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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 240 232 197
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1335 1482 1610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.22% 1.27% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.34% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1150 1272 1379
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £38,750 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +7.63%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £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 31 July 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 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 1266 £42,500 +1.19% 149
London -30 542 £47,500 +5.55% 63
South East +27 358 £40,000 +8.10% 29
East of England -29 108 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Berkshire +25 98 £42,500 +21.42% 7
City of London -10 95 £46,500 -1.06% 21
Surrey +44 82 £37,500 -11.76% 7
Reading +32 79 £45,000 +28.57% 3
South West +7 68 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Hampshire +18 62 £41,925 +29.00% 8
Yorkshire -8 61 £36,750 +5.00% 17
North West +13 58 £35,000 +2.94% 5
Hertfordshire +3 54 £45,000 - 2
West Midlands -29 41 £37,500 +11.11% 6
West Yorkshire +7 35 £37,000 -2.63% 8
Leeds +24 31 £40,000 +2.56% 3
East Sussex -6 31 £39,500 +12.85% 1
Wales +14 30 £39,000 +18.18% 4
South Wales +8 30 £39,000 +18.18% 4
Brighton -9 30 £39,000 +4.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -22 30 £42,500 -2.29% 7
Cambridge -21 29 £42,500 -2.29% 7
Egham +15 26 £41,250 +3.12% 2
Oxfordshire +11 26 £42,500 -10.52% 2
East Midlands -11 26 £32,500 -16.66% 3
Cardiff +2 25 £39,000 +18.18% 4
Bristol -16 25 £42,500 - 5
Manchester +5 24 £40,000 +11.88% 4
Hemel Hempstead +11 22 £40,000 -0.86% 2
West Sussex +8 19 £40,000 -27.27% 2

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1752 (62.22%) Linux
2 1361 (48.33%) Windows
3 1159 (41.16%) VMware
4 759 (26.95%) Active Directory
5 748 (26.56%) Microsoft
6 727 (25.82%) Red Hat
7 703 (24.96%) VMware Infrastructure
8 630 (22.37%) DNS
9 618 (21.95%) Puppet
10 574 (20.38%) MySQL
11 566 (20.10%) UNIX
12 562 (19.96%) Windows Server 2008
13 554 (19.67%) Bash Shell
14 538 (19.11%) Python
15 528 (18.75%) Perl
16 500 (17.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 494 (17.54%) SQL
18 489 (17.37%) Firewall
19 480 (17.05%) SQL Server
20 477 (16.94%) Cisco
21 469 (16.65%) DevOps
22 466 (16.55%) Apache
23 436 (15.48%) SAN
24 424 (15.06%) CentOS
25 423 (15.02%) MS Exchange
26 421 (14.95%) Finance
27 416 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
28 406 (14.42%) TCP/IP
29 392 (13.92%) ITIL
30 363 (12.89%) Amazon AWS

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 466 (16.55%) Apache
2 423 (15.02%) MS Exchange
3 316 (11.22%) Tomcat
4 248 (8.81%) IIS
5 230 (8.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 156 (5.54%) nginx
7 146 (5.18%) SharePoint
8 89 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 69 (2.45%) Lync
10 63 (2.24%) OpenStack
11 60 (2.13%) JBoss
11 60 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
12 50 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
13 49 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
14 43 (1.53%) Confluence
15 34 (1.21%) CMS
16 32 (1.14%) WebSphere
17 31 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
18 27 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
19 26 (0.92%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 297 (10.55%) MS Excel
2 107 (3.80%) MS Office
3 14 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.25%) InDesign
6 3 (0.11%) Windchill
7 2 (0.071%) Maya
8 1 (0.036%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 21 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.67%) Magento
3 9 (0.32%) Sophis RISQUE
4 7 (0.25%) Agresso
4 7 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.18%) Cognos Controller
5 5 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.18%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.14%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.11%) assyst
7 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.071%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.071%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.071%) Cordys
8 2 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.071%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.071%) HFM
8 2 (0.071%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 363 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (2.98%) Office 365
3 79 (2.81%) Amazon EC2
4 55 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 46 (1.63%) SaaS
6 42 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
7 33 (1.17%) Amazon S3
8 28 (0.99%) IaaS
9 27 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 25 (0.89%) Route 53
11 17 (0.60%) PaaS
11 17 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
12 16 (0.57%) Taleo
13 14 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
14 13 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
15 12 (0.43%) Responsys
16 11 (0.39%) Joyent
17 9 (0.32%) GitHub
18 8 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 6 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 630 (22.37%) DNS
2 489 (17.37%) Firewall
3 436 (15.48%) SAN
4 406 (14.42%) TCP/IP
5 325 (11.54%) DHCP
6 228 (8.10%) VPN
7 215 (7.63%) WAN
8 213 (7.56%) LAN
9 154 (5.47%) Internet
10 132 (4.69%) HTTP
11 119 (4.23%) LDAP
12 116 (4.12%) NAS
13 110 (3.91%) VLAN
14 93 (3.30%) Network Security
15 92 (3.27%) VoIP
16 89 (3.16%) iSCSI
17 80 (2.84%) SSL
18 79 (2.81%) SMTP
19 73 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
20 57 (2.02%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 574 (20.38%) MySQL
2 480 (17.05%) SQL Server
3 137 (4.87%) PostgreSQL
4 100 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 88 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 84 (2.98%) MongoDB
7 57 (2.02%) Oracle Database
8 53 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 49 (1.74%) NoSQL
10 31 (1.10%) Hadoop
11 28 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
12 27 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 27 (0.96%) MariaDB
12 27 (0.96%) Big Data
13 26 (0.92%) Redis
14 25 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
15 24 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
16 22 (0.78%) RDBMS
17 19 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
18 18 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 221 (7.85%) Git (software)
2 166 (5.89%) Jenkins
3 131 (4.65%) Subversion
4 75 (2.66%) JIRA
5 36 (1.28%) TeamCity
5 36 (1.28%) Hudson
6 32 (1.14%) Selenium
7 28 (0.99%) Maven
8 20 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (0.57%) Emacs
10 12 (0.43%) Mercurial
11 9 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.21%) Toad
13 5 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.18%) GDB
14 4 (0.14%) FishEye
14 4 (0.14%) GitLab
14 4 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
14 4 (0.14%) Gerrit
14 4 (0.14%) Ant
General
1 421 (14.95%) Finance
2 139 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 87 (3.09%) Games
4 81 (2.88%) Banking
5 56 (1.99%) Law
6 48 (1.70%) Legal
7 42 (1.49%) Retail
8 41 (1.46%) Marketing
9 30 (1.07%) Advertising
10 24 (0.85%) Publishing
11 22 (0.78%) Billing
12 20 (0.71%) Investment Banking
13 19 (0.67%) Online Betting
13 19 (0.67%) Back Office
14 18 (0.64%) Manufacturing
15 17 (0.60%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.21%) Electronics
17 6 (0.21%) German Language
18 5 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (6.61%) Web Services
2 176 (6.25%) LAMP
3 139 (4.94%) .NET
4 46 (1.63%) HTML
5 35 (1.24%) Memcached
6 34 (1.21%) Middleware
7 31 (1.10%) CSS
8 27 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
8 27 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
9 18 (0.64%) XML
9 18 (0.64%) Ruby on Rails
10 16 (0.57%) JMS
11 15 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
11 15 (0.53%) OAuth
11 15 (0.53%) 802.1X
12 14 (0.50%) Lucene
13 12 (0.43%) boto
14 11 (0.39%) Application Packaging
14 11 (0.39%) COM
15 10 (0.36%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 197 (7.00%) Data Centre
2 173 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 168 (5.97%) Computer Science
4 122 (4.33%) Management Information System
5 117 (4.15%) Clustering
6 78 (2.77%) Replication
7 60 (2.13%) EqualLogic
8 39 (1.38%) Statistics
9 35 (1.24%) Hedge funds
10 34 (1.21%) Digital Media
11 32 (1.14%) Mathematics
11 32 (1.14%) Blackberry
12 27 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 25 (0.89%) Mobile App
14 24 (0.85%) AS400
15 23 (0.82%) Public Cloud
16 22 (0.78%) Private Cloud
16 22 (0.78%) Client/Server
17 21 (0.75%) HP Storage
17 21 (0.75%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1752 (62.22%) Linux
2 1361 (48.33%) Windows
3 566 (20.10%) UNIX
4 562 (19.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 500 (17.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 424 (15.06%) CentOS
7 416 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 326 (11.58%) Ubuntu
9 258 (9.16%) Debian
10 238 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 224 (7.95%) Solaris
12 170 (6.04%) Windows 7
13 63 (2.24%) Windows XP
14 61 (2.17%) AIX
14 61 (2.17%) Fedora
15 60 (2.13%) Mac OS X
16 51 (1.81%) Windows 8
17 46 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
18 45 (1.60%) SUSE
19 44 (1.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (16.65%) DevOps
2 392 (13.92%) ITIL
3 284 (10.09%) Configuration Management
4 216 (7.67%) Agile Software Development
5 181 (6.43%) E-Commerce
6 149 (5.29%) Open Source
7 143 (5.08%) Load Balancing
8 125 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 118 (4.19%) Project Management
10 113 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
11 108 (3.84%) Migration
12 93 (3.30%) Performance Tuning
13 92 (3.27%) Change Management
14 80 (2.84%) Service Delivery
15 67 (2.38%) CRM
16 66 (2.34%) Time Management
17 59 (2.10%) Mentoring
18 56 (1.99%) Patch Management
19 55 (1.95%) Capacity Planning
19 55 (1.95%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 554 (19.67%) Bash Shell
2 538 (19.11%) Python
3 528 (18.75%) Perl
4 494 (17.54%) SQL
5 297 (10.55%) PowerShell
6 282 (10.01%) Ruby
7 258 (9.16%) Shell Script
8 248 (8.81%) Java
9 204 (7.24%) PHP
10 50 (1.78%) JavaScript
11 41 (1.46%) VBScript
12 37 (1.31%) C
13 28 (0.99%) C#
14 27 (0.96%) VB
14 27 (0.96%) Korn
15 19 (0.67%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.64%) AWK
17 17 (0.60%) C++
18 14 (0.50%) T-SQL
19 13 (0.46%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 304 (10.80%) Degree
2 208 (7.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 153 (5.43%) Security Cleared
4 144 (5.11%) MCSE
5 110 (3.91%) SC Cleared
6 99 (3.52%) MCSA
7 90 (3.20%) MCP
8 87 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 86 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
10 78 (2.77%) CCNA
11 77 (2.73%) MCITP
12 48 (1.70%) RHCE
13 44 (1.56%) DV Cleared
14 26 (0.92%) RHCSA
15 20 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 20 (0.71%) MCTS
15 20 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
16 18 (0.64%) CCA
16 18 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (0.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (5.33%) SLA
2 52 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 49 (1.74%) QA
4 13 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.071%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.071%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.071%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.036%) BS7799
System Software
1 759 (26.95%) Active Directory
2 703 (24.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 215 (7.63%) Hyper-V
4 175 (6.21%) vSphere
5 118 (4.19%) Xen
6 112 (3.98%) KVM
7 108 (3.84%) VMware ESX
8 102 (3.62%) NFS
9 96 (3.41%) XenApp
10 75 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
11 70 (2.49%) Varnish
12 56 (1.99%) Docker
13 48 (1.70%) Postfix
14 47 (1.67%) XenServer
15 36 (1.28%) iptables
16 35 (1.24%) Samba
17 28 (0.99%) VirtualBox
18 24 (0.85%) VMware Server
19 20 (0.71%) Firmware
20 17 (0.60%) Squid
Systems Management
1 618 (21.95%) Puppet
2 302 (10.72%) Opscode Chef
3 275 (9.77%) Nagios
4 121 (4.30%) SCCM
5 112 (3.98%) Ansible
6 88 (3.13%) SCOM
7 76 (2.70%) Backup Exec
8 69 (2.45%) ZABBIX
9 63 (2.24%) NetBackup
10 61 (2.17%) WSUS
11 53 (1.88%) Cacti
12 50 (1.78%) Oracle ZFS
13 47 (1.67%) Graphite
13 47 (1.67%) Vagrant
14 28 (0.99%) logstash
14 28 (0.99%) Salt
15 27 (0.96%) HP Data Protector
15 27 (0.96%) Tivoli
16 26 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 25 (0.89%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1159 (41.16%) VMware
2 748 (26.56%) Microsoft
3 727 (25.82%) Red Hat
4 477 (16.94%) Cisco
5 327 (11.61%) Oracle
6 258 (9.16%) Citrix
7 202 (7.17%) HP
8 120 (4.26%) IBM
9 106 (3.76%) NetApp
10 99 (3.52%) Symantec
11 91 (3.23%) Sun
12 79 (2.81%) Dell
13 69 (2.45%) Juniper
14 60 (2.13%) EMC
15 54 (1.92%) Rackspace
16 48 (1.70%) Google
17 36 (1.28%) Veeam
18 32 (1.14%) F5
19 28 (0.99%) 3PAR
20 26 (0.92%) Veritas
South West
IT Works Recruitment Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Portishead, Somerset
networx
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bens - bonus, gym, pens+
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: c£30k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Infotec Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Salary: £Market
Posted: 2 days ago