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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 233 213 154
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1346 1428 2062
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.28% 1.38% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.46% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1127 1277 1777
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%

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
99917 98112 105285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83183 79195 90333
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 £27,500 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -22 1286 £42,500 - 171
London -19 645 £50,000 +11.11% 85
South East -28 280 £40,000 -5.88% 31
City of London -1 137 £47,500 +5.55% 20
Yorkshire +6 105 £35,000 +7.69% 4
East of England -11 86 £37,500 -6.25% 13
Hampshire -10 64 £35,500 -11.25% 5
South West -13 64 £38,000 +4.10% 15
Berkshire -11 63 £42,500 -1.73% 10
Cambridgeshire +28 52 £38,500 +10.00% 6
Surrey -14 51 £47,500 +13.77% 4
North Yorkshire +37 47 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Cambridge +15 44 £38,500 +10.00% 6
North West -7 42 £34,000 -15.00% 9
Oxfordshire -7 39 £42,750 -14.50% 1
Reading +13 38 £40,000 - 2
East Midlands +33 36 £35,000 - 6
West Yorkshire -11 36 £30,000 -13.04% 3
West Midlands -37 31 £32,500 -20.73% 9
Manchester -5 27 £35,000 -19.54% 4
Middlesbrough - 27 £35,000 -
Leeds -21 25 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Scotland +7 24 £34,000 -3.54% 1
Wiltshire 0 19 £38,000 -0.65% 3
Oxford -10 19 £43,000 -6.52%
Hertfordshire -25 19 £44,000 +10.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +11 18 £30,250 -35.63% 3
Wales -4 17 £34,000 +13.33% 3
Nottinghamshire +16 16 £37,500 +3.44%
Nottingham +14 16 £37,500 -6.25%

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1969 (68.04%) Linux
2 1308 (45.20%) Windows
3 1032 (35.66%) VMware
4 801 (27.68%) Red Hat
5 745 (25.74%) Puppet
6 723 (24.98%) UNIX
7 699 (24.15%) MySQL
8 674 (23.29%) Python
9 671 (23.19%) Perl
10 660 (22.81%) Microsoft
11 633 (21.87%) Active Directory
12 617 (21.32%) Bash Shell
13 586 (20.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 582 (20.11%) VMware Infrastructure
15 557 (19.25%) DNS
16 547 (18.90%) Apache
17 542 (18.73%) CentOS
18 472 (16.31%) Firewall
19 465 (16.07%) DevOps
20 433 (14.96%) TCP/IP
21 430 (14.86%) SQL
22 428 (14.79%) Ubuntu
23 422 (14.58%) SAN
24 418 (14.44%) Cisco
25 414 (14.31%) Windows Server 2008
26 408 (14.10%) PHP
27 407 (14.06%) SQL Server
28 388 (13.41%) Nagios
29 374 (12.92%) Opscode Chef
30 360 (12.44%) Finance

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 547 (18.90%) Apache
2 338 (11.68%) Tomcat
3 266 (9.19%) IIS
4 261 (9.02%) MS Exchange
5 246 (8.50%) nginx
6 135 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 129 (4.46%) SharePoint
8 76 (2.63%) OpenStack
9 71 (2.45%) JBoss
10 70 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 49 (1.69%) Lync
12 35 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
13 32 (1.11%) Confluence
14 27 (0.93%) Apache Solr
14 27 (0.93%) Jetty
14 27 (0.93%) WebLogic
15 25 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
16 23 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
16 23 (0.79%) WebSphere
17 21 (0.73%) CMS
Applications
1 328 (11.33%) MS Excel
2 130 (4.49%) MS Office
3 5 (0.17%) MS Project
4 4 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.069%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.035%) QuarkXPress
6 1 (0.035%) FreeHand
6 1 (0.035%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.035%) Maya
6 1 (0.035%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.035%) FastStats
6 1 (0.035%) SPSS
6 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (0.79%) Agresso
2 12 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.17%) MFGPRO
7 4 (0.14%) Summit
7 4 (0.14%) HFM
7 4 (0.14%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 4 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.14%) Academy Housing
7 4 (0.14%) Magento
8 2 (0.069%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.069%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.069%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.069%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.035%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.035%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 309 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (3.87%) Amazon EC2
3 91 (3.14%) SaaS
4 81 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
5 57 (1.97%) Amazon S3
6 40 (1.38%) Office 365
7 39 (1.35%) PaaS
8 32 (1.11%) IaaS
9 27 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
9 27 (0.93%) Rackspace Cloud
10 22 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
11 19 (0.66%) SoftLayer
11 19 (0.66%) Route 53
12 16 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.45%) GitHub
14 9 (0.31%) Google Apps
15 7 (0.24%) Joyent
15 7 (0.24%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
16 5 (0.17%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 557 (19.25%) DNS
2 472 (16.31%) Firewall
3 433 (14.96%) TCP/IP
4 422 (14.58%) SAN
5 278 (9.61%) DHCP
6 242 (8.36%) LAN
7 195 (6.74%) WAN
8 190 (6.57%) VPN
9 158 (5.46%) LDAP
10 136 (4.70%) Internet
11 132 (4.56%) HTTP
12 112 (3.87%) SMTP
12 112 (3.87%) NAS
13 107 (3.70%) VoIP
14 96 (3.32%) VLAN
15 94 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
16 82 (2.83%) SSH
17 80 (2.76%) FTP
18 72 (2.49%) Network Security
19 64 (2.21%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 699 (24.15%) MySQL
2 407 (14.06%) SQL Server
3 165 (5.70%) PostgreSQL
4 122 (4.22%) MongoDB
5 119 (4.11%) NoSQL
6 92 (3.18%) Big Data
7 77 (2.66%) Hadoop
8 73 (2.52%) Redis
9 67 (2.32%) Relational Database
10 54 (1.87%) Oracle Database
11 53 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
12 41 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
12 41 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
13 35 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
14 29 (1.00%) MariaDB
15 28 (0.97%) RDBMS
16 21 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 20 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
18 19 (0.66%) Data Mining
19 16 (0.55%) Informix
Development Applications
1 194 (6.70%) Git (software)
2 170 (5.87%) Jenkins
3 132 (4.56%) Subversion
4 76 (2.63%) JIRA
5 39 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 35 (1.21%) Maven
7 32 (1.11%) Hudson
8 30 (1.04%) Ant
9 19 (0.66%) Mercurial
10 17 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (0.55%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.24%) Gradle
12 7 (0.24%) Emacs
13 5 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.17%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.17%) Visual Studio
14 4 (0.14%) Juju
14 4 (0.14%) FishEye
15 3 (0.10%) CruiseControl
15 3 (0.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 360 (12.44%) Finance
2 106 (3.66%) Games
3 93 (3.21%) Telecoms
3 93 (3.21%) Marketing
4 82 (2.83%) Banking
5 81 (2.80%) Advertising
6 76 (2.63%) Retail
7 65 (2.25%) Back Office
8 50 (1.73%) Law
9 33 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 30 (1.04%) Publishing
11 25 (0.86%) French Language
12 23 (0.79%) Investment Banking
12 23 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
13 22 (0.76%) Legal
14 17 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.41%) Electronics
16 10 (0.35%) Automotive
17 8 (0.28%) Billing
18 7 (0.24%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (9.02%) Web Services
2 229 (7.91%) LAMP
3 68 (2.35%) .NET
4 64 (2.21%) Memcached
5 50 (1.73%) XML
6 47 (1.62%) HTML
7 32 (1.11%) CSS
8 23 (0.79%) Middleware
8 23 (0.79%) Django
9 22 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
10 20 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
11 18 (0.62%) Java EE
12 17 (0.59%) J2EE
13 13 (0.45%) ASP.NET
13 13 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
13 13 (0.45%) ActiveMQ
14 10 (0.35%) Symfony
14 10 (0.35%) ZeroMQ
15 9 (0.31%) jQuery
15 9 (0.31%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 255 (8.81%) Open Source
2 183 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 138 (4.77%) Clustering
4 133 (4.60%) Computer Science
5 73 (2.52%) Replication
6 51 (1.76%) Management Information System
7 45 (1.55%) Blackberry
8 37 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
9 27 (0.93%) Mathematics
10 24 (0.83%) Online Games
11 23 (0.79%) Hedge funds
11 23 (0.79%) Mobile App
12 22 (0.76%) EqualLogic
12 22 (0.76%) iPad
12 22 (0.76%) Visualisation
12 22 (0.76%) Derivative
13 21 (0.73%) Social Media
14 19 (0.66%) LPAR
15 16 (0.55%) iPhone
15 16 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1969 (68.04%) Linux
2 1308 (45.20%) Windows
3 723 (24.98%) UNIX
4 586 (20.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 542 (18.73%) CentOS
6 428 (14.79%) Ubuntu
7 414 (14.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 266 (9.19%) Debian
9 248 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 241 (8.33%) Solaris
11 177 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 160 (5.53%) Windows 7
13 110 (3.80%) AIX
14 88 (3.04%) SUSE
15 69 (2.38%) Mac OS X
16 67 (2.32%) Windows 8
17 58 (2.00%) Android
18 51 (1.76%) Windows XP
19 50 (1.73%) HPUX
20 36 (1.24%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (16.07%) DevOps
2 302 (10.44%) ITIL
2 302 (10.44%) E-Commerce
3 231 (7.98%) Configuration Management
4 219 (7.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 193 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 142 (4.91%) Performance Tuning
7 138 (4.77%) Load Balancing
8 107 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
9 89 (3.08%) Project Management
10 85 (2.94%) Migration
11 82 (2.83%) Time Management
12 76 (2.63%) Service Delivery
13 72 (2.49%) Service Management
14 68 (2.35%) Workflow
15 66 (2.28%) Change Management
16 64 (2.21%) Performance Monitoring
17 63 (2.18%) Business Continuity
18 55 (1.90%) Mentoring
19 52 (1.80%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 674 (23.29%) Python
2 671 (23.19%) Perl
3 617 (21.32%) Bash Shell
4 430 (14.86%) SQL
5 408 (14.10%) PHP
6 356 (12.30%) Java
7 352 (12.16%) Ruby
8 299 (10.33%) Shell Script
9 187 (6.46%) PowerShell
10 72 (2.49%) C
11 41 (1.42%) C#
11 41 (1.42%) JavaScript
12 35 (1.21%) VBScript
13 27 (0.93%) C++
13 27 (0.93%) PL/SQL
13 27 (0.93%) AWK
14 22 (0.76%) T-SQL
15 16 (0.55%) sed
16 12 (0.41%) Bourne shell
17 11 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 314 (10.85%) Degree
2 114 (3.94%) Security Cleared
3 109 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 91 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (2.83%) CCNA
6 74 (2.56%) SC Cleared
7 68 (2.35%) MCSE
8 64 (2.21%) RHCE
9 46 (1.59%) DV Cleared
10 37 (1.28%) MCSA
11 36 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 30 (1.04%) MCITP
13 26 (0.90%) RHCSA
13 26 (0.90%) MCP
14 20 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (0.69%) MCTS
15 19 (0.66%) CCNP
16 13 (0.45%) CISSP
17 11 (0.38%) CISM
18 9 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (5.81%) SLA
2 40 (1.38%) QA
3 39 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 26 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.14%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.035%) BS7799
8 1 (0.035%) HIPAA
System Software
1 633 (21.87%) Active Directory
2 582 (20.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 164 (5.67%) vSphere
4 127 (4.39%) NFS
5 118 (4.08%) Hyper-V
6 108 (3.73%) KVM
7 106 (3.66%) Xen
8 86 (2.97%) Varnish
9 81 (2.80%) Samba
10 78 (2.70%) VMware ESX
11 69 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
12 64 (2.21%) XenApp
13 44 (1.52%) XenServer
14 40 (1.38%) Postfix
15 34 (1.17%) Docker
16 28 (0.97%) Sendmail
17 25 (0.86%) vCloud
18 24 (0.83%) Terminal Services
19 23 (0.79%) Firmware
19 23 (0.79%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 745 (25.74%) Puppet
2 388 (13.41%) Nagios
3 374 (12.92%) Opscode Chef
4 112 (3.87%) Ansible
5 107 (3.70%) SCCM
6 98 (3.39%) ZABBIX
7 94 (3.25%) NetBackup
8 86 (2.97%) Cacti
9 85 (2.94%) SCOM
10 69 (2.38%) Salt
11 48 (1.66%) Vagrant
12 44 (1.52%) logstash
13 42 (1.45%) Ganglia
14 38 (1.31%) Backup Exec
15 37 (1.28%) WSUS
16 36 (1.24%) Graphite
17 35 (1.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 34 (1.17%) HP Data Protector
19 30 (1.04%) HP SIM
20 27 (0.93%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1032 (35.66%) VMware
2 801 (27.68%) Red Hat
3 660 (22.81%) Microsoft
4 418 (14.44%) Cisco
5 280 (9.68%) Oracle
6 260 (8.98%) HP
7 189 (6.53%) Citrix
8 132 (4.56%) IBM
9 125 (4.32%) NetApp
10 119 (4.11%) EMC
11 97 (3.35%) Symantec
12 79 (2.73%) Dell
13 65 (2.25%) Rackspace
14 60 (2.07%) Veritas
15 58 (2.00%) Sun
16 57 (1.97%) Juniper
17 55 (1.90%) F5
18 42 (1.45%) Percona
19 37 (1.28%) Splunk
20 34 (1.17%) Google
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £300 - £375 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + On Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £58000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £17000.00 - £17500.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £28000.00 - £31000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary and Package
Posted: Yesterday