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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior System Administrator
Rank 726 691 643
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 177 187 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 163 166 225
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 £36,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+0.55% -0.55%

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
109613 101511 111389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88645 84193 95104
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 £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -28 171 £50,000 -4.76% 22
London -23 110 £52,500 -4.54% 13
South East -16 25 £42,500 -9.57% 5
East of England +10 23 £50,000 +33.33% 3
City of London -8 11 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Cambridgeshire - 10 £47,500 - 3
Cambridge - 10 £47,500 - 3
Essex - 9 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 8 £45,000 -
Hampshire -11 7 £43,500 +16.00% 1
Northamptonshire - 6 £45,000 -
Northampton - 6 £45,000 -
Berkshire -7 5 £40,000 -
Surrey -2 4 £27,000 -56.80% 1
West Sussex - 4 £38,750 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £56,000 -
Reading - 4 £37,500 -
Crawley - 4 £38,750 - 1
Oxfordshire -1 3 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Scotland -14 3 £29,500 - 2
Saffron Walden - 3 £37,500 -
Edinburgh -5 2 £29,500 - 1
Oxford -5 2 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £24,500 -
Basingstoke - 2 £40,000 -
Nottingham - 2 £24,500 -
South Wales +5 1 £40,000 +27.40%
Wales +1 1 £40,000 +27.40%
Glasgow -10 1 - - 1
North West -11 1 £28,000 -25.33%

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 310 (78.88%) Linux
2 176 (44.78%) Windows
3 150 (38.17%) VMware
4 144 (36.64%) MySQL
5 141 (35.88%) Puppet
6 125 (31.81%) Red Hat
7 121 (30.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 107 (27.23%) CentOS
8 107 (27.23%) Ubuntu
8 107 (27.23%) SQL
9 105 (26.72%) Apache
10 103 (26.21%) Python
11 99 (25.19%) DevOps
12 97 (24.68%) DNS
13 94 (23.92%) Java
14 91 (23.16%) Opscode Chef
15 88 (22.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 86 (21.88%) Perl
17 81 (20.61%) Debian
18 77 (19.59%) Firewall
19 74 (18.83%) SQL Server
20 73 (18.58%) Bash Shell
21 72 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
22 69 (17.56%) HTTP
22 69 (17.56%) PostgreSQL
23 67 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
24 65 (16.54%) Ruby
24 65 (16.54%) Nagios
25 64 (16.28%) Active Directory
26 63 (16.03%) E-Commerce

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 105 (26.72%) Apache
2 61 (15.52%) nginx
3 54 (13.74%) MS Exchange
4 37 (9.41%) Tomcat
5 30 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (5.34%) IIS
7 20 (5.09%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (4.58%) CMS
9 16 (4.07%) Lync
10 15 (3.82%) SharePoint
11 14 (3.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 14 (3.56%) Node.js
12 11 (2.80%) OpenStack
13 10 (2.54%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (1.02%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.76%) Jetty
16 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
17 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 27 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.76%) Magento
2 3 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.51%) Summit
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 72 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.33%) SaaS
3 10 (2.54%) Office 365
4 8 (2.04%) Joyent
5 6 (1.53%) Google Apps
6 5 (1.27%) Rackspace Cloud
7 4 (1.02%) IaaS
7 4 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.25%) Heroku
10 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.25%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 1 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 97 (24.68%) DNS
2 77 (19.59%) Firewall
3 69 (17.56%) HTTP
4 60 (15.27%) SAN
5 49 (12.47%) LAN
6 48 (12.21%) TCP/IP
7 45 (11.45%) WAN
8 35 (8.91%) DHCP
9 34 (8.65%) VPN
10 31 (7.89%) LDAP
11 30 (7.63%) VLAN
12 27 (6.87%) VoIP
13 24 (6.11%) SSH
14 23 (5.85%) SSL
14 23 (5.85%) FTP
15 22 (5.60%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (4.07%) NAS
16 16 (4.07%) HTTPS
17 15 (3.82%) iSCSI
18 13 (3.31%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (36.64%) MySQL
2 74 (18.83%) SQL Server
3 69 (17.56%) PostgreSQL
4 48 (12.21%) Redis
5 25 (6.36%) Big Data
6 23 (5.85%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (5.60%) NoSQL
8 21 (5.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 19 (4.83%) MongoDB
10 10 (2.54%) Hadoop
10 10 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (1.53%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (1.02%) DTS
15 4 (1.02%) Relational Database
16 3 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
16 3 (0.76%) MariaDB
16 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (10.43%) Jenkins
2 29 (7.38%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.82%) Mercurial
4 5 (1.27%) Subversion
4 5 (1.27%) JIRA
5 4 (1.02%) Ant
5 4 (1.02%) Hudson
6 3 (0.76%) Maven
7 1 (0.25%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.25%) Gradle
7 1 (0.25%) Selenium
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Ivy
General
1 54 (13.74%) Finance
2 42 (10.69%) Games
3 23 (5.85%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.56%) Online Betting
5 7 (1.78%) Marketing
5 7 (1.78%) Retail
6 6 (1.53%) Advertising
6 6 (1.53%) Publishing
7 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.76%) Electronics
7 3 (0.76%) Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.25%) Law
8 1 (0.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.96%) Web Services
2 45 (11.45%) LAMP
3 13 (3.31%) Sphinx
4 12 (3.05%) XML
4 12 (3.05%) CSS
5 11 (2.80%) Django
5 11 (2.80%) JSON
6 8 (2.04%) COM
7 7 (1.78%) .NET
8 4 (1.02%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 4 (1.02%) Sensu
9 3 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.76%) Java EE
9 3 (0.76%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (0.76%) MSMQ
9 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.51%) HTML
10 2 (0.51%) SOAP
10 2 (0.51%) Middleware
10 2 (0.51%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.63%) Open Source
2 29 (7.38%) Replication
3 20 (5.09%) Clustering
3 20 (5.09%) Online Games
4 17 (4.33%) Data Protection Act
4 17 (4.33%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.56%) Social Media
6 11 (2.80%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.27%) EqualLogic
8 3 (0.76%) Equities
8 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.76%) DTV
8 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.51%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.51%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.25%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 310 (78.88%) Linux
2 176 (44.78%) Windows
3 107 (27.23%) Ubuntu
3 107 (27.23%) CentOS
4 88 (22.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 81 (20.61%) Debian
6 67 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (16.03%) UNIX
8 59 (15.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 36 (9.16%) Solaris
10 21 (5.34%) Apple iOS
11 20 (5.09%) Android
12 16 (4.07%) FreeBSD
13 13 (3.31%) OpenBSD
14 12 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (2.54%) HPUX
16 7 (1.78%) AIX
16 7 (1.78%) Windows XP
17 4 (1.02%) Windows 7
17 4 (1.02%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (25.19%) DevOps
2 63 (16.03%) E-Commerce
3 48 (12.21%) ITIL
4 42 (10.69%) Load Balancing
5 41 (10.43%) Configuration Management
6 37 (9.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 30 (7.63%) Service Delivery
8 25 (6.36%) Performance Tuning
9 22 (5.60%) Project Management
9 22 (5.60%) Enterprise Architecture
10 19 (4.83%) Network Design
11 17 (4.33%) Data Protection
12 13 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (2.80%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (2.54%) Asset Management
14 10 (2.54%) Problem Management
15 9 (2.29%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (2.29%) Root Cause Analysis
16 7 (1.78%) Analytics
16 7 (1.78%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 107 (27.23%) SQL
2 103 (26.21%) Python
3 94 (23.92%) Java
4 86 (21.88%) Perl
5 73 (18.58%) Bash Shell
6 65 (16.54%) Ruby
7 52 (13.23%) PHP
8 20 (5.09%) PowerShell
9 19 (4.83%) Scala
10 15 (3.82%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.80%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.78%) C
12 7 (1.78%) AWK
13 6 (1.53%) C#
14 5 (1.27%) VBScript
14 5 (1.27%) PHP4
15 4 (1.02%) sed
15 4 (1.02%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.76%) Korn
17 2 (0.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 45 (11.45%) Degree
2 38 (9.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (5.85%) CCNA
5 20 (5.09%) MCSA
6 19 (4.83%) MCSE
7 14 (3.56%) RHCE
8 8 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.02%) PhD
10 4 (1.02%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.02%) Security Cleared
11 3 (0.76%) MCP
12 2 (0.51%) CCNP
13 1 (0.25%) MCSD
13 1 (0.25%) MCTS
13 1 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.91%) QA
2 12 (3.05%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.53%) SLA
4 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 121 (30.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (16.28%) Active Directory
3 53 (13.49%) Xen
4 46 (11.70%) Hyper-V
5 20 (5.09%) XenServer
6 18 (4.58%) vSphere
6 18 (4.58%) KVM
7 16 (4.07%) XenApp
8 15 (3.82%) VMware ESX
9 8 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (2.04%) vCloud
10 6 (1.53%) Postfix
11 4 (1.02%) Sendmail
11 4 (1.02%) NFS
11 4 (1.02%) Varnish
11 4 (1.02%) GPFS
12 3 (0.76%) Docker
12 3 (0.76%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.51%) FreeRADIUS
14 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 141 (35.88%) Puppet
2 91 (23.16%) Opscode Chef
3 65 (16.54%) Nagios
4 23 (5.85%) logstash
5 22 (5.60%) ZABBIX
6 20 (5.09%) Salt
7 17 (4.33%) Cacti
8 16 (4.07%) Ansible
9 11 (2.80%) SCCM
10 9 (2.29%) SCVMM
11 7 (1.78%) Ganglia
11 7 (1.78%) SCOM
11 7 (1.78%) HAProxy
12 6 (1.53%) Zenoss
13 5 (1.27%) Red Hat Satellite
14 4 (1.02%) NetBackup
15 2 (0.51%) Backup Exec
15 2 (0.51%) ServiceCenter
15 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 2 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 150 (38.17%) VMware
2 125 (31.81%) Red Hat
3 55 (13.99%) Oracle
3 55 (13.99%) Cisco
4 49 (12.47%) Citrix
5 46 (11.70%) Microsoft
6 40 (10.18%) HP
7 22 (5.60%) Veeam
8 21 (5.34%) NetApp
9 20 (5.09%) Rackspace
10 13 (3.31%) JBoss
11 10 (2.54%) EMC
11 10 (2.54%) 3PAR
12 8 (2.04%) Symantec
13 7 (1.78%) Google
13 7 (1.78%) Sun
13 7 (1.78%) Percona
14 6 (1.53%) IBM
15 5 (1.27%) Dell
15 5 (1.27%) SoftLayer
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Stock + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 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: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
University College London
Salary: From £41,430 to £48,873 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum + including benefits, 28 days hols
Posted: 5 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
FirstCare Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
SSE
Salary: From £47,127 to £60,239 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge
DP Connect
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Crawley
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh
Skyscanner
Posted: 17 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Skyscanner
Posted: 24 days ago