Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 178 258
Rank change year-on-year +19 +80 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 108 94 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.61% 1.25% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.30% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 94 79 75
Berkshire median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +8.43% -12.63%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,125 £75,500 £56,250
South East median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.44% -3.53% +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 6,405 7,205 10,681
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 95.43% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 5,219 5,648 8,733
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +18 48 £43,750 +3.55% 4
Slough -10 10 £40,000 -33.33% 2
Maidenhead +10 9 £30,000 -38.46%
Wokingham -3 5 £42,500 +13.33%
Hungerford - 5 £32,500 -
Newbury -28 4 £47,500 +25.83% 3
Windsor +9 2 £55,000 -26.67%
Bracknell - 2 £39,000 -
Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 65 (60.19%) Linux
2 39 (36.11%) Windows
3 35 (32.41%) VMware
4 26 (24.07%) Bash Shell
5 23 (21.30%) ITIL
6 22 (20.37%) Amazon AWS
7 21 (19.44%) Cisco
7 21 (19.44%) Active Directory
8 20 (18.52%) SQL
8 20 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (17.59%) Python
9 19 (17.59%) Degree
10 18 (16.67%) DevOps
10 18 (16.67%) Oracle
10 18 (16.67%) Apache
11 17 (15.74%) PHP
11 17 (15.74%) Ansible
11 17 (15.74%) Hyper-V
11 17 (15.74%) Puppet
12 16 (14.81%) CentOS
12 16 (14.81%) Microsoft
13 15 (13.89%) Unix
13 15 (13.89%) Firewall
13 15 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (12.96%) DNS
14 14 (12.96%) Juniper
15 13 (12.04%) TCP/IP
15 13 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (12.04%) Computer Science
15 13 (12.04%) Windows Server

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 18 (16.67%) Apache
2 5 (4.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.63%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.70%) nginx
4 3 (2.78%) Confluence
4 3 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.78%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.85%) IIS
5 2 (1.85%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.93%) Site Server
6 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (20.37%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (9.26%) Office 365
4 3 (2.78%) Akamai
4 3 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.78%) SaaS
5 1 (0.93%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.89%) Firewall
2 14 (12.96%) DNS
3 13 (12.04%) TCP/IP
4 10 (9.26%) FTP
5 8 (7.41%) Internet
6 7 (6.48%) MPLS
7 6 (5.56%) HTTP
7 6 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (4.63%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (4.63%) iSCSI
8 5 (4.63%) NAS
8 5 (4.63%) SAN
8 5 (4.63%) Skype
8 5 (4.63%) SSH
8 5 (4.63%) VPN
8 5 (4.63%) WAN
9 4 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (3.70%) DHCP
9 4 (3.70%) Intranet
9 4 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) MySQL
2 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.85%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.85%) Redis
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (9.26%) Selenium
2 4 (3.70%) JIRA
3 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.85%) Subversion
5 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.93%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.93%) Advertising
2 1 (0.93%) Finance
2 1 (0.93%) Games
2 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.33%) LAMP
2 4 (3.70%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (2.78%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (2.78%) POSIX
4 2 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.85%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.93%) libvirt
5 1 (0.93%) Middleware
5 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.85%) NHS
5 2 (1.85%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.93%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.93%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 65 (60.19%) Linux
2 39 (36.11%) Windows
3 16 (14.81%) CentOS
4 15 (13.89%) Unix
5 13 (12.04%) Windows Server
6 10 (9.26%) Ubuntu
7 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (6.48%) Debian
9 5 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.85%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.30%) ITIL
2 20 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (16.67%) DevOps
4 10 (9.26%) Mentoring
4 10 (9.26%) Open Source
5 9 (8.33%) Line Management
5 9 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 9 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 9 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 8 (7.41%) Scrum
7 7 (6.48%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (4.63%) Computer Architecture
9 5 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.63%) Document Management
9 5 (4.63%) System Testing
10 3 (2.78%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.78%) Migration
10 3 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.07%) Bash Shell
2 20 (18.52%) SQL
3 19 (17.59%) Python
4 17 (15.74%) PHP
5 10 (9.26%) Shell Script
6 8 (7.41%) Groovy
7 7 (6.48%) PowerShell
8 6 (5.56%) Perl
9 4 (3.70%) Java
10 2 (1.85%) Bourne shell
10 2 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (17.59%) Degree
2 8 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.78%) CCNA
4 3 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.85%) MCSE
5 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) QA
2 4 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (19.44%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.74%) Hyper-V
3 13 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (9.26%) NFS
5 5 (4.63%) Samba
6 4 (3.70%) Docker
7 3 (2.78%) KVM
7 3 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.85%) Postfix
8 2 (1.85%) SpamAssassin
8 2 (1.85%) Xen
9 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (15.74%) Ansible
1 17 (15.74%) Puppet
2 10 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.70%) HAProxy
3 4 (3.70%) Nagios
3 4 (3.70%) Prometheus
4 3 (2.78%) Grafana
4 3 (2.78%) SCCM
5 2 (1.85%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.85%) SCOM
5 2 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.93%) Cacti
6 1 (0.93%) cPanel
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.93%) Plesk
Vendors
1 35 (32.41%) VMware
2 21 (19.44%) Cisco
3 18 (16.67%) Oracle
4 16 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 14 (12.96%) Juniper
6 10 (9.26%) Red Hat
7 6 (5.56%) F5
8 5 (4.63%) Citrix
9 4 (3.70%) Dell
9 4 (3.70%) HP
10 3 (2.78%) Google
10 3 (2.78%) SaltStack
11 2 (1.85%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.85%) NetApp
11 2 (1.85%) Synology
12 1 (0.93%) Apple
12 1 (0.93%) CA
12 1 (0.93%) Draytek
12 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.93%) Twitter