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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 200 197 186
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 54 50 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 0.74% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.78% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 51 47 54
Average salary £34,000 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.07% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +6.29%
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
7064 6376 7025
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.29% 94.40% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 5965 5459 6034
Average salary £38,230 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £54,950
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -12 25 £32,500 -26.96% 8
Cheshire -5 17 £34,000 -5.55% 5
Lancashire -2 6 £42,500 +49.12% 1
Merseyside +9 4 £50,000 +20.48%
Cumbria -5 2 £27,250 -0.90%
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 47 (50.00%) Linux
2 36 (38.30%) Windows
3 35 (37.23%) Finance
4 34 (36.17%) VMware
5 31 (32.98%) UNIX
6 28 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (28.72%) Microsoft
7 27 (28.72%) Active Directory
8 24 (25.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (21.28%) WAN
10 19 (20.21%) LAN
10 19 (20.21%) SLA
11 18 (19.15%) Back Office
12 17 (18.09%) PHP
13 16 (17.02%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (15.96%) Firewall
15 13 (13.83%) Red Hat
16 12 (12.77%) SQL
16 12 (12.77%) MySQL
17 11 (11.70%) Cisco
18 10 (10.64%) TCP/IP
18 10 (10.64%) SAN
18 10 (10.64%) SQL Server
18 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
19 9 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
19 9 (9.57%) Apache
19 9 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
20 8 (8.51%) Python
20 8 (8.51%) E-Commerce
20 8 (8.51%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 9 (9.57%) Apache
2 7 (7.45%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.32%) OpenStack
3 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.32%) WebLogic Portal
3 5 (5.32%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.32%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.13%) IIS
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.06%) nginx
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.06%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.06%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) MS Office
1 2 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (6.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.28%) WAN
2 19 (20.21%) LAN
3 16 (17.02%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (15.96%) Firewall
5 10 (10.64%) TCP/IP
5 10 (10.64%) SAN
6 7 (7.45%) VPN
7 6 (6.38%) LDAP
8 4 (4.26%) DNS
9 3 (3.19%) VLAN
9 3 (3.19%) DHCP
10 2 (2.13%) VoIP
11 1 (1.06%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.06%) Network Security
11 1 (1.06%) Asterisk PBX
11 1 (1.06%) MRTG
11 1 (1.06%) RTP
11 1 (1.06%) Internet
11 1 (1.06%) IPsec
11 1 (1.06%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.77%) MySQL
2 10 (10.64%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.38%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.38%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.06%) Big Data
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
General
1 35 (37.23%) Finance
2 18 (19.15%) Back Office
3 6 (6.38%) Banking
3 6 (6.38%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.13%) Automotive
5 2 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.51%) Web Services
2 5 (5.32%) Middleware
3 3 (3.19%) LAMP
4 1 (1.06%) HTML
4 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.06%) HP Superdome
4 1 (1.06%) HACMP
4 1 (1.06%) BBC
4 1 (1.06%) Clustering
4 1 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 47 (50.00%) Linux
2 36 (38.30%) Windows
3 31 (32.98%) UNIX
4 9 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (6.38%) CentOS
8 5 (5.32%) HPUX
9 3 (3.19%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.13%) Solaris
10 2 (2.13%) AIX
10 2 (2.13%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.13%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.06%) Tru64
11 1 (1.06%) Debian
11 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (8.51%) E-Commerce
2 8 (8.51%) ITIL
3 6 (6.38%) Information Security
3 6 (6.38%) Business Continuity
3 6 (6.38%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (6.38%) Migration
3 6 (6.38%) Network Load Balancing
4 5 (5.32%) EAI
5 4 (4.26%) Wealth Management
6 3 (3.19%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.13%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (2.13%) Change Management
7 2 (2.13%) Fault Management
7 2 (2.13%) Time Management
7 2 (2.13%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.06%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.06%) Server Monitoring
8 1 (1.06%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.09%) PHP
2 12 (12.77%) SQL
3 8 (8.51%) Python
4 7 (7.45%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.38%) C
5 6 (6.38%) C++
5 6 (6.38%) Perl
5 6 (6.38%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.32%) Ruby
7 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.06%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 7 (7.45%) Degree
2 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
2 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.26%) MCSE
3 4 (4.26%) CCNP
3 4 (4.26%) CCNA
3 4 (4.26%) CISSP
3 4 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.26%) CISM
4 3 (3.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.19%) MCP
5 2 (2.13%) RHCE
6 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.21%) SLA
2 6 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (28.72%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.45%) Firmware
4 4 (4.26%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.19%) vSphere
6 1 (1.06%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.06%) XenApp
6 1 (1.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.06%) Veritas File System
6 1 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.06%) GPFS
6 1 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.06%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.06%) Kamailio
6 1 (1.06%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) Nagios
2 4 (4.26%) Puppet
3 1 (1.06%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.06%) WSUS
3 1 (1.06%) Cacti
3 1 (1.06%) logstash
3 1 (1.06%) Kibana
3 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.06%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.06%) Legato
Vendors
1 34 (36.17%) VMware
2 27 (28.72%) Microsoft
3 13 (13.83%) Red Hat
4 11 (11.70%) Cisco
5 8 (8.51%) Oracle
5 8 (8.51%) HP
6 3 (3.19%) WatchGuard
6 3 (3.19%) IBM
7 2 (2.13%) Sun
7 2 (2.13%) NetApp
7 2 (2.13%) Dell
7 2 (2.13%) Citrix
7 2 (2.13%) Symantec
8 1 (1.06%) Veeam
8 1 (1.06%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.06%) EMC
8 1 (1.06%) Nortel
8 1 (1.06%) Veritas
8 1 (1.06%) Compaq
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