The table below looks at the statistics for the Windows 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 Windows Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 829 788 763
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 119 183 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 108 154 218
Average salary £45,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,400 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%

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
99438 106716 115504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83514 87039 93609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Windows Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Windows Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator within the UK.

Windows Systems Administrator Salary Trend in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 within the UK.

Windows Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Windows 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 Windows Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
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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 -52 119 £45,000 +7.14% 10
London -18 79 £50,000 +11.11% 5
South East +31 21 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Berkshire +21 9 £40,000 -13.04%
Oxfordshire -2 8 £42,500 +34.92%
City of London +20 6 £52,500 +14.75% 1
Oxford +8 6 £42,500 +34.92%
Yorkshire +5 6 £30,000 - 2
East of England +7 4 £31,500 -3.07%
East Midlands +4 4 £37,750 +25.83%
West Yorkshire -1 4 £30,000 - 1
Newbury - 4 - -
South West -6 3 £40,000 -27.27%
Reading +15 2 £40,000 -11.11%
Harrogate +11 2 £30,000 -14.28%
North Yorkshire +4 2 £30,000 -14.28%
Essex +4 2 £31,500 -1.56%
Bristol 0 2 £38,750 -44.64%
Cambridge 0 2 £33,750 -6.89%
Cambridgeshire -3 2 £33,750 -6.89%
Derbyshire - 2 £40,500 -
Hampshire - 2 £31,000 -
North West +20 1 £32,500 +30.00% 1
Nottingham +11 1 £32,500 +8.33%
Gloucestershire +10 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Surrey +9 1 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Horsham +8 1 £31,000 -11.42%
Nottinghamshire +6 1 £32,500 +8.33%
Kingston Upon Thames +4 1 £42,500 +10.38%
West Sussex -9 1 £31,000 -11.42%

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Windows 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 Windows Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 241 (100.00%) Windows
2 145 (60.17%) VMware
3 138 (57.26%) Microsoft
3 138 (57.26%) Windows Server
4 121 (50.21%) Active Directory
5 100 (41.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 92 (38.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 87 (36.10%) PowerShell
8 84 (34.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 78 (32.37%) Linux
10 73 (30.29%) DNS
10 73 (30.29%) SAN
11 72 (29.88%) SCCM
12 69 (28.63%) IIS
13 62 (25.73%) Finance
14 59 (24.48%) Citrix
15 56 (23.24%) Firewall
16 48 (19.92%) SQL Server
16 48 (19.92%) vSphere
17 45 (18.67%) HP
18 44 (18.26%) MS Exchange
18 44 (18.26%) Clustering
19 42 (17.43%) Dell
19 42 (17.43%) Microsoft Certification
20 40 (16.60%) Cisco
21 38 (15.77%) Hyper-V
22 37 (15.35%) iSCSI
22 37 (15.35%) DHCP
22 37 (15.35%) .NET
22 37 (15.35%) SQL

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Windows 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 Windows Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 69 (28.63%) IIS
2 44 (18.26%) MS Exchange
3 36 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 24 (9.96%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.66%) Apache
6 4 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.66%) Confluence
6 4 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.66%) JBoss
6 4 (1.66%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.83%) CMS
9 1 (0.41%) Drupal
9 1 (0.41%) nginx
9 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.41%) SAS
9 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (12.03%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.64%) Office 365
3 7 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.66%) Google Apps
5 3 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.24%) Route 53
5 3 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.41%) IaaS
7 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 73 (30.29%) DNS
1 73 (30.29%) SAN
2 56 (23.24%) Firewall
3 37 (15.35%) DHCP
3 37 (15.35%) iSCSI
4 23 (9.54%) Fibre Channel
5 22 (9.13%) VPN
6 20 (8.30%) TCP/IP
7 17 (7.05%) Internet
7 17 (7.05%) NAS
8 12 (4.98%) VLAN
8 12 (4.98%) VoIP
9 9 (3.73%) LAN
9 9 (3.73%) WAN
10 5 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (2.07%) LDAP
10 5 (2.07%) Network Security
10 5 (2.07%) PBX
10 5 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (19.92%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.81%) MySQL
3 9 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.07%) Informix
5 5 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.24%) MS Access
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (3.73%) TeamCity
2 8 (3.32%) JIRA
3 7 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.66%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.66%) Subversion
5 3 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.41%) WinDbg
General
1 62 (25.73%) Finance
2 13 (5.39%) Financial Institution
3 8 (3.32%) Back Office
4 7 (2.90%) Banking
5 6 (2.49%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.07%) Advertising
6 5 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.24%) Marketing
8 2 (0.83%) Electronics
8 2 (0.83%) Games
8 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (15.35%) .NET
2 7 (2.90%) LAMP
3 6 (2.49%) Web Services
4 2 (0.83%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.83%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.41%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.41%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.41%) XML
5 1 (0.41%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.26%) Clustering
2 20 (8.30%) Data Centre
3 19 (7.88%) Smartphone
4 17 (7.05%) PKI
5 11 (4.56%) EqualLogic
6 8 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.32%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.49%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.49%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.66%) Replication
9 3 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.83%) Fintech
10 2 (0.83%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (0.83%) iPad
10 2 (0.83%) iPhone
11 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.41%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 241 (100.00%) Windows
2 138 (57.26%) Windows Server
3 100 (41.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 92 (38.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 78 (32.37%) Linux
6 29 (12.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (10.37%) Windows 7
8 13 (5.39%) Unix
9 9 (3.73%) CentOS
9 9 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (3.32%) Windows 10
11 7 (2.90%) Ubuntu
12 6 (2.49%) Mac OS X
12 6 (2.49%) Windows 8
13 5 (2.07%) Debian
14 3 (1.24%) Android
14 3 (1.24%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (9.96%) ITIL
3 20 (8.30%) Problem Management
4 19 (7.88%) DevOps
4 19 (7.88%) Kalman Filter
5 18 (7.47%) Scrum
6 17 (7.05%) Server Building
7 16 (6.64%) High Availability
7 16 (6.64%) Vulnerability Management
8 14 (5.81%) Business Continuity
9 13 (5.39%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (4.98%) E-Commerce
10 12 (4.98%) Service Management
11 11 (4.56%) Patch Management
12 10 (4.15%) Investment Management
12 10 (4.15%) Process Management
12 10 (4.15%) Service Delivery
13 8 (3.32%) Migration
14 6 (2.49%) Change Management
14 6 (2.49%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 87 (36.10%) PowerShell
2 37 (15.35%) SQL
3 15 (6.22%) Python
4 14 (5.81%) C#
5 12 (4.98%) Bash Shell
6 11 (4.56%) VB
7 8 (3.32%) VBScript
8 7 (2.90%) Perl
9 4 (1.66%) Ruby
10 3 (1.24%) PHP
10 3 (1.24%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.83%) Java
11 2 (0.83%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.41%) C
12 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.41%) VB6
12 1 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 42 (17.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (11.20%) MCSE
3 24 (9.96%) Degree
4 11 (4.56%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.90%) MCSA
6 6 (2.49%) CCNA
6 6 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.07%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.66%) MCITP
9 3 (1.24%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.83%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.83%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.83%) HNC
10 2 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.83%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (0.41%) CCA
11 1 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.73%) SLA
2 3 (1.24%) BS7799
2 3 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 121 (50.21%) Active Directory
2 84 (34.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (19.92%) vSphere
4 38 (15.77%) Hyper-V
5 28 (11.62%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (3.73%) XenApp
7 5 (2.07%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.07%) XenServer
8 4 (1.66%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.24%) vCloud
10 2 (0.83%) Docker
10 2 (0.83%) KVM
10 2 (0.83%) VMFS
11 1 (0.41%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.41%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.41%) Squid
11 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 72 (29.88%) SCCM
2 36 (14.94%) SCOM
3 25 (10.37%) NetBackup
4 13 (5.39%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (5.39%) WSUS
5 12 (4.98%) Backup Exec
5 12 (4.98%) Puppet
6 8 (3.32%) Ansible
7 6 (2.49%) Nagios
7 6 (2.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (2.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (2.07%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.24%) Casper Suite
10 2 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.83%) SnapMirror
10 2 (0.83%) SnapVault
10 2 (0.83%) vMotion
11 1 (0.41%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 1 (0.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 145 (60.17%) VMware
2 138 (57.26%) Microsoft
3 59 (24.48%) Citrix
4 45 (18.67%) HP
5 42 (17.43%) Dell
6 40 (16.60%) Cisco
7 32 (13.28%) NetApp
8 29 (12.03%) Symantec
9 22 (9.13%) Sophos
10 20 (8.30%) Apple
11 19 (7.88%) CheckPoint
11 19 (7.88%) SonicWALL
12 17 (7.05%) Red Hat
13 13 (5.39%) Oracle
14 12 (4.98%) Avaya
15 11 (4.56%) Fortinet
16 10 (4.15%) IBM
17 9 (3.73%) Veeam
18 8 (3.32%) EMC
19 5 (2.07%) Google
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + 10% Pension
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Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum bens include pension, medical and li
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent training, certificates
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + excellent progression, training
Posted: 3 days ago
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £37000 per annum + excellent progression, training
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