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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 186 205 208
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 58 45 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.65% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.67% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 32 37 34
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,150 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,200 £43,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
5465 6672 6306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.93% 96.56% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4584 5653 5289
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +39 48 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Cheshire +7 7 £30,223 -11.11% 1
Lancashire - 2 £26,250 -
Merseyside -6 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 61 (52.14%) Linux
2 45 (38.46%) Windows
3 36 (30.77%) VMware
4 32 (27.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (25.64%) MySQL
6 26 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (21.37%) SAN
8 24 (20.51%) Windows Server
9 23 (19.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (18.80%) CentOS
11 21 (17.95%) Statistics
11 21 (17.95%) Microsoft
11 21 (17.95%) DNS
11 21 (17.95%) SQL Server
11 21 (17.95%) Replication
12 20 (17.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (17.09%) SQL
12 20 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
13 19 (16.24%) Change Management
13 19 (16.24%) Firewall
13 19 (16.24%) Manufacturing
14 18 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (15.38%) T-SQL
14 18 (15.38%) Web Services
14 18 (15.38%) Puppet
15 17 (14.53%) Java
15 17 (14.53%) TCP/IP
15 17 (14.53%) Shell Script
16 16 (13.68%) Security Management

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (12.82%) Apache
1 15 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 10 (8.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.55%) nginx
3 10 (8.55%) WebSphere
4 8 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.27%) Lync
6 4 (3.42%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.85%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (8.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.42%) MS Office
2 4 (3.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Cordys
2 3 (2.56%) assyst
3 2 (1.71%) Line 500
3 2 (1.71%) MFGPRO
3 2 (1.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.71%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.71%) Office 365
2 2 (1.71%) SaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.37%) SAN
2 21 (17.95%) DNS
3 19 (16.24%) Firewall
4 17 (14.53%) TCP/IP
5 10 (8.55%) DHCP
6 9 (7.69%) LDAP
6 9 (7.69%) Network Security
7 8 (6.84%) FTP
7 8 (6.84%) NAS
8 7 (5.98%) SSH
9 6 (5.13%) LAN
9 6 (5.13%) SMTP
9 6 (5.13%) VoIP
9 6 (5.13%) WAN
10 4 (3.42%) SSL
10 4 (3.42%) VPN
11 3 (2.56%) Ethernet
11 3 (2.56%) MPLS
11 3 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (25.64%) MySQL
2 21 (17.95%) SQL Server
3 16 (13.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (13.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (11.97%) DTS
4 14 (11.97%) SQL Server 2000
4 14 (11.97%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (11.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (11.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (2.56%) IBM BigInsights
7 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.71%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.85%) Big Data
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 19 (16.24%) Manufacturing
2 8 (6.84%) Finance
3 5 (4.27%) Retail
4 4 (3.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.56%) Back Office
6 1 (0.85%) Law
6 1 (0.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.38%) Web Services
2 8 (6.84%) LAMP
3 7 (5.98%) LEMP Stack
4 6 (5.13%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (3.42%) Middleware
5 4 (3.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 4 (3.42%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.85%) Gearman
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.95%) Replication
1 21 (17.95%) Statistics
2 10 (8.55%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.13%) AS400
4 6 (5.13%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.13%) HP StoreVirtual
4 6 (5.13%) iSeries
5 4 (3.42%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.42%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) Animation
7 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (52.14%) Linux
2 45 (38.46%) Windows
3 32 (27.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (20.51%) Windows Server
6 23 (19.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (18.80%) CentOS
8 20 (17.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (10.26%) Unix
10 7 (5.98%) Windows 7
11 5 (4.27%) Debian
12 4 (3.42%) AIX
12 4 (3.42%) Ubuntu
13 3 (2.56%) Solaris
14 2 (1.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.24%) Change Management
2 18 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (13.68%) E-Commerce
3 16 (13.68%) Network Design
3 16 (13.68%) Security Management
4 15 (12.82%) High Availability
5 14 (11.97%) Capacity Planning
5 14 (11.97%) Performance Analysis
5 14 (11.97%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (8.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (7.69%) ITIL
8 8 (6.84%) ERP
9 7 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (4.27%) Server Building
11 5 (4.27%) Service Management
12 4 (3.42%) Analytics
12 4 (3.42%) Data Analysis
12 4 (3.42%) ITSM
13 3 (2.56%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.09%) SQL
2 18 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 17 (14.53%) Java
3 17 (14.53%) Shell Script
4 16 (13.68%) PowerShell
5 12 (10.26%) Perl
6 11 (9.40%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.13%) PHP
7 6 (5.13%) Python
7 6 (5.13%) RPG
8 4 (3.42%) VBA
9 3 (2.56%) C++
10 2 (1.71%) C
10 2 (1.71%) Lua
10 2 (1.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (7.69%) MCSE
1 9 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (5.13%) CCNA
2 6 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.13%) Degree
3 4 (3.42%) MCSA
3 4 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.56%) CCA
4 3 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.56%) MCITP
4 3 (2.56%) MCP
4 3 (2.56%) MCTS
4 3 (2.56%) RHCA
4 3 (2.56%) RHCE
4 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) SLA
2 4 (3.42%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.71%) ISO27005
System Software
1 20 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.98%) XenApp
4 6 (5.13%) XenDesktop
5 5 (4.27%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.27%) Terminal Services
5 5 (4.27%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.42%) XenServer
7 3 (2.56%) GPFS
8 2 (1.71%) Postfix
8 2 (1.71%) vSphere
9 1 (0.85%) Varnish
9 1 (0.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (15.38%) Puppet
2 14 (11.97%) LiteSpeed
3 4 (3.42%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.71%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.71%) SCCM
6 1 (0.85%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 36 (30.77%) VMware
2 21 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 16 (13.68%) Citrix
3 16 (13.68%) Red Hat
4 13 (11.11%) IBM
5 9 (7.69%) HP
6 7 (5.98%) SAP
7 6 (5.13%) EMC
8 5 (4.27%) Veeam
9 4 (3.42%) MuleSoft
9 4 (3.42%) Oracle
9 4 (3.42%) Software AG
9 4 (3.42%) Sun
9 4 (3.42%) TIBCO
9 4 (3.42%) webMethods
10 3 (2.56%) Avaya
10 3 (2.56%) Cisco
10 3 (2.56%) Intel
10 3 (2.56%) NetApp
11 2 (1.71%) Epicor
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