Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 117 117
Rank change year-on-year -12 0 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 17 27 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.67% 1.06% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 1.11% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 18
Edinburgh median annual salary £35,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £23,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £38,750 £43,250 £48,175
Scotland median annual salary £35,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.67% -6.25%

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 2,391 2,431 2,381
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.47% 95.86% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,530 1,472 1,507
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 10 (58.82%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) LAMP
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) LAN
3 6 (35.29%) WAN
3 6 (35.29%) DNS
3 6 (35.29%) Apache
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) ITIL
4 5 (29.41%) Degree
4 5 (29.41%) SLA
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (23.53%) MySQL
5 4 (23.53%) Firewall
5 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
6 3 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (17.65%) Office 365
6 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
6 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
6 3 (17.65%) Puppet
6 3 (17.65%) Ansible
6 3 (17.65%) Docker
6 3 (17.65%) DevOps
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (17.65%) DHCP
6 3 (17.65%) NFS
6 3 (17.65%) Finance

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 6 (35.29%) Apache
2 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (11.76%) IIS
3 2 (11.76%) JBoss
4 1 (5.88%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
1 6 (35.29%) LAN
1 6 (35.29%) WAN
2 4 (23.53%) Firewall
3 3 (17.65%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) GCC
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Maven
3 1 (5.88%) Codeship
3 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) LAMP
2 3 (17.65%) LDAP
3 2 (11.76%) Node.js
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
4 3 (17.65%) CentOS
4 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (11.76%) Unix
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Debian
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.88%) Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Chat Support
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Data Extraction
4 1 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (5.88%) ETL
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) Proactive Management
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
2 3 (17.65%) PHP
2 3 (17.65%) Python
2 3 (17.65%) Ruby
3 2 (11.76%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) Perl
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Docker
2 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
2 3 (17.65%) NFS
2 3 (17.65%) Samba
3 1 (5.88%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Ansible
1 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (17.65%) Puppet
2 2 (11.76%) Cacti
2 2 (11.76%) Capistrano
2 2 (11.76%) Terraform
3 1 (5.88%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) F5
3 2 (11.76%) Perforce
3 2 (11.76%) Splunk
4 1 (5.88%) Cognos
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat