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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 193 206 207
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 57 38 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 0.56% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.59% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 54 34 61
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,050 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,650 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.26% +4.16%
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
6950 6476 7701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.34% 95.35% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5973 5486 6807
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 December 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 December 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
Manchester +7 42 £32,500 - 5
Cheshire +4 13 £34,000 -4.22% 6
Merseyside +5 1 £32,500 -21.68% 1
Lancashire -4 1 £24,000 -2.04% 1
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 40 (41.67%) Linux
2 39 (40.63%) Windows
3 38 (39.58%) Finance
4 37 (38.54%) VMware
5 35 (36.46%) Active Directory
6 34 (35.42%) Microsoft
6 34 (35.42%) UNIX
7 29 (30.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 26 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 24 (25.00%) Firewall
10 23 (23.96%) WAN
11 21 (21.88%) LAN
12 19 (19.79%) Back Office
12 19 (19.79%) SLA
13 17 (17.71%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (13.54%) ITIL
14 13 (13.54%) Cisco
15 12 (12.50%) SQL Server
16 11 (11.46%) MySQL
16 11 (11.46%) Migration
16 11 (11.46%) Information Security
16 11 (11.46%) SAN
16 11 (11.46%) LDAP
16 11 (11.46%) SQL
16 11 (11.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 10 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (10.42%) Office 365
17 10 (10.42%) Business Continuity
18 9 (9.38%) CISSP
18 9 (9.38%) CISM

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (7.29%) Apache
2 6 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.21%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.21%) WebLogic Portal
3 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.17%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.13%) nginx
6 2 (2.08%) WordPress
6 2 (2.08%) IIS
7 1 (1.04%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.04%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.04%) SAS
7 1 (1.04%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) MS Office
1 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.04%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.42%) Office 365
2 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 24 (25.00%) Firewall
2 23 (23.96%) WAN
3 21 (21.88%) LAN
4 17 (17.71%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (11.46%) LDAP
5 11 (11.46%) SAN
6 9 (9.38%) TCP/IP
7 6 (6.25%) DNS
8 4 (4.17%) DHCP
9 3 (3.13%) Ethernet
9 3 (3.13%) VoIP
9 3 (3.13%) RTP
9 3 (3.13%) IPsec
9 3 (3.13%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.08%) VLAN
10 2 (2.08%) OpenVPN
10 2 (2.08%) Unified Communications
10 2 (2.08%) Broadband
11 1 (1.04%) PSTN
11 1 (1.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.46%) MySQL
3 4 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.13%) Big Data
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (39.58%) Finance
2 19 (19.79%) Back Office
3 7 (7.29%) Banking
4 6 (6.25%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.04%) French Language
7 1 (1.04%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (1.04%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.04%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) Middleware
2 4 (4.17%) Web Services
3 3 (3.13%) HTML
4 2 (2.08%) CSS
5 1 (1.04%) XML
5 1 (1.04%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.08%) BBC
3 2 (2.08%) Cryptography
3 2 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (1.04%) Clustering
4 1 (1.04%) HP Superdome
4 1 (1.04%) Open Source
4 1 (1.04%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 40 (41.67%) Linux
2 39 (40.63%) Windows
3 34 (35.42%) UNIX
4 6 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.21%) HPUX
5 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.17%) CentOS
7 3 (3.13%) Debian
7 3 (3.13%) Solaris
8 2 (2.08%) AIX
8 2 (2.08%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.08%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.08%) Android
8 2 (2.08%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.08%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.21%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (13.54%) ITIL
3 11 (11.46%) Migration
3 11 (11.46%) Information Security
4 10 (10.42%) Business Continuity
5 5 (5.21%) EAI
6 4 (4.17%) Wealth Management
7 3 (3.13%) Network Architecture
7 3 (3.13%) High Availability
7 3 (3.13%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (2.08%) Analytics
8 2 (2.08%) DevOps
9 1 (1.04%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.04%) Software Licensing
9 1 (1.04%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.04%) Server Monitoring
9 1 (1.04%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.04%) Capacity Management
9 1 (1.04%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.46%) SQL
2 8 (8.33%) Perl
3 7 (7.29%) Shell Script
4 6 (6.25%) PHP
5 4 (4.17%) Python
5 4 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.13%) C
6 3 (3.13%) C++
7 2 (2.08%) Ruby
7 2 (2.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.04%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) CISSP
1 9 (9.38%) CISM
2 6 (6.25%) Degree
2 6 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.04%) RHCE
4 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.04%) MCSE
4 1 (1.04%) CCNP
4 1 (1.04%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.79%) SLA
2 11 (11.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (36.46%) Active Directory
2 26 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.17%) vSphere
3 4 (4.17%) Firmware
4 3 (3.13%) Kamailio
4 3 (3.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.08%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.08%) Samba
6 1 (1.04%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.04%) KVM
6 1 (1.04%) GPFS
6 1 (1.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.04%) Veritas File System
6 1 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.04%) Dovecot
6 1 (1.04%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) Nagios
2 3 (3.13%) Puppet
3 2 (2.08%) Cacti
4 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.04%) cPanel
4 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.04%) WMI
4 1 (1.04%) Legato
4 1 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (38.54%) VMware
2 34 (35.42%) Microsoft
3 13 (13.54%) Cisco
4 8 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 7 (7.29%) HP
5 7 (7.29%) Oracle
6 6 (6.25%) WatchGuard
7 3 (3.13%) IBM
8 2 (2.08%) Sun
8 2 (2.08%) Dell
8 2 (2.08%) Apple
9 1 (1.04%) Symantec
9 1 (1.04%) Websense
9 1 (1.04%) Compaq
9 1 (1.04%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.04%) EMC
9 1 (1.04%) Nortel
9 1 (1.04%) Citrix
9 1 (1.04%) NetApp
9 1 (1.04%) Veritas
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