The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 26 June 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 Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 60 62
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1 12 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.20% 1.75% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 1.79% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 13
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -16.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 491 671 740
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.40% 98.10% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 422 586 598
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £53,800 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

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 Skill Set
Top 8 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Cardiff region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Games
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Security Patching

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Security Patching
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory