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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 813 802 776
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 101 178 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 90 167 180
Median salary £41,750 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.05% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +4.05%

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
93927 105447 110714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79022 87559 89297
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,543 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -26 97 £42,500 +6.25% 9
London -5 62 £48,000 +12.94% 5
Yorkshire +10 12 £35,000 +12.00%
South East -1 12 £39,750 -0.62% 1
East Midlands +21 10 £38,750 -22.50%
West Yorkshire +19 8 £33,750 +12.50%
Croydon - 8 £34,500 -
City of London +51 5 £55,000 +7.31%
Surrey +37 5 £49,000 +50.76%
Leeds +25 5 £37,500 +25.00%
East Sussex +7 4 £38,500 -3.75% 1
Brighton +1 4 £38,500 -3.75% 1
North Yorkshire +21 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Woking - 3 £49,000 -
Bradford - 3 £30,000 -
Scotland +17 2 £32,500 -
South Wales -8 2 £33,500 -14.10%
Wales -15 2 £33,500 -14.10%
Sheffield +14 1 £42,500 +30.76%
York +13 1 £35,000 -
Nottingham +12 1 £32,500 -35.00%
Portsmouth +11 1 £45,000 +8.43%
Nottinghamshire +8 1 £32,500 -35.00%
South Yorkshire +6 1 £42,500 +30.76%
Hampshire +6 1 £45,000 +8.43%
Newport +3 1 £34,500 -4.16%
Reading -2 1 £70,000 +27.27%
Berkshire -4 1 £70,000 +47.36%
South West -5 1 £47,500 +23.37% 1
Cardiff -7 1 £32,500 -16.66%

Windows Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 210 (100.00%) Windows
2 161 (76.67%) Windows Server
3 133 (63.33%) Active Directory
4 117 (55.71%) VMware
5 106 (50.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (48.57%) Microsoft
7 90 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 78 (37.14%) PowerShell
9 77 (36.67%) SCCM
10 74 (35.24%) Linux
11 65 (30.95%) MS Exchange
12 57 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
13 52 (24.76%) SAN
14 50 (23.81%) IIS
15 48 (22.86%) Finance
16 47 (22.38%) DNS
17 46 (21.90%) Citrix
17 46 (21.90%) SQL Server
17 46 (21.90%) Firewall
18 44 (20.95%) Exchange Server 2010
19 43 (20.48%) vSphere
19 43 (20.48%) Hyper-V
20 41 (19.52%) Exchange Server 2013
21 37 (17.62%) Red Hat
22 34 (16.19%) SQL
23 32 (15.24%) Cisco
23 32 (15.24%) Data Centre
24 31 (14.76%) Office 365
25 30 (14.29%) Windows 7
26 27 (12.86%) DHCP

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 65 (30.95%) MS Exchange
2 50 (23.81%) IIS
3 44 (20.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 41 (19.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (9.05%) SharePoint
6 13 (6.19%) Apache
7 12 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (5.71%) SAS
8 11 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (4.29%) Skype for Business
10 8 (3.81%) JBoss
11 2 (0.95%) Confluence
12 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.48%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.48%) CMS
12 1 (0.48%) nginx
12 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 19 (9.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.76%) Office 365
2 25 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.86%) IaaS
5 5 (2.38%) Google Apps
5 5 (2.38%) PaaS
6 4 (1.90%) SaaS
7 2 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.95%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.48%) Route 53
8 1 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (24.76%) SAN
2 47 (22.38%) DNS
3 46 (21.90%) Firewall
4 27 (12.86%) DHCP
5 22 (10.48%) VPN
6 21 (10.00%) NAS
7 20 (9.52%) iSCSI
8 15 (7.14%) TCP/IP
9 12 (5.71%) Fibre Channel
9 12 (5.71%) Internet
10 9 (4.29%) LAN
11 8 (3.81%) VoIP
11 8 (3.81%) Wireless
12 7 (3.33%) SMTP
13 6 (2.86%) FTP
13 6 (2.86%) Network Security
14 5 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
15 4 (1.90%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (1.90%) LDAP
15 4 (1.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (21.90%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.86%) MySQL
5 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.43%) MS Access
6 3 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.48%) Big Data
8 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.48%) QlikView
8 1 (0.48%) Redis
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.95%) JIRA
4 1 (0.48%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.48%) Subversion
4 1 (0.48%) WinDbg
General
1 48 (22.86%) Finance
2 22 (10.48%) Banking
3 13 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.29%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.90%) Marketing
6 3 (1.43%) Games
7 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.95%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.48%) Electronics
8 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.19%) .NET
2 9 (4.29%) Web Services
3 5 (2.38%) LAMP
4 4 (1.90%) X-Windows
5 2 (0.95%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.48%) CSS
6 1 (0.48%) HTML
6 1 (0.48%) JSON
6 1 (0.48%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.48%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.24%) Data Centre
2 20 (9.52%) Fat Client
2 20 (9.52%) Thin Client
3 19 (9.05%) Clustering
4 9 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.29%) Smartphone
5 8 (3.81%) PKI
6 6 (2.86%) Hedge funds
7 5 (2.38%) EqualLogic
7 5 (2.38%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.90%) Replication
9 3 (1.43%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.43%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.95%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (0.95%) iPad
10 2 (0.95%) iPhone
10 2 (0.95%) SCADA
11 1 (0.48%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 210 (100.00%) Windows
2 161 (76.67%) Windows Server
3 106 (50.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 90 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (35.24%) Linux
6 30 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 27 (12.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (7.14%) Windows 10
10 11 (5.24%) Windows 8
11 8 (3.81%) Windows Mobile
12 7 (3.33%) Solaris
13 6 (2.86%) Unix
14 5 (2.38%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.90%) CentOS
16 2 (0.95%) Android
16 2 (0.95%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.48%) FreeBSD
17 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (6.67%) Analytics
2 13 (6.19%) Server Building
3 12 (5.71%) Business Analytics
3 12 (5.71%) Coaching
3 12 (5.71%) DevOps
3 12 (5.71%) ITIL
3 12 (5.71%) Problem Management
3 12 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
4 11 (5.24%) Capacity Planning
5 10 (4.76%) Security Patching
6 9 (4.29%) Configuration Management
6 9 (4.29%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (3.81%) Load Balancing
7 8 (3.81%) Mentoring
7 8 (3.81%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (3.33%) E-Commerce
8 7 (3.33%) Migration
8 7 (3.33%) Server Virtualisation
9 6 (2.86%) Service Management
9 6 (2.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 78 (37.14%) PowerShell
2 34 (16.19%) SQL
3 9 (4.29%) VB
4 7 (3.33%) VB6
5 6 (2.86%) Python
6 5 (2.38%) Ruby
7 4 (1.90%) Java
8 3 (1.43%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.43%) Perl
8 3 (1.43%) PHP
8 3 (1.43%) VBScript
9 2 (0.95%) C#
9 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.48%) C
10 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (8.57%) Degree
2 17 (8.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (7.62%) MCSE
4 13 (6.19%) SC Cleared
4 13 (6.19%) Security Cleared
5 11 (5.24%) CCNA
5 11 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.33%) CCA
6 7 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (3.33%) MCSA
6 7 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.95%) MCP
8 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.48%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.86%) QA
3 6 (2.86%) SLA
4 1 (0.48%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 133 (63.33%) Active Directory
2 57 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (20.48%) Hyper-V
3 43 (20.48%) vSphere
4 14 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.81%) VMware Server
6 6 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (2.38%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.90%) Firmware
9 3 (1.43%) Terminal Server
9 3 (1.43%) XenApp
10 2 (0.95%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.95%) Docker
10 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.95%) VMFS
10 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.48%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.48%) KVM
11 1 (0.48%) LXC
11 1 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 77 (36.67%) SCCM
2 22 (10.48%) SCOM
3 15 (7.14%) Backup Exec
4 11 (5.24%) NetBackup
5 10 (4.76%) Puppet
6 8 (3.81%) Failover Clustering
6 8 (3.81%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (3.81%) WSUS
7 6 (2.86%) Rundeck
8 3 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.95%) Ansible
9 2 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.95%) SnapMirror
9 2 (0.95%) SnapVault
9 2 (0.95%) vMotion
10 1 (0.48%) cPanel
10 1 (0.48%) Kibana
10 1 (0.48%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.48%) Salt
Vendors
1 117 (55.71%) VMware
2 102 (48.57%) Microsoft
3 46 (21.90%) Citrix
4 37 (17.62%) Red Hat
5 32 (15.24%) Cisco
6 26 (12.38%) HP
6 26 (12.38%) NetApp
7 24 (11.43%) Dell
8 19 (9.05%) Veeam
9 15 (7.14%) EMC
10 14 (6.67%) SAP
11 13 (6.19%) Avaya
11 13 (6.19%) Symantec
12 10 (4.76%) CheckPoint
13 9 (4.29%) SonicWALL
14 8 (3.81%) Apple
15 7 (3.33%) Fortinet
15 7 (3.33%) Google
16 6 (2.86%) Sophos
17 5 (2.38%) Juniper
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