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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 794 802 783
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 114 168 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 108 137 185
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 £35,800 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%

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
94638 106188 112312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.31% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79637 87538 91558
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +12 106 £50,000 - 11
London +22 54 £55,000 +6.79% 7
South East +23 25 £52,500 +10.52% 2
East of England +35 13 £37,500 -31.81%
Berkshire +1 13 £52,500 -4.54% 1
East Midlands +12 9 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Bracknell - 8 £52,500 - 1
City of London +52 6 £44,320 -11.36% 3
Hertfordshire +12 6 £37,500 -31.81%
Cambridgeshire +12 5 £42,500 -10.52%
Hampshire -2 5 £47,500 -11.62%
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £37,500 -
Northamptonshire +13 4 £40,000 -
Cambridge +8 4 £40,000 -15.78%
Southampton 0 4 £47,500 -
Bromley - 4 £33,750 -
Northampton - 4 £40,000 -
Surrey +35 3 £67,500 - 1
East Sussex +5 3 £55,000 +41.02%
Scotland 0 3 £38,750 -4.90%
Brighton 0 3 £55,000 +41.02%
Belfast - 3 £50,000 -
Brentford - 3 £30,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £45,000 - 1
County Antrim - 3 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £50,000 -
South West +13 2 £32,000 +3.22%
Edinburgh +3 2 £42,500 -
Somerset -8 2 £32,000 -52.59%

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 147 (69.34%) Linux
2 97 (45.75%) Windows
2 97 (45.75%) VMware
3 76 (35.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (30.19%) CentOS
4 64 (30.19%) Microsoft
4 64 (30.19%) Active Directory
5 61 (28.77%) Bash Shell
6 58 (27.36%) Windows Server
7 56 (26.42%) DevOps
8 55 (25.94%) Puppet
9 50 (23.58%) Cisco
10 48 (22.64%) Red Hat
10 48 (22.64%) DNS
11 46 (21.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 45 (21.23%) Firewall
13 44 (20.75%) Python
13 44 (20.75%) SAN
14 40 (18.87%) MySQL
15 39 (18.40%) TCP/IP
16 38 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
16 38 (17.92%) Windows Server 2012
17 37 (17.45%) Nagios
18 36 (16.98%) Amazon AWS
19 35 (16.51%) LAMP
20 34 (16.04%) MS Excel
20 34 (16.04%) Jenkins
21 31 (14.62%) Opscode Chef
21 31 (14.62%) MS Exchange
22 30 (14.15%) Configuration Management

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 31 (14.62%) MS Exchange
2 30 (14.15%) Apache
3 23 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (8.49%) IIS
6 15 (7.08%) Tomcat
7 14 (6.60%) nginx
8 10 (4.72%) OpenStack
9 8 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (3.77%) SharePoint
9 8 (3.77%) WebLogic
10 7 (3.30%) WebSphere
11 6 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (2.83%) JBoss
12 4 (1.89%) Confluence
12 4 (1.89%) Resin
13 3 (1.42%) Apache Spark
13 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.94%) Drupal
14 2 (0.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (16.04%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.96%) MS Office
3 3 (1.42%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.42%) Revit
4 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) HFM
1 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (16.98%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (12.74%) Office 365
3 8 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.30%) GitHub
5 6 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.83%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (1.42%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.42%) Google Apps
6 3 (1.42%) Route 53
6 3 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.94%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.94%) SaaS
8 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (22.64%) DNS
2 45 (21.23%) Firewall
3 44 (20.75%) SAN
4 39 (18.40%) TCP/IP
5 20 (9.43%) LDAP
6 18 (8.49%) DHCP
7 17 (8.02%) VPN
7 17 (8.02%) WAN
8 16 (7.55%) LAN
9 14 (6.60%) VLAN
10 13 (6.13%) iSCSI
11 11 (5.19%) BIG-IP
11 11 (5.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 11 (5.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (4.72%) Kerberos
13 9 (4.25%) Internet
13 9 (4.25%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (3.77%) OSPF
15 7 (3.30%) NAS
15 7 (3.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.87%) MySQL
2 19 (8.96%) MongoDB
3 17 (8.02%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.72%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.30%) MariaDB
6 6 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.36%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.42%) Aerospike
8 3 (1.42%) DB2
8 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.94%) Big Data
9 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.47%) Redis
10 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.47%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 34 (16.04%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.66%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.66%) Subversion
3 8 (3.77%) GitLab
4 6 (2.83%) TeamCity
4 6 (2.83%) Vagrant
5 5 (2.36%) JIRA
5 5 (2.36%) Maven
6 3 (1.42%) Gradle
6 3 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 21 (9.91%) Finance
2 14 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.19%) Marketing
4 9 (4.25%) Retail
5 8 (3.77%) Back Office
6 7 (3.30%) Banking
7 6 (2.83%) Games
8 2 (0.94%) Law
9 1 (0.47%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.47%) Automotive
9 1 (0.47%) Front Office
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (16.51%) LAMP
2 17 (8.02%) Web Services
3 10 (4.72%) LEMP Stack
4 6 (2.83%) ELK Stack
5 4 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (1.42%) REST
6 3 (1.42%) SOAP
7 2 (0.94%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.94%) HTML
8 1 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.47%) CSS
8 1 (0.47%) libvirt
8 1 (0.47%) Middleware
8 1 (0.47%) SAML
8 1 (0.47%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.74%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.19%) Spread Betting
3 10 (4.72%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.77%) Clustering
6 7 (3.30%) Replication
7 6 (2.83%) Fintech
7 6 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.36%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.36%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.89%) HP StoreVirtual
9 4 (1.89%) VCE vBlock
10 3 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.42%) EqualLogic
10 3 (1.42%) iPad
10 3 (1.42%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.42%) Statistics
10 3 (1.42%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.94%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 147 (69.34%) Linux
2 97 (45.75%) Windows
3 64 (30.19%) CentOS
4 58 (27.36%) Windows Server
5 46 (21.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (17.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (13.21%) Ubuntu
8 26 (12.26%) Unix
9 15 (7.08%) Solaris
10 13 (6.13%) Windows 7
11 9 (4.25%) Debian
12 6 (2.83%) Windows 10
13 5 (2.36%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (1.42%) AIX
15 3 (1.42%) Android
16 2 (0.94%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.47%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.42%) DevOps
2 30 (14.15%) Configuration Management
3 28 (13.21%) ITIL
4 22 (10.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (7.08%) High Availability
6 13 (6.13%) Load Balancing
6 13 (6.13%) Open Source
7 12 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (5.66%) E-Commerce
8 8 (3.77%) Infrastructure Management
8 8 (3.77%) Migration
8 8 (3.77%) Network Architecture
8 8 (3.77%) Server Virtualisation
9 7 (3.30%) Incident Management
9 7 (3.30%) Mentoring
10 5 (2.36%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (2.36%) Network Management
10 5 (2.36%) Project Management
10 5 (2.36%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 61 (28.77%) Bash Shell
2 44 (20.75%) Python
3 27 (12.74%) PowerShell
4 26 (12.26%) Perl
4 26 (12.26%) Ruby
5 25 (11.79%) PHP
6 19 (8.96%) Shell Script
7 18 (8.49%) SQL
8 13 (6.13%) Java
9 5 (2.36%) VB
10 4 (1.89%) C
11 3 (1.42%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.94%) C++
13 1 (0.47%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.47%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.47%) C-shell
13 1 (0.47%) Go
13 1 (0.47%) VB6
13 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (10.38%) Cisco Certification
1 22 (10.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 19 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (8.49%) CCNA
4 16 (7.55%) MCITP
5 15 (7.08%) Degree
5 15 (7.08%) MCSE
6 11 (5.19%) MCSA
7 9 (4.25%) MCP
8 8 (3.77%) Security Cleared
9 7 (3.30%) SC Cleared
10 6 (2.83%) CCNP
11 2 (0.94%) CCIE
11 2 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.94%) RHCE
12 1 (0.47%) ACCA
12 1 (0.47%) CCDE
12 1 (0.47%) CCSP
12 1 (0.47%) CIMA
12 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.60%) SLA
2 5 (2.36%) QA
3 3 (1.42%) BS7799
3 3 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) GAAP
System Software
1 76 (35.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (30.19%) Active Directory
3 30 (14.15%) vSphere
4 17 (8.02%) NFS
5 15 (7.08%) Docker
5 15 (7.08%) Hyper-V
6 14 (6.60%) KVM
6 14 (6.60%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (6.13%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (4.25%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (3.30%) Corosync
10 5 (2.36%) Firmware
10 5 (2.36%) VMware ESX
10 5 (2.36%) XenApp
11 3 (1.42%) iptables
11 3 (1.42%) vCloud
11 3 (1.42%) XenServer
12 2 (0.94%) PowerHA
12 2 (0.94%) VMFS
12 2 (0.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 55 (25.94%) Puppet
2 37 (17.45%) Nagios
3 31 (14.62%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (10.85%) Ansible
5 20 (9.43%) HAProxy
6 14 (6.60%) Cacti
7 9 (4.25%) NetBackup
7 9 (4.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 7 (3.30%) Pacemaker
9 6 (2.83%) Casper Suite
9 6 (2.83%) logstash
9 6 (2.83%) SCCM
9 6 (2.83%) WSUS
10 5 (2.36%) Check_MK
10 5 (2.36%) SELinux
11 4 (1.89%) Backup Exec
11 4 (1.89%) OSSEC
12 3 (1.42%) Cobbler
12 3 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (1.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 97 (45.75%) VMware
2 64 (30.19%) Microsoft
3 50 (23.58%) Cisco
4 48 (22.64%) Red Hat
5 17 (8.02%) Citrix
6 13 (6.13%) F5
7 12 (5.66%) HP
8 10 (4.72%) Juniper
8 10 (4.72%) NetApp
9 8 (3.77%) CheckPoint
9 8 (3.77%) CommVault
10 7 (3.30%) Dell
10 7 (3.30%) EMC
10 7 (3.30%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.83%) Intel Security
12 5 (2.36%) Avaya
12 5 (2.36%) Google
12 5 (2.36%) IBM
12 5 (2.36%) Oracle
12 5 (2.36%) Sophos
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