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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 192 203 148
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 52 50 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.72% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.76% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 39 43 108
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £22,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,100 £45,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
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
6293 6581 7036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.25% 95.10% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5070 5356 5916
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 £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 27 March 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 March 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
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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 29 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Cheshire +10 19 £34,250 +28.03% 1
Merseyside +10 4 - - 3
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 53 (47.75%) Microsoft
2 45 (40.54%) Windows
3 44 (39.64%) Linux
4 37 (33.33%) VMware
5 32 (28.83%) Active Directory
6 24 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (20.72%) Firewall
7 23 (20.72%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (19.82%) MySQL
9 21 (18.92%) UNIX
9 21 (18.92%) Finance
10 20 (18.02%) WAN
10 20 (18.02%) Puppet
10 20 (18.02%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (17.12%) Cisco
11 19 (17.12%) Nagios
12 18 (16.22%) LAN
13 17 (15.32%) ITIL
13 17 (15.32%) Apache
13 17 (15.32%) SQL Server
14 15 (13.51%) PHP
14 15 (13.51%) SLA
14 15 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (12.61%) MS Excel
15 14 (12.61%) DevOps
16 13 (11.71%) CentOS
16 13 (11.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 13 (11.71%) Back Office
16 13 (11.71%) Migration
17 12 (10.81%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (15.32%) Apache
2 11 (9.91%) nginx
3 9 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (8.11%) MS Exchange
4 7 (6.31%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.60%) CMS
6 4 (3.60%) WordPress
7 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.80%) IIS
7 2 (1.80%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.80%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.90%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (12.61%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.81%) MS Office
3 5 (4.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Magento
2 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.90%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.01%) Office 365
2 6 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.60%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.70%) SaaS
4 3 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.72%) Firewall
2 20 (18.02%) WAN
3 18 (16.22%) LAN
4 15 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (10.81%) DNS
6 11 (9.91%) TCP/IP
6 11 (9.91%) LDAP
7 7 (6.31%) SAN
7 7 (6.31%) Internet
8 5 (4.50%) VoIP
8 5 (4.50%) IPsec
8 5 (4.50%) OpenVPN
9 4 (3.60%) NAS
9 4 (3.60%) VLAN
10 3 (2.70%) IP Telephony
10 3 (2.70%) RTP
10 3 (2.70%) SSL
10 3 (2.70%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.80%) SNMP
11 2 (1.80%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.82%) MySQL
2 17 (15.32%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.50%) Big Data
5 3 (2.70%) Aerospike
6 2 (1.80%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (18.92%) Finance
2 13 (11.71%) Back Office
3 5 (4.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.60%) Retail
5 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.70%) Banking
6 2 (1.80%) Law
6 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.80%) French Language
6 2 (1.80%) Norwegian Language
6 2 (1.80%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.80%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) HTML
1 5 (4.50%) LAMP
2 4 (3.60%) CSS
2 4 (3.60%) Web Services
3 3 (2.70%) .NET
3 3 (2.70%) COM
3 3 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.90%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.90%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.02%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.31%) Statistics
2 7 (6.31%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.50%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.60%) Cryptography
4 4 (3.60%) PKI
5 2 (1.80%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.80%) BBC
6 1 (0.90%) Replication
6 1 (0.90%) Open Source
6 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 45 (40.54%) Windows
2 44 (39.64%) Linux
3 21 (18.92%) UNIX
4 13 (11.71%) CentOS
5 11 (9.91%) Windows 7
5 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (7.21%) Debian
7 7 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.60%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.60%) Android
10 3 (2.70%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.70%) FreeNAS
11 2 (1.80%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.80%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
2 17 (15.32%) ITIL
3 14 (12.61%) DevOps
4 13 (11.71%) Migration
5 10 (9.01%) Information Security
6 9 (8.11%) Business Continuity
7 7 (6.31%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.41%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.50%) CRM
9 5 (4.50%) Data Management
9 5 (4.50%) Data Analysis
10 4 (3.60%) Analytics
11 3 (2.70%) Network Architecture
11 3 (2.70%) High Availability
11 3 (2.70%) Load Balancing
11 3 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (1.80%) Scrum
12 2 (1.80%) Project Management
12 2 (1.80%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.51%) PHP
2 12 (10.81%) SQL
3 11 (9.91%) Bash Shell
4 8 (7.21%) Perl
5 6 (5.41%) Python
6 5 (4.50%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.60%) Ruby
7 4 (3.60%) C
7 4 (3.60%) C++
8 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.90%) Java
9 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.21%) CISSP
1 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (7.21%) CISM
2 6 (5.41%) MCP
3 5 (4.50%) MCSE
3 5 (4.50%) MCSA
3 5 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.50%) CCNA
3 5 (4.50%) MCITP
4 4 (3.60%) MCTS
4 4 (3.60%) CCENT
4 4 (3.60%) CCDP
4 4 (3.60%) CCIE
5 1 (0.90%) CCNP
5 1 (0.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.51%) SLA
2 13 (11.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (28.83%) Active Directory
2 23 (20.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.50%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.70%) Kamailio
4 3 (2.70%) Samba
5 2 (1.80%) Squid
6 1 (0.90%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.90%) vSphere
6 1 (0.90%) KVM
6 1 (0.90%) iptables
6 1 (0.90%) Dovecot
6 1 (0.90%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 20 (18.02%) Puppet
2 19 (17.12%) Nagios
3 9 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.60%) Cacti
5 3 (2.70%) SCCM
6 2 (1.80%) Munin
6 2 (1.80%) Zenoss
6 2 (1.80%) SmokePing
6 2 (1.80%) Ansible
7 1 (0.90%) logstash
7 1 (0.90%) Kibana
7 1 (0.90%) WMI
7 1 (0.90%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 53 (47.75%) Microsoft
2 37 (33.33%) VMware
3 19 (17.12%) Cisco
4 6 (5.41%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.41%) WatchGuard
5 4 (3.60%) Apple
6 3 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.70%) Oracle
6 3 (2.70%) New Relic
6 3 (2.70%) Citrix
6 3 (2.70%) NetApp
7 2 (1.80%) Lotus
7 2 (1.80%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.80%) Percona
7 2 (1.80%) Websense
8 1 (0.90%) Dell
8 1 (0.90%) Veeam
8 1 (0.90%) Riverbed
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