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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows System Administrator
Rank 816 802 779
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 71 92 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.086% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.091% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 61 75 86
Average salary £50,000 £40,699 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.85% +1.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,349 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +15.28%

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
101493 101105 101549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.45% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83542 81233 85841
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 2 March 2015 within the UK.

Windows Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 24 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 2 March 2015. 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 +4 70 £50,000 +17.64% 18
London +39 54 £50,000 +17.64% 8
City of London +26 25 £51,000 +67.21% 3
East of England -5 5 £32,500 -18.75% 3
South East -34 5 £41,750 +6.36% 3
Hertfordshire -5 4 £32,500 - 2
Oxfordshire - 4 £41,000 -
Abingdon - 4 £41,000 -
Leeds -9 3 £30,000 - 1
Yorkshire -10 3 £30,000 -17.24% 1
West Yorkshire -15 3 £30,000 - 1
Manchester -8 2 £43,000 -4.44% 1
North West -20 2 £43,000 -4.44% 1
Rochdale - 2 £43,000 - 1
Westminster - 2 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire +3 1 £40,000 - 1
Cambridge -3 1 £40,000 - 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £42,500 -
Bromley - 1 £22,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £42,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Ealing - 1 £52,500 -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

1 137 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (53.28%) Active Directory
3 69 (50.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (48.91%) Microsoft
4 67 (48.91%) VMware
5 54 (39.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (35.04%) DNS
6 48 (35.04%) Linux
7 43 (31.39%) MS Excel
8 36 (26.28%) IIS
9 35 (25.55%) PowerShell
10 34 (24.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (22.63%) Degree
12 30 (21.90%) Firewall
12 30 (21.90%) SAN
12 30 (21.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 29 (21.17%) SQL Server
14 27 (19.71%) Windows 7
15 26 (18.98%) MS Exchange
16 23 (16.79%) Perl
16 23 (16.79%) Finance
16 23 (16.79%) DevOps
17 19 (13.87%) Exchange Server 2013
17 19 (13.87%) Cisco
18 18 (13.14%) .NET
18 18 (13.14%) Puppet
19 17 (12.41%) Hyper-V
19 17 (12.41%) TCP/IP
19 17 (12.41%) Citrix
20 16 (11.68%) SharePoint

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 36 (26.28%) IIS
2 26 (18.98%) MS Exchange
3 19 (13.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (11.68%) SharePoint
5 14 (10.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (7.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (7.30%) Apache
7 6 (4.38%) Tomcat
8 5 (3.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (2.19%) nginx
11 2 (1.46%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.46%) JBoss
12 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.73%) Jetty
12 1 (0.73%) Lync
Applications
1 43 (31.39%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.46%) SaaS
3 1 (0.73%) Office 365
3 1 (0.73%) GitHub
3 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 48 (35.04%) DNS
2 30 (21.90%) Firewall
2 30 (21.90%) SAN
3 17 (12.41%) TCP/IP
4 12 (8.76%) DHCP
4 12 (8.76%) SSL
5 11 (8.03%) NAS
6 9 (6.57%) VPN
6 9 (6.57%) HTTP
7 8 (5.84%) Internet
8 6 (4.38%) FTP
9 5 (3.65%) IP Telephony
9 5 (3.65%) Kerberos
9 5 (3.65%) LDAP
10 4 (2.92%) LAN
10 4 (2.92%) VoIP
10 4 (2.92%) WAN
11 3 (2.19%) SMTP
11 3 (2.19%) IMAP
11 3 (2.19%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.11%) MySQL
2 7 (5.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.92%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.73%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.73%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.46%) Ant
2 2 (1.46%) CruiseControl
2 2 (1.46%) Maven
2 2 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.46%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.46%) Hudson
2 2 (1.46%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.73%) JIRA
General
1 23 (16.79%) Finance
2 6 (4.38%) Banking
3 4 (2.92%) Automotive
3 4 (2.92%) Law
3 4 (2.92%) Investment Banking
3 4 (2.92%) Marketing
4 3 (2.19%) French Language
4 3 (2.19%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.46%) Retail
6 1 (0.73%) Back Office
6 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.73%) Publishing
6 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.14%) .NET
2 6 (4.38%) Middleware
3 5 (3.65%) XML
4 4 (2.92%) Web Services
5 3 (2.19%) LAMP
6 2 (1.46%) Memcached
6 2 (1.46%) Regular Expression
6 2 (1.46%) HTML
6 2 (1.46%) XSL
7 1 (0.73%) J2EE
7 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.73%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.95%) Computer Science
2 12 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.84%) EqualLogic
4 4 (2.92%) Hedge funds
4 4 (2.92%) Open Source
4 4 (2.92%) Replication
4 4 (2.92%) Clustering
4 4 (2.92%) Physics
5 2 (1.46%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.46%) Derivative
5 2 (1.46%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.46%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.73%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.73%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.73%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 137 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (50.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (39.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (35.04%) Linux
5 30 (21.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (19.71%) Windows 7
7 13 (9.49%) Ubuntu
8 8 (5.84%) Windows NT
9 7 (5.11%) Windows 8
10 6 (4.38%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (4.38%) Windows XP
10 6 (4.38%) Windows 2000
11 5 (3.65%) CentOS
11 5 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.46%) UNIX
12 2 (1.46%) Fedora
12 2 (1.46%) Solaris
13 1 (0.73%) Debian
13 1 (0.73%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.79%) DevOps
2 12 (8.76%) E-Commerce
3 11 (8.03%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (5.84%) Load Balancing
5 7 (5.11%) Migration
5 7 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.38%) ITIL
7 5 (3.65%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.92%) Project Management
8 4 (2.92%) Release Management
8 4 (2.92%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (2.92%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.92%) Web Development
8 4 (2.92%) Change Management
9 3 (2.19%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.19%) Kanban
9 3 (2.19%) Software Deployment
9 3 (2.19%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.19%) Scrum
9 3 (2.19%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.55%) PowerShell
2 23 (16.79%) Perl
3 16 (11.68%) SQL
4 15 (10.95%) Python
5 9 (6.57%) VBScript
5 9 (6.57%) Java
6 8 (5.84%) Ruby
6 8 (5.84%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.38%) PHP
8 2 (1.46%) XPath
8 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.46%) C
8 2 (1.46%) C#
8 2 (1.46%) VB
9 1 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (22.63%) Degree
2 12 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (5.84%) MCSE
4 4 (2.92%) MCITP
4 4 (2.92%) VCP4
5 3 (2.19%) MCSA
6 1 (0.73%) CCNA
6 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.73%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (53.28%) Active Directory
2 34 (24.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (12.41%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.30%) VMware ESX
5 7 (5.11%) vSphere
5 7 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.65%) XenApp
7 2 (1.46%) Varnish
7 2 (1.46%) KVM
7 2 (1.46%) NFS
7 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.46%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.46%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.46%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.73%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.73%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (13.14%) Puppet
2 12 (8.76%) SCCM
3 9 (6.57%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (5.84%) BladeLogic
5 7 (5.11%) SCOM
5 7 (5.11%) Tivoli
6 6 (4.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (3.65%) Nagios
8 4 (2.92%) Backup Exec
8 4 (2.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (2.19%) WSUS
10 2 (1.46%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.46%) Cacti
10 2 (1.46%) Sysprep
10 2 (1.46%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.73%) StatsD
11 1 (0.73%) Ansible
11 1 (0.73%) Check_MK
11 1 (0.73%) Graphite
Vendors
1 67 (48.91%) Microsoft
1 67 (48.91%) VMware
2 19 (13.87%) Cisco
3 17 (12.41%) Citrix
4 14 (10.22%) EMC
4 14 (10.22%) HP
5 13 (9.49%) Red Hat
6 11 (8.03%) NetApp
7 9 (6.57%) Symantec
7 9 (6.57%) Oracle
8 8 (5.84%) Dell
9 7 (5.11%) Riverbed
10 6 (4.38%) Avaya
11 5 (3.65%) Intel
11 5 (3.65%) IBM
11 5 (3.65%) Sophos
11 5 (3.65%) Fortinet
11 5 (3.65%) IronPort
12 4 (2.92%) Websense
13 3 (2.19%) Veeam
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Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + healthcare + Shares
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, berkshire
Lorien Resourcing - Vertical IT
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Quant Capital
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £43,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £43000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Hertfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Babraham Institute
Salary: From £24,794 to £26,039 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago