The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 799 811 802
Rank change year-on-year +12 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 66 103 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.079% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 62 98 126
Median salary £46,250 £50,000 £49,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.50% +0.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,200 £33,950 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,700 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £46,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.88%  

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 80180 89188 99201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.96% 96.52% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 65838 76079 82656
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 28 June 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 28 June 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
South East +53 27 £45,000 -18.18% 5
London -4 22 £57,500 +4.54% 2
North West - 5 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 5 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +7 4 £42,250 +5.62%
East Midlands +22 3 £45,000 +11.80%
Senior Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 113 (76.35%) Linux
2 82 (55.41%) Windows
3 70 (47.30%) VMware
4 51 (34.46%) Red Hat
5 44 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (29.05%) DevOps
6 43 (29.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 43 (29.05%) Microsoft
7 42 (28.38%) Unix
7 42 (28.38%) Windows Server
8 41 (27.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (27.70%) MySQL
8 41 (27.70%) Firewall
9 39 (26.35%) Active Directory
9 39 (26.35%) DNS
9 39 (26.35%) CentOS
10 38 (25.68%) Apache
11 36 (24.32%) Cisco
12 32 (21.62%) Python
12 32 (21.62%) Hyper-V
13 31 (20.95%) SQL Server
14 30 (20.27%) VPN
15 29 (19.59%) SAN
16 28 (18.92%) TCP/IP
16 28 (18.92%) Java
17 27 (18.24%) Tomcat
17 27 (18.24%) Mentoring
18 26 (17.57%) Amazon AWS
18 26 (17.57%) SQL
18 26 (17.57%) Finance

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 38 (25.68%) Apache
2 27 (18.24%) Tomcat
3 21 (14.19%) MS Exchange
4 13 (8.78%) IIS
5 10 (6.76%) nginx
6 6 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.05%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.38%) Apache Solr
8 4 (2.70%) CMS
9 2 (1.35%) Drupal
9 2 (1.35%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.68%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (7.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 26 (17.57%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.08%) Office 365
3 9 (6.08%) SaaS
4 5 (3.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (2.70%) Amazon S3
5 4 (2.70%) Google App Engine
6 3 (2.03%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.35%) Dropbox
7 2 (1.35%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.35%) Oracle CX
7 2 (1.35%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (27.70%) Firewall
2 39 (26.35%) DNS
3 30 (20.27%) VPN
4 29 (19.59%) SAN
5 28 (18.92%) TCP/IP
6 18 (12.16%) DHCP
6 18 (12.16%) WAN
7 17 (11.49%) LAN
7 17 (11.49%) VLAN
8 16 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (10.81%) Cisco PIX
8 16 (10.81%) LDAP
8 16 (10.81%) MPLS
9 15 (10.14%) Network Security
10 13 (8.78%) NAS
10 13 (8.78%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (8.11%) Internet
12 6 (4.05%) HTTP
12 6 (4.05%) Junos
12 6 (4.05%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (27.70%) MySQL
2 31 (20.95%) SQL Server
3 13 (8.78%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.38%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.70%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.03%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.03%) Redis
8 2 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.68%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.68%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.68%) SQL CLR
Development Applications
1 11 (7.43%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.76%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.68%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.68%) Subversion
5 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (17.57%) Finance
2 15 (10.14%) Telecoms
3 12 (8.11%) Back Office
3 12 (8.11%) Marketing
4 11 (7.43%) Electronics
4 11 (7.43%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.35%) Publishing
6 1 (0.68%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.68%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.76%) LAMP
2 8 (5.41%) HTML
3 6 (4.05%) Web Services
4 5 (3.38%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (2.70%) Kafka
6 3 (2.03%) REST
6 3 (2.03%) RESTful
7 2 (1.35%) 802.1X
7 2 (1.35%) MCollective
7 2 (1.35%) POSIX
8 1 (0.68%) .NET
8 1 (0.68%) CSS
8 1 (0.68%) HTML5
8 1 (0.68%) jQuery
8 1 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.68%) Memcached
8 1 (0.68%) Middleware
8 1 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.08%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.73%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.73%) EMC VNX
5 6 (4.05%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.38%) Replication
7 4 (2.70%) Fintech
8 3 (2.03%) Clustering
8 3 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.03%) User Experience
9 2 (1.35%) iPad
9 2 (1.35%) IVR
9 2 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.68%) EMC VNXe
10 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 113 (76.35%) Linux
2 82 (55.41%) Windows
3 44 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (28.38%) Unix
4 42 (28.38%) Windows Server
5 41 (27.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (26.35%) CentOS
7 22 (14.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (12.16%) Solaris
8 18 (12.16%) Ubuntu
9 13 (8.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (8.11%) Debian
11 6 (4.05%) AIX
12 2 (1.35%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.35%) Fedora
12 2 (1.35%) HPUX
12 2 (1.35%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.35%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.05%) DevOps
2 27 (18.24%) Mentoring
3 18 (12.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (12.16%) High Availability
3 18 (12.16%) ITIL
4 12 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (7.43%) Digital Marketing
5 11 (7.43%) Programme Management
5 11 (7.43%) Project Management
6 10 (6.76%) Configuration Management
6 10 (6.76%) IT Strategy
6 10 (6.76%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.41%) Service Management
8 7 (4.73%) Business Continuity
8 7 (4.73%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (4.73%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (4.05%) Low Latency
10 5 (3.38%) Analytics
10 5 (3.38%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.62%) Python
2 28 (18.92%) Java
3 26 (17.57%) SQL
4 25 (16.89%) Perl
5 18 (12.16%) Bash Shell
6 16 (10.81%) PowerShell
7 15 (10.14%) PHP
8 14 (9.46%) Ruby
9 10 (6.76%) JavaScript
10 6 (4.05%) Shell Script
11 5 (3.38%) C++
11 5 (3.38%) VB
12 4 (2.70%) C
13 3 (2.03%) C#
14 2 (1.35%) Groovy
15 1 (0.68%) R
15 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (12.84%) CCNA
1 19 (12.84%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (8.78%) Degree
3 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.38%) MCSE
4 5 (3.38%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.03%) MCSA
5 3 (2.03%) RHCA
5 3 (2.03%) RHCE
5 3 (2.03%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.35%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.35%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.35%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CCAB
7 1 (0.68%) CCNP
7 1 (0.68%) CIMA
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.68%) MCP
7 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.05%) SLA
2 4 (2.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 43 (29.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (26.35%) Active Directory
3 32 (21.62%) Hyper-V
4 22 (14.86%) KVM
5 17 (11.49%) NFS
6 16 (10.81%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (8.78%) Terminal Services
7 13 (8.78%) VMware Workstation
7 13 (8.78%) XenApp
8 12 (8.11%) XenServer
9 11 (7.43%) vSphere
10 10 (6.76%) Shibboleth
11 9 (6.08%) Docker
12 7 (4.73%) iptables
13 5 (3.38%) Xen
14 4 (2.70%) Varnish
15 3 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (2.03%) VMware Server
16 2 (1.35%) Postfix
16 2 (1.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (16.89%) Puppet
2 18 (12.16%) ZABBIX
3 16 (10.81%) Ansible
3 16 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (8.11%) WSUS
5 8 (5.41%) Nagios
6 6 (4.05%) HAProxy
6 6 (4.05%) logstash
6 6 (4.05%) vCenter Server
7 4 (2.70%) Kibana
7 4 (2.70%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 4 (2.70%) SCCM
7 4 (2.70%) SCOM
8 3 (2.03%) CFEngine
8 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (2.03%) SCDPM
8 3 (2.03%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.35%) Cobbler
9 2 (1.35%) Graphite
Vendors
1 70 (47.30%) VMware
2 51 (34.46%) Red Hat
3 43 (29.05%) Microsoft
4 36 (24.32%) Cisco
5 20 (13.51%) Oracle
6 14 (9.46%) Citrix
6 14 (9.46%) Sun
7 12 (8.11%) EMC
7 12 (8.11%) F5
7 12 (8.11%) McAfee
8 11 (7.43%) SAP
9 7 (4.73%) HP
10 6 (4.05%) Dell
10 6 (4.05%) Veeam
11 4 (2.70%) CommVault
11 4 (2.70%) IBM
11 4 (2.70%) New Relic
11 4 (2.70%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.03%) Juniper
12 3 (2.03%) NetApp
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