The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 222 196 186
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 39 48 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.70% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.75% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 36 43 59
Average salary £34,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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 North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7015 6440 7045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.93% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5787 5544 6021
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Systems Administrator Salary Trend in the North West

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the North West

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

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the North West

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the North West 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
(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
Cheshire -7 16 £34,000 -2.85% 3
Manchester -12 10 £30,000 -28.14% 5
Lancashire +1 5 £42,500 +49.12% 1
Cumbria +7 4 £28,000 +1.81%
Merseyside +5 4 £50,000 +16.27% 4
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 37 (45.12%) Linux
2 36 (43.90%) Finance
3 30 (36.59%) VMware
4 28 (34.15%) Windows
5 27 (32.93%) UNIX
6 26 (31.71%) Microsoft
6 26 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (24.39%) Active Directory
8 19 (23.17%) SLA
8 19 (23.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (21.95%) Back Office
10 17 (20.73%) WAN
10 17 (20.73%) LAN
10 17 (20.73%) PHP
11 15 (18.29%) SQL
11 15 (18.29%) Red Hat
12 14 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
13 11 (13.41%) MySQL
13 11 (13.41%) TCP/IP
14 10 (12.20%) SAN
14 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (10.98%) HP
15 9 (10.98%) Oracle
15 9 (10.98%) Firmware
16 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (9.76%) Python
16 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (8.54%) Degree

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 7 (8.54%) Apache
2 6 (7.32%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.32%) WebLogic
2 6 (7.32%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.10%) OpenStack
3 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.10%) WebLogic Portal
4 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.44%) IIS
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.22%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (1.22%) SAS
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) SPSS
3 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) ResourceLink
1 1 (1.22%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.73%) LAN
1 17 (20.73%) WAN
2 14 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (13.41%) TCP/IP
4 10 (12.20%) SAN
5 7 (8.54%) VPN
6 6 (7.32%) Firewall
7 2 (2.44%) VLAN
7 2 (2.44%) DHCP
8 1 (1.22%) VoIP
8 1 (1.22%) DNS
8 1 (1.22%) Intranet
8 1 (1.22%) Internet
8 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.41%) MySQL
3 6 (7.32%) Hadoop
3 6 (7.32%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.22%) Big Data
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 36 (43.90%) Finance
2 18 (21.95%) Back Office
3 6 (7.32%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.88%) Banking
5 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.44%) Games
6 2 (2.44%) Automotive
7 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.54%) Web Services
2 6 (7.32%) Middleware
3 3 (3.66%) LAMP
4 1 (1.22%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Firmware
2 7 (8.54%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.44%) Clustering
6 1 (1.22%) HP Superdome
6 1 (1.22%) HACMP
6 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (45.12%) Linux
2 28 (34.15%) Windows
3 27 (32.93%) UNIX
4 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (8.54%) CentOS
7 5 (6.10%) HPUX
8 4 (4.88%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.88%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.88%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.44%) Solaris
9 2 (2.44%) AIX
10 1 (1.22%) Tru64
10 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (7.32%) E-Commerce
2 6 (7.32%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (7.32%) Network Load Balancing
3 5 (6.10%) ITIL
3 5 (6.10%) EAI
4 4 (4.88%) Wealth Management
5 3 (3.66%) Time Management
5 3 (3.66%) Change Management
5 3 (3.66%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.44%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.44%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.44%) Fault Management
6 2 (2.44%) Migration
6 2 (2.44%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.22%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (1.22%) Information Security
7 1 (1.22%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.73%) PHP
2 15 (18.29%) SQL
3 8 (9.76%) Python
4 6 (7.32%) C
4 6 (7.32%) C++
4 6 (7.32%) Bash Shell
5 5 (6.10%) Perl
5 5 (6.10%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.10%) Ruby
6 1 (1.22%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) Degree
2 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.10%) MCSE
3 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.88%) MCP
4 4 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.88%) CCNP
4 4 (4.88%) CCNA
4 4 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.44%) RHCE
6 1 (1.22%) CISM
6 1 (1.22%) CISSP
6 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (24.39%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.66%) vSphere
5 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.22%) PowerHA
5 1 (1.22%) RHEV
5 1 (1.22%) GPFS
5 1 (1.22%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.22%) XenApp
5 1 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.22%) Veritas File System
5 1 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.22%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) Nagios
2 4 (4.88%) Puppet
3 2 (2.44%) SCCM
4 1 (1.22%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.22%) logstash
4 1 (1.22%) Kibana
4 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.22%) WSUS
4 1 (1.22%) Legato
4 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 30 (36.59%) VMware
2 26 (31.71%) Microsoft
3 15 (18.29%) Red Hat
4 9 (10.98%) HP
4 9 (10.98%) Oracle
5 4 (4.88%) IBM
5 4 (4.88%) Citrix
6 3 (3.66%) NetApp
7 2 (2.44%) EMC
7 2 (2.44%) Cisco
7 2 (2.44%) Sun
7 2 (2.44%) Symantec
8 1 (1.22%) Compaq
8 1 (1.22%) Dell
8 1 (1.22%) Sybase
8 1 (1.22%) Nortel
8 1 (1.22%) Veritas
8 1 (1.22%) Sage
8 1 (1.22%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.22%) Veeam
Liverpool, Merseyside
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Half Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus good benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Private healthcare and 10% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Oldham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago