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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 182 192 201
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 56 46 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 0.68% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.71% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 41 34 43
Average salary £37,500 £31,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,700 £42,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
5786 6434 6906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.96% 95.25% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4635 5186 5868
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +21 24 £40,000 +1.91% 6
Cheshire -2 17 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Merseyside +16 13 £22,000 -53.68% 1
Lancashire -12 2 £35,500 +47.91% 1
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 50 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 39 (37.14%) Linux
3 37 (35.24%) Windows
4 33 (31.43%) VMware
5 27 (25.71%) Puppet
6 25 (23.81%) MySQL
7 23 (21.90%) MS Excel
8 20 (19.05%) Nagios
8 20 (19.05%) Windows 7
9 19 (18.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (18.10%) Apache
10 18 (17.14%) PHP
10 18 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (16.19%) CentOS
11 17 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (15.24%) DevOps
12 16 (15.24%) DNS
13 15 (14.29%) MS Exchange
13 15 (14.29%) MS Office
14 14 (13.33%) SQL Server
14 14 (13.33%) Red Hat
14 14 (13.33%) Finance
14 14 (13.33%) Bash Shell
14 14 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (12.38%) nginx
15 13 (12.38%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (12.38%) Debian
15 13 (12.38%) Active Directory
16 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (11.43%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (18.10%) Apache
2 15 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 14 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (12.38%) nginx
5 10 (9.52%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.76%) CMS
6 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.81%) WordPress
8 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.90%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.90%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (1.90%) IIS
9 1 (0.95%) JBoss
9 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (21.90%) MS Excel
2 15 (14.29%) MS Office
3 9 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Magento
2 2 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.81%) SaaS
2 4 (3.81%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.81%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.86%) Office 365
3 3 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.90%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.90%) Route 53
4 2 (1.90%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.24%) DNS
2 11 (10.48%) LAN
2 11 (10.48%) WAN
2 11 (10.48%) TCP/IP
3 10 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (6.67%) OpenVPN
5 6 (5.71%) Internet
5 6 (5.71%) IPsec
5 6 (5.71%) Firewall
6 5 (4.76%) FTP
6 5 (4.76%) SAN
6 5 (4.76%) NAS
7 4 (3.81%) LDAP
8 3 (2.86%) VLAN
9 2 (1.90%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (1.90%) SSL
9 2 (1.90%) VPN
9 2 (1.90%) DHCP
9 2 (1.90%) SNMP
9 2 (1.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.81%) MySQL
2 14 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.62%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.76%) Big Data
5 3 (2.86%) Aerospike
6 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (13.33%) Finance
2 9 (8.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (7.62%) Back Office
4 5 (4.76%) Legal
5 4 (3.81%) Retail
5 4 (3.81%) Law
6 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.90%) French Language
7 2 (1.90%) Norwegian Language
7 2 (1.90%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.90%) Swedish Language
8 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.95%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.43%) LAMP
2 4 (3.81%) HTML
2 4 (3.81%) CSS
3 3 (2.86%) Web Services
3 3 (2.86%) COM
3 3 (2.86%) .NET
3 3 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.95%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.95%) J2EE
4 1 (0.95%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.43%) Statistics
3 11 (10.48%) Computer Science
4 9 (8.57%) Mathematics
5 6 (5.71%) Cryptography
5 6 (5.71%) PKI
6 5 (4.76%) Open Source
7 2 (1.90%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.95%) BBC
8 1 (0.95%) Replication
8 1 (0.95%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 39 (37.14%) Linux
2 37 (35.24%) Windows
3 20 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 19 (18.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (16.19%) CentOS
6 13 (12.38%) Debian
7 12 (11.43%) UNIX
8 10 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (9.52%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.81%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.81%) Android
10 4 (3.81%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.86%) FreeNAS
12 2 (1.90%) SUSE
12 2 (1.90%) Fedora
13 1 (0.95%) Solaris
13 1 (0.95%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.24%) DevOps
2 13 (12.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (11.43%) ITIL
4 9 (8.57%) Data Analysis
5 8 (7.62%) Migration
6 7 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 7 (6.67%) CRM
7 6 (5.71%) Analytics
7 6 (5.71%) E-Commerce
7 6 (5.71%) Data Management
8 5 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.81%) Scrum
10 3 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (1.90%) Continuous Delivery
11 2 (1.90%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (1.90%) Kanban
11 2 (1.90%) Load Balancing
11 2 (1.90%) Problem Management
11 2 (1.90%) Data Protection
11 2 (1.90%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.14%) PHP
2 14 (13.33%) Bash Shell
3 9 (8.57%) SQL
3 9 (8.57%) Perl
4 7 (6.67%) Python
5 6 (5.71%) C++
6 4 (3.81%) C
7 3 (2.86%) Java
7 3 (2.86%) Ruby
7 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (9.52%) MCSE
2 10 (9.52%) MCSA
3 6 (5.71%) MCP
4 5 (4.76%) RHCE
4 5 (4.76%) MCITP
4 5 (4.76%) RHCA
4 5 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.81%) CCENT
5 4 (3.81%) MCTS
5 4 (3.81%) CCIE
5 4 (3.81%) CCNA
5 4 (3.81%) CCDP
5 4 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.90%) CISSP
6 2 (1.90%) CISM
7 1 (0.95%) CCA
7 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.52%) SLA
2 5 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (12.38%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.76%) Docker
3 5 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.90%) Squid
4 2 (1.90%) Samba
5 1 (0.95%) NFS
5 1 (0.95%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.95%) Dovecot
5 1 (0.95%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.95%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (25.71%) Puppet
2 20 (19.05%) Nagios
3 10 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.71%) Ansible
5 3 (2.86%) SCCM
5 3 (2.86%) Cacti
6 2 (1.90%) SmokePing
6 2 (1.90%) logstash
6 2 (1.90%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.90%) Munin
6 2 (1.90%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.95%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.95%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.95%) Kibana
7 1 (0.95%) Graylog
Vendors
1 50 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 33 (31.43%) VMware
3 14 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 10 (9.52%) Cisco
5 5 (4.76%) Citrix
6 4 (3.81%) Apple
6 4 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.86%) Oracle
7 3 (2.86%) NetApp
7 3 (2.86%) New Relic
8 2 (1.90%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.90%) Lotus
8 2 (1.90%) Websense
9 1 (0.95%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.95%) Genesys
9 1 (0.95%) FrontRange
9 1 (0.95%) Veeam
9 1 (0.95%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.95%) F5
9 1 (0.95%) Rackspace
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