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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 128 142 118
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 39 20 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.10% 0.64% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.67% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 35 14 30
Average salary £31,500 £40,125 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.49% +14.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +12.14%
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
3390 2967 3031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.28% 94.49% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2141 1921 2087
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 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 1 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 -5 29 £30,000 -40.00% 6
Aberdeen - 5 £37,000 -
Glasgow -6 3 £39,500 -1.86% 2
Stirling - 1 £29,000 -
Inverclyde - 1 £35,000 -
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 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 35 (61.40%) VMware
2 28 (49.12%) Windows
2 28 (49.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (43.86%) Linux
4 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
4 22 (38.60%) Finance
5 20 (35.09%) SLA
6 18 (31.58%) Active Directory
7 16 (28.07%) UNIX
7 16 (28.07%) Back Office
8 15 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (26.32%) TCP/IP
9 14 (24.56%) LAN
9 14 (24.56%) WAN
9 14 (24.56%) Ubuntu
10 13 (22.81%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (21.05%) Bash Shell
12 11 (19.30%) Puppet
12 11 (19.30%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (17.54%) Firewall
13 10 (17.54%) DNS
13 10 (17.54%) Python
14 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
14 9 (15.79%) SQL
14 9 (15.79%) SAN
14 9 (15.79%) Red Hat
14 9 (15.79%) Ruby
14 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
15 8 (14.04%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (14.04%) Hyper-V

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 7 (12.28%) IIS
1 7 (12.28%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.77%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.51%) Lync
4 2 (3.51%) Apache
4 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (10.53%) Office 365
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 14 (24.56%) LAN
2 14 (24.56%) WAN
3 13 (22.81%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (17.54%) Firewall
4 10 (17.54%) DNS
5 9 (15.79%) SAN
6 7 (12.28%) VPN
7 5 (8.77%) VoIP
8 3 (5.26%) LDAP
8 3 (5.26%) SNMP
9 2 (3.51%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (3.51%) VLAN
9 2 (3.51%) DHCP
10 1 (1.75%) HTTP
10 1 (1.75%) Kerberos
10 1 (1.75%) SSL
10 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
10 1 (1.75%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.75%) MS Access
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.75%) Ant
2 1 (1.75%) Maven
2 1 (1.75%) Subversion
2 1 (1.75%) GoLive
2 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.75%) Fiddler
General
1 22 (38.60%) Finance
2 16 (28.07%) Back Office
3 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.51%) Electronics
4 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 2 (3.51%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) .NET
1 2 (3.51%) HTML
2 1 (1.75%) XML
2 1 (1.75%) JAAS
2 1 (1.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.51%) Open Source
2 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.51%) DTV
3 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.75%) PKI
3 1 (1.75%) Clustering
3 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (49.12%) Windows
2 25 (43.86%) Linux
3 16 (28.07%) UNIX
4 14 (24.56%) Ubuntu
5 5 (8.77%) Solaris
5 5 (8.77%) Windows XP
5 5 (8.77%) Windows 8
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.26%) OS/2
8 2 (3.51%) Fedora
9 1 (1.75%) AIX
9 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.75%) Debian
9 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (14.04%) DevOps
3 6 (10.53%) Workflow
4 5 (8.77%) ITIL
5 4 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (7.02%) Performance Testing
6 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 3 (5.26%) Migration
7 2 (3.51%) Wealth Management
7 2 (3.51%) Release Management
7 2 (3.51%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.51%) Time Management
7 2 (3.51%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.51%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.75%) ERP
8 1 (1.75%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.05%) Bash Shell
2 10 (17.54%) Python
3 9 (15.79%) SQL
3 9 (15.79%) Ruby
4 8 (14.04%) Shell Script
4 8 (14.04%) Perl
5 7 (12.28%) Java
6 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.75%) C
7 1 (1.75%) VBA
7 1 (1.75%) Korn
7 1 (1.75%) sed
7 1 (1.75%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (12.28%) Degree
2 6 (10.53%) MCSE
3 4 (7.02%) MCSA
4 3 (5.26%) MCITP
5 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.09%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (49.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (31.58%) Active Directory
3 8 (14.04%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.02%) vSphere
5 3 (5.26%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.51%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.75%) NFS
7 1 (1.75%) Samba
7 1 (1.75%) RHEV
7 1 (1.75%) KVM
7 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) Puppet
1 11 (19.30%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (14.04%) Nagios
3 7 (12.28%) ZABBIX
4 5 (8.77%) Salt
5 4 (7.02%) SCCM
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Intune
7 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
7 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
7 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (3.51%) WSUS
8 1 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.75%) OpenSSO
8 1 (1.75%) Cacti
8 1 (1.75%) SCOM
8 1 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 35 (61.40%) VMware
2 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.79%) Red Hat
4 7 (12.28%) New Relic
5 5 (8.77%) SaltStack
6 3 (5.26%) JBoss
6 3 (5.26%) Oracle
6 3 (5.26%) Veritas
6 3 (5.26%) EMC
6 3 (5.26%) ForgeRock
7 2 (3.51%) HP
7 2 (3.51%) NetApp
7 2 (3.51%) Sun
7 2 (3.51%) Cisco
7 2 (3.51%) IBM
7 2 (3.51%) SAP
8 1 (1.75%) Sybase
8 1 (1.75%) Adobe
8 1 (1.75%) Citrix
8 1 (1.75%) Charles River
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