Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 248 233
Rank change year-on-year +7 -15 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 112 80 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.02% 0.79% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.83% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 105 75 145
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 £35,500 £31,900 £30,350
90th Percentile £77,500 £65,750 £59,500
Central London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +1.06%

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 10,514 9,691 12,360
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.23% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9,351 8,764 11,294
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 £33,500 £33,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 69 (61.61%) Linux
2 53 (47.32%) Windows
3 38 (33.93%) Active Directory
4 37 (33.04%) DevOps
5 34 (30.36%) Unix
6 33 (29.46%) PowerShell
6 33 (29.46%) Bash Shell
7 27 (24.11%) Python
8 25 (22.32%) Red Hat
9 24 (21.43%) DNS
9 24 (21.43%) Apache
9 24 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 24 (21.43%) Puppet
9 24 (21.43%) Windows Server
10 23 (20.54%) Amazon AWS
10 23 (20.54%) TCP/IP
10 23 (20.54%) Shell Script
11 22 (19.64%) Perl
12 21 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (17.86%) Tomcat
13 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
14 19 (16.96%) VMware
15 18 (16.07%) Ansible
16 17 (15.18%) Finance
16 17 (15.18%) Configuration Management
17 15 (13.39%) LDAP
17 15 (13.39%) Opscode Chef
17 15 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (13.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 14 (12.50%) Office 365

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 24 (21.43%) Apache
2 20 (17.86%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 6 (5.36%) IIS
5 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.57%) Confluence
6 4 (3.57%) nginx
6 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.68%) CMS
8 2 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.79%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.79%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.89%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.89%) Drupal
9 1 (0.89%) uWSGI
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 24 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (20.54%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (12.50%) Office 365
4 5 (4.46%) SaaS
5 4 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.79%) G Suite
7 1 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.89%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.89%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.89%) Route 53
7 1 (0.89%) Slack
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.43%) DNS
2 23 (20.54%) TCP/IP
3 14 (12.50%) DHCP
4 13 (11.61%) Internet
5 12 (10.71%) WAN
6 11 (9.82%) HTTP
6 11 (9.82%) SSH
7 10 (8.93%) Firewall
7 10 (8.93%) SMTP
8 7 (6.25%) VPN
9 5 (4.46%) LAN
9 5 (4.46%) SAN
9 5 (4.46%) Wireless
10 4 (3.57%) VLAN
11 2 (1.79%) FTP
11 2 (1.79%) IPsec
11 2 (1.79%) Network Security
11 2 (1.79%) Skype
12 1 (0.89%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.89%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) MySQL
2 5 (4.46%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.57%) Big Data
4 3 (2.68%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.79%) HBase
5 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.89%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.89%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.89%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.89%) Scylla
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (8.04%) JIRA
2 7 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.36%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.68%) Emacs
4 3 (2.68%) Subversion
5 2 (1.79%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (15.18%) Finance
2 13 (11.61%) Telecoms
3 12 (10.71%) Law
3 12 (10.71%) Legal
4 10 (8.93%) Banking
5 6 (5.36%) Advertising
6 3 (2.68%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.68%) Marketing
7 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.39%) LDAP
2 14 (12.50%) Web Services
3 10 (8.93%) LAMP
4 2 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.79%) Kafka
5 1 (0.89%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.89%) Django
5 1 (0.89%) HTML
5 1 (0.89%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.46%) Hedge funds
4 5 (4.46%) Replication
5 4 (3.57%) Fintech
6 3 (2.68%) Clustering
6 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.79%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.79%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.89%) CMDB
8 1 (0.89%) iPhone
8 1 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.89%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 69 (61.61%) Linux
2 53 (47.32%) Windows
3 34 (30.36%) Unix
4 24 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 21 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (13.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (10.71%) CentOS
7 12 (10.71%) Windows 10
8 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (6.25%) Windows 7
10 6 (5.36%) Ubuntu
11 4 (3.57%) Debian
11 4 (3.57%) Mac OS X
11 4 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (3.57%) Solaris
12 3 (2.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.04%) DevOps
2 17 (15.18%) Configuration Management
3 14 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (9.82%) ITIL
5 11 (9.82%) Open Source
6 10 (8.93%) API Development
6 10 (8.93%) Server Virtualisation
7 8 (7.14%) Patch Management
7 8 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (6.25%) Business Continuity
8 7 (6.25%) Change Control
8 7 (6.25%) Data Protection
8 7 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.36%) High Availability
9 6 (5.36%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 5 (4.46%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.46%) Security Patching
11 4 (3.57%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (29.46%) Bash Shell
1 33 (29.46%) PowerShell
2 27 (24.11%) Python
3 23 (20.54%) Shell Script
4 22 (19.64%) Perl
5 12 (10.71%) C
6 10 (8.93%) Korn
6 10 (8.93%) VB
7 6 (5.36%) Bourne shell
7 6 (5.36%) SQL
8 5 (4.46%) Ruby
9 4 (3.57%) PHP
10 3 (2.68%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.79%) Java
12 1 (0.89%) Go
12 1 (0.89%) Haskell
12 1 (0.89%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 4 (3.57%) CCNA
1 4 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (3.57%) Degree
2 3 (2.68%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (1.79%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.89%) SANS
4 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.89%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 38 (33.93%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.93%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.14%) Docker
5 6 (5.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (2.68%) Firmware
6 3 (2.68%) LXC
6 3 (2.68%) NFS
6 3 (2.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (2.68%) vSphere
7 2 (1.79%) HDFS
7 2 (1.79%) iptables
7 2 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.89%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.89%) KVM
8 1 (0.89%) QEMU
8 1 (0.89%) RHEV
8 1 (0.89%) Varnish
8 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (21.43%) Puppet
2 18 (16.07%) Ansible
3 15 (13.39%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (9.82%) Nagios
5 6 (5.36%) Kubernetes
5 6 (5.36%) SCCM
6 4 (3.57%) Prometheus
6 4 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (2.68%) CFEngine
7 3 (2.68%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (2.68%) Terraform
7 3 (2.68%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.79%) Consul
8 2 (1.79%) Icinga
8 2 (1.79%) Salt
9 1 (0.89%) Grafana
9 1 (0.89%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.89%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.89%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (22.32%) Red Hat
2 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 19 (16.96%) VMware
4 10 (8.93%) Apple
5 7 (6.25%) Citrix
5 7 (6.25%) SaltStack
6 6 (5.36%) HP
7 5 (4.46%) Avaya
7 5 (4.46%) Cisco
7 5 (4.46%) Oracle
8 4 (3.57%) Atlassian
8 4 (3.57%) IBM
8 4 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.68%) Google
9 3 (2.68%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.68%) Sun
9 3 (2.68%) Veritas
10 2 (1.79%) Dell
10 2 (1.79%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.89%) Mitel