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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior System Administrator
Rank 745 742 702
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 147 189 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 120 175 155
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £61,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,750
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +10.42%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -24 135 £47,500 -5.00% 16
London -37 56 £50,000 -3.84% 4
South East +8 33 £47,500 +15.15% 3
Reading +20 18 £60,000 +71.42%
Berkshire +17 18 £60,000 +71.42% 1
East of England -2 14 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Hertfordshire -7 13 £55,000 +3.77%
City of London +24 12 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 11 £32,500 - 2
St Albans - 9 £55,000 -
Sheffield - 9 £32,500 - 2
South Yorkshire - 9 £32,500 - 2
Scotland +18 7 £40,750 +38.13% 3
Hampshire +6 7 £53,750 +34.37% 1
South West -6 7 £31,000 -24.84% 4
West Midlands - 7 £37,500 -
Edinburgh +6 6 £42,500 +44.06% 3
North West +1 6 £38,750 +38.39% 1
Warwickshire - 5 £37,500 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £31,000 -
Cheshire - 4 £37,500 -
Rickmansworth - 4 £45,000 -
Warrington - 4 £37,500 -
Oxfordshire +7 3 £47,500 -13.63%
East Sussex - 3 £39,000 -
Brighton - 3 £39,000 -
Hammersmith - 3 £80,000 -
East Midlands -1 2 - -
Oxford -6 2 £48,750 -11.36%
North Yorkshire - 2 £38,500 -

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 176 (60.69%) Linux
2 152 (52.41%) Windows
3 116 (40.00%) VMware
4 82 (28.28%) Active Directory
5 81 (27.93%) DNS
6 77 (26.55%) VMware Infrastructure
7 75 (25.86%) Microsoft
8 74 (25.52%) Red Hat
9 66 (22.76%) Bash Shell
10 63 (21.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 61 (21.03%) Cisco
11 61 (21.03%) ITIL
11 61 (21.03%) MySQL
12 58 (20.00%) Python
12 58 (20.00%) Puppet
13 56 (19.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 56 (19.31%) MS Exchange
13 56 (19.31%) Oracle
13 56 (19.31%) Perl
14 55 (18.97%) UNIX
15 52 (17.93%) Java
15 52 (17.93%) Finance
16 50 (17.24%) SAN
16 50 (17.24%) Citrix
17 49 (16.90%) Apache
18 48 (16.55%) DevOps
19 47 (16.21%) Opscode Chef
19 47 (16.21%) PowerShell
19 47 (16.21%) SQL
20 46 (15.86%) Games

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 56 (19.31%) MS Exchange
2 49 (16.90%) Apache
3 44 (15.17%) Tomcat
3 44 (15.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (7.93%) IIS
5 20 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (6.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 18 (6.21%) CMS
7 17 (5.86%) nginx
8 16 (5.52%) SharePoint
9 13 (4.48%) Lync
10 10 (3.45%) OpenStack
10 10 (3.45%) JBoss
11 5 (1.72%) Drupal
11 5 (1.72%) Jetty
11 5 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (1.72%) Node.js
12 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (1.03%) Confluence
14 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (13.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Visualfiles
2 3 (1.03%) Magento
3 2 (0.69%) HFM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.38%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.52%) Office 365
3 9 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (2.07%) SaaS
6 5 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.34%) PaaS
7 1 (0.34%) IaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Taleo
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 81 (27.93%) DNS
2 50 (17.24%) SAN
3 45 (15.52%) TCP/IP
4 38 (13.10%) DHCP
5 32 (11.03%) Firewall
6 27 (9.31%) HTTP
7 20 (6.90%) WAN
8 18 (6.21%) LAN
8 18 (6.21%) VPN
9 14 (4.83%) Internet
10 11 (3.79%) VLAN
11 9 (3.10%) LDAP
11 9 (3.10%) NAS
12 8 (2.76%) SNMP
13 6 (2.07%) SSL
13 6 (2.07%) iSCSI
13 6 (2.07%) Kerberos
14 5 (1.72%) SSH
15 4 (1.38%) FTP
15 4 (1.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (21.03%) MySQL
2 37 (12.76%) SQL Server
3 23 (7.93%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (6.90%) MongoDB
5 15 (5.17%) NoSQL
6 13 (4.48%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.45%) Redis
8 7 (2.41%) Big Data
9 5 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.38%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.69%) Informix
11 2 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.34%) DB2
12 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 28 (9.66%) Jenkins
3 18 (6.21%) Hudson
4 16 (5.52%) Subversion
5 5 (1.72%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.03%) JIRA
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.69%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.34%) Selenium
8 1 (0.34%) Maven
General
1 52 (17.93%) Finance
2 46 (15.86%) Games
3 32 (11.03%) Telecoms
4 18 (6.21%) Online Betting
5 12 (4.14%) Publishing
6 7 (2.41%) Law
6 7 (2.41%) Legal
7 5 (1.72%) Advertising
8 4 (1.38%) Marketing
8 4 (1.38%) Back Office
9 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.24%) .NET
2 11 (3.79%) Web Services
3 9 (3.10%) LAMP
4 8 (2.76%) XML
5 5 (1.72%) Software Packaging
5 5 (1.72%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (1.72%) Play Framework
6 3 (1.03%) JSON
6 3 (1.03%) CSS
7 2 (0.69%) Memcached
8 1 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.34%) Kafka
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.34%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.59%) EqualLogic
2 18 (6.21%) Online Games
3 17 (5.86%) Computer Science
4 15 (5.17%) Mathematics
5 12 (4.14%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.76%) Digital Media
7 7 (2.41%) Replication
7 7 (2.41%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.41%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.07%) Clustering
9 5 (1.72%) Semantic Web
10 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.03%) EMC VNX
11 3 (1.03%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.69%) CESG
12 2 (0.69%) PKI
12 2 (0.69%) iDTV
12 2 (0.69%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.69%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 176 (60.69%) Linux
2 152 (52.41%) Windows
3 63 (21.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (19.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (18.97%) UNIX
6 42 (14.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (12.76%) Ubuntu
8 34 (11.72%) CentOS
9 29 (10.00%) Windows 7
10 19 (6.55%) Solaris
11 16 (5.52%) Debian
12 10 (3.45%) Mac OS
13 6 (2.07%) HPUX
13 6 (2.07%) Windows XP
13 6 (2.07%) Mac OS X
13 6 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (1.72%) Android
14 5 (1.72%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.03%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (21.03%) ITIL
2 48 (16.55%) DevOps
3 34 (11.72%) Configuration Management
4 30 (10.34%) E-Commerce
5 26 (8.97%) Mentoring
6 23 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (6.90%) Service Delivery
8 19 (6.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (6.55%) Load Balancing
9 9 (3.10%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (2.76%) Change Management
11 7 (2.41%) Project Management
11 7 (2.41%) Time Management
11 7 (2.41%) Open Source
11 7 (2.41%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (2.07%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (2.07%) Kanban
12 6 (2.07%) Software Engineering
13 5 (1.72%) Scrum
13 5 (1.72%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (22.76%) Bash Shell
2 58 (20.00%) Python
3 56 (19.31%) Perl
4 52 (17.93%) Java
5 47 (16.21%) SQL
5 47 (16.21%) PowerShell
6 44 (15.17%) Ruby
7 14 (4.83%) Shell Script
7 14 (4.83%) PHP
8 11 (3.79%) VBScript
9 5 (1.72%) VB
9 5 (1.72%) Groovy
9 5 (1.72%) Scala
10 4 (1.38%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.69%) Bourne shell
11 2 (0.69%) C-shell
11 2 (0.69%) Korn
12 1 (0.34%) AWK
Qualifications
1 39 (13.45%) Degree
2 35 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (10.69%) MCSE
4 26 (8.97%) MCSA
5 23 (7.93%) MCITP
6 22 (7.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (7.24%) MCP
8 17 (5.86%) Security Cleared
9 14 (4.83%) SC Cleared
9 14 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (4.48%) CCNA
11 8 (2.76%) MCTS
12 7 (2.41%) CCENT
12 7 (2.41%) CCDP
12 7 (2.41%) CCIE
13 5 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (1.03%) RHCE
15 2 (0.69%) Sun Certification
15 2 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
16 1 (0.34%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.10%) SLA
2 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 82 (28.28%) Active Directory
2 77 (26.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (14.14%) XenApp
4 28 (9.66%) Hyper-V
5 15 (5.17%) vSphere
5 15 (5.17%) Varnish
6 12 (4.14%) Docker
6 12 (4.14%) VMware ESX
7 11 (3.79%) Xen
8 9 (3.10%) VirtualBox
9 6 (2.07%) NFS
10 5 (1.72%) Samba
10 5 (1.72%) KVM
11 4 (1.38%) vCloud
12 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.69%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 58 (20.00%) Puppet
2 47 (16.21%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (7.24%) SCCM
3 21 (7.24%) SCOM
4 20 (6.90%) Ansible
5 15 (5.17%) Nagios
6 8 (2.76%) logstash
7 6 (2.07%) Vagrant
8 5 (1.72%) Capistrano
8 5 (1.72%) HAProxy
8 5 (1.72%) Graphite
9 4 (1.38%) Oracle ZFS
9 4 (1.38%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.03%) SCVMM
10 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.69%) Cacti
11 2 (0.69%) Legato
11 2 (0.69%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.69%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.69%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 116 (40.00%) VMware
2 75 (25.86%) Microsoft
3 74 (25.52%) Red Hat
4 61 (21.03%) Cisco
5 56 (19.31%) Oracle
6 50 (17.24%) Citrix
7 24 (8.28%) Dell
8 17 (5.86%) HP
9 15 (5.17%) NetApp
10 14 (4.83%) EMC
10 14 (4.83%) IBM
11 10 (3.45%) Sun
11 10 (3.45%) Google
11 10 (3.45%) Rackspace
12 7 (2.41%) F5
13 5 (1.72%) Atlassian
13 5 (1.72%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.72%) Symantec
13 5 (1.72%) Juniper
14 4 (1.38%) Avaya
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Salary: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Career Progression
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield
Searchability
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits, D.O.E.
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Abcam Plc
Salary: Excellent salary plus a flexible benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £95000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Egham, South East, United Kingdom
ServiceNow
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
World First
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Farnborough
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000
Posted: 19 days ago
Sheffield
TRG
Salary: 30000-35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £42500 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 26 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago