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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 213 192 161
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1543 1616 2050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.37% 1.49% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.57% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1354 1391 1832
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +7.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +5.55%

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
106438 102688 109004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.55% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 86956 85302 92787
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -24 1468 £42,500 +3.65% 165
London -4 761 £45,000 - 75
South East -16 301 £40,000 - 39
City of London +24 166 £45,000 -4.25% 14
East of England -56 92 £42,500 +13.33% 13
Yorkshire -24 87 £35,000 -7.89% 11
West Midlands -29 76 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Berkshire -6 68 £48,000 +12.94% 12
Surrey +5 60 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Cambridgeshire -15 60 £41,000 +9.33% 9
Hampshire -42 60 £35,000 -5.40% 6
West Yorkshire -20 57 £32,000 -15.78% 6
North West -10 56 £34,000 -18.07% 13
Brighton +29 55 £40,000 -
East Sussex +27 55 £40,000 -
Cambridge +2 53 £42,000 +5.00% 7
East Midlands +15 49 £32,250 -7.85% 3
Scotland +21 43 £32,500 -27.97% 7
South West -13 40 £38,500 +10.00% 4
Leeds -27 37 £31,500 +27.27% 2
Warwickshire +30 33 £44,000 +60.00% 1
Edinburgh +14 32 £30,000 -33.33% 3
Warwick - 28 £44,000 - 1
Reading -16 27 £35,000 -17.64% 7
Manchester -5 26 £32,500 -23.52% 8
Oxfordshire -13 26 £33,500 -21.17% 6
Nottinghamshire +18 25 £35,000 - 1
Nottingham +11 21 £35,000 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames +5 20 £37,500 - 3
North Yorkshire +2 20 £35,000 -22.22% 4

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2140 (71.88%) Linux
2 1374 (46.15%) Windows
3 1022 (34.33%) VMware
4 804 (27.01%) Red Hat
5 767 (25.76%) Puppet
6 736 (24.72%) UNIX
7 733 (24.62%) MySQL
8 678 (22.77%) Python
9 653 (21.93%) Active Directory
10 641 (21.53%) Perl
11 635 (21.33%) Microsoft
12 619 (20.79%) Bash Shell
13 612 (20.56%) Apache
14 611 (20.52%) VMware Infrastructure
15 569 (19.11%) DNS
16 567 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 496 (16.66%) DevOps
18 483 (16.22%) Firewall
19 475 (15.96%) TCP/IP
20 466 (15.65%) SQL
21 450 (15.12%) CentOS
22 435 (14.61%) SQL Server
23 421 (14.14%) Java
24 420 (14.11%) Opscode Chef
25 416 (13.97%) Ubuntu
26 415 (13.94%) Windows Server 2008
27 400 (13.44%) Cisco
28 398 (13.37%) PHP
29 390 (13.10%) Ruby
30 374 (12.56%) SAN

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 612 (20.56%) Apache
2 350 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 266 (8.94%) IIS
4 256 (8.60%) MS Exchange
5 244 (8.20%) nginx
6 132 (4.43%) SharePoint
7 125 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 104 (3.49%) JBoss
9 99 (3.33%) OpenStack
10 63 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
11 52 (1.75%) Lync
12 50 (1.68%) WebLogic
13 44 (1.48%) Node.js
14 42 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
14 42 (1.41%) WebSphere
15 41 (1.38%) CMS
16 39 (1.31%) Jetty
17 35 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
18 31 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
19 30 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 302 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 107 (3.59%) MS Office
3 5 (0.17%) FastStats
4 3 (0.10%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.10%) MS Project
4 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.067%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.034%) FreeHand
6 1 (0.034%) QuarkXPress
6 1 (0.034%) SPSS
6 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.034%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.034%) Maya
6 1 (0.034%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.034%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 16 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.47%) Agresso
3 11 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.34%) Google Analytics
5 9 (0.30%) Magento
5 9 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.20%) HFM
8 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.17%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.13%) Summit
10 3 (0.10%) MFGPRO
10 3 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
11 2 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.067%) Academy Housing
11 2 (0.067%) SAP GRC
11 2 (0.067%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.067%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.067%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 289 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (3.56%) SaaS
3 95 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
4 62 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
5 52 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 46 (1.55%) Office 365
7 40 (1.34%) Amazon S3
8 27 (0.91%) Rackspace Cloud
9 22 (0.74%) IaaS
10 20 (0.67%) GitHub
11 17 (0.57%) Basecamp
11 17 (0.57%) Google Apps
11 17 (0.57%) PaaS
12 13 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (0.24%) Route 53
14 5 (0.17%) Heroku
14 5 (0.17%) Google App Engine
14 5 (0.17%) Joyent
14 5 (0.17%) ElastiCache
14 5 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 569 (19.11%) DNS
2 483 (16.22%) Firewall
3 475 (15.96%) TCP/IP
4 374 (12.56%) SAN
5 269 (9.04%) DHCP
6 246 (8.26%) LAN
7 201 (6.75%) WAN
8 174 (5.84%) VPN
9 172 (5.78%) HTTP
10 147 (4.94%) Internet
11 146 (4.90%) LDAP
12 135 (4.53%) VoIP
13 110 (3.69%) SMTP
14 102 (3.43%) VLAN
15 87 (2.92%) Wi-Fi
16 86 (2.89%) NAS
17 83 (2.79%) FTP
18 76 (2.55%) Network Security
19 73 (2.45%) SSH
20 63 (2.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 733 (24.62%) MySQL
2 435 (14.61%) SQL Server
3 254 (8.53%) PostgreSQL
4 118 (3.96%) MongoDB
5 102 (3.43%) NoSQL
6 99 (3.33%) Redis
7 95 (3.19%) Big Data
8 94 (3.16%) Relational Database
9 93 (3.12%) Hadoop
10 73 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 61 (2.05%) Oracle Database
12 51 (1.71%) RDBMS
13 46 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
14 44 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
15 35 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
16 26 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
17 25 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
18 24 (0.81%) MS Access
19 23 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
20 18 (0.60%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 229 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 198 (6.65%) Jenkins
3 134 (4.50%) Subversion
4 104 (3.49%) JIRA
5 43 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 37 (1.24%) Maven
7 29 (0.97%) TeamCity
8 27 (0.91%) Mercurial
8 27 (0.91%) Hudson
9 25 (0.84%) Ant
10 11 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (0.34%) CruiseControl
12 9 (0.30%) Eclipse
12 9 (0.30%) Selenium
13 6 (0.20%) Juju
13 6 (0.20%) Artifactory
14 5 (0.17%) Visual Studio
14 5 (0.17%) Gradle
14 5 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
15 4 (0.13%) Emacs
General
1 323 (10.85%) Finance
2 108 (3.63%) Telecoms
3 86 (2.89%) Marketing
4 70 (2.35%) Games
5 67 (2.25%) Retail
6 66 (2.22%) Banking
7 64 (2.15%) Back Office
8 57 (1.91%) Advertising
9 39 (1.31%) Law
9 39 (1.31%) Legal
10 35 (1.18%) Publishing
11 28 (0.94%) Manufacturing
12 21 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
13 16 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 14 (0.47%) French Language
15 13 (0.44%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.34%) Electronics
17 8 (0.27%) Online Betting
18 5 (0.17%) Spanish Language
18 5 (0.17%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (8.73%) LAMP
2 240 (8.06%) Web Services
3 75 (2.52%) .NET
4 60 (2.02%) XML
4 60 (2.02%) HTML
5 42 (1.41%) Middleware
5 42 (1.41%) Memcached
6 36 (1.21%) CSS
7 35 (1.18%) Django
8 22 (0.74%) Java EE
9 20 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
10 17 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
11 15 (0.50%) Ruby on Rails
11 15 (0.50%) JSON
12 14 (0.47%) J2EE
12 14 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
13 13 (0.44%) ZeroMQ
14 11 (0.37%) AngularJS
14 11 (0.37%) Symfony
14 11 (0.37%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 297 (9.98%) Open Source
2 185 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 144 (4.84%) Clustering
4 143 (4.80%) Computer Science
5 75 (2.52%) Replication
6 65 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 50 (1.68%) Social Media
8 28 (0.94%) Blackberry
9 27 (0.91%) Mathematics
10 23 (0.77%) Mobile App
11 22 (0.74%) Online Games
11 22 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
12 19 (0.64%) Derivative
13 18 (0.60%) iPad
14 17 (0.57%) EqualLogic
14 17 (0.57%) LPAR
14 17 (0.57%) PKI
15 15 (0.50%) Statistics
15 15 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
16 14 (0.47%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2140 (71.88%) Linux
2 1374 (46.15%) Windows
3 736 (24.72%) UNIX
4 567 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 450 (15.12%) CentOS
6 416 (13.97%) Ubuntu
7 415 (13.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 329 (11.05%) Debian
9 249 (8.36%) Solaris
10 219 (7.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 176 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 161 (5.41%) Windows 7
13 106 (3.56%) AIX
14 91 (3.06%) SUSE
15 72 (2.42%) Windows 8
15 72 (2.42%) Mac OS X
16 65 (2.18%) HPUX
17 61 (2.05%) Windows XP
18 55 (1.85%) Android
19 35 (1.18%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (16.66%) DevOps
2 325 (10.92%) ITIL
3 307 (10.31%) E-Commerce
4 284 (9.54%) Configuration Management
5 250 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 207 (6.95%) Performance Tuning
7 204 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
8 147 (4.94%) Load Balancing
9 108 (3.63%) Continuous Integration
10 89 (2.99%) Migration
11 85 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
12 81 (2.72%) Project Management
13 79 (2.65%) Capacity Planning
14 77 (2.59%) Service Management
15 73 (2.45%) Time Management
16 71 (2.38%) Service Delivery
17 62 (2.08%) Business Continuity
18 61 (2.05%) Mentoring
19 58 (1.95%) Workflow
20 55 (1.85%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 678 (22.77%) Python
2 641 (21.53%) Perl
3 619 (20.79%) Bash Shell
4 466 (15.65%) SQL
5 421 (14.14%) Java
6 398 (13.37%) PHP
7 390 (13.10%) Ruby
8 295 (9.91%) Shell Script
9 154 (5.17%) PowerShell
10 75 (2.52%) C
11 51 (1.71%) JavaScript
12 47 (1.58%) C#
13 41 (1.38%) T-SQL
14 37 (1.24%) AWK
15 27 (0.91%) VBScript
15 27 (0.91%) Korn
16 22 (0.74%) Bourne shell
17 20 (0.67%) sed
18 19 (0.64%) C++
19 14 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 336 (11.29%) Degree
2 161 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 106 (3.56%) MCSE
4 95 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (3.02%) CCNA
6 75 (2.52%) MCSA
7 69 (2.32%) Security Cleared
7 69 (2.32%) RHCE
8 51 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 42 (1.41%) SC Cleared
10 34 (1.14%) MCP
11 33 (1.11%) MCITP
12 20 (0.67%) MCTS
13 19 (0.64%) CCNP
14 18 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (0.54%) DV Cleared
15 16 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
16 14 (0.47%) LPIC
17 13 (0.44%) Linux+ Certification
17 13 (0.44%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (4.67%) SLA
2 75 (2.52%) QA
3 46 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 25 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.13%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.067%) BS7799
9 1 (0.034%) HIPAA
System Software
1 653 (21.93%) Active Directory
2 611 (20.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (5.37%) Hyper-V
3 160 (5.37%) Xen
4 154 (5.17%) KVM
5 143 (4.80%) vSphere
6 135 (4.53%) NFS
7 88 (2.96%) Samba
8 79 (2.65%) Varnish
8 79 (2.65%) VMware ESX
9 70 (2.35%) Postfix
10 59 (1.98%) XenApp
11 48 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
12 46 (1.55%) XenServer
13 37 (1.24%) Sendmail
14 32 (1.07%) PowerHA
15 30 (1.01%) LXC
16 29 (0.97%) Firmware
17 22 (0.74%) Docker
18 18 (0.60%) Snort
Systems Management
1 767 (25.76%) Puppet
2 420 (14.11%) Opscode Chef
3 373 (12.53%) Nagios
4 114 (3.83%) Ansible
5 98 (3.29%) Cacti
6 79 (2.65%) ZABBIX
7 76 (2.55%) SCCM
8 75 (2.52%) NetBackup
9 73 (2.45%) Salt
10 67 (2.25%) SCOM
11 53 (1.78%) logstash
12 52 (1.75%) Ganglia
13 50 (1.68%) Vagrant
14 45 (1.51%) Backup Exec
15 39 (1.31%) WSUS
15 39 (1.31%) HAProxy
16 25 (0.84%) Zenoss
17 23 (0.77%) CFEngine
18 22 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
19 18 (0.60%) Icinga
Vendors
1 1022 (34.33%) VMware
2 804 (27.01%) Red Hat
3 635 (21.33%) Microsoft
4 400 (13.44%) Cisco
5 287 (9.64%) Oracle
6 256 (8.60%) HP
7 185 (6.21%) Citrix
8 100 (3.36%) IBM
9 88 (2.96%) EMC
10 85 (2.86%) NetApp
11 77 (2.59%) Dell
12 71 (2.38%) Symantec
13 68 (2.28%) Rackspace
14 57 (1.91%) Veritas
15 52 (1.75%) SAP
16 44 (1.48%) Sun
17 43 (1.44%) Juniper
18 38 (1.28%) Google
19 33 (1.11%) F5
20 30 (1.01%) Percona
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bensfits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum +Many benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: - Salary excellent + Significant additional benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Training and Career Progression!
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Sanger Institute
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Jesus College
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on qualifications and expe
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £38000 per annum - to 38k Plus exception benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday