Period
to 17 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 240 258 236
Rank change year-on-year +18 -22 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 104 75 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.02% 0.72% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.76% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 100 66 91
City of London median annual salary £48,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.05% +1.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,625 £66,250
Central London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -5.26%

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 9,801 9,838 10,371
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 95.03% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8,775 8,787 9,459
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £33,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in the City of London

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the City of London region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. 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
London Bridge - 2 £45,000 -
Systems Administrator
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 67 (64.42%) Linux
2 52 (50.00%) Windows
3 34 (32.69%) Python
4 33 (31.73%) DevOps
5 32 (30.77%) Configuration Management
5 32 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (30.77%) Bash Shell
6 30 (28.85%) VMware
6 30 (28.85%) Red Hat
7 28 (26.92%) Degree
7 28 (26.92%) Active Directory
8 26 (25.00%) CentOS
9 25 (24.04%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (24.04%) Windows Server
10 24 (23.08%) Docker
10 24 (23.08%) PowerShell
11 23 (22.12%) Microsoft
12 22 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (21.15%) SaaS
12 22 (21.15%) Ansible
13 21 (20.19%) Puppet
14 20 (19.23%) Cisco
15 19 (18.27%) Microsoft Azure
15 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (17.31%) HP
17 17 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (16.35%) Jenkins
18 16 (15.38%) Firewall
18 16 (15.38%) Finance
18 16 (15.38%) TCP/IP

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 16 (15.38%) Apache
1 16 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 10 (9.62%) IIS
3 9 (8.65%) nginx
4 7 (6.73%) MS Exchange
4 7 (6.73%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.88%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.92%) Confluence
7 2 (1.92%) Drupal
7 2 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.92%) WordPress
8 1 (0.96%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.96%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.96%) uWSGI
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) HFM
1 1 (0.96%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 32 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (21.15%) SaaS
3 19 (18.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (12.50%) Office 365
5 12 (11.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.88%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.92%) G Suite
9 1 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.96%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.96%) GitHub
9 1 (0.96%) Route 53
9 1 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.38%) Firewall
1 16 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 15 (14.42%) DNS
3 14 (13.46%) VLAN
4 11 (10.58%) VPN
4 11 (10.58%) WAN
5 10 (9.62%) DHCP
5 10 (9.62%) Wireless
6 7 (6.73%) BIG-IP
7 6 (5.77%) IP Telephony
8 5 (4.81%) LAN
8 5 (4.81%) SAN
9 3 (2.88%) HTTP
9 3 (2.88%) SSH
10 2 (1.92%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.92%) NAS
10 2 (1.92%) Network Security
10 2 (1.92%) PBX
10 2 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.62%) MySQL
2 9 (8.65%) Redis
3 8 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.73%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.85%) Big Data
6 3 (2.88%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.96%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.96%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.96%) HBase
7 1 (0.96%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Smart View
7 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.96%) Scylla
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (16.35%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.81%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.85%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.92%) GitLab
4 2 (1.92%) JIRA
5 1 (0.96%) CMake
5 1 (0.96%) GoCD
5 1 (0.96%) Hudson
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.96%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (15.38%) Finance
2 11 (10.58%) Advertising
2 11 (10.58%) Retail
2 11 (10.58%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.69%) Law
4 6 (5.77%) Legal
5 3 (2.88%) Banking
6 2 (1.92%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.54%) LAMP
2 9 (8.65%) Web Services
3 8 (7.69%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (3.85%) LDAP
5 3 (2.88%) Node.js
6 2 (1.92%) CSS
6 2 (1.92%) CSS3
6 2 (1.92%) HTML
6 2 (1.92%) HTML5
6 2 (1.92%) Kafka
7 1 (0.96%) Django
7 1 (0.96%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.96%) React
7 1 (0.96%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Fintech
2 4 (3.85%) Clustering
2 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.88%) HP StoreVirtual
3 3 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.92%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.92%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.92%) Replication
4 2 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.96%) CMDB
5 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.96%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.96%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.96%) iPhone
5 1 (0.96%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 67 (64.42%) Linux
2 52 (50.00%) Windows
3 26 (25.00%) CentOS
4 25 (24.04%) Windows Server
5 22 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (13.46%) Unix
8 13 (12.50%) Windows 7
9 10 (9.62%) Windows 10
10 7 (6.73%) CoreOS
10 7 (6.73%) Mac OS X
10 7 (6.73%) Ubuntu
11 5 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (3.85%) Solaris
13 3 (2.88%) Android
14 2 (1.92%) Debian
14 2 (1.92%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.73%) DevOps
2 32 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 17 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (14.42%) Algorithmic Trading
4 15 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 9 (8.65%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (8.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 8 (7.69%) Computer Science
8 7 (6.73%) BDD
8 7 (6.73%) Change Control
8 7 (6.73%) ITIL
8 7 (6.73%) Kanban
8 7 (6.73%) Pair Programming
8 7 (6.73%) Patch Management
8 7 (6.73%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (6.73%) Scrum
8 7 (6.73%) Server Management
8 7 (6.73%) Software Delivery
8 7 (6.73%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (32.69%) Python
2 32 (30.77%) Bash Shell
3 24 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 16 (15.38%) Perl
5 12 (11.54%) Shell Script
5 12 (11.54%) SQL
6 11 (10.58%) Ruby
7 4 (3.85%) PHP
8 3 (2.88%) Bourne shell
8 3 (2.88%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.88%) Korn
9 1 (0.96%) C
9 1 (0.96%) C++
9 1 (0.96%) Go
9 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (26.92%) Degree
2 7 (6.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.88%) CCA
3 3 (2.88%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (2.88%) MCSE
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.92%) CCNA
4 2 (1.92%) CCNP
4 2 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.92%) MCSA
5 1 (0.96%) CCEA
5 1 (0.96%) RHCE
5 1 (0.96%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.96%) GDPR
1 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 24 (23.08%) Docker
3 12 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.69%) iptables
5 7 (6.73%) Hyper-V
6 6 (5.77%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.92%) LXC
8 2 (1.92%) RHEV
8 2 (1.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.92%) XenApp
9 1 (0.96%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.96%) Firmware
9 1 (0.96%) HDFS
9 1 (0.96%) KVM
9 1 (0.96%) QEMU
9 1 (0.96%) Varnish
9 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (24.04%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (21.15%) Ansible
3 21 (20.19%) Puppet
4 14 (13.46%) Kubernetes
5 9 (8.65%) HAProxy
6 8 (7.69%) Terraform
7 4 (3.85%) Backup Exec
7 4 (3.85%) Prometheus
8 3 (2.88%) Consul
8 3 (2.88%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (2.88%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.88%) Salt
9 2 (1.92%) Grafana
9 2 (1.92%) Icinga
9 2 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.92%) Packer
9 2 (1.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.96%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.96%) Oozie
Vendors
1 30 (28.85%) Red Hat
1 30 (28.85%) VMware
2 23 (22.12%) Microsoft
3 20 (19.23%) Cisco
4 18 (17.31%) HP
5 11 (10.58%) Google
6 9 (8.65%) Oracle
7 8 (7.69%) Apple
8 7 (6.73%) F5
8 7 (6.73%) Veritas
9 6 (5.77%) arcserve
9 6 (5.77%) SaltStack
10 5 (4.81%) Citrix
10 5 (4.81%) Veeam
11 4 (3.85%) Avaya
11 4 (3.85%) Pega
12 3 (2.88%) Dell
13 2 (1.92%) Mitel
13 2 (1.92%) Sun
13 2 (1.92%) Symantec