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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 227 221 180
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1446 1581 1778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.30% 1.31% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.38% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1258 1405 1546
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,250
% change year-on-year
- +0.67%

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
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 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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
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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 -4 1392 £42,500 +6.25% 187
London +7 684 £47,500 +5.55% 84
South East -20 294 £40,000 +6.66% 36
City of London +15 166 £47,500 +5.55% 32
East of England -6 123 £37,500 -6.25% 20
South West -4 73 £37,500 -2.59% 18
Yorkshire +3 70 £35,000 +2.94% 5
Hampshire +7 66 £40,000 +14.28% 5
West Midlands +1 59 £32,500 - 4
North West +5 54 £40,000 +1.91% 12
West Yorkshire +18 52 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Berkshire -24 51 £47,500 +35.71% 9
Hertfordshire -6 49 £36,000 -20.00% 6
Cambridgeshire +5 48 £40,000 - 11
Cambridge +14 46 £40,000 - 8
Leeds +11 44 £31,500 -10.00% 4
East Sussex -12 43 £40,000 - 4
Surrey -7 42 £40,000 -6.97% 4
Brighton -8 40 £40,000 - 2
East Midlands +11 37 £34,000 +4.61% 6
Reading -15 37 £45,000 +28.57% 9
Oxfordshire +23 35 £42,250 -19.52% 5
West Sussex +35 32 £40,000 - 2
Manchester +7 30 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Bristol -1 30 £35,000 -14.11% 6
Oxford +16 23 £44,500 -19.09%
Scotland +8 21 £36,000 +7.46% 6
Buckinghamshire -4 19 £42,500 +14.09% 2
Dorset -11 18 £38,750 -26.19% 3
Nottinghamshire +16 17 £32,500 -23.52% 1

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1769 (63.31%) Linux
2 1248 (44.67%) Windows
3 1077 (38.55%) VMware
4 797 (28.53%) Red Hat
5 730 (26.13%) Microsoft
6 706 (25.27%) Active Directory
7 665 (23.80%) Puppet
8 655 (23.44%) MySQL
9 623 (22.30%) Perl
10 614 (21.98%) UNIX
11 605 (21.65%) VMware Infrastructure
12 603 (21.58%) Bash Shell
13 599 (21.44%) DNS
14 582 (20.83%) Python
15 567 (20.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 517 (18.50%) CentOS
17 491 (17.57%) Apache
18 489 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
19 474 (16.96%) SQL
20 448 (16.03%) DevOps
21 445 (15.93%) Firewall
22 442 (15.82%) SQL Server
22 442 (15.82%) Cisco
23 441 (15.78%) Amazon AWS
24 433 (15.50%) SAN
25 403 (14.42%) TCP/IP
26 390 (13.96%) Finance
27 374 (13.39%) Ubuntu
28 358 (12.81%) ITIL
29 353 (12.63%) MS Exchange

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 491 (17.57%) Apache
2 353 (12.63%) MS Exchange
3 325 (11.63%) Tomcat
4 264 (9.45%) IIS
5 192 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 177 (6.34%) nginx
7 135 (4.83%) SharePoint
8 99 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 61 (2.18%) OpenStack
10 55 (1.97%) JBoss
11 49 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
12 46 (1.65%) Lync
13 41 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
14 40 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
15 38 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
16 36 (1.29%) Confluence
17 33 (1.18%) Apache Solr
18 30 (1.07%) CMS
19 23 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
20 20 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 347 (12.42%) MS Excel
2 151 (5.40%) MS Office
3 8 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.11%) MS Project
5 3 (0.11%) Windchill
6 2 (0.072%) Maya
7 1 (0.036%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 21 (0.75%) Agresso
2 17 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
4 9 (0.32%) Magento
4 9 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.32%) Sophis RISQUE
5 4 (0.14%) HFM
5 4 (0.14%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 4 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.11%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.072%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.072%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.072%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.072%) MFGPRO
7 2 (0.072%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.072%) Cordys
8 1 (0.036%) Servitor
8 1 (0.036%) Maximo
8 1 (0.036%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 441 (15.78%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (4.51%) Amazon EC2
3 71 (2.54%) SaaS
4 62 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
5 55 (1.97%) Amazon S3
6 48 (1.72%) Office 365
7 46 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
8 37 (1.32%) PaaS
9 35 (1.25%) IaaS
10 33 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 31 (1.11%) Route 53
12 25 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
13 24 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (0.54%) Rackspace Cloud
15 14 (0.50%) Joyent
16 11 (0.39%) GitHub
17 10 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
17 10 (0.36%) SoftLayer
18 7 (0.25%) OpenShift
18 7 (0.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 599 (21.44%) DNS
2 445 (15.93%) Firewall
3 433 (15.50%) SAN
4 403 (14.42%) TCP/IP
5 292 (10.45%) DHCP
6 217 (7.77%) VPN
7 194 (6.94%) LAN
8 165 (5.91%) WAN
9 160 (5.73%) HTTP
10 153 (5.48%) Internet
11 140 (5.01%) LDAP
12 129 (4.62%) NAS
13 113 (4.04%) SMTP
14 84 (3.01%) VoIP
15 81 (2.90%) FTP
16 79 (2.83%) iSCSI
17 78 (2.79%) VLAN
18 68 (2.43%) SSH
19 66 (2.36%) SSL
19 66 (2.36%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 655 (23.44%) MySQL
2 442 (15.82%) SQL Server
3 125 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
4 84 (3.01%) MongoDB
5 82 (2.93%) NoSQL
6 70 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 63 (2.25%) Relational Database
8 52 (1.86%) Oracle Database
9 51 (1.83%) Redis
10 49 (1.75%) Big Data
11 40 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 40 (1.43%) MariaDB
12 35 (1.25%) Hadoop
13 34 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
14 27 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 23 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
16 22 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
17 21 (0.75%) Informix
18 19 (0.68%) Data Mining
18 19 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 183 (6.55%) Git (software)
2 145 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 121 (4.33%) Subversion
4 59 (2.11%) JIRA
5 35 (1.25%) Maven
6 33 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (0.72%) Ant
8 18 (0.64%) Hudson
9 13 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (0.39%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.25%) Mercurial
13 6 (0.21%) Visual Studio
13 6 (0.21%) Emacs
13 6 (0.21%) FishEye
14 5 (0.18%) Gerrit
14 5 (0.18%) Selenium
15 4 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 4 (0.14%) GDB
15 4 (0.14%) Gradle
General
1 390 (13.96%) Finance
2 122 (4.37%) Telecoms
3 118 (4.22%) Games
4 79 (2.83%) Banking
5 74 (2.65%) Marketing
6 68 (2.43%) Retail
6 68 (2.43%) Law
7 57 (2.04%) Advertising
8 46 (1.65%) Back Office
9 41 (1.47%) Legal
10 36 (1.29%) Publishing
11 27 (0.97%) Investment Banking
12 26 (0.93%) French Language
13 22 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
14 21 (0.75%) Manufacturing
15 20 (0.72%) Billing
16 14 (0.50%) Online Betting
17 13 (0.47%) Financial Institution
18 11 (0.39%) Electronics
18 11 (0.39%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (7.77%) Web Services
2 177 (6.34%) LAMP
3 93 (3.33%) .NET
4 52 (1.86%) HTML
4 52 (1.86%) Memcached
5 32 (1.15%) CSS
6 28 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
7 24 (0.86%) XML
8 20 (0.72%) Middleware
8 20 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
9 14 (0.50%) Ruby on Rails
9 14 (0.50%) J2EE
10 10 (0.36%) COM
10 10 (0.36%) JMS
11 9 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
11 9 (0.32%) Application Packaging
11 9 (0.32%) OAuth
12 8 (0.29%) ASP.NET
13 7 (0.25%) WebSphere MQ
13 7 (0.25%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 181 (6.48%) Open Source
2 166 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (4.37%) Computer Science
4 96 (3.44%) Clustering
5 76 (2.72%) Replication
6 74 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 49 (1.75%) Blackberry
8 36 (1.29%) Public Cloud
9 34 (1.22%) Mobile App
10 33 (1.18%) Hedge funds
11 28 (1.00%) Mathematics
12 27 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
12 27 (0.97%) EqualLogic
12 27 (0.97%) Derivative
13 24 (0.86%) iPhone
14 20 (0.72%) LPAR
14 20 (0.72%) Eurex
14 20 (0.72%) Private Cloud
14 20 (0.72%) Digital Media
15 19 (0.68%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1769 (63.31%) Linux
2 1248 (44.67%) Windows
3 614 (21.98%) UNIX
4 567 (20.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 517 (18.50%) CentOS
6 489 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 374 (13.39%) Ubuntu
8 339 (12.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 268 (9.59%) Debian
10 230 (8.23%) Solaris
11 199 (7.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 168 (6.01%) Windows 7
13 72 (2.58%) AIX
14 65 (2.33%) Windows 8
15 63 (2.25%) Mac OS X
16 62 (2.22%) SUSE
16 62 (2.22%) Windows XP
17 55 (1.97%) Fedora
18 50 (1.79%) Android
19 43 (1.54%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (16.03%) DevOps
2 358 (12.81%) ITIL
3 258 (9.23%) Configuration Management
4 249 (8.91%) E-Commerce
5 184 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
6 163 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
7 159 (5.69%) Load Balancing
8 104 (3.72%) Continuous Integration
9 99 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
10 94 (3.36%) Project Management
11 90 (3.22%) Migration
12 81 (2.90%) Change Management
13 78 (2.79%) Time Management
14 77 (2.76%) Service Delivery
15 65 (2.33%) CRM
16 57 (2.04%) Workflow
17 54 (1.93%) Mentoring
18 51 (1.83%) Capacity Planning
19 49 (1.75%) Service Management
20 40 (1.43%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 623 (22.30%) Perl
2 603 (21.58%) Bash Shell
3 582 (20.83%) Python
4 474 (16.96%) SQL
5 335 (11.99%) PHP
6 300 (10.74%) Shell Script
7 299 (10.70%) Ruby
8 274 (9.81%) Java
9 244 (8.73%) PowerShell
10 53 (1.90%) C
11 52 (1.86%) VBScript
12 51 (1.83%) JavaScript
13 42 (1.50%) PL/SQL
14 27 (0.97%) C++
15 26 (0.93%) C#
16 24 (0.86%) AWK
17 23 (0.82%) VB
18 18 (0.64%) Korn
19 15 (0.54%) Bourne shell
19 15 (0.54%) sed
Qualifications
1 249 (8.91%) Degree
2 147 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 134 (4.80%) Security Cleared
4 97 (3.47%) SC Cleared
4 97 (3.47%) MCSE
5 72 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (2.15%) CCNA
6 60 (2.15%) DV Cleared
7 51 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 50 (1.79%) RHCE
9 46 (1.65%) MCSA
9 46 (1.65%) MCP
9 46 (1.65%) MCITP
10 33 (1.18%) RHCSA
11 21 (0.75%) MCTS
12 19 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (0.47%) CCA
13 13 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
13 13 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (5.55%) SLA
2 42 (1.50%) QA
3 40 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.14%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.072%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 706 (25.27%) Active Directory
2 605 (21.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 182 (6.51%) vSphere
4 139 (4.97%) Hyper-V
5 110 (3.94%) NFS
6 98 (3.51%) Xen
7 93 (3.33%) VMware ESX
8 91 (3.26%) XenApp
9 79 (2.83%) KVM
10 76 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
11 69 (2.47%) Varnish
12 55 (1.97%) Docker
13 48 (1.72%) Samba
14 41 (1.47%) XenServer
15 29 (1.04%) Terminal Services
16 27 (0.97%) iptables
17 24 (0.86%) vCloud
17 24 (0.86%) Postfix
18 20 (0.72%) VMware Server
18 20 (0.72%) Squid
Systems Management
1 665 (23.80%) Puppet
2 342 (12.24%) Opscode Chef
3 333 (11.92%) Nagios
4 125 (4.47%) SCCM
5 96 (3.44%) Ansible
6 90 (3.22%) SCOM
7 80 (2.86%) ZABBIX
8 74 (2.65%) NetBackup
9 68 (2.43%) Cacti
10 52 (1.86%) Salt
11 47 (1.68%) WSUS
12 45 (1.61%) Vagrant
13 41 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 40 (1.43%) logstash
14 40 (1.43%) HP Data Protector
14 40 (1.43%) Tivoli
15 39 (1.40%) Backup Exec
16 35 (1.25%) HP SIM
16 35 (1.25%) Graphite
17 28 (1.00%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 1077 (38.55%) VMware
2 797 (28.53%) Red Hat
3 730 (26.13%) Microsoft
4 442 (15.82%) Cisco
5 291 (10.42%) Oracle
6 249 (8.91%) HP
7 232 (8.30%) Citrix
8 141 (5.05%) NetApp
9 131 (4.69%) IBM
10 102 (3.65%) EMC
11 93 (3.33%) Symantec
12 72 (2.58%) Dell
13 70 (2.51%) Juniper
14 64 (2.29%) Sun
15 62 (2.22%) Rackspace
16 56 (2.00%) Google
17 50 (1.79%) F5
18 49 (1.75%) Veritas
19 44 (1.57%) Veeam
20 34 (1.22%) Percona
Manchester, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Dagenham, Essex
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £32500 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Great Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £41500 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + 36 Days Leave, Pension, Training
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £16000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
GCS
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sittingbourne, Kent
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday