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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 218 207 153
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1474 1529 2208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 1.40% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.47% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1262 1325 1935
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,650 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.26% +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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 -11 1409 £42,500 +1.19% 146
London 0 743 £47,500 +5.55% 71
South East -5 300 £40,000 - 20
City of London +34 162 £45,000 - 27
Yorkshire +10 110 £35,000 +12.00% 8
East of England -35 80 £40,000 +6.66% 12
Hampshire -24 74 £35,000 -7.89% 8
Berkshire 0 65 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Surrey -8 62 £45,000 +25.00%
North West +13 57 £34,000 -2.85% 11
South West -6 55 £37,500 +2.73% 13
Cambridgeshire -1 52 £38,000 +25.61% 7
West Yorkshire -8 52 £30,000 - 5
Manchester +7 42 £32,500 - 4
North Yorkshire +27 40 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Cambridge +7 40 £37,500 +20.96% 7
West Midlands -39 40 £33,625 -17.98% 9
Oxfordshire +2 36 £37,500 -9.63% 2
Leeds -7 35 £30,000 - 4
Scotland +10 33 £34,000 -14.46% 1
Reading -3 28 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Middlesbrough +7 26 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands +22 25 £33,000 -5.71% 1
Brighton +6 24 £40,000 +23.07% 1
East Sussex +1 24 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Edinburgh +4 20 £33,250 -14.19%
Gloucestershire -5 20 £34,250 -6.16%
South Wales +22 19 £30,250 -11.02% 2
Wales +19 19 £30,250 -11.02% 2
Oxford -2 16 £43,000 +2.38% 2

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2059 (69.49%) Linux
2 1386 (46.78%) Windows
3 1055 (35.61%) VMware
4 818 (27.61%) Red Hat
5 772 (26.05%) Puppet
6 719 (24.27%) UNIX
7 712 (24.03%) MySQL
8 693 (23.39%) Python
9 689 (23.25%) Perl
10 673 (22.71%) Microsoft
11 669 (22.58%) Active Directory
12 629 (21.23%) Bash Shell
13 600 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
14 589 (19.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 588 (19.84%) Apache
16 578 (19.51%) DNS
17 525 (17.72%) CentOS
18 496 (16.74%) Firewall
19 489 (16.50%) TCP/IP
19 489 (16.50%) DevOps
20 472 (15.93%) SQL
21 436 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
22 431 (14.55%) SAN
23 428 (14.44%) Cisco
24 427 (14.41%) Ubuntu
25 423 (14.28%) PHP
26 416 (14.04%) SQL Server
27 409 (13.80%) Opscode Chef
28 400 (13.50%) Java
29 394 (13.30%) Nagios

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 588 (19.84%) Apache
2 350 (11.81%) Tomcat
3 277 (9.35%) IIS
4 261 (8.81%) nginx
5 257 (8.67%) MS Exchange
6 134 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 125 (4.22%) SharePoint
8 93 (3.14%) OpenStack
9 84 (2.83%) JBoss
10 65 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
11 54 (1.82%) Lync
12 38 (1.28%) Jetty
13 36 (1.21%) Confluence
14 34 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
14 34 (1.15%) WebLogic
15 30 (1.01%) Node.js
16 27 (0.91%) WebSphere
16 27 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 26 (0.88%) CMS
18 25 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 323 (10.90%) MS Excel
2 132 (4.45%) MS Office
3 5 (0.17%) FastStats
3 5 (0.17%) MS Project
4 2 (0.067%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.067%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.034%) QuarkXPress
5 1 (0.034%) FreeHand
5 1 (0.034%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.034%) Maya
5 1 (0.034%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.034%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.034%) SPSS
5 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (0.54%) Agresso
2 13 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.17%) ResourceLink
6 5 (0.17%) MFGPRO
7 4 (0.13%) Summit
7 4 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.13%) Academy Housing
8 3 (0.10%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 3 (0.10%) HFM
8 3 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.10%) Magento
9 2 (0.067%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.067%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.067%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.067%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.067%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 292 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (3.58%) SaaS
3 104 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
4 84 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
5 56 (1.89%) Amazon S3
6 44 (1.48%) Office 365
7 42 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 33 (1.11%) Rackspace Cloud
9 29 (0.98%) IaaS
10 28 (0.94%) PaaS
11 20 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
11 20 (0.67%) SoftLayer
12 13 (0.44%) Route 53
12 13 (0.44%) GitHub
13 12 (0.40%) Google Apps
13 12 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.30%) Basecamp
15 7 (0.24%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.17%) ElastiCache
16 5 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 578 (19.51%) DNS
2 496 (16.74%) Firewall
3 489 (16.50%) TCP/IP
4 431 (14.55%) SAN
5 289 (9.75%) DHCP
6 267 (9.01%) LAN
7 218 (7.36%) WAN
8 189 (6.38%) VPN
9 158 (5.33%) LDAP
10 143 (4.83%) Internet
11 132 (4.45%) HTTP
12 117 (3.95%) SMTP
13 115 (3.88%) VoIP
14 107 (3.61%) NAS
15 99 (3.34%) VLAN
16 97 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
17 87 (2.94%) FTP
18 86 (2.90%) SSH
18 86 (2.90%) Network Security
19 60 (2.02%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 712 (24.03%) MySQL
2 416 (14.04%) SQL Server
3 189 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
4 118 (3.98%) MongoDB
5 112 (3.78%) NoSQL
6 103 (3.48%) Big Data
7 88 (2.97%) Redis
8 86 (2.90%) Hadoop
9 76 (2.56%) Relational Database
10 63 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 53 (1.79%) Oracle Database
12 48 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
12 48 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
13 38 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
14 36 (1.21%) RDBMS
15 25 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
16 20 (0.67%) MS Access
16 20 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 19 (0.64%) MariaDB
18 17 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 211 (7.12%) Git (software)
2 188 (6.34%) Jenkins
3 137 (4.62%) Subversion
4 91 (3.07%) JIRA
5 42 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 33 (1.11%) Maven
6 33 (1.11%) Hudson
7 30 (1.01%) Ant
8 24 (0.81%) Mercurial
9 22 (0.74%) TeamCity
10 17 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.27%) Gradle
12 7 (0.24%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.20%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.20%) Juju
14 5 (0.17%) Emacs
15 4 (0.13%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.13%) ClearCase
16 3 (0.10%) CruiseControl
16 3 (0.10%) Oracle APEX
General
1 338 (11.41%) Finance
2 101 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 94 (3.17%) Games
4 91 (3.07%) Banking
5 90 (3.04%) Marketing
6 79 (2.67%) Advertising
7 72 (2.43%) Retail
8 60 (2.02%) Back Office
9 52 (1.75%) Law
10 36 (1.21%) Publishing
11 31 (1.05%) Legal
11 31 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
12 29 (0.98%) Manufacturing
13 24 (0.81%) Investment Banking
14 23 (0.78%) French Language
15 16 (0.54%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.34%) Electronics
17 9 (0.30%) Automotive
18 7 (0.24%) Welsh Language
19 4 (0.13%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (8.64%) LAMP
2 252 (8.50%) Web Services
3 64 (2.16%) .NET
4 57 (1.92%) Memcached
5 53 (1.79%) XML
6 49 (1.65%) HTML
7 38 (1.28%) CSS
8 32 (1.08%) Django
9 27 (0.91%) Middleware
10 22 (0.74%) Ruby on Rails
11 21 (0.71%) Java EE
12 19 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (0.51%) ActiveMQ
14 14 (0.47%) J2EE
14 14 (0.47%) ZeroMQ
15 12 (0.40%) JSON
16 11 (0.37%) Spring
16 11 (0.37%) AngularJS
17 10 (0.34%) Symfony
18 9 (0.30%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 279 (9.42%) Open Source
2 184 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 150 (5.06%) Clustering
4 136 (4.59%) Computer Science
5 72 (2.43%) Replication
6 51 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 45 (1.52%) Blackberry
8 32 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
9 30 (1.01%) Social Media
9 30 (1.01%) Mathematics
10 24 (0.81%) iPad
11 23 (0.78%) EqualLogic
12 22 (0.74%) Mobile App
13 21 (0.71%) Hedge funds
13 21 (0.71%) Online Games
14 20 (0.67%) Derivative
15 17 (0.57%) Visualisation
16 15 (0.51%) LPAR
16 15 (0.51%) iPhone
16 15 (0.51%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2059 (69.49%) Linux
2 1386 (46.78%) Windows
3 719 (24.27%) UNIX
4 589 (19.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 525 (17.72%) CentOS
6 436 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 427 (14.41%) Ubuntu
8 292 (9.85%) Debian
9 242 (8.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 237 (8.00%) Solaris
11 197 (6.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 168 (5.67%) Windows 7
13 117 (3.95%) AIX
14 93 (3.14%) SUSE
15 83 (2.80%) Windows 8
16 81 (2.73%) Mac OS X
17 69 (2.33%) Windows XP
18 62 (2.09%) Android
19 48 (1.62%) HPUX
20 33 (1.11%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (16.50%) DevOps
2 301 (10.16%) ITIL
3 298 (10.06%) E-Commerce
4 249 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 243 (8.20%) Configuration Management
6 195 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
7 178 (6.01%) Performance Tuning
8 144 (4.86%) Load Balancing
9 100 (3.37%) Continuous Integration
10 95 (3.21%) Migration
11 85 (2.87%) Project Management
12 80 (2.70%) Time Management
13 73 (2.46%) Service Delivery
14 72 (2.43%) Service Management
15 71 (2.40%) Business Continuity
16 67 (2.26%) Performance Monitoring
17 59 (1.99%) Workflow
18 56 (1.89%) Capacity Planning
18 56 (1.89%) Mentoring
19 54 (1.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 693 (23.39%) Python
2 689 (23.25%) Perl
3 629 (21.23%) Bash Shell
4 472 (15.93%) SQL
5 423 (14.28%) PHP
6 400 (13.50%) Java
7 387 (13.06%) Ruby
8 300 (10.12%) Shell Script
9 171 (5.77%) PowerShell
10 61 (2.06%) C
11 42 (1.42%) C#
11 42 (1.42%) JavaScript
12 37 (1.25%) T-SQL
13 36 (1.21%) VBScript
13 36 (1.21%) AWK
14 19 (0.64%) sed
14 19 (0.64%) C++
14 19 (0.64%) PL/SQL
15 18 (0.61%) Bourne shell
16 17 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 325 (10.97%) Degree
2 119 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 102 (3.44%) Security Cleared
4 83 (2.80%) MCSE
5 80 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
6 75 (2.53%) CCNA
7 71 (2.40%) RHCE
8 66 (2.23%) SC Cleared
9 41 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 38 (1.28%) MCSA
11 36 (1.21%) DV Cleared
12 29 (0.98%) MCITP
12 29 (0.98%) MCP
13 21 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (0.67%) CCNP
15 19 (0.64%) MCTS
16 18 (0.61%) RHCSA
17 13 (0.44%) CISSP
18 10 (0.34%) OCP
18 10 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (5.23%) SLA
2 43 (1.45%) QA
3 42 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 30 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.13%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.067%) BS7799
9 1 (0.034%) HIPAA
System Software
1 669 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 600 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (5.70%) vSphere
4 138 (4.66%) KVM
5 134 (4.52%) Hyper-V
6 132 (4.45%) NFS
7 125 (4.22%) Xen
8 93 (3.14%) Samba
9 87 (2.94%) Varnish
10 82 (2.77%) VMware ESX
11 70 (2.36%) XenApp
12 58 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
13 57 (1.92%) Postfix
14 42 (1.42%) XenServer
15 35 (1.18%) Sendmail
16 34 (1.15%) PowerHA
17 27 (0.91%) Docker
18 26 (0.88%) Firmware
19 22 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 22 (0.74%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 772 (26.05%) Puppet
2 409 (13.80%) Opscode Chef
3 394 (13.30%) Nagios
4 125 (4.22%) Ansible
5 104 (3.51%) ZABBIX
6 101 (3.41%) SCCM
7 98 (3.31%) Cacti
8 92 (3.10%) NetBackup
9 74 (2.50%) Salt
10 72 (2.43%) SCOM
11 53 (1.79%) Ganglia
11 53 (1.79%) Vagrant
12 49 (1.65%) Graphite
13 47 (1.59%) logstash
14 45 (1.52%) Backup Exec
15 38 (1.28%) WSUS
16 37 (1.25%) HAProxy
17 32 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 28 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
19 27 (0.91%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 1055 (35.61%) VMware
2 818 (27.61%) Red Hat
3 673 (22.71%) Microsoft
4 428 (14.44%) Cisco
5 272 (9.18%) Oracle
6 269 (9.08%) HP
7 196 (6.61%) Citrix
8 125 (4.22%) IBM
9 118 (3.98%) NetApp
10 115 (3.88%) EMC
11 87 (2.94%) Dell
11 87 (2.94%) Symantec
12 67 (2.26%) Veritas
13 66 (2.23%) Rackspace
14 62 (2.09%) Juniper
15 57 (1.92%) Sun
16 49 (1.65%) F5
17 41 (1.38%) SAP
18 35 (1.18%) Percona
19 31 (1.05%) Google
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 14 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
JPS Selection
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Posted: 19 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £45001 per annum + 5% on call bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and great benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k-40k + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + On Call plus Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum plus benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £35000 per annum + 25hols, pension,parking,BUPA,life
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-45,000 + Company Car + Bonus Scheme + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday