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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows System Administrator
Rank 798 825 794
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 92 108 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.090% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.095% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 75 91 97
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £52,000 £76,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 24 April 2015 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 24 April 2015. 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 +2 91 £42,500 +6.25% 15
London +40 51 £45,000 +12.50% 8
City of London +37 16 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Yorkshire +4 12 £30,000 -17.24% 1
West Yorkshire +19 11 £30,000 - 1
Leeds +13 11 £30,000 - 1
East of England +14 8 £32,500 -23.52% 4
South East +12 8 £42,500 +21.42% 1
South West -23 8 - - 1
Devon - 8 - -
Exeter - 8 - -
Hertfordshire -1 6 £32,500 -7.14%
Kingston Upon Thames -2 5 £38,500 -0.64% 1
Berkshire -2 5 £46,000 +8.23% 1
North West +8 3 £43,000 -4.44%
Reading - 3 £45,000 - 1
Cambridge +11 2 £36,250 -9.37% 4
Cambridgeshire +8 2 £36,250 -9.37% 4
West Sussex +8 2 £35,000 -
Manchester +7 2 £43,000 -4.44%
Slough +6 2 £49,250 +15.88%
Horsham +1 2 £35,000 -
Rochdale - 2 £43,000 -
Westminster - 2 £45,000 -
Merseyside +8 1 £22,000 -53.68%
Liverpool +4 1 £22,000 -53.68%
West Midlands -28 1 £28,500 -5.00%
Ealing - 1 £52,500 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £35,000 -
East Grinstead - 1 £35,000 -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 157 (100.00%) Windows
2 93 (59.24%) Active Directory
3 88 (56.05%) VMware
4 82 (52.23%) Microsoft
5 77 (49.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 66 (42.04%) DNS
7 56 (35.67%) Linux
7 56 (35.67%) PowerShell
8 55 (35.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 53 (33.76%) MS Excel
10 52 (33.12%) IIS
11 47 (29.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 43 (27.39%) Cisco
13 40 (25.48%) SQL Server
14 36 (22.93%) Puppet
15 35 (22.29%) Degree
15 35 (22.29%) Citrix
16 32 (20.38%) Red Hat
17 31 (19.75%) Windows 7
18 30 (19.11%) Windows Server 2003
19 29 (18.47%) MS Exchange
20 28 (17.83%) SAN
20 28 (17.83%) Finance
21 27 (17.20%) Firewall
22 26 (16.56%) Perl
23 25 (15.92%) .NET
24 23 (14.65%) SQL
25 22 (14.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 22 (14.01%) DevOps
25 22 (14.01%) Analytical Skills

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 52 (33.12%) IIS
2 29 (18.47%) MS Exchange
3 17 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (9.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (9.55%) SharePoint
5 10 (6.37%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (5.73%) Apache
7 6 (3.82%) Tomcat
8 5 (3.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.27%) nginx
9 2 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.64%) Lync
Applications
1 53 (33.76%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.55%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.10%) Office 365
2 8 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.55%) GitHub
3 4 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.27%) SaaS
6 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 66 (42.04%) DNS
2 28 (17.83%) SAN
3 27 (17.20%) Firewall
4 21 (13.38%) TCP/IP
5 17 (10.83%) DHCP
6 11 (7.01%) HTTP
6 11 (7.01%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (6.37%) NAS
8 8 (5.10%) VPN
8 8 (5.10%) Internet
8 8 (5.10%) SSL
8 8 (5.10%) LAN
9 7 (4.46%) WAN
10 6 (3.82%) VoIP
11 5 (3.18%) LDAP
11 5 (3.18%) Kerberos
11 5 (3.18%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.91%) FTP
13 2 (1.27%) IMAP
13 2 (1.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (25.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.10%) MySQL
3 7 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.55%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.55%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.55%) JIRA
2 4 (2.55%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.27%) Subversion
3 2 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 28 (17.83%) Finance
2 11 (7.01%) Banking
3 8 (5.10%) Games
4 6 (3.82%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.55%) Marketing
5 4 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.55%) Automotive
5 4 (2.55%) Law
6 3 (1.91%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.91%) French Language
6 3 (1.91%) Retail
7 2 (1.27%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.64%) Cantonese Language
8 1 (0.64%) Back Office
8 1 (0.64%) Legal
8 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.92%) .NET
2 7 (4.46%) Middleware
3 4 (2.55%) Software Packaging
4 3 (1.91%) COM
5 2 (1.27%) Web Services
5 2 (1.27%) Memcached
6 1 (0.64%) LAMP
6 1 (0.64%) XML
6 1 (0.64%) J2EE
6 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.92%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.73%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.46%) Open Source
4 7 (4.46%) EqualLogic
5 6 (3.82%) Hedge funds
5 6 (3.82%) Clustering
6 5 (3.18%) Replication
7 4 (2.55%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.55%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.27%) Physics
8 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.27%) iPad
8 2 (1.27%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.27%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.27%) Derivative
8 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.64%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.64%) BBC
9 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 157 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (49.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (35.67%) Linux
4 55 (35.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (19.75%) Windows 7
6 30 (19.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (14.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (8.92%) Ubuntu
9 11 (7.01%) Windows 8
10 8 (5.10%) Windows NT
11 7 (4.46%) Windows XP
12 6 (3.82%) Windows 2000
12 6 (3.82%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (3.82%) CentOS
13 4 (2.55%) Debian
14 3 (1.91%) UNIX
15 2 (1.27%) Fedora
15 2 (1.27%) Solaris
16 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.01%) DevOps
2 21 (13.38%) ITIL
3 20 (12.74%) Configuration Management
4 17 (10.83%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (9.55%) Release Management
6 14 (8.92%) E-Commerce
7 12 (7.64%) Load Balancing
8 8 (5.10%) Change Management
9 7 (4.46%) Migration
10 6 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (2.55%) Web Development
11 4 (2.55%) Digital Marketing
12 3 (1.91%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (1.91%) Kanban
12 3 (1.91%) Incident Management
12 3 (1.91%) Change Control
12 3 (1.91%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (1.91%) Scrum
13 2 (1.27%) Wealth Management
13 2 (1.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (35.67%) PowerShell
2 26 (16.56%) Perl
3 23 (14.65%) SQL
4 18 (11.46%) Python
5 16 (10.19%) Bash Shell
6 10 (6.37%) Ruby
7 5 (3.18%) Java
8 4 (2.55%) C
8 4 (2.55%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.91%) VBScript
10 2 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (22.29%) Degree
2 21 (13.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (9.55%) MCSE
4 7 (4.46%) MCITP
5 4 (2.55%) MCSA
6 3 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.27%) CCNA
7 2 (1.27%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.64%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.64%) CISSP
8 1 (0.64%) LPIC
8 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.64%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.64%) VCP4
8 1 (0.64%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.91%) SLA
3 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (59.24%) Active Directory
2 47 (29.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.19%) Hyper-V
4 13 (8.28%) XenApp
4 13 (8.28%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (7.64%) vSphere
6 10 (6.37%) VMware ESX
7 5 (3.18%) Varnish
8 4 (2.55%) Xen
9 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.27%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.27%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.27%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.27%) NFS
10 1 (0.64%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 36 (22.93%) Puppet
2 15 (9.55%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (7.64%) SCCM
4 9 (5.73%) Nagios
5 8 (5.10%) BladeLogic
5 8 (5.10%) SCOM
6 7 (4.46%) Tivoli
7 6 (3.82%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (3.82%) Graphite
8 4 (2.55%) StatsD
8 4 (2.55%) Backup Exec
8 4 (2.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.91%) WSUS
10 2 (1.27%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.27%) Cacti
10 2 (1.27%) Sysprep
10 2 (1.27%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.27%) logstash
11 1 (0.64%) Ansible
Vendors
1 88 (56.05%) VMware
2 82 (52.23%) Microsoft
3 43 (27.39%) Cisco
4 35 (22.29%) Citrix
5 32 (20.38%) Red Hat
6 15 (9.55%) EMC
7 14 (8.92%) HP
8 13 (8.28%) IBM
8 13 (8.28%) NetApp
9 11 (7.01%) Riverbed
10 8 (5.10%) Google
10 8 (5.10%) Symantec
11 7 (4.46%) Dell
12 6 (3.82%) Oracle
13 5 (3.18%) Apple
13 5 (3.18%) Avaya
13 5 (3.18%) Sophos
13 5 (3.18%) IronPort
13 5 (3.18%) Fortinet
14 4 (2.55%) Intel
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits BUPA, pension + multiple perks
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent senior level package - Full detials on request
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum + Great Bonus and Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Base+Top Prospects
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £28k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago