The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior System Administrator
Rank 696 692 721
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 223 191 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 212 173 172
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 2014 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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -13 213 £50,000 +5.26% 25
London -26 122 £52,500 - 13
South East +1 48 £42,500 - 8
East of England +4 26 £53,000 +41.33% 2
Hertfordshire +24 16 £53,000 +24.70% 2
Hampshire +9 14 £42,500 - 1
Surrey +3 11 £43,000 -21.81% 2
Portsmouth - 11 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire -9 10 £55,000 +34.16% 1
Guildford - 10 £43,000 -
Cambridgeshire +9 9 £35,500 -5.33%
Oxford +4 9 £55,000 +8.91%
Berkshire -6 8 £37,500 -3.84% 2
Cambridge +6 6 £35,500 -5.33%
Tyne and Wear +3 6 £43,750 +9.37%
Reading +2 6 £35,000 +2.94% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 6 £43,750 +9.37%
North East -6 6 £43,750 +9.37%
City of London -36 6 £50,000 +5.26% 1
South West - 5 £32,500 -
Scotland - 4 £34,750 -
Bristol - 4 - -
Nottingham +1 3 £42,500 -
Nottinghamshire -5 3 £42,500 - 1
East Midlands -23 3 £42,500 +19.97% 2
West Sussex - 3 £40,000 -
Crawley - 3 £40,000 -
Edinburgh - 3 £29,500 -
Fareham - 3 £42,500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £35,000 -

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 348 (78.91%) Linux
2 194 (43.99%) Windows
3 171 (38.78%) VMware
4 169 (38.32%) Puppet
5 160 (36.28%) Apache
6 153 (34.69%) MySQL
7 143 (32.43%) Red Hat
8 115 (26.08%) Active Directory
9 107 (24.26%) VMware Infrastructure
10 106 (24.04%) SQL
11 103 (23.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 101 (22.90%) CentOS
12 101 (22.90%) Opscode Chef
12 101 (22.90%) Ubuntu
13 100 (22.68%) UNIX
13 100 (22.68%) MS Exchange
13 100 (22.68%) DNS
14 95 (21.54%) Python
15 89 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
16 86 (19.50%) Firewall
17 84 (19.05%) SQL Server
17 84 (19.05%) Bash Shell
18 83 (18.82%) Finance
19 81 (18.37%) SAN
20 78 (17.69%) Perl
21 77 (17.46%) Debian
21 77 (17.46%) Ruby
22 76 (17.23%) PHP
22 76 (17.23%) Java
23 75 (17.01%) Microsoft

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 160 (36.28%) Apache
2 100 (22.68%) MS Exchange
3 59 (13.38%) nginx
4 57 (12.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 54 (12.24%) IIS
6 42 (9.52%) Tomcat
7 40 (9.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 37 (8.39%) SharePoint
9 30 (6.80%) Elasticsearch
10 24 (5.44%) Lync
11 23 (5.22%) CMS
12 21 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 17 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (3.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 14 (3.17%) Confluence
14 14 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
16 9 (2.04%) Node.js
17 8 (1.81%) Apache Solr
18 7 (1.59%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 33 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.13%) MS Office
3 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.72%) Summit
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Magento
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 65 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.54%) SaaS
3 19 (4.31%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (3.85%) Amazon S3
5 16 (3.63%) Joyent
6 13 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.81%) GitHub
8 6 (1.36%) Office 365
9 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.45%) Route 53
11 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (22.68%) DNS
2 86 (19.50%) Firewall
3 81 (18.37%) SAN
4 67 (15.19%) TCP/IP
5 53 (12.02%) HTTP
6 49 (11.11%) DHCP
7 34 (7.71%) LDAP
8 33 (7.48%) LAN
9 31 (7.03%) VPN
10 28 (6.35%) WAN
11 27 (6.12%) Internet
11 27 (6.12%) VLAN
12 24 (5.44%) iSCSI
13 23 (5.22%) VoIP
14 22 (4.99%) NAS
15 16 (3.63%) Ethernet
16 15 (3.40%) FTP
17 12 (2.72%) VRRP
18 11 (2.49%) Cisco ASA
18 11 (2.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (34.69%) MySQL
2 84 (19.05%) SQL Server
3 51 (11.56%) PostgreSQL
4 42 (9.52%) Redis
5 32 (7.26%) MongoDB
5 32 (7.26%) NoSQL
6 27 (6.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 22 (4.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (2.27%) Big Data
10 4 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.91%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.68%) DTS
12 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
13 1 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 39 (8.84%) Jenkins
3 27 (6.12%) Subversion
4 16 (3.63%) JIRA
5 6 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (1.36%) FishEye
6 4 (0.91%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.68%) Apache Ivy
7 3 (0.68%) Hudson
7 3 (0.68%) Gradle
7 3 (0.68%) Selenium
7 3 (0.68%) Ant
7 3 (0.68%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.45%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.23%) JUnit
General
1 83 (18.82%) Finance
2 51 (11.56%) Games
3 26 (5.90%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.54%) Retail
5 14 (3.17%) Online Betting
6 7 (1.59%) Marketing
6 7 (1.59%) Banking
7 5 (1.13%) Advertising
8 4 (0.91%) Front Office
9 3 (0.68%) Electronics
10 2 (0.45%) Automotive
10 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) Back Office
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.84%) Web Services
2 30 (6.80%) LAMP
3 24 (5.44%) .NET
4 18 (4.08%) CSS
5 17 (3.85%) XML
6 16 (3.63%) JSON
7 13 (2.95%) RabbitMQ
7 13 (2.95%) Django
7 13 (2.95%) ActiveMQ
8 12 (2.72%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.81%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.36%) COM
10 6 (1.36%) HTML
11 5 (1.13%) Lucene
12 3 (0.68%) Sphinx
12 3 (0.68%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 3 (0.68%) X-Windows
12 3 (0.68%) CPAN
13 2 (0.45%) CGI
13 2 (0.45%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.30%) Clustering
2 35 (7.94%) Open Source
3 21 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 18 (4.08%) Replication
4 18 (4.08%) Online Games
5 15 (3.40%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.40%) Social Media
6 13 (2.95%) EqualLogic
7 12 (2.72%) Digital Media
8 11 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.81%) Blog
11 7 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (1.36%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.91%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.91%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.68%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.68%) Wiki
14 3 (0.68%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 348 (78.91%) Linux
2 194 (43.99%) Windows
3 103 (23.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 101 (22.90%) CentOS
4 101 (22.90%) Ubuntu
5 100 (22.68%) UNIX
6 89 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 77 (17.46%) Debian
8 57 (12.93%) Solaris
9 56 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (5.44%) Windows 7
11 21 (4.76%) Windows XP
12 20 (4.54%) Android
12 20 (4.54%) Apple iOS
13 18 (4.08%) Windows Vista
14 17 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (2.49%) HPUX
16 10 (2.27%) FreeBSD
17 8 (1.81%) AIX
18 4 (0.91%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (13.83%) E-Commerce
2 52 (11.79%) ITIL
3 48 (10.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 30 (6.80%) Configuration Management
4 30 (6.80%) Load Balancing
5 24 (5.44%) Service Delivery
6 20 (4.54%) Project Management
7 19 (4.31%) Capacity Planning
7 19 (4.31%) Release Management
8 15 (3.40%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (3.40%) Asset Management
9 14 (3.17%) Network Design
10 12 (2.72%) Problem Management
10 12 (2.72%) Low Latency
10 12 (2.72%) Analytics
10 12 (2.72%) Build Automation
11 11 (2.49%) Supplier Management
12 10 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (2.27%) Scrum
12 10 (2.27%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 106 (24.04%) SQL
2 95 (21.54%) Python
3 84 (19.05%) Bash Shell
4 78 (17.69%) Perl
5 77 (17.46%) Ruby
6 76 (17.23%) PHP
6 76 (17.23%) Java
7 53 (12.02%) PowerShell
8 47 (10.66%) Shell Script
9 30 (6.80%) VBScript
10 19 (4.31%) Scala
11 16 (3.63%) JavaScript
12 13 (2.95%) Bourne shell
13 6 (1.36%) C
13 6 (1.36%) Clojure
14 5 (1.13%) Korn
14 5 (1.13%) VB
15 4 (0.91%) C++
15 4 (0.91%) AWK
16 3 (0.68%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 41 (9.30%) Degree
2 39 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (6.35%) RHCE
4 26 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (5.67%) CCNA
6 23 (5.22%) MCSE
7 17 (3.85%) MCSA
8 14 (3.17%) CCNP
9 8 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.36%) MCTS
10 6 (1.36%) MCITP
11 5 (1.13%) Security Cleared
12 4 (0.91%) CCSA
12 4 (0.91%) CCSE
12 4 (0.91%) VCAP
12 4 (0.91%) MCSM
13 3 (0.68%) SC Cleared
13 3 (0.68%) MCP
13 3 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.45%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.90%) QA
2 16 (3.63%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.13%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 115 (26.08%) Active Directory
2 107 (24.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (11.56%) Hyper-V
4 34 (7.71%) vSphere
5 33 (7.48%) Xen
6 28 (6.35%) KVM
7 26 (5.90%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (4.31%) VMware ESX
9 18 (4.08%) NFS
10 16 (3.63%) XenServer
11 15 (3.40%) XenApp
12 9 (2.04%) XenDesktop
13 6 (1.36%) Sendmail
14 4 (0.91%) vCloud
15 3 (0.68%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.45%) Snort
16 2 (0.45%) Postfix
16 2 (0.45%) Varnish
16 2 (0.45%) FreeRADIUS
17 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 169 (38.32%) Puppet
2 101 (22.90%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (9.75%) Nagios
4 16 (3.63%) SCCM
5 13 (2.95%) HAProxy
6 12 (2.72%) ZABBIX
7 10 (2.27%) Backup Exec
7 10 (2.27%) Cacti
7 10 (2.27%) CFEngine
8 9 (2.04%) Red Hat Satellite
9 8 (1.81%) WSUS
10 7 (1.59%) SCOM
11 6 (1.36%) Ansible
12 5 (1.13%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
14 3 (0.68%) YUM
14 3 (0.68%) Ganglia
15 2 (0.45%) Tivoli
15 2 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
15 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 171 (38.78%) VMware
2 143 (32.43%) Red Hat
3 75 (17.01%) Microsoft
4 59 (13.38%) Cisco
5 46 (10.43%) Oracle
6 45 (10.20%) HP
7 37 (8.39%) Citrix
8 19 (4.31%) Rackspace
9 13 (2.95%) Symantec
10 12 (2.72%) NetApp
10 12 (2.72%) JBoss
11 11 (2.49%) Percona
11 11 (2.49%) Veritas
12 10 (2.27%) Veeam
13 9 (2.04%) Twitter
13 9 (2.04%) IBM
14 8 (1.81%) Dell
14 8 (1.81%) Facebook
14 8 (1.81%) RightFax
15 7 (1.59%) Sitecore
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + great bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Stock Options
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £55k - 65k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum - Pension,Bonus,Training Budget
Posted: 3 days ago
Newark, Nottinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus,bens,parking
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Kind Consultancy
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Pension, training, healthcare, excel
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Stock Options
Posted: 8 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
EVAK Technologies Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Stock + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago