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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 203 184 169
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 676 713 861
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.44% 1.58% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.69% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 621 632 795
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
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
43717 42131 48841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.39% 93.54% 94.59%
Number of salaries quoted 36551 35326 42450
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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
City of London +27 129 £47,500 +5.55% 17
Kingston Upon Thames - 18 £40,000 - 2
Harrow -13 5 - - 1
West Drayton -1 3 £42,500 +16.43%
Surbiton - 2 £40,000 -
Wembley - 2 £42,250 -
Isleworth - 1 - - 1
Bromley - 1 £37,500 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 993 (71.90%) Linux
2 638 (46.20%) Windows
3 501 (36.28%) Puppet
4 470 (34.03%) VMware
5 393 (28.46%) Python
6 392 (28.39%) MySQL
7 364 (26.36%) Red Hat
8 351 (25.42%) Active Directory
9 325 (23.53%) DevOps
10 306 (22.16%) Opscode Chef
10 306 (22.16%) Bash Shell
11 301 (21.80%) Perl
11 301 (21.80%) Ubuntu
12 281 (20.35%) DNS
13 280 (20.28%) Apache
14 272 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
15 262 (18.97%) CentOS
16 255 (18.46%) SQL
17 254 (18.39%) TCP/IP
18 253 (18.32%) Microsoft
19 244 (17.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 241 (17.45%) Ruby
21 239 (17.31%) Java
22 236 (17.09%) Nagios
23 220 (15.93%) UNIX
24 209 (15.13%) PHP
25 206 (14.92%) Windows Server 2008
26 202 (14.63%) SQL Server
27 197 (14.27%) Firewall
28 195 (14.12%) Debian

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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
1 280 (20.28%) Apache
2 188 (13.61%) Tomcat
3 141 (10.21%) nginx
4 138 (9.99%) IIS
5 133 (9.63%) MS Exchange
6 61 (4.42%) SharePoint
6 61 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 47 (3.40%) OpenStack
7 47 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 41 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
9 37 (2.68%) Jetty
10 31 (2.24%) WebSphere
11 28 (2.03%) Lync
12 27 (1.96%) WebLogic
13 25 (1.81%) CMS
14 20 (1.45%) Node.js
15 19 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
15 19 (1.38%) Drupal
15 19 (1.38%) Apache Solr
16 16 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 160 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 57 (4.13%) MS Office
3 9 (0.65%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.072%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.072%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 23 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.58%) HFM
2 8 (0.58%) Magento
3 5 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
3 5 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.22%) Agresso
4 3 (0.22%) Summit
5 2 (0.14%) Sophis RISQUE
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.072%) RMDS
6 1 (0.072%) FRx
6 1 (0.072%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.072%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 160 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (3.98%) SaaS
3 52 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (1.74%) Amazon S3
7 22 (1.59%) Office 365
8 17 (1.23%) Joyent
9 16 (1.16%) Rackspace Cloud
10 14 (1.01%) GitHub
11 6 (0.43%) IaaS
12 4 (0.29%) Route 53
12 4 (0.29%) PaaS
12 4 (0.29%) Heroku
13 3 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.072%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.072%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 281 (20.35%) DNS
2 254 (18.39%) TCP/IP
3 197 (14.27%) Firewall
4 187 (13.54%) SAN
5 129 (9.34%) LAN
6 109 (7.89%) VPN
7 93 (6.73%) DHCP
8 81 (5.87%) WAN
8 81 (5.87%) HTTP
9 80 (5.79%) LDAP
10 76 (5.50%) NAS
11 69 (5.00%) SMTP
12 48 (3.48%) Internet
13 45 (3.26%) FTP
14 43 (3.11%) VoIP
15 40 (2.90%) SSL
16 38 (2.75%) VLAN
17 32 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
18 31 (2.24%) SSH
19 26 (1.88%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (28.39%) MySQL
2 202 (14.63%) SQL Server
3 160 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
4 117 (8.47%) Redis
5 103 (7.46%) MongoDB
6 86 (6.23%) NoSQL
7 64 (4.63%) Hadoop
7 64 (4.63%) Big Data
8 33 (2.39%) Relational Database
9 30 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
10 28 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
11 27 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
12 22 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 18 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
14 16 (1.16%) Oracle Database
14 16 (1.16%) Couchbase
15 15 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
18 10 (0.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 153 (11.08%) Git (software)
2 122 (8.83%) Jenkins
3 97 (7.02%) Subversion
4 51 (3.69%) JIRA
5 20 (1.45%) Maven
6 16 (1.16%) TeamCity
7 15 (1.09%) Mercurial
8 8 (0.58%) Juju
8 8 (0.58%) Selenium
8 8 (0.58%) CruiseControl
9 7 (0.51%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.51%) Ant
10 6 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.43%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.36%) Hudson
12 4 (0.29%) Gerrit
12 4 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
12 4 (0.29%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.29%) ClearCase
13 3 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 162 (11.73%) Finance
2 52 (3.77%) Games
3 50 (3.62%) Banking
4 44 (3.19%) Advertising
5 35 (2.53%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.39%) Law
7 27 (1.96%) Publishing
8 26 (1.88%) Marketing
9 23 (1.67%) Retail
10 18 (1.30%) Legal
11 15 (1.09%) French Language
12 14 (1.01%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.51%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.22%) Back Office
16 2 (0.14%) Front Office
16 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
17 1 (0.072%) Billing
17 1 (0.072%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (11.51%) LAMP
2 106 (7.68%) Web Services
3 50 (3.62%) .NET
4 37 (2.68%) XML
5 32 (2.32%) CSS
6 31 (2.24%) Django
7 26 (1.88%) HTML
8 24 (1.74%) JSON
9 21 (1.52%) Memcached
10 18 (1.30%) RabbitMQ
11 17 (1.23%) Middleware
12 13 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
12 13 (0.94%) Sphinx
13 12 (0.87%) Java EE
14 11 (0.80%) Ruby on Rails
15 8 (0.58%) Ajax
15 8 (0.58%) RESTful
16 7 (0.51%) ActiveMQ
17 6 (0.43%) XHTML
17 6 (0.43%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 158 (11.44%) Open Source
2 76 (5.50%) Clustering
3 53 (3.84%) Computer Science
4 41 (2.97%) Replication
5 36 (2.61%) Social Media
6 30 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 25 (1.81%) Mobile App
8 21 (1.52%) Blackberry
8 21 (1.52%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.38%) Hedge funds
10 16 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
11 14 (1.01%) Derivative
12 12 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (0.87%) Online Games
13 11 (0.80%) EqualLogic
14 10 (0.72%) Streaming Video
14 10 (0.72%) Spread Betting
15 9 (0.65%) Digital Media
16 8 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.58%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 993 (71.90%) Linux
2 638 (46.20%) Windows
3 301 (21.80%) Ubuntu
4 262 (18.97%) CentOS
5 244 (17.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 220 (15.93%) UNIX
7 206 (14.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 195 (14.12%) Debian
9 145 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 127 (9.20%) Solaris
11 95 (6.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 70 (5.07%) Windows 7
13 46 (3.33%) Mac OS X
14 38 (2.75%) SUSE
14 38 (2.75%) Android
15 33 (2.39%) Apple iOS
15 33 (2.39%) AIX
16 30 (2.17%) Windows 8
17 22 (1.59%) Windows XP
18 19 (1.38%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (23.53%) DevOps
2 163 (11.80%) E-Commerce
3 150 (10.86%) Configuration Management
4 135 (9.78%) ITIL
5 105 (7.60%) Load Balancing
6 99 (7.17%) Performance Tuning
7 88 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
8 74 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
9 70 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
10 47 (3.40%) Migration
11 40 (2.90%) Problem Management
12 36 (2.61%) Capacity Planning
13 30 (2.17%) Project Management
14 29 (2.10%) Business Intelligence
15 28 (2.03%) CRM
16 27 (1.96%) Network Design
17 25 (1.81%) Service Management
17 25 (1.81%) High Availability
17 25 (1.81%) Analytics
18 23 (1.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 393 (28.46%) Python
2 306 (22.16%) Bash Shell
3 301 (21.80%) Perl
4 255 (18.46%) SQL
5 241 (17.45%) Ruby
6 239 (17.31%) Java
7 209 (15.13%) PHP
8 111 (8.04%) Shell Script
9 87 (6.30%) PowerShell
10 35 (2.53%) AWK
11 34 (2.46%) JavaScript
12 27 (1.96%) C#
13 26 (1.88%) Scala
14 24 (1.74%) Korn
15 19 (1.38%) sed
16 17 (1.23%) VBScript
17 16 (1.16%) C
18 15 (1.09%) T-SQL
19 6 (0.43%) VBA
19 6 (0.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 139 (10.07%) Degree
2 113 (8.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 74 (5.36%) MCSE
4 54 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (3.48%) CCNA
6 47 (3.40%) MCSA
7 36 (2.61%) RHCE
8 23 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (1.59%) MCP
10 20 (1.45%) MCTS
11 13 (0.94%) MCT
12 12 (0.87%) MCITP
12 12 (0.87%) LPIC
12 12 (0.87%) Linux+ Certification
13 10 (0.72%) CCNP
14 8 (0.58%) Security Cleared
15 7 (0.51%) CIMA
15 7 (0.51%) ACCA
15 7 (0.51%) A+ Certification
16 6 (0.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.56%) QA
2 31 (2.24%) SLA
3 23 (1.67%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.14%) BS7799
6 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 351 (25.42%) Active Directory
2 272 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (7.75%) KVM
4 102 (7.39%) Hyper-V
5 84 (6.08%) Xen
6 78 (5.65%) vSphere
7 76 (5.50%) NFS
8 53 (3.84%) Varnish
9 31 (2.24%) Samba
10 29 (2.10%) Postfix
11 28 (2.03%) XenApp
12 21 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
13 20 (1.45%) Sendmail
14 19 (1.38%) XenServer
15 18 (1.30%) Snort
16 17 (1.23%) Docker
17 13 (0.94%) VMware ESX
18 9 (0.65%) XenDesktop
19 7 (0.51%) vCloud
20 4 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 501 (36.28%) Puppet
2 306 (22.16%) Opscode Chef
3 236 (17.09%) Nagios
4 69 (5.00%) Cacti
5 54 (3.91%) Salt
6 51 (3.69%) SCOM
7 50 (3.62%) ZABBIX
8 44 (3.19%) Ansible
9 42 (3.04%) SCCM
10 38 (2.75%) logstash
11 37 (2.68%) Ganglia
12 34 (2.46%) Vagrant
13 33 (2.39%) HAProxy
14 27 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
15 25 (1.81%) WSUS
16 24 (1.74%) CFEngine
17 23 (1.67%) Zenoss
18 19 (1.38%) Backup Exec
18 19 (1.38%) Tivoli
19 18 (1.30%) Icinga
Vendors
1 470 (34.03%) VMware
2 364 (26.36%) Red Hat
3 253 (18.32%) Microsoft
4 179 (12.96%) Cisco
5 110 (7.97%) HP
6 94 (6.81%) Oracle
7 73 (5.29%) Citrix
8 58 (4.20%) JBoss
9 56 (4.06%) Rackspace
10 42 (3.04%) Dell
10 42 (3.04%) EMC
11 40 (2.90%) IBM
11 40 (2.90%) NetApp
12 37 (2.68%) Symantec
13 25 (1.81%) Juniper
13 25 (1.81%) SaltStack
14 23 (1.67%) Percona
14 23 (1.67%) Apple
15 19 (1.38%) Veeam
16 16 (1.16%) CheckPoint
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
SBC Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Parity Resources
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum +Many benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £70,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Yoh Company
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25 days holiday + private healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: excellent salary and bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Stock + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens + on-call
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Exponential-e
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Da!travel.com
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago