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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 852 831 761
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -70
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 104 148 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 90 123 221
Average salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £35,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%

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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
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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 -48 93 £50,000 +0.50% 10
London -15 55 £50,500 - 7
South East +31 22 £46,250 +8.82% 1
Berkshire +13 9 £70,000 +43.58%
East of England -7 8 £46,000 -12.38%
Reading +26 5 £47,500 +26.66%
Hampshire +16 4 £42,500 +6.25%
Cambridge +13 4 £43,750 -7.89%
Slough +5 4 £70,000 +86.66%
Surrey -2 4 £75,000 +76.47%
Cambridgeshire -6 4 £43,750 -7.89%
City of London +34 3 £67,500 +31.70% 1
East Sussex +26 3 £36,828 -5.56% 1
Brighton +16 3 £36,828 -5.56% 1
South West -8 3 £31,500 -25.88% 1
Somerset - 3 £31,500 - 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £46,000 -
Taunton - 3 £31,500 - 1
Guildford - 3 £75,000 -
Southampton +3 2 £42,500 +30.76%
Derbyshire 0 2 £40,500 +15.71%
East Midlands -3 2 £40,500 +15.71%
Yorkshire - 2 £40,750 -
Bedford - 2 £46,000 -
Hendon - 2 £41,614 -
Hertfordshire -3 1 £40,000 -27.27%
Scotland -5 1 £35,000 - 2
West Midlands -22 1 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £44,000 -

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 192 (74.13%) Linux
2 124 (47.88%) Windows
3 114 (44.02%) VMware
4 86 (33.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 81 (31.27%) Windows Server
6 79 (30.50%) Microsoft
7 65 (25.10%) Active Directory
7 65 (25.10%) DevOps
8 63 (24.32%) SAN
9 62 (23.94%) Firewall
10 60 (23.17%) Bash Shell
11 59 (22.78%) Red Hat
11 59 (22.78%) DNS
12 58 (22.39%) Unix
12 58 (22.39%) Puppet
13 51 (19.69%) CentOS
14 49 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
15 48 (18.53%) Windows Server 2012
15 48 (18.53%) Cisco
16 46 (17.76%) Python
17 45 (17.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 43 (16.60%) Clustering
19 42 (16.22%) Ubuntu
19 42 (16.22%) TCP/IP
19 42 (16.22%) MySQL
20 39 (15.06%) SQL Server
20 39 (15.06%) Nagios
21 38 (14.67%) Solaris
21 38 (14.67%) Amazon AWS
22 37 (14.29%) vSphere

