Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £48,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 233 208
Rank change year-on-year -18 -25 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 71 118 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.69% 1.02% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.05% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 65 110 192
City of London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +1.06% +2.17%
10th Percentile £35,650 £30,500 £30,125
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,750 £61,250
Central London median annual salary £47,250 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.26% +5.56%

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 9729 11199 16304
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.39% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8814 10212 14168
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +1.85%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 (69.01%) Linux
2 33 (46.48%) Windows
3 28 (39.44%) Puppet
4 27 (38.03%) DevOps
4 27 (38.03%) VMware
5 23 (32.39%) Bash Shell
6 21 (29.58%) Amazon AWS
7 17 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (22.54%) Docker
8 16 (22.54%) Firewall
9 15 (21.13%) Apache
9 15 (21.13%) MySQL
9 15 (21.13%) PowerShell
10 14 (19.72%) Python
10 14 (19.72%) DNS
11 13 (18.31%) Red Hat
11 13 (18.31%) Finance
11 13 (18.31%) Ansible
11 13 (18.31%) CentOS
11 13 (18.31%) Jenkins
12 12 (16.90%) Ubuntu
13 11 (15.49%) PHP
13 11 (15.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (14.08%) nginx
14 10 (14.08%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (14.08%) Web Services
14 10 (14.08%) LAN
14 10 (14.08%) WAN
14 10 (14.08%) Nagios
14 10 (14.08%) Configuration Management

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 15 (21.13%) Apache
2 10 (14.08%) nginx
3 5 (7.04%) IIS
3 5 (7.04%) WordPress
4 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.41%) Confluence
6 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.41%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.58%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.45%) Office 365
4 3 (4.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.82%) IaaS
5 2 (2.82%) PaaS
5 2 (2.82%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (2.82%) SaaS
6 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.54%) Firewall
2 14 (19.72%) DNS
3 10 (14.08%) LAN
3 10 (14.08%) VLAN
3 10 (14.08%) WAN
4 7 (9.86%) SAN
4 7 (9.86%) VPN
5 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.63%) DHCP
7 3 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (4.23%) Wireless
8 2 (2.82%) Internet
8 2 (2.82%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.82%) LDAP
8 2 (2.82%) SNMP
9 1 (1.41%) DMZ
9 1 (1.41%) IPv4
9 1 (1.41%) MRTG
9 1 (1.41%) OpenVPN
9 1 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.13%) MySQL
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.23%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.23%) Redis
4 2 (2.82%) Big Data
4 2 (2.82%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (1.41%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.41%) DB2
5 1 (1.41%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (18.31%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.82%) Ant
2 2 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.41%) GitLab
3 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (18.31%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Law
2 4 (5.63%) Publishing
3 3 (4.23%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.08%) Web Services
2 9 (12.68%) LAMP
2 9 (12.68%) LEMP Stack
3 5 (7.04%) .NET
4 1 (1.41%) COM
4 1 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.41%) Node.js
4 1 (1.41%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Data Centre
1 6 (8.45%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.41%) Fintech
2 1 (1.41%) Hedge funds
2 1 (1.41%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 49 (69.01%) Linux
2 33 (46.48%) Windows
3 13 (18.31%) CentOS
4 12 (16.90%) Ubuntu
5 11 (15.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (14.08%) Unix
7 8 (11.27%) Debian
7 8 (11.27%) Windows Server
8 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (5.63%) Solaris
9 4 (5.63%) Windows 10
9 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.82%) FreeBSD
11 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.03%) DevOps
2 10 (14.08%) Configuration Management
3 7 (9.86%) E-Commerce
4 6 (8.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (8.45%) ITIL
4 6 (8.45%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (7.04%) IT Strategy
5 5 (7.04%) Task Automation
6 4 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.63%) Application Packaging
6 4 (5.63%) High Availability
6 4 (5.63%) Time Management
7 3 (4.23%) Change Control
7 3 (4.23%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (4.23%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.23%) Open Source
7 3 (4.23%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.82%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.39%) Bash Shell
2 15 (21.13%) PowerShell
3 14 (19.72%) Python
4 11 (15.49%) PHP
5 7 (9.86%) Ruby
6 6 (8.45%) Java
7 5 (7.04%) PHP 5
7 5 (7.04%) PHP 7
8 3 (4.23%) Perl
8 3 (4.23%) SQL
9 2 (2.82%) Go
9 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.41%) C
10 1 (1.41%) C++
10 1 (1.41%) Clojure
10 1 (1.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) RHCE
3 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) MCITP
4 1 (1.41%) MCSE
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 17 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (22.54%) Docker
3 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
4 7 (9.86%) Hyper-V
4 7 (9.86%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (7.04%) vSphere
6 4 (5.63%) Terminal Services
7 3 (4.23%) XenApp
7 3 (4.23%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.82%) iptables
8 2 (2.82%) Varnish
8 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.41%) KVM
9 1 (1.41%) NFS
9 1 (1.41%) oVirt
9 1 (1.41%) Postfix
9 1 (1.41%) PowerDNS
9 1 (1.41%) Samba
9 1 (1.41%) Xen
9 1 (1.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (39.44%) Puppet
2 13 (18.31%) Ansible
3 10 (14.08%) Nagios
3 10 (14.08%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (7.04%) SCCM
4 5 (7.04%) vRealize
5 4 (5.63%) Kubernetes
6 3 (4.23%) vCenter Server
7 2 (2.82%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.41%) collectd
8 1 (1.41%) Graphite
8 1 (1.41%) Munin
8 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.41%) OpenNMS
8 1 (1.41%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.41%) SCOM
8 1 (1.41%) SELinux
8 1 (1.41%) Terraform
8 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (38.03%) VMware
2 13 (18.31%) Red Hat
3 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.45%) Citrix
5 5 (7.04%) HP
6 4 (5.63%) Cisco
6 4 (5.63%) Google
7 3 (4.23%) Apple
7 3 (4.23%) Oracle
8 2 (2.82%) Rackspace
8 2 (2.82%) Sun
9 1 (1.41%) IBM
9 1 (1.41%) Meraki
9 1 (1.41%) NetApp
9 1 (1.41%) New Relic
9 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.41%) Sybase
9 1 (1.41%) Symantec
9 1 (1.41%) Veeam
9 1 (1.41%) Veritas