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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 136 125 113
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 35 28 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.94% 0.92% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.97% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 29 19 36
Average salary £30,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
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
3541 2880 2942
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.81% 94.52% 93.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2281 1889 2036
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -7 25 £30,000 -40.00% 3
Glasgow -6 5 £38,000 +26.66% 1
Aberdeen - 3 £37,000 - 1
Stirling - 1 £29,000 -
Fife - 1 - - 2
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 25 (51.02%) VMware
2 24 (48.98%) Linux
3 23 (46.94%) Windows
4 20 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (38.78%) Finance
6 17 (34.69%) SLA
7 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
8 15 (30.61%) TCP/IP
9 14 (28.57%) Active Directory
10 13 (26.53%) Bash Shell
11 12 (24.49%) Puppet
11 12 (24.49%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (24.49%) Ubuntu
12 11 (22.45%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (22.45%) Back Office
12 11 (22.45%) UNIX
13 10 (20.41%) Python
13 10 (20.41%) Perl
13 10 (20.41%) SAN
13 10 (20.41%) Shell Script
13 10 (20.41%) Firewall
13 10 (20.41%) Ruby
13 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
14 9 (18.37%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (18.37%) Red Hat
14 9 (18.37%) Nagios
15 8 (16.33%) LAN
15 8 (16.33%) DNS
15 8 (16.33%) SQL
15 8 (16.33%) WAN

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.20%) IIS
3 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.08%) Apache
5 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.08%) Lync
6 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.37%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (10.20%) Office 365
3 3 (6.12%) IaaS
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.61%) TCP/IP
2 10 (20.41%) Firewall
2 10 (20.41%) SAN
3 8 (16.33%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (16.33%) DNS
3 8 (16.33%) WAN
3 8 (16.33%) LAN
4 6 (12.24%) VPN
5 4 (8.16%) VoIP
6 3 (6.12%) LDAP
6 3 (6.12%) SNMP
7 2 (4.08%) DHCP
7 2 (4.08%) VLAN
7 2 (4.08%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (2.04%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.04%) X.509
8 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
8 1 (2.04%) SSL
8 1 (2.04%) HTTP
8 1 (2.04%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.04%) Ant
2 1 (2.04%) Subversion
2 1 (2.04%) Maven
2 1 (2.04%) Fiddler
General
1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 11 (22.45%) Back Office
3 2 (4.08%) Electronics
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) JAAS
2 1 (2.04%) HTML5
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) DTV
1 2 (4.08%) Open Source
1 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.04%) Clustering
2 1 (2.04%) PKI
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.98%) Linux
2 23 (46.94%) Windows
3 12 (24.49%) Ubuntu
4 11 (22.45%) UNIX
5 5 (10.20%) Solaris
5 5 (10.20%) Windows XP
5 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (10.20%) Windows 8
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.16%) OS/2
7 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.08%) Debian
8 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.04%) SUSE
9 1 (2.04%) AIX
9 1 (2.04%) HPUX
9 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (16.33%) DevOps
3 7 (14.29%) Workflow
4 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (8.16%) Performance Testing
4 4 (8.16%) ITIL
5 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.12%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.08%) Wealth Management
6 2 (4.08%) Release Management
6 2 (4.08%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (4.08%) Migration
6 2 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.08%) Time Management
6 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.04%) Kanban
7 1 (2.04%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.04%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) Bash Shell
2 10 (20.41%) Perl
2 10 (20.41%) Python
2 10 (20.41%) Shell Script
2 10 (20.41%) Ruby
3 8 (16.33%) SQL
4 7 (14.29%) Java
5 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) Bourne shell
6 1 (2.04%) sed
6 1 (2.04%) C
6 1 (2.04%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) MCSE
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) MCSA
3 2 (4.08%) MCITP
4 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (34.69%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 7 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.16%) vSphere
5 3 (6.12%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.08%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.04%) XenApp
7 1 (2.04%) KVM
7 1 (2.04%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) Puppet
1 12 (24.49%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (18.37%) Nagios
3 8 (16.33%) ZABBIX
4 6 (12.24%) Salt
5 3 (6.12%) SCCM
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Intune
6 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
6 2 (4.08%) WSUS
6 2 (4.08%) Tivoli
6 2 (4.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (2.04%) Cacti
7 1 (2.04%) OpenSSO
7 1 (2.04%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 25 (51.02%) VMware
2 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
3 9 (18.37%) Red Hat
4 8 (16.33%) New Relic
5 6 (12.24%) SaltStack
6 4 (8.16%) Veritas
7 3 (6.12%) ForgeRock
7 3 (6.12%) EMC
7 3 (6.12%) Oracle
7 3 (6.12%) JBoss
8 2 (4.08%) Cisco
8 2 (4.08%) SAP
8 2 (4.08%) Citrix
8 2 (4.08%) NetApp
8 2 (4.08%) Sun
8 2 (4.08%) HP
9 1 (2.04%) IBM
9 1 (2.04%) Meraki
9 1 (2.04%) Charles River
9 1 (2.04%) Mitel
Edinburgh
Skyscanner
Posted: 14 days ago
Fife, Scotland
PayWizard Group plc
Salary: circa £35k
Posted: 14 days ago
Kirkcaldy, Fife
PayWizard Group plc
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum - dependent on experience
Posted: 14 days ago
Aberdeen
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Skyscanner
Posted: 21 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago