The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 127 164 165
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 48 29 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.47% 0.72% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 0.75% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 23 25 26
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £44,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -21.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,150 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,300 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Systems Administrator
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3141 3879 3619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.20% 96.42% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2598 3327 3156
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Systems Administrator Salary Trend in Manchester

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Manchester

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
Salford +16 6 £35,000 -
Bolton - 3 £25,000 -
Systems Administrator
North West

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 51 (65.38%) Linux
2 34 (43.59%) Windows
3 30 (38.46%) MySQL
4 24 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (29.49%) SAN
6 22 (28.21%) VMware
7 21 (26.92%) CentOS
7 21 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (25.64%) Amazon AWS
9 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (24.36%) DNS
9 19 (24.36%) Web Services
10 18 (23.08%) SQL Server
10 18 (23.08%) Shell Script
10 18 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (23.08%) Statistics
10 18 (23.08%) Puppet
11 17 (21.79%) Network Design
11 17 (21.79%) Change Management
11 17 (21.79%) Security Management
11 17 (21.79%) SQL
11 17 (21.79%) Java
11 17 (21.79%) E-Commerce
12 16 (20.51%) SQL Server 2005
12 16 (20.51%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (19.23%) Windows Server
13 15 (19.23%) High Availability
13 15 (19.23%) T-SQL
14 14 (17.95%) DTS
14 14 (17.95%) Apache

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 14 (17.95%) Apache
2 9 (11.54%) nginx
3 8 (10.26%) MS Exchange
4 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.41%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Line 500
1 2 (2.56%) MFGPRO
1 2 (2.56%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.28%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.56%) SaaS
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (29.49%) SAN
2 19 (24.36%) DNS
3 14 (17.95%) Firewall
3 14 (17.95%) TCP/IP
4 9 (11.54%) LDAP
5 8 (10.26%) DHCP
5 8 (10.26%) FTP
5 8 (10.26%) Network Security
6 7 (8.97%) NAS
7 6 (7.69%) SMTP
7 6 (7.69%) VoIP
8 4 (5.13%) SSH
8 4 (5.13%) SSL
9 3 (3.85%) VPN
10 2 (2.56%) LAN
10 2 (2.56%) MPLS
10 2 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (2.56%) Telnet
10 2 (2.56%) WAN
10 2 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (38.46%) MySQL
2 18 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 16 (20.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (20.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (17.95%) DTS
4 14 (17.95%) SQL Server 2000
4 14 (17.95%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (17.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.28%) Big Data
7 1 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
General
1 13 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.36%) Web Services
2 7 (8.97%) LAMP
3 6 (7.69%) LAPP Stack
3 6 (7.69%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.08%) Statistics
2 14 (17.95%) Replication
3 6 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.41%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (65.38%) Linux
2 34 (43.59%) Windows
3 24 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (26.92%) CentOS
4 21 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (19.23%) Windows Server
7 14 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (8.97%) Windows 7
9 4 (5.13%) Debian
9 4 (5.13%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.56%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.79%) Change Management
2 17 (21.79%) E-Commerce
2 17 (21.79%) Network Design
2 17 (21.79%) Security Management
3 15 (19.23%) High Availability
4 14 (17.95%) Capacity Planning
4 14 (17.95%) Performance Analysis
4 14 (17.95%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.41%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (6.41%) Server Building
7 4 (5.13%) ITIL
8 2 (2.56%) DevOps
8 2 (2.56%) ERP
8 2 (2.56%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (2.56%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.56%) Server Hardening
9 1 (1.28%) Analytics
9 1 (1.28%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.08%) Shell Script
2 17 (21.79%) Java
2 17 (21.79%) SQL
3 15 (19.23%) T-SQL
4 14 (17.95%) PowerShell
5 8 (10.26%) Perl
6 7 (8.97%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.13%) PHP
8 3 (3.85%) C++
9 2 (2.56%) C
9 2 (2.56%) Python
10 1 (1.28%) Lua
10 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (10.26%) MCSE
2 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (7.69%) CCNA
3 6 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.85%) CCA
4 3 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.85%) MCITP
4 3 (3.85%) MCP
4 3 (3.85%) MCSA
4 3 (3.85%) MCTS
4 3 (3.85%) RHCA
4 3 (3.85%) RHCE
5 1 (1.28%) CCNP
5 1 (1.28%) Degree
5 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) ISO27005
System Software
1 11 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.41%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.41%) Terminal Services
3 5 (6.41%) VMware ESX
3 5 (6.41%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (6.41%) XenApp
3 5 (6.41%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.85%) XenServer
5 1 (1.28%) Postfix
5 1 (1.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (23.08%) Puppet
2 14 (17.95%) LiteSpeed
3 2 (2.56%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.28%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (28.21%) VMware
2 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.10%) Red Hat
3 8 (10.26%) Citrix
4 7 (8.97%) HP
4 7 (8.97%) SAP
5 5 (6.41%) EMC
5 5 (6.41%) Veeam
6 4 (5.13%) Oracle
6 4 (5.13%) Sun
7 3 (3.85%) NetApp
8 2 (2.56%) Avaya
8 2 (2.56%) Cisco
8 2 (2.56%) Epicor
8 2 (2.56%) Mitel
8 2 (2.56%) NETGEAR
8 2 (2.56%) QAD
8 2 (2.56%) Sage
8 2 (2.56%) Sophos
8 2 (2.56%) Symantec
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