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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 288 253 255
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1054 1369 1470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 1.28% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.32% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 921 1183 1283
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,850 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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
94619 103335 113551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.48% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79584 84714 93028
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 26 May 2016 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 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -43 987 £42,500 - 128
London -53 445 £50,000 +5.26% 58
South East +1 269 £40,000 - 32
City of London +12 84 £50,000 +6.38% 23
Surrey +38 69 £45,000 +20.00% 14
East of England -27 69 £40,000 +3.89% 3
Yorkshire +10 59 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Berkshire +16 56 £45,000 -3.74% 8
Hampshire -8 52 £34,250 -16.96% 4
Cambridgeshire 0 48 £40,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +16 44 £40,000 +22.69% 10
East Midlands +20 43 £33,500 -2.89% 6
Cambridge +3 41 £37,500 -6.25% 1
South West -47 35 £31,750 -9.28%
North West -10 34 £32,500 -13.33% 9
Kent +33 31 £35,000 -9.67% 1
West Midlands -40 31 £31,000 -4.61% 5
Scotland +14 30 £36,250 -7.05% 8
Oxfordshire -4 29 £45,000 +1.12% 2
Bradford - 23 £40,000 - 3
Oxford +3 22 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Reading -6 22 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Nottingham +8 19 £32,500 - 3
Nottinghamshire 0 19 £32,500 - 3
Portsmouth +9 18 £33,000 -26.66% 2
Manchester -4 17 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Cheshire +23 14 £32,500 -23.52%
East Sussex -13 14 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Wales +6 13 £31,750 -11.80% 3
Guildford +1 13 £45,000 +63.63% 1

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 1418 (62.58%) Linux
2 916 (40.42%) Windows
3 849 (37.47%) VMware
4 581 (25.64%) Microsoft
5 559 (24.67%) Active Directory
6 547 (24.14%) Windows Server
7 504 (22.24%) Python
8 501 (22.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 491 (21.67%) Puppet
10 475 (20.96%) Red Hat
11 473 (20.87%) DNS
12 464 (20.48%) Firewall
13 463 (20.43%) Bash Shell
14 451 (19.90%) MySQL
15 445 (19.64%) Unix
16 439 (19.37%) DevOps
17 396 (17.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 392 (17.30%) Amazon AWS
19 386 (17.03%) Apache
20 370 (16.33%) CentOS
21 357 (15.75%) Perl
22 340 (15.00%) SAN
23 325 (14.34%) Opscode Chef
24 324 (14.30%) SQL
24 324 (14.30%) Finance
24 324 (14.30%) LAMP
25 313 (13.81%) Cisco
26 310 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
27 269 (11.87%) Windows Server 2012
28 264 (11.65%) PHP

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
1 386 (17.03%) Apache
2 212 (9.36%) MS Exchange
3 181 (7.99%) IIS
4 179 (7.90%) Tomcat
5 151 (6.66%) nginx
6 129 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 102 (4.50%) SharePoint
8 101 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 86 (3.80%) OpenStack
10 65 (2.87%) JBoss
11 47 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
12 44 (1.94%) Skype for Business
13 42 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
14 28 (1.24%) WebSphere
15 24 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
15 24 (1.06%) WebLogic
16 23 (1.02%) Apache Spark
17 21 (0.93%) Node.js
18 15 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
19 13 (0.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 204 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 114 (5.03%) MS Office
3 7 (0.31%) SPSS
4 5 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.13%) Revit
7 1 (0.044%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (0.71%) HFM
2 8 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
2 8 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
4 6 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
5 5 (0.22%) Cognos Controller
5 5 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.18%) Infor M3
6 4 (0.18%) Magento
6 4 (0.18%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.13%) SAP FS
8 2 (0.088%) Academy Housing
8 2 (0.088%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 2 (0.088%) arcHouse
8 2 (0.088%) Changepoint
8 2 (0.088%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.088%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 392 (17.30%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (3.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (3.53%) Office 365
4 67 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
5 39 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
5 39 (1.72%) SaaS
6 36 (1.59%) Amazon S3
7 34 (1.50%) IaaS
8 24 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 23 (1.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 21 (0.93%) PaaS
11 20 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 20 (0.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 16 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (0.66%) SoftLayer
14 13 (0.57%) Google Apps
14 13 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
15 12 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
16 10 (0.44%) GitHub
17 7 (0.31%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 473 (20.87%) DNS
2 464 (20.48%) Firewall
3 340 (15.00%) SAN
4 240 (10.59%) TCP/IP
5 226 (9.97%) DHCP
6 166 (7.33%) VPN
7 150 (6.62%) LAN
8 148 (6.53%) WAN
9 117 (5.16%) Internet
10 112 (4.94%) iSCSI
11 110 (4.85%) VLAN
12 100 (4.41%) NAS
13 86 (3.80%) VoIP
14 85 (3.75%) LDAP
15 75 (3.31%) SSL
16 61 (2.69%) HTTP
17 55 (2.43%) SNMP
18 54 (2.38%) Network Security
18 54 (2.38%) SMTP
19 49 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 451 (19.90%) MySQL
2 246 (10.86%) SQL Server
3 83 (3.66%) MongoDB
4 70 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 65 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
6 51 (2.25%) Oracle Database
7 39 (1.72%) Hadoop
8 38 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
8 38 (1.68%) Redis
9 31 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 29 (1.28%) Big Data
10 29 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 24 (1.06%) Couchbase
12 22 (0.97%) NoSQL
12 22 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
13 20 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
14 19 (0.84%) Relational Database
15 17 (0.75%) CouchDB
16 15 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
17 13 (0.57%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 216 (9.53%) Jenkins
2 146 (6.44%) Git (software)
3 72 (3.18%) Subversion
4 62 (2.74%) TeamCity
5 51 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 44 (1.94%) Vagrant
7 25 (1.10%) JIRA
8 22 (0.97%) Selenium
9 21 (0.93%) Gerrit
10 17 (0.75%) Hudson
11 16 (0.71%) Maven
12 15 (0.66%) PHPUnit
13 10 (0.44%) GitLab
14 8 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
16 6 (0.26%) Ant
17 5 (0.22%) Bitbucket
17 5 (0.22%) Liquibase
18 4 (0.18%) Emacs
18 4 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 324 (14.30%) Finance
2 125 (5.52%) Telecoms
3 111 (4.90%) Marketing
4 107 (4.72%) Law
5 58 (2.56%) Banking
6 38 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 36 (1.59%) Back Office
8 34 (1.50%) Advertising
9 29 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 29 (1.28%) Publishing
10 28 (1.24%) Games
11 23 (1.02%) Retail
12 21 (0.93%) Legal
13 17 (0.75%) Electronics
14 6 (0.26%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.22%) Billing
16 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.13%) Automotive
17 3 (0.13%) Front Office
17 3 (0.13%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (14.30%) LAMP
2 120 (5.30%) Web Services
3 110 (4.85%) LEMP Stack
4 87 (3.84%) .NET
5 54 (2.38%) HTML
6 41 (1.81%) Middleware
7 33 (1.46%) CSS
8 32 (1.41%) Memcached
9 30 (1.32%) XML
10 28 (1.24%) Ruby on Rails
11 25 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
12 24 (1.06%) ELK Stack
13 22 (0.97%) Java EE
14 19 (0.84%) Akka
15 15 (0.66%) Behat
16 14 (0.62%) JMX
17 12 (0.53%) ASP.NET
18 11 (0.49%) JMS
18 11 (0.49%) LAPP Stack
19 10 (0.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 180 (7.94%) Data Centre
2 143 (6.31%) Clustering
3 94 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 93 (4.10%) Management Information System
5 60 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 56 (2.47%) Replication
7 42 (1.85%) User Experience
8 39 (1.72%) Statistics
9 38 (1.68%) HP Storage
10 35 (1.54%) Smartphone
11 31 (1.37%) EqualLogic
12 27 (1.19%) PKI
13 19 (0.84%) Algorithms
14 18 (0.79%) Mathematics
15 17 (0.75%) Blackberry
15 17 (0.75%) Public Cloud
16 16 (0.71%) Fintech
16 16 (0.71%) iPad
17 15 (0.66%) Cryptography
18 14 (0.62%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1418 (62.58%) Linux
2 916 (40.42%) Windows
3 547 (24.14%) Windows Server
4 445 (19.64%) Unix
5 396 (17.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 370 (16.33%) CentOS
7 310 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 269 (11.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 234 (10.33%) Ubuntu
10 116 (5.12%) Windows 7
11 112 (4.94%) Solaris
12 102 (4.50%) Debian
13 93 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 66 (2.91%) HPUX
15 54 (2.38%) AIX
16 27 (1.19%) SUSE
17 22 (0.97%) Windows 8
18 21 (0.93%) Windows 10
18 21 (0.93%) Windows XP
19 20 (0.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (19.37%) DevOps
2 245 (10.81%) ITIL
3 199 (8.78%) Configuration Management
4 179 (7.90%) High Availability
5 177 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
6 171 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
7 166 (7.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 121 (5.34%) Performance Tuning
9 108 (4.77%) E-Commerce
10 103 (4.55%) Load Balancing
11 101 (4.46%) Open Source
12 99 (4.37%) Service Delivery
13 75 (3.31%) Change Management
14 74 (3.27%) Service Management
15 68 (3.00%) Business Continuity
15 68 (3.00%) Capacity Planning
16 66 (2.91%) Problem Management
17 61 (2.69%) Migration
18 59 (2.60%) Performance Monitoring
19 55 (2.43%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 504 (22.24%) Python
2 463 (20.43%) Bash Shell
3 357 (15.75%) Perl
4 324 (14.30%) SQL
5 264 (11.65%) PHP
6 223 (9.84%) Java
7 208 (9.18%) Ruby
8 204 (9.00%) PowerShell
9 203 (8.96%) Shell Script
10 61 (2.69%) JavaScript
11 42 (1.85%) C
11 42 (1.85%) C++
12 32 (1.41%) C#
12 32 (1.41%) VB
13 28 (1.24%) Korn
14 18 (0.79%) VBScript
15 14 (0.62%) AWK
16 12 (0.53%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.49%) VBA
18 9 (0.40%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 166 (7.33%) Degree
1 166 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 106 (4.68%) MCSE
3 96 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
4 95 (4.19%) Security Cleared
5 78 (3.44%) CCNA
6 52 (2.29%) MCP
7 45 (1.99%) SC Cleared
7 45 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 41 (1.81%) MCITP
9 39 (1.72%) MCSA
10 29 (1.28%) CCNP
11 22 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 17 (0.75%) RHCE
14 13 (0.57%) HND
15 12 (0.53%) ACCA
15 12 (0.53%) CIMA
16 9 (0.40%) PhD
17 8 (0.35%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (5.43%) SLA
2 36 (1.59%) QA
3 23 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.13%) BS7799
8 2 (0.088%) GAAP
8 2 (0.088%) GxP
8 2 (0.088%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.044%) COSHH
9 1 (0.044%) DICOM
9 1 (0.044%) HL7
System Software
1 559 (24.67%) Active Directory
2 501 (22.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (7.94%) Hyper-V
4 176 (7.77%) vSphere
5 127 (5.60%) Docker
6 106 (4.68%) KVM
7 85 (3.75%) NFS
8 72 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
9 66 (2.91%) Xen
10 40 (1.77%) XenApp
11 38 (1.68%) Varnish
12 30 (1.32%) Squid
13 29 (1.28%) Postfix
14 25 (1.10%) iptables
15 23 (1.02%) VirtualBox
16 22 (0.97%) XenServer
17 20 (0.88%) Corosync
18 18 (0.79%) Terminal Services
19 17 (0.75%) qmail
20 16 (0.71%) Samba
Systems Management
1 491 (21.67%) Puppet
2 325 (14.34%) Opscode Chef
3 235 (10.37%) Ansible
4 232 (10.24%) Nagios
5 139 (6.13%) SCCM
6 81 (3.57%) SCOM
7 74 (3.27%) ZABBIX
8 72 (3.18%) NetBackup
9 65 (2.87%) HAProxy
10 57 (2.52%) Salt
11 43 (1.90%) Cacti
12 40 (1.77%) WSUS
13 39 (1.72%) Backup Exec
14 29 (1.28%) logstash
15 28 (1.24%) HP Data Protector
15 28 (1.24%) HP SIM
15 28 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 26 (1.15%) Tivoli
17 17 (0.75%) Oracle ZFS
18 15 (0.66%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 849 (37.47%) VMware
2 581 (25.64%) Microsoft
3 475 (20.96%) Red Hat
4 313 (13.81%) Cisco
5 204 (9.00%) HP
6 199 (8.78%) Oracle
7 158 (6.97%) Citrix
8 110 (4.85%) NetApp
9 87 (3.84%) Dell
10 77 (3.40%) Symantec
11 68 (3.00%) IBM
12 63 (2.78%) EMC
12 63 (2.78%) Rackspace
13 56 (2.47%) 3PAR
14 51 (2.25%) CheckPoint
15 49 (2.16%) Juniper
15 49 (2.16%) Veeam
16 48 (2.12%) Veritas
17 46 (2.03%) Splunk
18 45 (1.99%) Google
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
United Kingdom
UnitedHealth Group Careers
Posted: 9 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £55k - 75k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ION Asset Architecture
Salary: Competitive + Plus Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa; 42,000 + Exceptional Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
United Christian Broadcasters
Salary: From £26,932 to £30,692 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Send
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits and development
Posted: 2 days ago