The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 67 67 65
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.18% 1.00% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 1.02% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 3
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  

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 554 683 634
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.58% 97.99% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 502 547 556
Median salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% +1.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,100 £50,000
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 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 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

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

1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Apache
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) JBoss
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 2 (28.57%) Middleware
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Office 365
4 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
4 1 (14.29%) GitHub
4 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) JVM Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) Sage X3
4 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
4 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
4 1 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (42.86%) Apache
2 2 (28.57%) JBoss
3 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) nginx
3 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (14.29%) GitHub
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) Maven
1 1 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (14.29%) Games
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) CentOS
4 1 (14.29%) Debian
4 1 (14.29%) Gentoo
4 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) JVM Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Security Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Sage
3 1 (14.29%) VMware