The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 97 -
Rank change year-on-year +9 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 3 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.27% 0.22% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.24% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 0
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
UK excluding London median salary £56,250 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% +5.88%  

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 1069 1249 1297
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.36% 93.28% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 693 840 786
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Systems Administrator in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 (83.33%) PowerShell
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) Puppet
4 2 (33.33%) F5
4 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) VBScript
4 2 (33.33%) MySQL
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (16.67%) PowerCLI
5 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat

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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) NAS
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
1 1 (16.67%) GCC
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
1 1 (16.67%) NuGet
1 1 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Presales
2 1 (16.67%) Process Management
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (16.67%) KVM
2 1 (16.67%) MetaFrame
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Xen
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) Capistrano
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) PowerCLI
2 1 (16.67%) yum
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Altiris
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) Perforce
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat