Period
to 16 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 16 January 2022.

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

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
16 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 94 93 116
Rank change year-on-year -1 +23 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 15 3 7
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.03% 0.32% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.33% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 5
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,250 £36,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +10.34%
75th Percentile £50,000 £38,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £55,000 " "
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.67% -6.25% +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. 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
Glasgow
Permanent vacancies in Glasgow with a recognized job title 1,369 901 1,569
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.83% 95.44% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 910 639 1,131
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -2.17%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,850 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings that featured Systems Administrator in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Glasgow

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Systems Administrator in Glasgow.

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Glasgow

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Administrator in Glasgow over the 6 months to 16 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2022, 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 Glasgow region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 9 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (60.00%) Social Skills
3 8 (53.33%) ITIL
4 7 (46.67%) Windows
4 7 (46.67%) ERP
4 7 (46.67%) PRINCE
4 7 (46.67%) Risk Management
4 7 (46.67%) Change Management
4 7 (46.67%) Project Management
4 7 (46.67%) Scrum
4 7 (46.67%) NetSuite
4 7 (46.67%) Project Delivery
4 7 (46.67%) Analytical Mindset
4 7 (46.67%) Business Transformation
4 7 (46.67%) Analytics
4 7 (46.67%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (40.00%) VMware
5 6 (40.00%) Firewall
5 6 (40.00%) Linux
6 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (20.00%) SAN
7 3 (20.00%) DNS
7 3 (20.00%) Azure
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
7 3 (20.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure as Code
8 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Automation

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 2 (13.33%) IIS
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 7 (46.67%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Azure
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) IaaS
3 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) BGP
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.67%) DMZ
4 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (6.67%) HTTP
4 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.67%) Kerberos
4 1 (6.67%) SSL
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 9 (60.00%) Social Skills
3 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (20.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 2 (13.33%) Retail
5 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (6.67%) Banking
6 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (6.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Analytical Mindset
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) CentOS
3 2 (13.33%) Debian
3 2 (13.33%) Fedora
3 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
4 1 (6.67%) Solaris
4 1 (6.67%) Unix
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (53.33%) ITIL
3 7 (46.67%) Analytics
3 7 (46.67%) Business Transformation
3 7 (46.67%) Change Management
3 7 (46.67%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (46.67%) ERP
3 7 (46.67%) PRINCE
3 7 (46.67%) Project Delivery
3 7 (46.67%) Project Management
3 7 (46.67%) Risk Management
3 7 (46.67%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (13.33%) Deployment Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure as Code
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Automation
4 2 (13.33%) IT Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) Perl
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Docker
2 2 (13.33%) iptables
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
1 2 (13.33%) Kubernetes
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
1 2 (13.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Aruba
2 2 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Juniper
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Veeam
3 1 (6.67%) F5
3 1 (6.67%) IBM