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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 132 154 139
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 20 19 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.68% 0.50% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.52% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 12 16 14
Average salary £39,500 £33,750 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.03% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £29,750 £31,100
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
2758 3633 3028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.40% 94.83% 94.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1737 2378 1810
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,150 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +21 14 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Glasgow +3 2 £47,500 +31.94% 1
West Lothian - 2 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £39,000 -
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (55.56%) Linux
2 22 (48.89%) VMware
3 18 (40.00%) UNIX
4 17 (37.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (35.56%) Red Hat
6 15 (33.33%) Windows
7 14 (31.11%) Perl
7 14 (31.11%) Finance
8 13 (28.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
9 12 (26.67%) Apache
10 11 (24.44%) Configuration Management
11 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
12 9 (20.00%) ITIL
12 9 (20.00%) Puppet
13 8 (17.78%) WAN
13 8 (17.78%) SLA
14 7 (15.56%) LAN
14 7 (15.56%) Python
14 7 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (15.56%) Bash Shell
14 7 (15.56%) Opscode Chef
15 6 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (13.33%) Back Office
15 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
15 6 (13.33%) Degree
15 6 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 6 (13.33%) Solaris
15 6 (13.33%) Windows 2000

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 12 (26.67%) Apache
2 5 (11.11%) JBoss
3 4 (8.89%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.44%) nginx
5 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.22%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) WAN
2 7 (15.56%) LAN
3 6 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (11.11%) DNS
4 5 (11.11%) LDAP
4 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.67%) SAN
5 3 (6.67%) HTTP
5 3 (6.67%) VPN
5 3 (6.67%) Firewall
5 3 (6.67%) SSL
5 3 (6.67%) NAS
6 2 (4.44%) VLAN
6 2 (4.44%) Wireless
6 2 (4.44%) VoIP
6 2 (4.44%) SMTP
7 1 (2.22%) Internet
7 1 (2.22%) WLAN
7 1 (2.22%) Network Security
7 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) MySQL
2 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.89%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.44%) Subversion
4 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Back Office
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 25 (55.56%) Linux
2 18 (40.00%) UNIX
3 15 (33.33%) Windows
4 13 (28.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.33%) Solaris
5 6 (13.33%) Windows 2000
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.89%) Debian
7 3 (6.67%) Ubuntu
7 3 (6.67%) CentOS
8 2 (4.44%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Configuration Management
2 9 (20.00%) ITIL
3 7 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) DevOps
5 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (8.89%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.67%) Supplier Management
7 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.44%) Migration
8 1 (2.22%) Process Management
8 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.22%) Change Management
8 1 (2.22%) Data Management
8 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.22%) Network Design
8 1 (2.22%) Electronic Design Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) Perl
2 7 (15.56%) Python
2 7 (15.56%) Bash Shell
3 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.67%) Java
5 3 (6.67%) PHP
5 3 (6.67%) SQL
6 2 (4.44%) VBScript
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) CCNP
3 1 (2.22%) CCNA
3 1 (2.22%) HND
3 1 (2.22%) MCSE
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (37.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 6 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (13.33%) MetaFrame
4 4 (8.89%) NFS
5 2 (4.44%) vSphere
5 2 (4.44%) Xen
5 2 (4.44%) Samba
6 1 (2.22%) Firmware
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.22%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) Puppet
2 7 (15.56%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (11.11%) Ansible
3 5 (11.11%) Capistrano
4 3 (6.67%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (2.22%) Nagios
6 1 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (2.22%) SCCM
6 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) VMware
2 16 (35.56%) Red Hat
3 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.33%) Oracle
4 6 (13.33%) EMC
4 6 (13.33%) Citrix
5 4 (8.89%) F5
5 4 (8.89%) Cisco
6 3 (6.67%) Sun
6 3 (6.67%) Symantec
7 2 (4.44%) Rackspace
7 2 (4.44%) Perforce
7 2 (4.44%) Avaya
7 2 (4.44%) NetApp
7 2 (4.44%) Veritas
8 1 (2.22%) Juniper
8 1 (2.22%) HP
8 1 (2.22%) IBM
8 1 (2.22%) Sybase
8 1 (2.22%) Altiris
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits 33 days holiday, healthcare, pensi
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
University of Edinburgh
Salary: From £26,274 to £30,434 per annum with membership of the Universities
Posted: 18 days ago
Scotland
HP
Posted: 25 days ago