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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK
Rank 269 259 249
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 979 1264 1353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.16% 1.26% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.31% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 810 1111 1134
Median salary £41,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,550 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median 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
81391 96427 101725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.46% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 67597 80923 84638
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,999 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 January 2017 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -1 931 £42,500 -0.46% 113
London +9 454 £47,500 -5.00% 38
South East +73 247 £40,000 -5.88% 33
East of England -9 68 £38,750 -3.12% 14
Surrey +40 63 £40,500 -16.92% 9
Hampshire +11 49 £36,750 -13.52% 7
City of London -1 49 £50,000 - 7
South West -28 48 £35,000 -12.50% 5
East Midlands +35 47 £30,000 -14.73% 3
Berkshire +81 43 £45,000 +5.88% 5
East Sussex +30 41 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Brighton +27 40 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Reading +57 28 £43,500 +2.35% 4
Yorkshire -24 25 £38,750 +4.72% 7
Oxfordshire +2 24 £35,000 -22.22% 4
North West -53 24 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Basingstoke +16 23 £35,500 -32.38%
Hertfordshire -15 22 £37,000 -11.90% 7
Nottinghamshire +11 21 £40,000 +26.98%
Nottingham +12 20 £40,000 +26.98%
Guildford +35 19 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Scotland +15 17 £32,500 -27.77% 5
Cambridgeshire -17 16 £35,000 -17.64% 5
Essex +31 15 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Oxford +6 15 £35,000 -25.53% 2
Exeter +1 15 £28,750 +4.54%
Devon -2 15 £28,750 +59.72%
West Midlands -54 15 £32,500 -18.75% 7
Buckinghamshire +27 14 £42,500 +19.71% 1
Croydon +22 14 £48,750 +21.87%

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 1339 (65.19%) Linux
2 973 (47.37%) Windows
3 740 (36.03%) VMware
4 609 (29.65%) Windows Server
5 550 (26.78%) Active Directory
6 517 (25.17%) Microsoft
7 516 (25.12%) Puppet
8 446 (21.71%) Red Hat
9 435 (21.18%) DevOps
10 430 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 404 (19.67%) Bash Shell
12 374 (18.21%) Python
13 362 (17.62%) Firewall
14 341 (16.60%) MySQL
15 335 (16.31%) Amazon AWS
16 332 (16.16%) CentOS
17 331 (16.11%) Opscode Chef
18 326 (15.87%) Apache
19 321 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 318 (15.48%) Finance
21 315 (15.34%) DNS
22 297 (14.46%) Unix
23 289 (14.07%) Windows Server 2012
24 283 (13.78%) Perl
25 273 (13.29%) Ubuntu
26 271 (13.19%) PowerShell
27 264 (12.85%) Ansible
28 263 (12.80%) SQL Server
29 255 (12.41%) Windows Server 2008
30 238 (11.59%) SAN

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
1 326 (15.87%) Apache
2 234 (11.39%) MS Exchange
3 155 (7.55%) IIS
4 143 (6.96%) Tomcat
5 111 (5.40%) SharePoint
6 107 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 84 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 82 (3.99%) nginx
9 37 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
10 36 (1.75%) OpenStack
11 34 (1.66%) Skype for Business
12 25 (1.22%) JBoss
13 22 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
14 21 (1.02%) Confluence
15 17 (0.83%) Hubot
16 14 (0.68%) Drupal
17 11 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
17 11 (0.54%) Site Server
18 9 (0.44%) SAS
19 8 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 210 (10.22%) MS Excel
2 120 (5.84%) MS Office
3 8 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.19%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.15%) Autodesk Flame
5 3 (0.15%) Autodesk Smoke
5 3 (0.15%) Baselight
5 3 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
5 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.049%) Houdini
6 1 (0.049%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.049%) Maya
6 1 (0.049%) NUKE
6 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.44%) HFM
4 8 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
6 5 (0.24%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 5 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
7 4 (0.19%) Infor M3
7 4 (0.19%) Magento
7 4 (0.19%) Movex
7 4 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
8 3 (0.15%) Primavera
8 3 (0.15%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.097%) Misys Equation
9 2 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.097%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 335 (16.31%) Amazon AWS
2 176 (8.57%) Office 365
3 147 (7.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 67 (3.26%) SaaS
5 34 (1.66%) PaaS
6 32 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
7 30 (1.46%) IaaS
8 21 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 20 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (0.93%) Amazon S3
11 17 (0.83%) Slack
12 16 (0.78%) GitHub
13 15 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.29%) Heroku
15 5 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.24%) Route 53
16 4 (0.19%) CloudFront
16 4 (0.19%) Datadog
16 4 (0.19%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 362 (17.62%) Firewall
2 315 (15.34%) DNS
3 238 (11.59%) SAN
4 221 (10.76%) TCP/IP
5 176 (8.57%) DHCP
6 157 (7.64%) LAN
7 149 (7.25%) WAN
8 143 (6.96%) VPN
9 97 (4.72%) NAS
10 95 (4.63%) Internet
11 84 (4.09%) LDAP
12 66 (3.21%) VoIP
13 62 (3.02%) VLAN
14 60 (2.92%) HTTP
15 47 (2.29%) iSCSI
15 47 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
16 46 (2.24%) Wireless
17 41 (2.00%) Network Security
18 37 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
19 29 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (16.60%) MySQL
2 263 (12.80%) SQL Server
3 59 (2.87%) MongoDB
4 56 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
5 39 (1.90%) NoSQL
6 29 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 26 (1.27%) Big Data
9 24 (1.17%) Hadoop
9 24 (1.17%) Redis
10 22 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (0.83%) Relational Database
12 16 (0.78%) MariaDB
13 15 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
14 14 (0.68%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
16 12 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
17 10 (0.49%) GIS
18 9 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
18 9 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 170 (8.28%) Jenkins
2 83 (4.04%) Git (software)
3 78 (3.80%) JIRA
4 63 (3.07%) Subversion
5 35 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 18 (0.88%) TeamCity
7 12 (0.58%) Vagrant
8 11 (0.54%) GitLab
9 10 (0.49%) Bundler
9 10 (0.49%) Maven
9 10 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
9 10 (0.49%) Redmine
10 8 (0.39%) Travis CI
11 7 (0.34%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.24%) Buildbot
14 4 (0.19%) Selenium
15 3 (0.15%) CircleCI
15 3 (0.15%) Trac
15 3 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 318 (15.48%) Finance
2 121 (5.89%) Telecoms
3 70 (3.41%) Banking
4 58 (2.82%) Marketing
5 43 (2.09%) Games
6 41 (2.00%) Retail
7 40 (1.95%) Law
8 36 (1.75%) Advertising
9 33 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.07%) Electronics
11 21 (1.02%) Publishing
12 19 (0.93%) Legal
13 18 (0.88%) Back Office
14 9 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.39%) Billing
16 6 (0.29%) Military
17 5 (0.24%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.15%) Front Office
18 3 (0.15%) General Ledger
18 3 (0.15%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (10.76%) LAMP
2 135 (6.57%) Web Services
3 59 (2.87%) LEMP Stack
4 58 (2.82%) .NET
5 41 (2.00%) HTML
6 33 (1.61%) Node.js
7 18 (0.88%) CSS
8 17 (0.83%) Middleware
8 17 (0.83%) Ruby on Rails
9 15 (0.73%) Memcached
9 15 (0.73%) XML
10 14 (0.68%) EDI
10 14 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (0.49%) Ajax
11 10 (0.49%) ELK Stack
11 10 (0.49%) JSF
11 10 (0.49%) LAPP Stack
11 10 (0.49%) XHTML
12 8 (0.39%) ASP.NET
12 8 (0.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 220 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 88 (4.28%) Computer Science
3 66 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 53 (2.58%) Clustering
6 40 (1.95%) Hedge funds
7 30 (1.46%) Fat Client
7 30 (1.46%) Thin Client
8 29 (1.41%) Fintech
9 28 (1.36%) Replication
10 24 (1.17%) Driving Licence
10 24 (1.17%) Public Cloud
11 21 (1.02%) AS400
12 20 (0.97%) Private Cloud
13 15 (0.73%) iPad
14 12 (0.58%) Smartphone
14 12 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
15 10 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (0.44%) Enterprise Cloud
16 9 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1339 (65.19%) Linux
2 973 (47.37%) Windows
3 609 (29.65%) Windows Server
4 332 (16.16%) CentOS
5 321 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 297 (14.46%) Unix
7 289 (14.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 273 (13.29%) Ubuntu
9 255 (12.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 121 (5.89%) Debian
11 83 (4.04%) Windows 7
12 73 (3.55%) Mac OS X
13 71 (3.46%) Solaris
14 68 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 50 (2.43%) Windows 10
16 39 (1.90%) SUSE
17 36 (1.75%) AIX
18 29 (1.41%) Windows 8
19 23 (1.12%) HPUX
20 20 (0.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (21.18%) DevOps
2 219 (10.66%) ITIL
3 210 (10.22%) Configuration Management
4 135 (6.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 131 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
6 120 (5.84%) Open Source
7 118 (5.74%) High Availability
8 94 (4.58%) E-Commerce
9 87 (4.24%) Project Management
10 85 (4.14%) Continuous Integration
11 76 (3.70%) Load Balancing
12 75 (3.65%) Service Delivery
13 63 (3.07%) Performance Tuning
14 58 (2.82%) CRM
15 55 (2.68%) Service Management
16 52 (2.53%) ERP
17 47 (2.29%) Migration
18 45 (2.19%) Continuous Improvement
19 44 (2.14%) Security Patching
20 43 (2.09%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 404 (19.67%) Bash Shell
2 374 (18.21%) Python
3 283 (13.78%) Perl
4 271 (13.19%) PowerShell
5 235 (11.44%) SQL
6 160 (7.79%) PHP
7 158 (7.69%) Ruby
8 118 (5.74%) Shell Script
9 109 (5.31%) Java
10 51 (2.48%) C#
11 46 (2.24%) JavaScript
12 40 (1.95%) C
13 23 (1.12%) VB
14 16 (0.78%) Korn
15 15 (0.73%) VBScript
16 12 (0.58%) C++
16 12 (0.58%) VBA
17 9 (0.44%) VB6
18 6 (0.29%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 180 (8.76%) Degree
2 110 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 99 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
4 96 (4.67%) CCNA
5 77 (3.75%) Security Cleared
6 72 (3.51%) MCSE
7 62 (3.02%) MCSA
8 36 (1.75%) SC Cleared
9 31 (1.51%) MCP
10 27 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
11 25 (1.22%) MCITP
11 25 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 20 (0.97%) DV Cleared
13 16 (0.78%) CISSP
14 13 (0.63%) HND
15 11 (0.54%) RHCE
16 10 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
17 9 (0.44%) CCNP
17 9 (0.44%) Linux+ Certification
18 8 (0.39%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.21%) PCI DSS
2 65 (3.16%) SLA
3 45 (2.19%) QA
4 24 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.097%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.049%) GPG13
7 1 (0.049%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 550 (26.78%) Active Directory
2 430 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (8.62%) Hyper-V
4 124 (6.04%) Docker
5 102 (4.97%) vSphere
6 84 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
7 69 (3.36%) NFS
8 48 (2.34%) KVM
9 46 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
10 43 (2.09%) Xen
11 36 (1.75%) XenServer
12 34 (1.66%) VMware ESX
13 31 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
14 28 (1.36%) Varnish
15 26 (1.27%) Firmware
15 26 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
16 23 (1.12%) VMware Server
17 22 (1.07%) Samba
18 21 (1.02%) iptables
19 17 (0.83%) LXC
Systems Management
1 516 (25.12%) Puppet
2 331 (16.11%) Opscode Chef
3 264 (12.85%) Ansible
4 176 (8.57%) Nagios
5 121 (5.89%) SCCM
6 74 (3.60%) Salt
7 31 (1.51%) NetBackup
7 31 (1.51%) SCOM
8 30 (1.46%) WSUS
9 29 (1.41%) Backup Exec
9 29 (1.41%) Cacti
10 26 (1.27%) Cobbler
10 26 (1.27%) OpenView
11 21 (1.02%) Control-M
11 21 (1.02%) Tivoli
12 19 (0.93%) HAProxy
13 18 (0.88%) Kubernetes
14 17 (0.83%) ZABBIX
15 16 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
16 15 (0.73%) logstash
Vendors
1 740 (36.03%) VMware
2 517 (25.17%) Microsoft
3 446 (21.71%) Red Hat
4 233 (11.34%) Cisco
5 149 (7.25%) Oracle
6 115 (5.60%) Citrix
7 100 (4.87%) HP
8 62 (3.02%) EMC
8 62 (3.02%) NetApp
9 59 (2.87%) Dell
10 48 (2.34%) Veritas
11 40 (1.95%) Avaya
12 38 (1.85%) Juniper
13 37 (1.80%) Veeam
14 35 (1.70%) Symantec
15 32 (1.56%) IBM
15 32 (1.56%) SAP
16 30 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
17 29 (1.41%) Apple
17 29 (1.41%) Google
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Estio Technology Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Company + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Reed Technology
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + great benefits package and pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k plus benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits, Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East London
Comtecs
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Salary: £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Red61 Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Send
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gillingham, Kent
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Source Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago