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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows System Administrator
Rank 823 753 761
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 74 137 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 60 98 95
Average salary £43,250 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,898 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -68 70 £45,125 +20.33% 9
London +5 41 £50,000 +19.04% 9
South East +4 17 £47,500 +46.15%
City of London +31 13 £50,000 +33.33% 5
Berkshire 0 7 £55,000 +89.65%
Abingdon - 6 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire - 6 £40,000 -
North West -8 4 £33,750 -15.09%
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £47,500 -
West Midlands -15 3 £37,500 -6.25%
Manchester -17 3 £32,500 -18.23%
Yorkshire -45 3 £35,000 +48.93%
Worcestershire +15 2 £37,500 +5.63%
Cambridge -4 2 £44,000 +17.33%
Cambridgeshire -10 2 £44,000 +17.33%
East of England -22 2 £44,000 +25.71%
Hampshire -24 2 £34,250 +34.31%
North Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Harrogate - 2 £35,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Malvern - 2 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Southampton +6 1 £33,500 +31.37%
Hungerford -1 1 - -
Birmingham -15 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Leeds -28 1 £32,000 +36.17%
West Yorkshire -37 1 £32,000 +36.17%
Cheshire - 1 £40,000 -
Hayes - 1 £42,500 -
Crewe - 1 £40,000 -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 143 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (55.24%) VMware
3 72 (50.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (48.95%) Active Directory
5 59 (41.26%) Linux
5 59 (41.26%) Microsoft
6 47 (32.87%) IIS
7 45 (31.47%) VMware Infrastructure
7 45 (31.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (30.77%) DNS
8 44 (30.77%) MS Excel
9 39 (27.27%) SQL Server
10 32 (22.38%) PowerShell
10 32 (22.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (21.68%) DevOps
11 31 (21.68%) SQL
12 30 (20.98%) SAN
12 30 (20.98%) Degree
13 28 (19.58%) Firewall
13 28 (19.58%) TCP/IP
14 24 (16.78%) Windows 7
15 23 (16.08%) HP
15 23 (16.08%) Hyper-V
16 22 (15.38%) Finance
16 22 (15.38%) MS Exchange
17 21 (14.69%) Puppet
18 19 (13.29%) Cisco
18 19 (13.29%) Perl
19 18 (12.59%) .NET
20 17 (11.89%) vSphere

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 47 (32.87%) IIS
2 22 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 12 (8.39%) Apache
4 10 (6.99%) SharePoint
4 10 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (5.59%) Tomcat
6 6 (4.20%) Lync
6 6 (4.20%) Jetty
6 6 (4.20%) nginx
7 5 (3.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.40%) JBoss
9 2 (1.40%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 44 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.40%) SaaS
2 2 (1.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (30.77%) DNS
2 30 (20.98%) SAN
3 28 (19.58%) Firewall
3 28 (19.58%) TCP/IP
4 13 (9.09%) DHCP
5 8 (5.59%) NAS
6 7 (4.90%) FTP
6 7 (4.90%) HTTP
7 6 (4.20%) LAN
7 6 (4.20%) WAN
7 6 (4.20%) VLAN
7 6 (4.20%) IP Telephony
8 5 (3.50%) Internet
8 5 (3.50%) SSL
9 4 (2.80%) IPv4
9 4 (2.80%) VPN
9 4 (2.80%) Network Security
10 2 (1.40%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.40%) VoIP
10 2 (1.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (4.90%) MySQL
3 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.20%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.80%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.40%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (2.10%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.40%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.40%) Hudson
2 2 (1.40%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.40%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.40%) Ant
2 2 (1.40%) CruiseControl
2 2 (1.40%) Maven
3 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (15.38%) Finance
2 10 (6.99%) Banking
3 5 (3.50%) Advertising
4 4 (2.80%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.80%) Marketing
4 4 (2.80%) Automotive
5 3 (2.10%) Law
6 2 (1.40%) Legal
6 2 (1.40%) French Language
6 2 (1.40%) Publishing
6 2 (1.40%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.70%) Back Office
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.59%) .NET
2 8 (5.59%) Middleware
3 5 (3.50%) XML
4 3 (2.10%) XSL
4 3 (2.10%) Web Services
4 3 (2.10%) Regular Expression
5 2 (1.40%) HTML
5 2 (1.40%) LAMP
6 1 (0.70%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.39%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.59%) Open Source
4 6 (4.20%) EqualLogic
4 6 (4.20%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.80%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.80%) Physics
6 2 (1.40%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.40%) Replication
6 2 (1.40%) Clustering
6 2 (1.40%) LPAR
7 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.70%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 143 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (50.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (41.26%) Linux
4 45 (31.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (22.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (16.78%) Windows 7
7 12 (8.39%) Ubuntu
8 8 (5.59%) Windows 2000
8 8 (5.59%) Windows NT
8 8 (5.59%) UNIX
8 8 (5.59%) CentOS
9 6 (4.20%) Windows XP
10 5 (3.50%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (3.50%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.80%) Debian
12 3 (2.10%) Fedora
12 3 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (2.10%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.40%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.68%) DevOps
2 12 (8.39%) E-Commerce
2 12 (8.39%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 10 (6.99%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (5.59%) ITIL
6 7 (4.90%) Configuration Management
6 7 (4.90%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (4.20%) Migration
7 6 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (3.50%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.80%) Change Management
9 4 (2.80%) Project Management
9 4 (2.80%) Web Development
9 4 (2.80%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (2.80%) Investment Management
9 4 (2.80%) Mentoring
10 3 (2.10%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (2.10%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (22.38%) PowerShell
2 31 (21.68%) SQL
3 19 (13.29%) Perl
4 17 (11.89%) Python
4 17 (11.89%) Ruby
5 12 (8.39%) VBScript
6 11 (7.69%) Java
7 6 (4.20%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.50%) PHP
9 3 (2.10%) XPath
9 3 (2.10%) C#
10 2 (1.40%) C
10 2 (1.40%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.40%) VB
11 1 (0.70%) VBA
11 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (20.98%) Degree
2 12 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (6.29%) MCSE
4 4 (2.80%) CCNA
4 4 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.10%) MCSA
5 3 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.70%) MCITP
6 1 (0.70%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (48.95%) Active Directory
2 45 (31.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (16.08%) Hyper-V
4 17 (11.89%) vSphere
5 12 (8.39%) VMware ESX
6 9 (6.29%) KVM
7 4 (2.80%) VMware Server
7 4 (2.80%) XenApp
8 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (2.10%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.40%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.40%) pfSense
10 1 (0.70%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 21 (14.69%) Puppet
2 11 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (5.59%) SCCM
4 7 (4.90%) Nagios
4 7 (4.90%) BladeLogic
5 6 (4.20%) Check_MK
6 5 (3.50%) WSUS
7 4 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.80%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.80%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.40%) SCOM
9 2 (1.40%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 79 (55.24%) VMware
2 59 (41.26%) Microsoft
3 23 (16.08%) HP
4 19 (13.29%) Cisco
5 14 (9.79%) Citrix
6 11 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 11 (7.69%) Dell
6 11 (7.69%) EMC
7 8 (5.59%) Juniper
7 8 (5.59%) Symantec
7 8 (5.59%) Riverbed
8 6 (4.20%) Avaya
9 5 (3.50%) Oracle
10 4 (2.80%) IBM
10 4 (2.80%) Websense
10 4 (2.80%) Sony
11 3 (2.10%) Sophos
11 3 (2.10%) NetApp
11 3 (2.10%) Intel
11 3 (2.10%) CheckPoint
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