The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 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)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 761 838 788
Rank change year-on-year +77 -50  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 82 94 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.097% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 61 81 123
Median salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.78% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
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 England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 76500 93487 97724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.27% 96.44% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64049 79038 80601
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Administrator in England

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Senior Systems Administrator in England

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Systems Administrator in England

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +67 36 £46,250 -8.41% 4
South East +61 28 £61,250 +39.20% 2
West Midlands +32 5 £40,000 -13.51% 1
East of England +29 5 £55,000 +25.71% 1
East Midlands - 3 £40,000 -
North West - 3 £70,000 -
Yorkshire +19 2 £42,500 +6.25%
Senior Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 155 (81.58%) Linux
2 104 (54.74%) Windows
3 74 (38.95%) VMware
4 73 (38.42%) Puppet
5 71 (37.37%) CentOS
6 68 (35.79%) Windows Server
7 61 (32.11%) Red Hat
8 54 (28.42%) Amazon AWS
9 53 (27.89%) MySQL
10 51 (26.84%) Apache
11 50 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 49 (25.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 49 (25.79%) Python
13 46 (24.21%) DNS
13 46 (24.21%) Firewall
14 44 (23.16%) Microsoft
14 44 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
15 40 (21.05%) Unix
15 40 (21.05%) Degree
16 38 (20.00%) Bash Shell
17 37 (19.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 37 (19.47%) DevOps
17 37 (19.47%) ITIL
18 36 (18.95%) VPN
18 36 (18.95%) Opscode Chef
19 35 (18.42%) Cisco
19 35 (18.42%) IIS
20 33 (17.37%) Jenkins
21 32 (16.84%) SQL
22 31 (16.32%) Tomcat

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 51 (26.84%) Apache
2 35 (18.42%) IIS
3 31 (16.32%) Tomcat
4 14 (7.37%) MS Exchange
5 11 (5.79%) nginx
6 9 (4.74%) Hubot
7 8 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (2.63%) Apache Solr
8 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.58%) Drupal
9 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.05%) ArcGIS
10 2 (1.05%) CMS
10 2 (1.05%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.05%) WordPress
11 1 (0.53%) Confluence
11 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (15.26%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.84%) MS Office
3 2 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.05%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Magento
1 2 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 54 (28.42%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (9.47%) SaaS
3 13 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (4.74%) Slack
5 8 (4.21%) Office 365
6 6 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.63%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (2.63%) Oracle CX
8 4 (2.11%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (2.11%) Google App Engine
9 3 (1.58%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.05%) GitHub
11 1 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.53%) IaaS
11 1 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.53%) Route 53
11 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (24.21%) DNS
1 46 (24.21%) Firewall
2 36 (18.95%) VPN
3 30 (15.79%) Internet
4 28 (14.74%) TCP/IP
5 20 (10.53%) LAN
5 20 (10.53%) LDAP
5 20 (10.53%) WAN
6 19 (10.00%) HTTP
6 19 (10.00%) SAN
7 17 (8.95%) Intranet
8 15 (7.89%) DHCP
9 14 (7.37%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (6.32%) NAS
10 12 (6.32%) Network Security
10 12 (6.32%) VLAN
11 11 (5.79%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (4.74%) SNMP
13 8 (4.21%) SMTP
14 7 (3.68%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (27.89%) MySQL
2 25 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (5.26%) Hadoop
5 8 (4.21%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.63%) Informix
7 4 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.11%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.58%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.58%) Redis
9 2 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.05%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (1.05%) GIS
9 2 (1.05%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.05%) MS Access
9 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.53%) Big Data
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (17.37%) Jenkins
2 23 (12.11%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.26%) Subversion
4 6 (3.16%) MSBuild
5 5 (2.63%) Maven
6 4 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.53%) JIRA
8 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.53%) Trac
8 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (12.11%) Finance
2 13 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.74%) Retail
4 4 (2.11%) Marketing
5 3 (1.58%) Banking
5 3 (1.58%) Electronics
6 2 (1.05%) Advertising
6 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Back Office
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (15.26%) Web Services
2 15 (7.89%) .NET
3 13 (6.84%) LAMP
4 5 (2.63%) Middleware
4 5 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (2.11%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (2.11%) Kafka
6 3 (1.58%) REST
6 3 (1.58%) RESTful
6 3 (1.58%) WSH
7 2 (1.05%) MCollective
7 2 (1.05%) POSIX
8 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.53%) CSS
8 1 (0.53%) HTML
8 1 (0.53%) HTML5
8 1 (0.53%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.53%) Memcached
8 1 (0.53%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.58%) Data Centre
2 20 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 17 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.84%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.16%) EMC VNX
6 5 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.63%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.63%) Replication
6 5 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.11%) Clustering
8 3 (1.58%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.58%) Fintech
8 3 (1.58%) User Experience
9 2 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.53%) CESG
10 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.53%) EMC VNXe
10 1 (0.53%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.53%) Life Science
10 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 155 (81.58%) Linux
2 104 (54.74%) Windows
3 71 (37.37%) CentOS
4 68 (35.79%) Windows Server
5 50 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (25.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (21.05%) Unix
8 37 (19.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (12.63%) Ubuntu
10 21 (11.05%) Solaris
11 9 (4.74%) Debian
12 7 (3.68%) Windows 10
13 6 (3.16%) Windows 7
13 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (2.63%) AIX
14 5 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (1.05%) Fedora
15 2 (1.05%) HPUX
15 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
15 2 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.47%) DevOps
1 37 (19.47%) ITIL
2 28 (14.74%) High Availability
3 27 (14.21%) Project Management
4 25 (13.16%) Configuration Management
5 24 (12.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (11.05%) Incident Management
6 21 (11.05%) Open Source
7 17 (8.95%) Mentoring
7 17 (8.95%) Service Management
8 15 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (7.89%) MVC
9 14 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (6.84%) Service Delivery
11 12 (6.32%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (6.32%) Change Control
11 12 (6.32%) E-Commerce
12 10 (5.26%) IT Strategy
13 9 (4.74%) ChatOps
13 9 (4.74%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 49 (25.79%) Python
2 38 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 32 (16.84%) SQL
4 25 (13.16%) Java
5 23 (12.11%) Perl
6 21 (11.05%) Ruby
7 16 (8.42%) C#
8 15 (7.89%) PHP
9 11 (5.79%) Shell Script
10 9 (4.74%) PowerShell
11 7 (3.68%) C
12 6 (3.16%) C++
13 4 (2.11%) JavaScript
14 2 (1.05%) Groovy
14 2 (1.05%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.05%) VB
15 1 (0.53%) Korn
15 1 (0.53%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 40 (21.05%) Degree
2 12 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (5.79%) CCNA
4 9 (4.74%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.11%) MCSE
6 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.58%) RHCA
7 3 (1.58%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.05%) CCNP
8 2 (1.05%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.05%) MCITP
8 2 (1.05%) MCP
8 2 (1.05%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (0.53%) CCAB
9 1 (0.53%) CCDP
9 1 (0.53%) CIMA
9 1 (0.53%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.63%) SLA
2 3 (1.58%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.05%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (13.68%) Hyper-V
3 24 (12.63%) Active Directory
4 18 (9.47%) Docker
5 14 (7.37%) KVM
5 14 (7.37%) NFS
6 13 (6.84%) vSphere
7 11 (5.79%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (5.26%) Shibboleth
9 7 (3.68%) Squid
9 7 (3.68%) Xen
10 5 (2.63%) Varnish
10 5 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.58%) iptables
12 3 (1.58%) vCloud
12 3 (1.58%) VMware Server
13 2 (1.05%) Postfix
13 2 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (1.05%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 73 (38.42%) Puppet
2 36 (18.95%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (15.79%) Ansible
4 11 (5.79%) Nagios
5 8 (4.21%) HAProxy
6 7 (3.68%) Salt
6 7 (3.68%) ZABBIX
7 6 (3.16%) logstash
7 6 (3.16%) WSUS
8 5 (2.63%) Graphite
8 5 (2.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (2.11%) AirWatch
9 4 (2.11%) Kibana
9 4 (2.11%) Malwarebytes
9 4 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (2.11%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (1.58%) CFEngine
10 3 (1.58%) cPanel
10 3 (1.58%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 74 (38.95%) VMware
2 61 (32.11%) Red Hat
3 44 (23.16%) Microsoft
4 35 (18.42%) Cisco
5 20 (10.53%) Oracle
6 15 (7.89%) Sun
7 12 (6.32%) EMC
8 11 (5.79%) HP
9 10 (5.26%) Dell
10 9 (4.74%) Veeam
11 8 (4.21%) CommVault
12 6 (3.16%) Citrix
12 6 (3.16%) Intel Security
13 5 (2.63%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.63%) Avaya
13 5 (2.63%) Veritas
14 4 (2.11%) Juniper
14 4 (2.11%) NetApp
14 4 (2.11%) New Relic
14 4 (2.11%) SolarWinds
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