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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior System Administrator
Rank 752 680 683
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 126 215 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.22% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 99 203 169
Average salary £52,500 £53,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.94% +17.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £37,500 £34,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 30 January 2015 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 30 January 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
England -87 126 £52,500 -0.94% 15
London -77 77 £55,000 - 12
South East -34 24 £50,000 - 1
East of England -1 12 £51,250 -3.30% 1
City of London -13 9 £62,500 +13.63% 2
Cambridgeshire - 8 £45,000 -
Berkshire -12 7 £62,500 +47.05% 1
Hampshire -20 7 £40,000 -13.51%
Cambridge - 6 £39,250 -
Winchester -2 5 £40,000 -38.46%
Yorkshire -12 5 £37,500 -16.66%
Surrey -5 4 £50,000 +42.85%
Hertfordshire -6 4 £55,000 +3.77% 1
Leatherhead - 4 £50,000 -
East Midlands +17 3 - -
Nottinghamshire +12 3 - -
Nottingham +10 3 - -
Reading 0 3 £50,000 +56.25%
West Midlands -13 3 £32,500 -
St Albans - 3 £55,000 - 1
Crawley - 3 £35,000 -
Croydon - 3 £55,000 -
York - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire - 3 - -
Leeds -2 2 £37,500 -16.66%
West Yorkshire -7 2 £37,500 -16.66%
Worcestershire - 2 £32,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £55,000 -
Buckingham - 2 £55,000 -

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 216 (71.76%) Linux
2 172 (57.14%) Windows
3 136 (45.18%) VMware
4 102 (33.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 100 (33.22%) Puppet
5 100 (33.22%) MySQL
6 94 (31.23%) Java
7 87 (28.90%) DevOps
8 86 (28.57%) Python
9 79 (26.25%) Bash Shell
10 78 (25.91%) Red Hat
11 77 (25.58%) CentOS
12 75 (24.92%) Microsoft
13 73 (24.25%) Perl
14 70 (23.26%) DNS
14 70 (23.26%) Cisco
15 68 (22.59%) SAN
16 63 (20.93%) TCP/IP
16 63 (20.93%) SQL
17 62 (20.60%) SQL Server
17 62 (20.60%) E-Commerce
18 59 (19.60%) Windows Server 2008
19 58 (19.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 58 (19.27%) Active Directory
19 58 (19.27%) Nagios
19 58 (19.27%) Firewall
20 54 (17.94%) Opscode Chef
21 53 (17.61%) UNIX
22 51 (16.94%) Apache
23 47 (15.61%) MS Excel

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 51 (16.94%) Apache
2 44 (14.62%) MS Exchange
3 41 (13.62%) nginx
4 33 (10.96%) Tomcat
5 28 (9.30%) IIS
6 24 (7.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (5.32%) OpenStack
8 13 (4.32%) SharePoint
9 9 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (2.33%) Jetty
11 7 (2.33%) Lync
12 5 (1.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 5 (1.66%) CMS
13 4 (1.33%) WebSphere
13 4 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (1.33%) Confluence
14 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (1.00%) WebLogic
14 3 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 47 (15.61%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.66%) MS Office
3 4 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.66%) Magento
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.33%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.97%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.32%) SoftLayer
2 10 (3.32%) SaaS
3 9 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.66%) PaaS
5 7 (2.33%) IaaS
6 5 (1.66%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.33%) Rackspace Cloud
8 3 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.00%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.66%) Heroku
9 2 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.33%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 1 (0.33%) Office 365
10 1 (0.33%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 70 (23.26%) DNS
2 68 (22.59%) SAN
3 63 (20.93%) TCP/IP
4 58 (19.27%) Firewall
5 33 (10.96%) NAS
6 29 (9.63%) VPN
6 29 (9.63%) HTTP
7 28 (9.30%) DHCP
8 27 (8.97%) LDAP
9 25 (8.31%) SNMP
10 24 (7.97%) LAN
11 23 (7.64%) WAN
12 21 (6.98%) iSCSI
13 18 (5.98%) Internet
14 17 (5.65%) HTTPS
15 14 (4.65%) FTP
15 14 (4.65%) VLAN
16 13 (4.32%) SSH
17 11 (3.65%) MRTG
18 8 (2.66%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (33.22%) MySQL
2 62 (20.60%) SQL Server
3 34 (11.30%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (9.30%) NoSQL
5 24 (7.97%) MongoDB
6 17 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (4.65%) Big Data
8 13 (4.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (3.99%) Oracle Database
10 11 (3.65%) Hadoop
10 11 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (3.65%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (2.66%) Informix
12 7 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (1.66%) Redis
15 4 (1.33%) Relational Database
16 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.66%) DB2
16 2 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 26 (8.64%) Jenkins
2 24 (7.97%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.64%) Subversion
4 19 (6.31%) Hudson
5 18 (5.98%) JIRA
6 11 (3.65%) Ant
6 11 (3.65%) Maven
7 4 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.33%) Gerrit
General
1 22 (7.31%) Publishing
2 21 (6.98%) Games
3 19 (6.31%) Finance
4 12 (3.99%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.99%) Legal
6 7 (2.33%) Marketing
7 6 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.99%) Advertising
7 6 (1.99%) Banking
8 5 (1.66%) Online Betting
8 5 (1.66%) Retail
9 2 (0.66%) Back Office
9 2 (0.66%) Electronics
