The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Windows Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 829 783 803
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 107 192 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 100 171 190
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £33,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -5.63%

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
94361 106979 116217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79501 88148 95129
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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 median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Windows Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Windows Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 30 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -32 102 £40,500 +8.00% 11
London +2 69 £50,000 +17.64% 5
South East +37 15 £32,250 -16.77% 1
East Midlands +19 9 £32,500 -18.75% 1
City of London +37 7 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Croydon - 7 £34,500 -
Yorkshire +14 6 £30,000 - 1
Hampshire - 6 £31,000 -
West Yorkshire +18 5 £30,000 - 1
Portsmouth - 5 £30,000 -
Berkshire +6 4 £40,000 +10.34%
Bradford - 4 £30,000 -
Scotland +10 3 £40,000 +17.64%
Nottingham - 3 £30,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £30,000 - 1
Surrey - 3 £31,500 -
Northamptonshire +10 2 £32,500 -18.75%
South West +9 2 £46,250 +42.30% 1
Gloucestershire +3 2 £46,250 +42.30%
Cardiff 0 2 £32,500 -16.66%
South Wales -4 2 £32,500 -9.72%
Wales -6 2 £32,500 -9.72%
Oxfordshire -15 2 £41,250 -13.15%
Derbyshire - 2 £40,500 -
Southwark - 2 £35,000 -
Northampton +19 1 £30,000 -33.33%
North Yorkshire +15 1 £35,000 -
Reading +13 1 £40,000 +14.28%
Leeds +11 1 - - 1
Edinburgh +7 1 £45,000 +32.35%

Windows Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, Windows Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Windows Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 220 (100.00%) Windows
2 152 (69.09%) Windows Server
3 127 (57.73%) Active Directory
4 122 (55.45%) VMware
5 117 (53.18%) Microsoft
6 100 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 91 (41.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 80 (36.36%) Linux
9 71 (32.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 69 (31.36%) PowerShell
11 66 (30.00%) SCCM
12 62 (28.18%) DNS
13 54 (24.55%) SAN
14 53 (24.09%) Citrix
15 51 (23.18%) MS Exchange
16 47 (21.36%) Finance
17 46 (20.91%) Firewall
18 45 (20.45%) IIS
19 44 (20.00%) SQL Server
19 44 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
20 43 (19.55%) Hyper-V
21 42 (19.09%) Cisco
22 41 (18.64%) vSphere
23 38 (17.27%) Exchange Server 2013
24 37 (16.82%) DHCP
25 35 (15.91%) SQL
26 34 (15.45%) Windows 7
27 32 (14.55%) HP
28 31 (14.09%) Red Hat
29 30 (13.64%) Dell

Windows Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 51 (23.18%) MS Exchange
2 45 (20.45%) IIS
3 44 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (17.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 20 (9.09%) SharePoint
7 8 (3.64%) Apache
7 8 (3.64%) Skype for Business
8 6 (2.73%) JBoss
9 5 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (2.27%) Confluence
9 5 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.36%) SAS
10 3 (1.36%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.45%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.45%) CMS
11 1 (0.45%) Drupal
11 1 (0.45%) nginx
11 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.45%) Office 365
2 18 (8.18%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.18%) Google Apps
5 3 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.36%) Route 53
5 3 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.45%) IaaS
6 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 62 (28.18%) DNS
2 54 (24.55%) SAN
3 46 (20.91%) Firewall
4 37 (16.82%) DHCP
5 27 (12.27%) iSCSI
6 23 (10.45%) VPN
7 19 (8.64%) Internet
8 17 (7.73%) NAS
9 16 (7.27%) Fibre Channel
9 16 (7.27%) TCP/IP
10 13 (5.91%) LAN
10 13 (5.91%) VoIP
11 12 (5.45%) VLAN
12 7 (3.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (3.18%) FTP
12 7 (3.18%) Network Security
12 7 (3.18%) WAN
13 5 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (2.27%) HTTP
14 4 (1.82%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.55%) MySQL
3 10 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.36%) MS Access
5 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (4.09%) JIRA
1 9 (4.09%) TeamCity
2 8 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.18%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.82%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.82%) Subversion
5 3 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.45%) WinDbg
General
1 47 (21.36%) Finance
2 14 (6.36%) Banking
3 9 (4.09%) Financial Institution
4 7 (3.18%) Back Office
5 6 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.82%) Advertising
7 4 (1.82%) Games
7 4 (1.82%) Marketing
8 3 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.91%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.45%) Electronics
10 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.36%) .NET
2 9 (4.09%) LAMP
3 4 (1.82%) Web Services
3 4 (1.82%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.91%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.45%) CSS
5 1 (0.45%) HTML
5 1 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.45%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.45%) XML
5 1 (0.45%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.73%) Clustering
2 19 (8.64%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.64%) Smartphone
3 13 (5.91%) Fat Client
3 13 (5.91%) Thin Client
4 10 (4.55%) EqualLogic
5 8 (3.64%) PKI
6 6 (2.73%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.36%) iPad
8 3 (1.36%) Replication
8 3 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.91%) Fintech
9 2 (0.91%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (0.91%) iPhone
10 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.45%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 220 (100.00%) Windows
2 152 (69.09%) Windows Server
3 100 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 91 (41.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (36.36%) Linux
6 34 (15.45%) Windows 7
7 20 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (8.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (5.91%) Unix
10 9 (4.09%) Windows 10
11 8 (3.64%) CentOS
11 8 (3.64%) Ubuntu
12 7 (3.18%) Mac OS X
13 6 (2.73%) Windows 8
14 5 (2.27%) Debian
15 3 (1.36%) Android
15 3 (1.36%) Solaris
16 2 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (7.73%) ITIL
2 16 (7.27%) DevOps
3 15 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
3 15 (6.82%) Problem Management
4 14 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (4.09%) E-Commerce
5 9 (4.09%) Mentoring
6 8 (3.64%) Migration
6 8 (3.64%) Service Management
7 7 (3.18%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (3.18%) Scrum
7 7 (3.18%) Server Building
8 6 (2.73%) Business Continuity
8 6 (2.73%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (2.27%) Change Management
9 5 (2.27%) Configuration Management
9 5 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (2.27%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (1.82%) Analytics
10 4 (1.82%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 69 (31.36%) PowerShell
2 35 (15.91%) SQL
3 11 (5.00%) C#
4 10 (4.55%) VB
5 5 (2.27%) VBScript
6 4 (1.82%) Perl
6 4 (1.82%) PHP
6 4 (1.82%) Python
7 3 (1.36%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.36%) Java
7 3 (1.36%) Ruby
7 3 (1.36%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.36%) VB6
8 1 (0.45%) C
8 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (10.91%) MCSE
3 15 (6.82%) Degree
4 13 (5.91%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (3.64%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.18%) CCNA
7 7 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.73%) MCSA
9 4 (1.82%) CCA
9 4 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.82%) MCITP
10 2 (0.91%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.09%) SLA
2 3 (1.36%) BS7799
2 3 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 127 (57.73%) Active Directory
2 71 (32.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (19.55%) Hyper-V
4 41 (18.64%) vSphere
5 22 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.73%) XenApp
7 4 (1.82%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.82%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.36%) Firmware
8 3 (1.36%) vCloud
9 2 (0.91%) Docker
9 2 (0.91%) VMFS
9 2 (0.91%) XenServer
10 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.45%) KVM
10 1 (0.45%) Postfix
10 1 (0.45%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 66 (30.00%) SCCM
2 24 (10.91%) SCOM
3 12 (5.45%) NetBackup
4 11 (5.00%) WSUS
5 10 (4.55%) Backup Exec
6 9 (4.09%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (4.09%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (4.09%) Puppet
7 8 (3.64%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (3.18%) Ansible
9 3 (1.36%) Casper Suite
9 3 (1.36%) Nagios
10 2 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.91%) SnapMirror
10 2 (0.91%) SnapVault
10 2 (0.91%) vMotion
11 1 (0.45%) cPanel
11 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.45%) Plesk
11 1 (0.45%) Salt
Vendors
1 122 (55.45%) VMware
2 117 (53.18%) Microsoft
3 53 (24.09%) Citrix
4 42 (19.09%) Cisco
5 32 (14.55%) HP
6 31 (14.09%) Red Hat
7 30 (13.64%) Dell
8 29 (13.18%) NetApp
9 16 (7.27%) CheckPoint
10 15 (6.82%) Apple
10 15 (6.82%) SonicWALL
10 15 (6.82%) Sophos
11 12 (5.45%) Avaya
12 11 (5.00%) Fortinet
12 11 (5.00%) Symantec
12 11 (5.00%) Veeam
13 10 (4.55%) EMC
14 8 (3.64%) Google
15 6 (2.73%) Oracle
16 5 (2.27%) SAP
City, London
Tech
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Base+Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Playtech
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Competitive salary, plus an attracti
Posted: 22 days ago
Poole
greywood
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 27 days ago