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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 198 159 180
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 37 87 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.70% 1.51% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 1.55% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 31 67 40
Median salary £31,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,400 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £42,750
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
5160 5618 5790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.23% 97.28% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4358 4691 4836
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £55,000 £57,000
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 24 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 24 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 +4 11 £37,500 +15.38%
Somerset 0 10 £30,000 -14.28%
Bristol -25 5 £37,500 +11.94%
Dorset -8 4 £37,500 -9.09%
Devon -7 3 £27,500 -
Cornwall -8 2 £24,000 +11.62%
Wiltshire -2 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 81 (61.83%) Linux
2 55 (41.98%) VMware
3 38 (29.01%) Windows
4 37 (28.24%) MySQL
4 37 (28.24%) Microsoft
5 36 (27.48%) PHP
6 32 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 31 (23.66%) Perl
8 30 (22.90%) Telecoms
8 30 (22.90%) LAMP
9 29 (22.14%) Firewall
10 28 (21.37%) Apache
10 28 (21.37%) Windows Server
11 27 (20.61%) Active Directory
12 25 (19.08%) IPv4
12 25 (19.08%) IPv6
12 25 (19.08%) SNMP
12 25 (19.08%) MPLS
12 25 (19.08%) OSPF
12 25 (19.08%) EIGRP
12 25 (19.08%) VLAN
13 24 (18.32%) SQL
14 22 (16.79%) ITIL
14 22 (16.79%) LAN
14 22 (16.79%) WAN
15 19 (14.50%) Cisco
15 19 (14.50%) SQL Server
16 18 (13.74%) SharePoint
17 17 (12.98%) HTML
17 17 (12.98%) DevOps

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 28 (21.37%) Apache
2 18 (13.74%) SharePoint
3 12 (9.16%) Skype for Business
4 11 (8.40%) MS Exchange
5 10 (7.63%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.82%) JBoss
7 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.29%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.53%) ArcGIS
8 2 (1.53%) IIS
9 1 (0.76%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.76%) Confluence
9 1 (0.76%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (5.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.16%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.40%) Office 365
3 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.82%) SaaS
5 3 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.76%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (22.14%) Firewall
2 25 (19.08%) EIGRP
2 25 (19.08%) IPv4
2 25 (19.08%) IPv6
2 25 (19.08%) MPLS
2 25 (19.08%) OSPF
2 25 (19.08%) SNMP
2 25 (19.08%) VLAN
3 22 (16.79%) LAN
3 22 (16.79%) WAN
4 16 (12.21%) BGP
4 16 (12.21%) L2TP
5 12 (9.16%) SAN
6 9 (6.87%) DNS
6 9 (6.87%) VoIP
7 7 (5.34%) DHCP
8 6 (4.58%) NetScreen
9 5 (3.82%) HTTP
9 5 (3.82%) Skype
10 3 (2.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (28.24%) MySQL
2 19 (14.50%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.29%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.53%) GIS
5 2 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.53%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.76%) Big Data
6 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.76%) Infinispan
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.34%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.05%) Selenium
3 4 (3.05%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.53%) JIRA
5 1 (0.76%) GitLab
General
1 30 (22.90%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.34%) Advertising
3 6 (4.58%) Marketing
4 5 (3.82%) Finance
5 3 (2.29%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
6 1 (0.76%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (22.90%) LAMP
2 17 (12.98%) HTML
3 11 (8.40%) .NET
4 5 (3.82%) Flash
5 4 (3.05%) CSS
5 4 (3.05%) Web Services
6 3 (2.29%) SOAP
7 1 (0.76%) Django
7 1 (0.76%) HornetQ
7 1 (0.76%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.58%) Computer Science
1 6 (4.58%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.82%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.05%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.05%) Replication
4 3 (2.29%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.29%) Clustering
5 2 (1.53%) iPad
5 2 (1.53%) Statistics
6 1 (0.76%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 81 (61.83%) Linux
2 38 (29.01%) Windows
3 28 (21.37%) Windows Server
4 12 (9.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (7.63%) Ubuntu
6 9 (6.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (6.11%) CentOS
7 8 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (5.34%) Unix
9 6 (4.58%) Windows 7
10 4 (3.05%) Solaris
11 3 (2.29%) Debian
11 3 (2.29%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.76%) HPUX
12 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.79%) ITIL
2 17 (12.98%) DevOps
3 15 (11.45%) Presales
4 11 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.87%) Change Management
5 9 (6.87%) Service Management
6 8 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (6.11%) Information Security
6 8 (6.11%) Software Architecture
7 6 (4.58%) Open Source
7 6 (4.58%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.82%) Campaign Management
8 5 (3.82%) High Availability
8 5 (3.82%) Scrum
9 4 (3.05%) Analytics
9 4 (3.05%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (3.05%) Line Management
9 4 (3.05%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (3.05%) Performance Optimisation
9 4 (3.05%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.48%) PHP
2 31 (23.66%) Perl
3 24 (18.32%) SQL
4 13 (9.92%) Bash Shell
5 12 (9.16%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.16%) Python
6 10 (7.63%) Java
7 6 (4.58%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.82%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.05%) C#
10 3 (2.29%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (11.45%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.40%) Degree
3 9 (6.87%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.82%) MCITP
6 4 (3.05%) CCNA
6 4 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.05%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.05%) MCSE
7 3 (2.29%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.29%) MCP
7 3 (2.29%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.53%) CCA
8 2 (1.53%) CCAA
8 2 (1.53%) CCEE
8 2 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.76%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.58%) SLA
2 4 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (20.61%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.87%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.34%) XenApp
5 5 (3.82%) KVM
6 4 (3.05%) Terminal Services
6 4 (3.05%) Xen
7 1 (0.76%) Gluster
7 1 (0.76%) iptables
7 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (7.63%) Puppet
2 8 (6.11%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.58%) ZENworks
4 4 (3.05%) SCCM
5 3 (2.29%) Capistrano
5 3 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.29%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.53%) Ansible
6 2 (1.53%) Nagios
7 1 (0.76%) Check_MK
7 1 (0.76%) Graylog
7 1 (0.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.76%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 55 (41.98%) VMware
2 37 (28.24%) Microsoft
3 19 (14.50%) Cisco
4 14 (10.69%) HP
5 13 (9.92%) Red Hat
6 11 (8.40%) Citrix
6 11 (8.40%) Juniper
7 8 (6.11%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.58%) Hitachi
8 6 (4.58%) Symantec
9 5 (3.82%) EMC
10 4 (3.05%) Atlassian
10 4 (3.05%) Rackspace
10 4 (3.05%) Remedy
11 3 (2.29%) Blue Coat
11 3 (2.29%) Forcepoint
11 3 (2.29%) Infoblox
11 3 (2.29%) Intel Security
11 3 (2.29%) Oracle
12 2 (1.53%) Avaya