The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 169 180
Rank change year-on-year +31 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 45 54 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.33% 1.08% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.14% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 39 44 40
Median salary £45,000 £41,250 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -9.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £66,250 £60,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3208 4724 5222
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 95.02% 94.71% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2602 3865 3870
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +32 22 £45,000 - 6
Slough +22 8 £42,500 -39.28% 2
Windsor -9 6 £75,000 +114.28% 2
Maidenhead - 4 £48,750 -
Newbury +11 2 £50,000 -
Wokingham +2 1 £37,500 -
Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 59 (67.05%) Linux
2 35 (39.77%) Windows
3 33 (37.50%) Puppet
4 31 (35.23%) CentOS
4 31 (35.23%) Apache
5 30 (34.09%) MySQL
6 29 (32.95%) VMware
7 28 (31.82%) DevOps
8 25 (28.41%) Opscode Chef
9 23 (26.14%) Firewall
9 23 (26.14%) Python
10 22 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 20 (22.73%) SQL Server
12 19 (21.59%) Active Directory
12 19 (21.59%) nginx
13 17 (19.32%) Bash Shell
13 17 (19.32%) TCP/IP
13 17 (19.32%) Configuration Management
13 17 (19.32%) Windows Server
14 16 (18.18%) PHP
14 16 (18.18%) Jenkins
15 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
15 15 (17.05%) LAMP
16 14 (15.91%) SAN
16 14 (15.91%) Red Hat
16 14 (15.91%) Oracle
16 14 (15.91%) IIS
16 14 (15.91%) Hyper-V
16 14 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012

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 31 (35.23%) Apache
2 19 (21.59%) nginx
3 14 (15.91%) IIS
4 7 (7.95%) Tomcat
5 6 (6.82%) Drupal
6 5 (5.68%) Apache Solr
6 5 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (4.55%) Eucalyptus
7 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
8 3 (3.41%) MS Exchange
9 2 (2.27%) IBM Notes
9 2 (2.27%) WordPress
10 1 (1.14%) JBoss
10 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Cognos Controller
1 2 (2.27%) HFM
1 2 (2.27%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (2.27%) Magento
1 2 (2.27%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (9.09%) SaaS
3 5 (5.68%) Office 365
3 5 (5.68%) Oracle CX
4 4 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (4.55%) Amazon S3
4 4 (4.55%) Google App Engine
4 4 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.14%) Firewall
2 17 (19.32%) TCP/IP
3 14 (15.91%) SAN
4 11 (12.50%) DNS
4 11 (12.50%) VPN
5 8 (9.09%) OpenVPN
6 7 (7.95%) DHCP
6 7 (7.95%) iSCSI
7 6 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (6.82%) Cisco PIX
7 6 (6.82%) FTP
7 6 (6.82%) Network Security
8 5 (5.68%) MPLS
8 5 (5.68%) NAS
8 5 (5.68%) SSH
8 5 (5.68%) VLAN
9 4 (4.55%) Internet
9 4 (4.55%) Intranet
9 4 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (4.55%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (34.09%) MySQL
2 20 (22.73%) SQL Server
3 8 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.68%) Hadoop
4 5 (5.68%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (4.55%) Redis
5 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.27%) DB2
7 2 (2.27%) Informix
7 2 (2.27%) MaxDB
7 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 16 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 9 (10.23%) Subversion
4 4 (4.55%) Maven
4 4 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.27%) Redmine
6 1 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.14%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.14%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (9.09%) Finance
1 8 (9.09%) Marketing
2 2 (2.27%) Advertising
2 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.14%) Back Office
3 1 (1.14%) Banking
3 1 (1.14%) Electronics
3 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.05%) LAMP
2 6 (6.82%) LEMP Stack
3 5 (5.68%) .NET
3 5 (5.68%) Web Services
4 4 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (4.55%) Kafka
4 4 (4.55%) Memcached
4 4 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (4.55%) Sensu
5 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.41%) POSIX
6 1 (1.14%) CSS
6 1 (1.14%) HTML
6 1 (1.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.68%) EMC VNX
3 5 (5.68%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Cloud
4 4 (4.55%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.41%) Replication
6 2 (2.27%) Celerra
6 2 (2.27%) Clustering
6 2 (2.27%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.14%) Fintech
7 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 59 (67.05%) Linux
2 35 (39.77%) Windows
3 31 (35.23%) CentOS
4 17 (19.32%) Windows Server
5 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (11.36%) Debian
7 8 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (9.09%) Unix
8 7 (7.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (7.95%) Ubuntu
8 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (6.82%) Solaris
10 2 (2.27%) AIX
10 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.27%) HPUX
10 2 (2.27%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.27%) SUSE
11 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.82%) DevOps
2 17 (19.32%) Configuration Management
3 12 (13.64%) High Availability
4 10 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (10.23%) Open Source
6 8 (9.09%) Trend Analysis
7 7 (7.95%) ITIL
8 5 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.68%) Performance Management
8 5 (5.68%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (4.55%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.55%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.55%) Microservices
9 4 (4.55%) Open Source Development
9 4 (4.55%) Service Management
9 4 (4.55%) Web Development
10 3 (3.41%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (3.41%) Reverse Engineering
10 3 (3.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.14%) Python
2 17 (19.32%) Bash Shell
3 16 (18.18%) PHP
4 12 (13.64%) SQL
5 11 (12.50%) Java
6 9 (10.23%) Perl
7 8 (9.09%) Ruby
8 7 (7.95%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.14%) C#
9 1 (1.14%) C++
9 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Degree
2 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) CCNA
3 4 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.27%) PhD
5 1 (1.14%) CCNP
5 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (21.59%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.91%) Hyper-V
2 14 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.50%) Varnish
4 10 (11.36%) Docker
5 9 (10.23%) vSphere
6 7 (7.95%) XenServer
7 6 (6.82%) KVM
8 4 (4.55%) GlusterFS
8 4 (4.55%) NFS
9 3 (3.41%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (2.27%) vCloud
10 2 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.14%) iptables
11 1 (1.14%) Postfix
11 1 (1.14%) Squid
11 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (1.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (37.50%) Puppet
2 25 (28.41%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (11.36%) Ansible
4 7 (7.95%) Salt
5 6 (6.82%) cPanel
5 6 (6.82%) HAProxy
5 6 (6.82%) Nagios
6 5 (5.68%) Graphite
6 5 (5.68%) logstash
6 5 (5.68%) ZABBIX
7 4 (4.55%) Cacti
7 4 (4.55%) Ganglia
7 4 (4.55%) Kibana
7 4 (4.55%) OpenView
7 4 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (4.55%) Plesk
8 3 (3.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (2.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 29 (32.95%) VMware
2 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
3 14 (15.91%) Oracle
3 14 (15.91%) Red Hat
4 13 (14.77%) Cisco
5 8 (9.09%) EMC
5 8 (9.09%) HP
5 8 (9.09%) Sun
6 6 (6.82%) Dell
7 5 (5.68%) SAP
7 5 (5.68%) Veeam
8 4 (4.55%) BMC
8 4 (4.55%) New Relic
8 4 (4.55%) SaltStack
8 4 (4.55%) Splunk
9 3 (3.41%) arcserve
9 3 (3.41%) Citrix
9 3 (3.41%) Intel Security
10 2 (2.27%) Apple
10 2 (2.27%) Hyperion
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