The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 76 95 92
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 16 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.59% 0.65% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 0.67% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 5
Median salary £47,500 £31,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.79% -1.56%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 953 1050 1172
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.83% 97.13% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 723 814 942
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Essex

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Essex

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Essex over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Essex

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Colchester - 15 £47,500 -
Systems Administrator
East of England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Essex region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 25 (86.21%) Windows
2 22 (75.86%) Windows Server
3 20 (68.97%) Linux
4 19 (65.52%) Red Hat
4 19 (65.52%) Configuration Management
4 19 (65.52%) Capacity Management
5 12 (41.38%) Service Delivery
6 11 (37.93%) VMware
6 11 (37.93%) Degree
6 11 (37.93%) Citrix
6 11 (37.93%) LDAP
6 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (34.48%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (34.48%) Documentum
7 10 (34.48%) Shell Script
7 10 (34.48%) Oracle
7 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
7 10 (34.48%) Kerberos
7 10 (34.48%) Data Management
8 9 (31.03%) Fat Client
8 9 (31.03%) SCCM
8 9 (31.03%) SCOM
8 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (31.03%) NetBackup
8 9 (31.03%) Symantec
8 9 (31.03%) Thin Client
8 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (31.03%) vSphere
8 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
9 7 (24.14%) Microsoft

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 10 (34.48%) Documentum
2 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) LDAP
2 10 (34.48%) Kerberos
3 3 (10.34%) SAN
4 2 (6.90%) Firewall
5 1 (3.45%) DHCP
5 1 (3.45%) DNS
5 1 (3.45%) Internet
5 1 (3.45%) SMTP
5 1 (3.45%) SNMP
5 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
1 9 (31.03%) Fat Client
1 9 (31.03%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Windows
2 22 (75.86%) Windows Server
3 20 (68.97%) Linux
4 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.90%) Unix
7 1 (3.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Capacity Management
1 19 (65.52%) Configuration Management
2 12 (41.38%) Service Delivery
3 10 (34.48%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (34.48%) Data Management
4 4 (13.79%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (10.34%) CRM
5 3 (10.34%) ITIL
6 2 (6.90%) IT Strategy
7 1 (3.45%) B2B
7 1 (3.45%) B2C
7 1 (3.45%) Bioinformatics
7 1 (3.45%) High Availability
7 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
2 1 (3.45%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) vSphere
2 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) NetBackup
1 9 (31.03%) SCCM
1 9 (31.03%) SCOM
2 1 (3.45%) Ansible
2 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Red Hat
2 11 (37.93%) Citrix
2 11 (37.93%) VMware
3 10 (34.48%) Oracle
4 9 (31.03%) Symantec
5 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco
7 2 (6.90%) Intel Security