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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 144 158 135
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 18 18 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.57% 0.49% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.52% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 24
Average salary £38,500 £34,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.23% -32.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £38,750 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +7.63%
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
2967 3487 3106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.71% 94.81% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1911 2276 2048
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +3 13 £38,750 +29.16% 5
Aberdeen +16 1 £38,500 +4.05%
Glasgow +9 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Fife +3 1 £39,000 -
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (63.16%) Linux
2 18 (47.37%) Windows
3 14 (36.84%) UNIX
3 14 (36.84%) Perl
3 14 (36.84%) VMware
4 12 (31.58%) Red Hat
5 11 (28.95%) Configuration Management
6 10 (26.32%) Apache
6 10 (26.32%) Finance
6 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (23.68%) Puppet
7 9 (23.68%) Python
7 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
7 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
7 9 (23.68%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (21.05%) DevOps
8 8 (21.05%) ITIL
8 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
8 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
9 7 (18.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (18.42%) Oracle
9 7 (18.42%) Windows 2000
9 7 (18.42%) Citrix
9 7 (18.42%) MetaFrame
9 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (18.42%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (15.79%) Ansible
10 6 (15.79%) Capistrano

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (26.32%) Apache
2 6 (15.79%) JBoss
3 5 (13.16%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) SAS
4 1 (2.63%) nginx
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) LDAP
1 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
1 5 (13.16%) DNS
2 4 (10.53%) SSL
2 4 (10.53%) HTTP
2 4 (10.53%) Firewall
3 3 (7.89%) NAS
4 2 (5.26%) Wireless
4 2 (5.26%) VPN
4 2 (5.26%) WAN
4 2 (5.26%) SMTP
4 2 (5.26%) VoIP
5 1 (2.63%) WLAN
5 1 (2.63%) LAN
5 1 (2.63%) VLAN
5 1 (2.63%) Network Security
5 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) MySQL
1 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.63%) Local Government
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.26%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (63.16%) Linux
2 18 (47.37%) Windows
3 14 (36.84%) UNIX
4 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (18.42%) Windows 2000
5 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (15.79%) Solaris
7 5 (13.16%) Ubuntu
8 3 (7.89%) Debian
9 2 (5.26%) Mac OS
9 2 (5.26%) CentOS
10 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Configuration Management
2 8 (21.05%) DevOps
2 8 (21.05%) ITIL
3 7 (18.42%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (13.16%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.26%) Software Delivery
6 2 (5.26%) Supplier Management
6 2 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.63%) Data Management
7 1 (2.63%) Network Design
7 1 (2.63%) Process Management
7 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.63%) Electronic Design Automation
7 1 (2.63%) Release Management
7 1 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) Perl
2 9 (23.68%) Python
3 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
4 6 (15.79%) Bash Shell
5 4 (10.53%) SQL
6 3 (7.89%) VBScript
6 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.89%) Java
7 2 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.26%) CCNA
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) MCSE
3 1 (2.63%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
3 7 (18.42%) MetaFrame
3 7 (18.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (7.89%) NFS
4 3 (7.89%) Xen
5 1 (2.63%) Samba
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.63%) vSphere
5 1 (2.63%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) Puppet
1 9 (23.68%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (15.79%) Ansible
2 6 (15.79%) Capistrano
3 3 (7.89%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.63%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.63%) Nagios
4 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) VMware
2 12 (31.58%) Red Hat
3 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
4 7 (18.42%) Oracle
4 7 (18.42%) Citrix
5 5 (13.16%) F5
6 4 (10.53%) Cisco
6 4 (10.53%) Sun
7 3 (7.89%) Symantec
7 3 (7.89%) Rackspace
7 3 (7.89%) EMC
8 2 (5.26%) Perforce
8 2 (5.26%) HP
8 2 (5.26%) Avaya
9 1 (2.63%) Juniper
9 1 (2.63%) NetApp
9 1 (2.63%) IBM
9 1 (2.63%) Sybase
9 1 (2.63%) Altiris
9 1 (2.63%) Polycom
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