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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK
Rank 776 809 804
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 86 143 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 66 131 119
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £44,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.36%

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
80896 98772 101805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67167 82902 84090
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 £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +21 84 £55,000 +10.00% 8
London +42 40 £55,000 -9.46% 5
South East +55 23 £60,000 +36.36% 1
Berkshire +50 14 £75,000 +63.04%
Reading +42 8 £42,500 -
East of England +28 7 £48,500 +2.10% 2
Hampshire +10 6 £58,750 +38.23% 1
West Midlands +12 5 £40,000 -20.00%
Basingstoke - 5 £60,000 -
City of London +18 4 £82,500 +32.00%
Cambridgeshire +7 4 £48,500 +2.10% 1
North West -23 4 £55,000 -
Windsor - 4 £75,000 -
Cambridge +13 3 £48,500 +2.10% 1
Chiswick - 3 - -
Yorkshire +30 2 £42,500 -5.55%
Slough +27 2 £72,500 +3.57%
Scotland +18 2 £55,000 +22.22%
Coventry +16 2 £40,000 -
South West +16 2 £44,659 +13.77%
Oxfordshire +13 2 £60,000 +36.36%
Edinburgh -3 2 £55,000 +22.22%
Shropshire -9 2 - -
Telford -9 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 £55,000 -
York - 2 £42,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £53,250 -
Essex - 2 £51,750 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £42,500 -
Merseyside - 2 £55,000 -

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 159 (77.56%) Linux
2 113 (55.12%) Windows
3 81 (39.51%) VMware
4 77 (37.56%) Puppet
4 77 (37.56%) Windows Server
5 66 (32.20%) Amazon AWS
6 63 (30.73%) Python
7 62 (30.24%) CentOS
8 57 (27.80%) MySQL
9 56 (27.32%) Microsoft
10 54 (26.34%) Bash Shell
11 52 (25.37%) Red Hat
12 50 (24.39%) ITIL
12 50 (24.39%) Degree
13 48 (23.41%) Apache
13 48 (23.41%) VMware Infrastructure
14 47 (22.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 47 (22.93%) DNS
15 42 (20.49%) Firewall
16 41 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
16 41 (20.00%) DevOps
17 39 (19.02%) Windows Server 2012
17 39 (19.02%) Unix
18 37 (18.05%) VPN
18 37 (18.05%) Jenkins
19 36 (17.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 35 (17.07%) Active Directory
20 35 (17.07%) Web Services
20 35 (17.07%) Perl
20 35 (17.07%) MS Excel

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 (23.41%) Apache
2 32 (15.61%) IIS
3 30 (14.63%) Tomcat
4 17 (8.29%) MS Exchange
5 12 (5.85%) Hubot
5 12 (5.85%) nginx
6 9 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (2.44%) Drupal
8 5 (2.44%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.95%) ArcGIS
9 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.95%) WordPress
10 3 (1.46%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.98%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.49%) Confluence
12 1 (0.49%) JBoss
12 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (17.07%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.32%) MS Office
3 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Magento
1 2 (0.98%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 66 (32.20%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.78%) SaaS
4 12 (5.85%) Office 365
4 12 (5.85%) Slack
5 6 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.44%) Oracle CX
7 4 (1.95%) IaaS
8 2 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.98%) GitHub
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.49%) PaaS
9 1 (0.49%) Route 53
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (22.93%) DNS
2 42 (20.49%) Firewall
3 37 (18.05%) VPN
4 24 (11.71%) Internet
5 23 (11.22%) TCP/IP
6 20 (9.76%) LDAP
7 19 (9.27%) DHCP
7 19 (9.27%) Wi-Fi
8 18 (8.78%) LAN
8 18 (8.78%) WAN
9 17 (8.29%) HTTP
10 15 (7.32%) Intranet
11 14 (6.83%) VLAN
12 10 (4.88%) SAN
13 9 (4.39%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (3.90%) Wireless
15 7 (3.41%) NAS
15 7 (3.41%) SMTP
15 7 (3.41%) SNMP
16 6 (2.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (27.80%) MySQL
2 29 (14.15%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.39%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.41%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.44%) Informix
6 5 (2.44%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.95%) GIS
8 2 (0.98%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.98%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.98%) MS Access
8 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.98%) Redis
8 2 (0.98%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.49%) Big Data
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 37 (18.05%) Jenkins
2 24 (11.71%) Git (software)
3 14 (6.83%) Subversion
4 7 (3.41%) Maven
4 7 (3.41%) MSBuild
5 5 (2.44%) JIRA
6 4 (1.95%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.95%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.98%) Buildbot
7 2 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.49%) GCC
8 1 (0.49%) MSI
8 1 (0.49%) NuGet
8 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.49%) Trac
8 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (10.24%) Finance
2 15 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.85%) Retail
4 3 (1.46%) Advertising
4 3 (1.46%) Banking
4 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.98%) Electronics
5 2 (0.98%) Marketing
6 1 (0.49%) Games
6 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.49%) Law
6 1 (0.49%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (17.07%) Web Services
2 22 (10.73%) LAMP
3 15 (7.32%) .NET
4 7 (3.41%) LEMP Stack
5 6 (2.93%) Middleware
5 6 (2.93%) REST
6 4 (1.95%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.95%) JSON
6 4 (1.95%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (1.95%) XML
7 3 (1.46%) WSH
8 2 (0.98%) Apache Flex
8 2 (0.98%) RESTful
9 1 (0.49%) CSS
9 1 (0.49%) HTML
9 1 (0.49%) HTML5
9 1 (0.49%) MCollective
9 1 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.49%) Web Services Management
9 1 (0.49%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.66%) Computer Science
2 26 (12.68%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.39%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.93%) Clustering
7 5 (2.44%) EMC VNX
7 5 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.44%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.95%) AS400
8 4 (1.95%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.95%) Replication
9 3 (1.46%) Fintech
9 3 (1.46%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.46%) User Experience
10 1 (0.49%) CESG
10 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.49%) EMC VNXe
10 1 (0.49%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.49%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 159 (77.56%) Linux
2 113 (55.12%) Windows
3 77 (37.56%) Windows Server
4 62 (30.24%) CentOS
5 47 (22.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (19.02%) Unix
6 39 (19.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (17.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (11.71%) Ubuntu
9 12 (5.85%) Windows 7
10 10 (4.88%) Solaris
10 10 (4.88%) Windows 10
11 8 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (3.41%) Debian
13 6 (2.93%) Mac OS X
14 5 (2.44%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (1.95%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (1.95%) zOS
16 3 (1.46%) AIX
17 2 (0.98%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (24.39%) ITIL
2 41 (20.00%) DevOps
3 26 (12.68%) Configuration Management
4 25 (12.20%) High Availability
4 25 (12.20%) Project Management
5 23 (11.22%) Open Source
6 22 (10.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (9.27%) Incident Management
9 18 (8.78%) E-Commerce
10 17 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (7.80%) Service Management
12 15 (7.32%) MVC
13 12 (5.85%) Change Control
13 12 (5.85%) ChatOps
13 12 (5.85%) Mentoring
14 10 (4.88%) Service Delivery
15 9 (4.39%) Capacity Management
15 9 (4.39%) Capacity Planning
15 9 (4.39%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 63 (30.73%) Python
2 54 (26.34%) Bash Shell
3 35 (17.07%) Perl
4 31 (15.12%) Ruby
5 30 (14.63%) SQL
6 18 (8.78%) Java
7 17 (8.29%) PHP
7 17 (8.29%) PowerShell
8 16 (7.80%) C#
9 13 (6.34%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.41%) C
11 5 (2.44%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.95%) C++
12 4 (1.95%) JavaScript
13 3 (1.46%) VBScript
14 2 (0.98%) Groovy
14 2 (0.98%) VB
15 1 (0.49%) Korn
15 1 (0.49%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 50 (24.39%) Degree
2 12 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.39%) CCNA
3 9 (4.39%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.93%) MCSE
6 5 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.95%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.95%) MCITP
7 4 (1.95%) MCP
8 3 (1.46%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.98%) CCNP
9 2 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.98%) RHCA
10 1 (0.49%) CCAB
10 1 (0.49%) CCDP
10 1 (0.49%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.93%) QA
1 6 (2.93%) SLA
2 3 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (23.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (17.07%) Active Directory
3 19 (9.27%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (8.78%) Hyper-V
5 15 (7.32%) NFS
6 14 (6.83%) Docker
7 13 (6.34%) vSphere
8 9 (4.39%) KVM
9 7 (3.41%) Squid
9 7 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.44%) Samba
10 5 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (1.95%) iptables
11 4 (1.95%) Shibboleth
11 4 (1.95%) VMware ESX
11 4 (1.95%) Xen
12 3 (1.46%) vCloud
12 3 (1.46%) VMware Server
12 3 (1.46%) XenApp
13 2 (0.98%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 77 (37.56%) Puppet
2 41 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (15.12%) Ansible
4 9 (4.39%) Nagios
4 9 (4.39%) SCCM
4 9 (4.39%) WSUS
5 8 (3.90%) AirWatch
5 8 (3.90%) Malwarebytes
5 8 (3.90%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (3.90%) WhatsUp Gold
6 7 (3.41%) Salt
7 5 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (2.44%) Graphite
7 5 (2.44%) logstash
8 4 (1.95%) HAProxy
8 4 (1.95%) Kibana
9 3 (1.46%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (1.46%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.98%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 81 (39.51%) VMware
2 56 (27.32%) Microsoft
3 52 (25.37%) Red Hat
4 29 (14.15%) Cisco
5 17 (8.29%) Oracle
6 13 (6.34%) Sun
7 9 (4.39%) Avaya
7 9 (4.39%) Citrix
7 9 (4.39%) Intel Security
8 8 (3.90%) CommVault
8 8 (3.90%) Forcepoint
9 7 (3.41%) Dell
9 7 (3.41%) EMC
9 7 (3.41%) HP
9 7 (3.41%) NetApp
10 6 (2.93%) 3PAR
10 6 (2.93%) Veeam
10 6 (2.93%) Veritas
11 5 (2.44%) ANSYS
11 5 (2.44%) CheckPoint
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £30k to £40k + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
University College London (UCL)
Salary: From £34,056 to £41,163 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
The University of London
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 8 days ago