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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows System Administrator
Rank 825 712 824
Rank change year-on-year
-113 +112
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 69 166 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.16% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.16% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 65 126 64
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,250 £42,500
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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 September 2014 within the UK.

Windows Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 29 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 22 September 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 -89 63 £44,000 +10.00% 8
London -39 40 £45,000 -5.26% 5
East of England +3 12 £44,000 +29.41% 3
Cambridge +6 8 £46,000 +37.31% 2
Cambridgeshire +3 8 £46,000 +35.29% 2
South East -24 7 £35,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £42,500 - 1
Reading -4 4 £35,000 -17.64%
Berkshire -7 4 £35,000 -
City of London -13 3 £70,000 +16.66% 3
Hertfordshire -9 2 £41,000 -
Essex - 2 £37,500 -
Saffron Walden - 2 £37,500 -
Stevenage - 2 £41,000 -
Aberdeen - 2 £37,000 -
Scotland - 2 £37,000 -
Surrey -8 1 £38,000 +16.92%
Birmingham -9 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Manchester -19 1 £35,000 -21.34%
West Midlands -20 1 £35,000 -12.50%
North West -26 1 £35,000 -21.34%
South West -29 1 £42,500 +30.76%
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £42,500 -
Lincoln - 1 £29,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 £29,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £29,000 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £62,500 -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 152 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (58.55%) VMware
3 86 (56.58%) Active Directory
4 81 (53.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 71 (46.71%) Linux
6 68 (44.74%) SQL Server
7 63 (41.45%) Microsoft
8 62 (40.79%) IIS
9 61 (40.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 51 (33.55%) Firewall
11 47 (30.92%) DNS
12 44 (28.95%) MS Excel
13 36 (23.68%) PowerShell
13 36 (23.68%) Degree
14 35 (23.03%) SAN
15 33 (21.71%) Windows Server 2012
16 32 (21.05%) MS Exchange
17 31 (20.39%) Windows 7
18 29 (19.08%) TCP/IP
19 28 (18.42%) SQL
20 26 (17.11%) HP
20 26 (17.11%) Microsoft Certification
21 25 (16.45%) MySQL
22 23 (15.13%) Cisco
22 23 (15.13%) Windows Server 2003
22 23 (15.13%) VMware ESX
22 23 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
23 21 (13.82%) DevOps
24 20 (13.16%) vSphere
24 20 (13.16%) Finance

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 62 (40.79%) IIS
2 32 (21.05%) MS Exchange
3 12 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (6.58%) Apache
4 10 (6.58%) SharePoint
5 8 (5.26%) Lync
6 7 (4.61%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.95%) Jetty
7 6 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.95%) nginx
8 5 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.66%) Drupal
Applications
1 44 (28.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.29%) SaaS
2 4 (2.63%) Office 365
2 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (33.55%) Firewall
2 47 (30.92%) DNS
3 35 (23.03%) SAN
4 29 (19.08%) TCP/IP
5 19 (12.50%) VPN
6 17 (11.18%) HTTP
6 17 (11.18%) VLAN
7 15 (9.87%) DHCP
8 13 (8.55%) VoIP
9 12 (7.89%) SMTP
10 11 (7.24%) Network Security
11 8 (5.26%) PPTP
11 8 (5.26%) H.323
11 8 (5.26%) IPsec
11 8 (5.26%) ISDN
12 6 (3.95%) IPv4
13 5 (3.29%) NAS
14 4 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
14 4 (2.63%) FTP
14 4 (2.63%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (44.74%) SQL Server
2 25 (16.45%) MySQL
3 13 (8.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.26%) Big Data
5 6 (3.95%) Hadoop
6 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.32%) Redis
8 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.97%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.66%) JIRA
General
1 20 (13.16%) Finance
2 8 (5.26%) Back Office
3 6 (3.95%) Banking
4 5 (3.29%) Advertising
5 4 (2.63%) Games
5 4 (2.63%) Legal
5 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.66%) Publishing
6 1 (0.66%) Retail
6 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.50%) .NET
2 16 (10.53%) XML
3 11 (7.24%) HTML
4 9 (5.92%) Middleware
5 5 (3.29%) LAMP
6 4 (2.63%) Application Packaging
6 4 (2.63%) Regular Expression
6 4 (2.63%) XSL
7 2 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.32%) Web Services
8 1 (0.66%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.66%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.55%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.95%) Open Source
4 5 (3.29%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.63%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.63%) Kindle
5 4 (2.63%) LPAR
5 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.63%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.97%) Clustering
7 2 (1.32%) Wiki
8 1 (0.66%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.66%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.66%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.66%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.66%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 152 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (53.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (46.71%) Linux
4 33 (21.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (20.39%) Windows 7
6 23 (15.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (5.92%) UNIX
8 6 (3.95%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.29%) CentOS
9 5 (3.29%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.63%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.63%) Debian
11 3 (1.97%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.32%) Android
12 2 (1.32%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.32%) Fedora
13 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (13.82%) DevOps
3 18 (11.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (9.87%) Performance Tuning
5 14 (9.21%) Load Balancing
5 14 (9.21%) ITIL
6 13 (8.55%) Configuration Management
6 13 (8.55%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (5.92%) E-Commerce
7 9 (5.92%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (5.26%) High Availability
8 8 (5.26%) Service Management
8 8 (5.26%) DNA
9 6 (3.95%) Mentoring
10 5 (3.29%) Service Delivery
11 4 (2.63%) Project Planning
11 4 (2.63%) Investment Management
11 4 (2.63%) PRINCE2
11 4 (2.63%) Validation
11 4 (2.63%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 36 (23.68%) PowerShell
2 28 (18.42%) SQL
3 14 (9.21%) Ruby
4 12 (7.89%) Python
4 12 (7.89%) Perl
5 7 (4.61%) Java
5 7 (4.61%) VBScript
6 5 (3.29%) C#
7 4 (2.63%) XPath
7 4 (2.63%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.97%) PHP
9 2 (1.32%) VB
10 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (23.68%) Degree
2 26 (17.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (8.55%) MCSE
4 9 (5.92%) MCSA
5 5 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.29%) CCNA
5 5 (3.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.63%) MCITP
7 1 (0.66%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.29%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.97%) SLA
System Software
1 86 (56.58%) Active Directory
2 61 (40.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (15.13%) VMware ESX
4 20 (13.16%) vSphere
5 15 (9.87%) Hyper-V
6 11 (7.24%) KVM
7 5 (3.29%) XenApp
7 5 (3.29%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.32%) pfSense
10 1 (0.66%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (11.84%) Nagios
2 17 (11.18%) Puppet
3 16 (10.53%) SCCM
4 9 (5.92%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (5.26%) logstash
6 6 (3.95%) Check_MK
6 6 (3.95%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.95%) Backup Exec
7 5 (3.29%) WSUS
8 3 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.97%) SCOM
9 2 (1.32%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.66%) Cacti
Vendors
1 89 (58.55%) VMware
2 63 (41.45%) Microsoft
3 26 (17.11%) HP
4 23 (15.13%) Cisco
5 18 (11.84%) Citrix
6 9 (5.92%) Juniper
6 9 (5.92%) SolarWinds
7 8 (5.26%) Riverbed
8 6 (3.95%) EMC
8 6 (3.95%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.29%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.29%) Symantec
9 5 (3.29%) Dell
10 4 (2.63%) Brocade
10 4 (2.63%) Sony
11 3 (1.97%) Sophos
11 3 (1.97%) Oracle
11 3 (1.97%) SAP
12 2 (1.32%) NetApp
13 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
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Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + bonus and benefits + Pension
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £44,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
World First
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Training and Career Progression!
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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City of London
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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