Period
to 21 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 July 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)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 336 302 254
Rank change year-on-year -34 -48 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1576 2063 2737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.94% 1.08% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.12% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1390 1824 2398
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.25%

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 160828 183769 200769
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.01% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 132021 156064 166384
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in England

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in England

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in England over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in England

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 Systems Administrator within the England region over the 6 months to 21 July 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 -58 641 £46,750 -6.50% 46
South East +32 415 £42,500 +6.25% 24
North of England -22 207 £37,500 +7.14% 22
Midlands +9 124 £32,500 -2.99% 9
North West +22 110 £35,000 +7.69% 8
East of England -24 110 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Yorkshire -9 97 £37,500 - 13
South West -3 78 £36,750 +8.09% 6
West Midlands +16 64 £33,250 +5.56% 6
East Midlands -1 60 £32,500 -3.70% 3
Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 England region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 953 (60.47%) Linux
2 742 (47.08%) Windows
3 558 (35.41%) VMware
4 430 (27.28%) Active Directory
5 411 (26.08%) Windows Server
6 370 (23.48%) Puppet
7 367 (23.29%) DevOps
8 343 (21.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 343 (21.76%) Microsoft
9 329 (20.88%) Python
10 318 (20.18%) Red Hat
11 307 (19.48%) DNS
11 307 (19.48%) Firewall
12 304 (19.29%) Bash Shell
13 290 (18.40%) Finance
14 271 (17.20%) SQL Server
14 271 (17.20%) Windows Server 2008
15 257 (16.31%) Ansible
16 251 (15.93%) SQL
17 250 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
18 248 (15.74%) Unix
19 242 (15.36%) MySQL
20 240 (15.23%) CentOS
21 237 (15.04%) Amazon AWS
22 236 (14.97%) Perl
23 235 (14.91%) Apache
24 209 (13.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 207 (13.13%) PowerShell
26 204 (12.94%) Opscode Chef
27 201 (12.75%) TCP/IP

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
1 235 (14.91%) Apache
2 184 (11.68%) MS Exchange
3 120 (7.61%) nginx
4 100 (6.35%) Tomcat
5 97 (6.15%) IIS
6 84 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 72 (4.57%) SharePoint
8 53 (3.36%) OpenStack
9 36 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 31 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
11 23 (1.46%) Skype for Business
12 18 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
13 14 (0.89%) Jetty
14 11 (0.70%) CMS
14 11 (0.70%) JBoss
15 10 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 10 (0.63%) Confluence
15 10 (0.63%) WordPress
16 8 (0.51%) Drupal
Applications
1 73 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.44%) AutoCAD
5 6 (0.38%) PTC Creo
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.063%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 16 (1.02%) Unit4 Business World
2 10 (0.63%) NetSuite
3 8 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.44%) Cognos Controller
5 5 (0.32%) Magento
6 4 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.25%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.19%) CODA-Financials
7 3 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.19%) iTrent
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.13%) HFM
8 2 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 2 (0.13%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 237 (15.04%) Amazon AWS
2 192 (12.18%) Office 365
3 149 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 52 (3.30%) SaaS
5 42 (2.66%) PaaS
6 34 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 31 (1.97%) IaaS
8 16 (1.02%) GitHub
9 13 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.76%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.63%) G Suite
11 10 (0.63%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.44%) Rackspace Cloud
13 6 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 5 (0.32%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 307 (19.48%) DNS
1 307 (19.48%) Firewall
2 201 (12.75%) TCP/IP
3 183 (11.61%) SAN
4 132 (8.38%) LAN
5 127 (8.06%) DHCP
6 125 (7.93%) VPN
7 124 (7.87%) WAN
8 109 (6.92%) Internet
9 73 (4.63%) Network Security
10 69 (4.38%) LDAP
11 68 (4.31%) VLAN
12 44 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
13 43 (2.73%) NAS
14 40 (2.54%) VoIP
15 37 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
16 34 (2.16%) HTTP
17 33 (2.09%) iSCSI
18 30 (1.90%) SMTP
18 30 (1.90%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 242 (15.36%) MySQL
3 58 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
4 55 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 35 (2.22%) NoSQL
6 34 (2.16%) MariaDB
7 30 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 26 (1.65%) MongoDB
8 26 (1.65%) Redis
9 21 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 16 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (1.02%) Relational Database
11 15 (0.95%) Oracle Database
12 14 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (0.76%) Couchbase
14 11 (0.70%) MemSQL
15 10 (0.63%) Big Data
15 10 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (0.63%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 129 (8.19%) Jenkins
2 89 (5.65%) Git (software)
3 36 (2.28%) JIRA
4 30 (1.90%) Subversion
4 30 (1.90%) Vagrant
5 27 (1.71%) TeamCity
6 18 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (0.70%) Gerrit
8 10 (0.63%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.44%) Maven
9 7 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.32%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.32%) Gitweb
10 5 (0.32%) Hudson
10 5 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.25%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.19%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.19%) NuGet
General
1 290 (18.40%) Finance
2 82 (5.20%) Marketing
3 74 (4.70%) Manufacturing
4 70 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 54 (3.43%) Electronics
6 52 (3.30%) Banking
7 31 (1.97%) Games
7 31 (1.97%) Retail
8 22 (1.40%) Back Office
8 22 (1.40%) Publishing
9 17 (1.08%) Law
10 16 (1.02%) Legal
11 15 (0.95%) Advertising
12 13 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.38%) Front Office
15 5 (0.32%) Automotive
16 4 (0.25%) German Language
17 3 (0.19%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.19%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (10.41%) LAMP
2 57 (3.62%) LEMP Stack
3 37 (2.35%) Web Services
4 24 (1.52%) .NET
4 24 (1.52%) HTML
5 14 (0.89%) CSS
5 14 (0.89%) Elastic Stack
6 12 (0.76%) Node.js
7 11 (0.70%) Akka
8 10 (0.63%) Kafka
8 10 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (0.57%) LAPP Stack
10 8 (0.51%) JMX
11 7 (0.44%) 802.1X
11 7 (0.44%) EDI
11 7 (0.44%) JRuby
12 6 (0.38%) HornetQ
12 6 (0.38%) REST
12 6 (0.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 107 (6.79%) Data Centre
2 90 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 48 (3.05%) Computer Science
5 42 (2.66%) Clustering
6 40 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
7 26 (1.65%) Fat Client
7 26 (1.65%) Replication
7 26 (1.65%) Thin Client
8 25 (1.59%) Fintech
9 22 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
9 22 (1.40%) Private Cloud
10 20 (1.27%) Public Cloud
11 19 (1.21%) iPad
12 14 (0.89%) EMC VNX
13 13 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.76%) Digital Media
14 12 (0.76%) User Experience
15 11 (0.70%) Blackberry
15 11 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 953 (60.47%) Linux
2 742 (47.08%) Windows
3 411 (26.08%) Windows Server
4 271 (17.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 250 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 248 (15.74%) Unix
7 240 (15.23%) CentOS
8 209 (13.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 176 (11.17%) Ubuntu
10 160 (10.15%) Debian
11 49 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 47 (2.98%) Solaris
13 45 (2.86%) Windows 7
14 43 (2.73%) Windows 10
15 35 (2.22%) Mac OS X
16 34 (2.16%) AIX
17 28 (1.78%) HPUX
18 16 (1.02%) Mac OS
19 15 (0.95%) SUSE
20 13 (0.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (23.29%) DevOps
2 158 (10.03%) Configuration Management
3 138 (8.76%) ITIL
4 112 (7.11%) High Availability
5 95 (6.03%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
7 79 (5.01%) Disaster Recovery
8 75 (4.76%) Open Source
9 73 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
10 70 (4.44%) Load Balancing
11 69 (4.38%) Business Intelligence
12 58 (3.68%) Digital Marketing
12 58 (3.68%) Migration
13 53 (3.36%) Service Delivery
14 52 (3.30%) Programme Management
15 47 (2.98%) Task Automation
16 45 (2.86%) E-Commerce
17 42 (2.66%) ERP
17 42 (2.66%) Project Management
18 41 (2.60%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 329 (20.88%) Python
2 304 (19.29%) Bash Shell
3 251 (15.93%) SQL
4 236 (14.97%) Perl
5 207 (13.13%) PowerShell
6 142 (9.01%) Ruby
7 122 (7.74%) PHP
8 99 (6.28%) Java
9 97 (6.15%) Shell Script
10 21 (1.33%) JavaScript
11 16 (1.02%) C
12 9 (0.57%) Go
13 8 (0.51%) Korn
14 7 (0.44%) Bourne shell
14 7 (0.44%) C#
14 7 (0.44%) C++
14 7 (0.44%) C-shell
14 7 (0.44%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.44%) VB
14 7 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 146 (9.26%) Degree
2 75 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (3.55%) CCNA
5 53 (3.36%) MCSA
6 49 (3.11%) Security Cleared
7 37 (2.35%) MCSE
8 20 (1.27%) RHCE
9 18 (1.14%) SC Cleared
10 16 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (0.95%) DV Cleared
11 15 (0.95%) MCP
12 13 (0.82%) RHCA
13 12 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.70%) CCNP
14 11 (0.70%) RHCSA
14 11 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (0.38%) CIMA
16 6 (0.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.78%) QA
2 27 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.33%) SLA
4 17 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.25%) GxP
7 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.19%) GCP
8 2 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.13%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.063%) DICOM
9 1 (0.063%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.063%) PMO
System Software
1 430 (27.28%) Active Directory
2 343 (21.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 186 (11.80%) Hyper-V
4 159 (10.09%) Docker
5 89 (5.65%) Virtual Machines
6 82 (5.20%) vSphere
7 76 (4.82%) KVM
8 71 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
9 52 (3.30%) NFS
10 48 (3.05%) iptables
11 35 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
12 32 (2.03%) XenServer
13 28 (1.78%) Terminal Services
13 28 (1.78%) XenApp
14 23 (1.46%) Varnish
15 22 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
16 19 (1.21%) Samba
16 19 (1.21%) Xen
17 17 (1.08%) LXC
17 17 (1.08%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 370 (23.48%) Puppet
2 257 (16.31%) Ansible
3 204 (12.94%) Opscode Chef
4 95 (6.03%) Nagios
5 80 (5.08%) SCCM
6 59 (3.74%) SCOM
7 50 (3.17%) Salt
8 49 (3.11%) ZABBIX
9 48 (3.05%) Kubernetes
10 39 (2.47%) WSUS
11 28 (1.78%) CFEngine
11 28 (1.78%) HAProxy
12 22 (1.40%) Terraform
12 22 (1.40%) vCenter Server
13 20 (1.27%) SELinux
14 19 (1.21%) Backup Exec
15 16 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
16 15 (0.95%) Icinga
17 13 (0.82%) Grafana
17 13 (0.82%) Munin
Vendors
1 558 (35.41%) VMware
2 343 (21.76%) Microsoft
3 318 (20.18%) Red Hat
4 188 (11.93%) Cisco
5 125 (7.93%) Oracle
6 90 (5.71%) Citrix
7 81 (5.14%) HP
8 74 (4.70%) SAP
9 49 (3.11%) EMC
10 42 (2.66%) Dell
10 42 (2.66%) Google
11 35 (2.22%) IBM
12 28 (1.78%) McAfee
12 28 (1.78%) NetApp
13 27 (1.71%) Avaya
13 27 (1.71%) Rackspace
13 27 (1.71%) Veeam
14 23 (1.46%) SolarWinds
15 20 (1.27%) F5
16 18 (1.14%) Juniper
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
North London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £55000 - £60000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Haley Bridge
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Healthcare, Pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Morson International
Salary: £25000 - £28500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + fantastic listed benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + equity + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits + Flexi Time + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Excellent Pension and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life, Health and 25 days
Posted: 17 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + 27 Days, Pension, Bonus etc.
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Nuvola Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago