Period
to 26 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Windows Systems Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 978 1025 957
Rank change year-on-year +47 -68 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 186 205 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 154 187 306
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,075 £27,500 £26,875
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 160394 183462 200536
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.98% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 131344 155892 166148
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017. 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 +60 131 £45,000 -10.00% 6
South East +70 27 £36,000 -10.00% 5
Midlands +35 9 £35,571 +18.57% 2
East of England +24 8 £42,500 +34.92%
North of England -8 8 £40,000 +33.33%
East Midlands +29 6 £35,571 +9.45% 1
North West -23 6 £40,250 +23.85%
West Midlands +39 3 £28,500 -3.39% 1
South West +8 3 £43,250 +1.76%
Yorkshire -6 2 £40,000 +33.33%
Windows Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, 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.

1 186 (100.00%) Windows
2 124 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 118 (63.44%) VMware
4 113 (60.75%) Active Directory
5 86 (46.24%) Linux
6 82 (44.09%) PowerShell
7 78 (41.94%) Microsoft
8 77 (41.40%) Office 365
9 71 (38.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 70 (37.63%) MS Exchange
10 70 (37.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 66 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
12 57 (30.65%) SQL Server
13 49 (26.34%) DNS
13 49 (26.34%) Hyper-V
14 47 (25.27%) Red Hat
15 46 (24.73%) Finance
16 39 (20.97%) ITIL
17 37 (19.89%) Exchange Server 2010
18 36 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
18 36 (19.35%) SCCM
19 32 (17.20%) TCP/IP
19 32 (17.20%) Data Centre
20 29 (15.59%) Firewall
21 28 (15.05%) Citrix
21 28 (15.05%) SCOM
22 27 (14.52%) DHCP
23 26 (13.98%) Cisco
23 26 (13.98%) Migration
23 26 (13.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 70 (37.63%) MS Exchange
2 37 (19.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (11.83%) SharePoint
4 21 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (9.14%) IIS
5 17 (9.14%) Tomcat
6 16 (8.60%) Apache
7 12 (6.45%) Skype for Business
8 11 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.08%) CMS
10 2 (1.08%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.54%) JBoss
11 1 (0.54%) nginx
11 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 77 (41.40%) Office 365
2 36 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.60%) PaaS
4 14 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (6.99%) SaaS
6 12 (6.45%) IaaS
7 5 (2.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.08%) G Suite
8 2 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.08%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 49 (26.34%) DNS
2 32 (17.20%) TCP/IP
3 29 (15.59%) Firewall
4 27 (14.52%) DHCP
5 20 (10.75%) SAN
6 19 (10.22%) VPN
7 14 (7.53%) LAN
7 14 (7.53%) LDAP
7 14 (7.53%) WAN
8 13 (6.99%) Network Security
9 10 (5.38%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (4.84%) Remote Desktop
10 9 (4.84%) VLAN
11 6 (3.23%) IP Telephony
11 6 (3.23%) IPsec
12 5 (2.69%) Internet
13 4 (2.15%) Skype
14 3 (1.61%) FTP
14 3 (1.61%) Kerberos
14 3 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (30.65%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.14%) MySQL
3 11 (5.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.54%) JIRA
2 1 (0.54%) NuGet
2 1 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 46 (24.73%) Finance
2 24 (12.90%) Banking
3 8 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.23%) Retail
5 5 (2.69%) Electronics
5 5 (2.69%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.69%) Marketing
6 4 (2.15%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.61%) Games
8 2 (1.08%) Back Office
8 2 (1.08%) Legal
8 2 (1.08%) Publishing
9 1 (0.54%) Advertising
9 1 (0.54%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.23%) Web Services
2 3 (1.61%) .NET
2 3 (1.61%) COM
2 3 (1.61%) jQuery
2 3 (1.61%) LAMP
2 3 (1.61%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (1.08%) Ajax
3 2 (1.08%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.08%) CSS
3 2 (1.08%) HTML
3 2 (1.08%) SOAP
3 2 (1.08%) XML
4 1 (0.54%) J2EE
4 1 (0.54%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.54%) PHP-FPM
4 1 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.20%) Data Centre
2 23 (12.37%) Fat Client
2 23 (12.37%) Thin Client
3 8 (4.30%) Clustering
4 7 (3.76%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.15%) PKI
7 3 (1.61%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.08%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.08%) IVR
8 2 (1.08%) Replication
8 2 (1.08%) User Experience
9 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.54%) Fintech
9 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) iPhone
9 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 186 (100.00%) Windows
2 124 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 86 (46.24%) Linux
4 71 (38.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (37.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (13.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (10.22%) Unix
8 13 (6.99%) Windows 10
8 13 (6.99%) Windows 7
9 10 (5.38%) Solaris
10 9 (4.84%) Ubuntu
11 8 (4.30%) Debian
12 7 (3.76%) CentOS
13 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.08%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.97%) ITIL
2 26 (13.98%) Migration
3 21 (11.29%) DevOps
4 20 (10.75%) Task Automation
5 17 (9.14%) Project Management
6 13 (6.99%) High Availability
6 13 (6.99%) Service Delivery
7 12 (6.45%) IT Strategy
8 11 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (5.91%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (5.91%) Infrastructure Management
8 11 (5.91%) Wealth Management
9 10 (5.38%) Configuration Management
10 9 (4.84%) Data Protection
11 8 (4.30%) E-Commerce
11 8 (4.30%) Network Load Balancing
12 7 (3.76%) Open Source
12 7 (3.76%) Virtual Environments
13 6 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (3.23%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 82 (44.09%) PowerShell
2 25 (13.44%) SQL
3 13 (6.99%) Python
4 11 (5.91%) Java
5 10 (5.38%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.23%) PHP
7 4 (2.15%) VBScript
8 2 (1.08%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.54%) C
9 1 (0.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (8.60%) Degree
3 9 (4.84%) MCSA
3 9 (4.84%) MCSE
4 6 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.15%) MCP
6 3 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.08%) CCNA
7 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.54%) MCITP
8 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.15%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.08%) SLA
4 1 (0.54%) PMO
4 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 113 (60.75%) Active Directory
2 66 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (26.34%) Hyper-V
4 17 (9.14%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (6.99%) vSphere
6 10 (5.38%) Shibboleth
7 8 (4.30%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.15%) NFS
9 3 (1.61%) Docker
9 3 (1.61%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.08%) KVM
10 2 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.08%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (19.35%) SCCM
2 28 (15.05%) SCOM
3 13 (6.99%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (6.99%) Puppet
3 13 (6.99%) WSUS
4 10 (5.38%) Ansible
5 8 (4.30%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (3.23%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.69%) vRealize
8 3 (1.61%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.08%) PowerCLI
9 2 (1.08%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 118 (63.44%) VMware
2 78 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 47 (25.27%) Red Hat
4 28 (15.05%) Citrix
5 26 (13.98%) Cisco
6 15 (8.06%) HP
7 11 (5.91%) Oracle
7 11 (5.91%) Sun
8 6 (3.23%) Veeam
9 5 (2.69%) Juniper
9 5 (2.69%) Veritas
10 4 (2.15%) Kaspersky
10 4 (2.15%) SAP
10 4 (2.15%) Sophos
10 4 (2.15%) Symantec
11 2 (1.08%) EMC
11 2 (1.08%) Forcepoint
11 2 (1.08%) Google
11 2 (1.08%) McAfee
11 2 (1.08%) Mitel
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