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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior System Administrator
Rank 715 695 661
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 180 185 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 166 163 220
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +14.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%

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
108241 101899 112522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.25% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87515 84514 96083
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -49 174 £50,000 -4.76% 19
London -13 114 £52,500 -4.54% 11
South East -42 25 £42,500 -9.57% 5
East of England - 23 £50,000 - 2
City of London +2 11 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Cambridgeshire - 10 £47,500 - 2
Cambridge - 10 £47,500 - 2
Essex - 9 £50,000 -
Hampshire -18 7 £43,500 +24.28% 1
East Midlands - 7 £45,000 -
Berkshire +1 5 £40,000 - 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £45,000 -
Northampton - 5 £45,000 -
Surrey -2 4 £27,000 -56.80% 1
West Sussex - 4 £38,750 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £56,000 -
Reading - 4 £37,500 - 1
Crawley - 4 £38,750 - 1
Scotland -5 3 £29,500 - 2
Oxfordshire -11 3 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Saffron Walden - 3 £37,500 -
Oxford 0 2 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Edinburgh -9 2 £29,500 - 1
Basingstoke - 2 £40,000 -
Nottingham - 2 £24,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £24,500 -
South Wales 0 1 £40,000 +27.40%
Wales -4 1 £40,000 +27.40%
Glasgow -6 1 - - 1
North West -8 1 £28,000 -25.33%

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 317 (78.47%) Linux
2 182 (45.05%) Windows
3 157 (38.86%) VMware
4 147 (36.39%) MySQL
5 143 (35.40%) Puppet
6 131 (32.43%) Red Hat
7 126 (31.19%) VMware Infrastructure
8 111 (27.48%) CentOS
8 111 (27.48%) Ubuntu
8 111 (27.48%) SQL
9 107 (26.49%) Apache
10 105 (25.99%) Python
11 99 (24.50%) DevOps
12 98 (24.26%) DNS
13 94 (23.27%) Java
14 92 (22.77%) Opscode Chef
15 90 (22.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 86 (21.29%) Perl
17 83 (20.54%) Debian
18 81 (20.05%) Firewall
19 78 (19.31%) SQL Server
20 74 (18.32%) Bash Shell
21 73 (18.07%) Amazon AWS
22 72 (17.82%) HTTP
22 72 (17.82%) PostgreSQL
23 71 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
24 67 (16.58%) Nagios
24 67 (16.58%) UNIX
25 66 (16.34%) E-Commerce
25 66 (16.34%) Ruby

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 107 (26.49%) Apache
2 63 (15.59%) nginx
3 59 (14.60%) MS Exchange
4 37 (9.16%) Tomcat
5 33 (8.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (5.20%) IIS
7 20 (4.95%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2010
8 19 (4.70%) CMS
9 16 (3.96%) SharePoint
9 16 (3.96%) Lync
10 15 (3.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 14 (3.47%) Node.js
12 11 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (2.48%) OpenStack
14 8 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.99%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.74%) Jetty
16 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
16 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 29 (7.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.74%) Summit
2 3 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.74%) Magento
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.25%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 73 (18.07%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.21%) SaaS
3 10 (2.48%) Office 365
4 8 (1.98%) Joyent
5 5 (1.24%) Rackspace Cloud
5 5 (1.24%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.99%) IaaS
6 4 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.25%) Heroku
9 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.25%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 98 (24.26%) DNS
2 81 (20.05%) Firewall
3 72 (17.82%) HTTP
4 63 (15.59%) SAN
5 51 (12.62%) LAN
6 49 (12.13%) TCP/IP
7 47 (11.63%) WAN
8 36 (8.91%) VPN
8 36 (8.91%) DHCP
9 32 (7.92%) VLAN
10 31 (7.67%) LDAP
11 30 (7.43%) VoIP
12 24 (5.94%) SSH
12 24 (5.94%) Cisco ASA
13 23 (5.69%) SSL
13 23 (5.69%) FTP
14 17 (4.21%) iSCSI
15 16 (3.96%) NAS
15 16 (3.96%) HTTPS
16 13 (3.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (36.39%) MySQL
2 78 (19.31%) SQL Server
3 72 (17.82%) PostgreSQL
4 48 (11.88%) Redis
5 25 (6.19%) Big Data
5 25 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (5.69%) NoSQL
7 21 (5.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 20 (4.95%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (2.48%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.99%) DTS
14 4 (0.99%) Relational Database
15 3 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
15 3 (0.74%) MariaDB
15 3 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (10.15%) Jenkins
2 29 (7.18%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.71%) Mercurial
4 5 (1.24%) Subversion
4 5 (1.24%) JIRA
5 4 (0.99%) Ant
5 4 (0.99%) Hudson
6 3 (0.74%) Maven
7 1 (0.25%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.25%) Gradle
7 1 (0.25%) Selenium
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Ivy
General
1 56 (13.86%) Finance
2 43 (10.64%) Games
3 26 (6.44%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.71%) Online Betting
5 7 (1.73%) Marketing
5 7 (1.73%) Retail
6 6 (1.49%) Advertising
6 6 (1.49%) Publishing
7 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.74%) Electronics
7 3 (0.74%) Banking
8 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Law
9 1 (0.25%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (11.88%) Web Services
2 46 (11.39%) LAMP
3 13 (3.22%) Sphinx
4 12 (2.97%) XML
4 12 (2.97%) CSS
5 11 (2.72%) Django
5 11 (2.72%) JSON
6 9 (2.23%) COM
7 8 (1.98%) .NET
8 4 (0.99%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.99%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 4 (0.99%) Sensu
9 3 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.74%) Java EE
9 3 (0.74%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (0.74%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.50%) Middleware
10 2 (0.50%) HTML
10 2 (0.50%) SOAP
10 2 (0.50%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.43%) Replication
1 30 (7.43%) Open Source
2 21 (5.20%) Online Games
3 20 (4.95%) Clustering
4 19 (4.70%) Data Protection Act
5 17 (4.21%) Computer Science
6 14 (3.47%) Social Media
7 11 (2.72%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.49%) EqualLogic
9 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.74%) Equities
10 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.74%) DTV
10 3 (0.74%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.50%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.50%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.50%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.25%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.25%) Video on Demand
12 1 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 317 (78.47%) Linux
2 182 (45.05%) Windows
3 111 (27.48%) Ubuntu
3 111 (27.48%) CentOS
4 90 (22.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 83 (20.54%) Debian
6 71 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (16.58%) UNIX
8 62 (15.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 36 (8.91%) Solaris
10 21 (5.20%) Apple iOS
11 20 (4.95%) Android
12 16 (3.96%) FreeBSD
13 13 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (3.22%) OpenBSD
14 11 (2.72%) HPUX
15 7 (1.73%) AIX
15 7 (1.73%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.99%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.99%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (24.50%) DevOps
2 66 (16.34%) E-Commerce
3 52 (12.87%) ITIL
4 42 (10.40%) Load Balancing
5 41 (10.15%) Configuration Management
6 39 (9.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 31 (7.67%) Service Delivery
8 26 (6.44%) Performance Tuning
9 23 (5.69%) Project Management
9 23 (5.69%) Enterprise Architecture
10 21 (5.20%) Network Design
11 19 (4.70%) Data Protection
12 14 (3.47%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (2.48%) Asset Management
14 10 (2.48%) Problem Management
15 9 (2.23%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (2.23%) Root Cause Analysis
16 8 (1.98%) Analytics
17 7 (1.73%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 111 (27.48%) SQL
2 105 (25.99%) Python
3 94 (23.27%) Java
4 86 (21.29%) Perl
5 74 (18.32%) Bash Shell
6 66 (16.34%) Ruby
7 54 (13.37%) PHP
8 21 (5.20%) PowerShell
9 19 (4.70%) Scala
10 15 (3.71%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.72%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.73%) C
12 7 (1.73%) AWK
13 6 (1.49%) C#
14 5 (1.24%) VBScript
14 5 (1.24%) PHP4
15 4 (0.99%) sed
15 4 (0.99%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.74%) Korn
17 2 (0.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 47 (11.63%) Degree
2 40 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (6.68%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (6.19%) CCNA
5 22 (5.45%) MCSA
6 19 (4.70%) MCSE
7 14 (3.47%) RHCE
8 8 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.99%) PhD
10 4 (0.99%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.99%) Security Cleared
11 3 (0.74%) CCNP
11 3 (0.74%) MCP
12 1 (0.25%) MCSD
12 1 (0.25%) MCTS
12 1 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.16%) QA
2 14 (3.47%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.49%) SLA
4 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 126 (31.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (16.09%) Active Directory
3 54 (13.37%) Xen
4 50 (12.38%) Hyper-V
5 20 (4.95%) XenServer
5 20 (4.95%) KVM
6 19 (4.70%) vSphere
7 16 (3.96%) XenApp
8 15 (3.71%) VMware ESX
9 9 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.98%) vCloud
11 6 (1.49%) Postfix
12 5 (1.24%) NFS
13 4 (0.99%) Sendmail
13 4 (0.99%) Varnish
13 4 (0.99%) GPFS
14 3 (0.74%) Docker
14 3 (0.74%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.50%) FreeRADIUS
16 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 143 (35.40%) Puppet
2 92 (22.77%) Opscode Chef
3 67 (16.58%) Nagios
4 23 (5.69%) logstash
5 22 (5.45%) ZABBIX
6 20 (4.95%) Salt
7 17 (4.21%) Cacti
8 16 (3.96%) Ansible
9 11 (2.72%) SCCM
10 9 (2.23%) SCVMM
11 8 (1.98%) Ganglia
11 8 (1.98%) HAProxy
12 7 (1.73%) SCOM
13 6 (1.49%) Zenoss
14 5 (1.24%) Red Hat Satellite
15 4 (0.99%) NetBackup
16 2 (0.50%) Backup Exec
16 2 (0.50%) ServiceCenter
16 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 2 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 157 (38.86%) VMware
2 131 (32.43%) Red Hat
3 56 (13.86%) Cisco
4 55 (13.61%) Oracle
5 49 (12.13%) Citrix
6 48 (11.88%) Microsoft
7 42 (10.40%) HP
8 24 (5.94%) Veeam
9 21 (5.20%) NetApp
9 21 (5.20%) Rackspace
10 13 (3.22%) JBoss
11 10 (2.48%) EMC
11 10 (2.48%) 3PAR
12 8 (1.98%) Percona
12 8 (1.98%) Symantec
13 7 (1.73%) Google
13 7 (1.73%) Sun
14 6 (1.49%) IBM
15 5 (1.24%) Dell
15 5 (1.24%) SoftLayer
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum + including benefits, 28 days hols
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East London
FirstCare Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Shares + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Great Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Hudson - London
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Sure Recruitment
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
SSE
Salary: From £47,127 to £60,239 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
DP Connect
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Crawley
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Stock + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Skyscanner
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Skyscanner
Posted: 18 days ago
Surrey
DP Connect
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Oxford
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago