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 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 243 239 196
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1347 1467 1587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.23% 1.22% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.29% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1150 1271 1368
Average salary £41,000 £40,350 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.61% +0.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
103199 113344 103481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85203 93021 86182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 2 July 2015 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 2 July 2015. 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 +3 1294 £42,000 +3.70% 170
London -15 524 £47,500 - 75
South East +33 355 £40,000 +14.28% 32
East of England -11 124 £40,000 -8.04% 12
City of London +28 107 £47,000 - 26
South West +5 93 £42,500 +6.25% 19
Berkshire +5 85 £42,500 +21.42% 8
Reading +15 73 £50,000 +42.85% 5
Hampshire +36 68 £42,500 +36.00% 4
Surrey +36 68 £37,500 -6.25% 8
North West +14 56 £32,500 -4.41% 8
Yorkshire -19 54 £35,000 - 11
Hertfordshire +2 51 £40,000 -11.11% 4
West Midlands -11 50 £34,500 +9.52% 7
Cambridgeshire -11 40 £42,500 -2.29% 5
West Yorkshire +13 39 £37,000 -2.63% 2
East Sussex +4 39 £39,000 +11.42% 1
Brighton -5 38 £39,000 +11.42%
Leeds +24 36 £33,250 -16.87% 2
Cambridge -5 35 £42,500 -2.29% 4
Oxfordshire +17 31 £47,500 -13.63% 6
Bristol -36 30 £42,500 - 5
East Midlands +1 28 £32,500 -15.58% 4
Manchester +11 24 £40,000 +6.66% 6
South Wales +14 23 £39,000 +4.00% 7
Wales +6 23 £39,000 +4.00% 9
West Sussex +6 21 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 21 £37,500 +29.31%
Merseyside +25 20 £22,000 -47.61% 1
Basingstoke +37 18 £43,750 +27.73% 1

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 1778 (62.72%) Linux
2 1337 (47.16%) Windows
3 1133 (39.96%) VMware
4 769 (27.13%) Red Hat
5 751 (26.49%) Microsoft
6 741 (26.14%) Active Directory
7 670 (23.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 639 (22.54%) Puppet
9 621 (21.90%) DNS
10 611 (21.55%) MySQL
11 595 (20.99%) UNIX
12 579 (20.42%) Bash Shell
13 556 (19.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 549 (19.37%) Perl
14 549 (19.37%) Python
15 544 (19.19%) Windows Server 2008
16 511 (18.02%) SQL
17 480 (16.93%) Firewall
18 477 (16.83%) Cisco
19 476 (16.79%) SQL Server
20 474 (16.72%) DevOps
21 471 (16.61%) Apache
22 440 (15.52%) CentOS
23 431 (15.20%) Finance
24 423 (14.92%) SAN
25 419 (14.78%) MS Exchange
26 394 (13.90%) TCP/IP
26 394 (13.90%) ITIL
26 394 (13.90%) Windows Server 2012
27 387 (13.65%) Amazon AWS

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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
1 471 (16.61%) Apache
2 419 (14.78%) MS Exchange
3 322 (11.36%) Tomcat
4 243 (8.57%) IIS
5 222 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 154 (5.43%) nginx
7 148 (5.22%) SharePoint
8 92 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 59 (2.08%) Lync
10 56 (1.98%) OpenStack
11 54 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
12 52 (1.83%) JBoss
13 49 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
14 47 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
15 37 (1.31%) CMS
16 35 (1.23%) Confluence
17 33 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
18 29 (1.02%) Apache Solr
19 25 (0.88%) WebSphere
19 25 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 323 (11.39%) MS Excel
2 113 (3.99%) MS Office
3 13 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.14%) InDesign
6 3 (0.11%) Windchill
7 2 (0.071%) Maya
8 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 24 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.60%) Magento
3 13 (0.46%) Agresso
4 10 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
5 9 (0.32%) Sophis RISQUE
6 7 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.18%) Cognos Controller
7 5 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.14%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.11%) HFM
10 2 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.071%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.071%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.071%) Cordys
11 1 (0.035%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.035%) Servitor
11 1 (0.035%) Sage CRM
11 1 (0.035%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 387 (13.65%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
3 70 (2.47%) Office 365
4 57 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 51 (1.80%) SaaS
6 43 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
7 36 (1.27%) Amazon S3
8 29 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 27 (0.95%) Route 53
10 23 (0.81%) PaaS
10 23 (0.81%) IaaS
11 18 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
12 17 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (0.46%) Taleo
13 13 (0.46%) Joyent
14 11 (0.39%) Responsys
15 9 (0.32%) GitHub
16 7 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
16 7 (0.25%) Google Apps
17 6 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 621 (21.90%) DNS
2 480 (16.93%) Firewall
3 423 (14.92%) SAN
4 394 (13.90%) TCP/IP
5 316 (11.15%) DHCP
6 236 (8.32%) VPN
7 184 (6.49%) LAN
8 182 (6.42%) WAN
9 142 (5.01%) Internet
10 141 (4.97%) HTTP
11 124 (4.37%) LDAP
12 118 (4.16%) NAS
13 107 (3.77%) VLAN
14 90 (3.17%) iSCSI
14 90 (3.17%) VoIP
15 87 (3.07%) Network Security
16 81 (2.86%) SMTP
17 70 (2.47%) SSL
18 65 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
19 54 (1.90%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 611 (21.55%) MySQL
2 476 (16.79%) SQL Server
3 143 (5.04%) PostgreSQL
4 95 (3.35%) Relational Database
5 88 (3.10%) MongoDB
6 86 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 65 (2.29%) NoSQL
8 61 (2.15%) Oracle Database
9 43 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 36 (1.27%) MariaDB
11 34 (1.20%) Hadoop
12 31 (1.09%) Redis
13 27 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 26 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
15 25 (0.88%) RDBMS
16 24 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
16 24 (0.85%) Big Data
17 22 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
17 22 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
18 14 (0.49%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 219 (7.72%) Git (software)
2 166 (5.86%) Jenkins
3 136 (4.80%) Subversion
4 64 (2.26%) JIRA
5 31 (1.09%) Maven
6 30 (1.06%) TeamCity
7 29 (1.02%) Hudson
8 25 (0.88%) Selenium
9 22 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 15 (0.53%) Emacs
11 11 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.25%) Mercurial
12 7 (0.25%) Ant
13 6 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.18%) Gerrit
14 5 (0.18%) GDB
14 5 (0.18%) Toad
15 4 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
15 4 (0.14%) FishEye
16 3 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 431 (15.20%) Finance
2 132 (4.66%) Telecoms
3 93 (3.28%) Games
4 73 (2.57%) Banking
5 57 (2.01%) Law
6 51 (1.80%) Retail
7 50 (1.76%) Legal
8 45 (1.59%) Marketing
9 31 (1.09%) Publishing
10 29 (1.02%) Advertising
11 22 (0.78%) Back Office
12 20 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 20 (0.71%) Online Betting
12 20 (0.71%) Billing
13 18 (0.63%) Investment Banking
14 17 (0.60%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.32%) Electronics
17 6 (0.21%) Local Government
17 6 (0.21%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (7.13%) Web Services
2 176 (6.21%) LAMP
3 131 (4.62%) .NET
4 48 (1.69%) HTML
5 34 (1.20%) Memcached
6 32 (1.13%) CSS
7 30 (1.06%) Middleware
8 24 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
9 20 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
9 20 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
9 20 (0.71%) XML
10 16 (0.56%) JMS
11 15 (0.53%) OAuth
12 13 (0.46%) Lucene
13 11 (0.39%) COM
13 11 (0.39%) J2EE
14 10 (0.35%) Ruby on Rails
14 10 (0.35%) Application Packaging
15 9 (0.32%) boto
15 9 (0.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 175 (6.17%) Data Centre
2 172 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 151 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 114 (4.02%) Management Information System
5 105 (3.70%) Clustering
6 74 (2.61%) Replication
7 59 (2.08%) EqualLogic
8 38 (1.34%) Statistics
9 34 (1.20%) Blackberry
10 32 (1.13%) Mathematics
11 31 (1.09%) Digital Media
12 30 (1.06%) Hedge funds
13 28 (0.99%) Public Cloud
14 25 (0.88%) Mobile App
14 25 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 22 (0.78%) AS400
15 22 (0.78%) Private Cloud
15 22 (0.78%) EMC VNX
16 21 (0.74%) Derivative
16 21 (0.74%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 1778 (62.72%) Linux
2 1337 (47.16%) Windows
3 595 (20.99%) UNIX
4 556 (19.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 544 (19.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 440 (15.52%) CentOS
7 394 (13.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 347 (12.24%) Ubuntu
9 247 (8.71%) Solaris
10 246 (8.68%) Debian
11 227 (8.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 167 (5.89%) Windows 7
13 65 (2.29%) Fedora
14 64 (2.26%) Windows XP
14 64 (2.26%) AIX
15 60 (2.12%) Mac OS X
16 56 (1.98%) Windows 8
17 53 (1.87%) SUSE
18 48 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
19 46 (1.62%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (16.72%) DevOps
2 394 (13.90%) ITIL
3 287 (10.12%) Configuration Management
4 219 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
5 204 (7.20%) E-Commerce
6 151 (5.33%) Open Source
7 145 (5.11%) Load Balancing
8 115 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 114 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
10 109 (3.84%) Project Management
11 100 (3.53%) Change Management
12 96 (3.39%) Migration
13 93 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
14 79 (2.79%) CRM
15 74 (2.61%) Time Management
16 70 (2.47%) Service Delivery
17 63 (2.22%) Mentoring
18 61 (2.15%) Performance Monitoring
19 59 (2.08%) Workflow
20 58 (2.05%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 579 (20.42%) Bash Shell
2 549 (19.37%) Perl
2 549 (19.37%) Python
3 511 (18.02%) SQL
4 284 (10.02%) PowerShell
5 281 (9.91%) Ruby
6 277 (9.77%) Shell Script
7 252 (8.89%) Java
8 240 (8.47%) PHP
9 58 (2.05%) JavaScript
10 43 (1.52%) C
11 35 (1.23%) VBScript
12 32 (1.13%) C#
13 31 (1.09%) VB
14 27 (0.95%) PL/SQL
14 27 (0.95%) Korn
15 25 (0.88%) C++
16 16 (0.56%) AWK
17 13 (0.46%) Bourne shell
18 11 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 282 (9.95%) Degree
2 190 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 167 (5.89%) Security Cleared
4 139 (4.90%) MCSE
5 119 (4.20%) SC Cleared
6 90 (3.17%) MCSA
7 80 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
8 79 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 74 (2.61%) MCP
10 71 (2.50%) MCITP
11 70 (2.47%) CCNA
12 54 (1.90%) DV Cleared
13 52 (1.83%) RHCE
14 31 (1.09%) RHCSA
15 21 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 21 (0.74%) MCTS
16 19 (0.67%) CCA
16 19 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
17 15 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
18 13 (0.46%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (5.15%) SLA
2 50 (1.76%) QA
3 44 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.11%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.071%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.071%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.035%) BS7799
System Software
1 741 (26.14%) Active Directory
2 670 (23.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 191 (6.74%) Hyper-V
4 174 (6.14%) vSphere
5 108 (3.81%) Xen
6 105 (3.70%) VMware ESX
7 98 (3.46%) KVM
8 97 (3.42%) NFS
8 97 (3.42%) XenApp
9 71 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
10 69 (2.43%) Varnish
11 57 (2.01%) Docker
12 45 (1.59%) Postfix
13 44 (1.55%) XenServer
14 36 (1.27%) Samba
15 28 (0.99%) VMware Server
15 28 (0.99%) iptables
16 17 (0.60%) VirtualBox
16 17 (0.60%) Squid
17 14 (0.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 639 (22.54%) Puppet
2 308 (10.86%) Opscode Chef
3 294 (10.37%) Nagios
4 122 (4.30%) SCCM
5 107 (3.77%) Ansible
6 99 (3.49%) SCOM
7 68 (2.40%) NetBackup
8 61 (2.15%) Backup Exec
9 60 (2.12%) Cacti
10 54 (1.90%) ZABBIX
11 52 (1.83%) WSUS
12 50 (1.76%) Vagrant
12 50 (1.76%) Graphite
13 47 (1.66%) Oracle ZFS
14 38 (1.34%) Salt
15 35 (1.23%) Tivoli
16 34 (1.20%) logstash
17 33 (1.16%) HP Data Protector
18 30 (1.06%) HP SIM
19 28 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1133 (39.96%) VMware
2 769 (27.13%) Red Hat
3 751 (26.49%) Microsoft
4 477 (16.83%) Cisco
5 344 (12.13%) Oracle
6 258 (9.10%) Citrix
7 207 (7.30%) HP
8 131 (4.62%) IBM
9 110 (3.88%) NetApp
10 103 (3.63%) Symantec
11 92 (3.25%) Sun
12 83 (2.93%) Dell
13 75 (2.65%) EMC
14 71 (2.50%) Juniper
15 63 (2.22%) Rackspace
16 54 (1.90%) Google
17 40 (1.41%) Veeam
18 35 (1.23%) F5
19 32 (1.13%) Veritas
20 25 (0.88%) Riverbed
London
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £95000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £32500 per annum + IT training, pension & healthcare
Posted: 14 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £15000.00 - £20000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 per annum + excellent
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary and Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Bonus + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Oracle
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Network ITR
Salary: £30,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + bonus & full bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
JWResource
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Limited
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago