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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows System Administrator
Rank 821 766 769
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 65 106 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.10% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 50 82 87
Average salary £48,750 £40,349 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.82% -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,975 £28,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%

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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
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 23 January 2015 within the UK.

Windows Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 20 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 23 January 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 -29 63 £50,000 +22.85% 16
London -6 47 £50,000 +17.64% 12
City of London +9 19 £51,000 +36.00% 1
South East -38 13 £38,000 -1.29% 2
Oxfordshire - 6 £41,000 -
Abingdon - 6 £41,000 -
Berkshire -1 4 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -5 2 £47,500 +2.70%
Yorkshire -20 2 £35,000 +16.66%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Harrogate - 2 £35,000 -
Hungerford -2 1 - -
Hampshire -17 1 £35,000 -14.00%
West Midlands - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £35,000 -
Hayes - 1 £42,500 - 1
Bromley - 1 £22,500 -
Coventry - 1 - -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 130 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 63 (48.46%) VMware
4 61 (46.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (45.38%) Microsoft
6 48 (36.92%) Linux
7 47 (36.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (33.85%) MS Excel
9 42 (32.31%) DNS
10 35 (26.92%) IIS
11 32 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
12 31 (23.85%) Degree
13 29 (22.31%) SQL Server
14 28 (21.54%) Windows Server 2003
15 27 (20.77%) SAN
16 26 (20.00%) Firewall
17 25 (19.23%) SQL
17 25 (19.23%) PowerShell
18 24 (18.46%) DevOps
19 23 (17.69%) Windows 7
19 23 (17.69%) MS Exchange
20 22 (16.92%) Finance
21 21 (16.15%) Perl
22 20 (15.38%) TCP/IP
23 19 (14.62%) Hyper-V
24 18 (13.85%) Python
25 16 (12.31%) HP
26 15 (11.54%) Cisco
26 15 (11.54%) .NET
26 15 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 35 (26.92%) IIS
2 23 (17.69%) MS Exchange
3 15 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (8.46%) SharePoint
4 11 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (7.69%) Apache
6 7 (5.38%) Tomcat
7 6 (4.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (3.85%) nginx
9 4 (3.08%) Lync
9 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (3.08%) Jetty
10 2 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.54%) JBoss
10 2 (1.54%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 44 (33.85%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (32.31%) DNS
2 27 (20.77%) SAN
3 26 (20.00%) Firewall
4 20 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 10 (7.69%) DHCP
6 8 (6.15%) NAS
7 7 (5.38%) VPN
8 6 (4.62%) FTP
8 6 (4.62%) SSL
9 5 (3.85%) IP Telephony
9 5 (3.85%) HTTP
10 4 (3.08%) LAN
10 4 (3.08%) WAN
10 4 (3.08%) Internet
11 3 (2.31%) VoIP
12 2 (1.54%) LDAP
12 2 (1.54%) PBX
12 2 (1.54%) PSTN
12 2 (1.54%) Kerberos
12 2 (1.54%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (22.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (4.62%) MySQL
3 4 (3.08%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.54%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Ant
1 2 (1.54%) CruiseControl
1 2 (1.54%) Maven
1 2 (1.54%) Mercurial
1 2 (1.54%) Hudson
1 2 (1.54%) Artifactory
1 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (16.92%) Finance
2 9 (6.92%) Banking
3 4 (3.08%) Automotive
3 4 (3.08%) Investment Banking
3 4 (3.08%) Marketing
4 3 (2.31%) Law
4 3 (2.31%) Advertising
5 2 (1.54%) Retail
5 2 (1.54%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.54%) French Language
6 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.77%) Back Office
6 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.54%) .NET
2 7 (5.38%) Middleware
3 4 (3.08%) XML
4 3 (2.31%) LAMP
5 2 (1.54%) XSL
5 2 (1.54%) HTML
5 2 (1.54%) Web Services
5 2 (1.54%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.77%) J2EE
6 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.77%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.77%) Computer Science
2 12 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.38%) EqualLogic
4 6 (4.62%) Hedge funds
4 6 (4.62%) Open Source
5 4 (3.08%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.08%) Physics
6 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.54%) Replication
6 2 (1.54%) Clustering
6 2 (1.54%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.77%) Derivative
7 1 (0.77%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.77%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 130 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (46.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (36.92%) Linux
4 47 (36.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (21.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (17.69%) Windows 7
7 12 (9.23%) Ubuntu
8 8 (6.15%) Windows NT
9 7 (5.38%) CentOS
9 7 (5.38%) UNIX
10 6 (4.62%) Windows 8
10 6 (4.62%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (4.62%) Windows XP
10 6 (4.62%) Windows 2000
11 3 (2.31%) Debian
11 3 (2.31%) Fedora
11 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.54%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.77%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.46%) DevOps
2 11 (8.46%) E-Commerce
3 9 (6.92%) Load Balancing
4 8 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (5.38%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (4.62%) Migration
7 5 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.08%) ITIL
8 4 (3.08%) Project Management
8 4 (3.08%) Web Development
8 4 (3.08%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (3.08%) Investment Management
9 3 (2.31%) Software Deployment
9 3 (2.31%) Mentoring
9 3 (2.31%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.31%) Change Management
9 3 (2.31%) Incident Management
10 2 (1.54%) Statistical Analysis
10 2 (1.54%) Service Management
10 2 (1.54%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.23%) SQL
1 25 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 21 (16.15%) Perl
3 18 (13.85%) Python
4 12 (9.23%) Ruby
5 9 (6.92%) VBScript
5 9 (6.92%) Java
6 4 (3.08%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.08%) PHP
7 2 (1.54%) XPath
7 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.54%) C
7 2 (1.54%) C#
7 2 (1.54%) VB
8 1 (0.77%) VBA
8 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (23.85%) Degree
2 9 (6.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.85%) MCSE
4 2 (1.54%) CCNA
4 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.77%) MCSA
5 1 (0.77%) CCNP
5 1 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.77%) MCITP
5 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 32 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (14.62%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.23%) VMware ESX
5 9 (6.92%) vSphere
6 5 (3.85%) KVM
7 3 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.54%) XenApp
8 2 (1.54%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.54%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.77%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.77%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.77%) NFS
9 1 (0.77%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 14 (10.77%) Puppet
2 8 (6.15%) SCCM
2 8 (6.15%) BladeLogic
3 7 (5.38%) Nagios
4 6 (4.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.85%) Tivoli
6 4 (3.08%) Backup Exec
6 4 (3.08%) Check_MK
7 3 (2.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (2.31%) WSUS
7 3 (2.31%) SCOM
8 2 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.54%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.77%) Control-M
9 1 (0.77%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.77%) Legato
9 1 (0.77%) Ansible
9 1 (0.77%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 63 (48.46%) VMware
2 59 (45.38%) Microsoft
3 16 (12.31%) HP
4 15 (11.54%) Cisco
5 12 (9.23%) Citrix
5 12 (9.23%) Red Hat
6 11 (8.46%) EMC
7 10 (7.69%) Symantec
8 8 (6.15%) Dell
9 7 (5.38%) Riverbed
9 7 (5.38%) NetApp
10 6 (4.62%) Avaya
11 5 (3.85%) Juniper
11 5 (3.85%) IBM
11 5 (3.85%) Oracle
12 4 (3.08%) Intel
12 4 (3.08%) Websense
12 4 (3.08%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.31%) WatchGuard
13 3 (2.31%) Sony
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