The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 225 189 173
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1435 1601 1896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.23% 1.47% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.56% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1230 1374 1671
Average salary £40,310 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £35,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.29% +2.14%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109819 102628 112165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 89750 85116 96213
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 23 July 2014 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 23 July 2014. 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 -39 1378 £40,750 +1.87% 168
London -46 659 £45,000 - 81
South East -40 299 £36,000 +2.85% 36
East of England -4 154 £42,500 -3.40% 14
City of London +18 126 £47,000 +3.29% 24
Yorkshire -41 77 £35,000 +9.37% 9
Berkshire -26 70 £35,000 - 8
Cambridgeshire -4 69 £43,500 -3.33% 7
East Sussex +1 66 £35,000 +5.26% 1
Brighton -1 63 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Cambridge -14 59 £43,500 -3.33% 6
South West +2 53 £40,000 +14.28% 10
West Midlands -28 51 £32,500 -15.58% 6
Reading -14 49 £35,000 - 4
Surrey +1 47 £42,500 +9.67% 7
Hampshire -30 46 £32,500 -13.33% 8
West Yorkshire -47 41 £38,000 +15.15% 3
Hertfordshire +4 40 £45,000 +51.26% 5
North West -6 39 £34,000 -2.85% 11
Essex +12 35 £40,000 +45.45% 2
East Midlands +7 35 £39,000 +20.00% 4
Bristol +12 33 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Warwickshire +39 27 £33,698 +22.53% 1
Oxfordshire -15 27 £48,750 +20.37% 6
Manchester +9 25 £35,750 +2.14% 2
Leeds -60 24 £38,000 +13.43% 1
Oxford +3 21 £45,000 - 3
North Yorkshire -3 20 £35,000 -10.82% 3
Buckinghamshire +11 19 £29,000 -18.30% 3
West Sussex +1 17 £55,000 +26.43% 1

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 2050 (68.38%) Linux
2 1354 (45.16%) Windows
3 1009 (33.66%) VMware
4 801 (26.72%) Red Hat
5 782 (26.08%) Active Directory
6 693 (23.12%) UNIX
7 682 (22.75%) Puppet
8 678 (22.62%) MySQL
9 674 (22.48%) Microsoft
10 604 (20.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 601 (20.05%) DNS
12 600 (20.01%) Apache
13 588 (19.61%) Python
14 576 (19.21%) Perl
15 550 (18.35%) Bash Shell
16 536 (17.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 503 (16.78%) SQL Server
18 497 (16.58%) Windows Server 2008
19 491 (16.38%) Firewall
20 478 (15.94%) SAN
21 471 (15.71%) SQL
22 457 (15.24%) TCP/IP
23 414 (13.81%) CentOS
24 413 (13.78%) DevOps
25 404 (13.48%) Cisco
26 402 (13.41%) Ubuntu
27 374 (12.47%) Opscode Chef
28 366 (12.21%) Debian
29 365 (12.17%) Java
30 359 (11.97%) Finance

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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
1 600 (20.01%) Apache
2 356 (11.87%) MS Exchange
3 298 (9.94%) Tomcat
4 288 (9.61%) IIS
5 173 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 160 (5.34%) nginx
7 150 (5.00%) SharePoint
8 91 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
9 68 (2.27%) OpenStack
10 67 (2.23%) CMS
11 64 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
12 51 (1.70%) Node.js
13 47 (1.57%) Lync
13 47 (1.57%) WebLogic
14 46 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
15 43 (1.43%) WebSphere
16 39 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
17 38 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
18 32 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
19 29 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 319 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 133 (4.44%) MS Office
3 17 (0.57%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.13%) FastStats
6 3 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.067%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.067%) Windchill
7 2 (0.067%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.033%) ArcInfo
8 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.033%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.70%) Google Analytics
3 17 (0.57%) Agresso
4 13 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.27%) Magento
6 8 (0.27%) HFM
7 6 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.13%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
10 3 (0.10%) Sage 200
10 3 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (0.10%) Summit
11 2 (0.067%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.067%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 247 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (3.80%) SaaS
3 87 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
4 52 (1.73%) Office 365
5 41 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 39 (1.30%) Amazon S3
7 37 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (0.70%) Joyent
9 19 (0.63%) IaaS
10 16 (0.53%) GitHub
10 16 (0.53%) Basecamp
11 13 (0.43%) Google Apps
12 10 (0.33%) PaaS
13 9 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
14 8 (0.27%) Route 53
14 8 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.13%) ElastiCache
15 4 (0.13%) CloudFront
16 3 (0.10%) Google App Engine
17 2 (0.067%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 601 (20.05%) DNS
2 491 (16.38%) Firewall
3 478 (15.94%) SAN
4 457 (15.24%) TCP/IP
5 301 (10.04%) DHCP
6 239 (7.97%) VPN
7 223 (7.44%) LAN
8 221 (7.37%) HTTP
9 172 (5.74%) WAN
10 152 (5.07%) Internet
11 147 (4.90%) LDAP
12 138 (4.60%) NAS
13 132 (4.40%) VoIP
13 132 (4.40%) SMTP
14 99 (3.30%) VLAN
15 93 (3.10%) FTP
16 69 (2.30%) iSCSI
17 64 (2.13%) SSL
18 54 (1.80%) Ethernet
19 53 (1.77%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 678 (22.62%) MySQL
2 503 (16.78%) SQL Server
3 260 (8.67%) PostgreSQL
4 119 (3.97%) Redis
5 117 (3.90%) Relational Database
6 94 (3.14%) MongoDB
7 91 (3.04%) NoSQL
8 88 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 79 (2.64%) RDBMS
10 67 (2.23%) Oracle Database
11 64 (2.13%) Big Data
12 58 (1.93%) Hadoop
13 51 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 39 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
15 33 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
16 31 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 29 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 26 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
19 25 (0.83%) HBase
20 21 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 200 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 155 (5.17%) Jenkins
3 120 (4.00%) Subversion
4 86 (2.87%) JIRA
5 29 (0.97%) TeamCity
6 27 (0.90%) Maven
7 25 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (0.53%) Mercurial
9 15 (0.50%) Visual Studio
10 14 (0.47%) Ant
10 14 (0.47%) Hudson
11 11 (0.37%) Selenium
12 8 (0.27%) CruiseControl
13 7 (0.23%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 5 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
14 5 (0.17%) Artifactory
14 5 (0.17%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.17%) Juju
General
1 359 (11.97%) Finance
2 120 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 91 (3.04%) Games
4 71 (2.37%) Marketing
5 67 (2.23%) Retail
6 65 (2.17%) Back Office
7 64 (2.13%) Banking
8 40 (1.33%) Legal
9 39 (1.30%) Advertising
10 33 (1.10%) Law
11 31 (1.03%) Publishing
12 22 (0.73%) Online Betting
13 19 (0.63%) French Language
14 16 (0.53%) Investment Banking
15 14 (0.47%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.27%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.27%) German Language
17 7 (0.23%) Spanish Language
17 7 (0.23%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (7.57%) LAMP
2 186 (6.20%) Web Services
3 105 (3.50%) .NET
4 78 (2.60%) HTML
5 67 (2.23%) XML
6 47 (1.57%) Middleware
7 39 (1.30%) CSS
8 27 (0.90%) Django
9 26 (0.87%) JSON
10 23 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
11 20 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
12 19 (0.63%) ActiveMQ
12 19 (0.63%) .NET Framework
13 18 (0.60%) J2EE
14 15 (0.50%) Ruby on Rails
15 14 (0.47%) Sphinx
16 13 (0.43%) Memcached
17 12 (0.40%) MapReduce
18 11 (0.37%) COM
18 11 (0.37%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 256 (8.54%) Open Source
2 165 (5.50%) Clustering
3 143 (4.77%) Computer Science
4 104 (3.47%) Replication
5 72 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 69 (2.30%) Social Media
7 37 (1.23%) Blackberry
8 34 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
9 32 (1.07%) Online Games
10 31 (1.03%) Mobile App
11 28 (0.93%) Derivative
12 26 (0.87%) LPAR
13 24 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
14 23 (0.77%) EqualLogic
15 22 (0.73%) Client/Server
16 21 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 21 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
17 20 (0.67%) HACMP
18 18 (0.60%) Mathematics
19 17 (0.57%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 2050 (68.38%) Linux
2 1354 (45.16%) Windows
3 693 (23.12%) UNIX
4 536 (17.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 497 (16.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 414 (13.81%) CentOS
7 402 (13.41%) Ubuntu
8 366 (12.21%) Debian
9 271 (9.04%) Solaris
10 258 (8.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 211 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 190 (6.34%) Windows 7
13 129 (4.30%) AIX
14 80 (2.67%) HPUX
15 79 (2.64%) Mac OS X
16 76 (2.54%) Windows XP
17 74 (2.47%) Windows 8
18 66 (2.20%) SUSE
19 53 (1.77%) Android
20 42 (1.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (13.78%) DevOps
2 342 (11.41%) ITIL
3 306 (10.21%) Configuration Management
4 269 (8.97%) E-Commerce
5 246 (8.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 201 (6.70%) Performance Tuning
7 182 (6.07%) Load Balancing
8 113 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
8 113 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
9 104 (3.47%) Continuous Integration
10 96 (3.20%) Migration
10 96 (3.20%) Service Delivery
11 78 (2.60%) Analytics
12 76 (2.54%) Problem Management
13 64 (2.13%) Change Management
14 62 (2.07%) Project Management
15 59 (1.97%) Time Management
16 58 (1.93%) Performance Monitoring
17 47 (1.57%) Business Intelligence
17 47 (1.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 588 (19.61%) Python
2 576 (19.21%) Perl
3 550 (18.35%) Bash Shell
4 471 (15.71%) SQL
5 365 (12.17%) Java
6 338 (11.27%) Ruby
7 326 (10.87%) PHP
8 251 (8.37%) Shell Script
9 189 (6.30%) PowerShell
10 72 (2.40%) C
11 48 (1.60%) JavaScript
12 41 (1.37%) VBScript
13 35 (1.17%) T-SQL
13 35 (1.17%) AWK
14 29 (0.97%) Scala
15 25 (0.83%) C#
16 24 (0.80%) Korn
17 21 (0.70%) Bourne shell
18 19 (0.63%) sed
19 14 (0.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 346 (11.54%) Degree
2 281 (9.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 194 (6.47%) MCSE
4 142 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
5 136 (4.54%) CCNA
6 98 (3.27%) MCSA
7 75 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 72 (2.40%) RHCE
9 69 (2.30%) Security Cleared
10 60 (2.00%) SC Cleared
11 56 (1.87%) MCITP
12 45 (1.50%) CCNP
13 40 (1.33%) MCP
14 23 (0.77%) MCTS
15 19 (0.63%) DV Cleared
16 13 (0.43%) MCT
16 13 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
17 12 (0.40%) LPIC
17 12 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
18 11 (0.37%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (4.60%) SLA
2 108 (3.60%) QA
3 35 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.067%) HL7
8 1 (0.033%) BS7799
System Software
1 782 (26.08%) Active Directory
2 604 (20.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 239 (7.97%) Hyper-V
4 156 (5.20%) KVM
5 146 (4.87%) vSphere
6 136 (4.54%) Xen
7 135 (4.50%) NFS
8 92 (3.07%) VMware ESX
9 69 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
10 67 (2.23%) XenApp
11 63 (2.10%) Samba
12 62 (2.07%) XenServer
13 58 (1.93%) Postfix
14 50 (1.67%) Varnish
15 35 (1.17%) Sendmail
16 25 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 20 (0.67%) vCloud
18 16 (0.53%) Squid
19 15 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
19 15 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 682 (22.75%) Puppet
2 374 (12.47%) Opscode Chef
3 331 (11.04%) Nagios
4 88 (2.94%) SCCM
5 73 (2.43%) SCOM
5 73 (2.43%) Cacti
6 60 (2.00%) ZABBIX
7 59 (1.97%) NetBackup
8 58 (1.93%) Backup Exec
8 58 (1.93%) logstash
9 55 (1.83%) Ansible
10 46 (1.53%) WSUS
11 44 (1.47%) Salt
12 41 (1.37%) Ganglia
13 40 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
14 33 (1.10%) Vagrant
15 29 (0.97%) HAProxy
15 29 (0.97%) Tivoli
16 27 (0.90%) Zenoss
17 25 (0.83%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 1009 (33.66%) VMware
2 801 (26.72%) Red Hat
3 674 (22.48%) Microsoft
4 404 (13.48%) Cisco
5 292 (9.74%) HP
6 279 (9.31%) Oracle
7 205 (6.84%) Citrix
8 104 (3.47%) IBM
9 103 (3.44%) JBoss
10 100 (3.34%) NetApp
11 92 (3.07%) EMC
12 88 (2.94%) Symantec
13 82 (2.74%) Dell
14 59 (1.97%) Veritas
15 56 (1.87%) Rackspace
16 51 (1.70%) Google
17 47 (1.57%) SAP
18 44 (1.47%) Sun
19 43 (1.43%) Juniper
20 36 (1.20%) Apple
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £42000 - £46000 per annum + + Package & Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Posted: 7 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £20000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £00000.00 - £1 per annum + £Neg + Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £27000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
Prospect
Salary: From £23,625 to £28,208 per annum + Outer London Weighting
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £45-65,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday