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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 798 829 786
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 116 151 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 103 113 169
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%

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
93927 105447 110714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79022 87559 89297
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,543 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +13 113 £50,000 +11.11% 15
London +16 54 £55,000 +10.00% 10
South East +16 30 £52,500 +16.66% 4
Berkshire 0 17 £52,500 +23.52% 1
East Midlands +24 12 £44,750 -
East of England +24 11 £37,500 -31.81%
Bracknell - 11 £52,500 -
City of London +55 9 £38,640 -24.60% 5
Hampshire +12 6 £47,500 -11.62% 2
Surrey +41 5 £62,500 -7.40%
Hertfordshire +16 5 £37,500 -31.81%
Cambridgeshire - 5 £37,500 -
Cambridge - 5 £37,500 -
Southampton -6 4 £47,500 -
Hayes - 4 £60,000 -
Yorkshire +8 3 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £40,000 -
County Antrim - 3 £40,000 -
Belfast - 3 £40,000 -
Brentford - 3 £30,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £36,500 -
Nottingham - 3 £45,000 -
Woking - 3 £55,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £45,000 -
Sheffield +15 2 £43,250 +33.07% 1
South Yorkshire +7 2 £43,250 +33.07% 1
Leicestershire -3 2 £41,861 -
Leicester -8 2 £41,861 -
South West -10 2 £32,000 -11.72%
Northamptonshire - 2 £37,000 -

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 152 (66.96%) Linux
2 107 (47.14%) Windows
3 102 (44.93%) VMware
4 73 (32.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 71 (31.28%) Microsoft
6 70 (30.84%) Active Directory
6 70 (30.84%) Windows Server
7 65 (28.63%) Puppet
8 64 (28.19%) Bash Shell
9 62 (27.31%) CentOS
10 57 (25.11%) DevOps
11 55 (24.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 54 (23.79%) Cisco
13 53 (23.35%) Python
14 48 (21.15%) Red Hat
15 44 (19.38%) Firewall
16 42 (18.50%) MySQL
16 42 (18.50%) MS Exchange
17 41 (18.06%) DNS
18 40 (17.62%) ITIL
19 38 (16.74%) SAN
19 38 (16.74%) Amazon AWS
20 36 (15.86%) Jenkins
20 36 (15.86%) Nagios
20 36 (15.86%) TCP/IP
20 36 (15.86%) Ruby
21 35 (15.42%) MS Excel
21 35 (15.42%) Data Centre
21 35 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
22 34 (14.98%) Opscode Chef

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 42 (18.50%) MS Exchange
2 31 (13.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (13.22%) Apache
4 29 (12.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (7.93%) nginx
6 15 (6.61%) IIS
7 14 (6.17%) Hubot
8 11 (4.85%) OpenStack
9 10 (4.41%) Tomcat
10 9 (3.96%) SharePoint
11 8 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (3.52%) WebLogic
12 7 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (3.08%) WebSphere
13 5 (2.20%) Drupal
13 5 (2.20%) JBoss
13 5 (2.20%) SAS
13 5 (2.20%) Skype for Business
14 4 (1.76%) Resin
15 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 35 (15.42%) MS Excel
2 22 (9.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.44%) MS Project
3 1 (0.44%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.44%) HFM
2 1 (0.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 38 (16.74%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (12.33%) Office 365
3 23 (10.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (6.17%) Slack
5 7 (3.08%) GitHub
6 6 (2.64%) IaaS
7 5 (2.20%) PaaS
8 4 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.76%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.76%) SaaS
9 3 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.88%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.44%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 44 (19.38%) Firewall
2 41 (18.06%) DNS
3 38 (16.74%) SAN
4 36 (15.86%) TCP/IP
5 23 (10.13%) LDAP
5 23 (10.13%) VPN
6 15 (6.61%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (5.29%) DHCP
8 11 (4.85%) iSCSI
9 10 (4.41%) BIG-IP
9 10 (4.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 10 (4.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 10 (4.41%) OSPF
9 10 (4.41%) VLAN
10 9 (3.96%) Kerberos
11 8 (3.52%) LAN
11 8 (3.52%) WAN
12 7 (3.08%) SSL
13 6 (2.64%) HTTPS
13 6 (2.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (18.50%) MySQL
2 23 (10.13%) SQL Server
3 19 (8.37%) MongoDB
4 10 (4.41%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.08%) MariaDB
5 7 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.76%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.32%) DB2
8 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.88%) Aerospike
9 2 (0.88%) Big Data
9 2 (0.88%) GIS
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.44%) Redis
10 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.44%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 36 (15.86%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.73%) Subversion
3 9 (3.96%) GitLab
4 8 (3.52%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.64%) Vagrant
6 5 (2.20%) Maven
7 3 (1.32%) Gradle
7 3 (1.32%) JIRA
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.44%) Ant
9 1 (0.44%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 22 (9.69%) Finance
2 14 (6.17%) Retail
2 14 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.85%) Marketing
4 7 (3.08%) Banking
5 6 (2.64%) Games
6 3 (1.32%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.44%) Automotive
7 1 (0.44%) Billing
7 1 (0.44%) Front Office
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.54%) LAMP
2 18 (7.93%) Web Services
3 11 (4.85%) LEMP Stack
4 9 (3.96%) OpenVZ
5 6 (2.64%) ELK Stack
6 5 (2.20%) REST
7 3 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.32%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (1.32%) SOAP
8 2 (0.88%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.44%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.44%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.44%) Buildbot
9 1 (0.44%) HTML
9 1 (0.44%) JSON
9 1 (0.44%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.44%) libvirt
9 1 (0.44%) Middleware
9 1 (0.44%) Sensu
9 1 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.42%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.61%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.85%) Spread Betting
4 9 (3.96%) Private Cloud
5 8 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.52%) Fintech
6 7 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.08%) Replication
7 6 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (2.64%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.20%) Clustering
9 4 (1.76%) VCE vBlock
10 3 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.32%) iPad
10 3 (1.32%) Statistics
11 2 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.88%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.88%) HP StoreVirtual
11 2 (0.88%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 152 (66.96%) Linux
2 107 (47.14%) Windows
3 70 (30.84%) Windows Server
4 62 (27.31%) CentOS
5 55 (24.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (14.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (12.78%) Ubuntu
9 26 (11.45%) Unix
10 15 (6.61%) Windows 7
11 11 (4.85%) Solaris
12 10 (4.41%) Debian
13 9 (3.96%) Windows 10
14 5 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (1.76%) Mac OS X
16 3 (1.32%) AIX
16 3 (1.32%) Android
17 2 (0.88%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (25.11%) DevOps
2 40 (17.62%) ITIL
3 29 (12.78%) Configuration Management
4 23 (10.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (9.25%) E-Commerce
6 16 (7.05%) High Availability
7 14 (6.17%) ChatOps
8 13 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (5.73%) Open Source
9 12 (5.29%) Infrastructure Management
10 11 (4.85%) Network Architecture
11 10 (4.41%) Project Management
12 9 (3.96%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (3.52%) Load Balancing
13 8 (3.52%) Service Delivery
13 8 (3.52%) Service Management
14 7 (3.08%) Analytics
14 7 (3.08%) Incident Management
14 7 (3.08%) Mentoring
14 7 (3.08%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 64 (28.19%) Bash Shell
2 53 (23.35%) Python
3 36 (15.86%) Ruby
4 34 (14.98%) Perl
5 27 (11.89%) PowerShell
6 23 (10.13%) PHP
7 21 (9.25%) Shell Script
8 17 (7.49%) SQL
9 16 (7.05%) Java
10 4 (1.76%) C
10 4 (1.76%) VB
11 2 (0.88%) C++
12 1 (0.44%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.44%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.44%) C-shell
12 1 (0.44%) Go
12 1 (0.44%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.44%) VB6
12 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (9.25%) Degree
1 21 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 21 (9.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 19 (8.37%) MCITP
2 19 (8.37%) MCSE
3 17 (7.49%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (6.61%) CCNA
4 15 (6.61%) MCP
4 15 (6.61%) MCSA
5 12 (5.29%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.96%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.76%) CCNP
8 3 (1.32%) RHCE
9 2 (0.88%) CCIE
9 2 (0.88%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.44%) ACCA
10 1 (0.44%) CCDE
10 1 (0.44%) CCSP
10 1 (0.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.73%) SLA
2 6 (2.64%) QA
3 4 (1.76%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.44%) GAAP
System Software
1 73 (32.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (30.84%) Active Directory
3 33 (14.54%) vSphere
4 21 (9.25%) Docker
5 20 (8.81%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (8.37%) KVM
7 17 (7.49%) Hyper-V
8 16 (7.05%) NFS
9 11 (4.85%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (4.41%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (3.08%) VMware ESX
12 6 (2.64%) iptables
13 5 (2.20%) Firmware
14 4 (1.76%) XenServer
15 3 (1.32%) Corosync
15 3 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (1.32%) XenApp
16 2 (0.88%) Postfix
16 2 (0.88%) PowerHA
16 2 (0.88%) Samba
Systems Management
1 65 (28.63%) Puppet
2 36 (15.86%) Nagios
3 34 (14.98%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (9.69%) Ansible
5 16 (7.05%) HAProxy
6 12 (5.29%) SCCM
7 10 (4.41%) Cacti
7 10 (4.41%) NetBackup
8 8 (3.52%) WSUS
9 7 (3.08%) Casper Suite
9 7 (3.08%) logstash
10 6 (2.64%) AirWatch
10 6 (2.64%) Cobbler
10 6 (2.64%) Malwarebytes
10 6 (2.64%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (2.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 6 (2.64%) WhatsUp Gold
11 5 (2.20%) Check_MK
11 5 (2.20%) SELinux
12 4 (1.76%) Salt
Vendors
1 102 (44.93%) VMware
2 71 (31.28%) Microsoft
3 54 (23.79%) Cisco
4 48 (21.15%) Red Hat
5 16 (7.05%) Citrix
6 13 (5.73%) NetApp
7 12 (5.29%) F5
7 12 (5.29%) HP
8 9 (3.96%) Oracle
9 8 (3.52%) CheckPoint
9 8 (3.52%) CommVault
9 8 (3.52%) Dell
9 8 (3.52%) EMC
9 8 (3.52%) Sophos
10 7 (3.08%) Avaya
10 7 (3.08%) Juniper
10 7 (3.08%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.64%) Forcepoint
11 6 (2.64%) Intel Security
11 6 (2.64%) Veeam
London
UCL
Salary: £41,844 - £49,362 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £41,000 to £57,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Feltham, Middlesex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38640 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Home Working, Flexi-time, 10% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: £60000 to £65000
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Eligo Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Hampshire
Eligo Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago