Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Windows Systems Administrator was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1015 935 974
Rank change year-on-year -80 +39 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 123 220 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.076% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 106 187 261
England median annual salary £41,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £29,250 £29,850 £26,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £41,250 £42,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year -2.94% +7.59% -7.06%

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 155,678 161,272 189,609
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 96.48% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 127,583 135,220 160,036
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%

Windows Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Windows Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Systems Administrator in England

Windows Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator in England.

Salary trend for Windows Systems Administrator in England

Windows Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows Systems Administrator in England

Windows 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 Windows Systems Administrator within the England region over the 6 months to 20 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 -83 67 £42,500 -15.00% 3
South East +26 27 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Midlands +25 12 £42,500 +9.68% 1
North of England +3 11 £30,500 -12.86%
East of England +8 8 £32,500 -21.21% 1
North West -5 8 £32,750 -40.45%
West Midlands - 7 £42,500 -
East Midlands +23 5 £46,250 +19.35% 1
Yorkshire +9 3 £27,500 -21.43%
South West +5 1 £50,000 +42.86%
Windows Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, Windows 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 Windows Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 123 (100.00%) Windows
2 84 (68.29%) Windows Server
3 60 (48.78%) Active Directory
4 58 (47.15%) Microsoft
5 52 (42.28%) PowerShell
6 51 (41.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (41.46%) VMware
7 40 (32.52%) Linux
7 40 (32.52%) VMware Infrastructure
8 37 (30.08%) Office 365
9 36 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 36 (29.27%) DNS
10 35 (28.46%) SQL Server
10 35 (28.46%) Firewall
10 35 (28.46%) Microsoft Azure
10 35 (28.46%) Windows 10
11 34 (27.64%) Windows 7
11 34 (27.64%) Finance
12 30 (24.39%) MS Exchange
13 27 (21.95%) Hyper-V
14 26 (21.14%) Degree
15 25 (20.33%) VPN
15 25 (20.33%) SAN
16 23 (18.70%) DHCP
17 19 (15.45%) SharePoint
17 19 (15.45%) IIS
17 19 (15.45%) TCP/IP
18 18 (14.63%) ITIL
19 15 (12.20%) SQL
19 15 (12.20%) WAN

Windows 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 30 (24.39%) MS Exchange
2 19 (15.45%) IIS
2 19 (15.45%) SharePoint
3 12 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.07%) Skype for Business
6 4 (3.25%) CMS
6 4 (3.25%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.81%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (6.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.81%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (0.81%) Maya
2 1 (0.81%) NUKE
2 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 37 (30.08%) Office 365
2 35 (28.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (10.57%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (10.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (8.13%) IaaS
4 10 (8.13%) PaaS
5 4 (3.25%) SaaS
6 2 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) G Suite
7 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 36 (29.27%) DNS
2 35 (28.46%) Firewall
3 25 (20.33%) SAN
3 25 (20.33%) VPN
4 23 (18.70%) DHCP
5 19 (15.45%) TCP/IP
6 15 (12.20%) LAN
6 15 (12.20%) WAN
7 5 (4.07%) FTP
7 5 (4.07%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (4.07%) iSCSI
7 5 (4.07%) MPLS
7 5 (4.07%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (4.07%) Skype
7 5 (4.07%) VLAN
8 4 (3.25%) Network Security
8 4 (3.25%) Wireless
9 3 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.44%) IPsec
9 3 (2.44%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (28.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.81%) Big Data
5 1 (0.81%) MySQL
5 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (7.32%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (3.25%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.81%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 34 (27.64%) Finance
2 6 (4.88%) Law
3 5 (4.07%) Legal
3 5 (4.07%) Local Government
4 4 (3.25%) Banking
4 4 (3.25%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.44%) Retail
5 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.63%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Advertising
7 1 (0.81%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.88%) .NET
2 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.81%) LAMP
2 1 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (5.69%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.88%) Replication
3 5 (4.07%) Clustering
3 5 (4.07%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.63%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.63%) Fintech
5 2 (1.63%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.63%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.81%) iPhone
6 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 123 (100.00%) Windows
2 84 (68.29%) Windows Server
3 51 (41.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (32.52%) Linux
5 36 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (28.46%) Windows 10
7 34 (27.64%) Windows 7
8 6 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (4.07%) Unix
9 5 (4.07%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.44%) CentOS
10 3 (2.44%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.81%) Debian
11 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.63%) ITIL
2 14 (11.38%) Quantitative Trading
3 12 (9.76%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (5.69%) DevOps
5 5 (4.07%) Configuration Management
5 5 (4.07%) Migration
5 5 (4.07%) Server Virtualisation
5 5 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (4.07%) Wealth Management
6 4 (3.25%) Change Control
6 4 (3.25%) Coaching
6 4 (3.25%) Data Modelling
6 4 (3.25%) Data Protection
6 4 (3.25%) Load Balancing
6 4 (3.25%) Mentoring
6 4 (3.25%) Security Operations
6 4 (3.25%) Service Management
6 4 (3.25%) SIEM
7 3 (2.44%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.44%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 52 (42.28%) PowerShell
2 15 (12.20%) SQL
3 8 (6.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.63%) C#
4 2 (1.63%) Python
5 1 (0.81%) C++
5 1 (0.81%) Java
5 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (21.14%) Degree
2 12 (9.76%) MCSE
2 12 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.44%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.63%) RHCE
5 1 (0.81%) CCNA
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.81%) HND
5 1 (0.81%) MCITP
5 1 (0.81%) MCP
5 1 (0.81%) MCSA
5 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.69%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.88%) SLA
4 4 (3.25%) ISO 9001
4 4 (3.25%) QA
5 1 (0.81%) GDPR
System Software
1 60 (48.78%) Active Directory
2 40 (32.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (21.95%) Hyper-V
4 14 (11.38%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.88%) vSphere
6 5 (4.07%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (3.25%) XenApp
8 3 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.44%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.63%) Squid
9 2 (1.63%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.81%) Docker
10 1 (0.81%) KVM
10 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (11.38%) SCCM
2 6 (4.88%) SCOM
2 6 (4.88%) WSUS
3 5 (4.07%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.44%) Puppet
4 3 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.63%) Ansible
5 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.63%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 58 (47.15%) Microsoft
2 51 (41.46%) VMware
3 14 (11.38%) Cisco
3 14 (11.38%) Citrix
4 9 (7.32%) HP
5 8 (6.50%) Symantec
6 7 (5.69%) Veeam
7 5 (4.07%) McAfee
8 4 (3.25%) NetApp
8 4 (3.25%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.44%) Avaya
9 3 (2.44%) EMC
9 3 (2.44%) IBM
9 3 (2.44%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.44%) Sun
10 2 (1.63%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.63%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.63%) EqualLogic
10 2 (1.63%) Hitachi
10 2 (1.63%) Palo Alto