Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £43,750 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 22 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 176 208
Rank change year-on-year -37 +32 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 52 82 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.81% 1.30% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.37% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 42 82 98
Berkshire median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% -14.29% +23.53%
10th Percentile £30,300 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £69,125
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 6,167 6,000 8,505
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 95.48% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5,045 4,809 6,801
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +3.45%

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 September 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 September 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 -1 12 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Slough -20 8 £37,500 -16.67%
Maidenhead -40 6 £50,000 +66.67%
Newbury +1 4 £45,000 - 1
Bracknell -26 4 £52,500 +23.53%
Wokingham -4 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 29 (55.77%) Linux
2 20 (38.46%) Windows
3 16 (30.77%) VMware
3 16 (30.77%) DevOps
4 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
5 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (25.00%) MCSE
6 12 (23.08%) Degree
7 11 (21.15%) CentOS
7 11 (21.15%) Office 365
8 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
8 10 (19.23%) ITIL
9 9 (17.31%) .NET
9 9 (17.31%) DHCP
9 9 (17.31%) Python
9 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
9 9 (17.31%) DNS
9 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (15.38%) Hyper-V
10 8 (15.38%) Document Management
11 7 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (13.46%) Cisco
11 7 (13.46%) MCSA
11 7 (13.46%) Apache
11 7 (13.46%) MS Exchange
11 7 (13.46%) Puppet
11 7 (13.46%) Bash Shell
11 7 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (11.54%) Capacity Planning

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 (13.46%) Apache
1 7 (13.46%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.62%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.77%) nginx
4 2 (3.85%) CMS
4 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.85%) JBoss
4 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.15%) Office 365
2 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (7.69%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.92%) IaaS
5 1 (1.92%) PaaS
5 1 (1.92%) SaaS
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
2 9 (17.31%) DHCP
2 9 (17.31%) DNS
3 4 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (7.69%) Firewall
3 4 (7.69%) VPN
4 3 (5.77%) LAN
4 3 (5.77%) WAN
5 2 (3.85%) Skype
6 1 (1.92%) BGP
6 1 (1.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) MySQL
2 4 (7.69%) Big Data
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.92%) Selenium
3 1 (1.92%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.69%) Legal
3 3 (5.77%) Finance
4 2 (3.85%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Law
4 2 (3.85%) Marketing
4 2 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.92%) French Language
5 1 (1.92%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) .NET
2 6 (11.54%) Web Services
3 4 (7.69%) Middleware
4 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.77%) LAMP
5 2 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (3.85%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (1.92%) CSS
6 1 (1.92%) HTML
6 1 (1.92%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.85%) Cybercrime
4 2 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.92%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (55.77%) Linux
2 20 (38.46%) Windows
3 11 (21.15%) CentOS
4 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (9.62%) Ubuntu
4 5 (9.62%) Windows 10
4 5 (9.62%) Windows 7
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.77%) Unix
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.85%) Debian
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.92%) Fedora
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) DevOps
2 10 (19.23%) ITIL
3 8 (15.38%) Document Management
4 7 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (11.54%) Change Control
5 6 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (11.54%) Metadata Management
5 6 (11.54%) Open Source
5 6 (11.54%) Project Management
6 5 (9.62%) Workflow
7 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (7.69%) Line Management
7 4 (7.69%) Scrum
8 3 (5.77%) Business Continuity
8 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.77%) Information Security
8 3 (5.77%) Service Management
8 3 (5.77%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) Python
2 7 (13.46%) Bash Shell
3 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.69%) C#
4 4 (7.69%) PHP
5 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.85%) Perl
7 1 (1.92%) Go
7 1 (1.92%) Java
7 1 (1.92%) Ruby
7 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) MCSE
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (23.08%) Degree
3 7 (13.46%) MCSA
4 6 (11.54%) MCITP
4 6 (11.54%) MCP
5 5 (9.62%) CCNA
5 5 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.92%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.92%) VCAP
8 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) GDPR
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
2 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.77%) Docker
5 2 (3.85%) KVM
5 2 (3.85%) Varnish
5 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.85%) vSphere
6 1 (1.92%) Xen
6 1 (1.92%) XenApp
6 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) Puppet
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.77%) Ansible
3 3 (5.77%) ZABBIX
4 2 (3.85%) cPanel
4 2 (3.85%) HAProxy
4 2 (3.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (3.85%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.85%) Nagios
4 2 (3.85%) Plesk
4 2 (3.85%) Xymon
5 1 (1.92%) Cacti
5 1 (1.92%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.92%) Salt
5 1 (1.92%) SCCM
5 1 (1.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (30.77%) VMware
2 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
3 7 (13.46%) Cisco
4 5 (9.62%) ServiceNow
5 4 (7.69%) Apple
5 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.85%) Juniper
7 1 (1.92%) Citrix
7 1 (1.92%) EMC
7 1 (1.92%) McAfee
7 1 (1.92%) Qualys
7 1 (1.92%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.92%) Trend Micro