The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 240 220 185
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1361 1502 1566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.24% 1.31% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.38% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1165 1298 1353
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Salary Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Administrator over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

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 Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
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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 -19 1268 £42,500 - 149
London -16 581 £47,500 - 69
South East +26 364 £40,000 - 23
Berkshire +50 124 £42,500 +13.33% 9
City of London +7 106 £47,000 -1.05% 14
East of England -47 91 £40,000 -4.76% 16
Reading +33 82 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Surrey +26 78 £40,000 -15.34% 5
Yorkshire +11 69 £35,000 - 8
Hampshire +3 59 £40,000 +23.07% 6
North West +9 51 £33,750 -0.73% 6
South West -11 48 £40,000 +0.62% 13
West Midlands -26 45 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Wales +24 40 £39,000 +19.08% 1
South Wales +17 40 £39,000 +19.08% 1
Cardiff +14 39 £39,000 +19.08% 1
Hertfordshire 0 36 £45,000 +9.75% 5
Cambridgeshire -31 30 £40,000 -5.32% 9
West Yorkshire -3 29 £40,000 +5.26% 5
Cambridge -20 29 £40,000 -8.04% 9
Egham +23 26 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Leeds +17 25 £40,000 +5.26% 3
Oxfordshire +2 25 £42,500 - 2
South Yorkshire +19 24 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Sheffield +13 24 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Scotland -9 24 £42,500 +41.66% 7
East Midlands -35 21 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Manchester +4 20 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Buckinghamshire -9 19 £34,500 +6.15%
Brighton -18 19 £40,000 +2.56%

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 1680 (62.11%) Linux
2 1345 (49.72%) Windows
3 1132 (41.85%) VMware
4 727 (26.88%) Microsoft
5 723 (26.73%) Active Directory
6 706 (26.10%) VMware Infrastructure
7 667 (24.66%) Red Hat
8 606 (22.40%) DNS
9 566 (20.92%) Puppet
10 561 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 545 (20.15%) MySQL
12 535 (19.78%) Python
13 534 (19.74%) Bash Shell
14 516 (19.08%) Perl
14 516 (19.08%) Firewall
15 510 (18.85%) UNIX
16 477 (17.63%) Cisco
17 471 (17.41%) SQL
18 461 (17.04%) Apache
19 460 (17.01%) SQL Server
20 444 (16.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 441 (16.30%) DevOps
22 419 (15.49%) TCP/IP
23 417 (15.42%) CentOS
24 406 (15.01%) MS Exchange
25 404 (14.94%) SAN
26 395 (14.60%) Windows Server 2012
27 393 (14.53%) Finance
28 371 (13.72%) ITIL
29 334 (12.35%) DHCP

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 461 (17.04%) Apache
2 406 (15.01%) MS Exchange
3 304 (11.24%) Tomcat
4 246 (9.09%) IIS
5 232 (8.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 146 (5.40%) nginx
7 128 (4.73%) SharePoint
8 86 (3.18%) Lync
9 84 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
10 66 (2.44%) OpenStack
11 58 (2.14%) JBoss
11 58 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
12 49 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
13 46 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
14 45 (1.66%) WebSphere
14 45 (1.66%) Confluence
15 32 (1.18%) CMS
16 30 (1.11%) WebLogic
17 25 (0.92%) Drupal
18 24 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 272 (10.06%) MS Excel
2 101 (3.73%) MS Office
3 11 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.30%) InDesign
6 1 (0.037%) Windchill
6 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.037%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.037%) Maya
Business Applications
1 17 (0.63%) Magento
2 14 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.30%) Agresso
5 6 (0.22%) SAP HR
5 6 (0.22%) Sophis RISQUE
5 6 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.18%) Cognos Controller
6 5 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.18%) assyst
6 5 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.15%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.15%) Cordys
8 2 (0.074%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.074%) HFM
8 2 (0.074%) Movex
8 2 (0.074%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.074%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 318 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (3.59%) Office 365
3 52 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
4 47 (1.74%) SaaS
4 47 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 40 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
6 35 (1.29%) IaaS
7 19 (0.70%) Taleo
8 16 (0.59%) Route 53
9 15 (0.55%) Amazon S3
9 15 (0.55%) PaaS
9 15 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
10 13 (0.48%) Responsys
11 11 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (0.33%) Joyent
14 7 (0.26%) Google Apps
14 7 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.22%) GitHub
16 4 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 606 (22.40%) DNS
2 516 (19.08%) Firewall
3 419 (15.49%) TCP/IP
4 404 (14.94%) SAN
5 334 (12.35%) DHCP
6 253 (9.35%) WAN
6 253 (9.35%) LAN
7 241 (8.91%) VPN
8 162 (5.99%) Internet
9 126 (4.66%) VLAN
10 120 (4.44%) LDAP
11 108 (3.99%) VoIP
12 107 (3.96%) HTTP
12 107 (3.96%) NAS
13 105 (3.88%) iSCSI
14 96 (3.55%) Network Security
15 95 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
16 73 (2.70%) SSL
17 66 (2.44%) SMTP
18 57 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 545 (20.15%) MySQL
2 460 (17.01%) SQL Server
3 126 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
4 109 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 85 (3.14%) MongoDB
5 85 (3.14%) Relational Database
6 61 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 53 (1.96%) Oracle Database
8 39 (1.44%) NoSQL
9 31 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
10 29 (1.07%) Big Data
11 26 (0.96%) Hadoop
11 26 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
12 24 (0.89%) MariaDB
13 22 (0.81%) RDBMS
13 22 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (0.74%) Redis
15 19 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
16 15 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 202 (7.47%) Git (software)
2 168 (6.21%) Jenkins
3 124 (4.58%) Subversion
4 77 (2.85%) JIRA
5 43 (1.59%) TeamCity
6 36 (1.33%) Hudson
6 36 (1.33%) Selenium
7 21 (0.78%) Maven
8 15 (0.55%) Emacs
9 14 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (0.44%) Mercurial
11 9 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.18%) Toad
14 4 (0.15%) GitLab
14 4 (0.15%) Gerrit
15 3 (0.11%) GDB
15 3 (0.11%) FishEye
15 3 (0.11%) ERwin
15 3 (0.11%) Ant
General
1 393 (14.53%) Finance
2 140 (5.18%) Telecoms
3 79 (2.92%) Games
4 67 (2.48%) Banking
5 45 (1.66%) Marketing
6 41 (1.52%) Law
7 40 (1.48%) Legal
8 37 (1.37%) Retail
9 31 (1.15%) Advertising
10 24 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 21 (0.78%) Back Office
12 18 (0.67%) Billing
13 16 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.52%) Publishing
14 14 (0.52%) Online Betting
15 13 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.41%) Investment Banking
17 8 (0.30%) Electronics
18 4 (0.15%) Local Government
18 4 (0.15%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (6.32%) LAMP
2 167 (6.17%) Web Services
3 130 (4.81%) .NET
4 45 (1.66%) HTML
5 39 (1.44%) Middleware
6 36 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
7 35 (1.29%) CSS
8 31 (1.15%) Memcached
8 31 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
9 24 (0.89%) 802.1X
10 23 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
11 17 (0.63%) XML
12 16 (0.59%) Lucene
13 14 (0.52%) boto
13 14 (0.52%) OAuth
14 13 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
15 11 (0.41%) JMS
16 10 (0.37%) J2EE
16 10 (0.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 10 (0.37%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 207 (7.65%) Data Centre
2 165 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 156 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 127 (4.70%) Management Information System
5 117 (4.33%) Clustering
6 82 (3.03%) Replication
7 68 (2.51%) EqualLogic
8 39 (1.44%) Statistics
9 32 (1.18%) Mathematics
10 29 (1.07%) Blackberry
11 28 (1.04%) Digital Media
12 26 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 26 (0.96%) AS400
13 25 (0.92%) Hedge funds
13 25 (0.92%) Private Cloud
14 23 (0.85%) Mobile App
15 21 (0.78%) HP Storage
16 20 (0.74%) Online Games
16 20 (0.74%) Client/Server
17 16 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1680 (62.11%) Linux
2 1345 (49.72%) Windows
3 561 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 510 (18.85%) UNIX
5 444 (16.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 417 (15.42%) CentOS
7 395 (14.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 293 (10.83%) Ubuntu
9 246 (9.09%) Debian
10 241 (8.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 197 (7.28%) Solaris
12 169 (6.25%) Windows 7
13 58 (2.14%) AIX
13 58 (2.14%) Mac OS X
14 55 (2.03%) Windows 8
14 55 (2.03%) Fedora
15 54 (2.00%) Windows XP
16 43 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
17 42 (1.55%) HPUX
18 39 (1.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (16.30%) DevOps
2 371 (13.72%) ITIL
3 274 (10.13%) Configuration Management
4 195 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
5 156 (5.77%) Open Source
6 149 (5.51%) E-Commerce
7 141 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 131 (4.84%) Project Management
9 124 (4.58%) Load Balancing
10 104 (3.84%) Continuous Integration
11 102 (3.77%) Migration
12 91 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
13 84 (3.11%) Change Management
14 78 (2.88%) Service Delivery
15 67 (2.48%) Time Management
16 57 (2.11%) Root Cause Analysis
17 54 (2.00%) CRM
18 52 (1.92%) Change Control
18 52 (1.92%) Capacity Planning
19 50 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 535 (19.78%) Python
2 534 (19.74%) Bash Shell
3 516 (19.08%) Perl
4 471 (17.41%) SQL
5 284 (10.50%) PowerShell
6 256 (9.46%) Ruby
7 237 (8.76%) Java
8 231 (8.54%) Shell Script
9 195 (7.21%) PHP
10 47 (1.74%) JavaScript
11 37 (1.37%) C
12 35 (1.29%) VBScript
13 29 (1.07%) Korn
14 28 (1.04%) C#
15 25 (0.92%) VB
16 21 (0.78%) T-SQL
16 21 (0.78%) AWK
17 19 (0.70%) C++
18 12 (0.44%) PL/SQL
19 11 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 299 (11.05%) Degree
2 208 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 145 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 139 (5.14%) MCSE
5 103 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (3.62%) CCNA
7 97 (3.59%) MCSA
7 97 (3.59%) SC Cleared
8 86 (3.18%) MCP
9 79 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 78 (2.88%) MCITP
11 45 (1.66%) RHCE
12 34 (1.26%) DV Cleared
13 21 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
14 20 (0.74%) MCTS
15 19 (0.70%) CCNP
16 18 (0.67%) CCA
16 18 (0.67%) RHCSA
17 16 (0.59%) A+ Certification
17 16 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (5.43%) SLA
2 53 (1.96%) PCI DSS
3 45 (1.66%) QA
4 13 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.074%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.074%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.074%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.037%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.037%) BS7799
System Software
1 723 (26.73%) Active Directory
2 706 (26.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 225 (8.32%) Hyper-V
4 172 (6.36%) vSphere
5 131 (4.84%) KVM
6 118 (4.36%) Xen
7 115 (4.25%) VMware ESX
8 86 (3.18%) XenApp
9 84 (3.11%) NFS
10 65 (2.40%) Varnish
10 65 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
11 57 (2.11%) XenServer
12 53 (1.96%) Docker
13 45 (1.66%) Postfix
14 41 (1.52%) iptables
15 34 (1.26%) Samba
16 31 (1.15%) VirtualBox
17 28 (1.04%) Firmware
18 19 (0.70%) qmail
19 17 (0.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 566 (20.92%) Puppet
2 261 (9.65%) Opscode Chef
3 257 (9.50%) Nagios
4 126 (4.66%) SCCM
5 111 (4.10%) Ansible
6 93 (3.44%) Backup Exec
7 90 (3.33%) SCOM
8 73 (2.70%) ZABBIX
9 66 (2.44%) WSUS
10 61 (2.26%) NetBackup
11 55 (2.03%) Cacti
12 49 (1.81%) Graphite
13 48 (1.77%) Oracle ZFS
14 41 (1.52%) Vagrant
15 25 (0.92%) HP SIM
15 25 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 25 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
16 23 (0.85%) logstash
17 22 (0.81%) HAProxy
18 21 (0.78%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 1132 (41.85%) VMware
2 727 (26.88%) Microsoft
3 667 (24.66%) Red Hat
4 477 (17.63%) Cisco
5 290 (10.72%) Oracle
6 238 (8.80%) Citrix
7 181 (6.69%) HP
8 121 (4.47%) IBM
9 114 (4.21%) Symantec
10 91 (3.36%) Dell
10 91 (3.36%) NetApp
11 81 (2.99%) Sun
12 63 (2.33%) Juniper
13 46 (1.70%) EMC
14 44 (1.63%) Rackspace
15 43 (1.59%) Google
16 42 (1.55%) Veeam
17 33 (1.22%) 3PAR
18 31 (1.15%) SAP
19 29 (1.07%) F5
Cramlington, Northumberland
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + benefits, great projects!
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £26,000 to £28,000 + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum + 32 days hol, pension, life assurance
Posted: 23 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday