Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018.

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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 254 226
Rank change year-on-year +25 -28 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 122 72 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.10% 0.72% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.76% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 117 65 121
City of London median annual salary £48,000 £48,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.03% -3.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £75,500 £78,750 £58,750
Central London median annual salary £49,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.26% +4.44% -4.26%

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 10,659 9,460 11,520
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 95.05% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9,556 8,573 10,522
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £87,500
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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 - 1 £50,000 -
Systems Administrator
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 75 (61.48%) Linux
2 55 (45.08%) Windows
3 44 (36.07%) DevOps
4 37 (30.33%) Active Directory
5 36 (29.51%) Bash Shell
6 34 (27.87%) Python
7 30 (24.59%) Unix
8 29 (23.77%) Red Hat
8 29 (23.77%) Amazon AWS
8 29 (23.77%) PowerShell
9 28 (22.95%) Configuration Management
10 27 (22.13%) TCP/IP
10 27 (22.13%) Perl
10 27 (22.13%) Puppet
10 27 (22.13%) Windows Server
11 26 (21.31%) Ansible
11 26 (21.31%) Microsoft Azure
11 26 (21.31%) VMware
12 25 (20.49%) Apache
13 24 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (18.85%) Opscode Chef
14 23 (18.85%) Tomcat
14 23 (18.85%) Microsoft
15 22 (18.03%) DNS
16 20 (16.39%) CentOS
17 19 (15.57%) Shell Script
18 18 (14.75%) Office 365
18 18 (14.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 17 (13.93%) Docker
19 17 (13.93%) Agile Software Development

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 25 (20.49%) Apache
2 23 (18.85%) Tomcat
3 9 (7.38%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.74%) nginx
5 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.10%) Confluence
6 5 (4.10%) IIS
7 3 (2.46%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.64%) Drupal
8 2 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.64%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.82%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.82%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.82%) uWSGI
9 1 (0.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) HFM
1 1 (0.82%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (0.82%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 29 (23.77%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (21.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (14.75%) Office 365
4 12 (9.84%) SaaS
5 6 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (4.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.46%) G Suite
8 2 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.64%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.82%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.82%) GitHub
9 1 (0.82%) Route 53
9 1 (0.82%) Slack
9 1 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.13%) TCP/IP
2 22 (18.03%) DNS
3 15 (12.30%) DHCP
4 12 (9.84%) Firewall
4 12 (9.84%) HTTP
4 12 (9.84%) Internet
4 12 (9.84%) SSH
5 11 (9.02%) WAN
6 10 (8.20%) SMTP
7 9 (7.38%) VPN
8 7 (5.74%) SAN
9 6 (4.92%) Wireless
10 5 (4.10%) VLAN
11 3 (2.46%) Network Security
12 2 (1.64%) BIG-IP
12 2 (1.64%) FTP
12 2 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (1.64%) IPsec
12 2 (1.64%) NAS
12 2 (1.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.74%) MySQL
2 4 (3.28%) Big Data
3 3 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.46%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.46%) Redis
4 2 (1.64%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.64%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.82%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.82%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.82%) HBase
5 1 (0.82%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Smart View
5 1 (0.82%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 10 (8.20%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.56%) JIRA
3 5 (4.10%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.46%) Emacs
4 3 (2.46%) Subversion
5 2 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.64%) GitLab
5 2 (1.64%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (1.64%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.82%) GoCD
6 1 (0.82%) Hudson
6 1 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (13.11%) Finance
1 16 (13.11%) Telecoms
2 13 (10.66%) Legal
3 12 (9.84%) Law
4 10 (8.20%) Advertising
5 5 (4.10%) Retail
6 4 (3.28%) Banking
7 2 (1.64%) Marketing
8 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.30%) LDAP
1 15 (12.30%) Web Services
2 10 (8.20%) LAMP
3 4 (3.28%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (2.46%) Kafka
4 3 (2.46%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.82%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.82%) CSS
5 1 (0.82%) CSS3
5 1 (0.82%) Django
5 1 (0.82%) HTML
5 1 (0.82%) HTML5
5 1 (0.82%) Node.js
5 1 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.82%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) Fintech
2 8 (6.56%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (5.74%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.10%) Hedge funds
5 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.46%) Replication
7 2 (1.64%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.64%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.82%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.82%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.82%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 75 (61.48%) Linux
2 55 (45.08%) Windows
3 30 (24.59%) Unix
4 27 (22.13%) Windows Server
5 24 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (16.39%) CentOS
7 15 (12.30%) Windows 10
8 12 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (8.20%) Windows 7
10 9 (7.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (4.92%) Solaris
11 6 (4.92%) Ubuntu
12 5 (4.10%) Mac OS X
13 4 (3.28%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.64%) Android
14 2 (1.64%) CoreOS
14 2 (1.64%) Debian
15 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (36.07%) DevOps
2 28 (22.95%) Configuration Management
3 18 (14.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 17 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.66%) Open Source
6 11 (9.02%) Server Virtualisation
7 10 (8.20%) API Development
7 10 (8.20%) Patch Management
8 9 (7.38%) Change Control
8 9 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (7.38%) Data Protection
8 9 (7.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (7.38%) ITIL
9 8 (6.56%) Algorithmic Trading
9 8 (6.56%) Business Continuity
10 7 (5.74%) E-Commerce
11 6 (4.92%) Security Patching
11 6 (4.92%) Server Management
12 5 (4.10%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (4.10%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 36 (29.51%) Bash Shell
2 34 (27.87%) Python
3 29 (23.77%) PowerShell
4 27 (22.13%) Perl
5 19 (15.57%) Shell Script
6 11 (9.02%) C
7 10 (8.20%) VB
8 8 (6.56%) Ruby
9 6 (4.92%) Bourne shell
9 6 (4.92%) Korn
10 3 (2.46%) PHP
10 3 (2.46%) SQL
11 2 (1.64%) Go
11 2 (1.64%) Java
12 1 (0.82%) Haskell
12 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.82%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 12 (9.84%) Degree
2 4 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (2.46%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.64%) CCNA
4 2 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.64%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.82%) CCA
5 1 (0.82%) CCEA
5 1 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.82%) MCSE
5 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.82%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.82%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.82%) GDPR
2 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 37 (30.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (13.93%) Docker
3 16 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (7.38%) Hyper-V
5 8 (6.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (4.10%) iptables
7 4 (3.28%) Firmware
7 4 (3.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (2.46%) LXC
8 3 (2.46%) NFS
8 3 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.64%) RHEV
9 2 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.82%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.82%) HDFS
10 1 (0.82%) KVM
10 1 (0.82%) QEMU
10 1 (0.82%) Varnish
10 1 (0.82%) vSphere
10 1 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (22.13%) Puppet
2 26 (21.31%) Ansible
3 23 (18.85%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (9.02%) Kubernetes
5 8 (6.56%) Nagios
6 7 (5.74%) Terraform
7 5 (4.10%) Prometheus
8 4 (3.28%) CFEngine
8 4 (3.28%) Consul
8 4 (3.28%) Salt
8 4 (3.28%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (2.46%) HAProxy
9 3 (2.46%) Icinga
9 3 (2.46%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.64%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (1.64%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.64%) Packer
10 2 (1.64%) SCCM
11 1 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.82%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 29 (23.77%) Red Hat
2 26 (21.31%) VMware
3 23 (18.85%) Microsoft
4 11 (9.02%) Apple
4 11 (9.02%) Cisco
5 9 (7.38%) SaltStack
6 8 (6.56%) HP
7 6 (4.92%) Avaya
7 6 (4.92%) Citrix
7 6 (4.92%) Google
8 5 (4.10%) Veritas
9 4 (3.28%) Oracle
10 3 (2.46%) Atlassian
10 3 (2.46%) Dell
10 3 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.64%) F5
11 2 (1.64%) Mitel
11 2 (1.64%) Sun
11 2 (1.64%) Symantec
11 2 (1.64%) Veeam