The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Senior Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 817 810 769
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 115 168 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 108 135 207
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £66,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,750 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.52%

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
94522 107194 114726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79692 88358 93874
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Senior Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 29 June 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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
England -9 102 £50,000 +3.09% 12
London +8 57 £55,000 +8.91% 6
South East +18 19 £55,000 +15.78% 3
East of England +22 11 £42,500 -17.07% 1
Berkshire +12 9 £52,500 -25.00% 1
East Midlands +17 8 £40,250 +15.00% 2
Brighton +12 6 £50,000 +28.20%
East Sussex +6 6 £50,000 +28.20%
South West +14 5 £32,000 +3.22%
Taunton - 5 £32,000 -
Bracknell - 5 £52,500 - 1
Somerset - 5 £32,000 -
Northamptonshire +19 4 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire +17 4 £37,500 -31.81% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £37,500 - 1
Bromley - 4 £33,750 -
Northampton - 4 £40,000 -
Surrey +19 3 £67,500 - 1
Derbyshire +11 3 £40,500 +15.71% 1
Cambridgeshire +6 3 £47,500 -
Scotland +6 3 £38,750 -0.64%
Bedfordshire - 3 £46,000 -
County Antrim - 3 £50,000 -
Belfast - 3 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £50,000 -
City of London +45 2 £53,750 +26.47% 1
Cambridge +10 2 £45,000 -5.26%
Edinburgh +3 2 £42,500 +3.03%
Brentford - 2 £30,000 -
Bedford - 2 £46,000 -

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, Senior 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 featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 149 (68.98%) Linux
2 105 (48.61%) Windows
3 104 (48.15%) VMware
4 80 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 71 (32.87%) Microsoft
6 69 (31.94%) Active Directory
7 66 (30.56%) Windows Server
8 57 (26.39%) DevOps
9 54 (25.00%) SAN
10 53 (24.54%) CentOS
10 53 (24.54%) Bash Shell
11 51 (23.61%) Puppet
12 50 (23.15%) DNS
13 49 (22.69%) Red Hat
14 48 (22.22%) Firewall
15 47 (21.76%) Cisco
16 45 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
17 43 (19.91%) Windows Server 2008
18 41 (18.98%) TCP/IP
18 41 (18.98%) MS Excel
19 38 (17.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 37 (17.13%) Amazon AWS
20 37 (17.13%) MySQL
20 37 (17.13%) Nagios
21 35 (16.20%) Python
22 33 (15.28%) Unix
23 32 (14.81%) vSphere
23 32 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
23 32 (14.81%) LAMP
24 31 (14.35%) Jenkins

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 27 (12.50%) Apache
3 23 (10.65%) IIS
4 21 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (6.94%) Tomcat
7 12 (5.56%) nginx
8 10 (4.63%) SharePoint
8 10 (4.63%) WebLogic
9 8 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (3.70%) OpenStack
10 7 (3.24%) WebSphere
11 6 (2.78%) JBoss
12 5 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (2.31%) Skype for Business
13 4 (1.85%) Confluence
13 4 (1.85%) Resin
14 3 (1.39%) Apache Spark
15 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
16 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 41 (18.98%) MS Excel
2 21 (9.72%) MS Office
3 3 (1.39%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.39%) Revit
4 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.46%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.13%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (11.11%) Office 365
3 8 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.24%) GitHub
5 6 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (1.39%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.39%) Google Apps
6 3 (1.39%) Route 53
6 3 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.93%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.93%) SaaS
8 1 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (25.00%) SAN
2 50 (23.15%) DNS
3 48 (22.22%) Firewall
4 41 (18.98%) TCP/IP
5 22 (10.19%) VPN
6 21 (9.72%) DHCP
7 20 (9.26%) WAN
8 19 (8.80%) iSCSI
8 19 (8.80%) VLAN
9 18 (8.33%) LAN
10 17 (7.87%) LDAP
11 13 (6.02%) Internet
12 11 (5.09%) BIG-IP
12 11 (5.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 11 (5.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 10 (4.63%) Kerberos
14 7 (3.24%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (3.24%) OSPF
14 7 (3.24%) VoIP
14 7 (3.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (17.13%) MySQL
2 23 (10.65%) SQL Server
3 19 (8.80%) MongoDB
4 11 (5.09%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.24%) MariaDB
6 6 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (2.31%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.85%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.39%) DB2
9 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.93%) Aerospike
10 2 (0.93%) Big Data
10 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (14.35%) Jenkins
2 13 (6.02%) Subversion
3 11 (5.09%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.70%) TeamCity
5 7 (3.24%) GitLab
6 6 (2.78%) Vagrant
7 5 (2.31%) JIRA
7 5 (2.31%) Maven
8 3 (1.39%) Gradle
8 3 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.46%) Hudson
General
1 22 (10.19%) Finance
2 11 (5.09%) Marketing
2 11 (5.09%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.24%) Back Office
4 5 (2.31%) Banking
4 5 (2.31%) Games
4 5 (2.31%) Retail
5 3 (1.39%) Law
6 2 (0.93%) Front Office
6 2 (0.93%) Publishing
7 1 (0.46%) Advertising
7 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.46%) Automotive
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.81%) LAMP
2 12 (5.56%) Web Services
3 9 (4.17%) LEMP Stack
4 6 (2.78%) ELK Stack
5 4 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (1.39%) .NET
6 3 (1.39%) REST
6 3 (1.39%) SOAP
7 2 (0.93%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.93%) HTML
8 1 (0.46%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.46%) CSS
8 1 (0.46%) Middleware
8 1 (0.46%) SAML
8 1 (0.46%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.65%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.41%) Clustering
3 11 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.09%) Spread Betting
4 10 (4.63%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.17%) EqualLogic
6 7 (3.24%) Replication
7 6 (2.78%) Fintech
7 6 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.31%) HP StoreVirtual
8 5 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.31%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.85%) VCE vBlock
10 3 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.39%) iPad
10 3 (1.39%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.39%) Statistics
10 3 (1.39%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.93%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 149 (68.98%) Linux
2 105 (48.61%) Windows
3 66 (30.56%) Windows Server
4 53 (24.54%) CentOS
5 45 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (19.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (17.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (15.28%) Unix
9 30 (13.89%) Ubuntu
10 19 (8.80%) Solaris
10 19 (8.80%) Windows 7
11 9 (4.17%) Debian
12 7 (3.24%) Mac OS X
13 6 (2.78%) Windows 10
14 5 (2.31%) AIX
15 4 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (1.39%) Android
16 3 (1.39%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.93%) HPUX
17 2 (0.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (26.39%) DevOps
2 27 (12.50%) ITIL
3 23 (10.65%) Configuration Management
3 23 (10.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (7.41%) High Availability
6 13 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (5.56%) Load Balancing
7 12 (5.56%) Open Source
8 11 (5.09%) Migration
9 8 (3.70%) E-Commerce
9 8 (3.70%) Mentoring
9 8 (3.70%) Server Virtualisation
10 7 (3.24%) Incident Management
11 6 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (2.78%) Network Load Balancing
11 6 (2.78%) Problem Management
12 5 (2.31%) Virtual Environments
13 4 (1.85%) Continuous Delivery
13 4 (1.85%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (24.54%) Bash Shell
2 35 (16.20%) Python
3 29 (13.43%) PowerShell
4 23 (10.65%) Ruby
5 22 (10.19%) SQL
6 21 (9.72%) PHP
7 19 (8.80%) Perl
8 18 (8.33%) Shell Script
9 13 (6.02%) Java
10 5 (2.31%) VB
11 4 (1.85%) C
12 3 (1.39%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.93%) C++
14 1 (0.46%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.46%) C-shell
14 1 (0.46%) Go
14 1 (0.46%) VB6
14 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (10.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (8.80%) MCSE
2 19 (8.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 18 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (7.41%) MCITP
5 15 (6.94%) CCNA
6 14 (6.48%) Degree
7 11 (5.09%) MCSA
8 10 (4.63%) Security Cleared
9 9 (4.17%) MCP
9 9 (4.17%) SC Cleared
10 6 (2.78%) CCNP
11 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.93%) RHCE
12 1 (0.46%) ACCA
12 1 (0.46%) CCDE
12 1 (0.46%) CCIE
12 1 (0.46%) CCSP
12 1 (0.46%) CIMA
12 1 (0.46%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.94%) SLA
2 5 (2.31%) QA
3 3 (1.39%) BS7799
3 3 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) GAAP
System Software
1 80 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (31.94%) Active Directory
3 32 (14.81%) vSphere
4 21 (9.72%) Hyper-V
5 16 (7.41%) NFS
6 15 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (6.02%) KVM
7 13 (6.02%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (5.56%) Docker
9 9 (4.17%) XenApp
10 8 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (2.78%) Corosync
11 6 (2.78%) XenDesktop
12 5 (2.31%) Firmware
13 4 (1.85%) VMware ESX
14 3 (1.39%) vCloud
14 3 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (1.39%) XenServer
15 2 (0.93%) PowerHA
15 2 (0.93%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 51 (23.61%) Puppet
2 37 (17.13%) Nagios
3 32 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (9.72%) Ansible
5 17 (7.87%) HAProxy
6 14 (6.48%) Cacti
7 12 (5.56%) WSUS
8 10 (4.63%) NetBackup
9 7 (3.24%) Backup Exec
9 7 (3.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 7 (3.24%) SCCM
10 6 (2.78%) Pacemaker
11 5 (2.31%) Check_MK
11 5 (2.31%) logstash
12 4 (1.85%) OSSEC
12 4 (1.85%) SCOM
12 4 (1.85%) SELinux
13 3 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
13 3 (1.39%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 104 (48.15%) VMware
2 71 (32.87%) Microsoft
3 49 (22.69%) Red Hat
4 47 (21.76%) Cisco
5 21 (9.72%) Citrix
6 16 (7.41%) HP
7 14 (6.48%) Dell
8 13 (6.02%) F5
9 12 (5.56%) NetApp
10 10 (4.63%) CommVault
10 10 (4.63%) Juniper
11 9 (4.17%) Oracle
12 8 (3.70%) Avaya
12 8 (3.70%) CheckPoint
13 7 (3.24%) EMC
13 7 (3.24%) Intel Security
13 7 (3.24%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.78%) IBM
15 5 (2.31%) Sophos
15 5 (2.31%) Symantec
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: to £65K + bonus, full bens
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 6 days ago
London
UCL
Salary: From £41,844 to £49,362 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
UCL
Salary: From £41,844 to £49,362 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Matlock
Pro-Quest
Salary: 32000-47000 Per Annum + 25 Days holidays + Pension
Posted: 19 days ago