The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 221 177 180
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1559 1731 1918
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 1.56% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.65% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1389 1508 1668
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 2014 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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -31 1495 £40,000 - 152
London -47 727 £45,000 - 79
South East -21 321 £37,500 - 35
City of London -17 171 £46,500 +3.33% 21
East of England -5 166 £40,000 +6.66% 16
Yorkshire -46 78 £32,500 - 5
Berkshire -42 77 £35,000 -6.66% 16
South West +10 65 £38,500 +18.46% 6
Hampshire -6 62 £35,000 -8.43% 5
Hertfordshire +15 56 £45,000 - 4
Surrey -10 55 £43,000 +14.66% 2
Cambridgeshire -12 55 £40,000 +7.38% 8
North West -45 48 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Reading -33 47 £35,000 - 13
Cambridge -23 43 £40,000 +6.66% 6
West Midlands +18 42 £32,500 - 3
East Sussex -10 42 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Portsmouth - 42 £35,000 -
Brighton -11 41 £40,000 +33.33% 3
East Midlands -19 39 £32,500 +12.06% 3
West Yorkshire -61 39 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Bristol +21 38 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Leeds -19 36 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Suffolk +18 31 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Scotland -10 29 £33,500 -4.28% 3
Buckinghamshire +13 27 £32,000 -17.94% 1
Oxfordshire -24 27 £52,500 +9.37% 4
Ipswich - 27 £35,000 - 1
Manchester -25 25 £42,500 +6.25%
South Yorkshire +7 24 £36,250 +31.81% 1

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1991 (66.59%) Linux
2 1378 (46.09%) Windows
3 1021 (34.15%) VMware
4 824 (27.56%) Active Directory
5 804 (26.89%) Red Hat
6 759 (25.38%) UNIX
7 715 (23.91%) Apache
8 690 (23.08%) MySQL
9 668 (22.34%) Puppet
10 650 (21.74%) Microsoft
11 620 (20.74%) Perl
12 576 (19.26%) VMware Infrastructure
13 561 (18.76%) DNS
14 560 (18.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 559 (18.70%) Windows Server 2008
16 537 (17.96%) Bash Shell
17 519 (17.36%) SAN
18 517 (17.29%) SQL
19 505 (16.89%) SQL Server
20 503 (16.82%) Python
21 479 (16.02%) Firewall
22 472 (15.79%) CentOS
23 466 (15.59%) TCP/IP
24 407 (13.61%) Finance
25 406 (13.58%) Ubuntu
26 381 (12.74%) Cisco
27 372 (12.44%) Opscode Chef
28 370 (12.37%) MS Exchange
29 368 (12.31%) Degree
30 350 (11.71%) IIS

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 715 (23.91%) Apache
2 370 (12.37%) MS Exchange
3 350 (11.71%) IIS
4 296 (9.90%) Tomcat
5 185 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 167 (5.59%) SharePoint
7 163 (5.45%) nginx
8 78 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 76 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 58 (1.94%) CMS
11 51 (1.71%) Lync
12 49 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
13 46 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
14 42 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 40 (1.34%) Drupal
16 37 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
16 37 (1.24%) WebLogic
17 35 (1.17%) OpenStack
18 33 (1.10%) Confluence
19 32 (1.07%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 278 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 115 (3.85%) MS Office
3 16 (0.54%) InfoPath
4 11 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.13%) Maya
7 4 (0.13%) Windchill
8 3 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.067%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.033%) MS Project
10 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.033%) ArcInfo
10 1 (0.033%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 25 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.40%) Summit
2 12 (0.40%) Agresso
3 10 (0.33%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.13%) HFM
7 3 (0.10%) Magento
7 3 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.067%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.067%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 226 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (3.31%) SaaS
3 76 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
4 51 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 51 (1.71%) Amazon S3
5 49 (1.64%) Office 365
6 32 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
7 27 (0.90%) Joyent
8 22 (0.74%) IaaS
9 17 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
10 16 (0.54%) PaaS
11 12 (0.40%) Route 53
12 11 (0.37%) GitHub
13 8 (0.27%) Basecamp
14 7 (0.23%) Google Apps
15 5 (0.17%) CloudFront
16 2 (0.067%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 561 (18.76%) DNS
2 519 (17.36%) SAN
3 479 (16.02%) Firewall
4 466 (15.59%) TCP/IP
5 275 (9.20%) DHCP
6 229 (7.66%) VPN
7 189 (6.32%) HTTP
8 176 (5.89%) LAN
9 166 (5.55%) LDAP
10 155 (5.18%) WAN
11 141 (4.72%) NAS
12 121 (4.05%) Internet
13 110 (3.68%) VoIP
14 102 (3.41%) SMTP
15 91 (3.04%) VLAN
16 75 (2.51%) FTP
17 71 (2.37%) iSCSI
18 54 (1.81%) Ethernet
19 53 (1.77%) SSH
20 49 (1.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 690 (23.08%) MySQL
2 505 (16.89%) SQL Server
3 146 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
4 103 (3.44%) MongoDB
5 99 (3.31%) Redis
6 94 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 92 (3.08%) Relational Database
8 82 (2.74%) NoSQL
9 69 (2.31%) Oracle Database
10 62 (2.07%) RDBMS
11 48 (1.61%) Hadoop
12 46 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
13 36 (1.20%) Big Data
14 32 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
15 29 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 28 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 27 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
17 27 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
18 22 (0.74%) HBase
19 20 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 177 (5.92%) Git (software)
2 114 (3.81%) Subversion
3 109 (3.65%) Jenkins
4 66 (2.21%) JIRA
5 19 (0.64%) Maven
6 17 (0.57%) Hudson
7 16 (0.54%) TeamCity
8 15 (0.50%) Visual Studio
9 14 (0.47%) Selenium
10 13 (0.43%) Ant
10 13 (0.43%) Bitbucket
11 12 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (0.40%) FishEye
12 11 (0.37%) Mercurial
13 8 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.13%) Gradle
14 4 (0.13%) JUnit
14 4 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 4 (0.13%) Toad
General
1 407 (13.61%) Finance
2 111 (3.71%) Games
3 105 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 101 (3.38%) Banking
5 70 (2.34%) Retail
6 68 (2.27%) Back Office
7 53 (1.77%) Marketing
8 40 (1.34%) Law
9 33 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 32 (1.07%) Advertising
11 22 (0.74%) Legal
12 18 (0.60%) Online Betting
13 13 (0.43%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.33%) French Language
14 10 (0.33%) Publishing
14 10 (0.33%) Front Office
15 7 (0.23%) German Language
16 6 (0.20%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.20%) Electronics
17 5 (0.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (7.46%) LAMP
2 203 (6.79%) Web Services
3 149 (4.98%) .NET
4 91 (3.04%) XML
5 87 (2.91%) HTML
6 40 (1.34%) Middleware
7 39 (1.30%) ActiveMQ
8 35 (1.17%) CSS
9 28 (0.94%) Memcached
9 28 (0.94%) ASP.NET
10 24 (0.80%) JSON
10 24 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
11 19 (0.64%) Lucene
12 18 (0.60%) .NET Framework
13 17 (0.57%) Django
14 14 (0.47%) Ruby on Rails
14 14 (0.47%) REST
14 14 (0.47%) J2EE
15 13 (0.43%) CGI
16 10 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 247 (8.26%) Open Source
2 246 (8.23%) Clustering
3 137 (4.58%) Computer Science
4 89 (2.98%) Replication
5 54 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 50 (1.67%) Social Media
7 46 (1.54%) Blackberry
8 44 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
9 39 (1.30%) Digital Media
10 36 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 35 (1.17%) Online Games
12 32 (1.07%) Derivative
12 32 (1.07%) Mobile App
13 30 (1.00%) Firmware
13 30 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 26 (0.87%) EqualLogic
15 24 (0.80%) LPAR
15 24 (0.80%) Wiki
16 23 (0.77%) HACMP
16 23 (0.77%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1991 (66.59%) Linux
2 1378 (46.09%) Windows
3 759 (25.38%) UNIX
4 560 (18.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 559 (18.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 472 (15.79%) CentOS
7 406 (13.58%) Ubuntu
8 342 (11.44%) Debian
9 291 (9.73%) Solaris
10 285 (9.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 189 (6.32%) Windows 7
12 181 (6.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 151 (5.05%) AIX
14 99 (3.31%) Windows XP
15 83 (2.78%) SUSE
16 57 (1.91%) Mac OS X
16 57 (1.91%) HPUX
17 55 (1.84%) Windows 8
18 36 (1.20%) Apple iOS
19 33 (1.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (10.80%) ITIL
2 249 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 234 (7.83%) E-Commerce
4 202 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 171 (5.72%) Load Balancing
6 135 (4.52%) Performance Tuning
7 103 (3.44%) Problem Management
8 100 (3.34%) Agile Software Development
9 97 (3.24%) Service Delivery
10 93 (3.11%) Change Management
11 81 (2.71%) Project Management
12 80 (2.68%) Capacity Planning
13 78 (2.61%) Continuous Integration
14 67 (2.24%) Migration
15 62 (2.07%) Analytics
16 48 (1.61%) CRM
17 47 (1.57%) Release Management
18 44 (1.47%) Asset Management
19 43 (1.44%) Scrum
20 42 (1.40%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 620 (20.74%) Perl
2 537 (17.96%) Bash Shell
3 517 (17.29%) SQL
4 503 (16.82%) Python
5 317 (10.60%) PHP
6 304 (10.17%) Java
7 277 (9.26%) Ruby
8 268 (8.96%) Shell Script
9 207 (6.92%) PowerShell
10 73 (2.44%) C
11 56 (1.87%) VBScript
12 40 (1.34%) JavaScript
13 39 (1.30%) Korn
14 36 (1.20%) Bourne shell
15 24 (0.80%) Scala
16 21 (0.70%) T-SQL
16 21 (0.70%) AWK
17 18 (0.60%) C++
18 16 (0.54%) VB
19 14 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 368 (12.31%) Degree
2 296 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 199 (6.66%) MCSE
4 149 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
5 140 (4.68%) CCNA
6 97 (3.24%) RHCE
7 87 (2.91%) Security Cleared
8 85 (2.84%) MCITP
9 72 (2.41%) MCSA
10 68 (2.27%) SC Cleared
11 65 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 57 (1.91%) CCNP
13 50 (1.67%) MCP
14 49 (1.64%) MCTS
15 34 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
16 32 (1.07%) DV Cleared
17 19 (0.64%) Linux+ Certification
18 18 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
19 15 (0.50%) LPIC
20 10 (0.33%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (5.48%) SLA
2 80 (2.68%) QA
3 41 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.067%) HL7
5 2 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.033%) GxP
6 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 824 (27.56%) Active Directory
2 576 (19.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 228 (7.63%) Hyper-V
4 165 (5.52%) vSphere
5 152 (5.08%) KVM
6 119 (3.98%) NFS
7 112 (3.75%) VMware ESX
8 92 (3.08%) Xen
8 92 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
9 71 (2.37%) XenServer
10 70 (2.34%) XenApp
11 52 (1.74%) Sendmail
12 51 (1.71%) Varnish
13 50 (1.67%) Postfix
14 44 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 38 (1.27%) Samba
16 32 (1.07%) Terminal Services
17 25 (0.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 22 (0.74%) XenDesktop
19 17 (0.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 668 (22.34%) Puppet
2 372 (12.44%) Opscode Chef
3 300 (10.03%) Nagios
4 69 (2.31%) SCCM
5 66 (2.21%) NetBackup
5 66 (2.21%) Cacti
6 55 (1.84%) ZABBIX
7 48 (1.61%) SCOM
7 48 (1.61%) Tivoli
8 46 (1.54%) Backup Exec
9 34 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 34 (1.14%) CFEngine
10 30 (1.00%) Cobbler
11 29 (0.97%) WSUS
12 28 (0.94%) HAProxy
13 26 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
14 25 (0.84%) Vagrant
15 23 (0.77%) Red Hat Satellite
16 22 (0.74%) Ganglia
17 19 (0.64%) YUM
Vendors
1 1021 (34.15%) VMware
2 804 (26.89%) Red Hat
3 650 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 381 (12.74%) Cisco
5 300 (10.03%) HP
6 272 (9.10%) Oracle
7 240 (8.03%) Citrix
8 122 (4.08%) IBM
9 119 (3.98%) EMC
10 107 (3.58%) Veritas
11 105 (3.51%) JBoss
12 104 (3.48%) NetApp
13 102 (3.41%) Symantec
14 72 (2.41%) Dell
15 61 (2.04%) Sun
16 54 (1.81%) Juniper
17 41 (1.37%) SolarWinds
17 41 (1.37%) Rackspace
18 39 (1.30%) Google
18 39 (1.30%) Apple
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Execllent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + on-call + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Pension, BUPA Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + great bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Stock Options
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + + 8k On call
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30 - £40 per annum + 30 days, final salary pension
Posted: 3 days ago