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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 124 130 108
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 24 31 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.78% 0.95% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.99% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 17 23 24
Average salary £34,000 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.22% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £32,500 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £40,000 £41,400
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,875 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-3.53% +5.06%
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
2903 3116 2780
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.28% 95.41% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1910 2008 1936
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 January 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 23 January 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
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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 14 £34,000 -
Aberdeen +7 5 £37,000 -1.33%
West Lothian - 2 - -
Glasgow +4 1 £22,000 -49.42%
Dundee - 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £35,000 -
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 47 (70.15%) VMware
2 37 (55.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (46.27%) Linux
4 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
5 26 (38.81%) SLA
5 26 (38.81%) UNIX
6 25 (37.31%) LAN
6 25 (37.31%) WAN
7 24 (35.82%) Finance
8 23 (34.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 23 (34.33%) Back Office
8 23 (34.33%) Windows
9 22 (32.84%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (28.36%) Active Directory
11 18 (26.87%) Ubuntu
12 16 (23.88%) Red Hat
12 16 (23.88%) TCP/IP
13 14 (20.90%) DNS
14 13 (19.40%) Firewall
14 13 (19.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (17.91%) Bash Shell
15 12 (17.91%) Perl
16 10 (14.93%) Puppet
16 10 (14.93%) Git (software)
17 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
17 9 (13.43%) Python
17 9 (13.43%) Nagios
18 8 (11.94%) Shell Script
18 8 (11.94%) Ruby
18 8 (11.94%) VPN

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.96%) IIS
3 5 (7.46%) Apache
4 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.99%) nginx
4 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.49%) Lync
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (8.96%) Office 365
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (5.97%) IaaS
5 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 25 (37.31%) WAN
1 25 (37.31%) LAN
2 22 (32.84%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (23.88%) TCP/IP
4 14 (20.90%) DNS
5 13 (19.40%) Firewall
6 8 (11.94%) VPN
6 8 (11.94%) SAN
7 5 (7.46%) VoIP
8 3 (4.48%) SNMP
8 3 (4.48%) VLAN
9 2 (2.99%) LDAP
10 1 (1.49%) SMTP
10 1 (1.49%) DHCP
10 1 (1.49%) HTTP
10 1 (1.49%) Internet
10 1 (1.49%) IPsec
10 1 (1.49%) SSL
10 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) MySQL
3 3 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.49%) MS Access
5 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (14.93%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.99%) Subversion
4 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.49%) GoLive
General
1 24 (35.82%) Finance
2 23 (34.33%) Back Office
3 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Games
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Electronics
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) HTML
1 1 (1.49%) .NET
1 1 (1.49%) Web Services
1 1 (1.49%) XML
1 1 (1.49%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.99%) Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) Open Source
4 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.49%) DTV
4 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.49%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (1.49%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.27%) Linux
2 26 (38.81%) UNIX
3 23 (34.33%) Windows
4 18 (26.87%) Ubuntu
5 13 (19.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (8.96%) Fedora
6 6 (8.96%) Solaris
7 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (4.48%) CentOS
8 3 (4.48%) Debian
8 3 (4.48%) OS/2
9 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.49%) AIX
10 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (8.96%) Workflow
3 5 (7.46%) Migration
3 5 (7.46%) Configuration Management
3 5 (7.46%) ITIL
3 5 (7.46%) DevOps
4 4 (5.97%) Performance Testing
4 4 (5.97%) Business Continuity
5 2 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.99%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.49%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (1.49%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.49%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.49%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (1.49%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.49%) Time Management
6 1 (1.49%) Kanban
6 1 (1.49%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.49%) Change Control
6 1 (1.49%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) Perl
1 12 (17.91%) Bash Shell
2 9 (13.43%) Python
3 8 (11.94%) Shell Script
3 8 (11.94%) Ruby
4 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.48%) SQL
5 3 (4.48%) Java
6 2 (2.99%) PHP
7 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (7.46%) Degree
2 4 (5.97%) MCSE
3 3 (4.48%) MCSA
4 2 (2.99%) MCITP
5 1 (1.49%) HND
5 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (38.81%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (55.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (28.36%) Active Directory
3 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.97%) NFS
4 4 (5.97%) vSphere
5 3 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.48%) Samba
6 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.99%) Firmware
7 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.49%) KVM
7 1 (1.49%) RHEV
7 1 (1.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) Puppet
2 9 (13.43%) Nagios
3 8 (11.94%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (10.45%) ZABBIX
5 5 (7.46%) Salt
6 3 (4.48%) SCCM
6 3 (4.48%) Windows Intune
7 2 (2.99%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.99%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (2.99%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.49%) WSUS
8 1 (1.49%) ARCserve
8 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (1.49%) SCOM
8 1 (1.49%) Cacti
8 1 (1.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 47 (70.15%) VMware
2 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
3 16 (23.88%) Red Hat
4 7 (10.45%) New Relic
5 5 (7.46%) SaltStack
6 4 (5.97%) EMC
6 4 (5.97%) Veritas
7 3 (4.48%) Cisco
8 2 (2.99%) IBM
8 2 (2.99%) Sybase
8 2 (2.99%) HP
8 2 (2.99%) NetApp
8 2 (2.99%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.49%) Meraki
9 1 (1.49%) Symantec
9 1 (1.49%) Citrix
9 1 (1.49%) CA
9 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.49%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.49%) 3PAR