The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 265 247 239
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1128 1370 1457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.23% 1.29% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.33% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 946 1216 1266
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +12.85%

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
88523 102635 109401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.54% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 73515 85553 90526
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,400 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 6 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 1072 £42,500 - 134
London +19 563 £50,000 - 46
South East +22 259 £41,000 -3.52% 36
Surrey -4 65 £48,500 +7.77% 6
City of London -31 62 £50,000 +6.38% 10
East of England -22 61 £40,000 +14.28% 12
South West -6 50 £36,000 -6.49% 11
Hampshire -18 49 £37,500 - 6
Berkshire +65 48 £45,000 +5.88% 5
North West -48 39 £31,500 -3.07% 17
Yorkshire -8 36 £37,500 +13.63% 4
East Sussex +43 33 £35,000 - 7
East Midlands +17 33 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Brighton +34 30 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Oxfordshire +3 30 £35,000 -22.22% 7
Croydon +33 23 £44,000 -14.14%
Reading +30 23 £42,000 -1.17% 4
West Yorkshire +16 22 £37,500 +13.63% 3
Oxford +9 20 £33,750 -28.57% 4
Scotland +16 18 £37,500 -13.04% 2
Hertfordshire -12 18 £38,500 +10.00% 4
Cambridgeshire -14 18 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Manchester -41 18 £32,500 -7.14% 8
Leeds +9 17 £40,000 +21.21% 3
South Wales +6 17 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Wales -1 17 £30,000 -20.00% 1
West Midlands -61 17 £33,750 -15.62% 3
Buckinghamshire +17 16 £42,500 +15.64% 4
North East +21 15 £42,500 +37.09% 1
Gloucestershire -12 15 £40,000 +34.45% 5

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 1370 (62.99%) Linux
2 997 (45.84%) Windows
3 829 (38.11%) VMware
4 629 (28.92%) Windows Server
5 591 (27.17%) Active Directory
6 559 (25.70%) Puppet
7 539 (24.78%) Microsoft
8 488 (22.44%) VMware Infrastructure
9 472 (21.70%) Red Hat
10 450 (20.69%) DevOps
11 434 (19.95%) Bash Shell
12 426 (19.59%) Python
13 409 (18.80%) Firewall
14 391 (17.98%) Finance
15 366 (16.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 350 (16.09%) Apache
17 347 (15.95%) Amazon AWS
18 345 (15.86%) Perl
19 342 (15.72%) Opscode Chef
20 338 (15.54%) DNS
21 332 (15.26%) MySQL
22 323 (14.85%) Unix
23 317 (14.57%) CentOS
24 291 (13.38%) PowerShell
24 291 (13.38%) Windows Server 2012
25 283 (13.01%) Cisco
26 277 (12.74%) Ansible
27 275 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
28 273 (12.55%) SQL Server
29 269 (12.37%) MS Exchange

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 350 (16.09%) Apache
2 269 (12.37%) MS Exchange
3 161 (7.40%) Tomcat
4 147 (6.76%) IIS
5 141 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 125 (5.75%) SharePoint
7 100 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 91 (4.18%) nginx
9 47 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
10 39 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
11 36 (1.66%) JBoss
12 34 (1.56%) Skype for Business
13 31 (1.43%) Confluence
14 29 (1.33%) OpenStack
15 23 (1.06%) Hubot
16 17 (0.78%) Drupal
17 12 (0.55%) SAS
18 10 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
19 9 (0.41%) Site Server
19 9 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 228 (10.48%) MS Excel
2 117 (5.38%) MS Office
3 8 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.28%) Autodesk Flame
4 6 (0.28%) Final Cut Pro
5 5 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.092%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.092%) Windchill
9 1 (0.046%) Houdini
9 1 (0.046%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.046%) Maya
9 1 (0.046%) NUKE
9 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (0.51%) HFM
4 9 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
6 7 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
7 5 (0.23%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 5 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.18%) Infor M3
8 4 (0.18%) Movex
8 4 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.14%) Magento
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.092%) Infor SunSystems
10 2 (0.092%) JDE OneWorld
10 2 (0.092%) Misys Equation
10 2 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.092%) Sage X3
10 2 (0.092%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 347 (15.95%) Amazon AWS
2 177 (8.14%) Office 365
3 136 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 60 (2.76%) SaaS
5 37 (1.70%) IaaS
6 35 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
7 34 (1.56%) PaaS
8 23 (1.06%) Slack
9 22 (1.01%) Amazon S3
10 17 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 15 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
13 14 (0.64%) GitHub
14 7 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.28%) AWS OpsWorks
15 6 (0.28%) Heroku
16 5 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 5 (0.23%) Route 53
17 4 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
17 4 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 409 (18.80%) Firewall
2 338 (15.54%) DNS
3 263 (12.09%) SAN
4 228 (10.48%) TCP/IP
5 194 (8.92%) DHCP
6 157 (7.22%) LAN
7 148 (6.80%) WAN
8 142 (6.53%) VPN
9 115 (5.29%) NAS
10 92 (4.23%) Internet
11 72 (3.31%) LDAP
12 58 (2.67%) iSCSI
13 56 (2.57%) HTTP
13 56 (2.57%) VLAN
14 53 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
15 52 (2.39%) Wireless
16 47 (2.16%) Network Security
17 44 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
17 44 (2.02%) VoIP
18 39 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (15.26%) MySQL
2 273 (12.55%) SQL Server
3 69 (3.17%) MongoDB
4 52 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
5 42 (1.93%) NoSQL
6 32 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 32 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (1.38%) Redis
8 29 (1.33%) Big Data
8 29 (1.33%) Hadoop
8 29 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (0.83%) Oracle Database
9 18 (0.83%) Relational Database
10 16 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (0.64%) MariaDB
11 14 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
12 12 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
12 12 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
13 11 (0.51%) Hyperion Smart View
13 11 (0.51%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 182 (8.37%) Jenkins
2 86 (3.95%) JIRA
3 75 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 65 (2.99%) Subversion
5 45 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 21 (0.97%) Vagrant
7 16 (0.74%) TeamCity
8 12 (0.55%) GitLab
9 11 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
10 10 (0.46%) Maven
10 10 (0.46%) Redmine
10 10 (0.46%) Selenium
10 10 (0.46%) Travis CI
11 8 (0.37%) Bundler
12 6 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.23%) Buildbot
14 4 (0.18%) Bitbucket
15 3 (0.14%) CircleCI
15 3 (0.14%) Hudson
General
1 391 (17.98%) Finance
2 127 (5.84%) Telecoms
3 89 (4.09%) Banking
4 63 (2.90%) Marketing
5 50 (2.30%) Law
6 49 (2.25%) Retail
7 47 (2.16%) Games
8 40 (1.84%) Advertising
9 33 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.06%) Electronics
11 16 (0.74%) Back Office
11 16 (0.74%) Publishing
12 15 (0.69%) Legal
13 13 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.37%) Billing
15 7 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.28%) Military
17 5 (0.23%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.23%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.18%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (10.16%) LAMP
2 145 (6.67%) Web Services
3 66 (3.03%) LEMP Stack
4 49 (2.25%) .NET
5 38 (1.75%) HTML
6 28 (1.29%) Node.js
7 23 (1.06%) Memcached
8 19 (0.87%) Middleware
9 18 (0.83%) Ruby on Rails
10 17 (0.78%) XML
11 16 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
12 15 (0.69%) CSS
12 15 (0.69%) EDI
12 15 (0.69%) ELK Stack
13 10 (0.46%) Java EE
13 10 (0.46%) JSON
13 10 (0.46%) LAPP Stack
14 9 (0.41%) JMS
15 8 (0.37%) REST
16 7 (0.32%) boto
Miscellaneous
1 250 (11.49%) Data Centre
2 99 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 80 (3.68%) Management Information System
4 67 (3.08%) Clustering
5 58 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (2.16%) Hedge funds
7 42 (1.93%) Replication
8 32 (1.47%) Fintech
9 27 (1.24%) Fat Client
9 27 (1.24%) Thin Client
10 26 (1.20%) Public Cloud
11 22 (1.01%) Driving Licence
12 20 (0.92%) AS400
12 20 (0.92%) iPad
13 18 (0.83%) Private Cloud
14 16 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
15 13 (0.60%) Statistics
15 13 (0.60%) Wiki
16 11 (0.51%) Digital Media
16 11 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1370 (62.99%) Linux
2 997 (45.84%) Windows
3 629 (28.92%) Windows Server
4 366 (16.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 323 (14.85%) Unix
6 317 (14.57%) CentOS
7 291 (13.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 275 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 246 (11.31%) Ubuntu
10 109 (5.01%) Debian
11 91 (4.18%) Windows 7
12 84 (3.86%) Solaris
13 70 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 65 (2.99%) Mac OS X
15 55 (2.53%) Windows 10
16 48 (2.21%) SUSE
17 40 (1.84%) AIX
18 32 (1.47%) Windows 8
19 29 (1.33%) HPUX
20 24 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (20.69%) DevOps
2 244 (11.22%) ITIL
3 217 (9.98%) Configuration Management
4 142 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 132 (6.07%) Agile Software Development
6 130 (5.98%) High Availability
7 121 (5.56%) Open Source
8 115 (5.29%) E-Commerce
9 109 (5.01%) Continuous Integration
10 93 (4.28%) Project Management
11 84 (3.86%) Load Balancing
12 77 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
13 69 (3.17%) Service Delivery
14 65 (2.99%) CRM
15 60 (2.76%) Service Management
16 55 (2.53%) Migration
17 47 (2.16%) Analytics
18 46 (2.11%) Continuous Improvement
18 46 (2.11%) ERP
19 45 (2.07%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 434 (19.95%) Bash Shell
2 426 (19.59%) Python
3 345 (15.86%) Perl
4 291 (13.38%) PowerShell
5 252 (11.59%) SQL
6 182 (8.37%) Ruby
7 175 (8.05%) PHP
8 138 (6.34%) Shell Script
9 120 (5.52%) Java
10 50 (2.30%) C#
11 45 (2.07%) JavaScript
12 39 (1.79%) C
13 23 (1.06%) VB
14 18 (0.83%) VBA
15 16 (0.74%) VBScript
16 15 (0.69%) Korn
17 10 (0.46%) C++
17 10 (0.46%) VB6
18 6 (0.28%) Clipper
18 6 (0.28%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 175 (8.05%) Degree
2 113 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 112 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (4.87%) CCNA
5 86 (3.95%) Security Cleared
6 75 (3.45%) MCSE
7 60 (2.76%) MCSA
8 49 (2.25%) MCP
9 48 (2.21%) SC Cleared
10 43 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 33 (1.52%) MCITP
12 32 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (0.97%) DV Cleared
14 18 (0.83%) RHCE
15 16 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
16 15 (0.69%) CCNP
16 15 (0.69%) CISSP
17 10 (0.46%) CCA
18 9 (0.41%) HND
18 9 (0.41%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (3.86%) PCI DSS
2 65 (2.99%) SLA
3 41 (1.89%) QA
4 26 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.046%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 591 (27.17%) Active Directory
2 488 (22.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (7.72%) Hyper-V
4 134 (6.16%) Docker
5 122 (5.61%) vSphere
6 91 (4.18%) Virtual Machines
7 81 (3.72%) NFS
8 63 (2.90%) KVM
9 52 (2.39%) Xen
10 51 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
11 40 (1.84%) VMware ESX
12 29 (1.33%) Varnish
12 29 (1.33%) XenServer
13 27 (1.24%) Samba
14 25 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
14 25 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
15 23 (1.06%) VMware Server
16 21 (0.97%) Firmware
17 20 (0.92%) Postfix
18 19 (0.87%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 559 (25.70%) Puppet
2 342 (15.72%) Opscode Chef
3 277 (12.74%) Ansible
4 198 (9.10%) Nagios
5 134 (6.16%) SCCM
6 75 (3.45%) Salt
7 43 (1.98%) NetBackup
8 32 (1.47%) Backup Exec
9 31 (1.43%) SCOM
10 28 (1.29%) Cacti
10 28 (1.29%) Cobbler
10 28 (1.29%) OpenView
11 27 (1.24%) Control-M
11 27 (1.24%) WSUS
12 26 (1.20%) Tivoli
13 22 (1.01%) HAProxy
13 22 (1.01%) logstash
14 20 (0.92%) ZABBIX
15 19 (0.87%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 17 (0.78%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 829 (38.11%) VMware
2 539 (24.78%) Microsoft
3 472 (21.70%) Red Hat
4 283 (13.01%) Cisco
5 176 (8.09%) Oracle
6 125 (5.75%) Citrix
7 118 (5.43%) HP
8 76 (3.49%) NetApp
9 60 (2.76%) EMC
10 55 (2.53%) Dell
11 54 (2.48%) Veritas
12 43 (1.98%) IBM
12 43 (1.98%) Juniper
13 42 (1.93%) Rackspace
13 42 (1.93%) Veeam
14 41 (1.89%) Symantec
15 35 (1.61%) CheckPoint
16 34 (1.56%) Avaya
17 33 (1.52%) Google
17 33 (1.52%) Qualys
Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits,
Posted: 4 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Base+Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £45000 - £51000 per annum + flexi-working, 26 hols, pension
Posted: 21 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Bupa
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000 per annum + package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ebury
Salary: £34000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Modis International
Salary: £21000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
County Tyrone
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £14432 - £18040 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 4 days ago