Period
to 22 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 389 376 290
Rank change year-on-year -13 -86 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1,099 1,353 1,915
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.78% 0.83% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.87% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 949 1,200 1,624
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £29,500 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 135,404 156,192 159,117
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.16% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 109,346 128,206 133,374
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +46 546 £50,000 +5.26% 97
South East -42 210 £40,000 -4.76% 51
North of England -8 152 £35,000 -7.89% 35
Yorkshire +10 96 £34,750 -8.55% 14
South West +33 94 £42,500 +6.25% 27
East of England -7 53 £37,500 -6.25% 16
North West -16 49 £35,000 -12.50% 18
Midlands -5 45 £37,250 -6.88% 23
West Midlands +24 28 £37,500 +7.14% 19
East Midlands -7 17 £32,500 -23.53% 4
North East +16 7 £30,000 -21.57% 3
Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 695 (63.24%) Linux
2 577 (52.50%) Windows
3 388 (35.30%) VMware
4 338 (30.76%) Active Directory
5 337 (30.66%) Windows Server
6 311 (28.30%) Microsoft
7 276 (25.11%) DevOps
8 274 (24.93%) Python
9 261 (23.75%) Amazon AWS
10 248 (22.57%) Bash Shell
11 218 (19.84%) VMware Infrastructure
12 208 (18.93%) Firewall
13 191 (17.38%) PowerShell
13 191 (17.38%) Puppet
14 187 (17.02%) Red Hat
15 178 (16.20%) CentOS
16 177 (16.11%) DNS
17 176 (16.01%) Microsoft Azure
18 157 (14.29%) Finance
19 155 (14.10%) Configuration Management
19 155 (14.10%) Office 365
20 152 (13.83%) Ansible
21 149 (13.56%) Docker
22 142 (12.92%) Degree
23 141 (12.83%) TCP/IP
23 141 (12.83%) Unix
24 140 (12.74%) SQL Server
25 135 (12.28%) MySQL
26 132 (12.01%) ITIL
27 131 (11.92%) 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
1 124 (11.28%) Apache
2 119 (10.83%) MS Exchange
3 84 (7.64%) SharePoint
4 68 (6.19%) IIS
5 60 (5.46%) Tomcat
6 48 (4.37%) nginx
7 25 (2.27%) Confluence
8 23 (2.09%) Skype for Business
9 17 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (1.36%) OpenStack
11 14 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (1.18%) CMS
13 11 (1.00%) JBoss
13 11 (1.00%) WordPress
14 7 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.64%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (0.55%) SAS
16 3 (0.27%) Apache Solr
16 3 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 40 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.091%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 26 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.64%) iTrent
2 7 (0.64%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.45%) HFM
3 5 (0.45%) Hyperion Planning
4 4 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.36%) SystmOne
5 3 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.18%) Odoo
6 2 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.091%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.091%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.091%) Rolfe and Nolan
7 1 (0.091%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.091%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 261 (23.75%) Amazon AWS
2 176 (16.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 155 (14.10%) Office 365
4 58 (5.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 40 (3.64%) SaaS
6 25 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (1.36%) OpenShift
9 12 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (1.09%) Amazon S3
9 12 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (0.91%) OneDrive
11 8 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.73%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.64%) G Suite
13 5 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.45%) IaaS
13 5 (0.45%) Serverless
13 5 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 208 (18.93%) Firewall
2 177 (16.11%) DNS
3 141 (12.83%) TCP/IP
4 131 (11.92%) SAN
5 93 (8.46%) DHCP
6 78 (7.10%) VPN
7 74 (6.73%) LAN
7 74 (6.73%) WAN
8 69 (6.28%) VLAN
9 58 (5.28%) Internet
10 32 (2.91%) Network Security
11 31 (2.82%) iSCSI
11 31 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
12 30 (2.73%) HTTP
13 25 (2.27%) Skype
13 25 (2.27%) VoIP
14 24 (2.18%) RTMP
14 24 (2.18%) RTSP
15 23 (2.09%) NAS
16 20 (1.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (12.74%) SQL Server
2 135 (12.28%) MySQL
3 46 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (2.18%) MariaDB
5 19 (1.73%) Redis
6 18 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (1.55%) NoSQL
8 16 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
8 16 (1.46%) MongoDB
8 16 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (1.18%) Oracle Database
11 13 (1.18%) Relational Database
12 11 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (0.91%) Couchbase
14 8 (0.73%) Big Data
14 8 (0.73%) GIS
14 8 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
15 6 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 105 (9.55%) Jenkins
2 99 (9.01%) Git (software)
3 31 (2.82%) JIRA
4 28 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 26 (2.37%) Subversion
6 24 (2.18%) Mercurial
7 21 (1.91%) TeamCity
8 16 (1.46%) Vagrant
9 13 (1.18%) Bitbucket
10 8 (0.73%) Travis CI
11 6 (0.55%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.55%) Hudson
12 5 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.45%) GitLab
12 5 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.36%) Redmine
13 4 (0.36%) Trac
14 2 (0.18%) git-flow
General
1 157 (14.29%) Finance
2 47 (4.28%) Telecoms
3 36 (3.28%) Banking
4 29 (2.64%) Retail
5 26 (2.37%) Law
6 23 (2.09%) Advertising
7 22 (2.00%) Games
7 22 (2.00%) Marketing
8 21 (1.91%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.64%) Electronics
10 12 (1.09%) Legal
11 8 (0.73%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.55%) Automotive
12 6 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.55%) French Language
13 4 (0.36%) Publishing
14 3 (0.27%) Back Office
14 3 (0.27%) Greek Language
14 3 (0.27%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (8.37%) LAMP
2 77 (7.01%) Web Services
3 34 (3.09%) LDAP
4 22 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
5 19 (1.73%) .NET
6 17 (1.55%) HTML
6 17 (1.55%) Node.js
7 16 (1.46%) CSS
7 16 (1.46%) LAPP Stack
7 16 (1.46%) LEMP Stack
8 15 (1.36%) Spring
9 14 (1.27%) .NET Framework
10 9 (0.82%) Kafka
11 8 (0.73%) Middleware
12 7 (0.64%) Regular Expression
13 6 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
14 3 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
14 3 (0.27%) SAML
14 3 (0.27%) XML
15 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 44 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (3.73%) Clustering
3 41 (3.73%) Replication
4 39 (3.55%) Fintech
5 37 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
6 36 (3.28%) Linux Command Line
7 35 (3.18%) Management Information System
8 25 (2.27%) Video\Live Streaming
9 19 (1.73%) PKI
10 17 (1.55%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (1.00%) Driving Licence
12 11 (1.00%) HP StoreVirtual
13 9 (0.82%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.73%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.64%) Private Cloud
16 6 (0.55%) Hedge funds
16 6 (0.55%) NHS
17 5 (0.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 695 (63.24%) Linux
2 577 (52.50%) Windows
3 337 (30.66%) Windows Server
4 178 (16.20%) CentOS
5 141 (12.83%) Unix
6 126 (11.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 120 (10.92%) Ubuntu
8 116 (10.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 106 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 91 (8.28%) Windows 10
11 73 (6.64%) Debian
11 73 (6.64%) Windows 7
12 52 (4.73%) Solaris
13 23 (2.09%) AIX
14 16 (1.46%) Mac OS X
15 14 (1.27%) Mac OS
15 14 (1.27%) SUSE
16 13 (1.18%) FreeBSD
16 13 (1.18%) Windows 8
17 10 (0.91%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (25.11%) DevOps
2 155 (14.10%) Configuration Management
3 132 (12.01%) ITIL
4 110 (10.01%) Problem-Solving
5 88 (8.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 81 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (6.46%) Disaster Recovery
8 63 (5.73%) Open Source
9 61 (5.55%) Computer Science
10 59 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
11 46 (4.19%) CRM
11 46 (4.19%) E-Commerce
12 45 (4.09%) Service Delivery
13 44 (4.00%) Patch Management
13 44 (4.00%) Project Management
13 44 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
13 44 (4.00%) Server Management
14 42 (3.82%) High Availability
15 38 (3.46%) Business Continuity
16 34 (3.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 274 (24.93%) Python
2 248 (22.57%) Bash Shell
3 191 (17.38%) PowerShell
4 127 (11.56%) SQL
5 122 (11.10%) Perl
6 96 (8.74%) Shell Script
7 91 (8.28%) Ruby
8 69 (6.28%) Java
8 69 (6.28%) PHP
9 23 (2.09%) JavaScript
10 21 (1.91%) C#
11 19 (1.73%) C
12 18 (1.64%) Korn
13 16 (1.46%) Go
14 10 (0.91%) VBScript
15 9 (0.82%) Bourne shell
16 5 (0.45%) Clojure
16 5 (0.45%) VB
17 3 (0.27%) R
17 3 (0.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 142 (12.92%) Degree
2 86 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (4.82%) MCSE
4 42 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 34 (3.09%) MCSA
6 28 (2.55%) Security Cleared
7 26 (2.37%) SC Cleared
8 24 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 21 (1.91%) CCNA
11 20 (1.82%) RHCE
12 16 (1.46%) RHCSA
13 13 (1.18%) MCP
14 10 (0.91%) MCITP
15 7 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
15 7 (0.64%) Sun Certification
16 6 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
18 4 (0.36%) CCNP
18 4 (0.36%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.73%) SLA
2 17 (1.55%) QA
3 9 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.73%) GDPR
5 7 (0.64%) ISO 22301
6 6 (0.55%) HL7
6 6 (0.55%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.091%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 338 (30.76%) Active Directory
2 218 (19.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (13.56%) Docker
4 103 (9.37%) Hyper-V
5 78 (7.10%) VMware ESXi
6 56 (5.10%) Virtual Machines
7 37 (3.37%) vSphere
8 33 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
9 27 (2.46%) NFS
10 22 (2.00%) KVM
10 22 (2.00%) XenApp
11 19 (1.73%) iptables
12 17 (1.55%) pfSense
13 15 (1.36%) Samba
14 13 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.91%) XenDesktop
16 9 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
17 8 (0.73%) GlusterFS
18 7 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 7 (0.64%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 191 (17.38%) Puppet
2 152 (13.83%) Ansible
3 101 (9.19%) Opscode Chef
4 75 (6.82%) Kubernetes
5 63 (5.73%) Terraform
6 59 (5.37%) SCCM
7 54 (4.91%) Nagios
8 42 (3.82%) ZABBIX
9 26 (2.37%) HAProxy
9 26 (2.37%) vCenter Server
10 23 (2.09%) Salt
11 21 (1.91%) WSUS
12 18 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
13 15 (1.36%) Icinga
14 14 (1.27%) SCOM
15 13 (1.18%) Backup Exec
15 13 (1.18%) Prometheus
16 11 (1.00%) NetBackup
16 11 (1.00%) Rundeck
17 10 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 388 (35.30%) VMware
2 311 (28.30%) Microsoft
3 187 (17.02%) Red Hat
4 122 (11.10%) Cisco
5 73 (6.64%) Citrix
6 61 (5.55%) Oracle
7 50 (4.55%) HP
8 46 (4.19%) Google
9 43 (3.91%) EMC
10 30 (2.73%) Veritas
11 29 (2.64%) Veeam
12 28 (2.55%) Dell
13 25 (2.27%) SAP
14 22 (2.00%) NetApp
15 21 (1.91%) Atlassian
15 21 (1.91%) McAfee
16 20 (1.82%) Juniper
17 19 (1.73%) SolarWinds
18 17 (1.55%) SaltStack
19 16 (1.46%) SonicWALL