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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior System Administrator
Rank 768 714 688
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 135 229 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 111 217 175
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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
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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 -53 133 £47,500 -5.00% 20
London -47 69 £50,000 -4.76% 7
South East -26 23 £42,500 - 5
East of England +26 22 £52,500 -0.94% 2
City of London +37 15 £51,250 +2.50% 3
Hertfordshire -4 12 £55,000 +3.77% 1
St Albans -9 9 £55,000 -4.34% 1
South West -8 8 £42,500 +30.76% 5
Cambridge +15 7 £47,500 +33.80% 1
Cambridgeshire +10 7 £47,500 +33.80% 1
Hampshire -6 7 £40,000 -5.88%
Berkshire +2 6 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Devon - 6 - - 4
Exeter - 6 - - 4
West Midlands -11 5 £32,500 +8.33%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £57,500 - 1
North West +5 4 £42,500 -2.85% 1
Warrington - 4 £42,500 -
Winchester - 4 £40,000 -
Cheshire - 4 £42,500 -
Essex +7 3 £30,000 -20.00%
Reading -9 3 £43,750 +25.00% 1
High Wycombe - 3 £57,500 -
Worcestershire +3 2 £32,500 +8.33%
Surrey +2 2 £42,500 -1.16% 2
Southampton -3 2 £32,500 -13.33%
Brighton -9 2 £39,000 -2.50%
East Sussex -12 2 £39,000 -2.50%
Redditch - 2 £32,500 -
Colchester - 2 £30,000 -

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 170 (63.91%) Linux
2 159 (59.77%) Windows
3 116 (43.61%) VMware
4 87 (32.71%) Microsoft
4 87 (32.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 84 (31.58%) MySQL
6 79 (29.70%) Red Hat
7 70 (26.32%) Cisco
7 70 (26.32%) Java
8 66 (24.81%) DNS
9 65 (24.44%) Active Directory
10 63 (23.68%) Puppet
11 62 (23.31%) MS Exchange
12 59 (22.18%) Perl
12 59 (22.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 59 (22.18%) Bash Shell
13 58 (21.80%) CentOS
13 58 (21.80%) TCP/IP
14 56 (21.05%) SAN
15 55 (20.68%) DevOps
16 53 (19.92%) SQL Server
16 53 (19.92%) Python
17 52 (19.55%) Citrix
18 47 (17.67%) ITIL
18 47 (17.67%) Firewall
18 47 (17.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 46 (17.29%) Apache
20 45 (16.92%) UNIX
21 44 (16.54%) SQL
21 44 (16.54%) Tomcat

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 62 (23.31%) MS Exchange
2 46 (17.29%) Apache
3 44 (16.54%) Tomcat
4 40 (15.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (9.40%) IIS
6 19 (7.14%) SharePoint
6 19 (7.14%) nginx
7 15 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (4.89%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (4.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 11 (4.14%) CMS
10 9 (3.38%) Lync
11 7 (2.63%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.88%) Jetty
12 5 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (1.88%) JBoss
13 4 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.50%) Confluence
14 3 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 44 (16.54%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.63%) MS Office
3 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.38%) Magento
2 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 36 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.14%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (3.76%) Office 365
4 6 (2.26%) IaaS
4 6 (2.26%) SaaS
4 6 (2.26%) PaaS
5 5 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.88%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.38%) Taleo
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.38%) Heroku
7 1 (0.38%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 66 (24.81%) DNS
2 58 (21.80%) TCP/IP
3 56 (21.05%) SAN
4 47 (17.67%) Firewall
5 32 (12.03%) DHCP
6 30 (11.28%) WAN
7 28 (10.53%) LAN
8 27 (10.15%) SNMP
9 26 (9.77%) LDAP
9 26 (9.77%) VPN
10 23 (8.65%) HTTP
10 23 (8.65%) NAS
11 20 (7.52%) iSCSI
12 13 (4.89%) MRTG
12 13 (4.89%) Internet
13 10 (3.76%) VLAN
13 10 (3.76%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (3.38%) FTP
14 9 (3.38%) SMTP
15 8 (3.01%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (31.58%) MySQL
2 53 (19.92%) SQL Server
3 29 (10.90%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (9.77%) MongoDB
5 13 (4.89%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.01%) Informix
7 7 (2.63%) Redis
8 6 (2.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (2.26%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.26%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.13%) DB2
10 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.38%) Big Data
12 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (8.27%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 14 (5.26%) Subversion
4 13 (4.89%) Hudson
5 9 (3.38%) JIRA
6 4 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.50%) Maven
7 3 (1.13%) Ant
8 1 (0.38%) Gerrit
General
1 31 (11.65%) Games
2 27 (10.15%) Finance
3 20 (7.52%) Telecoms
4 18 (6.77%) Publishing
5 11 (4.14%) Online Betting
5 11 (4.14%) Legal
6 7 (2.63%) Advertising
7 6 (2.26%) Marketing
8 5 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.13%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.13%) Back Office
10 2 (0.75%) Law
10 2 (0.75%) Banking
10 2 (0.75%) Retail
11 1 (0.38%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.39%) Web Services
2 13 (4.89%) LAMP
3 12 (4.51%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (2.63%) .NET
4 7 (2.63%) CSS
5 6 (2.26%) XML
6 5 (1.88%) J2EE
6 5 (1.88%) JSON
7 3 (1.13%) Software Packaging
7 3 (1.13%) Java EE
8 2 (0.75%) HTML
8 2 (0.75%) Middleware
9 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.38%) COM
9 1 (0.38%) MCollective
9 1 (0.38%) Symfony
9 1 (0.38%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.64%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.89%) CESG
4 11 (4.14%) Online Games
5 10 (3.76%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.38%) Streaming Video
7 8 (3.01%) Clustering
7 8 (3.01%) Mathematics
7 8 (3.01%) Open Source
7 8 (3.01%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (2.26%) EqualLogic
8 6 (2.26%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.26%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.88%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.88%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.50%) Kindle
10 4 (1.50%) iPad
10 4 (1.50%) HP StorageWorks
10 4 (1.50%) Replication
11 3 (1.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 170 (63.91%) Linux
2 159 (59.77%) Windows
3 59 (22.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (21.80%) CentOS
5 47 (17.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (16.92%) UNIX
7 40 (15.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (11.65%) Ubuntu
9 26 (9.77%) Debian
10 25 (9.40%) Windows 7
11 20 (7.52%) Solaris
12 7 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (2.26%) Apple iOS
13 6 (2.26%) Mac OS
13 6 (2.26%) Android
14 5 (1.88%) HPUX
14 5 (1.88%) FreeBSD
15 4 (1.50%) SUSE
16 3 (1.13%) MVS
16 3 (1.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (20.68%) DevOps
2 47 (17.67%) ITIL
3 39 (14.66%) E-Commerce
4 31 (11.65%) Load Balancing
5 30 (11.28%) Configuration Management
6 18 (6.77%) Service Delivery
6 18 (6.77%) Mentoring
7 15 (5.64%) DRM
7 15 (5.64%) Capacity Planning
8 14 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (4.89%) Time Management
9 13 (4.89%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (3.76%) Project Management
12 9 (3.38%) Service Management
13 8 (3.01%) Change Management
13 8 (3.01%) Incident Management
13 8 (3.01%) Line Management
13 8 (3.01%) Mobile Device Management
14 6 (2.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 70 (26.32%) Java
2 59 (22.18%) Perl
2 59 (22.18%) Bash Shell
3 53 (19.92%) Python
4 44 (16.54%) SQL
5 33 (12.41%) Ruby
5 33 (12.41%) PowerShell
6 26 (9.77%) PHP
7 20 (7.52%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.63%) VBScript
9 6 (2.26%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.26%) Scala
10 3 (1.13%) ActionScript 2.0
10 3 (1.13%) VB
10 3 (1.13%) ActionScript
10 3 (1.13%) JCL
10 3 (1.13%) Korn
10 3 (1.13%) REXX
11 2 (0.75%) Bourne shell
11 2 (0.75%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 37 (13.91%) Degree
2 28 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (7.14%) MCSE
4 17 (6.39%) MCITP
5 14 (5.26%) MCP
6 12 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (4.51%) MCSA
6 12 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (3.01%) CCNA
8 6 (2.26%) CCIE
8 6 (2.26%) RHCE
8 6 (2.26%) MCTS
8 6 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.50%) CCENT
9 4 (1.50%) CCDP
9 4 (1.50%) CCA
9 4 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.13%) RHCSA
10 3 (1.13%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.75%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.02%) SLA
2 5 (1.88%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.50%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.75%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 87 (32.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (24.44%) Active Directory
3 38 (14.29%) XenApp
4 29 (10.90%) vSphere
5 21 (7.89%) VMware ESX
6 20 (7.52%) Hyper-V
7 13 (4.89%) XenServer
8 12 (4.51%) Varnish
9 11 (4.14%) KVM
10 10 (3.76%) Docker
11 5 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (1.50%) NFS
13 2 (0.75%) Samba
13 2 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.75%) Xen
13 2 (0.75%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 63 (23.68%) Puppet
2 39 (14.66%) Nagios
3 29 (10.90%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (10.15%) SCCM
5 19 (7.14%) SCOM
6 13 (4.89%) Icinga
7 12 (4.51%) WSUS
8 9 (3.38%) Graphite
8 9 (3.38%) Ansible
8 9 (3.38%) SELinux
9 7 (2.63%) logstash
9 7 (2.63%) ZABBIX
9 7 (2.63%) Cacti
10 6 (2.26%) NetBackup
11 5 (1.88%) HP Data Protector
11 5 (1.88%) Legato
12 4 (1.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (1.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (1.13%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 116 (43.61%) VMware
2 87 (32.71%) Microsoft
3 79 (29.70%) Red Hat
4 70 (26.32%) Cisco
5 52 (19.55%) Citrix
6 43 (16.17%) Oracle
7 38 (14.29%) HP
8 31 (11.65%) NetApp
8 31 (11.65%) EMC
9 21 (7.89%) Dell
10 19 (7.14%) F5
11 11 (4.14%) Rackspace
12 10 (3.76%) Juniper
13 9 (3.38%) IBM
13 9 (3.38%) Symantec
13 9 (3.38%) Google
14 8 (3.01%) Veeam
14 8 (3.01%) SolarWinds
15 7 (2.63%) Sybase
16 6 (2.26%) Sun
Surrey
Montash
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + On Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Impressive Benefits Structure
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45k
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + pension, 25 days, training
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45k-50k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Elsevier
Posted: 14 days ago
Linlithgow, West Lothian
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Posted: 16 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package & Discounts
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + £3750 London weighting
Posted: 19 days ago
Exeter, Devon, South West
Met Office
Salary: £26,988 - £30,194
Posted: 23 days ago
Exeter, Devon, South West
Met Office
Salary: £26,988 - £30,194
Posted: 23 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Met Office
Posted: 23 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Met Office
Posted: 23 days ago