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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 121 134 133
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 18 28 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.76% 0.91% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.96% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15 17 29
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +32.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £61,000 £37,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.67%
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
2269 2925 3090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.62% 95.40% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1442 1903 2034
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -1 10 £32,500 -27.77% 2
Glasgow - 7 £37,500 - 1
Systems Administrator
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Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 22 (52.38%) VMware
3 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 19 (45.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (40.48%) Windows Server
6 15 (35.71%) Linux
7 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (28.57%) Cisco
9 10 (23.81%) Shell Script
10 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
10 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
10 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (19.05%) Solaris
11 8 (19.05%) Oracle
11 8 (19.05%) Veritas
11 8 (19.05%) EMC
11 8 (19.05%) NetBackup
12 7 (16.67%) SAN
12 7 (16.67%) Red Hat
12 7 (16.67%) HP
12 7 (16.67%) Unix
12 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 7 (16.67%) Sun
12 7 (16.67%) DNS
13 6 (14.29%) DHCP
13 6 (14.29%) HPUX
13 6 (14.29%) Perl
13 6 (14.29%) Citrix
13 6 (14.29%) Finance

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 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.76%) Apache Spark
4 2 (4.76%) GeoServer
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.38%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Houdini
2 1 (2.38%) Maya
2 1 (2.38%) NUKE
2 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) SaaS
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) DNS
1 7 (16.67%) SAN
2 6 (14.29%) DHCP
3 4 (9.52%) WAN
4 3 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (7.14%) LAN
5 2 (4.76%) Firewall
5 2 (4.76%) VPN
6 1 (2.38%) Network Security
6 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) MySQL
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.76%) Big Data
3 2 (4.76%) GIS
3 2 (4.76%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (2.38%) Memcached
2 1 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.14%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.38%) Animation
4 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) Windows Server
3 15 (35.71%) Linux
4 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (19.05%) Solaris
7 7 (16.67%) Unix
8 6 (14.29%) HPUX
9 5 (11.90%) AIX
10 4 (9.52%) CentOS
10 4 (9.52%) OpenVMS
10 4 (9.52%) Windows 2000
10 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
10 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (4.76%) VMS
12 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
12 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
1 6 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
3 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (9.52%) ITIL
4 3 (7.14%) High Availability
5 2 (4.76%) Application Packaging
5 2 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.76%) Process Management
5 2 (4.76%) Software Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.38%) Process Improvement
6 1 (2.38%) Security Architecture
6 1 (2.38%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) Shell Script
2 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 6 (14.29%) Perl
4 5 (11.90%) Python
5 3 (7.14%) SQL
5 3 (7.14%) VBScript
6 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.76%) Ruby
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
1 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.76%) CCNA
5 1 (2.38%) MCITP
5 1 (2.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (45.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.52%) MetaFrame
3 4 (9.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (9.52%) Veritas File System
3 4 (9.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (9.52%) XenApp
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (7.14%) Firmware
4 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.14%) NFS
4 3 (7.14%) Samba
5 2 (4.76%) Docker
5 2 (4.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.76%) vSphere
6 1 (2.38%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.38%) OpenSSH
6 1 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) NetBackup
2 5 (11.90%) SCCM
2 5 (11.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 3 (7.14%) Ansible
3 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.14%) Puppet
4 1 (2.38%) cPanel
4 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) VMware
2 12 (28.57%) Cisco
3 8 (19.05%) EMC
3 8 (19.05%) Oracle
3 8 (19.05%) Veritas
4 7 (16.67%) HP
4 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 7 (16.67%) Sun
5 6 (14.29%) Citrix
5 6 (14.29%) F5
6 2 (4.76%) Altiris
7 1 (2.38%) Infor
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