The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £30,750 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 30 March 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)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 91 92
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 11 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.98% 0.52% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.56% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 8
Median salary £30,750 £35,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.14% +12.90%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £35,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £35,000 £41,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  

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 1071 1257 1293
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.45% 93.32% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 694 846 777
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Edinburgh region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 9 (40.91%) Linux
3 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
3 9 (40.91%) VMware
3 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
6 6 (27.27%) Puppet
6 6 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (22.73%) Ansible
7 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
7 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
7 5 (22.73%) DevOps
8 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
8 4 (18.18%) Firewall
8 4 (18.18%) Cisco
8 4 (18.18%) JBoss
8 4 (18.18%) Apache
8 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
8 4 (18.18%) Python
8 4 (18.18%) F5
8 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (18.18%) CentOS
9 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
9 3 (13.64%) NAS
9 3 (13.64%) Degree

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 (18.18%) Apache
1 4 (18.18%) JBoss
1 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 2 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.55%) nginx
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) LAN
2 3 (13.64%) NAS
2 3 (13.64%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) DNS
3 2 (9.09%) SAN
3 2 (9.09%) WLAN
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
4 1 (4.55%) HTTP
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security
4 1 (4.55%) OpenVPN
4 1 (4.55%) SMTP
4 1 (4.55%) SSL
4 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MySQL
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Bitbucket
2 2 (9.09%) GCC
2 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) Maven
2 2 (9.09%) MSI
2 2 (9.09%) NuGet
2 2 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) LAMP
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
1 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
1 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 9 (40.91%) Linux
4 4 (18.18%) CentOS
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.09%) Debian
6 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Unix
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) DevOps
2 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (13.64%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (9.09%) High Availability
4 2 (9.09%) IT Strategy
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Line Management
5 1 (4.55%) Open Source
5 1 (4.55%) Process Management
5 1 (4.55%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
3 4 (18.18%) Python
4 3 (13.64%) Perl
4 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) VBScript
5 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) MCITP
4 1 (4.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
1 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.09%) ISA Server
2 2 (9.09%) KVM
2 2 (9.09%) vSphere
2 2 (9.09%) Xen
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (4.55%) Gluster
3 1 (4.55%) MetaFrame
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.55%) NFS
3 1 (4.55%) Samba
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (27.27%) Puppet
2 5 (22.73%) Ansible
3 3 (13.64%) Capistrano
3 3 (13.64%) SCCM
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (9.09%) Nagios
4 2 (9.09%) PowerCLI
4 2 (9.09%) yum
5 1 (4.55%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco
4 4 (18.18%) F5
5 3 (13.64%) Citrix
5 3 (13.64%) Juniper
5 3 (13.64%) Perforce
6 1 (4.55%) Altiris
6 1 (4.55%) Dell
6 1 (4.55%) Infor
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle
6 1 (4.55%) Rackspace
6 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.55%) Sun
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