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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 815 787 765
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 108 174 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 100 153 193
Median salary £45,000 £39,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.20% -0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £33,750 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -2.85%

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
94619 103335 113551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.48% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79584 84714 93028
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -32 106 £45,000 +12.50% 9
London -2 70 £50,000 +17.64% 5
South East +27 16 £37,750 +7.85% 1
East Midlands +18 9 £32,500 -18.75% 1
City of London +52 5 £52,500 +29.62% 2
Berkshire +14 5 £40,000 -12.08%
Oxfordshire +1 5 £42,500 +23.18%
Oxford +5 4 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire +3 4 £30,000 - 1
Yorkshire -8 4 £30,000 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £31,000 - 1
East of England +18 3 £31,500 -10.00%
Nottinghamshire - 3 £30,000 - 1
Portsmouth - 3 £30,000 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £30,000 - 1
Northamptonshire +16 2 £32,500 -18.75%
Cambridge -1 2 £33,750 -
South West -4 2 £41,250 -
Cambridgeshire -5 2 £33,750 -
Derbyshire - 2 £40,500 -
Southwark - 2 £35,000 -
Reading +13 1 £40,000 -
Essex +12 1 £31,500 -25.88%
Surrey +11 1 £35,000 +40.00%
Horsham +9 1 £31,000 -11.42%
Northampton +9 1 £30,000 -33.33%
North West +3 1 £32,500 +47.72% 1
Scotland +3 1 £45,000 +32.35% 1
Edinburgh +2 1 £45,000 +32.35%
Wales -1 1 £32,500 -9.72% 1

Windows Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 228 (100.00%) Windows
2 136 (59.65%) Windows Server
3 132 (57.89%) VMware
4 124 (54.39%) Microsoft
5 116 (50.88%) Active Directory
6 95 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 90 (39.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 79 (34.65%) Linux
9 78 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 77 (33.77%) PowerShell
11 67 (29.39%) DNS
12 65 (28.51%) SAN
12 65 (28.51%) SCCM
13 59 (25.88%) Finance
14 57 (25.00%) IIS
15 54 (23.68%) Citrix
16 46 (20.18%) Firewall
16 46 (20.18%) MS Exchange
17 44 (19.30%) Cisco
18 43 (18.86%) SQL Server
18 43 (18.86%) vSphere
19 41 (17.98%) Exchange Server 2010
20 40 (17.54%) HP
21 39 (17.11%) Hyper-V
22 38 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
23 37 (16.23%) Clustering
23 37 (16.23%) Dell
24 36 (15.79%) NetApp
25 35 (15.35%) DHCP
26 32 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification

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 57 (25.00%) IIS
2 46 (20.18%) MS Exchange
3 41 (17.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (9.21%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.63%) Skype for Business
8 5 (2.19%) Apache
8 5 (2.19%) JBoss
9 4 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.75%) Confluence
9 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.32%) SAS
10 3 (1.32%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.44%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.44%) Drupal
11 1 (0.44%) nginx
11 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (7.89%) Office 365
2 8 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.63%) Google Apps
4 3 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.32%) Route 53
4 3 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.44%) IaaS
6 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 67 (29.39%) DNS
2 65 (28.51%) SAN
3 46 (20.18%) Firewall
4 35 (15.35%) DHCP
5 30 (13.16%) iSCSI
6 21 (9.21%) VPN
7 19 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
8 16 (7.02%) Internet
8 16 (7.02%) NAS
8 16 (7.02%) TCP/IP
9 12 (5.26%) LAN
9 12 (5.26%) VLAN
9 12 (5.26%) VoIP
10 7 (3.07%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (2.63%) FTP
11 6 (2.63%) WAN
12 5 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (2.19%) Network Security
13 4 (1.75%) HTTP
13 4 (1.75%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (18.86%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.26%) MySQL
3 11 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.19%) Informix
6 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.32%) MS Access
8 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (3.95%) TeamCity
2 8 (3.51%) JIRA
3 7 (3.07%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.07%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.75%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.75%) Subversion
5 3 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.44%) WinDbg
General
1 59 (25.88%) Finance
2 13 (5.70%) Financial Institution
3 10 (4.39%) Banking
4 8 (3.51%) Back Office
5 7 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.75%) Advertising
7 4 (1.75%) Games
8 3 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.88%) Electronics
9 2 (0.88%) Marketing
9 2 (0.88%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.16%) .NET
2 7 (3.07%) LAMP
3 4 (1.75%) Web Services
3 4 (1.75%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.88%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.44%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.44%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.44%) XML
5 1 (0.44%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.23%) Clustering
2 23 (10.09%) Smartphone
3 20 (8.77%) Data Centre
4 13 (5.70%) PKI
5 10 (4.39%) EqualLogic
6 9 (3.95%) Fat Client
6 9 (3.95%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.75%) Replication
9 3 (1.32%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.88%) Fintech
10 2 (0.88%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (0.88%) iPad
10 2 (0.88%) iPhone
11 1 (0.44%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 228 (100.00%) Windows
2 136 (59.65%) Windows Server
3 95 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 90 (39.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 79 (34.65%) Linux
6 28 (12.28%) Windows 7
7 23 (10.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (6.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (5.26%) Unix
10 9 (3.95%) CentOS
11 8 (3.51%) Windows 10
12 7 (3.07%) Mac OS X
13 6 (2.63%) Ubuntu
13 6 (2.63%) Windows 8
14 5 (2.19%) Debian
15 3 (1.32%) Android
15 3 (1.32%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (1.32%) Solaris
16 2 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (9.21%) ITIL
2 20 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 16 (7.02%) DevOps
4 16 (7.02%) Problem Management
5 15 (6.58%) Server Building
6 13 (5.70%) Scrum
7 12 (5.26%) Business Continuity
8 11 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (4.82%) High Availability
8 11 (4.82%) Vulnerability Management
9 10 (4.39%) E-Commerce
9 10 (4.39%) Service Management
10 9 (3.95%) Patch Management
11 8 (3.51%) Investment Management
11 8 (3.51%) Migration
11 8 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (3.51%) Process Management
12 6 (2.63%) Change Control
12 6 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 77 (33.77%) PowerShell
2 31 (13.60%) SQL
3 12 (5.26%) C#
4 11 (4.82%) VB
5 8 (3.51%) Python
6 7 (3.07%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.19%) VBScript
8 3 (1.32%) Perl
8 3 (1.32%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.32%) VB6
9 2 (0.88%) Java
9 2 (0.88%) PHP
9 2 (0.88%) Ruby
10 1 (0.44%) C
10 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (10.96%) MCSE
3 20 (8.77%) Degree
4 13 (5.70%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.07%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.63%) CCNA
6 6 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.19%) MCSA
8 4 (1.75%) MCITP
9 3 (1.32%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.44%) CCA
10 1 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.95%) SLA
2 3 (1.32%) BS7799
2 3 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 116 (50.88%) Active Directory
2 78 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (18.86%) vSphere
4 39 (17.11%) Hyper-V
5 28 (12.28%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.19%) XenApp
7 4 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.32%) Firmware
8 3 (1.32%) vCloud
8 3 (1.32%) XenServer
9 2 (0.88%) Docker
9 2 (0.88%) VMFS
9 2 (0.88%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.44%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.44%) KVM
10 1 (0.44%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 65 (28.51%) SCCM
2 29 (12.72%) SCOM
3 20 (8.77%) NetBackup
4 12 (5.26%) WSUS
5 10 (4.39%) Backup Exec
5 10 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (4.39%) Puppet
6 8 (3.51%) Ansible
7 5 (2.19%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.75%) Nagios
9 3 (1.32%) Casper Suite
9 3 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.88%) SnapMirror
10 2 (0.88%) SnapVault
10 2 (0.88%) vMotion
11 1 (0.44%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 1 (0.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 132 (57.89%) VMware
2 124 (54.39%) Microsoft
3 54 (23.68%) Citrix
4 44 (19.30%) Cisco
5 40 (17.54%) HP
6 37 (16.23%) Dell
7 36 (15.79%) NetApp
8 22 (9.65%) Symantec
9 21 (9.21%) Red Hat
10 19 (8.33%) Apple
10 19 (8.33%) CheckPoint
10 19 (8.33%) SonicWALL
11 18 (7.89%) Sophos
12 12 (5.26%) Avaya
13 11 (4.82%) Veeam
14 10 (4.39%) EMC
14 10 (4.39%) Fortinet
14 10 (4.39%) IBM
14 10 (4.39%) Oracle
15 7 (3.07%) Google
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits and development
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
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