The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 201 167 171
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 45 81 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.81% 1.33% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.37% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 41 62 48
Median salary £34,000 £37,500 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% -4.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £49,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Systems Administrator
England

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 West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5394 5927 5607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.79% 97.44% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4536 4876 4680
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Systems Administrator Salary Trend in the South West

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the South West

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Gloucestershire +11 12 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Somerset +6 10 £31,500 -10.00%
Bristol -18 9 £37,500 +8.69%
Dorset 0 6 £40,000 -
Devon -4 5 £27,500 -
Cornwall -8 2 £24,000 -40.00%
Wiltshire -4 1 £37,500 -28.57%
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 South West region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 85 (61.59%) Linux
2 60 (43.48%) VMware
3 40 (28.99%) Windows
4 39 (28.26%) PHP
4 39 (28.26%) MySQL
5 37 (26.81%) Microsoft
6 36 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 34 (24.64%) Perl
8 32 (23.19%) LAMP
8 32 (23.19%) Telecoms
9 30 (21.74%) Active Directory
10 29 (21.01%) Apache
10 29 (21.01%) Firewall
10 29 (21.01%) Windows Server
11 26 (18.84%) MPLS
11 26 (18.84%) OSPF
11 26 (18.84%) EIGRP
11 26 (18.84%) IPv4
11 26 (18.84%) IPv6
11 26 (18.84%) SNMP
11 26 (18.84%) VLAN
12 25 (18.12%) SQL
13 24 (17.39%) ITIL
13 24 (17.39%) LAN
13 24 (17.39%) WAN
14 21 (15.22%) SQL Server
15 20 (14.49%) HTML
16 18 (13.04%) Cisco
17 17 (12.32%) SharePoint
17 17 (12.32%) L2TP

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 29 (21.01%) Apache
2 17 (12.32%) SharePoint
3 12 (8.70%) Skype for Business
4 9 (6.52%) MS Exchange
4 9 (6.52%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.62%) IIS
5 5 (3.62%) JBoss
6 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.17%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.45%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.72%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.72%) Confluence
8 1 (0.72%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.25%) Office 365
3 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.62%) SaaS
5 4 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.72%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.01%) Firewall
2 26 (18.84%) EIGRP
2 26 (18.84%) IPv4
2 26 (18.84%) IPv6
2 26 (18.84%) MPLS
2 26 (18.84%) OSPF
2 26 (18.84%) SNMP
2 26 (18.84%) VLAN
3 24 (17.39%) LAN
3 24 (17.39%) WAN
4 17 (12.32%) BGP
4 17 (12.32%) L2TP
5 11 (7.97%) DNS
5 11 (7.97%) SAN
6 9 (6.52%) VoIP
7 8 (5.80%) DHCP
8 5 (3.62%) HTTP
8 5 (3.62%) NetScreen
8 5 (3.62%) Skype
9 3 (2.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (28.26%) MySQL
2 21 (15.22%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.17%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.45%) GIS
5 2 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.45%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.72%) Big Data
6 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.72%) Infinispan
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.07%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.17%) Selenium
3 3 (2.17%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.45%) JIRA
5 1 (0.72%) GitLab
General
1 32 (23.19%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.25%) Advertising
3 9 (6.52%) Marketing
4 4 (2.90%) Finance
5 3 (2.17%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Electronics
6 1 (0.72%) Games
6 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (23.19%) LAMP
2 20 (14.49%) HTML
3 11 (7.97%) .NET
4 8 (5.80%) Flash
5 4 (2.90%) CSS
6 3 (2.17%) SOAP
6 3 (2.17%) Web Services
7 1 (0.72%) Django
7 1 (0.72%) HornetQ
7 1 (0.72%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.72%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.07%) Computer Science
1 7 (5.07%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.35%) Replication
3 5 (3.62%) Clustering
4 4 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.90%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.17%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.45%) Statistics
7 1 (0.72%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.72%) iPad
7 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 85 (61.59%) Linux
2 40 (28.99%) Windows
3 29 (21.01%) Windows Server
4 13 (9.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (7.97%) Ubuntu
6 9 (6.52%) CentOS
6 9 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (5.07%) Unix
9 6 (4.35%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.90%) Solaris
11 3 (2.17%) Debian
11 3 (2.17%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.72%) HPUX
13 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.39%) ITIL
2 17 (12.32%) DevOps
3 16 (11.59%) Presales
4 12 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (7.25%) Change Management
5 10 (7.25%) Service Management
6 8 (5.80%) Campaign Management
6 8 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (5.80%) Information Security
6 8 (5.80%) Software Architecture
7 6 (4.35%) High Availability
7 6 (4.35%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.62%) Open Source
8 5 (3.62%) Scrum
9 4 (2.90%) Analytics
9 4 (2.90%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (2.90%) Kanban
9 4 (2.90%) Line Management
9 4 (2.90%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (2.90%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 39 (28.26%) PHP
2 34 (24.64%) Perl
3 25 (18.12%) SQL
4 16 (11.59%) JavaScript
5 14 (10.14%) Python
6 13 (9.42%) Bash Shell
7 10 (7.25%) Java
8 7 (5.07%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.90%) C#
9 4 (2.90%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.17%) Ruby
10 3 (2.17%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (9.42%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.70%) Degree
3 10 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.07%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.35%) MCITP
6 5 (3.62%) MCSE
7 4 (2.90%) CCNA
7 4 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.90%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.90%) MCP
8 3 (2.17%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.45%) CCA
9 2 (1.45%) CCAA
9 2 (1.45%) CCEE
9 2 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.62%) SLA
2 4 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (21.74%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.52%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.80%) XenApp
5 4 (2.90%) KVM
5 4 (2.90%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.17%) Xen
7 2 (1.45%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.45%) vSphere
8 1 (0.72%) Gluster
8 1 (0.72%) iptables
Systems Management
1 11 (7.97%) Puppet
2 7 (5.07%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.35%) ZENworks
4 5 (3.62%) SCCM
5 4 (2.90%) Capistrano
6 3 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.17%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.45%) Ansible
7 2 (1.45%) Nagios
8 1 (0.72%) Check_MK
8 1 (0.72%) Graylog
8 1 (0.72%) Pingdom
8 1 (0.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (43.48%) VMware
2 37 (26.81%) Microsoft
3 18 (13.04%) Cisco
4 14 (10.14%) Red Hat
5 13 (9.42%) HP
6 11 (7.97%) Citrix
7 10 (7.25%) Juniper
8 7 (5.07%) CheckPoint
8 7 (5.07%) EMC
9 6 (4.35%) Symantec
10 5 (3.62%) Hitachi
11 4 (2.90%) Atlassian
11 4 (2.90%) Rackspace
11 4 (2.90%) Remedy
12 3 (2.17%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.17%) Forcepoint
12 3 (2.17%) Infoblox
12 3 (2.17%) Intel Security
12 3 (2.17%) Oracle
13 2 (1.45%) Avaya