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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows System Administrator
Rank 841 710 824
Rank change year-on-year
-131 +114
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 63 170 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.16% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.17% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 62 123 76
Average salary £42,750 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.87% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,550 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £59,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%

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
107528 102254 109513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.52% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87765 84921 93187
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 October 2014 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 21 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -122 60 £44,000 +10.00% 11
London -49 34 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Cambridge -3 8 £44,000 +23.94%
Cambridgeshire -5 8 £44,000 +27.53%
East of England -20 8 £44,000 +29.41%
South East -21 8 £36,500 +4.28% 1
Berkshire -2 5 £35,000 - 1
North West -12 4 £33,750 -25.00% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £45,000 - 2
Reading -6 3 £35,000 -17.64%
City of London -7 3 £70,000 +21.73%
Manchester -23 3 £32,500 -27.77% 1
West Midlands -40 3 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Worcestershire -3 2 £37,500 +5.63% 1
Scotland - 2 £37,000 -
Malvern - 2 £37,500 - 1
Aberdeen - 2 £37,000 -
Southampton +2 1 £33,500 +21.81%
Hampshire -8 1 £33,500 +21.81%
Surrey -17 1 £38,000 +8.57%
South West -22 1 £42,500 +25.92%
Birmingham -31 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Yorkshire -57 1 £32,000 +30.61%
West Yorkshire -61 1 £32,000 +30.61%
Leeds -63 1 £32,000 +42.22%
Lincoln - 1 £29,000 -
Bristol - 1 £42,500 -
Crewe - 1 £40,000 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £29,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £40,000 - 1

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 130 (100.00%) Windows
2 71 (54.62%) VMware
3 69 (53.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (49.23%) Linux
5 59 (45.38%) Active Directory
6 52 (40.00%) IIS
7 50 (38.46%) Microsoft
8 46 (35.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 44 (33.85%) SQL Server
10 39 (30.00%) DNS
11 38 (29.23%) Firewall
12 36 (27.69%) MS Excel
13 34 (26.15%) PowerShell
14 31 (23.85%) Windows Server 2012
15 29 (22.31%) DevOps
16 26 (20.00%) Degree
16 26 (20.00%) SQL
17 25 (19.23%) TCP/IP
17 25 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
18 24 (18.46%) MS Exchange
19 23 (17.69%) SAN
20 22 (16.92%) HP
21 21 (16.15%) .NET
21 21 (16.15%) Windows 7
22 20 (15.38%) Cisco
23 19 (14.62%) Puppet
24 17 (13.08%) vSphere
24 17 (13.08%) Load Balancing
25 16 (12.31%) Disaster Recovery
26 15 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 52 (40.00%) IIS
2 24 (18.46%) MS Exchange
3 11 (8.46%) Apache
4 10 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (6.15%) Tomcat
6 7 (5.38%) SharePoint
7 6 (4.62%) Jetty
7 6 (4.62%) Lync
7 6 (4.62%) nginx
8 5 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.54%) JBoss
10 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.54%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 36 (27.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.31%) SaaS
3 2 (1.54%) Office 365
4 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (30.00%) DNS
2 38 (29.23%) Firewall
3 25 (19.23%) TCP/IP
4 23 (17.69%) SAN
5 13 (10.00%) VLAN
6 12 (9.23%) DHCP
7 10 (7.69%) HTTP
8 9 (6.92%) VPN
9 8 (6.15%) Network Security
10 6 (4.62%) FTP
10 6 (4.62%) SMTP
10 6 (4.62%) VoIP
10 6 (4.62%) NAS
11 5 (3.85%) IPv4
12 4 (3.08%) IPsec
12 4 (3.08%) H.323
12 4 (3.08%) PPTP
12 4 (3.08%) ISDN
13 3 (2.31%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (2.31%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (33.85%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.00%) MySQL
3 11 (8.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.62%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.08%) Big Data
6 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.54%) Redis
7 2 (1.54%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (2.31%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.54%) Ant
2 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.54%) Maven
2 2 (1.54%) CruiseControl
2 2 (1.54%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.54%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.54%) Hudson
General
1 12 (9.23%) Finance
2 5 (3.85%) Advertising
3 4 (3.08%) Back Office
3 4 (3.08%) Legal
3 4 (3.08%) Banking
4 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.77%) Retail
5 1 (0.77%) Games
5 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.15%) .NET
2 11 (8.46%) XML
3 10 (7.69%) Middleware
4 5 (3.85%) Regular Expression
4 5 (3.85%) HTML
4 5 (3.85%) XSL
5 4 (3.08%) LAMP
6 3 (2.31%) Web Services
7 2 (1.54%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.77%) WAMP
8 1 (0.77%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.92%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.62%) Open Source
4 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.08%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.08%) LPAR
4 4 (3.08%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.54%) Clustering
5 2 (1.54%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.54%) Wiki
6 1 (0.77%) Kindle
6 1 (0.77%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.77%) iPhone
6 1 (0.77%) Physics
6 1 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 130 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (53.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (49.23%) Linux
4 31 (23.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (16.15%) Windows 7
7 7 (5.38%) UNIX
8 5 (3.85%) CentOS
8 5 (3.85%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.08%) Windows 2000
9 4 (3.08%) Ubuntu
9 4 (3.08%) Debian
10 3 (2.31%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.54%) Android
11 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.54%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.77%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.77%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.31%) DevOps
2 17 (13.08%) Load Balancing
3 16 (12.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (9.23%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (9.23%) Configuration Management
7 11 (8.46%) E-Commerce
7 11 (8.46%) ITIL
8 10 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (5.38%) Service Management
10 5 (3.85%) Mentoring
10 5 (3.85%) Service Delivery
11 4 (3.08%) Validation
11 4 (3.08%) DNA
11 4 (3.08%) Statistical Analysis
11 4 (3.08%) Investment Management
11 4 (3.08%) High Availability
12 3 (2.31%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (2.31%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.15%) PowerShell
2 26 (20.00%) SQL
3 15 (11.54%) Perl
4 14 (10.77%) Ruby
4 14 (10.77%) Python
5 11 (8.46%) VBScript
6 10 (7.69%) Java
7 6 (4.62%) C#
7 6 (4.62%) PHP
8 5 (3.85%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.85%) XPath
9 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.54%) VB
10 1 (0.77%) VBA
10 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (20.00%) Degree
2 15 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.15%) MCSE
4 5 (3.85%) MCSA
4 5 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.85%) CCNA
5 4 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.77%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) SLA
2 2 (1.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 59 (45.38%) Active Directory
2 46 (35.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (13.08%) vSphere
4 15 (11.54%) Hyper-V
5 11 (8.46%) VMware ESX
5 11 (8.46%) KVM
6 5 (3.85%) XenApp
6 5 (3.85%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.54%) pfSense
7 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.77%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (14.62%) Puppet
2 13 (10.00%) Nagios
3 9 (6.92%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (6.92%) SCCM
4 6 (4.62%) NetBackup
4 6 (4.62%) Check_MK
5 5 (3.85%) WSUS
5 5 (3.85%) Backup Exec
6 4 (3.08%) logstash
7 2 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.54%) SCOM
7 2 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.77%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 71 (54.62%) VMware
2 50 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 22 (16.92%) HP
4 20 (15.38%) Cisco
5 12 (9.23%) Citrix
6 10 (7.69%) Riverbed
7 9 (6.92%) Juniper
8 5 (3.85%) SolarWinds
8 5 (3.85%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.08%) Sony
9 4 (3.08%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.08%) Symantec
9 4 (3.08%) Websense
9 4 (3.08%) Dell
9 4 (3.08%) EMC
9 4 (3.08%) Oracle
10 3 (2.31%) Brocade
10 3 (2.31%) Sophos
11 2 (1.54%) NetApp
12 1 (0.77%) Rackspace
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
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Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
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Artemis IT Recruitment
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
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CDK Group
Posted: 19 days ago
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Rackspace
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 19 days ago