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 2 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 751 802 814
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 127 166 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 102 141 134
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £38,650
10% offered a salary of more than £69,800 £67,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £49,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-1.00% +11.11%

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
87772 104579 111319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.42% 96.52% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 72875 87237 92130
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +55 120 £50,250 -8.63% 17
London +36 65 £55,000 -4.34% 5
South East +79 30 £54,000 -1.81% 3
Hampshire +13 12 £50,250 +43.57% 2
East Midlands +11 9 £37,500 -6.25%
Berkshire +54 8 £60,000 +20.00%
East of England +8 8 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Cambridge +20 6 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 6 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Nottinghamshire +3 6 - -
Nottingham - 6 - -
Surrey +8 5 £70,000 +27.27%
Basingstoke - 5 £57,500 - 1
Scotland +26 4 £43,750 -7.89%
South West +12 4 £44,659 +12.34% 3
Edinburgh +7 4 £43,750 -7.89%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £49,500 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £49,500 -
Reading +39 3 - -
City of London +13 3 £38,640 -29.74% 1
Slough - 3 £60,000 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £75,000 -
Chiswick - 3 - -
Southampton +14 2 £43,750 +2.94% 1
North West -22 2 £62,750 +14.09% 4
Woking - 2 £48,500 -
Farnborough - 2 £62,500 -
Cornwall - 2 - -
Oxfordshire +31 1 £47,500 -
Bristol +6 1 £44,317 +3.66%

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 169 (69.55%) Linux
2 129 (53.09%) Windows
3 98 (40.33%) Windows Server
4 92 (37.86%) VMware
5 88 (36.21%) Puppet
6 77 (31.69%) Python
7 74 (30.45%) Microsoft
8 68 (27.98%) Bash Shell
9 66 (27.16%) Active Directory
10 63 (25.93%) ITIL
10 63 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
11 59 (24.28%) CentOS
12 58 (23.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 58 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 51 (20.99%) MySQL
13 51 (20.99%) DNS
14 50 (20.58%) Windows Server 2008
15 49 (20.16%) Ruby
16 47 (19.34%) Perl
17 46 (18.93%) Apache
18 44 (18.11%) Degree
19 43 (17.70%) Firewall
19 43 (17.70%) Jenkins
20 42 (17.28%) Windows Server 2012
21 41 (16.87%) Cisco
21 41 (16.87%) Web Services
21 41 (16.87%) MS Exchange
22 40 (16.46%) Red Hat
22 40 (16.46%) Opscode Chef
23 39 (16.05%) MS Excel

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 46 (18.93%) Apache
2 41 (16.87%) MS Exchange
3 29 (11.93%) IIS
4 28 (11.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (9.47%) Hubot
6 23 (9.47%) Tomcat
7 18 (7.41%) nginx
8 8 (3.29%) Drupal
9 6 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (2.06%) ArcGIS
10 5 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (2.06%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.65%) SAS
11 4 (1.65%) Skype for Business
11 4 (1.65%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.65%) WordPress
12 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (1.23%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (16.05%) MS Excel
2 22 (9.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.82%) Magento
3 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 63 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (15.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (9.88%) Office 365
4 23 (9.47%) Slack
5 9 (3.70%) SaaS
6 8 (3.29%) IaaS
7 5 (2.06%) PaaS
8 4 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.65%) GitHub
9 3 (1.23%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.41%) G Suite
10 1 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle CX
10 1 (0.41%) Route 53
10 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (20.99%) DNS
2 43 (17.70%) Firewall
3 38 (15.64%) VPN
4 29 (11.93%) Wi-Fi
5 20 (8.23%) LDAP
6 18 (7.41%) HTTP
6 18 (7.41%) Internet
7 16 (6.58%) DHCP
7 16 (6.58%) TCP/IP
8 15 (6.17%) WAN
9 14 (5.76%) LAN
10 13 (5.35%) SAN
11 12 (4.94%) Intranet
12 11 (4.53%) VLAN
13 9 (3.70%) BGP
13 9 (3.70%) OSPF
14 8 (3.29%) SSL
15 7 (2.88%) IGMP
15 7 (2.88%) RIP
15 7 (2.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (20.99%) MySQL
2 36 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.12%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.88%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.06%) GIS
6 5 (2.06%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.23%) Informix
7 3 (1.23%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.82%) MS Access
8 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospike
9 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.41%) Big Data
9 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.41%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 43 (17.70%) Jenkins
2 16 (6.58%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.76%) Subversion
4 7 (2.88%) Maven
4 7 (2.88%) MSBuild
5 5 (2.06%) JIRA
5 5 (2.06%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.82%) Buildbot
6 2 (0.82%) GitLab
7 1 (0.41%) Ant
7 1 (0.41%) Trac
7 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (11.93%) Finance
2 23 (9.47%) Retail
3 20 (8.23%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.06%) Banking
5 4 (1.65%) Games
5 4 (1.65%) Marketing
6 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.82%) Advertising
7 2 (0.82%) Back Office
7 2 (0.82%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Law
8 1 (0.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (16.87%) Web Services
2 23 (9.47%) LAMP
3 12 (4.94%) .NET
4 9 (3.70%) LEMP Stack
5 6 (2.47%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (2.06%) Middleware
6 5 (2.06%) REST
7 4 (1.65%) ELK Stack
7 4 (1.65%) JSON
7 4 (1.65%) XML
8 2 (0.82%) Apache Flex
8 2 (0.82%) OpenVZ
9 1 (0.41%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.41%) libvirt
9 1 (0.41%) Web Services Management
9 1 (0.41%) WSH
9 1 (0.41%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 25 (10.29%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.53%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.29%) Clustering
6 7 (2.88%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.06%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.65%) AS400
8 4 (1.65%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.23%) Fintech
9 3 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.23%) Replication
10 2 (0.82%) CESG
10 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.82%) Informatics
11 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.41%) NHS
11 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 169 (69.55%) Linux
2 129 (53.09%) Windows
3 98 (40.33%) Windows Server
4 59 (24.28%) CentOS
5 58 (23.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 50 (20.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (17.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (12.76%) Unix
9 21 (8.64%) Ubuntu
10 17 (7.00%) Windows 7
11 12 (4.94%) Windows 10
12 11 (4.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (2.88%) Debian
13 7 (2.88%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.65%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (1.65%) zOS
15 2 (0.82%) Solaris
15 2 (0.82%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.82%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (25.93%) ITIL
2 37 (15.23%) DevOps
3 35 (14.40%) Configuration Management
4 32 (13.17%) E-Commerce
5 25 (10.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (9.88%) Project Management
7 23 (9.47%) ChatOps
8 22 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (8.23%) Open Source
10 17 (7.00%) High Availability
10 17 (7.00%) Incident Management
11 16 (6.58%) Service Management
12 15 (6.17%) Network Architecture
13 12 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (4.94%) MVC
14 11 (4.53%) Asset Management
14 11 (4.53%) Capacity Management
14 11 (4.53%) Feasibility Study
14 11 (4.53%) Infrastructure Management
15 9 (3.70%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 77 (31.69%) Python
2 68 (27.98%) Bash Shell
3 49 (20.16%) Ruby
4 47 (19.34%) Perl
5 30 (12.35%) SQL
6 20 (8.23%) PowerShell
7 15 (6.17%) PHP
8 13 (5.35%) Shell Script
9 12 (4.94%) C#
10 11 (4.53%) Java
11 6 (2.47%) C
11 6 (2.47%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.82%) VBScript
13 1 (0.41%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.41%) C++
13 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.41%) Korn
13 1 (0.41%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 44 (18.11%) Degree
2 19 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (7.41%) MCSE
4 16 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (6.58%) MCITP
4 16 (6.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (6.17%) MCP
6 13 (5.35%) Security Cleared
7 12 (4.94%) CCNA
8 11 (4.53%) MCSA
9 6 (2.47%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.06%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.82%) CCNP
11 2 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.41%) CCDP
12 1 (0.41%) CCIE
12 1 (0.41%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.88%) SLA
2 6 (2.47%) QA
3 3 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (27.16%) Active Directory
2 58 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (11.52%) Virtual Machines
4 25 (10.29%) Docker
5 21 (8.64%) vSphere
6 19 (7.82%) Hyper-V
7 17 (7.00%) NFS
8 12 (4.94%) KVM
9 9 (3.70%) iptables
10 7 (2.88%) VMware ESX
10 7 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (2.06%) Samba
11 5 (2.06%) Squid
11 5 (2.06%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.23%) vCloud
12 3 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.23%) XenApp
13 2 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.82%) Varnish
13 2 (0.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 88 (36.21%) Puppet
2 40 (16.46%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (10.29%) Ansible
4 17 (7.00%) SCCM
5 14 (5.76%) Nagios
6 11 (4.53%) AirWatch
6 11 (4.53%) Malwarebytes
6 11 (4.53%) McAfee ePO
6 11 (4.53%) WhatsUp Gold
6 11 (4.53%) WSUS
7 8 (3.29%) Casper Suite
8 7 (2.88%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (2.88%) Salt
9 6 (2.47%) Cobbler
9 6 (2.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 5 (2.06%) HAProxy
10 5 (2.06%) logstash
11 4 (1.65%) Kibana
11 4 (1.65%) NetBackup
12 3 (1.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 92 (37.86%) VMware
2 74 (30.45%) Microsoft
3 41 (16.87%) Cisco
4 40 (16.46%) Red Hat
5 14 (5.76%) NetApp
6 13 (5.35%) Oracle
7 11 (4.53%) Avaya
7 11 (4.53%) CommVault
7 11 (4.53%) Forcepoint
7 11 (4.53%) Intel Security
8 9 (3.70%) Citrix
8 9 (3.70%) HP
9 8 (3.29%) Sophos
10 7 (2.88%) 3PAR
11 6 (2.47%) ANSYS
11 6 (2.47%) Apple
11 6 (2.47%) Sun
12 5 (2.06%) Dell
12 5 (2.06%) ESRI
12 5 (2.06%) Veritas
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
University of Warwick
Salary: From £39,324 to £46,925 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £45-52,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Kineo
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £71000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 per annum + Business Travel, Pension Scheme etc.
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 23 days ago