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 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK
Rank 279 271 243
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 899 1212 1424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.18% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.23% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 757 1066 1202
Median salary £41,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%

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
79912 98784 103035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 66327 82822 84904
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 February 2017 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 February 2017. 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 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 -22 848 £42,500 - 123
London -8 337 £47,500 -2.56% 51
South East +68 248 £41,500 +3.75% 28
East of England +23 89 £41,500 +3.75% 18
Surrey +71 66 £40,000 -11.11% 5
East Midlands +39 56 £30,000 -17.45% 3
Hampshire +24 46 £36,250 -3.33% 10
Berkshire +55 44 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East Sussex +29 42 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Brighton +27 41 £45,000 +12.50% 2
City of London +20 41 £42,500 -15.00% 12
South West -40 38 £38,750 -3.12% 3
Yorkshire -11 32 £30,500 -17.56% 5
Guildford +37 30 £40,000 -11.11% 2
North West -21 29 £40,000 +26.98% 8
Hertfordshire -1 28 £39,500 -1.25% 4
Nottinghamshire +11 26 £38,750 +10.71%
Nottingham +21 25 £40,000 +14.28%
Oxfordshire -12 24 £40,000 -10.11% 2
Scotland +26 22 £33,000 -22.35% 1
Reading +46 21 £43,750 +2.94% 2
Cambridgeshire -10 21 £35,000 -17.64% 9
Essex +29 19 £47,500 +50.79% 2
Basingstoke +23 19 £35,000 -33.33%
West Midlands -10 19 £31,250 -18.83% 7
Cambridge -11 17 £35,000 -17.64% 7
Northamptonshire +24 15 £30,000 -20.00%
Colchester - 15 £47,500 - 1
Bedfordshire +20 14 £42,500 +9.67% 1
Manchester -43 14 £40,000 +15.94% 6

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 1277 (63.50%) Linux
2 973 (48.38%) Windows
3 710 (35.31%) VMware
4 605 (30.08%) Windows Server
5 548 (27.25%) Active Directory
6 507 (25.21%) Microsoft
7 467 (23.22%) Puppet
8 441 (21.93%) Red Hat
9 426 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 404 (20.09%) DevOps
11 394 (19.59%) Bash Shell
12 361 (17.95%) Firewall
13 354 (17.60%) Python
14 337 (16.76%) CentOS
15 329 (16.36%) MySQL
16 320 (15.91%) DNS
17 312 (15.51%) Finance
18 308 (15.32%) Amazon AWS
19 307 (15.27%) Windows Server 2012
20 296 (14.72%) Opscode Chef
21 291 (14.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 291 (14.47%) Apache
22 280 (13.92%) Unix
23 274 (13.63%) Ubuntu
24 272 (13.53%) SQL Server
25 270 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
26 259 (12.88%) Perl
27 256 (12.73%) Ansible
28 249 (12.38%) PowerShell
29 246 (12.23%) SQL

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
1 291 (14.47%) Apache
2 223 (11.09%) MS Exchange
3 157 (7.81%) IIS
4 137 (6.81%) Tomcat
5 113 (5.62%) SharePoint
6 104 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 80 (3.98%) nginx
8 72 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 38 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
10 37 (1.84%) OpenStack
11 32 (1.59%) Skype for Business
12 19 (0.94%) JBoss
13 14 (0.70%) Confluence
13 14 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
14 13 (0.65%) Drupal
15 12 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 11 (0.55%) Hubot
16 11 (0.55%) Site Server
16 11 (0.55%) WordPress
17 10 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 206 (10.24%) MS Excel
2 124 (6.17%) MS Office
3 12 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.050%) Houdini
5 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.050%) Maya
5 1 (0.050%) NUKE
5 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.050%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.050%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.40%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
5 6 (0.30%) HFM
5 6 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
6 5 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
8 3 (0.15%) Magento
8 3 (0.15%) Primavera
8 3 (0.15%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.099%) Bankmaster
9 2 (0.099%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.099%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.099%) Sage X3
9 2 (0.099%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.099%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 308 (15.32%) Amazon AWS
2 205 (10.19%) Office 365
3 142 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 68 (3.38%) SaaS
5 28 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (1.34%) PaaS
7 22 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 18 (0.90%) IaaS
9 17 (0.85%) Amazon S3
10 16 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (0.70%) GitHub
12 11 (0.55%) Slack
13 10 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.25%) Datadog
14 5 (0.25%) Oracle CX
14 5 (0.25%) Route 53
15 4 (0.20%) Heroku
16 3 (0.15%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 361 (17.95%) Firewall
2 320 (15.91%) DNS
3 230 (11.44%) SAN
4 223 (11.09%) TCP/IP
5 179 (8.90%) DHCP
6 166 (8.25%) LAN
7 155 (7.71%) WAN
8 132 (6.56%) VPN
9 114 (5.67%) Internet
10 91 (4.53%) LDAP
11 90 (4.48%) NAS
12 76 (3.78%) VoIP
13 65 (3.23%) VLAN
14 55 (2.73%) HTTP
15 48 (2.39%) Network Security
16 40 (1.99%) iSCSI
17 38 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
17 38 (1.89%) Wireless
18 36 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
19 27 (1.34%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (16.36%) MySQL
2 272 (13.53%) SQL Server
3 57 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
4 53 (2.64%) MongoDB
5 34 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 27 (1.34%) NoSQL
7 26 (1.29%) Redis
8 25 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (0.94%) Big Data
11 17 (0.85%) Hadoop
12 16 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
12 16 (0.80%) MariaDB
13 15 (0.75%) Oracle Database
13 15 (0.75%) Relational Database
14 13 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
15 12 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 152 (7.56%) Jenkins
2 90 (4.48%) Git (software)
3 60 (2.98%) JIRA
4 57 (2.83%) Subversion
5 31 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 24 (1.19%) TeamCity
7 15 (0.75%) Maven
8 11 (0.55%) Vagrant
9 10 (0.50%) Bundler
10 9 (0.45%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.40%) Redmine
11 8 (0.40%) Travis CI
12 7 (0.35%) GitLab
13 6 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.25%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
16 3 (0.15%) Buildbot
16 3 (0.15%) Mercurial
16 3 (0.15%) Trac
General
1 312 (15.51%) Finance
2 111 (5.52%) Telecoms
3 75 (3.73%) Banking
4 65 (3.23%) Marketing
5 38 (1.89%) Games
5 38 (1.89%) Retail
6 36 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 31 (1.54%) Law
8 29 (1.44%) Advertising
9 25 (1.24%) Legal
10 23 (1.14%) Electronics
11 22 (1.09%) Publishing
12 16 (0.80%) Back Office
13 15 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.25%) Billing
15 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.15%) Front Office
16 3 (0.15%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.15%) Private Banking
17 2 (0.099%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (10.19%) LAMP
2 112 (5.57%) Web Services
3 62 (3.08%) .NET
4 56 (2.78%) LEMP Stack
5 49 (2.44%) HTML
6 34 (1.69%) Node.js
7 18 (0.90%) CSS
8 16 (0.80%) Memcached
9 14 (0.70%) EDI
9 14 (0.70%) Ruby on Rails
10 13 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
11 12 (0.60%) Middleware
11 12 (0.60%) XML
12 11 (0.55%) ASP.NET
12 11 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
13 10 (0.50%) Ajax
13 10 (0.50%) JSF
13 10 (0.50%) Kafka
13 10 (0.50%) XHTML
14 7 (0.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 199 (9.90%) Data Centre
2 86 (4.28%) Computer Science
3 71 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 39 (1.94%) Clustering
6 34 (1.69%) Fat Client
6 34 (1.69%) Thin Client
7 32 (1.59%) Hedge funds
8 28 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
9 27 (1.34%) Fintech
10 24 (1.19%) Driving Licence
11 21 (1.04%) Replication
12 20 (0.99%) AS400
12 20 (0.99%) Private Cloud
13 18 (0.90%) Smartphone
14 15 (0.75%) iPad
15 14 (0.70%) EMC VNX
16 13 (0.65%) Public Cloud
17 12 (0.60%) Blackberry
17 12 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1277 (63.50%) Linux
2 973 (48.38%) Windows
3 605 (30.08%) Windows Server
4 337 (16.76%) CentOS
5 307 (15.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 291 (14.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 280 (13.92%) Unix
8 274 (13.63%) Ubuntu
9 270 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 140 (6.96%) Debian
11 82 (4.08%) Solaris
12 75 (3.73%) Mac OS X
13 70 (3.48%) Windows 7
14 57 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
15 49 (2.44%) Windows 10
16 43 (2.14%) AIX
17 38 (1.89%) SUSE
18 27 (1.34%) Windows 8
19 26 (1.29%) HPUX
20 22 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (20.09%) DevOps
2 199 (9.90%) ITIL
3 189 (9.40%) Configuration Management
4 122 (6.07%) High Availability
5 112 (5.57%) Open Source
6 108 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
7 107 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 82 (4.08%) Service Delivery
9 79 (3.93%) Continuous Integration
10 78 (3.88%) Project Management
11 67 (3.33%) E-Commerce
12 65 (3.23%) Load Balancing
13 64 (3.18%) Performance Tuning
14 56 (2.78%) Service Management
15 50 (2.49%) Continuous Improvement
15 50 (2.49%) Migration
16 49 (2.44%) ERP
17 47 (2.34%) Virtual Environments
18 46 (2.29%) CRM
19 38 (1.89%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 394 (19.59%) Bash Shell
2 354 (17.60%) Python
3 259 (12.88%) Perl
4 249 (12.38%) PowerShell
5 246 (12.23%) SQL
6 160 (7.96%) PHP
7 151 (7.51%) Ruby
8 115 (5.72%) Shell Script
9 99 (4.92%) Java
10 53 (2.64%) C#
11 40 (1.99%) JavaScript
12 36 (1.79%) C
13 22 (1.09%) VB
14 21 (1.04%) VBScript
15 16 (0.80%) Korn
16 14 (0.70%) C++
17 13 (0.65%) VBA
18 8 (0.40%) T-SQL
19 6 (0.30%) VB.NET
19 6 (0.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 197 (9.80%) Degree
2 107 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 92 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
4 89 (4.43%) CCNA
5 70 (3.48%) Security Cleared
6 69 (3.43%) MCSE
7 66 (3.28%) MCSA
8 31 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
9 29 (1.44%) MCP
10 27 (1.34%) SC Cleared
11 20 (0.99%) DV Cleared
12 18 (0.90%) MCITP
12 18 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (0.70%) CISSP
14 13 (0.65%) HND
15 8 (0.40%) CCNP
15 8 (0.40%) CISM
16 7 (0.35%) Linux+ Certification
17 6 (0.30%) GIAC
17 6 (0.30%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.13%) SLA
2 53 (2.64%) PCI DSS
3 45 (2.24%) QA
4 19 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.099%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.050%) DICOM
8 1 (0.050%) GCP
8 1 (0.050%) GPG13
8 1 (0.050%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.050%) PMO
System Software
1 548 (27.25%) Active Directory
2 426 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (9.10%) Hyper-V
4 103 (5.12%) Docker
5 101 (5.02%) vSphere
6 74 (3.68%) Virtual Machines
7 64 (3.18%) NFS
8 51 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
9 46 (2.29%) KVM
10 42 (2.09%) Xen
11 34 (1.69%) XenServer
12 32 (1.59%) Varnish
12 32 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
13 26 (1.29%) Firmware
14 25 (1.24%) VMware ESX
15 23 (1.14%) VMware Server
15 23 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
16 21 (1.04%) iptables
16 21 (1.04%) Samba
17 20 (0.99%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 467 (23.22%) Puppet
2 296 (14.72%) Opscode Chef
3 256 (12.73%) Ansible
4 147 (7.31%) Nagios
5 115 (5.72%) SCCM
6 74 (3.68%) Salt
7 40 (1.99%) SCOM
8 31 (1.54%) WSUS
9 30 (1.49%) NetBackup
10 28 (1.39%) Backup Exec
11 24 (1.19%) Cacti
11 24 (1.19%) Cobbler
11 24 (1.19%) OpenView
12 22 (1.09%) ZABBIX
13 20 (0.99%) Kubernetes
14 19 (0.94%) Control-M
15 18 (0.90%) Tivoli
16 17 (0.85%) HAProxy
17 16 (0.80%) logstash
18 15 (0.75%) Icinga
Vendors
1 710 (35.31%) VMware
2 507 (25.21%) Microsoft
3 441 (21.93%) Red Hat
4 223 (11.09%) Cisco
5 145 (7.21%) Oracle
6 121 (6.02%) Citrix
7 99 (4.92%) HP
8 68 (3.38%) EMC
9 58 (2.88%) Dell
10 51 (2.54%) NetApp
11 44 (2.19%) Veritas
12 42 (2.09%) Avaya
13 38 (1.89%) Juniper
14 36 (1.79%) IBM
15 30 (1.49%) Apple
15 30 (1.49%) Sun
15 30 (1.49%) Symantec
15 30 (1.49%) Veeam
16 26 (1.29%) SAP
17 25 (1.24%) Splunk
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
South East London
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 33k
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The North Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite
Salary: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Uniting Ambition
Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago