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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 222 220 182
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1448 1522 1756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 1.33% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.40% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1248 1358 1517
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 £57,500 £55,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average 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
103849 108425 103990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 85040 87699 86943
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 £65,000 £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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -12 1393 £42,500 +6.25% 176
London 0 692 £47,500 +5.55% 73
South East +2 290 £40,000 - 31
City of London +5 169 £47,500 +5.55% 35
East of England -20 119 £37,500 -6.25% 16
Yorkshire -14 82 £35,000 +7.69% 6
South West +8 70 £38,000 +12.77% 22
Hampshire -3 66 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Berkshire -15 56 £46,000 +21.05% 3
West Yorkshire +8 55 £32,500 -7.14% 6
North West +12 53 £35,000 -12.50% 11
West Midlands -8 53 £32,500 -7.14% 10
Hertfordshire -5 52 £35,500 -11.25% 2
Cambridgeshire +9 47 £40,000 - 9
Cambridge +16 46 £40,000 - 9
Surrey -18 46 £42,500 -1.16% 8
Leeds -8 44 £32,000 -8.57% 5
Reading -7 42 £42,500 +21.42% 2
East Midlands +6 37 £32,500 - 4
East Sussex -8 37 £40,000 - 7
Brighton -7 34 £40,000 - 5
Bristol +9 33 £37,500 +15.38% 7
Oxfordshire +11 30 £40,000 -23.80% 6
Manchester -7 30 £36,250 -19.44% 6
West Sussex +22 27 £38,750 +10.71% 2
North Yorkshire +23 19 £35,000 +40.00%
Scotland +12 19 £32,000 -5.18% 8
Cheshire +9 19 £34,250 +28.03% 1
Oxford +2 18 £44,500 -15.23% 2
Nottinghamshire +15 16 £32,500 -18.75% 1

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 1846 (64.39%) Linux
2 1268 (44.23%) Windows
3 1082 (37.74%) VMware
4 828 (28.88%) Red Hat
5 713 (24.87%) Microsoft
6 698 (24.35%) Puppet
7 693 (24.17%) Active Directory
8 651 (22.71%) MySQL
9 649 (22.64%) UNIX
10 645 (22.50%) Perl
11 619 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 613 (21.38%) Bash Shell
13 608 (21.21%) Python
14 589 (20.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 585 (20.40%) DNS
16 537 (18.73%) CentOS
17 499 (17.40%) Apache
18 461 (16.08%) Windows Server 2008
19 460 (16.04%) Firewall
20 458 (15.97%) SAN
21 457 (15.94%) DevOps
22 448 (15.63%) SQL
23 446 (15.56%) Cisco
24 415 (14.48%) SQL Server
25 409 (14.27%) TCP/IP
26 405 (14.13%) Finance
27 384 (13.39%) Ubuntu
28 351 (12.24%) Nagios
29 350 (12.21%) PHP
30 342 (11.93%) ITIL

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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
1 499 (17.40%) Apache
2 333 (11.61%) MS Exchange
3 320 (11.16%) Tomcat
4 255 (8.89%) IIS
5 185 (6.45%) nginx
6 183 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 130 (4.53%) SharePoint
8 96 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 64 (2.23%) OpenStack
10 59 (2.06%) JBoss
11 48 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
12 44 (1.53%) Lync
13 38 (1.33%) Confluence
13 38 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
14 37 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
15 32 (1.12%) Apache Solr
16 31 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
17 26 (0.91%) CMS
18 20 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 15 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 332 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 153 (5.34%) MS Office
3 7 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.10%) MS Project
5 3 (0.10%) Windchill
6 2 (0.070%) Maya
7 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.035%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 24 (0.84%) Agresso
2 13 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
4 9 (0.31%) Magento
5 6 (0.21%) Sophis RISQUE
6 4 (0.14%) HFM
6 4 (0.14%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 4 (0.14%) Academy Housing
6 4 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.10%) MFGPRO
8 2 (0.070%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.035%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 1 (0.035%) RMDS
9 1 (0.035%) assyst
9 1 (0.035%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.035%) Maximo
9 1 (0.035%) Summit
9 1 (0.035%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 290 (10.12%) Amazon AWS
2 134 (4.67%) Amazon EC2
3 78 (2.72%) SaaS
4 64 (2.23%) Amazon S3
5 62 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
6 40 (1.40%) Office 365
6 40 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
6 40 (1.40%) PaaS
7 35 (1.22%) IaaS
8 34 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 33 (1.15%) Route 53
10 27 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
11 21 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
12 18 (0.63%) Rackspace Cloud
13 13 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
14 12 (0.42%) Joyent
15 10 (0.35%) SoftLayer
16 9 (0.31%) GitHub
17 8 (0.28%) Datadog
18 7 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 585 (20.40%) DNS
2 460 (16.04%) Firewall
3 458 (15.97%) SAN
4 409 (14.27%) TCP/IP
5 284 (9.91%) DHCP
6 207 (7.22%) VPN
7 192 (6.70%) LAN
8 160 (5.58%) WAN
9 159 (5.55%) HTTP
10 157 (5.48%) Internet
11 144 (5.02%) LDAP
12 133 (4.64%) NAS
13 117 (4.08%) SMTP
14 86 (3.00%) VLAN
15 84 (2.93%) VoIP
16 78 (2.72%) iSCSI
17 77 (2.69%) FTP
18 75 (2.62%) SSH
19 67 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
20 65 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 651 (22.71%) MySQL
2 415 (14.48%) SQL Server
3 124 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
4 100 (3.49%) NoSQL
5 87 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 60 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 59 (2.06%) Relational Database
8 58 (2.02%) Redis
9 55 (1.92%) Big Data
10 54 (1.88%) Oracle Database
11 40 (1.40%) MariaDB
11 40 (1.40%) Hadoop
12 38 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
13 33 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
14 25 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
15 24 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
16 23 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 21 (0.73%) Data Mining
18 19 (0.66%) Informix
19 18 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 183 (6.38%) Git (software)
2 151 (5.27%) Jenkins
3 128 (4.46%) Subversion
4 62 (2.16%) JIRA
5 41 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 35 (1.22%) Maven
7 24 (0.84%) Hudson
8 23 (0.80%) Ant
9 14 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (0.35%) Mercurial
11 9 (0.31%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.21%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.17%) Emacs
13 5 (0.17%) FishEye
14 4 (0.14%) Gradle
14 4 (0.14%) CruiseControl
14 4 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 4 (0.14%) Gerrit
14 4 (0.14%) GDB
General
1 405 (14.13%) Finance
2 112 (3.91%) Games
3 109 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 81 (2.83%) Banking
5 79 (2.76%) Marketing
6 75 (2.62%) Retail
7 66 (2.30%) Advertising
8 64 (2.23%) Law
9 57 (1.99%) Back Office
10 39 (1.36%) Publishing
11 33 (1.15%) Legal
12 27 (0.94%) French Language
12 27 (0.94%) Investment Banking
13 25 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
14 22 (0.77%) Manufacturing
15 17 (0.59%) Financial Institution
16 15 (0.52%) Billing
17 12 (0.42%) Online Betting
18 11 (0.38%) Automotive
19 8 (0.28%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (7.95%) Web Services
2 180 (6.28%) LAMP
3 83 (2.90%) .NET
4 52 (1.81%) Memcached
5 44 (1.53%) HTML
6 29 (1.01%) XML
7 28 (0.98%) CSS
8 24 (0.84%) RabbitMQ
9 22 (0.77%) Middleware
10 19 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
11 17 (0.59%) Ruby on Rails
12 16 (0.56%) J2EE
13 10 (0.35%) ActiveMQ
14 9 (0.31%) ASP.NET
14 9 (0.31%) COM
14 9 (0.31%) JMS
14 9 (0.31%) Application Packaging
15 8 (0.28%) jQuery
16 7 (0.24%) Lucene
16 7 (0.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 194 (6.77%) Open Source
2 175 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 134 (4.67%) Computer Science
4 107 (3.73%) Clustering
5 81 (2.83%) Replication
6 70 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 52 (1.81%) Blackberry
8 34 (1.19%) Hedge funds
8 34 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
9 33 (1.15%) Public Cloud
9 33 (1.15%) Mobile App
10 29 (1.01%) EqualLogic
11 27 (0.94%) Derivative
12 22 (0.77%) iPhone
12 22 (0.77%) Private Cloud
13 21 (0.73%) Digital Media
14 20 (0.70%) LPAR
14 20 (0.70%) Mathematics
15 19 (0.66%) Online Games
15 19 (0.66%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 1846 (64.39%) Linux
2 1268 (44.23%) Windows
3 649 (22.64%) UNIX
4 589 (20.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 537 (18.73%) CentOS
6 461 (16.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 384 (13.39%) Ubuntu
8 314 (10.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 269 (9.38%) Debian
10 241 (8.41%) Solaris
11 187 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 171 (5.96%) Windows 7
13 77 (2.69%) AIX
14 66 (2.30%) SUSE
15 64 (2.23%) Mac OS X
16 58 (2.02%) Windows 8
17 55 (1.92%) Windows XP
18 52 (1.81%) Android
19 51 (1.78%) Fedora
20 45 (1.57%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (15.94%) DevOps
2 342 (11.93%) ITIL
3 265 (9.24%) Configuration Management
4 262 (9.14%) E-Commerce
5 188 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 179 (6.24%) Agile Software Development
7 170 (5.93%) Load Balancing
8 112 (3.91%) Performance Tuning
9 108 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
10 94 (3.28%) Project Management
11 92 (3.21%) Migration
12 87 (3.03%) Change Management
13 84 (2.93%) Service Delivery
14 80 (2.79%) Time Management
15 59 (2.06%) Mentoring
16 58 (2.02%) Capacity Planning
17 57 (1.99%) CRM
17 57 (1.99%) Workflow
18 56 (1.95%) Service Management
19 53 (1.85%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 645 (22.50%) Perl
2 613 (21.38%) Bash Shell
3 608 (21.21%) Python
4 448 (15.63%) SQL
5 350 (12.21%) PHP
6 314 (10.95%) Shell Script
7 302 (10.53%) Ruby
8 275 (9.59%) Java
9 229 (7.99%) PowerShell
10 55 (1.92%) C
11 51 (1.78%) VBScript
12 50 (1.74%) JavaScript
13 37 (1.29%) PL/SQL
14 30 (1.05%) C#
15 27 (0.94%) C++
16 26 (0.91%) AWK
17 19 (0.66%) VB
18 17 (0.59%) sed
19 16 (0.56%) Korn
20 15 (0.52%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 258 (9.00%) Degree
2 142 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 130 (4.53%) Security Cleared
4 92 (3.21%) SC Cleared
5 91 (3.17%) MCSE
6 83 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
7 71 (2.48%) CCNA
8 59 (2.06%) RHCE
9 58 (2.02%) DV Cleared
10 52 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 49 (1.71%) MCITP
12 47 (1.64%) MCSA
13 44 (1.53%) MCP
14 34 (1.19%) RHCSA
15 23 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (0.77%) MCTS
17 13 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
18 12 (0.42%) CCA
19 11 (0.38%) CISSP
20 10 (0.35%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (5.37%) SLA
2 46 (1.60%) QA
3 44 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.14%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.070%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.035%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 693 (24.17%) Active Directory
2 619 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (6.28%) vSphere
4 129 (4.50%) Hyper-V
5 118 (4.12%) NFS
6 94 (3.28%) Xen
7 91 (3.17%) VMware ESX
8 83 (2.90%) XenApp
8 83 (2.90%) KVM
9 82 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
10 70 (2.44%) Varnish
11 55 (1.92%) Samba
12 53 (1.85%) Docker
13 39 (1.36%) XenServer
14 30 (1.05%) Terminal Services
14 30 (1.05%) iptables
15 25 (0.87%) vCloud
16 24 (0.84%) Postfix
17 22 (0.77%) VMware Server
18 20 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 698 (24.35%) Puppet
2 351 (12.24%) Nagios
3 340 (11.86%) Opscode Chef
4 122 (4.26%) SCCM
5 105 (3.66%) Ansible
6 92 (3.21%) SCOM
7 83 (2.90%) ZABBIX
8 79 (2.76%) NetBackup
9 74 (2.58%) Cacti
10 55 (1.92%) Salt
11 44 (1.53%) WSUS
12 42 (1.46%) Vagrant
13 41 (1.43%) logstash
14 39 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 38 (1.33%) Backup Exec
15 38 (1.33%) Tivoli
16 36 (1.26%) HP Data Protector
17 34 (1.19%) Graphite
18 33 (1.15%) HP SIM
19 27 (0.94%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 1082 (37.74%) VMware
2 828 (28.88%) Red Hat
3 713 (24.87%) Microsoft
4 446 (15.56%) Cisco
5 304 (10.60%) Oracle
6 259 (9.03%) HP
7 216 (7.53%) Citrix
8 141 (4.92%) NetApp
9 118 (4.12%) IBM
10 116 (4.05%) EMC
11 94 (3.28%) Symantec
12 76 (2.65%) Dell
13 68 (2.37%) Sun
14 65 (2.27%) Juniper
15 60 (2.09%) Rackspace
16 56 (1.95%) F5
17 51 (1.78%) Veritas
18 47 (1.64%) Google
19 46 (1.60%) Veeam
20 38 (1.33%) Percona
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Dagenham, Essex
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £32500 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £42000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Duval Associates Ltd
Salary: £35,000 - £42,000 depending on experience+benefits Superb career role!
Posted: 17 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits & Working Environment
Posted: 21 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits and Parking!
Posted: 22 hours ago
Clydebank, Dunbartonshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago