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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior System Administrator
Rank 744 678 683
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 143 219 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 114 209 157
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%

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
101493 101105 101549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.45% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83542 81233 85841
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -49 142 £52,500 +5.00% 23
London -44 84 £55,000 - 12
South East -27 28 £42,500 - 2
East of England +3 17 £52,500 -0.94% 1
City of London +7 11 £61,250 +36.11% 3
Berkshire +4 10 £61,250 +44.11% 1
Hertfordshire -5 10 £55,000 +3.77% 1
Hampshire -6 10 £40,000 -5.88%
St Albans - 7 £55,000 - 1
Winchester - 7 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire +7 6 £51,250 +19.88%
Cambridge +1 5 £52,500 +26.50%
Reading -1 4 £43,750 +36.71% 1
West Midlands -23 4 £38,750 -
East Midlands +23 3 - -
Nottinghamshire +8 3 - -
Nottingham +7 3 - -
Surrey +1 3 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Yorkshire -3 2 - -
Southampton -14 2 £32,500 -13.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 2 £52,500 +20.00% 3
East Sussex -19 2 £39,000 -2.50%
North East -19 2 £52,500 +20.00% 3
Brighton -20 2 £39,000 -2.50%
Tyne and Wear -21 2 £52,500 +20.00% 3
Shropshire - 2 £45,000 -
Bishop's Stortford - 2 £36,000 -
Leatherhead - 2 £55,000 - 1
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
York - 2 - -

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 203 (67.00%) Linux
2 177 (58.42%) Windows
3 140 (46.20%) VMware
4 104 (34.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 95 (31.35%) MySQL
6 90 (29.70%) Java
7 87 (28.71%) Microsoft
7 87 (28.71%) Puppet
8 83 (27.39%) Red Hat
9 82 (27.06%) DevOps
10 77 (25.41%) SAN
11 76 (25.08%) DNS
11 76 (25.08%) Python
12 74 (24.42%) Cisco
13 73 (24.09%) CentOS
14 72 (23.76%) Active Directory
15 71 (23.43%) TCP/IP
15 71 (23.43%) Bash Shell
16 69 (22.77%) Windows Server 2008
16 69 (22.77%) Perl
17 62 (20.46%) SQL Server
18 58 (19.14%) Firewall
19 57 (18.81%) MS Exchange
20 55 (18.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 54 (17.82%) E-Commerce
21 54 (17.82%) SQL
22 52 (17.16%) Nagios
23 51 (16.83%) Ruby
24 50 (16.50%) UNIX
24 50 (16.50%) MS Excel

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 57 (18.81%) MS Exchange
2 47 (15.51%) Apache
3 36 (11.88%) Tomcat
4 35 (11.55%) nginx
5 34 (11.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (8.58%) IIS
7 20 (6.60%) SharePoint
8 12 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (3.63%) OpenStack
10 9 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (2.64%) Lync
11 8 (2.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 8 (2.64%) CMS
12 5 (1.65%) Jetty
13 4 (1.32%) Confluence
13 4 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (16.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.64%) MS Office
3 3 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (2.97%) SaaS
4 8 (2.64%) PaaS
5 6 (1.98%) IaaS
5 6 (1.98%) SoftLayer
6 5 (1.65%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.32%) Office 365
8 3 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.33%) Heroku
10 1 (0.33%) Engine Yard
10 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 77 (25.41%) SAN
2 76 (25.08%) DNS
3 71 (23.43%) TCP/IP
4 58 (19.14%) Firewall
5 36 (11.88%) NAS
6 34 (11.22%) DHCP
7 33 (10.89%) LDAP
8 29 (9.57%) SNMP
9 28 (9.24%) HTTP
10 27 (8.91%) VPN
11 25 (8.25%) WAN
12 24 (7.92%) LAN
13 21 (6.93%) iSCSI
14 19 (6.27%) Internet
15 13 (4.29%) VLAN
15 13 (4.29%) HTTPS
15 13 (4.29%) MRTG
16 12 (3.96%) FTP
17 11 (3.63%) SMTP
18 10 (3.30%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (31.35%) MySQL
2 62 (20.46%) SQL Server
3 32 (10.56%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (8.58%) NoSQL
4 26 (8.58%) MongoDB
5 15 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (3.63%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.97%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (2.64%) Redis
9 7 (2.31%) Big Data
9 7 (2.31%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.31%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.31%) Informix
10 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.66%) DB2
Development Applications
1 30 (9.90%) Jenkins
2 28 (9.24%) Git (software)
3 21 (6.93%) Subversion
4 19 (6.27%) Hudson
5 15 (4.95%) JIRA
6 10 (3.30%) Maven
7 9 (2.97%) Ant
8 4 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.33%) Gerrit
General
1 26 (8.58%) Games
2 25 (8.25%) Publishing
3 23 (7.59%) Finance
4 12 (3.96%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.63%) Legal
6 8 (2.64%) Advertising
6 8 (2.64%) Online Betting
7 7 (2.31%) Marketing
8 5 (1.65%) Banking
8 5 (1.65%) Retail
9 4 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.99%) Back Office
11 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.26%) Web Services
2 16 (5.28%) LAMP
3 13 (4.29%) .NET
3 13 (4.29%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (2.97%) Java EE
5 8 (2.64%) CSS
6 7 (2.31%) XML
7 6 (1.98%) JSON
8 5 (1.65%) J2EE
9 4 (1.32%) Middleware
10 2 (0.66%) HTML
10 2 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.33%) COM
11 1 (0.33%) MCollective
11 1 (0.33%) Symfony
11 1 (0.33%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.61%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.29%) CESG
4 12 (3.96%) Enterprise Storage
5 11 (3.63%) Clustering
5 11 (3.63%) Open Source
6 9 (2.97%) Streaming Video
7 8 (2.64%) Replication
7 8 (2.64%) Online Games
8 7 (2.31%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.65%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.65%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.32%) Kindle
10 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.32%) iPad
10 4 (1.32%) HP StorageWorks
11 3 (0.99%) Statistics
11 3 (0.99%) Performance Metrics
12 2 (0.66%) EqualLogic
12 2 (0.66%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 203 (67.00%) Linux
2 177 (58.42%) Windows
3 73 (24.09%) CentOS
4 69 (22.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (18.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 50 (16.50%) UNIX
7 40 (13.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 39 (12.87%) Ubuntu
9 34 (11.22%) Debian
10 28 (9.24%) Solaris
11 22 (7.26%) Windows 7
12 16 (5.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (2.31%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.98%) FreeBSD
15 5 (1.65%) Android
15 5 (1.65%) Apple iOS
16 4 (1.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (1.32%) SUSE
17 3 (0.99%) MVS
17 3 (0.99%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (27.06%) DevOps
2 54 (17.82%) E-Commerce
3 41 (13.53%) ITIL
4 32 (10.56%) Configuration Management
5 30 (9.90%) Load Balancing
6 22 (7.26%) Mentoring
7 21 (6.93%) Service Delivery
8 19 (6.27%) Change Management
9 16 (5.28%) Project Management
9 16 (5.28%) Time Management
9 16 (5.28%) Capacity Planning
10 15 (4.95%) DRM
10 15 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (4.62%) Incident Management
11 14 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (3.30%) Service Management
13 10 (3.30%) Mobile Device Management
13 10 (3.30%) Line Management
14 9 (2.97%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (29.70%) Java
2 76 (25.08%) Python
3 71 (23.43%) Bash Shell
4 69 (22.77%) Perl
5 54 (17.82%) SQL
6 51 (16.83%) Ruby
7 30 (9.90%) PHP
8 25 (8.25%) Shell Script
8 25 (8.25%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.31%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.65%) Scala
11 4 (1.32%) VBScript
12 3 (0.99%) ActionScript
12 3 (0.99%) JCL
12 3 (0.99%) Korn
12 3 (0.99%) ActionScript 2.0
12 3 (0.99%) REXX
13 2 (0.66%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.66%) C-shell
13 2 (0.66%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (10.56%) Degree
2 24 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (5.28%) MCITP
4 14 (4.62%) MCSE
5 12 (3.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (3.30%) MCSA
7 10 (3.30%) MCP
8 9 (2.97%) VCP4
9 8 (2.64%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (2.31%) CCNA
11 5 (1.65%) RHCE
12 3 (0.99%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.99%) CCIE
12 3 (0.99%) CCNP
12 3 (0.99%) CCA
12 3 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.66%) CCSA
13 2 (0.66%) CCSE
13 2 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.95%) SLA
2 11 (3.63%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.66%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) QA
5 1 (0.33%) HIPAA
System Software
1 104 (34.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (23.76%) Active Directory
3 33 (10.89%) vSphere
4 23 (7.59%) XenApp
5 20 (6.60%) Varnish
6 19 (6.27%) VMware ESX
7 18 (5.94%) Hyper-V
8 14 (4.62%) KVM
9 13 (4.29%) XenServer
10 9 (2.97%) Docker
11 8 (2.64%) Xen
12 7 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.99%) NFS
14 3 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.99%) Firmware
15 2 (0.66%) Postfix
15 2 (0.66%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 87 (28.71%) Puppet
2 52 (17.16%) Nagios
3 47 (15.51%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (7.92%) SCCM
5 15 (4.95%) Graphite
6 14 (4.62%) SCOM
6 14 (4.62%) WSUS
7 13 (4.29%) ZABBIX
7 13 (4.29%) Icinga
7 13 (4.29%) Ansible
7 13 (4.29%) Salt
8 9 (2.97%) SELinux
8 9 (2.97%) NetBackup
9 7 (2.31%) Cacti
10 6 (1.98%) Ganglia
10 6 (1.98%) Backup Exec
10 6 (1.98%) logstash
11 5 (1.65%) Legato
12 4 (1.32%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 140 (46.20%) VMware
2 87 (28.71%) Microsoft
3 83 (27.39%) Red Hat
4 74 (24.42%) Cisco
5 45 (14.85%) HP
6 43 (14.19%) Oracle
7 39 (12.87%) EMC
8 37 (12.21%) Citrix
8 37 (12.21%) NetApp
9 24 (7.92%) F5
10 22 (7.26%) Dell
11 10 (3.30%) Veritas
11 10 (3.30%) Symantec
11 10 (3.30%) Veeam
12 9 (2.97%) Rackspace
12 9 (2.97%) Juniper
13 7 (2.31%) Sybase
13 7 (2.31%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.98%) IBM
14 6 (1.98%) Sun
Leatherhead, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 25 minutes ago
South East London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 55 minutes ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension + Health
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £48000 - £54000 per annum + pension, 25 days, training
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Brightpearl
Salary: £40,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £ Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus = pension + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeenshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Excellent Working Environment
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Circa £5,000 overtime
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Optimus Search
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago