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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 828 799 778
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 104 148 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 96 125 211
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £35,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £66,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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
94892 102869 114926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79750 84327 94069
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -9 90 £50,000 - 16
London +11 54 £53,750 +4.36% 8
South East +22 16 £55,000 +18.91% 1
East of England +9 8 £46,000 -3.15%
East Midlands +13 6 £40,500 +15.71% 2
Berkshire +9 6 £80,000 +64.10% 1
East Sussex +19 5 £45,000 +15.38%
Brighton +13 5 £45,000 +15.38%
Cambridge 0 4 £43,750 -7.89%
Cambridgeshire -3 4 £43,750 -7.89%
City of London +32 3 £57,500 +27.77% 3
Derbyshire +7 3 £40,500 +15.71% 1
South West -1 3 £31,500 -17.10%
Bedfordshire - 3 £46,000 -
Somerset - 3 £31,500 -
Taunton - 3 £31,500 -
Windsor +21 2 £80,000 +33.33%
Yorkshire +13 2 £40,750 +16.42% 3
Reading +9 2 £80,000 -
Hampshire +7 2 £47,500 -
Surrey +4 2 £59,500 +1.27%
Hendon - 2 £41,614 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £50,000 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £40,000 - 1
Northampton - 2 £40,000 - 1
County Antrim - 2 £50,000 -
Bedford - 2 £46,000 -
Belfast - 2 £50,000 -
South Yorkshire +29 1 £41,500 +18.57%
Sheffield +23 1 £41,500 +18.57%

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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.

1 167 (69.01%) Linux
2 119 (49.17%) Windows
3 111 (45.87%) VMware
4 86 (35.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 80 (33.06%) Microsoft
6 77 (31.82%) Windows Server
7 67 (27.69%) Active Directory
8 61 (25.21%) SAN
9 59 (24.38%) DNS
9 59 (24.38%) DevOps
10 58 (23.97%) Firewall
11 57 (23.55%) Red Hat
12 54 (22.31%) Bash Shell
13 52 (21.49%) Puppet
14 50 (20.66%) CentOS
14 50 (20.66%) Windows Server 2012
14 50 (20.66%) Cisco
15 49 (20.25%) Unix
16 48 (19.83%) Windows Server 2008
17 42 (17.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 42 (17.36%) TCP/IP
18 41 (16.94%) MS Excel
19 39 (16.12%) MySQL
20 38 (15.70%) SQL Server
20 38 (15.70%) Ubuntu
20 38 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
21 37 (15.29%) Clustering
22 36 (14.88%) Python
22 36 (14.88%) vSphere
23 35 (14.46%) Nagios

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 30 (12.40%) IIS
2 24 (9.92%) MS Exchange
3 23 (9.50%) Apache
4 17 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (5.79%) nginx
7 13 (5.37%) SharePoint
7 13 (5.37%) Tomcat
8 11 (4.55%) Skype for Business
9 8 (3.31%) OpenStack
10 7 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (2.89%) WebLogic
11 6 (2.48%) JBoss
12 4 (1.65%) Apache Spark
12 4 (1.65%) Confluence
12 4 (1.65%) Resin
12 4 (1.65%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 41 (16.94%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.44%) MS Office
3 3 (1.24%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.24%) Revit
4 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.41%) HFM
1 1 (0.41%) Lorenzo
1 1 (0.41%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 38 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (7.02%) Office 365
3 5 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.65%) GitHub
4 4 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (1.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.24%) Google Apps
5 3 (1.24%) IaaS
5 3 (1.24%) Route 53
6 2 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.83%) Google Compute Engine
6 2 (0.83%) SaaS
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.41%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 61 (25.21%) SAN
2 59 (24.38%) DNS
3 58 (23.97%) Firewall
4 42 (17.36%) TCP/IP
5 28 (11.57%) VLAN
5 28 (11.57%) VPN
6 27 (11.16%) iSCSI
7 26 (10.74%) WAN
8 25 (10.33%) DHCP
9 23 (9.50%) LAN
10 17 (7.02%) Internet
11 15 (6.20%) LDAP
12 11 (4.55%) BIG-IP
12 11 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 11 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (3.31%) Kerberos
13 8 (3.31%) NAS
13 8 (3.31%) VoIP
14 7 (2.89%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.12%) MySQL
2 38 (15.70%) SQL Server
3 24 (9.92%) MongoDB
4 15 (6.20%) NoSQL
5 10 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (3.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.07%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.65%) MariaDB
10 3 (1.24%) Big Data
10 3 (1.24%) DB2
10 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.83%) Aerospike
11 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.83%) Redis
11 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.41%) GIS
12 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 32 (13.22%) Jenkins
2 18 (7.44%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.61%) Subversion
4 9 (3.72%) TeamCity
5 7 (2.89%) GitLab
6 6 (2.48%) Hudson
6 6 (2.48%) JIRA
7 5 (2.07%) Maven
7 5 (2.07%) Vagrant
8 4 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.24%) Gradle
9 3 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 24 (9.92%) Finance
2 9 (3.72%) Banking
3 8 (3.31%) Marketing
4 7 (2.89%) Back Office
4 7 (2.89%) Publishing
4 7 (2.89%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.48%) Law
6 4 (1.65%) Games
7 3 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.83%) Automotive
8 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.83%) Front Office
8 2 (0.83%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.98%) LAMP
2 12 (4.96%) LEMP Stack
3 8 (3.31%) Web Services
4 6 (2.48%) ELK Stack
5 5 (2.07%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (1.24%) .NET
6 3 (1.24%) CSS
6 3 (1.24%) HTML
6 3 (1.24%) REST
6 3 (1.24%) SOAP
7 2 (0.83%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.41%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.41%) JSON
8 1 (0.41%) Memcached
8 1 (0.41%) Middleware
8 1 (0.41%) SAML
8 1 (0.41%) Sensu
8 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.29%) Clustering
2 31 (12.81%) Data Centre
3 18 (7.44%) EqualLogic
4 11 (4.55%) Spread Betting
5 10 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.72%) User Experience
7 8 (3.31%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.31%) Replication
8 7 (2.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (2.07%) Fintech
9 5 (2.07%) HP StoreVirtual
9 5 (2.07%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.65%) VCE vBlock
10 4 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.24%) EMC VNX
11 3 (1.24%) iPad
11 3 (1.24%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.24%) Statistics
12 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 167 (69.01%) Linux
2 119 (49.17%) Windows
3 77 (31.82%) Windows Server
4 50 (20.66%) CentOS
4 50 (20.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (20.25%) Unix
6 48 (19.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (17.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (15.70%) Ubuntu
9 30 (12.40%) Solaris
10 26 (10.74%) Windows 7
11 10 (4.13%) AIX
11 10 (4.13%) HPUX
12 7 (2.89%) Debian
12 7 (2.89%) Mac OS X
13 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (1.65%) Windows 10
15 3 (1.24%) Android
15 3 (1.24%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (24.38%) DevOps
2 30 (12.40%) ITIL
3 27 (11.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (8.68%) Load Balancing
5 20 (8.26%) Configuration Management
6 18 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (7.44%) High Availability
7 16 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (6.20%) Migration
9 11 (4.55%) ERP
9 11 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
10 10 (4.13%) Open Source
10 10 (4.13%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (3.72%) E-Commerce
11 9 (3.72%) Mentoring
11 9 (3.72%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (2.89%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (2.89%) Incident Management
12 7 (2.89%) Kernel Tuning
12 7 (2.89%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 54 (22.31%) Bash Shell
2 36 (14.88%) Python
3 32 (13.22%) PowerShell
4 26 (10.74%) SQL
5 22 (9.09%) Perl
6 20 (8.26%) Ruby
7 19 (7.85%) Shell Script
8 18 (7.44%) PHP
9 13 (5.37%) Java
10 6 (2.48%) VB
11 5 (2.07%) C
12 4 (1.65%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.83%) C++
13 2 (0.83%) VBScript
14 1 (0.41%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.41%) C-shell
14 1 (0.41%) Go
14 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 32 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (11.16%) MCSE
3 19 (7.85%) MCITP
4 18 (7.44%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (7.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (6.20%) CCNA
7 12 (4.96%) MCSA
8 11 (4.55%) Degree
9 10 (4.13%) MCP
10 8 (3.31%) Security Cleared
11 7 (2.89%) CCNP
11 7 (2.89%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.24%) RHCE
13 2 (0.83%) CCA
13 2 (0.83%) CCAA
13 2 (0.83%) CCEE
13 2 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.41%) CCDE
14 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.96%) SLA
2 4 (1.65%) QA
3 3 (1.24%) BS7799
3 3 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) GAAP
System Software
1 86 (35.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (27.69%) Active Directory
3 36 (14.88%) vSphere
4 30 (12.40%) Hyper-V
5 17 (7.02%) XenApp
6 16 (6.61%) Docker
6 16 (6.61%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (6.20%) NFS
8 13 (5.37%) KVM
9 11 (4.55%) XenDesktop
10 6 (2.48%) Corosync
10 6 (2.48%) Varnish
11 5 (2.07%) VMware ESX
12 4 (1.65%) Firmware
12 4 (1.65%) Xen
12 4 (1.65%) XenServer
13 3 (1.24%) vCloud
13 3 (1.24%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.83%) PowerHA
14 2 (0.83%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 52 (21.49%) Puppet
2 35 (14.46%) Nagios
3 32 (13.22%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (7.44%) WSUS
5 15 (6.20%) Ansible
5 15 (6.20%) HAProxy
6 12 (4.96%) NetBackup
6 12 (4.96%) SCCM
7 11 (4.55%) Backup Exec
8 10 (4.13%) Cacti
8 10 (4.13%) SCOM
9 6 (2.48%) Pacemaker
9 6 (2.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (1.65%) cPanel
10 4 (1.65%) OSSEC
10 4 (1.65%) SELinux
11 3 (1.24%) Casper Suite
11 3 (1.24%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (1.24%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (1.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 111 (45.87%) VMware
2 80 (33.06%) Microsoft
3 57 (23.55%) Red Hat
4 50 (20.66%) Cisco
5 31 (12.81%) Citrix
6 23 (9.50%) Dell
7 20 (8.26%) Oracle
8 19 (7.85%) HP
9 16 (6.61%) F5
10 13 (5.37%) NetApp
11 12 (4.96%) EMC
11 12 (4.96%) Symantec
12 9 (3.72%) Avaya
12 9 (3.72%) CheckPoint
12 9 (3.72%) CommVault
12 9 (3.72%) Sophos
12 9 (3.72%) Veritas
13 8 (3.31%) IBM
13 8 (3.31%) Juniper
13 8 (3.31%) SAP
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 23 days holiday + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton
Opus Energy
Salary: £35000.0000 - £45000.0000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Chesterfield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary + strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: 19 days ago