The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 292 258 249
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1060 1364 1500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.25% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.29% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 940 1168 1305
Median salary £42,500 £41,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.79% +4.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
94824 105610 114571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79970 87076 93773
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 June 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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 -41 986 £42,500 - 125
London -19 458 £50,000 +5.26% 56
South East -38 245 £40,000 - 19
City of London +25 83 £50,000 +5.26% 13
East of England -14 75 £37,500 -6.25% 16
Surrey +37 71 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Yorkshire +29 54 £40,000 +14.28% 6
East Midlands +30 51 £35,000 +3.70% 8
Hampshire -8 49 £32,500 -23.52% 6
Cambridgeshire +11 48 £36,736 -13.56% 7
Berkshire -23 47 £45,000 +5.88% 1
West Yorkshire +14 42 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Cambridge +6 40 £32,500 -23.52% 7
South West -51 38 £32,000 -20.00% 8
Scotland +14 34 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Kent +41 32 £37,500 -25.00% 1
West Midlands -31 31 £30,000 -7.69% 5
North West -8 29 £34,000 -0.72% 6
Nottinghamshire +21 28 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Nottingham +24 27 £38,750 +19.23% 4
Leeds +5 22 £40,000 +24.45% 5
Manchester +1 21 £25,750 -35.62% 2
Oxfordshire -25 21 £43,250 -8.94% 1
Portsmouth +13 20 £32,500 -27.77% 2
Wales +2 20 £31,750 -11.80% 6
South Wales +2 18 £32,500 -9.72% 5
Bradford - 18 £40,000 -
Somerset +2 17 £29,250 -38.42% 3
Croydon +12 15 £47,500 -
Glasgow +4 15 £37,500 -25.00%

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 1350 (61.39%) Linux
2 892 (40.56%) Windows
3 851 (38.70%) VMware
4 580 (26.38%) Active Directory
5 568 (25.83%) Microsoft
6 564 (25.65%) Windows Server
7 519 (23.60%) VMware Infrastructure
8 505 (22.96%) Puppet
9 476 (21.65%) Python
10 457 (20.78%) Firewall
11 449 (20.42%) Red Hat
12 448 (20.37%) DevOps
13 446 (20.28%) DNS
14 442 (20.10%) Bash Shell
15 424 (19.28%) MySQL
16 413 (18.78%) Unix
17 392 (17.83%) Amazon AWS
18 384 (17.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 372 (16.92%) Apache
20 342 (15.55%) CentOS
21 337 (15.33%) Perl
22 329 (14.96%) Opscode Chef
23 327 (14.87%) Finance
24 326 (14.82%) SAN
25 317 (14.42%) Cisco
25 317 (14.42%) LAMP
26 308 (14.01%) SQL
27 295 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
28 276 (12.55%) Windows Server 2012
29 262 (11.91%) PHP

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
1 372 (16.92%) Apache
2 220 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 175 (7.96%) Tomcat
4 162 (7.37%) IIS
5 141 (6.41%) nginx
6 137 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 105 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 94 (4.27%) SharePoint
9 89 (4.05%) OpenStack
10 68 (3.09%) JBoss
11 51 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
12 38 (1.73%) Skype for Business
13 37 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
14 32 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
15 25 (1.14%) WebLogic
16 22 (1.00%) Confluence
17 19 (0.86%) WebSphere
18 17 (0.77%) Apache Spark
19 13 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
20 12 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 199 (9.05%) MS Excel
2 114 (5.18%) MS Office
3 7 (0.32%) SPSS
4 5 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.14%) Revit
6 2 (0.091%) PTC Creo
6 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.091%) Windchill
7 1 (0.045%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (0.59%) HFM
2 10 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
5 6 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.18%) Infor M3
7 4 (0.18%) Magento
7 4 (0.18%) ResourceLink
8 3 (0.14%) Cognos Planning
8 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.14%) SAP FS
9 2 (0.091%) Academy Housing
9 2 (0.091%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
9 2 (0.091%) arcHouse
9 2 (0.091%) Changepoint
9 2 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.091%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 392 (17.83%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (3.96%) Office 365
4 63 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
5 42 (1.91%) SaaS
6 39 (1.77%) Amazon S3
7 31 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 27 (1.23%) IaaS
9 24 (1.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 23 (1.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 21 (0.95%) SoftLayer
12 17 (0.77%) PaaS
12 17 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 15 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 14 (0.64%) Google Apps
15 13 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (0.59%) GitHub
15 13 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
16 12 (0.55%) Sumo Logic
17 9 (0.41%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 457 (20.78%) Firewall
2 446 (20.28%) DNS
3 326 (14.82%) SAN
4 239 (10.87%) TCP/IP
5 211 (9.60%) DHCP
6 158 (7.19%) VPN
7 139 (6.32%) LAN
8 137 (6.23%) WAN
9 118 (5.37%) Internet
10 117 (5.32%) NAS
11 104 (4.73%) iSCSI
12 93 (4.23%) VLAN
13 76 (3.46%) LDAP
13 76 (3.46%) VoIP
14 65 (2.96%) SSL
15 57 (2.59%) HTTP
16 56 (2.55%) Cisco ASA
17 50 (2.27%) Network Security
17 50 (2.27%) SMTP
18 46 (2.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (19.28%) MySQL
2 239 (10.87%) SQL Server
3 70 (3.18%) MongoDB
4 64 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 59 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
6 52 (2.36%) Oracle Database
7 41 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
8 37 (1.68%) Hadoop
9 31 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 30 (1.36%) Redis
10 30 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 26 (1.18%) Big Data
12 23 (1.05%) Couchbase
13 19 (0.86%) NoSQL
13 19 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
14 18 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
15 15 (0.68%) CouchDB
16 14 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
17 13 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
18 12 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 223 (10.14%) Jenkins
2 123 (5.59%) Git (software)
3 59 (2.68%) TeamCity
4 58 (2.64%) Subversion
5 55 (2.50%) Vagrant
6 44 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 35 (1.59%) JIRA
8 20 (0.91%) Gerrit
8 20 (0.91%) Selenium
9 13 (0.59%) Maven
10 11 (0.50%) GitLab
11 10 (0.45%) PHPUnit
12 8 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (0.32%) Hudson
14 5 (0.23%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.23%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (0.18%) ClearCase
15 4 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
16 3 (0.14%) Gradle
General
1 327 (14.87%) Finance
2 115 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 109 (4.96%) Law
4 107 (4.87%) Marketing
5 55 (2.50%) Banking
6 39 (1.77%) Back Office
7 35 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 32 (1.46%) Games
9 31 (1.41%) Retail
10 29 (1.32%) Financial Institution
11 28 (1.27%) Advertising
12 26 (1.18%) Publishing
13 17 (0.77%) Electronics
13 17 (0.77%) Legal
14 9 (0.41%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.23%) Billing
16 4 (0.18%) Automotive
16 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.14%) German Language
17 3 (0.14%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (14.42%) LAMP
2 117 (5.32%) Web Services
3 103 (4.68%) LEMP Stack
4 81 (3.68%) .NET
5 47 (2.14%) HTML
6 37 (1.68%) Middleware
7 32 (1.46%) Ruby on Rails
8 31 (1.41%) CSS
8 31 (1.41%) XML
9 29 (1.32%) ELK Stack
9 29 (1.32%) Memcached
10 27 (1.23%) Java EE
11 26 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
12 18 (0.82%) Akka
13 16 (0.73%) JMS
14 15 (0.68%) Node.js
15 14 (0.64%) ASP.NET
15 14 (0.64%) JMX
16 12 (0.55%) J2EE
17 11 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 176 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 107 (4.87%) Clustering
3 96 (4.37%) Management Information System
4 78 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 51 (2.32%) Replication
7 41 (1.86%) Statistics
8 35 (1.59%) HP Storage
9 31 (1.41%) Smartphone
10 27 (1.23%) PKI
11 24 (1.09%) EqualLogic
11 24 (1.09%) User Experience
12 23 (1.05%) iPad
13 20 (0.91%) Cryptography
13 20 (0.91%) Public Cloud
14 18 (0.82%) Mathematics
15 17 (0.77%) Fintech
16 15 (0.68%) Fat Client
16 15 (0.68%) Thin Client
16 15 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1350 (61.39%) Linux
2 892 (40.56%) Windows
3 564 (25.65%) Windows Server
4 413 (18.78%) Unix
5 384 (17.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 342 (15.55%) CentOS
7 295 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 276 (12.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 217 (9.87%) Ubuntu
10 110 (5.00%) Windows 7
11 109 (4.96%) Debian
12 104 (4.73%) Solaris
13 90 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
14 59 (2.68%) HPUX
15 46 (2.09%) AIX
16 28 (1.27%) Windows 10
17 26 (1.18%) SUSE
18 23 (1.05%) Mac OS X
19 20 (0.91%) Windows 8
19 20 (0.91%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (20.37%) DevOps
2 218 (9.91%) ITIL
3 199 (9.05%) Configuration Management
4 173 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
5 157 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 157 (7.14%) High Availability
6 147 (6.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 119 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
8 102 (4.64%) Service Delivery
9 98 (4.46%) Load Balancing
10 96 (4.37%) E-Commerce
11 95 (4.32%) Open Source
12 73 (3.32%) Service Management
13 67 (3.05%) Business Continuity
14 65 (2.96%) Capacity Planning
15 64 (2.91%) Analytics
16 61 (2.77%) Continuous Improvement
17 60 (2.73%) Migration
18 58 (2.64%) Change Management
19 54 (2.46%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 476 (21.65%) Python
2 442 (20.10%) Bash Shell
3 337 (15.33%) Perl
4 308 (14.01%) SQL
5 262 (11.91%) PHP
6 208 (9.46%) Ruby
7 206 (9.37%) PowerShell
8 203 (9.23%) Java
9 193 (8.78%) Shell Script
10 55 (2.50%) JavaScript
11 38 (1.73%) C
12 33 (1.50%) C#
12 33 (1.50%) C++
13 28 (1.27%) Korn
14 27 (1.23%) VB
15 16 (0.73%) VBA
16 14 (0.64%) VBScript
17 9 (0.41%) AWK
18 8 (0.36%) Scala
19 7 (0.32%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 162 (7.37%) Degree
2 146 (6.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 96 (4.37%) Security Cleared
4 93 (4.23%) MCSE
5 90 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
6 71 (3.23%) CCNA
7 55 (2.50%) MCP
8 53 (2.41%) SC Cleared
9 49 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 35 (1.59%) MCSA
11 34 (1.55%) MCITP
12 24 (1.09%) CCNP
13 19 (0.86%) RHCE
14 16 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 12 (0.55%) ACCA
16 12 (0.55%) CIMA
17 11 (0.50%) HND
18 8 (0.36%) PhD
19 7 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (5.32%) SLA
2 32 (1.46%) QA
3 21 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.14%) BS7799
7 2 (0.091%) GAAP
7 2 (0.091%) GxP
7 2 (0.091%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.045%) COSHH
8 1 (0.045%) DICOM
8 1 (0.045%) HL7
System Software
1 580 (26.38%) Active Directory
2 519 (23.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (7.73%) Hyper-V
4 162 (7.37%) vSphere
5 121 (5.50%) Docker
6 111 (5.05%) KVM
7 88 (4.00%) NFS
8 67 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
9 66 (3.00%) Xen
10 56 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
11 44 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
12 39 (1.77%) XenApp
13 29 (1.32%) Varnish
14 28 (1.27%) Squid
15 24 (1.09%) VirtualBox
16 22 (1.00%) Postfix
17 21 (0.95%) Corosync
17 21 (0.95%) iptables
18 20 (0.91%) Terminal Services
19 18 (0.82%) Samba
Systems Management
1 505 (22.96%) Puppet
2 329 (14.96%) Opscode Chef
3 257 (11.69%) Ansible
4 242 (11.01%) Nagios
5 140 (6.37%) SCCM
6 70 (3.18%) SCOM
7 68 (3.09%) HAProxy
8 65 (2.96%) NetBackup
9 62 (2.82%) ZABBIX
10 52 (2.36%) Salt
11 47 (2.14%) Cacti
12 35 (1.59%) Backup Exec
13 34 (1.55%) logstash
14 32 (1.46%) WSUS
15 25 (1.14%) HP SIM
16 22 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
16 22 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 21 (0.95%) Tivoli
18 18 (0.82%) Oracle ZFS
19 17 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 851 (38.70%) VMware
2 568 (25.83%) Microsoft
3 449 (20.42%) Red Hat
4 317 (14.42%) Cisco
5 198 (9.00%) HP
6 190 (8.64%) Oracle
7 148 (6.73%) Citrix
8 106 (4.82%) NetApp
9 72 (3.27%) Dell
9 72 (3.27%) Rackspace
10 57 (2.59%) EMC
10 57 (2.59%) Symantec
11 56 (2.55%) Juniper
12 52 (2.36%) 3PAR
12 52 (2.36%) CheckPoint
12 52 (2.36%) IBM
13 49 (2.23%) Veeam
14 47 (2.14%) Google
14 47 (2.14%) Veritas
15 44 (2.00%) Splunk
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £78000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £350000 - £420000 per annum + Excellent Benefit Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + £5.5k bonus, 10% pension etc
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Base+Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45k-60k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bagshot, Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: to £65K + bonus, full bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aglow Talent Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum +bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
East London
St Josephs Hospice
Salary: Band 6 £31,562 - £41,630 per annum inclusive
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 Per Annum 45-65K + Bonus + Private health care + Pensi
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 Per Annum 40-65K + Bonus + Private health care + Pensi
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £35K + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago