The median annual salary for a Windows Systems Administrator was £42,750 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.

Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 733 814 769
Rank change year-on-year +81 -45  
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 97 119 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 78 108 149
Median salary £42,750 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,785 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -4.57% +15.38%  

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%  

Windows Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 30 April 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 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 +51 68 £50,000 - 6
South East +67 16 £31,750 -20.62% 1
East of England +14 4 £45,000 +42.85%
West Midlands +27 3 £28,500 -3.38%
East Midlands +15 3 £35,571 -5.77% 1
Yorkshire +15 2 £40,000 +33.33%
South West +22 1 £34,000 -15.00%
Windows Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 184 (100.00%) Windows
2 113 (61.41%) Windows Server
3 112 (60.87%) Linux
4 106 (57.61%) Active Directory
5 103 (55.98%) VMware
6 86 (46.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 69 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 63 (34.24%) Office 365
9 62 (33.70%) PowerShell
9 62 (33.70%) Red Hat
10 48 (26.09%) MS Exchange
11 47 (25.54%) Citrix
11 47 (25.54%) Data Centre
12 45 (24.46%) SCCM
13 44 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
14 37 (20.11%) Exchange Server 2010
15 35 (19.02%) DNS
16 34 (18.48%) Finance
16 34 (18.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 33 (17.93%) Microsoft Azure
18 31 (16.85%) Fat Client
18 31 (16.85%) Firewall
18 31 (16.85%) Thin Client
19 29 (15.76%) Hyper-V
19 29 (15.76%) Amazon AWS
20 27 (14.67%) Banking
20 27 (14.67%) SQL Server
21 25 (13.59%) SQL
21 25 (13.59%) Microsoft Certification

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 48 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 37 (20.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (11.96%) Tomcat
5 20 (10.87%) Apache
5 20 (10.87%) IIS
6 19 (10.33%) SharePoint
7 9 (4.89%) Skype for Business
8 6 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.63%) DNN
11 2 (1.09%) CMS
11 2 (1.09%) Confluence
11 2 (1.09%) JBoss
11 2 (1.09%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.09%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.54%) nginx
12 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 63 (34.24%) Office 365
2 33 (17.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (15.76%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.89%) SaaS
5 6 (3.26%) PaaS
6 3 (1.63%) IaaS
6 3 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.09%) G Suite
7 2 (1.09%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.54%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.54%) GitHub
8 1 (0.54%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 35 (19.02%) DNS
2 31 (16.85%) Firewall
3 21 (11.41%) TCP/IP
4 19 (10.33%) DHCP
5 15 (8.15%) LDAP
6 12 (6.52%) SAN
7 10 (5.43%) Network Security
8 9 (4.89%) LAN
8 9 (4.89%) VLAN
8 9 (4.89%) VPN
8 9 (4.89%) WAN
9 7 (3.80%) Internet
9 7 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (2.72%) HTTP
11 4 (2.17%) Intranet
11 4 (2.17%) IP Telephony
11 4 (2.17%) Skype
11 4 (2.17%) VoIP
12 3 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.78%) MySQL
3 7 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.26%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.72%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.17%) JIRA
3 3 (1.63%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.54%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.54%) Subversion
4 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (18.48%) Finance
2 27 (14.67%) Banking
3 8 (4.35%) Retail
4 7 (3.80%) Games
5 6 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.17%) Back Office
7 3 (1.63%) Advertising
7 3 (1.63%) Electronics
7 3 (1.63%) Marketing
8 2 (1.09%) Legal
8 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.54%) Law
9 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.98%) Web Services
2 9 (4.89%) .NET
3 6 (3.26%) HTML
4 3 (1.63%) CSS
4 3 (1.63%) jQuery
4 3 (1.63%) SOAP
5 2 (1.09%) Ajax
5 2 (1.09%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.09%) LAMP
5 2 (1.09%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.09%) Middleware
5 2 (1.09%) XML
6 1 (0.54%) HTML5
6 1 (0.54%) J2EE
6 1 (0.54%) LINQ
6 1 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 47 (25.54%) Data Centre
2 31 (16.85%) Fat Client
2 31 (16.85%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.17%) Clustering
3 4 (2.17%) User Experience
4 3 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.63%) Hedge funds
4 3 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.09%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.09%) IVR
5 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.09%) PKI
6 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.54%) Handset
6 1 (0.54%) iPhone
6 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.54%) PMI
6 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 184 (100.00%) Windows
2 113 (61.41%) Windows Server
3 112 (60.87%) Linux
4 86 (46.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (18.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (7.61%) CentOS
8 13 (7.07%) Ubuntu
8 13 (7.07%) Unix
9 10 (5.43%) Debian
9 10 (5.43%) Solaris
10 8 (4.35%) Mac OS X
11 7 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.17%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.63%) Windows 10
14 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (11.96%) ITIL
2 19 (10.33%) DevOps
3 14 (7.61%) Configuration Management
3 14 (7.61%) Migration
4 13 (7.07%) Project Management
4 13 (7.07%) Service Delivery
5 12 (6.52%) IT Strategy
6 9 (4.89%) E-Commerce
6 9 (4.89%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (4.35%) Capacity Management
7 8 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
8 7 (3.80%) High Availability
8 7 (3.80%) Open Source
9 5 (2.72%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (2.72%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (2.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (2.72%) ITIL V3
9 5 (2.72%) Scrum
9 5 (2.72%) Service Management
9 5 (2.72%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (33.70%) PowerShell
2 25 (13.59%) SQL
3 15 (8.15%) Python
4 13 (7.07%) Java
5 12 (6.52%) Bash Shell
6 9 (4.89%) C#
7 5 (2.72%) PHP
8 3 (1.63%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.63%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.63%) VBScript
9 2 (1.09%) C
10 1 (0.54%) C++
10 1 (0.54%) Perl
10 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (13.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (10.33%) MCSA
3 15 (8.15%) MCSE
4 9 (4.89%) CCNA
4 9 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (4.89%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.17%) Degree
6 3 (1.63%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.63%) MCP
7 2 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.09%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.54%) CCA
8 1 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.54%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.26%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.63%) SLA
3 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 106 (57.61%) Active Directory
2 44 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (15.76%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.07%) VMware Server
4 13 (7.07%) vSphere
5 10 (5.43%) Shibboleth
6 4 (2.17%) NFS
7 3 (1.63%) Docker
7 3 (1.63%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.09%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.54%) Firmware
9 1 (0.54%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.54%) pfSense
9 1 (0.54%) Postfix
9 1 (0.54%) Squid
9 1 (0.54%) vCloud
9 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 45 (24.46%) SCCM
2 22 (11.96%) SCOM
3 15 (8.15%) Puppet
4 14 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (4.89%) Ansible
6 8 (4.35%) NetBackup
7 7 (3.80%) WSUS
8 5 (2.72%) Backup Exec
9 4 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.54%) Nagios
10 1 (0.54%) SELinux
10 1 (0.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 103 (55.98%) VMware
2 69 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 62 (33.70%) Red Hat
4 47 (25.54%) Citrix
5 18 (9.78%) Cisco
6 11 (5.98%) Oracle
7 10 (5.43%) HP
7 10 (5.43%) Sun
8 9 (4.89%) Symantec
9 4 (2.17%) Juniper
9 4 (2.17%) Sophos
9 4 (2.17%) Veritas
10 3 (1.63%) Avaya
11 2 (1.09%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.09%) CommVault
11 2 (1.09%) Dell
11 2 (1.09%) Forcepoint
11 2 (1.09%) Google
11 2 (1.09%) Mitel
11 2 (1.09%) SAP
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