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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 139 148 144
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 19 27 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.61% 0.68% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.71% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 10 23 13
Average salary £40,000 £33,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £42,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%
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
2946 3783 3031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.03% 94.74% 94.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1855 2471 1793
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 £27,275 £25,000
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 1 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 1 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
(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 +12 13 £36,000 +10.76% 3
Glasgow +6 3 £47,500 +31.94%
West Lothian +1 2 - -
Shetland Islands - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 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 23 (54.76%) Linux
2 22 (52.38%) VMware
3 18 (42.86%) Red Hat
4 17 (40.48%) UNIX
4 17 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (38.10%) Windows
6 15 (35.71%) Finance
7 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 14 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
8 13 (30.95%) Perl
9 12 (28.57%) Apache
10 9 (21.43%) ITIL
10 9 (21.43%) LAN
10 9 (21.43%) WAN
10 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
10 9 (21.43%) DNS
10 9 (21.43%) SLA
10 9 (21.43%) Configuration Management
11 8 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (19.05%) Back Office
12 7 (16.67%) Puppet
12 7 (16.67%) Bash Shell
13 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (14.29%) Ubuntu
13 6 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (14.29%) Citrix
13 6 (14.29%) MetaFrame
13 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (28.57%) Apache
2 4 (9.52%) JBoss
3 3 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.14%) nginx
4 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) LAN
1 9 (21.43%) WAN
1 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 9 (21.43%) DNS
2 8 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (9.52%) LDAP
4 3 (7.14%) Firewall
4 3 (7.14%) SSL
4 3 (7.14%) SMTP
4 3 (7.14%) HTTP
5 2 (4.76%) VLAN
5 2 (4.76%) VPN
5 2 (4.76%) SAN
6 1 (2.38%) Internet
6 1 (2.38%) Wireless
6 1 (2.38%) VoIP
6 1 (2.38%) WLAN
6 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) MySQL
2 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Back Office
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
4 1 (2.38%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Public Cloud
1 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.38%) IBM XIV
2 1 (2.38%) Open Source
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (54.76%) Linux
2 17 (40.48%) UNIX
3 16 (38.10%) Windows
4 14 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (14.29%) Ubuntu
5 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (14.29%) Windows 2000
6 5 (11.90%) Solaris
7 4 (9.52%) CentOS
7 4 (9.52%) Debian
8 3 (7.14%) Fedora
9 2 (4.76%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) ITIL
1 9 (21.43%) Configuration Management
2 8 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (2.38%) Process Management
6 1 (2.38%) Change Management
6 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.38%) Network Design
6 1 (2.38%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.38%) Release Management
6 1 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.38%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) Perl
2 7 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 6 (14.29%) Python
4 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
5 4 (9.52%) PHP
5 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.14%) Java
7 2 (4.76%) VBScript
8 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
3 6 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (14.29%) MetaFrame
4 4 (9.52%) NFS
5 2 (4.76%) Xen
6 1 (2.38%) Firmware
6 1 (2.38%) Samba
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.38%) vSphere
6 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) Puppet
2 5 (11.90%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.14%) Ansible
3 3 (7.14%) Capistrano
4 2 (4.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.38%) Nagios
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) VMware
2 18 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (14.29%) Citrix
5 4 (9.52%) Oracle
6 3 (7.14%) EMC
6 3 (7.14%) Sun
6 3 (7.14%) Cisco
6 3 (7.14%) F5
7 2 (4.76%) Rackspace
7 2 (4.76%) Symantec
7 2 (4.76%) Veritas
8 1 (2.38%) NetApp
8 1 (2.38%) Avaya
8 1 (2.38%) HP
8 1 (2.38%) Perforce
8 1 (2.38%) IBM
8 1 (2.38%) Altiris
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