Period
to 20 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 254 262 240
Rank change year-on-year +8 -22 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 92 80 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.83% 0.79% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.82% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 80 72 149
City of London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £36,250 £30,150 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,875 £65,000 £62,000
Central London median annual salary £50,000 £44,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +12.99% -11.50% +6.38%

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 10,609 9,708 12,933
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 95.85% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 9,409 8,816 11,680
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 £36,000 £32,750 £33,225
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% 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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 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 48 (52.17%) Linux
2 45 (48.91%) Windows
3 30 (32.61%) Active Directory
4 29 (31.52%) PowerShell
5 26 (28.26%) DevOps
6 24 (26.09%) Bash Shell
7 21 (22.83%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (22.83%) Windows Server
8 20 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (21.74%) Finance
8 20 (21.74%) Unix
9 19 (20.65%) Python
10 18 (19.57%) VMware
11 17 (18.48%) Shell Script
12 16 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (15.22%) Office 365
13 14 (15.22%) Puppet
13 14 (15.22%) Firewall
14 13 (14.13%) Data Centre
15 11 (11.96%) Red Hat
15 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
15 11 (11.96%) Apache
15 11 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (10.87%) Hyper-V
16 10 (10.87%) Ansible
16 10 (10.87%) Perl
16 10 (10.87%) TCP/IP
16 10 (10.87%) DNS
16 10 (10.87%) Banking

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 11 (11.96%) Apache
2 7 (7.61%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.43%) IIS
4 4 (4.35%) CMS
4 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.26%) Confluence
5 3 (3.26%) nginx
6 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.17%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.09%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.09%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (1.09%) SAP Business One
2 1 (1.09%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 21 (22.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (15.22%) Office 365
4 5 (5.43%) SaaS
5 2 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.17%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.09%) G Suite
6 1 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.22%) Firewall
2 10 (10.87%) DNS
2 10 (10.87%) TCP/IP
3 9 (9.78%) Internet
3 9 (9.78%) WAN
4 7 (7.61%) LAN
4 7 (7.61%) SAN
5 5 (5.43%) HTTP
5 5 (5.43%) SMTP
5 5 (5.43%) SSH
6 4 (4.35%) DHCP
6 4 (4.35%) VLAN
7 2 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (2.17%) IPsec
7 2 (2.17%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.17%) Skype
8 1 (1.09%) FTP
8 1 (1.09%) VoIP
8 1 (1.09%) VPN
8 1 (1.09%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) Big Data
1 5 (5.43%) MySQL
1 5 (5.43%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.09%) FileMaker
3 1 (1.09%) HBase
Development Applications
1 8 (8.70%) JIRA
2 6 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.43%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.17%) Emacs
4 2 (2.17%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (2.17%) Subversion
5 1 (1.09%) GCC
5 1 (1.09%) GDB
5 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (21.74%) Finance
2 10 (10.87%) Banking
3 9 (9.78%) Law
4 5 (5.43%) Advertising
4 5 (5.43%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.43%) Legal
5 4 (4.35%) Marketing
6 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.78%) Web Services
2 7 (7.61%) LDAP
3 4 (4.35%) LAMP
4 2 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.17%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (2.17%) Mason
5 1 (1.09%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.09%) HTML
5 1 (1.09%) Kafka
5 1 (1.09%) Node.js
5 1 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.43%) Fintech
3 5 (5.43%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (5.43%) Replication
4 4 (4.35%) Clustering
5 3 (3.26%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.17%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.09%) CMDB
7 1 (1.09%) iPhone
7 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (52.17%) Linux
2 45 (48.91%) Windows
3 21 (22.83%) Windows Server
4 20 (21.74%) Unix
5 16 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.70%) CentOS
7 6 (6.52%) Ubuntu
8 5 (5.43%) Windows 10
9 4 (4.35%) Mac OS X
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (3.26%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.17%) Debian
11 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.26%) DevOps
2 9 (9.78%) Configuration Management
3 8 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (7.61%) High Availability
5 6 (6.52%) Business Continuity
5 6 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.52%) ITIL
5 6 (6.52%) Mentoring
5 6 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (6.52%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 5 (5.43%) API Development
6 5 (5.43%) Migration
7 4 (4.35%) Asset Management
7 4 (4.35%) Big Data Analytics
7 4 (4.35%) Change Control
7 4 (4.35%) Content Management
7 4 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (4.35%) ERP
7 4 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (31.52%) PowerShell
2 24 (26.09%) Bash Shell
3 19 (20.65%) Python
4 17 (18.48%) Shell Script
5 10 (10.87%) Perl
6 7 (7.61%) C
7 6 (6.52%) PHP
8 5 (5.43%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.43%) Ruby
8 5 (5.43%) SQL
8 5 (5.43%) VB
9 4 (4.35%) Korn
10 3 (3.26%) Java
11 1 (1.09%) C++
11 1 (1.09%) Go
11 1 (1.09%) Haskell
11 1 (1.09%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 6 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (4.35%) CCNA
2 4 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (2.17%) CCDP
3 2 (2.17%) CCNP
3 2 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.09%) SANS
4 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 30 (32.61%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.87%) Hyper-V
4 7 (7.61%) Docker
5 4 (4.35%) vSphere
6 3 (3.26%) Firmware
7 2 (2.17%) NFS
8 1 (1.09%) Apache Flume
8 1 (1.09%) HDFS
8 1 (1.09%) iptables
8 1 (1.09%) RHEV
8 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (15.22%) Puppet
2 10 (10.87%) Ansible
3 8 (8.70%) Nagios
3 8 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (7.61%) SCCM
5 4 (4.35%) Kubernetes
5 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (4.35%) Prometheus
5 4 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (3.26%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (2.17%) Consul
7 2 (2.17%) Icinga
7 2 (2.17%) Salt
8 1 (1.09%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.09%) Check_MK
8 1 (1.09%) Packer
8 1 (1.09%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.09%) Terraform
8 1 (1.09%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (19.57%) VMware
2 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.96%) Red Hat
3 9 (9.78%) Cisco
4 7 (7.61%) Citrix
4 7 (7.61%) HP
5 5 (5.43%) Apple
5 5 (5.43%) Oracle
5 5 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (4.35%) Atlassian
6 4 (4.35%) IBM
6 4 (4.35%) ServiceNow
6 4 (4.35%) Sun
7 2 (2.17%) Dell
7 2 (2.17%) F5
7 2 (2.17%) Google
7 2 (2.17%) Juniper
7 2 (2.17%) SaltStack
7 2 (2.17%) Splunk
7 2 (2.17%) TOWER Software