The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £26,500 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 27 June 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)
South East / Kent
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 57 93
Rank change year-on-year -4 +36  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 17 33 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.54% 3.40% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 3.47% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 3
Median salary £26,500 £35,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.28% -30.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £30,900 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 658 952 1046
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 98.36% 98.14% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 567 838 929
Median salary £36,500 £39,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.41% +6.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

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
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Kent over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Folkestone - 4 £40,000 -
West Malling +8 3 £26,500 -13.11%
Maidstone - 2 £39,000 -
Chatham - 1 £21,500 -
Sittingbourne - 1 £40,000 -
Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Kent region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) IBM
3 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
4 8 (30.77%) Linux
5 7 (26.92%) Unix
5 7 (26.92%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 6 (23.08%) AIX
6 6 (23.08%) ERP
6 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
7 5 (19.23%) VMware
7 5 (19.23%) SQL
7 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
7 5 (19.23%) Cisco
7 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
8 4 (15.38%) Network Architecture
8 4 (15.38%) CMS
8 4 (15.38%) Law
8 4 (15.38%) Legal
8 4 (15.38%) Firmware
9 3 (11.54%) Firewall
9 3 (11.54%) Finance
9 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
9 3 (11.54%) VPN
9 3 (11.54%) IIS
9 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (11.54%) Meraki

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 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) CMS
3 3 (11.54%) IIS
4 2 (7.69%) Apache
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.85%) nginx
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.85%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Firewall
1 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
1 3 (11.54%) VPN
2 2 (7.69%) DHCP
2 2 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) LAN
2 2 (7.69%) Network Security
2 2 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 4 (15.38%) Law
1 4 (15.38%) Legal
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
3 8 (30.77%) Linux
4 7 (26.92%) Unix
5 6 (23.08%) AIX
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.85%) Debian
7 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ERP
2 4 (15.38%) Network Architecture
3 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Patch Management
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.85%) Coaching
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps
5 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Security Patching
5 1 (3.85%) Validation
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) AWS Certification
1 1 (3.85%) MCP
1 1 (3.85%) MCSA
1 1 (3.85%) MCSD
1 1 (3.85%) MCSE
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Virtual Servers
2 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (15.38%) Firmware
4 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) Docker
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) IBM
2 5 (19.23%) Cisco
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) VMware
3 3 (11.54%) Meraki
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (7.69%) LANDesk
4 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) QNAP
5 1 (3.85%) Rackspace
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
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