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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows System Administrator
Rank 791 821 771
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 92 86 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.073% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.077% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 76 75 94
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +26.98%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
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 May 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 22 May 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 +44 91 £37,500 -6.25% 4
London +54 40 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Yorkshire +18 15 £30,000 -17.24%
West Yorkshire +32 13 £30,000 -
Leeds +25 13 £30,000 -
South West -12 10 - -
Devon - 10 - -
Exeter - 10 - -
City of London +39 9 £42,500 +6.25%
South East +5 9 £38,750 +10.71%
East of England +6 8 £32,500 -27.77% 3
Kingston Upon Thames +8 7 £38,500 -0.64%
Berkshire +7 6 £45,500 +21.33%
North West -1 6 £22,000 -53.68%
Liverpool +12 5 £22,000 -53.68%
Merseyside +8 5 £22,000 -53.68%
Cambridge +19 4 £32,500 -40.90% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 4 £32,500 -40.90% 1
Hertfordshire -2 4 £36,000 +2.85%
Reading - 4 £40,000 -
Slough +6 2 £49,250 +15.88%
Harrogate - 2 £35,000 -
Horsham - 2 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £40,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
West Midlands -8 1 £28,500 -5.00%
East Grinstead - 1 £35,000 -
Manchester - 1 £43,000 -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 164 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (57.32%) Active Directory
3 92 (56.10%) VMware
4 82 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 79 (48.17%) Microsoft
6 69 (42.07%) DNS
7 68 (41.46%) Linux
8 62 (37.80%) PowerShell
9 53 (32.32%) Cisco
10 51 (31.10%) IIS
10 51 (31.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 49 (29.88%) VMware Infrastructure
12 47 (28.66%) MS Excel
13 41 (25.00%) SQL Server
13 41 (25.00%) Puppet
14 39 (23.78%) Citrix
14 39 (23.78%) Red Hat
15 38 (23.17%) MS Exchange
16 35 (21.34%) Windows 7
17 34 (20.73%) Firewall
18 30 (18.29%) Perl
18 30 (18.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 27 (16.46%) .NET
20 26 (15.85%) Microsoft Certification
20 26 (15.85%) SAN
20 26 (15.85%) Degree
21 25 (15.24%) Windows Server 2003
21 25 (15.24%) Finance
21 25 (15.24%) DevOps
22 24 (14.63%) Analytical Skills

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 51 (31.10%) IIS
2 38 (23.17%) MS Exchange
3 19 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (8.54%) SharePoint
5 12 (7.32%) Apache
6 9 (5.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (4.27%) Tomcat
8 5 (3.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.22%) nginx
9 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.61%) Lync
10 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 47 (28.66%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.10%) Office 365
3 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.44%) GitHub
4 4 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.22%) SaaS
6 2 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 69 (42.07%) DNS
2 34 (20.73%) Firewall
3 26 (15.85%) SAN
4 24 (14.63%) DHCP
5 22 (13.41%) TCP/IP
6 15 (9.15%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (6.71%) NAS
7 11 (6.71%) HTTP
8 10 (6.10%) VPN
8 10 (6.10%) Internet
9 9 (5.49%) LAN
10 8 (4.88%) WAN
10 8 (4.88%) SSL
11 6 (3.66%) VoIP
12 5 (3.05%) Kerberos
12 5 (3.05%) LDAP
13 4 (2.44%) IP Telephony
14 3 (1.83%) FTP
15 2 (1.22%) RTP
15 2 (1.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.49%) MySQL
3 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.27%) TeamCity
3 6 (3.66%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.44%) JIRA
4 4 (2.44%) Subversion
5 3 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 25 (15.24%) Finance
2 10 (6.10%) Games
3 6 (3.66%) Banking
4 5 (3.05%) Legal
5 4 (2.44%) Law
5 4 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.83%) Retail
6 3 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.83%) French Language
7 2 (1.22%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.61%) Cantonese Language
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.46%) .NET
2 7 (4.27%) Middleware
3 5 (3.05%) Software Packaging
4 3 (1.83%) COM
4 3 (1.83%) Web Services
5 2 (1.22%) Memcached
6 1 (0.61%) HTML
6 1 (0.61%) J2EE
6 1 (0.61%) XML
6 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.61%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.88%) Open Source
3 8 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.27%) Hedge funds
5 6 (3.66%) EqualLogic
6 5 (3.05%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.05%) Clustering
7 4 (2.44%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.83%) Replication
9 2 (1.22%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.22%) iPad
9 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.22%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.22%) Derivative
10 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.61%) BBC
10 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 164 (100.00%) Windows
2 82 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (41.46%) Linux
4 51 (31.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (21.34%) Windows 7
6 30 (18.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (15.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (9.76%) Ubuntu
9 15 (9.15%) Windows 8
10 9 (5.49%) CentOS
11 6 (3.66%) Debian
12 4 (2.44%) UNIX
13 3 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (1.22%) Fedora
14 2 (1.22%) Windows XP
14 2 (1.22%) Solaris
15 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.24%) DevOps
2 24 (14.63%) Configuration Management
3 23 (14.02%) ITIL
4 19 (11.59%) Release Management
5 18 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (9.76%) Load Balancing
7 14 (8.54%) E-Commerce
8 7 (4.27%) Change Management
9 6 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.66%) Migration
10 5 (3.05%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (1.83%) Incident Management
11 3 (1.83%) Data Protection
11 3 (1.83%) Kanban
11 3 (1.83%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (1.83%) Scrum
12 2 (1.22%) Wealth Management
12 2 (1.22%) Business Development
12 2 (1.22%) Mentoring
13 1 (0.61%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (37.80%) PowerShell
2 30 (18.29%) Perl
3 21 (12.80%) Bash Shell
4 20 (12.20%) SQL
5 19 (11.59%) Python
6 10 (6.10%) Ruby
7 6 (3.66%) Java
8 5 (3.05%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.22%) PHP
9 2 (1.22%) C
10 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (15.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 26 (15.85%) Degree
2 20 (12.20%) MCSE
3 10 (6.10%) MCSA
4 8 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (4.88%) MCITP
5 5 (3.05%) CCNA
5 5 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.22%) Linux+ Certification
6 2 (1.22%) CCNP
6 2 (1.22%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.22%) MCP
6 2 (1.22%) LPIC
7 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) VCP4
7 1 (0.61%) VCP5
7 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.61%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.44%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 94 (57.32%) Active Directory
2 49 (29.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.76%) vSphere
3 16 (9.76%) XenApp
4 15 (9.15%) Hyper-V
4 15 (9.15%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.05%) Varnish
5 5 (3.05%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.44%) Xen
7 3 (1.83%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.22%) NFS
9 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 41 (25.00%) Puppet
2 15 (9.15%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (7.32%) SCCM
4 11 (6.71%) Nagios
5 8 (4.88%) Graphite
6 6 (3.66%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (3.66%) SCOM
7 5 (3.05%) Tivoli
8 4 (2.44%) StatsD
8 4 (2.44%) logstash
9 3 (1.83%) WSUS
9 3 (1.83%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.22%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.22%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.22%) Cacti
10 2 (1.22%) Sysprep
10 2 (1.22%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.61%) Ansible
11 1 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 92 (56.10%) VMware
2 79 (48.17%) Microsoft
3 53 (32.32%) Cisco
4 39 (23.78%) Citrix
4 39 (23.78%) Red Hat
5 15 (9.15%) NetApp
6 12 (7.32%) IBM
7 11 (6.71%) Google
7 11 (6.71%) Riverbed
8 10 (6.10%) HP
8 10 (6.10%) EMC
9 7 (4.27%) Oracle
10 6 (3.66%) Symantec
10 6 (3.66%) Dell
11 5 (3.05%) Fortinet
11 5 (3.05%) IronPort
11 5 (3.05%) Sophos
11 5 (3.05%) Apple
12 4 (2.44%) Avaya
13 3 (1.83%) WatchGuard
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