The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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)
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 273 309
Rank change year-on-year +46 +36  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 6 3 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.11% 0.042% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.044% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 14
Median salary £47,500 £67,500 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.62% +31.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £61,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £67,500 £70,250
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.69% +8.23%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5123 6864 10083
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.76% 95.79% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4669 6174 8557
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 23 April 2017, 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 (70.00%) Linux
1 7 (70.00%) Python
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (50.00%) Unix
3 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (40.00%) Solaris
4 4 (40.00%) Ansible
5 3 (30.00%) Puppet
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (30.00%) Banking
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (30.00%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (30.00%) BMC
5 3 (30.00%) Veritas
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) AIX
5 3 (30.00%) Apache
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) CCNA
6 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
6 2 (20.00%) IIS
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Ruby

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 (30.00%) Apache
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) nginx
2 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (10.00%) CMS
3 1 (10.00%) Drupal
3 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) Intranet
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (40.00%) Solaris
4 3 (30.00%) AIX
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (10.00%) Content Management
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Security Management
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Python
2 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) RHCE
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) Samba
3 1 (10.00%) vCloud
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Ansible
2 3 (30.00%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (30.00%) Puppet
3 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (30.00%) BMC
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Veritas
4 1 (10.00%) Lumension
4 1 (10.00%) Meraki
4 1 (10.00%) MobileIron
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Rackspace
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