Period
to 19 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 365 362 297
Rank change year-on-year -3 -65 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1,294 1,500 2,030
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.90% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.94% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,120 1,323 1,749
England median annual salary £44,000 £42,834 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.72% +0.78% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,125 £62,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +1.19% -1.18%

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 144,793 160,361 172,008
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 95.90% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 117,695 129,576 145,196
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018. 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 +39 628 £50,000 +5.26% 98
South East -42 256 £40,000 -5.88% 47
North of England -31 167 £35,000 -6.67% 43
South West +25 113 £42,250 +12.67% 18
Yorkshire -7 106 £35,000 -9.09% 17
Midlands -12 79 £37,000 -1.33% 25
East of England -10 53 £37,500 -14.29% 22
North West -36 52 £35,000 -6.67% 21
East Midlands -4 44 £34,000 -15.00% 8
West Midlands +9 35 £37,000 +5.71% 17
North East +8 9 £31,000 -1.59% 5
Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 784 (60.59%) Linux
2 644 (49.77%) Windows
3 413 (31.92%) VMware
3 413 (31.92%) Active Directory
4 374 (28.90%) Microsoft
5 372 (28.75%) Windows Server
6 329 (25.43%) DevOps
6 329 (25.43%) Python
7 299 (23.11%) Amazon AWS
8 284 (21.95%) Bash Shell
9 246 (19.01%) Puppet
10 238 (18.39%) PowerShell
11 224 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
12 217 (16.77%) Red Hat
13 215 (16.62%) Microsoft Azure
14 211 (16.31%) DNS
15 209 (16.15%) Ansible
16 207 (16.00%) Firewall
17 192 (14.84%) Configuration Management
18 189 (14.61%) Perl
19 182 (14.06%) SQL Server
20 175 (13.52%) Unix
21 168 (12.98%) TCP/IP
21 168 (12.98%) Finance
22 165 (12.75%) Office 365
23 163 (12.60%) CentOS
24 156 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
24 156 (12.06%) MS Exchange
25 155 (11.98%) ITIL
26 143 (11.05%) SQL

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
1 156 (12.06%) MS Exchange
2 127 (9.81%) Apache
3 81 (6.26%) Tomcat
4 80 (6.18%) SharePoint
5 72 (5.56%) IIS
6 43 (3.32%) Skype for Business
7 36 (2.78%) nginx
8 32 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
9 28 (2.16%) Confluence
10 20 (1.55%) OpenStack
11 18 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
11 18 (1.39%) JBoss
12 12 (0.93%) CMS
12 12 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (0.77%) WordPress
14 8 (0.62%) SAS
15 6 (0.46%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.39%) WebLogic
17 4 (0.31%) Drupal
18 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 67 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.077%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.077%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.077%) Maya
7 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.077%) NUKE
7 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.08%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.54%) iTrent
5 6 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.39%) HFM
6 5 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.23%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.15%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.15%) SystmOne
9 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.077%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 299 (23.11%) Amazon AWS
2 215 (16.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 165 (12.75%) Office 365
4 66 (5.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 31 (2.40%) SaaS
6 19 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
9 13 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (0.93%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.85%) Mimecast
12 10 (0.77%) OneDrive
13 9 (0.70%) OpenShift
14 8 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.54%) G Suite
16 5 (0.39%) GitHub
16 5 (0.39%) Google Analytics
17 4 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
17 4 (0.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 211 (16.31%) DNS
2 207 (16.00%) Firewall
3 168 (12.98%) TCP/IP
4 138 (10.66%) SAN
5 112 (8.66%) DHCP
6 92 (7.11%) Internet
7 86 (6.65%) VPN
8 77 (5.95%) LAN
9 76 (5.87%) WAN
10 57 (4.40%) VLAN
11 52 (4.02%) Network Security
12 51 (3.94%) HTTP
13 37 (2.86%) Skype
14 35 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
15 33 (2.55%) NAS
16 32 (2.47%) SSH
17 25 (1.93%) SMTP
18 24 (1.85%) iSCSI
19 22 (1.70%) RTSP
19 22 (1.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 116 (8.96%) MySQL
3 35 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (1.70%) NoSQL
5 22 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (1.47%) Oracle Database
7 18 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
8 15 (1.16%) MariaDB
8 15 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (0.93%) MongoDB
11 11 (0.85%) Big Data
11 11 (0.85%) Couchbase
12 10 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (0.77%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (0.62%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 104 (8.04%) Jenkins
2 92 (7.11%) Git (software)
3 46 (3.55%) JIRA
4 42 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 37 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 22 (1.70%) Mercurial
7 18 (1.39%) Subversion
8 15 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 15 (1.16%) Vagrant
9 14 (1.08%) Hudson
10 12 (0.93%) Bitbucket
10 12 (0.93%) MSBuild
11 7 (0.54%) GitLab
11 7 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.39%) Redmine
12 5 (0.39%) Selenium
12 5 (0.39%) Trac
13 4 (0.31%) JIRA Agile
13 4 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 168 (12.98%) Finance
2 61 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 40 (3.09%) Banking
4 33 (2.55%) Law
4 33 (2.55%) Retail
5 28 (2.16%) Legal
5 28 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 27 (2.09%) Advertising
7 26 (2.01%) Marketing
8 20 (1.55%) Games
9 16 (1.24%) Electronics
10 8 (0.62%) Billing
10 8 (0.62%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.54%) Automotive
12 6 (0.46%) French Language
12 6 (0.46%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.31%) Back Office
13 4 (0.31%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.31%) Publishing
14 3 (0.23%) Greek Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (6.57%) LAMP
1 85 (6.57%) Web Services
2 56 (4.33%) LDAP
3 32 (2.47%) .NET
4 23 (1.78%) .NET Framework
5 18 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
6 16 (1.24%) HTML
7 14 (1.08%) Spring
8 13 (1.00%) CSS
8 13 (1.00%) React
9 10 (0.77%) Middleware
10 9 (0.70%) LAPP Stack
10 9 (0.70%) LEMP Stack
10 9 (0.70%) Node.js
11 8 (0.62%) XML
12 7 (0.54%) Kafka
13 6 (0.46%) Regular Expression
14 3 (0.23%) 802.1X
15 2 (0.15%) CSS3
15 2 (0.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 109 (8.42%) Data Centre
2 60 (4.64%) Computer Science
3 45 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (3.17%) Clustering
4 41 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 40 (3.09%) Replication
6 38 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
7 34 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
8 33 (2.55%) Public Cloud
9 30 (2.32%) Fintech
10 23 (1.78%) Video\Live Streaming
11 21 (1.62%) PKI
12 12 (0.93%) Robotics
13 10 (0.77%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.70%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
14 9 (0.70%) HP StoreVirtual
15 8 (0.62%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.62%) New Media
15 8 (0.62%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 784 (60.59%) Linux
2 644 (49.77%) Windows
3 372 (28.75%) Windows Server
4 175 (13.52%) Unix
5 163 (12.60%) CentOS
6 156 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 137 (10.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 126 (9.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 109 (8.42%) Ubuntu
10 98 (7.57%) Windows 10
11 87 (6.72%) Windows 7
12 68 (5.26%) Debian
13 57 (4.40%) Solaris
14 25 (1.93%) AIX
15 24 (1.85%) SUSE
16 22 (1.70%) Mac OS X
17 15 (1.16%) FreeBSD
18 14 (1.08%) Mac OS
19 13 (1.00%) HPUX
20 12 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (25.43%) DevOps
2 192 (14.84%) Configuration Management
3 155 (11.98%) ITIL
4 124 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
5 106 (8.19%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
7 84 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 68 (5.26%) High Availability
9 62 (4.79%) Service Delivery
10 61 (4.71%) Open Source
11 59 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
12 52 (4.02%) E-Commerce
13 51 (3.94%) CRM
14 47 (3.63%) Patch Management
15 46 (3.55%) Migration
16 44 (3.40%) Load Balancing
17 41 (3.17%) Business Continuity
17 41 (3.17%) Server Virtualisation
18 40 (3.09%) Task Automation
19 37 (2.86%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 329 (25.43%) Python
2 284 (21.95%) Bash Shell
3 238 (18.39%) PowerShell
4 189 (14.61%) Perl
5 143 (11.05%) SQL
6 105 (8.11%) Ruby
7 102 (7.88%) Shell Script
8 91 (7.03%) Java
9 70 (5.41%) PHP
10 40 (3.09%) C
11 37 (2.86%) Korn
12 30 (2.32%) C#
13 28 (2.16%) JavaScript
14 25 (1.93%) Bourne shell
15 18 (1.39%) VB
16 16 (1.24%) Go
17 8 (0.62%) VBScript
18 5 (0.39%) C++
19 3 (0.23%) Jython
20 2 (0.15%) AWK
Qualifications
1 136 (10.51%) Degree
2 91 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 61 (4.71%) MCSE
4 46 (3.55%) MCSA
5 43 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 30 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (2.24%) Security Cleared
8 28 (2.16%) RHCE
8 28 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 26 (2.01%) CCNA
9 26 (2.01%) RHCSA
10 23 (1.78%) SC Cleared
11 16 (1.24%) MCP
12 11 (0.85%) AWS Certification
13 10 (0.77%) MCITP
13 10 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
14 8 (0.62%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.54%) Sun Certification
16 6 (0.46%) CCA
16 6 (0.46%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.85%) SLA
2 19 (1.47%) QA
3 12 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.62%) GDPR
5 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.077%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.077%) GPG13
8 1 (0.077%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.077%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 413 (31.92%) Active Directory
2 224 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (10.28%) Docker
4 127 (9.81%) Hyper-V
5 79 (6.11%) VMware ESXi
6 60 (4.64%) Virtual Machines
7 40 (3.09%) vSphere
8 35 (2.70%) NFS
8 35 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
9 24 (1.85%) KVM
10 19 (1.47%) iptables
10 19 (1.47%) XenApp
11 16 (1.24%) Terminal Services
12 15 (1.16%) GlusterFS
13 14 (1.08%) pfSense
14 13 (1.00%) Gluster
14 13 (1.00%) Samba
14 13 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
15 12 (0.93%) Firmware
15 12 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 246 (19.01%) Puppet
2 209 (16.15%) Ansible
3 126 (9.74%) Opscode Chef
4 96 (7.42%) Terraform
5 77 (5.95%) Kubernetes
6 74 (5.72%) SCCM
7 67 (5.18%) Nagios
8 51 (3.94%) ZABBIX
9 28 (2.16%) vCenter Server
10 27 (2.09%) Salt
11 24 (1.85%) SCOM
12 20 (1.55%) HAProxy
12 20 (1.55%) WSUS
13 19 (1.47%) NetBackup
14 16 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
15 15 (1.16%) Grafana
15 15 (1.16%) Icinga
16 13 (1.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 13 (1.00%) vRealize
17 12 (0.93%) Kibana
Vendors
1 413 (31.92%) VMware
2 374 (28.90%) Microsoft
3 217 (16.77%) Red Hat
4 125 (9.66%) Cisco
5 83 (6.41%) Citrix
6 74 (5.72%) Oracle
7 60 (4.64%) Google
8 53 (4.10%) HP
9 47 (3.63%) EMC
10 35 (2.70%) Veeam
11 31 (2.40%) Dell
11 31 (2.40%) NetApp
11 31 (2.40%) Veritas
12 30 (2.32%) SaltStack
13 25 (1.93%) SAP
14 24 (1.85%) Mitel
14 24 (1.85%) Remedy
15 22 (1.70%) Atlassian
15 22 (1.70%) Avaya
16 21 (1.62%) Symantec