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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows System Administrator
Rank 843 740 786
Rank change year-on-year
-103 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 68 154 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.14% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 59 111 85
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,975 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%

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
109010 105147 109704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.71% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 90448 86287 94223
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 £26,448 £26,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 28 November 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 28 November 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
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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 -133 64 £42,500 +13.33% 10
London -23 32 £47,500 +13.09% 9
South East -21 15 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Berkshire +11 8 £55,000 +53.84%
City of London +14 5 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Cambridge +2 5 £44,000 +13.54%
Cambridgeshire 0 5 £44,000 +17.33%
East of England -15 5 £44,000 +27.53%
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £47,500 -
North West -19 4 £33,750 -24.58%
Oxfordshire +5 3 £40,000 +6.66% 1
West Midlands -16 3 £37,500 -6.25%
Manchester -19 3 £32,500 -27.37%
Yorkshire -58 3 £35,000 +42.85%
Abingdon - 3 £40,000 - 1
Worcestershire +9 2 £37,500 +5.63%
Hampshire -16 2 £34,250 +24.54%
North Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Harrogate - 2 £35,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Malvern - 2 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
East Midlands +13 1 £29,000 +1.75%
Reading +5 1 £33,000 -22.35%
Southampton +5 1 £33,500 +21.81%
Bristol -4 1 £42,500 -10.52%
South West -15 1 £42,500 +6.25%
Birmingham -30 1 £35,000 -12.50%
West Yorkshire -39 1 £32,000 +30.61%
Leeds -41 1 £32,000 +36.17%

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (57.04%) VMware
3 78 (54.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (48.59%) Active Directory
5 61 (42.96%) Linux
6 58 (40.85%) Microsoft
7 54 (38.03%) IIS
8 50 (35.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 44 (30.99%) DNS
10 43 (30.28%) MS Excel
10 43 (30.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 41 (28.87%) SQL Server
12 37 (26.06%) Windows Server 2003
13 33 (23.24%) Firewall
14 32 (22.54%) Degree
15 31 (21.83%) PowerShell
16 30 (21.13%) SAN
17 29 (20.42%) SQL
17 29 (20.42%) DevOps
18 28 (19.72%) TCP/IP
19 26 (18.31%) HP
20 24 (16.90%) MS Exchange
20 24 (16.90%) Windows 7
21 21 (14.79%) Cisco
22 20 (14.08%) .NET
22 20 (14.08%) Hyper-V
23 19 (13.38%) Puppet
23 19 (13.38%) Finance
24 17 (11.97%) Disaster Recovery
24 17 (11.97%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 54 (38.03%) IIS
2 24 (16.90%) MS Exchange
3 12 (8.45%) Apache
4 10 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (5.63%) Tomcat
5 8 (5.63%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.23%) Lync
6 6 (4.23%) Jetty
6 6 (4.23%) nginx
7 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.41%) JBoss
9 2 (1.41%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 43 (30.28%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.41%) SaaS
2 2 (1.41%) Office 365
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (30.99%) DNS
2 33 (23.24%) Firewall
3 30 (21.13%) SAN
4 28 (19.72%) TCP/IP
5 11 (7.75%) DHCP
6 10 (7.04%) HTTP
7 9 (6.34%) VLAN
8 8 (5.63%) NAS
9 7 (4.93%) Network Security
9 7 (4.93%) FTP
9 7 (4.93%) VPN
10 5 (3.52%) LAN
10 5 (3.52%) WAN
10 5 (3.52%) SMTP
10 5 (3.52%) Internet
11 4 (2.82%) VoIP
11 4 (2.82%) SSL
11 4 (2.82%) IPv4
12 3 (2.11%) ISDN
12 3 (2.11%) PPTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (28.87%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.04%) MySQL
3 8 (5.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (4.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (4.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (4.23%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.82%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.11%) Big Data
8 2 (1.41%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (2.11%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.41%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.41%) Hudson
2 2 (1.41%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.41%) Ant
2 2 (1.41%) CruiseControl
2 2 (1.41%) Maven
3 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (13.38%) Finance
2 9 (6.34%) Banking
3 5 (3.52%) Advertising
4 4 (2.82%) Legal
4 4 (2.82%) Automotive
4 4 (2.82%) Marketing
5 3 (2.11%) Retail
5 3 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.11%) Back Office
6 2 (1.41%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.70%) Law
7 1 (0.70%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.08%) .NET
2 10 (7.04%) Middleware
3 9 (6.34%) XML
4 5 (3.52%) HTML
5 4 (2.82%) XSL
5 4 (2.82%) Regular Expression
6 3 (2.11%) Web Services
6 3 (2.11%) LAMP
7 1 (0.70%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.70%) WAMP
7 1 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.56%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.23%) Open Source
4 4 (2.82%) LPAR
4 4 (2.82%) Hedge funds
4 4 (2.82%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.82%) Physics
4 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.11%) Clustering
5 3 (2.11%) EqualLogic
6 2 (1.41%) Replication
6 2 (1.41%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.70%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.70%) Wiki
7 1 (0.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 78 (54.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (42.96%) Linux
4 43 (30.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (26.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (16.90%) Windows 7
7 10 (7.04%) Windows 2000
8 8 (5.63%) Ubuntu
8 8 (5.63%) UNIX
9 7 (4.93%) Windows NT
10 6 (4.23%) CentOS
11 5 (3.52%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.82%) Debian
12 4 (2.82%) Windows 8
13 3 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (2.11%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.41%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.70%) Fedora
15 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.42%) DevOps
2 17 (11.97%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (10.56%) Load Balancing
4 14 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (8.45%) E-Commerce
6 11 (7.75%) ITIL
6 11 (7.75%) Configuration Management
6 11 (7.75%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (7.04%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (6.34%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (4.93%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.82%) Change Management
10 4 (2.82%) Project Management
10 4 (2.82%) Service Management
10 4 (2.82%) Validation
10 4 (2.82%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.82%) Investment Management
10 4 (2.82%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (2.82%) Web Development
11 3 (2.11%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.83%) PowerShell
2 29 (20.42%) SQL
3 16 (11.27%) Perl
4 14 (9.86%) Python
4 14 (9.86%) Ruby
5 12 (8.45%) VBScript
6 10 (7.04%) Java
7 6 (4.23%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.52%) PHP
9 4 (2.82%) XPath
9 4 (2.82%) C#
10 2 (1.41%) C
10 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.41%) VB
11 1 (0.70%) VBA
11 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (22.54%) Degree
2 17 (11.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (7.04%) MCSE
4 6 (4.23%) CCNA
4 6 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.82%) MCSA
7 1 (0.70%) CCNP
7 1 (0.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.23%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 69 (48.59%) Active Directory
2 50 (35.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.08%) Hyper-V
4 17 (11.97%) vSphere
5 14 (9.86%) VMware ESX
6 11 (7.75%) KVM
7 6 (4.23%) VMware Server
8 5 (3.52%) XenApp
9 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.11%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.41%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.41%) pfSense
11 1 (0.70%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 19 (13.38%) Puppet
2 11 (7.75%) Nagios
3 10 (7.04%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.93%) SCCM
5 6 (4.23%) Check_MK
5 6 (4.23%) NetBackup
5 6 (4.23%) BladeLogic
5 6 (4.23%) WSUS
6 5 (3.52%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.11%) SCOM
7 3 (2.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (2.11%) logstash
8 2 (1.41%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 81 (57.04%) VMware
2 58 (40.85%) Microsoft
3 26 (18.31%) HP
4 21 (14.79%) Cisco
5 14 (9.86%) Citrix
6 10 (7.04%) Riverbed
7 9 (6.34%) Juniper
8 8 (5.63%) EMC
9 7 (4.93%) Red Hat
9 7 (4.93%) Dell
9 7 (4.93%) Symantec
10 5 (3.52%) Oracle
11 4 (2.82%) IBM
11 4 (2.82%) Websense
11 4 (2.82%) Sony
11 4 (2.82%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.11%) Sophos
12 3 (2.11%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.11%) Intel
12 3 (2.11%) Avaya
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