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 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 141 132 133
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 24 35 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.73% 0.95% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.00% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 14 29 19
Average salary £42,500 £30,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
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
3110 3487 2866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.04% 94.78% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1989 2237 1879
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015.

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 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
Edinburgh -13 17 £42,500 +41.66% 7
West Lothian - 5 - -
Aberdeen +11 1 £38,500 +4.05%
Glasgow +2 1 £35,000 -7.89%
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 29 (67.44%) Linux
2 22 (51.16%) VMware
3 19 (44.19%) Windows
4 16 (37.21%) UNIX
4 16 (37.21%) Perl
4 16 (37.21%) Configuration Management
5 15 (34.88%) Puppet
6 14 (32.56%) Apache
7 12 (27.91%) Tomcat
7 12 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
8 11 (25.58%) DevOps
9 9 (20.93%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (20.93%) Red Hat
9 9 (20.93%) NAS
9 9 (20.93%) Degree
9 9 (20.93%) Computer Science
10 8 (18.60%) Finance
10 8 (18.60%) Python
10 8 (18.60%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (18.60%) F5
11 7 (16.28%) Capistrano
11 7 (16.28%) Ansible
11 7 (16.28%) Solaris
11 7 (16.28%) Oracle
11 7 (16.28%) ITIL
11 7 (16.28%) SAN
11 7 (16.28%) vSphere
11 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
11 7 (16.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 14 (32.56%) Apache
2 12 (27.91%) Tomcat
3 6 (13.95%) JBoss
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.33%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.33%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) NAS
2 7 (16.28%) SAN
3 5 (11.63%) iSCSI
4 4 (9.30%) WAN
5 3 (6.98%) VPN
5 3 (6.98%) LDAP
5 3 (6.98%) VoIP
5 3 (6.98%) Firewall
6 2 (4.65%) Wireless
6 2 (4.65%) LAN
6 2 (4.65%) DNS
6 2 (4.65%) SSL
6 2 (4.65%) HTTP
6 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.33%) WLAN
7 1 (2.33%) VLAN
7 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) MySQL
2 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.33%) InterBase
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.65%) Spring
2 2 (4.65%) HTML
2 2 (4.65%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
3 5 (11.63%) EqualLogic
4 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (6.98%) Replication
5 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.65%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (67.44%) Linux
2 19 (44.19%) Windows
3 16 (37.21%) UNIX
4 7 (16.28%) Solaris
4 7 (16.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (9.30%) Windows 2000
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.98%) Debian
7 3 (6.98%) Ubuntu
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Configuration Management
2 11 (25.58%) DevOps
3 8 (18.60%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (16.28%) ITIL
5 6 (13.95%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
6 5 (11.63%) Change Control
7 4 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.98%) Migration
9 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (4.65%) Open Source
9 2 (4.65%) Supplier Management
9 2 (4.65%) Data Centre Operations
10 1 (2.33%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (2.33%) Software Licensing
10 1 (2.33%) Software Delivery
10 1 (2.33%) Patch Management
10 1 (2.33%) Electronic Design Automation
10 1 (2.33%) Time Management
10 1 (2.33%) Communications Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) Perl
2 8 (18.60%) Python
3 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
4 6 (13.95%) SQL
4 6 (13.95%) Bash Shell
5 4 (9.30%) Java
6 2 (4.65%) Scala
6 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.65%) Ruby
6 2 (4.65%) Korn
7 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) CCNA
2 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) MCSE
3 2 (4.65%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (16.28%) vSphere
3 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
4 5 (11.63%) VMware ESX
4 5 (11.63%) Hyper-V
5 4 (9.30%) Xen
5 4 (9.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (9.30%) MetaFrame
6 2 (4.65%) vCloud
6 2 (4.65%) Docker
7 1 (2.33%) BitLocker
7 1 (2.33%) Samba
7 1 (2.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (34.88%) Puppet
2 9 (20.93%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (16.28%) Ansible
3 7 (16.28%) Capistrano
4 5 (11.63%) Nagios
5 4 (9.30%) Backup Exec
6 3 (6.98%) BMC Marimba
6 3 (6.98%) Cacti
6 3 (6.98%) Check_MK
7 2 (4.65%) Graphite
7 2 (4.65%) Opsview
7 2 (4.65%) SCVMM
8 1 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
8 1 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) VMware
2 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.93%) Red Hat
4 8 (18.60%) F5
5 7 (16.28%) Oracle
6 6 (13.95%) Cisco
7 5 (11.63%) Dell
8 4 (9.30%) EMC
8 4 (9.30%) Citrix
8 4 (9.30%) Symantec
8 4 (9.30%) Sun
8 4 (9.30%) HP
9 3 (6.98%) Perforce
9 3 (6.98%) Veeam
9 3 (6.98%) Avaya
10 2 (4.65%) Juniper
10 2 (4.65%) 3PAR
10 2 (4.65%) Polycom
10 2 (4.65%) Rackspace
11 1 (2.33%) Isilon
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