Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £36,500 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 127 159
Rank change year-on-year -8 +32 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 13 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.56% 0.51% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.53% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 1
Glasgow median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.67% +7.14% -9.09%
10th Percentile £24,900 £32,500 £34,000
90th Percentile £44,100 £43,750 £36,000
Scotland median annual salary £38,750 £39,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -0.64% -8.24% +25.00%

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 2210 2068 2495
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.41% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1403 1146 1613
Glasgow median annual salary £47,500 £42,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.10% +1.20% +3.75%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £67,250 £60,000 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Glasgow

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Glasgow

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Glasgow over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Glasgow region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Unix
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 3 (23.08%) Python
3 3 (23.08%) IBM
3 3 (23.08%) DB2
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (23.08%) DevOps
4 2 (15.38%) Apache Spark
4 2 (15.38%) CentOS
4 2 (15.38%) Ansible
4 2 (15.38%) Power BI
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) Puppet
4 2 (15.38%) Apache Hive
4 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
4 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Big Data
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (15.38%) iSeries
4 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
4 2 (15.38%) Ruby

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 (15.38%) Apache Spark
2 1 (7.69%) CICS
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) Apache Hive
2 2 (15.38%) Big Data
2 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
2 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 2 (15.38%) Power BI
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Codeship
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) LAMP
2 1 (7.69%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) AS400
1 2 (15.38%) iSeries
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Unix
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (15.38%) CentOS
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) MVS
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) DevOps
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) ITSM
3 1 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (7.69%) SIEM
3 1 (7.69%) System Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) RPG
2 2 (15.38%) Ruby
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) JCL
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Ansible
1 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (7.69%) Control-M
2 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) IBM
1 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) AppDynamics
3 1 (7.69%) BMC
3 1 (7.69%) CyberArk
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds