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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 219 183 166
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1511 1563 1955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.30% 1.47% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.56% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1310 1349 1739
Average salary £42,000 £42,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,150 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 August 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 -30 1432 £42,500 +1.19% 158
London -21 678 £47,500 - 80
South East -33 323 £40,000 +6.66% 32
East of England +4 146 £42,000 +12.00% 18
City of London +16 126 £47,500 +3.26% 23
Cambridgeshire -3 79 £42,250 -6.11% 13
Berkshire -20 78 £38,750 +10.71% 9
Cambridge -9 69 £43,500 -1.13% 12
Yorkshire -58 69 £35,000 -6.66% 6
West Midlands -24 66 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Hampshire -33 63 £32,500 -13.33% 4
East Sussex -4 60 £39,000 +14.70% 2
Brighton -1 57 £39,000 +14.70% 2
East Midlands +31 56 £37,500 +10.29% 3
Surrey +4 56 £47,250 +18.12% 5
Reading -13 46 £35,000 - 3
North West -19 46 £34,000 -7.48% 12
Warwickshire +53 39 £44,000 +44.26% 1
South West -25 37 £39,500 +12.85% 4
West Yorkshire -54 36 £38,000 -10.58% 3
Scotland -11 35 £30,000 -40.00% 7
Warwick +37 29 £44,000 +23.94% 1
Oxfordshire -27 28 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Hertfordshire -15 27 £41,000 +37.81% 4
Edinburgh -7 25 £30,000 -40.00% 3
Essex +17 24 £43,750 +16.66%
Nottinghamshire +15 21 £37,500 +8.69% 1
Leeds -55 21 £38,000 -10.58% 2
Bristol +10 20 £37,500 +11.11% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 20 £40,000 - 2

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2091 (70.86%) Linux
2 1330 (45.07%) Windows
3 1005 (34.06%) VMware
4 791 (26.80%) Red Hat
5 747 (25.31%) Puppet
6 732 (24.81%) MySQL
7 717 (24.30%) Active Directory
8 694 (23.52%) UNIX
9 652 (22.09%) Microsoft
10 651 (22.06%) Python
11 608 (20.60%) Perl
12 606 (20.54%) DNS
13 601 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
14 595 (20.16%) Bash Shell
15 592 (20.06%) Apache
16 543 (18.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 485 (16.44%) TCP/IP
18 481 (16.30%) SQL
19 478 (16.20%) Firewall
20 470 (15.93%) DevOps
21 466 (15.79%) SQL Server
22 443 (15.01%) Windows Server 2008
23 430 (14.57%) Java
24 422 (14.30%) Ubuntu
25 415 (14.06%) SAN
25 415 (14.06%) Opscode Chef
26 403 (13.66%) CentOS
27 396 (13.42%) Cisco
28 394 (13.35%) Ruby
29 374 (12.67%) Nagios

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 592 (20.06%) Apache
2 325 (11.01%) Tomcat
3 312 (10.57%) MS Exchange
4 263 (8.91%) IIS
5 210 (7.12%) nginx
6 146 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 130 (4.41%) SharePoint
8 86 (2.91%) OpenStack
9 81 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 61 (2.07%) CMS
11 58 (1.97%) Node.js
12 56 (1.90%) WebLogic
13 49 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
14 48 (1.63%) Lync
15 43 (1.46%) WebSphere
16 40 (1.36%) Jetty
16 40 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
17 37 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
18 31 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
19 23 (0.78%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 316 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 105 (3.56%) MS Office
3 8 (0.27%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.17%) FastStats
5 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
6 3 (0.10%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.034%) SPSS
7 1 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.034%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.034%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.64%) Google Analytics
3 16 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.30%) Agresso
5 9 (0.30%) Magento
6 8 (0.27%) HFM
7 5 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.14%) ResourceLink
9 3 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.10%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.068%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.068%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.068%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.068%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.068%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.068%) Summit
10 2 (0.068%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 254 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (3.90%) SaaS
3 84 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
4 57 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 51 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
6 49 (1.66%) Office 365
7 31 (1.05%) Amazon S3
8 24 (0.81%) IaaS
9 20 (0.68%) Basecamp
10 17 (0.58%) Rackspace Cloud
11 16 (0.54%) Google Apps
11 16 (0.54%) Joyent
12 14 (0.47%) GitHub
13 10 (0.34%) PaaS
14 9 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.20%) Route 53
16 5 (0.17%) Google App Engine
16 5 (0.17%) ElastiCache
16 5 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 4 (0.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 606 (20.54%) DNS
2 485 (16.44%) TCP/IP
3 478 (16.20%) Firewall
4 415 (14.06%) SAN
5 292 (9.89%) DHCP
6 229 (7.76%) LAN
7 219 (7.42%) HTTP
8 213 (7.22%) VPN
9 182 (6.17%) WAN
10 151 (5.12%) LDAP
11 143 (4.85%) Internet
12 132 (4.47%) SMTP
13 131 (4.44%) VoIP
14 109 (3.69%) NAS
15 107 (3.63%) VLAN
16 97 (3.29%) FTP
17 70 (2.37%) SSL
17 70 (2.37%) Network Security
18 64 (2.17%) iSCSI
19 56 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 732 (24.81%) MySQL
2 466 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 291 (9.86%) PostgreSQL
4 124 (4.20%) MongoDB
5 114 (3.86%) Redis
6 111 (3.76%) Relational Database
7 94 (3.19%) NoSQL
8 86 (2.91%) Big Data
9 76 (2.58%) Hadoop
10 69 (2.34%) RDBMS
11 67 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
12 60 (2.03%) Oracle Database
13 43 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
14 34 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
15 33 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
16 31 (1.05%) HBase
17 30 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
18 26 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 23 (0.78%) MS Access
19 23 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 228 (7.73%) Git (software)
2 174 (5.90%) Jenkins
3 129 (4.37%) Subversion
4 103 (3.49%) JIRA
5 33 (1.12%) Maven
6 32 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 30 (1.02%) TeamCity
8 21 (0.71%) Hudson
9 20 (0.68%) Ant
10 19 (0.64%) Mercurial
11 12 (0.41%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (0.30%) Selenium
13 9 (0.30%) CruiseControl
13 9 (0.30%) Juju
14 7 (0.24%) Artifactory
14 7 (0.24%) Eclipse
15 6 (0.20%) Gradle
16 5 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
16 5 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 348 (11.79%) Finance
2 108 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 78 (2.64%) Games
4 73 (2.47%) Marketing
5 67 (2.27%) Back Office
6 65 (2.20%) Retail
7 62 (2.10%) Banking
8 44 (1.49%) Advertising
9 42 (1.42%) Legal
10 37 (1.25%) Law
11 32 (1.08%) Publishing
12 25 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.54%) Online Betting
14 15 (0.51%) French Language
14 15 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (0.47%) Investment Banking
16 13 (0.44%) Electronics
17 8 (0.27%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.27%) German Language
18 7 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (8.13%) LAMP
2 198 (6.71%) Web Services
3 82 (2.78%) HTML
4 76 (2.58%) .NET
5 74 (2.51%) XML
6 45 (1.52%) CSS
7 42 (1.42%) Middleware
8 34 (1.15%) Django
9 26 (0.88%) JSON
10 25 (0.85%) Memcached
11 23 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
12 17 (0.58%) ActiveMQ
13 15 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
13 15 (0.51%) J2EE
14 14 (0.47%) Sphinx
15 13 (0.44%) Java EE
16 11 (0.37%) COM
16 11 (0.37%) Ajax
16 11 (0.37%) Ruby on Rails
17 10 (0.34%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 305 (10.34%) Open Source
2 141 (4.78%) Clustering
3 133 (4.51%) Computer Science
4 88 (2.98%) Replication
5 74 (2.51%) Social Media
6 67 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 32 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
8 28 (0.95%) Online Games
9 27 (0.91%) Blackberry
10 26 (0.88%) Firmware
11 25 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 24 (0.81%) LPAR
13 23 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
14 22 (0.75%) Client/Server
15 21 (0.71%) Derivative
16 20 (0.68%) Hedge funds
17 19 (0.64%) EqualLogic
18 18 (0.61%) Mathematics
18 18 (0.61%) PKI
19 16 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2091 (70.86%) Linux
2 1330 (45.07%) Windows
3 694 (23.52%) UNIX
