The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 125 142 107
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 43 19 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.27% 0.61% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 0.64% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 38 12 29
Average salary £32,500 £40,125 £29,454
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.00% +36.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +5.55%
Systems Administrator
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3240 2962 2960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.74% 94.91% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2051 1889 2069
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Scotland region.

Systems Administrator Salary Trend in Scotland

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Scotland

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 October 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
(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
Edinburgh +17 32 £30,000 -17.24% 3
Aberdeen - 5 £37,000 -
Glasgow -5 2 £40,500 -32.50% 1
Stirling - 1 £29,000 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £35,000 - 1
Systems Administrator
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 36 (62.07%) VMware
2 29 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (44.83%) Windows
4 25 (43.10%) Microsoft
5 24 (41.38%) Linux
6 21 (36.21%) Finance
7 19 (32.76%) SLA
7 19 (32.76%) Active Directory
8 18 (31.03%) LAN
8 18 (31.03%) WAN
9 17 (29.31%) UNIX
9 17 (29.31%) Back Office
9 17 (29.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (27.59%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (27.59%) TCP/IP
11 14 (24.14%) Ubuntu
12 12 (20.69%) Firewall
12 12 (20.69%) DNS
13 11 (18.97%) Bash Shell
14 10 (17.24%) Red Hat
14 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
15 9 (15.52%) Python
15 9 (15.52%) SharePoint
15 9 (15.52%) SAN
15 9 (15.52%) Nagios
16 8 (13.79%) VPN
16 8 (13.79%) Perl
16 8 (13.79%) Ruby
16 8 (13.79%) Puppet
16 8 (13.79%) Opscode Chef

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (15.52%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.07%) IIS
3 5 (8.62%) MS Exchange
4 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.17%) JBoss
6 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.45%) Lync
7 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.72%) Apache
7 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.79%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (12.07%) Office 365
3 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (6.90%) IaaS
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.03%) LAN
1 18 (31.03%) WAN
2 16 (27.59%) Wi-Fi
2 16 (27.59%) TCP/IP
3 12 (20.69%) Firewall
3 12 (20.69%) DNS
4 9 (15.52%) SAN
5 8 (13.79%) VPN
6 6 (10.34%) VoIP
7 3 (5.17%) VLAN
7 3 (5.17%) SNMP
8 2 (3.45%) DHCP
8 2 (3.45%) LDAP
8 2 (3.45%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (1.72%) NAS
9 1 (1.72%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.72%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.72%) GoLive
2 1 (1.72%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (36.21%) Finance
2 17 (29.31%) Back Office
3 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.45%) Electronics
4 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) HTML
2 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
1 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (3.45%) DTV
2 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.45%) Open Source
3 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.72%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (1.72%) Clustering
3 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (44.83%) Windows
2 24 (41.38%) Linux
3 17 (29.31%) UNIX
4 14 (24.14%) Ubuntu
5 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.62%) Solaris
7 3 (5.17%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.17%) Fedora
7 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.17%) OS/2
8 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.72%) CentOS
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (10.34%) Workflow
2 6 (10.34%) DevOps
3 5 (8.62%) ITIL
4 4 (6.90%) Business Continuity
4 4 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (6.90%) Performance Testing
5 3 (5.17%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.17%) Migration
6 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.45%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.45%) Time Management
6 2 (3.45%) Wealth Management
6 2 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (3.45%) Release Management
6 2 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.72%) Investment Management
7 1 (1.72%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) Bash Shell
2 9 (15.52%) Python
3 8 (13.79%) Perl
3 8 (13.79%) Ruby
4 7 (12.07%) Shell Script
4 7 (12.07%) SQL
5 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
6 5 (8.62%) Java
7 1 (1.72%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.72%) sed
7 1 (1.72%) Korn
7 1 (1.72%) VBA
7 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.34%) MCSE
3 3 (5.17%) MCSA
4 2 (3.45%) MCITP
5 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (32.76%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (32.76%) Active Directory
3 7 (12.07%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.62%) vSphere
5 3 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.17%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.45%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.72%) XenApp
7 1 (1.72%) KVM
7 1 (1.72%) RHEV
7 1 (1.72%) Samba
7 1 (1.72%) NFS
7 1 (1.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) Nagios
2 8 (13.79%) Puppet
2 8 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (12.07%) ZABBIX
4 5 (8.62%) Salt
5 4 (6.90%) SCCM
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Intune
7 2 (3.45%) Tivoli
7 2 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (3.45%) NetBackup
7 2 (3.45%) Cacti
7 2 (3.45%) WSUS
8 1 (1.72%) SCOM
8 1 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.72%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.72%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 36 (62.07%) VMware
2 25 (43.10%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.24%) Red Hat
4 7 (12.07%) New Relic
5 5 (8.62%) SaltStack
6 3 (5.17%) Veritas
6 3 (5.17%) Oracle
6 3 (5.17%) HP
7 2 (3.45%) EMC
7 2 (3.45%) Cisco
7 2 (3.45%) SAP
7 2 (3.45%) ForgeRock
8 1 (1.72%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.72%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.72%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.72%) Meraki
8 1 (1.72%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.72%) Mitel
8 1 (1.72%) Sybase
8 1 (1.72%) IBM
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