The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 24 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 84 111
Rank change year-on-year -27 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 3 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.21% 0.42% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.43% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 6
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
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 Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1374 928 1658
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.28% 96.37% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1038 812 1322
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
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 Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Cheshire

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Cheshire

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Runcorn - 2 £37,500 -
Warrington -10 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Systems Administrator
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cheshire region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (25.00%) Life Science
4 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (25.00%) CentOS
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (25.00%) Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Solaris
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (12.50%) Sage
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (12.50%) ERP

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) NuGet
General
1 3 (37.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Life Science
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) CentOS
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Solaris
3 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (25.00%) DevOps
1 2 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) Machine Learning
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (12.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (12.50%) VirtualBox
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Sage