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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK
Rank 755 757 816
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 103 163 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 78 150 105
Median salary £53,750 £53,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,928 £38,950 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,550 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £49,250 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+9.44% -10.00%

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
81076 94889 99493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67322 79646 82693
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 17 January 2017 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -4 99 £55,000 - 10
London +40 52 £55,000 -8.33% 6
South East +58 27 £57,500 +30.68% 1
Berkshire +55 13 £59,000 +47.50%
Hampshire +16 11 £52,500 +23.52%
Reading +37 9 £42,500 +6.25%
Basingstoke - 8 £57,500 -
East of England +21 7 £48,500 -3.00% 2
North West -19 5 £55,000 - 1
Chiswick - 5 - -
City of London +13 4 £82,500 +46.66% 1
Cambridge - 4 £46,750 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £46,750 - 2
East Midlands +15 3 - -
South West +9 3 £44,659 +13.77%
Canary Wharf - 3 £75,000 -
Nottingham - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Scotland +8 2 £35,000 -22.22%
Southampton -2 2 £43,750 +2.94%
Edinburgh -6 2 £35,000 -22.22%
West Midlands -7 2 - -
Telford -7 2 - -
Shropshire -15 2 - -
Slough - 2 £72,500 -
Liverpool - 2 £55,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £53,250 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £55,000 -
Essex - 2 £51,750 -
Oxfordshire +27 1 £47,500 +7.95%

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 165 (73.01%) Linux
2 127 (56.19%) Windows
3 91 (40.27%) Windows Server
4 84 (37.17%) VMware
5 81 (35.84%) Puppet
6 72 (31.86%) Python
7 67 (29.65%) Amazon AWS
8 65 (28.76%) Microsoft
9 60 (26.55%) Bash Shell
10 59 (26.11%) ITIL
11 57 (25.22%) CentOS
12 55 (24.34%) MySQL
13 52 (23.01%) Active Directory
14 51 (22.57%) DNS
14 51 (22.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 49 (21.68%) Windows Server 2008
15 49 (21.68%) Degree
16 48 (21.24%) Apache
16 48 (21.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 45 (19.91%) Firewall
18 44 (19.47%) Perl
18 44 (19.47%) Red Hat
19 43 (19.03%) VPN
20 41 (18.14%) Windows Server 2012
21 39 (17.26%) Jenkins
21 39 (17.26%) SQL Server
21 39 (17.26%) Ruby
22 38 (16.81%) Unix
22 38 (16.81%) MS Excel
22 38 (16.81%) Microsoft Azure

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 48 (21.24%) Apache
2 33 (14.60%) IIS
3 30 (13.27%) MS Exchange
4 26 (11.50%) Tomcat
5 19 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (7.52%) Hubot
7 14 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (6.19%) nginx
8 7 (3.10%) Drupal
8 7 (3.10%) SharePoint
9 6 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (2.21%) ArcGIS
10 5 (2.21%) WordPress
11 4 (1.77%) SAS
11 4 (1.77%) Skype for Business
12 3 (1.33%) OpenStack
12 3 (1.33%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.44%) CMS
13 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (16.81%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Magento
1 3 (1.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 67 (29.65%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (16.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (7.52%) Slack
4 16 (7.08%) Office 365
5 13 (5.75%) SaaS
6 8 (3.54%) IaaS
7 7 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.21%) PaaS
9 4 (1.77%) Oracle CX
10 3 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.88%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.88%) GitHub
12 1 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.44%) G Suite
12 1 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.44%) Route 53
12 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (22.57%) DNS
2 45 (19.91%) Firewall
3 43 (19.03%) VPN
4 24 (10.62%) Wi-Fi
5 23 (10.18%) TCP/IP
6 22 (9.73%) Internet
7 19 (8.41%) LDAP
8 18 (7.96%) HTTP
8 18 (7.96%) WAN
9 17 (7.52%) DHCP
10 16 (7.08%) LAN
11 15 (6.64%) Intranet
12 13 (5.75%) VLAN
13 11 (4.87%) SAN
14 9 (3.98%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (3.54%) Wireless
16 7 (3.10%) BGP
16 7 (3.10%) IGMP
16 7 (3.10%) OSPF
16 7 (3.10%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (24.34%) MySQL
2 39 (17.26%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.42%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.10%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.65%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.21%) GIS
7 5 (2.21%) Informix
8 2 (0.88%) Big Data
8 2 (0.88%) MS Access
8 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.88%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.44%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.44%) QlikView
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 39 (17.26%) Jenkins
2 19 (8.41%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.75%) Subversion
4 8 (3.54%) MSBuild
5 7 (3.10%) Maven
6 5 (2.21%) JIRA
6 5 (2.21%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.33%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.88%) Buildbot
8 2 (0.88%) GitLab
9 1 (0.44%) Ant
9 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.44%) Trac
9 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (10.18%) Finance
2 17 (7.52%) Retail
3 16 (7.08%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.33%) Advertising
4 3 (1.33%) Banking
4 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.88%) Back Office
5 2 (0.88%) Electronics
5 2 (0.88%) Marketing
6 1 (0.44%) Billing
6 1 (0.44%) Games
6 1 (0.44%) Law
6 1 (0.44%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.37%) Web Services
2 23 (10.18%) LAMP
3 15 (6.64%) .NET
4 7 (3.10%) LEMP Stack
5 6 (2.65%) Middleware
5 6 (2.65%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (2.21%) REST
7 4 (1.77%) ELK Stack
7 4 (1.77%) JSON
7 4 (1.77%) XML
8 3 (1.33%) WSH
9 2 (0.88%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.44%) CSS
10 1 (0.44%) HTML
10 1 (0.44%) HTML5
10 1 (0.44%) LAPP Stack
10 1 (0.44%) Web Services Management
10 1 (0.44%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.60%) Data Centre
2 28 (12.39%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.87%) Management Information System
5 10 (4.42%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (3.54%) Clustering
7 7 (3.10%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.21%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.77%) AS400
10 4 (1.77%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.77%) Replication
11 2 (0.88%) CESG
11 2 (0.88%) Fintech
11 2 (0.88%) Informatics
12 1 (0.44%) EMC VNX
12 1 (0.44%) EMC VNXe
12 1 (0.44%) HP Storage
12 1 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.44%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 165 (73.01%) Linux
2 127 (56.19%) Windows
3 91 (40.27%) Windows Server
4 57 (25.22%) CentOS
5 49 (21.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (21.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (18.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (16.81%) Unix
9 25 (11.06%) Ubuntu
10 16 (7.08%) Windows 7
11 11 (4.87%) Windows 10
11 11 (4.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (3.98%) Debian
13 8 (3.54%) Mac OS X
14 5 (2.21%) Solaris
15 4 (1.77%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (1.77%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (1.77%) zOS
16 3 (1.33%) AIX
17 2 (0.88%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (26.11%) ITIL
2 36 (15.93%) DevOps
3 31 (13.72%) Configuration Management
4 27 (11.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 26 (11.50%) Project Management
6 25 (11.06%) E-Commerce
7 24 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (10.18%) Open Source
9 20 (8.85%) High Availability
10 19 (8.41%) Incident Management
11 17 (7.52%) ChatOps
12 16 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (7.08%) Service Management
13 15 (6.64%) MVC
14 12 (5.31%) Change Control
15 11 (4.87%) Capacity Management
15 11 (4.87%) Network Architecture
16 10 (4.42%) Asset Management
16 10 (4.42%) Feasibility Study
17 9 (3.98%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 72 (31.86%) Python
2 60 (26.55%) Bash Shell
3 44 (19.47%) Perl
4 39 (17.26%) Ruby
5 33 (14.60%) SQL
6 19 (8.41%) PowerShell
7 17 (7.52%) Shell Script
8 16 (7.08%) C#
9 14 (6.19%) PHP
10 12 (5.31%) Java
11 6 (2.65%) C
11 6 (2.65%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.88%) C++
12 2 (0.88%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.88%) VBScript
13 1 (0.44%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.44%) Korn
13 1 (0.44%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (21.68%) Degree
2 13 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (5.31%) MCSE
3 12 (5.31%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.42%) MCITP
4 10 (4.42%) MCP
4 10 (4.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (3.98%) CCNA
6 5 (2.21%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.21%) MCSA
6 5 (2.21%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.88%) CCNP
7 2 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.44%) CCDP
8 1 (0.44%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.65%) QA
1 6 (2.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (23.01%) Active Directory
2 51 (22.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (11.95%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (9.29%) Hyper-V
5 20 (8.85%) Docker
6 16 (7.08%) NFS
7 15 (6.64%) vSphere
8 11 (4.87%) KVM
9 8 (3.54%) iptables
10 7 (3.10%) Squid
10 7 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (2.21%) Samba
11 5 (2.21%) VMware ESX
11 5 (2.21%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (1.77%) vCloud
13 3 (1.33%) Xen
14 2 (0.88%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.88%) Varnish
14 2 (0.88%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 81 (35.84%) Puppet
2 37 (16.37%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (12.39%) Ansible
4 15 (6.64%) SCCM
5 11 (4.87%) WSUS
6 10 (4.42%) AirWatch
6 10 (4.42%) Malwarebytes
6 10 (4.42%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (4.42%) Nagios
6 10 (4.42%) WhatsUp Gold
7 8 (3.54%) Casper Suite
8 7 (3.10%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (3.10%) Salt
9 4 (1.77%) Graphite
9 4 (1.77%) HAProxy
9 4 (1.77%) Kibana
9 4 (1.77%) logstash
10 3 (1.33%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (1.33%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 84 (37.17%) VMware
2 65 (28.76%) Microsoft
3 44 (19.47%) Red Hat
4 31 (13.72%) Cisco
5 15 (6.64%) Oracle
6 11 (4.87%) Avaya
6 11 (4.87%) Intel Security
7 10 (4.42%) Citrix
7 10 (4.42%) CommVault
7 10 (4.42%) Forcepoint
7 10 (4.42%) NetApp
8 9 (3.98%) HP
9 8 (3.54%) Dell
9 8 (3.54%) Sophos
9 8 (3.54%) Sun
9 8 (3.54%) Veritas
10 7 (3.10%) 3PAR
10 7 (3.10%) Apple
11 6 (2.65%) ANSYS
11 6 (2.65%) Veeam
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
University of the Arts London
Salary: £35,884 - 43,052 per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Great Abington, Cambridgeshire
XIST4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £45-52,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £45-52,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
University of London
Salary: From £42,278 to £43,477 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago