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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 267 244 222
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1237 1383 1494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.22% 1.30% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.35% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1083 1160 1347
Average salary £42,700 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.47% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%

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
97345 102801 101131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81678 85210 81441
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(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 -15 1168 £43,000 +1.17% 153
London -69 514 £50,000 - 71
South East -21 231 £42,500 +6.25% 33
South West +23 95 £40,000 +5.26% 10
East of England +7 95 £42,000 +12.00% 9
Yorkshire +5 83 £37,000 +5.71% 10
West Midlands +30 69 £40,000 +23.07% 6
City of London -17 61 £50,000 - 25
North West +38 58 £34,000 - 8
Hampshire +5 54 £42,500 +18.05% 6
Manchester +37 48 £35,000 - 6
Oxfordshire -4 45 £45,000 +11.11% 5
Surrey +9 43 £51,250 +7.89% 10
Hertfordshire +19 39 £42,000 +14.28% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 36 £42,500 +10.38% 8
Dorset +30 35 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Cambridge -12 34 £42,500 +10.38% 8
North Yorkshire +4 32 £37,000 +5.71% 2
Birmingham +17 30 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Berkshire -32 30 £40,000 -5.88% 6
West Yorkshire -1 29 £37,768 +16.20% 5
Oxford -1 29 £47,000 +9.30% 1
Poole - 27 £40,000 - 2
Leeds -1 22 £37,768 +7.90% 3
Scotland -3 22 £43,750 +28.67% 3
East Midlands -10 22 £35,184 +0.52% 4
East Sussex +20 20 £40,000 - 2
Brighton +12 20 £40,000 - 2
Wales +9 20 £37,500 +10.29% 1
South Wales +6 20 £37,500 +12.78%

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1706 (65.67%) Linux
2 1182 (45.50%) Windows
3 1000 (38.49%) VMware
4 697 (26.83%) Windows Server
5 650 (25.02%) Active Directory
6 601 (23.13%) Microsoft
7 597 (22.98%) Python
8 567 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 548 (21.09%) Red Hat
10 545 (20.98%) Bash Shell
11 537 (20.67%) Puppet
11 537 (20.67%) Firewall
12 533 (20.52%) DNS
13 501 (19.28%) Perl
14 500 (19.25%) MySQL
15 477 (18.36%) Apache
16 463 (17.82%) DevOps
17 462 (17.78%) Unix
18 430 (16.55%) SQL
19 424 (16.32%) CentOS
20 419 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
21 415 (15.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 383 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
23 369 (14.20%) SAN
24 368 (14.16%) SQL Server
25 354 (13.63%) Finance
26 347 (13.36%) Cisco
27 332 (12.78%) LAMP
28 320 (12.32%) TCP/IP
29 308 (11.86%) Opscode Chef

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 477 (18.36%) Apache
2 276 (10.62%) MS Exchange
3 261 (10.05%) Tomcat
4 217 (8.35%) IIS
5 186 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 126 (4.85%) nginx
7 84 (3.23%) SharePoint
8 80 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 76 (2.93%) Skype for Business
10 64 (2.46%) OpenStack
11 55 (2.12%) WebSphere
12 38 (1.46%) JBoss
13 36 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
14 30 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
15 29 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
16 26 (1.00%) Node.js
17 25 (0.96%) WebLogic
18 19 (0.73%) Apache Spark
19 18 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
20 16 (0.62%) Confluence
Applications
1 187 (7.20%) MS Excel
2 89 (3.43%) MS Office
3 7 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.15%) SPSS
6 2 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.077%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.038%) HipChat
7 1 (0.038%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
1 16 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
2 7 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.27%) HFM
2 7 (0.27%) Magento
3 5 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.15%) Cognos Controller
4 4 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
4 4 (0.15%) OpenText Process Suite
4 4 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.12%) assyst
5 3 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.077%) Line 500
6 2 (0.077%) MFGPRO
6 2 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.077%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 383 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (3.08%) Office 365
4 66 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
5 57 (2.19%) IaaS
6 48 (1.85%) SaaS
7 37 (1.42%) Amazon S3
8 32 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 29 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 25 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (0.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 20 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 15 (0.58%) Joyent
14 14 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 14 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
15 13 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
15 13 (0.50%) PaaS
16 9 (0.35%) Google Apps
17 5 (0.19%) Google Analytics
18 3 (0.12%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 537 (20.67%) Firewall
2 533 (20.52%) DNS
3 369 (14.20%) SAN
4 320 (12.32%) TCP/IP
5 301 (11.59%) DHCP
6 216 (8.31%) VPN
7 208 (8.01%) LAN
8 207 (7.97%) WAN
9 132 (5.08%) VLAN
10 130 (5.00%) iSCSI
11 110 (4.23%) LDAP
12 101 (3.89%) Internet
13 99 (3.81%) VoIP
14 98 (3.77%) SSL
15 85 (3.27%) NAS
16 80 (3.08%) HTTP
17 72 (2.77%) Network Security
18 71 (2.73%) SMTP
19 69 (2.66%) FTP
20 65 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 500 (19.25%) MySQL
2 368 (14.16%) SQL Server
3 123 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 90 (3.46%) MongoDB
5 73 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
6 70 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 56 (2.16%) Redis
8 53 (2.04%) Oracle Database
9 46 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
10 35 (1.35%) NoSQL
11 34 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
12 33 (1.27%) Hadoop
13 32 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
14 29 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
14 29 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 28 (1.08%) Big Data
15 28 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 27 (1.04%) Relational Database
17 23 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
18 21 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 169 (6.51%) Jenkins
2 160 (6.16%) Git (software)
3 95 (3.66%) Subversion
4 57 (2.19%) TeamCity
5 44 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 43 (1.66%) JIRA
7 30 (1.15%) Vagrant
8 29 (1.12%) Selenium
9 22 (0.85%) Hudson
10 18 (0.69%) Gerrit
11 12 (0.46%) Maven
11 12 (0.46%) PHPUnit
12 11 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.38%) ERwin
14 9 (0.35%) Ant
15 8 (0.31%) Toad
16 6 (0.23%) Mercurial
16 6 (0.23%) Visual Studio
17 5 (0.19%) Liquibase
17 5 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 354 (13.63%) Finance
2 98 (3.77%) Marketing
3 92 (3.54%) Telecoms
4 75 (2.89%) Law
5 65 (2.50%) Banking
6 53 (2.04%) Games
7 50 (1.92%) Advertising
8 42 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 35 (1.35%) Publishing
10 24 (0.92%) Retail
11 22 (0.85%) Legal
12 18 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.58%) Back Office
14 11 (0.42%) Electronics
15 9 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.27%) Billing
16 7 (0.27%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.23%) Front Office
18 3 (0.12%) General Ledger
19 2 (0.077%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 332 (12.78%) LAMP
2 145 (5.58%) Web Services
3 97 (3.73%) LEMP Stack
4 72 (2.77%) Middleware
5 67 (2.58%) .NET
6 57 (2.19%) HTML
7 42 (1.62%) CSS
8 35 (1.35%) Memcached
9 31 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
10 30 (1.15%) LAPP Stack
11 26 (1.00%) WebSphere MQ
12 21 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
12 21 (0.81%) XML
13 20 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
14 17 (0.65%) Akka
15 15 (0.58%) Flash
16 14 (0.54%) 802.1X
16 14 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
17 12 (0.46%) Behat
18 11 (0.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 198 (7.62%) Data Centre
2 163 (6.27%) Clustering
3 132 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 108 (4.16%) Computer Science
5 100 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 96 (3.70%) Replication
7 60 (2.31%) EqualLogic
8 39 (1.50%) User Experience
9 33 (1.27%) HP Storage
9 33 (1.27%) Statistics
10 25 (0.96%) Client/Server
10 25 (0.96%) Hedge funds
10 25 (0.96%) Performance Metrics
11 23 (0.89%) Fintech
12 20 (0.77%) CESG
13 19 (0.73%) Blackberry
14 17 (0.65%) PKI
15 16 (0.62%) Algorithms
16 15 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1706 (65.67%) Linux
2 1182 (45.50%) Windows
3 697 (26.83%) Windows Server
4 462 (17.78%) Unix
5 424 (16.32%) CentOS
6 419 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 415 (15.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 306 (11.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 256 (9.85%) Ubuntu
10 151 (5.81%) Solaris
11 143 (5.50%) Windows 7
12 137 (5.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 122 (4.70%) Debian
14 84 (3.23%) AIX
15 53 (2.04%) HPUX
16 42 (1.62%) SUSE
17 33 (1.27%) Windows 8
18 29 (1.12%) Fedora
19 24 (0.92%) Mac OS X
20 20 (0.77%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (17.82%) DevOps
2 301 (11.59%) ITIL
3 225 (8.66%) High Availability
4 213 (8.20%) Configuration Management
5 201 (7.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 186 (7.16%) Agile Software Development
7 152 (5.85%) E-Commerce
8 138 (5.31%) Load Balancing
9 126 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
10 115 (4.43%) Performance Tuning
11 111 (4.27%) Open Source
12 107 (4.12%) Project Management
13 97 (3.73%) Change Management
14 91 (3.50%) Capacity Planning
15 81 (3.12%) Service Delivery
16 79 (3.04%) Problem Management
17 77 (2.96%) ERP
18 75 (2.89%) Migration
19 73 (2.81%) Root Cause Analysis
20 66 (2.54%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 597 (22.98%) Python
2 545 (20.98%) Bash Shell
3 501 (19.28%) Perl
4 430 (16.55%) SQL
5 292 (11.24%) Java
6 252 (9.70%) Ruby
7 246 (9.47%) PHP
8 236 (9.08%) PowerShell
9 224 (8.62%) Shell Script
10 86 (3.31%) JavaScript
11 44 (1.69%) C
12 40 (1.54%) C++
13 39 (1.50%) C#
14 38 (1.46%) T-SQL
15 35 (1.35%) Korn
16 34 (1.31%) VB
17 33 (1.27%) VBScript
18 28 (1.08%) AWK
19 14 (0.54%) Tcl
20 10 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 221 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 204 (7.85%) Degree
3 162 (6.24%) MCSE
4 115 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
5 105 (4.04%) CCNA
6 93 (3.58%) Security Cleared
7 88 (3.39%) MCITP
8 85 (3.27%) MCSA
9 77 (2.96%) MCP
10 61 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 43 (1.66%) CCNP
12 34 (1.31%) SC Cleared
13 24 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
14 23 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 21 (0.81%) MCTS
15 21 (0.81%) RHCE
16 18 (0.69%) CCA
16 18 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (0.50%) CCIE
17 13 (0.50%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.04%) SLA
2 40 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 29 (1.12%) QA
4 28 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.077%) ISO27005
8 1 (0.038%) BS7799
8 1 (0.038%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.038%) GxP
System Software
1 650 (25.02%) Active Directory
2 567 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 268 (10.32%) Hyper-V
4 201 (7.74%) vSphere
5 134 (5.16%) KVM
6 113 (4.35%) Docker
7 107 (4.12%) NFS
8 86 (3.31%) Xen
9 70 (2.69%) XenServer
10 67 (2.58%) XenApp
11 65 (2.50%) Varnish
12 63 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
13 60 (2.31%) VMware ESX
14 36 (1.39%) iptables
15 32 (1.23%) vCloud
16 30 (1.15%) Postfix
17 22 (0.85%) Samba
17 22 (0.85%) Sendmail
17 22 (0.85%) VirtualBox
18 20 (0.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 537 (20.67%) Puppet
2 308 (11.86%) Opscode Chef
3 210 (8.08%) Nagios
4 158 (6.08%) Ansible
5 135 (5.20%) SCCM
6 114 (4.39%) SCOM
7 106 (4.08%) Backup Exec
8 78 (3.00%) WSUS
9 76 (2.93%) ZABBIX
10 56 (2.16%) NetBackup
11 44 (1.69%) Tivoli
12 37 (1.42%) Salt
13 34 (1.31%) Cacti
14 33 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 31 (1.19%) Graphite
16 29 (1.12%) Oracle ZFS
17 28 (1.08%) HP Data Protector
17 28 (1.08%) HP SIM
18 20 (0.77%) HAProxy
19 19 (0.73%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 1000 (38.49%) VMware
2 601 (23.13%) Microsoft
3 548 (21.09%) Red Hat
4 347 (13.36%) Cisco
5 228 (8.78%) Oracle
6 198 (7.62%) Citrix
7 174 (6.70%) HP
8 140 (5.39%) Symantec
9 123 (4.73%) Dell
10 102 (3.93%) IBM
11 87 (3.35%) NetApp
12 55 (2.12%) EMC
13 53 (2.04%) Veeam
14 41 (1.58%) 3PAR
15 38 (1.46%) Veritas
16 37 (1.42%) Google
17 34 (1.31%) SAP
18 33 (1.27%) Avaya
19 31 (1.19%) Sophos
20 27 (1.04%) Splunk
Crowthorne, Berkshire
Roc Search Limited
Salary: benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Netsource Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Immingham, South Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000 - £46000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £43000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits - see advert
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago