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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 831 788 700
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -88
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 117 156 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 106 129 228
Average salary £42,700 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,750 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%

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
97345 102801 101131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81678 85210 81441
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(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 -13 114 £42,600 -5.33% 18
London -49 56 £52,500 +16.66% 11
South East +23 29 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Yorkshire +24 16 £30,000 -7.69%
North Yorkshire +20 9 £30,000 -14.28%
South West +3 9 £38,500 -45.00% 1
Surbiton - 8 £85,000 -
East Sussex +18 7 £35,000 -12.50%
Brighton +10 7 £35,000 -12.50%
Hampshire +23 6 £42,700 +22.00%
Havant - 6 £42,700 -
Gloucestershire +8 5 £41,750 -40.35% 1
Oxfordshire -9 5 £42,500 +17.24% 2
South Yorkshire - 5 £30,000 -
Berkshire -3 4 £40,000 -8.57%
Knaresborough - 4 £30,000 -
Harrogate +13 3 £30,000 -14.28%
Surrey +12 3 £37,500 -37.50%
Milton Keynes -3 3 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £35,000 - 1
Oxford -6 3 £42,500 +34.92%
Rotherham - 3 £30,000 -
Swindon - 3 £38,500 -
Wiltshire - 3 £38,500 -
Epsom - 3 £37,500 -
City of London +27 2 £39,000 -22.00% 2
Cheltenham +6 2 £38,000 -45.71%
Cambridgeshire +4 2 £27,500 -29.03% 2
East of England +1 2 £27,500 -29.03% 2
West Yorkshire -1 2 £27,000 -16.92%

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 285 (100.00%) Windows
2 175 (61.40%) Windows Server
3 159 (55.79%) VMware
4 140 (49.12%) Active Directory
5 117 (41.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 114 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 112 (39.30%) Linux
8 96 (33.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 93 (32.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 82 (28.77%) DNS
11 81 (28.42%) PowerShell
12 64 (22.46%) IIS
13 63 (22.11%) Citrix
13 63 (22.11%) Firewall
14 61 (21.40%) SAN
14 61 (21.40%) SQL Server
15 55 (19.30%) Finance
16 52 (18.25%) DHCP
16 52 (18.25%) MS Exchange
17 50 (17.54%) SCCM
18 47 (16.49%) Cisco
18 47 (16.49%) Windows Server 2003
18 47 (16.49%) Hyper-V
19 46 (16.14%) SQL
20 42 (14.74%) Microsoft Certification
21 41 (14.39%) Exchange Server 2010
22 40 (14.04%) TCP/IP
22 40 (14.04%) Clustering
23 39 (13.68%) vSphere
24 35 (12.28%) Degree

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 64 (22.46%) IIS
2 52 (18.25%) MS Exchange
3 41 (14.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (11.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (7.72%) SharePoint
6 15 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (3.51%) Skype for Business
8 8 (2.81%) Apache
9 6 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.75%) CMS
11 4 (1.40%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.40%) Tomcat
12 3 (1.05%) JBoss
12 3 (1.05%) nginx
13 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.35%) Confluence
13 1 (0.35%) Node.js
13 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.35%) HipChat
3 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.26%) Office 365
3 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.70%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.70%) IaaS
7 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (28.77%) DNS
2 63 (22.11%) Firewall
3 61 (21.40%) SAN
4 52 (18.25%) DHCP
5 40 (14.04%) TCP/IP
6 28 (9.82%) iSCSI
7 27 (9.47%) VPN
8 15 (5.26%) WAN
9 14 (4.91%) LAN
10 13 (4.56%) NAS
10 13 (4.56%) VoIP
11 12 (4.21%) Internet
12 11 (3.86%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (3.86%) VLAN
13 7 (2.46%) Network Security
14 5 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (1.75%) IP Telephony
14 5 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (1.40%) HTTP
15 4 (1.40%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (21.40%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.61%) MySQL
3 8 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.75%) Informix
6 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.70%) Big Data
8 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.46%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.11%) TeamCity
3 4 (1.40%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.05%) JIRA
4 3 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.05%) Subversion
5 2 (0.70%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (19.30%) Finance
2 9 (3.16%) Games
3 8 (2.81%) Law
4 7 (2.46%) Advertising
5 5 (1.75%) Back Office
5 5 (1.75%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.75%) Marketing
6 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.70%) Banking
7 2 (0.70%) Retail
7 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.35%) Electronics
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.82%) .NET
2 9 (3.16%) Web Services
3 5 (1.75%) LAMP
4 4 (1.40%) Middleware
5 3 (1.05%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.35%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.35%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.35%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.04%) Clustering
2 21 (7.37%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.86%) PKI
4 10 (3.51%) Client/Server
4 10 (3.51%) EqualLogic
4 10 (3.51%) Replication
5 8 (2.81%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (2.46%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.40%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.70%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.70%) Fintech
9 2 (0.70%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.70%) User Experience
10 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.35%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.35%) Online Gambling
10 1 (0.35%) Online Games
10 1 (0.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 285 (100.00%) Windows
2 175 (61.40%) Windows Server
3 117 (41.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 112 (39.30%) Linux
5 93 (32.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (16.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (10.18%) Windows 7
8 15 (5.26%) Windows 8
9 13 (4.56%) Windows 10
10 12 (4.21%) CentOS
11 10 (3.51%) Ubuntu
12 9 (3.16%) Mac OS X
12 9 (3.16%) Unix
13 8 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.75%) Debian
15 3 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (1.05%) VMS
16 2 (0.70%) Fedora
16 2 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (9.82%) DevOps
2 27 (9.47%) ITIL
3 24 (8.42%) High Availability
4 23 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (8.07%) Business Continuity
4 23 (8.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (6.32%) Scrum
6 17 (5.96%) Vulnerability Management
7 15 (5.26%) E-Commerce
8 13 (4.56%) Server Building
9 12 (4.21%) Configuration Management
9 12 (4.21%) Patch Management
9 12 (4.21%) Process Management
10 11 (3.86%) Investment Management
11 10 (3.51%) Problem Management
11 10 (3.51%) Service Delivery
11 10 (3.51%) Service Management
12 8 (2.81%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (2.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (2.46%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 81 (28.42%) PowerShell
2 46 (16.14%) SQL
3 24 (8.42%) Python
4 17 (5.96%) Bash Shell
5 13 (4.56%) Perl
6 9 (3.16%) C#
6 9 (3.16%) VBScript
7 8 (2.81%) VB
8 7 (2.46%) Ruby
9 5 (1.75%) PHP
10 4 (1.40%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.05%) Java
12 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (14.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (12.28%) Degree
3 19 (6.67%) MCSE
4 17 (5.96%) CCNA
4 17 (5.96%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.86%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.11%) A+ Certification
7 6 (2.11%) CompTIA Security+
7 6 (2.11%) MCITP
7 6 (2.11%) MCSA
7 6 (2.11%) Network+ Certification
7 6 (2.11%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.11%) Security+ Certification
8 5 (1.75%) HNC
9 3 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.35%) CCNP
10 1 (0.35%) EMCIE
10 1 (0.35%) HND
10 1 (0.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.11%) SLA
2 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) BS7799
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 140 (49.12%) Active Directory
2 96 (33.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (16.49%) Hyper-V
4 39 (13.68%) vSphere
5 23 (8.07%) XenApp
6 16 (5.61%) VMware ESX
7 14 (4.91%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.46%) XenServer
9 6 (2.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (2.11%) vCloud
10 5 (1.75%) KVM
11 2 (0.70%) LXC
11 2 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.70%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.35%) Firmware
12 1 (0.35%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.35%) Samba
12 1 (0.35%) Squid
12 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (17.54%) SCCM
2 28 (9.82%) SCOM
3 19 (6.67%) Backup Exec
4 16 (5.61%) NetBackup
5 15 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (5.26%) Puppet
6 11 (3.86%) WSUS
7 10 (3.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 8 (2.81%) Nagios
9 7 (2.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (2.11%) Tivoli
11 5 (1.75%) Ansible
12 3 (1.05%) FreeIPA
12 3 (1.05%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.70%) SCOrch
13 2 (0.70%) Zenoss
14 1 (0.35%) Cacti
14 1 (0.35%) HP SIM
14 1 (0.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 159 (55.79%) VMware
2 114 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 63 (22.11%) Citrix
4 47 (16.49%) Cisco
5 35 (12.28%) Dell
5 35 (12.28%) Symantec
6 32 (11.23%) HP
7 21 (7.37%) NetApp
8 17 (5.96%) Sophos
9 16 (5.61%) Red Hat
10 15 (5.26%) Oracle
11 14 (4.91%) IBM
12 11 (3.86%) Apple
13 10 (3.51%) Avaya
14 9 (3.16%) Fortinet
15 8 (2.81%) SonicWALL
16 7 (2.46%) CheckPoint
16 7 (2.46%) Veeam
17 6 (2.11%) Altiris
18 5 (1.75%) EMC
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £35k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
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Salary: Excellent salary, bonus & benefits
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