Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 94 91
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 4 13 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.39% 1.02% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 1.04% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 27
Kent median annual salary £38,750 £21,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +80.23% -38.57% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £19,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £42,200 £39,600 £57,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Permanent vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 992 1,253 1,757
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.78% 98.35% 98.21%
Number of salaries quoted 870 1,075 1,545
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,580 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £62,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Kent

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Kent

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Kent region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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
Dartford - 2 £37,500 -
Maidstone -10 1 £40,000 +5.26% 3
Tonbridge - 1 £41,000 -
Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 Kent region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) Information Security
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Replication
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (50.00%) Veeam
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) MS Project Server
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (25.00%) Abaqus
2 1 (25.00%) Acrobat
2 1 (25.00%) Mathcad
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Debian
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Linux+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) RHCE
3 1 (25.00%) RHCSA
3 1 (25.00%) VCAP
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Veeam
3 1 (25.00%) Aastra
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) ProCurve
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Sage
3 1 (25.00%) Sophos
3 1 (25.00%) VMware