The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £41,750 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
London / City of London
Rank 182 204 167
Rank change year-on-year +22 -37  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 37 66 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.74% 0.94% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.98% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 32 64 152
Median salary £41,750 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,050 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  

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 4808 6716 9658
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.97% 95.56% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4412 6000 8224
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £81,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in the City of London

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 56 (58.95%) Windows
2 49 (51.58%) Linux
3 44 (46.32%) VMware
4 43 (45.26%) Windows Server
5 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
6 25 (26.32%) Active Directory
6 25 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 24 (25.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (25.26%) Finance
8 23 (24.21%) Red Hat
8 23 (24.21%) Cisco
9 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (18.95%) PowerShell
10 18 (18.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (18.95%) Puppet
11 17 (17.89%) Unix
12 16 (16.84%) Bash Shell
13 15 (15.79%) WAN
14 14 (14.74%) LAN
14 14 (14.74%) DNS
14 14 (14.74%) Python
14 14 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
15 13 (13.68%) MS Excel
16 12 (12.63%) Ruby
16 12 (12.63%) Degree
16 12 (12.63%) Opscode Chef
17 11 (11.58%) Apache
17 11 (11.58%) Perl
17 11 (11.58%) MySQL
17 11 (11.58%) Firewall

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 11 (11.58%) Apache
2 7 (7.37%) IIS
2 7 (7.37%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.32%) OpenStack
4 4 (4.21%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.21%) nginx
4 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.11%) CMS
5 2 (2.11%) Drupal
5 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.05%) CloudStack
6 1 (1.05%) JBoss
6 1 (1.05%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (13.68%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.21%) MS Office
3 1 (1.05%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.05%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.42%) Office 365
3 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.11%) SaaS
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.05%) G Suite
5 1 (1.05%) GitHub
5 1 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.79%) WAN
2 14 (14.74%) DNS
2 14 (14.74%) LAN
3 11 (11.58%) Firewall
4 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
5 7 (7.37%) VoIP
6 6 (6.32%) DHCP
6 6 (6.32%) Internet
6 6 (6.32%) VPN
7 5 (5.26%) SAN
8 4 (4.21%) LDAP
8 4 (4.21%) Wireless
9 3 (3.16%) HTTP
9 3 (3.16%) Kerberos
10 2 (2.11%) HTTPS
10 2 (2.11%) IPv4
10 2 (2.11%) MPLS
10 2 (2.11%) SSL
10 2 (2.11%) VLAN
10 2 (2.11%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.58%) MySQL
2 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.05%) Big Data
5 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.37%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.32%) Bundler
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.11%) Subversion
4 2 (2.11%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.05%) JIRA
5 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (25.26%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Banking
3 5 (5.26%) Legal
4 4 (4.21%) Law
5 3 (3.16%) Advertising
6 2 (2.11%) Back Office
6 2 (2.11%) Publishing
6 2 (2.11%) Turkish Language
7 1 (1.05%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (4.21%) LAMP
3 2 (2.11%) .NET
3 2 (2.11%) Sass
3 2 (2.11%) Web Services
4 1 (1.05%) CGI
4 1 (1.05%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Clustering
1 6 (6.32%) Fintech
2 5 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.21%) CMDB
3 4 (4.21%) Wiki
4 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.11%) iPad
5 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.05%) Animation
6 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.05%) Spread Betting
6 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (58.95%) Windows
2 49 (51.58%) Linux
3 43 (45.26%) Windows Server
4 24 (25.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (18.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (17.89%) Unix
8 8 (8.42%) CentOS
9 7 (7.37%) Ubuntu
10 6 (6.32%) SUSE
11 5 (5.26%) Windows 10
12 4 (4.21%) Solaris
13 3 (3.16%) AIX
14 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
14 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
14 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (1.05%) Debian
15 1 (1.05%) Fedora
15 1 (1.05%) HPUX
15 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.58%) Configuration Management
2 10 (10.53%) DevOps
3 7 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (7.37%) ITIL
4 6 (6.32%) Change Control
4 6 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (6.32%) Server Virtualisation
4 6 (6.32%) Software Deployment
5 5 (5.26%) Line Management
5 5 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.21%) Application Packaging
6 4 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.21%) High Availability
7 3 (3.16%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.16%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.16%) Investment Management
7 3 (3.16%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.16%) Open Source
7 3 (3.16%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.95%) PowerShell
2 16 (16.84%) Bash Shell
3 14 (14.74%) Python
4 12 (12.63%) Ruby
5 11 (11.58%) Perl
6 7 (7.37%) SQL
7 6 (6.32%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.26%) Java
9 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.05%) C#
10 1 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (12.63%) Degree
2 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (9.47%) CCNA
3 9 (9.47%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.26%) MCSA
5 4 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.16%) MCSE
7 1 (1.05%) CCA
7 1 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.05%) MCITP
7 1 (1.05%) MCP
7 1 (1.05%) MCTS
7 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (26.32%) Active Directory
1 25 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.42%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.21%) Docker
5 3 (3.16%) KVM
5 3 (3.16%) NFS
5 3 (3.16%) Samba
5 3 (3.16%) VirtualBox
6 2 (2.11%) LXC
6 2 (2.11%) vCloud
6 2 (2.11%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.11%) XenApp
6 2 (2.11%) XenServer
7 1 (1.05%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (1.05%) pfSense
7 1 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.05%) vSphere
7 1 (1.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (18.95%) Puppet
2 12 (12.63%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (8.42%) Ansible
4 4 (4.21%) SCCM
4 4 (4.21%) SCOM
5 3 (3.16%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (3.16%) WSUS
6 2 (2.11%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.11%) Nagios
6 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.11%) Salt
6 2 (2.11%) SELinux
6 2 (2.11%) Terraform
7 1 (1.05%) Cobbler
7 1 (1.05%) Control-M
7 1 (1.05%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.05%) Packer
7 1 (1.05%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (46.32%) VMware
2 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
3 23 (24.21%) Cisco
3 23 (24.21%) Red Hat
4 10 (10.53%) Veritas
5 7 (7.37%) Citrix
6 6 (6.32%) Lumension
6 6 (6.32%) MobileIron
7 4 (4.21%) HP
7 4 (4.21%) Oracle
8 3 (3.16%) BMC
9 2 (2.11%) Apple
9 2 (2.11%) IBM
9 2 (2.11%) iManage
9 2 (2.11%) Mitel
9 2 (2.11%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.05%) Concur
10 1 (1.05%) QNAP
10 1 (1.05%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.05%) Solace
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Premier IT
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
AdRoc Group
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Massive Interactive
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bonus and benefits package
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary with strong benefits package
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £26000.00 per annum + bonus +Full bens
Posted: 23 days ago