 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the London 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.

1 763 (64.99%) Linux
2 591 (50.34%) Windows
3 493 (41.99%) VMware
4 351 (29.90%) Red Hat
5 321 (27.34%) Active Directory
6 315 (26.83%) Puppet
7 300 (25.55%) VMware Infrastructure
7 300 (25.55%) Python
8 271 (23.08%) Bash Shell
9 259 (22.06%) Microsoft
10 256 (21.81%) MySQL
11 250 (21.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 237 (20.19%) DNS
13 234 (19.93%) Apache
14 233 (19.85%) Finance
15 231 (19.68%) DevOps
16 227 (19.34%) CentOS
17 222 (18.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 217 (18.48%) Perl
19 201 (17.12%) Amazon AWS
20 197 (16.78%) Firewall
21 195 (16.61%) SQL
22 187 (15.93%) SAN
23 183 (15.59%) UNIX
24 178 (15.16%) Cisco
25 172 (14.65%) MS Exchange
25 172 (14.65%) SQL Server
26 171 (14.57%) TCP/IP
26 171 (14.57%) Opscode Chef
27 170 (14.48%) Windows Server 2012

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the London 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
1 234 (19.93%) Apache
2 172 (14.65%) MS Exchange
3 136 (11.58%) Tomcat
4 123 (10.48%) IIS
5 98 (8.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 94 (8.01%) nginx
7 72 (6.13%) SharePoint
8 47 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
9 37 (3.15%) Confluence
10 34 (2.90%) WebSphere
10 34 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
11 32 (2.73%) OpenStack
12 31 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2007
13 29 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
14 27 (2.30%) Lync
15 19 (1.62%) Node.js
16 17 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 16 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
18 15 (1.28%) Drupal
19 14 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 125 (10.65%) MS Excel
2 47 (4.00%) MS Office
3 8 (0.68%) InDesign
4 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.085%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.085%) Maya
Business Applications
1 11 (0.94%) Magento
2 6 (0.51%) SAP HR
2 6 (0.51%) Sophis RISQUE
3 3 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.17%) Cordys
4 2 (0.17%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.17%) Agresso
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.085%) RMDS
5 1 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.085%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.085%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 201 (17.12%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (5.54%) Office 365
3 34 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (2.81%) Amazon EC2
5 29 (2.47%) IaaS
6 26 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (1.28%) SaaS
8 14 (1.19%) PaaS
8 14 (1.19%) Route 53
9 12 (1.02%) Amazon S3
9 12 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
10 11 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.51%) GitHub
12 5 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.34%) Rackspace Cloud
14 3 (0.26%) Google Apps
14 3 (0.26%) Joyent
14 3 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.26%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 237 (20.19%) DNS
2 197 (16.78%) Firewall
3 187 (15.93%) SAN
4 171 (14.57%) TCP/IP
5 117 (9.97%) DHCP
6 105 (8.94%) VPN
7 86 (7.33%) LAN
8 83 (7.07%) WAN
9 64 (5.45%) LDAP
10 59 (5.03%) VLAN
11 57 (4.86%) Internet
12 52 (4.43%) iSCSI
13 49 (4.17%) NAS
14 46 (3.92%) VoIP
15 32 (2.73%) HTTP
16 30 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
17 27 (2.30%) SMTP
18 26 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
19 22 (1.87%) SSH
20 21 (1.79%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (21.81%) MySQL
2 172 (14.65%) SQL Server
3 71 (6.05%) MongoDB
4 50 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
5 38 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 34 (2.90%) NoSQL
7 19 (1.62%) Redis
8 18 (1.53%) Big Data
9 17 (1.45%) Relational Database
10 16 (1.36%) MariaDB
11 14 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
12 13 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.77%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.68%) Ingres
15 7 (0.60%) QlikView
15 7 (0.60%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (0.51%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 92 (7.84%) Jenkins
2 91 (7.75%) Git (software)
3 66 (5.62%) Subversion
4 58 (4.94%) JIRA
5 27 (2.30%) TeamCity
6 16 (1.36%) Selenium
6 16 (1.36%) Hudson
7 15 (1.28%) Emacs
8 10 (0.85%) Mercurial
9 8 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.34%) GitLab
12 4 (0.34%) Gerrit
12 4 (0.34%) GDB
13 3 (0.26%) FishEye
14 2 (0.17%) Behat
14 2 (0.17%) Ant
14 2 (0.17%) Maven
14 2 (0.17%) PHPUnit
General
1 233 (19.85%) Finance
2 84 (7.16%) Telecoms
3 57 (4.86%) Banking
4 36 (3.07%) Games
5 35 (2.98%) Law
6 33 (2.81%) Marketing
7 30 (2.56%) Retail
8 23 (1.96%) Legal
9 14 (1.19%) Advertising
10 11 (0.94%) Billing
10 11 (0.94%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.77%) Publishing
12 6 (0.51%) Back Office
13 4 (0.34%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.34%) Local Government
14 3 (0.26%) Electronics
14 3 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.26%) Automotive
14 3 (0.26%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.17%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (7.58%) Web Services
2 81 (6.90%) LAMP
3 66 (5.62%) .NET
4 33 (2.81%) WebSphere MQ
5 26 (2.21%) RabbitMQ
6 22 (1.87%) Memcached
7 19 (1.62%) Middleware
8 14 (1.19%) Lucene
8 14 (1.19%) boto
9 12 (1.02%) Ruby on Rails
9 12 (1.02%) FIX Protocol
10 11 (0.94%) XML
11 10 (0.85%) JMS
11 10 (0.85%) HTML
11 10 (0.85%) WAMP
12 8 (0.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 8 (0.68%) J2EE
13 7 (0.60%) Play Framework
14 6 (0.51%) FastCGI
15 5 (0.43%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 109 (9.28%) Data Centre
2 62 (5.28%) Computer Science
3 51 (4.34%) Management Information System
4 34 (2.90%) Replication
5 33 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (2.73%) EqualLogic
7 28 (2.39%) Clustering
8 26 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 24 (2.04%) Hedge funds
10 19 (1.62%) Blackberry
11 17 (1.45%) Digital Media
11 17 (1.45%) Private Cloud
12 15 (1.28%) Mobile App
13 10 (0.85%) PlayStation
13 10 (0.85%) CESG
13 10 (0.85%) Mathematics
14 9 (0.77%) Eurex
15 8 (0.68%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.68%) EMC VNX
15 8 (0.68%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 763 (64.99%) Linux
2 591 (50.34%) Windows
3 250 (21.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 227 (19.34%) CentOS
5 222 (18.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 183 (15.59%) UNIX
7 170 (14.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 161 (13.71%) Ubuntu
9 144 (12.27%) Debian
10 88 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 66 (5.62%) Windows 7
12 56 (4.77%) Solaris
13 39 (3.32%) Mac OS X
14 37 (3.15%) Fedora
15 22 (1.87%) Windows XP
16 19 (1.62%) SUSE
17 18 (1.53%) Windows 8
18 12 (1.02%) Amazon Linux
19 9 (0.77%) Mac OS
20 8 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (19.68%) DevOps
2 144 (12.27%) ITIL
3 134 (11.41%) Configuration Management
4 112 (9.54%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (7.33%) Open Source
6 83 (7.07%) E-Commerce
7 71 (6.05%) Load Balancing
8 58 (4.94%) Project Management
9 52 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
11 45 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
12 39 (3.32%) Change Control
13 28 (2.39%) Migration
14 27 (2.30%) Service Delivery
15 23 (1.96%) Server Building
16 21 (1.79%) Change Management
16 21 (1.79%) Scrum
16 21 (1.79%) Information Security
16 21 (1.79%) Mentoring
17 20 (1.70%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 300 (25.55%) Python
2 271 (23.08%) Bash Shell
3 217 (18.48%) Perl
4 195 (16.61%) SQL
5 141 (12.01%) Ruby
6 140 (11.93%) PowerShell
7 124 (10.56%) Shell Script
8 101 (8.60%) PHP
9 96 (8.18%) Java
10 21 (1.79%) JavaScript
11 16 (1.36%) VBScript
12 14 (1.19%) C++
13 12 (1.02%) C
14 11 (0.94%) C#
14 11 (0.94%) VB
14 11 (0.94%) AWK
15 7 (0.60%) Tcl
16 6 (0.51%) Groovy
17 5 (0.43%) sed
17 5 (0.43%) Korn
Qualifications
1 134 (11.41%) Degree
2 53 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (3.58%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (3.49%) CCNA
5 39 (3.32%) MCSE
6 26 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 20 (1.70%) MCP
8 19 (1.62%) MCSA
8 19 (1.62%) Security Cleared
9 18 (1.53%) SC Cleared
10 15 (1.28%) RHCE
11 14 (1.19%) MCITP
12 13 (1.11%) CCA
12 13 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (0.77%) CCNP
14 8 (0.68%) A+ Certification
14 8 (0.68%) IBM Certification
15 6 (0.51%) Network+ Certification
16 5 (0.43%) Security+ Certification
16 5 (0.43%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.73%) SLA
2 28 (2.39%) QA
3 27 (2.30%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.17%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.085%) BS7799
System Software
1 321 (27.34%) Active Directory
2 300 (25.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 72 (6.13%) KVM
5 62 (5.28%) vSphere
5 62 (5.28%) NFS
6 57 (4.86%) VMware ESX
7 53 (4.51%) Xen
8 49 (4.17%) XenApp
9 45 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
10 44 (3.75%) Varnish
11 43 (3.66%) Docker
12 38 (3.24%) Postfix
13 37 (3.15%) XenServer
14 29 (2.47%) iptables
15 18 (1.53%) VirtualBox
16 14 (1.19%) VMware Server
17 11 (0.94%) LXC
18 10 (0.85%) Squid
19 9 (0.77%) Samba
Systems Management
1 315 (26.83%) Puppet
2 171 (14.57%) Opscode Chef
3 166 (14.14%) Nagios
4 74 (6.30%) Ansible
5 63 (5.37%) ZABBIX
6 55 (4.68%) SCCM
7 32 (2.73%) SCOM
8 30 (2.56%) Cacti
9 27 (2.30%) WSUS
10 22 (1.87%) Backup Exec
11 19 (1.62%) Graphite
12 18 (1.53%) Oracle ZFS
12 18 (1.53%) HAProxy
13 17 (1.45%) Tivoli
14 16 (1.36%) logstash
15 15 (1.28%) BMC Marimba
16 14 (1.19%) Salt
16 14 (1.19%) Vagrant
17 13 (1.11%) SELinux
17 13 (1.11%) Icinga
Vendors
1 493 (41.99%) VMware
2 351 (29.90%) Red Hat
3 259 (22.06%) Microsoft
4 178 (15.16%) Cisco
5 103 (8.77%) Citrix
6 80 (6.81%) Oracle
7 57 (4.86%) HP
8 51 (4.34%) NetApp
9 42 (3.58%) Dell
10 40 (3.41%) IBM
11 36 (3.07%) Juniper
12 25 (2.13%) EMC
12 25 (2.13%) Veeam
13 22 (1.87%) Symantec
14 20 (1.70%) SAP
15 18 (1.53%) Adobe
15 18 (1.53%) Riverbed
16 17 (1.45%) Sun
17 15 (1.28%) F5
17 15 (1.28%) Rackspace
North West London
EarthStream Global
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + bonus and benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, pension etc.
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + 29 days hols, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + On Call + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55k + discretionary bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £44k - 50k per year + Pension Only
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Salary: Band 6 £31,249 - £41,218 pa + HCAS
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000.00 - £41500.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bens - bonus, gym, pens+
Posted: 4 days ago