The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior System Administrator
Rank 722 659 640
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 175 223 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 146 196 217
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the UK.

Senior Systems Administrator Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 within the UK.

Senior Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
England -55 169 £52,500 +5.00% 22
London +6 113 £55,000 +10.00% 16
South East -27 31 £45,000 +12.50% 5
City of London +4 18 £57,500 - 5
East of England -9 13 £48,000 +3.78%
Hampshire -13 11 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Cambridgeshire +13 10 £47,500 -13.63%
Cambridge - 9 £47,500 -
East Sussex -2 8 £47,500 +18.75%
Brighton -10 8 £47,500 +18.75%
East Midlands +2 5 £45,000 +25.00%
Berkshire -5 5 £48,000 +4.91%
Surrey -6 4 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £45,000 -
Northampton - 4 £45,000 -
Scotland -4 3 £32,500 -
South West -21 3 £40,250 +15.00%
Leatherhead - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £40,250 -
Winchester - 3 £40,000 - 1
Fareham -4 2 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Hertfordshire -16 2 £59,500 -
Sheffield -24 2 £37,500 -11.76%
South Yorkshire -27 2 £37,500 -11.76%
Yorkshire -51 2 £37,500 -1.31% 1
West Sussex - 2 £35,000 - 2
Crawley - 2 £35,000 - 2
Havant - 2 £59,000 -
Nottinghamshire +5 1 £24,500 -45.55%
Nottingham +4 1 £24,500 -45.55%

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 279 (75.61%) Linux
2 183 (49.59%) Windows
3 151 (40.92%) VMware
4 132 (35.77%) Puppet
5 118 (31.98%) MySQL
6 116 (31.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 104 (28.18%) CentOS
8 103 (27.91%) Python
9 101 (27.37%) Red Hat
10 95 (25.75%) DNS
11 94 (25.47%) Java
12 93 (25.20%) SQL
12 93 (25.20%) DevOps
13 87 (23.58%) Opscode Chef
14 85 (23.04%) Perl
15 83 (22.49%) Ubuntu
16 80 (21.68%) Bash Shell
17 74 (20.05%) SQL Server
18 73 (19.78%) Apache
19 72 (19.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 71 (19.24%) E-Commerce
20 71 (19.24%) SAN
21 70 (18.97%) Active Directory
21 70 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
22 69 (18.70%) Debian
23 67 (18.16%) Nagios
24 65 (17.62%) Ruby
25 64 (17.34%) Firewall
26 62 (16.80%) Cisco
26 62 (16.80%) Amazon AWS

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 73 (19.78%) Apache
2 59 (15.99%) nginx
3 40 (10.84%) MS Exchange
4 31 (8.40%) IIS
5 30 (8.13%) Tomcat
6 17 (4.61%) OpenStack
7 16 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (3.52%) Lync
9 13 (3.52%) SharePoint
10 12 (3.25%) JBoss
10 12 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (2.98%) Node.js
12 10 (2.71%) CMS
13 8 (2.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
16 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
17 3 (0.81%) WebLogic
17 3 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (8.40%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.81%) Magento
2 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (16.80%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (5.15%) SaaS
3 8 (2.17%) Office 365
4 6 (1.63%) Google Apps
5 5 (1.36%) Rackspace Cloud
6 4 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.81%) IaaS
8 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.54%) PaaS
9 1 (0.27%) Heroku
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.27%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 95 (25.75%) DNS
2 71 (19.24%) SAN
3 64 (17.34%) Firewall
4 59 (15.99%) HTTP
5 57 (15.45%) TCP/IP
6 34 (9.21%) DHCP
7 31 (8.40%) LAN
8 29 (7.86%) SSH
9 27 (7.32%) WAN
10 25 (6.78%) VPN
10 25 (6.78%) NAS
11 23 (6.23%) HTTPS
12 20 (5.42%) LDAP
13 18 (4.88%) SSL
13 18 (4.88%) FTP
13 18 (4.88%) VLAN
14 16 (4.34%) VoIP
15 13 (3.52%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (2.98%) Internet
17 10 (2.71%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (31.98%) MySQL
2 74 (20.05%) SQL Server
3 49 (13.28%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (8.13%) Redis
5 28 (7.59%) Big Data
6 25 (6.78%) NoSQL
7 19 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (4.07%) Hadoop
10 12 (3.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 12 (3.25%) Oracle Database
11 11 (2.98%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (2.71%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (2.71%) MongoDB
12 10 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.08%) Relational Database
14 3 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.81%) MariaDB
15 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 41 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 28 (7.59%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.25%) Subversion
4 11 (2.98%) JIRA
4 11 (2.98%) Mercurial
4 11 (2.98%) Hudson
5 10 (2.71%) Ant
5 10 (2.71%) Maven
General
1 33 (8.94%) Finance
2 30 (8.13%) Games
3 14 (3.79%) Publishing
3 14 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.71%) Retail
5 8 (2.17%) Online Betting
6 6 (1.63%) Advertising
6 6 (1.63%) Banking
7 5 (1.36%) Marketing
8 4 (1.08%) Legal
9 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.54%) Electronics
10 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (12.47%) Web Services
2 35 (9.49%) LAMP
3 12 (3.25%) .NET
4 10 (2.71%) Java EE
5 9 (2.44%) Sphinx
6 6 (1.63%) Middleware
7 5 (1.36%) CSS
7 5 (1.36%) XML
8 4 (1.08%) JSON
8 4 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (1.08%) Sensu
9 3 (0.81%) Django
9 3 (0.81%) MSMQ
9 3 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.81%) COM
10 2 (0.54%) HTML
10 2 (0.54%) CodeIgniter
10 2 (0.54%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (0.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.50%) Open Source
2 19 (5.15%) Replication
2 19 (5.15%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.34%) Clustering
4 10 (2.71%) Social Media
4 10 (2.71%) Enterprise Storage
4 10 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (2.44%) Online Games
6 5 (1.36%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.08%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.81%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.81%) Equities
9 2 (0.54%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.54%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.54%) DTV
10 1 (0.27%) BBC
10 1 (0.27%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 279 (75.61%) Linux
2 183 (49.59%) Windows
3 104 (28.18%) CentOS
4 83 (22.49%) Ubuntu
5 72 (19.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 70 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 69 (18.70%) Debian
8 61 (16.53%) UNIX
9 51 (13.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (8.13%) Solaris
11 22 (5.96%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (3.52%) Windows XP
12 13 (3.52%) Apple iOS
13 12 (3.25%) FreeBSD
13 12 (3.25%) Android
14 10 (2.71%) Windows 7
15 9 (2.44%) OpenBSD
16 6 (1.63%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.81%) AIX
18 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (25.20%) DevOps
2 71 (19.24%) E-Commerce
3 40 (10.84%) Configuration Management
4 35 (9.49%) ITIL
5 31 (8.40%) Load Balancing
6 25 (6.78%) Project Management
7 24 (6.50%) Service Delivery
8 22 (5.96%) Mentoring
9 21 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (4.07%) Change Management
12 14 (3.79%) Enterprise Architecture
13 13 (3.52%) Root Cause Analysis
14 12 (3.25%) Performance Monitoring
15 10 (2.71%) Performance Management
15 10 (2.71%) Network Design
16 9 (2.44%) Data Protection
17 8 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
17 8 (2.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (27.91%) Python
2 94 (25.47%) Java
3 93 (25.20%) SQL
4 85 (23.04%) Perl
5 80 (21.68%) Bash Shell
6 65 (17.62%) Ruby
7 47 (12.74%) PHP
8 19 (5.15%) PowerShell
9 17 (4.61%) Shell Script
10 11 (2.98%) Scala
11 6 (1.63%) C
11 6 (1.63%) C#
12 4 (1.08%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.08%) VBScript
12 4 (1.08%) PHP4
12 4 (1.08%) Bourne shell
12 4 (1.08%) sed
13 2 (0.54%) Korn
13 2 (0.54%) AWK
14 1 (0.27%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 34 (9.21%) Degree
2 23 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (4.34%) CCNA
5 14 (3.79%) MCSA
6 9 (2.44%) RHCE
7 8 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.90%) MCSE
9 4 (1.08%) MCITP
9 4 (1.08%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.08%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.08%) PhD
10 2 (0.54%) CCNP
10 2 (0.54%) MCP
11 1 (0.27%) MCSD
11 1 (0.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.42%) QA
2 18 (4.88%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.36%) SLA
4 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
System Software
1 116 (31.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (18.97%) Active Directory
3 50 (13.55%) Xen
4 29 (7.86%) Hyper-V
5 20 (5.42%) vSphere
6 16 (4.34%) XenServer
7 15 (4.07%) KVM
8 12 (3.25%) Varnish
9 11 (2.98%) VMware ESX
10 8 (2.17%) XenApp
10 8 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.90%) Postfix
12 4 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.81%) Sendmail
13 3 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.81%) Firmware
13 3 (0.81%) NFS
13 3 (0.81%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.81%) Docker
13 3 (0.81%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 132 (35.77%) Puppet
2 87 (23.58%) Opscode Chef
3 67 (18.16%) Nagios
4 31 (8.40%) Salt
5 25 (6.78%) ZABBIX
6 22 (5.96%) Ansible
7 15 (4.07%) logstash
8 13 (3.52%) Cacti
9 11 (2.98%) Ganglia
10 9 (2.44%) SCCM
10 9 (2.44%) NetBackup
11 8 (2.17%) SCOM
12 6 (1.63%) Zenoss
12 6 (1.63%) Backup Exec
13 5 (1.36%) HAProxy
14 4 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
14 4 (1.08%) WSUS
15 3 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 3 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
15 3 (0.81%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 151 (40.92%) VMware
2 101 (27.37%) Red Hat
3 62 (16.80%) Cisco
4 45 (12.20%) Microsoft
5 41 (11.11%) Oracle
6 38 (10.30%) Citrix
7 35 (9.49%) HP
8 19 (5.15%) NetApp
9 18 (4.88%) EMC
10 16 (4.34%) Veeam
11 12 (3.25%) Rackspace
12 11 (2.98%) SoftLayer
12 11 (2.98%) Veritas
12 11 (2.98%) Symantec
13 9 (2.44%) F5
14 8 (2.17%) Dell
15 7 (1.90%) Sun
15 7 (1.90%) Sony
15 7 (1.90%) 3PAR
16 6 (1.63%) Percona
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Shares + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, Sussex
Capita
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HSBC Bank Plc - AMS
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
University of Greenwich
Salary: From £37,394 to £45,954 per annum + £4,452 London weighting per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Greenwich , London
University of Greenwich
Salary: £37,394 to £45,954 plus £4,452 London weighting per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff
Cardiff University
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 11 days ago