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 25 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 189 165
Rank change year-on-year -37 -24  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 29 72 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.47% 1.07% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 1.11% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 25 55 110
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £28,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
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 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 5954 6475 7992
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 97.27% 96.20% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4865 5500 6591
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
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 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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Cambridgeshire -33 17 £45,500 +23.85% 4
Hertfordshire -12 5 £38,750 -13.88% 1
Essex -9 4 £52,500 +61.53% 1
Bedfordshire +16 1 £45,000 -8.62% 1
Suffolk +4 1 £30,000 -18.36% 2
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East of England region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 71 (65.74%) Windows
2 60 (55.56%) Linux
3 35 (32.41%) SQL Server
4 33 (30.56%) Red Hat
5 32 (29.63%) VMware
5 32 (29.63%) Windows Server
6 30 (27.78%) Active Directory
7 28 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (23.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (22.22%) Hyper-V
10 22 (20.37%) IIS
11 21 (19.44%) SQL
11 21 (19.44%) SAN
11 21 (19.44%) CentOS
12 20 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (18.52%) Firewall
13 17 (15.74%) Perl
14 16 (14.81%) Microsoft
14 16 (14.81%) Configuration Management
14 16 (14.81%) LAMP
14 16 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (13.89%) Marketing
15 15 (13.89%) Bash Shell
15 15 (13.89%) Capacity Management
16 14 (12.96%) Degree
16 14 (12.96%) Office 365
17 13 (12.04%) Continuous Improvement
17 13 (12.04%) Cisco
18 12 (11.11%) Service Delivery
18 12 (11.11%) Puppet

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 22 (20.37%) IIS
2 11 (10.19%) Apache
3 10 (9.26%) MS Exchange
4 9 (8.33%) Documentum
5 7 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (5.56%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.78%) ArcGIS
7 3 (2.78%) JBoss
8 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.93%) nginx
8 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.93%) Zimbra
Applications
1 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.93%) Infor SunSystems
1 1 (0.93%) iTrent
1 1 (0.93%) Sage X3
1 1 (0.93%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.96%) Office 365
2 11 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (5.56%) SaaS
5 4 (3.70%) PaaS
6 2 (1.85%) IaaS
7 1 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.44%) SAN
2 20 (18.52%) Firewall
3 11 (10.19%) LDAP
3 11 (10.19%) NAS
4 9 (8.33%) Kerberos
4 9 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.48%) Internet
6 6 (5.56%) DNS
6 6 (5.56%) VPN
7 5 (4.63%) DHCP
7 5 (4.63%) LAN
7 5 (4.63%) WAN
8 3 (2.78%) IPsec
8 3 (2.78%) PPP
8 3 (2.78%) VoIP
9 2 (1.85%) ISDN
9 2 (1.85%) SMTP
9 2 (1.85%) SSL
9 2 (1.85%) VLAN
9 2 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (32.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.63%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.78%) GIS
4 3 (2.78%) MySQL
5 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.93%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.93%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (13.89%) Marketing
2 5 (4.63%) Finance
3 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.85%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.81%) LAMP
2 3 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (0.93%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.93%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.56%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.56%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.85%) HP Storage
5 1 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 71 (65.74%) Windows
2 60 (55.56%) Linux
3 32 (29.63%) Windows Server
4 28 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (23.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (19.44%) CentOS
7 20 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.63%) Debian
9 4 (3.70%) Ubuntu
9 4 (3.70%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.78%) Unix
11 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.81%) Configuration Management
2 15 (13.89%) Capacity Management
3 13 (12.04%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (11.11%) Open Source
4 12 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 11 (10.19%) ITIL
6 9 (8.33%) Data Management
7 7 (6.48%) High Availability
7 7 (6.48%) Patch Management
8 6 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (5.56%) Load Balancing
9 5 (4.63%) ITIL V3
9 5 (4.63%) Low Latency
9 5 (4.63%) Performance Improvement
9 5 (4.63%) Performance Optimisation
9 5 (4.63%) Security Architecture
9 5 (4.63%) Software Engineering
10 4 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.70%) DevOps
10 4 (3.70%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.44%) SQL
2 17 (15.74%) Perl
3 15 (13.89%) Bash Shell
4 9 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 7 (6.48%) Python
6 6 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.63%) VBScript
8 4 (3.70%) Java
9 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (12.96%) Degree
2 9 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (8.33%) MCSA
2 9 (8.33%) MCSE
2 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (7.41%) MCP
4 7 (6.48%) CCNA
4 7 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.63%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.70%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (3.70%) Security+ Certification
7 3 (2.78%) CCNP
7 3 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 24 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 16 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (10.19%) vSphere
5 7 (6.48%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (4.63%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (3.70%) Docker
8 2 (1.85%) iptables
8 2 (1.85%) pfSense
9 1 (0.93%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.93%) Postfix
9 1 (0.93%) qmail
9 1 (0.93%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.93%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (11.11%) Puppet
2 8 (7.41%) SCCM
2 8 (7.41%) SCOM
3 6 (5.56%) NetBackup
4 5 (4.63%) EMC Navisphere
4 5 (4.63%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.70%) Ansible
5 4 (3.70%) Grafana
5 4 (3.70%) Munin
5 4 (3.70%) Salt
5 4 (3.70%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.93%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (30.56%) Red Hat
2 32 (29.63%) VMware
3 16 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 13 (12.04%) Cisco
5 11 (10.19%) Oracle
6 7 (6.48%) Citrix
7 6 (5.56%) Symantec
8 5 (4.63%) Aquila
8 5 (4.63%) EMC
8 5 (4.63%) Sophos
9 3 (2.78%) CA
9 3 (2.78%) HP
9 3 (2.78%) Meraki
9 3 (2.78%) NetApp
10 2 (1.85%) Brocade
10 2 (1.85%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.85%) Sage
11 1 (0.93%) Apple
11 1 (0.93%) Dell
11 1 (0.93%) Veeam
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