9 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.97%) Web Services
2 21 (6.98%) LAMP
3 13 (4.32%) RabbitMQ
3 13 (4.32%) .NET
4 11 (3.65%) Java EE
5 8 (2.66%) CSS
6 7 (2.33%) XML
7 6 (1.99%) J2EE
8 5 (1.66%) JSON
9 4 (1.33%) Middleware
10 3 (1.00%) HTML
10 3 (1.00%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.66%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.33%) Memcached
12 1 (0.33%) Symfony
12 1 (0.33%) MCollective
12 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.32%) Open Source
3 14 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.99%) Enterprise Storage
5 11 (3.65%) CESG
6 9 (2.99%) Clustering
6 9 (2.99%) Streaming Video
7 8 (2.66%) Replication
8 6 (1.99%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.99%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.66%) Online Games
10 4 (1.33%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.33%) Kindle
10 4 (1.33%) iPad
10 4 (1.33%) HP StorageWorks
11 3 (1.00%) Statistics
11 3 (1.00%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.00%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.66%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 216 (71.76%) Linux
2 172 (57.14%) Windows
3 77 (25.58%) CentOS
4 59 (19.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (19.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 53 (17.61%) UNIX
7 40 (13.29%) Ubuntu
8 38 (12.62%) Debian
9 29 (9.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (9.63%) Solaris
10 17 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (3.32%) Windows 7
12 9 (2.99%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.99%) FreeBSD
14 4 (1.33%) AIX
14 4 (1.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (1.00%) Windows 8
15 3 (1.00%) MVS
15 3 (1.00%) SUSE
16 1 (0.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (28.90%) DevOps
2 62 (20.60%) E-Commerce
3 29 (9.63%) Configuration Management
4 28 (9.30%) ITIL
5 26 (8.64%) Load Balancing
6 22 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (7.31%) Mentoring
7 20 (6.64%) Service Delivery
8 17 (5.65%) Change Management
8 17 (5.65%) Project Management
9 15 (4.98%) Time Management
10 14 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (3.99%) Incident Management
12 11 (3.65%) Performance Management
12 11 (3.65%) DRM
13 10 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (2.66%) Mobile Device Management
14 8 (2.66%) Line Management
14 8 (2.66%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 94 (31.23%) Java
2 86 (28.57%) Python
3 79 (26.25%) Bash Shell
4 73 (24.25%) Perl
5 63 (20.93%) SQL
6 47 (15.61%) Ruby
7 36 (11.96%) PHP
8 24 (7.97%) Shell Script
9 19 (6.31%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.66%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.33%) C
12 3 (1.00%) ActionScript 2.0
12 3 (1.00%) Bourne shell
12 3 (1.00%) ActionScript
12 3 (1.00%) JCL
12 3 (1.00%) REXX
13 2 (0.66%) AWK
13 2 (0.66%) VBScript
13 2 (0.66%) sed
13 2 (0.66%) Korn
Qualifications
1 30 (9.97%) Degree
2 19 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (2.66%) CCNA
5 8 (2.66%) MCITP
6 7 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (2.33%) MCSE
7 5 (1.66%) RHCE
8 4 (1.33%) CCNP
8 4 (1.33%) MCSA
9 3 (1.00%) RHCSA
9 3 (1.00%) MCP
9 3 (1.00%) CCA
9 3 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.66%) CCSA
10 2 (0.66%) CCSE
10 2 (0.66%) CCIE
10 2 (0.66%) VCAP
10 2 (0.66%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.98%) SLA
2 13 (4.32%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.33%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.33%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 102 (33.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (19.27%) Active Directory
3 28 (9.30%) vSphere
4 20 (6.64%) Varnish
5 17 (5.65%) Xen
6 16 (5.32%) VMware ESX
7 15 (4.98%) Hyper-V
7 15 (4.98%) XenApp
8 14 (4.65%) XenServer
9 13 (4.32%) KVM
10 8 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.99%) Docker
12 4 (1.33%) Firmware
12 4 (1.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (1.00%) Postfix
13 3 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (1.00%) VirtualBox
13 3 (1.00%) NFS
13 3 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.66%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 100 (33.22%) Puppet
2 58 (19.27%) Nagios
3 54 (17.94%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (6.98%) ZABBIX
5 20 (6.64%) Salt
6 17 (5.65%) Ansible
7 16 (5.32%) SCCM
8 15 (4.98%) Graphite
9 13 (4.32%) WSUS
10 12 (3.99%) NetBackup
11 11 (3.65%) Icinga
12 10 (3.32%) Ganglia
13 9 (2.99%) SELinux
14 7 (2.33%) SCOM
15 6 (1.99%) Backup Exec
15 6 (1.99%) Cacti
16 5 (1.66%) HP Data Protector
16 5 (1.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 4 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 3 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 136 (45.18%) VMware
2 78 (25.91%) Red Hat
3 75 (24.92%) Microsoft
4 70 (23.26%) Cisco
5 44 (14.62%) HP
6 42 (13.95%) Oracle
7 36 (11.96%) NetApp
8 31 (10.30%) EMC
9 29 (9.63%) Citrix
10 23 (7.64%) F5
11 17 (5.65%) Dell
12 12 (3.99%) Rackspace
13 11 (3.65%) Symantec
14 10 (3.32%) Juniper
14 10 (3.32%) Veritas
15 9 (2.99%) Veeam
16 7 (2.33%) IBM
16 7 (2.33%) Sun
16 7 (2.33%) Sony
17 6 (1.99%) Google
West London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + + Stock
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + On Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Propel London Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £58000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Intuition IT Solutions
Posted: 25 days ago
Berkshire
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago