Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £41,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 130 156
Rank change year-on-year -38 +26 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 10 13 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.32% 0.58% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.59% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7 12 17
Cheshire median annual salary £41,000 £26,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +56.19% -30.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £31,800 £21,625 £25,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £31,650 £53,000
North West median annual salary £37,500 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +22.95% -6.15% -4.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2954 2189 3155
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 97.20% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2252 1874 2679
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -10 1 £27,000 +28.57%
Knutsford - 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
Warrington - 1 £37,500 -
Systems Administrator
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Unix
2 6 (60.00%) Ethernet
2 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (60.00%) Clustering
2 6 (60.00%) AIX
2 6 (60.00%) Solaris
2 6 (60.00%) SSH
3 5 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (30.00%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (30.00%) Test Management
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) SAN
5 3 (30.00%) Veritas
5 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) Process Management
6 2 (20.00%) Change Management
6 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) Document Management
6 2 (20.00%) Smart Meter
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (20.00%) Taxonomies
6 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (20.00%) Release Management

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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (60.00%) SSH
1 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) NuGet
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (20.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) AIX
2 6 (60.00%) Solaris
2 6 (60.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Document Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Process Management
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Release Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Design
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (10.00%) VirtualBox
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Veritas
2 1 (10.00%) VMware