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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 211 182 169
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 42 60 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.84% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.89% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 40 47 69
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £25,600 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £43,600 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
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
6953 6750 7261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.73% 94.33% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5636 5791 6315
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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 19 £32,500 -11.56% 4
Cheshire -29 12 £34,000 -5.55% 5
Lancashire -7 4 £42,500 +54.54% 1
Cumbria - 4 £28,000 -
Merseyside 0 3 £50,000 +16.27% 1
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 39 (43.33%) Linux
2 37 (41.11%) Windows
3 36 (40.00%) Finance
4 35 (38.89%) VMware
5 29 (32.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 28 (31.11%) Microsoft
6 28 (31.11%) Active Directory
7 27 (30.00%) UNIX
8 20 (22.22%) SLA
9 18 (20.00%) SQL
10 17 (18.89%) PHP
10 17 (18.89%) SQL Server
10 17 (18.89%) Back Office
10 17 (18.89%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (17.78%) Red Hat
12 14 (15.56%) TCP/IP
13 13 (14.44%) LAN
13 13 (14.44%) WAN
13 13 (14.44%) MySQL
13 13 (14.44%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (13.33%) HP
15 11 (12.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (12.22%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (10.00%) Degree
16 9 (10.00%) Firewall
16 9 (10.00%) SAN
16 9 (10.00%) Web Services
16 9 (10.00%) Python
17 8 (8.89%) Apache
17 8 (8.89%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 8 (8.89%) Apache
1 8 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.78%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.56%) OpenStack
4 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.44%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.33%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (2.22%) IIS
7 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.11%) nginx
7 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.11%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (1.11%) SAS
7 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) SPSS
3 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Agresso
1 1 (1.11%) ResourceLink
1 1 (1.11%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) CloudFront
2 1 (1.11%) Office 365
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.56%) TCP/IP
2 13 (14.44%) LAN
2 13 (14.44%) WAN
3 11 (12.22%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (10.00%) SAN
4 9 (10.00%) Firewall
5 7 (7.78%) VPN
6 5 (5.56%) DNS
7 3 (3.33%) VoIP
7 3 (3.33%) Kerberos
7 3 (3.33%) IPsec
8 2 (2.22%) VLAN
8 2 (2.22%) DHCP
8 2 (2.22%) Internet
9 1 (1.11%) SSL
9 1 (1.11%) IPv4
9 1 (1.11%) IPv6
9 1 (1.11%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.11%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (1.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.44%) MySQL
3 8 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (6.67%) Hadoop
4 6 (6.67%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.11%) Big Data
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 36 (40.00%) Finance
2 17 (18.89%) Back Office
3 4 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.33%) Games
4 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.22%) Banking
5 2 (2.22%) Automotive
6 1 (1.11%) Local Government
6 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.00%) Web Services
2 4 (4.44%) Middleware
3 3 (3.33%) LAMP
3 3 (3.33%) .NET
4 1 (1.11%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Firmware
2 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.44%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.33%) PKI
5 2 (2.22%) Clustering
6 1 (1.11%) HP Superdome
6 1 (1.11%) HACMP
6 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (43.33%) Linux
2 37 (41.11%) Windows
3 27 (30.00%) UNIX
4 13 (14.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (12.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (8.89%) CentOS
6 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (6.67%) Windows 8
7 6 (6.67%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.44%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.44%) HPUX
9 3 (3.33%) AIX
10 2 (2.22%) Solaris
11 1 (1.11%) Tru64
11 1 (1.11%) SUSE
11 1 (1.11%) Debian
11 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (7.78%) ITIL
3 6 (6.67%) E-Commerce
3 6 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
4 5 (5.56%) Change Management
5 4 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.33%) Wealth Management
6 3 (3.33%) Time Management
6 3 (3.33%) Project Planning
6 3 (3.33%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.33%) EAI
7 2 (2.22%) ERP
7 2 (2.22%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (2.22%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.22%) Fault Management
8 1 (1.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.11%) Performance Improvement
8 1 (1.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.00%) SQL
2 17 (18.89%) PHP
3 9 (10.00%) Python
4 7 (7.78%) Bash Shell
4 7 (7.78%) C
4 7 (7.78%) C++
5 5 (5.56%) Perl
5 5 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.56%) Ruby
6 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.33%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.22%) Java
8 1 (1.11%) C#
8 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.11%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) Degree
2 7 (7.78%) MCSE
2 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.56%) CCNA
3 5 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.44%) CCNP
4 4 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.44%) MCP
5 2 (2.22%) RHCE
6 1 (1.11%) MCITP
6 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (32.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (31.11%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.78%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.33%) vSphere
4 3 (3.33%) NFS
5 1 (1.11%) Samba
5 1 (1.11%) Varnish
5 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.11%) PowerHA
5 1 (1.11%) RHEV
5 1 (1.11%) GPFS
5 1 (1.11%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.11%) XenApp
5 1 (1.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.11%) Veritas File System
5 1 (1.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) Nagios
2 4 (4.44%) Puppet
3 3 (3.33%) SCCM
4 1 (1.11%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.11%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.11%) logstash
4 1 (1.11%) Kibana
4 1 (1.11%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.11%) WSUS
4 1 (1.11%) Legato
4 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.11%) MOM
Vendors
1 35 (38.89%) VMware
2 28 (31.11%) Microsoft
3 16 (17.78%) Red Hat
4 12 (13.33%) HP
5 7 (7.78%) Oracle
6 5 (5.56%) IBM
6 5 (5.56%) Citrix
7 3 (3.33%) NetApp
8 2 (2.22%) Dell
8 2 (2.22%) EMC
8 2 (2.22%) Cisco
8 2 (2.22%) Sun
8 2 (2.22%) ProCurve
8 2 (2.22%) Symantec
9 1 (1.11%) Veeam
9 1 (1.11%) Compaq
9 1 (1.11%) Sybase
9 1 (1.11%) Nortel
9 1 (1.11%) Avaya
9 1 (1.11%) CA
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £15,000 to £17,500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension
Posted: 19 days ago
Chester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 8% pension, dental, PMI, Gym
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago