The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Colchester during the 3 months to 26 June 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)
Essex / Colchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 43 35
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 4 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Colchester 1.92% 0.48% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 0.49% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 4
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +75.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Colchester. 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
Colchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 206 203 153
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Colchester 99.04% 98.07% 94.44%
Number of salaries quoted 182 182 133
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +63.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Colchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Colchester that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Colchester

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Colchester.

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Colchester

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Colchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Colchester over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Colchester

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Colchester region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (94.44%) Red Hat
3 15 (83.33%) Windows
4 14 (77.78%) Configuration Management
4 14 (77.78%) Capacity Management
4 14 (77.78%) Windows Server
5 9 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (50.00%) Data Management
5 9 (50.00%) Degree
5 9 (50.00%) VMware
5 9 (50.00%) Shell Script
5 9 (50.00%) Service Delivery
5 9 (50.00%) Kerberos
5 9 (50.00%) LDAP
5 9 (50.00%) Documentum
5 9 (50.00%) Oracle
5 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (44.44%) vSphere
7 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
8 5 (27.78%) Fat Client
8 5 (27.78%) SCCM
8 5 (27.78%) SCOM
8 5 (27.78%) Citrix
8 5 (27.78%) Symantec
8 5 (27.78%) Thin Client
8 5 (27.78%) NetBackup

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Colchester 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 9 (50.00%) Documentum
2 3 (16.67%) JBoss
3 1 (5.56%) Zimbra
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Office 365
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Kerberos
1 9 (50.00%) LDAP
2 3 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) IPsec
3 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.56%) OpenVPN
3 1 (5.56%) PBX
3 1 (5.56%) Softphone
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
1 5 (27.78%) Fat Client
1 5 (27.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 14 (77.78%) Windows Server
4 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Capacity Management
1 14 (77.78%) Configuration Management
2 9 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (50.00%) Data Management
2 9 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Patch Management
3 1 (5.56%) Security Management
3 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 9 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) vSphere
2 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) NetBackup
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
1 5 (27.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Red Hat
2 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 9 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) Citrix
3 5 (27.78%) Symantec
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) Apple
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Open-E
5 1 (5.56%) Veeam