Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 19 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)
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 177 217
Rank change year-on-year -2 +40 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 42 52 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.86% 0.97% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.98% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 38 43 52
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £36,250 £30,100 £23,550
90th Percentile £62,500 £43,750 £40,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Permanent vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 4743 5284 6787
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.03% 98.09% 97.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4008 4560 5454
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Leeds

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Leeds

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Leeds over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Leeds region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 31 (73.81%) Linux
2 23 (54.76%) Bash Shell
3 21 (50.00%) Ruby
3 21 (50.00%) Python
4 20 (47.62%) Red Hat
5 19 (45.24%) Puppet
5 19 (45.24%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (40.48%) Ansible
7 14 (33.33%) DevOps
7 14 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (33.33%) Oracle
8 13 (30.95%) Unix
8 13 (30.95%) Shell Script
9 11 (26.19%) MySQL
9 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (21.43%) VMware
10 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
11 8 (19.05%) Debian
12 7 (16.67%) Firewall
12 7 (16.67%) Windows
12 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (16.67%) Google
12 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (16.67%) Public Cloud
13 6 (14.29%) AWS Certification
13 6 (14.29%) Docker
13 6 (14.29%) ITIL
13 6 (14.29%) Java

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (7.14%) Apache
1 3 (7.14%) JBoss
1 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) Jetty
3 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 14 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.38%) Boomi
4 1 (2.38%) IaaS
4 1 (2.38%) Office 365
4 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Firewall
2 6 (14.29%) SAN
3 5 (11.90%) WAN
4 3 (7.14%) LAN
4 3 (7.14%) NAS
4 3 (7.14%) Network Security
5 2 (4.76%) DHCP
5 2 (4.76%) DNS
6 1 (2.38%) DMZ
6 1 (2.38%) MPLS
6 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) MySQL
2 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.38%) HBase
3 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (9.52%) Advertising
2 3 (7.14%) Games
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) LAMP
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Public Cloud
2 5 (11.90%) Clustering
3 3 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 31 (73.81%) Linux
2 13 (30.95%) Unix
3 9 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (19.05%) Debian
5 7 (16.67%) Windows
6 4 (9.52%) HPUX
6 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (7.14%) AIX
7 3 (7.14%) Solaris
8 2 (4.76%) CentOS
8 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
9 1 (2.38%) Fedora
9 1 (2.38%) SUSE
9 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) DevOps
2 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (14.29%) ITIL
4 5 (11.90%) Patch Management
4 5 (11.90%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (9.52%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 4 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.52%) High Availability
5 4 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 4 (9.52%) SDLC
6 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.14%) ERP
6 3 (7.14%) OWASP
7 2 (4.76%) DSDM
7 2 (4.76%) RUP
7 2 (4.76%) Scrum
7 2 (4.76%) Service Management
7 2 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (54.76%) Bash Shell
2 21 (50.00%) Python
2 21 (50.00%) Ruby
3 13 (30.95%) Shell Script
4 6 (14.29%) Java
5 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
6 4 (9.52%) SQL
7 3 (7.14%) Perl
8 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) AWS Certification
2 2 (4.76%) MCP
2 2 (4.76%) MCSE
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.38%) CCNA
3 1 (2.38%) CCNP
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.29%) Docker
3 4 (9.52%) KVM
4 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (45.24%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (45.24%) Puppet
2 17 (40.48%) Ansible
3 5 (11.90%) Terraform
4 4 (9.52%) Packer
5 3 (7.14%) Cobbler
6 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.38%) Rancher
6 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Red Hat
2 14 (33.33%) Oracle
3 9 (21.43%) VMware
4 7 (16.67%) Google
5 6 (14.29%) Citrix
6 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.14%) F5
7 3 (7.14%) Riverbed
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco
8 2 (4.76%) HP
9 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
9 1 (2.38%) Avaya
9 1 (2.38%) Dell
9 1 (2.38%) Palo Alto