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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows System Administrator
Rank 839 740 818
Rank change year-on-year
-99 +78
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 66 139 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.13% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.14% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 56 107 72
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 £34,500 £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 £34,750
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +0.71%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
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 £26,500 £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 25 July 2014 within the UK.

Windows Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 25 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -97 58 £45,000 +20.00% 8
London -68 30 £45,000 - 7
East of England +5 13 £55,000 +46.66% 1
South East -33 9 £35,250 +0.71%
Cambridgeshire +5 8 £55,000 +46.66%
Cambridge +1 8 £55,000 +46.66%
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £45,000 - 1
South West -8 5 £37,500 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire -3 4 - -
Milton Keynes -6 4 - -
Bristol - 4 - -
Hertfordshire -4 3 £41,000 -
Surrey - 3 £35,000 -
Berkshire -1 2 £35,500 +1.42%
Reading -1 2 £35,500 +1.42%
Saffron Walden - 2 £37,500 -
Stevenage - 2 £41,000 -
Essex - 2 £37,500 - 1
South Yorkshire -9 1 £47,500 +35.71%
City of London -14 1 £47,500 - 2
Bath -21 1 £37,500 +25.00%
Somerset -24 1 £37,500 +25.00%
Yorkshire -50 1 £47,500 +52.00%
Scotland - 1 £37,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 £37,000 -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 176 (100.00%) Windows
2 104 (59.09%) VMware
2 104 (59.09%) Active Directory
3 95 (53.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 83 (47.16%) Microsoft
5 79 (44.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 75 (42.61%) SQL Server
7 67 (38.07%) Linux
8 66 (37.50%) IIS
9 64 (36.36%) Firewall
10 49 (27.84%) MS Excel
11 47 (26.70%) DNS
12 41 (23.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 41 (23.30%) PowerShell
12 41 (23.30%) Degree
13 38 (21.59%) SAN
13 38 (21.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 37 (21.02%) Windows 7
15 34 (19.32%) MS Exchange
16 33 (18.75%) HP
17 32 (18.18%) vSphere
18 30 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
18 30 (17.05%) TCP/IP
19 28 (15.91%) VMware ESX
20 27 (15.34%) Cisco
20 27 (15.34%) MySQL
21 26 (14.77%) .NET
22 24 (13.64%) MCSE
22 24 (13.64%) SQL
23 22 (12.50%) Citrix

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 66 (37.50%) IIS
2 34 (19.32%) MS Exchange
3 15 (8.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.82%) Apache
5 10 (5.68%) SharePoint
6 9 (5.11%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.84%) Lync
9 3 (1.70%) nginx
9 3 (1.70%) Drupal
9 3 (1.70%) Jetty
9 3 (1.70%) CMS
10 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.14%) Alfresco
10 2 (1.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 49 (27.84%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.82%) SaaS
2 9 (5.11%) Office 365
3 4 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (36.36%) Firewall
2 47 (26.70%) DNS
3 38 (21.59%) SAN
4 30 (17.05%) TCP/IP
5 21 (11.93%) VPN
6 20 (11.36%) VLAN
7 19 (10.80%) HTTP
8 17 (9.66%) VoIP
9 13 (7.39%) DHCP
10 12 (6.82%) Network Security
10 12 (6.82%) SMTP
11 11 (6.25%) IPsec
12 8 (4.55%) PPTP
12 8 (4.55%) H.323
12 8 (4.55%) ISDN
12 8 (4.55%) IPv4
13 7 (3.98%) Internet
13 7 (3.98%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (2.84%) LDAP
15 4 (2.27%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (42.61%) SQL Server
2 27 (15.34%) MySQL
3 17 (9.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.55%) Big Data
4 8 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.70%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.14%) Redis
8 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (3.41%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.84%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.14%) Hudson
3 2 (1.14%) Subversion
4 1 (0.57%) JIRA
General
1 22 (12.50%) Finance
2 8 (4.55%) Back Office
3 6 (3.41%) Banking
4 5 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.84%) Games
5 4 (2.27%) Legal
6 3 (1.70%) Advertising
6 3 (1.70%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.14%) Retail
7 2 (1.14%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Publishing
8 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.77%) .NET
2 14 (7.95%) XML
3 12 (6.82%) HTML
4 9 (5.11%) Middleware
5 7 (3.98%) Web Services
6 4 (2.27%) LAMP
6 4 (2.27%) Application Packaging
7 3 (1.70%) XSL
7 3 (1.70%) Regular Expression
8 2 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.57%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.57%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.52%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.55%) Clustering
3 5 (2.84%) Open Source
4 4 (2.27%) LPAR
4 4 (2.27%) Kindle
4 4 (2.27%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.70%) PKI
6 2 (1.14%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.14%) Wiki
7 1 (0.57%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.57%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.57%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.57%) iPhone
7 1 (0.57%) EPoS
7 1 (0.57%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 176 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (53.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 67 (38.07%) Linux
4 38 (21.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (21.02%) Windows 7
6 30 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (7.39%) UNIX
8 10 (5.68%) CentOS
8 10 (5.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (5.11%) Windows 2000
9 9 (5.11%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.41%) Fedora
11 5 (2.84%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.84%) Debian
12 4 (2.27%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.27%) AIX
12 4 (2.27%) HPUX
12 4 (2.27%) Solaris
13 3 (1.70%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.93%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (11.36%) ITIL
2 20 (11.36%) Configuration Management
3 17 (9.66%) Capacity Planning
4 16 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 13 (7.39%) Load Balancing
6 12 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (5.68%) DevOps
8 9 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (4.55%) High Availability
9 8 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (4.55%) DNA
10 7 (3.98%) Data Security
10 7 (3.98%) Service Management
10 7 (3.98%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.98%) Problem Management
11 5 (2.84%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (2.84%) Project Planning
11 5 (2.84%) ITSM
12 4 (2.27%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.30%) PowerShell
2 24 (13.64%) SQL
3 8 (4.55%) Python
3 8 (4.55%) Ruby
4 7 (3.98%) Perl
5 6 (3.41%) Java
6 5 (2.84%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.84%) VBScript
7 4 (2.27%) PHP
7 4 (2.27%) C#
8 3 (1.70%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.70%) XPath
9 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (23.30%) Microsoft Certification
1 41 (23.30%) Degree
2 24 (13.64%) MCSE
3 9 (5.11%) MCITP
4 8 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (4.55%) MCSA
4 8 (4.55%) CCNA
4 8 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.27%) RHCE
6 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.41%) SLA
2 5 (2.84%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 104 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 79 (44.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (18.18%) vSphere
4 28 (15.91%) VMware ESX
5 18 (10.23%) Hyper-V
6 8 (4.55%) KVM
6 8 (4.55%) VMware Server
7 5 (2.84%) XenApp
7 5 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.70%) vCloud
8 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.70%) NFS
9 2 (1.14%) Xen
9 2 (1.14%) pfSense
9 2 (1.14%) qmail
10 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (10.23%) Nagios
2 17 (9.66%) SCCM
3 14 (7.95%) Puppet
4 8 (4.55%) logstash
5 7 (3.98%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.41%) Backup Exec
6 6 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.84%) WSUS
8 4 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.70%) SCOM
9 3 (1.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.14%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.14%) Zenoss
10 2 (1.14%) Plesk
11 1 (0.57%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.57%) Cacti
11 1 (0.57%) MOM
Vendors
1 104 (59.09%) VMware
2 83 (47.16%) Microsoft
3 33 (18.75%) HP
4 27 (15.34%) Cisco
5 22 (12.50%) Citrix
6 14 (7.95%) Red Hat
7 13 (7.39%) EMC
8 9 (5.11%) Dell
9 8 (4.55%) Riverbed
9 8 (4.55%) SolarWinds
9 8 (4.55%) CheckPoint
10 7 (3.98%) Brocade
11 6 (3.41%) Juniper
12 4 (2.27%) Avaya
12 4 (2.27%) ProCurve
12 4 (2.27%) Symantec
13 3 (1.70%) Sophos
13 3 (1.70%) Apple
14 2 (1.14%) Oracle
14 2 (1.14%) SAP
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £42000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum +bonus + health + pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days 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: 4 days ago
London
World First
Salary: DOE + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago