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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 800 804 727
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -77
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 151 137 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 139 105 209
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £53,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -0.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,900 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £70,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +11.11%

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 +14 143 £52,500 - 7
London -16 66 £60,000 +9.09% 3
South East +14 45 £44,000 -12.00% 2
Hampshire +19 15 £42,500 +6.25%
West Midlands -4 14 £50,000 +53.84% 1
City of London +61 13 £60,000 -5.88% 1
Surrey +14 13 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Southampton +16 11 £42,500 +30.76%
Egham - 11 £60,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +1 8 £44,000 -20.00%
Birmingham - 8 £50,000 -
Berkshire +2 7 £40,000 -36.00%
Abingdon - 7 £44,000 -
South West - 6 £39,250 -
Edinburgh - 6 £47,500 -
Scotland - 6 £47,500 -
Reading +9 5 £40,000 -20.00%
Telford - 5 £32,000 -
Manchester - 5 £55,000 -
North West - 5 £55,000 -
Wiltshire - 5 £38,500 -
Shropshire - 5 £32,000 -
Yorkshire +12 4 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Swindon - 4 £39,250 -
Hertfordshire -5 3 £50,000 -9.09%
East of England -8 3 £50,000 -2.43%
South Yorkshire - 3 £50,000 -
Watford - 3 £50,000 -
Sheffield - 2 £51,250 -
Slough - 2 £70,000 -

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 222 (69.81%) Linux
2 154 (48.43%) Windows
3 131 (41.19%) VMware
4 128 (40.25%) Windows Server
5 90 (28.30%) Active Directory
6 89 (27.99%) Microsoft
7 84 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 81 (25.47%) Puppet
9 74 (23.27%) DNS
10 73 (22.96%) Firewall
11 67 (21.07%) Hyper-V
12 66 (20.75%) SAN
13 65 (20.44%) DevOps
14 64 (20.13%) Python
14 64 (20.13%) Clustering
15 62 (19.50%) SQL Server
16 61 (19.18%) Unix
17 58 (18.24%) Perl
18 54 (16.98%) Finance
18 54 (16.98%) Bash Shell
19 53 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
19 53 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
19 53 (16.67%) Red Hat
20 51 (16.04%) Microsoft Certification
21 50 (15.72%) Cisco
21 50 (15.72%) MCSE
22 49 (15.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 46 (14.47%) Dell
24 45 (14.15%) vSphere
24 45 (14.15%) Opscode Chef

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 44 (13.84%) MS Exchange
2 39 (12.26%) IIS
3 32 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (9.12%) Lync
5 23 (7.23%) Apache
6 18 (5.66%) nginx
7 16 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (4.40%) Tomcat
9 10 (3.14%) SharePoint
10 8 (2.52%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.26%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.26%) SAS
12 3 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.63%) JBoss
13 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.31%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.31%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (9.12%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (6.60%) IaaS
3 8 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (2.52%) Office 365
4 7 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.94%) GitHub
5 3 (0.94%) PaaS
5 3 (0.94%) SaaS
6 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.63%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.63%) Joyent
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (23.27%) DNS
2 73 (22.96%) Firewall
3 66 (20.75%) SAN
4 42 (13.21%) iSCSI
5 41 (12.89%) VPN
6 39 (12.26%) DHCP
7 37 (11.64%) WAN
8 36 (11.32%) VLAN
9 34 (10.69%) LAN
9 34 (10.69%) TCP/IP
10 24 (7.55%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (6.92%) HTTP
12 18 (5.66%) FTP
12 18 (5.66%) SMTP
13 15 (4.72%) SSL
14 14 (4.40%) Internet
15 11 (3.46%) NAS
16 8 (2.52%) LDAP
17 6 (1.89%) Network Security
17 6 (1.89%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (19.50%) SQL Server
2 38 (11.95%) MySQL
3 24 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (7.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (4.72%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.77%) NoSQL
7 11 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.26%) Big Data
8 4 (1.26%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.94%) Redis
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.31%) GIS
11 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 31 (9.75%) Git (software)
2 23 (7.23%) Subversion
3 20 (6.29%) Jenkins
4 12 (3.77%) Hudson
5 3 (0.94%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.63%) MSI
6 2 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.31%) JIRA
7 1 (0.31%) Kiln
7 1 (0.31%) Maven
7 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 54 (16.98%) Finance
2 25 (7.86%) Banking
3 13 (4.09%) Law
3 13 (4.09%) Publishing
4 10 (3.14%) Games
5 8 (2.52%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.20%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.57%) Marketing
8 4 (1.26%) Front Office
9 3 (0.94%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.63%) Legal
10 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.31%) Automotive
11 1 (0.31%) Back Office
11 1 (0.31%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.66%) LEMP Stack
2 17 (5.35%) LAMP
3 8 (2.52%) .NET
4 6 (1.89%) Web Services
5 4 (1.26%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.26%) CSS
5 4 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (0.94%) HTML
7 2 (0.63%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.63%) Memcached
7 2 (0.63%) Middleware
8 1 (0.31%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.31%) ELK Stack
8 1 (0.31%) JSON
8 1 (0.31%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.31%) SAML
8 1 (0.31%) Spring
8 1 (0.31%) WSH
8 1 (0.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (20.13%) Clustering
2 42 (13.21%) EqualLogic
3 41 (12.89%) Data Centre
4 13 (4.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (3.46%) Fintech
5 11 (3.46%) Replication
5 11 (3.46%) User Experience
6 8 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.94%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.94%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.94%) EMC VNX
9 3 (0.94%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.94%) HP Superdome
9 3 (0.94%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.63%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.63%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (0.63%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 222 (69.81%) Linux
2 154 (48.43%) Windows
3 128 (40.25%) Windows Server
4 61 (19.18%) Unix
5 53 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (15.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (13.84%) Solaris
8 37 (11.64%) Windows 7
9 32 (10.06%) CentOS
10 28 (8.81%) Ubuntu
11 26 (8.18%) AIX
12 11 (3.46%) HPUX
13 8 (2.52%) Debian
14 7 (2.20%) Fedora
15 6 (1.89%) Mac OS X
16 5 (1.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 5 (1.57%) Windows 8
16 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (20.44%) DevOps
2 41 (12.89%) ITIL
3 35 (11.01%) Configuration Management
3 35 (11.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 32 (10.06%) Migration
5 28 (8.81%) High Availability
6 23 (7.23%) Network Load Balancing
7 22 (6.92%) ERP
8 21 (6.60%) Load Balancing
9 19 (5.97%) E-Commerce
10 17 (5.35%) Open Source
10 17 (5.35%) Project Management
11 16 (5.03%) Line Management
12 15 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (4.72%) Change Control
13 14 (4.40%) SDLC
13 14 (4.40%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (3.77%) Network Design
14 12 (3.77%) Service Management
15 11 (3.46%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (20.13%) Python
2 58 (18.24%) Perl
3 54 (16.98%) Bash Shell
4 33 (10.38%) SQL
5 28 (8.81%) Ruby
6 19 (5.97%) PHP
7 15 (4.72%) PowerShell
7 15 (4.72%) Shell Script
8 11 (3.46%) Java
9 5 (1.57%) C#
9 5 (1.57%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.57%) Korn
10 4 (1.26%) C
11 2 (0.63%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.31%) AWK
12 1 (0.31%) Scala
12 1 (0.31%) sed
12 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.31%) VB
12 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (16.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (15.72%) MCSE
3 35 (11.01%) MCITP
4 29 (9.12%) MCSA
5 28 (8.81%) MCP
6 10 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (2.83%) CCNA
7 9 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.83%) Degree
8 8 (2.52%) CCA
8 8 (2.52%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (2.20%) CCNP
10 5 (1.57%) CCIE
10 5 (1.57%) MCTS
11 3 (0.94%) CCAA
11 3 (0.94%) CCEE
11 3 (0.94%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.94%) Security Cleared
12 2 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.20%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) BS7799
System Software
1 90 (28.30%) Active Directory
2 84 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (21.07%) Hyper-V
4 45 (14.15%) vSphere
5 30 (9.43%) XenApp
6 20 (6.29%) KVM
7 17 (5.35%) NFS
7 17 (5.35%) XenDesktop
8 16 (5.03%) Docker
8 16 (5.03%) Xen
9 15 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (4.40%) Varnish
10 14 (4.40%) VMware ESX
11 8 (2.52%) vCloud
12 5 (1.57%) XenServer
13 3 (0.94%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.63%) iptables
14 2 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.63%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 81 (25.47%) Puppet
2 45 (14.15%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (10.69%) Nagios
4 31 (9.75%) SCCM
5 30 (9.43%) WSUS
6 29 (9.12%) SCOM
7 23 (7.23%) Backup Exec
8 20 (6.29%) Ansible
9 7 (2.20%) Cacti
10 6 (1.89%) NetBackup
11 5 (1.57%) BMC Marimba
11 5 (1.57%) Check_MK
12 4 (1.26%) Capistrano
12 4 (1.26%) cPanel
12 4 (1.26%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (1.26%) SCVMM
12 4 (1.26%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.94%) CFEngine
13 3 (0.94%) Cobbler
14 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 131 (41.19%) VMware
2 89 (27.99%) Microsoft
3 53 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 50 (15.72%) Cisco
5 46 (14.47%) Dell
6 40 (12.58%) Citrix
7 38 (11.95%) Oracle
8 28 (8.81%) Symantec
9 23 (7.23%) NetApp
10 22 (6.92%) HP
11 21 (6.60%) EMC
12 18 (5.66%) Veritas
13 14 (4.40%) IBM
14 9 (2.83%) Veeam
15 8 (2.52%) 3PAR
15 8 (2.52%) New Relic
15 8 (2.52%) SAP
15 8 (2.52%) Sophos
16 7 (2.20%) Avaya
16 7 (2.20%) Fortinet
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