The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 82 89
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 18 14 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.45% 1.16% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.21% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 9
Median salary £38,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.29% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £34,500 £30,772
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,350 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

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 1175 1155 1320
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.83% 95.93% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 725 662 828
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 £67,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 17 (60.71%) Linux
2 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Puppet
2 14 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (42.86%) Bash Shell
4 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (39.29%) Ansible
4 11 (39.29%) DevOps
4 11 (39.29%) Python
5 10 (35.71%) Configuration Management
5 10 (35.71%) VMware
5 10 (35.71%) Windows Server
5 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
6 8 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (28.57%) Apache
6 8 (28.57%) Tomcat
6 8 (28.57%) JBoss
7 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (25.00%) Perl
7 7 (25.00%) Perforce
7 7 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 7 (25.00%) Capistrano
7 7 (25.00%) F5
8 6 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (21.43%) CentOS
8 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
8 6 (21.43%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (21.43%) 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 8 (28.57%) Apache
1 8 (28.57%) JBoss
1 8 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 5 (17.86%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) nginx
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.29%) Office 365
2 4 (14.29%) SaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) NAS
2 4 (14.29%) SAN
3 3 (10.71%) DNS
4 2 (7.14%) Firewall
4 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.57%) DHCP
5 1 (3.57%) FTP
5 1 (3.57%) HTTP
5 1 (3.57%) Internet
5 1 (3.57%) LAN
5 1 (3.57%) OpenVPN
5 1 (3.57%) Skype
5 1 (3.57%) SMTP
5 1 (3.57%) SSL
5 1 (3.57%) WAN
5 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MariaDB
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
2 5 (17.86%) Maven
2 5 (17.86%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (14.29%) Bitbucket
3 4 (14.29%) GCC
3 4 (14.29%) MSI
3 4 (14.29%) NuGet
3 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) LAMP
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) PMI
2 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Linux
2 14 (50.00%) Windows
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 6 (21.43%) CentOS
5 3 (10.71%) Debian
5 3 (10.71%) Unix
6 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) DevOps
2 10 (35.71%) Configuration Management
3 8 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 6 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (21.43%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (17.86%) High Availability
6 3 (10.71%) CRM
6 3 (10.71%) Line Management
6 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.14%) Open Source
8 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.57%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) Bash Shell
2 11 (39.29%) Python
3 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
4 7 (25.00%) Perl
5 4 (14.29%) VBScript
6 3 (10.71%) Ruby
6 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.57%) Java
7 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) CCNA
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) MCSE
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) CCNP
2 1 (3.57%) MCP
2 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (17.86%) vSphere
4 2 (7.14%) Docker
4 2 (7.14%) KVM
4 2 (7.14%) Xen
5 1 (3.57%) Gluster
5 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.57%) NFS
5 1 (3.57%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (50.00%) Puppet
2 11 (39.29%) Ansible
3 7 (25.00%) Capistrano
4 5 (17.86%) yum
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (14.29%) Nagios
5 4 (14.29%) PowerCLI
6 1 (3.57%) Cacti
6 1 (3.57%) Icinga
6 1 (3.57%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (3.57%) Rundeck
6 1 (3.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) VMware
2 7 (25.00%) F5
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.00%) Perforce
2 7 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (10.71%) Juniper
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Dell
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.57%) Splunk
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