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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 793 812 794
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 125 151 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 110 113 173
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 £38,640 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £49,000 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.66%

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
92139 104162 110201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.23% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 77160 86775 89126
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 26 September 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 26 September 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
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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 +29 122 £50,000 +5.26% 13
London +25 53 £55,000 +4.76% 8
South East +45 35 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Berkshire +16 16 £52,500 +23.52% 1
East Midlands +31 14 £44,500 +11.25%
East of England +33 13 £45,000 -18.18% 1
City of London +51 10 £38,640 -26.40% 3
Hampshire +11 10 £47,500 +15.15%
Cambridge +15 9 £42,500 -22.72% 1
Cambridgeshire +10 9 £42,500 -22.72% 1
Bracknell - 9 £52,500 -
Surrey +21 5 £55,000 - 2
Yorkshire +19 4 £43,250 +33.07%
Hertfordshire +13 4 £62,500 +13.63%
Nottinghamshire +7 4 £45,000 +12.50%
Southampton 0 4 £47,500 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £49,500 -
Nottingham - 4 £45,000 -
Woking - 4 £55,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £49,500 -
Sheffield +13 3 £44,000 +35.38%
South Yorkshire +10 3 £44,000 +35.38%
Farnborough 0 3 £62,500 +85.18%
Leicestershire -8 3 £44,500 +11.25%
Leicester -9 3 £44,500 -
Slough - 3 £60,000 - 1
Hayes - 3 £60,000 -
South West -28 2 - -
County Antrim - 2 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £40,000 -

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 161 (67.08%) Linux
2 114 (47.50%) Windows
3 105 (43.75%) VMware
4 81 (33.75%) Windows Server
5 75 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 72 (30.00%) Puppet
7 71 (29.58%) Microsoft
8 70 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 68 (28.33%) Bash Shell
10 65 (27.08%) Python
11 60 (25.00%) CentOS
12 55 (22.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 54 (22.50%) DevOps
14 50 (20.83%) Cisco
15 48 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
16 47 (19.58%) MySQL
17 46 (19.17%) ITIL
17 46 (19.17%) DNS
17 46 (19.17%) Red Hat
18 45 (18.75%) MS Exchange
18 45 (18.75%) Ruby
19 44 (18.33%) Perl
20 43 (17.92%) Firewall
21 40 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
22 39 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
23 38 (15.83%) Jenkins
23 38 (15.83%) Data Centre
24 37 (15.42%) SAN
25 36 (15.00%) LAMP
26 35 (14.58%) 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 45 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 33 (13.75%) Apache
2 33 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (8.33%) nginx
5 16 (6.67%) Hubot
6 12 (5.00%) Tomcat
7 11 (4.58%) IIS
8 9 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (3.75%) SharePoint
8 9 (3.75%) WebLogic
9 7 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (2.92%) OpenStack
9 7 (2.92%) WebSphere
10 6 (2.50%) Drupal
11 5 (2.08%) JBoss
11 5 (2.08%) SAS
11 5 (2.08%) Skype for Business
12 4 (1.67%) Resin
13 3 (1.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 24 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.42%) HFM
2 1 (0.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 48 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (13.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (13.33%) Office 365
4 16 (6.67%) Slack
5 8 (3.33%) IaaS
6 7 (2.92%) GitHub
7 5 (2.08%) PaaS
8 4 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.67%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.67%) SaaS
9 3 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.42%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 46 (19.17%) DNS
2 43 (17.92%) Firewall
3 37 (15.42%) SAN
4 32 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 27 (11.25%) LDAP
6 26 (10.83%) VPN
7 21 (8.75%) Wi-Fi
8 17 (7.08%) DHCP
9 12 (5.00%) OSPF
9 12 (5.00%) VLAN
10 10 (4.17%) iSCSI
11 9 (3.75%) Kerberos
12 8 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (3.33%) SSL
13 7 (2.92%) BGP
13 7 (2.92%) LAN
13 7 (2.92%) NAS
13 7 (2.92%) Wireless
14 6 (2.50%) HTTPS
14 6 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (19.58%) MySQL
2 27 (11.25%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 9 (3.75%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.92%) MariaDB
6 5 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.25%) DB2
7 3 (1.25%) GIS
7 3 (1.25%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.25%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.25%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.83%) Big Data
8 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 38 (15.83%) Jenkins
2 16 (6.67%) Subversion
3 11 (4.58%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.50%) GitLab
4 6 (2.50%) JIRA
5 5 (2.08%) Maven
5 5 (2.08%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.25%) Gradle
6 3 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.83%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.83%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.42%) Ant
General
1 23 (9.58%) Finance
2 17 (7.08%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.67%) Retail
4 11 (4.58%) Marketing
5 6 (2.50%) Banking
6 4 (1.67%) Games
7 3 (1.25%) Back Office
7 3 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
8 1 (0.42%) Automotive
8 1 (0.42%) Billing
8 1 (0.42%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.00%) LAMP
2 23 (9.58%) Web Services
3 14 (5.83%) LEMP Stack
4 8 (3.33%) ELK Stack
4 8 (3.33%) REST
5 7 (2.92%) OpenVZ
6 6 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (1.67%) JSON
7 4 (1.67%) XML
8 3 (1.25%) SOAP
9 2 (0.83%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.83%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.83%) Buildbot
9 2 (0.83%) Middleware
9 2 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.42%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.42%) HTML
10 1 (0.42%) LAPP Stack
10 1 (0.42%) libvirt
10 1 (0.42%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.83%) Data Centre
2 21 (8.75%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.75%) Private Cloud
3 9 (3.75%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.33%) Clustering
4 8 (3.33%) Fintech
5 7 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.92%) Replication
6 5 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.08%) Spread Betting
7 4 (1.67%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.67%) VCE vBlock
8 3 (1.25%) AS400
8 3 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.25%) Statistics
9 2 (0.83%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.83%) iPhone
9 2 (0.83%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 161 (67.08%) Linux
2 114 (47.50%) Windows
3 81 (33.75%) Windows Server
4 60 (25.00%) CentOS
5 55 (22.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (12.50%) Unix
9 25 (10.42%) Ubuntu
10 18 (7.50%) Windows 7
11 12 (5.00%) Windows 10
12 10 (4.17%) Debian
13 9 (3.75%) Solaris
14 7 (2.92%) Mac OS X
14 7 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (1.67%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (1.25%) AIX
16 3 (1.25%) Android
16 3 (1.25%) zOS
17 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (22.50%) DevOps
2 46 (19.17%) ITIL
3 34 (14.17%) Configuration Management
4 26 (10.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (10.42%) E-Commerce
6 17 (7.08%) High Availability
7 16 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (6.67%) ChatOps
8 13 (5.42%) Infrastructure Management
8 13 (5.42%) Network Architecture
8 13 (5.42%) Project Management
9 9 (3.75%) Asset Management
9 9 (3.75%) Coaching
9 9 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (3.75%) Feasibility Study
9 9 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (3.75%) Service Delivery
10 8 (3.33%) Capacity Management
10 8 (3.33%) Service Management
10 8 (3.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 68 (28.33%) Bash Shell
2 65 (27.08%) Python
3 45 (18.75%) Ruby
4 44 (18.33%) Perl
5 24 (10.00%) PHP
6 22 (9.17%) PowerShell
7 20 (8.33%) Shell Script
8 19 (7.92%) SQL
9 17 (7.08%) Java
10 4 (1.67%) MATLAB
10 4 (1.67%) VB
11 3 (1.25%) C
12 2 (0.83%) VBScript
13 1 (0.42%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.42%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.42%) C-shell
13 1 (0.42%) Go
13 1 (0.42%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (11.25%) Degree
2 21 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (8.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 20 (8.33%) MCSE
4 19 (7.92%) MCITP
5 16 (6.67%) MCP
6 14 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (5.83%) MCSA
6 14 (5.83%) Security Cleared
7 12 (5.00%) CCNA
8 11 (4.58%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.67%) CCNP
10 3 (1.25%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.25%) RHCE
11 2 (0.83%) CCIE
12 1 (0.42%) ACCA
12 1 (0.42%) CCDE
12 1 (0.42%) CCSP
12 1 (0.42%) CIMA
12 1 (0.42%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.00%) SLA
2 9 (3.75%) QA
3 4 (1.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) GAAP
System Software
1 75 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 70 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (14.58%) vSphere
4 24 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (9.17%) NFS
6 21 (8.75%) Docker
7 19 (7.92%) Hyper-V
8 17 (7.08%) KVM
9 10 (4.17%) VMware ESX
9 10 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (3.33%) iptables
11 6 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (2.08%) Samba
13 4 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (1.67%) XenApp
13 4 (1.67%) XenServer
14 3 (1.25%) Firmware
15 2 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.83%) Postfix
15 2 (0.83%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 72 (30.00%) Puppet
2 40 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (13.75%) Nagios
4 26 (10.83%) Ansible
5 14 (5.83%) SCCM
6 13 (5.42%) HAProxy
7 11 (4.58%) NetBackup
7 11 (4.58%) WSUS
8 10 (4.17%) logstash
9 9 (3.75%) AirWatch
9 9 (3.75%) Cacti
9 9 (3.75%) Malwarebytes
9 9 (3.75%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (3.75%) WhatsUp Gold
10 8 (3.33%) Casper Suite
11 6 (2.50%) Cobbler
11 6 (2.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 5 (2.08%) Check_MK
12 5 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (2.08%) SELinux
Vendors
1 105 (43.75%) VMware
2 71 (29.58%) Microsoft
3 50 (20.83%) Cisco
4 46 (19.17%) Red Hat
5 15 (6.25%) Citrix
5 15 (6.25%) NetApp
6 13 (5.42%) HP
7 11 (4.58%) CommVault
7 11 (4.58%) Oracle
8 10 (4.17%) Avaya
9 9 (3.75%) CheckPoint
9 9 (3.75%) Dell
9 9 (3.75%) Forcepoint
9 9 (3.75%) Intel Security
9 9 (3.75%) Sophos
10 8 (3.33%) EMC
10 8 (3.33%) F5
11 7 (2.92%) Juniper
12 6 (2.50%) Apple
12 6 (2.50%) Sun
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £47000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 45,000 to £65,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: £40,000 plus bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Benefits and Discounts!! :)
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits, D.O.E.
Posted: 5 days ago
London
UCL
Salary: £41,844 - £49,362 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Slough
Eligo Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridge
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Salary: £31033 - £39142 per annum + plus excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago