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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 195 204 165
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 49 44 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.63% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.66% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 36 32 81
Average salary £40,000 £35,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.88% -10.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £47,250 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
6182 6714 6943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.33% 95.53% 95.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4934 5424 5832
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +10 25 £40,000 -8.57% 7
Cheshire +5 16 £42,500 +41.66% 3
Merseyside +11 7 £21,000 -55.78% 3
Lancashire +3 1 £40,000 +100.00% 1
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 47 (51.09%) Microsoft
2 34 (36.96%) Linux
3 30 (32.61%) VMware
4 29 (31.52%) Windows
5 23 (25.00%) MySQL
6 22 (23.91%) Nagios
6 22 (23.91%) Puppet
7 17 (18.48%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (18.48%) PHP
7 17 (18.48%) Apache
8 16 (17.39%) Active Directory
8 16 (17.39%) CentOS
9 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (16.30%) Windows 7
9 15 (16.30%) MS Excel
9 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
9 15 (16.30%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (15.22%) Finance
11 13 (14.13%) MS Office
11 13 (14.13%) ITIL
11 13 (14.13%) WAN
11 13 (14.13%) LAN
11 13 (14.13%) DevOps
12 12 (13.04%) UNIX
12 12 (13.04%) Firewall
13 11 (11.96%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (11.96%) SLA
13 11 (11.96%) Bash Shell
13 11 (11.96%) nginx

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 17 (18.48%) Apache
2 11 (11.96%) nginx
3 10 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (10.87%) MS Exchange
4 8 (8.70%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (4.35%) CMS
6 4 (4.35%) WordPress
7 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.17%) IIS
7 2 (2.17%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.17%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (1.09%) JBoss
8 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (16.30%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.13%) MS Office
3 6 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Magento
2 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.43%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (5.43%) Amazon S3
2 5 (5.43%) Office 365
3 3 (3.26%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (3.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (3.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (3.26%) SaaS
4 2 (2.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.13%) LAN
1 13 (14.13%) WAN
2 12 (13.04%) Firewall
3 11 (11.96%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (10.87%) DNS
5 9 (9.78%) TCP/IP
6 6 (6.52%) LDAP
6 6 (6.52%) Internet
7 5 (5.43%) SAN
7 5 (5.43%) OpenVPN
8 4 (4.35%) NAS
8 4 (4.35%) IPsec
9 3 (3.26%) VoIP
9 3 (3.26%) VLAN
10 2 (2.17%) SNMP
10 2 (2.17%) SSL
11 1 (1.09%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.09%) SSH
11 1 (1.09%) Broadband
11 1 (1.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.00%) MySQL
2 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.43%) Big Data
5 3 (3.26%) Aerospike
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (15.22%) Finance
2 9 (9.78%) Back Office
3 6 (6.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (4.35%) Retail
5 3 (3.26%) Law
6 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.17%) French Language
6 2 (2.17%) Norwegian Language
6 2 (2.17%) Spanish Language
6 2 (2.17%) Swedish Language
6 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.17%) Banking
7 1 (1.09%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) LAMP
2 4 (4.35%) HTML
2 4 (4.35%) CSS
2 4 (4.35%) Web Services
3 3 (3.26%) .NET
3 3 (3.26%) COM
3 3 (3.26%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.09%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.09%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.48%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.78%) Statistics
3 8 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.52%) Mathematics
5 4 (4.35%) Cryptography
5 4 (4.35%) PKI
6 2 (2.17%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.17%) Open Source
7 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.09%) BBC
7 1 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (36.96%) Linux
2 29 (31.52%) Windows
3 16 (17.39%) CentOS
4 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (16.30%) Windows 7
5 12 (13.04%) UNIX
6 9 (9.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (9.78%) Debian
7 6 (6.52%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (4.35%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.35%) Ubuntu
9 4 (4.35%) Android
10 3 (3.26%) FreeNAS
11 2 (2.17%) Fedora
11 2 (2.17%) SUSE
12 1 (1.09%) Solaris
12 1 (1.09%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.30%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (14.13%) ITIL
2 13 (14.13%) DevOps
3 8 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 8 (8.70%) Migration
4 6 (6.52%) Data Analysis
5 5 (5.43%) Data Management
5 5 (5.43%) Information Security
5 5 (5.43%) CRM
6 4 (4.35%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.35%) Business Continuity
6 4 (4.35%) Analytics
7 3 (3.26%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.26%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (3.26%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.17%) Scrum
8 2 (2.17%) Logistics
8 2 (2.17%) Project Management
8 2 (2.17%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.17%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.48%) PHP
2 11 (11.96%) Bash Shell
3 10 (10.87%) SQL
4 7 (7.61%) Python
4 7 (7.61%) Perl
5 5 (5.43%) Ruby
6 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.35%) C
6 4 (4.35%) C++
7 2 (2.17%) Java
8 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.52%) MCP
2 6 (6.52%) MCSE
2 6 (6.52%) MCSA
3 5 (5.43%) CISSP
3 5 (5.43%) CISM
3 5 (5.43%) MCITP
4 4 (4.35%) CCENT
4 4 (4.35%) MCTS
4 4 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.35%) CCIE
4 4 (4.35%) CCNA
4 4 (4.35%) CCDP
5 1 (1.09%) RHCE
5 1 (1.09%) RHCA
5 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.96%) SLA
2 8 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (17.39%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.26%) Samba
5 2 (2.17%) Squid
5 2 (2.17%) Docker
6 1 (1.09%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.09%) vSphere
6 1 (1.09%) Dovecot
6 1 (1.09%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.09%) Kamailio
6 1 (1.09%) KVM
Systems Management
1 22 (23.91%) Nagios
1 22 (23.91%) Puppet
2 10 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.43%) Ansible
4 4 (4.35%) Cacti
5 3 (3.26%) SCCM
6 2 (2.17%) Munin
6 2 (2.17%) Zenoss
6 2 (2.17%) SmokePing
7 1 (1.09%) logstash
7 1 (1.09%) Kibana
7 1 (1.09%) Hyperic
7 1 (1.09%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.09%) WMI
Vendors
1 47 (51.09%) Microsoft
2 30 (32.61%) VMware
3 9 (9.78%) Cisco
3 9 (9.78%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.35%) Apple
5 3 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.26%) Citrix
5 3 (3.26%) NetApp
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle
5 3 (3.26%) New Relic
6 2 (2.17%) Percona
6 2 (2.17%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.17%) WatchGuard
6 2 (2.17%) Lotus
6 2 (2.17%) Websense
7 1 (1.09%) Veeam
7 1 (1.09%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.09%) Rackspace
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