Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1034 956 990
Rank change year-on-year -78 +34 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 138 234 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.082% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 122 202 224
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £40,575 £35,800 £34,875
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,625 £66,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -3.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161995 173250 195876
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131003 146259 164261
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -70 53 £62,500 +13.64% 6
South East +23 39 £50,000 -4.76% 3
North of England +11 24 £55,000 +25.00%
Yorkshire +29 13 £55,000 +27.17%
North West -8 12 £62,500 -11.35%
Midlands +18 9 £40,000 -5.33% 1
South West +15 9 £42,000 +31.25%
East Midlands +24 7 £40,000 -5.33%
East of England -1 4 £72,500 +65.71% 1
West Midlands - 2 £37,750 - 1
Senior Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 87 (63.04%) Linux
2 63 (45.65%) Windows
3 60 (43.48%) VMware
4 57 (41.30%) DNS
5 51 (36.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 46 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 44 (31.88%) MySQL
8 41 (29.71%) Firewall
9 37 (26.81%) Red Hat
10 36 (26.09%) Python
10 36 (26.09%) Windows Server
11 35 (25.36%) DevOps
11 35 (25.36%) Microsoft
12 33 (23.91%) Amazon AWS
13 31 (22.46%) Bash Shell
13 31 (22.46%) VPN
14 28 (20.29%) Apache
14 28 (20.29%) Ansible
15 27 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
16 24 (17.39%) Perl
17 23 (16.67%) Hyper-V
18 22 (15.94%) CentOS
18 22 (15.94%) Citrix
18 22 (15.94%) Disaster Recovery
18 22 (15.94%) Puppet
19 21 (15.22%) Finance
20 20 (14.49%) Cisco
20 20 (14.49%) TCP/IP
20 20 (14.49%) MS Exchange
20 20 (14.49%) 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 28 (20.29%) Apache
2 20 (14.49%) MS Exchange
2 20 (14.49%) Tomcat
3 14 (10.14%) nginx
4 7 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (5.07%) IIS
4 7 (5.07%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.35%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.17%) Confluence
7 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.72%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.72%) Site Server
8 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 33 (23.91%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (9.42%) Office 365
4 9 (6.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.17%) Dropbox
6 2 (1.45%) Akamai
6 2 (1.45%) Cloudflare
6 2 (1.45%) IaaS
6 2 (1.45%) SaaS
7 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.72%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.72%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (41.30%) DNS
2 41 (29.71%) Firewall
3 31 (22.46%) VPN
4 20 (14.49%) LDAP
4 20 (14.49%) TCP/IP
5 17 (12.32%) DHCP
6 15 (10.87%) SAN
7 14 (10.14%) LAN
7 14 (10.14%) Remote Desktop
7 14 (10.14%) WAN
8 13 (9.42%) BGP
9 12 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (7.97%) OpenVPN
11 10 (7.25%) IGMP
11 10 (7.25%) Junos
11 10 (7.25%) MPLS
11 10 (7.25%) OSPF
11 10 (7.25%) RIP
12 8 (5.80%) Kerberos
12 8 (5.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (31.88%) MySQL
2 18 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 11 (7.97%) Hadoop
4 8 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (5.07%) MongoDB
5 7 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.62%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.45%) DB2
8 1 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.72%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.72%) QlikView
8 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.72%) SQL CLR
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.35%) Vagrant
4 4 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.17%) Ant
5 3 (2.17%) JIRA
5 3 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (15.22%) Finance
2 8 (5.80%) Back Office
2 8 (5.80%) Manufacturing
2 8 (5.80%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.07%) Electronics
3 7 (5.07%) Marketing
4 2 (1.45%) Banking
4 2 (1.45%) Games
4 2 (1.45%) Law
4 2 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.04%) LAMP
2 11 (7.97%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (4.35%) REST
4 4 (2.90%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (2.90%) HTML
5 3 (2.17%) .NET
5 3 (2.17%) Sensu
6 2 (1.45%) PHP-FPM
6 2 (1.45%) Web Services
7 1 (0.72%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.72%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.72%) J2EE
7 1 (0.72%) POSIX
7 1 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.35%) Driving Licence
2 6 (4.35%) Fintech
2 6 (4.35%) Public Cloud
2 6 (4.35%) User Experience
3 5 (3.62%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.17%) Replication
6 2 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.45%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) NHS
7 1 (0.72%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 87 (63.04%) Linux
2 63 (45.65%) Windows
3 36 (26.09%) Windows Server
4 22 (15.94%) CentOS
5 18 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (11.59%) Ubuntu
7 15 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (10.14%) Unix
9 9 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (5.07%) Debian
11 4 (2.90%) Solaris
12 3 (2.17%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (1.45%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.36%) DevOps
2 22 (15.94%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (10.87%) Mentoring
5 13 (9.42%) ITIL
6 11 (7.97%) Business Continuity
7 10 (7.25%) Low Latency
7 10 (7.25%) Release Management
8 9 (6.52%) Open Source
9 8 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (5.80%) Product Management
9 8 (5.80%) Validation
10 7 (5.07%) Configuration Management
10 7 (5.07%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (5.07%) Information Security
10 7 (5.07%) Programme Management
11 6 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (3.62%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (3.62%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 36 (26.09%) Python
2 31 (22.46%) Bash Shell
3 24 (17.39%) Perl
4 17 (12.32%) SQL
5 16 (11.59%) Java
6 14 (10.14%) PowerShell
6 14 (10.14%) Ruby
7 11 (7.97%) PHP
8 8 (5.80%) Shell Script
9 6 (4.35%) Go
10 4 (2.90%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.72%) C#
11 1 (0.72%) Groovy
11 1 (0.72%) Korn
11 1 (0.72%) R
11 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (8.70%) CCNA
3 7 (5.07%) Degree
4 4 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.17%) MCSE
5 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.45%) RHCE
7 1 (0.72%) CCNP
7 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.14%) QA
2 3 (2.17%) ISAE 3402
2 3 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.17%) SLA
2 3 (2.17%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 51 (36.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 23 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 17 (12.32%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (11.59%) NFS
6 13 (9.42%) Docker
6 13 (9.42%) iptables
7 10 (7.25%) KVM
7 10 (7.25%) XenServer
8 9 (6.52%) XenApp
9 8 (5.80%) Terminal Services
9 8 (5.80%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (2.17%) vSphere
12 2 (1.45%) Corosync
12 2 (1.45%) PowerDNS
12 2 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (1.45%) Xen
13 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.72%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (20.29%) Ansible
2 22 (15.94%) Puppet
3 13 (9.42%) Nagios
4 12 (8.70%) WSUS
5 9 (6.52%) Kubernetes
5 9 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (6.52%) ZABBIX
6 8 (5.80%) Terraform
7 6 (4.35%) SCCM
8 5 (3.62%) HAProxy
9 4 (2.90%) Salt
9 4 (2.90%) vCenter Server
10 3 (2.17%) Galera Cluster
10 3 (2.17%) logstash
10 3 (2.17%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (2.17%) SCVMM
11 2 (1.45%) Check_MK
11 2 (1.45%) Pacemaker
11 2 (1.45%) Packer
11 2 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (43.48%) VMware
2 37 (26.81%) Red Hat
3 35 (25.36%) Microsoft
4 22 (15.94%) Citrix
5 20 (14.49%) Cisco
6 13 (9.42%) F5
7 11 (7.97%) Google
8 10 (7.25%) MikroTik
9 8 (5.80%) McAfee
9 8 (5.80%) SAP
10 7 (5.07%) Oracle
11 5 (3.62%) Cloudera
11 5 (3.62%) Hitachi
12 4 (2.90%) Juniper
12 4 (2.90%) NetApp
12 4 (2.90%) Veeam
13 3 (2.17%) HP
13 3 (2.17%) SaltStack
14 2 (1.45%) Percona
14 2 (1.45%) Rackspace