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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 226 215 166
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1418 1444 1851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 1.37% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.45% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1198 1305 1585
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -22 1356 £42,500 - 203
London -3 670 £50,000 +11.11% 91
South East -13 286 £40,000 -5.88% 38
City of London -1 158 £47,500 +5.55% 26
East of England -17 108 £36,000 -10.00% 19
Yorkshire +25 100 £35,000 +7.69% 11
Hampshire +3 74 £36,000 -11.54% 2
South West -9 71 £38,000 +4.10% 16
Berkshire -6 61 £46,250 +5.11% 12
North West +6 51 £34,000 -20.00% 8
West Yorkshire +6 50 £32,500 -7.14% 8
Cambridgeshire +7 47 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Cambridge +12 46 £40,000 - 10
Hertfordshire -10 46 £35,500 -11.25% 6
Reading +4 44 £42,500 +21.42% 7
West Midlands -24 41 £30,500 -25.60% 8
Surrey -31 39 £47,500 +5.55% 7
North Yorkshire +37 36 £35,000 +40.00% 2
Oxfordshire +4 36 £42,000 -20.00% 6
Leeds -13 36 £30,500 -12.85% 8
East Midlands +24 33 £33,250 -16.87% 5
Manchester +3 32 £37,500 -16.66% 6
West Sussex +13 23 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Scotland +1 23 £34,000 - 5
Middlesbrough - 22 £35,000 - 2
Oxford -6 21 £43,000 -18.09% 2
Bristol -9 19 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Cheshire +4 18 £31,000 -4.61% 2
East Sussex -4 18 £40,000 - 5
Brighton -5 18 £40,000 - 5

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1889 (66.21%) Linux
2 1289 (45.18%) Windows
3 1042 (36.52%) VMware
4 797 (27.94%) Red Hat
5 697 (24.43%) Puppet
6 686 (24.04%) Microsoft
7 669 (23.45%) UNIX
8 653 (22.89%) MySQL
9 644 (22.57%) Active Directory
10 625 (21.91%) Perl
11 606 (21.24%) Python
12 588 (20.61%) VMware Infrastructure
13 586 (20.54%) Bash Shell
14 575 (20.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 563 (19.73%) DNS
16 523 (18.33%) CentOS
17 518 (18.16%) Apache
18 462 (16.19%) Firewall
19 453 (15.88%) SAN
20 452 (15.84%) DevOps
21 434 (15.21%) Windows Server 2008
22 431 (15.11%) SQL
23 427 (14.97%) Cisco
24 421 (14.76%) SQL Server
25 400 (14.02%) Ubuntu
26 390 (13.67%) TCP/IP
27 376 (13.18%) PHP
28 372 (13.04%) Finance
29 351 (12.30%) Nagios
30 335 (11.74%) Opscode Chef

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 518 (18.16%) Apache
2 330 (11.57%) Tomcat
3 301 (10.55%) MS Exchange
4 268 (9.39%) IIS
5 211 (7.40%) nginx
6 156 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 137 (4.80%) SharePoint
8 88 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 61 (2.14%) OpenStack
10 59 (2.07%) JBoss
11 45 (1.58%) Lync
12 44 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
13 28 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
13 28 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
13 28 (0.98%) Apache Solr
13 28 (0.98%) Confluence
14 25 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
15 22 (0.77%) CMS
16 20 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 18 (0.63%) Jetty
Applications
1 328 (11.50%) MS Excel
2 141 (4.94%) MS Office
3 5 (0.18%) MS Project
4 4 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.070%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.070%) Maya
6 2 (0.070%) Windchill
7 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.035%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.035%) QuarkXPress
7 1 (0.035%) FreeHand
7 1 (0.035%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 25 (0.88%) Agresso
2 13 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (0.21%) Magento
6 5 (0.18%) MFGPRO
7 4 (0.14%) Summit
7 4 (0.14%) HFM
7 4 (0.14%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 4 (0.14%) Academy Housing
7 4 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.11%) Sophis RISQUE
9 2 (0.070%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.035%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.035%) assyst
10 1 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.035%) Maximo
10 1 (0.035%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.035%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 316 (11.08%) Amazon AWS
2 128 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
3 82 (2.87%) SaaS
4 75 (2.63%) Amazon S3
5 68 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
6 42 (1.47%) PaaS
7 37 (1.30%) Office 365
8 33 (1.16%) IaaS
9 31 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 27 (0.95%) Route 53
11 20 (0.70%) Rackspace Cloud
12 18 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
13 17 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
14 15 (0.53%) GitHub
15 14 (0.49%) SoftLayer
16 11 (0.39%) Joyent
17 7 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
17 7 (0.25%) CloudFront
17 7 (0.25%) OpenShift
18 6 (0.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 563 (19.73%) DNS
2 462 (16.19%) Firewall
3 453 (15.88%) SAN
4 390 (13.67%) TCP/IP
5 276 (9.67%) DHCP
6 212 (7.43%) LAN
7 189 (6.62%) VPN
8 177 (6.20%) WAN
9 156 (5.47%) LDAP
10 152 (5.33%) Internet
11 143 (5.01%) HTTP
12 137 (4.80%) NAS
13 114 (4.00%) SMTP
14 104 (3.65%) VoIP
15 86 (3.01%) Wi-Fi
16 79 (2.77%) SSH
17 77 (2.70%) VLAN
18 76 (2.66%) FTP
19 71 (2.49%) iSCSI
20 62 (2.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 653 (22.89%) MySQL
2 421 (14.76%) SQL Server
3 143 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
4 112 (3.93%) NoSQL
5 98 (3.43%) MongoDB
6 77 (2.70%) Big Data
7 69 (2.42%) Redis
8 63 (2.21%) Hadoop
9 60 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
10 54 (1.89%) Relational Database
11 52 (1.82%) Oracle Database
12 42 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
13 39 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
14 33 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
15 31 (1.09%) MariaDB
16 28 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
17 25 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 22 (0.77%) Data Mining
19 21 (0.74%) RDBMS
20 16 (0.56%) Informix
Development Applications
1 176 (6.17%) Git (software)
2 152 (5.33%) Jenkins
3 119 (4.17%) Subversion
4 62 (2.17%) JIRA
5 38 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 33 (1.16%) Maven
7 27 (0.95%) Ant
7 27 (0.95%) Hudson
8 18 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (0.60%) Mercurial
10 13 (0.46%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.25%) Emacs
12 6 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.21%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.18%) FishEye
14 4 (0.14%) Gradle
15 3 (0.11%) Artifactory
15 3 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 3 (0.11%) Eclipse
16 2 (0.070%) Toad
General
1 372 (13.04%) Finance
2 113 (3.96%) Games
3 91 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 89 (3.12%) Marketing
5 83 (2.91%) Banking
6 80 (2.80%) Retail
7 77 (2.70%) Advertising
8 57 (2.00%) Law
8 57 (2.00%) Back Office
9 40 (1.40%) Publishing
10 30 (1.05%) Investment Banking
11 29 (1.02%) French Language
12 26 (0.91%) Legal
13 23 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
14 22 (0.77%) Manufacturing
15 20 (0.70%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.42%) Billing
17 11 (0.39%) Online Betting
17 11 (0.39%) Automotive
18 6 (0.21%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (8.52%) Web Services
2 199 (6.98%) LAMP
3 77 (2.70%) .NET
4 57 (2.00%) Memcached
5 42 (1.47%) HTML
6 33 (1.16%) XML
7 26 (0.91%) CSS
8 22 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
9 19 (0.67%) Middleware
9 19 (0.67%) Ruby on Rails
10 16 (0.56%) J2EE
11 15 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
12 14 (0.49%) Django
13 13 (0.46%) ASP.NET
14 11 (0.39%) Java EE
14 11 (0.39%) ActiveMQ
15 10 (0.35%) Symfony
16 9 (0.32%) jQuery
16 9 (0.32%) AngularJS
16 9 (0.32%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 207 (7.26%) Open Source
2 178 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
3 134 (4.70%) Computer Science
4 128 (4.49%) Clustering
5 76 (2.66%) Replication
6 61 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 49 (1.72%) Blackberry
8 37 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
9 29 (1.02%) Hedge funds
10 26 (0.91%) Mobile App
11 25 (0.88%) EqualLogic
12 24 (0.84%) Visualisation
13 23 (0.81%) Online Games
13 23 (0.81%) Mathematics
14 22 (0.77%) Derivative
15 20 (0.70%) iPhone
15 20 (0.70%) LPAR
16 19 (0.67%) iPad
17 18 (0.63%) Digital Media
18 17 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1889 (66.21%) Linux
2 1289 (45.18%) Windows
3 669 (23.45%) UNIX
4 575 (20.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 523 (18.33%) CentOS
6 434 (15.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 400 (14.02%) Ubuntu
8 293 (10.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 255 (8.94%) Debian
10 244 (8.55%) Solaris
11 180 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 169 (5.92%) Windows 7
13 92 (3.22%) AIX
14 74 (2.59%) SUSE
15 65 (2.28%) Mac OS X
16 62 (2.17%) Android
17 57 (2.00%) Windows 8
18 49 (1.72%) Windows XP
19 45 (1.58%) HPUX
20 44 (1.54%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (15.84%) DevOps
2 327 (11.46%) ITIL
3 293 (10.27%) E-Commerce
4 239 (8.38%) Configuration Management
5 212 (7.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 182 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
7 152 (5.33%) Load Balancing
8 118 (4.14%) Performance Tuning
9 110 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
10 94 (3.29%) Project Management
11 91 (3.19%) Migration
12 84 (2.94%) Service Delivery
13 81 (2.84%) Change Management
14 80 (2.80%) Time Management
15 65 (2.28%) Mentoring
16 64 (2.24%) Workflow
17 62 (2.17%) Business Continuity
18 61 (2.14%) Service Management
19 57 (2.00%) Performance Monitoring
20 56 (1.96%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 625 (21.91%) Perl
2 606 (21.24%) Python
3 586 (20.54%) Bash Shell
4 431 (15.11%) SQL
5 376 (13.18%) PHP
6 308 (10.80%) Ruby
7 302 (10.59%) Java
8 268 (9.39%) Shell Script
9 215 (7.54%) PowerShell
10 63 (2.21%) C
11 46 (1.61%) VBScript
12 44 (1.54%) JavaScript
13 32 (1.12%) PL/SQL
14 30 (1.05%) C#
15 25 (0.88%) AWK
16 23 (0.81%) C++
17 15 (0.53%) VB
17 15 (0.53%) sed
18 12 (0.42%) Bourne shell
18 12 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 290 (10.16%) Degree
2 128 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 123 (4.31%) Security Cleared
4 88 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
5 83 (2.91%) MCSE
6 81 (2.84%) SC Cleared
7 78 (2.73%) CCNA
8 58 (2.03%) RHCE
9 51 (1.79%) DV Cleared
10 49 (1.72%) VCP4
11 46 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 46 (1.61%) MCSA
12 43 (1.51%) MCITP
13 38 (1.33%) MCP
14 33 (1.16%) RHCSA
15 22 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (0.74%) MCTS
17 17 (0.60%) CCNP
18 12 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
19 11 (0.39%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (5.22%) SLA
2 44 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 38 (1.33%) QA
4 25 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.63%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.14%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.070%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.035%) HIPAA
System Software
1 644 (22.57%) Active Directory
2 588 (20.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (5.96%) vSphere
4 127 (4.45%) NFS
5 122 (4.28%) Hyper-V
6 87 (3.05%) Xen
7 82 (2.87%) VMware ESX
8 81 (2.84%) KVM
9 75 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
10 74 (2.59%) Varnish
10 74 (2.59%) XenApp
11 68 (2.38%) Samba
12 44 (1.54%) Docker
13 40 (1.40%) XenServer
14 30 (1.05%) Postfix
15 26 (0.91%) Terminal Services
16 23 (0.81%) vCloud
17 22 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 17 (0.60%) VMware Server
19 16 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 697 (24.43%) Puppet
2 351 (12.30%) Nagios
3 335 (11.74%) Opscode Chef
4 119 (4.17%) SCCM
5 113 (3.96%) Ansible
6 91 (3.19%) SCOM
7 84 (2.94%) NetBackup
8 78 (2.73%) ZABBIX
9 73 (2.56%) Cacti
10 56 (1.96%) Salt
11 46 (1.61%) Vagrant
12 45 (1.58%) logstash
13 44 (1.54%) WSUS
14 43 (1.51%) Backup Exec
15 37 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 35 (1.23%) HP Data Protector
17 34 (1.19%) Tivoli
18 33 (1.16%) Graphite
19 30 (1.05%) HP SIM
20 28 (0.98%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 1042 (36.52%) VMware
2 797 (27.94%) Red Hat
3 686 (24.04%) Microsoft
4 427 (14.97%) Cisco
5 296 (10.38%) Oracle
6 255 (8.94%) HP
7 206 (7.22%) Citrix
8 137 (4.80%) NetApp
9 120 (4.21%) EMC
9 120 (4.21%) IBM
10 94 (3.29%) Symantec
11 77 (2.70%) Dell
12 64 (2.24%) Sun
13 59 (2.07%) Rackspace
14 58 (2.03%) Veritas
15 56 (1.96%) F5
16 53 (1.86%) Juniper
17 42 (1.47%) Percona
18 39 (1.37%) Veeam
19 38 (1.33%) Splunk
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + great company
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £48000 - £54000 per annum + pension, 25 days, training
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Adroit People Limited
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £ Excellent
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Midlothian
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £0 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £39000 per annum, Benefits BUPA, pension + multiple perks
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £16000.00 - £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £9999 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago