The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales 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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 76 82 79
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 20 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.74% 1.48% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.50% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 20 18 8
Average salary £37,500 £33,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.78% +10.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,950 £24,000 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,250 £40,550
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Systems Administrator
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales 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
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1128 1199 871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 98.00% 98.68% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 971 1051 748
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the South Wales region.

Systems Administrator Salary Trend in South Wales

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in South Wales

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
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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
Cardiff +5 11 £37,500 +56.25%
Torfaen -2 7 £45,000 +32.35%
Newport +5 2 £17,000 -47.69%
Systems Administrator
Wales

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 (65.79%) VMware
2 24 (63.16%) Windows
2 24 (63.16%) Linux
2 24 (63.16%) DNS
3 20 (52.63%) SAN
3 20 (52.63%) Windows Server
4 17 (44.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (44.74%) Red Hat
5 16 (42.11%) DHCP
5 16 (42.11%) Active Directory
6 14 (36.84%) IBM
6 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 14 (36.84%) Firewall
6 14 (36.84%) Finance
7 12 (31.58%) VPN
8 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (26.32%) Cisco
9 10 (26.32%) ITIL
10 9 (23.68%) Unix
10 9 (23.68%) Performance Management
11 8 (21.05%) CentOS
11 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (21.05%) Apache
11 8 (21.05%) Advertising
12 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (18.42%) EMC
12 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (18.42%) Kerberos
12 7 (18.42%) NFS

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 8 (21.05%) Apache
2 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) PaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Dropbox
2 1 (2.63%) GitHub
2 1 (2.63%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (63.16%) DNS
2 20 (52.63%) SAN
3 16 (42.11%) DHCP
4 14 (36.84%) Firewall
5 12 (31.58%) VPN
6 10 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (18.42%) iSCSI
7 7 (18.42%) Kerberos
7 7 (18.42%) NAS
7 7 (18.42%) Network Security
7 7 (18.42%) OpenLDAP
8 6 (15.79%) IP Telephony
9 2 (5.26%) LAN
9 2 (5.26%) SSL
9 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
9 2 (5.26%) VLAN
9 2 (5.26%) WAN
9 2 (5.26%) Wireless
10 1 (2.63%) HTTP
10 1 (2.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Big Data
1 5 (13.16%) Data Mining
2 3 (7.89%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
General
1 14 (36.84%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Advertising
3 6 (15.79%) Financial Institution
4 5 (13.16%) Marketing
4 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.63%) Games
5 1 (2.63%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.63%) AS400
4 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.63%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.63%) iSeries
4 1 (2.63%) LPAR
4 1 (2.63%) Social Media
4 1 (2.63%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 24 (63.16%) Linux
1 24 (63.16%) Windows
2 20 (52.63%) Windows Server
3 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (23.68%) Unix
5 8 (21.05%) CentOS
5 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (18.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (7.89%) Solaris
8 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.63%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ITIL
2 9 (23.68%) Performance Management
3 6 (15.79%) Coaching
3 6 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (15.79%) Problem Management
3 6 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (15.79%) Service Management
4 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
4 5 (13.16%) High Availability
4 5 (13.16%) Low Latency
4 5 (13.16%) Mobile Marketing
5 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.26%) Network Management
6 1 (2.63%) Security Management
6 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.63%) Perl
1 1 (2.63%) Python
1 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.89%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) MCP
3 1 (2.63%) MCSA
3 1 (2.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (44.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (42.11%) Active Directory
3 7 (18.42%) NFS
3 7 (18.42%) Squid
3 7 (18.42%) vSphere
4 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.26%) iptables
4 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) VMware
2 17 (44.74%) Red Hat
3 14 (36.84%) IBM
3 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 10 (26.32%) Cisco
5 7 (18.42%) EMC
6 6 (15.79%) Avaya
7 2 (5.26%) Dell
8 1 (2.63%) Google