Period
to 17 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £44,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 391 429 341
Rank change year-on-year +38 -88 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1,051 1,152 1,560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.72% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.74% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 921 1,031 1,357
England median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,200
UK median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% -

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 127,262 155,003 156,140
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.37% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 102,073 126,954 129,533
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +61 489 £50,000 +4.17% 80
South East +13 222 £42,750 +0.59% 41
North of England +5 108 £35,750 -13.86% 44
Midlands +11 85 £35,000 -16.67% 19
South West +4 77 £40,000 - 26
East of England +80 70 £45,000 +12.50% 31
Yorkshire +5 48 £35,000 -22.22% 19
West Midlands +30 47 £37,500 -1.32% 11
North West -6 43 £36,000 -10.00% 17
East Midlands +9 38 £29,000 -35.56% 8
North East +28 17 £47,512 +39.74% 8
Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 610 (58.04%) Linux
2 521 (49.57%) Windows
3 353 (33.59%) VMware
4 310 (29.50%) Active Directory
5 299 (28.45%) Windows Server
6 290 (27.59%) Microsoft
7 235 (22.36%) Amazon AWS
8 213 (20.27%) Python
9 209 (19.89%) DevOps
10 208 (19.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 185 (17.60%) DNS
12 176 (16.75%) Firewall
13 175 (16.65%) Bash Shell
14 174 (16.56%) CentOS
15 172 (16.37%) Puppet
16 170 (16.18%) Office 365
17 160 (15.22%) Hyper-V
17 160 (15.22%) Red Hat
18 157 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
18 157 (14.94%) Ansible
19 143 (13.61%) Finance
20 142 (13.51%) Unix
21 141 (13.42%) Docker
22 134 (12.75%) SQL
23 123 (11.70%) PowerShell
23 123 (11.70%) MySQL
24 120 (11.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 120 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
25 119 (11.32%) Ubuntu
26 117 (11.13%) SQL Server

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
1 107 (10.18%) Apache
2 93 (8.85%) MS Exchange
3 72 (6.85%) SharePoint
4 62 (5.90%) nginx
5 42 (4.00%) IIS
6 32 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (2.66%) Tomcat
8 26 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
9 22 (2.09%) Skype for Business
10 17 (1.62%) Confluence
11 14 (1.33%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.67%) ArcGIS
12 7 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.38%) NetWeaver
13 4 (0.38%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.29%) CMS
14 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.095%) Autodesk Smoke
3 1 (0.095%) CINEMA 4D
3 1 (0.095%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 19 (1.81%) NetSuite
2 7 (0.67%) SAP Business One
3 6 (0.57%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.38%) JDE OneWorld
4 4 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.29%) Workfront
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.095%) BPCS
7 1 (0.095%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.095%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.095%) HFM
7 1 (0.095%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 235 (22.36%) Amazon AWS
2 170 (16.18%) Office 365
3 157 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 42 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
5 40 (3.81%) SaaS
6 29 (2.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 28 (2.66%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (1.14%) PaaS
9 10 (0.95%) IaaS
10 8 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.76%) Slack
11 7 (0.67%) G Suite
11 7 (0.67%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.57%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.57%) Cloudflare
12 6 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.48%) Amazon ECS
13 5 (0.48%) Apigee
13 5 (0.48%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 185 (17.60%) DNS
2 176 (16.75%) Firewall
3 117 (11.13%) SAN
4 111 (10.56%) DHCP
4 111 (10.56%) VPN
5 107 (10.18%) TCP/IP
6 80 (7.61%) LAN
7 72 (6.85%) WAN
8 43 (4.09%) VLAN
9 32 (3.04%) Network Security
9 32 (3.04%) SSL
10 29 (2.76%) iSCSI
10 29 (2.76%) NAS
11 27 (2.57%) VoIP
12 24 (2.28%) Internet
12 24 (2.28%) Skype
13 20 (1.90%) HTTP
14 18 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (1.62%) Wireless
16 15 (1.43%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (11.70%) MySQL
2 117 (11.13%) SQL Server
3 38 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (2.19%) MariaDB
5 21 (2.00%) Big Data
6 18 (1.71%) Hadoop
7 13 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (1.05%) Oracle Database
8 11 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (0.86%) GIS
10 9 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (0.76%) Redis
12 7 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.67%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.67%) MS Access
12 7 (0.67%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.67%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 74 (7.04%) Jenkins
2 54 (5.14%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.71%) JIRA
4 15 (1.43%) Mercurial
5 14 (1.33%) Subversion
6 13 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (1.14%) Artifactory
8 11 (1.05%) Travis CI
9 10 (0.95%) GitLab
10 8 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.76%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.57%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.38%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.29%) SonarQube
13 3 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.19%) Bitbucket Server
14 2 (0.19%) GoCD
14 2 (0.19%) Hudson
14 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 143 (13.61%) Finance
2 55 (5.23%) Retail
3 39 (3.71%) Games
4 30 (2.85%) Banking
5 27 (2.57%) Law
6 18 (1.71%) Legal
7 15 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.86%) Back Office
9 9 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.48%) Marketing
12 3 (0.29%) Military
13 2 (0.19%) Advertising
13 2 (0.19%) Electronics
13 2 (0.19%) German Language
14 1 (0.095%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.095%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.095%) Publishing
14 1 (0.095%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (8.18%) LAMP
2 77 (7.33%) Web Services
3 37 (3.52%) LDAP
4 23 (2.19%) Elastic Stack
5 19 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
6 18 (1.71%) LEMP Stack
7 15 (1.43%) .NET
7 15 (1.43%) LAPP Stack
8 14 (1.33%) Kafka
9 9 (0.86%) Regular Expression
9 9 (0.86%) Spring
10 7 (0.67%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.67%) REST
11 6 (0.57%) XML
12 5 (0.48%) CSS
12 5 (0.48%) HTML
13 4 (0.38%) EDI
13 4 (0.38%) SAP Basis
13 4 (0.38%) YAML
14 3 (0.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.80%) Data Centre
2 50 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (4.38%) Replication
4 45 (4.28%) Linux Command Line
4 45 (4.28%) Management Information System
5 43 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (2.95%) PKI
7 20 (1.90%) Public Cloud
7 20 (1.90%) Video\Live Streaming
8 19 (1.81%) Clustering
9 16 (1.52%) Online Games
10 12 (1.14%) NHS
11 11 (1.05%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.05%) Private Cloud
11 11 (1.05%) Wiki
12 10 (0.95%) Digital Media
12 10 (0.95%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (0.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 610 (58.04%) Linux
2 521 (49.57%) Windows
3 299 (28.45%) Windows Server
4 174 (16.56%) CentOS
5 142 (13.51%) Unix
6 120 (11.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 119 (11.32%) Ubuntu
8 99 (9.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 99 (9.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 83 (7.90%) Debian
10 52 (4.95%) Windows 10
11 37 (3.52%) Solaris
12 34 (3.24%) AIX
13 31 (2.95%) Windows 7
14 29 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (2.00%) Mac OS X
16 20 (1.90%) Mac OS
17 11 (1.05%) VMS
18 9 (0.86%) Fedora
18 9 (0.86%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (19.89%) DevOps
2 120 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
3 110 (10.47%) ITIL
4 108 (10.28%) Configuration Management
5 82 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 81 (7.71%) High Availability
7 74 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 65 (6.18%) Migration
9 58 (5.52%) Open Source
10 52 (4.95%) Computer Science
11 51 (4.85%) Patch Management
12 49 (4.66%) Agile Software Development
13 47 (4.47%) Business Continuity
14 46 (4.38%) Capacity Planning
15 45 (4.28%) Server Management
16 42 (4.00%) Asset Management
17 40 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
18 38 (3.62%) Project Management
19 34 (3.24%) Continuous Integration
20 33 (3.14%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 213 (20.27%) Python
2 175 (16.65%) Bash Shell
3 134 (12.75%) SQL
4 123 (11.70%) PowerShell
5 107 (10.18%) Shell Script
6 77 (7.33%) Ruby
7 57 (5.42%) Perl
8 29 (2.76%) Java
9 24 (2.28%) PHP
10 23 (2.19%) Korn
11 19 (1.81%) C
12 18 (1.71%) Clojure
13 11 (1.05%) JavaScript
14 10 (0.95%) C++
14 10 (0.95%) Go
15 7 (0.67%) C#
16 6 (0.57%) Bourne shell
16 6 (0.57%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.48%) VB
18 4 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 99 (9.42%) Degree
2 80 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (4.85%) MCSE
4 50 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 39 (3.71%) MCSA
6 29 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (2.47%) CCNA
7 26 (2.47%) SC Cleared
8 18 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (1.33%) MCP
10 9 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (0.76%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.76%) RHCE
12 7 (0.67%) MCITP
12 7 (0.67%) MCTS
12 7 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.57%) DBS Check
14 5 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.38%) A+ Certification
15 4 (0.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.33%) QA
2 13 (1.24%) SLA
3 11 (1.05%) HL7
3 11 (1.05%) ISO 22301
3 11 (1.05%) ISO 9000
3 11 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.95%) GDPR
5 8 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 310 (29.50%) Active Directory
2 208 (19.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (15.22%) Hyper-V
4 141 (13.42%) Docker
5 80 (7.61%) VMware ESXi
6 56 (5.33%) Virtual Machines
7 53 (5.04%) vSphere
8 38 (3.62%) KVM
9 37 (3.52%) XenApp
10 23 (2.19%) iptables
10 23 (2.19%) Virtual Servers
11 15 (1.43%) Postfix
11 15 (1.43%) Xen
12 13 (1.24%) Firmware
13 11 (1.05%) NFS
14 9 (0.86%) Cronacle
14 9 (0.86%) Veritas File System
14 9 (0.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 9 (0.86%) XenDesktop
15 8 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 172 (16.37%) Puppet
2 157 (14.94%) Ansible
3 83 (7.90%) Kubernetes
4 75 (7.14%) SCCM
5 67 (6.37%) Opscode Chef
6 61 (5.80%) Nagios
7 44 (4.19%) Terraform
8 36 (3.43%) ZABBIX
9 19 (1.81%) HAProxy
10 17 (1.62%) WSUS
11 15 (1.43%) SCOM
12 14 (1.33%) Backup Exec
13 13 (1.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 12 (1.14%) Red Hat Satellite
15 11 (1.05%) Kibana
15 11 (1.05%) vCenter Server
16 10 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
17 9 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
17 9 (0.86%) Prometheus
18 8 (0.76%) Graphite
Vendors
1 353 (33.59%) VMware
2 290 (27.59%) Microsoft
3 160 (15.22%) Red Hat
4 112 (10.66%) Cisco
5 72 (6.85%) Citrix
6 56 (5.33%) Oracle
7 37 (3.52%) SAP
8 36 (3.43%) HP
9 34 (3.24%) Veeam
10 28 (2.66%) Google
11 18 (1.71%) EMC
12 16 (1.52%) IBM
12 16 (1.52%) Veritas
13 14 (1.33%) CommVault
13 14 (1.33%) New Relic
13 14 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (1.24%) NetApp
14 13 (1.24%) Splunk
14 13 (1.24%) Symantec
15 12 (1.14%) SolarWinds