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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior System Administrator
Rank 746 694 693
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 137 217 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 116 202 174
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +21.62%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015 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 22 May 2015. 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 -40 130 £47,500 -5.00% 20
London -8 64 £50,000 - 7
East of England +13 25 £47,500 -10.37% 1
South East -30 18 £46,250 +7.55% 4
City of London +47 17 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Hertfordshire -9 13 £55,000 +3.77% 1
South West -2 12 £38,000 - 5
Devon - 10 - - 1
Exeter - 10 - - 1
St Albans -14 9 £55,000 -4.34% 1
Cambridge +27 7 £47,500 +33.80%
Cambridgeshire +11 7 £47,500 +33.80%
Scotland +24 6 £39,000 +32.20% 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 £51,250 -
Edinburgh +21 5 £41,250 +39.83% 2
Essex +8 5 £30,000 -20.00%
North West +3 5 £42,500 +9.67% 1
Cheshire +2 5 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Berkshire -1 5 £48,750 +39.28% 1
Warrington - 5 £42,500 - 1
Colchester - 4 £30,000 -
Reading -15 3 - - 1
Rickmansworth - 3 £45,000 -
High Wycombe - 3 £57,500 -
East Midlands +9 2 £35,000 -17.64%
Surrey +6 2 £58,750 +34.28% 1
Worcestershire +1 2 £32,500 +8.33%
West Midlands -6 2 £32,500 +8.33%
Hampshire -6 2 £47,500 +11.76% 2
East Sussex - 2 £39,000 -

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 173 (62.23%) Linux
2 158 (56.83%) Windows
3 118 (42.45%) VMware
4 90 (32.37%) Microsoft
5 87 (31.29%) Red Hat
6 79 (28.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 77 (27.70%) MySQL
8 74 (26.62%) Active Directory
9 73 (26.26%) Cisco
10 69 (24.82%) DNS
11 68 (24.46%) MS Exchange
12 67 (24.10%) Java
13 65 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
14 62 (22.30%) Puppet
15 57 (20.50%) ITIL
16 55 (19.78%) Citrix
16 55 (19.78%) Bash Shell
17 54 (19.42%) Perl
18 52 (18.71%) TCP/IP
19 50 (17.99%) SAN
19 50 (17.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 49 (17.63%) Oracle
20 49 (17.63%) SQL Server
21 48 (17.27%) Python
21 48 (17.27%) Windows Server 2012
22 47 (16.91%) Exchange Server 2010
22 47 (16.91%) CentOS
22 47 (16.91%) Apache
22 47 (16.91%) MS Excel
23 46 (16.55%) Tomcat

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 68 (24.46%) MS Exchange
2 47 (16.91%) Exchange Server 2010
2 47 (16.91%) Apache
3 46 (16.55%) Tomcat
4 23 (8.27%) IIS
5 20 (7.19%) SharePoint
6 18 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (5.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 16 (5.76%) CMS
8 13 (4.68%) nginx
9 12 (4.32%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (3.24%) OpenStack
10 9 (3.24%) Lync
11 6 (2.16%) JBoss
12 5 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.72%) Jetty
15 2 (0.72%) Drupal
Applications
1 47 (16.91%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.52%) MS Office
3 3 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Visualfiles
2 3 (1.08%) Magento
3 1 (0.36%) HFM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.79%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.68%) Office 365
3 8 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.52%) SaaS
5 6 (2.16%) IaaS
5 6 (2.16%) PaaS
6 2 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.36%) Taleo
7 1 (0.36%) Heroku
7 1 (0.36%) Engine Yard
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 69 (24.82%) DNS
2 52 (18.71%) TCP/IP
3 50 (17.99%) SAN
4 46 (16.55%) Firewall
5 34 (12.23%) DHCP
6 31 (11.15%) WAN
7 29 (10.43%) LAN
8 26 (9.35%) VPN
9 25 (8.99%) LDAP
10 23 (8.27%) HTTP
11 21 (7.55%) SNMP
12 17 (6.12%) iSCSI
13 16 (5.76%) NAS
14 13 (4.68%) MRTG
15 12 (4.32%) Internet
16 10 (3.60%) VLAN
17 6 (2.16%) HSRP
17 6 (2.16%) IP Telephony
17 6 (2.16%) FTP
18 5 (1.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (27.70%) MySQL
2 49 (17.63%) SQL Server
3 31 (11.15%) MongoDB
3 31 (11.15%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (3.96%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (2.16%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.16%) Redis
6 4 (1.44%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.44%) Informix
7 3 (1.08%) DB2
8 2 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.36%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (7.91%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.47%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.68%) Subversion
4 12 (4.32%) Hudson
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.36%) Maven
5 1 (0.36%) JIRA
5 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.36%) Gerrit
General
1 42 (15.11%) Finance
2 37 (13.31%) Games
3 28 (10.07%) Telecoms
4 16 (5.76%) Online Betting
5 15 (5.40%) Publishing
6 11 (3.96%) Legal
7 7 (2.52%) Advertising
8 6 (2.16%) Marketing
8 6 (2.16%) Law
9 4 (1.44%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.72%) Back Office
10 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.36%) Retail
11 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.40%) Web Services
2 13 (4.68%) LAMP
3 12 (4.32%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (3.60%) .NET
5 7 (2.52%) XML
6 6 (2.16%) JSON
6 6 (2.16%) CSS
7 5 (1.80%) Software Packaging
8 4 (1.44%) J2EE
9 2 (0.72%) HTML
10 1 (0.36%) Memcached
10 1 (0.36%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.12%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.76%) Online Games
3 15 (5.40%) Mathematics
3 15 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.40%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.68%) CESG
5 9 (3.24%) Streaming Video
5 9 (3.24%) Clustering
5 9 (3.24%) EqualLogic
6 7 (2.52%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.16%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.16%) Digital Media
7 6 (2.16%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.80%) Open Source
9 4 (1.44%) Kindle
9 4 (1.44%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.08%) Replication
10 3 (1.08%) Statistics
10 3 (1.08%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.08%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 173 (62.23%) Linux
2 158 (56.83%) Windows
3 65 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (17.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (17.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (16.91%) CentOS
7 46 (16.55%) UNIX
8 37 (13.31%) Ubuntu
9 29 (10.43%) Windows 7
10 24 (8.63%) Debian
11 19 (6.83%) Solaris
12 9 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (2.52%) Mac OS
14 6 (2.16%) Apple iOS
14 6 (2.16%) Android
14 6 (2.16%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.80%) HPUX
16 4 (1.44%) SUSE
17 3 (1.08%) MVS
18 2 (0.72%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (20.50%) ITIL
2 46 (16.55%) DevOps
3 36 (12.95%) E-Commerce
4 30 (10.79%) Configuration Management
5 25 (8.99%) Load Balancing
6 19 (6.83%) Mentoring
6 19 (6.83%) Service Delivery
7 15 (5.40%) Time Management
7 15 (5.40%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (5.40%) DRM
8 14 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (3.96%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (3.60%) Project Management
11 9 (3.24%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (2.52%) Change Management
12 7 (2.52%) Service Management
13 6 (2.16%) Line Management
13 6 (2.16%) Mobile Device Management
13 6 (2.16%) Root Cause Analysis
14 5 (1.80%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (24.10%) Java
2 55 (19.78%) Bash Shell
3 54 (19.42%) Perl
4 48 (17.27%) Python
5 44 (15.83%) SQL
6 37 (13.31%) PowerShell
7 32 (11.51%) Ruby
8 20 (7.19%) PHP
9 16 (5.76%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.52%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.52%) VBScript
11 6 (2.16%) Scala
12 3 (1.08%) JCL
12 3 (1.08%) REXX
12 3 (1.08%) VB
12 3 (1.08%) ActionScript
12 3 (1.08%) Korn
12 3 (1.08%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (0.72%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.72%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 46 (16.55%) Degree
2 32 (11.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (8.99%) MCSE
4 19 (6.83%) MCITP
4 19 (6.83%) MCP
5 18 (6.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (6.12%) MCSA
7 11 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.88%) CCNA
9 6 (2.16%) Security Cleared
9 6 (2.16%) CCIE
10 5 (1.80%) MCTS
11 4 (1.44%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.44%) CCENT
11 4 (1.44%) CCDP
11 4 (1.44%) RHCE
12 3 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (1.08%) CCA
12 3 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.12%) SLA
2 4 (1.44%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.72%) PMBOK
3 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 79 (28.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (26.62%) Active Directory
3 45 (16.19%) XenApp
4 24 (8.63%) vSphere
5 21 (7.55%) VMware ESX
6 19 (6.83%) Hyper-V
7 11 (3.96%) XenServer
8 10 (3.60%) Varnish
9 9 (3.24%) Docker
10 5 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (1.80%) KVM
11 4 (1.44%) NFS
12 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.72%) Samba
13 1 (0.36%) Firmware
13 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (22.30%) Puppet
2 28 (10.07%) SCCM
3 27 (9.71%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (9.71%) Nagios
4 20 (7.19%) SCOM
5 13 (4.68%) Icinga
6 11 (3.96%) WSUS
7 10 (3.60%) Ansible
8 9 (3.24%) SELinux
9 7 (2.52%) logstash
9 7 (2.52%) Graphite
10 5 (1.80%) Legato
11 4 (1.44%) Capistrano
11 4 (1.44%) Cacti
11 4 (1.44%) NetBackup
12 3 (1.08%) BladeLogic
12 3 (1.08%) HP Data Protector
12 3 (1.08%) ZABBIX
12 3 (1.08%) Data Guard
12 3 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 118 (42.45%) VMware
2 90 (32.37%) Microsoft
3 87 (31.29%) Red Hat
4 73 (26.26%) Cisco
5 55 (19.78%) Citrix
6 49 (17.63%) Oracle
7 29 (10.43%) NetApp
8 26 (9.35%) HP
9 24 (8.63%) EMC
10 20 (7.19%) Dell
11 13 (4.68%) IBM
11 13 (4.68%) F5
12 12 (4.32%) Google
13 9 (3.24%) Juniper
13 9 (3.24%) Rackspace
14 7 (2.52%) Symantec
15 6 (2.16%) SolarWinds
15 6 (2.16%) Sun
16 5 (1.80%) Veeam
17 4 (1.44%) LexisNexis
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ThinkForex
Salary: 45K to 55K GBP per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + On Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: Generous starting salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car/car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Change Recruitment Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TRG
Salary: 30000-35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 21 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Sparx
Salary: Unspecified Competitive plus generous benefits and relocation package
Posted: 24 days ago