Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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

Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 322 328 350
Rank change year-on-year +6 +22 +76
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 11 13 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.11% 0.12% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.13% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 38
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £38,640 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.34% -29.75% -4.35%
10th Percentile £44,956 £36,328 £40,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £83,750 £67,500
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £38,640 £55,000
% change year-on-year +42.34% -29.75% -4.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9,922 10,290 13,695
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 96.57% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 8,851 9,382 12,099
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,000 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,235
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.10% +0.43%

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Administrator in the City of London

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Senior Systems Administrator in the City of London

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Systems Administrator in the City of London

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, Senior 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 City of London region featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) VMware
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (27.27%) vCenter Server
6 2 (18.18%) SAN
6 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) High Availability
7 1 (9.09%) Firewall
7 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (9.09%) Change Data Capture
7 1 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (9.09%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) CentOS
4 1 (9.09%) Debian
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (18.18%) High Availability
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Change Data Capture
3 1 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) CCDP
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) vCenter Server
2 1 (9.09%) Ansible
2 1 (9.09%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat