Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £36,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 76 92
Rank change year-on-year +2 +16 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 19 1 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.69% 0.13% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 0.13% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 18 1 23
Cardiff median annual salary £36,250 £34,900 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.87% +7.38% -16.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,900 £27,750
90th Percentile £50,000 £34,900 £40,750
South Wales median annual salary £36,250 £36,950 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.89% +5.57% -10.26%

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 1,101 788 1,327
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.87% 98.99% 98.66%
Number of salaries quoted 925 705 1,206
Cardiff median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £23,850 £23,600 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £54,900 £55,000
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%

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 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 18 (94.74%) Linux
2 14 (73.68%) Red Hat
3 13 (68.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (57.89%) DevOps
4 11 (57.89%) Ansible
5 9 (47.37%) Jenkins
5 9 (47.37%) Shell Script
5 9 (47.37%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (42.11%) Maven
6 8 (42.11%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (31.58%) Windows
8 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
9 3 (15.79%) Fintech
9 3 (15.79%) Swagger
9 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
9 3 (15.79%) REST
9 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 3 (15.79%) JBoss
9 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
9 3 (15.79%) SOAP
10 2 (10.53%) J2EE
10 2 (10.53%) DNS
10 2 (10.53%) HTTP
10 2 (10.53%) Python
10 2 (10.53%) Billing
10 2 (10.53%) Firewall
10 2 (10.53%) Puppet
10 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
11 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
11 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark

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 3 (15.79%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) HTTP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.26%) Kerberos
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) HBase
3 1 (5.26%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Jenkins
2 8 (42.11%) Maven
2 8 (42.11%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (10.53%) Billing
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) REST
1 3 (15.79%) SOAP
1 3 (15.79%) Swagger
2 2 (10.53%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) LDAP
3 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Linux
2 13 (68.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) DevOps
2 1 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (5.26%) ETL
2 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
2 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.53%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) Ansible
2 2 (10.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Cloudera
2 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) VMware