The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England / East of England
Rank 163 170 157
Rank change year-on-year +7 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 79 97 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.29% 1.32% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.37% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68 81 102
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +8.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,225 £28,550 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £48,950 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5868 7083 7192
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 96.06% 96.24% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4689 5722 5787
Median salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in the East of England

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in the East of England

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in the East of England

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +11 27 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Cambridgeshire -15 22 £37,500 -7.40% 4
Essex +25 16 £47,500 +50.79%
Bedfordshire +21 8 £37,500 -13.79%
Norfolk - 6 £52,500 - 2
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 East of England region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 98 (67.59%) Windows
2 80 (55.17%) Linux
3 57 (39.31%) Windows Server
4 47 (32.41%) SQL Server
5 40 (27.59%) Red Hat
6 39 (26.90%) Active Directory
7 38 (26.21%) VMware
8 32 (22.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (20.69%) IIS
10 26 (17.93%) Firewall
10 26 (17.93%) CentOS
10 26 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (17.24%) SAN
12 24 (16.55%) Microsoft
13 23 (15.86%) SQL
14 22 (15.17%) Configuration Management
14 22 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (13.79%) Degree
15 20 (13.79%) TCP/IP
16 19 (13.10%) MS Exchange
16 19 (13.10%) Hyper-V
16 19 (13.10%) Capacity Management
17 18 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (12.41%) Cisco
18 17 (11.72%) DNS
18 17 (11.72%) Perl
18 17 (11.72%) Oracle
18 17 (11.72%) Python
18 17 (11.72%) LDAP

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 30 (20.69%) IIS
2 19 (13.10%) MS Exchange
3 14 (9.66%) Apache
4 11 (7.59%) SharePoint
5 10 (6.90%) Documentum
6 8 (5.52%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.38%) nginx
8 1 (0.69%) Site Server
8 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (6.90%) MS Office
2 6 (4.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.69%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.69%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.69%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.69%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.28%) Office 365
3 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.14%) SaaS
5 3 (2.07%) PaaS
6 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.93%) Firewall
2 25 (17.24%) SAN
3 20 (13.79%) TCP/IP
4 17 (11.72%) DNS
4 17 (11.72%) LDAP
5 14 (9.66%) DHCP
6 10 (6.90%) Kerberos
7 9 (6.21%) VPN
8 8 (5.52%) IPsec
9 7 (4.83%) Internet
9 7 (4.83%) SMTP
10 6 (4.14%) NAS
10 6 (4.14%) SNMP
10 6 (4.14%) VLAN
11 5 (3.45%) ISDN
11 5 (3.45%) LAN
12 4 (2.76%) WAN
13 3 (2.07%) PPP
13 3 (2.07%) VoIP
13 3 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (32.41%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.03%) MySQL
3 10 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.38%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.69%) EDMS
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.69%) QlikView
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.38%) Subversion
3 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.69%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.69%) JIRA
3 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.69%) Toad
General
1 13 (8.97%) Marketing
2 5 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.07%) Finance
4 2 (1.38%) Advertising
4 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.38%) Publishing
4 2 (1.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.03%) LAMP
2 8 (5.52%) Web Services
3 3 (2.07%) WSH
4 2 (1.38%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.69%) .NET
5 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.69%) HTML
5 1 (0.69%) Java EE
5 1 (0.69%) JSON
5 1 (0.69%) REST
5 1 (0.69%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.21%) Fat Client
2 9 (6.21%) Thin Client
3 7 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.83%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.38%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.69%) CCTV
5 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.69%) HACMP
5 1 (0.69%) Life Science
5 1 (0.69%) LPAR
5 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.69%) Replication
5 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 98 (67.59%) Windows
2 80 (55.17%) Linux
3 57 (39.31%) Windows Server
4 32 (22.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (17.93%) CentOS
6 26 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (7.59%) Unix
8 8 (5.52%) Ubuntu
9 6 (4.14%) Debian
10 4 (2.76%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.07%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.38%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.69%) AIX
13 1 (0.69%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.69%) Solaris
13 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.17%) Configuration Management
2 19 (13.10%) Capacity Management
3 16 (11.03%) ITIL
4 15 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (9.66%) Service Delivery
6 12 (8.28%) CRM
6 12 (8.28%) DevOps
6 12 (8.28%) High Availability
6 12 (8.28%) Open Source
7 11 (7.59%) Data Management
8 10 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (4.83%) Virtual Environments
10 6 (4.14%) Data Protection
10 6 (4.14%) ITIL V3
10 6 (4.14%) Patch Management
10 6 (4.14%) Software Engineering
10 6 (4.14%) Workflow
11 5 (3.45%) Load Balancing
11 5 (3.45%) Performance Improvement
11 5 (3.45%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.86%) SQL
2 17 (11.72%) Perl
2 17 (11.72%) Python
3 14 (9.66%) Bash Shell
4 13 (8.97%) Shell Script
5 8 (5.52%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.14%) VBScript
7 2 (1.38%) C
7 2 (1.38%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.69%) Java
8 1 (0.69%) Jython
8 1 (0.69%) PHP
8 1 (0.69%) Ruby
8 1 (0.69%) VBA
8 1 (0.69%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 20 (13.79%) Degree
2 12 (8.28%) MCSA
2 12 (8.28%) MCSE
2 12 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (6.21%) CCNA
3 9 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (6.21%) Security Cleared
4 8 (5.52%) MCP
5 7 (4.83%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.76%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (2.76%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (1.38%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.69%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (26.90%) Active Directory
2 22 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (13.10%) Hyper-V
4 12 (8.28%) vSphere
5 10 (6.90%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (4.83%) iptables
7 6 (4.14%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (3.45%) pfSense
8 5 (3.45%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.07%) Docker
9 3 (2.07%) NFS
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.69%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.69%) Samba
10 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (11.72%) Puppet
2 10 (6.90%) Ansible
2 10 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (6.90%) SCCM
2 10 (6.90%) SCOM
3 9 (6.21%) NetBackup
4 8 (5.52%) Salt
5 5 (3.45%) EMC Navisphere
6 3 (2.07%) Grafana
6 3 (2.07%) Munin
6 3 (2.07%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.38%) Nagios
8 1 (0.69%) Kibana
8 1 (0.69%) logstash
8 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 40 (27.59%) Red Hat
2 38 (26.21%) VMware
3 24 (16.55%) Microsoft
4 18 (12.41%) Cisco
5 17 (11.72%) Oracle
6 16 (11.03%) Citrix
7 9 (6.21%) Symantec
8 6 (4.14%) EMC
9 5 (3.45%) Aquila
10 4 (2.76%) HP
10 4 (2.76%) Sophos
11 3 (2.07%) CA
12 2 (1.38%) Brocade
12 2 (1.38%) Dell
12 2 (1.38%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.38%) Splunk
13 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
13 1 (0.69%) Civica
13 1 (0.69%) Isilon
13 1 (0.69%) Northgate
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