The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows System Administrator
Rank 809 774 821
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 108 109 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.098% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.10% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 91 98 92
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £75,750 £59,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,250 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +2.11%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 2014 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -52 102 £40,000 - 11
London -62 39 £40,000 -20.00% 8
East of England -6 16 £41,250 +10.00%
North West -3 12 £45,000 +12.50%
City of London -15 12 £40,000 +3.22% 5
South East -24 12 £35,000 +16.66% 1
South West 0 10 £40,000 +2.56% 2
Bristol - 10 £40,000 - 2
Yorkshire -32 9 £36,250 +64.77%
Merseyside - 7 £47,500 -
Cambridge - 7 £40,000 -
Liverpool - 7 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £40,000 -
Altrincham +16 5 £45,000 +12.50%
Manchester +3 5 £45,000 +12.50%
Berkshire +1 5 £42,500 +2.40%
Leeds -21 5 - -
West Yorkshire -28 5 - -
Hertfordshire +13 4 £35,000 -6.66%
Sheffield -9 4 £36,250 -
South Yorkshire -10 4 £36,250 -
Essex -26 4 £45,000 +50.00%
Colchester -7 3 £45,000 +20.00%
Horsham - 3 £35,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £45,000 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £35,000 -
Slough - 3 £42,500 -
West Sussex - 3 £35,000 -
West Midlands +3 2 £30,000 -42.85%
Warwickshire - 2 £30,000 -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 215 (100.00%) Windows
2 136 (63.26%) Active Directory
3 133 (61.86%) VMware
4 127 (59.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 102 (47.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 95 (44.19%) Microsoft
7 74 (34.42%) SQL Server
8 73 (33.95%) Linux
9 67 (31.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 61 (28.37%) SAN
10 61 (28.37%) MS Exchange
11 59 (27.44%) Firewall
12 57 (26.51%) IIS
13 55 (25.58%) Microsoft Certification
14 50 (23.26%) HP
15 49 (22.79%) DNS
15 49 (22.79%) SQL
16 48 (22.33%) vSphere
17 47 (21.86%) MS Excel
18 46 (21.40%) VMware ESX
19 42 (19.53%) Cisco
20 37 (17.21%) Red Hat
21 35 (16.28%) MCSE
21 35 (16.28%) UNIX
22 34 (15.81%) PowerShell
22 34 (15.81%) Degree
23 33 (15.35%) E-Commerce
23 33 (15.35%) Windows 7
24 32 (14.88%) Windows Server 2012
25 31 (14.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 61 (28.37%) MS Exchange
2 57 (26.51%) IIS
3 25 (11.63%) SharePoint
4 23 (10.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (6.51%) Apache
6 8 (3.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (3.26%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.79%) Drupal
8 6 (2.79%) CMS
9 5 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.33%) WordPress
9 5 (2.33%) Alfresco
9 5 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.86%) Lync
11 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 47 (21.86%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.91%) SaaS
2 15 (6.98%) Office 365
3 12 (5.58%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 61 (28.37%) SAN
2 59 (27.44%) Firewall
3 49 (22.79%) DNS
4 30 (13.95%) TCP/IP
5 23 (10.70%) VoIP
6 22 (10.23%) VPN
7 16 (7.44%) LAN
7 16 (7.44%) HTTP
8 14 (6.51%) WAN
9 12 (5.58%) VLAN
9 12 (5.58%) DHCP
10 11 (5.12%) SMTP
10 11 (5.12%) Internet
11 8 (3.72%) Network Security
11 8 (3.72%) IPsec
11 8 (3.72%) Wireless
12 7 (3.26%) LDAP
13 5 (2.33%) PPTP
13 5 (2.33%) H.323
13 5 (2.33%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (34.42%) SQL Server
2 27 (12.56%) MySQL
3 15 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (6.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.86%) Big Data
7 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.47%) Redis
9 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (2.79%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.33%) Subversion
2 5 (2.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.40%) Emacs
4 2 (0.93%) Hudson
4 2 (0.93%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 29 (13.49%) Finance
2 5 (2.33%) Back Office
2 5 (2.33%) Banking
3 4 (1.86%) Retail
3 4 (1.86%) Games
3 4 (1.86%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.40%) Law
4 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.47%) French Language
5 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.77%) .NET
2 13 (6.05%) Web Services
3 11 (5.12%) XML
3 11 (5.12%) HTML
4 6 (2.79%) Middleware
5 3 (1.40%) LAMP
5 3 (1.40%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.93%) XSL
6 2 (0.93%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.47%) RESTful
7 1 (0.47%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.47%) COM
7 1 (0.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.37%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.05%) Clustering
3 5 (2.33%) Open Source
3 5 (2.33%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.40%) PKI
6 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.93%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.93%) Kindle
6 2 (0.93%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.47%) iSeries
7 1 (0.47%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.47%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.47%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.47%) EMC Centera
7 1 (0.47%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.47%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 215 (100.00%) Windows
2 127 (59.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (33.95%) Linux
4 67 (31.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (16.28%) UNIX
6 33 (15.35%) Windows 7
7 32 (14.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (14.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (5.12%) CentOS
10 9 (4.19%) Windows Vista
11 6 (2.79%) Windows 2000
11 6 (2.79%) Solaris
11 6 (2.79%) Ubuntu
12 5 (2.33%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.33%) Fedora
12 5 (2.33%) AIX
13 4 (1.86%) HPUX
13 4 (1.86%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.86%) Debian
14 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.35%) E-Commerce
2 24 (11.16%) Configuration Management
2 24 (11.16%) Problem Management
3 18 (8.37%) ITIL
4 12 (5.58%) Service Delivery
5 11 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (4.65%) Software Deployment
7 9 (4.19%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (4.19%) Load Balancing
8 8 (3.72%) Asset Management
9 7 (3.26%) High Availability
9 7 (3.26%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (2.79%) CRM
10 6 (2.79%) Time Management
10 6 (2.79%) Change Control
11 5 (2.33%) Content Management
11 5 (2.33%) DNA
12 4 (1.86%) Project Planning
12 4 (1.86%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (1.86%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (22.79%) SQL
2 34 (15.81%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.19%) PHP
4 8 (3.72%) VBScript
4 8 (3.72%) Python
5 7 (3.26%) Perl
6 4 (1.86%) Java
6 4 (1.86%) C#
7 3 (1.40%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.40%) Ruby
7 3 (1.40%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.40%) VB
7 3 (1.40%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.40%) C
8 2 (0.93%) C++
8 2 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 55 (25.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (16.28%) MCSE
3 34 (15.81%) Degree
4 16 (7.44%) MCITP
5 14 (6.51%) MCSA
6 12 (5.58%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (5.58%) CCNA
7 7 (3.26%) MCTS
8 5 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.86%) RHCE
9 4 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.93%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.12%) SLA
2 3 (1.40%) QA
3 2 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 136 (63.26%) Active Directory
2 102 (47.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (22.33%) vSphere
4 46 (21.40%) VMware ESX
5 28 (13.02%) Hyper-V
6 21 (9.77%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (5.58%) XenApp
8 6 (2.79%) NFS
9 4 (1.86%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.86%) VMware Server
9 4 (1.86%) vCloud
10 2 (0.93%) Xen
10 2 (0.93%) qmail
11 1 (0.47%) KVM
11 1 (0.47%) XenServer
11 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 18 (8.37%) SCCM
2 15 (6.98%) Nagios
3 5 (2.33%) Plesk
3 5 (2.33%) NetBackup
3 5 (2.33%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.33%) WSUS
4 4 (1.86%) Puppet
5 3 (1.40%) SmokePing
6 2 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.93%) SCOM
6 2 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.93%) Zenoss
6 2 (0.93%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.93%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.47%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.47%) Cacti
7 1 (0.47%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.47%) Legato
7 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 133 (61.86%) VMware
2 95 (44.19%) Microsoft
3 50 (23.26%) HP
4 42 (19.53%) Cisco
5 37 (17.21%) Red Hat
6 28 (13.02%) EMC
7 27 (12.56%) Citrix
8 12 (5.58%) Avaya
9 10 (4.65%) ProCurve
10 7 (3.26%) Dell
11 6 (2.79%) IBM
11 6 (2.79%) Symantec
11 6 (2.79%) FalconStor
12 5 (2.33%) Riverbed
12 5 (2.33%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.33%) Brocade
12 5 (2.33%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.33%) NetApp
13 4 (1.86%) Oracle
13 4 (1.86%) Apple
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Kent
ECM Selection Ltd
Salary: to £40k
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £42670.00 - £51590.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £42670.00 - £51590.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Strong Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 26 days ago