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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows System Administrator
Rank 802 853 760
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -93
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 93 73 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.062% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.066% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 78 62 91
Average salary £38,000 £41,750 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.98% +16.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £32,500 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £42,500 £34,678
% change year-on-year
-29.41% +22.55%

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
103195 111326 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.53% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85280 91269 85438
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 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +47 93 £38,000 -8.98% 9
London +30 34 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Yorkshire +21 15 £30,000 -36.84% 1
South East +10 13 £40,000 +14.28% 2
West Yorkshire - 13 £30,000 - 1
Leeds - 13 £30,000 - 1
Liverpool +24 10 £22,000 -47.61%
Merseyside +17 10 £22,000 -47.61%
North West +6 10 £22,000 -47.61%
East of England +2 10 £39,000 -29.09% 1
South West -14 8 - -
Devon - 8 - -
Exeter - 8 - -
City of London +35 5 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Cambridge +10 5 £32,500 -40.90%
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £32,500 -40.90%
Middlesex - 5 £37,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames +5 4 £40,000 -11.11%
Berkshire +3 4 £37,500 +5.63% 1
Hertfordshire -1 4 £39,500 -5.38% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £47,500 -
Bicester - 3 £47,500 -
Reading 0 2 £45,000 +26.76% 1
Newbury - 2 £37,500 -
Harrogate - 2 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £40,000 -
Bedford +13 1 £45,000 -5.26%
Bedfordshire +6 1 £45,000 -5.26%

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 169 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (60.36%) VMware
3 99 (58.58%) Active Directory
4 90 (53.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 77 (45.56%) Microsoft
6 70 (41.42%) PowerShell
7 67 (39.64%) DNS
8 66 (39.05%) Linux
9 59 (34.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 55 (32.54%) IIS
11 54 (31.95%) Cisco
12 47 (27.81%) Citrix
12 47 (27.81%) MS Exchange
13 46 (27.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 44 (26.04%) Puppet
15 43 (25.44%) SQL Server
16 40 (23.67%) MS Excel
16 40 (23.67%) Red Hat
17 35 (20.71%) Windows Server 2003
17 35 (20.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 33 (19.53%) Windows 7
18 33 (19.53%) Perl
19 29 (17.16%) Configuration Management
19 29 (17.16%) Finance
20 28 (16.57%) Firewall
20 28 (16.57%) Microsoft Certification
21 27 (15.98%) Bash Shell
22 26 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
22 26 (15.38%) SQL
22 26 (15.38%) Analytical Skills

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 55 (32.54%) IIS
2 47 (27.81%) MS Exchange
3 26 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.69%) Apache
5 11 (6.51%) SharePoint
6 10 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (4.14%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (2.37%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.18%) nginx
11 2 (1.18%) Lync
11 2 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.59%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 40 (23.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.33%) Office 365
3 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.37%) GitHub
4 4 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.18%) SaaS
7 1 (0.59%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 67 (39.64%) DNS
2 28 (16.57%) Firewall
3 23 (13.61%) DHCP
4 21 (12.43%) TCP/IP
4 21 (12.43%) Cisco IOS
5 19 (11.24%) SAN
6 10 (5.92%) NAS
7 8 (4.73%) Internet
7 8 (4.73%) VPN
7 8 (4.73%) HTTP
8 7 (4.14%) LAN
8 7 (4.14%) Network Security
9 6 (3.55%) WAN
9 6 (3.55%) SSL
10 5 (2.96%) VoIP
11 3 (1.78%) LDAP
11 3 (1.78%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.78%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (1.18%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (25.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.33%) MySQL
3 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (5.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.14%) TeamCity
3 6 (3.55%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.37%) Subversion
4 4 (2.37%) JIRA
5 3 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 29 (17.16%) Finance
2 10 (5.92%) Legal
2 10 (5.92%) Games
3 6 (3.55%) Banking
4 4 (2.37%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.78%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.78%) Retail
6 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.59%) Cantonese Language
7 1 (0.59%) French Language
7 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.59%) Law
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.79%) .NET
2 7 (4.14%) Middleware
3 5 (2.96%) Software Packaging
4 4 (2.37%) Web Services
5 3 (1.78%) COM
6 2 (1.18%) Memcached
7 1 (0.59%) LAMP
7 1 (0.59%) XML
7 1 (0.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.33%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.73%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.73%) Hedge funds
5 6 (3.55%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.96%) Replication
6 5 (2.96%) Clustering
7 4 (2.37%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.78%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.18%) BBC
9 2 (1.18%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.18%) Derivative
9 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.18%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.18%) iPad
10 1 (0.59%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.59%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.59%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 169 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (53.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (39.05%) Linux
4 46 (27.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (20.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (20.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (19.53%) Windows 7
7 16 (9.47%) Windows 8
8 9 (5.33%) Ubuntu
9 6 (3.55%) Debian
9 6 (3.55%) CentOS
10 5 (2.96%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.37%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.37%) UNIX
12 2 (1.18%) Solaris
13 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.16%) Configuration Management
2 25 (14.79%) Release Management
3 24 (14.20%) ITIL
3 24 (14.20%) DevOps
4 19 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (9.47%) Load Balancing
6 12 (7.10%) E-Commerce
7 6 (3.55%) Change Management
7 6 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (3.55%) Open Source
8 5 (2.96%) Patch Management
9 4 (2.37%) Asset Management
10 3 (1.78%) Scrum
10 3 (1.78%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (1.78%) Kanban
10 3 (1.78%) Data Protection
10 3 (1.78%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (1.18%) Mentoring
11 2 (1.18%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 70 (41.42%) PowerShell
2 33 (19.53%) Perl
3 27 (15.98%) Bash Shell
4 26 (15.38%) SQL
5 15 (8.88%) Python
6 7 (4.14%) Ruby
7 5 (2.96%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.96%) Java
8 2 (1.18%) C
8 2 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (16.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (14.20%) Degree
3 23 (13.61%) MCSE
4 15 (8.88%) MCSA
5 14 (8.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (4.14%) MCITP
7 4 (2.37%) CCNA
7 4 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.78%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.18%) CCNP
9 2 (1.18%) Linux+ Certification
9 2 (1.18%) MCP
9 2 (1.18%) CISSP
9 2 (1.18%) LPIC
10 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.59%) VCP4
10 1 (0.59%) VCP5
10 1 (0.59%) CCA
10 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.37%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.78%) SLA
3 2 (1.18%) QA
4 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 99 (58.58%) Active Directory
2 59 (34.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (10.06%) vSphere
4 16 (9.47%) XenApp
5 14 (8.28%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (8.28%) Hyper-V
6 8 (4.73%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.96%) Varnish
8 4 (2.37%) Xen
9 3 (1.78%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.18%) Firmware
10 2 (1.18%) NFS
11 1 (0.59%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 44 (26.04%) Puppet
2 14 (8.28%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (7.69%) SCCM
4 11 (6.51%) SCOM
4 11 (6.51%) Nagios
5 8 (4.73%) Graphite
6 5 (2.96%) Tivoli
7 4 (2.37%) logstash
7 4 (2.37%) StatsD
8 3 (1.78%) WSUS
9 2 (1.18%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.18%) Cacti
9 2 (1.18%) Sysprep
9 2 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.18%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.59%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.59%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.59%) Netcool
10 1 (0.59%) Control-M
Vendors
1 102 (60.36%) VMware
2 77 (45.56%) Microsoft
3 54 (31.95%) Cisco
4 47 (27.81%) Citrix
5 40 (23.67%) Red Hat
6 12 (7.10%) NetApp
6 12 (7.10%) IBM
6 12 (7.10%) Riverbed
7 11 (6.51%) Google
8 9 (5.33%) HP
9 6 (3.55%) EMC
9 6 (3.55%) Oracle
10 3 (1.78%) Apple
10 3 (1.78%) Intel
10 3 (1.78%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.78%) IronPort
10 3 (1.78%) Sophos
11 2 (1.18%) F5
11 2 (1.18%) Juniper
11 2 (1.18%) Compaq
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £48,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £39000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Benefits + Perks
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Artemis IT Recruitment
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per year + Bonus
Posted: 27 days ago