Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £43,750 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 270 251 199
Rank change year-on-year -19 -52 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 88 121 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.74% 0.91% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.95% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 74 98 192
East of England median annual salary £43,750 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,075 £24,100 £26,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,625 £50,000
England median annual salary £42,917 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.98% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 11540 12765 14852
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.63% 96.41% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 9482 10596 12302
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Hertfordshire -10 29 £37,500 -10.71% 3
Cambridgeshire -51 28 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Norfolk - 15 £45,000 -
Essex +19 11 £35,000 -22.22%
Bedfordshire +22 3 £38,500 +32.76%
Suffolk +13 2 £31,000 -17.33%
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 54 (61.36%) Windows
2 44 (50.00%) Linux
3 36 (40.91%) VMware
4 26 (29.55%) Active Directory
4 26 (29.55%) Puppet
4 26 (29.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (26.14%) Python
5 23 (26.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
7 21 (23.86%) Firewall
8 20 (22.73%) Bash Shell
9 19 (21.59%) Opscode Chef
9 19 (21.59%) Cisco
10 18 (20.45%) DevOps
11 17 (19.32%) Software Engineering
11 17 (19.32%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (19.32%) TCP/IP
12 16 (18.18%) SAN
12 16 (18.18%) NAS
12 16 (18.18%) CentOS
12 16 (18.18%) Hyper-V
12 16 (18.18%) Ubuntu
12 16 (18.18%) Docker
12 16 (18.18%) Office 365
13 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
13 15 (17.05%) Unix
13 15 (17.05%) Windows Server
14 14 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (14.77%) DV Cleared
15 13 (14.77%) Security Cleared

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 10 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.09%) Apache
3 6 (6.82%) OpenStack
4 5 (5.68%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.41%) IIS
6 1 (1.14%) CMS
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.14%) nginx
6 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.14%) Zimbra
Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (19.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (18.18%) Office 365
4 4 (4.55%) SaaS
5 2 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (2.27%) PaaS
5 2 (2.27%) Route 53
5 2 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.86%) Firewall
2 17 (19.32%) TCP/IP
3 16 (18.18%) NAS
3 16 (18.18%) SAN
4 9 (10.23%) DNS
5 8 (9.09%) Network Security
5 8 (9.09%) VPN
6 7 (7.95%) DHCP
6 7 (7.95%) SMS
7 5 (5.68%) Internet
7 5 (5.68%) LAN
7 5 (5.68%) SSL
8 4 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (4.55%) VLAN
8 4 (4.55%) WAN
9 3 (3.41%) VoIP
10 2 (2.27%) PBX
10 2 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.14%) IPsec
11 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) MySQL
3 4 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.14%) GitLab
3 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 9 (10.23%) Electronics
2 3 (3.41%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Marketing
2 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.14%) Automotive
3 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) Web Services
2 2 (2.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.82%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.68%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (4.55%) HP Storage
5 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.27%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.14%) Replication
7 1 (1.14%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 54 (61.36%) Windows
2 44 (50.00%) Linux
3 26 (29.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (18.18%) CentOS
4 16 (18.18%) Ubuntu
5 15 (17.05%) Unix
5 15 (17.05%) Windows Server
6 12 (13.64%) Debian
7 10 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (9.09%) Windows XP
9 7 (7.95%) AIX
9 7 (7.95%) CoreOS
10 6 (6.82%) Mac OS
11 4 (4.55%) Windows 10
12 3 (3.41%) Windows 7
13 1 (1.14%) VyOS
13 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 18 (20.45%) DevOps
3 17 (19.32%) Software Engineering
4 11 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 8 (9.09%) Machine Learning
5 8 (9.09%) Validation
6 7 (7.95%) Mathematics
6 7 (7.95%) Open Source
6 7 (7.95%) Physics
6 7 (7.95%) Prototyping
6 7 (7.95%) Server Building
7 5 (5.68%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (5.68%) Reinforcement Learning
8 4 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (4.55%) Network Management
8 4 (4.55%) Patch Management
8 4 (4.55%) Security Architecture
9 3 (3.41%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.41%) ITIL
9 3 (3.41%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.14%) Python
2 20 (22.73%) Bash Shell
3 11 (12.50%) Perl
4 7 (7.95%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.95%) SQL
5 6 (6.82%) C
6 2 (2.27%) Java
7 1 (1.14%) Jython
7 1 (1.14%) Ruby
7 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (14.77%) DV Cleared
1 13 (14.77%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.50%) Degree
3 9 (10.23%) CompTIA Security+
3 9 (10.23%) Security+ Certification
4 7 (7.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (5.68%) CCNA
6 5 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (5.68%) MCSA
7 2 (2.27%) CCA
7 2 (2.27%) CCAA
7 2 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.14%) CEH
8 1 (1.14%) CISSP
8 1 (1.14%) MCITP
8 1 (1.14%) MCP
8 1 (1.14%) MCTS
8 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 26 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 16 (18.18%) Docker
2 16 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 14 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (13.64%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (13.64%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (6.82%) Ceph
6 4 (4.55%) vSphere
7 3 (3.41%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.27%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.14%) Dovecot
9 1 (1.14%) iptables
9 1 (1.14%) KVM
9 1 (1.14%) Postfix
9 1 (1.14%) qmail
9 1 (1.14%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 26 (29.55%) Puppet
2 19 (21.59%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (13.64%) Kubernetes
4 9 (10.23%) Ansible
4 9 (10.23%) SCCM
5 8 (9.09%) Salt
6 6 (6.82%) Grafana
6 6 (6.82%) Munin
6 6 (6.82%) ZABBIX
7 5 (5.68%) SCOM
8 4 (4.55%) EMC Navisphere
8 4 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (2.27%) Nagios
10 1 (1.14%) Cacti
10 1 (1.14%) Consul
10 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (1.14%) Terraform
10 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (40.91%) VMware
2 19 (21.59%) Cisco
3 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
4 10 (11.36%) NetApp
5 8 (9.09%) Intel
6 7 (7.95%) HP
6 7 (7.95%) IBM
6 7 (7.95%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.68%) Sophos
8 4 (4.55%) Brocade
8 4 (4.55%) EMC
8 4 (4.55%) Fortinet
8 4 (4.55%) Meraki
8 4 (4.55%) Veeam
9 3 (3.41%) Google
10 2 (2.27%) Citrix
10 2 (2.27%) Kaseya
10 2 (2.27%) Mitel
11 1 (1.14%) Apple
11 1 (1.14%) Avaya