The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 169 152
Rank change year-on-year +24 -17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 39 47 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.19% 1.04% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.08% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 37 42 43
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,900 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3105 4346 4938
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 94.98% 96.53% 95.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2504 3510 3724
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £69,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +19 19 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Reading +27 10 £45,000 - 4
Windsor -5 6 £45,000 -18.18%
Maidenhead - 2 £50,000 -
Bracknell +25 1 £42,500 -19.04% 2
Newbury - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 63 (75.00%) Linux
2 38 (45.24%) MySQL
3 37 (44.05%) Windows
3 37 (44.05%) Puppet
4 36 (42.86%) CentOS
5 34 (40.48%) Apache
5 34 (40.48%) VMware
6 31 (36.90%) Firewall
6 31 (36.90%) DevOps
7 28 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 27 (32.14%) Cisco
9 25 (29.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (29.76%) Hyper-V
10 24 (28.57%) Bash Shell
10 24 (28.57%) DNS
11 23 (27.38%) TCP/IP
12 22 (26.19%) Active Directory
13 21 (25.00%) VPN
13 21 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (25.00%) nginx
14 20 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
15 19 (22.62%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (22.62%) Tomcat
15 19 (22.62%) Python
15 19 (22.62%) Finance
16 18 (21.43%) Microsoft
16 18 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (21.43%) Docker
17 17 (20.24%) Cisco PIX
17 17 (20.24%) SQL Server 2005

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 34 (40.48%) Apache
2 21 (25.00%) nginx
3 19 (22.62%) Tomcat
4 14 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 13 (15.48%) IIS
6 5 (5.95%) Apache Solr
6 5 (5.95%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
8 3 (3.57%) Eucalyptus
8 3 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (2.38%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (1.19%) JBoss
10 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 11 (13.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.38%) Cognos Controller
2 2 (2.38%) HFM
2 2 (2.38%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (2.38%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.33%) Amazon S3
3 6 (7.14%) SaaS
4 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (5.95%) Office 365
5 4 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (4.76%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (4.76%) Google App Engine
5 4 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle CX
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (36.90%) Firewall
2 24 (28.57%) DNS
3 23 (27.38%) TCP/IP
4 21 (25.00%) VPN
5 18 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (20.24%) Cisco PIX
7 16 (19.05%) MPLS
8 13 (15.48%) LAN
8 13 (15.48%) SAN
8 13 (15.48%) VLAN
8 13 (15.48%) WAN
9 12 (14.29%) DHCP
9 12 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (8.33%) iSCSI
10 7 (8.33%) OpenVPN
11 6 (7.14%) SSH
12 5 (5.95%) FTP
12 5 (5.95%) Internet
12 5 (5.95%) NAS
13 4 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (45.24%) MySQL
2 28 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 17 (20.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (7.14%) MongoDB
8 4 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (4.76%) Redis
9 3 (3.57%) DB2
10 2 (2.38%) Hadoop
10 2 (2.38%) Informix
10 2 (2.38%) MaxDB
10 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (1.19%) Firebird
11 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (15.48%) Git (software)
1 13 (15.48%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.76%) Maven
2 4 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.19%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.19%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (22.62%) Finance
2 16 (19.05%) Marketing
3 12 (14.29%) Back Office
4 11 (13.10%) Electronics
4 11 (13.10%) Manufacturing
4 11 (13.10%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.19%) Advertising
5 1 (1.19%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.29%) LAMP
2 5 (5.95%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (4.76%) Kafka
3 4 (4.76%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (3.57%) .NET
4 3 (3.57%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (3.57%) Memcached
4 3 (3.57%) POSIX
5 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.19%) CSS
6 1 (1.19%) HTML
6 1 (1.19%) HTML5
6 1 (1.19%) JMX
6 1 (1.19%) RESTful
6 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.52%) Replication
3 6 (7.14%) EMC VNX
4 5 (5.95%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.95%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (4.76%) Private Cloud
5 4 (4.76%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.38%) Celerra
6 2 (2.38%) Clustering
7 1 (1.19%) Fintech
7 1 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (75.00%) Linux
2 37 (44.05%) Windows
3 36 (42.86%) CentOS
4 21 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (22.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (16.67%) Windows Server
8 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (10.71%) Unix
10 7 (8.33%) Debian
11 4 (4.76%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (4.76%) Solaris
11 4 (4.76%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.38%) AIX
12 2 (2.38%) HPUX
12 2 (2.38%) SUSE
13 1 (1.19%) Android
13 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.90%) DevOps
2 12 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 11 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (13.10%) Configuration Management
3 11 (13.10%) Digital Marketing
3 11 (13.10%) Programme Management
4 8 (9.52%) High Availability
4 8 (9.52%) ITIL
5 7 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (7.14%) Open Source
7 5 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.95%) Service Management
8 4 (4.76%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (4.76%) Microservices
8 4 (4.76%) Performance Management
8 4 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.76%) Trend Analysis
9 3 (3.57%) Database Tuning
9 3 (3.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.57%) Bash Shell
2 19 (22.62%) Python
3 17 (20.24%) SQL
4 14 (16.67%) Perl
5 13 (15.48%) Ruby
6 11 (13.10%) Java
7 5 (5.95%) PHP
8 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.19%) C#
10 1 (1.19%) C++
10 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (16.67%) CCNA
1 14 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (4.76%) Degree
2 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) CCNP
4 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) QA
1 2 (2.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (29.76%) Hyper-V
1 25 (29.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (26.19%) Active Directory
3 18 (21.43%) Docker
4 15 (17.86%) KVM
5 14 (16.67%) XenServer
6 12 (14.29%) Terminal Services
6 12 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
6 12 (14.29%) XenApp
7 10 (11.90%) vSphere
8 6 (7.14%) Varnish
9 4 (4.76%) NFS
10 2 (2.38%) zsh
11 1 (1.19%) iptables
11 1 (1.19%) Postfix
11 1 (1.19%) Squid
11 1 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (44.05%) Puppet
2 20 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (19.05%) ZABBIX
4 15 (17.86%) WSUS
5 11 (13.10%) Ansible
6 8 (9.52%) Salt
7 6 (7.14%) vCenter Server
8 5 (5.95%) logstash
8 5 (5.95%) Nagios
9 4 (4.76%) cPanel
9 4 (4.76%) HAProxy
9 4 (4.76%) Kibana
9 4 (4.76%) Plesk
10 3 (3.57%) Backup Exec
10 3 (3.57%) FortiGate
10 3 (3.57%) Grafana
10 3 (3.57%) Icinga
10 3 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 34 (40.48%) VMware
2 27 (32.14%) Cisco
3 18 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 16 (19.05%) McAfee
5 15 (17.86%) SAP
6 14 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 13 (15.48%) Citrix
8 12 (14.29%) F5
9 11 (13.10%) EMC
10 10 (11.90%) Oracle
11 9 (10.71%) HP
12 8 (9.52%) Dell
13 5 (5.95%) Veeam
14 4 (4.76%) New Relic
14 4 (4.76%) SaltStack
14 4 (4.76%) Sun
15 3 (3.57%) CheckPoint
15 3 (3.57%) Juniper
15 3 (3.57%) NetApp
15 3 (3.57%) Symantec
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