Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 369 284 265
Rank change year-on-year -85 -19 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1,345 1,928 2,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.84% 1.16% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.20% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,192 1,637 2,199
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £28,374
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 154,617 160,289 189,330
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 96.49% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 126,793 134,388 159,788
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 January 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 21 January 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 -138 532 £47,500 -5.00% 68
South East -62 333 £42,000 +3.70% 61
North of England +53 208 £38,000 +8.57% 30
Yorkshire +59 112 £38,000 +1.33% 12
North West +21 95 £40,000 +26.98% 17
Midlands +11 95 £40,000 +23.08% 29
South West +14 92 £40,000 +14.29% 14
East of England -11 89 £40,000 -3.61% 26
West Midlands +21 47 £35,000 +4.48% 14
East Midlands -8 47 £42,500 +30.77% 15
North East -28 2 £38,250 -7.27% 1
Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 830 (61.71%) Linux
2 568 (42.23%) Windows
3 414 (30.78%) VMware
4 333 (24.76%) Active Directory
5 303 (22.53%) DevOps
6 285 (21.19%) Windows Server
7 270 (20.07%) Microsoft
8 260 (19.33%) Amazon AWS
9 259 (19.26%) MySQL
10 258 (19.18%) Firewall
11 257 (19.11%) Python
12 256 (19.03%) DNS
13 255 (18.96%) Bash Shell
14 245 (18.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 245 (18.22%) Red Hat
15 240 (17.84%) Puppet
16 236 (17.55%) CentOS
17 230 (17.10%) Apache
18 224 (16.65%) Ansible
19 193 (14.35%) Unix
20 190 (14.13%) Finance
21 181 (13.46%) TCP/IP
22 174 (12.94%) Cisco
22 174 (12.94%) SQL
23 173 (12.86%) PowerShell
24 170 (12.64%) Configuration Management
25 163 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 161 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
27 158 (11.75%) Ubuntu
28 156 (11.60%) SAN

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
1 230 (17.10%) Apache
2 141 (10.48%) MS Exchange
3 110 (8.18%) nginx
4 67 (4.98%) IIS
4 67 (4.98%) SharePoint
5 59 (4.39%) Tomcat
6 57 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 39 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 29 (2.16%) OpenStack
9 26 (1.93%) Skype for Business
10 18 (1.34%) WebSphere
11 16 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
12 15 (1.12%) WordPress
13 11 (0.82%) CMS
13 11 (0.82%) JBoss
14 10 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
15 8 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.52%) Confluence
16 7 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 47 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.15%) Maya
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.15%) NUKE
5 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.074%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.074%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.074%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.074%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 20 (1.49%) NetSuite
2 14 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.82%) Unit4 Business World
4 9 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.37%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 3 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.22%) Infor SunSystems
6 3 (0.22%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.15%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (0.15%) Cognos Controller
7 2 (0.15%) Magento
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.15%) Relativity
8 1 (0.074%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.074%) Rolfe and Nolan
8 1 (0.074%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 260 (19.33%) Amazon AWS
2 161 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 141 (10.48%) Office 365
4 43 (3.20%) SaaS
5 42 (3.12%) Google Cloud Platform
6 24 (1.78%) PaaS
7 23 (1.71%) IaaS
8 22 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
10 14 (1.04%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.59%) Serverless
13 7 (0.52%) GitHub
13 7 (0.52%) Route 53
14 6 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.37%) Akamai
15 5 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.37%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 258 (19.18%) Firewall
2 256 (19.03%) DNS
3 181 (13.46%) TCP/IP
4 156 (11.60%) SAN
5 105 (7.81%) VPN
6 98 (7.29%) DHCP
7 77 (5.72%) WAN
8 74 (5.50%) Network Security
9 70 (5.20%) LAN
10 54 (4.01%) Internet
11 48 (3.57%) HTTP
12 39 (2.90%) NAS
13 37 (2.75%) VLAN
14 29 (2.16%) Remote Desktop
15 28 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (2.08%) VoIP
16 26 (1.93%) iSCSI
17 23 (1.71%) SMTP
18 22 (1.64%) OpenVPN
18 22 (1.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (19.26%) MySQL
2 145 (10.78%) SQL Server
3 57 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (2.30%) MongoDB
5 22 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (1.49%) MariaDB
7 19 (1.41%) Hadoop
8 16 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
8 16 (1.19%) NoSQL
9 14 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (0.97%) Oracle Database
11 11 (0.82%) Blockchain
12 8 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (0.52%) Power BI
14 6 (0.45%) Redis
15 5 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 89 (6.62%) Jenkins
2 74 (5.50%) Git (software)
3 20 (1.49%) Vagrant
4 19 (1.41%) Subversion
5 15 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (0.74%) Selenium
7 10 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.59%) JIRA
9 8 (0.59%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.37%) Ant
11 3 (0.22%) GitLab
11 3 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.15%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.15%) GoCD
12 2 (0.15%) PEAR
12 2 (0.15%) Travis CI
13 1 (0.074%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.074%) MSBuild
General
1 190 (14.13%) Finance
2 53 (3.94%) Telecoms
3 38 (2.83%) Banking
4 33 (2.45%) Marketing
5 28 (2.08%) Games
6 25 (1.86%) Advertising
7 24 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.78%) Retail
8 20 (1.49%) Law
9 15 (1.12%) Electronics
10 14 (1.04%) Legal
11 11 (0.82%) Back Office
12 7 (0.52%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.45%) Local Government
13 6 (0.45%) Military
13 6 (0.45%) Online Betting
14 5 (0.37%) French Language
15 4 (0.30%) Publishing
16 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (9.96%) LAMP
2 75 (5.58%) LEMP Stack
3 57 (4.24%) LDAP
4 55 (4.09%) Web Services
5 24 (1.78%) .NET
6 19 (1.41%) LAPP Stack
7 9 (0.67%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (0.67%) Memcached
8 8 (0.59%) HTML
8 8 (0.59%) Node.js
9 7 (0.52%) 802.1X
9 7 (0.52%) IBM Integration Bus
9 7 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (0.45%) Middleware
10 6 (0.45%) REST
11 5 (0.37%) Sensu
11 5 (0.37%) Velocity
12 4 (0.30%) JRuby
12 4 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.43%) Data Centre
2 97 (7.21%) Computer Science
3 66 (4.91%) Management Information System
4 54 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (3.05%) Fintech
5 41 (3.05%) Linux Command Line
6 36 (2.68%) Clustering
7 33 (2.45%) Replication
8 27 (2.01%) Public Cloud
9 18 (1.34%) Hedge funds
10 17 (1.26%) User Experience
11 14 (1.04%) Digital Media
12 10 (0.74%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.67%) Driving Licence
13 9 (0.67%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.59%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.52%) Blackberry
15 7 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
16 6 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (0.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 830 (61.71%) Linux
2 568 (42.23%) Windows
3 285 (21.19%) Windows Server
4 236 (17.55%) CentOS
5 193 (14.35%) Unix
6 163 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 158 (11.75%) Ubuntu
8 150 (11.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 137 (10.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 79 (5.87%) Debian
11 70 (5.20%) Windows 7
12 64 (4.76%) Windows 10
13 40 (2.97%) AIX
14 37 (2.75%) Solaris
15 21 (1.56%) SUSE
16 20 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
17 19 (1.41%) CoreOS
18 15 (1.12%) Windows 8
19 14 (1.04%) HPUX
20 12 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (22.53%) DevOps
2 170 (12.64%) Configuration Management
3 138 (10.26%) ITIL
4 119 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (7.66%) Disaster Recovery
6 75 (5.58%) High Availability
7 70 (5.20%) Continuous Integration
7 70 (5.20%) Open Source
8 56 (4.16%) ERP
9 48 (3.57%) Migration
10 44 (3.27%) CRM
11 43 (3.20%) E-Commerce
12 41 (3.05%) Load Balancing
13 36 (2.68%) Server Building
13 36 (2.68%) Time Management
14 35 (2.60%) Mentoring
15 34 (2.53%) Mathematics
16 33 (2.45%) Performance Tuning
16 33 (2.45%) Service Management
17 31 (2.30%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 257 (19.11%) Python
2 255 (18.96%) Bash Shell
3 174 (12.94%) SQL
4 173 (12.86%) PowerShell
5 123 (9.14%) PHP
6 122 (9.07%) Perl
7 88 (6.54%) Shell Script
8 70 (5.20%) Java
9 64 (4.76%) Ruby
10 21 (1.56%) C
11 19 (1.41%) JavaScript
12 11 (0.82%) Korn
13 9 (0.67%) Bourne shell
13 9 (0.67%) C#
13 9 (0.67%) C++
13 9 (0.67%) Groovy
13 9 (0.67%) VB
14 8 (0.59%) Go
15 6 (0.45%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 154 (11.45%) Degree
2 76 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 58 (4.31%) MCSE
4 50 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 42 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (2.90%) MCSA
7 38 (2.83%) Security Cleared
8 33 (2.45%) CCNA
9 29 (2.16%) RHCE
10 24 (1.78%) MCITP
11 23 (1.71%) MCP
12 18 (1.34%) SC Cleared
13 17 (1.26%) CCNP
13 17 (1.26%) DV Cleared
14 15 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (0.97%) RHCSA
16 10 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
16 10 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
18 8 (0.59%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.16%) QA
2 22 (1.64%) SLA
3 13 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.30%) GCP
5 4 (0.30%) GDPR
5 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.074%) DICOM
7 1 (0.074%) GxP
7 1 (0.074%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.074%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 333 (24.76%) Active Directory
2 245 (18.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (11.15%) Docker
4 142 (10.56%) Hyper-V
5 55 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
6 53 (3.94%) vSphere
7 50 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (2.75%) iptables
9 35 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
10 33 (2.45%) NFS
11 24 (1.78%) KVM
12 18 (1.34%) XenApp
13 17 (1.26%) Terminal Services
14 15 (1.12%) XenDesktop
15 14 (1.04%) Xen
16 10 (0.74%) Postfix
17 9 (0.67%) Ceph
17 9 (0.67%) Samba
17 9 (0.67%) Varnish
18 8 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 240 (17.84%) Puppet
2 224 (16.65%) Ansible
3 141 (10.48%) Opscode Chef
4 101 (7.51%) Nagios
5 68 (5.06%) Kubernetes
5 68 (5.06%) SCCM
6 43 (3.20%) Terraform
7 30 (2.23%) SCOM
8 28 (2.08%) HAProxy
9 27 (2.01%) Salt
9 27 (2.01%) ZABBIX
10 24 (1.78%) Cacti
11 21 (1.56%) WSUS
12 15 (1.12%) Backup Exec
12 15 (1.12%) vCenter Server
13 14 (1.04%) Grafana
14 13 (0.97%) Icinga
15 12 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
16 11 (0.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 11 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 414 (30.78%) VMware
2 270 (20.07%) Microsoft
3 245 (18.22%) Red Hat
4 174 (12.94%) Cisco
5 121 (9.00%) Oracle
6 68 (5.06%) Citrix
7 66 (4.91%) HP
8 53 (3.94%) Google
9 41 (3.05%) IBM
10 40 (2.97%) NetApp
11 37 (2.75%) Veeam
12 27 (2.01%) Dell
13 26 (1.93%) Juniper
14 24 (1.78%) Symantec
15 23 (1.71%) SolarWinds
16 20 (1.49%) F5
16 20 (1.49%) Hitachi
16 20 (1.49%) SAP
17 18 (1.34%) EMC
18 13 (0.97%) Sun