Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £36,250 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 113 112
Rank change year-on-year -22 -1 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 17 22 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.63% 1.00% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.04% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 22
Edinburgh median annual salary £36,250 £33,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.85% -26.67% +38.46%
10th Percentile £24,625 £26,650 £32,750
90th Percentile £43,625 £54,500 £56,775
Scotland median annual salary £39,500 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.86% -17.65% +25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,590 2,110 2,603
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 95.91% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,675 1,394 1,688
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,750 £27,675
90th Percentile £66,550 £70,000 £66,325
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 11 (64.71%) Linux
2 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) Python
4 6 (35.29%) Perl
4 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
4 6 (35.29%) Puppet
5 5 (29.41%) CentOS
5 5 (29.41%) DevOps
5 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (29.41%) Ansible
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) Unix
6 4 (23.53%) Apache
6 4 (23.53%) JBoss
6 4 (23.53%) Web Services
6 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
6 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
6 4 (23.53%) Perforce
6 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
6 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
6 4 (23.53%) Capistrano
7 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
7 3 (17.65%) F5
7 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (17.65%) Maven
7 3 (17.65%) Ruby
7 3 (17.65%) Mac OS X
7 3 (17.65%) Active Directory

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 (23.53%) Apache
1 4 (23.53%) JBoss
2 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) SaaS
3 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.88%) Office 365
3 1 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DHCP
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
1 2 (11.76%) SMTP
1 2 (11.76%) SNMP
2 1 (5.88%) GPRS
2 1 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
1 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
1 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) Maven
3 2 (11.76%) GCC
3 2 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (5.88%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.88%) MSI
4 1 (5.88%) NuGet
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) JSON
2 2 (11.76%) REST
2 2 (11.76%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) LAMP
3 1 (5.88%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Linux
2 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) CentOS
3 5 (29.41%) Unix
4 3 (17.65%) Mac OS X
5 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) DevOps
2 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.76%) Data Reconciliation
4 2 (11.76%) High Availability
4 2 (11.76%) Line Management
4 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.76%) Release Management
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) Process Management
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Python
2 6 (35.29%) Perl
3 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
3 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
4 3 (17.65%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
4 3 (17.65%) Ruby
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) VBA
6 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CCNA
1 1 (5.88%) CCNP
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) MCP
1 1 (5.88%) MCSE
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Docker
2 2 (11.76%) NFS
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Puppet
2 5 (29.41%) Ansible
2 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (23.53%) Capistrano
4 2 (11.76%) yum
5 1 (5.88%) Cacti
5 1 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (5.88%) Nagios
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (5.88%) PowerCLI
5 1 (5.88%) Rundeck
5 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Perforce
4 3 (17.65%) F5
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) VMware
6 1 (5.88%) Capita
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco
6 1 (5.88%) Google
6 1 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) Remedy
6 1 (5.88%) Splunk
6 1 (5.88%) Veeam
6 1 (5.88%) Workday
6 1 (5.88%) Zerto