Period
to 12 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 168 220
Rank change year-on-year -56 +52 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 37 86 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.61% 1.38% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 1.45% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 31 86 78
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -14.29% +23.53%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £31,425
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £68,750
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 5,823 5,950 8,289
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.52% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4,698 4,775 6,502
Berkshire median annual salary £50,750 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.84% -5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £74,250 £73,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 -9 15 £40,000 -16.23% 1
Slough -21 7 £38,250 -15.00% 2
Maidenhead -38 5 £50,000 +66.67%
Wokingham +9 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Newbury - 1 £23,000 -
Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 21 (56.76%) Linux
2 19 (51.35%) Windows
3 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
4 15 (40.54%) DNS
5 14 (37.84%) DHCP
6 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
6 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (29.73%) Hyper-V
7 11 (29.73%) Office 365
8 10 (27.03%) Degree
9 9 (24.32%) VPN
9 9 (24.32%) MCSE
9 9 (24.32%) Python
9 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
9 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (21.62%) Firewall
10 8 (21.62%) VMware
11 7 (18.92%) Apache
11 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
12 6 (16.22%) Mobile App
12 6 (16.22%) DevOps
12 6 (16.22%) Line Management
12 6 (16.22%) Mimecast
12 6 (16.22%) Windows 10
12 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
12 6 (16.22%) CentOS
12 6 (16.22%) nginx
12 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Intune

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 7 (18.92%) Apache
2 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.22%) nginx
3 5 (13.51%) Skype for Business
4 3 (8.11%) IIS
5 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.70%) CMS
6 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (29.73%) Office 365
3 6 (16.22%) Mimecast
4 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (8.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) DNS
2 14 (37.84%) DHCP
3 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
4 9 (24.32%) VPN
5 8 (21.62%) Firewall
6 5 (13.51%) Skype
7 4 (10.81%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (8.11%) VoIP
9 1 (2.70%) FTP
9 1 (2.70%) LAN
9 1 (2.70%) SSH
9 1 (2.70%) tcpdump
9 1 (2.70%) WAN
9 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) MySQL
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (10.81%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Law
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Web Services
2 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) LDAP
3 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.41%) LAMP
3 2 (5.41%) Middleware
4 1 (2.70%) CSS
4 1 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Cybercrime
3 1 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (56.76%) Linux
2 19 (51.35%) Windows
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
4 6 (16.22%) CentOS
4 6 (16.22%) Windows 10
4 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
5 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (8.11%) VMS
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.41%) Unix
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Phone
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.70%) Debian
8 1 (2.70%) Fedora
8 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (16.22%) DevOps
2 6 (16.22%) Line Management
3 5 (13.51%) Document Management
3 5 (13.51%) Project Management
4 4 (10.81%) ITIL
5 3 (8.11%) Business Continuity
5 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (8.11%) Information Security
5 3 (8.11%) Metadata Management
5 3 (8.11%) Service Management
5 3 (8.11%) SIEM
6 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity Management
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (5.41%) Logistics
6 2 (5.41%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 2 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.41%) Use Case
6 2 (5.41%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (5.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) Python
2 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
3 5 (13.51%) Bash Shell
4 4 (10.81%) Ruby
5 3 (8.11%) Go
5 3 (8.11%) SQL
6 2 (5.41%) Perl
6 2 (5.41%) PHP
7 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Degree
2 9 (24.32%) MCSE
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (13.51%) CCNA
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (10.81%) MCSA
5 3 (8.11%) MCITP
5 3 (8.11%) MCP
6 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (29.73%) Hyper-V
3 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.81%) iptables
4 4 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (10.81%) Xen
5 3 (8.11%) Docker
5 3 (8.11%) VirtualBox
6 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.70%) KVM
7 1 (2.70%) Postfix
7 1 (2.70%) Squid
7 1 (2.70%) Varnish
7 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (8.11%) Graphite
2 3 (8.11%) Kibana
2 3 (8.11%) Nagios
2 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.11%) Puppet
3 2 (5.41%) Ansible
4 1 (2.70%) cPanel
4 1 (2.70%) HAProxy
4 1 (2.70%) Plesk
4 1 (2.70%) SCCM
4 1 (2.70%) SCOM
4 1 (2.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) VMware
3 5 (13.51%) ServiceNow
4 4 (10.81%) Apple
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco
5 3 (8.11%) Centreon
5 3 (8.11%) Google
6 1 (2.70%) McAfee
6 1 (2.70%) Qualys
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.70%) Trend Micro