Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 214 187
Rank change year-on-year +40 -27 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 92 88 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.45% 1.01% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.06% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 90 82 111
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +23.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,275 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,625 £68,625 £57,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

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 6061 8339 10478
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 95.66% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4853 6539 8326
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +52 34 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Slough +1 21 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Maidenhead +29 10 £30,000 -50.00%
Bracknell +6 8 £42,500 -19.05% 1
Wokingham +4 4 £42,500 +17.24%
Windsor +15 2 £55,000 -4.35% 1
Thatcham -2 1 £50,000 +72.41%
Hungerford - 1 £35,000 - 1
Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 62 (67.39%) Linux
2 43 (46.74%) Windows
3 34 (36.96%) VMware
4 29 (31.52%) Active Directory
5 28 (30.43%) Bash Shell
6 27 (29.35%) DNS
6 27 (29.35%) Cisco
7 26 (28.26%) TCP/IP
7 26 (28.26%) Firewall
7 26 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
8 25 (27.17%) ITIL
9 24 (26.09%) Apache
10 23 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 23 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 23 (25.00%) DevOps
11 20 (21.74%) MS Exchange
12 19 (20.65%) Python
12 19 (20.65%) Puppet
13 17 (18.48%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (18.48%) MySQL
13 17 (18.48%) Microsoft
14 16 (17.39%) VPN
14 16 (17.39%) SQL
14 16 (17.39%) VLAN
14 16 (17.39%) Windows Server
15 14 (15.22%) Ansible
15 14 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (15.22%) PHP
15 14 (15.22%) Citrix
16 13 (14.13%) Cisco Certification

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 24 (26.09%) Apache
2 20 (21.74%) MS Exchange
3 8 (8.70%) Tomcat
4 7 (7.61%) WebSphere
5 6 (6.52%) nginx
6 5 (5.43%) IIS
7 4 (4.35%) Confluence
8 3 (3.26%) Skype for Business
9 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
10 1 (1.09%) Site Server
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.70%) SaaS
3 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.61%) Office 365
4 2 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.09%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (29.35%) DNS
2 26 (28.26%) Firewall
2 26 (28.26%) TCP/IP
3 17 (18.48%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (17.39%) VLAN
4 16 (17.39%) VPN
5 12 (13.04%) MPLS
6 11 (11.96%) DHCP
7 9 (9.78%) LAN
7 9 (9.78%) WAN
8 8 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
8 8 (8.70%) IPsec
8 8 (8.70%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (5.43%) FTP
9 5 (5.43%) Internet
9 5 (5.43%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (4.35%) HTTP
10 4 (4.35%) iSCSI
10 4 (4.35%) SAN
10 4 (4.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (18.48%) MySQL
3 8 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.17%) MariaDB
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) JIRA
2 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 10 (10.87%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Back Office
2 8 (8.70%) Marketing
3 7 (7.61%) Electronics
3 7 (7.61%) Manufacturing
3 7 (7.61%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Advertising
5 1 (1.09%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) IBM Integration Bus
1 7 (7.61%) LAMP
2 6 (6.52%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (3.26%) POSIX
4 2 (2.17%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.09%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.43%) SWIFT
3 4 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.17%) CCTV
4 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.17%) NHS
4 2 (2.17%) Replication
5 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.09%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.09%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 62 (67.39%) Linux
2 43 (46.74%) Windows
3 16 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 14 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.96%) CentOS
6 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (9.78%) Unix
7 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (6.52%) Debian
10 5 (5.43%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.17%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.09%) AIX
12 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.17%) ITIL
2 23 (25.00%) DevOps
3 12 (13.04%) Open Source
4 9 (9.78%) Line Management
4 9 (9.78%) Mentoring
5 8 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (8.70%) Scrum
6 7 (7.61%) Digital Marketing
6 7 (7.61%) Migration
6 7 (7.61%) Programme Management
7 5 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.35%) Change Control
8 4 (4.35%) Patch Management
9 3 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.26%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.17%) Change Management
10 2 (2.17%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.17%) High Availability
10 2 (2.17%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.43%) Bash Shell
2 19 (20.65%) Python
3 16 (17.39%) SQL
4 14 (15.22%) PHP
5 12 (13.04%) PowerShell
6 11 (11.96%) Perl
7 8 (8.70%) Groovy
8 7 (7.61%) Ruby
9 2 (2.17%) C
9 2 (2.17%) Java
10 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (13.04%) CCNA
3 11 (11.96%) Degree
4 9 (9.78%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.26%) MCSE
5 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.17%) CCNP
6 2 (2.17%) HND
7 1 (1.09%) MCP
7 1 (1.09%) MCSA
7 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 29 (31.52%) Active Directory
2 26 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 10 (10.87%) KVM
5 9 (9.78%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (9.78%) XenApp
6 8 (8.70%) Terminal Services
6 8 (8.70%) VMware Workstation
6 8 (8.70%) XenServer
7 7 (7.61%) Docker
8 5 (5.43%) NFS
9 3 (3.26%) vSphere
10 2 (2.17%) Xen
11 1 (1.09%) Postfix
11 1 (1.09%) Samba
11 1 (1.09%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 19 (20.65%) Puppet
2 14 (15.22%) Ansible
3 13 (14.13%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (8.70%) WSUS
4 8 (8.70%) ZABBIX
5 5 (5.43%) Salt
6 3 (3.26%) cPanel
6 3 (3.26%) Plesk
7 2 (2.17%) Nagios
8 1 (1.09%) Galera Cluster
8 1 (1.09%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.09%) SCCM
8 1 (1.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (36.96%) VMware
2 27 (29.35%) Cisco
3 17 (18.48%) Microsoft
4 14 (15.22%) Citrix
5 12 (13.04%) F5
6 11 (11.96%) Juniper
6 11 (11.96%) Red Hat
7 8 (8.70%) McAfee
8 7 (7.61%) SAP
9 5 (5.43%) HP
9 5 (5.43%) Oracle
10 4 (4.35%) IBM
11 3 (3.26%) NetApp
12 2 (2.17%) Atlassian
12 2 (2.17%) Dell
12 2 (2.17%) Synology
13 1 (1.09%) CA
13 1 (1.09%) Google
13 1 (1.09%) Meraki
13 1 (1.09%) Twitter