The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 152 165 171
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 82 61 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.36% 1.06% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.11% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 63 49 43
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £30,000 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £44,700
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,750
% change year-on-year
- +4.89%
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
5796 5510 5143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.02% 95.36% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4783 4609 4539
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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 6 May 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the South West region over the 3 months to 6 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
Bristol -6 31 £34,000 -18.07% 2
Dorset +12 19 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Devon - 15 - - 3
Wiltshire +8 6 £51,250 +33.11% 3
Somerset +12 5 £35,000 +50.53% 3
Gloucestershire -19 4 £45,000 +16.12% 1
Cornwall - 2 £30,750 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 103 (71.53%) Linux
2 70 (48.61%) VMware
3 68 (47.22%) Red Hat
4 60 (41.67%) Windows
5 55 (38.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 51 (35.42%) Puppet
7 49 (34.03%) MySQL
8 47 (32.64%) Bash Shell
9 46 (31.94%) Firewall
10 44 (30.56%) Apache
10 44 (30.56%) Active Directory
11 43 (29.86%) CentOS
12 42 (29.17%) Microsoft
13 41 (28.47%) ITIL
14 39 (27.08%) Cisco
15 36 (25.00%) DNS
16 35 (24.31%) Amazon AWS
17 30 (20.83%) DevOps
18 29 (20.14%) Shell Script
19 27 (18.75%) Configuration Management
19 27 (18.75%) Tomcat
20 26 (18.06%) Citrix
20 26 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
21 25 (17.36%) SQL
22 24 (16.67%) Perl
22 24 (16.67%) LAMP
22 24 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
22 24 (16.67%) Git (software)
23 23 (15.97%) Opscode Chef
23 23 (15.97%) Degree

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 44 (30.56%) Apache
2 27 (18.75%) Tomcat
3 16 (11.11%) IIS
4 5 (3.47%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.78%) GlassFish
6 3 (2.08%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.39%) Lync
7 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.69%) nginx
8 1 (0.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (11.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.86%) Agresso
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (24.31%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.86%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.08%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.69%) Office 365
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (31.94%) Firewall
2 36 (25.00%) DNS
3 23 (15.97%) DHCP
4 11 (7.64%) Internet
5 10 (6.94%) HTTP
6 7 (4.86%) WAN
6 7 (4.86%) VoIP
7 6 (4.17%) LAN
7 6 (4.17%) VPN
7 6 (4.17%) SAN
8 5 (3.47%) NAS
9 4 (2.78%) tcpdump
9 4 (2.78%) Network Security
9 4 (2.78%) iSCSI
9 4 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.78%) VLAN
9 4 (2.78%) Wireshark
9 4 (2.78%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.08%) IPv4
10 3 (2.08%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (34.03%) MySQL
2 20 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.78%) CouchDB
4 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.94%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.86%) Selenium
4 4 (2.78%) Subversion
5 2 (1.39%) Hudson
General
1 16 (11.11%) Games
2 9 (6.25%) Finance
3 5 (3.47%) Back Office
4 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.39%) Advertising
4 2 (1.39%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.39%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.67%) LAMP
2 17 (11.81%) Web Services
3 5 (3.47%) Software Packaging
4 3 (2.08%) Middleware
5 2 (1.39%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.42%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.94%) Mathematics
3 9 (6.25%) Open Source
4 7 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.17%) Clustering
6 4 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.78%) BYOD
7 3 (2.08%) Replication
8 2 (1.39%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.69%) EPoS
9 1 (0.69%) iPhone
9 1 (0.69%) iPad
9 1 (0.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 103 (71.53%) Linux
2 60 (41.67%) Windows
3 55 (38.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (29.86%) CentOS
5 24 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (13.89%) Solaris
6 20 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (13.19%) UNIX
8 16 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (7.64%) Fedora
10 10 (6.94%) Windows 7
11 5 (3.47%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (3.47%) Android
11 5 (3.47%) HPUX
11 5 (3.47%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.78%) Ubuntu
12 4 (2.78%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.08%) Debian
13 3 (2.08%) VMS
14 2 (1.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.47%) ITIL
2 30 (20.83%) DevOps
3 27 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 15 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (9.72%) Time Management
6 13 (9.03%) Migration
6 13 (9.03%) Change Management
7 12 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (7.64%) E-Commerce
9 7 (4.86%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.17%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.47%) CRM
11 5 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (2.78%) Web Development
12 4 (2.78%) Project Management
12 4 (2.78%) Service Management
13 3 (2.08%) PRINCE2
13 3 (2.08%) Problem Management
14 2 (1.39%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 47 (32.64%) Bash Shell
2 29 (20.14%) Shell Script
3 25 (17.36%) SQL
4 24 (16.67%) Perl
5 22 (15.28%) Python
6 15 (10.42%) Ruby
7 9 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 9 (6.25%) PHP
8 4 (2.78%) C++
8 4 (2.78%) Objective-C
8 4 (2.78%) Korn
8 4 (2.78%) Lua
9 1 (0.69%) VB
9 1 (0.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (15.97%) Degree
2 14 (9.72%) Security Cleared
3 13 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.03%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (2.78%) RHCSA
4 4 (2.78%) MCSA
4 4 (2.78%) CCNA
4 4 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.08%) Sun Certification
5 3 (2.08%) MCITP
6 2 (1.39%) SCSA
6 2 (1.39%) RHCA
6 2 (1.39%) RHCE
7 1 (0.69%) MCSE
7 1 (0.69%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.19%) SLA
2 4 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.50%) XenApp
4 11 (7.64%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (6.94%) vCloud
6 7 (4.86%) KVM
6 7 (4.86%) Xen
7 6 (4.17%) Hyper-V
8 4 (2.78%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.78%) vSphere
9 2 (1.39%) Varnish
9 2 (1.39%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.39%) NFS
9 2 (1.39%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.39%) Postfix
9 2 (1.39%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.69%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 51 (35.42%) Puppet
2 23 (15.97%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (9.72%) SCCM
4 13 (9.03%) NetBackup
5 10 (6.94%) SCOM
5 10 (6.94%) HP Data Protector
5 10 (6.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 10 (6.94%) HP SIM
6 8 (5.56%) Nagios
7 7 (4.86%) Vagrant
8 4 (2.78%) Opsview
8 4 (2.78%) Graphite
9 3 (2.08%) Ansible
10 2 (1.39%) Icinga
10 2 (1.39%) SmokePing
10 2 (1.39%) Cobbler
10 2 (1.39%) Cacti
11 1 (0.69%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.69%) Salt
Vendors
1 70 (48.61%) VMware
2 68 (47.22%) Red Hat
3 42 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 39 (27.08%) Cisco
5 26 (18.06%) Citrix
6 20 (13.89%) HP
7 18 (12.50%) Google
8 17 (11.81%) IBM
9 13 (9.03%) Symantec
10 9 (6.25%) Oracle
11 7 (4.86%) Sun
12 6 (4.17%) Rackspace
13 5 (3.47%) NetApp
13 5 (3.47%) Dell
14 4 (2.78%) EMC
15 2 (1.39%) Juniper
15 2 (1.39%) Apple
16 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
16 1 (0.69%) Nokia
16 1 (0.69%) Business Objects
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Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Plus Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Morningstar Europe Limited
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Sparx
Salary: Unspecified Competitive - depending on qualifications and experience.
Posted: 8 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Sparx
Salary: Unspecified Competitive plus generous benefits and relocation package
Posted: 8 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Shepton Mallet
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £14000.00 - £15500.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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