The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was - in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 94 96
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 4 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.32% 0.17% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.17% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Median salary - £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.03%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1181 1146 1327
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.94% 95.98% 95.40%
Number of salaries quoted 726 659 834
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Administrator in Edinburgh

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Senior Systems Administrator in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Senior 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 Edinburgh region featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) IIS
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (57.14%) Puppet
2 4 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (57.14%) DevOps
3 3 (42.86%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (42.86%) PowerCLI
3 3 (42.86%) Line Management
3 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
3 3 (42.86%) Ansible
3 3 (42.86%) GCC
3 3 (42.86%) F5
3 3 (42.86%) High Availability
3 3 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Bitbucket
3 3 (42.86%) NuGet
3 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (42.86%) vSphere
3 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
3 3 (42.86%) yum

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 4 (57.14%) IIS
2 3 (42.86%) Apache
2 3 (42.86%) JBoss
2 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) NAS
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) FTP
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Bitbucket
1 3 (42.86%) GCC
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
1 3 (42.86%) Maven
1 3 (42.86%) MSI
1 3 (42.86%) NuGet
1 3 (42.86%) Sonatype Nexus
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) High Availability
2 3 (42.86%) Line Management
2 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
2 3 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
2 3 (42.86%) Perl
2 3 (42.86%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) VBScript
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) KVM
3 1 (14.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (57.14%) Puppet
2 3 (42.86%) Ansible
2 3 (42.86%) Capistrano
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (42.86%) PowerCLI
2 3 (42.86%) yum
3 1 (14.29%) Cacti
3 1 (14.29%) Icinga
3 1 (14.29%) Nagios
3 1 (14.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) F5
2 3 (42.86%) Perforce
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Splunk