Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 177 213
Rank change year-on-year -33 +36 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 57 85 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.84% 1.28% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.34% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 49 80 98
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,750 £65,000 £63,250
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 6,519 6,366 9,097
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.28% 95.54% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5,254 5,134 7,415
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +10 14 £45,000 - 4
Newbury +2 11 £50,000 - 1
Bracknell -12 6 £52,500 +23.53%
Slough -22 4 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Maidenhead -45 4 £50,000 - 1
Wokingham - 2 £38,750 - 1
Windsor -4 1 £55,000 -12.00%
Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 26 (45.61%) Linux
2 25 (43.86%) VMware
3 21 (36.84%) Active Directory
4 20 (35.09%) Windows
5 17 (29.82%) DevOps
6 16 (28.07%) ITIL
7 14 (24.56%) Degree
7 14 (24.56%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (22.81%) Windows Server
8 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (22.81%) PowerShell
9 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (21.05%) SQL
9 12 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (19.30%) CentOS
11 10 (17.54%) Hyper-V
11 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (17.54%) MS Exchange
11 10 (17.54%) Cisco
11 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
12 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (15.79%) Python
12 9 (15.79%) .NET
12 9 (15.79%) MCP
12 9 (15.79%) Office 365
13 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (14.04%) Document Management
13 8 (14.04%) MCSE
14 7 (12.28%) MCSA

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 (17.54%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.53%) Apache
2 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (8.77%) Skype for Business
3 5 (8.77%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.26%) GroupWise
5 2 (3.51%) JBoss
5 2 (3.51%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.75%) CMS
6 1 (1.75%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (15.79%) Office 365
4 4 (7.02%) SaaS
5 2 (3.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.51%) IaaS
5 2 (3.51%) PaaS
5 2 (3.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) Firewall
2 5 (8.77%) DNS
2 5 (8.77%) Skype
3 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.02%) WAN
4 3 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (5.26%) LAN
5 2 (3.51%) HTTP
5 2 (3.51%) Internet
5 2 (3.51%) IPsec
5 2 (3.51%) VLAN
5 2 (3.51%) VPN
6 1 (1.75%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.75%) DHCP
6 1 (1.75%) FTP
6 1 (1.75%) Intranet
6 1 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.75%) SAN
6 1 (1.75%) SMS
6 1 (1.75%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) Big Data
3 3 (5.26%) MySQL
4 2 (3.51%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (3.51%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MSI
2 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.51%) Selenium
3 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.02%) Legal
3 3 (5.26%) Finance
4 2 (3.51%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Law
4 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 2 (3.51%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) French Language
5 1 (1.75%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) .NET
2 5 (8.77%) Web Services
3 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (3.51%) libvirt
4 2 (3.51%) Middleware
5 1 (1.75%) CSS
5 1 (1.75%) HTML
5 1 (1.75%) LAMP
5 1 (1.75%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.26%) Cybercrime
3 3 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.75%) PKI
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (45.61%) Linux
2 20 (35.09%) Windows
3 13 (22.81%) Windows Server
4 11 (19.30%) CentOS
5 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (12.28%) Ubuntu
7 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.51%) Debian
9 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.51%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.75%) Fedora
10 1 (1.75%) Unix
10 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) DevOps
2 16 (28.07%) ITIL
3 14 (24.56%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (14.04%) Document Management
6 6 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (10.53%) Change Control
6 6 (10.53%) Metadata Management
6 6 (10.53%) Open Source
6 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.77%) Workflow
8 4 (7.02%) Capacity Management
8 4 (7.02%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (7.02%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (7.02%) Scrum
8 4 (7.02%) SIEM
9 3 (5.26%) Analytical Thinking
9 3 (5.26%) Business Continuity
9 3 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (5.26%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) PowerShell
2 12 (21.05%) SQL
3 9 (15.79%) Python
4 7 (12.28%) Bash Shell
5 6 (10.53%) Java
5 6 (10.53%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.02%) C#
7 3 (5.26%) PHP
7 3 (5.26%) VBScript
8 2 (3.51%) Perl
8 2 (3.51%) Ruby
9 1 (1.75%) Go
Qualifications
1 14 (24.56%) Degree
2 9 (15.79%) MCP
2 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (14.04%) MCSE
4 7 (12.28%) MCITP
4 7 (12.28%) MCSA
5 3 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.51%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.75%) CCNA
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.75%) CISSP
7 1 (1.75%) MCTS
7 1 (1.75%) VCAP
7 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.75%) GDPR
3 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.54%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.02%) Docker
4 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (7.02%) XenApp
5 3 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (5.26%) NDS
5 3 (5.26%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 3 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (5.26%) vSphere
6 2 (3.51%) KVM
7 1 (1.75%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.75%) NFS
7 1 (1.75%) Varnish
7 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) Puppet
2 5 (8.77%) SCCM
3 4 (7.02%) Ansible
3 4 (7.02%) SCOM
4 3 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (5.26%) Kubernetes
4 3 (5.26%) Nagios
4 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.26%) ZABBIX
5 2 (3.51%) Cacti
5 2 (3.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (3.51%) Prometheus
5 2 (3.51%) Xymon
6 1 (1.75%) cPanel
6 1 (1.75%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.75%) Plesk
6 1 (1.75%) Salt
Vendors
1 25 (43.86%) VMware
2 10 (17.54%) Cisco
2 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.77%) Citrix
3 5 (8.77%) Juniper
4 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.26%) SaltStack
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle
7 1 (1.75%) EMC
7 1 (1.75%) F5
7 1 (1.75%) McAfee
7 1 (1.75%) Qualys
7 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.75%) Trend Micro