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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 290 257 248
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1042 1365 1473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 1.24% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.29% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 908 1175 1262
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,310
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +5.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.63%

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
94461 105686 113159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79465 87260 92188
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -37 963 £42,500 - 131
London -6 452 £50,000 +5.26% 67
South East -77 210 £40,500 +1.25% 27
City of London +22 75 £50,000 +9.28% 20
East of England -8 70 £37,500 -6.25% 6
East Midlands +36 59 £32,500 - 7
Yorkshire +32 59 £38,750 +6.16% 7
Surrey +2 57 £45,000 +20.00% 7
West Yorkshire +31 45 £40,000 +8.10% 5
Hampshire -18 42 £32,500 -22.48% 7
Cambridgeshire +19 40 £36,736 -13.56% 4
South West -25 40 £30,250 -28.82% 6
Berkshire -58 38 £52,500 +23.52% 6
Cambridge 0 36 £35,868 -15.60% 4
North West -14 34 £32,500 -3.70% 4
Leeds +22 32 £38,750 +3.33% 4
West Midlands -18 32 £34,000 -9.33% 2
Scotland +24 31 £40,000 +3.22% 1
Wales +3 30 £32,500 -16.66%
Kent +37 29 £33,000 -41.33%
Nottinghamshire +28 29 £32,500 - 3
Nottingham +25 28 £32,500 - 3
South Wales +2 27 £32,500 -16.66%
Hertfordshire -9 23 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Manchester 0 22 £25,750 -35.62% 4
Oxfordshire -21 21 £41,250 -2.94% 3
Uxbridge +17 20 £57,500 +39.39% 1
Cardiff +8 20 £32,500 -16.66%
Northamptonshire +14 18 £29,000 -20.00% 1
Somerset 0 18 £27,000 -43.15% 4

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1334 (61.28%) Linux
2 898 (41.25%) Windows
3 857 (39.37%) VMware
4 581 (26.69%) Active Directory
5 579 (26.60%) Windows Server
6 566 (26.00%) Microsoft
7 532 (24.44%) Puppet
8 526 (24.16%) VMware Infrastructure
9 483 (22.19%) Python
10 462 (21.22%) Firewall
11 454 (20.85%) Red Hat
12 451 (20.72%) DevOps
13 427 (19.61%) Bash Shell
14 416 (19.11%) DNS
15 392 (18.01%) Unix
16 390 (17.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 385 (17.68%) MySQL
18 371 (17.04%) Finance
19 369 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
20 359 (16.49%) Apache
21 340 (15.62%) Perl
21 340 (15.62%) Cisco
22 334 (15.34%) Opscode Chef
23 306 (14.06%) SAN
24 305 (14.01%) CentOS
25 299 (13.73%) LAMP
26 294 (13.50%) SQL
27 289 (13.28%) Windows Server 2008
28 287 (13.18%) Windows Server 2012
29 269 (12.36%) Ansible

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
1 359 (16.49%) Apache
2 241 (11.07%) MS Exchange
3 174 (7.99%) Tomcat
4 156 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 153 (7.03%) IIS
6 135 (6.20%) nginx
7 112 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 104 (4.78%) SharePoint
9 80 (3.67%) OpenStack
10 70 (3.22%) JBoss
11 57 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
12 41 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
13 32 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
14 30 (1.38%) Confluence
14 30 (1.38%) Skype for Business
15 21 (0.96%) WebLogic
16 14 (0.64%) Apache Spark
17 13 (0.60%) WebSphere
18 12 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
19 11 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 205 (9.42%) MS Excel
2 114 (5.24%) MS Office
3 7 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.23%) SPSS
5 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.18%) Final Cut Pro
5 4 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.14%) Revit
6 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.092%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.092%) Windchill
8 1 (0.046%) MS Project
8 1 (0.046%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.64%) HFM
2 9 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
4 6 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.23%) Infor M3
5 5 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.18%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.14%) Cognos Planning
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.14%) SAP FS
8 2 (0.092%) Aareon QL
8 2 (0.092%) Changepoint
8 2 (0.092%) MIS ActiveH
8 2 (0.092%) Northgate Housing
8 2 (0.092%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 369 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (4.96%) Office 365
3 84 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 55 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
5 42 (1.93%) SaaS
6 30 (1.38%) Amazon S3
7 28 (1.29%) IaaS
8 22 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (0.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 21 (0.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 21 (0.96%) SoftLayer
10 16 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (0.73%) PaaS
11 14 (0.64%) Google Apps
12 13 (0.60%) GitHub
12 13 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (0.55%) Sumo Logic
14 11 (0.51%) AWS OpsWorks
15 10 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
16 9 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 462 (21.22%) Firewall
2 416 (19.11%) DNS
3 306 (14.06%) SAN
4 232 (10.66%) TCP/IP
5 199 (9.14%) DHCP
6 146 (6.71%) VPN
7 141 (6.48%) LAN
8 137 (6.29%) WAN
9 117 (5.37%) Internet
10 106 (4.87%) NAS
11 91 (4.18%) iSCSI
12 76 (3.49%) VLAN
13 72 (3.31%) LDAP
14 64 (2.94%) VoIP
15 56 (2.57%) Cisco ASA
16 51 (2.34%) SMTP
17 50 (2.30%) HTTP
18 48 (2.20%) SSL
19 44 (2.02%) Fibre Channel
19 44 (2.02%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (17.68%) MySQL
2 237 (10.89%) SQL Server
3 69 (3.17%) MongoDB
4 63 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
5 48 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 39 (1.79%) Hadoop
7 38 (1.75%) Oracle Database
8 37 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
9 33 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 30 (1.38%) Redis
11 27 (1.24%) Big Data
12 25 (1.15%) NoSQL
12 25 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 20 (0.92%) Couchbase
14 16 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
15 15 (0.69%) CouchDB
15 15 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (0.60%) Relational Database
17 12 (0.55%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 223 (10.24%) Jenkins
2 98 (4.50%) Git (software)
3 49 (2.25%) Vagrant
4 48 (2.20%) JIRA
5 47 (2.16%) Subversion
6 45 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 45 (2.07%) TeamCity
7 16 (0.73%) Selenium
8 12 (0.55%) Gerrit
8 12 (0.55%) GitLab
9 11 (0.51%) Maven
10 10 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.28%) Hudson
11 6 (0.28%) PHPUnit
12 5 (0.23%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.23%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.18%) ClearCase
14 3 (0.14%) Gradle
14 3 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.14%) Travis CI
General
1 371 (17.04%) Finance
2 108 (4.96%) Law
2 108 (4.96%) Telecoms
3 99 (4.55%) Marketing
4 71 (3.26%) Banking
5 45 (2.07%) Retail
6 43 (1.98%) Back Office
7 37 (1.70%) Games
8 34 (1.56%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.38%) Advertising
9 30 (1.38%) Financial Institution
10 21 (0.96%) Publishing
11 14 (0.64%) Electronics
12 12 (0.55%) Legal
13 11 (0.51%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.23%) Billing
14 5 (0.23%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.14%) Automotive
15 3 (0.14%) German Language
15 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (13.73%) LAMP
2 120 (5.51%) Web Services
3 92 (4.23%) LEMP Stack
4 68 (3.12%) .NET
5 44 (2.02%) HTML
6 34 (1.56%) Middleware
7 33 (1.52%) ELK Stack
8 31 (1.42%) XML
9 30 (1.38%) Java EE
10 29 (1.33%) Ruby on Rails
11 28 (1.29%) RabbitMQ
12 27 (1.24%) CSS
13 26 (1.19%) Memcached
14 19 (0.87%) JMS
15 14 (0.64%) ASP.NET
15 14 (0.64%) JMX
16 12 (0.55%) Akka
16 12 (0.55%) J2EE
16 12 (0.55%) Node.js
16 12 (0.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 206 (9.46%) Data Centre
2 104 (4.78%) Clustering
3 103 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 83 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (3.31%) Computer Science
6 53 (2.43%) Replication
7 36 (1.65%) Statistics
8 29 (1.33%) HP Storage
9 28 (1.29%) Smartphone
10 25 (1.15%) iPad
11 24 (1.10%) Public Cloud
12 22 (1.01%) PKI
13 21 (0.96%) Fintech
14 20 (0.92%) Cryptography
15 19 (0.87%) EqualLogic
16 18 (0.83%) Fat Client
16 18 (0.83%) Thin Client
16 18 (0.83%) User Experience
17 17 (0.78%) Mathematics
17 17 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1334 (61.28%) Linux
2 898 (41.25%) Windows
3 579 (26.60%) Windows Server
4 392 (18.01%) Unix
5 390 (17.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 305 (14.01%) CentOS
7 289 (13.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 287 (13.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 196 (9.00%) Ubuntu
10 108 (4.96%) Windows 7
11 100 (4.59%) Debian
12 93 (4.27%) Solaris
13 84 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 54 (2.48%) HPUX
15 44 (2.02%) AIX
16 40 (1.84%) Windows 10
17 33 (1.52%) SUSE
18 31 (1.42%) Mac OS X
19 23 (1.06%) Windows 8
20 16 (0.73%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (20.72%) DevOps
2 214 (9.83%) Configuration Management
3 207 (9.51%) ITIL
4 170 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
5 151 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 145 (6.66%) High Availability
7 143 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
8 122 (5.60%) Performance Tuning
9 102 (4.69%) Load Balancing
10 101 (4.64%) Open Source
11 94 (4.32%) Service Delivery
12 92 (4.23%) E-Commerce
13 71 (3.26%) Analytics
14 70 (3.22%) Service Management
15 69 (3.17%) Business Continuity
16 67 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
17 57 (2.62%) Migration
17 57 (2.62%) Virtual Environments
18 54 (2.48%) Performance Monitoring
18 54 (2.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 483 (22.19%) Python
2 427 (19.61%) Bash Shell
3 340 (15.62%) Perl
4 294 (13.50%) SQL
5 248 (11.39%) PHP
6 207 (9.51%) PowerShell
7 200 (9.19%) Ruby
8 176 (8.08%) Shell Script
9 175 (8.04%) Java
10 55 (2.53%) JavaScript
11 32 (1.47%) C#
12 30 (1.38%) C
13 24 (1.10%) C++
14 23 (1.06%) VB
15 21 (0.96%) Korn
16 19 (0.87%) VBA
17 11 (0.51%) VBScript
18 8 (0.37%) Scala
19 6 (0.28%) VB6
20 5 (0.23%) Go
Qualifications
1 169 (7.76%) Degree
2 129 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 107 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
4 86 (3.95%) CCNA
5 84 (3.86%) MCSE
6 81 (3.72%) Security Cleared
7 57 (2.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 53 (2.43%) MCP
9 51 (2.34%) SC Cleared
10 37 (1.70%) MCSA
11 30 (1.38%) MCITP
12 29 (1.33%) CCNP
13 28 (1.29%) RHCE
14 15 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.60%) ACCA
15 13 (0.60%) CIMA
16 11 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
17 10 (0.46%) HND
18 7 (0.32%) CCA
19 6 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.82%) SLA
2 33 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 32 (1.47%) QA
4 16 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.14%) BS7799
7 2 (0.092%) GAAP
7 2 (0.092%) GxP
8 1 (0.046%) COSHH
8 1 (0.046%) DICOM
8 1 (0.046%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.046%) HL7
System Software
1 581 (26.69%) Active Directory
2 526 (24.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (7.44%) Hyper-V
4 156 (7.17%) vSphere
5 125 (5.74%) Docker
6 102 (4.69%) KVM
7 85 (3.90%) NFS
8 63 (2.89%) Xen
9 62 (2.85%) VMware ESXi
10 55 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
11 48 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
12 34 (1.56%) XenApp
13 28 (1.29%) Terminal Services
14 26 (1.19%) Squid
15 25 (1.15%) Corosync
16 24 (1.10%) VMware ESX
17 22 (1.01%) Postfix
17 22 (1.01%) Varnish
18 19 (0.87%) iptables
18 19 (0.87%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 532 (24.44%) Puppet
2 334 (15.34%) Opscode Chef
3 269 (12.36%) Ansible
4 246 (11.30%) Nagios
5 142 (6.52%) SCCM
6 68 (3.12%) HAProxy
6 68 (3.12%) NetBackup
7 62 (2.85%) SCOM
8 55 (2.53%) Salt
9 44 (2.02%) Cacti
10 43 (1.98%) ZABBIX
11 40 (1.84%) logstash
12 28 (1.29%) Backup Exec
13 26 (1.19%) WSUS
14 23 (1.06%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 22 (1.01%) Cobbler
15 22 (1.01%) HP SIM
16 21 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
17 20 (0.92%) Pacemaker
17 20 (0.92%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 857 (39.37%) VMware
2 566 (26.00%) Microsoft
3 454 (20.85%) Red Hat
4 340 (15.62%) Cisco
5 195 (8.96%) HP
6 183 (8.41%) Oracle
7 137 (6.29%) Citrix
8 106 (4.87%) NetApp
9 74 (3.40%) Rackspace
10 59 (2.71%) EMC
10 59 (2.71%) Juniper
11 58 (2.66%) Dell
12 57 (2.62%) Symantec
13 55 (2.53%) CheckPoint
14 53 (2.43%) Google
15 50 (2.30%) Veeam
16 49 (2.25%) Veritas
17 48 (2.20%) 3PAR
18 45 (2.07%) Splunk
19 44 (2.02%) IBM
West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus (100%+) + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Package + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £48000 - £53000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £40k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits DOE
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: £50000
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Mirfield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Good Benefits & Excellent Progress
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £18k - 25k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Antrim, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago