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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 288 206 234
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 486 698 720
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.15% 1.56% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.63% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 443 619 671
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
40483 42761 47201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.86% 95.79% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 35072 35981 38974
Average salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.80% +1.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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 81 £50,000 +6.38% 24
Brentford - 10 £37,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames +2 4 £37,500 -7.40%
Docklands, London - 4 £29,000 -
Croydon - 4 £47,500 -
Canary Wharf +8 3 £30,000 -
Hillingdon - 3 £32,000 -
Twickenham - 2 £35,750 -
Uxbridge - 2 £39,250 -
Hendon - 2 £41,614 -
Southwark +3 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Wembley +2 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Ealing +1 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £35,000 -
Barnet - 1 £60,000 -
Northwood - 1 £57,500 -
Ruislip - 1 £38,000 -
Surbiton - 1 £37,500 -
Teddington - 1 £37,500 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 733 (72.00%) Linux
2 398 (39.10%) VMware
3 350 (34.38%) Windows
4 343 (33.69%) Python
5 309 (30.35%) Bash Shell
6 308 (30.26%) Puppet
7 288 (28.29%) Amazon AWS
8 286 (28.09%) DevOps
9 257 (25.25%) Red Hat
10 242 (23.77%) MySQL
11 236 (23.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 235 (23.08%) CentOS
13 223 (21.91%) Microsoft
14 220 (21.61%) Apache
15 218 (21.41%) Perl
16 217 (21.32%) Active Directory
17 208 (20.43%) DNS
18 203 (19.94%) Finance
19 201 (19.74%) LAMP
20 199 (19.55%) Opscode Chef
21 190 (18.66%) Windows Server
22 178 (17.49%) Unix
23 171 (16.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 168 (16.50%) SQL
24 168 (16.50%) Nagios
25 147 (14.44%) Firewall
26 142 (13.95%) Ubuntu
27 139 (13.65%) PHP
28 136 (13.36%) Ruby
28 136 (13.36%) Ansible

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 220 (21.61%) Apache
2 108 (10.61%) Tomcat
3 107 (10.51%) IIS
4 89 (8.74%) nginx
5 86 (8.45%) MS Exchange
6 72 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 71 (6.97%) OpenStack
8 37 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 35 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
10 33 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2003
10 33 (3.24%) JBoss
11 23 (2.26%) Apache Spark
12 22 (2.16%) SharePoint
13 20 (1.96%) Node.js
14 13 (1.28%) WebSphere
15 11 (1.08%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (0.88%) Jetty
16 9 (0.88%) Skype for Business
17 8 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 90 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.75%) MS Office
3 4 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.29%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.29%) Revit
5 1 (0.098%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.49%) HFM
1 5 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (0.29%) SAP FS
3 2 (0.20%) Aareon QL
3 2 (0.20%) Academy Housing
3 2 (0.20%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 2 (0.20%) arcHouse
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.20%) MIS ActiveH
3 2 (0.20%) OPENHousing
3 2 (0.20%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.098%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.098%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.098%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.098%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.098%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.098%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 288 (28.29%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (4.81%) Amazon EC2
3 42 (4.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 41 (4.03%) Office 365
5 39 (3.83%) IaaS
6 35 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 28 (2.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 25 (2.46%) SaaS
9 18 (1.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 17 (1.67%) Amazon S3
11 15 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (0.98%) Google Apps
12 10 (0.98%) PaaS
13 8 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.69%) SoftLayer
15 6 (0.59%) GitHub
15 6 (0.59%) Joyent
16 4 (0.39%) Rackspace Cloud
16 4 (0.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 208 (20.43%) DNS
2 147 (14.44%) Firewall
3 132 (12.97%) SAN
4 99 (9.72%) DHCP
4 99 (9.72%) TCP/IP
5 69 (6.78%) VPN
6 48 (4.72%) WAN
7 46 (4.52%) Internet
8 44 (4.32%) LDAP
9 43 (4.22%) NAS
10 42 (4.13%) LAN
11 39 (3.83%) VLAN
12 38 (3.73%) iSCSI
13 31 (3.05%) SMTP
14 29 (2.85%) VoIP
15 28 (2.75%) HTTP
16 24 (2.36%) Fibre Channel
16 24 (2.36%) SNMP
17 23 (2.26%) Kerberos
18 22 (2.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (23.77%) MySQL
2 80 (7.86%) SQL Server
3 69 (6.78%) MongoDB
4 39 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (3.54%) Redis
6 32 (3.14%) Hadoop
7 28 (2.75%) Couchbase
8 27 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 26 (2.55%) NoSQL
10 20 (1.96%) CouchDB
11 19 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
12 16 (1.57%) Apache Hive
13 12 (1.18%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.88%) Big Data
14 9 (0.88%) MemSQL
15 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (0.69%) Relational Database
17 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 133 (13.06%) Jenkins
2 93 (9.14%) Git (software)
3 49 (4.81%) Subversion
4 41 (4.03%) TeamCity
5 25 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 24 (2.36%) Gerrit
7 19 (1.87%) Hudson
8 15 (1.47%) PHPUnit
8 15 (1.47%) Selenium
9 14 (1.38%) JIRA
10 11 (1.08%) Maven
11 8 (0.79%) GitLab
11 8 (0.79%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.49%) Emacs
14 4 (0.39%) Bitbucket
15 3 (0.29%) Artifactory
15 3 (0.29%) Gradle
15 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
16 2 (0.20%) Eclipse
General
1 203 (19.94%) Finance
2 75 (7.37%) Law
3 67 (6.58%) Marketing
4 44 (4.32%) Banking
5 36 (3.54%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.06%) Publishing
7 19 (1.87%) Games
8 15 (1.47%) Back Office
8 15 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.28%) Advertising
9 13 (1.28%) Legal
10 11 (1.08%) Electronics
11 9 (0.88%) Retail
12 6 (0.59%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.39%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.29%) Billing
14 3 (0.29%) German Language
14 3 (0.29%) Polish Language
15 2 (0.20%) Front Office
16 1 (0.098%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (19.74%) LAMP
2 76 (7.47%) LEMP Stack
3 70 (6.88%) Web Services
4 40 (3.93%) .NET
5 34 (3.34%) Memcached
6 24 (2.36%) Akka
7 20 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
8 16 (1.57%) Middleware
9 15 (1.47%) Behat
9 15 (1.47%) ELK Stack
9 15 (1.47%) Java EE
10 10 (0.98%) JMX
11 9 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (0.79%) 802.1X
12 8 (0.79%) J2EE
12 8 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
13 7 (0.69%) CSS
13 7 (0.69%) JSON
13 7 (0.69%) LAPP Stack
13 7 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (8.25%) Data Centre
2 73 (7.17%) Clustering
3 54 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (4.42%) Management Information System
5 41 (4.03%) Computer Science
6 23 (2.26%) PKI
6 23 (2.26%) User Experience
7 22 (2.16%) Algorithms
7 22 (2.16%) Smartphone
8 18 (1.77%) Hedge funds
9 14 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 13 (1.28%) Fintech
11 12 (1.18%) Replication
11 12 (1.18%) Streaming Video
11 12 (1.18%) Video on Demand
12 10 (0.98%) Wiki
13 9 (0.88%) Eurex
13 9 (0.88%) Robotics
14 8 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
14 8 (0.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 733 (72.00%) Linux
2 350 (34.38%) Windows
3 235 (23.08%) CentOS
4 190 (18.66%) Windows Server
5 178 (17.49%) Unix
6 171 (16.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 142 (13.95%) Ubuntu
8 125 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 117 (11.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 72 (7.07%) Debian
11 65 (6.39%) Solaris
12 34 (3.34%) Windows 7
13 27 (2.65%) AIX
14 21 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (1.87%) SUSE
16 15 (1.47%) Amazon Linux
17 13 (1.28%) Fedora
18 10 (0.98%) Mac OS X
19 7 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 7 (0.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (28.09%) DevOps
2 126 (12.38%) Configuration Management
3 108 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
5 80 (7.86%) E-Commerce
6 66 (6.48%) Load Balancing
6 66 (6.48%) Open Source
7 62 (6.09%) High Availability
8 59 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 50 (4.91%) ITIL
10 39 (3.83%) Problem Management
11 38 (3.73%) Performance Tuning
12 34 (3.34%) Capacity Planning
13 32 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
14 29 (2.85%) Migration
15 28 (2.75%) Analytics
16 22 (2.16%) ERP
16 22 (2.16%) Kalman Filter
17 21 (2.06%) Web Development
18 20 (1.96%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 343 (33.69%) Python
2 309 (30.35%) Bash Shell
3 218 (21.41%) Perl
4 168 (16.50%) SQL
5 139 (13.65%) PHP
6 136 (13.36%) Ruby
7 123 (12.08%) PowerShell
8 117 (11.49%) Shell Script
9 104 (10.22%) Java
10 43 (4.22%) C++
11 31 (3.05%) C
12 19 (1.87%) C#
13 16 (1.57%) AWK
14 15 (1.47%) VB
15 14 (1.38%) Korn
16 10 (0.98%) VBScript
17 9 (0.88%) Tcl
18 8 (0.79%) Bourne shell
19 7 (0.69%) JavaScript
20 6 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 99 (9.72%) Degree
2 61 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (5.40%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (4.03%) CCNA
4 41 (4.03%) MCSE
5 25 (2.46%) CCNP
6 22 (2.16%) MCP
7 15 (1.47%) SC Cleared
7 15 (1.47%) Security Cleared
7 15 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (1.38%) MCSA
9 10 (0.98%) RHCE
10 9 (0.88%) MCITP
11 8 (0.79%) MCDBA
12 5 (0.49%) CFA
12 5 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.49%) MBA
12 5 (0.49%) PhD
13 4 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.39%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.55%) SLA
2 14 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (1.38%) QA
3 8 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.29%) BS7799
6 2 (0.20%) GAAP
7 1 (0.098%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.098%) DICOM
7 1 (0.098%) GxP
7 1 (0.098%) HL7
System Software
1 236 (23.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 217 (21.32%) Active Directory
3 97 (9.53%) Docker
4 79 (7.76%) vSphere
5 75 (7.37%) KVM
6 59 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
7 58 (5.70%) NFS
8 55 (5.40%) Hyper-V
9 40 (3.93%) Varnish
10 37 (3.63%) Xen
11 18 (1.77%) XenServer
12 17 (1.67%) iptables
13 12 (1.18%) Samba
14 10 (0.98%) Corosync
14 10 (0.98%) GlusterFS
14 10 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.79%) Postfix
15 8 (0.79%) vCloud
15 8 (0.79%) VMware ESX
15 8 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 308 (30.26%) Puppet
2 199 (19.55%) Opscode Chef
3 168 (16.50%) Nagios
4 136 (13.36%) Ansible
5 75 (7.37%) SCCM
6 56 (5.50%) ZABBIX
7 41 (4.03%) HAProxy
8 39 (3.83%) SCOM
9 31 (3.05%) NetBackup
10 25 (2.46%) Salt
11 21 (2.06%) Backup Exec
12 17 (1.67%) Cacti
12 17 (1.67%) CFEngine
13 11 (1.08%) logstash
13 11 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
13 11 (1.08%) WSUS
14 10 (0.98%) SELinux
14 10 (0.98%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.98%) yum
15 7 (0.69%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 398 (39.10%) VMware
2 257 (25.25%) Red Hat
3 223 (21.91%) Microsoft
4 132 (12.97%) Cisco
5 85 (8.35%) Citrix
6 66 (6.48%) NetApp
7 65 (6.39%) Oracle
8 63 (6.19%) HP
9 58 (5.70%) Dell
10 36 (3.54%) Rackspace
11 35 (3.44%) Google
12 34 (3.34%) CheckPoint
13 33 (3.24%) EMC
13 33 (3.24%) Splunk
14 32 (3.14%) IBM
15 27 (2.65%) Symantec
16 22 (2.16%) Atlassian
16 22 (2.16%) SonicWALL
17 21 (2.06%) Veeam
18 20 (1.96%) New Relic
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Meadows Consulting Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum bens include pension, medical and li
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Meadows Consulting
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Great package
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Algomi
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits and development
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Massive Interactive
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Salary: £35,409 - £40,917 + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 per annum + visa sponsorship
Posted: 5 days ago