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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 198 211 210
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 53 38 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.55% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.57% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 41 36 33
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,611 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.29% +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 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
6071 6612 7064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.16% 94.84% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4930 5341 6055
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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 +3 23 £41,000 +9.33% 5
Merseyside +25 18 £22,000 -47.61% 1
Cheshire -2 10 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Lancashire -5 2 £35,500 +47.91%
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 49 (44.14%) Microsoft
2 47 (42.34%) Windows
3 42 (37.84%) Linux
4 34 (30.63%) VMware
5 30 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (25.23%) Windows 7
6 28 (25.23%) MySQL
7 25 (22.52%) Puppet
8 23 (20.72%) MS Exchange
9 22 (19.82%) MS Excel
9 22 (19.82%) Apache
9 22 (19.82%) Exchange Server 2010
10 21 (18.92%) Nagios
11 20 (18.02%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (16.22%) MCSE
12 18 (16.22%) MCSA
13 17 (15.32%) PHP
14 16 (14.41%) DNS
14 16 (14.41%) Red Hat
14 16 (14.41%) DevOps
14 16 (14.41%) CentOS
15 15 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (13.51%) Windows 8
15 15 (13.51%) Bash Shell
16 14 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (12.61%) LAMP
16 14 (12.61%) Debian
16 14 (12.61%) SQL Server
17 13 (11.71%) Perl
17 13 (11.71%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 23 (20.72%) MS Exchange
2 22 (19.82%) Apache
2 22 (19.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (11.71%) nginx
4 10 (9.01%) SharePoint
5 8 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.41%) CMS
7 3 (2.70%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.70%) IIS
8 2 (1.80%) WordPress
9 1 (0.90%) JBoss
9 1 (0.90%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.90%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.90%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (19.82%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.71%) MS Office
3 9 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Magento
2 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.60%) SaaS
2 4 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.60%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.80%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.80%) Office 365
4 2 (1.80%) Route 53
4 2 (1.80%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.41%) DNS
2 11 (9.91%) TCP/IP
3 8 (7.21%) SAN
4 7 (6.31%) LAN
4 7 (6.31%) WAN
5 6 (5.41%) Internet
5 6 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (4.50%) NAS
6 5 (4.50%) OpenVPN
6 5 (4.50%) FTP
7 4 (3.60%) IPsec
8 3 (2.70%) VLAN
8 3 (2.70%) Firewall
9 2 (1.80%) PPTP
9 2 (1.80%) VPN
9 2 (1.80%) SSL
9 2 (1.80%) SNMP
9 2 (1.80%) DHCP
9 2 (1.80%) VoIP
10 1 (0.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (25.23%) MySQL
2 14 (12.61%) SQL Server
3 10 (9.01%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.60%) Big Data
5 3 (2.70%) Aerospike
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (10.81%) Finance
2 10 (9.01%) Legal
3 9 (8.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.60%) Back Office
4 4 (3.60%) Law
4 4 (3.60%) Retail
5 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.90%) Banking
6 1 (0.90%) French Language
6 1 (0.90%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.90%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.90%) Swedish Language
6 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.61%) LAMP
2 5 (4.50%) Web Services
3 4 (3.60%) COM
4 3 (2.70%) .NET
4 3 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.80%) CSS
5 2 (1.80%) HTML
6 1 (0.90%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.90%) J2EE
6 1 (0.90%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.90%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.81%) Statistics
3 11 (9.91%) Computer Science
4 9 (8.11%) Mathematics
5 7 (6.31%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.50%) Clustering
7 4 (3.60%) Cryptography
7 4 (3.60%) PKI
7 4 (3.60%) Replication
8 3 (2.70%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.80%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.90%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 47 (42.34%) Windows
2 42 (37.84%) Linux
3 30 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (25.23%) Windows 7
5 16 (14.41%) CentOS
6 15 (13.51%) Windows 8
7 14 (12.61%) Debian
8 11 (9.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (9.01%) UNIX
10 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.70%) FreeNAS
11 3 (2.70%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.70%) Solaris
11 3 (2.70%) SUSE
12 2 (1.80%) AIX
12 2 (1.80%) HPUX
12 2 (1.80%) Fedora
12 2 (1.80%) Tru64
12 2 (1.80%) Android
12 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.41%) DevOps
2 12 (10.81%) ITIL
3 9 (8.11%) Data Analysis
3 9 (8.11%) Open Source
4 8 (7.21%) CRM
5 7 (6.31%) Configuration Management
5 7 (6.31%) Data Management
6 6 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.41%) E-Commerce
6 6 (5.41%) Migration
7 5 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.60%) Scrum
8 4 (3.60%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (3.60%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.60%) Analytics
8 4 (3.60%) SDLC
9 3 (2.70%) Server Building
9 3 (2.70%) Change Control
9 3 (2.70%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.32%) PHP
2 15 (13.51%) Bash Shell
3 13 (11.71%) Perl
4 11 (9.91%) SQL
5 8 (7.21%) Python
6 4 (3.60%) Ruby
6 4 (3.60%) C++
7 3 (2.70%) Java
7 3 (2.70%) LINC
7 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.80%) C
9 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (18.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (16.22%) MCSE
2 18 (16.22%) MCSA
3 12 (10.81%) MCP
4 10 (9.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (7.21%) MCITP
6 7 (6.31%) CCENT
6 7 (6.31%) MCTS
6 7 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (6.31%) CCIE
6 7 (6.31%) CCNA
6 7 (6.31%) CCDP
7 5 (4.50%) RHCE
7 5 (4.50%) RHCA
8 1 (0.90%) CCA
8 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) SLA
2 3 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (9.01%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.41%) Docker
4 5 (4.50%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.60%) Samba
6 3 (2.70%) SRDF
7 2 (1.80%) Squid
8 1 (0.90%) KVM
8 1 (0.90%) NFS
Systems Management
1 25 (22.52%) Puppet
2 21 (18.92%) Nagios
3 10 (9.01%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (6.31%) Ansible
5 4 (3.60%) Cacti
5 4 (3.60%) Munin
6 3 (2.70%) SCCM
7 2 (1.80%) Zenoss
7 2 (1.80%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.80%) logstash
7 2 (1.80%) SmokePing
8 1 (0.90%) Kibana
8 1 (0.90%) Graylog
8 1 (0.90%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.90%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (44.14%) Microsoft
2 34 (30.63%) VMware
3 16 (14.41%) Red Hat
4 12 (10.81%) Cisco
5 5 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.60%) Citrix
7 3 (2.70%) Unisys
7 3 (2.70%) Oracle
7 3 (2.70%) EMC
7 3 (2.70%) New Relic
7 3 (2.70%) NetApp
8 2 (1.80%) Apple
8 2 (1.80%) Sun
9 1 (0.90%) Juniper
9 1 (0.90%) Genesys
9 1 (0.90%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.90%) FrontRange
9 1 (0.90%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.90%) Veeam
9 1 (0.90%) Riverbed
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