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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows System Administrator
Rank 825 836 733
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -103
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 75 74 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.064% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.068% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 70 64 123
Average salary £41,250 £44,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.30% +11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,150 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%

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
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +24 74 £41,500 -7.77% 6
London +1 36 £48,750 +8.33% 6
South East +26 22 £47,500 +33.80%
Yorkshire - 9 £30,000 -
Berkshire +13 8 £55,000 +57.14%
Reading -2 6 £55,000 +57.14%
Leeds - 6 £30,000 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £30,000 -
Hampshire - 5 £41,925 -
Middlesex - 4 £38,750 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £47,500 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £40,000 -
Docklands, London - 3 £43,750 -
Merseyside - 3 £22,000 -
North West - 3 £22,000 -
Liverpool - 3 £22,000 -
Havant - 3 £45,175 -
Surbiton - 3 £67,500 -
Bicester - 3 £47,500 -
City of London +17 2 £52,500 -25.00%
East of England -2 2 £39,000 -18.75%
Newbury - 2 £37,500 -
Portsmouth - 2 £41,500 -
Cambridge +7 1 £38,500 -30.00%
Cambridgeshire +3 1 £38,500 -30.00%
Hertfordshire -4 1 £39,500 -3.65%
Nottinghamshire - 1 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £41,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £50,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £40,000 -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 167 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (64.07%) Active Directory
3 106 (63.47%) VMware
4 95 (56.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 73 (43.71%) PowerShell
5 73 (43.71%) Microsoft
6 70 (41.92%) DNS
7 61 (36.53%) IIS
8 59 (35.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 56 (33.53%) Linux
10 53 (31.74%) Citrix
11 50 (29.94%) Cisco
12 49 (29.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 40 (23.95%) SQL Server
13 40 (23.95%) MS Exchange
14 38 (22.75%) SQL
14 38 (22.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 38 (22.75%) TCP/IP
15 36 (21.56%) Red Hat
15 36 (21.56%) Windows Server 2012
16 35 (20.96%) Puppet
17 34 (20.36%) DHCP
17 34 (20.36%) MS Excel
17 34 (20.36%) Finance
18 33 (19.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 31 (18.56%) Analytical Skills
20 30 (17.96%) Windows 7
21 26 (15.57%) Degree
21 26 (15.57%) ITIL
22 25 (14.97%) Perl

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 61 (36.53%) IIS
2 40 (23.95%) MS Exchange
3 23 (13.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (5.99%) Apache
4 10 (5.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.59%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.59%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (2.40%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.40%) Lync
9 1 (0.60%) nginx
9 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.60%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.60%) CMS
9 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 34 (20.36%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.98%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.39%) Office 365
3 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (1.80%) GitHub
4 3 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 70 (41.92%) DNS
2 38 (22.75%) TCP/IP
3 34 (20.36%) DHCP
4 21 (12.57%) Firewall
5 19 (11.38%) Cisco IOS
6 18 (10.78%) Network Security
6 18 (10.78%) SAN
7 16 (9.58%) LAN
8 15 (8.98%) WAN
9 11 (6.59%) iSCSI
10 8 (4.79%) NAS
10 8 (4.79%) VPN
11 6 (3.59%) VoIP
12 3 (1.80%) HTTP
12 3 (1.80%) Internet
13 2 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
14 1 (0.60%) NetScaler
14 1 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
14 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (23.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.19%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.40%) MySQL
5 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (5.39%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.79%) TeamCity
3 5 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.99%) Subversion
4 4 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.80%) JIRA
General
1 34 (20.36%) Finance
2 12 (7.19%) Games
3 10 (5.99%) Legal
4 5 (2.99%) Banking
5 3 (1.80%) Retail
5 3 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.60%) Cantonese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.78%) .NET
2 9 (5.39%) Web Services
3 7 (4.19%) Middleware
4 5 (2.99%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.20%) COM
6 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.56%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.78%) Management Information System
3 13 (7.78%) Hedge funds
4 12 (7.19%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.19%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.59%) Clustering
6 6 (3.59%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.80%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.80%) BBC
8 3 (1.80%) Replication
8 3 (1.80%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.20%) Online Games
9 2 (1.20%) Online Gambling
9 2 (1.20%) iPad
10 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.60%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 167 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (56.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (33.53%) Linux
4 49 (29.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (21.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (19.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (17.96%) Windows 7
8 15 (8.98%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.59%) Debian
9 6 (3.59%) Ubuntu
9 6 (3.59%) Windows Vista
9 6 (3.59%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.59%) CentOS
10 4 (2.40%) UNIX
11 1 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.57%) ITIL
2 25 (14.97%) Configuration Management
3 22 (13.17%) Release Management
4 19 (11.38%) DevOps
5 17 (10.18%) Load Balancing
6 14 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (6.59%) Asset Management
8 10 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (5.99%) E-Commerce
9 7 (4.19%) Patch Management
10 6 (3.59%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (3.59%) Workflow
10 6 (3.59%) Change Management
10 6 (3.59%) Data Analysis
11 5 (2.99%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (2.99%) SIEM
11 5 (2.99%) Change Control
11 5 (2.99%) Identity Management
11 5 (2.99%) Information Security
12 4 (2.40%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 73 (43.71%) PowerShell
2 38 (22.75%) SQL
3 25 (14.97%) Perl
4 24 (14.37%) Bash Shell
5 11 (6.59%) Python
6 7 (4.19%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.99%) Ruby
8 2 (1.20%) Java
9 1 (0.60%) C
9 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (22.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (15.57%) Degree
3 21 (12.57%) MCSE
4 14 (8.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (7.78%) MCSA
5 13 (7.78%) A+ Certification
6 11 (6.59%) Security+ Certification
6 11 (6.59%) Network+ Certification
7 9 (5.39%) CCNA
7 9 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.99%) CISSP
8 5 (2.99%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.99%) Security Cleared
9 4 (2.40%) MCITP
10 2 (1.20%) Linux+ Certification
10 2 (1.20%) LPIC
10 2 (1.20%) MCP
10 2 (1.20%) CCNP
11 1 (0.60%) CCA
11 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.59%) QA
2 5 (2.99%) SLA
3 3 (1.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 107 (64.07%) Active Directory
2 59 (35.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (13.77%) vSphere
4 21 (12.57%) VMware ESX
5 14 (8.38%) XenApp
6 10 (5.99%) Hyper-V
7 9 (5.39%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (3.59%) Firmware
9 4 (2.40%) Varnish
10 3 (1.80%) Xen
11 2 (1.20%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.60%) XenServer
12 1 (0.60%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 35 (20.96%) Puppet
2 14 (8.38%) SCCM
3 11 (6.59%) Backup Exec
4 8 (4.79%) SCOM
4 8 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (4.19%) Graphite
5 7 (4.19%) WSUS
5 7 (4.19%) Nagios
6 4 (2.40%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.40%) logstash
6 4 (2.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (2.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (1.80%) StatsD
8 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.60%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.60%) Netcool
8 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 106 (63.47%) VMware
2 73 (43.71%) Microsoft
3 53 (31.74%) Citrix
4 50 (29.94%) Cisco
5 36 (21.56%) Red Hat
6 13 (7.78%) HP
7 11 (6.59%) Altiris
7 11 (6.59%) Google
7 11 (6.59%) Riverbed
8 10 (5.99%) IBM
9 8 (4.79%) NetApp
10 5 (2.99%) Symantec
11 3 (1.80%) Sophos
12 2 (1.20%) Apple
12 2 (1.20%) EMC
13 1 (0.60%) Intel
13 1 (0.60%) Compaq
13 1 (0.60%) 3PAR
13 1 (0.60%) New Relic
13 1 (0.60%) Oracle
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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