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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows System Administrator
Rank 829 718 823
Rank change year-on-year
-111 +105
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 72 152 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.14% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.15% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 61 119 74
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,350 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +15.38%

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
110597 101053 111513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89479 83749 95349
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,350 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 2014 within the UK.

Windows Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 23 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 21 August 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 -104 64 £45,000 +19.20% 8
London -49 37 £45,000 -2.70% 5
East of England -10 13 £55,000 +64.17% 1
South East -38 9 £35,250 +0.71%
Cambridgeshire +1 8 £55,000 +64.17% 1
Cambridge -7 8 £55,000 +64.17%
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £42,500 -
South West - 5 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire -4 4 - -
Reading -5 4 £35,000 -
Milton Keynes -7 4 - -
Berkshire -7 4 £35,000 -
Bristol - 4 - -
Hertfordshire -8 3 £41,000 -
Essex - 2 £37,500 -
Saffron Walden - 2 £37,500 -
Stevenage - 2 £41,000 -
City of London -20 1 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Somerset - 1 £37,500 -
Surrey - 1 £38,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 £37,000 -
Bath - 1 £37,500 -
Scotland - 1 £37,000 -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 158 (100.00%) Windows
2 97 (61.39%) VMware
3 93 (58.86%) Active Directory
4 79 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 72 (45.57%) SQL Server
6 70 (44.30%) Microsoft
7 69 (43.67%) Linux
7 69 (43.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 59 (37.34%) IIS
9 52 (32.91%) Firewall
10 48 (30.38%) MS Excel
11 45 (28.48%) DNS
12 41 (25.95%) Degree
13 40 (25.32%) PowerShell
14 32 (20.25%) SAN
15 31 (19.62%) TCP/IP
15 31 (19.62%) Microsoft Certification
15 31 (19.62%) Windows Server 2012
16 30 (18.99%) Windows 7
17 29 (18.35%) SQL
17 29 (18.35%) MS Exchange
18 27 (17.09%) MySQL
18 27 (17.09%) HP
19 26 (16.46%) vSphere
20 25 (15.82%) VMware ESX
21 22 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
22 21 (13.29%) .NET
22 21 (13.29%) VPN
22 21 (13.29%) Cisco
22 21 (13.29%) Citrix

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 59 (37.34%) IIS
2 29 (18.35%) MS Exchange
3 13 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (7.59%) Apache
5 11 (6.96%) SharePoint
6 9 (5.70%) Tomcat
7 7 (4.43%) Lync
8 6 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (3.16%) nginx
9 5 (3.16%) Jetty
9 5 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.27%) Drupal
10 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.63%) CMS
11 1 (0.63%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (30.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.80%) SaaS
2 4 (2.53%) Office 365
2 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (32.91%) Firewall
2 45 (28.48%) DNS
3 32 (20.25%) SAN
4 31 (19.62%) TCP/IP
5 21 (13.29%) VPN
5 21 (13.29%) VLAN
6 19 (12.03%) HTTP
7 14 (8.86%) DHCP
8 13 (8.23%) VoIP
9 12 (7.59%) SMTP
10 11 (6.96%) Network Security
10 11 (6.96%) IPsec
11 8 (5.06%) PPTP
11 8 (5.06%) H.323
11 8 (5.06%) ISDN
12 6 (3.80%) IPv4
13 5 (3.16%) LDAP
13 5 (3.16%) Internet
14 4 (2.53%) Fibre Channel
14 4 (2.53%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (45.57%) SQL Server
2 27 (17.09%) MySQL
3 13 (8.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.06%) Big Data
5 5 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.16%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.27%) Redis
8 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (3.16%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.90%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.27%) Subversion
3 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.27%) Hudson
4 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 18 (11.39%) Finance
2 8 (5.06%) Back Office
3 7 (4.43%) Banking
4 6 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.16%) Advertising
5 5 (3.16%) Games
6 4 (2.53%) Legal
7 3 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Marketing
8 1 (0.63%) Retail
8 1 (0.63%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.29%) .NET
2 14 (8.86%) XML
3 11 (6.96%) HTML
4 7 (4.43%) Middleware
5 4 (2.53%) LAMP
5 4 (2.53%) Application Packaging
5 4 (2.53%) Web Services
6 3 (1.90%) XSL
6 3 (1.90%) Regular Expression
7 2 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.63%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.63%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.86%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.43%) Open Source
3 5 (3.16%) Hedge funds
3 5 (3.16%) Clustering
4 4 (2.53%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.53%) Kindle
4 4 (2.53%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.53%) LPAR
5 3 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.90%) PKI
6 2 (1.27%) Wiki
7 1 (0.63%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.63%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.63%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.63%) iPhone
7 1 (0.63%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 158 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (43.67%) Linux
4 31 (19.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (18.99%) Windows 7
6 22 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (8.23%) UNIX
8 7 (4.43%) CentOS
9 6 (3.80%) Windows 2000
9 6 (3.80%) Windows 8
10 5 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.16%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.53%) Debian
11 4 (2.53%) Fedora
12 3 (1.90%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.27%) AIX
13 2 (1.27%) HPUX
13 2 (1.27%) Solaris
13 2 (1.27%) Android
13 2 (1.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.66%) ITIL
2 19 (12.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (9.49%) Configuration Management
3 15 (9.49%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (8.86%) DevOps
4 14 (8.86%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (6.96%) Load Balancing
6 10 (6.33%) E-Commerce
7 8 (5.06%) DNA
7 8 (5.06%) High Availability
7 8 (5.06%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (4.43%) Service Management
9 6 (3.80%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.16%) ITSM
10 5 (3.16%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (3.16%) Project Planning
11 4 (2.53%) Problem Management
11 4 (2.53%) Investment Management
11 4 (2.53%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.32%) PowerShell
2 29 (18.35%) SQL
3 13 (8.23%) Python
4 12 (7.59%) Ruby
4 12 (7.59%) Perl
5 8 (5.06%) Java
6 5 (3.16%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.16%) VBScript
7 4 (2.53%) C#
8 3 (1.90%) PHP
8 3 (1.90%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.90%) XPath
9 1 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (25.95%) Degree
2 31 (19.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (11.39%) MCSE
4 9 (5.70%) MCSA
5 7 (4.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (4.43%) MCITP
6 4 (2.53%) CCNA
6 4 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.27%) RHCE
8 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.80%) SLA
2 5 (3.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 93 (58.86%) Active Directory
2 69 (43.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (16.46%) vSphere
4 25 (15.82%) VMware ESX
5 18 (11.39%) Hyper-V
6 10 (6.33%) KVM
7 7 (4.43%) VMware Server
8 5 (3.16%) XenApp
9 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.90%) NFS
10 2 (1.27%) Xen
10 2 (1.27%) qmail
10 2 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.27%) vCloud
10 2 (1.27%) pfSense
11 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (12.03%) SCCM
2 18 (11.39%) Nagios
3 17 (10.76%) Puppet
4 8 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (5.06%) logstash
5 7 (4.43%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.80%) Backup Exec
7 5 (3.16%) WSUS
7 5 (3.16%) Check_MK
8 3 (1.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.90%) SCOM
9 2 (1.27%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.63%) MOM
10 1 (0.63%) Cacti
10 1 (0.63%) Plesk
10 1 (0.63%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 97 (61.39%) VMware
2 70 (44.30%) Microsoft
3 27 (17.09%) HP
4 21 (13.29%) Cisco
4 21 (13.29%) Citrix
5 8 (5.06%) Juniper
5 8 (5.06%) Red Hat
5 8 (5.06%) SolarWinds
6 7 (4.43%) EMC
7 6 (3.80%) Dell
7 6 (3.80%) Riverbed
8 5 (3.16%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.53%) Symantec
9 4 (2.53%) Brocade
9 4 (2.53%) Sony
10 3 (1.90%) Sophos
10 3 (1.90%) SAP
11 2 (1.27%) JBoss
11 2 (1.27%) Oracle
11 2 (1.27%) IBM
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