The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Windows Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 775 758 774
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 121 183 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 106 172 183
Median salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £30,000 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.66%

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
92091 104182 108737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.30% 96.24% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 77057 86801 87903
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Windows Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 27 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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 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 0 118 £42,500 +6.25% 10
London +35 78 £50,000 +17.64% 6
South East +8 15 £41,000 +5.80% 3
Yorkshire +19 12 £35,000 +7.69%
East Midlands +21 11 £37,500 -6.25%
City of London +43 7 £55,000 +10.00% 1
West Yorkshire +22 7 £37,500 +25.00%
Brighton +18 6 £39,750 -0.62%
East Sussex +15 6 £39,750 -0.62%
Leeds +28 5 £37,500 +25.00%
Surrey +16 5 £49,000 +45.18%
Croydon - 5 £34,500 - 1
North Yorkshire +8 4 £35,000 -12.50%
Woking - 3 £49,000 -
East of England +7 2 £38,125 +17.30% 1
York +6 2 £35,000 -
Essex +3 2 £38,125 -13.35%
Wales -2 2 £36,750 -5.76% 1
South Wales -5 2 £36,750 -5.76% 1
Bradford - 2 £30,000 -
Scotland +24 1 - -
Harrogate +23 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Edinburgh +11 1 - -
Sheffield +9 1 £42,500 +30.76%
Portsmouth +6 1 £45,000 +8.43%
South Yorkshire +2 1 £42,500 +30.76%
Reading 0 1 £70,000 +75.00%
Berkshire 0 1 £70,000 +86.66% 1
Hampshire -3 1 £45,000 +8.43%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £35,000 - 1

Windows Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, Windows 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 Windows Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 229 (100.00%) Windows
2 174 (75.98%) Windows Server
3 153 (66.81%) Active Directory
4 126 (55.02%) VMware
5 100 (43.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 97 (42.36%) Microsoft
7 93 (40.61%) PowerShell
8 85 (37.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 84 (36.68%) Linux
10 81 (35.37%) SCCM
11 75 (32.75%) MS Exchange
12 63 (27.51%) VMware Infrastructure
13 59 (25.76%) SAN
14 50 (21.83%) Citrix
15 47 (20.52%) Hyper-V
16 46 (20.09%) IIS
16 46 (20.09%) Exchange Server 2010
17 45 (19.65%) vSphere
17 45 (19.65%) Firewall
18 44 (19.21%) Finance
18 44 (19.21%) Red Hat
19 43 (18.78%) SQL Server
19 43 (18.78%) DNS
20 41 (17.90%) Exchange Server 2013
21 40 (17.47%) Data Centre
22 37 (16.16%) Office 365
23 36 (15.72%) Amazon AWS
24 34 (14.85%) SQL
25 32 (13.97%) DHCP
25 32 (13.97%) NAS

Windows 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 75 (32.75%) MS Exchange
2 46 (20.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 46 (20.09%) IIS
3 41 (17.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (9.61%) SharePoint
5 14 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (5.68%) Apache
6 13 (5.68%) Skype for Business
7 12 (5.24%) SAS
8 8 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (3.49%) JBoss
9 2 (0.87%) Confluence
10 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.44%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.44%) CMS
10 1 (0.44%) nginx
10 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (10.04%) MS Office
2 21 (9.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 37 (16.16%) Office 365
2 36 (15.72%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (7.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.06%) IaaS
5 5 (2.18%) Google Apps
5 5 (2.18%) PaaS
5 5 (2.18%) SaaS
6 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.87%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.44%) Route 53
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (25.76%) SAN
2 45 (19.65%) Firewall
3 43 (18.78%) DNS
4 32 (13.97%) DHCP
4 32 (13.97%) NAS
5 21 (9.17%) VPN
6 20 (8.73%) TCP/IP
7 15 (6.55%) iSCSI
8 12 (5.24%) Internet
9 11 (4.80%) LAN
10 10 (4.37%) Wireless
11 8 (3.49%) SMTP
12 7 (3.06%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (3.06%) VoIP
13 6 (2.62%) FTP
13 6 (2.62%) Network Security
13 6 (2.62%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (2.62%) WAN
14 5 (2.18%) Skype
15 4 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (18.78%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.62%) MySQL
5 3 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.44%) Big Data
7 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.44%) QlikView
7 1 (0.44%) Redis
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.37%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.87%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.87%) JIRA
4 1 (0.44%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 44 (19.21%) Finance
2 27 (11.79%) Banking
3 13 (5.68%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.31%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.31%) Games
4 3 (1.31%) Marketing
5 2 (0.87%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.44%) Back Office
6 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.24%) Web Services
2 6 (2.62%) .NET
3 5 (2.18%) LAMP
4 4 (1.75%) X-Windows
5 2 (0.87%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.87%) HTML
6 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.44%) CSS
6 1 (0.44%) JSON
6 1 (0.44%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (17.47%) Data Centre
2 25 (10.92%) Fat Client
2 25 (10.92%) Thin Client
3 12 (5.24%) Clustering
4 11 (4.80%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.37%) Hedge funds
5 10 (4.37%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.06%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.62%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.31%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.31%) PKI
8 3 (1.31%) Replication
9 2 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.87%) EFT
9 2 (0.87%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (0.87%) iPad
9 2 (0.87%) iPhone
9 2 (0.87%) SCADA
10 1 (0.44%) CESG
10 1 (0.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 229 (100.00%) Windows
2 174 (75.98%) Windows Server
3 100 (43.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 85 (37.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 84 (36.68%) Linux
6 30 (13.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (13.10%) Windows 7
7 27 (11.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (7.42%) Windows 10
9 13 (5.68%) Windows 8
10 10 (4.37%) Unix
10 10 (4.37%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (3.49%) Solaris
12 5 (2.18%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.75%) CentOS
14 3 (1.31%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.87%) Android
16 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (7.86%) DevOps
2 15 (6.55%) E-Commerce
2 15 (6.55%) Root Cause Analysis
2 15 (6.55%) Server Building
3 14 (6.11%) Analytics
3 14 (6.11%) Coaching
4 13 (5.68%) Capacity Planning
4 13 (5.68%) Configuration Management
4 13 (5.68%) ITIL
5 12 (5.24%) Business Analytics
5 12 (5.24%) Security Patching
6 10 (4.37%) Load Balancing
7 9 (3.93%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (3.93%) Server Virtualisation
7 9 (3.93%) Workflow
8 8 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (3.49%) Patch Management
9 7 (3.06%) Mentoring
9 7 (3.06%) Migration
10 6 (2.62%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 93 (40.61%) PowerShell
2 34 (14.85%) SQL
3 15 (6.55%) VB
4 8 (3.49%) Python
5 7 (3.06%) C#
5 7 (3.06%) VB6
6 5 (2.18%) Ruby
7 4 (1.75%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.75%) Java
7 4 (1.75%) Perl
7 4 (1.75%) VBScript
8 3 (1.31%) PHP
8 3 (1.31%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.44%) C
9 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (7.86%) Degree
2 15 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (6.55%) SC Cleared
2 15 (6.55%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.68%) CCNA
3 13 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (5.68%) MCSE
4 10 (4.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (3.93%) CCA
5 9 (3.93%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (3.49%) MCSA
7 2 (0.87%) MCP
8 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.44%) MCITP
8 1 (0.44%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.11%) PCI DSS
2 11 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.93%) QA
4 4 (1.75%) SLA
5 1 (0.44%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 153 (66.81%) Active Directory
2 63 (27.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (20.52%) Hyper-V
4 45 (19.65%) vSphere
5 11 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (4.80%) VMware Server
6 8 (3.49%) Firmware
6 8 (3.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (2.18%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.75%) XenApp
9 3 (1.31%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.87%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.87%) Docker
10 2 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.87%) VMFS
10 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.44%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.44%) KVM
11 1 (0.44%) LXC
11 1 (0.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 81 (35.37%) SCCM
2 19 (8.30%) Backup Exec
3 18 (7.86%) Puppet
4 16 (6.99%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (6.11%) SCOM
6 9 (3.93%) Rundeck
7 7 (3.06%) Ansible
8 6 (2.62%) NetBackup
8 6 (2.62%) WSUS
9 3 (1.31%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.87%) SnapMirror
10 2 (0.87%) SnapVault
10 2 (0.87%) vMotion
11 1 (0.44%) Plesk
11 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 1 (0.44%) WMI
Vendors
1 126 (55.02%) VMware
2 97 (42.36%) Microsoft
3 50 (21.83%) Citrix
4 44 (19.21%) Red Hat
5 28 (12.23%) Cisco
6 27 (11.79%) NetApp
7 21 (9.17%) Veeam
8 18 (7.86%) Dell
8 18 (7.86%) HP
9 17 (7.42%) EMC
10 14 (6.11%) Symantec
11 13 (5.68%) Avaya
11 13 (5.68%) SAP
12 10 (4.37%) Juniper
13 8 (3.49%) Apple
13 8 (3.49%) CheckPoint
14 7 (3.06%) Google
15 6 (2.62%) SonicWALL
16 5 (2.18%) Fortinet
16 5 (2.18%) WatchGuard
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Tech
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Russell King Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Life Insurance, Company Pension Sche
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Henley Computer Services
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus/benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Port Talbot
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Flexible working, 25 days holiday
Posted: 8 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £30 - £35 Per Hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: up to £28,000 + Pension & Private Medical
Posted: 7 days ago
Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
Virium Technology
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Dependent on experience
Posted: 18 days ago