Period
to 22 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 179 229
Rank change year-on-year -3 +50 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 88 90 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.27% 1.35% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.40% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 71 75 88
Berkshire median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.78% - -3.74%
10th Percentile £27,500 £36,100 £32,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £75,000 £58,750
South East median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 6,635 6,407 9,258
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 95.88% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 5,379 5,196 7,548
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £28,088
90th Percentile £72,500 £74,750 £72,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Berkshire

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Berkshire

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Berkshire

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 29 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Newbury -6 13 £50,000 - 1
Slough -8 7 £47,500 +2.70%
Bracknell - 6 £52,500 -
Hungerford - 4 £32,500 -
Wokingham -8 2 £38,750 +3.33%
Windsor -3 1 £55,000 -12.00%
Maidenhead -44 1 £62,500 +25.00%
Systems Administrator
South East

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 40 (45.45%) VMware
1 40 (45.45%) Linux
2 31 (35.23%) Windows
3 25 (28.41%) ITIL
3 25 (28.41%) Degree
4 22 (25.00%) DevOps
4 22 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (23.86%) SQL
5 21 (23.86%) Active Directory
6 20 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
7 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (19.32%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (19.32%) CentOS
8 17 (19.32%) Hyper-V
9 16 (18.18%) Cisco
9 16 (18.18%) Windows Server
10 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
10 15 (17.05%) Oracle
10 15 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (14.77%) Computer Science
11 13 (14.77%) Shell Script
12 12 (13.64%) Python
13 11 (12.50%) Telecoms
13 11 (12.50%) Document Management
13 11 (12.50%) PowerShell
13 11 (12.50%) Office 365
14 10 (11.36%) Selenium
14 10 (11.36%) Ubuntu
14 10 (11.36%) Bash Shell
14 10 (11.36%) Apache

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (11.36%) Apache
2 8 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (6.82%) Skype for Business
3 6 (6.82%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.55%) nginx
5 3 (3.41%) GroupWise
5 3 (3.41%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.27%) JBoss
6 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.14%) CMS
7 1 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (19.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (12.50%) Office 365
4 5 (5.68%) SaaS
5 3 (3.41%) Akamai
6 2 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.27%) IaaS
6 2 (2.27%) PaaS
6 2 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) Firewall
2 7 (7.95%) WAN
3 6 (6.82%) DNS
3 6 (6.82%) Skype
4 5 (5.68%) FTP
4 5 (5.68%) LAN
4 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.68%) VPN
5 4 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (3.41%) Internet
6 3 (3.41%) MPLS
7 2 (2.27%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.27%) DHCP
7 2 (2.27%) HTTP
7 2 (2.27%) IPsec
7 2 (2.27%) NX-OS
7 2 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.27%) SMS
7 2 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) MySQL
2 4 (4.55%) Big Data
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.27%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.27%) Redis
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Selenium
2 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.41%) MSI
3 2 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.14%) JIRA
4 1 (1.14%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Marketing
3 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Back Office
4 1 (1.14%) French Language
4 1 (1.14%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.23%) .NET
2 6 (6.82%) Web Services
3 5 (5.68%) LAMP
4 4 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (4.55%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.41%) libvirt
6 2 (2.27%) Middleware
7 1 (1.14%) CSS
7 1 (1.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.27%) Cybercrime
4 2 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.14%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (45.45%) Linux
2 31 (35.23%) Windows
3 17 (19.32%) CentOS
4 16 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 10 (11.36%) Ubuntu
6 7 (7.95%) Unix
7 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.41%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.41%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.27%) Debian
10 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.41%) ITIL
2 22 (25.00%) DevOps
2 22 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (12.50%) Document Management
5 9 (10.23%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (10.23%) Mentoring
5 9 (10.23%) Open Source
5 9 (10.23%) Software Testing
5 9 (10.23%) Test Automation
5 9 (10.23%) Waterfall
6 8 (9.09%) Workflow
7 6 (6.82%) Change Control
7 6 (6.82%) Metadata Management
7 6 (6.82%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.82%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (5.68%) System Testing
9 4 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.86%) SQL
2 13 (14.77%) Shell Script
3 12 (13.64%) Python
4 11 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 10 (11.36%) Bash Shell
6 6 (6.82%) Java
6 6 (6.82%) PHP
7 4 (4.55%) C#
8 3 (3.41%) VBScript
9 2 (2.27%) Bourne shell
9 2 (2.27%) Perl
10 1 (1.14%) Go
10 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (28.41%) Degree
2 9 (10.23%) MCP
2 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (9.09%) MCSE
4 7 (7.95%) MCITP
4 7 (7.95%) MCSA
5 3 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.27%) AWS Certification
6 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.14%) CCNA
7 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.14%) CISSP
7 1 (1.14%) MCTS
7 1 (1.14%) VCAP
7 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.23%) QA
2 4 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.27%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.27%) SLA
4 1 (1.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (23.86%) Active Directory
2 17 (19.32%) Hyper-V
3 15 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.82%) Docker
5 5 (5.68%) NFS
6 4 (4.55%) KVM
6 4 (4.55%) Samba
6 4 (4.55%) XenApp
7 3 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.41%) NDS
7 3 (3.41%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 3 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.27%) vSphere
9 1 (1.14%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.14%) SpamAssassin
9 1 (1.14%) Varnish
9 1 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.14%) Xen
9 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (10.23%) Puppet
2 7 (7.95%) SCCM
3 6 (6.82%) Ansible
3 6 (6.82%) Nagios
3 6 (6.82%) Prometheus
4 5 (5.68%) Kubernetes
4 5 (5.68%) SCOM
5 4 (4.55%) HAProxy
6 3 (3.41%) Cacti
6 3 (3.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (3.41%) Grafana
6 3 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.41%) ZABBIX
7 2 (2.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.27%) Xymon
8 1 (1.14%) cPanel
8 1 (1.14%) Plesk
8 1 (1.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 40 (45.45%) VMware
2 16 (18.18%) Cisco
3 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
3 15 (17.05%) Oracle
4 8 (9.09%) Juniper
4 8 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.82%) Citrix
6 5 (5.68%) SaltStack
7 2 (2.27%) Dell
7 2 (2.27%) F5
7 2 (2.27%) Google
7 2 (2.27%) HP
7 2 (2.27%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.14%) EMC