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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 289 252 242
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1135 1467 1553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.32% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.37% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 991 1270 1381
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
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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 -47 1079 £42,500 - 124
London -80 487 £50,000 +5.26% 55
South East +20 286 £40,000 - 32
East of England -35 87 £37,500 - 3
City of London -27 81 £50,000 +6.38% 23
Surrey +29 71 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Berkshire +27 71 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Yorkshire +16 69 £35,000 +1.44% 12
Cambridgeshire +2 55 £40,000 -
Hampshire -3 48 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Cambridge +14 47 £37,500 -6.25%
West Yorkshire +4 45 £40,000 +23.07% 8
South West -31 44 £35,000 -6.66% 5
North West -1 36 £32,500 -18.75% 5
West Midlands -45 35 £31,000 -4.61% 7
East Midlands 0 34 £35,000 +5.26% 4
Oxfordshire -5 33 £45,000 +1.12% 2
Reading +11 28 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Oxford +11 27 £45,000 +1.12%
Scotland 0 24 £35,000 -2.77% 15
Kent +9 22 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Bradford - 22 £40,000 - 3
Cheshire +30 18 £32,500 -23.52% 2
East Sussex 0 18 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Guildford +10 17 £45,000 +51.26% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 16 £47,500 +9.19% 1
Nottingham +10 16 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Nottinghamshire +8 16 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Manchester -3 16 £35,000 -12.50% 3
North Yorkshire +7 15 £29,750 -15.00% 1

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1545 (64.29%) Linux
2 983 (40.91%) Windows
3 899 (37.41%) VMware
4 590 (24.55%) Microsoft
5 567 (23.60%) Active Directory
6 565 (23.51%) Windows Server
7 564 (23.47%) Python
8 530 (22.06%) Red Hat
9 527 (21.93%) VMware Infrastructure
9 527 (21.93%) Puppet
10 512 (21.31%) Bash Shell
11 496 (20.64%) Unix
12 491 (20.43%) MySQL
12 491 (20.43%) DNS
13 475 (19.77%) Firewall
14 458 (19.06%) DevOps
15 423 (17.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 422 (17.56%) Perl
17 415 (17.27%) Amazon AWS
18 410 (17.06%) CentOS
18 410 (17.06%) Apache
19 351 (14.61%) SQL
20 343 (14.27%) SAN
20 343 (14.27%) Finance
20 343 (14.27%) LAMP
21 340 (14.15%) Opscode Chef
22 330 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
23 307 (12.78%) Cisco
24 284 (11.82%) Windows Server 2012
25 274 (11.40%) SQL Server

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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
1 410 (17.06%) Apache
2 214 (8.91%) MS Exchange
3 195 (8.11%) IIS
4 193 (8.03%) Tomcat
5 151 (6.28%) nginx
6 128 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 93 (3.87%) SharePoint
8 88 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
9 87 (3.62%) OpenStack
10 60 (2.50%) JBoss
11 45 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
11 45 (1.87%) Skype for Business
12 42 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
13 37 (1.54%) WebSphere
14 27 (1.12%) Apache Spark
15 25 (1.04%) WebLogic
16 22 (0.92%) Node.js
17 20 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
18 16 (0.67%) Confluence
19 15 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 195 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 110 (4.58%) MS Office
3 7 (0.29%) SPSS
4 6 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.12%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.12%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.12%) Revit
6 1 (0.042%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 16 (0.67%) HFM
2 7 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.21%) Cognos Controller
4 5 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.17%) Magento
5 4 (0.17%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.12%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.12%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.12%) SAP FS
7 2 (0.083%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.083%) arcHouse
7 2 (0.083%) Changepoint
7 2 (0.083%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.083%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 415 (17.27%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
3 76 (3.16%) Office 365
4 46 (1.91%) IaaS
5 42 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 38 (1.58%) SaaS
7 37 (1.54%) Amazon S3
8 28 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 23 (0.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 21 (0.87%) PaaS
11 20 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 20 (0.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 16 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
14 13 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
15 12 (0.50%) Google Apps
16 10 (0.42%) SoftLayer
17 6 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
17 6 (0.25%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 491 (20.43%) DNS
2 475 (19.77%) Firewall
3 343 (14.27%) SAN
4 267 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 239 (9.95%) DHCP
6 172 (7.16%) VPN
7 164 (6.82%) WAN
8 161 (6.70%) LAN
9 119 (4.95%) Internet
10 118 (4.91%) iSCSI
11 113 (4.70%) VLAN
12 93 (3.87%) LDAP
12 93 (3.87%) NAS
13 87 (3.62%) VoIP
14 83 (3.45%) SSL
15 64 (2.66%) HTTP
16 61 (2.54%) SMTP
17 58 (2.41%) Network Security
17 58 (2.41%) SNMP
18 55 (2.29%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 491 (20.43%) MySQL
2 274 (11.40%) SQL Server
3 101 (4.20%) MongoDB
4 78 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 74 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
6 49 (2.04%) Redis
7 48 (2.00%) Oracle Database
8 46 (1.91%) Hadoop
9 42 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
10 33 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 32 (1.33%) NoSQL
12 29 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 28 (1.17%) Couchbase
14 27 (1.12%) Big Data
15 26 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
16 23 (0.96%) Relational Database
17 22 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
18 21 (0.87%) CouchDB
19 19 (0.79%) Apache Hive
20 18 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 198 (8.24%) Jenkins
2 162 (6.74%) Git (software)
3 86 (3.58%) Subversion
4 67 (2.79%) TeamCity
5 50 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 40 (1.66%) Vagrant
7 29 (1.21%) JIRA
8 26 (1.08%) Gerrit
9 23 (0.96%) Selenium
10 20 (0.83%) Hudson
11 16 (0.67%) Maven
12 15 (0.62%) PHPUnit
13 9 (0.37%) GitLab
13 9 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
15 6 (0.25%) Ant
15 6 (0.25%) Toad
15 6 (0.25%) Visual Studio
16 5 (0.21%) Emacs
16 5 (0.21%) Liquibase
General
1 343 (14.27%) Finance
2 118 (4.91%) Telecoms
3 113 (4.70%) Marketing
4 98 (4.08%) Law
5 60 (2.50%) Banking
6 40 (1.66%) Advertising
7 38 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.37%) Back Office
9 32 (1.33%) Publishing
10 31 (1.29%) Games
11 29 (1.21%) Financial Institution
12 22 (0.92%) Retail
13 21 (0.87%) Legal
14 16 (0.67%) Electronics
15 5 (0.21%) Billing
16 4 (0.17%) Front Office
16 4 (0.17%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.12%) Automotive
17 3 (0.12%) German Language
17 3 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 343 (14.27%) LAMP
2 140 (5.83%) Web Services
3 120 (4.99%) LEMP Stack
4 89 (3.70%) .NET
5 58 (2.41%) HTML
6 45 (1.87%) Middleware
7 35 (1.46%) Memcached
8 34 (1.41%) CSS
9 29 (1.21%) XML
10 26 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
10 26 (1.08%) Ruby on Rails
11 24 (1.00%) Akka
12 19 (0.79%) ELK Stack
13 17 (0.71%) LAPP Stack
14 16 (0.67%) Java EE
14 16 (0.67%) JMX
15 15 (0.62%) Behat
16 13 (0.54%) ASP.NET
17 12 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
18 9 (0.37%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 189 (7.87%) Data Centre
2 160 (6.66%) Clustering
3 116 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (3.79%) Management Information System
5 77 (3.20%) Computer Science
6 59 (2.46%) Replication
7 43 (1.79%) User Experience
8 39 (1.62%) EqualLogic
9 37 (1.54%) HP Storage
10 32 (1.33%) Statistics
11 27 (1.12%) PKI
12 22 (0.92%) Algorithms
12 22 (0.92%) Performance Metrics
12 22 (0.92%) Smartphone
13 21 (0.87%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.75%) Hedge funds
15 17 (0.71%) Mathematics
16 16 (0.67%) Blackberry
17 15 (0.62%) iPhone
18 14 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1545 (64.29%) Linux
2 983 (40.91%) Windows
3 565 (23.51%) Windows Server
4 496 (20.64%) Unix
5 423 (17.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 410 (17.06%) CentOS
7 330 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 284 (11.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 257 (10.69%) Ubuntu
10 132 (5.49%) Solaris
11 121 (5.04%) Windows 7
12 107 (4.45%) Debian
13 104 (4.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 71 (2.95%) AIX
14 71 (2.95%) HPUX
15 35 (1.46%) SUSE
16 23 (0.96%) Windows 8
17 21 (0.87%) Android
17 21 (0.87%) Windows XP
18 18 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (19.06%) DevOps
2 256 (10.65%) ITIL
3 199 (8.28%) Configuration Management
4 196 (8.16%) High Availability
5 189 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
6 170 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
7 158 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
8 139 (5.78%) E-Commerce
9 130 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
10 119 (4.95%) Load Balancing
11 101 (4.20%) Open Source
12 97 (4.04%) Service Delivery
13 90 (3.75%) Change Management
14 80 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
15 77 (3.20%) Problem Management
15 77 (3.20%) Service Management
16 65 (2.70%) Migration
16 65 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
17 64 (2.66%) Business Continuity
17 64 (2.66%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 564 (23.47%) Python
2 512 (21.31%) Bash Shell
3 422 (17.56%) Perl
4 351 (14.61%) SQL
5 264 (10.99%) PHP
6 247 (10.28%) Java
7 239 (9.95%) Ruby
8 221 (9.20%) PowerShell
9 215 (8.95%) Shell Script
10 62 (2.58%) JavaScript
11 51 (2.12%) C++
12 49 (2.04%) C
13 41 (1.71%) VB
14 33 (1.37%) C#
15 32 (1.33%) Korn
16 24 (1.00%) VBScript
17 16 (0.67%) AWK
18 15 (0.62%) T-SQL
19 9 (0.37%) Tcl
19 9 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 187 (7.78%) Degree
1 187 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (4.91%) MCSE
3 98 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
4 93 (3.87%) Security Cleared
5 78 (3.25%) CCNA
6 52 (2.16%) MCP
7 50 (2.08%) MCSA
8 43 (1.79%) MCITP
9 41 (1.71%) SC Cleared
10 39 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 35 (1.46%) CCNP
12 25 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
13 22 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 16 (0.67%) RHCE
15 13 (0.54%) HND
16 11 (0.46%) ACCA
16 11 (0.46%) CIMA
16 11 (0.46%) MCTS
17 9 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (5.04%) SLA
2 32 (1.33%) QA
3 22 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.12%) BS7799
8 2 (0.083%) GAAP
8 2 (0.083%) GxP
8 2 (0.083%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.042%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.042%) DICOM
9 1 (0.042%) HL7
System Software
1 567 (23.60%) Active Directory
2 527 (21.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (8.11%) vSphere
4 192 (7.99%) Hyper-V
5 137 (5.70%) Docker
6 111 (4.62%) KVM
7 95 (3.95%) NFS
8 82 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
9 78 (3.25%) Xen
10 49 (2.04%) Varnish
11 38 (1.58%) XenApp
12 37 (1.54%) Postfix
13 29 (1.21%) XenServer
14 28 (1.17%) Squid
15 26 (1.08%) iptables
16 24 (1.00%) VirtualBox
17 22 (0.92%) VMware ESX
18 19 (0.79%) qmail
18 19 (0.79%) Samba
19 17 (0.71%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 527 (21.93%) Puppet
2 340 (14.15%) Opscode Chef
3 236 (9.82%) Nagios
4 210 (8.74%) Ansible
5 144 (5.99%) SCCM
6 106 (4.41%) SCOM
7 77 (3.20%) ZABBIX
8 70 (2.91%) NetBackup
9 54 (2.25%) HAProxy
9 54 (2.25%) Salt
10 51 (2.12%) Backup Exec
11 50 (2.08%) WSUS
12 36 (1.50%) Cacti
13 31 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 31 (1.29%) Tivoli
14 28 (1.17%) HP Data Protector
14 28 (1.17%) HP SIM
15 21 (0.87%) logstash
16 19 (0.79%) Oracle ZFS
17 18 (0.75%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 899 (37.41%) VMware
2 590 (24.55%) Microsoft
3 530 (22.06%) Red Hat
4 307 (12.78%) Cisco
5 210 (8.74%) Oracle
6 209 (8.70%) HP
7 168 (6.99%) Citrix
8 104 (4.33%) NetApp
9 101 (4.20%) Dell
10 88 (3.66%) Symantec
11 73 (3.04%) IBM
12 65 (2.70%) EMC
13 52 (2.16%) Rackspace
14 51 (2.12%) Veritas
15 50 (2.08%) 3PAR
16 44 (1.83%) Google
16 44 (1.83%) Juniper
16 44 (1.83%) Splunk
16 44 (1.83%) Veeam
17 43 (1.79%) CheckPoint
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East London
Meadows Consulting Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum bens include pension, medical and li
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Great package
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Ongar, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Roc Search Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £33000 Per Annum benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Kingswinford, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus up to 13%
Posted: 20 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent training, certificates
Posted: 20 hours ago
Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 21 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus on call, bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £40000 Per Annum bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Host Europe Group
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum 25 days annual leave, pension, free
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Host Europe Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,500 per annum 25 days annual leave, pension, free
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, Yorkshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Caspian One Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday