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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 278 258 234
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1084 1315 1483
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.13% 1.21% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.26% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 938 1138 1293
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -1.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +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
92091 104182 108737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.30% 96.24% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 77057 86801 87903
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -14 1004 £42,500 - 118
London -12 492 £50,000 +5.26% 55
South East -22 238 £41,000 +2.50% 27
Yorkshire +6 58 £37,500 +13.63% 6
East of England -25 54 £42,000 +12.00% 14
Hampshire -7 52 £39,875 +13.92% 5
Berkshire -30 51 £55,000 +34.96% 5
Surrey +3 50 £48,750 +8.33% 4
City of London -9 50 £45,000 -4.25% 16
North West +5 46 £30,000 -7.69% 4
East Midlands +34 44 £32,500 -7.14% 2
South West -3 41 £34,712 -0.82% 4
West Yorkshire +17 35 £37,500 +4.16% 5
Wales +5 31 £37,500 -3.84% 3
Leeds +25 29 £37,500 -6.25% 4
South Wales +1 29 £37,500 -3.84% 3
Cambridgeshire +5 27 £37,500 -6.25% 3
East Sussex +25 26 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Scotland +19 25 £38,250 -3.16% 2
Brighton +26 24 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Cambridge +7 23 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Oxfordshire -3 21 £44,500 +4.70% 4
Hertfordshire -7 21 £48,750 +30.00% 9
Manchester -3 20 £31,250 -21.87% 4
West Midlands -42 20 £35,000 -10.25% 2
Woking - 20 £49,000 - 2
Slough +37 19 £60,000 +84.61% 2
Oxford +10 19 £44,500 -1.11% 2
Edinburgh +9 18 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Merseyside -5 18 £32,500 +35.41%

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 1308 (61.04%) Linux
2 915 (42.70%) Windows
3 875 (40.83%) VMware
4 613 (28.60%) Active Directory
5 608 (28.37%) Windows Server
6 555 (25.90%) Microsoft
7 541 (25.24%) Puppet
8 523 (24.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 464 (21.65%) DevOps
10 452 (21.09%) Red Hat
11 442 (20.63%) Python
12 417 (19.46%) Firewall
13 406 (18.95%) Bash Shell
14 376 (17.55%) Finance
15 373 (17.41%) DNS
16 369 (17.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 367 (17.13%) Apache
18 354 (16.52%) Amazon AWS
19 353 (16.47%) Opscode Chef
20 351 (16.38%) Perl
20 351 (16.38%) MySQL
21 335 (15.63%) Unix
22 314 (14.65%) Cisco
23 303 (14.14%) SAN
24 284 (13.25%) MS Exchange
25 281 (13.11%) Ansible
26 279 (13.02%) CentOS
27 276 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
27 276 (12.88%) Windows Server 2012
27 276 (12.88%) LAMP

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
1 367 (17.13%) Apache
2 284 (13.25%) MS Exchange
3 166 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 155 (7.23%) Tomcat
5 137 (6.39%) IIS
6 121 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 121 (5.65%) nginx
7 111 (5.18%) SharePoint
8 67 (3.13%) JBoss
9 56 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
10 55 (2.57%) OpenStack
11 49 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
12 42 (1.96%) Skype for Business
13 30 (1.40%) Confluence
14 16 (0.75%) Hubot
14 16 (0.75%) SAS
14 16 (0.75%) WebLogic
15 14 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
15 14 (0.65%) WebSphere
16 11 (0.51%) Drupal
Applications
1 214 (9.99%) MS Excel
2 123 (5.74%) MS Office
3 7 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.28%) Final Cut Pro
5 4 (0.19%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.093%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.093%) Windchill
8 1 (0.047%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (0.89%) HFM
2 10 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.47%) Hyperion Planning
3 8 (0.37%) Infor M3
3 8 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
5 6 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.19%) Movex
8 3 (0.14%) Cognos Planning
8 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.093%) JDE OneWorld
10 1 (0.047%) Academy Housing
10 1 (0.047%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
10 1 (0.047%) arcHouse
10 1 (0.047%) Cognos Controller
10 1 (0.047%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 354 (16.52%) Amazon AWS
2 148 (6.91%) Office 365
3 111 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (2.05%) SaaS
5 40 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
6 34 (1.59%) PaaS
7 33 (1.54%) IaaS
8 25 (1.17%) Amazon S3
9 17 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
10 16 (0.75%) Slack
10 16 (0.75%) SoftLayer
11 15 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 13 (0.61%) GitHub
14 12 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (0.56%) Sumo Logic
15 11 (0.51%) AWS OpsWorks
16 10 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 7 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 417 (19.46%) Firewall
2 373 (17.41%) DNS
3 303 (14.14%) SAN
4 207 (9.66%) TCP/IP
5 201 (9.38%) DHCP
6 140 (6.53%) LAN
7 136 (6.35%) VPN
8 123 (5.74%) WAN
9 117 (5.46%) NAS
10 98 (4.57%) Internet
11 76 (3.55%) LDAP
12 73 (3.41%) iSCSI
13 58 (2.71%) VLAN
14 54 (2.52%) Wireless
15 50 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
16 47 (2.19%) SMTP
17 46 (2.15%) HTTP
18 43 (2.01%) SSL
19 42 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
20 41 (1.91%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (16.38%) MySQL
2 251 (11.71%) SQL Server
3 59 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
4 58 (2.71%) MongoDB
5 40 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 37 (1.73%) Hadoop
7 36 (1.68%) NoSQL
8 30 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (1.35%) Big Data
10 28 (1.31%) Oracle Database
11 26 (1.21%) Redis
12 23 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
13 21 (0.98%) Couchbase
14 20 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (0.75%) Hyperion Smart View
16 14 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
17 13 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
17 13 (0.61%) MariaDB
17 13 (0.61%) Relational Database
18 12 (0.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 226 (10.55%) Jenkins
2 76 (3.55%) Git (software)
3 66 (3.08%) JIRA
4 48 (2.24%) Subversion
5 44 (2.05%) Vagrant
6 39 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 25 (1.17%) TeamCity
8 15 (0.70%) GitLab
9 11 (0.51%) Selenium
10 9 (0.42%) Maven
10 9 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.37%) Gerrit
11 8 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (0.37%) Travis CI
12 7 (0.33%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.23%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.23%) Hudson
13 5 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.19%) Gradle
14 4 (0.19%) Redmine
General
1 376 (17.55%) Finance
2 122 (5.69%) Telecoms
3 88 (4.11%) Law
4 79 (3.69%) Banking
5 78 (3.64%) Marketing
6 48 (2.24%) Retail
7 36 (1.68%) Games
8 34 (1.59%) Advertising
9 31 (1.45%) Back Office
10 26 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 25 (1.17%) Publishing
12 21 (0.98%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.65%) Legal
14 11 (0.51%) Electronics
14 11 (0.51%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.33%) Billing
16 6 (0.28%) Military
17 5 (0.23%) General Ledger
18 4 (0.19%) Online Betting
19 3 (0.14%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (12.88%) LAMP
2 121 (5.65%) Web Services
3 81 (3.78%) LEMP Stack
4 48 (2.24%) .NET
5 34 (1.59%) Middleware
6 33 (1.54%) HTML
7 31 (1.45%) Java EE
8 29 (1.35%) XML
9 27 (1.26%) ELK Stack
10 25 (1.17%) Ruby on Rails
11 21 (0.98%) JMS
12 19 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
13 17 (0.79%) CSS
14 16 (0.75%) Memcached
15 15 (0.70%) JSON
15 15 (0.70%) LAPP Stack
16 14 (0.65%) Node.js
16 14 (0.65%) REST
17 12 (0.56%) ASP.NET
17 12 (0.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 219 (10.22%) Data Centre
2 95 (4.43%) Clustering
3 90 (4.20%) Computer Science
4 86 (4.01%) Management Information System
5 67 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 55 (2.57%) Replication
7 34 (1.59%) Public Cloud
8 30 (1.40%) Statistics
9 29 (1.35%) Hedge funds
10 26 (1.21%) Fat Client
10 26 (1.21%) Thin Client
11 25 (1.17%) Fintech
12 23 (1.07%) iPad
13 17 (0.79%) Private Cloud
14 16 (0.75%) Driving Licence
14 16 (0.75%) HP Storage
14 16 (0.75%) PKI
14 16 (0.75%) Smartphone
15 14 (0.65%) AS400
15 14 (0.65%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1308 (61.04%) Linux
2 915 (42.70%) Windows
3 608 (28.37%) Windows Server
4 369 (17.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 335 (15.63%) Unix
6 279 (13.02%) CentOS
7 276 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 276 (12.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 202 (9.43%) Ubuntu
9 105 (4.90%) Windows 7
10 90 (4.20%) Debian
11 82 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 77 (3.59%) Solaris
13 51 (2.38%) Windows 10
14 44 (2.05%) HPUX
15 40 (1.87%) Mac OS X
16 37 (1.73%) AIX
17 31 (1.45%) Windows 8
18 28 (1.31%) SUSE
19 18 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (21.65%) DevOps
2 227 (10.59%) Configuration Management
3 223 (10.41%) ITIL
4 154 (7.19%) Disaster Recovery
5 152 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
6 141 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
7 139 (6.49%) High Availability
8 117 (5.46%) E-Commerce
9 110 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
10 100 (4.67%) Open Source
11 96 (4.48%) Load Balancing
12 90 (4.20%) Service Delivery
13 73 (3.41%) Project Management
14 67 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
15 62 (2.89%) Analytics
16 61 (2.85%) CRM
17 58 (2.71%) Migration
18 57 (2.66%) Infrastructure Management
19 56 (2.61%) Business Continuity
20 54 (2.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 442 (20.63%) Python
2 406 (18.95%) Bash Shell
3 351 (16.38%) Perl
4 254 (11.85%) SQL
5 248 (11.57%) PowerShell
6 231 (10.78%) PHP
7 188 (8.77%) Ruby
8 171 (7.98%) Shell Script
9 142 (6.63%) Java
10 53 (2.47%) JavaScript
11 30 (1.40%) C
12 28 (1.31%) C#
13 27 (1.26%) VB
14 17 (0.79%) VBA
15 13 (0.61%) Korn
16 12 (0.56%) VBScript
17 8 (0.37%) C++
18 7 (0.33%) VB6
19 6 (0.28%) Clipper
20 5 (0.23%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 152 (7.09%) Degree
2 114 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 113 (5.27%) Cisco Certification
4 99 (4.62%) CCNA
5 88 (4.11%) Security Cleared
6 70 (3.27%) MCSE
7 59 (2.75%) SC Cleared
8 58 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 55 (2.57%) MCP
10 50 (2.33%) MCSA
11 30 (1.40%) MCITP
12 27 (1.26%) RHCE
13 22 (1.03%) CCNP
14 17 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
15 14 (0.65%) DV Cleared
15 14 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.56%) CCA
17 11 (0.51%) ACCA
17 11 (0.51%) CIMA
18 8 (0.37%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.15%) PCI DSS
2 83 (3.87%) SLA
3 42 (1.96%) QA
4 26 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.047%) COSHH
8 1 (0.047%) GAAP
8 1 (0.047%) HIPAA
System Software
1 613 (28.60%) Active Directory
2 523 (24.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (7.75%) vSphere
4 165 (7.70%) Hyper-V
5 136 (6.35%) Docker
6 95 (4.43%) NFS
7 84 (3.92%) KVM
8 83 (3.87%) Virtual Machines
9 50 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
9 50 (2.33%) Xen
10 38 (1.77%) VMware ESX
11 36 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
12 26 (1.21%) XenApp
13 25 (1.17%) Terminal Services
14 24 (1.12%) Squid
15 23 (1.07%) Postfix
16 21 (0.98%) Corosync
16 21 (0.98%) Firmware
16 21 (0.98%) Samba
17 19 (0.89%) iptables
Systems Management
1 541 (25.24%) Puppet
2 353 (16.47%) Opscode Chef
3 281 (13.11%) Ansible
4 253 (11.81%) Nagios
5 166 (7.75%) SCCM
6 64 (2.99%) NetBackup
7 54 (2.52%) Salt
8 52 (2.43%) HAProxy
9 46 (2.15%) SCOM
10 44 (2.05%) Cacti
11 37 (1.73%) logstash
12 29 (1.35%) Backup Exec
13 28 (1.31%) WSUS
13 28 (1.31%) ZABBIX
14 27 (1.26%) Cobbler
14 27 (1.26%) Tivoli
15 22 (1.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 19 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
17 17 (0.79%) Kubernetes
17 17 (0.79%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 875 (40.83%) VMware
2 555 (25.90%) Microsoft
3 452 (21.09%) Red Hat
4 314 (14.65%) Cisco
5 178 (8.31%) Oracle
6 157 (7.33%) HP
7 131 (6.11%) Citrix
8 102 (4.76%) NetApp
9 77 (3.59%) Rackspace
10 72 (3.36%) EMC
11 62 (2.89%) Veeam
12 61 (2.85%) Juniper
13 56 (2.61%) Veritas
14 55 (2.57%) Symantec
15 54 (2.52%) CheckPoint
15 54 (2.52%) Dell
16 43 (2.01%) Avaya
16 43 (2.01%) Google
17 39 (1.82%) Splunk
18 38 (1.77%) IBM
West London
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Darwin Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £43,000 to £50,000 per annum £43k - £50k plus bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Benefits and Discounts!! :)
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TPP
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Colston Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus on call and excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Tech
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £350000 - £420000 per annum + Excellent Benefit Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
BBC Research & Development
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Russell King Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Life Insurance, Company Pension Sche
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
ServerChoice
Salary: From £35,000 to £41,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £35K + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Unruly
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 35k plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Bluetownonline
Posted: Yesterday
Witham, Essex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago