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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows System Administrator
Rank 816 728 822
Rank change year-on-year
-88 +94
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 65 142 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.13% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.14% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 54 110 66
Average salary £43,750 £37,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,300 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +6.06%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109888 102187 111746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.37% 94.26% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 89595 84579 95723
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 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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 1 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 1 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 -131 57 £45,000 +20.00% 10
London -53 32 £45,000 - 8
East of England -8 12 £55,000 +57.14% 1
South East -29 8 £35,500 +1.42%
Cambridgeshire +9 7 £55,000 +57.14% 1
Cambridge +2 7 £55,000 +57.14% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £43,750 -
South West - 5 £37,500 -
Milton Keynes -3 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -7 4 - -
Bristol - 4 - -
Hertfordshire -16 3 £41,000 -
Reading -1 2 £35,500 +1.42%
Berkshire -6 2 £35,500 +1.42%
Essex - 2 £37,500 -
Surrey - 2 £36,500 -
Saffron Walden - 2 £37,500 -
Stevenage - 2 £41,000 -
City of London -15 1 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Somerset - 1 £37,500 -
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 1 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.

1 170 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (58.82%) VMware
2 100 (58.82%) Active Directory
3 88 (51.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 78 (45.88%) Microsoft
5 74 (43.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 73 (42.94%) SQL Server
7 68 (40.00%) Linux
8 63 (37.06%) IIS
9 58 (34.12%) Firewall
10 49 (28.82%) MS Excel
11 46 (27.06%) DNS
12 42 (24.71%) Degree
13 39 (22.94%) PowerShell
14 38 (22.35%) Microsoft Certification
15 35 (20.59%) SAN
15 35 (20.59%) Windows 7
16 34 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 33 (19.41%) MS Exchange
18 31 (18.24%) TCP/IP
19 30 (17.65%) HP
19 30 (17.65%) vSphere
20 27 (15.88%) Windows Server 2003
20 27 (15.88%) VMware ESX
20 27 (15.88%) MySQL
21 25 (14.71%) SQL
22 24 (14.12%) .NET
22 24 (14.12%) Cisco
23 23 (13.53%) MCSE
24 22 (12.94%) Finance

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 63 (37.06%) IIS
2 33 (19.41%) MS Exchange
3 15 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (7.06%) Apache
5 11 (6.47%) SharePoint
6 9 (5.29%) Tomcat
7 7 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.94%) Lync
9 3 (1.76%) nginx
9 3 (1.76%) Jetty
9 3 (1.76%) Drupal
10 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.18%) CMS
10 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.18%) Alfresco
10 2 (1.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 49 (28.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.29%) SaaS
2 7 (4.12%) Office 365
3 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 58 (34.12%) Firewall
2 46 (27.06%) DNS
3 35 (20.59%) SAN
4 31 (18.24%) TCP/IP
5 21 (12.35%) VPN
6 20 (11.76%) VLAN
7 19 (11.18%) HTTP
8 16 (9.41%) VoIP
9 14 (8.24%) DHCP
10 13 (7.65%) Network Security
11 12 (7.06%) SMTP
12 11 (6.47%) IPsec
13 8 (4.71%) ISDN
13 8 (4.71%) PPTP
13 8 (4.71%) H.323
14 6 (3.53%) IPv4
14 6 (3.53%) Internet
15 5 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
15 5 (2.94%) LDAP
16 4 (2.35%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (42.94%) SQL Server
2 27 (15.88%) MySQL
3 15 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.71%) Big Data
5 6 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.76%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.18%) Redis
8 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (2.94%) TeamCity
1 5 (2.94%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.18%) Subversion
2 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.18%) Hudson
3 1 (0.59%) JIRA
General
1 22 (12.94%) Finance
2 8 (4.71%) Back Office
3 7 (4.12%) Banking
4 5 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.94%) Games
5 4 (2.35%) Legal
6 3 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.76%) Advertising
7 2 (1.18%) Law
7 2 (1.18%) Retail
8 1 (0.59%) Marketing
8 1 (0.59%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.12%) .NET
2 14 (8.24%) XML
3 11 (6.47%) HTML
4 8 (4.71%) Middleware
5 7 (4.12%) Web Services
6 4 (2.35%) Application Packaging
6 4 (2.35%) LAMP
7 3 (1.76%) XSL
7 3 (1.76%) Regular Expression
8 2 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.59%) WAMP
9 1 (0.59%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.82%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.12%) Clustering
3 6 (3.53%) Open Source
4 4 (2.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.35%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.35%) LPAR
4 4 (2.35%) Kindle
5 3 (1.76%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.76%) PKI
5 3 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.18%) Wiki
6 2 (1.18%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.59%) iPhone
7 1 (0.59%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.59%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.59%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.59%) EPoS
7 1 (0.59%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 170 (100.00%) Windows
2 88 (51.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (40.00%) Linux
4 35 (20.59%) Windows 7
5 34 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (15.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (8.24%) UNIX
8 10 (5.88%) CentOS
9 9 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (4.71%) Windows 2000
11 7 (4.12%) Windows 8
12 6 (3.53%) Fedora
13 5 (2.94%) Ubuntu
13 5 (2.94%) Debian
14 4 (2.35%) AIX
14 4 (2.35%) HPUX
14 4 (2.35%) Solaris
14 4 (2.35%) Windows XP
15 3 (1.76%) Mac OS X
16 2 (1.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (11.76%) ITIL
3 19 (11.18%) Configuration Management
4 15 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
5 14 (8.24%) E-Commerce
6 13 (7.65%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (7.06%) Load Balancing
8 11 (6.47%) DevOps
9 9 (5.29%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (4.71%) DNA
10 8 (4.71%) High Availability
10 8 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (4.12%) Service Management
11 7 (4.12%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.53%) Problem Management
13 5 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (2.94%) Project Planning
13 5 (2.94%) ITSM
13 5 (2.94%) Data Security
14 4 (2.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.94%) PowerShell
2 25 (14.71%) SQL
3 9 (5.29%) Ruby
3 9 (5.29%) Python
4 8 (4.71%) Perl
5 6 (3.53%) Java
6 5 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.94%) VBScript
7 4 (2.35%) PHP
7 4 (2.35%) C#
8 3 (1.76%) XPath
8 3 (1.76%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.59%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (24.71%) Degree
2 38 (22.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (13.53%) MCSE
4 9 (5.29%) MCITP
5 8 (4.71%) MCSA
5 8 (4.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.12%) CCNA
7 4 (2.35%) RHCE
8 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.53%) SLA
2 5 (2.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 100 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 74 (43.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (17.65%) vSphere
4 27 (15.88%) VMware ESX
5 18 (10.59%) Hyper-V
6 8 (4.71%) VMware Server
6 8 (4.71%) KVM
7 5 (2.94%) XenApp
8 4 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.76%) NFS
9 3 (1.76%) vCloud
10 2 (1.18%) pfSense
10 2 (1.18%) Xen
10 2 (1.18%) qmail
11 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (10.59%) Nagios
2 17 (10.00%) SCCM
3 15 (8.82%) Puppet
4 8 (4.71%) logstash
5 7 (4.12%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.53%) Backup Exec
6 6 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.94%) WSUS
8 3 (1.76%) SCOM
8 3 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.18%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.18%) Plesk
10 1 (0.59%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.59%) Cacti
10 1 (0.59%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.59%) MOM
Vendors
1 100 (58.82%) VMware
2 78 (45.88%) Microsoft
3 30 (17.65%) HP
4 24 (14.12%) Cisco
5 21 (12.35%) Citrix
6 13 (7.65%) Red Hat
7 10 (5.88%) EMC
8 8 (4.71%) SolarWinds
9 7 (4.12%) Riverbed
9 7 (4.12%) Dell
10 6 (3.53%) Juniper
10 6 (3.53%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.94%) Brocade
12 3 (1.76%) ProCurve
12 3 (1.76%) Avaya
12 3 (1.76%) Symantec
12 3 (1.76%) Sophos
13 2 (1.18%) SAP
13 2 (1.18%) Oracle
13 2 (1.18%) JBoss
City, London
Annapurna
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 55k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £180 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
World First
Salary: DOE + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago