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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 228 202 156
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1478 1584 2180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.28% 1.43% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.51% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1287 1375 1933
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +0.67%

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
109010 105147 109704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.71% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 90448 86287 94223
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,448 £26,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -28 1413 £42,500 +3.65% 173
London -8 756 £45,958 +2.12% 95
South East -22 285 £40,000 +3.89% 33
City of London +11 162 £45,000 - 40
Yorkshire -14 102 £32,000 -1.53% 8
East of England -49 77 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Surrey -1 65 £45,000 +26.76% 3
Berkshire +1 61 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Hampshire -40 59 £35,000 -7.28% 12
West Yorkshire -7 56 £30,000 - 3
North West -9 54 £34,000 -2.85% 9
West Midlands -18 53 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Cambridgeshire +1 48 £40,000 +23.07% 6
South West -12 48 £37,500 +1.35% 7
Manchester 0 38 £33,000 -2.22% 6
Leeds -19 36 £30,000 +9.09% 3
East Midlands +12 35 £32,000 -8.57% 2
Cambridge +2 35 £40,000 +23.07% 5
Brighton +20 34 £40,000 -
East Sussex +14 34 £40,000 +10.34%
Scotland +6 34 £34,000 -11.68% 4
North Yorkshire +21 32 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Oxfordshire -6 29 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Reading -7 24 £34,000 -20.00% 5
Middlesbrough +9 23 £35,000 - 2
Edinburgh -4 22 £32,500 -7.14% 1
South Wales +20 19 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Wales +19 19 £25,000 -27.53% 1
Nottinghamshire +9 19 £35,000 -
Bristol +1 19 £35,250 +0.71% 1

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 2096 (70.36%) Linux
2 1410 (47.33%) Windows
3 1052 (35.31%) VMware
4 816 (27.39%) Red Hat
5 763 (25.61%) Puppet
6 723 (24.27%) UNIX
6 723 (24.27%) MySQL
7 692 (23.23%) Python
8 678 (22.76%) Active Directory
9 673 (22.59%) Microsoft
10 659 (22.12%) Perl
11 618 (20.75%) Bash Shell
12 607 (20.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 599 (20.11%) Apache
14 595 (19.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 580 (19.47%) DNS
16 505 (16.95%) TCP/IP
17 504 (16.92%) Firewall
18 491 (16.48%) CentOS
19 481 (16.15%) DevOps
20 471 (15.81%) SQL
21 436 (14.64%) Windows Server 2008
22 426 (14.30%) SQL Server
23 418 (14.03%) Cisco
24 416 (13.96%) Ubuntu
25 413 (13.86%) SAN
26 412 (13.83%) PHP
27 410 (13.76%) Java
28 403 (13.53%) Opscode Chef
29 394 (13.23%) Nagios

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 599 (20.11%) Apache
2 353 (11.85%) Tomcat
3 271 (9.10%) IIS
4 262 (8.79%) MS Exchange
5 245 (8.22%) nginx
6 138 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 134 (4.50%) SharePoint
8 97 (3.26%) JBoss
9 94 (3.16%) OpenStack
10 61 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
11 58 (1.95%) Lync
12 41 (1.38%) WebLogic
13 40 (1.34%) Jetty
14 38 (1.28%) WebSphere
15 37 (1.24%) Node.js
16 35 (1.17%) Confluence
17 34 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
18 32 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
18 32 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
19 31 (1.04%) CMS
Applications
1 318 (10.67%) MS Excel
2 129 (4.33%) MS Office
3 5 (0.17%) MS Project
3 5 (0.17%) FastStats
4 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.034%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.034%) SPSS
5 1 (0.034%) 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%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.034%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (0.57%) Agresso
2 16 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.23%) Magento
7 6 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.17%) MFGPRO
8 5 (0.17%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.13%) Summit
9 4 (0.13%) Academy Housing
10 3 (0.10%) HFM
10 3 (0.10%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
11 2 (0.067%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.067%) Dynamics GP
11 2 (0.067%) Hyperion Enterprise
11 2 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
12 1 (0.034%) SalesLogix
12 1 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 288 (9.67%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (3.73%) SaaS
3 103 (3.46%) Amazon EC2
4 74 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
5 50 (1.68%) Amazon S3
6 47 (1.58%) Office 365
7 45 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
8 35 (1.17%) Rackspace Cloud
9 28 (0.94%) IaaS
10 21 (0.70%) PaaS
11 17 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
11 17 (0.57%) SoftLayer
12 16 (0.54%) GitHub
13 15 (0.50%) Google Apps
14 12 (0.40%) Basecamp
15 10 (0.34%) Route 53
16 6 (0.20%) OpenShift
16 6 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
17 5 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 5 (0.17%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 580 (19.47%) DNS
2 505 (16.95%) TCP/IP
3 504 (16.92%) Firewall
4 413 (13.86%) SAN
5 281 (9.43%) DHCP
6 269 (9.03%) LAN
7 218 (7.32%) WAN
8 189 (6.34%) VPN
9 152 (5.10%) LDAP
10 145 (4.87%) Internet
11 142 (4.77%) HTTP
12 121 (4.06%) VoIP
13 115 (3.86%) SMTP
14 100 (3.36%) NAS
15 99 (3.32%) VLAN
16 95 (3.19%) Wi-Fi
17 88 (2.95%) Network Security
17 88 (2.95%) FTP
18 82 (2.75%) SSH
19 64 (2.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 723 (24.27%) MySQL
2 426 (14.30%) SQL Server
3 208 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
4 118 (3.96%) MongoDB
5 104 (3.49%) NoSQL
6 101 (3.39%) Big Data
7 88 (2.95%) Hadoop
8 86 (2.89%) Redis
9 85 (2.85%) Relational Database
10 70 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 53 (1.78%) Oracle Database
12 52 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
13 51 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
14 42 (1.41%) RDBMS
15 35 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
16 25 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
17 24 (0.81%) MS Access
18 21 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
19 19 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
20 17 (0.57%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 217 (7.28%) Git (software)
2 198 (6.65%) Jenkins
3 142 (4.77%) Subversion
4 104 (3.49%) JIRA
5 50 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 39 (1.31%) Maven
7 32 (1.07%) Hudson
8 28 (0.94%) Ant
9 25 (0.84%) Mercurial
10 20 (0.67%) TeamCity
11 16 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.30%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.20%) CruiseControl
13 6 (0.20%) Juju
13 6 (0.20%) Artifactory
14 5 (0.17%) Gradle
14 5 (0.17%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.13%) ClearCase
15 4 (0.13%) Emacs
15 4 (0.13%) Selenium
General
1 329 (11.04%) Finance
2 109 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 92 (3.09%) Marketing
4 86 (2.89%) Banking
5 81 (2.72%) Games
6 75 (2.52%) Retail
7 71 (2.38%) Advertising
8 61 (2.05%) Back Office
9 48 (1.61%) Law
10 38 (1.28%) Publishing
11 34 (1.14%) Legal
12 30 (1.01%) Manufacturing
13 29 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
14 23 (0.77%) Investment Banking
15 18 (0.60%) French Language
16 16 (0.54%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.34%) Electronics
18 7 (0.23%) Welsh Language
19 6 (0.20%) Automotive
20 4 (0.13%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (8.90%) LAMP
2 251 (8.43%) Web Services
3 67 (2.25%) .NET
4 59 (1.98%) XML
5 56 (1.88%) HTML
6 50 (1.68%) Memcached
7 41 (1.38%) CSS
8 34 (1.14%) Middleware
9 33 (1.11%) Django
10 24 (0.81%) Java EE
11 21 (0.70%) Ruby on Rails
12 16 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (0.50%) J2EE
14 14 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
14 14 (0.47%) ZeroMQ
15 13 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
16 12 (0.40%) JSON
17 11 (0.37%) Ajax
17 11 (0.37%) Spring
17 11 (0.37%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 280 (9.40%) Open Source
2 190 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 150 (5.04%) Computer Science
3 150 (5.04%) Clustering
4 75 (2.52%) Replication
5 61 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 40 (1.34%) Blackberry
7 34 (1.14%) Social Media
8 30 (1.01%) Mathematics
9 27 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
10 23 (0.77%) iPad
11 21 (0.70%) Online Games
11 21 (0.70%) Mobile App
12 20 (0.67%) Derivative
13 18 (0.60%) EqualLogic
13 18 (0.60%) PKI
13 18 (0.60%) Hedge funds
14 15 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (0.50%) Visualisation
14 15 (0.50%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2096 (70.36%) Linux
2 1410 (47.33%) Windows
3 723 (24.27%) UNIX
4 595 (19.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 491 (16.48%) CentOS
6 436 (14.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 416 (13.96%) Ubuntu
8 292 (9.80%) Debian
9 230 (7.72%) Solaris
10 224 (7.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 198 (6.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 169 (5.67%) Windows 7
13 108 (3.63%) AIX
14 93 (3.12%) SUSE
15 84 (2.82%) Mac OS X
15 84 (2.82%) Windows 8
16 71 (2.38%) Windows XP
17 55 (1.85%) Android
18 48 (1.61%) HPUX
19 32 (1.07%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (16.15%) DevOps
2 312 (10.47%) ITIL
3 297 (9.97%) E-Commerce
4 264 (8.86%) Configuration Management
5 254 (8.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 192 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
7 183 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
8 148 (4.97%) Load Balancing
9 102 (3.42%) Continuous Integration
10 92 (3.09%) Migration
11 88 (2.95%) Project Management
12 80 (2.69%) Service Management
13 78 (2.62%) Time Management
14 73 (2.45%) Performance Monitoring
15 71 (2.38%) Business Continuity
16 70 (2.35%) Service Delivery
17 66 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
18 56 (1.88%) Workflow
19 54 (1.81%) Mentoring
20 50 (1.68%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 692 (23.23%) Python
2 659 (22.12%) Perl
3 618 (20.75%) Bash Shell
4 471 (15.81%) SQL
5 412 (13.83%) PHP
6 410 (13.76%) Java
7 382 (12.82%) Ruby
8 298 (10.00%) Shell Script
9 162 (5.44%) PowerShell
10 64 (2.15%) C
11 51 (1.71%) JavaScript
12 46 (1.54%) C#
13 43 (1.44%) T-SQL
14 35 (1.17%) AWK
15 33 (1.11%) VBScript
16 24 (0.81%) Korn
17 22 (0.74%) Bourne shell
18 19 (0.64%) sed
19 18 (0.60%) C++
20 11 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 342 (11.48%) Degree
2 137 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 95 (3.19%) MCSE
4 86 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
4 86 (2.89%) Security Cleared
5 80 (2.69%) CCNA
6 71 (2.38%) RHCE
7 55 (1.85%) SC Cleared
8 46 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 46 (1.54%) MCSA
9 31 (1.04%) MCP
10 29 (0.97%) MCITP
11 25 (0.84%) DV Cleared
12 22 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (0.64%) MCTS
14 18 (0.60%) CCNP
15 15 (0.50%) RHCSA
16 13 (0.44%) OCP
16 13 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
17 11 (0.37%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (5.24%) SLA
2 57 (1.91%) QA
3 43 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 29 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.40%) 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
1 678 (22.76%) Active Directory
2 607 (20.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (5.54%) vSphere
4 147 (4.93%) KVM
5 143 (4.80%) Hyper-V
5 143 (4.80%) Xen
6 133 (4.46%) NFS
7 98 (3.29%) Samba
8 83 (2.79%) Varnish
9 81 (2.72%) VMware ESX
10 69 (2.32%) XenApp
11 63 (2.11%) Postfix
12 54 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
13 45 (1.51%) XenServer
14 37 (1.24%) Sendmail
15 34 (1.14%) PowerHA
16 28 (0.94%) Docker
16 28 (0.94%) Firmware
17 27 (0.91%) LXC
18 21 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 763 (25.61%) Puppet
2 403 (13.53%) Opscode Chef
3 394 (13.23%) Nagios
4 125 (4.20%) Ansible
5 99 (3.32%) Cacti
6 96 (3.22%) ZABBIX
7 90 (3.02%) SCCM
8 82 (2.75%) NetBackup
9 69 (2.32%) SCOM
10 68 (2.28%) Salt
11 56 (1.88%) logstash
12 53 (1.78%) Ganglia
13 52 (1.75%) Vagrant
14 50 (1.68%) Backup Exec
15 42 (1.41%) WSUS
16 36 (1.21%) HAProxy
17 25 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 25 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
18 24 (0.81%) CFEngine
19 21 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 1052 (35.31%) VMware
2 816 (27.39%) Red Hat
3 673 (22.59%) Microsoft
4 418 (14.03%) Cisco
5 274 (9.20%) Oracle
6 260 (8.73%) HP
7 192 (6.45%) Citrix
8 109 (3.66%) IBM
9 107 (3.59%) EMC
10 104 (3.49%) NetApp
11 83 (2.79%) Dell
12 80 (2.69%) Symantec
13 68 (2.28%) Rackspace
14 65 (2.18%) Veritas
15 57 (1.91%) Juniper
16 54 (1.81%) SAP
17 51 (1.71%) Sun
18 48 (1.61%) F5
19 35 (1.17%) Atlassian
20 34 (1.14%) Percona
Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum Good benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £18500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits, Phone, Laptop, PC, Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hampshire
SSE
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
World First
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Etech Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
CSC
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent package & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago