The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 327 291 244
Rank change year-on-year -36 -47  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 734 1085 1422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.91% 1.12% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.16% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 645 946 1236
Median salary £42,500 £42,057 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% -1.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

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 77613 93636 100158
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.32% 96.39% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 65018 79446 82470
Median salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 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
London -39 298 £47,500 -5.00% 42
South East +5 200 £42,500 +6.25% 16
East of England -12 63 £45,000 +20.00% 4
North West -21 41 £35,000 +7.69% 11
West Midlands +29 39 £30,000 -3.22% 4
East Midlands +14 32 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Yorkshire -18 32 £37,500 +7.14% 8
South West +6 29 £37,500 +12.78% 7
Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 1074 (65.85%) Linux
2 789 (48.38%) Windows
3 545 (33.42%) VMware
4 459 (28.14%) Windows Server
5 432 (26.49%) Active Directory
6 389 (23.85%) Puppet
7 378 (23.18%) Red Hat
8 366 (22.44%) Microsoft
9 349 (21.40%) DevOps
10 323 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
11 320 (19.62%) Bash Shell
12 313 (19.19%) Python
13 309 (18.95%) Firewall
14 297 (18.21%) CentOS
15 289 (17.72%) MySQL
16 284 (17.41%) DNS
17 270 (16.55%) Finance
18 263 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
19 260 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
20 251 (15.39%) Apache
21 249 (15.27%) SQL Server
22 248 (15.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 238 (14.59%) Unix
24 237 (14.53%) Windows Server 2008
25 234 (14.35%) Ansible
26 225 (13.80%) Opscode Chef
27 223 (13.67%) SQL
28 209 (12.81%) Ubuntu
29 203 (12.45%) Perl
30 198 (12.14%) 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
1 251 (15.39%) Apache
2 153 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 126 (7.73%) Tomcat
4 124 (7.60%) IIS
5 88 (5.40%) nginx
6 85 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 73 (4.48%) SharePoint
8 45 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 42 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
9 42 (2.58%) OpenStack
10 21 (1.29%) Skype for Business
11 17 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 16 (0.98%) CMS
13 15 (0.92%) Confluence
14 13 (0.80%) Drupal
15 11 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
15 11 (0.67%) JBoss
15 11 (0.67%) Jetty
15 11 (0.67%) WordPress
16 10 (0.61%) Documentum
Applications
1 87 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.061%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.061%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.061%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 13 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.61%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (0.31%) Magento
6 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.25%) HFM
6 4 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
6 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.25%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
7 3 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.12%) Bankmaster
8 2 (0.12%) Cognos Controller
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.12%) Primavera
8 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 260 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
2 178 (10.91%) Office 365
3 123 (7.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 62 (3.80%) SaaS
5 22 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 22 (1.35%) PaaS
6 20 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 16 (0.98%) Amazon S3
8 16 (0.98%) GitHub
9 15 (0.92%) IaaS
10 12 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.55%) G Suite
12 8 (0.49%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.37%) Slack
14 5 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.31%) Boomi
14 5 (0.31%) Google App Engine
14 5 (0.31%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 309 (18.95%) Firewall
2 284 (17.41%) DNS
3 198 (12.14%) TCP/IP
4 194 (11.89%) SAN
5 137 (8.40%) LAN
6 129 (7.91%) DHCP
7 128 (7.85%) WAN
8 126 (7.73%) VPN
9 118 (7.23%) Internet
10 80 (4.90%) LDAP
11 67 (4.11%) VoIP
12 65 (3.99%) VLAN
13 57 (3.49%) Network Security
14 50 (3.07%) HTTP
15 47 (2.88%) NAS
16 42 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
17 33 (2.02%) SNMP
18 32 (1.96%) iSCSI
18 32 (1.96%) SMTP
19 28 (1.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (17.72%) MySQL
2 249 (15.27%) SQL Server
3 68 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 38 (2.33%) MongoDB
5 28 (1.72%) NoSQL
5 28 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 27 (1.66%) Redis
7 21 (1.29%) MariaDB
7 21 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
8 18 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (0.98%) Hadoop
9 16 (0.98%) Relational Database
10 14 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (0.86%) Oracle Database
11 13 (0.80%) Big Data
12 9 (0.55%) RDBMS
13 8 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (0.49%) Couchbase
13 8 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 131 (8.03%) Jenkins
2 87 (5.33%) Git (software)
3 45 (2.76%) JIRA
4 44 (2.70%) Subversion
5 27 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 26 (1.59%) TeamCity
7 12 (0.74%) Vagrant
8 10 (0.61%) Maven
9 7 (0.43%) Bundler
9 7 (0.43%) Gerrit
10 6 (0.37%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.31%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.18%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.18%) Redmine
13 3 (0.18%) Trac
14 2 (0.12%) Hudson
14 2 (0.12%) MSI
General
1 270 (16.55%) Finance
2 70 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 56 (3.43%) Marketing
4 54 (3.31%) Banking
5 36 (2.21%) Games
5 36 (2.21%) Retail
6 25 (1.53%) Publishing
7 23 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.35%) Law
8 22 (1.35%) Legal
9 21 (1.29%) Advertising
10 17 (1.04%) Back Office
10 17 (1.04%) Electronics
11 16 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.31%) Front Office
13 4 (0.25%) Automotive
13 4 (0.25%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.18%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.12%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (10.85%) LAMP
2 74 (4.54%) Web Services
3 48 (2.94%) LEMP Stack
4 41 (2.51%) .NET
5 34 (2.08%) HTML
6 22 (1.35%) Node.js
7 19 (1.16%) CSS
8 15 (0.92%) Kafka
8 15 (0.92%) RabbitMQ
9 14 (0.86%) Memcached
10 13 (0.80%) EDI
11 11 (0.67%) Elastic Stack
12 10 (0.61%) Ajax
13 9 (0.55%) JMX
13 9 (0.55%) Middleware
14 8 (0.49%) JSF
14 8 (0.49%) Ruby on Rails
14 8 (0.49%) XHTML
14 8 (0.49%) XML
15 7 (0.43%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 130 (7.97%) Data Centre
2 79 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (3.49%) Computer Science
4 56 (3.43%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
6 33 (2.02%) Clustering
7 31 (1.90%) Fat Client
7 31 (1.90%) Thin Client
8 23 (1.41%) Fintech
9 20 (1.23%) Smartphone
10 19 (1.16%) Replication
11 18 (1.10%) Blackberry
11 18 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
11 18 (1.10%) Private Cloud
12 16 (0.98%) EMC VNX
13 13 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
14 12 (0.74%) iPad
15 11 (0.67%) Driving Licence
15 11 (0.67%) PKI
16 10 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1074 (65.85%) Linux
2 789 (48.38%) Windows
3 459 (28.14%) Windows Server
4 297 (18.21%) CentOS
5 263 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 248 (15.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 238 (14.59%) Unix
8 237 (14.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 209 (12.81%) Ubuntu
10 164 (10.06%) Debian
11 68 (4.17%) Mac OS X
12 62 (3.80%) Solaris
13 42 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 39 (2.39%) Windows 7
15 37 (2.27%) Windows 10
16 35 (2.15%) SUSE
17 32 (1.96%) AIX
18 28 (1.72%) HPUX
19 23 (1.41%) Windows 8
20 14 (0.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (21.40%) DevOps
2 144 (8.83%) Configuration Management
3 139 (8.52%) ITIL
4 111 (6.81%) High Availability
5 84 (5.15%) Open Source
6 79 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 78 (4.78%) Agile Software Development
8 69 (4.23%) Service Delivery
9 66 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
10 58 (3.56%) Project Management
11 57 (3.49%) Load Balancing
12 56 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
13 51 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
14 50 (3.07%) Migration
15 48 (2.94%) Service Management
16 45 (2.76%) E-Commerce
17 39 (2.39%) ERP
18 37 (2.27%) Patch Management
18 37 (2.27%) Virtual Environments
19 36 (2.21%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 320 (19.62%) Bash Shell
2 313 (19.19%) Python
3 223 (13.67%) SQL
4 203 (12.45%) Perl
5 163 (9.99%) PowerShell
6 131 (8.03%) PHP
7 130 (7.97%) Ruby
8 116 (7.11%) Java
9 102 (6.25%) Shell Script
10 35 (2.15%) JavaScript
11 28 (1.72%) C#
12 17 (1.04%) C
13 12 (0.74%) Korn
14 11 (0.67%) C++
14 11 (0.67%) VB
15 10 (0.61%) VBScript
16 9 (0.55%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.37%) C-shell
18 5 (0.31%) Bourne shell
18 5 (0.31%) Go
Qualifications
1 175 (10.73%) Degree
2 80 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (3.80%) CCNA
5 58 (3.56%) MCSA
6 57 (3.49%) MCSE
7 51 (3.13%) Security Cleared
8 18 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
8 18 (1.10%) MCP
9 16 (0.98%) SC Cleared
10 11 (0.67%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (0.55%) CISSP
12 8 (0.49%) CISM
13 7 (0.43%) HND
14 6 (0.37%) RHCA
14 6 (0.37%) RHCE
15 5 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
15 5 (0.31%) Security+ Certification
16 4 (0.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.51%) PCI DSS
2 37 (2.27%) SLA
3 29 (1.78%) QA
4 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.061%) DICOM
7 1 (0.061%) GCP
7 1 (0.061%) GPG13
7 1 (0.061%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.061%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.061%) PMO
7 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 432 (26.49%) Active Directory
2 323 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 186 (11.40%) Hyper-V
4 106 (6.50%) Docker
5 81 (4.97%) vSphere
6 56 (3.43%) Virtual Machines
7 47 (2.88%) KVM
8 39 (2.39%) NFS
9 36 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
10 34 (2.08%) XenServer
11 32 (1.96%) Varnish
12 30 (1.84%) iptables
13 26 (1.59%) VMware ESX
14 25 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
15 23 (1.41%) Terminal Services
16 22 (1.35%) Xen
17 15 (0.92%) VMware Server
18 14 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
19 13 (0.80%) LXC
20 11 (0.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 389 (23.85%) Puppet
2 234 (14.35%) Ansible
3 225 (13.80%) Opscode Chef
4 122 (7.48%) Nagios
5 82 (5.03%) SCCM
6 53 (3.25%) SCOM
7 46 (2.82%) Salt
8 29 (1.78%) ZABBIX
9 26 (1.59%) CFEngine
10 24 (1.47%) Kubernetes
11 23 (1.41%) WSUS
12 22 (1.35%) Icinga
13 21 (1.29%) HAProxy
14 19 (1.16%) SELinux
15 18 (1.10%) OpenView
16 17 (1.04%) Cacti
17 16 (0.98%) Cobbler
17 16 (0.98%) Control-M
17 16 (0.98%) logstash
18 15 (0.92%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 545 (33.42%) VMware
2 378 (23.18%) Red Hat
3 366 (22.44%) Microsoft
4 180 (11.04%) Cisco
5 112 (6.87%) Oracle
6 86 (5.27%) Citrix
7 85 (5.21%) HP
8 56 (3.43%) EMC
9 41 (2.51%) Dell
10 34 (2.08%) Avaya
11 30 (1.84%) Google
12 27 (1.66%) NetApp
13 26 (1.59%) IBM
13 26 (1.59%) Veritas
14 25 (1.53%) Splunk
15 24 (1.47%) Apple
16 22 (1.35%) Juniper
16 22 (1.35%) SAP
16 22 (1.35%) Sun
17 20 (1.23%) Veeam
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £85000 - £115000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 PA
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + Training, Progression & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Funded Certs, Share options
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Keystream Resources Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Generous benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
University of Kent
Salary: From £32,958 to £38,183 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £31000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 20% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 50k
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 4 days ago