Period
to 25 March 2019

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £36,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 25 March 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 Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 80 96
Rank change year-on-year +3 +16 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 8 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.84% 0.23% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.24% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 8
Cardiff median annual salary £36,250 £34,900 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.87% +11.68% -10.71%
10th Percentile £30,418 £34,900 £26,375
90th Percentile £46,350 £34,900 £45,750
South Wales median annual salary £35,000 £38,700 £33,750
% change year-on-year -9.56% +14.67% -10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 918 837 1,185
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.73% 97.67% 98.91%
Number of salaries quoted 790 748 1,092
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,850 £22,775
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £57,500
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +0.09%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Cardiff

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Cardiff

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Cardiff over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Cardiff region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Red Hat
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Ansible
3 4 (50.00%) DevOps
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) SSL
5 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (25.00%) LAMP
5 2 (25.00%) SSH
5 2 (25.00%) Clustering
5 2 (25.00%) MySQL
5 2 (25.00%) PHP
5 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (25.00%) FTP
5 2 (25.00%) Apache
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) RHCE
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (25.00%) Public Cloud
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (25.00%) qmail
5 2 (25.00%) Postfix
5 2 (25.00%) Sendmail
6 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (12.50%) Puppet

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 2 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) FTP
3 2 (25.00%) SSH
3 2 (25.00%) SSL
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) HTTP
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) Maven
1 1 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (12.50%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) LAMP
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PHP
1 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) RHCE
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Postfix
1 2 (25.00%) qmail
1 2 (25.00%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) VMware