4 543 (18.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 443 (15.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 422 (14.30%) Ubuntu
7 403 (13.66%) CentOS
8 361 (12.23%) Debian
9 253 (8.57%) Solaris
10 232 (7.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 173 (5.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 168 (5.69%) Windows 7
13 116 (3.93%) AIX
14 81 (2.74%) SUSE
15 78 (2.64%) Mac OS X
16 77 (2.61%) HPUX
17 73 (2.47%) Windows 8
18 66 (2.24%) Windows XP
19 50 (1.69%) Android
20 40 (1.36%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (15.93%) DevOps
2 322 (10.91%) ITIL
3 299 (10.13%) Configuration Management
4 275 (9.32%) E-Commerce
5 240 (8.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 212 (7.18%) Performance Tuning
7 162 (5.49%) Load Balancing
8 130 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
9 113 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
10 95 (3.22%) Migration
11 91 (3.08%) Capacity Planning
12 76 (2.58%) Service Delivery
13 75 (2.54%) Analytics
14 71 (2.41%) Performance Monitoring
15 66 (2.24%) Problem Management
16 64 (2.17%) Time Management
17 58 (1.97%) Project Management
17 58 (1.97%) Service Management
18 55 (1.86%) Workflow
19 52 (1.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 651 (22.06%) Python
2 608 (20.60%) Perl
3 595 (20.16%) Bash Shell
4 481 (16.30%) SQL
5 430 (14.57%) Java
6 394 (13.35%) Ruby
7 329 (11.15%) PHP
8 261 (8.84%) Shell Script
9 162 (5.49%) PowerShell
10 66 (2.24%) C
11 53 (1.80%) JavaScript
12 44 (1.49%) T-SQL
13 39 (1.32%) AWK
13 39 (1.32%) C#
14 29 (0.98%) Korn
15 28 (0.95%) VBScript
16 27 (0.91%) Bourne shell
17 25 (0.85%) Scala
18 21 (0.71%) sed
19 17 (0.58%) C++
Qualifications
1 337 (11.42%) Degree
2 232 (7.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 161 (5.46%) MCSE
4 113 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
5 108 (3.66%) CCNA
6 96 (3.25%) MCSA
7 71 (2.41%) RHCE
7 71 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 56 (1.90%) Security Cleared
9 49 (1.66%) MCITP
10 46 (1.56%) SC Cleared
11 36 (1.22%) MCP
12 25 (0.85%) CCNP
13 21 (0.71%) MCTS
14 18 (0.61%) DV Cleared
15 16 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
16 14 (0.47%) LPIC
17 13 (0.44%) Linux+ Certification
17 13 (0.44%) OCP
18 12 (0.41%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (4.95%) SLA
2 95 (3.22%) QA
3 35 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.068%) HL7
6 2 (0.068%) BS7799
System Software
1 717 (24.30%) Active Directory
2 601 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 207 (7.01%) Hyper-V
4 161 (5.46%) KVM
5 158 (5.35%) Xen
6 152 (5.15%) vSphere
7 140 (4.74%) NFS
8 94 (3.19%) VMware ESX
9 69 (2.34%) Samba
10 65 (2.20%) Varnish
11 64 (2.17%) Postfix
12 61 (2.07%) XenApp
13 52 (1.76%) XenServer
14 50 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
15 36 (1.22%) Sendmail
16 21 (0.71%) PowerHA
17 19 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 18 (0.61%) Snort
19 17 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
19 17 (0.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 747 (25.31%) Puppet
2 415 (14.06%) Opscode Chef
3 374 (12.67%) Nagios
4 92 (3.12%) Cacti
5 88 (2.98%) SCCM
6 79 (2.68%) SCOM
7 76 (2.58%) ZABBIX
8 71 (2.41%) Salt
9 70 (2.37%) Ansible
10 65 (2.20%) NetBackup
11 56 (1.90%) logstash
12 47 (1.59%) Backup Exec
12 47 (1.59%) Ganglia
13 41 (1.39%) Vagrant
14 39 (1.32%) WSUS
15 36 (1.22%) HAProxy
16 33 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
17 32 (1.08%) Zenoss
18 31 (1.05%) CFEngine
19 23 (0.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1005 (34.06%) VMware
2 791 (26.80%) Red Hat
3 652 (22.09%) Microsoft
4 396 (13.42%) Cisco
5 280 (9.49%) Oracle
6 267 (9.05%) HP
7 201 (6.81%) Citrix
8 103 (3.49%) JBoss
9 100 (3.39%) IBM
10 96 (3.25%) NetApp
11 91 (3.08%) EMC
12 84 (2.85%) Dell
13 78 (2.64%) Symantec
14 63 (2.13%) Rackspace
15 57 (1.93%) SAP
16 56 (1.90%) Veritas
17 48 (1.63%) Google
18 41 (1.39%) Sun
19 40 (1.36%) Juniper
20 35 (1.19%) Veeam
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Stock + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 23 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £43000.00 - £53000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £44,000
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
ARM Technology
Salary: £20 - £27 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday