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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior System Administrator
Rank 760 676 656
Rank change year-on-year
-84 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 144 233 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 111 214 216
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -5.29%

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
106613 103834 110631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.68% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 88722 84404 95272
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,430 £26,500 £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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -82 141 £55,000 +8.91% 14
London -32 94 £55,000 - 5
South East -14 29 £45,000 +12.50% 3
City of London -15 15 £57,500 +4.54% 4
Hampshire -17 9 £42,500 -15.00%
East of England -26 7 £50,000 -7.40% 2
Surrey -2 6 £50,000 +42.85%
Cambridgeshire -15 6 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Yorkshire -31 6 £36,250 -4.60% 1
Leatherhead - 6 £50,000 -
Berkshire +5 5 £57,500 +54.36% 2
Winchester +1 4 £40,000 -38.46%
East Sussex - 4 £47,500 -
West Sussex - 4 £35,000 - 1
Brighton - 4 £47,500 -
Crawley - 4 £35,000 - 1
North Yorkshire +7 3 - -
Fareham -2 3 £45,000 +28.57%
Croydon - 3 £55,000 -
York - 3 - -
Leeds -11 2 £37,500 -16.66%
West Yorkshire -19 2 £37,500 -1.31%
West Midlands -19 2 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £43,000 -
North East - 2 £43,000 -
Scotland - 2 £37,000 -
Havant - 2 £59,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £39,250 - 1
Wales +11 1 - -
South Wales +7 1 - -

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 233 (73.04%) Linux
2 179 (56.11%) Windows
3 130 (40.75%) VMware
4 113 (35.42%) Puppet
5 101 (31.66%) VMware Infrastructure
6 100 (31.35%) MySQL
7 90 (28.21%) DevOps
8 89 (27.90%) Java
9 88 (27.59%) Python
9 88 (27.59%) CentOS
10 81 (25.39%) Bash Shell
11 75 (23.51%) Red Hat
12 72 (22.57%) SQL
13 70 (21.94%) Perl
14 67 (21.00%) Opscode Chef
15 66 (20.69%) DNS
16 65 (20.38%) Cisco
17 64 (20.06%) E-Commerce
17 64 (20.06%) SAN
18 62 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
19 61 (19.12%) SQL Server
19 61 (19.12%) Nagios
20 60 (18.81%) Microsoft
21 59 (18.50%) Active Directory
21 59 (18.50%) Ubuntu
22 57 (17.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 55 (17.24%) UNIX
23 55 (17.24%) Apache
24 53 (16.61%) Firewall
25 52 (16.30%) TCP/IP

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 55 (17.24%) Apache
2 48 (15.05%) nginx
3 34 (10.66%) MS Exchange
4 29 (9.09%) Tomcat
5 27 (8.46%) IIS
6 18 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (5.33%) OpenStack
8 11 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (2.51%) SharePoint
10 8 (2.51%) Jetty
11 7 (2.19%) Lync
11 7 (2.19%) Node.js
12 5 (1.57%) JBoss
13 4 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.25%) Confluence
13 4 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.94%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (11.60%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.19%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Magento
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 41 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.08%) SaaS
3 11 (3.45%) SoftLayer
4 10 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.88%) PaaS
5 6 (1.88%) IaaS
6 5 (1.57%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.57%) Rackspace Cloud
6 5 (1.57%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.63%) Office 365
8 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.31%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.31%) Heroku
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 66 (20.69%) DNS
2 64 (20.06%) SAN
3 53 (16.61%) Firewall
4 52 (16.30%) TCP/IP
5 32 (10.03%) HTTP
5 32 (10.03%) NAS
6 30 (9.40%) LAN
7 29 (9.09%) VPN
8 26 (8.15%) WAN
9 25 (7.84%) DHCP
10 18 (5.64%) SSH
10 18 (5.64%) HTTPS
10 18 (5.64%) LDAP
11 15 (4.70%) Internet
12 14 (4.39%) SNMP
12 14 (4.39%) FTP
13 13 (4.08%) iSCSI
14 11 (3.45%) VLAN
15 10 (3.13%) SSL
16 8 (2.51%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (31.35%) MySQL
2 61 (19.12%) SQL Server
3 35 (10.97%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (8.15%) NoSQL
5 22 (6.90%) Big Data
6 17 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (4.70%) Redis
8 14 (4.39%) Hadoop
9 13 (4.08%) MongoDB
10 12 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (3.45%) Oracle Database
11 11 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (2.19%) Informix
12 7 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
15 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
15 2 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 34 (10.66%) Jenkins
2 26 (8.15%) Git (software)
3 19 (5.96%) Subversion
4 18 (5.64%) Hudson
4 18 (5.64%) JIRA
5 11 (3.45%) Ant
5 11 (3.45%) Maven
6 5 (1.57%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 25 (7.84%) Finance
2 22 (6.90%) Games
3 21 (6.58%) Publishing
4 9 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.88%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.88%) Banking
5 6 (1.88%) Retail
6 5 (1.57%) Legal
7 4 (1.25%) Marketing
8 3 (0.94%) Advertising
9 2 (0.63%) Back Office
9 2 (0.63%) Electronics
9 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.63%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.31%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.34%) Web Services
2 31 (9.72%) LAMP
3 14 (4.39%) .NET
4 11 (3.45%) Java EE
5 7 (2.19%) CSS
6 6 (1.88%) XML
6 6 (1.88%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (1.57%) Sphinx
8 4 (1.25%) J2EE
8 4 (1.25%) Middleware
8 4 (1.25%) JSON
9 3 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.94%) HTML
10 2 (0.63%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.31%) Symfony
11 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.31%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.27%) Open Source
3 12 (3.76%) Replication
4 10 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 9 (2.82%) Clustering
6 7 (2.19%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.88%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.88%) Social Media
8 4 (1.25%) Streaming Video
8 4 (1.25%) CESG
8 4 (1.25%) iPad
8 4 (1.25%) HP StorageWorks
9 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.94%) Equities
9 3 (0.94%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.63%) DTV
10 2 (0.63%) Online Games
10 2 (0.63%) Kindle
10 2 (0.63%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 233 (73.04%) Linux
2 179 (56.11%) Windows
3 88 (27.59%) CentOS
4 62 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (18.50%) Ubuntu
6 57 (17.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 55 (17.24%) UNIX
8 49 (15.36%) Debian
9 36 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (6.90%) Solaris
11 21 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (4.39%) Windows XP
13 12 (3.76%) FreeBSD
14 11 (3.45%) Windows 7
15 6 (1.88%) Android
15 6 (1.88%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.88%) Windows 8
16 5 (1.57%) OpenBSD
17 4 (1.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 3 (0.94%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (28.21%) DevOps
2 64 (20.06%) E-Commerce
3 30 (9.40%) Configuration Management
4 28 (8.78%) Load Balancing
5 27 (8.46%) ITIL
6 24 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (6.90%) Mentoring
8 21 (6.58%) Project Management
9 19 (5.96%) Service Delivery
10 17 (5.33%) Change Management
11 14 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (3.45%) Performance Management
13 9 (2.82%) Incident Management
14 8 (2.51%) Time Management
14 8 (2.51%) Root Cause Analysis
15 7 (2.19%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (1.88%) Enterprise Architecture
16 6 (1.88%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 89 (27.90%) Java
2 88 (27.59%) Python
3 81 (25.39%) Bash Shell
4 72 (22.57%) SQL
5 70 (21.94%) Perl
6 52 (16.30%) Ruby
7 44 (13.79%) PHP
8 22 (6.90%) Shell Script
9 19 (5.96%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.57%) Scala
11 4 (1.25%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.25%) C
12 3 (0.94%) sed
12 3 (0.94%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.63%) VBScript
14 1 (0.31%) PHP5
14 1 (0.31%) PHP4
14 1 (0.31%) Groovy
14 1 (0.31%) Fortran
14 1 (0.31%) Korn
Qualifications
1 25 (7.84%) Degree
2 20 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.82%) MCSE
5 8 (2.51%) CCNA
6 7 (2.19%) RHCE
6 7 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.88%) MCITP
7 6 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.57%) MCSA
9 3 (0.94%) RHCSA
9 3 (0.94%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.94%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.94%) CCNP
9 3 (0.94%) CCA
9 3 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.63%) PhD
11 1 (0.31%) MCSM
11 1 (0.31%) VCAP
11 1 (0.31%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.39%) PCI DSS
2 11 (3.45%) SLA
3 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.63%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (31.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (18.50%) Active Directory
3 28 (8.78%) Xen
4 19 (5.96%) Varnish
4 19 (5.96%) Hyper-V
5 18 (5.64%) vSphere
6 16 (5.02%) KVM
7 14 (4.39%) VMware ESX
8 13 (4.08%) XenServer
9 10 (3.13%) XenApp
10 8 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.88%) Postfix
11 6 (1.88%) Docker
12 4 (1.25%) Firmware
12 4 (1.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.94%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.94%) Sendmail
13 3 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.63%) NFS
14 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 113 (35.42%) Puppet
2 67 (21.00%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (19.12%) Nagios
4 25 (7.84%) Salt
5 22 (6.90%) ZABBIX
6 20 (6.27%) Graphite
7 19 (5.96%) Ansible
8 13 (4.08%) Cacti
8 13 (4.08%) NetBackup
9 11 (3.45%) Ganglia
9 11 (3.45%) SCCM
10 8 (2.51%) WSUS
11 6 (1.88%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.88%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (1.88%) logstash
12 5 (1.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 4 (1.25%) SCOM
13 4 (1.25%) SELinux
13 4 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (1.25%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 130 (40.75%) VMware
2 75 (23.51%) Red Hat
3 65 (20.38%) Cisco
4 60 (18.81%) Microsoft
5 37 (11.60%) HP
6 35 (10.97%) Oracle
7 31 (9.72%) Citrix
8 30 (9.40%) NetApp
9 23 (7.21%) EMC
10 18 (5.64%) F5
11 12 (3.76%) Rackspace
12 11 (3.45%) Symantec
13 10 (3.13%) Veritas
13 10 (3.13%) Dell
13 10 (3.13%) Veeam
14 7 (2.19%) Sun
14 7 (2.19%) Juniper
14 7 (2.19%) Sony
15 6 (1.88%) IBM
15 6 (1.88%) Google
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £37000 - £41000 per annum + On Call Allowance + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Great Package and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 60k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum + + On Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 21 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 21 days ago
Crawley
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Reading
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago