The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Scotland region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 121 132 145
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 24 31 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.95% 0.94% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.98% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 14 19 32
Median salary £38,250 £40,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +26.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,900 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,750 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
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
2406 3160 3541
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.44% 95.41% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1544 2033 2242
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,125 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 30 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +10 17 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Glasgow +26 6 £36,250 +3.57%
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 29 (50.00%) VMware
2 28 (48.28%) Windows
3 24 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (36.21%) Linux
5 20 (34.48%) Active Directory
6 19 (32.76%) Solaris
7 17 (29.31%) Windows Server
8 16 (27.59%) Veritas
9 15 (25.86%) SAN
9 15 (25.86%) HP
9 15 (25.86%) Cisco
9 15 (25.86%) MS Exchange
10 14 (24.14%) Unix
10 14 (24.14%) HPUX
10 14 (24.14%) NetBackup
11 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (20.69%) Perl
12 12 (20.69%) Oracle
12 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
12 12 (20.69%) EMC
12 12 (20.69%) Shell Script
13 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
14 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
14 9 (15.52%) Red Hat
14 9 (15.52%) Sun
14 9 (15.52%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (15.52%) AIX
15 8 (13.79%) DNS
15 8 (13.79%) PowerShell

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (25.86%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.45%) Apache Spark
5 2 (3.45%) GeoServer
5 2 (3.45%) IIS
5 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.72%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) SaaS
2 4 (6.90%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) SAN
2 8 (13.79%) DNS
3 7 (12.07%) DHCP
4 3 (5.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (3.45%) Firewall
5 2 (3.45%) VoIP
5 2 (3.45%) WAN
6 1 (1.72%) LAN
6 1 (1.72%) Network Security
6 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.72%) VPN
6 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) Big Data
1 2 (3.45%) GIS
1 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.45%) MySQL
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Back Office
3 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.72%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) Web Services
2 1 (1.72%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.72%) Memcached
2 1 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) EMC VNX
3 2 (3.45%) LIMS
3 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) Clustering
4 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 28 (48.28%) Windows
2 21 (36.21%) Linux
3 19 (32.76%) Solaris
4 17 (29.31%) Windows Server
5 14 (24.14%) HPUX
5 14 (24.14%) Unix
6 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (15.52%) AIX
9 8 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (10.34%) OpenVMS
11 3 (5.17%) CentOS
11 3 (5.17%) Debian
11 3 (5.17%) Windows 2000
11 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (3.45%) Ubuntu
12 2 (3.45%) VMS
13 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
13 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (13.79%) Problem Management
3 7 (12.07%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (12.07%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (8.62%) ITIL
5 4 (6.90%) High Availability
6 2 (3.45%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.45%) Information Management
6 2 (3.45%) Software Licensing
7 1 (1.72%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.72%) CRM
7 1 (1.72%) Data Acquisition
7 1 (1.72%) DevOps
7 1 (1.72%) ERP
7 1 (1.72%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.72%) Migration
7 1 (1.72%) Process Management
7 1 (1.72%) Software Delivery
7 1 (1.72%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) Perl
1 12 (20.69%) Shell Script
2 8 (13.79%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.62%) SQL
4 4 (6.90%) Python
5 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.45%) PHP
6 2 (3.45%) Ruby
6 2 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
1 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.34%) Degree
3 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.17%) CCNA
4 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.72%) CCNP
5 1 (1.72%) HND
5 1 (1.72%) MCP
5 1 (1.72%) MCSA
5 1 (1.72%) MCSE
5 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) COSHH
2 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (34.48%) Active Directory
3 6 (10.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (10.34%) Veritas File System
3 6 (10.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (6.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 4 (6.90%) MetaFrame
5 3 (5.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.17%) XenApp
6 2 (3.45%) Docker
6 2 (3.45%) Firmware
6 2 (3.45%) vSphere
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.72%) OpenSSH
7 1 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (24.14%) NetBackup
2 8 (13.79%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 5 (8.62%) SCCM
4 3 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.17%) Puppet
4 3 (5.17%) SCOM
5 2 (3.45%) Ansible
6 1 (1.72%) Cacti
6 1 (1.72%) cPanel
6 1 (1.72%) Graphite
6 1 (1.72%) Icinga
6 1 (1.72%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (50.00%) VMware
2 16 (27.59%) Veritas
3 15 (25.86%) Cisco
3 15 (25.86%) HP
4 12 (20.69%) EMC
4 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
4 12 (20.69%) Oracle
5 9 (15.52%) Red Hat
5 9 (15.52%) Sun
6 5 (8.62%) F5
7 4 (6.90%) Citrix
8 2 (3.45%) Veeam
9 1 (1.72%) Altiris
9 1 (1.72%) IBM
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