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 34 (13.13%) IIS
2 24 (9.27%) MS Exchange
3 23 (8.88%) Apache
4 16 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (6.18%) nginx
5 14 (5.41%) Skype for Business
6 13 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (5.02%) Tomcat
7 9 (3.47%) SharePoint
8 8 (3.09%) OpenStack
9 7 (2.70%) WebLogic
10 6 (2.32%) JBoss
11 5 (1.93%) Apache Spark
12 4 (1.54%) Confluence
12 4 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (1.54%) Resin
12 4 (1.54%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.39%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.39%) SAS
13 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.41%) MS Office
3 3 (1.16%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.39%) HFM
1 1 (0.39%) Lorenzo
1 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.39%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 38 (14.67%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.18%) Office 365
3 8 (3.09%) IaaS
4 5 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.16%) Google Apps
6 3 (1.16%) Route 53
7 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.77%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.77%) Joyent
8 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (24.32%) SAN
2 62 (23.94%) Firewall
3 59 (22.78%) DNS
4 42 (16.22%) TCP/IP
5 35 (13.51%) VLAN
6 29 (11.20%) VPN
6 29 (11.20%) WAN
7 28 (10.81%) iSCSI
8 27 (10.42%) DHCP
9 25 (9.65%) LAN
10 19 (7.34%) Internet
11 14 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (5.02%) LDAP
13 10 (3.86%) BIG-IP
13 10 (3.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 10 (3.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 8 (3.09%) FTP
14 8 (3.09%) NAS
14 8 (3.09%) VoIP
15 7 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (16.22%) MySQL
2 39 (15.06%) SQL Server
3 27 (10.42%) MongoDB
4 19 (7.34%) NoSQL
5 13 (5.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (5.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (4.25%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (2.32%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.54%) Big Data
10 3 (1.16%) DB2
10 3 (1.16%) Redis
11 2 (0.77%) Aerospike
11 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.39%) Electronic Patient Records
12 1 (0.39%) GIS
12 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 32 (12.36%) Jenkins
2 27 (10.42%) Git (software)
3 21 (8.11%) Subversion
4 10 (3.86%) Hudson
5 9 (3.47%) TeamCity
6 7 (2.70%) GitLab
7 6 (2.32%) JIRA
8 5 (1.93%) Maven
8 5 (1.93%) Vagrant
9 4 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.16%) Gradle
10 3 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 31 (11.97%) Finance
2 11 (4.25%) Banking
2 11 (4.25%) Publishing
3 7 (2.70%) Back Office
3 7 (2.70%) Law
4 6 (2.32%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.54%) Games
6 3 (1.16%) Front Office
6 3 (1.16%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.77%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.39%) Automotive
8 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.20%) LAMP
2 15 (5.79%) LEMP Stack
3 7 (2.70%) Web Services
4 6 (2.32%) ELK Stack
5 5 (1.93%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (1.54%) CSS
6 4 (1.54%) HTML
7 3 (1.16%) .NET
7 3 (1.16%) REST
7 3 (1.16%) SOAP
8 2 (0.77%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.77%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.77%) Memcached
9 1 (0.39%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.39%) JSON
9 1 (0.39%) Middleware
9 1 (0.39%) SAML
9 1 (0.39%) Sensu
9 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.60%) Clustering
2 32 (12.36%) Data Centre
3 22 (8.49%) EqualLogic
4 10 (3.86%) Spread Betting
5 9 (3.47%) User Experience
6 8 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.09%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.93%) HP StoreVirtual
8 5 (1.93%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.93%) Replication
9 4 (1.54%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.54%) VCE vBlock
10 3 (1.16%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.16%) EMC VNX
10 3 (1.16%) Fintech
10 3 (1.16%) iPad
10 3 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 192 (74.13%) Linux
2 124 (47.88%) Windows
3 81 (31.27%) Windows Server
4 58 (22.39%) Unix
5 51 (19.69%) CentOS
6 49 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (18.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 45 (17.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 42 (16.22%) Ubuntu
10 38 (14.67%) Solaris
11 27 (10.42%) Windows 7
12 15 (5.79%) AIX
13 10 (3.86%) HPUX
14 8 (3.09%) Mac OS X
15 6 (2.32%) Debian
15 6 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (1.16%) Android
16 3 (1.16%) Windows 10
16 3 (1.16%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (25.10%) DevOps
2 26 (10.04%) Disaster Recovery
2 26 (10.04%) ITIL
3 25 (9.65%) Load Balancing
4 23 (8.88%) Configuration Management
5 22 (8.49%) Migration
6 21 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (7.34%) High Availability
8 17 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (6.18%) Open Source
10 15 (5.79%) Network Load Balancing
11 14 (5.41%) E-Commerce
12 11 (4.25%) ERP
12 11 (4.25%) Performance Monitoring
12 11 (4.25%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (3.86%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (3.47%) Network Design
15 8 (3.09%) Capacity Planning
15 8 (3.09%) Mentoring
16 7 (2.70%) Kernel Tuning
Programming Languages
1 60 (23.17%) Bash Shell
2 46 (17.76%) Python
3 33 (12.74%) Perl
4 31 (11.97%) PowerShell
5 27 (10.42%) Ruby
6 23 (8.88%) SQL
7 21 (8.11%) PHP
8 19 (7.34%) Shell Script
9 14 (5.41%) Java
10 6 (2.32%) C
10 6 (2.32%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.32%) VB
11 2 (0.77%) C++
11 2 (0.77%) VBScript
12 1 (0.39%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.39%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.39%) C-shell
12 1 (0.39%) Go
12 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 32 (12.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (10.42%) MCSE
3 19 (7.34%) MCITP
4 15 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (5.41%) MCSA
6 12 (4.63%) CCNA
6 12 (4.63%) MCP
7 11 (4.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (3.86%) Degree
9 8 (3.09%) Security Cleared
10 7 (2.70%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.32%) CCNP
12 4 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.54%) RHCE
13 2 (0.77%) CCA
13 2 (0.77%) CCAA
13 2 (0.77%) CCEE
13 2 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.77%) RHCT
13 2 (0.77%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.25%) SLA
2 3 (1.16%) BS7799
2 3 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.16%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) GAAP
System Software
1 86 (33.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (25.10%) Active Directory
3 37 (14.29%) vSphere
4 34 (13.13%) Hyper-V
5 22 (8.49%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (7.34%) Docker
7 17 (6.56%) XenApp
8 13 (5.02%) NFS
9 12 (4.63%) KVM
9 12 (4.63%) XenDesktop
10 11 (4.25%) Varnish
11 8 (3.09%) Xen
12 5 (1.93%) Corosync
13 4 (1.54%) vCloud
13 4 (1.54%) VMware ESX
13 4 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.77%) Firmware
14 2 (0.77%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.77%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.77%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 58 (22.39%) Puppet
2 39 (15.06%) Nagios
3 37 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (7.72%) WSUS
5 15 (5.79%) Ansible
5 15 (5.79%) Backup Exec
6 14 (5.41%) SCCM
6 14 (5.41%) SCOM
7 12 (4.63%) HAProxy
8 11 (4.25%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.93%) Cacti
9 5 (1.93%) Pacemaker
9 5 (1.93%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (1.54%) cPanel
10 4 (1.54%) OSSEC
10 4 (1.54%) SELinux
10 4 (1.54%) ZABBIX
11 3 (1.16%) Casper Suite
11 3 (1.16%) Oracle ZFS
11 3 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 114 (44.02%) VMware
2 79 (30.50%) Microsoft
3 59 (22.78%) Red Hat
4 48 (18.53%) Cisco
5 30 (11.58%) Citrix
6 26 (10.04%) Dell
7 23 (8.88%) Oracle
8 20 (7.72%) HP
9 18 (6.95%) EMC
10 17 (6.56%) Symantec
11 16 (6.18%) NetApp
12 15 (5.79%) F5
12 15 (5.79%) Veritas
13 10 (3.86%) IBM
14 9 (3.47%) CheckPoint
15 8 (3.09%) Juniper
15 8 (3.09%) SAP
15 8 (3.09%) Sophos
16 7 (2.70%) Avaya
16 7 (2.70%) Fortinet
South East London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits and development
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £35,000 - £50,000 DOE + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
The Brooke
Salary: £39,944 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Red61 Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
South West London
World First
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + excellent bonus & benefits package
Posted: 22 days ago
Edinburgh
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Taunton
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 24 days ago