The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 183 206
Rank change year-on-year -6 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 44 83 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.85% 1.30% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.35% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 41 81 109
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £63,000
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 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 4929 6144 9676
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.34% 96.14% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4401 5597 8291
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
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%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in the City of London

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 Systems Administrator in the City of London.

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in the City of London

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 City of London region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 49 (60.49%) Linux
2 39 (48.15%) Windows
3 38 (46.91%) VMware
4 29 (35.80%) Windows Server
5 26 (32.10%) Red Hat
5 26 (32.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (29.63%) Python
7 23 (28.40%) Puppet
8 22 (27.16%) DevOps
9 21 (25.93%) Bash Shell
10 20 (24.69%) Amazon AWS
10 20 (24.69%) Ruby
11 19 (23.46%) Active Directory
12 18 (22.22%) Finance
13 17 (20.99%) Apache
13 17 (20.99%) CentOS
13 17 (20.99%) Jenkins
14 16 (19.75%) MySQL
15 14 (17.28%) SQL
15 14 (17.28%) Firewall
15 14 (17.28%) Ansible
15 14 (17.28%) Docker
15 14 (17.28%) nginx
16 13 (16.05%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (16.05%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (16.05%) DNS
17 12 (14.81%) Java
17 12 (14.81%) E-Commerce
18 11 (13.58%) Unix
18 11 (13.58%) High Availability

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 17 (20.99%) Apache
2 14 (17.28%) nginx
3 7 (8.64%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.17%) OpenStack
5 4 (4.94%) CMS
5 4 (4.94%) Drupal
5 4 (4.94%) IIS
6 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.23%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 20 (24.69%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (8.64%) Rackspace Cloud
4 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (6.17%) SaaS
6 4 (4.94%) IaaS
6 4 (4.94%) PaaS
7 3 (3.70%) Office 365
8 2 (2.47%) G Suite
9 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.28%) Firewall
2 13 (16.05%) DNS
3 9 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.64%) SAN
5 6 (7.41%) VoIP
6 5 (6.17%) HTTP
6 5 (6.17%) Internet
7 4 (4.94%) DHCP
7 4 (4.94%) HTTPS
7 4 (4.94%) LDAP
7 4 (4.94%) SSL
7 4 (4.94%) VPN
7 4 (4.94%) WAN
8 3 (3.70%) iSCSI
8 3 (3.70%) Kerberos
8 3 (3.70%) LAN
8 3 (3.70%) VLAN
8 3 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.47%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.47%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.75%) MySQL
2 8 (9.88%) Redis
3 7 (8.64%) InterSystems Cache
3 7 (8.64%) NoSQL
3 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.94%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.23%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (20.99%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (3.70%) Bundler
2 3 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.47%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.23%) CircleCI
4 1 (1.23%) JIRA
4 1 (1.23%) Subversion
4 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Banking
3 5 (6.17%) Legal
4 3 (3.70%) Back Office
4 3 (3.70%) Law
5 2 (2.47%) Publishing
5 2 (2.47%) Retail
6 1 (1.23%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.88%) LEMP Stack
2 5 (6.17%) Web Services
3 3 (3.70%) LAMP
3 3 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (2.47%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.47%) Sass
5 1 (1.23%) CGI
5 1 (1.23%) jQuery
5 1 (1.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.47%) Fintech
4 1 (1.23%) Animation
4 1 (1.23%) Clustering
4 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (60.49%) Linux
2 39 (48.15%) Windows
3 29 (35.80%) Windows Server
4 17 (20.99%) CentOS
5 13 (16.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (16.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (13.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (13.58%) Unix
7 8 (9.88%) Windows 10
8 7 (8.64%) Ubuntu
9 4 (4.94%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.70%) Debian
10 3 (3.70%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.47%) Solaris
11 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.23%) FreeBSD
12 1 (1.23%) SUSE
12 1 (1.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.16%) DevOps
2 12 (14.81%) E-Commerce
3 11 (13.58%) High Availability
4 8 (9.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (8.64%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.64%) Load Testing
6 6 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.41%) Application Packaging
6 6 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (7.41%) ITIL
7 5 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.94%) Content Management
8 4 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (4.94%) Open Source
8 4 (4.94%) Software Deployment
8 4 (4.94%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.70%) Practice Management
9 3 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.70%) Visualisation
10 2 (2.47%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (29.63%) Python
2 21 (25.93%) Bash Shell
3 20 (24.69%) Ruby
4 14 (17.28%) SQL
5 12 (14.81%) Java
6 9 (11.11%) Perl
6 9 (11.11%) PHP
7 7 (8.64%) Go
8 6 (7.41%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.23%) C
10 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) CCNA
1 7 (8.64%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (8.64%) Degree
2 5 (6.17%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.70%) MCSA
5 2 (2.47%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.47%) RHCE
6 1 (1.23%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (32.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (23.46%) Active Directory
3 14 (17.28%) Docker
4 7 (8.64%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.64%) Varnish
5 6 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (4.94%) KVM
6 4 (4.94%) Samba
6 4 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.70%) NFS
7 3 (3.70%) vCloud
7 3 (3.70%) VirtualBox
8 2 (2.47%) iptables
8 2 (2.47%) LXC
8 2 (2.47%) pfSense
9 1 (1.23%) oVirt
9 1 (1.23%) Postfix
9 1 (1.23%) PowerDNS
9 1 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (28.40%) Puppet
2 14 (17.28%) Ansible
3 10 (12.35%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (9.88%) HAProxy
5 4 (4.94%) Nagios
6 3 (3.70%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (3.70%) SCCM
6 3 (3.70%) SELinux
7 2 (2.47%) CFEngine
7 2 (2.47%) Packer
8 1 (1.23%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (1.23%) Capistrano
8 1 (1.23%) Control-M
8 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.23%) Munin
8 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.23%) OpenView
8 1 (1.23%) Terraform
8 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (46.91%) VMware
2 26 (32.10%) Red Hat
3 10 (12.35%) Rackspace
4 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 8 (9.88%) Cisco
5 8 (9.88%) Google
6 6 (7.41%) Citrix
7 4 (4.94%) Lumension
7 4 (4.94%) MobileIron
7 4 (4.94%) Oracle
8 3 (3.70%) HP
9 2 (2.47%) Mitel
9 2 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.47%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.23%) Brocade
10 1 (1.23%) Meraki
10 1 (1.23%) NETGEAR
10 1 (1.23%) New Relic
10 1 (1.23%) Remedy
10 1 (1.23%) Splunk
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Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
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Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
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Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary with strong benefits package
Posted: 15 days ago