Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £33,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 20 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 174 173
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 33 7 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.86% 0.22% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.23% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 19 5 25
Bristol median annual salary £33,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.25% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £28,400 £32,750 £27,050
90th Percentile £42,750 £50,500 £85,000
South West median annual salary £37,500 £34,712 £38,250
% change year-on-year +8.03% -9.25% +2.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Permanent vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 3733 3077 3676
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.44% 96.94% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 3104 2636 3182
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,450
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Bristol

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Bristol.

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Bristol

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Bristol over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 Bristol region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 28 (84.85%) Linux
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
3 16 (48.48%) Configuration Management
3 16 (48.48%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (45.45%) Marketing
4 15 (45.45%) Windows Server
5 14 (42.42%) Puppet
6 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
7 12 (36.36%) Apache
7 12 (36.36%) Ubuntu
8 11 (33.33%) Ansible
8 11 (33.33%) DNS
8 11 (33.33%) VMware
9 10 (30.30%) MySQL
10 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
11 8 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (24.24%) SAP
11 8 (24.24%) Programme Management
11 8 (24.24%) Electronics
11 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
11 8 (24.24%) Finance
11 8 (24.24%) Manufacturing
11 8 (24.24%) Docker
11 8 (24.24%) OpenVPN
11 8 (24.24%) Bash Shell
11 8 (24.24%) Digital Marketing
12 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (21.21%) Performance Analysis
12 7 (21.21%) Percona
12 7 (21.21%) High Availability

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 12 (36.36%) Apache
2 3 (9.09%) IIS
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.03%) JBoss
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Houdini
1 1 (3.03%) Maya
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) NUKE
1 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 16 (48.48%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (18.18%) SaaS
3 3 (9.09%) IaaS
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.09%) PaaS
4 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) DNS
2 8 (24.24%) OpenVPN
3 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (3.03%) DHCP
5 1 (3.03%) Firewall
5 1 (3.03%) IPv4
5 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.03%) SAN
5 1 (3.03%) SMS
5 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) MySQL
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (45.45%) Marketing
2 8 (24.24%) Electronics
2 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 8 (24.24%) Manufacturing
2 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.09%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Animation
4 1 (3.03%) Fintech
4 1 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 28 (84.85%) Linux
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
3 15 (45.45%) Windows Server
4 12 (36.36%) Ubuntu
5 7 (21.21%) Debian
5 7 (21.21%) VMS
5 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (9.09%) CentOS
7 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.03%) Android
8 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Configuration Management
2 8 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (24.24%) Digital Marketing
2 8 (24.24%) Programme Management
3 7 (21.21%) High Availability
3 7 (21.21%) Patch Management
3 7 (21.21%) Performance Analysis
4 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (9.09%) E-business
5 3 (9.09%) Information Security
5 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
5 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.06%) Continuous Deployment
7 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.03%) DevOps
7 1 (3.03%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) Bash Shell
2 7 (21.21%) Shell Script
3 4 (12.12%) Python
4 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 3 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
1 3 (9.09%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (24.24%) Docker
3 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (6.06%) NFS
5 2 (6.06%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (42.42%) Puppet
2 11 (33.33%) Ansible
3 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (9.09%) Salt
3 3 (9.09%) SCVMM
3 3 (9.09%) Terraform
4 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (3.03%) Nagios
5 1 (3.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) VMware
2 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 8 (24.24%) SAP
4 7 (21.21%) Percona
4 7 (21.21%) Samsung
5 6 (18.18%) Google
6 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.09%) F5
7 3 (9.09%) McAfee
7 3 (9.09%) Remedy
8 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.03%) NetApp