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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 222 188 176
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1479 1598 1873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 1.47% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.56% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1270 1366 1658
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.94% +2.85%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110361 102490 112133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90061 84895 96093
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -39 1419 £42,000 +5.00% 179
London -32 687 £45,000 - 88
South East -38 303 £36,750 +2.79% 39
East of England +11 155 £42,500 -3.40% 12
City of London +23 133 £47,000 +3.29% 27
Yorkshire -47 75 £35,000 +9.37% 13
Cambridgeshire -9 71 £43,500 -3.33% 6
Berkshire -26 71 £35,000 - 11
East Sussex -1 67 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Brighton -7 64 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Cambridge -15 61 £43,500 -3.33% 5
West Midlands -23 59 £35,000 -11.94% 4
Reading -16 51 £35,000 - 7
South West -2 50 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Surrey -8 50 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Hampshire -25 46 £32,500 -13.33% 6
North West -14 41 £34,000 -2.85% 10
West Yorkshire -54 39 £38,000 +13.43% 3
East Midlands +21 38 £39,000 +20.00% 5
Hertfordshire +8 38 £45,000 +45.16% 7
Essex +13 33 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Warwickshire +40 30 £42,000 +55.55% 1
Bristol +21 30 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Oxfordshire -25 27 £46,250 +12.80% 4
Manchester +17 25 £35,750 +2.14% 4
Leeds -70 24 £39,000 +16.41% 1
North Yorkshire +1 20 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Oxford 0 20 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Warwick +28 18 £44,000 +23.94% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 18 £29,000 -18.30% 5

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2057 (68.84%) Linux
2 1353 (45.28%) Windows
3 999 (33.43%) VMware
4 804 (26.91%) Red Hat
5 766 (25.64%) Active Directory
6 696 (23.29%) Puppet
7 691 (23.13%) UNIX
8 685 (22.93%) MySQL
9 672 (22.49%) Microsoft
10 604 (20.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 603 (20.18%) Python
12 600 (20.08%) DNS
13 589 (19.71%) Apache
14 584 (19.54%) Perl
15 561 (18.78%) Bash Shell
16 535 (17.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 492 (16.47%) SQL Server
18 490 (16.40%) Windows Server 2008
19 485 (16.23%) Firewall
20 472 (15.80%) SQL
21 468 (15.66%) TCP/IP
22 459 (15.36%) SAN
23 428 (14.32%) DevOps
24 414 (13.86%) CentOS
25 404 (13.52%) Ubuntu
26 397 (13.29%) Cisco
27 384 (12.85%) Opscode Chef
28 372 (12.45%) Java
29 369 (12.35%) Debian
30 358 (11.98%) Finance

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 589 (19.71%) Apache
2 347 (11.61%) MS Exchange
3 296 (9.91%) Tomcat
4 283 (9.47%) IIS
5 167 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 166 (5.56%) nginx
7 148 (4.95%) SharePoint
8 90 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 72 (2.41%) OpenStack
10 64 (2.14%) CMS
11 60 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
12 52 (1.74%) Node.js
13 50 (1.67%) Lync
14 49 (1.64%) WebLogic
15 45 (1.51%) WebSphere
15 45 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
16 38 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
17 32 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
17 32 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
18 31 (1.04%) Jetty
Applications
1 320 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 127 (4.25%) MS Office
3 13 (0.44%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.13%) FastStats
5 3 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.067%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.033%) ArcInfo
7 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.033%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.033%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.70%) Google Analytics
3 15 (0.50%) Agresso
4 13 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.30%) Magento
7 8 (0.27%) HFM
8 6 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.13%) ResourceLink
10 4 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
11 3 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
11 3 (0.10%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.10%) Summit
12 2 (0.067%) SAP CO
12 2 (0.067%) Sophis RISQUE
12 2 (0.067%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 246 (8.23%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (3.65%) SaaS
3 84 (2.81%) Amazon EC2
4 53 (1.77%) Office 365
5 49 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 39 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
7 38 (1.27%) Amazon S3
8 21 (0.70%) Joyent
8 21 (0.70%) IaaS
9 16 (0.54%) Basecamp
10 15 (0.50%) GitHub
11 14 (0.47%) Google Apps
12 9 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
12 9 (0.30%) PaaS
13 7 (0.23%) Route 53
14 6 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.17%) ElastiCache
16 4 (0.13%) Google App Engine
17 3 (0.10%) CloudFront
18 2 (0.067%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 600 (20.08%) DNS
2 485 (16.23%) Firewall
3 468 (15.66%) TCP/IP
4 459 (15.36%) SAN
5 298 (9.97%) DHCP
6 237 (7.93%) VPN
7 222 (7.43%) LAN
8 220 (7.36%) HTTP
9 171 (5.72%) WAN
10 150 (5.02%) Internet
11 146 (4.89%) LDAP
12 135 (4.52%) SMTP
13 132 (4.42%) NAS
14 131 (4.38%) VoIP
15 102 (3.41%) VLAN
16 93 (3.11%) FTP
17 68 (2.28%) iSCSI
18 65 (2.18%) SSL
19 58 (1.94%) Network Security
20 53 (1.77%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 685 (22.93%) MySQL
2 492 (16.47%) SQL Server
3 265 (8.87%) PostgreSQL
4 119 (3.98%) Redis
5 114 (3.82%) Relational Database
6 96 (3.21%) MongoDB
7 91 (3.05%) NoSQL
8 80 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 77 (2.58%) RDBMS
10 65 (2.18%) Big Data
10 65 (2.18%) Oracle Database
11 61 (2.04%) Hadoop
12 49 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
13 39 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
14 30 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 30 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
15 29 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 26 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
17 25 (0.84%) HBase
18 22 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 208 (6.96%) Git (software)
2 156 (5.22%) Jenkins
3 122 (4.08%) Subversion
4 87 (2.91%) JIRA
5 31 (1.04%) TeamCity
6 27 (0.90%) Maven
7 26 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 17 (0.57%) Mercurial
9 15 (0.50%) Hudson
9 15 (0.50%) Ant
10 14 (0.47%) Visual Studio
10 14 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (0.33%) Selenium
12 8 (0.27%) CruiseControl
13 7 (0.23%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.20%) Juju
15 5 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 5 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
15 5 (0.17%) Artifactory
15 5 (0.17%) Bitbucket
General
1 358 (11.98%) Finance
2 118 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 86 (2.88%) Games
4 72 (2.41%) Marketing
5 67 (2.24%) Retail
6 64 (2.14%) Back Office
7 62 (2.07%) Banking
8 41 (1.37%) Legal
8 41 (1.37%) Advertising
9 35 (1.17%) Law
10 31 (1.04%) Publishing
11 21 (0.70%) Online Betting
12 18 (0.60%) French Language
13 16 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 15 (0.50%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.27%) German Language
16 7 (0.23%) Spanish Language
16 7 (0.23%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.23%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (7.63%) LAMP
2 184 (6.16%) Web Services
3 104 (3.48%) .NET
4 76 (2.54%) HTML
5 68 (2.28%) XML
6 45 (1.51%) Middleware
7 39 (1.31%) CSS
8 28 (0.94%) Django
9 27 (0.90%) JSON
10 24 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
11 21 (0.70%) WebSphere MQ
12 19 (0.64%) ActiveMQ
12 19 (0.64%) .NET Framework
13 16 (0.54%) J2EE
14 15 (0.50%) Ruby on Rails
15 14 (0.47%) Memcached
15 14 (0.47%) Sphinx
16 13 (0.44%) MapReduce
17 11 (0.37%) COM
17 11 (0.37%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 264 (8.84%) Open Source
2 163 (5.46%) Clustering
3 137 (4.59%) Computer Science
4 100 (3.35%) Replication
5 69 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 68 (2.28%) Social Media
7 37 (1.24%) Blackberry
8 34 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
9 31 (1.04%) Mobile App
10 30 (1.00%) Online Games
11 26 (0.87%) Derivative
12 24 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
12 24 (0.80%) LPAR
13 22 (0.74%) Client/Server
14 21 (0.70%) EqualLogic
15 19 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 19 (0.64%) Firmware
15 19 (0.64%) HACMP
15 19 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (0.60%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2057 (68.84%) Linux
2 1353 (45.28%) Windows
3 691 (23.13%) UNIX
4 535 (17.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 490 (16.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 414 (13.86%) CentOS
7 404 (13.52%) Ubuntu
8 369 (12.35%) Debian
9 269 (9.00%) Solaris
10 256 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 205 (6.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 185 (6.19%) Windows 7
13 126 (4.22%) AIX
14 80 (2.68%) Mac OS X
15 79 (2.64%) HPUX
16 73 (2.44%) SUSE
17 71 (2.38%) Windows XP
17 71 (2.38%) Windows 8
18 52 (1.74%) Android
19 40 (1.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (14.32%) DevOps
2 338 (11.31%) ITIL
3 310 (10.37%) Configuration Management
4 269 (9.00%) E-Commerce
5 243 (8.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 203 (6.79%) Performance Tuning
7 179 (5.99%) Load Balancing
8 122 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
9 106 (3.55%) Capacity Planning
10 105 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
11 97 (3.25%) Migration
12 96 (3.21%) Service Delivery
13 75 (2.51%) Analytics
14 74 (2.48%) Problem Management
15 61 (2.04%) Change Management
16 59 (1.97%) Performance Monitoring
17 58 (1.94%) Project Management
17 58 (1.94%) Time Management
18 50 (1.67%) Continuous Improvement
19 47 (1.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 603 (20.18%) Python
2 584 (19.54%) Perl
3 561 (18.78%) Bash Shell
4 472 (15.80%) SQL
5 372 (12.45%) Java
6 349 (11.68%) Ruby
7 322 (10.78%) PHP
8 252 (8.43%) Shell Script
9 186 (6.22%) PowerShell
10 70 (2.34%) C
11 48 (1.61%) JavaScript
12 38 (1.27%) AWK
12 38 (1.27%) VBScript
13 36 (1.20%) T-SQL
14 28 (0.94%) C#
14 28 (0.94%) Scala
15 25 (0.84%) Korn
16 23 (0.77%) Bourne shell
17 20 (0.67%) sed
18 15 (0.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 339 (11.35%) Degree
2 274 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 189 (6.33%) MCSE
4 132 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
5 126 (4.22%) CCNA
6 95 (3.18%) MCSA
7 74 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 70 (2.34%) RHCE
9 69 (2.31%) Security Cleared
10 60 (2.01%) SC Cleared
11 56 (1.87%) MCITP
12 40 (1.34%) MCP
12 40 (1.34%) CCNP
13 23 (0.77%) MCTS
14 19 (0.64%) DV Cleared
15 14 (0.47%) MCT
15 14 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
16 12 (0.40%) LPIC
16 12 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (0.37%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (4.62%) SLA
2 107 (3.58%) QA
3 35 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.067%) HL7
7 1 (0.033%) BS7799
System Software
1 766 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 604 (20.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 236 (7.90%) Hyper-V
4 161 (5.39%) KVM
5 143 (4.79%) vSphere
6 138 (4.62%) Xen
7 136 (4.55%) NFS
8 92 (3.08%) VMware ESX
9 68 (2.28%) XenApp
10 65 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
11 63 (2.11%) Samba
12 59 (1.97%) Postfix
13 57 (1.91%) XenServer
14 50 (1.67%) Varnish
15 35 (1.17%) Sendmail
16 23 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 21 (0.70%) vCloud
18 16 (0.54%) Squid
18 16 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
19 15 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 696 (23.29%) Puppet
2 384 (12.85%) Opscode Chef
3 327 (10.94%) Nagios
4 95 (3.18%) SCCM
5 76 (2.54%) Cacti
6 75 (2.51%) SCOM
7 60 (2.01%) ZABBIX
8 59 (1.97%) NetBackup
9 58 (1.94%) Ansible
10 56 (1.87%) logstash
11 54 (1.81%) Backup Exec
12 48 (1.61%) Salt
13 45 (1.51%) WSUS
14 40 (1.34%) Ganglia
14 40 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
15 33 (1.10%) Vagrant
16 30 (1.00%) HAProxy
17 27 (0.90%) Tivoli
18 26 (0.87%) Zenoss
19 25 (0.84%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 999 (33.43%) VMware
2 804 (26.91%) Red Hat
3 672 (22.49%) Microsoft
4 397 (13.29%) Cisco
5 289 (9.67%) HP
6 279 (9.34%) Oracle
7 207 (6.93%) Citrix
8 102 (3.41%) JBoss
9 101 (3.38%) IBM
9 101 (3.38%) NetApp
10 86 (2.88%) EMC
11 85 (2.84%) Symantec
12 80 (2.68%) Dell
13 58 (1.94%) Veritas
14 57 (1.91%) Rackspace
15 52 (1.74%) Google
16 48 (1.61%) SAP
17 43 (1.44%) Sun
18 42 (1.41%) Juniper
19 36 (1.20%) Apple
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £45-65,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £180 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + bonus benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £24k - 25k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum up to £25,000 + Pension + 25 Days Holiday
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum £30-35k+
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Skye Group
Salary: £35,000 per annum with Company Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £40K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago