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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 232 233 188
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1365 1451 1650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.28% 1.24% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.31% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1175 1265 1440
Average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(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 +8 1321 £42,500 +6.25% 174
London +6 602 £47,500 +5.55% 78
South East -7 297 £40,000 +14.28% 33
City of London +37 143 £47,000 +4.44% 27
East of England +3 128 £38,500 -11.49% 25
South West +18 87 £35,000 -12.50% 13
Hampshire +29 69 £42,500 +21.42% 5
West Midlands -9 59 £32,500 +0.31% 1
Yorkshire -5 58 £35,000 - 6
North West +10 56 £37,500 +20.00% 10
Berkshire -16 55 £47,500 +35.71% 6
East Sussex -2 51 £40,000 +14.28% 12
Cambridgeshire +4 49 £40,000 -3.03% 11
Hertfordshire -1 47 £40,000 -24.52% 4
Brighton -2 47 £40,000 +14.28% 9
West Yorkshire +28 45 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Surrey +15 45 £37,500 -12.79% 7
Leeds +27 44 £32,000 -11.72% 2
Cambridge +19 44 £42,500 - 9
Reading -15 43 £47,500 +35.71% 5
East Midlands +15 34 £34,500 +6.97% 7
Bristol -14 34 £33,500 -19.27% 4
Oxfordshire +13 31 £44,500 -19.09%
West Sussex +19 25 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Manchester +21 24 £40,000 +1.91% 5
Oxford +1 21 £47,500 -13.63%
Scotland +22 20 £39,500 +17.03% 7
Basingstoke - 19 £40,000 - 1
Dorset +21 18 £41,250 -21.42%
Crawley +13 18 £40,000 -5.88%

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1759 (63.59%) Linux
2 1239 (44.79%) Windows
3 1080 (39.05%) VMware
4 779 (28.16%) Red Hat
5 731 (26.43%) Microsoft
6 692 (25.02%) Active Directory
7 651 (23.54%) Puppet
8 635 (22.96%) MySQL
9 613 (22.16%) VMware Infrastructure
10 602 (21.76%) UNIX
11 591 (21.37%) DNS
12 588 (21.26%) Bash Shell
13 584 (21.11%) Perl
14 551 (19.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 546 (19.74%) Python
16 505 (18.26%) Windows Server 2008
17 486 (17.57%) CentOS
18 484 (17.50%) Apache
19 482 (17.43%) SQL
20 465 (16.81%) DevOps
21 453 (16.38%) Cisco
22 452 (16.34%) SQL Server
23 447 (16.16%) Firewall
24 415 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
25 413 (14.93%) SAN
26 407 (14.71%) Finance
27 386 (13.96%) MS Exchange
28 376 (13.59%) TCP/IP
29 372 (13.45%) ITIL
30 370 (13.38%) Ubuntu

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 484 (17.50%) Apache
2 386 (13.96%) MS Exchange
3 332 (12.00%) Tomcat
4 249 (9.00%) IIS
5 197 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 169 (6.11%) nginx
7 141 (5.10%) SharePoint
8 98 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 63 (2.28%) OpenStack
10 52 (1.88%) JBoss
10 52 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
11 48 (1.74%) Lync
12 47 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
12 47 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
13 38 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
14 34 (1.23%) Apache Solr
15 31 (1.12%) CMS
16 27 (0.98%) Confluence
17 22 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
18 20 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 336 (12.15%) MS Excel
2 129 (4.66%) MS Office
3 11 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.11%) Windchill
6 2 (0.072%) Maya
7 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.036%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.58%) Agresso
3 14 (0.51%) Magento
4 11 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
5 9 (0.33%) Sophis RISQUE
6 8 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.14%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.14%) HFM
8 3 (0.11%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 2 (0.072%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.072%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.072%) Cordys
9 2 (0.072%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.036%) Orchard Housing
10 1 (0.036%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.036%) RMDS
10 1 (0.036%) Maximo
10 1 (0.036%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.036%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 415 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (3.87%) Amazon EC2
3 60 (2.17%) SaaS
4 57 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
5 50 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 48 (1.74%) Office 365
7 43 (1.55%) Amazon S3
8 34 (1.23%) PaaS
9 32 (1.16%) IaaS
10 31 (1.12%) Route 53
11 29 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 26 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
13 21 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (0.54%) Joyent
15 9 (0.33%) GitHub
16 8 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
17 7 (0.25%) Google Apps
17 7 (0.25%) Rackspace Cloud
18 6 (0.22%) SoftLayer
19 5 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 591 (21.37%) DNS
2 447 (16.16%) Firewall
3 413 (14.93%) SAN
4 376 (13.59%) TCP/IP
5 299 (10.81%) DHCP
6 226 (8.17%) VPN
7 170 (6.15%) LAN
8 162 (5.86%) WAN
9 154 (5.57%) HTTP
10 147 (5.31%) Internet
11 131 (4.74%) LDAP
12 121 (4.37%) NAS
13 90 (3.25%) SMTP
14 86 (3.11%) iSCSI
14 86 (3.11%) VLAN
15 76 (2.75%) VoIP
16 69 (2.49%) FTP
17 64 (2.31%) Network Security
18 57 (2.06%) SSH
18 57 (2.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 635 (22.96%) MySQL
2 452 (16.34%) SQL Server
3 142 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
4 87 (3.15%) MongoDB
5 76 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 75 (2.71%) Relational Database
7 73 (2.64%) NoSQL
8 58 (2.10%) Oracle Database
9 40 (1.45%) Redis
9 40 (1.45%) MariaDB
10 39 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 36 (1.30%) Big Data
12 29 (1.05%) Hadoop
13 27 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 24 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
15 22 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
15 22 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
16 21 (0.76%) RDBMS
17 19 (0.69%) Data Mining
17 19 (0.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 194 (7.01%) Git (software)
2 141 (5.10%) Jenkins
3 121 (4.37%) Subversion
4 47 (1.70%) JIRA
5 32 (1.16%) Maven
6 24 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 21 (0.76%) TeamCity
8 20 (0.72%) Hudson
9 17 (0.61%) Selenium
10 14 (0.51%) Emacs
10 14 (0.51%) Ant
11 12 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.22%) FishEye
12 6 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.18%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.18%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.18%) Gerrit
14 4 (0.14%) Gradle
14 4 (0.14%) GDB
14 4 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 407 (14.71%) Finance
2 118 (4.27%) Telecoms
3 111 (4.01%) Games
4 65 (2.35%) Law
5 63 (2.28%) Banking
6 60 (2.17%) Retail
7 59 (2.13%) Marketing
8 48 (1.74%) Legal
9 39 (1.41%) Advertising
10 38 (1.37%) Back Office
11 31 (1.12%) Publishing
12 21 (0.76%) Billing
13 20 (0.72%) Manufacturing
14 19 (0.69%) French Language
15 18 (0.65%) Online Betting
15 18 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
16 17 (0.61%) Investment Banking
17 12 (0.43%) Electronics
17 12 (0.43%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.25%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (7.41%) Web Services
2 181 (6.54%) LAMP
3 107 (3.87%) .NET
4 47 (1.70%) HTML
5 43 (1.55%) Memcached
6 31 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
7 29 (1.05%) CSS
8 25 (0.90%) Middleware
9 20 (0.72%) XML
10 18 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
11 16 (0.58%) JMS
12 13 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
12 13 (0.47%) OAuth
13 12 (0.43%) J2EE
14 11 (0.40%) Lucene
15 9 (0.33%) ASP.NET
15 9 (0.33%) COM
15 9 (0.33%) Application Packaging
16 7 (0.25%) jQuery
16 7 (0.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 173 (6.25%) Open Source
2 162 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (4.01%) Computer Science
4 95 (3.43%) Management Information System
5 83 (3.00%) Clustering
6 62 (2.24%) Replication
7 44 (1.59%) EqualLogic
8 40 (1.45%) Blackberry
9 35 (1.27%) Public Cloud
10 33 (1.19%) Mathematics
10 33 (1.19%) Mobile App
11 32 (1.16%) Hedge funds
12 27 (0.98%) Derivative
13 26 (0.94%) Statistics
14 23 (0.83%) Private Cloud
15 22 (0.80%) Digital Media
16 21 (0.76%) LPAR
17 20 (0.72%) Learning Management System
17 20 (0.72%) iPhone
17 20 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1759 (63.59%) Linux
2 1239 (44.79%) Windows
3 602 (21.76%) UNIX
4 551 (19.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 505 (18.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 486 (17.57%) CentOS
7 370 (13.38%) Ubuntu
8 360 (13.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 266 (9.62%) Debian
10 222 (8.03%) Solaris
11 195 (7.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 174 (6.29%) Windows 7
13 67 (2.42%) AIX
14 63 (2.28%) Windows 8
15 61 (2.21%) Fedora
16 55 (1.99%) Windows XP
16 55 (1.99%) Mac OS X
17 54 (1.95%) SUSE
18 45 (1.63%) HPUX
19 41 (1.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (16.81%) DevOps
2 372 (13.45%) ITIL
3 262 (9.47%) Configuration Management
4 226 (8.17%) E-Commerce
5 208 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
6 151 (5.46%) Load Balancing
7 135 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 104 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
9 96 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
9 96 (3.47%) Migration
10 93 (3.36%) Change Management
11 90 (3.25%) Project Management
12 75 (2.71%) Time Management
13 73 (2.64%) Service Delivery
14 72 (2.60%) CRM
15 57 (2.06%) Workflow
16 54 (1.95%) Capacity Planning
16 54 (1.95%) Mentoring
17 52 (1.88%) Release Management
18 50 (1.81%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 588 (21.26%) Bash Shell
2 584 (21.11%) Perl
3 546 (19.74%) Python
4 482 (17.43%) SQL
5 283 (10.23%) PHP
6 282 (10.20%) Shell Script
7 281 (10.16%) Ruby
8 260 (9.40%) Java
9 258 (9.33%) PowerShell
10 51 (1.84%) JavaScript
11 43 (1.55%) C
12 42 (1.52%) VBScript
13 39 (1.41%) PL/SQL
14 27 (0.98%) C++
15 25 (0.90%) C#
15 25 (0.90%) VB
16 20 (0.72%) Korn
17 15 (0.54%) AWK
17 15 (0.54%) Bourne shell
18 11 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 236 (8.53%) Degree
2 170 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 151 (5.46%) Security Cleared
4 117 (4.23%) MCSE
5 106 (3.83%) SC Cleared
6 73 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
7 70 (2.53%) MCSA
8 67 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 61 (2.21%) CCNA
10 60 (2.17%) DV Cleared
11 58 (2.10%) MCITP
12 57 (2.06%) MCP
13 51 (1.84%) RHCE
14 38 (1.37%) RHCSA
15 19 (0.69%) MCTS
16 17 (0.61%) CCA
17 16 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
17 16 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 13 (0.47%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (5.17%) SLA
2 45 (1.63%) QA
3 38 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.14%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.072%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.036%) BS7799
9 1 (0.036%) Data Quality
System Software
1 692 (25.02%) Active Directory
2 613 (22.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 178 (6.44%) vSphere
4 145 (5.24%) Hyper-V
5 104 (3.76%) NFS
6 101 (3.65%) VMware ESX
7 99 (3.58%) Xen
8 92 (3.33%) XenApp
9 79 (2.86%) KVM
10 72 (2.60%) Varnish
11 66 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
12 59 (2.13%) Docker
13 44 (1.59%) XenServer
14 31 (1.12%) Samba
14 31 (1.12%) Postfix
15 29 (1.05%) iptables
16 22 (0.80%) VMware Server
17 18 (0.65%) Squid
18 17 (0.61%) Terminal Services
19 14 (0.51%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 651 (23.54%) Puppet
2 324 (11.71%) Opscode Chef
3 297 (10.74%) Nagios
4 123 (4.45%) SCCM
5 100 (3.62%) Ansible
6 91 (3.29%) SCOM
7 69 (2.49%) NetBackup
8 63 (2.28%) Cacti
9 59 (2.13%) ZABBIX
10 47 (1.70%) Salt
11 45 (1.63%) WSUS
11 45 (1.63%) Vagrant
12 42 (1.52%) Backup Exec
13 41 (1.48%) Graphite
14 37 (1.34%) Tivoli
15 36 (1.30%) HP Data Protector
16 33 (1.19%) HP SIM
16 33 (1.19%) logstash
17 32 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 23 (0.83%) Icinga
Vendors
1 1080 (39.05%) VMware
2 779 (28.16%) Red Hat
3 731 (26.43%) Microsoft
4 453 (16.38%) Cisco
5 310 (11.21%) Oracle
6 238 (8.60%) Citrix
7 218 (7.88%) HP
8 139 (5.03%) IBM
9 136 (4.92%) NetApp
10 99 (3.58%) Symantec
11 81 (2.93%) EMC
12 75 (2.71%) Juniper
13 73 (2.64%) Dell
14 65 (2.35%) Sun
15 64 (2.31%) Google
16 60 (2.17%) Rackspace
17 43 (1.55%) Veeam
18 41 (1.48%) F5
19 40 (1.45%) Veritas
20 27 (0.98%) Percona
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
East Sussex
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash IT Recruitment UK
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + great company
Posted: 17 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + great company
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £19k - 23k per year + Be
Posted: 18 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 + bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Talent International
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS & Equity
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Great Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bens + hack days
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £100000 per annum, Benefits Plus generous benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday