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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 203 212 190
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 51 45 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.61% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.65% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 40 43 38
Average salary £33,750 £34,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.73% -7.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £25,700 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £49,500 £44,650
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +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
6429 6960 6464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.60% 94.84% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5344 5645 5548
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 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +4 20 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Merseyside +18 14 £24,000 -52.00% 1
Cheshire +4 14 £31,250 -8.08%
Lancashire +2 3 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 46 (42.99%) Microsoft
2 45 (42.06%) Windows
3 38 (35.51%) VMware
4 36 (33.64%) Linux
5 31 (28.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (25.23%) MS Exchange
7 24 (22.43%) MS Excel
8 23 (21.50%) SQL
8 23 (21.50%) Windows 7
9 20 (18.69%) Exchange Server 2010
9 20 (18.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (18.69%) MySQL
10 18 (16.82%) SQL Server
11 16 (14.95%) MCSE
11 16 (14.95%) MCSA
11 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (14.95%) Red Hat
11 16 (14.95%) Windows 8
12 15 (14.02%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (14.02%) Debian
12 15 (14.02%) ITIL
13 13 (12.15%) Apache
13 13 (12.15%) Cisco
13 13 (12.15%) Finance
13 13 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2013
14 12 (11.21%) CentOS
14 12 (11.21%) Statistics
14 12 (11.21%) Perl
15 11 (10.28%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 27 (25.23%) MS Exchange
2 20 (18.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (12.15%) Apache
4 12 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (9.35%) SharePoint
6 7 (6.54%) nginx
7 5 (4.67%) OpenStack
7 5 (4.67%) CMS
8 2 (1.87%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.87%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.93%) IIS
9 1 (0.93%) JBoss
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (22.43%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (8.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (4.67%) assyst
3 2 (1.87%) Cordys
4 1 (0.93%) Line 500
4 1 (0.93%) Agresso
4 1 (0.93%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.74%) Office 365
3 2 (1.87%) Route 53
3 2 (1.87%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.87%) SaaS
3 2 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.87%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.28%) SAN
2 10 (9.35%) LAN
2 10 (9.35%) WAN
2 10 (9.35%) DNS
3 6 (5.61%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.61%) VPN
4 5 (4.67%) FTP
4 5 (4.67%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (3.74%) Internet
5 4 (3.74%) Firewall
6 3 (2.80%) NAS
7 2 (1.87%) OpenVPN
7 2 (1.87%) PPTP
7 2 (1.87%) IPsec
7 2 (1.87%) DHCP
8 1 (0.93%) VoIP
8 1 (0.93%) Network Security
8 1 (0.93%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.93%) Wireless
8 1 (0.93%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.69%) MySQL
2 18 (16.82%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.48%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.80%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.93%) Big Data
6 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) JIRA
1 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (12.15%) Finance
2 10 (9.35%) Legal
3 9 (8.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (4.67%) Back Office
5 4 (3.74%) Law
6 3 (2.80%) Retail
7 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.93%) Banking
8 1 (0.93%) Marketing
8 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.28%) LAMP
2 4 (3.74%) COM
2 4 (3.74%) Web Services
3 2 (1.87%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.87%) Middleware
3 2 (1.87%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (0.93%) Kafka
4 1 (0.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.21%) Statistics
3 10 (9.35%) Data Centre
3 10 (9.35%) Clustering
4 9 (8.41%) Mathematics
5 8 (7.48%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.67%) Replication
7 4 (3.74%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.87%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.87%) PKI
10 1 (0.93%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.93%) User Experience
10 1 (0.93%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 45 (42.06%) Windows
2 36 (33.64%) Linux
3 31 (28.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (21.50%) Windows 7
5 16 (14.95%) Windows 8
6 15 (14.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (14.02%) Debian
7 12 (11.21%) CentOS
8 11 (10.28%) UNIX
9 6 (5.61%) Ubuntu
10 5 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.80%) SUSE
11 3 (2.80%) Solaris
12 2 (1.87%) AIX
12 2 (1.87%) HPUX
12 2 (1.87%) Fedora
12 2 (1.87%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.02%) ITIL
2 10 (9.35%) Open Source
3 9 (8.41%) Data Analysis
4 8 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (6.54%) ITSM
5 7 (6.54%) Service Management
6 6 (5.61%) CRM
7 5 (4.67%) Data Management
7 5 (4.67%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.67%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.67%) DevOps
8 4 (3.74%) Change Control
8 4 (3.74%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (3.74%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (3.74%) Network Design
8 4 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.74%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.74%) Migration
9 3 (2.80%) E-Commerce
9 3 (2.80%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.50%) SQL
2 12 (11.21%) Perl
3 10 (9.35%) PHP
4 9 (8.41%) Bash Shell
5 7 (6.54%) T-SQL
5 7 (6.54%) Python
6 4 (3.74%) LINC
7 3 (2.80%) Ruby
7 3 (2.80%) VBA
7 3 (2.80%) Java
8 2 (1.87%) C++
9 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.93%) Lua
Qualifications
1 16 (14.95%) MCSE
1 16 (14.95%) MCSA
1 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (10.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (9.35%) MCP
4 7 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.54%) CCNA
5 6 (5.61%) CCDP
5 6 (5.61%) CCIE
5 6 (5.61%) MCTS
5 6 (5.61%) MCITP
5 6 (5.61%) CCENT
6 5 (4.67%) RHCE
6 5 (4.67%) RHCA
7 4 (3.74%) Degree
8 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) CCNP
8 1 (0.93%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (18.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.61%) Docker
3 5 (4.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.74%) SRDF
4 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (3.74%) pfSense
5 3 (2.80%) Samba
6 1 (0.93%) Squid
6 1 (0.93%) NFS
6 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.93%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (9.35%) Nagios
1 10 (9.35%) Puppet
2 5 (4.67%) Ansible
2 5 (4.67%) ZABBIX
3 4 (3.74%) Cacti
3 4 (3.74%) Munin
3 4 (3.74%) ARCserve
3 4 (3.74%) SCCM
3 4 (3.74%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.80%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.93%) SmokePing
6 1 (0.93%) logstash
6 1 (0.93%) Graylog
6 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.93%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 46 (42.99%) Microsoft
2 38 (35.51%) VMware
3 16 (14.95%) Red Hat
4 13 (12.15%) Cisco
5 6 (5.61%) Citrix
5 6 (5.61%) Remedy
5 6 (5.61%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (5.61%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.74%) EMC
6 4 (3.74%) WatchGuard
6 4 (3.74%) Unisys
7 3 (2.80%) HP
8 2 (1.87%) Sun
8 2 (1.87%) IBM
8 2 (1.87%) Software AG
8 2 (1.87%) BMC
8 2 (1.87%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.87%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.87%) webMethods
9 1 (0.93%) Symantec
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