Period
to 15 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 211 153 183
Rank change year-on-year -58 +30 +74
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 38 112 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.67% 1.67% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.75% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 24 100 81
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -21.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £54,875 £59,375 £75,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -1.23% -1.22% -3.53%

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 5,404 6,384 7,357
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 95.45% 95.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4,385 5,202 5,751
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £75,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 -26 15 £38,750 -8.82% 5
Slough -15 12 £35,000 -12.50%
Newbury +11 6 £42,500 -10.53% 3
Maidenhead -21 2 £30,000 -
Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 (76.32%) Windows
2 25 (65.79%) Linux
3 18 (47.37%) TCP/IP
3 18 (47.37%) Firewall
3 18 (47.37%) DNS
4 16 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (42.11%) Office 365
5 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
5 15 (39.47%) VMware
5 15 (39.47%) DHCP
6 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 14 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (34.21%) Python
8 12 (31.58%) Cisco
8 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
8 12 (31.58%) Windows 10
9 11 (28.95%) Bash Shell
10 9 (23.68%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (23.68%) Apache
10 9 (23.68%) SharePoint
10 9 (23.68%) Windows Server
11 8 (21.05%) VPN
11 8 (21.05%) vSphere
11 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
12 7 (18.42%) CRM
12 7 (18.42%) Deployment Automation
12 7 (18.42%) Driving Licence
12 7 (18.42%) iptables
13 6 (15.79%) Mimecast
13 6 (15.79%) KVM

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 9 (23.68%) Apache
1 9 (23.68%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.16%) nginx
3 4 (10.53%) IIS
4 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
4 3 (7.89%) Skype for Business
4 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.26%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.63%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 16 (42.11%) Office 365
2 6 (15.79%) Mimecast
3 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (10.53%) SaaS
5 3 (7.89%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (47.37%) DNS
1 18 (47.37%) Firewall
1 18 (47.37%) TCP/IP
2 15 (39.47%) DHCP
3 8 (21.05%) VPN
4 4 (10.53%) SSH
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (7.89%) Skype
5 3 (7.89%) SNMP
5 3 (7.89%) VoIP
5 3 (7.89%) Wireless
6 2 (5.26%) LAN
6 2 (5.26%) WAN
7 1 (2.63%) FTP
7 1 (2.63%) NAS
7 1 (2.63%) SAN
7 1 (2.63%) tcpdump
7 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) MySQL
2 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.63%) Selenium
1 1 (2.63%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) LDAP
2 4 (10.53%) LAMP
3 3 (7.89%) .NET
3 3 (7.89%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (7.89%) Web Services
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (5.26%) libvirt
5 1 (2.63%) CSS
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Driving Licence
2 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) Cyberattack
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 29 (76.32%) Windows
2 25 (65.79%) Linux
3 12 (31.58%) Windows 10
4 9 (23.68%) Windows Server
5 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.89%) Ubuntu
6 3 (7.89%) VMS
7 2 (5.26%) CentOS
7 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.26%) Unix
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.63%) Debian
8 1 (2.63%) Fedora
8 1 (2.63%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (18.42%) CRM
2 7 (18.42%) Deployment Automation
3 5 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (13.16%) ITIL
3 5 (13.16%) Line Management
4 4 (10.53%) DevOps
5 3 (7.89%) Computer Security
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.26%) Data Privacy
6 2 (5.26%) Document Management
6 2 (5.26%) Metadata Management
6 2 (5.26%) Open Source
6 2 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.26%) Project Management
6 2 (5.26%) Workflow
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 1 (2.63%) Proactive Monitoring
7 1 (2.63%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) Python
2 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
3 11 (28.95%) Bash Shell
4 5 (13.16%) Perl
4 5 (13.16%) SQL
5 3 (7.89%) Go
5 3 (7.89%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) Java
6 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
1 6 (15.79%) MCSE
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.53%) CCNA
2 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.26%) MCSA
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.63%) MCITP
4 1 (2.63%) MCP
System Software
1 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
2 14 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 8 (21.05%) vSphere
4 7 (18.42%) iptables
5 6 (15.79%) KVM
6 4 (10.53%) Xen
7 3 (7.89%) Docker
7 3 (7.89%) NFS
7 3 (7.89%) QEMU
7 3 (7.89%) VirtualBox
7 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.63%) BitLocker
8 1 (2.63%) Postfix
8 1 (2.63%) Squid
8 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Intune
1 5 (13.16%) Nagios
2 3 (7.89%) Graphite
2 3 (7.89%) Kibana
2 3 (7.89%) SELinux
3 2 (5.26%) Ansible
3 2 (5.26%) Cacti
3 2 (5.26%) Prometheus
4 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.63%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) SCOM
4 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) VMware
2 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 12 (31.58%) Cisco
4 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 4 (10.53%) ServiceNow
5 3 (7.89%) Apple
5 3 (7.89%) Centreon
5 3 (7.89%) Google
6 2 (5.26%) Juniper
7 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.63%) Dell
7 1 (2.63%) Dell KACE
7 1 (2.63%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) Veeam